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  1. Oh, I had the BEST time looking at your pictures. I bought at auction a sideboard very similar to the one you didn’t get–mine is even a darker finish which matches the rest of my bedroom furniture. I put it at the end our our kingsize bed for clothing and cloth stashes. It fits perfectly; I didn’t have a footboard anyway! I envy your find of milk glass; I am an addict! You found so many treasures. I think you should spruce them up, sell them on facebook Marketplace and take Mr. Fix-It out for dinner or a weekend getaway! I wish people around here got rid of good stuff like you found! Will enjoy seeing your DIYs!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Sounds like a great piece, Kathy! Very similar in style to the one we turned into a vanity in our bathroom. Great storage. Mr. Fix-it would LOVE if I sold some things on FB and sent some $ his way;) I won’t even tell him that one of my readers suggested it;) 😉

  2. It’s so fun to see all the treasures you found! I wish our town did this, what a great idea! Can’t wait to see what you do with it all! Have a great day!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, every town should do it! Excited to get started on things; just need to stay home long enough!

  3. Cheryl Atkinson says:

    Hi Lora! Wow! so many great finds. I miss curbside picking. When I lived in Fresno, CA I was always picking but back then i didn’t appreciate the things I do now. Florida doesn’t have the curbside cleanup. I was crushed. That military photo is amazing. So many amazing finds.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I feel very lucky to be able to find such great vintage things for free!

  4. Lora,
    Wow, those are some great finds. I’ve never been that lucky. But I’m going to start keeping my eyes open in the future. Maybe I need to get up earlier. LOL. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s all about the perfect timing, yes;)

  5. Lora, I am drooling at all your amazing Free finds! That tufted settee… the milk glass… the quilts… the furniture and all the vintage pieces! Wow, so exciting!! Can’t wait to see how you repurpose many of them.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m excited to get started on them! Wish I could snap my fingers and have them all done!

  6. Wow! You made a wonderful haul! Wish our neighborhood would do something like that, but I must say that I do luck up sometimes & find something curbside. My fave of your find is yours. Love those cabinets. Do they have glass?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, the have glass! They’re my favorite find, too. Can’t wait to get working on them:)

  7. What wonderful finds! My small town allows one “large item” to be placed curbside each week along with our trash. Many people place out perfectly good furniture to be dumped, and people can grab it before the dump truck arrives. I’ve found a few curbside treasures that way. Also, our local (town) Facebook page routinely has a bunch of “curb alert” posts from people looking to give away unwanted items…a come and get it kind of thing. I’ve found a few things that way too! We also have a few local “buy nothing” facebook pages in our area. Lastly, our transfer station/dump has a “swap shed”, open 3 days/week. People drop off unwanted items in good condition and others can take them. I can honestly say 95% of my home decor, furniture, dishware and barware are free/found items through local sources. I’ve also been able to outfit the apartments of my 3 adult kids; from furniture, to dishes/pots & pans, keurig machines and microwaves from our local swap shed! I salute our town for their eco-friendly initiatives. Along with the swap shed, keeping things out of the landfill, they also compost and process yard scaps and manure brought to the transfer sation (we live in an agricultural community), offering it back to community members as beautiful (and free) compost! I love our community’s dedication to green living!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Such a smart way to recycle and reuse items; every town should do it!

  8. I would like to thank you for all the enjoyable reading on your site. I know some ads are necessary and you work hard for this site…however there are now so many that it is difficult to read your posts and enjoy the photos, so I must now unsubscribe.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Sorry to hear that, Jillian. I know it does make a difference what device you’re using; smaller screens have more to squish on the page. It’s always a balance of making an enjoyable reader experience but also having ads. Bloggers have plenty of expenses to cover and still spend a lot of time on our content. Ads are a part of our everyday lives and luckily can be X’d out. At this point, I’m happy that my husband is pleased that I’m contributing to the household finances.

  9. I loved every single thing you picked up and enjoyed all these pictures. I will be anxious to see what you do, even if it takes months.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It may take years! Glad you enjoyed all the pics:)

  10. Ahhh! This makes me so excited to go junkin’ again. What amazing finds!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with all of them! Happy Thrifting with the Gals Day! -Robyn

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It was a lot of fun…and now I’ve got a lot of projects. But I’m excited to get to work on them:)

  11. I can’t even believe what you found….that curved cabinet is AMAZING!!! This is for sure such a talent…to see beyond and see the potential all of these old things have.
    You are going to have so much fun for many, many months!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, possibly years;)

  12. Oh my gosh, Lora, I wish so badly that we had one of these in our town. I think my favorite was that church. Is it a large birdhouse, maybe? They sell here for hundreds of dollars. You found so much stuff, you lucky duck, haha. Happy Thrifting with the Gals!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      The church was definitely the cherry on top of several days of finds, Ann!