Does your apartment look like your grandmother
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/10/2013|
My grandmother has been dead for 65 years. I have no idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/10/2013|
No but my bedroom looks like my father.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/10/2013|
Let's see, no wicker rocking chair. No enormous creepy portrait of my dead grandfather. No closet full of nearly identical yellow gingham dresses with lace trim. No oil cloth curtains. No velour upholstered couch with matching love seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/10/2013|
Of course not and I have a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/10/2013|
Basements don't lend themselves to the homespun feeling of grammy's. Besides you know the shelves with Star Wars figurines are a poor substitute for the hummels gram had displayed. Even though the the Star Wars collection is worth much more than the quaint humbles.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/10/2013|
I'm sure some of the elder gheys have doilies on their tables.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/10/2013|
If anything, my house is more in the taste of the houses of ancestors dead for 200 years than my grandmothers who are half a century dead (to judge by photos of my grandparents' houses.)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/10/2013|
No, mine is more early Hansel and Gretel. It is mostly 18th and early 19th century German/Tyrolean folk art. My Grandmother's taste was more Bauhaus.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/10/2013|
I have quite a few of my gran's antiques so I guess it does look a bit like she decorated my house.
I draw the line at doilies, thankfully so did she.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/10/2013|
Actually, "grandma" is my favorite decorating theme. I'd love to have a Victorian house and do the inside like it's 1932. Lace doilies, old picture frames, hard wood floors... I find it so calming.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/10/2013|
OP, why didn't you use the title box to include the complete sentence instead of putting the last part of it in the message box? It changes the meaning of the question entirely.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/10/2013|
I have never owned a doily in my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/10/2013|
I once met a very hawt, good looking guy in New York. He was from London and was a model!?!
I went to London for a visit and was excited to see him again and we met up at his flat and it was just like going to visit someone's great aunt Madge.
It put me off him, actually....and a few other things.
There was nothing about his appearance or the way he dressed to suggest his place would have looked the way it did.
I think he was in his early 30s.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/10/2013|
Yes, and no. I inherited tons of antiques from her, but her taste in floral patterns and wall paper I never did.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/10/2013|
My what? My "apartment"?
Darling, I'm an adult. I live in a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/10/2013|
No, I live in a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/10/2013|
Why the hostility towards those who live in apartments? Who wants to do, or pay for someone else to do, yard work, snow shoveling, etc?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/10/2013|
[quote]Darling, I'm an adult. I live in a house.
What a douche.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/10/2013|
I have all mid-century furniture which belonged to my parents.
Vintage Eames chairs, Barcelona chair etc. Love it. Chic.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/10/2013|
Let's see: I have a $12,000 B&B Italia sofa, two vintage Jens Risom chairs upholstered in a Hella Jongerius fabric, an Art Brut coffee table, a Nanimarquina rug and an elaborate home theater setup just in the living room alone, along with a number of contemporary art pieces. One of my grandmothers still had shag carpeting when she died (in 1991, in a house she'd had since the early '70s). The other liked to collect crystal figurines and kitschy signs with sayings like "WHATEVER!" So: on the whole I'd have to say no...
Oh, and R19? You have some of the most cliche and overused mid-century pieces in existence. Sell them at auction and start over.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/10/2013|
Yes, it's all wrinkly and hunched over with a scarf tied over hair rollers
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/10/2013|
Yes! Because she did.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/10/2013|
R20, are your Risom chairs the walnut armchairs with cushions? If so, are they comfortable?
I love the way they look, but they look as if they might grow uncomfortable after awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/10/2013|