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Just bought this antique settle. DH didn't waste any time turning into a "coat keeper". Roll eyes...

 
Posts: 10422 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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One step up from the floor. I guess that constitutes progress. Perhaps you should have bought a hall tree. Good luck retraining him. Wink
 
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JUST noticed the hook on the wall. No excuse is valid IMHO. Smile
 
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I love your settle. I also love your wall treatment with the crown molding and paint stripe below. I saw that idea used by Sarah Richardson in one of her rooms. I loved it then...now to actually see it working is great. I also like your door frame treatment. I have the regular frames and have often thought I would like something like you have done. I think it would be neater than what I have now. Thank you so much for sharing. You have given me some things to think about. Marylee

UPDATE: I tried to put your name on this post, but it would not let me. Patty *****e is what I ended up with.

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beautiful settee!!! Well - don't know what to say about the coat on the settee - but in my house, it would immediately have a cat making itself comfy on it. They're so tired of winter, too!!


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Can't hardly stop laughing!

When we were kids, if we left things around in places where they didn't belong, the were confiscated for a month-toys, clothes, shoes...coats. Big Grin It was pretty effective. IF we were stunningly good, we MIGHT be able to chose ONE item we wanted out of the "lost & found" ahead of time.

I've often wondered if it works as well on men! Of course, if they behaved properly, whatever would we (women) have to complain about?!??? Big Grin


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LOL at least he can't say it doesn't serve a purpose! You could find a gorgeous basket with floral arrangement for the bench to discourage use as a coat rack.

Lovely piece.
 
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Froo LOL! There was a mirror there with hooks. It was totally covered with his caps. Solved one problem but moved into another one! The thing you see on the wall is a beehive oil lamp.

Thank you Mriley! Wonder what wrong with *****e? LOL!

Out on a limb, thank you! A cat is much cuter that a coat!

Bella you have given me an idea....confiscating...love it!

Junk collector he would cover it up! LOL!
 
Posts: 10422 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Patty, I LOVE the settee. I also LOVE your home. Fantastic as always. I'd have a nice conversation with dh and tell him where he is to place his coat and if it's found thrown on your lovely settee again, it will be confiscated for good! Warn first, then act! Smile

I can't wait until warm temps return so that we catch beautiful glimpses of your amazing yard and gardens!
 
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Gorgeous home and settle.

I'll get my Army-trained super neat and organized DH to have a SERIOUS talk with your DH... Smile
 
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I'll get my Army-trained super neat and organized DH


Don't think that always works Aychihuahua. When my DH was in the army and they had a surprise inspection and he had to open his locker, all the books fell out onto the floor! Which prompted his sargeant to say that a locker was not a library! But this is also, I think, the sargeant who said "you men have to quit corrugating in the hall!"

Patty *****e, that was one of our most desired pieces of furniture in the olden days! It works well. . . maybe too well, in your home! Some of us are naturally neat and others not!
 
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Than you Paintlady! Good idea - if it's works! I am still loving winter & sewing up a storm!

Aychihuahua thank you so much!

LOS thank you so much! I have always loved these benches & this is the first one I have seen that would fit on that wall.

I think DH needs a spanking......

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That's a LAMP?! Haaaa! In any event, it makes a more fitting coat hook, but I won't give your DH ideas. Wink
 
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That's a LAMP?! Haaaa! In any event, it makes a more fitting coat hook, but I won't give your DH ideas. Wink
LOL! It has a name but I can't remember. Something that implies a night or tiny lamp.
 
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Mriley Here is a pic of the molding under the crown. It's called picture rail for hanging your pictures. It was used when there were plaster walls so you didn't crumble the plaster.

 
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Here's one more. I just love it! Makes hanging pic so easy!

 
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Oh, patty *****e I'm feeling your pain. It is like any horizontal surface around my place has a sign that says, "put anything and everything in this nice, clean and clear place". Drives me crazy. I have never found a solution, but when I get super annoyed I sweep the stuff onto the floor and let it lay there. Now THAT annoys my husband, and it kind of gets his attention. It seems to be a constant battle for us.
 
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Oh and nice house Patty.
And since when is *****e (second half of your name) a word that gets edited? Weird.
 
