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Dale's Christmas Store - I didn't pay for any of this cool stuff.

 
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I took on a demolition which contained a lot of nick knacks and other things worth keeping. This happened at the perfect time of year for me to get all of my Christmas shopping done at one location, without spending a nickel.

😈 When I first saw this house, a wave of greed swept over me like a warm blanket.😈
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 I found a lot of glassware. Most of it was junk, but there were some nice handmade glass clowns and animals made in Italy and some high end Christmas ornaments.

 There were about a dozen miniature musical instruments of reasonably high-quality. Also a normal sized trumpet and a whole bunch of banjo parts. 

 These hand painted Christmas ornaments are made by a native man who specializes in totem motifs.

 One of these pendants is surrounded in silver. The stone hearts are surrounded with gold.

 I got somewhere around 200 candles large and small, that have never been lit.

 The large demolition bar is worth $100. Other small tools were found as well.

 The most valuable salvage are the two Lifetimer composters which sell for about $300.

 There are many other items too numerous to mention and photograph.

My brother's inlaws just moved to BC. We outfitted an entire kitchen complete with linens. Found lots of those ceramic knives.

Another brother has a girlfriend who sews. She got hundreds of things,  including supplies and a sewing machine.  They are distributing enough Christmas decorations to fill a refrigerator box.

 I highly recommend this method of Christmas shopping.

☺ Even a cheapskate like me can justify giving a few things away this year.☺
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The bags are filled with candles. The maple shelf came from the demo house.
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The fancy leash is for my daughter
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Two composters.
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This lamp casts colorful light. Like most things, it was new and still in a shipping box.
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There are large amounts of new and used beads.
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Totem carving
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Trumpet
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My favorite glass piece
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I'm keeping the Corona loppers and pruning saw
 
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Wow! Fantastic!
 
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My thoughts exactly. This is my new favorite coffee cup and a pendant that was attached to a mouldy old coat.

The shiny package contains table confetti. I did not know that such a product existed.

I should keep the ring, and henceforth refer to myself as the household reaper or the junk house reaper ... 😈
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Really nice knee pads and a better shot of the fancy dog leash.
 
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A few nice finds today. Several people in my circle are getting a whole box full of stuff.
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Found several new mats.
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Strainer fits over sink.
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They fit perfectly.
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Got lots of these.
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A friend gets the pans.
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My new toy box.
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Are these for basting meat?
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A really neat hoe.
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All of this is mine, if I get time to salvage it.
 
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Thanks Dale, I like seeing your posts like this!

I think the kitchen syringe is for injecting hams and bacon...
 
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Very nice. It's almost like Santas sleigh pulled right up to your door!
 
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My truck has become Santa's sleigh. That's what they called it when I was unloading to make room for the futon.

Good to know about the syringe. What do we inject into the meat? Ham and bacon don't need more fat.
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My friend's daughter just moved into a new place. Some cookware, the yellow flower candle and a woven welcome mat went there. The futon was picked up for free on Used Victoria and delivered along with the other loot.

Here are a few more nice finds.
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About 3000 lb of books went to the recycling facility. I have kept about 75.
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The recipient of this little treasure, has two cats who are too old to pursue birds.
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Got a couple nice belts.
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A retractable leash.
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The Midnight Special box set. A Christmas Story is a classic. The school scenes were filmed in my home town of St. Catherine
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Remember that awful costume that Ralphie was forced to wear? When we play the movie, I
 
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Those injectors are the easy way to get a moist turkey and the secret to butterball turning a 15 lb live bird into a 20 lb dressed one. Ok, not quite that extreme but close, twenty something percent added fluid. Usually brine water--water, salt, and a few spices. If you like buffalo chicken or Cajon spices, it is an awesome way to get the flavor in the meat without a mess on the outside.

Good score on the demo. I love how you keep good stuff out of the landfill.
 
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Thanks R Scott. Fifteen thousand tons recycled so far.
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I'm flying to "beautiful" Fort St. John, near the Alaska highway, for Christmas. The long reach super duster and the long brush will be gifts. The brush is for cleaning dryer lint from the dryer and the wall outlet. I never hide the source of gifts. Nobody expects to get anything from the store from me.
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There were several unused watering devices. Lots of soaps and a really nice brass serving tray.
 
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Nice post apocalyptic gear. Never mess with a guy in a bunny hat. I don't care if you are friggin Rambo. If you see a guy in a pink bunny hat....run...that will be one tough Mother F@#ker.

Seriously, I have been looking for a set of size 11 pink bunny slippers for a few years now. You see me in those without pants in a leather jacket with a rifle...its an ultimate, Get Off My Lawn, statement. Its also a great look to great Jehovah Witnesses in. "Sure. Come right inside and tell me about The Kingdome. Kool Aid anyone?"
 
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Ross Raven wrote:Nice post apocalyptic gear. Never mess with a guy in a bunny hat. I don't care if you are friggin Rambo. If you see a guy in a pink bunny hat....run...that will be one tough Mother F@#ker.

