AT on... Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

AT on... Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Amber Byfield
Mar 18, 2010

We spent a day at home this week, shopping at small-town junk shops (funny how something we hated so much as a kid is now a favorite outing). These two signs stopped us in our tracks at one antique shop. Little did the shop owner know, she'd appealed to two tenets of our green lifestyle.

Shop Mom & Pop? Absolutely. We're huge proponents of buying local, and often will make the decision to purchase a product from a locally-owned store rather than a big-box retailer. And Recycle With Antiques? You betcha. Giving things—books, vases, jewelry, pottery, and more—a second, third, or even fourth life is the easiest way to live green.

To make it even better, she gave us a half-off deal on six pieces of collectible pottery. Why? Because she needed the shelf space for other curious collectibles, of course.

It just goes to show that even the tiniest mom-and-pop junk shop in the smallest of towns understands how to appeal to us greenies. And we don't mind that she described us as, "Hippies, but not quite old enough to be hippies."

(Image: Amber Byfield for Re-Nest)

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