Gladsome Garbage

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I’m very glad to have something to be passionate about. I can’t imagine a life without passion.
Sylvia Kristel

I’m always glad to see somebody rethink something rather than reproduce something I did.
Harold Prince

RUDE Girl has a very old little book that’s titled A Gladsome Life.  It was rescued by me, from landfill fate many years ago.  It’s like a little Bible of beautiful wisdoms.  The word gladsome is archaic for glad.  The word gladsome makes me smile and feel grateful.

Us RUDE Guys are suckers for practical junk.  We are always gladsome when we come across the discarded.  And when it is NOT associated with monetary exchange we are even more gladsome.

The junk we find has to fit-in with our lives in a practical way.  It has to makes us smile and feel gladsome.  It has to be fit for immediate reuse with a spruce up and/or DIY repair.

This blog post has been inspired by a skip scavenge we did a couple of nights ago.  It made us RUDE Guys think of those gladsome garbage rescues we have made over the years.  Hence the title of this blog post.

We would like to share with our followers some little corners and places filled with rescued items that have made us gladsome.   We are sure many of you will relate to our junk vignettes of found objects [check out trash art here].  These junky pieces are organic and ever changing, and make wherever we have lived and live now,  feel like home.

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Bentwood Chair and hardwood framed screen with vintage curtain fabric.

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Painted handmade vintage bookcase with recycled books, vase and other curios.  Daughter Rebecca’s high school embroidery in a frame [top left].

 
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A little sewing nook in the corner of a room.  Vintage Janome sewing table and Brother sewing machine.  This table also houses a vintage Pfaff  sewing machine [not viewable in photo].

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Wooden overhead cabinet piece rescued from hard rubbish.  Legs attached and made into storage for a sewing room.

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Handcrafted roughly sawn wood frame with bird print rescued from a skip bin.

Beat The Man by sprucing up gladsome garbage, for free or little cost!

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2 thoughts on “Gladsome Garbage

  1. all lovely Karen, I always prefer being surrounded by objects with a bit of a back story! store bought is fine, but making something your own through trove-ing or fixing etc is so rewarding

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  2. This blog makes my heart sing.
    Gladsome is my word for the day. Love it!

    Your pieces are beautiful Karen Ellis and one thing always pops into my head from when I first joined BB and spoke to you about recycling ~ your view of doing as little to a piece of rescue as possible. It changed my ideas about sanding painting and upcycling. Simplified it for me.

    The above comment via Trish on Facebook. Thank you for us RUDE Guys for your heartfelt sentiments. Yes, the amount of work involved in upcycling pieces, can for some, become just that ~ ‘work’, as opposed to the pure ease and enjoyment, when one simply brings a piece into the home, cleans it and immediately reuses it.

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