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  1. #1
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Unpacking is Fun!

    After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that I've
    officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered my own
    (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. Like
    the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've had them packed
    away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly
    washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as
    though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL

    I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own housewares
    again.

    I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I removed
    the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue goblets.

    Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling like I
    was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that I'm getting
    to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.

    OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    spinach. Served on my own plates!

    Jill


  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that I've
    > officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered my own
    > (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. Like
    > the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've had them packed
    > away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly
    > washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as
    > though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    > art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own housewares
    > again.
    >
    > I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    > years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I removed
    > the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue goblets.
    >
    > Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling like I
    > was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that I'm getting
    > to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    > OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    > spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >
    > Jill


    Sounds like a lot of fun. :-)

    I'm looking forward to paying off the morgage so I can redecorate the
    way I want!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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  3. #3
    Dave Bugg Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    jmcquown wrote:
    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now
    > that I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've
    > rediscovered my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my
    > mother gave me years ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds
    > from the 1950's. I've had them packed away in a storage room for the
    > last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly washed and shining
    > brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as though I was
    > a 1960's housewife. LOL

    ....snip

    When's the housewarming party? :-)

    --
    Dave
    What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
    you, and to hear the lamentation of the women." -- Conan



  4. #4
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    jmcquown wrote:

    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now
    > that I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've
    > rediscovered my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my
    > mother gave me years ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds
    > from the 1950's. I've had them packed away in a storage room for the
    > last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly washed and shining
    > brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as though I was
    > a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based;
    > I bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a
    > purple art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my
    > own housewares again.
    >
    > I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones
    > for years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet.
    > I removed the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt
    > blue goblets.
    >
    > Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling
    > like I was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that
    > I'm getting to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    > OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    > spinach. Served on my own plates!



    Bored, Jill...???


    --
    Best
    Greg



  5. #5
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    "Dave Bugg" <davebugg2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now
    >> that I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've
    >> rediscovered my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my
    >> mother gave me years ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds
    >> from the 1950's. I've had them packed away in a storage room for the
    >> last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly washed and shining
    >> brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as though I was
    >> a 1960's housewife. LOL

    > ...snip
    >
    > When's the housewarming party? :-)
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
    > you, and to hear the lamentation of the women." -- Conan
    >


    Let me get a few more things unpacked, then I'll issue the invitation

    Jill


  6. #6
    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    On Jun 21, 12:59*pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that I've
    > officially moved here I'm making it my own home. *I've rediscovered my own
    > (sort of) belongings. *Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. *Like
    > the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. *I've had them packed
    > away in a storage room for the last 20 years. *They're now back out, freshly
    > washed and shining brightly! *I'm going to hang them in my kitchen justas
    > though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. *(No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.) *I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    > art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. *It's good to see my own housewares
    > again.
    >
    > I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    > years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. *I removed
    > the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue goblets.
    >
    > Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling like I
    > was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). *Now that I'm getting
    > to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    > OB Food: *dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    > spinach. *Served on my own plates!
    >
    > Jill


    I'll see your Purple Fiestaware pitcher and raise you a set of lime
    green tumblers!
    Lynn in Fargo
    Loves wacky bright colors

  7. #7
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:04:34 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Dave Bugg" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> When's the housewarming party? :-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave
    >> What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
    >> you, and to hear the lamentation of the women." -- Conan
    >>

    >
    >Let me get a few more things unpacked, then I'll issue the invitation
    >
    >Jill


    Hmm...does that mean Dave will be bbqing?

    Christine, thinking about good bbq, and seafood
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig wrote:
    > On Jun 21, 12:59 pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >> After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that I've
    >> officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered my own
    >> (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. Like
    >> the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've had them packed
    >> away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly
    >> washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as
    >> though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >>
    >> I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    >> bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    >> art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own housewares
    >> again.
    >>
    >> I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    >> years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I removed
    >> the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue goblets.
    >>
    >> Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling like I
    >> was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that I'm getting
    >> to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >>
    >> OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    >> spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > I'll see your Purple Fiestaware pitcher and raise you a set of lime
    > green tumblers!
    > Lynn in Fargo
    > Loves wacky bright colors


    LOL, I have four diamond shaped candle wall lights I could contribute ;-)

    Bob

  9. #9
    pure kona Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:59:50 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that I've
    >officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered my own
    >(sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. Like
    >the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've had them packed
    >away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're now back out, freshly
    >washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as
    >though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    >I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    >bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    >art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own housewares
    >again.
    >
    >I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    >years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I removed
    >the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue goblets.
    >
    >Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling like I
    >was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that I'm getting
    >to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    >OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    >spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >
    >Jill


    Sounds like a great time Jill. Enjoy it all.

    aloha,
    Cea

  10. #10
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    jmcquown wrote:
    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that
    > I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered
    > my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years
    > ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've
    > had them packed away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're
    > now back out, freshly washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang
    > them in my kitchen just as though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    > art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own
    > housewares again.
    >
    > I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    > years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I
    > removed the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue
    > goblets.
    >
    > Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling
    > like I was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that
    > I'm getting to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    > OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    > spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >
    > Jill


    Oh, I LOVE unpacking. Even moreso if the things have been packed
    a long time. It's kind-of like Christmas--and brings back such
    memories!

