Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"LOVE IS..." and Other Things That Matter

LOVE IS...
LETTING HER MAKE THE FINAL
DECISION CHOOSING FURNITURE

Boy...Wednesdays sure do roll around fast when you're busy doing other things!

For those of you who are new to following my Blog you'll quickly learn that on hump day I share one of my aging "LOVE IS...." clippings with all my blogging friends!!!

Just to recap~ Years ago my Mr. AGPMan (once just my honey, but now my hubby-honey) would carefully snip from the daily newspaper the latest "LOVE IS..." comic and tuck it inside his most recent love-letter to me. I've saved every one and even though it is crazy-sappy to re-read the words written by two love-sick kids after 30 years of marriage...well, I just can't help myself.

Now...this latest clippy just rings my bell! As much as I delight in the decorative opinion of my significant other, he knows better than override me when it comes to ANYTHING that relates to decorating the INSIDE of our home.

Indeed, my guy is a VERY smart man.

Now...did I tell you MY GUY IS A VERY SMART MAN?

Oh yes! I did.

I base my decision on ONE very important, yet simple fact... I saw the apartment he lived in BEFORE we got married. It was a SAD little thing! A sad, sad, SAD LITTLE THING! Broke college student or not, it was shameful. Absolutely SHAMEFUL.

(Honey...if you are reading this, I'M JUST KIDDING!) :) :) :)

Blessings to you as you learn just WHO IS BEST... and at WHAT....Rebecca

35 comments:

hpabate said...

Oh how cute, the man lets the women choose, now at that the truth. My husband must be one of the smart men to, letting me choose the furniture. Your blog is so elegant. Wonderfully done.

Cheers,
Heidi

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

LOL!! Mr. Rose has finally learned this. We were newlyweds and had a huge huge fight over my choice for our new living room furniture. I found the most adorable couch and loveseat, very shabby chic for back then, pink roses all over it, with a big ruffle around the bottom of pink and ivory stripes with matching striped pillows. He said, "NO WAY, How can I have my guy friends over to sit and watch football on a pink foo foo couch?" He won "that" one, lol but now he justs says, whatever you like honey, whatever you like. (He'll never live that one down) :) Hope you're having a wonderful week my friend.
♥ Teresa

Cindy B said...

what a lovely blog! cindy

Marilyn said...

Hubby & I have a deal.... I decorate the inside of the house & he decorates the driveway & garage!! Sound good??? It works for us!!
Bless his heart... He doesn't even mind pink everything!! Of course, I don't mind driving a pick-up!! LOL!!
Love,
Marilyn

Holly said...

Good morning, Rebecca! Bobby and I share some pretty good laughs over our memories of him trying to decorate! ♥

blushing rose said...

G'morn, Rebecca ~ Another one to start my day ... before I am on my way.

These are just wonderful little notes & the messages are so sweet. What a tribute to your Mr. AGPMan saving all these darling little 'tuck-ins' all these years. The memories have to melt your heart .....

My DH could care less about the decorating I do, for which I am everso grateful ... I do get the occasional 'look' but choose to ignore, it most of the time, when it comes to the expense.

Have a beautiful day. TTFN~ Marydon

Connie said...

Ohmygosh, why do you think I kept this man for over 48 years, chickee!! BECAUSE he doesn't grumble when I painted the whole house pink except for his mint green office. Yep, he's a keeper and is very proud of it now and I have what I want. We say that the 2 most important words a man can say are: "Yes, dear"!! So true, so true..........
xoxo,
Connie

Shannon said...

Lovely, just lovely! And funny!

One Shabby Old House said...

Good morning Rebecca,
I think I have a couple of those "Love IS clipping tucked away somewhere too. I loved them then and I love them now as you stir up good old memories. If I might copy a couple of yours to send off to my just newly wed son and his bride. They are furniture shopping and I do want them to have success at it and we both know that it comes from doing exactly what your love is clipping said. lol
Hugs
Becky

Tanza said...

Good morning ~r~,
Hahaha..this is soo true, and I too, always remind my hubby where and what he lived in before he married the "cottage queen"..Isn't it us girlies the ones that make a house a home !! As long as they have their favorite chair, and nice comfy bed, does anything else really matter ?! Thanks for making me smile so very early this morning sweet friend.. and you gooo girl !!! You are the BeSt at what you do !! Thank God for Mr. Wonderful that he so willingly helps you to fulfill your sweet dreams !!Look at your beautiful home !! To die for !!
Big hugs ~tea~xo

Piney Rose said...

Your man is so lucky that you swooped in and rescued him from his sad little apartment - and I'll bet he would agree!

pamperedgirl38 said...

I couldn't agree more! My hubby gave up long ago trying to have a say in decorating matters. He always loves the way it turns out though. Although he has said(jokingly) my last choice in lv. room furniture looks like dollhouse furniture.That's really sweet after 30 years you still have keeepsakes he gave to you! Traci xo

June said...

Hi Rebecca sweet,
Love this one too. I would have to put my husband in the same catagory as 'smart man'. If I have to put up with his horse corrals on the property, he's more than happy to have me do what ever I want with my domain.
Hugs,
June

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As my hubby once had bar towels covering every surface of his "furniture" so he wouldn't have to dust we decided I would be the only decorator in the family. It has worked well. :)

Cottage Pink Perfection said...

I have a man like yours. He finally gave up fighting it. All he wanted was one room for an office but, I needed something else to foo-foo up. He went and built himself an office inside his huge garage and decorated it with all of his native-american finds. Ewwwww, not my taste at all! Poor guy puts up with alot after 36 yrs. Love your blog Rebecca, keep it coming!

