A Vintage Feel to Frugal (…or the trend of less is more).

I’ve been de-cluttering over recent weeks.

An empowering exercise that allows one to see the beauty of less is more…

Despite the trend of pretending to have little, distressing perfectly good furniture to add a vintage look and working hard to create a ‘country, frugal feel,’ to one’s home, the reality of actually living this way is liberating!

At Bealtaine Cottage, money is not an option…living a frugal life is the only way to go and the rewards are immense.

The little stool above has been carefully re-painted each year to protect it from the elements.

The plastic slippers are several years old, comfortable and practical, despite costing only a couple of euros.

Bird boxes all made from bits of used wood and metal, a gift from a friend in a fair exchange.

These will be put up around the gardens for yet more birds to make their homes in…a pleasure to watch that money cannot buy!

A permaculture gravel garden, fashioned from the leftovers and recycled bits of everyday life.

Permaculture Cottage August 2011 003Logs, stones, tyres and stones, merge together informally to lend an “always been here,” feel to the courtyard of the cottage.

A garden path made from spare gravel and plant cuttings, together with scattered seed and wild flowers, cost: zero.

Simplify your life.

Permaculture at Bealtaine  Cottage August 2011 004Less really is more.

Bealtaine Cottage 2nd August 2011 Permaculture Cottage 007Keep it natural.

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5 thoughts on “A Vintage Feel to Frugal (…or the trend of less is more).

  1. Pingback: FRUGAL FINDS – REUSE – RECYCLE! « JahsWorld

  2. I have made and put uptwo bird houses in the back yard along the bushes (lilak) early this spring. One is painted red and the other blue. This morning I was weeding under the bushes and around the blue house while the young ones chirped away inside. What a wonderful sound to have while I weeded. RoseMary

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