good news/bad news

by Edie Wadsworth on May 11, 2010

The good news is: I finally finished my asymmetric plate wall in my dining room. My dear sister, who was here for Mother’s Day, even approved. And she’s not usually a fan of anything asymmetric.
platewall
The bad news is: I fear I may be channeling Mrs. Roper from 3′s Company. I’ve taken ‘house dress’ to a whole new level.
mrsroper

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1 Michele May 11, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Mrs.Roper never looked so good! I love it :) And love the new house and the plates. oh, love it all! Congrats! :)

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2 Lauren May 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I love the plates on the wall! Classy!

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3 Gina Williams May 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Wow…you do resemble Mrs. Roper! How funny sis! And yes, the plates look great!

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4 Sheri May 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Laughing at your Mrs. Roper get up. To be honest you look extremely comfortable and cute as always.

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5 chavala orlando May 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Edie, this is hillarious! I love it! At least your trying to make your comfy clothes have a bit of flair. :)I also love your assymmetric wall decor. I can’t wait to see more pics from the mother’s day tea.

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6 Trina May 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Bhahahahaaaaaah…!!!

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7 Sidnie May 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Love the plates on the wall. It looks great!!

And I LOVE wearing sweats under my dresses! :) It’s the most comfortable house dress out there! And it’s a plus cause you can just strip the sweats before Hubby walks through the door, and you look CUTE! :)

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8 angela May 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I’ll bet the OLDER kids had a fit when they saw you in this! You are still adorable!

Love the plate wall!

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9 Kim May 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

You are so much fun! And cool!

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10 Debra May 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Love your plate wall. Well, at least you look cute! :)

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11 Vicki K May 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I love asymmetry! You have inspired meto get a move on and get my plates up (in the kitchen). What have you decided about painting the walls? The sweats? well,…ahem…

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12 Elizabeth May 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Love the wall! I wish I had such a creative eye for those types of things. Sweats and a dress looks so cute and is probably just as comfy! :)

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13 Marty@A Stroll thru Life May 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Love the outfit. That’s the new fashion don’t you know. You look adorable. I really like the plate wall too. It is just fantastic. Hugs, Marty

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14 Holly Days May 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Love the plates. LOL really love the house dress.
Holly

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15 Miriam May 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Loving the plate wall.

I have to say I do this all the time, with leggings or yoga pants under my dresses because my legs get *cold* in our 1880s house! We’re in good company, aren’t we?

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16 Erin from Skoots and Cuddles May 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

a. love the plates
b. i think you look cute as mrs. roper!

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17 Kelly May 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm

That is hilarious! And you even added the necklace!

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18 Denise May 11, 2010 at 7:19 pm

LOL!

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19 the domestic fringe May 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm

LOL! That’s great. Sometimes at the end of a day, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and wonder how my outfit could have evolved over the course of a day.

Love your plate wall and beautiful painting. Are those tissue paper balls in the photo? I keep seeing those everywhere and am so tempted to make a few. I just can’t figure out how to dust them, but then, I doubt a little dust can hurt. ;-)

-FringeGirl

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20 Angie May 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

HAA!! Love it!

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21 Lanie May 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I love the wall Edie! As far as the “house dress” {I call mine a moo moo after my mother’s house dresses}LOL there’s nothing wrong with a little layering right?

Lanie

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22 Vintagesquirrel May 12, 2010 at 1:40 am

Hi Edie! I love your new banner. The plates look fantastic… I find asymmetric so hard to do right.
Love, Michelle
P.S. Mrs. Roper was kinda hot, no?

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23 Sarah May 12, 2010 at 1:58 am

I’m loving the plates AND the house dress.
My only advice would be to trade the sweats in for some capri leggings. Still comfy and practical, yet slightly more fashionable. I own a pair and love them. I look feminine yet don’t have to sit all lady like! ;>
God’s blessings,
Sarah :D

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24 Get Your Martha On (Anne) May 12, 2010 at 4:12 am

You’d look lovely in burlap. :)

You remind me in looks of Miranda Lambert. Is that her name? I think that’s her name. Country singer. Does those cotton commercials …

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25 lindsey - the pleated poppy May 12, 2010 at 4:22 am

oh edie! this is hilarious! especially because i’m linking to you tomorrow about how much i love your outfits! love it!

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26 Kristi May 12, 2010 at 4:44 am

LOL I love your outfit, Mrs Roper and all! I loved her on that show! And I love your DR wall!! Looks fantastic! I’m waiting with baited breath for your kitchen. I went and priced the doors I was eyeballin’ and almost had cardiac arrest, LOL. There might need to be a plan B, lol! :)
Kristi

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27 Kris Akagi May 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Sis! I’m not sure how the plates are supposed to look, but YOU look fabulous, my dear!

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28 jessica leigh May 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

i love the look. i’ve been wearing dresses over britches for years. . .my hubby always says. . .is that even in style. . .i’ve told him i don’t care. . .but as i get older, i do seem to care what i’m wearing….well, since i’ve had the boys!!!
oh. . . and if everything goes as planned, we are closing on the sale of our old house monday!!!!!! yeah!!!!!! what a blessing!

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29 Ruth May 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Love the asymmetrical wall. Looks great!!

You can totally pull off that look. I don’t think I could do it on my best day. LOL

Ruth

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30 carlotta May 13, 2010 at 1:46 am

love the wall!

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31 Kerrie May 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Don’t worry…I would wear that house dress. Rock it out! Looks comfy. :->

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32 Staci Amy May 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Edie, your blog makes me happy :)

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33 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage May 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm

How funny! I roam around most days in an old cotton dress, it’s just comfy :)

Love your assymetrical plate wall!

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34 Trudy May 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Perhaps not…perhaps you just happen to be extrordiarilly honest Edie. Comfort should always rule at home.

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35 Karrie Ann May 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Oh, Edie! Did you read the blog of Veith today? (go now if you haven’t) I didn’t even know that CCLA existed! I am elated! Kansas City is only a 2 hour drive for me!

Anxiously awaiting your next home schooling post! You are such an inspiring lady!

God Bless You, Edie! …and that beautiful family of yours!

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36 anna see May 14, 2010 at 12:16 am

the plates look great and so do you!

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37 patty May 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

miss you!
post us some pics! :))

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38 emily May 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I love that wall. And I’m partial to symmetrical things most of the time. Nicely done!

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