Friday, August 4, 2017

Foto Friday #90




Congratulations to Debbie on Week #90!




Good grief,  I'm in Zillow overload.  Again.
I know.  Random strangers' décor has nothing to do with a home's 'bones' ... but I can't help myself!


'Doesn't seem that long ago, I used to pore over the Sears catalog, imagining my 'someday' fantasy home.
Early American was the big attraction.  Maple everything ... remember?

These days, I'm more about comfort than style.
Stainless steel appliances and above-counter wash basins may be all the rage ..... but it 'taint me, babe.

In all honesty, I'd love to be able to replicate my DIL's gift for (unintentional) decorating. 
To twist a lyric, she was shabby when shabby wasn't cool.


That iron dog was a bookend belonging to Troy's great- grandmother!

Power room accessories

This former hospital supply cart sits in a guest room.  Just outside the bath, soap and white (cringe!) washcloths wait at the ready.

Son's not crazy about some of discards treasures his wife rescues and restores.  Nevertheless, he's smart enough to keep his mouth shut ... lol!

I only included this to show a sampling of her affinity for olden suitcases.  (... but now I'm getting hungry for chili and eggs!)

Magazine holder


My personal favorite is this old image Lois discovered at Goodwill.

'Think I could find its twin anywhere on-line?  Noooo!  Nevertheless, it 'speaks' to me.


Have you a favorite piece or a signature style?
I'd enjoy hearing!


Thanks for visiting, and
hugs from (steamy) Phoenix,
Myra



















30 comments:

  1. Love old housewares and photos. I can yours are well-loved

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  2. love the decor. lots of good elements in there. looks good. feels homey. whats not to love.

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    1. Come to think of it, yes. Lois and Troy's place always feels homey.

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  3. That is a gift I wish for, too. I especially like that last print.

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more...it's shabby, baby. The older the better. I feel so comfortable looking at these photos..lived in.

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    1. Yes, 'lived in' is a great description. No-one has to stand on ceremony at their home.

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  5. I like her decorating style - it's a lot like mine.

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  6. Aww I love the scale-planter and fruit holder.
    Not much in decor here in the Motor home, but I do have a plank from the deck of the USS NOrth Carolina given to me by the skipper! LOL It is on the dash of the motor home!
    YES I can imagine the Zillow over load, happened to me several times LOL
    Best of luck to you and the Big Guy, Mr T!

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    1. What an incredibly thoughtful gift! I'm going to have to look for that plank on Ship's Log.

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  7. Comfort is the name of the game at our house. Your DIL is quite creative!! I love what she has done in her house. Shabby Sheikh! Yes!

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    1. Yep. Comfort rules here, as well. I'm just not so great at accessorizing.

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  8. Your daughter-in-law is so talented in the way she pulls things together and makes them look so very nice!! I'm like you; I have no talent whatsoever. My sister in law is like this. She can see things and group them together and it all comes out looking great. She goes to a lot of garage sales and estate sales, buys things, uses them and then sells them on eBay. Makes a pretty good second income doing so.

    It has been steamy lately, hasn't it? We got not a drop of rain from last night's monsoon that wrecked havoc on other parts of the valley.

    betty

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    1. Wouldn't it be great to have that gift? I remember visiting Lois' first post-graduate apartment (Troy was overseas) where she'd taken hat pins and decorated the walls with old period clothing!

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  9. Cozy! I love your stuff. Can you tell me more about the plant the glass jar :-)

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    1. Hi! These pictures are from my son's home in Alabama, so I don't know ... perhaps a split-leaf philodendrum?

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  10. I am beyond decorating now, but when I was younger the style I purchased is what you have here. I love old things, they don't have to be valuable just old.. that stool the wire basket is on, I saw someone turn one of those upside down and use it for an umbrealla stand.. I love the signature and I have one similar if I can find it. I took it at the club where bob flies. I don't have anything I love right now, just stuff. I am with you, when I look on Zillow I NOTICE the décor first

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    1. I WISH I had some of DIL's stuff! There's little with any value except sentimental. Isn't that the way it should be?
      That's a great idea about turning the stool upside down for umbrellas.

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  11. My style in clothes and furniture is comfortable. You could also say old as there is not much of anything new here. I love the idea using old things for decorating a home and there is no lack of that here.

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    1. Me, too, Ma. I've a family member whose house is beautiful ... but it's the sort I'd never dare put my feet up.

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  12. Love her decorating style. I have several of those same things at my house. Now I just need to pull it all together like she has. One of our favorites is my dad's round top steamer trunk. We are going to paint it and put it in Harley's room to hold blankets and pillows!

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    1. I adore old trunks, too. Right now, my dad's Navy trunk serves as our coffee table, but I'll be sure anxious to see what you've done with yours!

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  13. A decor? Nope, unless early "suits-us" counts as a decor. We're practical, and have a lot of old stuff and homemade pieces... some matches, and some doesn't. One of my favorite "unique" pieces is an end table/magazine rack that my husband made from an old wooden Ft. McPherson shipping crate we bought at a flea market. I guess we're more into comfortable, welcoming and homey than we've ever been into style.

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    1. Suits-us counts ... you bet-cha!
      Comfy and homey are some of the nicest compliments I'd love to receive myself!

      I'd love to see a photo of that end table sometime.

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  14. What a cute look! Can't say that I have a style, unless it's books. That seems to be my decorating theme and I'm sticking with it.

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    1. ... A very wise choice. e-Readers are handy, but 'real' books feel and smell so rich!

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