Hi! Welcome to my new blog! I've been blogging at mermerings for awhile now on things to do in and around Atlanta and the Southeast, thrifty stuff I've found online and in flea markets, affordable fashion and art, DIY projects, and everything else upon which my easily wandering eye has alighted, even ever so briefly. Perhaps due to the frequency of my blogging and the inevitably associated buying, it's become increasingly evident to me that my hyperactive consumerist tendencies (i.e., I'm a shopaholic) are, in the long run, utterly wasteful and completely unsustainable. (I mean, my closet is only so big, right??) And so, with the tiniest degree of newfound clarity, I've decided to make a go, in baby steps, of re-evaluating my own lifestyle, disposition, values, and habits. I hope that others will be inspired to do likewise.
One important aspect of doing our part by the world around us is choosing to reuse. Here, at Past Presents Shop, I plan on encouraging that choice to reuse by introducing (or re-introducing, as it were) a selectively edited variety of vintage housewares, from milk bottles to mixing bowls, cutlery to cake stands, and vases to Victrolas. To keep things interesting, I'll be pairing each past present with another item, perhaps an outfit, a vignette, or a drawing, that draws upon a similar vein of visual inspiration. When possible, each past present will also be accompanied by a description and brief history. Hopefully, this process will be as fun, exciting, and even informative for you as I'm expecting it to be for me, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!