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One Woman’s Crap…


…is another woman’s treasure:

mostly silk thread
More sweet threads. These are some of my favorite shades, and two of them are silk. They were Not To Be Resisted.
brass pot for mordanting
Rather ugly brass pot for mordanting dye goods. Ebay: $24. Urban Ore: $2.

pan for rust dyeing
Awesomely mangy and rusted steel pan for trying rust dyeing.

4$ + tax for the lot.

A small haul, but Urban Ore apparently saves the crafty stuff for the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. Their furniture department, however, was out of hand. I was so mesmerized I forgot to take my camera out of my purse. Pea yoo.

I dream of being able to buy a house, and furnish and embellish it primarily from Urban Ore.

Urban Ore sells: Cabinets, hardware, lighting, sporting goods, furniture, arts and media, books, unique clothing, household goods, doors, trim wood, windows, tile, stone, metals, lumber, garden supplies and plants, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, shower doors, and glass. The full list, here, boggles the mind.

On an average day, Urban Ore prevents nearly 20 tons of waste from entering local landfills.

Do you have a salvage yard near you? Do you visit it? They’re lots of fun!

7 thoughts on “One Woman’s Crap…

  1. Those pretty colours on all those threads! Have never heard of a salvage store other than the habitat re-store


  2. Like your previous poster the only salvage store I have heard of is the habitat re-store, that is unless you include thrift stores and second hand shops. I need to visit local thrift shops to find some used picture frames for my needlework. Sometimes I find nothing; other times there’s a treasure trove.

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    • Yes, timing can be everything at a thrift store, can’t it? I think I am very lucky where I live, with so many salvage yards within easy reach. I hope the idea catches on. It’s such a great way to repurpose materials instead of landfilling them.


  3. OMG I’m hopping on the next plane…

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