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    Yesterday I walked around the touristy shops in Hermann. They are full of folksy, mostly-faux vintage items with chalk paint finishes. There are lots and lots of signs. I saw this sign in 3 different places: “Today is a good day for a good day.” I guess if you buy these signs and hang them in your suburban ranchette you might feel like you are on a farm? I dont know.

    Having spent time recently on a real farm, I do not recommend farm decor. But anyway.

    Also popular in tiny Hermann is anything that plays to the “drinking wine” theme. Tea towels with wording about drinking are all o er the place as well as the signs about drinking, of course.

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    We were in a tourist town in fall and noticed the same thing

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    Yeah, those fake vintage signs do seem to be popular. I feel like we've lost the art of conversation to such an extent that now we have to symbolize superficial thoughts and feelings on t-shirts, Facebook memes and "vintage" home decor. Someday there will be no conversation at all. We'll simply point to trite phrases. I don't need a big sign that says "Family" to let people know I love my family. I don't have to have barnwood that spells out "Believe" to get through the day.

    I was into the Life Is Good T-shirts for a while--I thought they were so cute. I bought a couple, but I found I felt silly wearing them. I have one that says "Live Simply" but I felt downright stupid wearing it in Vermont, where everyone there does that every day and they don't have to advertise it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
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    I was into the Life Is Good T-shirts for a while--I thought they were so cute. I bought a couple, but I found I felt silly wearing them. I have one that says "Live Simply" but I felt downright stupid wearing it in Vermont, where everyone there does that every day and they don't have to advertise it.
    Catherine, this made me laugh out loud. I guess the equivalent is wearing expensive designer clothes that advertise that you like to "Live Extravagantly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Yeah, those fake vintage signs do seem to be popular. I feel like we've lost the art of conversation to such an extent that now we have to symbolize superficial thoughts and feelings on t-shirts, Facebook memes and "vintage" home decor. Someday there will be no conversation at all. We'll simply point to trite phrases. ...
    These are horrifying thoughts! Yikes. That is a direction we are headed.

    Fortunately after being overloaded with the faux-vintage crap in 3 shoppes, I was able to adjust my head in visiting the town’s only real antique shop whoch always has something of interest.

    That reminds me, below is a new acquisition I purchased for our Hermann house, the only thing that will remain after renovation. It sets the tone for cottage decor. I have not been a “country” decor person but I am transitioning to casual, cottage look for this house. This chair has so much character! look at its big knobby ornamental rail and ball feet!

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    Yeah--what is the fascination with drinking? You'd think the young'uns had just discovered it. Fancy cocktails at 12$ a glass and up...Bound to be fallout from that trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    These are horrifying thoughts! Yikes. That is a direction we are headed.

    Fortunately after being overloaded with the faux-vintage crap in 3 shoppes, I was able to adjust my head in visiting the town’s only real antique shop whoch always has something of interest.

    That reminds me, below is a new acquisition I purchased for our Hermann house, the only thing that will remain after renovation. It sets the tone for cottage decor. I have not been a “country” decor person but I am transitioning to casual, cottage look for this house. This chair has so much character! look at its big knobby ornamental rail and ball feet!

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    Hey, I have the cousins--my mother's Ethan Allen chairs that she bought in the early 70s. Very sturdy and classic country. I had the seats re-rushed once. Love 'em! I really love the arms on yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Hey, I have the cousins--my mother's Ethan Allen chairs that she bought in the early 70s. Very sturdy and classic country. I had the seats re-rushed once. Love 'em! I really love the arms on yours!

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    oh, nice! These guys are close cousins indeed. Mine has a new seat as well.

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    Love the chair

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    These are horrifying thoughts! Yikes. That is a direction we are headed.

    Fortunately after being overloaded with the faux-vintage crap in 3 shoppes, I was able to adjust my head in visiting the town’s only real antique shop whoch always has something of interest.

    That reminds me, below is a new acquisition I purchased for our Hermann house, the only thing that will remain after renovation. It sets the tone for cottage decor. I have not been a “country” decor person but I am transitioning to casual, cottage look for this house. This chair has so much character! look at its big knobby ornamental rail and ball feet!

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    You are looking very instragram decor there. All you need to do is add a green plant. Wood tones, ratan/wicker, light grey or even better white walls with white woodwork (a heftier 6" baseboard would be best) and you are stylin' IL! Oh...add something brass as well.
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