God Bless!
Marie

Deanna said...

I soooo remember these!
It is fun to see these on your blog.
You must be a true romantic!
blessings to you,
d

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I used to cut these little "Love Is...." people out of the paper back in the 70's! I wonder what happened to them :-(

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Rebecca, how sweet, he is reaching into his sock money to buy her an antique. Our heavenly Father reaches into his heart and shares his very soul with us every day. I love this comparison. Thank you for sharing this beautiful morning. Your Christian love just shines around you. I so hope I win your heart, I already have a wonderful place picked out for it, and your work just shines of God. I love it. Have a wonderful blessed day Rebecca. Country hugs, Sherry

Secondhandrose said...

Well, it seems by the comments that alot of us have hit on the same arrangement....I do the inside, he does the outside. Of course he gives me the same comment when I want to change my hair...."whatever you want"! lol

karen

downhomeliving said...

After 32 years I surely relate. Oh my man does make comments but they don't stick...lols. He knows who butters his bread! Just like me on a whim deciding to change the guest bed room into a craft room only 3 days ago and I got the room emptied in one day...yeah I decorate as I please..(smile)!

Happy Hump day to ya Rebecca.

~Linda~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hey sweet girl....come over and check out the bottom of Bella Vista....see what you and Karen are responsible for!!!! I am so tired and so happy and half way there! Wooooo hooooo!

Oh....Ron has always allowed me to do exactly as I please inside our home and at one time....I had the entire interior painted shell pink! My hubby is the BEST!

XOXO
Barb

Sares said...

Very true. Most of the time if you give them a comfortable chair and a TV, they are happy! Thanks for your comment this morning, I found the comment about being more specific on your weather prayers very cute! I'll have to remember that. I hope there are no more storms coming your way!

TheMuffinMan said...

He had what mattered... a massive sound system!

Rebecca said...

To: The Muffin Man (AKA: My SON)...

Now...WHY would I not have GUESSED that is what my MALE-CHILD would say? ACK! You are JUST LIKE YOUR FAW-THER! Exactly WHY I do the decorating and his picks out the electronics.

You are the BEST SON! xo Mom

Vicki said...

I always enjoy reading your "Love Is. . ." post. I see you have trained your husband well. I am sure he is glad to live in such a beautiful home.

Cottage Rose said...

I really enjoyed reading your post. My honey bunny and I some times have a problem with decorating style's but he is pretty Smart too and gives in,,,, so I am lucky and he is such a sweet heart...

Hugs;
Alaura

Sandra said...

Hi Rebecca! I enjoy reading your posts! Your Wednesday posts are just great!
Rebecca, Fredericksburg is oh a good 4 1/2 hours apart. Texas is such a huge state!
Sandra

HEATHER said...

SO YOU HAD MY CURIOSITY GOING, I WENT BACK INTO MY OLD EBAY FEEDBACK, JUNT 17, 2005...IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, IT WAS A WHITE PILLOW WITH LAVENDAR PATCHES ON THE FRONT AND LAVENDAR POLKA DOT FABRIC ON THE BACK.... THE PILLOW ENDED UP BECOMING A BIRTHDAY GIFT WHEN I COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY ONE, MY BEST FRIENDS MOM PEGGY, WHO IS ALSO A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE LOVES IT! IT STILL SITS PRETTY ON HER BED TODAY.... I MAY BE WRONG, BUT I THINK THAT'S THE VERY FIRST THING I GOT FROM YOU....IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS EARLIER THAN 05, I CERTAINLY KNOW I BID ON YOUR ITEMS, JUST NEVER WON UNTIL THEN LOL. WHAT A FRENZY THOSE DAYS WERE!

Tanza said...

Ooohhh Sweet ~r~,
I LoVe how you have shared with us all your beautiful print work in the mags..NOW, they need to come back and see the revised, even more beautiful, cottage home that you have re-created !! Now, this is "romantic" at it's finest !! Can't wait to see you in another soon !! Your home and everything you've done is just amazing !! Thanks for sharing !!
huggers ~tea~xo

Candy said...

Always get a little flash back when I see these...back to my teen years.
The sun has set so we are safe to go!
Dumpster Diving!!! I don't even want to imagine what is still in there, lost forever... ;-(

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, Love this post. Spoken like a girl after my own heart. LOL!! My guy gives his input, but knows, in the end, who makes the decorating decisions. We are so blessed to have these guys who let us make a house a home.
I even organize his garage at times. LOL!!

Have I told you lately how I adore your blog? Always an inspiration to me.
Love, Celestina Marie

Moments of Grace said...

Rebecca,
Your blog remains my favorite. I have actually read every article pertaining to you in each of the RH issues listed in your current column. I am always using your inspiration to ignite my own ideas.
Blessings to you.

In Grace,
Marie

common ground said...

Rebecca, I think it's so sweet that you kept all these little mementos,... and still finding them relevant! When we bought the house we are in now, we bought alot of new furniture. I'd always thought my husband was easy to deal with, but all of the sudden he started having a decorating opinion??? We had to do a lot of compromise, but it turned out well. I did learn he DOES have good taste. LOL
Debra

Cathy said...

I always love these posts!!! They are absolutely darling...and true!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Rebecca,
This is the cutest post! We have a deal around here I take care of decision making inside he takes the outside, hummmm With a few suggestions from me. LOl. Always enjoy visiting you.
Blessings,
Sue

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