"Dumpster Diving Diva Window"

November 13th, 2008 in member junk     
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Dumpster Diving Window!
776 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Dumpster Diving Window!
773 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Dumpster Diving Window!
776 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

Dumpster Diving Window!

776 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

Hello Junkers,

This has been a dream of mine to display my dumpster diving/alley crawling finds.

Yes, that is my Christmas tree in the window.  All ornaments found in the trash.

Artpiece on wall is a old part of a sign and I screwed on piano peddles I found.

This is what the sign says in the Window.


The Décor you see in this window are pieces we have either dug out of a DUMPSTER or picked-up in an ALLEY of Pierce County.


The only bought items are the Christmas Balls and Candy.

Happy Junking to you All!

From the Dumpster Diving Divas.

The response from the public has been so great.

They leave me messages saying they can't believe the things I find.


Hope you enjoy the window!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Deidre Norris
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, centerpiece, wood, artwork, furniture, funky, , family room, living room, retro, light fixture, modern, table, lamp, paint, dumpster diving diva window, alley crawling, 50s, 60s

Comments (12)

SantaClaus writes: My dream too but at this stage of my life, it'll always by a dream - hopefully, in my next life? LOLLLLLLL Posted: 7:51 am on February 6th
JunkMama1 writes: Deidre...cant' wait to see you at Sanford & Son's Fleamarket this weekend...and you know I LOVE the window! Nice seeing another local junker posting on the Junk Market too! Posted: 12:42 am on December 2nd
rosesandrust writes: What a good idea ! Posted: 2:59 pm on November 16th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Janis,

I'm closed Monday-Thursday.

But, I can meet you down at my shop and open for you.

There's tons of shops Downtown Tacoma.

I'm right by the Link Rail that goes from one side of the town to the other with a few stops. It's FAB!

Let me know!
You can call me at my store 253-779-9927.

Posted: 12:28 am on November 15th
fellowjunker writes: I'm so excited as I just noticed your address!!!! My husband is going to Seattle next week and I think I might tag along and have him drop me off at your store. Is there other shopping near you? Are you open Mon.& Tues?
xojanis Posted: 11:36 am on November 14th
kopykatkim writes: Very creative!!!! Love the fact that you actually did dumpster dive, Most folks would be scared to do that. Thanks for sharing. Love Your tree and display.
Kim Posted: 7:34 pm on November 13th
Chovey writes: Oh, I do love ths display!! What great project finds! Let's see more, more displays and ideas!
Cynthia Posted: 6:46 pm on November 13th
MimiToria writes: How great is this!!! Thanks for sharing, as it truly is an amazing story if you stop and think about how much of a throw away world we've become. You are doing the world a service by educating them along the way. You never know, you may be turning new people onto junking.
Gretchen Posted: 5:51 pm on November 13th
fellowjunker writes: Outstanding!
xojanis Posted: 5:20 pm on November 13th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Thank you!

The hanging metal Ball is a retro 1950's/60's hanging lamp. Posted: 4:44 pm on November 13th
SnowmanHill writes: Love it!!! What is hanging from the top? I like how you did the tree.. so cute!
Krista Posted: 4:41 pm on November 13th
shabbychick writes: That's funny (and a very creative window display) - wouldn't it be funny if a passerby noticed something they had thrown out and decided they liked it??? They could buy it back from you!!! :)


P.S. I especially love the Christmas tree - hard to believe someone threw that out...lucky you!! Posted: 2:04 pm on November 13th
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