Sunday, May 15, 2011

31 comments:

Karena said...

I remember this room, I believe I lived here!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily! You will love it!

David said...

I bet it smells like the previous resident (likely his grandmother's) perfume, a trash can full of take out boxes, and lube.

patience said...

haha, this could be so good if only it weren't so not good.

ya know?

grumblebunny said...

Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

At least the place is clutter free. But what is your take on the doll and stroller?

Anonymous said...

Love what you've done with the place.

Joey Brill said...

When did she die?

Harvey Millstein, Certified Interior Decorator said...

The stroller is not angled properly.

Ethel said...

Grandma would be sooooooooooooo proud. Please help us get this look!! Divulge your sources woman.

mamacita said...

No colors anymore I want them to turn black.

g.c. pickering said...

oh my.

i wouldn't change a thing. It's perfect! Except what is up with the stroller.?

Richie Designs said...

a firm smell of Estee Lauder's Youth Dew just farted out of my computer, or as I call it Grandma Juice.

Anonymous said...

Rule #1: always coordinate throw pillows with dolly in stroller.

Art by Morona said...

I checked out Karena's New Giveaway from Serena & Lily. You will not love it.

Anya said...

The curtain valences remind me of the inside of a coffin, very 1984...very "my dead aunt's house". Please tell me this is a prelude to the before we bought the house and tomorrow will be an after?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm confused by the little pink stroller. Possibly a grandchild's?

penelopebianchi said...

It is a good thing I am writing this early. I would have awakened the dead I am laughing so hard and so loud at these comments!!!!!!!!

Honestly. My mother used to use "Youth-Dew" bath oil "grandma juice"

I am going to laugh all the way through dinner!

and I am already sore from seeing "Bridesmaids" last night! I laughed until I cried; no mascara left!

Your readers are the funniest.

You can just post pictures. You don't have to write a word. Your followers all get you.
It's easy. Please keep it up!!

I am still roaring. My husband said......"WHAT is so funny?"

Not sure he'll get it. I'll try. But I do!

Penny the English major aka Crazy Pen!

penelopebianchi said...

It is a good thing I am writing this early. I would have awakened the dead I am laughing so hard and so loud at these comments!!!!!!!!

Honestly. My mother used to use "Youth-Dew" bath oil "grandma juice"

I am going to laugh all the way through dinner!

and I am already sore from seeing "Bridesmaids" last night! I laughed until I cried; no mascara left!

Your readers are the funniest.

You can just post pictures. You don't have to write a word. Your followers all get you.
It's easy. Please keep it up!!

I am still roaring. My husband said......"WHAT is so funny?"

Not sure he'll get it. I'll try. But I do!

Penny the English major aka Crazy Pen!

holly said...

I conduct estate sales for a living and this is not so far from my realty. Just missing plastic cover for the davenport. {bet it smells like moth balls}.
WHY? oh why?

penelopebianchi said...

Instead of a piano, I would have a harp. You know, they are always on a tilt. It's an old decorator's secret.

I have been a decorator for 40 years! I love it!!

penelopebianchi said...

sorry.....i hate to sound so dumb. what is "lube" in the first comment. can you tell i am sneaking in like a cat who thinks she is invisible if she is down low enough and moving slowly. please let me know.....and maybe no one will see this..........

cp

penelopebianchi said...

Now. If this was your Granny's....(anonymous's fave...all these periods.................he calls them ellipses.......he must have been an English major too!!!)
(You must not let this hurt your feelings! Was it your dolly in the stroller? It is ok!
We LOVE her! and we love YOU!)

And she let you play with dollies and she let you pick out the lampshade!

She was a great Granny! (that is truly (not kidding about this) my goal in life! Being a great Granny!

I have goals to teach other lampshade lessons.....but.....that was then...........................

Now anonymous should get really riled up!?!

Where did he go? And why do I think he is a he?

I KNOW he is a he!

Wonderful post......and brilliant of you.....you let your followers write your blog post. Nice job.

