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Morning thoughts


I was reading a post from someone reflecting about their creative Mom back in the fifties, when money was tight, creating things for their home out of other’s trash and discarded items.
It brought my memory back to the 1970s and early 80s whe my kids were little and I was trying to decorate our humble apartment for the seasons . For a few years things were very, very tight and there were no trips to Michaels or Hobby Lobby for those kinds of frivolous things .
Instead there were trips down the street to the waterside for shells, starfish and driftwood to make summer decor . Trips into the woods behind our house to collect pine cones, acorns , bare tree branches , for fall and winter decor .
One particular memory I know my girls have is getting in the car to drive down to a local state park by the waterside where big shoots of pampous grass , (sea grass , sea oats) were abundant. Better known by our silly name of “woogies” as we called them . We would cut them down and put them in vases . God knows the bugs I probably brought into my house but, we lit some old fashioned oil lamps (for ambiance, we did have electricity) 😂😂, and our home was cozy. ❤️

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