My Reloved Life - giving second chances to previously loved, used, worn, and discarded items.
Because we believe in rescuing, repurposing, reusing, as much as we can and in turn creating a new-found love for cast away items.
There are so many stories and history in the items and they must be told and get to live on. Whether its furniture, decor items, clothing, vintage lace, gazebos, campers, bottomless ol' buckets, or lots of other items we find along the junkin' trail, the stories should be told and passed on. Honestly, we have one store bought piece of furniture in our house now and it doesn't feel like it really belongs here anymore. We have decided to share our stories and pictures with the hashtag #myrelovedlife to chronicle the items we rescue and love again.
I kinda sorta made a new years resolution to wear at least one second hand or hand made item every day this year! It was more like last fall when I decided that and it's mid January and I'm just now announcing it to the world, but you know my intentions and I have upheld it pretty well. Most days I'm sporting my thrift store or garage sale jeans, which may or may not have a few holes in them. This winter, I've been wearing lots of cozy flannels, as well.
Occasionally, I do wear a store bought outfit, so for days like that, its a good thing my favorite turquoise necklace came from a garage sale! Almost everyday, I'm wearing at least one of my cuff bracelets, made from reclaimed leather belts and hand made by some of my favorite cuff makers on Instagram.
It's always an adventure and fun to see what things you can find while out searching for second hand treasures and items to relove. Thursdays are our unofficial junkin' and pickin' day with Angea, so we are going to attempt to share our reloved post on Thursdays. Of course, that's subject to change and fluctuate, just as the inventory at thrift stores and the weather (It was 17 degrees this weekend, over 80 today)! You just never know what you might find and the garage sales are slim to none in the winter time, so maybe we'll highlight some projects from the past on those weeks.
Please join with us and use #myrelovedlife to share what you are giving second chances to and I'll feature some of my favorites, because there's so many items out there begging to my rescued, loved again, and have their story told.
Details of today's picture / outfit, as I was unloading my new treasures - my favorite thrift store jeans - with a lace "patch" covering a big hole (paid less than $5 used, new in store over $40), one of my GpysyFarmGirl t shirts, garage sale turquoise necklace and my cuff bracelet.
Mirror found while out junkin' today - it's begging for some cleaning and painting.
Of course, Miss Gussie's makeover is almost all second hand, minus the mattress, sheets (because you can't find 3/4 size bedding hardly anywhere), and a string of lights (bought with a super coupon, of course.) Then there's a pile of rusty treasures I've been collecting for some future projects.