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It must be in the breed (MEN). My husband uses my apothecary jar as a hat rack. Looks terribly attractive on the table too I might add. Frown


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Cocok LOL! My DH would just walk over it....maybe I could just never wash anything out of place. That would get him because he doesn't know how to use the washer!
Thank you so much! I can't imagine what is wrong with l o u i s e.
 
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My husband uses my apothecary jar as a hat rack. Looks terribly attractive on the table too I might add.

That's too funny Catie! One pet peeve I have is stuff on the kitchen table. Yep, he does that too. And if I leave it, we will have company!
 
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Love your antique settle, patty lou-ise! Good luck with the husband training! Wonder if double sided tape would have an effect. It works with cats. Big Grin LOL


Lucky

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I think someone else had a problem with L-o-u-i-s as well. Can't figure it out as the t-r-i-g-g-e-r words here are sometimes a mystery.
 
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Wonder if double sided tape would have an effect. It works with cats. Big Grin LOL

OMG that is hilarious Lucky!

Junk collector I don't get it either. *****? Tried it with a capitol letter & it still won't print. Maybe we should look it up in the dictionary? Might be a bad word that we don't know about. LOL!

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I know I am supposed to look at the settle but I love looking at your home. I noticed that the doorways have 2 different treatments. One has rosettes at the top and it looks like pocket doors? The other has a straight piece of wood at the top of the door way. Love the picture moulding. My great aunt had it in her house but would suspend the pictures with one piece of wire like ^ The would cause the picture to tilt out from the top. Were you thinking of a f@iry lamp on the wall?

piney
 
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I finally got the Christmas stuff rearranged in the coat closet(below the stairs)...had to! my dh never seems to want to throw or give away any! we had so many on the coat rack one of the hooks broke, and it was blocking the heater...when the sub temps hit, the kitchen is freezing...so now it's limited to 3 coats...and a space heater....
 
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Ugh! So typical of men. I can relate to the coat thing. Just yesterday I hung up FIVE different jackets that DH had put on the backs of the kitchen chairs. Now mind you, the closet is a mere four paces away from the table that you actually have to walk by from the front door!!

Nice settee BTW and your home looks so cozy and inviting Smile


Wanda
 
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Thank you so much Pinecone! No pocket doors. In the first pic showing the settle, on the right is the entrance to the kitchen. This used to be a small doorway. Previous owners just opened it up so the trim is different. Some of the trim is original to the house. Some we installed. And yes, my pics tilt out from the wall a little.F a i r y lamp - that might be it!

Sjf that is too funny! When I used to be "biker chic" (70s) my bf hung his leather biker coat on another hall rack I had & the whole thing fell in the floor! Instead of getting rid of the coat rack, I got rid of the biker! LOL!
 
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I hung up FIVE different jackets that DH had put on the backs of the kitchen chairs.

Like Catie said "it must be in the breed". LOL!
Thank you Wanda for the nice compliment! I love the "inviting" word.
 
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Great looking settee Patty. Great looking house too. Nice to see you posting Wink
 
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LOL Patty, that's hysterical Smile
 
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My Dad was a fireman and also served in the air force as a turret gunner. He looked like Robert Mitchum.A much more "man's man" would be pretty hard to find. He was neat, organized, and thought hangers were for clothes, not furniture. I know some men are slobs, but not ALL men are slobs.
 
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I can beat you hands down. There are about 5 jackets, 10 prs. shoes and assorted tools in my beautiful, spacious front hall with cathedral ceiling...first thing people see when they come in. Before retirement, I'd spend oodles of time putting things away only to be asked where is etc. I figure at this age, they're not going to change, so I don't worry about it.
 
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I know some men are slobs, but not ALL men are slobs.

I do agree Charles. My best friends husband is neat as a pin! I so enjoy seeing him actually hang up his clothes & put his shoes away! I think a lot has to do with how they were raised.
ETA: I know some women who are total slobs!

Suedorcoo you do have me beat! LOL! I know mine is not going to change. And there may come a day that I will wish his clothes were there...so for now I will just keep laughing!

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Suedorcoo you do have me beat! LOL! I know mine is not going to change. And there may come a day that I will wish his clothes were there...so for now I will just keep laughing!


