Lots of jewelry and cool vintage housewares

Yesterday I came across this pile of trash only a few blocks away from my place. I ended up finding a lot of cool stuff that might end up making me a bit of cash. I’m glad I snapped this shot of where I found it, because it’s kind of hard to believe some of this stuff was in the trash.

I doubt anyone chose to throw this out, so I figure someone else threw it out for them and perhaps didn’t pay much attention to what they were throwing out. I’m guessing that someone passed away, or perhaps had to move into a retirement home, as a lot of the stuff is quite old. There was a lot of nice looking art, but I didn’t end up taking any of as it wasn’t quite my style. Fortunately, some other people walking by did.

Anyways, there’s a lot of jewelry, a lot of which is sterling silver and quite old. There’s also some vintage ceramics and glass housewares and other odds and ends. Take a peek!

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12 thoughts on “Lots of jewelry and cool vintage housewares

  1. Your blog never ceases to amaze me. It also never ceases to amaze me why people don’t just donate some of this great stuff to charity or the salvation army or goodwill. It’s a lot of great reusable stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  2. reretro says:

    absolutely astonishing. good thing you have an eye for what’s valuable/recyclable/reusable. i hope you do make some money from it – it might make people more thoughtful about what they send to landfill. [nb: i’m kinda fond of the pair of ceramic birds…]

  3. love your blog, I always would trash pick, leaving my sisters mortified, haha never could believe the things people throw out. looking forward to seeing more! maybe I’ll start posting my thrift shop finds! have a great day!

  4. what a treasure trove – I remember cleaning out a place and throwing out good stuff because we were overwhelmed

  5. What a bunch of great stuff! You’re going to have a virtual store-full before you know it.

    Here’s a little something about the SP of Avon SP http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_dose_sp_on_Avon_jewelry_mean

    With that little hole in it, could the ceramic leaf be an incense burner?

    The small blue dish could be depression glass.

    • yuhaiwing says:

      I think it is an incense burner actually. It’s pretty nice.

      I never heard of depression glass, it does look like it though! Interesting historical nugget there.

  6. catcristy says:

    Wow, some of these things are awesome! Great finds. -CAT

  7. apolloandme says:

    This is fascinating! Astonishing what people put out on the curb as “trash” when there are so many ways to recycle and donate to be used and loved again. There’s good karma headed your way, for sure!

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  9. Claire C says:

    You found some amazing items in those bags of rubbish. You have done so well with this haul. Love some of the jewellery.

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