Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reason #215

Why I love being a teacher?  FREE STUFF!  I asked my maintenance lady for some old locker baskets, and she delivered!

IMG_4882 Don’t mind the crumbs on the counter.  Apparently, my husband hasn’t learned how to clean them yet.

IMG_4889

Yes.  That’s all I’ve got tonight.  I just spent 14 hours in high heels, and I shook 60 parents’ hands.  You guessed it—conferences!  I came home to messy counters.  Did I wipe them off?  No.  I took pictures of an old basket.

48 comments:

Diane said...

i love the old basket!

i can think of a billion things to do with them!

Nora said...

I love those old baskets, was actually just admiring some this weekend. Enjoy them!

Katy said...

Cool!

I'm thinking that I was smart to time it so that when I start teaching, I won't have to go to my own kids conferences anymore.

Maybe I'll ask at the kids school if they have any of these laying around...

Wendy said...

I have the same baskets. I saw them one day while at the school. Asked if I could buy some, they said take all that I wanted. I took about a dozen, for free. I'm down to about 4, my friends keep hitting me up for them.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Awesome basket!!! You could do so much with it!!!

Crumbs? All I see from crumbs is hubby must have fed the family while you were on a marathon high-heel wearing day, ha ha. Good for hubby and yea for you for being finished with conferences!

Love the basket and your blog!!!!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Oh my gosh I love the basket...totally didn't see the crumbs :) Can't wait to see what you do with them!

-Hayley

Magic Brush said...

Love the basket!!!!!!! Post what you do with it!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Great baskets!

My husband can't clean counters either. Or tables. His version of cleaning the table is brushing the crumbs off it. When I want him really to clean stuff I tell him he can't do "guy cleaning", he has to do real cleaning.

~ Sarah

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

wow i am so jealous, i love those baskets and for free? score

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That basket is AMAZING! And definitely warrants NOT wiping the counters. I am so jealous of your high profile job and all it's perks!

Meg said...

I love the baskets!

Amber said...

WOW!! I LOVE those!! You are such a lucky lady.

Oh wait!! My hubby is a teacher....hmmmmm.........

I'm on a mission now!

Erin said...

sounds like you deserved a cool basket! what will you put in it??

Mandi said...

Love that basket, and you probably already have a home picked out for it too.

Kataroo said...

ove those!

MOMSWEB said...

I love the crumbs...they share the reality of Motherhood (smile). Oh yea, the basket is nice also.

Becky said...

Love the basket! Hate conferences! I remember those days before my temporary mommy retirement :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Too Cute! I have one in yellow. You can never have too many.

That's what she said said...

I have 2 of those type baskets here at my office. I haven't decided what I want to do with them so they haven't made it home yet. I can't wait to see what you do so I can get a little inspiration.

Also let me know how you get the crumb leaving husband to clean up that mess -- I need to teach mine as well.

Shannon said...

I love it! I have one that I just love.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love those baskets! I used to teach before I had kids, and the free stuff was so minimal. I'm glad you scored.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I am SOOOO jealous! Love those old locker baskets :)!! Have fun with it!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love old locker baskets! How fun for you!!

Layla said...

J.E.A.L.O.U.S.

You lucky duck, you!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Ashley said...

So neat! I can't believe they actually still had these at the school.

That Girl said...

lol at no you didnt wipe the counters but you took a pic.

Jill said...

Oh. I. Love.
-Jill

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love em'! I have one and Im always on the lookout for more. You just gave this girl a good idea! SCHOOL~ Wont hurt to ask,right~

Kristin said...

Those are very cool. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Michele said...

You are soooo lucky...I love those baskets! Can't believe you stood in heels at conferences...you're good!

Hugz,
Michele

michele g. said...

FREE!!!! I can't belive you got them for free. I just came back from Warrenton,Tx where they have a week long antique sale and paid 11.00 for each basket for which I came home with 6. I have also bought some on ebay but paid way more for those. Free you lucky duck.

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Oh, my word, this is awesome! And free! There are so many things you can do with those... you lucky woman!

Bella Casa said...

Very cool!

I just bought a wire basket at Pier 1 for $12.99. It's pretty cool, but it's no locker basket!

Barb said...

Humm... what are you going to do with the baskets? I can hear your brain working. Those are neat. I love ANYTHING organizie!! You know me. Always a place to put stuff huh? In the mud room for the kids gloves??? Ideas are starting to roll in.

Mom

Lisa said...

You lucky girl!

Julie said...

Wow...I love that basket. What a great find...the janitor Rocks!!!

Amber M. said...

What a fantastic basket! I can just imagine all the fun things you'll find to put in there...

Jenny said...

Cool basket!

I don't think men can actually SEE crumbs on the counter or other things we notice.

Lisa said...

The baskets are wonderful!

Amanda said...

LOVE the basket!

kel said...

I love vintage stuff like that!! awesome!!

bec4 said...

Oh it is fabulous--just the rigth amount of rust (no doubt from sweaty clothes Ü).

My name is PJ. said...

We must have gone to the same school. :)

Cathy said...

I love these old baskets. Used to teach myself and never saw these around our building. Hmm...have to check some antique and resale shops

Hillcrest Acres said...

Love the basket!!!!

Crumbs...I didn't see any crumbs!

new every morning said...

Wow! So many possibilities!

Mrs. Jones said...

Wish we had cool things like that at my school. ;-)

~Heather

UPrinting said...

Haha! You are such a "craft-geek." See, I even invented a new word to describe your obsession. :) I hope you'll create something amazing with that old basket.

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