Friday, July 16, 2010
To preserve or not to preserve
I came across this sign pinned to a power pole near our house. Our neighbourhood is pretty good for keeping old homes intact but not always, apparently. I can understand, but sometimes you just don't have a choice. Some old homes are rotting, the electrical is dangerous, and then there is asbestos to mull over. I'm definitely all for salvaging an old home versus tearing down, if you can. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!
This couple is all for preserving, reusing and recycling. I shot this home, and the homeowner's many animals, a couple of years ago. I don't think they ever bought anything new, and their home was lovely. Todd built the garden table and chairs with reclaimed wood, and created the "chandelier" in their dining room. Pretty clever guy.
I'm a big believer in reusing and recycling as well, so when I spotted these old wood boxes at Stepback, I picked them up for all my back up dvds. They hold hundreds! Apparently these boxes were used to house fire extinguishers. I'm trying to sort out my office, so these will help as well as look kinda happy.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Back on Monday with a cookie.