Since my entry of November 7th, I have acquired matching duvet covers, curtains, and pillow shams. Brand? Marks & Spencer. Approximate value? £300 ($600). In the meantime, I am waiting for delivery of two other items -- a card table for Thanksgiving and a breast pump.
So far I've been very blessed. The items I've acquired have all been in new or near new condition. I was a little worried when I collected the bed linens. The house was a cat haven and you could hardly find a place to walk between stacks of books and bags of stuff, but when I got the linens home, washed and ironed them, I discovered they were a high-end brand with excellent thread count.
Yes, I have my wish list. I am keeping my eyes peeled for a glider or rocking chair and Trey is hoping we can find a bookcase of suitable size for his own "special collections". I have seen people give away animals, cars, appliances, theater tickets, doors, garden gates. Haven't seen anyone try to give away spouses or children...yet. Sometimes the conditions of collection are very humorous. For example, today one Freecycler was offering wood with the proviso that the person would assist in felling the trees (see ad below).
Wood from a few trees for the taking however there is a catch (isnt there always and it is a BIG catch)- we need assistance in the felling of said trees! So if there are any budding lumberjacks out there willing to help ....we can provide the Davy Crocket hat and numerous mugs of tea!!I will keep you posted on my future Freecycling success, and I cannot urge you strongly enough to check out your local chapter. You never know what treasures you will find.