A Non-Consumer Photo Essay
- My coat closet, which is one of those “Harry Potter” under the stairs endeavors. I pulled everything out the other day and filled an entire Rubbermaid bin with excess hats, gloves and scarves. The wooden hangers and fabric organizer are both from Goodwill. You don’t have to shell out the big bucks at The Container Store to have an organized closet.
My older son's "Zero Waste" school lunch. The bottom half is filled with leftover Yakisoba noodles and the top has a cut up orange. I bought the Tiffin by exchanging an unwanted gift from a family member.
This large sketchbook and refillable graphite pencil were a birthday gift that my son received from the local art supply store yesterday. (This is not a normal practice.) The owner of the stores said it was because my son is one of their oldest customers. He had written a happy birthday message on my son's Facebook wall and told him to come in for something special. I am often overwhelmed by the wonderful people and businesses in my neighborhood!
This is a rare early morning photograph of my laundry line. Why? Because I ended up leaving the laundry out all night long, as I knew it wasn't going to rain. This was a first for 2011.
This is my older son's headboard. The wood was starting to split where the siderails attach, so I took it apart and my husband glued and clamped it. Real wood can be fixed, but particle board? Not so much.
I look around my house, and it is always in motion, even when the people are at a stand still. Glue is drying, water is evaporating from our clothes and all is well. None of it is a big deal, yet all of it gives me a quiet pleasure.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”