Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure



I love a good trash to treasure story.

So when I look for things to hang on the wall…..

….I don’t usually go to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx or Home Goods or Target.

Don’t get me wrong…..I love to go shopping there.

I could spend hours just at Target alone….wandering blissfully down the aisles….pushing one of those red carts with a diet coke from the concession stand….sifting through all the clearance bins at the end of the aisle.

But….you see…..we don’t really have those stores around here.



Where I live… the country……we have something way better.

It’s called “The Side of the Road” store.

Have you ever shopped there?

If you haven’t… totally should.

They are known for their really good prices and quality selection.

Nothing but the finest in merchandise.

That’s where I got these one-of-a-kind molding pieces.  They were just laying there….like they fell off of someone’s house…..waiting to be picked up and hung on the wall.

Aren’t they amazing?




Can you believe that some people actually consider merchandise like this…..trash?

I think it should be called architectural salvage.

Or vintage americana.

Or repurposed treasure.

Or… the very least….environmentally friendly decorating.


Vase with Fall Flowers


I’ve been shopping there for a long time.

Before that store got really popular and everyone started talking about it.

I shopped at “The Side of The Road Store” before there were magazine articles about it or e-books or blog posts or people standing in line to shop there.

Back then….there was a much better selection.


Front Hallway With Pillow


So next time you’re in the neighborhood and you have a little spare time on your hands.

Meet me at the car wash and we can carpool to “The Side of the Road” store.

We would have so much fun.

It’s a wonderful place.

Everything is one-of-a-kind.

There’s always plenty of bargains……


…..and I hear next week…..they are having a great sidewalk sale :)


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