This project explored the nature of objects and why certain discarded objects are considered worthless, while others are collected and treasured. I began this project by visiting the Georgetown Flea Market where I found an eccentric group of vendors who sold objects varying from old childhood toys to beat up cameras and World War II artifacts. I also went to several thrift shops where I met Velvet, a shopkeeper in a thrift store in Adams Morgan. She represented the modern fashion style that has been impacted by recycled clothing and objects. I photographed friends who had jewelry that was passed down from their grandparents, which they kept safely in their rooms and often polished and otherwise cared for. The way each of these objects have been treated by their owners despite their discarded status shows how people give value to the things they own, causing these objects to represent more than their physical appearances.