I've heard so much about Scrap in San Francisco. A place
artist can go to get supplies on the cheap. Weekend before last i finally got to go check it out in person! Wow! So much stuff crammed in that building ! Its in the warehouse district and a little hard to find but apparently its not a secret as a lot of people were in there shopping! And honestly i think its for more people than just artists...In the spirit of Recycling, you will find anything and everything you could possibly imagine having a second life. A quick list.......stained glass, ceramic tile, greeting cards without envelopes, envelopes without cards..... , posters, wine corks, wood, old pic frames, buttons, thread, fabric, rubber stamps, empty, sturdy candy boxes, sea shells, mailing tubes and envelopes gift bags and that just barely scratches the surface . I think the best way to walk thru there is to not really have anything particular your looking for in mind because you never know what your gonna find,or what might inspire you......So if you ever get the chance..Go Scrap! PS. I know theres been alot of negative feedback on Yelp about the older lady behind the counter. I was a little hesitant to go. I mean who wants to go there to get yelled at? But honestly , if its the same lady, she is not overly friendly but she rang up my items and everything was pleasant enough. I think maybe it might get to her when you want to haggle about the prices. The prices are already dirt cheap honestly.....anyway just wanted to let you know i did not have a bad experience with her......
We walked and walked and walked and walked until i though my feet were gonna fall off then we sat a while and walked and walked and walked some more.....I had a very relentless 'partner in crime' who is half my age :) ....but look at the beautiful flowers i got to see while trudging up ANOTHER hill! Its a bougainvillea vine that just exploded up the side of that house. Gorgeous!
We found ourselves on Haight Street. Hippie town! So many cute little stores. We had a lot of fun looking at everything. Great place to people watch too.