Recommended by tx_flower_child - Jan 19, 2017 2:32 AM
Got junk? Love junk? Gotta have it because, like beauty, it's all in the eye of the beholder?
Mary Randolph Carter has written what she calls 'a confession'. She's also the book's photographer of all things junk, or as we might say today, 're-purposed'. (The book was published in 1997 which would be before the term 're-purpose' came into vogue.)
A random list of some of the chapters includes: Tool's Gold, Old Paint, Gimme Shelter, Gilligan's Garden, View with a Room, The Wheel Thing, and - as you might guess would be a personal favorite of mine - Flower Power.
Flipping through the book while writing this review makes me want to shout, 'Look, y'all!' at each turn of a page. So much inspiration for those of us who believe in re-purposing or 'upcycling'.
A reviewer on Amazon wrote, 'Carter's advice on what to do with a corroded tool is useful; consult her list of junk shops [The Junk Guide] quickly, before the owners decide they're hawking antiques.'
Even so, the pages of the Junk Guide include names, pictures, comments, and receipts that will either make you grin or laugh out loud.
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