Thursday, October 17, 2019

I'm Old Fashioned

An antique muffin tin, tea lights and silk autumn leaves adds a homey touch.

One of my favorite apps on our Roku is Crooner Radio.  We have Sirius XM in our car, and when I'm in the car I listen to 40's Junction or Siriusly Sinatra, but at home I have Crooner Radio on almost all day, either that or an old movie!  When it comes to music and movies, I'm pretty old fashioned.

Even my decorating style might be considered antique.  Primitive decorating is popular now, as well as Farmhouse style, but I've been decorating with old things all of my adult life.  Back in the 80's when I first got married and set up my first home it was called, "Country", and it was all things rosy pink and country blue. Now days I lean more towards black and white and earth tones.

Yesterday as I was cleaning house and preparing for company, I heard a song on Crooner that so resonated with me, I immediately stopped and looked up the lyrics.

I am not such a clever one
About the latest fads
I admit I was never one
Adored by local lads
Not that I ever try to be a saint
I'm the type that they classify as quaint
I'm old fashioned
I love the moonlight
I love the old fashioned things
The sound of rain
Upon a window pane
The starry song that April sings
This year's fancies
Are passing fancies
But sighing sighs holding hands
These my heart understands
I know I'm old fashioned
But I don't mind it
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To be old fashioned with me.

You can listen to Ella Fitzgerald singing it here.

I have to say, if there was a song that perfectly described me, this would be it. Since I've been .
decorating with old things for so many years, I've acquired quite a collection of treasured pieces.  Nothing of real value or worth, really, but to me, they are priceless, and at this point I don't plan on changing my style anytime soon. I could care less about the current style or trends. Just call me old fashioned!
Old furniture.
Old music.
Old movies.
Old sitcoms.

I'm even on a bit of a 70's earth tones bent right now, as we prepare to gut a van and turn it into an RV, our home on wheels.  We are planning to travel the country for a few years, and that is one of the reasons that I changed the graphics and color scheme. I'm actually going to be writing two blogs, continuing here, and also documenting our journey as we transition from home (apartment) living to van life for a few years (or more), who knows?  Obviously I can't take all of my pretty decorations with me, but thankfully our daughter is going to be living here in the apartment with a few friends, and she will be using most of it herself.  She likes farmhouse style, and many of the pieces I have will fit right in. I'll share  more about van life as things progress, and I'll link our other  blog as soon as I have it all tweaked and ready!

So what's your decorating style?  Are you a country/primitive girl like me from way back? If so, share what your favorite piece is in the comments.  And, if you like old music like I do, Crooner Radio is FREE, just follow the link above.
And if you have Sirius radio, check our 40's Junction (Ch. 73) and Siriusly Sinatra (Ch. 71).                                                                            

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Anonymous said...

My, what a grand adventure awaits you, and how wonderful that your daughter is able to live in your apt. while you are off traveling! I will enjoy following along on your new blog.

I, too, was married in the 80's and decorated our first homes in the "country" style~ we had plenty of stenciling, geese, and the like. You know. My colors of choice were mauve and Wedgwood blue. And, although my style of choice has moved far away from that look, I do still love a country/ rustic look. I think it has such a warmth and a cozy feel to it.

We have many antique pieces in our home~ all well worn, well used, well loved and certainly not fancy. I do like things that have a history to them. My favorite "piece" though would have to be our actual house, which dates back to 1790. I love to imagine all that has happened within these walls.


Kimberly Lottman said...

Pam, I'm so enjoying your comments and getting to know you a little better. Ahhh! Geese and stenciling! I had my share of geese, and rabbits! A few years back we lived in a farmhouse in the country that was built in the 1940's. It was favorite place of all the places we have lived and I hope to one day return to the country, after we explore for awhile! I always wondered about the lives of the people who lived there, and thankfuly I learned a little about it because our landlord grew up there. Thanks again for commenting! I look forward to sharing more with you! - Kim