As part of Project Genesis, (A project to find ways to make the world a better place, use less and do less damage) I wanted to show you some of my real treasures.
Pieces that I have in my home or cottage that I absolutley love and would never get rid of.
All of them we found Sulla Strada......I will explain at then end of this post....
This gorgeous wrought iron Potting Stand weighs an absolute ton. The perfect 1950's green paint makes it perfect for the cottage next to my little green deck chair.
I love the arches....I wonder who designed it....I use it to house my shell collection.
I bring back shells from holiday and put them in jars. These are my Cuban shells in that jar on the left.
This art deco dresser is used in my spare bedroom. It has beautiful carving and match booked veneers.
Carved feet and burled walnut.....
One of my favourite chairs....a Chinese Chippendale bamboo side chair.
Re-upholstered in a scrap of RM Coco animal print....
This plaster mirror in my living room also weighs an absolute ton.
It came with a restoration and auction number on the back....
It works well with the scrubby old table...a perfect juxtaposition.
The bed on the left is an old metal bed that came complete with side rails.
It is an old Simmons bed frame.
It beacme the perfect mate for another twin bed at the cottage.
I have 2 of these cement flower urns that greet my guests at my front entry.
SO, How is this in keeping with Project Genesis????? Is this not consumption.....albeit vintage recycled items.????
My Secret...All of these things were found Sulla Strada.....
ON THE ROAD.
Yes, put out for Trash. Garbage. Rubbish.
And all rescued from the landfill site.
One mans junk........anothers treasure.
I have not an ounce of shame or embarassment stopping my car and hauling anything off the road.
If you want to see more Road Finds. Take a look at the blog of Tamarah who is the absolute queen of Sulla Strada. You can visit her blog http://shabbyvintagejunk.blogspot.com/ here.
For more Project Genesis click here