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Welcome to SupplySideECOnomics!
(It's really Eco-FRIENDLY-nomics, but that was too long for Etsy.)

This is the sister-store to RescuedOfferings.Etsy.com where we reuse, recycle and reinvent many different things and create new, upcycled products.

Over the years, because I create using mostly recycled "materials", I have become the repository for surplus, leftovers and cool cast-offs; from antique to vintage to new, from fabric and buttons to beads and pieces of hardware. Among our friends and family there are interior designers, wholesale bedding manufactures, remodelers, store owners, science geeks, general pack-rats who occasionally "de-stash" …well, you get the idea.

I am dedicated to keeping everything we can out of the landfill and finding it a new home. What I cannot use for the…

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About

Welcome to SupplySideECOnomics!
(It's really Eco-FRIENDLY-nomics, but that was too long for Etsy.)

This is the sister-store to RescuedOfferings.Etsy.com where we reuse, recycle and reinvent many different things and create new, upcycled products.

Over the years, because I create using mostly recycled "materials", I have become the repository for surplus, leftovers and cool cast-offs; from antique to vintage to new, from fabric and buttons to beads and pieces of hardware. Among our friends and family there are interior designers, wholesale bedding manufactures, remodelers, store owners, science geeks, general pack-rats who occasionally "de-stash" …well, you get the idea.

I am dedicated to keeping everything we can out of the landfill and finding it a new home. What I cannot use for the items we make for Rescued Offerings, I offer here.

Over time, my friends (and some of their friends) have picked-up on this obsession and I am constantly brought bags, bolts and boxes of discarded and sometimes very strange items …. and I usually find new lives for most all of it. But sometimes, we just have way TOO much. That is the stuff listed here.

Recycle, reuse, repurpose, upcycle – all of these terms have been applied to what we do and they all mean something just a little different. “Rescue” covers them all!

So what exactly do we rescue? Two things, really.

First, we rescue things … wonderful things that are destined for the junk pile or landfill, remnants from designers and quilters, things found when someone sadly cleans out the back corner of their grandmother’s closet, broken and mismatched jewelry, old sweaters, yesterdays prom dress, vintage table cloths and linens, old fruit jars and bits of wire, and piles and piles of buttons, and buckles and baubles! And then we make things!

But we also rescue bits of history and memories and find them new homes.

Where were these dresses worn that have been cut up to make beautiful quilt squares found stashed in a box at an estate sale? How many family dinners and conversations were had around an old vintage table cloth? Was this delicately embroidered dresser scarf part of someone’s hope chest or a Christmas present for a loved one? How many lives touch the collection of buttons used to adorn the front of a purse? Why is this pieced quilt top with the message “made by mom with love” embroidered in the corner for sale at Goodwill?

We think about these things and it affects and inspires our work as these many wonderful “things” are transformed and become part of new memories as they are offered to you!

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