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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:00 PM
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What is your decor style. Mine would be wood and wicker. And books everywhere.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:02 PM
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1. Early Goodwill.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:06 PM
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3. My desk is two plastic sets of drawers with an old door laying on top. I love it.
Edited on Thu Sep-22-11 07:11 PM by applegrove
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:09 PM
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4. I use two filing cabinets and a door.
The newest furniture in the house is about 15 years old.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:21 AM
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24. I use two filing cabinets and 5 ft section of formica countertop.
the splash-guard keeps things from falling off the back of the desk.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:13 PM
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37. Mine is "Late Grandparent".
They only sat on the edges of everything.

Good thing I'm a BIG FAN of mid-century modern!
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 07:05 PM
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2. Chaos.
Or mix/match/don't care, and not just books, but everything I need to donate and haven't gotten around to it yet. I did clean out a closet a few weeks back and donated that to Goodwill. The rest is either hand-me-downs, even for furniture, or stuff I bought because I liked how that particular piece looked without regards to whether it matched anything else.

So yeah, chaos as a decorating style }(
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:33 PM
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5. Recycling center eclectic with book pile accents n/t
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:38 PM
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6. Solid gold furniture and diamond-encrusted wallpaper.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:40 PM
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7. LOL!
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:47 PM
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8. shabby genteel southern with some English garden sensibility
covered in dog and cat hair.
books and music all over the place.
house looks like the maid was raptured in 1980.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:52 PM
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9. I'm with you on the cat hair. I have a plaque on a door handle when you first walk in that says "You
can touch the dust but please don't write in it". LOL!
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:11 PM
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10. books everywhere here too
Edited on Thu Sep-22-11 09:12 PM by blueamy66
too many damn books...way too many damn books...but my Uncle built bookshelves and I love them....sports memorabilia as well

but it looks homey...fireplace and the backyard is the bomb, thanks to my guy

some nice art, some nice furniture pieces and knicknacks

wish I had a hutch for my Hummels and china, which are in the garage in boxes :-(

lots of family pics, bookshelves and plants

love my house!

oh, and DUST!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:20 PM
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11. A fireplace and a great back yard? In my dreams. (Actually I'll probably never have those things).
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:35 PM
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13. Our yard is small, but we have roses and palm trees
Edited on Thu Sep-22-11 09:37 PM by blueamy66
and 4 raised bed veggie gardens and stupid frog statues and gnomes and grass and grapes and a few "Christmas trees" and a patio and windchimes and stupid signs and a birdbath and 4 bird feeders and wildflowers and SQUASH that is TAKING OVER MY FREAKING YARD!!! I live with the junior version of my Dad....he loves his yard.

There is nothing like spreading a blanket down on the grass and eating icepops with my great nieces and nephews. They love our yard. They love the butterflies and the birds and especially the hummingbirds. They don't like the bees too much. :-)

I love the fireplace myself...even though I live in AZ. I was told that I wasn't allowed to build fires every morning this Winter....I told him to shut it! I'm buying a 1/4 cord of wood this year!

I am happy and feel very lucky to have what I have.

Hope your dreams come true.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:52 PM
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15. Sounds heavenly.
:hi:
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 11:22 AM
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32. Books everywhere describes our house as well
We have built-in bookshelves in the living room, family room (aka media center), upstairs hallway (at both ends), downstairs office, guest room, and three other rooms upstairs. There are also free-standing bookshelves scattered here and there. I've never counted the books; that would be a big chore.
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:56 PM
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39. I really need to organize mine, but there are just too many.
And if I ask my guy to put one more bookcase together, he may shoot me!

Gotta love them books!
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 08:55 PM
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53. There was a while there where I kept moving so I got rid of a ton of books over the years. Still,
every year I accumulate a new bookcase full.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:28 PM
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12. Victorian, without the clutter.
Clean lines, dark paneled woods, discrete mood lighting, lots of books (me, too!). All modern gadgets would be required to sport a "steampunk" look.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:43 PM
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14. Old car parts
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:53 PM
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16. Really? Because my brother does have rusty lawn art all over the place.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:57 PM
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17. Tropical/travel theme, lots of light, wall maps, and I also like books everywhere.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:58 PM
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18. Eclectic.
Meaning: IKEA + some 200-year-old antique furniture + weird prints on the wall + a whole wall of bookcases + cat furniture.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 10:39 PM
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19. I like rustic Asian, but I don't have that. I have rustic random.
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 11:39 PM
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20. Southwestern with a slant toward Native American
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:35 PM
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36. Same here. I have lots of Native American art on my walls. n/t
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:16 AM
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21. Santa Barbara style....




Tikki
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:23 AM
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25. very pretty...I don't usually like faux wall paint - but this looks good. nt
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 09:46 AM
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28. Thing is there are walls (or walls with arches) separating..
the different areas. I could never live in an open concept type
home. They remind me of Little House on the Prairie.


Tikki

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Tabasco_Dave Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:40 AM
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22. Art Deco. n/t
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 05:30 PM
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46. And a borzoi dog?

