This year we did not 'do' Christmas, except for my setting up our small tree and our nativity scene. I set out the stockings for decoration and told DH that's what they were for. The Monday before Christmas when we were coming home from doing errands, DH spied a 'pile' on the street southwest of us. So, while I unloaded groceries, he walked over there and when he came back, he was hiding something behind his back. He said, I'll just stick these in your stocking, and we both laughed.
Below is what he got. The white candle is honeysuckle, the red one is some berry scent, and I just love the two mosaic votive candle holders. The candles had never been lit.
It is truly amazing what people will throw away, for one reason or another. There are treasures out there, there are lots of recyclable materials as well. We 'hate' to see stuff go to the landfill.
One of these days, I need to go around taking pictures of all that I can remember that we've found.
Have a wonderful new year, and don't be afraid to stop and check out a curb-side pile when you see one.