I have been a longtime seller & buyer off of Ebay and Craigslist. Not only is it a great way to recycle the "stuff" we have, but both websites are amazing resources for finding just about anything you need, in excellent or even new condition. In this age of mass markets with the likes of Target, Ikea, Rooms to Go, etc... I enjoy finding pieces of furniture or accessories that were made at a time when quality reigned over quantity. The success of these big box stores results from today's notion of the "disposable" lifestyle. Our grandparents generation bought one living room or dining room set and pledged & polished that set on a daily basis out of a desire to cherish what you owned. This kid glove care is why items from that era survived, have been passed down, and are still in working order today.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010