Love deco. Congrats.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 06:51 AM
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23. Early Tacky.
I think I inherited the tacky gene from my mother.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:25 AM
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26. love this post ! Could you amend and ask people to post pics?? nt
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 08:26 AM
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27. odds and ends gathered along the way.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 11:13 AM
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29. Thank you for asking this question. The answers have been very reassuring to me
that I'm not the only one!
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 11:17 AM
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30. Edwardian Interior
Edwardian Interior.

I've spent the past ten years or so ever-so slowly picking up closely-matching sets of end tables, desks, Queen Anne chairs, faux gas lamps etc. to give my place a (very thin) veneer of Edwardian authenticity.

The second bedroom is converted into a very lovely study/library that looks like it was taken from one of the sets of Upstairs Downstairs. My favorite room. :P
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 11:19 AM
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31. Poverty-stricken mish-mash so far
but had I my druthers, the cash and the space, something like a cross between traditional Japanese and Frank Lloyd Wright with the odd Scandinavian Modern piece here or there. A friend of mine has a custom built house decorated in that style and I flipped out for it. Elegant, simple lines that sculpt the space around the furniture. Way cool.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 02:29 PM
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33. Victorian clutter.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:04 PM
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34. "leftover recording studio"
I used to have my studio in about half the house before I moved it out to where it is now... the decor remains though, the room we use as the den still has carpet covered walls, the control booth with window and a louvered ceiling :silly:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 03:28 PM
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35. Neo Modern Cat Scratch.
:(
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 04:48 PM
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38. I know. My couch has been destroyed by my cats.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 12:08 PM
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42. It's a good thing they're so darned cute.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:12 PM
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40. Scandinavian teak
all purchased at yard sales or thrift shops.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 01:23 PM
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43. a great investment!
Considering that mid-century teak is the hottest trend in furnishings right now.

I am the proud owner of two teak "lounge" chairs with the original burnt orange cushions -- I rescued them from a thrift shop parking lot for five bucks each and they are easily worth $500 for the pair now. And I have a lovely teak side table that I picked up in the free pile of a yard sale -- stamped "Denmark" underneath -- worth a couple of hundred.

Get that stuff everywhere you can find it! I'm about to sell those chairs because I don't have room for them, and will be very happy for the huge profit.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 06:22 PM
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48. That is what I strive toward.
I have a few pieces, but Danish Modern is difficult to come by in these parts. I'll probably wind up with some of my parents' furniture eventually. Meanwhile, the rest is contemporary. I quite like Mission and Shaker,too. (I like clean lines).

The artwork on the walls is wildlife prints, nature photos, and a watercolor painted outside of Tuscson--except for the spare bedrooms, which is Chicago-rama. There's a Vienna Hot Dogs poster and a picture of Wrigley Field. Eventually, I will have a shrine to Ron Santo there. ;-)
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 05:30 PM
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41. I've been told steampunk but I don't see it.
Edited on Fri Sep-23-11 05:31 PM by Chan790
I'm not very tech-interested for one thing. My furnishings are a mix of elegant simple modernity: straight lines, little adornment, solid visual planes...and retro-20s: damask prints, bright color contrasted with dark, moody use of light. Think Gatsby meets Bauhaus.

Also lots of books. Orderly in book cases, hundreds of them...they're the most immediate design feature of my apartment.
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 01:27 PM
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44. Ironic "rustic"
An Adirondack camphouse "woodsy" look, sort of like a Twin Peaks set.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 05:11 PM
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45. Williamsburg-style Colonial.
I'm glad I bought the cherry pieces I have years ago. I don't think I could afford them now.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 05:47 PM
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47. Cat Hair Modern
We built a modern house (on the in inside) with a nondescript exterior to fit into a vacation cabin community that we live in.
Stained black concrete floors, modern furniture, minimal, but not too cold - with a constant layer of woodsy cat gunk and fur to remove.

The kitchen opens onto the living dining room and has art, & our framed photography, no upper cabinets, no books, just furniture and plants and the view.

I have a ton of built-in bookshelves in the loft bedroom though, and bookcases in my office and guest room.
3 cats + stand of woods + cat door + black stained floors = constant housework.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 08:14 PM
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49. Solid, comfortable, and water proof
My ideal does not exist. But a room that combined the elements of really comfortable, with solidly non breakable would be a good start.

Then super size the sprayer dealie from the inside my dishwasher and put it on a nice high ceiling for cleaning purposes.



alas it is not to be. Waterproof books are few and far between. I have 2, but they contain only my own writing, which is not overly interesting reading. Nor nearly voluminous enough.

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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 01:18 PM
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50. English Country/ Traditional
I've 2 huge, long wall with built-in bookcases, that are totally full, in my great room. They also add acoustical value to the room 800 sq. ft. room.

I love my huge, overstuffed yellow sofas. Furniture must first be comfortable. That's my rule.




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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 02:16 PM
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51. Beer Pocketbook.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 05:00 PM
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52. shabby, victorian, french provincial etc not into the modern looks too much
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 08:57 PM
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54. Ugly retro. The uglier, the better. nt
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 09:05 PM
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55. 1950s style retro, but modernized; eccentric.
Complete opposite from my parents. If I didn't look like them they'd swear I was adopted. :)
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