Recycling for Profit!

6 Aug

Recycling can be done in many different ways.

It’s not just about pushing used bottle and jars into a recycling bin!

Here at Bealtaine Cottage most of the contents of my home are recycled household items.

I have added to the kitchen  contents with this lovely wall shelving, bought second-hand at the Boot Fair in Carrick-on-Shannon over the weekend.

It cost me 20 euros…a bargain and I didn’t even have to barter, as this was the asking price which I thought was fair, so paid it.

It’s perfect in my kitchen!

I also bought a Bread Bin for 4 euros…in the same colour as I painted the floor.

I never know what treats await me as I forage through the Fair on a Sunday morning…and last Sunday I arrived home with three items for my cottage, the last being this unusual mirror, made from metal and looking slightly Gothic!

It seemed to fit perfectly beside the door to the porch, reflecting the Victorian wash-stand by the opposite wall.

There are so many different and interesting ways to recycle…it’s not just about glass and cans!

4 Responses to “Recycling for Profit!”

  1. airmid3 August 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Hi Colette,

    What lovely treasures you have found. Wish there was a Car Boot Fair near us as i love a good rummage and I love second hand bargains. I agree with your comments on the left about suburban lawns even out here in the country – depressing! Hopefully you will come to clifden soon and give a talk about permaculture. I’ll give you a shout when the premises is ready. Alternatively, are there any dates between Sept and Nov that would suit you?

    • PermaGoddess August 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      You could always organize one! Now there’s an idea…and advertise it to all your customers…with a recycling theme!
      Colx

  2. funkykarmamagic August 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    beautiful, I always think that previously used items have more soul than new pieces.

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