Actually, I spotted them sitting in front of a neighbor's house by their garbage can on trash day. I circled them several times on my walk before deciding these babies were coming home with me. (I don't know whose house it was, so if you are the neighbor these happened to belong to, I'm now embarassed and . . . thank you?)
The lights no longer worked, but I planned to use them indoors anyway. I got my scissors and went to work removing all of the strings of lights.
I then sprayed them both white to make them feel more "ZGallerie" and less crafty. I also thought the white would work nicely on my dining room table.
I do love a freebie, but I was especially thrilled when my babysitter walked in the next day and said "I love your pumpkins! Where did you find them?" Funny she should ask. . .