Speaking of furniture, one item people buy for themselves at Christmas is furniture. It's a real opportunity to buy reclaimed, recycled and vintage. We need a sofa, so I did some searching and I was really disappointed in what is available. In fact, any green sofas I did find were custom-made European ones that were way beyond what the average person should be paying for a couch. The best option is to recycle, and it's sometimes the cheapest. Here's my favorite recycled sofas from the internet.
This is a recycled Coffin Couch. For $3500 you can rest in style. Funeral homes can't legally sell slightly flawed coffins to the public, but this company recycles them into really funky couches.
This is a German set from 1900 for $3500... I like having a controversial piece of history to sit on. :)
Art deco sofa and two chairs for $5000... the sofa is $3000 and each chair is $1200 but it would be a shame to break them up. I'm not sure that this is antique since it describes the leather as 'distressed' but it's still recycled.