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Saturday, November 12, 2011

LUV....

 What I am about to tell you is going to be very hard to believe.
I couldn't believe it myself and I believe just about everything.
Notice this beautiful 9x12 brand new area rug.
That is a HUGE rug...and it's MINE....all mine !
 What I love about it is that it has a little bit of every color in my living room.
 The rug was rolled for awhile and I have been anxious for the "wrinkles" to work out...






...the sunlight on the rug....
just beautiful.
Background of soft beige, trimmed in a dark brown.
The large rug also came with a 5x7 rug that fits so nicely beneath my
twin blue club chairs and ottoman.
The rugs have just enuf of the blue to bring it all together.
I am searching HI and LO for two awesome white slipcovers for these chairs....
just haven't located what I really want yet.
THIS is the part you will find hard to believe....
The large rug, the 5x7, two small throw rugs and 2 long runners....
all found in a DUMPSTER...
These rugs are BRAND NEW....
New people moved into a house next door to our cousins and these items were
all deposited in an empty dumpster in their alley.
No one has a clue why they were thrown away...
but I sure am glad Mr. Sweet's cousin, MICKEY, noticed them and 
told us about them.



The four of us were sitting outside on their patio, under their pretty umbrella table...having coffee and MAPLE donuts.
Mickey walked out in the alley for something, and strolled back into the yard...causally mentioning "I think I see some orential rugs IN THE DUMPSTER..
VIRGINIA and I almost knocked him AND the table over, getting up.
and....yep...there they were...a dumpster full of beautiful rugs.
GOOD THING is......the dumpster didn't have anything else in it. YAHOO.......
Talk about a great DUMPSTER DIVE.........
                                                                                           I AM IN LOVE ! ♥♥♥
joining with:
2ND TIME AROUND
NIFTY THRIFTY
RUBY TUESDAY
TUESDAY TREASURES
xoxo, bj
THIS POST POSTED EARLY...
sometimes, the pre-scheduled postings just go when they want to....
but....oh, well...:)) 

46 comments:

sissie said...

Get outta here girlfriend! How lucky is that. The rugs are beautiful and perfect for your home. Are these people nuts, or what. Oh well, I'm glad that you found them first!

hugs
Sissie

Pondside said...

There's just no understanding some people. How could anyone throw away such beautiful and serviceable things?

Mama Zen said...

How pretty! What a great find!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh my gosh...this is incredible, BJ!! They are truly lovely and look spectacular in your living room {which I don't think I have ever seen before}. These people must have been truly unhappy with the rugs, but why didn't they return them? Their loss, your gain!! Love it!

XO,
Jane

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

NO WAY! How lucky are you? And they go perfectly. I think it's a gift cause you were so nice to that guy that broke into your backyard...hmmmmmm. Now if only a couple of white slipcovers would fall off a truck at your front door. Well a girl can dream can't she? Enjoy your new treasures BJ.

Bunny Jean said...

WHAAAAT??? In the DUMPSTER?

I have never, ever found anything on the side of the road or in a dumpster.

How is it that everyone is finding all this great stuff???

xoxo Bunny Jean

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH- I can't believe that you found those in the dumpster-Well, I mean I CAN believe it but WOW! They are just gorgeous!!! You found yourself something there that time, honey! Holy Cow! I would keep checking back...maybe they will just throw plain old cash in thre next time! xo Diana

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

ok, girl, you got the deal of the millenium~! free- those beauties.. wow wow and wow

Kathleen Grace said...

People do the most wasteful things! I'm glad you were there to save these, they are absolutely gorgeous in your room! I think I would be keeping an eye on that dumpster.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Yay! I think this is wonderful! A few times in my life I have gotten good things for free but I think your treasures is one of the best I've ever heard! Like a gift from God above just setting there ready for you to come and get it!
Yay!
Blessings,
debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, you must be living right, my friend! :D THe rugs look perfect in your space. Congratulations on such fabulous luck!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You lucky thing!! What a dumpster score!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, unreal find. I am thrilled for you and they really are gorgeous. So fun. Hugs, Marty

sabri said...

great find bj..and i LOVE..your soft blue chairs..

Kathleen said...

That's wonderful , good for you!

laurie said...

wow wow wow, you lucky duck,, now thats a find, they are beautiful,,

Linda Chapman said...

How INCREDIBLE!!!!! You, my dear, have just been abundantly blessed!!! I would love to know how they cam eto be there! Oh! I know! Angels......whatever form they took!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic find! Who, in their right mind, would throw away perfectly good rugs? Lucky for you they weren't thinking straight huh?

