Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Boxes, Boxes, Boxes

January is a when all our inventory arrives. 
It's a blast!
It has been 6 months since I went to market and ordered, so it's a bit like opening presents.

Lots and lots of presents. I spend the whole time saying: "ooh that's cute" and "oh I love that" occasionally, "what was I thinking?". Chalk it up to experience or buying ONLY what I love, somehow it works.

reduce-reuse recycle
Then there is the packing material. With the downturn in the economy there is a currently a slump in demand for some recyclables. Sheesh! Just when you saved all that mixed paper and all those magazines, you find you have to... save them some more... We took all the cardboard to the recycle center, and we found an interesting, okay, maybe a little eccentric way of dealing with some bubble wrap and styrofoam.

We have been working on the conservatory this winter. Adding a floor, electricity and finishing interior walls. We did not plan on insulating this building as we only use it in the spring/summer, but there before us was all this styrofoam and bubble wrap that came with our cool gift
inventory. So... into the walls it went! It's not a high R-value but it's waterproof and a step better than no insulation.

I wonder what the next owner of this building will think when they remodel and find my recycle-reuse coup.

1 comment:

Carla said...

I love your creative use of materials! Also, I have a pretty good case of spring fever going and I am eagerly awaiting your opening weekend to see what new goodies will be welcoming us to Living in the Garden. Go Suzanne!