My parents were born in a third world country at the end of the American Great Depression. As a result, my parents were “green” before green was a thing. From the very begining I was trained to value hard work, repurpose products, upcycle, and not be wasteful. I was trained to shop at the finest thrift stores in the Washington Metropolitan area for clothes and household items; and to shop the yard sales and pawn stores for power tools, bikes, jewelery . . . everything else.
When I was 12 I came home with my first ‘find’
a beautiful glass lamp that our neighbor had thrown out (I’ve seen imitations of this in Pottery Barn!). Graciously, my mother tried to find a place for it (it was atrocious to her more ‘delicate’ decorating senses) until I could finally move out and take it off her hands for good.
Now, I’m loving this whole ‘green thing’. It so appeals to my thrifty sensibilities! I love the chatter that’s going around about getting off the grid, being more self-sufficient, repurposing, finding new ways to use old things – I love saving the green in my pockets! One of those things that got me going last week was this find:
from Pinterest! Crafthours blog spot gave me the perfect solution for my sentimental tee-shirt collection that I would NEVER get rid of but can’t exactly wear because my boxy shoulders enhances the boxiness of the shirts. Now I have these!
I’ve been going crazy turning all my boxy tee shirts into fabulous tank tops – so much so that it’s become my “house uniform”! I love them – they’re comfortable, stylin’, and most importantly – sentimental.
Although, Cowboy tells me I still look boxy. . . I’m thinking it’s my lack of traps and unshapely deltoids causing the problem.