Remixed Vintage is an online store at Etsy.com (http://judythejazzcat.etsy.com/) Many of my items have been “upcycled,” “reclaimed” or “repurposed.” Old vintage pieces get transformed so they have new uses and new charm. If you’re a fan of Remixed Vintage, you may find beauty & value in old slightly rusted/scratched up objects. There’s a LOT of junk out there that’s taking up space in landfills or piling up in attics & garages just waiting for attention. The kicker is, there’s so much stuff being mass-produced, imported in, then eventually thrown away, that the pile keeps growing and growing every year. Upcycling or Repurposing is a small way to use what we already have around us. It’s also fun learning about the history of a vintage or antique item. Where did it come from? Who made this and when/how was it made? What was it used for, and what can I use it for now?
Have YOU ever repurposed a vintage item? Do you enjoy treasure hunting in thrift stores & antique markets? Or maybe you just found something amazing in grandma’s attic & you’re proudly sharing it on the mantle again. Well here’s a chance to prove it.
THE RULES: Post a photo on the wall of Remixed Vintage’s fan page (http://facebook.com/RemixedVintage) that shows us how you re-use or recycle old items – and you’ll be entered in my drawing for a free Remixed Vintage train case! Please provide a little description along with the photos you submit. You’ll have 2 weeks to submit as many times as you like. (Contest ends January 22, 2010, Drawing will be at 3PM) The more various examples you share, the more times you’re entered into the drawing.
Grand prize: One customized Remixed Vintage train case or jewelry box designed by Judy V.
Runner up: Choose between free shipping or $20 off a train case or jewelry box currently up in my store.