one woman’s trash.

June 3, 2010
living near a college campus can have its downsides: late-night parties, slum-lords, terrible parking, but come may, most undergrads start to move out and in the piles that they leave behind on sidewalks you can sometimes find little treasures. james spotted this little beaut in a pile of castaways. itโ€™s the perfect staging area between our very tiny counter and our stove. and the perfect spot to prepare a summer morning breakfast.
croissants not made by yours truly. found here. best in city. platter by may luk.
ignore the heinous cabinets. someday my landlord will let me paint them.

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  • Reply knack June 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    oh…you are so right! she is a beauty! enjoy!


  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong June 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    what a sweet little find.

    also, gimme that croissant!

  • Reply Robin June 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    What a great find! Now that all the students are moving out you've inspired me to check around campus on trash day for hidden gems!

  • Reply Emily June 3, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my, I love that table! And you're a woman after my own heart as I always scour the curb around trash day to see if any new treasures can be found!

    P.S. Thanks for the Texas French Bread recommendation! So delicious!

  • Reply Allison June 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    such a beautiful table! lucky find.

  • Reply S@sha June 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Oh my, I misread the sentence about the croissant at first and thought you said that you did make it and I was about to hate you! (In a purely envious way). I just attempted to make croissant for the first time last week and they didn't turn out looking nearly that nice! Tasted good, but looked ugly.

    Lovely table.

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  • Reply Sealicious June 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Leftovers from Brown, RISD, and PC are legends around these parts! I keep forgetting about and missing them but I'm glad you scored that pretty table!

  • Reply eleanor June 4, 2010 at 7:27 am

    what a beautiful table! great find ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply Deb June 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    beautiful find….I love how you can see the beauty and bring it out so well….it's a gift!

  • Reply Joan June 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    It is true! When our daughter moved out of the dorms, we saw a table and chairs were set by the dumster. My husband refinished the top and reupholstered the chairs. Love it!

  • Reply belleandboo June 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    that is just so nice & the breakfast looks pretty yummy 2.

  • Reply jen June 8, 2010 at 4:54 am

    the cabinets aren't that bad, they have a certain charm to them.
    i especially love the new treasure.

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