Happy New Year all! I hope 2013 treats you well. I have a feeling it’ll be a pretty good year.
I made it out for a trash run before going to a friend’s to celebrate the new year. There wasn’t much but I did come across one spot with some good stuff.
From the looks of things a boutique closed shop and left some of their old stuff on the curb. The place was called “Boutique Lisbonne,” which is how you spell Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, in French. I figure that the owners were Portuguese as the store was in a part of town where a lot of Portuguese have settled over the years.
I think this whole trash bin was full of clothes hangers.
There was a box with a good amount of dishes in it. I took a few, but someone else came by and carried home a good haul. As I was leaving the same guy (who presumably lived nearby) came back to look again. He had an interest in the chairs in the back right of the last picture. Here’s hoping he took some more. It was good to see the stuff getting “saved.”
The dishes I took. I really like the old “cream petal” plate, which was made by Grindley in England. There’s also a good knife, a small decorative plate of Portugal, and a couple of mugs. I’m not sure why I took the square mug on the right; it’s not very practical. However, it did seem kind of unique somehow.
I also brought home this nice wood serving tray and a working calculator.
I rummaged this Pioneer double-cassette player out of one of the bags. It’s in really good cosmetic shape – not even scratched up or anything. The lights come on and it seems to play and rewind well. I haven’t been able to test the audio (or the recording) yet, but all signs so far are positive. If it works well I can probably get about 40$ for it, which seems to be the going price on Ebay.
In other news…
I sorted through the cassettes from the other day. There were a lot of bootlegged cassettes that I didn’t have interest in but there were some good ones as well, including Nirvana, Pantera, and Sonic Youth. I have a bunch of leftover cases and tapes that I don’t really want though. If anyone has an art project involving cassette or something let me know. Otherwise – can you recycle cassette cases?
I think I’ll try to sell the CDs from the same post on Ebay. CD collections still sell it seems, and altogether they may get me 50-60 bucks. Not bad!