Thursday, February 9, 2012

Exercise Can Be Good For Your......

I know the answer is "health", but this past weekend, exercise proved to be good for my "collecting".  I was trying to make good on one of my New Year's resolutions to exercise more and went out for a short run.  As I jogged along, I passed a house that had been on the market for a number of months and the "sold" sign was finally out front, along with piles and piles of black plastic garbage bags.  Someone had been busy cleaning out the house.  As I got closer, I realized that the bags were full of little old lady stuff and my heart started beating faster.  I poked around a little only to find that everything in the bags was moldy and dirty.  It was sad to see that this ladies things must have been stored in a damp basement or garage.
As I gave up and turned to head home, I saw these 2 cute bowls perched on top of one of the bags.  They were brown with dirt, but I snatched them up anyway and brought them home to give them a good washing.  They cleaned up beautifully and I'm thrilled to have saved a little piece of this ladies life that was destined for the trash pile.  They are a nice hard plastic and will be fun to use this Summer for meals outside on the picnic table.  They look like vintage regaline bowls with their geometric designs "etched" into the plastic.
  And, I have found one more reason to keep up my jogging........


  1. Wow what a beauty. So glad you rescued them!

  2. Finding things by the curb is the BEST! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'm happy to be your newest follower.
    Mary Alice

  3. drive by snatch is AWESOME!!!! whohooooooo for you!!!!! by the way -- i call my kids over to the screen a lot! lol!!!! (hugs)

  4. I have started walking 4 miles a day--but haven't found anything yet:) Lucky You!

  5. I'm glad they found their way to your home. Too bad there weren't more things to "rescue".