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Miniature schnauzer Astro says, “Love the House You’re In”

While I’m away speaking at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, I won’t be posting. Expect me back online Sunday, March 7. Meanwhile: Astro the wonder dog is taking care of the house and keeping DH company. And, courtesy Mel Kolstad and her wondeful monthly collage Astro reminds us all to: Love the House You’re In. Last week a reader over on the Facebook Fan page also chimed in, “Happiness is wanting what you have.” Yes, that about sums it up. Woof woof.

  1. RetroSandie says:

    Pam, the best of luck at your talks at the show! Can’t wait to see what you have for us when you return home! I’ll bet Astro’s tail is thumping when you walk in the door!! 🙂

  2. MrsErinD says:

    Awww sweet Astro! Have a great time at the show Pam, wish I could be there!

    I was going to ask where the kitties were in that pic, but I know, the kitties of course wouldn’t be out running etc, they are Sleeeeeping on the bed or couch of course, let the dogs do all the work, lol. :O)

  3. Annie B. says:

    I’m really struck by the reader’s statement: “Happiness is wanting what you have”. Think of all the peace of mind and enjoyment inherent in those few words.

  4. gavin hastings says:

    Part II
    Actually, I love my house…but I will love it alot more when it is finished.

    Which brings to mind another topic- When are these houses going to be finished?

  5. gavin hastings says:

    Can I live without a daily dose of RetroRenovation? Maybe I could schedule some sort of major surgery on Thursday.

    I guess I will never find Hapiness…I want what everybody else has; only better.

    Have a wonderful time!

  6. Retro Junkie says:

    Mary Engelbriet says “bloom where you are planted”. Which goes perfectly with “love the house you’re in”. We just finished moving, and I can tell ya, it ain’t no fun!! We bought a little (1053 sq. ft.) ranch so we can retire earlier, and have a little fun to boot. So we will fix up our little ranc and be happy with what we have.

  7. Dix says:

    We love our house.

    My parents were cutting-edge stylish in the Seventies, but the house they’ve had for the past 20 years is an early-1970’s English Tudor, and their Seventies Modern furniture has gradually been replaced with dark wood antiques. It’s absolutely not fashionable but it suits the house–which is hardly authentic but is still Tudor enough inside that it looked really weird with Modern furniture–and it suits them. It’s also given them incentive to have the few family pieces they have, most of which are late Victorian, repaired and cleaned up, and to frame and hang various pieces of family artwork. A more modern house wouldn’t tolerate that kind of dark, slightly cluttered, look, but since the house, even though it’s not old, has a bit of an old feel, it works just fine.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Good luck! We’re going to have a bunch of blog newcomers after your talks. We’ll have the “Welcome” doormat out. 🙂

  9. Linda Blackmore says:

    I am so glad you did this post. I live in my childhood home. It’s not in a very good neighborhood, but it is paid for, so no payment. I have wanted to move for years. I don’t see it happening as prices are so low here.
    So, in the last week I’ve resigned myself to get busy and make this a neat place to be. I have all kinds of good stuff, so I’m getting busy! I wish I had a MCM, but I have what I have, and I like Shabby Chic and Cottage, so I’m heading in that direction again.
    Thanks so much for the added encouragement!! I needed it!!

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