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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Found in the Trash: Zinc Watering Can

No yard sales today, I decided to take it easy. Kids and husband are away for the long weekend and I needed some rest. Went shopping in the morning and on the way back home I found this lovely watering can:

Made of zinc, it's not a vintage piece BUT it is a very nice find because they are extremely decorative and are not cheap to buy. I see them all the time in posh Parisian florists.

I will be cleaning it and ask husband to repair thee handle (need soldering) and turn this into a planter. I'll print vintage style stickers to put on the sides.

I live in a wealthy part of Paris and I have decided that I don't care what people think if they see me picking their trash (it's not like I am actually going INTO the garbage bin!). This little gem was just waiting for me on the curb along with an old dirty chair (that I didn't pick, don't worry). Go me !! And you should have see the face of the concierge a few weeks ago when I hauled back a HUGE box of packing foam I found in front of the school next door.

I need to make an habit of always take my backpack (so un-Parisian) and a few bags when I go out.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great find, Nathalie. Definitely one to pick up!