Post # 1
We all have very specific tastes – because of that, unless I know someone REALLY well and know that they will like something, I don’t buy home decor as gifts.
However, members of my familly who haven’t been up to visit me bought me some weird stuff for the home at Christmastime. They aren’t ugly – I just have NO idea why they thought these things were my style. Apparently my dad thinks I’m into primative because that’s how mom decorated when they were married – I HATE it. So I have the items out – a primative-ish birdhouse in my bathroom & a primative picture leaning against the wall. I don’t hate them – I just would never buy them for myself. They’re coming up in 2 weeks to visit. I guess I’ll leave them out until then, and then maybe try to do something to the birdhouse to make it into something I WOULD buy. Just curious what you bees do when you receive some kind of decor you don’t like. Do you immediately get rid of it? Put it out so as not to hurt their feelings?
I hope that them visiting and seeing how I’ve got the rest of the house decorated will stop the primative gifts, lol.
Post # 3
I would usually transform it into something I did like…like paint it, or keep it out for awhile and then do my annual recycling of decor items (putting it in the basement or a closet). Eventually I’d donate it, unless it was something,(when transformed) I could live with.
If you want them to get the hint, I wouldn’t keep them out on display. That way they’ll think you love them and give you more! lol
I’d much rather someone told me they didn’t like something and let them return it for something they did. Can’t you say that to your family?
Post # 4
I could definitely just tell my mom (and honestly her entire side of the family) if I didn’t like something, but I just couldn’t do it with my dad. He looked so freaking excited when he gave me the gifts that I just couldn’t do it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
My mom has gotten me some stuff that I’m just not that into, but I will usually put it out for a while to pacify her. After a while it disappears.
Post # 6
@dayl20: I dunno, it’d depend on what it was…and who gave it to me. If it was something I really didn’t like I don’t think I could keep it out. It’d bother me too much. I’d probably donate it. I dunno, that’s a toughie. Do you have a picture of these things? lol I’m kind of curious now.