We have new neighbors down the way. They moved in right around the holidays. Last week on the way home from dropping Oldest off at school we drove by their house. Its on our street. As we drove by I noticed their trash waiting to be picked up. We continued to drive by. Then we drove by our house and back around to their house. We stopped. Littliest wondered what in the world we were doing. I said no worries and jumped out of the car. I then began to stuff our....my treasure from our new neighbors trash into the minivan and over Littliest. Again he wondered what on earth we were doing.
This is what we got! Well it had something else in it of course.
This huge "faux"....faux makes fake sound so much classier....palm. When I saw it I immediately knew it would be perfect for the back porch. Something I would not have to water or feel guilty if I killed it. I transferred it out of its ho hum basket to this decorative planter that actually did hold a live palm on our front porch at the last house.
Then I wondered what to do with the basket. This is what the fire pit looked like.
So not a real dumpster dive but my first time ever rummaging thru somebody's trash. Littliest kept telling me I was stealing it. I kept explaining that they were throwing it away. He then said that it was for the trash men and not me. Its hard trying to explain treasure hunting to a 4 yr old. What is one mans trash is another mans treasure! Anybody wanna come on over for some sweet tea!?;)
This is my next project to tackle since the weather is getting nicer. As you can see I have already started on it. Stay tuned for the finish!