Twister Thursday

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Twister Thursday
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Thu, 04-25-2013 - 10:16am

1. What do you consider a bad boy?

2. Do you change your bedding for the different seasons?

3. Do you/have you ever smoked cigarettes?

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:36pm
I think some people just get pleasure out of looking at their stuff. I kind of get that, I buy art for that very reason.
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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:43pm

<<We LIVE in our house. I can't wrap my brain around people who don't. Life is short. What good does having a pristine comforter do when you're dead and can't enjoy it?>>

While I agree with you because I have a house that is lived in by all members of the family and their guests, I do get decorating even if I'm not a big decorator.  So I think there is a happy medium somewhere between an all white living room that is pristine and decorating where one can live in the house too.


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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 12:58pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span>We LIVE in our house. I can't wrap my brain around people who don't. Life is short. What good does having a pristine comforter do when you're dead and can't enjoy it?&gt;&gt;</span></p><p><span>While I agree with you because I have a house that is lived in by all members of the family and their guests, I do get decorating even if I'm not a big decorator.  So I think there is a happy medium somewhere between an all white living room that is pristine and decorating where one can live in the house too.</span></p><p><span><br /></span></p>

I get decorating. It is a huge hobby of mine and one of my BFF's is an interior designer (not a decorator--big difference between the two) by trade. So I am always bouncing ideas off of her. But I have a hard time wrapping my brain around having something and not enjoying it. I have a friend in her 60s who has never used the formal china she got for her wedding 38 years ago. She has NEVER used it. Why have it? We don't use the fancy stuff very often, but we do use it for more than decorating the china hutch. If a plate gets broken, I'll replace it. But why have it if I don't let myself enjoy it and use it? And those intricately folded towels in bathrooms just annoy me. Personal pet peeve.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:03pm

Adding, I think things can be functional and beautiful. One of my favorite pieces in my home is a dresser I bought secondhand. It is a fabulous piece of storage in the main living area of our home and I think it is gorgeous to boot. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:04pm

 What good does having a pristine comforter do when you're dead and can't enjoy it?

Not sure why you would have to enjoy a comforter lol. I see no need to sit on it and we use sheets and blankets. 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:04pm

While I agree with you because I have a house that is lived in by all members of the family and their guests, I do get decorating even if I'm not a big decorator.  So I think there is a happy medium somewhere between an all white living room that is pristine and decorating where one can live in the house too.

I think we finally agree on something :)

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:05pm
I have mixed feelings about guest towels hanging in bathrooms. If it is there, I use it. But I know some people keep those towels up for months at a time. And then they have a lot of company. Pretty soon there's a yuck factor entering my brain.
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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:07pm

I don't use my grandmother's that much but it is old so if it broke, I wouldn't be able to replace it. The main reason is though, it is just a pain to take it out. lol. It is all wrapped up so I need to go into each box and rewrap each peice, wash them before using, wash them after, rewrap them and put them away. 

I have towels like that in my bathroom but I also have a hand towel that you can use on a daily basis.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:16pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>I don't use my grandmother's that much but it is old so if it broke, I wouldn't be able to replace it. The main reason is though, it is just a pain to take it out. lol. It is all wrapped up so I need to go into each box and rewrap each peice, wash them before using, wash them after, rewrap them and put them away. </p><p>I have towels like that in my bathroom but I also have a hand towel that you can use on a daily basis.</p>

Replacements.com has just about every china pattern under the sun. I replaced two broken bowls from my discontinued everyday stuff through them. Since I have two sets of everyday stuff (so 24 place settings total), I generally use that when we entertain because there are tons of kids. I have 10 place settings of my formal stuff and 12 of mom's and they coordinate, so I use those for more formial stuff (holidays, generally). The nice thing about that many dishes is that I rarely ever use paper plates...and 3/4 of it is in the kitchen, so it is easily accessible. Everything else is in the dining room--so again, easy access. 

I don't do decorative towels. There is an ick factor to me about how many germs they're accumulated hanging there...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:19pm

Replacements.com has just about every china pattern under the sun. I replaced two broken bowls from my discontinued everyday stuff through them. Since I have two sets of everyday stuff (so 24 place settings total), I generally use that when we entertain because there are tons of kids. I have 10 place settings of my formal stuff and 12 of mom's and they coordinate, so I use those for more formial stuff (holidays, generally). The nice thing about that many dishes is that I rarely ever use paper plates...and 3/4 of it is in the kitchen, so it is easily accessible. Everything else is in the dining room--so again, easy access. 

Thanks, I will have to check it out (of course the next time I decide to go through the china to use it lol)

I don't do decorative towels. There is an ick factor to me about how many germs they're accumulated hanging there...

I get you though. You have to wash them on a regular basis. My family doesn't wipe their hands on them but company usually does and still without anyone using them, they still need to be cleaned.

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