If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, if you've never tried freecycling, you're missing out! Look at this huge box of secret treasures I got today - and it was just one of three!
Ironically, I was on the freecycle group to get rid of a few boxes and make more space. Then I saw an ad for vintage Christmas ornaments and well....I caved.
What was I supposed to do?! She'd gotten no takers and said if I didn't come pick them up, they'd be headed for the garbage! I couldn't sit back and let that happen!
I totally underestimated how much was being offered. One box was so big I literally had to drag it to my car...and giggled in spite of myself. Look at this mouse couple!
And these little spun cotton picks!
I bet these candle holders would look spooky painted black for Halloween.
So much sparkle!
There are about a dozen of these silver snowflakes. So pretty!
A handful of pretty gift-wrapped present picks....
And mounds of silver. There's even a jar of old glitter!
I found even more of these glass mercury beads after taking this picture.
I've never seen these before. Large silver tinsel picks. At first, I thought they were part of an old aluminum Christmas tree, but they look like old decorating picks. Very cool!
A huge box of bags....
And tons of wrapping paper. Remember, this was all saved from going into the landfills! And FREE!
This woman liked to entertain! I also found packages of vintage Christmas napkins, plates, and cups. I'm thinking the napkins would make fun additions to art and junk journaling....and ephemera swaps.
I found these paper coasters too, also something I'd never seen before.
A crafter's dream - all different sizes and textures of bows and ribbons.
Check out this extra-wide, velvety ribbon. That color reminds me of the 1980's.
I even found this 1982 Papa Smurf Bow!
Of course, there are lots of stickers!
These are old Eureka Santa stickers. (I don't know why the computer doesn't rotate these next 2 pictures like it's supposed to).
This is a really cute Get Well Elf Book and Desert pack.
And probably my favorite of all - an entire bag overflowing with 1960s-1980s Christmas magazines! And this is only half of them. Mom took a bunch!
What I love about freecycling is everybody makes out on it. The people offering are thrilled to get rid of their unwanted items, while the people receiving are thrilled to get stuff for free. We're also saving perfectly good things from getting thrown into the landfill. If we decide we no longer want it, we can donate it to charity or freecycle it again. Now that's pretty Green!