The lamp and shade I found at the bottom of our street when I was out for my evening run with the Captain. The Captain is such a gentlemen that he carried it all the way back up our street for me. His father's reaction was not so genteel. Nevertheless, it is here to stay, especially now that I have discovered it is in perfect working order.
This divine split cane shelf was just a few houses up from ours and was filthy but look how beautifully it has cleaned up. The little wooden boat on the bottom shelf is from the same rubbish pile and is so sweet. It was handmade by someone, probably many years ago and is just too precious to end up in landfill.
I often have people visit and ask me where I found bits and pieces in the house and invariably the things that I get asked about are the items that I have scavenged from the kerb, inherited or are op shop finds. The greatest pleasure I get from street shopping though is the feeling of rescuing something beautiful or interesting from ending up in landfill. It is the ultimate in revamping, reusing and recycling!