What’s in a Name
Why Taken? I have always been a fan of tag sales and quirky little “antique” shops; usually on the side of a country road, full of surprises and things you never realized you needed.
Back in art school, tag sales were our road trip adventures; something to do on a weekend morning and a way to decorate on a budget. At the time, when you got to the sale too late, and the big items had already been spoken for, there would be a tag taped to the side with the word “taken” scrawled on it. Suddenly that item, (you know, the huge fireplace mantel that wouldn’t fit through the front door of your apartment), became the perfect thing; all because it was “taken” by someone else.
Fast forward a few decades, and I still slow down to look at the “free” items people leave on the sidewalk, because you never know when someone’s discarded item can be re-invented into the perfect piece you never knew you needed!