When I was about twelve, my mother told me that you never want your hair or your house to look done. Those of you who have seen my unruly hair will realize that I took her advice.
Your house doesn’t have to be perfect either. If your objective is to have fabric that will never show any wear or wrinkles, I’m sure I can find some plastic slipcovers for you - maybe we could even monogram them. Honestly, do you really want to visit that house?
Growing up, we were never allowed to have anything on the dining room table (we ate in the dining room every night) that wasn’t placed in a lovely container. Hot sauce bottle on the table - are you kidding? Years later, as an adult with grown children, I visited some of my daughter’s friends in upstate New York. We always had a great time and lots of laughs with the family. Help yourself - the Entemann’s pastry box and cardboard ice cream container were always on the table. I was really proud of myself this past Christmas when I put a plastic container of whipped cream on the table during dessert. Progress.
A friend told me not too long ago, that I could probably put a giant carrot in my living room and it wouldn’t look out of place. I hope these posts will be a gathering place to relax, keep our sense of humor, and find ways to make our houses comfortable places where we can all have fun.