Friday Five

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Friday Five
161
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*

 

 

 

Pages

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:19pm
Wow greeneyes, That's a neat story about your mom/grandmother's jewlery passed down. And I'm sorry to read of her passing.

 

 

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:17pm
Ah, That stinks about movers!

 

 

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:17pm

No I don't, But I'm visualizing an old country farmhouse with multi-pane windows and a red door.... Those little statues depict country.

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:15pm

1.  What did you last eat

I am typing with one hand while eating a banana. Not an easy feat! ;)

2.  What is for dinner tonight

Pizza. The kids & I are going to my gf's house for a pizza and movie night. We will probably end up sleeping there.

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

My sofa; I bought it a little over a year ago.

4.  What is your clothing style

Casual, traditional. Minimal accessories, flat shoes. I just realized every piece of jewelry I have on today is from my mother's collection. She passed away last year and I started wearing her engagement ring, then I found a birthstone ring that belonged to my grandmother, then it snowballed from there.

5.  What are your weekend plans

Tonight, see #2; tomorrow, somewhere outdoors (supposed to be gorgeous weather). Sunday, a jewelry party that I got roped into, then a hot date.

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Did professional movers move you when you were in the military?</p><p>We've never moved ourselves, The movers always packed and bubble wrapped everything for us, And some of hte bubble krap was so tight that it would take a day just to un-do it, ugh, Lol. My kids are hard on furniture but the pieces we have can take that beating and I'd rather furniture NOT fall apart!</p>

Generally people in the military use professional moving companies, we did for both of ours.  However you do get paid by the military if you move yourself.  But the military contracts with movers all over the country and some are good and some are not.  You are not hiring them yourself also (as I recall anyway) you get what they send you.  Frequently something is scratched, dented, broken or stolen in a move.  A friend of ours had an entire toolbox of tools stolen--but on the moving paperwork it was just listed as "toolbox"  instead of "toolbox full of tools etc" and when he got to his new house & unpacked there was an empty toolbox and there wasn't any claim he could put in for it.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:07pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I think I like your mom's style Marla, Country/french country is a favorite style of mine.

Really? Do you have a duck on your front steps that wears a bonnet and apron to reflect the season, too?

My mom does.

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:05pm
I think I like your mom's style Marla, Country/french country is a favorite style of mine.

 

 

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:03pm

I love hearing furniture stories, Lol. 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-2002
In reply to: laura_w2
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:03pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
The rococco desk I inherited from a great-aunt. She died almost 20 years ago. All the rest of my stuff is cheapo stuff, Ikea and similar.

A good friend of mine has a Biedermeier desk that causes major drooling and envy on my part every time I see it.  It's been in her family from the time it was built.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 03-08-2013 - 2:00pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I feel just the opposite about furniture, I'd rather spend $$$ for quality pieces that can take a beating than buy cheap stuff that will fall apart quicker, But that's something I learned from my mom who never sacrificed quality for price.

My mom also loved to make investments into furniture. That's why her house looks like a museum exhibit of a living space from 1989. Her octogon shaped, tinted glass dining room table with brass base and matching pastel padded dining room chairs are still top-notch and she can't really justify changing it out. It goes well with the rest of her country duck decor though. 

Pages