Friday Five

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Friday Five
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Fri, 03-08-2013 - 10:01am

1.  What did you last eat

2.  What is for dinner tonight

3.  What is the most expensive piece(s) of furniture you own and how long have you had it

4.  What is your clothing style

5.  What are your weekend plans

 

*Don't forget to change your clocks ahead this weekend*

 

 


 


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Registered: 08-29-2002
In reply to: laura_w2
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 11:47am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
which I why I love IKEA  the country look or the provincial look or anything dark is not for me and I love th clean uncluttered lines of the swedish look... I'd IKEA the whole house if I could LL

I've got to admit...I'm a little allergic to IKEA at this point. But then, the stuff is ubiquitous where I live; everyone pretty much has an IKEA home Undecided.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 1:47pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>which I why I love IKEA  the country look or the provincial look or anything dark is not for me and I love th clean uncluttered lines of the swedish look... I'd IKEA the whole house if I could LL</p>

I'm the same way.  I have the Leksvik TV stand (the rectangular one--right now it's doorless so the cats can nap on the shelves), the smallish Leksvik buffet, and the Leksvik DVD cabinet (it's in the workout room with my workout DVD collection in it).  I have ONE Leksvik bedside table (they didn't have more when I bought it, or Id have two) so I also have a Malm bedside table.   Or maybe the style that starts with A (can never remember the name.  I also have one of their dressers--I got that from John and DIL when they bought their bedroom set.  My closet here is the same size as my closet at the condo, but there's only a room-sized door to it, rather than double wide bi-folds, so I couldn't use my closet organizers in there like I did at the condo for my folding clothes.

The organizers are now in the guest room closet creating storage in the dead space there that is the roof to the stairs to the basement, and I use the dresser like a big girl ;)

I have one of the Poang chairs that I bought when I moved into the house before selling the condo--it was the only other piece of furniture I had besides a computer chair, the TV and TV stand and a full-sized bed that John and DIL gave me :)  Since the condo was staged with the bulk of my furniture I bought the Poang chair and an ottoman, which the cats immediately attempted to claim.  I also have an Ikea metal computer shelf downstairs in the sewing room that holds the various machine heads I still have to clean and restore.

My sofa is from Target.com (Metropolitan in a beige color, but I don't think they sell that style anymore).  That's the sofa that came in 3 huge boxes in the mail that I had to assemble and which I infamously dismantled, crammed into my little Saturn SL1 and moved up to this house once we had a contract on the condo :)  My dining room table is from Marlo Furniture (Penny Lane collection), it's a 30x30 drop leaf table, and the parson's chairs are from Target.com.  And I have a sofa table that I had built from one of the oak furniture places locally.

So, I have some other things, but mostly?  My home has a serious Ikea aesthetic :)

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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 4:44pm
I have never even been in an Ikea. lol. I heard that people like their stuff. The only thing I have personally seen from there (even though I might have seen others but the owners did not say it was from there) was a futon my sibling had in college. lol. I would probably still have my couch from 20 years ago if my passed dog didn't scratch and ripped it up many years ago. We only purchased a new dining room table because we out grew the small round 4 person table and went to a large 6 person one. We don't have any furniture to purchase in the very near future.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 6:52pm
Our living room furniture is nice, but our family room stuff is junk that DH bought when he was a batchelor and the kids have spent twenty years tearing up. Our den is all comfortable but mismatched hand-me-downs. Now that the kids have grown up I would like to re-do those rooms with nice things.
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Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:06pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>My cousin that manages a Talbots calls their style "conservative", She's model thin and can wear those clothes well. </p><p>Happy Anniversary! </p>

I have a couple of really nice jackets from Talbots that I get compliments on almost every time I wear them.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:08pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Librarian chic? Lol. Comfortable I hope;-)

Comfortable enough, but I wear a lot of skirts, tights, and heels.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 8:35am

The country look isn't dark but I've heard it called cluttered, I don't know, I guess sometimes it is but with kids and their stuff that blends in, Seriously, I have primitive tables and benches here and there but my country style is warm and welcoming (or so I've been told!).  You hit the nail on the head on what I think about ikea tho, It does come across as some mathetmatical concept with their clean lines and perfect proportions, I s*ck at that, Lol!

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 8:37am
Did ikea invent the futon?

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 8:38am
The country style can veer toward too cluttered/busy for my taste. Even those dishes with the animals and patterns and whatever...I would take one of those plates and hang it on the wall, or maybe have a tray or platter like that, but full place settings of dishes like that would drive me nuts. I like a plainer plate where the food is not competing with graphics when you look at it. My dishes have designs around the rim, but that's as busy ad I ever want on the table.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 03-10-2013 - 8:39am
That's nice, I don't shop there but I will visit my cousin when I'm in town. I bought a cute turtleneck for pennies b/c of all th discounts she gave me.

 


 


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