Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sidewalk Score!

I live in a neighborhood where, on occasion, people will leave out a box in the easement in front of their house. This box, a "free box," will have stuff they don't want anymore but don't want to landfill, so they hope someone will take it home. Generally, it's junk or books or clothes. Sometimes there's cool stuff - I guess almost everything is cool to someone - and I'll often check out a box as I walk by with the dog. I've been known to pick up a book or two or a plant pot or such. Yesterday, I peered into a free box sitting out and found this. Score! A vintage Leonard silverplate candle holder. It's actually in pretty good shape, just very tarnished. The last picture shows an attempt at cleaning part of it. This is going to take a while - and some elbow grease, but I think it will clean up well. Groovy, huh?