[item] Orange polka dot salad serving utensils
[purchase info] Received as a housewarming gift
[time in my possession] Approximately 4 years
[last used] 1.5 years ago
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Medium
[destination] Given to a family in need
[info] I have 2 sets of these and I’m downsizing to one. This was a bit of a tough choice, as I received them as a gift. I really like them, but I just have to keep going with the downsizing.
[item] Mini VW hippie bus
[purchase info] I bought this at a thrift store
[time in my possession] Approximately 3.5 years
[last used] Never… well define “use”. I can’t really use it or drive it, but I looked at it on a shelf for a while. Does that count? Hmmmm…. That could be a whole blog post.
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy
[info] I had this sitting on a shelf with lots of other knick-knacks collecting dust. Not needed, although it’s kind fun. If I get one in the future, it will be full sized and used a lot.
A few years ago, in my “excessable” art show, I had a gift card rug made out of 1296 gifts cards from different stores. The show was in July and I left the rug in the car a little too long in the heat, melting a good portion of it.
I recently used some of the gift cards in a video shoot. I had to take them out and clean them up, as they’ve been sitting in my garage for years. I’ve added a few to the collection, with thoughts of putting the rug back together. Problem: no box tape and no retail shopping. I need to get creative with the pile of cards. I have a few ideas…
I did get creative with the pile of rotary dial phones that were used in the show. I really had no intention of keeping them, but they’re just fun to have around. I’ve used them for many photo shoots, video shoots and props. Right now, they’re a permanent art fixture in my foyer.
Here’s some of the photos…
I know it’s crazy to keep all this stuff from my art show, but it’s not in a landfill and I do use it occasionally, or some of it, all the time. I think I’ll hang on to the phones and gift cards for a while. If I do get rid of them, I’ll make sure they go to a great home.