Thursday, May 21, 2009

TRASH OR TREASURE??

" One man's trash is another man's treasure"....is a saying I have heard all my life. I have evidence to prove that it is true for me. See the picture at the top. This was out on the side of the road by the trash to be picked up while we were visiting our granddaughters last month. I was outside waiting with my granddaughter to catch the schoolbus and saw it....a perfectly good, rusted, flat tire...wheel barrow. I immediately went inside the house and asked my son if something was by the trash in his neighbor's yard could I have it. He knew that he better come and check so we called his neighbor and when I was given permission I loaded this jewel in the back of our vehicle and could see flowers growing in it (in my mind). I'll post pictures later of the flowers that I have planted in it.

This is my favorite treasure that I have found. It also has sentimental value which makes it priceless. My daddy died when I was five years old...in 1958....and he had a store prior to his death. A few months ago I saw this OLD grocery buggy behind a shed on family property. It hit me that this probably came from my daddy's store. I went and asked a relative about the buggy and was told that it did indeed come from my daddy's store. I LOVE THIS BUGGY. It is so small compared to the ones we have today...and no place for a child to sit....guess children didn't go with their mama to the store back then. I have plans for it also....and of course it will involve plants. I think my husband really thinks I've lost my mind. He didn't say a word but kinda looks at me when I told him what I'm planning to do. I can hardly wait to show you pictures when I finish the project.

8 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I can hardly wait to see the pics of what you do with them. I've been looking for a wheelbarrow for a couple summers now but no luck!

I'm so happy for you that you found a cart from your dad's store that is really neat:)
Rondell

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Well I know how a wheel barrow looks planted but I am REALLY curious to see the shopping cart done up! What fun!!

Have a great weekend!

hugs, Linda

Zaroga said...

Sue, you come up with the neatest ideas.

When I was a child I don't remember there being a place for a child to sit in the buggy. One of my parents usually hauled my sister around in arms. Me and my three brothers usually followed along. Grocery shopping was more of a family affair back then because most families only had one vehicle... so Dear Old Dad went along. In our family it was on Friday evenings that grocery shopping was done... the day Daddy got paid.

The Buchanan Family said...

def. Treasure!

Amber said...

I'm so excited to see pictures of the finished products! That wheelbarrow is just asking for flowers to be planted in it, I can't believe someone was throwing it away. And that is so awesome you found a reminder of your Dad!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I love the buggy, will check back for pics of how it ends up, Blessings, Janna

Diana said...

I have one of those old wheelbarrows, too. Will check out your pics later.

Kele said...

You would love my back yard Sue! It is small but has a long, narrow ledge that I have planed Lantana (easy water resistant plan for us Texans) and have a ton of 'junk' I have collected over the years, old pails, milk jugs, step ladders, windows, just a ton of 'trash to treasure' things! We certainly have the same taste!!! AND I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the buggy cart from you Daddy's store!