Picking Through the Trash for Treasures

It is bulk trash time again in my Annapolis neighborhood. Every time I go walking I have to look and see what items are lined up on the side of the road. It is a compulsion. Maybe there is a hidden treasure out there that someone is mistakenly throwing away. One year we picked up a solid wooden desk. Yes it did need painting and new hardware but it made quite a serviceable desk for my daughter’s room. She still has it in her room, even though she is now off to college.
Then there was the time we picked up a chair, for one of the kids, and we put it back out on the street by the next bulk trash. It was slightly broken…
But there was the charming little brass fixture complete with original shades someone was dumping… all it needed was to be polished and rewired. It is hanging in the upstairs hallway of my house. Which gets me to the subject of my other blog “All About Antiques” and the lamps I’ve identified for a reader which has caused my mind to turn to old lamps being tossed out…http://allaboutantiques.wordpress.com/

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If you found this original old metal lunchbox, you'd be doing well!

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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