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 - 1:25pm

<<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.>>

That I agree with and the fine china is a perfect example, I use mine on a regular basis, along with the silver and cloth napkins.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:27pm
I have a guest bathroom and I keep towels rolled up in basket on top of a ledge in there, that's my style. When I have company and they use the john, I don't expect those towels to remain so neat and orderly.

 

 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:27pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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 style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">I think we finally agree on something :)</span></strong></span></p>

Maybe, but from your posts on the condition of your house (everything in it's place and not liking clutter) I'm not so sure, but that's okay.  I don't have any problem with differences.  :)

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:33pm

Maybe, but from your posts on the condition of your house (everything in it's place and not liking clutter) I'm not so sure, but that's okay.  I don't have any problem with differences.  :)

Everything is in its place, yes, when no one is home...bawahhhaa... but seriously, I have no need to sit on my bed during the day though and basically "everything in it's place" means that everything has a home so you don't have to try and figure out where something is all the time. I don't think there should be any reason for clutter. If it has a home, there will be no clutter and I purge, purge and throw away, throw away on a constant basis. 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:34pm
Since studying art history I've developed a fondness for old art like the Renaissance, I need to find the print of the lord's supper! But I like a lot of newer stuff too, Norman Rockwell is my favorite and my mother had these collection plates of his that I hope to get when we go through the house and clean out.

 

 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:34pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I have towels like that in my bathroom but I also have a hand towel that you can use on a daily basis.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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. </p><p>I don't do decorative towels. There is an ick factor to me about how many germs they're accumulated hanging there...</p>

We use the everday stuff (pfaltzgraff) well, everyday.  I have two patterns that I use, they coordinate and one of them is discountined, I bought a replacement the a few months ago for a broken piece.  

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:39pm
I can't wrap my head around large homes. I know you said your home is only 3000 SF but I have a cousin whose house is twice that, 6000 SF - who needs that much space? The largest home we ever owned was 2800 SF and that was too big, Lol!

 

 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:39pm

These are my everyday dishes...they are 20 years old.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:41pm

I can't wrap my head around large homes. I know you said your home is only 3000 SF but I have a cousin whose house is twice that, 6000 SF - who needs that much space? The largest home we ever owned was 2800 SF and that was too big, Lol!

Funny thing is that I am able to control the clutter and mess in my small home. Purge, purge, throw away, throw away (oh and give away too forgot that) lol

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:45pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Maybe, but from your posts on the condition of your house (everything in it's place and not liking clutter) I'm not so sure, but that's okay.  I don't have any problem with differences.  :)</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">Everything is in its place, yes, when no one is home...bawahhhaa... but seriously, I have no need to sit on my bed during the day though and basically "everything in it's place" means that everything has a home so you don't have to try and figure out where something is all the time. I don't think there should be any reason for clutter. If it has a home, there will be no clutter and I purge, purge and throw away, throw away on a constant basis. </span></strong></span></p>

We actually have this in common, Spring. I can't stand clutter...everything HAS to have a home in my house.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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