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Young House Love
September 13, 2012
9:32 am
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backofthepack

those dining room chairs are palm beach retirement home.  the table needs a doily and we'd be all set.

 

looks notwithstanding, they seem really low for a dining seat. 

September 13, 2012
11:25 am
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Snarky McSnarkypants
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A Box of Broken Crayons said

checkers said

Snarky McSnarkypants said

checkers said

YoungHouseLove

says:

No worries at all! We’ve learned after sharing our home for 5 years that what works for us wouldn’t always work for other families! It sounds like you would use seating for more than six people often, but in the 4.5 years of living in our first house (which had seating for 6) and the 1.5 years of living here, that has been all that we need. So it’s gravy to have those extra four seats three steps away in the kitchen (for a total of seating for 10)! I promise we’re sticklers for function & form, and would never go for one over the other – our new chair choice is 100% functional for our family :)

xo
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I would be fine with this response if it wasn't a lie- just admit that you're wrong! Sherry quote from this post:

Since we have a pretty huge family (there are at least 12 of us when we get together for birthdays and even casual movie nights or spaghetti dinners) we knew that room would never accommodate a table large enough for more than around six people (which is what we had in our last house, and it just wasn’t enough).

I suppose that they can always stick the extra family members on the deck

(I added the bold to the quotes)

Well, that's annoying. Why don't you point it out to them? They're pretty good about responding to people who disagree with them, and I'd love to see what they have to say.

I've left comments before and would leave another if I felt like there would be some sort of genuine response. They just won't admit that they're wrong or consider a new way of doing something. They would rather do another post that makes it seem like it was their choice.  I'm sure they'd say something along the lines of, "Oh, but we will be able to entertain! Six chairs plus the stools in the kitchen should be plenty. We can also add a table in the office to seat even more people. For now, we're so in love with the new chairs, but you know that we'll give you an update if that  changes. Haha."drool

To be fair, sometimes you really do just change your mind about what your needs are. And I think changing your mind from the notion that you need more space to the notion that you actually need less, is very common.

 

True, but it would have been nice if they'd said that. So much of their blog is stream-of-consciousness anyway, and their thought processes are documented to the last detail. It would have been more "real" to say "This is what we thought we needed at the time, but now we've changed our minds, and here's why." Like they usually do.

September 13, 2012
12:35 pm
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backofthepack said
those dining room chairs are palm beach retirement home.  the table needs a doily and we'd be all set.

 

looks notwithstanding, they seem really low for a dining seat. 

 

I think the chairs would be great in a sunroom or patio, in a formal dining NO way!

Why does a family of 3 need so many eatting areas, anyway?

September 13, 2012
12:40 pm
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bloggerhogger
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So I was just reading the thread on them over on the SOMI board (which is more like GOMI lol) and someone mentioned that Sherry said they wold be repainting the kitchen.. again, HOW is this frugal????

September 13, 2012
12:47 pm
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backofthepack

bloggerhogger said

I think the chairs would be great in a sunroom or patio, in a formal dining NO way!

Why does a family of 3 need so many eatting areas, anyway?

 

I had the EXACT same reaction when  i found out they were going to be building this deck and putting a dining set on it.  Why isn't the back patio serving that purpose??  I also want my dining space as close to my kitchen as possible (or as close to the grill as possible) so that I'm not carrying foodshits all across the house.   The deck they built is pretty much a double-wide walking path to get from the inside of the house to the outside.  I don't see how this would be functional for a dining/entertaining space at all.

September 13, 2012
12:50 pm
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Snarky McSnarkypants
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backofthepack said

bloggerhogger said

I think the chairs would be great in a sunroom or patio, in a formal dining NO way!

Why does a family of 3 need so many eatting areas, anyway?

 

I had the EXACT same reaction when  i found out they were going to be building this deck and putting a dining set on it.  Why isn't the back patio serving that purpose??

I thought they said you had to walk all the way through the living room to get to the back patio, but the little side deck is right off the kitchen.

September 13, 2012
12:54 pm
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backofthepack

ok, fair enough – i'll give you that if it's true.   I haven't really studied their floorplan.  My ultimate beef is more with whoever designed the house so that there's that weird alley space where the deck was built.   Was that an addition or was it designed that way when built?  I have a hatred of blind corners and unusable spaces so it is a pet peeve of mine

September 13, 2012
1:09 pm
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KAS
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bloggerhogger said
So I was just reading the thread on them over on the SOMI board (which is more like GOMI lol) and someone mentioned that Sherry said they wold be repainting the kitchen.. again, HOW is this frugal????

She is?  I didn't see that on the blog.  I know there's a lot of people who want her to repaint it, though, including me; the current color is ugly as sin.

September 13, 2012
1:29 pm
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Broke Femur Thus Coma
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Nothing to see here.

September 13, 2012
2:08 pm
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Shrug B***h
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bloggerhogger said

backofthepack said
those dining room chairs are palm beach retirement home.  the table needs a doily and we'd be all set.

 

looks notwithstanding, they seem really low for a dining seat. 

 

I think the chairs would be great in a sunroom or patio, in a formal dining NO way!

Why does a family of 3 need so many eatting areas, anyway?

I think John's family all lives in the area so they seem to have big gatherings pretty often, so I don't blame them for wanting to be able to fit everyone.

September 13, 2012
2:27 pm
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bloggerhogger
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but they cant fit everyone.. Instead of having one big eatting space they have a shit ton of smaller ones

September 20, 2012
2:03 pm
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bloggerhogger said
On another note.. I wonder if they EVER spend time apart

I'm wondering the same thing – they are ALWAYS together. I love my fiance, but when I met him I had friends and interests that didn't involve him (and vice-versa). We didn't lose our interests and friends upon becoming a couple – I feel like it's normal and healthy to do your own thing every once in awhile.

I don't think I've EVER seen a post from them where Sherry does something without John or John does something without Sherry (I mean, he did that run awhile back, but even then Sherry was right there with him so I'm not counting that).

Maybe it's part of the 'younghouselovelifewhatever' schtick?

September 20, 2012
3:02 pm
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Mrs. G
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September 5, 2012

Did anyone see that post up on Young House Life written from Clara's point of view about her German pen-pal? So weird. I mean, I get it. Clara might look back one day and think  it was pretty cool, but why not just wait a couple years until the kid can actually write the letters herself? I had a pen-pal in first grade who was a marine fighting in Desert Storm. The letters he wrote me are among the coolest things I have from my childhood, but what makes them cool is that he was writing to and responding to Me. My words, my questions, etc. I just feel like Sherry and this other Clara's mother writing the letters totally defeats the purpose of having a pen-pal in the first place.



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