The best things in life are free!

And one of the best things I got for free at Maggie’s clothing exchange is this fabulous skirt! The velvet and jacquard lace patches are sewn together to create an elegant textured look; animal print and black gives it a designer style. It’s fully lined and a perfect winter skirt. There’s no label, so it might be hand-made.

One of my favourite second-hand things!

I wore it for Maggie’s birthday party …

and a Christmas Market …

Do you have something special that was free?

The best things in life aren’t things!

  • family and friends
  • love
  • faith
  • joy
  • hope
  • peace
  • health
  • a good night’s sleep
  • kisses and hugs
  • smiles and laughter
  • memories
  • kindness
  • compassion
  • encouragement

What can you add to this list?

Lots of love and hugs!

❤ carmen

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7 Responses to The best things in life are free!

  1. That skirt looks so pretty on you Carmen!! I love the animal print on this unique skirt. It did sound so fun the clothing exchange. You and Maggie are such fashion icons! Your list is a good guide for all of us to follow. We need to have the courage to engage the stranger, a smile , a few words asking how they are doing. Happy Sunday Carmen, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Terri! Maggie has a big influence on me!

      So true, a smile can encourage someone and a few kind words can mean so much to someone. We never know what a person is going through and we all need to feel loved.

      Smiles and kisses! All God’s blessings for 2020 and forever!


  2. Maggie says:

    Glad to see you wearing clothings you pick from the party! Everything looks nice on you ! Looking forward for our next clothing exchange party! I think we should add modelling the best pick for everyone! Think it will be fun !

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Maggie! What a wonderful time we had and now when I wear something I got, it brings back happy memories. This skirt is so unique and fits me perfectly! Modeling our outfits for the next party is a fun idea! 🙂

      May the New Year bring you health and happiness! 🙂
      Love and hugs!


  3. utesmile says:

    Carmen, yes the best things which aren’t things like on your list are really the best. There is a shop in Cornwall who sells garments made out of old garments and patches them together, nice things come out. Like your skirt, they might have been 2 and sown together as ti matches so lovely it made a new skirt. Who knows. Those things are more special as they are unique.

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    • carmen says:

      Oh, that sounds like a lovely shop! My mother told me about how they used to make new things out of old during the war and she taught me how to do it. When a skirt got too small for me in my teens, I made this gray Tam O’ Shanter, a dress I made into an apron which I still have and other things too. She would unravel knitted and crocheted things and make new ones. I remember holding my hands apart as she wrapped the yarn around them. 🙂 Happy memories! 🙂

      Wishing you health and happiness for 2020 and beyond!

      Just found this meme online and it has some of the things I put in my list! Let’s share the best gifts with one another! ❤️

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      • utesmile says:

        Oh yes , I love those best things in life! Thank you for sharing. Yes I remember holding my arms out for yarn, my mum did that too. I enjoyed that. We sat in the evenings and my mum would darn, fix socks or anything ripped , listening to a story on the radio. They were peaceful evenings I enjoyed very much. Wishing you the best for 2020 my lovely Carmen ♥♥♥

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