Friday, April 17, 2009
One Man's Treasure
One way to reduce consumption is to reuse other people's castaways. Of course, it takes a bit of time and an imaginative eye to see through all the rubble in order to find the one item that might work in your life. What I like about the flea markets on 9W in Ravena was the lack of editing. You want a box of eight-track tapes? How about a slightly cracked set of dishes? Hey, they were just going to the landfill anyway; they might as well sit on the shelf at the flea market with the possibility of finding a home. I am pleased to report that the mismatched set of crystal cordial glasses (50 cents each) made their way home, as did the canoe pillow, a bag of Matchbox cars and an old Easter basket.