I was catching the bus from Lithgow to Kandos on Friday afternoon and realised on reaching Lithgow that I had not brought a jumper with me (not surprising given the fiercely hot weather we are experiencing). I find the bus air conditioning too cold so was resigned to going up the main street looking for a shop were I could buy something to keep me warm, even though I begrudged buying something I didn't need. Then I saw an op shop over the road (I never got to op shops). I popped in, and soon after popped out with a lovely lightweight hand knitted jumper for $1!
Clothes are another thing we are overdoing with fast fashion filling up the op shops faster than they can sell things. When I was a child it was all hand-me-down clothing. I waited impatiently for my big sister to outgrow her Sunday best dress so I could get a turn before passing it on to little sister. Later as a teenager I made my own dresses but had a limited number of outfits and anything else we needed was supplemented from the jumble (which is what op shops were called then).
On the matter of being clothed beautifully I am reminded of what Jesus said in the sermon on the mount:
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?"
My garden gives testimony to that with the current display of crepe myrtle, yellow crocus, spider lilies, roses and dahlias. They are all much prettier than my clothes.
I agree about all the fast fashion in the shops. Like you my clothes were hand made, worn then given away…never thrown out. It was a much simpler time. Nanna ChelReplyDelete
Simpler but harder.Delete
That Crepe Myrtle is beautiful. All our Crepe Myrtles have finished now. I used to sew my clothes when I first started work. I never go to op shops but I do agree you can get some bargains there. Some of my neighbours go op-shopping and regularly pick up some unique fashions. I do like the bible verse.ReplyDelete
My Crepe Myrtle has such a short flowering period in comparison to Penrith. I have commented on the lovely outfits some people have worn to church and they said they got it at the op shop!Delete
I thought it would be cooler in the Blue Mountains. I love your Crepe Myrtle!ReplyDelete
We don't live in the mountains anymore. We live at the foot of the mountains in Penrith and in the tablelands west of the mountains at Kandos. The mountains are usually a little cooler.Delete
Your crepe myrtle is looking beautiful. I have a one in one out policy so my wardrobe is always in control.ReplyDelete
One in one out policy. That is a great discipline.Delete