Frugal Photos from Someone Not in the Mood to Write
I bought this vintage mantel clock at Value Village for $10. It was non-functional, but I had a battery unit installed a few years later as a birthday gift from my husband. I don't remember how much that cost, but it was pretty cheap, maybe $30. I love this clock!
We lived with super cheap $3 light fixtures for years before making the leap to something more period appropriate. I bought a pair of these chandeliers from eBay for $35. My husband re-wired them and I bought the glass shades for $25 for the two of them. Portland is the home of both Rejuvenation Lighting and Schoolhouse Electric. However, they were both out of our budget, and I like the uniqueness of our lighting.
I bought this framed Maxfield Parrish print at an estate sale for $18 and change. (It was all the cash I had on me at the time.) It's from 1918 and looks perfect in my 1914 house.
I have a hard time not wasting garlic and ginger, so I chop them all at once and them store them in glass jars ready to be used in the refrigerator. Very convenient and very frugal!
When I chop an onion, I chop the entire onion and keep it in the freezer. This time saver streamlines making dinner and ensures that we never send onion to the compost bin. The crusts are for making bread crumbs.
I found this vintage piece of fabric in my mother's basement. It is simply hung over a tension rod, which is good enough for me. The vintage glass shade set me back a couple dollars and I think it looks great in my older kitchen.