One thing you’ll recognize in the new store is our giant green tubes, donated from The Arden’s production of Robin Hood. We moved them all from the old building to our new location at 2nd and Cecil B. Moore. We’re always trying to think of creative reuses for a lot of the weirder materials we get in, like the tubes. While many artists, builders and makers have used them in different ways, we had one artist come in a give us an idea we had never heard before! See, the tubes are just cardboard packing tubes painted with various … Continue reading
Customer Joanne Hulme comes into The Resource Exchange quite often to buy and rent reclaimed and recycled fabric, props, and home decor pieces. Joanne is a decorator and planner for South Jersey Party Rentals. Recently, she entered a design into The Tabletop Gallery at The Special Event 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee and was a finalist! Her design featured Resource Exchange materials like paper and boxes that created a table scape for a children’s book party. She called the tablescape, “Lunch at the Library.” Here you can see her whimsical, delicate, and reclaimed elements that make up well known children’s book scenes … Continue reading
This isn’t “Where’s Waldo,” it’s “Where’s Karyn?!” She is setting up part of the store in this picture…but can you spot her among all of our awesome reclaimed stuff!?! Look closely… Did you think this was her? SORRY! That’s Dylan! Try again…. Now you got it! There she is! Setting up the Umbrellas that were donated from last year’s Philadelphia Flower Show! Let’s take a closer look… She’s so sneaky! Well, we are busy in the new store taking things down, setting things up, and reARRANGING. Can’t wait to see you here in early March!