This is the last day of the "My Life in Pictures" challenge. Head over to Everything Except the Grill & check out the others. It has been a lot of fun looking at the different things folks post.
When i was a child, my parents did a lot of recycling, but in those days it was "we're too poor to do anything else." They got used furniture & painted it, etc, etc. I got a lot of hand-me-downs & clothes from thrift stores. The hand-me-downs i didn't mind because they came from stylish cousins across the country. The thrift store clothes were another matter, however. When you live in a small community, you never know whose clothes you are wearing. I was teased about it a lot at school.
In my 20s i made up for that by buying a lot of rather expensive clothes. It was fun.
I've out grown that. The thrift store is my main spot of shopping, when i do, which isn't often. I would guess i don't spend more than $100 a year on clothes now. Most of our furniture is from Craig's List. Yada, yada.
All that to say that i used to be really embarrassed about having used things. I am not anymore.
Today's challenge is "Something Old." No, no, NOT the in-laws! The swing they are sitting on.
My in-laws saw this swing someone had put out for the garbage & brought it home. It sat on their porch for a couple of years, because they never had a good place to put it. Then we bought this house,
& they offered it to us.
Yes! thank you very much!
My MIL painted it to match the house (& we hung it before the house was painted). We didn't hang it until late in the year when it was getting cold, so we haven't used it much - yet. Looking forward to summer evenings on the porch swing!