The change in income we have experienced here at Frippery farmhouse has kept me at home much more. Reinventing, planning, thinking. I have been staying in and being a home body. It is good.
More time for making and rearranging while I plan my future in our new world. I am trying to build new ways to fund the things I love to do, creating art and hunting for vintage pieces to repurpose. Combining all of these into a way of life would be my dream.
So I am tweaking, and thinking.
Making the winter days a bit brighter. Using some Goodwill goods to revamp the mantle for winter. My $2.00 deer takes center stage beneath my book page wreath. Old books and thrifted silver plate add to the sparkle. Some Goodwill glass turned into cloches. A crafted paper garland pretty much says it all. Take what you have on hand and make it work for you.
I revel in reading your stories and knowing I am not alone in the need to create a new and different way of life. Many have had drastic changes in circumstance. Others are just trying to make do with less and have a softer impact on this world. It seems we are experiencing a change in the way we look at things.
To some of us a slightly harsh wake up call, but a wake up call none the less. Lives can change in a day. When you do not have to think twice about wanting something you see and getting it, your vision can be clouded. Do I need this or just want it? There is nothing wrong with treating yourself when you are able to. I am just in a place where I now have to think before any purchase and purchase only what is necessary. I know that I have been blessed more than most in my life. I look around and see all that I already have and know that I have enough. More than enough.
Now I can play, and arrange and rethink and enjoy my riches and be inspired by the way you live as well.
Thank you all for sharing the ways you make daily life richer.
Have a dreamy day, P.
P.S. I am linking this post to The Stories of A to Z's Mantle party as well as Finding Fabulous' Frugalicious Friday.