Trash Tuesday #78: Where Getting it Cheap is Part of the Esthetic

by Pasadena Adjacent

The above headboard is taken from one of our more interesting Trash Tuesdays, #59. Found curbside on Pinecrest Drive near the start of the Mount Wilson Toll Road. It’s similar to the hand hewn woodwork found in the interior of journalist Charles F Lummis’ home El Alisal (Place of the Sycamores) located here in the “Garvanza Adjacent” Highlands.

Until recently the head-board had been leaning against a leaning concrete wall. That is until the “lean” leaned to far. The headboard went on to spend the next several weeks buried under a ton of cinderblock. We thought it was a goner, but like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, the headboard came out unscathed. It now rises above the editor’s head.

…and should you find yourself disappointed at discovering a slightly “used” Trash Tuesday, never fear, we aim to delight. Take note, that the large number push button phone and afghan were left behind unsold at a Pasadena Armenian Church rummage sale off Altadena Drive. The amateur painting of a Siamese cat atop citrus bark-a-lounger, is by a VM Green and  came from a thrift store located in Palm Desert. The painted back drop of op-art squares was made possible by taking perforated aluminum sheets found in a construction dumpster in Sun Valley and using them as a stencil. The mattress was purchased new. We draw the line at used mattresses.

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