Perennial Mums

Thanksgiving Curb Shopping

By Erin Huffstetler | 11/23/2016 | 3 Comments

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Curb shopping is definitely something that I’m thankful for. It saves us money, and has provided us with countless hours of entertainment.

While we were on our way to pick up our oldest daughter from school yesterday, we passed a curb pile with several potted mums. I asked my husband to turn around, so I could see if they were annual or perennial mums. After reading the tags, I discovered that four out of the five were perennials. Score! I’d been meaning to pick some mums up on clearance this year, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Looks like being busy saved me some money. I plan to plant these in the backyard. There are two yellows and two purples.

Curbshopped Pumpkins

That same pile also had a big stack of pumpkins. I brought those home for the chickens. We curb shop uncarved pumpkins for them every year. They’re a huge treat during the winter months.

Incidentally, this is the same pile that yielded our antique kitchen cupboard. Some people have favorite stores; we have favorite curb piles. This is definitely one of ours.

License Plate Bird House

Since the car was now stuffed with pumpkins and mums, we decided to stop by the house to unload. On the way, I spotted this license plate bird house in another pile. So, it came home with us, too.

White Dresser

And last Friday, we scooped up this vintage dresser on the way back from picking up the kids. The paint is in great shape, and all the drawers slide smoothly. I plan to put it to use in my gift closet, as soon as I get a minute.

So, this whole driving the kids to and from school thing is really working out for us. I can’t wait to see what we’ll find next.

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  1. Great finds! I wish people in my area would put more things out at the curb! But I’ve had a few good finds over the years.

  2. I don’t like messing with yard sales anymore. I tend to set things out at the curb with Free signs on them. You cannot trash pick in our village or they will ticket you. But I have been know to stop at houses and ask for things in the trash. It seems to help so many people. Love a good yard sale and auctions!

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