Did you ever consider the possibility that our hobby of collecting things, whether it be coins and currency, jewelry, furniture, paintings and etchings are really a "Green" sort of past time.
Getting back to the Hilo Show, we saw many different and interesting types of collectibles
Vintage camera, medicinal bottles, Advertising.
Years ago, old furniture would have been thought of as outdated and thrown out or given away.
Or even old bottles, now sought after in old abandoned garbage dumps in DT Honolulu, old church, school and town sites.
I personally really like this bottle with the spiral design!
I also remember when a family moved out of the old neighborhood,
we would find a ton of old dishes, linen, appliances, even photos that were
left on the side of the road for rubbish pick up.
This is before "Dumpster Diving" and garage sales became a popular pastime!
China tableware with vintage floral designs.
Makes me want to go to High Tea somewhere.
Last but not least, did you have one of these in your home?
I was tempted to purchase the Chinese kissing figures!
Vintage Kokeshi Dolls are neat collectibles too!
I have a small miniature collection of these vintage wooden folk-art dolls from Japan. Most of mine have little top knots carved on their heads.
Or vintage paper ephemera, postcards, letters and more.
Some of the old postcards range in price from $5.00 and up.
Think Green and Enjoy your collections!
Sandy and Craig Watanabe