Gifts not t your taste...

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Gifts not t your taste...
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Sat, 11-21-2009 - 3:46pm
Do you have things in your home that you hate but display because someone you love gave them to you?



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Sat, 11-21-2009 - 3:52pm

There are a couple of things --- they aren't prominently displayed but they are out in plain view. The thought trumps the fact that the gift doesn't fit in with my taste.

besides, in a house where DH's model airplanes overtakes every flat surface, taste could be questionable in our household! LOL



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Has the recession really led us to make do instead of just throw away?
In these economically challenged times, do you think we need a Repair Manifesto?
What do you do to get yourself out of a style slump?



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:39am

In my house, no. In my parents' house, yes. They have a lot of things given by people which they display, and which my mom things are nice but which make me wince inwardly each time I seem them.

BTW, I have 6 model airplanes in front of me LOL!















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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 1:17pm
I have some things from the kids (not homemade items which I love) that are out because they bought them for me/us.





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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 6:22pm
I'll match your six and raise you something int he order of forty more! LOL



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Has the recession really led us to make do instead of just throw away?
In these economically challenged times, do you think we need a Repair Manifesto?
What do you do to get yourself out of a style slump?



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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 6:22pm
"Just the right space".. I LIKE that!



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Has the recession really led us to make do instead of just throw away?
In these economically challenged times, do you think we need a Repair Manifesto?
What do you do to get yourself out of a style slump?



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 11-24-2009 - 6:26pm

Do you have things in your home that you hate but display because someone you love gave them to you?


Yes! But, I really don't hate every one of them! My Hubby buys me a lot of things, like he just bought me a pretty orange/yellow fall sunflower display in a twig vase for our Thanksgiving table. It's really pretty, but has fake silk flowers, which I consider dust collectors. Not to hurt his feeling I do display them. He also buys me little ceramic figures and they are also displayed here and there.


He has a wall hanging shot glass holder and shot glasses from all over the world. I like it since it's a conversation piece hanging on the wall behind our family room bar. If he hangs something on the wall behind the bar he likes, Fake stuffed rattlesnake,

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