I'm a bit of a 'green queen' in that I'm a big reuser/recycler. I'm wondering if there's a polite way to 'register' for used items. Like, I love mismatched glassware from the thrift stores. And all of my plates and bowls are mismatched with the central theme of black&red, and I love it that way. It makes me feel better with a friend breaks a wine glass or my FH drops a cereal bowl, and I kinda like the aesthetic. I live in a big city and have many friends who are big thrift store shoppers. I just want to know if there's any way to say that if you're going to get me wine glasses, I'd love to have mismatched thrift store ones. Or I'll take the champagne flutes that you got for your wedding 4 years ago and kept in the box because they're not your style. Or if your mother or neighbor is having a garage sale, I'll take the flower pots. Don't know if I'd do it at all, just wondering if it's even close to being polite.