Last week I showed my
that my daughter Taylor
found in the trash, rescued and
brought home to me.
This week I have another
"treasure" that Taylor rescued
from the trash! ha!
And, no, she does NOT make a habit of
So far she is two for two.
She's looked in two dumpsters and found
I think she may have a knack!
If I can just convince her!!!!
This time however,
she rescued a
It was last fall and I had just found out
that the caterer I had hired for my son's
rehearsal dinner ....was not going to make it.
It was 24 hours before I was supposed to host 100 people!
So Taylor and I went to the local small-chain grocery store
to get food to cook the large dinner ourselves.
As we pulled away I said that we needed to
check the dumpster to see if they had any
cardboard boxes to
transport all our food and wedding rehearsal decor
to the site.
Taylor reached over the side of the dumpster
and pulled out a long cylinder cardboard tube.
Not exactly the type of cardboard box I needed to transport,
but she thought it looked interesting.
We looked inside and found...
all the architectural drawings and blue prints
to the grocery store.
|Please ignore the dust blob on the edge of the drawings. I have no idea how it got there, as dust is not allowed in my house1111 ha!|
Eighty-three pages of drawings
to be exact!!
The graphics are wonderful.
Pages and pages of them.
They are so....well....blue!
You better believe I kept the
There are intricate drawings of
everything from the store itself
to the parking lot,
to the men and women's bathrooms
(wouldn't that be cool to frame and hang in a bathroom?),
to the refrigeration systems,
and each individual aisle in the store.
Not to mention the writing on each and every page!
Every single page has this on the corner.
It tells who drew that page
and who approved that page.
The plans are from 1961.
In the first picture I have the entire roll
rolled together and put in
my old wooden ice cream bucket.
I later undid some of the pages from the large roll
and rolled them individually
and put them back in my old bucket.
I have seen blueprints
rolled up in buckets and boxes
in Pottery Barn rooms and
Restoration Hardware rooms.
Now they are in one of my rooms!
My Hubby gave me the old
ice cream bucket
for Valentine's Day.
It makes the perfect
container for my
So the Dumpster Dude(s) are here to stay.
I have thought about framing
one or two of the more interesting ones
that have food items listed and possibly using them
for my kitchen.
for my kitchen.
OR I might do the bathroom idea.
I have enough of them that I can use
several of my ideas.
Now I just need to convince Taylor she has
I am linking this with Metamorphosis Monday and
Thrifty Treasures. Also Wow Us Wednesday's and Open House at No Minimalist Here. And Farmhouse Friday's!