Yesterday marked the 44th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated worldwide by over a billion people.
Hopefully this day makes us pause and reflect on our precious planet and in its honour do something thoughtful towards sustaining this orb of ours
Keeping the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle in mind, my nod to Earth Day (and every day) is to always being on the lookout for curbside treasures.
What say is a curbside treasure? An item that is no longer useful to one person is walked to the curb and discovered by another person.
This ‘sharing’ of treasures results in keeping unnecessary stuff out of landfill sites. All good.
These are some of the curbside treasures I have found over the years.
A very recent find is an Eileen Gray side table. Amazing!
The MR Chair by Mies Van Der Rohe. I had to replace the leather but there it was – curbside
I also found a Wassily Chair which will be heading to university with my son next year. Lucky guy.
I have written many posts on my previous curbside treasures. My purple stool. A coveted painting. My antique spool bed.
It always saddens me when I see something like this. As a rule I never pick up upholstered items but a perfectly good white slipcovered chair (IKEA – Ektorp Armchair) I’m sure could have been given to someone (family/friend/student) before it was ruined curbside and destined for a landfill site.
My sister and brother-in-law just built a gorgeous new kitchen and were undecided about the style of new stools for their island. While walking the dog one evening they found this curved plywood/chrome stool curbside which was a very nice stand-in until they made their final decision.
Another evening walk found this piece of art curbside by a friend of mine. Turns out (after a long forgotten stint in his garage) the painting is worth $$$. My friend had it professionally cleaned and re-framed and this curbside treasure now has a new life hanging on his wall.
Have a fabulous Earth Day and please…….recycle responsibly!
All images via Modmissy
Love all the pieces, especially the side table. Good finds!
Good on you! Ah, but you do have an eye for ‘treasures!’ dear Miss Mod….
For those who care to recycle, there are many options…Goodwill, the obvious…Habitat for Humanity, Oasis among others. Google more ‘not-for-profits.’ No excuse for letting good ‘stuff’ end up in the dump!
I love your curb side finds. I need to follow you around sometime!
You find wonderful curbside treasures too so we need to hunt together!