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Hunting with Holmes: Check out these treasures found at Prince George Hospice Resale Shop

"Upcycled"
Hunting with Holmes - July 31, 2020 fountains
Oh the amazing things you can build with a few knick-knacks and an eye for detail. (via Amanda Holmes for Prince George Hospice Resale Shop)

upcycled

/ˈəpˌsīkəld/

adjective

1. (of discarded objects or material) reused in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. "upcycled furniture"

On July 29, a friend of mine came by for a visit. We found ourselves chatting about my new career, and I began to gush about all the fun ideas I have to get people thrifting more.

“Oh you don’t need to tell me,” she said as she pulled her phone out of her purse.

“Look what I did with an old lamp from your store!”

You guys seriously!!??? I’m always mind blown by the creativity some people have.

Steph used a lamp she bought from our McGill store, an old faucet from her mom’s yard, a glass watering ball and some solar lights to create this eclectic piece.

She also took her grandmother’s metal watering can and created a magical “fountain,” in her garden.

Two very different items that have been upcycled into works of art!

So simple, so thrifty and so unique, I love both of these ideas.

So much so, that I would like to start a group where we can work together, upcycling some of our stores items and making them fabulous again.

Hunting with Holmes is a featured column in partnership with the Prince George Hospice Resale Shop and Amanda Holmes. You can find treasures at its stores, 3051 McGill Cres. and 1466 3 Ave., visit its Facebook page or give them a call at 250-964-1505.