The Crazy Suburban Mom: Freecycle SCORES! in the last year...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Freecycle SCORES! in the last year...



I've never posted my all-time best ever, TOP Freecycle  SCORES! in one place.  The other day I was looking at my new Freecycle clock and decided to do just that.

changing the world 
one gift at a time™

In case you don't know about them:   The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,027 groups with 8,881,416   It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free.  

And their stated mission is: "Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."


If you're interested go to their website or just live vicariously through my membership and scroll down....



General Electric wall clock 2150 circa 1960


My cute flower 60's kitchen clock by GE

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Ginger was unimpressed...

coffee table

But look how cute she looks back there bundled up in her muffin behind my Freecycled Heywood-Wakefield Coffee Table.

vintage corner table

This is my newest find, last weekend.  A corner tiered table that I love, love love...

corner table

Look how nice my thrifted lamp looks on it...

small retro lamp

I rewired it last week-end.

corner table and lamp

The lamp wasn't free but at eight dollars, it was close!

reto lamp base

And speaking of lamps...

retro lamp

This is the big brother of the other one, they look so similar.

fiberglass lamp shade


Except this one has a FIBERGLASS SHADE.  Never thought I'd see one of them in person in a million, million years.

table treated 5

Before getting the corner table and lamp this was my favorite Freecycle thing.

Freecycle treasures

My dining room table...

back

And these amazing chairs (from different SCORES!)

diningroom table

I keep a table cloth on it most of the time, it needs refinishing.  I get water and heat marks if it's bare.


Of course, there's also these...


There's no end to the things you can get from Freecycle, check 'em out!  You won't be sorry.

2 Comments:

Vonlipi 3/6/12, 9:52 PM  

I'm totally blown away! You nearly got a whole room of furniture FREE! How CRRRRRAAAAZZZZYYYYY is that?

That's it! I'm ditching the insurance job.....packing up my better half and the kitties and moving to New Jersey!!! If only it could be that simple....sigh! Maybe one day french candaians won't be as stuck up about thrifting and we can have a bit of freecycle love around here!

Lin 3/6/12, 10:54 PM  

YEA! It's a GINGER kinda day!! While I love the freecycle scores, it's Ginger that makes me smile. I need a Ginger bookmark (wink. wink).

The other day, I pulled out a book I had put away for awhile and my Tazzy bookmark was in there. It made me smile.

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