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Fallen Apples

November 30, 2011
by thenestinggame

There’s that saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” I definitely share traits with my Dad: the inability to cook unless the counters are cleared off. My Mom: napping with my hands tucked under my chin. And, non-genetically, my stepmom: a preference for flip-top toothpaste. But when I was at my Dad and Sheila’s house for Thanksgiving, I noticed some similarities in decorating, too.

Maybe there’s a chromosome trait for Moody Glamminess. This is my Dad and stepmom’s half bath.

And our Moody Glam room at home.

Perhaps my fondness for silhouettes began as a toddler? This is me, hanging on Dad and Sheila’s third floor.

The size of my head in this amuses Taylor to know end. I ran into big noggin issues again when we did our silhouettes. I wanted to be on the gold background, but my head was too big the frame was too small.

Plants in a window aren’t exactly unique to my family. It’s the same way everyone thinks their¬†family is crazy. Truly, everyone’s is. But it doesn’t make your particular breed of crazy any less so.

But back to plants. This is Dad and Sheila’s landing. I have seen these pots for about 25 years, but only now really appreciate just how pretty they are.

It reminds me of our garden window in the kitchen. Need to address the plant on the left. And by address I mean “send to live on a farm.”

The plate wall is as much a Molina family trait as talking loudly and over people. The walls of Dad and Sheila’s kitchen (and my grandmother’s, and my aunt’s, and my uncle’s and my cousins’…) are lined in plates from the homeland.

And while I don’t have my Spanish plates on the wall in our kitchen—mostly because there is no wall space in our kitchen—I did bring the whole plate wall idea to our bedroom with dishes from Taylor’s side of the family.

What about you? Are certain elements of your style similar to your parents’? Or do you mid-century zig where they French country zag?

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  1. Elaine Smart permalink
    November 30, 2011 9:43 am

    Your Dad and Sheila’s house is beautiful!
    The influence was probably subconscious. For some reason, thought you would be more like your Mom’s mom. You speak so-o fondly of her and have some of her antiques.
    Love the pictures of both houses!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      November 30, 2011 12:58 pm

      Elaine, I think I definitely take from both sides. Although both my Mom’s side and my Dad’s side have similar taste, so it all works out well for the hand-me-downs!

  2. November 30, 2011 9:48 am

    I would have to say in decorating, I probably take after my aunt. My mother didn’t do too much in that department. I have china plates and other various pieces made by my aunts hanging on the walls along with my Blue Willow dishes (and those are scattered everywhere too.) The only white walls in my house are the ceiling – and that is because Hubby drew the line there. I guess I am pretty much setting the trend. Love the pictures!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      November 30, 2011 12:58 pm

      Hooray for plate walls!

  3. November 30, 2011 10:59 am

    I think a lot of it has to do with how you feel:nosgalgic, closer to family, fond memories.

  4. Sadie permalink
    November 30, 2011 7:19 pm

    Um… You changed the Hiya thing to ABOUT! I am ashamed… ;)

  5. December 1, 2011 11:29 pm

    Lovely blog!

    I was laughing so hysterically over your comments on A Cup of Jo that I had to tell you. Dying!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      December 1, 2011 11:36 pm

      Thanks, Marissa! Gotta love 8-year-old logic… That was a fun thread!

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