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Offer: 2 styrofoam heads (North Greenwood) - 2 styrofoam heads, ready for you to store wigs or start planning Halloween decorations! One is a just a regular styro head, a little banged up; the other has papier-mâché over the face from an attempt to use it to create a blank mask. Discovery: papier-mâché does not readily come off styrofoam. The up-side is that the face on that one is now easier to paint. Offer: Heavy Cardboard Tubes (North Greenwood) - Heavy-weight cardboard tubes from fabric rolls. 3 of these: about 5 feet long by 3 1/2 inches diameter 4 of these: about 5 feet long by 1 3/4 inches diameter 3 of these: about 2 feet long by 3 1/2 inches diameter Take some or all Offer: Glass cover/dome for cake plate (North Greenwood) Gifted - This is the glass cover from a set that originally contained it and a cake stand. The cake stand is long gone, but perhaps you have a use for the dome? It is heavy-weight glass. It can accommodate a standard 9" cake; up to 2 tall layers with frosting. The sides are ridged rather than smooth, which makes it not quite as good for display purposes. It has never been used and is undamaged.
Photo of free Glass cover/dome for cake plate (North Greenwood)
Photo of free Glass cover/dome for cake plate (North Greenwood)
Request: Figs (North Greenwood) - If your fig tree is producing more than you want, I'd love to pick some. Request: tree-trimmer mulch (North Greenwood) - If you ordered a delivery of tree-trimmer mulch and have more than you can use, may I have some? Their minimum is more than I have room for, but I'd like some for my path. Offer: Bag of plastic produce bags (North Greenwood) - Pick up after a dog or make translucent blue plarn, or whatever creative idea you have that uses produce bags! In the Before Times, we re-used produce bags but our usual store doesn't allow re-usables now, and the bags are piling up because it seems like they should get at least one more use. I have one grocery-bag's worth of the blue if you want it all to match, or I can add another half-bag that includes clear and translucent green. They're all clean enough to re-use--any gross ones get tossed. Offer: Daylilies (North Greenwood) Gifted - I divided a clump of daylilies salvaged from a tear-down, and there about 48 more crowns than I can use. Do you have a spot in your yard that could use some tough-but-pretty flowers? These are yellow-orange with burgundy markings. You probably won't get a bloom out of them this year, but they'll be back next year. Offer: More horseradish plants (North Greenwood) Gifted - Still digging out baby horseradish. If you would like some, I have 3 available. Just keep it in a pot, not in the ground, or you too will be forever digging out baby horseradish. Request: Crocosmia (North Greenwood) Received - Every year around this time I get crocosmia-envy, and this year I finally have somewhere to put them. If yours need dividing this year, could I have some? I can wait until bloom is done for the season. Offer: 12 metal curtain-hooks (North Greenwood) - 12 metal curtain-hooks for the kind of curtain that has grommets along the top. Stainless steel or something that looks like it. There is a smooth arch that goes over the curtain-rod, then a weighted ball that goes through the grommet.
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Offer: Weird bulb lamp (North Greenwood) Gifted - Giant plastic bulb and a socket with a long cord. The socket and cord are Ikea; I don't know where the bulb came from originally. It's not super-bright despite the size.
