Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Love And Hate


When I returned from my trip to Illinois last month, I brought back this old tattered gray drawer thingy, which I bought at the flea market.




While it was love at first sight for me, not so much for Wild Bill.

 
 
The first time I saw it, I said "Oh My"
 



Wild Bill said the same thing, but not in a good way!
 
His was more of a "Oh...My!"



 
Is it that men cannot see the beauty in a little shabbiness?
 
Someone please explain?
 
 
 
Joining these parties this week...where people with better taste than Wild Bill will surely share my opinion:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


21 comments:

  1. I would say, "oh my", meaning, "how awesome". I love the way this slice of shabbiness looks in the photo. And who can pass on a set of small drawers? Great find and great photos!

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  2. genetic makeup...:o)
    I think it is OH MY!! love.-aimee

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  3. I love it and I totally adore your entire vignette. So fun. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I postively love it!! It adds so much interest!!

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  5. I love shabby chic and my hubs barely tolerates it. In our "new" old house...he has decided he wants no more shabby chic. Thanks goodness it can also be disguised as French Country a bit and I can sneak a few things in on him.

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  6. At least he didn't tell you not to bring "that thing" into the house!... LOL No, men sometimes put blinders on and forget that we are the wiser one when it comes to seeing beauty in "junk". I adore it and might have fought you over whose home it belonged in!! What a find!! Which flea did you go to? Just curious!

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    1. Sad to say, I actually snuck it in Kadee. The Flea Market in Geneva Illinois, just North of ST Charles. The Kane County Flea Market. They have such great stuff for great prices!

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  7. I love it! Yes, I can relate to a husband not understanding our love for "shabby". He has gotten better with it over time though. Maybe yours will too.

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    1. Sadly Kelly, don't think so...he's over 65!

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  8. Love this - - husbands!! If our ' finds" had a sports theme they would probably love our treasures!!

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  9. I, too, find that sometimes the Mr. is the one thing standing between me and that oh-so-perfect-thing I just found. Phooey! Just started following your blog and I'm excited to keep up with it!
    -Khammany @ http://sweetinspiredhome.blogspot.com

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  10. i think its just not in there jeans lol

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  11. My hubby doesn't get the appeal of shabby either. I think for him it was because money was tight for his large family when he was growing up and they had to literally wait for things to wear out before they got replaced. I think he wants things in our home to look new to show that we don't have to have worn out things in our home. My dad didn't seem to mind what my mom did with/to our home when I was growing up. We are working on a balancing act around here, but since hubby hates to shop, I usually get what I want for the home.

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  12. That is a nice find! It looks great there!
    Sherry

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  13. I love this!! Drawers, baskets, all that kind of stuff is just too tempting not to try to use! It's looks wonderful in your kitchen! My ex didn't appreciate "old" stuff, hey maybe that's why he is my ex! hehe!! jk! Thanks for sharing ! Smiles, Theresa

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  14. I love the knobs on your new wood thingy. I think men see shabby as something they need to fix. If only they understood, we do not want it fixed, just accepted. Thanks for your input about the floor. If I do wood, I am thinking of painting it in checkerboard and several heavy coats of wax or poly. Alaina

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  15. Think I have a Wild Bill, too:) Love it!

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  16. My hubby is the same way! I love your new drawers. Thanx for partying at THT!

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  17. All they can see is that they now have something else that is falling apart that they are going to have to fix.

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  18. I know just what you mean, my husband thinks everything needs a perfect paint job! No so, i say!

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  19. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who sneaks things in....i'll hide it and then on a total random day place it......6 weeks later when he notices..i'll say.. what?? that thing... that has been here for like... ever... silly man... you must be crazy... lol I have it down to a science ;)

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