Sunday, June 29, 2014

"In a world where discovery is more important than delivery,

it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up. ~Joichi Ito

That quotation caught my attention because those of us in this "old stuff" business do a little of all of that.  The old stuff sellers are the true "green" retailers in this world.  We keep things recycling...we keep the landfills less cluttered...even the fancy auction houses are nothing more than high end consignment shops.  It is all used merchandise at this end of the retail spectrum.

The new trend is the repurpose-renew-recycle not just collect, and so this-a pallet--
can become these...made locally, by the way, by a Stone Harbor resident...
 
 
But...a woman came into my shop the other day with the ultimate repurposing piece of art...
a miniature scene in a small storage box...an old piano shaped jewelry box transformed with tidbits of repurposed miniature touches...
Gail Beers is the creator of these wonderful steampunk-themed miniatures (and a side note..we are getting in a new line of steampunk necklaces and earrings from my Texas card creator).  Anyway, I had to go to Gail's display to see more of her creations at the Open Air Market up the road this morning...isn't she cute!
 
 
So, I give you a tour of her work where the small scale makes a big impact...enjoy escaping into the mini world...and the ultimate of repurposing and recycling...like the little clock face table...
 
 The stove is an old little coffee tin...and all other little repurposed goodies...
 
 At the top left corner of this scene is a deserted wasp nest with original spider web!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 "...there's a reason people build miniatures. Doesn't matter if it's guys laying out model railroads or women decorating dollhouses. It's about control. It's about reinventing reality [to] get...satisfaction in creating a little world...making things turn out the way they want, at least in their dreams.”  From The Bette Davis Club ~Jane Lotter


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