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 - 1:49pm

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

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:49pm

I just went to the pfalzgraff site to see if my everyday was still there, They aren't but there are some styles I like. Mine are boring, They're an ivory all over with a braided trim. 

 

 

 

 


 


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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:51pm

Have you ever heard the advice of William Morris, one of the leaders of the  Arts and Crafts movement?  It was "Have nothing in your home that you do not believe to be useful or beautiful."  If your comforter is not useful -- then the only reason to have it is for it to be beautiful. And if you believe it to be beautiful, do you not enjoy beauty?

I guess I do believe it to be beautiful then Laughing  If it HAD to be useful, I could (cringing lol) use it. 

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:52pm

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>

I've got decorative towels hanging in our powder room, which is the one most guests are likeliest to use, but I replace them weekly when I clean the bathroom.  There is a bathroom downstairs that is mostly used by the boys and their friends.  I only clean it when we are expecting company.   My son is supposed to keep it clean, but honestly, I cannot vouch for its condition if you just drop in.  I've found some pretty gross stuff in there from time to time, to tell the truth.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:55pm

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>

What is the use of having something that just sits wrapped up in a box from year to year?

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:58pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
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!

It is perfect for us. Quite honestly, it is one of the smaller floor plans in my neighborhood, so it doesn't feel large to me. My father's home has a similar footprint and size (minus the finished basement) and he lives alone. Since we're a family of four w/a dog the size of a small human, it doesn't seem too big. At all.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 1:58pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> What good does having a pristine comforter do when you're dead and can't enjoy it?</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>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. </span></span></strong></span></p>

Have you ever heard the advice of William Morris, one of the leaders of the  Arts and Crafts movement?  It was "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."  If your comforter is not useful -- then the only reason to have it is for it to be beautiful. And if you believe it to be beautiful, do you not enjoy beauty?

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 2:00pm

What is the use of having something that just sits wrapped up in a box from year to year?

Basically I am the "holder" of the china for my family because I am the only one who has room for it. I have taken it out for holidays and display some of it but don't have room to keep it any place else.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 2:00pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>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!</blockquote></p><p>It is perfect for us. Quite honestly, it is one of the smaller floor plans in my neighborhood, so it doesn't feel large to me. My father's home has a similar footprint and size (minus the finished basement) and he lives alone. Since we're a family of four w/a dog the size of a small human, it doesn't seem too big. At all.</p>

Our house is 3000 s/f.   When we moved in, it felt huge.  We've talked about downsizing when the last kid moves out and some of our pets are gone, but honestly, the biggest impediment is the books.   We have books in every room of the house with the exception of the bathrooms, and if DH were to retire, we'd have a large room of books from his office to find room for.   So we'll probably stay in the big house until we pass it down to one of the kids, who both look right now like they will stay in town.  Of course, anything could happen with that.  They're young yet.

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Fri, 04-26-2013 - 2:02pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">What is the use of having something that just sits wrapped up in a box from year to year?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="text-align:left">Basically I am the "holder" of the china for my family because I am the only one who has room for it. I have taken it out for holidays and display some of it but don't have room to keep it any place else.</span></strong></span></p>

Oh, OK.  I have my grandmother's Hummels collection for the same reason.  Hundreds of pieces of the stupid things.  I don't even like them but I am the oldest grandchild.  I can't wait for my niece to be married (she's only 17 right now) so she can get them out of here.  It is was my grandmother's wish that they be passed down to the eldest female in each generation.

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