Yup, so true.


Wanda
 
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My Dad was a fireman and also served in the air force as a turret gunner. He looked like Robert Mitchum.A much more "man's man" would be pretty hard to find. He was neat, organized, and thought hangers were for clothes, not furniture. I know some men are slobs, but not ALL men are slobs.


ITA. My DH is neat, clean and orderly in everything he does. And that applies to his grooming as well. Funny thing is, my dear late Dad was the same way. Kept his surroundings neat and well-maintained,including his car, and he was always well-groomed. I guess I got used to that growing up and was attracted to that type of man.
 
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Ah - so many ways to go in responding to this thread...Wink

First, Patty, I too am glad to see you posting and have always loved your house. And I love your new settle/settee...

Second, WHY are they censoring "*****e" (let's see if that makes it through...); for some weird reason it brings to mind the censoring of the song "Louie Louie" in the late 60s-lol!

Third, messy vs. neat husbands. My husband is very neat; I think it's due to his upbringing with a military dad and a stay-home mom who taught him well. But I also think it's partly my influence, since we've been married for almost 40 years and he knows by now that messes make me crazy!
 
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Nitalynn,
Funny, how in the Boston area Louie Louie was banned, and you and I wrote that in our replies, and it is the *****e that is*** out! LOL

Patty *****e, I have the distinct honor of KNOWING how your house FEELS as well as being beautiful! I can remember your house well... and the lovely grounds around it!

My husband is a great and sweet guy. Was a Drill Instructor for years, and had the military type upbringing... but after the 10th year of marriage... all the MESS came out.. NOW I call him PigPen.. from Charlie Brown.. the little boy who walks around in a cloud of dirt! LOL
 
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I should have said I too LOVE your settee and what looks like some of the rest of your home. But, I forgot one important item that on Feb. 11th remains in my hallway---our artificial Christmas tree in sections - yet to be taken downstairs placed in a bin and stored. So don't anybody complain!
 
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Love the settle!
The pictures of your living room takes me back to my wonderful grandparents home, where all the pictures hung from picture rails like yours!!
I have wonderful memories of that house. It had a coal furnace and in the winter time, we had to stay in bed until Gramp got up and stoked the furnace.
There was a big wall register in the dining room below one of the pictures hanging from the rail and in the winter, I loved to sit in a rocking chair by that register and read. It was so cozy and the heat just poured out at that register as it was right above the furnace!!
Thanks for reviving those memories for me!!
Candy
 
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Aychihuahua my mom was a neat freak & I am glad. I even made the bed up one morning when DH went to use the bathroom. He came back & said "I wasn't finished". LOL!

Hi Nita! My DH knows that messes make me crazy, but it doesn't change him at all! LOL!

Mary Ruth your visit & our shopping trips were so wonderful! PigPen? LOL!

Suedorcoo LOL at your Christmas tree waiting to be put away!

Candy thank you so much. That is the ultimate compliment as that's how I want my house to feel! Enjoyed hearing your memories!
 
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Love your new settle. Turns out its functional as well as beautiful. Wink
 
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Oh I love your settle. That is gorgeous! I'm a bit ocd about putting things where they belong so yep that would drive me nuts. LOL...and so does my dh sometimes but I'll keep him bad habits and all.


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Turns out its functional as well as beautiful.

LOL! Yep DH made it functional! Thank you OHL!

Thank you Lisa! I am too. But as you said "I'll keep him". LOL!
 
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Some of you will remember this "project". This is where DH sits. I thot about buying a screen & hiding him. The basket is for trash. Seems he missed. Can't blame the rubber chicken & green frog on him - they belong to the dog. LOL!

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Put a slider on the table for his puter & cleaned it up a bit. Much better!

 
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I thot about buying a screen & hiding him.


OK, Miss PL, you are responsible for helping me clean up my keyboard. I spewed coffee on my computer when I read your comment about screening your husband -- that is how hard I laughed. Memo to self: put down the coffee before reading PL's remarks. Smile
 
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That looks so gorgeous! It reminds me of some pubs in the UK. This would look incredible behind a small and tall table. Smile


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Aychihuahua LOL!

Thank you so much Stripestars! I love the tavern/pub look!

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