Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trash to Treasure




found on a sidewalk
rusty and bent
free ~ just for me
not one single cent
neighborhood trash
is this lady’s treasure

sensing potential 
transformed at my leisure
spray painted now
in a bright yellow hue
candles at night   
chandelier looks brand new





24 comments:

  1. nice...i like your candelabra...it is pretty amazing some of the things people will throw out....there is def treasure there for those who have eyes to see...smiles.

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  2. Wonderful idea to put candles in it
    I think I have one similar somewhere in storage. Have to think about it. :)

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  3. Wonderful! I did the same to my neighbor's porch swing...it's mine now! ;)

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  4. hey, you did not link in over at PJ....
    smiles.

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  5. Awesome find & like the colour you painted it......original!

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  6. Oh, I like your way
    of talking trash
    and turning
    throwaways into treasures.
    And saving the planet
    at the same
    time!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  7. Hi Helen....I won't call that 'trash.' I will call it a 'beautiful find' and YOUR gain! All the more gain since it didn't cost you a penny. And what a nice setting you have hung it in.

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  8. P.S. - I linked you here at Poetry Jam.

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    1. Thank you Mary ... I posted to the 'steps' challenge! Still getting used to an iPad touch screen.

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  9. very nice one..i loved the fonts you used

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  10. You are singing my song! Very well.

    I've found so many treasures. It shocks me what some people throw away.

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  11. One of my favorite art piece is a watercolor found at a garage sale for pennies. Yes, we never know.

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  12. I can provide a lot of the junk for anyone who needs it.

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    1. Laurie, I just saw your response here. LOL.

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  13. This is fun as well as true. And you did make the chandalier lovely.

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  14. Wow, Helen. This is lovely and extra special since it was recycled! I wonder what stories it might have to tell. Thanks for posting.

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  15. Excellent, what treasures we can find if we just open our eyes. Great poem and full of insight.

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  16. Yes, its a treasure indeed ~ Love what you did with it and its all for free too ~ Happy weekend ~

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  17. nice poem and great idea....I moved and have now hung a old chandelier over my dinning table but it was changed to electric from gas and candle years ago.Ill use the photo next time it fits into a prompt.60 years ago it was tossed out and it has been with my grand parents my mom and dad and me since then.

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  18. amen Helen! Before I read your poem I noticed that chandelier and said Oh I want one like this!
    Must go dumpster diving now! Have a happy day my friend!

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  19. That is really cool. You took something from the trash and made it so beautiful. People often throw out things, which are completely useful.
    It is true that we can only save our planet... and our smallest contribution towards recycling and reusing matters. :-)
    -HA

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  20. wow....thats great....absolutely in love with this....great last lines....

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  21. Absolutely! Found treasures are always so gratifying when they have been transformed and fit nicely into our lives! Loved this one ... humorous and light, but a great message!

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