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Interior Designers Bug Me

Why, you ask?  Well, I’ll tell you.  They always go for the trendy nonsense instead of what’s practical. 

Case in point.  The tucked-in top sheet and blanket/coverlet/comforter – whatever.  I don’t know about you but I hate anything tucked in.  I don’t care how tight the fitted sheet is, when you start tugging at the top sheet and blanket to get into bed, the fitted sheet becomes loose.  As a result it forms folds.  I like my sheet to be tight, rather like the army where they bounce a penny on it. Read more…

May 7th, 2010 Posted by | Interior Decor, Personal Opinions | no comments

The China Cabinet Story

It’s been quite some time since I posted to this blog.  It’s been a wild time for me as I’ve been very busy trying to fill impossible positions.  There is certainly nothing easy about the work I do.  Some days I feel totally burned out.  Like today, for example.

Last week, we had a court date in Small Claims Court, trying to get our money out of a client that hired someone I presented, under the table.  Everything I stated and proved, he denied.  So now, we go to trial.  I hate this.  Maybe it’s time to get out of the business.

To top it all, I had sold my china cabinet which meant that the contents of same were all over the place – in boxes on the floor etc.  I took a lot of time scouring the internet.  I looked in both eBay and Kijiji.  I was starting to feel defeated. Finally, yesterday I took the bull by the horns and set up a couple of appointments to see a wall unit and a china cabinet.  The wall unit was a piece of crap.  The china cabinet had possibilities but you could tell it was not a quality piece.

I felt depressed.  We drove towards home and decided to hit Brampton Galleries.  We’ve bought from them before and been happy with the quality of their stock.  We were not disappointed this time, either.  There, in a back room stood the china cabinet with my name on it.  It was perfect.  Clean lines.  Mahogany.  Lovely. Bingo, bango, we bought it and am now anxiously awaiting for Wednesday to come as they are delivering it to us then.

February 26th, 2007 Posted by | Business, Interior Decor | no comments

Husbands – A Pain in the Wahoosy

Most of the time, I love my husband. We’ve been together a long time. We like most of the same things although I vote Liberal and he votes Conservative. He thinks marriage is forever and I don’t like the word “forever”. Sounds like a jail term. I prefer to feel I’m in this relationship because I want to be – not because I have to be. We are both neat and clean freaks. We are both pro-choice and we believe in the right to die. We like experimenting with foods from all over the world. The list goes on.

But, you knew it was coming, didn’t you? Our decorating sense is totally opposite. Well, we used to agree until we moved into this condo with 10 foot ceilings and wrap-around windows. You can’t decorate it in the normal way. It’s much more like a loft. He doesn’t understand that. We almost came to blows today. Read more…

September 5th, 2006 Posted by | Interior Decor, Relationships | no comments