Today is known as Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year) and as Buy Nothing Day (a day when you are supposed to restrain yourself from consuming).
I like the idea behind "Buy Nothing Day". But, I feel that something that would be good to do today and year round would be for people to shop from small local businesses, small online businesses and from arts and crafts makers.
Today I have found an array of accessories that include vintage parts in the making of the final product. Reclaiming something old and turning it into something new is a great idea!
So, think of buying from an online or local craftsperson or artisan.
Or see what you can whip up yourself!
I love taking miscellaneous vintage odds and ends and turning them into something new like jewelry, purses, sculptures, cards, etc...
This post was originally published on November 24, 2006.