    --
    Jean B.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    "Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jun 21, 12:59 pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that
    > I've
    > officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered my own
    > (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years ago. Like
    > the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've had them
    > packed
    > away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're now back out,
    > freshly
    > washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang them in my kitchen just as
    > though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    > art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own
    > housewares
    > again.
    >


    I'll see your Purple Fiestaware pitcher and raise you a set of lime
    green tumblers!
    Lynn in Fargo
    Loves wacky bright colors



    I love wacky bright stuff too! All the more reason (IMHO) to have white
    dinnerware. You can decorate around it with just about anything

    Jill


  12. #12
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:04:34 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Dave Bugg" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    >>> When's the housewarming party? :-)
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Dave
    >>> What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
    >>> you, and to hear the lamentation of the women." -- Conan
    >>>

    >>
    >>Let me get a few more things unpacked, then I'll issue the invitation
    >>
    >>Jill

    >
    > Hmm...does that mean Dave will be bbqing?
    >
    > Christine, thinking about good bbq, and seafood
    > --
    > http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com




    I certainly hope so! Perhaps in the fall I'll be issuing a cook-in
    invitation... and this might include a big pot of Frogmore Stew

    Jill <---who lives in what is formerly known as Frogmore


  13. #13
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    Jill wrote:

    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.)


    It was uranium, not lead.

    Bob


  14. #14
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    On Sun 21 Jun 2009 10:59:50a, jmcquown told us...

    > After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that
    > I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered
    > my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years
    > ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've
    > had them packed away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're
    > now back out, freshly washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang
    > them in my kitchen just as though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >
    > I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    > bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    > art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own
    > housewares again.
    >
    > I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    > years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I
    > removed the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue
    > goblets.
    >
    > Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling
    > like I was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that
    > I'm getting to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >
    > OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    > spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >
    > Jill
    >
    >


    Did you move your furnishings up from Memphis?

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach. ~A. Kerr




  15. #15
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    On Sun, 21 Jun 2009 22:17:01 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Jill wrote:
    >
    >> I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    >> bought mine later.)

    >
    >It was uranium, not lead.
    >


    oh, man! Hopefully it was weak.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  16. #16
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Unpacking is Fun!

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 5.250...
    > On Sun 21 Jun 2009 10:59:50a, jmcquown told us...
    >
    >> After over a year of basically living in someone elses' house, now that
    >> I've officially moved here I'm making it my own home. I've rediscovered
    >> my own (sort of) belongings. Some of this stuff my mother gave me years
    >> ago. Like the set of copper-tinted Jell-O molds from the 1950's. I've
    >> had them packed away in a storage room for the last 20 years. They're
    >> now back out, freshly washed and shining brightly! I'm going to hang
    >> them in my kitchen just as though I was a 1960's housewife. LOL
    >>
    >> I've unpacked my Fiestaware. (No, not the stuff that was lead based; I
    >> bought mine later.) I have several lovely bright soup bowls, a purple
    >> art-deco style pitcher and a spoon rest. It's good to see my own
    >> housewares again.
    >>
    >> I removed my mothers old boring Corelle dishes (I had the same ones for
    >> years) and put my white lattice patterned dishes in the cabinet. I
    >> removed the 1970's gold glassware and replaced them with my cobalt blue
    >> goblets.
    >>
    >> Up until now I've basically been living out of a suitcase and feeling
    >> like I was staying in a time-share (as Nancy Young put it). Now that
    >> I'm getting to unpack my own things, decorate my house, it feels good.
    >>
    >> OB Food: dinner tonight will be baked flounder fillets with steamed
    >> spinach. Served on my own plates!
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Did you move your furnishings up from Memphis?
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Boatwright
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach. ~A. Kerr
    >
    >


    Yes (and I moved down, not up LOL) There are boxes all over the place
    I'm having fun unpacking them.

    Jill


  17. #17
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Mon 22 Jun 2009 03:42:13a, jmcquown told us...

    > "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] 5.250...
    >>
    >> Did you move your furnishings up from Memphis?
    >>

    >
    > Yes (and I moved down, not up LOL) There are boxes all over the place
    > I'm having fun unpacking them.
    >
    > Jill


    Duh...I should have known it was down, not up. I'm really happy for you,
    Jill. Glad you're having fun with the unpacking. It's sort of like
    Christmas. Hope you enjoy living there.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach. ~A. Kerr




  18. #18
    Becca Guest

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    Jean B. wrote:
    > Oh, I LOVE unpacking. Even moreso if the things have been packed a
    > long time. It's kind-of like Christmas--and brings back such memories!


    Last weekend we had a dinner party and I wanted to use crystal, which
    was still packed after moving here two years ago. I unpacked a box that
    I thought was crystal, and I found my Fitz & Floyd monkeys, although I
    think they call them baboons. One of them holds a banana and the other
    one holds a flower. My new husband thought Fitz & Floyd were their
    names. Okay, we can call them that. lol


    Have fun unpacking, Jill.


    Becca

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