October 04, 2009

Perfect together.

While doing a little “walk through” at the shorehouse, it occurred to me that the ship painting I bought at the Ocean Grove Flea Market way back in May 2008


…and the frame
I found in the trash this past February


...are a love connection!


I’m not sure if they will remain “an item,” but I think they look happy together. I picked up that cute little “Rooms for Let” sign last weekend for $3 at one of my favorite antique stores in Point Pleasant, NJ.

And speaking of things found in the trash, this weekend I’ve started to sort through my bins of Halloween goodies to try and develop a POA (Plan of Attack) for the outdoor display. I’ve got a lot of materials to work with this year, thanks to a massive trash haul this summer.

My neighbors down the road were moving out of state and had a “contents of home” sale. She made a comment about if it doesn’t fit in the POD, it’s not coming with us. When I saw the Rubbermaid container filled with their outdoor Halloween décor (marked $10) I had a feeling it wouldn’t sell and I decided to wait it out.

I was rewarded. Under the cloak of darkness I picked the entire container out of their trash.


It was filled with all sorts of goodies – I even found extension cords and bags of seashells at the bottom of the bin.


I’m trying to figure out what to do with the ghouls and goblins and tombstones. It’s a bit too early to set up the outdoor display, but I’m already jockeying to be the best (haunted) house on the block.

15 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I never know what you're going to do next, Laura! Maybe that's why I like you so much! :-)

Back from exile (sure have missed blogging buddies). Computer seems to be working, and I'm posting about your giftie for Blue Monday.

I love the frame with the painting, and if only you could bale my Spanish moss, you WOULD have the best spook house on the block. We would have to figure out how to get the bugs out of it first. It hangs from oak trees in the South, but it does have that one little feature! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Lorrie said...

LOL Laura--our family loves to "dumpster dive" like you did for your Halloween treasures. We've come home with all sorts of goodies over the years.

I think your painting and frame go great together.

preppyplayer said...

The frame was made for that painting!
Have you been to one of my favorite stores, Summerhouse? It moved from LBI and is now in Pt. Pleasant. Love her taste and prices!

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Oh, I love the display-that sign and the globe and your picture. Lovely. And what a riot that you were able to grab that stash out of the trash! Good things come to those who wait!!
Jen :-)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The outdoor displays have been set up on our block already. Is it really ever too early for Halloween? I think not.
♥, Susan
PS...I wrote a little post about our adventure.

~*Jenn*~ said...

Oh man, that is too funny that you picked them out of the trash at night LOL Can't wait to see what you do with it all! I'm always look for a 'whimsical' way to pull off Halloween, and whimsical doesn't seem to work so well with Halloween so maybe we better just do scary this year ;) The painting and that frame are kindreds for sure, love when that happens!

And don't think I'm poking fun at the trash hunt, I just took a different way home from preschool today so that I could score a wooden vintage doll house out of someone's trash (I hope it was their trash... )and it's broad daylight LOL

Renovation Therapy said...

Too early!?!?! I put mine out last week. Oops.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That was a good save, Laura. You are going to have one spooky looking house and garden! There are homes around me that are already putting out Halloween decorations, so I don't think you need to wait to begin.

That frame goes perfect with your painting!

Maya said...

The two are a great match!
And to go fishing for these scary items in the dark..., spooky.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Ooooo Halloween....we've started planning. I can't wait to see what you do with those treasures :)

svelteSTUFF said...

It's October - it's NEVER too early for Halloween!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

WOWZA! You cleaned up Girl! What great finds...at great prices...supporting a great cause!

That looks like an amazing sale. Hats off to the VNA ladies!

Dianna said...

Sounds like fun. I love junk shopping and finding stuff I can recycle.

Weef! said...

What fabulous Halloween decorations!!!!!!! Woo-hoo!! (And, I hear you about the bucket of chocolate nearby... I just had Whoppers... really, do I need malted milk balls right now?) No, but that's what a rainy Halloween does to you.

Hope you've gotten more trick-or-treaters... next question: What'll the plan be for Thanksgiving? ;)