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.