5 Favorite Reclaimed Finds from Etsy
Sep 24, 2009
Reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, upcycled… call it what you want. It just means reusing something for a new, often grander, purpose. On Etsy, it seems there's no end to sellers' creativity. Search handmade items for the popular keywords "recyced" and "reclaimed" and you'll spend way too much time (like I did) marveling at the results. Here are my top five picks. —Diane
An oak leaf made from an English beer bottle. This shop is worth a visit just for its colorful item descriptions. The artist, Brian Western, writes about this piece: "I think this would be swell with a mandolin, accordion, tuba trio with a grilled cheese sandwich." $75.
Vintage plates and glass candleholders form a tower of charm. $32.
Made from weathered siding salvaged after Hurricane Katrina. May be ordered with picture-frame glass or a mirror. $85.
Hold your keys or kitchen utensils on loops. Only $12!
Color, texture, and function. $42.
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