Babs said...

OMGosh! You are livin' right!
What a lucky find and soo pretty. Some people throw away really nice things and I'll never know why. Have a great Sunday/

Susy said...

SCORE! Couldn't happen to a better dumpster diver. What fun!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

That's awesome! It couldn't happen to a nicer blogger ;-) So glad you got something you will love and enjoy.

LV said...

What some people want do. BJ, the day those were found was definitely your lucky day. They loo very nice in your home.

Carol said...

That is amazing, BJ! Their trash was your treasure!!!

Smiles,
Carol

middle child said...

Now THAT'S my kind of deal!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

AMAZING! The rugs look beautiful. Good for you!

Love Of Quilts said...

One mans trash is another ones treasure. You have the treasure. Trish

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GET OUT!!!! YOU are RIGHT! I don't believe it!! bj! It could ONLY happen to you!! Ok..maybe to me..no..only to you!!
HOORAY for bj!:):):)

Madeline's Album said...

You are one lucky lady. The rugs look very nice in your living room. Have a blessed day. Madeline

PEA said...

Talk about being at the right place at the right time! Unbelievable what some people throw out, isn't it!! The rugs are gorgeous.

Now, did you mention maple donuts????? hehe xoxo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Okay... you win for "the free find of the century" award!! What a grand find that was BJ!! It is so gorgeous and I'm so happy that YOU found them. They look perfect with all your furniture. I'd be doin' some drive by's past that dumpster if I was you.

Big hugs, sherry

PS I have that pillow in your pic and love it... we have such good taste girl!

High Street Cottage said...

I have found the most amazing things in dumpsters, I'm not ashamed to say my Hubby has hoisted me up so I can fetch them either! But this my dear, takes the cake! Well spotted Micky! Good lookin' out for sure! And kudos to you for snatching them up! We need a little more recycling like this in the world.

Joan said...

Very pretty!
We have a beautiful Scandinavian table and chairs from a dumpster. College kids moving out and I guess they did not want to haul it with them. Lucky for us! We refinished the top, and made a new cushion for one of the chairs. Amazing what people will leave behind!

Kelly said...

You are ONE lucky girl!! The stars were lined up just right for you that day. They are beautiful. That is unusual for someone to throw away perfectly good rugs. You would've thought they would've donated them to charity at least! Well, you're their charity now. Enjoy them. They sure are pretty.

Olive Cooper said...

Delightful and it does continue to amaze to me what folks discard. Slipcovers are so hard to find.

Richard Cottrell said...

Well the price was certainly right!Richard from My old Historic House.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous rugs! I am so happy they found a new and GOOD home with you! Amazing what people will just dump, but you gain for sure! hugs, Linda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ....

All I can say is...your AWESOME new treasure find is definitely a "God thing", dear friend! I'm just tickled pink for you!!! Wow...what beautiful rugs and they really couldn't be any more perfect for your home!!! Yep...a "God thing" for sure! He sure did bless you, sweet lady! The 9x12 looks gorgeous in your living room! Thanks for sharing your new treasures with us!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Helen said...

OMG!!!!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Unbelievable! I'm so glad you were there and got them...synchronicity at best. Looks beautiful with your things ~ so happy for you!

xo
Pat

Betty Jo said...

Congrats! How wonderful you found the beautiful rugs for nothing. They must have been put there especially for you!! Lovely photos too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

BJ, What were these people thinking? The rug looks fabulous in your room and the colors are perfect. It would have been such a shame if these beautiful rugs had ended up at the dump. Congrats on such a great find.
xo,
Sherry

Sheree said...

Now that is a great story!!! BJ I saw some contractors throw some spindles (about 100) in a dumpster one day, nearly wrecked trying to get to that dumpster:)
Dove in.....thru them out, then loaded them in my suburban (yeeeehaw)
They are now being put up around my gazebo!!
Hey-they were decorative spindles AND treated!!!!!wooohoooo!!
Love your rug!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Holy Cow !! Some people have all the luck ! Great find !

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhh, this is one of the most DELIGHTFUL posts I've read, in a long time!

I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm happy for the rugs too! Finding a new home where they are loved. After being tossed by someone. Yes, I'm happy for the rugs toooooo. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!"

~Margaret Junkin Preston

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! How wonderful is that! They couldn't have gone to a better place to live!

Adrienne said...

Love the colors and the look of your room. My cousin used to live in a place where dumpster diving rewarded her with many wonderful things. Maybe I should do a tour of dumpsters in my neighborhood - I need a rug!
~Adrienne~