At Refashionably Late, Ruthie went out in search of a free swing set that she'd seen advertised. The swings were gone, but what she found instead was a woman in a hurry to unload a lot of stuff....with a garage full of furniture she was giving away for free! Ruthie was delighted to discover a piece of furniture she'd been wanting for a while: a tiered side table.
Marcie of Red Telly was out shopping with her husband when they came across this 1957 Lane cedar chest. She loved the chest immediately, but almost walked away since she wasn't sure where she would put it in their house. But Marcie's husband told her he knew she'd regret it if she didn't get it, so with his encouragement, they brought it home. (He sounds like a keeper, Marcie!)
I love hearing stories about the lengths you go to rescue roadkill--it proves I'm not alone in what I'll do to bring home trash! Eve of Eve of Reduction saw this retro bench sticking out of a dumpster as she rode past on her bike. She came back with her son, and together they carried it on foot for over a mile through their neighborhood. That's dedication.