Re-exploring Key West

Monday, August 22, 2016

Keeping things out of the landfill - a trash picker's paradise

I don't often repeat a post that I find somewhere else, but for this I'll make an exception

HERE      is the link,   It's not a very long video, but worth the time to watch.   It's about a sanitation worker who has been finding things in the trash for a very long time and it's displayed.   He is not allowed to keep it, but it is on display.   Currently not display to the public but maybe soon it will be.

Well, I have an aversion to seeing things go into the landfill.   I bring quite a bit of stuff home, not nearly as much as I would like, but quite a bit.   Most of it gets cleaned up and donated to the Salvation Army or giving to a sister sorority for their sales for charitable donations.

Well, my sister and I talked a lot about trash picking yesterday and amazing, on my walk this morning, I found 7 wine glasses.

I saw this box sitting on the road next to a trash can.   I thought - what the hell, who couldn't use more wine glasses.   I got them home, washed up, and will put a bottle of wine in the fridge to chill.   A very good way to get the day started.
 Not much to catch my attention, but it did.
 7 perfectly good wine glasses - no chips!   I call it a set of 6 plus a spare.


Friday, August 19, 2016

August OMB - Kits, kits and more kits

I find it very difficult to finish projects if I have to stop what I'm doing and construct a table, a chair set, dresser, etc.    I like to make up several kits, 10 this month.   I made two sets of table and chairs, dollhouses, booth, cozy corner set, dresser for entry way and three kitchen accessories. 

 The kitchen accessories are really cute.

Watch for these items in upcoming projects.    

Thursday, August 4, 2016

More Robots

I love recycling - I love recycling.   I hate seeing things being thrown out just to wind up in the land fills.   I, of course, throw some things out, but many things speak to me and they get given a new life.   

This is my latest endeavor.  

The soft ball has been in a shed for at least 10 years, the loving cup was something that I used a marble base from the full piece for another project.   The hat was a little piece that caught my attention in a parking lot in town,   I like this loving-cup hero!   

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Another Tin Baby - only smaller

A few weeks ago I posted about making a Raggedy Ann Tin Baby.   You can find it  HERE  Well if one Raggedy Ann Tin Baby is good, two is even better.

I did have two of the little containers, but the other one must have bit the dust.   Silly me!