My dear friend Jen from Tatertots & Jello has had some luck with Freeycle. I prefer just curb shopping myself but she has scored quite a few gems on Freecycle. She scored a bunch of silver spoons and created a flower that she used on one of her many wreaths a couple of years back. But an oldie is still a goodie right?
She is the queen of wreaths and her use of spoons and old maps on this one is worth a looksie.
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