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WPC: Repurpose

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of January 27, 2017.

Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed, or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use.

Visiting Riverside last December, I enjoyed eating at The Old Spaghetti Factory for the first time.  The food was good — but even better were the antique decorations.  This restaurant chain has been around for quite awhile now (there’s one not far from my house), but I’d never stepped inside before and was delighted to see all the refurbished glass and woodwork — and a streetcar sitting in the middle of the room.

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My second example of repurposing is sort of a two-fer.

Back in 1996, I took a trip with my mom up to Leavenworth, Washington, where she spent part of her childhood.  One of my favorite souvenirs from that trip was a glass mug; I brought it home and was very happily using it as intended — until there was an unfortunate mishap:

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With the broken pieces glued back in place, it found a second life, both very useful and decorative, as a holder of my straight knitting needles.

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And the bonus tidbit is that the above photos were taken using my homemade light box, constructed out of wire clothes hangers and a white vinyl shower curtain!

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