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I’m curious. Who has any of the below in their house?

– “Good silverware/china” – bonus points if it’s in a display cupboard
– Liquor cabinet
– Coat closet
– Actual dining room

Growing up, we had none of those. Imagine my surprise as I got older and saw how a lot of people lived.



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Amber answers some questions about the pesco-vegetarian diet.

10 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by pesto and all things peanut)

  • Reply youngandthrifty November 13, 2010 at 21:01

    Cool! Thanks for the mention- 2 birds with one stone too!

    I had a liquor cabinet growing up, and remember raiding it when I was a teenager for the XO and other expensive liquor. To this day, I don’t think my parents realize they are missing.

    Definitely don’t have expensive China and I’m not a big fan of the concept (really, who wants to eat off plates and dishes that they are scared of breaking?)

  • Reply Teri November 14, 2010 at 06:09

    I raided my parents liquor ALL the time. (Would steal a little liquor and replace it with water…and then I’d hear my mother saying, “This drink is weak! Did you even put anything in this??”) 🙂

  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 14, 2010 at 06:14

    Thanks for the shoutout! I love checking out all these different blogs/stories that you link to!

  • Reply Little House November 14, 2010 at 09:44

    Thanks for including my link! Growing up, we had a china cabinet, but not a separate dining room. Now, I don’t really have any of these, although my dining area is now slightly separate from the living area.:)

  • Reply Stephany November 14, 2010 at 10:47

    We had none of these growing up…and I still don’t. Although you don’t really need a coat closet in Florida. 😉

  • Reply gem November 14, 2010 at 12:31

    We had a coat closet. We didn’t have a liquor cabinet, but we did have a built-in bar in the basement (which we rarely used) and a wine rack in our kitchen (which was used daily.) And we had two sets of good china. One was kept in the basement and rarely used. The other I remember my mom using for coffee/pastries when we had certain guests over, like my aunt on my dad’s side. And we used to have a separate dining room, but then we remodeled and made the floor plan more open, so it wasn’t anymore, technically.

    I currently have none of those. But we do have a separate mini-fridge for beer, so that’s almost like a liquor cabinet!

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  • Reply Ben November 16, 2010 at 08:59

    Hey thanks for sending a link my way!

  • Reply Emily Jane November 16, 2010 at 10:18

    I love when you share great posts like this. Good to see such interesting reads this week!

  • Reply Kevin @ Thousandaire.com November 16, 2010 at 17:15

    Thanks for the link love! 🙂

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