thrifty life styles

 Thrifty Style for me has expanded to include 
what could be characterized as a Life Style.
This blog started out celebrating my clothing finds in local thrift stores.
 As seasons of life move from one to another,
I celebrate OTHER areas of simplicity and frugality.
 My father has come to live with us and as winter passed into springtime,
we celebrate simple and frugal healthy habits.
Walking in public parks and spaces that require no admittance fees
has proven to be a favored recreation in the evenings following
easy and healthy suppers.
And so we stroll...
sharing the sights and scents of nature with those we love...


 Gleaned from an hour spent at Barnes and Noble this afternoon...
Another relaxing afternoon spent paging through new magazines.  
This is where & how I generate new ideas for our home and flower beds.
And quirkiness pretty much sums up my current passion.
(Well, as quirky as you can be at my stage in life.....)

simplfying continued

Rusted, torn and weathered,
these four chairs barely survived the winter.
Looking at them, I realize we were simply NOT going to apply
the work necessary to restore them to an attractive state.
So I listed them on a few local facebook garage sale sites.
Within an hour, they were sold and on their way to a new home
My simplifying continues.
Wow!  Does it ever feel great!

parting with some pots

 These pots wintered on our front porch.
Today my husband power-washed the porch, so I brought them inside to wash
off the accumulation of winter's dirt.
I guess I didn't realize I'd collected so much enamelware.
(I have even better pieces that these inside.)
At any rate, I decided to list them on a local garage sale site
to see if I can sell them.
Reluctantly.  And cheaply.
It's time.

spending $5

 Found!  Today at the Rehab Store where we'd gone for a break in our day!
Five dollars went a long way!
My husband went right to work cleaning the enamel top
 and removing the paint from the legs
After the store visit, we took Dad to the historic (100+ years old) Coney Island
in downtown Fort Wayne, IN for (you guessed it) coney dogs!
It was pretty ironic to sit a a table that appeared to be the same size
and built of the same materials as the one we'd just purchased!
Our sweet day was enjoyed even more as the sunshine slowly emerged,
replacing the cloudy sky that had hovered gloomily over us
for the past few days...