Since I've taken the handmade pledge from Etsy, it's got me thinking about being authentic. Did I really want to take the pledge? Can I commit to the pledge? Or did I just copy the button because it's cute and will look attractive on my blog? Hmmmmm. So I've decided that yes indeed, I am seriously going to try to buy only handmade or second hand items for a while. Life is about sharing and being honest, being true and keeping integrity...right? So I challenge you too! If you feel like you can commit to buying handmade or second hand items for a while or forever, I'm sure what you find will be remarkable. Think about all the stuff in the world anyway. Do we really need to keep buying more new things...and yes, a lot of the things that I buy are just "things" and then I get tired of those "things" and get new "things". I know I'm rambling, but this has me exploring so many different thoughts. How does buying secondhand and handmade items make you feel? Do you think we'll see how much we all waste in stores like...well you know which ones I'm talking about:)
Have fun exploring these handmade and second hand images from Etsy!
Cylindrical hanging swag lamp...beautiful!
you and me embroidered patterns
flower bed-little hoot