Just throw us a picture once every now and then......and we will perform like circus animals......or seals at Sea World!

And I mean this in the nicest possible way! You trained us......only the most sophisticated and funny and discerning.........are left. Looking for crumbs.

You have turned your blog on its ear........you get the Academy Award for blogging......from me!

Let me know your address so I can send you your statuette!!!!!!!

My husband thinks I am on drugs.....or something....I have been giggling all night. He asked me to tell him in the morning!

I will!

Penelope

ps going to peek at Karena. she shows up on every blog.....not mine, yet. it is only a week old!

pps one anonymous said he "tried to read " my blog. and he couldn't a few months ago.....well; I didn't have one until a week ago. I now have a website that has a blog. But he did not read it....it wasn't there!

So now you know you can just cruise through blogging.

Just a picture. No words........and we fans will write the blog with our comments. ONce a week....just one picture. OK???

Is it a deal?

Or do you need to make money? I think I might be able to find someone.......to finance it. You are just way too funny to just disappear from the blogosphere......or whatever it is!

I see how hard it is......I have published 4 or 6 or something! Yikes!

hard!

still laughing out loud hours later..........hilarious.

penelopebianchi said...

Oh! I forgot to thank you! Karena will be carefully screened on my blog.

No one has found it yet. But the day may dawn! It is one week old. It will be ridiculed......(I hope not by you.....but be honest) (no I take it back.....don't be honest!)

No; I do not want the giveaway from Serena and Lily!

I trust your fans. See if you want to tout it. It will not hurt my feelings if you do not. Any suggestiions from you will be welcomed......do not sic that anonymous who dislikes me......on me. don't tell him (I think it is a him..........eeeeeek!)

(or whatever we call them) I am a fan. And I trust your followers.

Totally Hilarious.....have you seen Bridesmaids yet?

Get to the movies immediately!!! I mean it!

CP

ps every single blog I like......

"you will like my giveaway ....." no. I knew somehow I would not love it........(I have never seen a giveaway yet I liked.) not yet.

ps who noticed that Elle Decor and Verandah had the exact same "LARGE HEADLINES " on their covers?

"Effortless Elegance" HUH??

How could that happen???

Two of the few left have the same headlines. Really sad. Just sad.

The biggest "CLICHE" Possible.......and they BOTH had the same headline? I find it pathetic and sad.

And unbelievable that two of the top magazines
only ones left?) couldn't avoid such an embarrassment!!!
It is truly sad.

Penelope


love your blog beyond. all you need is one picture.....the rest of us will do all the work. (I have had one for one month..posting barely once a week..........it is work. did you do it every day? Sheesh.......I hope you didn't obliterate them like AAL didl OH please don't do that!

Just post one picture....you had something like 19 comments in an hour.......I am still laughing!

penelopebianchi said...

was it my mistake it was printed twice? Probably!

I am unsafe at any speed!

EEEK! still laughing!

I didn't think I pressed the button twice.....Yikes!

Penny

penelopebianchi said...

Oh!...... My husband just showed me what "lube" is!!!! Oh my.....

Anonymous said...

I think she may be been going for a life instead of a statement

doug said...

penelope makes my day

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks my dearly departed Grandma's house on N.E. Latona in Seattle! My dad grew up in a home like this that cost my grandparents $6,000 in the 40s My dad went to Seattle Prep in the late 50's then UW. With gobs of $$ in the bank, she still insisted on purchasing her dishes at St. Vincent De Paul and bought us synthetic sweaters for Christmas from Lamonts.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks my dearly departed Grandma's house on N.E. Latona in Seattle! My dad grew up in a home like this that cost my grandparents $6,000 in the 40s My dad went to Seattle Prep in the late 50's then UW. With gobs of $$ in the bank, she still insisted on purchasing her dishes at St. Vincent De Paul and bought us synthetic sweaters for Christmas from Lamonts.

Anonymous said...

Penelope obviously had a bump of tina with her morning coffee.

the quarter rat said...

How did they get the nicotine stains out of the ceiling?