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art supplies#smileaday Scrap Exchange.

If you've never been to Scrap Exchange, it can be hard to understand what it is. Part recycling center, part thrift store, part artist's refuge, it's a store in Durham, North Carolina, USA. It's both chaotic and well organized. You never know what you're going to find there. Disparate objects are in bins and barrels and you sort through to find what you want to buy.

I was there with my daughters today, which is a triple delight: awesome store + two awesome daughters. The eldest needed some supplies for a project for her Interior Design class, things like fabric swatches, buttons, paint samples, etc. The youngest just loves to be there. A fourth bonus is that *both* my daughters love this place. It can be really hard to find one thing to do that genuinely pleases both an 11 year old and a 19 year old. But we could all wander the aisles digging through fascinating objects and letting our imaginations run wild for days.

http://scrapexchange.org/

Date: 2019-03-10 04:50 am (UTC)
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That sounds really neat. Almost like a garage sale.. but it's all art related wares there. I love that. <3

Date: 2019-03-13 11:56 am (UTC)
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Oh man, this place sounds like the coolest and it is probably a good thing for my wallet that I live so far away from there....

Date: 2019-03-14 01:48 am (UTC)
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I super understand!

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