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Thrift shopping to me, is rescuing wonderful little articles from the massive bins they sit in, the large black trash bags they're thrown into, the hoarders who cram them into more boxes, and the depths of a compost heap. When that little owl figurine looks back at you with those sad eyes, it lights up once it's on the mantle of your fireplace. That old vest, with one tiny stain, looks tired and worn in the basket and on the racks, but once it's paired with a vintage necklace and a pair of boots, it's back to the state it was in when the owner who once cherished it wore it without hesitating. With thrift, you find the opportunity to reuse and re-love something that was once loved and once used. We far too often replace the old with the new, creating only more waste, and more wasted resources. When we rediscover the purposes of old things we make the world a better place. No Botox needed. No one is 21 forever…

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  • Born on December 10
  • Joined September 30, 2011

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Thrift shopping to me, is rescuing wonderful little articles from the massive bins they sit in, the large black trash bags they're thrown into, the hoarders who cram them into more boxes, and the depths of a compost heap. When that little owl figurine looks back at you with those sad eyes, it lights up once it's on the mantle of your fireplace. That old vest, with one tiny stain, looks tired and worn in the basket and on the racks, but once it's paired with a vintage necklace and a pair of boots, it's back to the state it was in when the owner who once cherished it wore it without hesitating. With thrift, you find the opportunity to reuse and re-love something that was once loved and once used. We far too often replace the old with the new, creating only more waste, and more wasted resources. When we rediscover the purposes of old things we make the world a better place. No Botox needed. No one is 21 forever.

I am also the creator and admin of the art blog PigeonholedPress.com, where I feature the artwork and creative antics of friends and friends of friends. Get in touch if you'd like to share your work, at pigeon.holed [!at] yahoo.com

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