I am so thankful for friends who love and appreciate primitive decor. It is a great blessing to me to have others share their ideas and talents and appreciation. I wanted to share a bit about why we "show off" what we have found or what we have discovered or the ideas we have in primitive decor. Some who just don't understand not only do not understand why you would tote a paint chipped bench INSIDE your house, let alone why you would blog about it and tell the whole world.( I'd like to buy the world an issue of Country Sampler Magazine).Oftentimes, people think that you are bragging about what you made or bought or were given, when it is simply NOT the case. You see, primitive decor is like a treasure hunt for ancient treasures. When you accomplish finding or creating that treasure, you share the idea or the accomplishment with your prim friends, but generally, people do not mean to say "I have a new tote and you don't na_na_na_na_na!! Ha Ha. Finding or creating these items does NOT make you materialistic. If you took the time to KNOW me, you would know that is not the case.As a matter of fact, My husband has to force me to buy new things most of the time. My car just recently went to the shop, and they gave us a list of things that needed fixed, and when my husband said "you just need a new car!", I teared up, and so he gave in and I get to keep my old car. ( of course I will have to wait a couple of weeks until my car is fixed). Now, if someone makes a primitive item, and shares their work or idea with you, that is a GOOD THING, and it is great that people appreciate their talent. Primitive decor includes putting items together to form a "gathering". So when people share their things, it is showing what treasures you made or found, and how you put them together. If I tell you my husband bought me an item that matches my decor, it is not to brag, but to say......."can you believe a husband actually understands?".
Now with that being said, You just cannot imagine how much it means to have friends that have the same decorating style as you. Friends that understand what happens when people are talking about you like you are not there saying things like
"is she lazy, or does she just not know how to refinish a table... we should stain it for her"
"she actually means for it to look like that, She WANTS it like that"
"now I know for a fact that you can afford to buy a decent table, I don't know why you have that crap in here"
"looks like you gave up polishing many years ago"
"how much work are you going to have to do to that to make it usable?"
"I guess, if that's your thing"
"You could at least paint that"
Oh my. Those people are not invited over anymore. Ha Ha
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