Photo of free Weird bulb lamp (North Greenwood)
Photo of free Weird bulb lamp (North Greenwood)
Offer: Removable Pull-up Bar (North Greenwood) Gifted - The kind of pull-up bar that sits on a door frame. I got it thinking THIS will be the year I learn to do a pull-up. It wasn't. Request: Tarragon starts or cuttings (North Greenwood) Expired - Does your tarragon plant need some thinning? I'd like to start growing it. If it's already rooted, that's awesome, but I can also try rooting from cuttings. Offer: Owl pellet dissection kit (North Greenwood) Expired - Consists of 3 sterilized owl pellets, a little metal pick for dissection, and a guide for what you might find. Purchased it a while back and it didn't get used, but it's probably still good for some natural science investigation. Offer: 18" Ups-a-daisy Planter Insert (North Greenwood) Gifted - Ups-a-daisy brand planter insert. This is a sturdy plastic disc with holes in it designed to put in a large planter to make it less deep. The 18" version fits in a 20-22" planter. Offer: 3 basic tomato cages (North Greenwood) Gifted - 3 tomato cages--just the basic circular metal kind. On one, the smallest ring is detached from one of the uprights. Otherwise, they have no more wear than you'd expect from one season of tomato-growing. Offer: Horseradish plants (North Greenwood) Gifted - Small but vigorous horseradish plants. I have at least 5 needing homes. Plant in a pot, not in the ground or you too will be offering horseradish starts--these came from a root that escaped out the drainage hole into the soil below. I now keep my plants in a raised pot along with daffodils, which finish blooming about the same time the horseradish leaves come up. Leaves can be eaten when small, as well as using the root. Dies back in the winter then comes back in spring, sometimes with friends. Request: 1-gallon or larger nursery pots (North Greenwood) Received - Looking for large nursery pots for a transplanting project. Thank you! Offer: Grape hyacinth plants (North Greenwood) Expired - Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) bulbs. The leaves are up but they're not blooming yet. Offer: iHome iH5B Clock Radio (North Greenwood) Expired - Clock radio with a dock for an iPod so you can charge it and play from it. Probably would not work with an iPhone due to the shape of the area around the dock. Offer: 10 DVD cases (North Greenwood) Expired - 10 vinyl DVD cases of the sort that movies come in. Offer: 2-piece Costume Ball Gown (North Greenwood) Gifted - Home-made red velvet costume ball gown. The overdress laces up the back and has a boned bodice. The underskirt has a front panel that matches the front panel of the bodice. Approximate size: Waist - 29; Bust - 35"; skirt length - 44". Underskirt waist - 26.5", length - 41.5".
Photo of free 2-piece Costume Ball Gown (North Greenwood)
Photo of free 2-piece Costume Ball Gown (North Greenwood)
Photo of free 2-piece Costume Ball Gown (North Greenwood)
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Offer: Costume Ball Gown, needs zipper (North Greenwood) Gifted - Home-made costume ball gown of black and red metallic fabric. Complete except for needing a zipper up the back. Approximate size: waist - 29"; bust - 38"; skirt length - 37"
Photo of free Costume Ball Gown, needs zipper (North Greenwood)
Photo of free Costume Ball Gown, needs zipper (North Greenwood)
Offer: Stovetop Steam Canner (North Greenwood) Gifted - Aluminum stovetop steam canning kettle for home canning...probably. It has a shallow bottom part with a ventilated cover to set the jars on, then a tall lid that fits over it such that it looks kind of like an upside-down pot. I read mixed accounts about whether or not steam canning produced safe results and never got around to using it anyway. If you're more knowledgeable about the craft or have a different use for something like this, please take it away and put it to better use than I have! Offer: Modular Metal Mesh Shelves (North Greenwood) Gifted - Squareish metal mesh panels can be assembled into cube shelves in assorted configurations. Connectors are sturdy plastic; metal stabilizer bars go between them across the back of each cube. 4 shelves-worth. Request: Fridge Storage Jar for Fresh Herbs (North Greenwood) Expired - Those storage jars specifically for keeping herbs like cilantro fresh while in the fridge-- I've been using a jar and plastic bag, but am wondering if those jars would do a better job. If you have one that is cluttering up your cabinets, may I have it? Offer: Conair electric hair clippers set (North Greenwood) Gifted - Conair electric clippers, with 8 trimming guards, larger brush from removing bits of clipped hair from the person and a little brush for removing the same from the clippers, 3 sectioning clips, hair scissors, 2-sided comb, oil, and oiling device.
Photo of free Conair electric hair clippers set (North Greenwood)
Offer: Caddy for 5-gallon bucket (North Greenwood) Gifted - Rugged Blue brand canvas sleeve with pockets that goes over a 5-gallon bucket (like a Bucket Boss but a different brand). Black with grey piping. Offer: Green Cashmere Sweater w/moth-holes (North Greenwood) Gifted - Emerald green 100% cashmere sweater in size women's medium. Scattered moth-holes on the sleeves; most small and mendable, but one larger one about the size of a quarter. I'm hoping there's someone out there who would like to mend it, alter it, or felt and repurpose it. Offer: Teapot w/blue&white knitted cozy (North Greenwood) Gifted - White porcelain teapot with hand-knitted puffy blue and white cozy.
Photo of free Teapot w/blue&white knitted cozy (North Greenwood)
Photo of free Teapot w/blue&white knitted cozy (North Greenwood)