Seriously, I have been looking for a set of size 11 pink bunny slippers for a few years now. You see me in those without pants in a leather jacket with a rifle...its an ultimate, Get Off My Lawn, statement. Its also a great look to great Jehovah Witnesses in. "Sure. Come right inside and tell me about The Kingdome. Kool Aid anyone?"



Ross, I tried to find you pink bunny slippers, but even bunnyslipper.com didn't have pink ones in your size... only brown:



Still, I think the zombie slippers
might work well for you. Perhaps it will dissuade the zombies if the zombie apocalypse ever does come. It's like saying, "I own you, zombies! I wear your heads for my slippers! Bwahahahaha!"

Never mind! I think I found the perfect pair. They're not pink, but they are rabbid monty python rabbits. Can't go wrong there!


Of course, sadly none of these will likely be found anytime soon dumpster diving or cleaning out houses, but they might just be worth the price. Think of the benefits!
 
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Some more nice finds. My daughters have size 7 and 8 feet. Clark's shoes are good quality, but so far, all are size 6 1/2. One of their friends will be the winner.
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Lots of fish emulsion, diatomaceous earth and other garden stuff.
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One daughter gets the racket.
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The old one gets several sewing items. The younger one gets the hair crimping gadget.
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Everyone that I know, is offered fancy little China items.
 
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Had to do another job, but am back at the hoarder house today. Filled the truck. Everything goes to a new job that is set up for selling things.


Some things don't sell at a demolition site. I've been leaving children's books and toys at Starbucks. The same with several board games and a dozen decks of cards.
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Hand made paver. A friend wants all of them and the glazed pots.
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375 sq. ft. of this tile.
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Bumble bees are abundant here. $40 for this contraption.
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These used to come in tea from England. This may explain why the hedge hog is larger than the hippopotamus.
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A cast pan with no handle.
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Stopped by the Walmart parking lot, to meet a guy who paid $20 for a big dog house. They cost more inside the store.
 
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A few more.
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Big enough for a bear.
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A hand blown drinking glass, beside my big coffee cup. It holds 5 cups and is meant to be a measuring cup.
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Food and drink is often taken to work in canning jars. This little cooker will be used as a double boiler. Also serves as a kettle.
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Two garden forks, a sledgehammer and wrapping paper. A few gifts were wrapped.
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This little garden hoe, is handy when removing drywall. Found it in a room full of gimmicky garden tools, ornaments and fertilizer. Some good ones. Bone meal, diatomaceous earth, kelp meal ...
 
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December 23rd and I've only purchased food again this year. I don't have many items left to give away, so I'll have to get people next year, if I get another good haul. It seemed a little strange at first, but now it would be so strange for me to actually go Christmas shopping, buying stuff from a store ---  like a sucker.

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These high quality ladies boots, will go to a friend.
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I know an old lady, who wears hats like this. This one is old, but perfectly preserved unlike Kim, the lady in question.
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Another friend will be traveling soon. They get this luggage.
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My friend Lori went to Italy, and while she was gone, I found these Italian made pots. She gets them.
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This mirror went to a friend, who had a housewarming after a renovation.
 
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I thought this was going to be stuff you got from the burglar . I am very dissapointed :-)
 
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If you were to show people that first picture with the musical instruments, tacky knick knacks, a jar of peanut butter and a bowl of bananas. You could tell them it was stuff that once belonged to Elvis Pressley and you could sell it for ten times its worth. If they don't believe you, just show them the picture of the syringe big enough for an elephant. They are bound to agree.
 
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I once heard a funny play on Blue Christmas, where Elvis continued to ask for various food items, as he sang. I thought it was funny, but my dad didn't like anybody picking on the recently did Elvis. If there are 10000 Elvis impersonators, does that make them Elvi?  Elvises doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

No, David none of this is from the burger in red and white. It's been 4 years since I knocked him out with the golf club. This year I'm going to lie in wait, and steal his magic bag.
 
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Elvi....I like that. Playing on a stage near you.
Good luck Dale. Hope you nail the....HoHoHo!
 
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I stumbled upon a really good find, this morning. It's a very high quality stationary bike. The kind with a big fan that absorbs the energy, instead of a belt or some other friction device. No adjustments to make, since it becomes more difficult the faster you pedal. I gave it a whirl and the fan cools the rider.

I have a friend who broke her femur, in a car accident a year ago. Stationary bike work is part of the rehabilitation. There was a sign on the bike, that said it works perfectly, Merry Christmas. I sent a picture, and she definitely wants it.

Some people within my family, have had negative comments, in the past concerning my always giving used goods. But the recipients of these things, never seem to complain. If I were buying things, I might give them a little box of chocolates or a poinsettia. I could never afford this level of largesse. And although sometimes generous, I am naturally cheap. Really, really really cheap  
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