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Pre-Marital Squabble

February 1, 2011
by thenestinggame

Riddle me this, dear readers.


You could be credited in the February issue of “I Told You So” magazine.

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  1. Maggie permalink
    February 1, 2011 5:55 pm


  2. February 1, 2011 6:04 pm


  3. Julie permalink
    February 1, 2011 6:27 pm


  4. Elaine permalink
    February 1, 2011 6:35 pm

    Navy Blue!

  5. jenniferlarsonwrites permalink
    February 1, 2011 6:41 pm

    It is a dark purple. Grape, perhaps.

  6. February 1, 2011 7:01 pm

    Eggplant. Fo ‘sho.

  7. February 1, 2011 7:33 pm


    my grandmother taught me that color when i was a little girl. true story.

  8. She Started It permalink
    February 1, 2011 8:30 pm


  9. Julian permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:05 pm

    Whatever color Taylor says it is!

  10. katie permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:33 pm


  11. Drew permalink
    February 1, 2011 10:49 pm

    deep purple

  12. Mandolin permalink
    February 1, 2011 11:05 pm

    eggplant is the first thing that came to mind.

  13. February 2, 2011 4:00 am


  14. February 2, 2011 9:31 am


  15. February 2, 2011 10:51 am

    Eggplant … plum … purple … Tinky Winky.

  16. February 2, 2011 1:49 pm

    dark purple

  17. February 2, 2011 3:31 pm

    Aubergine, with a navy undertone.

  18. Ashley permalink
    February 2, 2011 6:44 pm

    Ohhh, I know exactly the color, I used to have a BLUE sweater that everyone swore was purple. I have since decided to make up a fact, that what was once known as royal blue was also once that shade of maybe purple, since purple is known as the color of emperors!

    I’m sure that I must be right.

    I’ve been on both sides of this discussion, sometimes blue sometimes purple, and there’s really no rhyme or reason to which side I fall. I think it must ne a first impression thing, and probably dependent upon the present lighting.

    It makes me think of how there are cultures that don’t recognize blue and green as separate colors merely differing hues. (usually island languages, which makes sense!)

    So while the photo did look purply to me, its obviously royal blue.

  19. February 4, 2011 10:15 am

    Thanks everyone who voted in my favor. (It’s purple. Or for the more sophisticated, Eggplant.) I can now get married to this woman knowing that sometimes, I am the one who’s right. Fortunately, chair colors and pop culture are about the only thing we ever really argue over. And Molly, I’m sure at one time this chair was an amazing navy, but just got a little bit too much sun over the years.

  20. natalie permalink
    March 25, 2011 11:57 am

    eggplant : )

  21. Molly's Mom -- Mary Molina permalink
    September 2, 2011 3:23 pm

    Take it from me — Molly’s Mom — it’s definitely NAVY BLUE!!! Way back in 1977 — pre Molly days — I bought the entire BOLT of material at The Palm Beach Outlet Store in either Rockwood or Knoxville, TN for $20.00!! Does anyone remember a line of women’s clothing called “AUSTIN HILL” or “VILLAGER”? Ask your Mother. This bolt was the fabric used to make vests and other articles of clothing back in the old days. Nobody seemed to know how many yards it contained, so when we returned to my Mother’s house we unrolled it and measured. I recall it was close to 100 yards. I left my Mother with 10 yards and that’s how the chair became what it is. I took the remaining 90 yards with me back to St. Louis, had the back and sides of a Chippendale sofa, a big old chair and an ottoman upholstered in it. The bulk of the sofa was upholstered
    in crewel. Since then, the chair has been passed on to a nephew, the sofa has been re-upholstered in the NAVY velveteen (back and sides) with a tiny light blue check on the bulk of it, pillows on the couch are the light blue check piped with the NAVY velveteen, and the ottoman is my footrest in the den. When I left Chattanooga and the packing to the movers, they neglected a laundry room closet, which contained my NAVY BLUE bolt, now about 65-70 yards worth. My realtor came to the rescue and sent it to me. It’s now in a big, oblong box in my garage awaiting more projects. The moral of this story is: NEVER GET RID OF GREAT BUYS –THEY COME IN HANDY!!! Sorry to be so long-winded, but most important pieces have a history. That particular chair originally was red! I remember when Nana bought it at Craig’s Furniture in St. Louis in 1957! Molly, this is my first and could be my last comment on your blog. Keep up the good work! Love, MOM

  22. Lauren permalink
    September 23, 2011 12:17 pm

    Bahahahahaha this is hysterical. Love the blog, btw. You’re a clever writer and DIY-er (you also speak my language, see: your reference to measuring things in terms of number of lines away from 2 inches).

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      September 23, 2011 3:06 pm

      Thank you! I’m working on “eighth” inches now. Getting close to mastering those.

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