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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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 10:29am
I have the Pfalzgraff French Country stuff. We didn't register when we got married. Instead, we had a huge garage sale to get rid of duplicates and triplicates when we were combining homes.
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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 10:21am

geschichtsgal wrote:
>I'm not a huge fan of country style for my house either.  And my DH has a rule that he doesn't like household objects with living things on them.  Luckily, we both like Fiestaware.  I like that's brightly colored.  He likes that doesn't have any designs.  And we both like that it is manufactured in our state.</p>

I don't like too much country either, although I do have an odd affinity for a tiny collection of cows--I have a cow in every room of the house, but it's not like every room has a cow theme or anything. :)   My dinnerware is the Pampered Chef Simple Additions Dots.  For one, I adore polka dots.  And I like the colors.  Plus the cranberry color in the Dots collection is carried on in other pieces in PC (and I'm an unapologetic PC fan :D), like their stone bakeware.  And that same color cranberry is an accent color in my dining and living room decor so it all kind of flows.

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 10:13am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"what I think about ikea tho, It does come across as some mathetmatical concept with their clean lines and perfect proportions," -------- LOL, it is a good thing that you did not grow up in a Danish architect home. Ikea looks downright cluttered compared to what I grew up with.

A lot of the Ikea space-scapes that they feature in the catalog are insanely cluttered--all open storage and crammed with stuff.  I get the point; they're demonstrating storage options for really small living spaces, but I can't even imagine actually living in one of those spaces with all the open storage.

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 10:10am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Did ikea invent the futon?

No.  Futon is a Japanese word originally.

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 10:02am
Twenty one years ago I wanted to register for pewter for my everyday but the selections were limited and young married couples to be didn't have access to the internet like they do today. We registered for pfalzgraft stuff and I really hate the look now, But it's withstood the test of time.

 

 

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 9:41am

I like Fiestaware too!  I have some if their serving pieces that coordinate with my stuff.

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 9:08am

jamblessedthree wrote:
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.

I have only been there once-- when I bought those jackets.  I should go more often!

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 9:06am

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

I'm not a huge fan of country style for my house either.  And my DH has a rule that he doesn't like household objects with living things on them.  Luckily, we both like Fiestaware.  I like that's brightly colored.  He likes that doesn't have any designs.  And we both like that it is manufactured in our state.

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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 9:02am
"what I think about ikea tho, It does come across as some mathetmatical concept with their clean lines and perfect proportions," -------- LOL, it is a good thing that you did not grow up in a Danish architect home. Ikea looks downright cluttered compared to what I grew up with.
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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 9:00am
"Did ikea invent the futon?" ------ No, futons are Japanese. Ikea does make a fold-out sofa with a similar concept though.

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