Simple Living is "living in a way that is outwardly simple and inwardly rich. This way of life embraces frugality of consumption, a strong sense of environmental urgency, and a desire to return to living and working environments which are of a more human scale." (Duane S. Elgin and Arnold Mitchell)
There is so much over consumption in our society and I have wondered, not only, does having more lead to happiness, but what is this over consumption doing to the earth we are so lucky to inhabit. As a mother and grandmother, I am concerned about the environment we are leaving those who come after us.
Our landfills are clogged with discarded shoddy products Made in China, as we compete to have the latest fashion and technology.
This is one of the reasons that I love selling vintage and antiques. It is a way to preserve what we already have, by reusing and repurposing.
So, in my own pursuit of a simpler life, I will be sharing my thoughts and ideas on how I can achieve that. I am kicking around the idea of having a linky party where we can share how we are repurposing and reusing. In the meantime, here are some great ideas from Pinterest.
Lighting from repurposed vintage car horns.
Headboard made from old picket fencing.
Loving this old crib turned porch swing
an old rake head becomes a holder for kitchen utensils
Repurposed wood shoe stretcher. These also work well as photo holders. Hmmmm, I have one of these for sale here
and if you did buy that Made in China item (we all have) then here is a cute idea for recycling it
I have just added a new repurposed and upcycled Pinterest board. Would love to have you follow along.