Confirmation! (Vindication?)

Who doesn’t love a good quiz?

I found this decorating quiz via another blog I hit on completely by chance — and it’s a fun one.

Take a minute and take it. (Go ahead, come back when you’re done.)


How’d it work for you? Just as I suspected — I’m a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll (if by country you mean cottage and by rock-n-roll you mean arts & crafts).


40% Cottage Chic

40% Arts & Crafts

20% Mountain Lodge

Or, in a funny coincidence, as I wrote to my friend Kev last week, before even knowing a darn thing about this quiz…(and with apologies to Donnie & Marie):

I’m a little bit country, and I’m a little bit arts & crafts. I’m a little bit Martha and Morris*, with a little bit of Lloyd Wright in my soul. Don’t know if it’s good or bad, but I know I love it so. I’m a little bit cottage, and I’m a little bit arts & crafts.

No surprise our house is the “eclectic” decorating mix it is. (Don’t you love designer-speak — that’s “mishmash” to everyone else.)

It’s why we have a lodgey, rustic, handmade stool…


Living next to some cottagey birdhouses and a basket full of primitive hearts…


On the hearth of our very arts & crafts fireplace…


So, if you just ignore our 1940s sort of Hepplewhite dining room and my traditionalish cherry office furniture and the contemporary (i.e., cheap) assemble-it-yourself entertainment center and assorted flea market and given-to-us pieces scattered throughout the house, it’s like we have a style! That we planned!

‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

*William Morris