Friday, May 8, 2009
I haven’t a shred of evidence, and am only relying on recent year recollection of cool, hazy days – but I have a feeling in my bones, that it is soon to be peak season for Roadside Finds.
Every single Myrtleandeunice loves hard rubbish collection. And even when it isn’t the official council-scheduled pick-up of furniture, toys, kitchenware, yada yada, we all have our eyes eternally peeled for that wonderful Aussie (or just Melbourne?) tradition, of displaying ‘trash’ on our nature strip* to become someone else’s FREE ‘treasure’. Course, things can get a little out of control and look all war zoney on occasion, such as every single time we have an overseas visitor come to stay.
We have been known to do entire family day trips – with snacks packed – scouring the streets of neighbouring suburbs with our ‘long eyes on’ (kidlet speak for supersight; like spotting herds of elephants in Africa, while playing in sandpit in the bottom right bit of mainland Australia). On a recent journey home after school pick-up, I admit there was a screeching halt for those fab cannisters above. I haven’t taken a direct route home since.
This divine cake tin now contains beads and bits and was part of last year’s harvest:
And this, a complete with bow, but entirely stringless violin and case, was a Mr Myrtleandeunice ‘eureka!’ moment. I confess a lack of conviction when he suggested it’s potential for high (not necessarily musical) art. Am determined to remain entirely openminded-ish.
As I fully intend to bloggingly exploit any Roadside Finds, (and does anyone else have any lovely or interesting found treasure gold?), stay tuned for episode #2. Hopefully after a highly successful weekend a’hunting...
* ‘nature strip’ is the weirdy word we Aussies use for that bit of grass between the footpath/pavement and the road. Go figure.