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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

 

Is it wrong?

















Is it wrong to want to lick your new glass-paneled china cabinet?

Can I tell you how happy I am to be the recipient of a new-for-us dining room table? An exquisite glass paneled china cabinet? A beautiful four poster bed? All in delicious mahogany?

Is it wrong to be this excited by furniture? I try not to be too wrapped up in "stuff". Yet, I still practically choke up in tears of gratitude every time I walk into the dining room.

We are the grateful recipients of the stunning pieces our family members are parting with to prepare for their pending move and re-decoration. These particular family members have very very very good taste.

I am not sure if any of you know this about me, but many of my friends joke about my "Martha" tendencies. Martha Stewart that is. I now have a china cabinet displaying all the delicate glassware and serving dishes that were previously hidden in a pile under the counter in our kitchen. I can’t decide whether to host an elaborate dinner party to show it all off, or stay home and go to town licking the brass handled drawers of my mammoth mahogany stallion with glass panels. Stroking the soft sheen of the table large enough to seat twelve comfortably. Pole dancing on the new four poster bed anyone?

Is it bad that my new dining room makes me so happy? What does that say about me? Frankly I don't even care. All I know is that I love my dining room. I FUCKING LOVE IT.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Amy said...

It is so NOT wrong to love your furniture. It's part of your home. Home is, of course, not just a building, it's a way of life, an environment, an expression of you and your family. So if you hate your furniture--what does that say?

2:27 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Is it wrong to lick? Nah but it's weird. While you're licking though, could you test out some various wood polishing products and let us know which taste best? We've got kids who love licking furniture and I think we should give them the best tasting lick we can!

2:34 PM  
Blogger TW said...

No, of course not, but the licking is a bit extreme. On the other hand, when I first got the cool sideboards and dining room furniture from my mom's house(all from my great-grandmother's home) ...along with the NICE china, I was pretty bad. That lemon oil and such...lol. It wore off quickly though. Really quickly. Especially since our house of the combined Brady Bunch (snort) type means that some of this great furniture lives on the sun porch.

But every once in a while, when I want to see the glow in my children's eyes, I get out the special shiny china and glasses. Then I get the tri-fecta of happiness: I get to remember how amazing those plates and glasses seemed to me as a child, get to see that on the kid's faces and I get to call my SISTER and say nyah nyah nyah nyah...you see...I grew up in a home where my younger sister was promised "the nice china" because she had the same name as the pattern. So she was always smirky about this at holidays. I think no one ever thought to mention that my great-grandmother had place settings for 20 of really NICE china and surely it would one day be my mother's china. (or maybe they didn't count on me getting the china or the furniture while my mother was still alive.)

I also sometimes consider the educational value of having my children follow in my footsteps and wax the legs and such of above mentioned furniture.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I understand furniture love. Completely.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

So, where did you move the piano? ;)

I am a fan of licking. You've seen that first hand.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous pjindy said...

That four poster bed has seen some fun in its day. Pole dancing aside, it is great for a three quarter spin after a leaping start, feet flying outward and around. Attempt at your own risk realizing a sense of physics, distance relative to velocity and motion is a prerequisite. Failing that, post evening drinking will suffice for the requisite audacity for such a stunt.

Your excitement is quite cool and warms my heart.

6:44 PM  
Blogger GraceD said...

Oh, my goodness. What exquisite taste in furniture. Licking it all seems suitable and correct to me.

Meghan, though I realize you were not able to attend the post BlogHer brunch at Chez I Am Dr. L's Worst, I am now relieved. Nothing here is lickable.

Thought of the neuter job my pup underwent on Monday as I typed, "Nothing here is lickable."

7:18 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Another blogging friend (of the maternal persuasion) refers to her Pottery Barn catalog as "mommy porn." How fortunate that you have family members giving you the good stuff for free! ENJOY!

9:27 PM  
Blogger missjackie said...

Too bad it's not Willy Wonka designed furniture! That's be a plus!

11:01 PM  
Blogger EverydaySuperGoddess said...

Having seen it in person last night, I concur that the new furniture is absolutely lickable. Especially that china cabinet.

Can I have the flowered chair the next time your in-laws bestow you with gorgeous furniture?

5:20 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I am FUCKING JEALOUS.

7:42 AM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

I'm just totally jealous. My dining room sits empty for now (this is what happens when you move from a 2BR condo to a 4BR house - not nearly enough furniture to fill it up).

Sounds beautiful! Lick away!

6:13 AM  

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