Am I totally late to the game? Have y'all see this?
Significant Objects, created by Joshua Glenn and Times columnist Rob Walker, invites authors to create stories about garage-sale objects. Who owned that troll nutcracker? And why? The site nurtures the creative impulse that thrifting can inspire, giving cast-off objects context and narratives. Later, they auction off these (now)storied objects, so you can see how much value the story added to that ceramic chile cat or plastic hot dog.