January 24, 2009

Repurpose -- I love that word!

I grew up wearing my aunt's hand-me-downs. I didn't mind but it does have some unattractive issues. Repurpose sounds so invigorating, alive, and useful, plus plain old common-sensical.

Here are a couple of repurposed items in my quilt room. I'm packing up my Grandma Pearl's pink depression glass and passing it on to my cousin Margie. But this piece I bought myself for toothpicks. I think it looks great as a flat-head-pin holder.
On the left is a planter, it once had cactus in it on Grandma Pearl's sun porch. I'll bet my grandma really loved me, my favorite job when on a stay-over was wiping down the shelves on said sun porch. What a deal for Grandma! I have a bigger round plant pot in my counter in the kitchen with most often used utensils in it. All three of these items make my heart smile with memories...and repurpose.

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Bizarre Quilter said...

That's the way... only have trinkets that make you smile - and they are useful!! Very FLY :)

Sommer said...

I think I might be a bit jealous of Aunt Margie getting those glasses of Grandma Pearl's! Okay, just kidding...kind of;-)

I love to be able to re-purpose things as well and there is something especially neat about using items of a loved one!

Lots of love,
Sommer(Mike's daughter)

Numismatist Facts said...

Oh my, the more I read your blog the more I think we are soulmates!

Repurposing rocks!

Thanks for making me smile!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Well - let me try again - I love your clever containers. I have a big fat pitcher with a sunflower on it in the kitchen to hold my utensils. My favorite re-purposing is using crystal banana split boats for corn-on-the-cob, useful and so pretty. In my studio I have an old Mellow Roast coffee can for pens, pencils, seam rippers, paintbrushes, screwdrivers - anything that will stand up in a can. I love old cans. Hope this doesn't come through twice - blogger seems to be cranky today.

Candace said...

Sentimental treasures, the best kind.