As a person who is easily thrilled at thrift store and freebie finds, as well as who is interested in upcycling and repurposing, I struggle with this balance all the time. So, Hoarders Unite now has over 25 members, and I wanted to share with you a couple of these shops on Etsy.
Cigarboxbeads is a member of Hoarders Unite, and has beautiful woven beadwork available in the shop. This beautiful bracelet is an example of the marvelous talent of this seller. She hales from Seal Beach, California, and has a second Etsy shop called suchandsort. Suchandsort is a shop in which you will find "a bit of everything- from vintage buttons to found items to collectibles to hand crafted artwork." Visit the shop to find some great repurposed items like these vintage-glass-bottles-turned-bud-vases.
(this photo belongs to such and sort, from her shop)
Take a Sunday drive through Etsy on the Information Superhighway, and see what you find...