REPURPOSED ITEMS

I’m a junk purveyor.  A purveyor of all things junk.  I used to think I didn’t like to spend money, but I recently realized that’s not it at all.  I hate spending money on things that seem meaningless, or are overpriced, or just for the sake of having stuff.

I think that is why I have fallen in love with the idea of repurposing.  I mean, we’ve been given this planet and all things on it, does it make any sense for us to be filling it up with discarded, meaningless, junk? 

Surely we can first of all reduce what we buy. I’m going to work on that in 2008.

Secondly we can learn to REPURPOSE or re-use some of the things we already have.

Thirdly, we can learn to take the junk of others and prove it’s worth, restore it’s usefulness and recycle it in someway. That’s mostly what this blog will highlight. Any ‘crafting’ or ‘artistry’ that is produced will be done so purely from thrifted or second-hand, or junk items. I’ll spend to buy glue and maybe the odd knick-knack but I don’t believe in filling up a craft closet full of BRAND NEW supplies. Anyone can create if you can just go buy it from a shelf somewhere. My creativity is inspired from the things I find.

Hubby and I have been on ebay for about 8 years now and always joke that we “buy junk and sell antiques”.  That’s kind of what we’ve always done.  This blog is highlighting the next phase of that where we conciously choose to share what we are doing in the hopes that it will inspire someone to make some changes, get creative, hug the earth a little.

We could not be considered tree-huggers by any means, but we could be called thrifty for all the right reasons.

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9 Responses to “REPURPOSED ITEMS”

  1. Yvette Says:

    Hi 🙂

    I am glad to come across individuals that believe in consuming less…I have been a junkie for some years. I would buy things and weeks later I would find them still in their packaging. As a college student, my daily schedule was school, work, studying, sleep, and back to school, work, and studying, sleep. It was an on going cycle so when I would squeeze in to go to the store I would buy things to stock for later but I was buying so much junk it was crazy. Before the new year began I become more eco-conscious and I started reading a lot of articles online and in print magazines about reducing, recycling, and reusing and realized I had to do something or else I was going to sufficate myself with too much stuff. Thus, I made a pledge to buy less junk unless I am really going to use often and it will be worth the money spent on. I came across a website that explained the whole ordeal of “stuff” and how buying too much of it affects different parties, thus I spread the word about it so others can be aware of it. I would like to share it with you also, it is http://www.storyofstuff.com/
    Thanks for sharing your story and creative ideas with others (they are cool ideas)

    🙂

  2. Repurposed Says:

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  3. kimberly Says:

    A Big Thanks
    Just want to say it agian,
    Thanks for the PLUG………So Sweet

    You sure are Just a Great Gal

    I just finished another Book Purse, Marilyn in Pink and she’s so pretty

    From Kimberly
    Peace


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