The Crazy Suburban Mom: Retro Tuesday with the prices (and a Blog Hop)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Retro Tuesday with the prices (and a Blog Hop)

I can't tell you how much I love Retro Tuesday...

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In fact, I want to write two posts a lot, one regular post and one Retro Tuesday post...Of course, I'd have to change the name to... Well, something else.

But man, I love this stuff.

If any one wants to do Retro Tuesday with me
info is at the bottom of the post.


I woke up late today and got a late start on Retro Tuesday. Pulled all my magazines out without any idea what to do. I'd already looked through a few when I pulled out an April, 1954 Woman's Day. I wasn't feeling any of the ads and just started flipping randomly.

This caught my eye

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Not because the room's fabulous; I hadn't noticed that yet. It was that hideous carpet. As it turns out, I have that same hideous carpet all over my house. What makes the whole hideosity of it all worse is, I picked it.

Yeah, I know. Dreadful. I live with the shame every single day.

Anyway, I'm staring at the carpet and all about my own deep well of self-pity, how could I have? I hate that color so much. I'm so over the green. I'd do anything for a boring ecru at this point...and than my eye wandered to this...

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Oh man. I need a coffee table. I need THAT coffee table! And I knew I had my post. But it got even better because this article is about doing this room as a good value. A good value they said? Do you know what this stuff costs at estate sales? I can't afford any of it.

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Prices were included...

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See? $1200

Anyway, I decided to ignore the nauseating sea of vile green, much like I do in my daily life and plow on.

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Be still my heart. $29.95? Ack. I experienced some serious ackage.

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So unfair... The corner table matches the ackage-worthy coffee table.

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A beauteous desk. The computer I'm using now is sitting on my son's old This End Up desk. It came with his bunk beds. It's bulky, ugly and falling apart... and cost way more than $79.95. I bet the desk in this picture is still around. All that stuff was made to last through several moves, 65 years of basement storage and at least two natural disasters.

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Let me not tell you how my dining room set is falling apart either...

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I'm not a huge curtainage fan normally but, Wow! I'm totally feeling these.

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My best friend's mom had this chair, I'm sure of it. Different fabric but I remember the chair. And a matching sofa. I wanted it than, I want it now.

I'm going to do a McKLinky again for anyone who wants to do Retro Tuesday with me! But listen...

When I don't do this people ask where the McKlinky is but when I do do this I'm like alone mostly and I feel so pathetic there...

Being alone on the McKlinky is very much like being alone at the outcasts table in the High School Lunch Room. And don't ask me how I know.

I don't want to go there.

So I'm trying this again but please, if I'm alone here again, I can't do this anymore. My self-esteem can't take much more of this...Could you maybe pass this McKlinky on? Please?


MckLinky Blog Hop


If you want to join me just Blog-Hop in the McKlinky and and add a link to me on your blog.

7 Comments:

mama-face 11/3/09, 9:41 AM  

So true about the quality of furniture. None of the stuff from Ikea will be around for future Retro posts.

The carpet...ha. We had blue and mauve carpet in one house, and it was so IN; the other day I saw a room in a magazine decorated in the same shades. Please say it ain't so. I often wonder how long it will be until my red walls are so OUT.

Good Post!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 11/3/09, 9:54 AM  

Mama-face - Oh man, the ikea stuff. I've had ikea stuff that has been loooooong gone already! lol.. and I got that after the the end up desk thats falling apart. so its even worse than the junky desk im using now :)

Vonlipi 11/3/09, 11:29 AM  

That is quite the carpet! I have never known a house full of carpet...I am mucho allergic to dust so wall to wall is out. But I remember finding wall to wall quite fancy. The last of Ikea was given to Goodwill after my garage sale this summer....bebye!

Maureen 11/3/09, 6:05 PM  

So Mod Squad! In 1970 when my parents bought their first house, they went out and bought a tweed sofa and recliner and all matchy-matchy maple tables, hutch, etc. Tweed? Why? And red shag carpet in our basement bedrooms. Why? No wonder I have such an aversion to this stuff!

Tracy - I think if you post 3 or 4 consecutive Retro Tuesdays you will see that people will post. One week I had my post ready and you didn't have MckLinky. No MckLinky the next so this week I didn't prepare and now it's back! And I wasn't ready. I'll post shortly and will do so regularly (God willing!).

The Crazy Suburban Mom 11/3/09, 6:09 PM  

Maureen - You know... You maybe onto something. You think if I do like....It's Retro Tuesday All Week kind of thing?

People will eventually mcklinky with me?

Okay maybe I'll do it...

and if Im alone all week, its going to be high school all over again...

Lori 11/3/09, 6:45 PM  

Trace, What I loved about having ecru (beige, whatever) carpet was how it allowed me to play with color everywhere else. I miss it, sigh.

I love the chair. Not the fabric, but the chair. I heart that chair. "Ackworthy" as you say.

And now for my three cents: Stop worrying about what table you're eating at. I say it because this is not the first time you've brought that up. High school was a long time ago (there were still dinosaurs then). You are completely and utterly cool, McLinkys or no McLinkys.

Keep setting your table because sooner or later company will come but for now also go join someone else at their table -- er, Linkything. They'll be lucky to have you there.

Maureen 11/3/09, 8:24 PM  

Listen to Lori. She is right. Slow and steady wins the race. I was just saying that if you want to do it, do it regularly, as in every Tuesday. Not every second Tuesday or on random Tuesdays. And from what I've seen, MckLinkys are usually posted the night before. I guess a lot of people don't have time in the morning and so chill for a bit before bed. Give that a try.

P.S. I went for months with zero comments, zero followers and that was OK. Chill honey, chill.

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