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.

1 comment:

Tom Judson said...

You're not gonna believe this, but the canoe pillow was mine! You bought it out of my friend Deb's stall at the flea market! We do, indeed, have remarkably similar tastes!