As I explore the depths of the property and make my way pulling weeds, clearing branches, leaves and other things, I have uncovered small discarded treasures. Working on a shoestring budget encourages me to utilize whatever I have (or find) and be creative. There is something I love about old rusty things – I don’t know why. Maybe I have some attachment to the way things used to be made – to last, even when exposed to the brutal elements of the Northeast. For lack of a better phrase “They just don’t make ’em like they used to!”
Nonetheless, I thought I would highlight some of the fantastic finds I have collected so far.
A wind chime with deep bass tones
A scythe, a pickaxe, a window pull, a fire poker, and another fantastic tubular wind chime…
A cow bell
Flat bricks uncovered beneath a stack of rotting wood
Flagstone that was scattered throughout the property
A mallet, two pitchforks and two shovels (one of which I used to dig stones, clear weeds and build a stacked stone wall)
And most surprising of all – a dead Christmas tree with the ornaments and lights still on it, and the lights still work!
That’s all for now, but I’m sure to discover more!