Hi everyone! I'm Janice from Life Begins at Thirty, Right. I was super excited to be asked by Kerry to come on over here to show her readers about my own version of Perfectly Imperfect because I definitely have a lot of it in my home! In thinking about what bit of imperfection I should show you, I of course first thought of my dressing room. I had done the bulk of the work over the summer but I still had so many odds and ends to fix that I had just abandoned (ahem, I haven't even painted the vanity yet!). While I was snapping pics of all of the issues to show you guys, I came across a much, MUCH bigger issue.
Friends, I have a problem.
Don't laugh, this is serious!
I have a very strange affliction that causes me to....never take tags off things I buy. For real. I've mentioned it a few times on my blog, but I never truly realized the severity of my problem until I was asked to do this Perfectly Imperfect post. Let's start at the beginning.
Tag #1 - Charcoal grey cable knit pillows from Loblaws Superstore.
Originally, I left the tags on because I wasn't sure about the pillows. After a few months and a lost receipt later, the pillows stayed as did the tag. Keep in mind there are two pillows, so technically two tags.
Tag #2 - Family room couch.
Yes, this is our main family room couch - with a tag on it. We received this couch in September of 2009. As of today, January 8, 2011, it is still there.
Tag #3a (and #3b) - Urban Outfitters accordion side tables.
Purchased these tables eons ago and loved them from day one. Not sure why the tags stayed on, but there they are.
Tag #4 - Christmas candlestick holder.
Picked this up at the Bay during their one day 60% off sale. It has been on my mantle since then, with no scissors to be found.
Tag #5 - Christmas wreath.
Also grabbed this during the sale. You can see the tag peeking behind the mirror. Seriously. What kind of 'decorating' is this. Sarah Richardson would keel over and die if she saw this. To be fair, she'd probably have issues with the whole thing, tags aside.
Tags #6 and #7 - Wicker baskets in my dressing room closet.
This was a "I'm not sure if I love them" tag issue. That was last summer. Oops.
Tag #8 - Umm...yeah. Another basket.
Not much else to say about this.
Tag #9 - Urban Outfitters Pouf!
Picked this up on a SUPER sale, with no intention of returning it. Seriously. WHAT is my problem?
So there you have it - my version of Perfectly Imperfect. Lots of really great items that I think work well in my home, but with a little added 'bonus' that makes you shake your head. Maybe I need to go on a tv show for my problem. Something like this:
Kerry - thanks for having me over to your lovely blog-home to share a small, strange part of mine :-)
Thank you Janice for sharing your own version of Perfectly Imperfect! It's nice to see someone noticing a different kind of imperfection in their home and I enjoyed the little peaks you gave us (and of course the video for "My Strange Addiction"... B and I watched part of that episode last night actually...)! I'll be back next Thursday with a new Perfectly Imperfect space!