Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Decorating With a Canine

Feng Shui (pronounced "fung shway") examines how the placement of things and objects within it affect the energy flow in your living environment, and how these objects interact with and influence your personal energy flow. Your personal energy flow affects how you think and act, which in turn affects how well you perform and succeed in your personal and professional life. Feng Shui affects you every moment of the day — whether you're aware of it or not.

Many people decorate their homes around the principals of Feng Shui, creating an ordered, peaceful environment for living.

Look how tranquil it can be.

But where I hang out - it's a little different, there's dozens of stuffed dog toys, there's chewy's and squeeky's and bones.   There's coats for walking the dog in the rain, there's parkas for walking the dog in the snow.  There's tennis shoes and snow boots. 

And there's dog hair - on the furniture, on the floor, on our clothes. There's a reason the antique mission style furniture is covered in black fabric or black leather.
Abby Normal Johnson

There is no order of placement - things are wherever they get thrown with the "Mom - can I have a treat now".

So, I have a way of arranging my home that's similar

We call it Fleng Shu  (pronounced "flung shoe").

And it's home.


  1. Flung shoe ... that made me snort. :)

  2. Its the small price we pay; as long as it doesnt end up being fleng poo on shoe.

  3. Flung Shoe... made me snort too.....
    It's Home.
    and it's happy and content.

    Rich in NC

  4. That essay was very, very good!

    Here we us 'the water spray bottle of compliance' (said in Maxwell Smart's voice) rather than throw footwear.
    Unless, of course, it's socks for retrieval purposes!


  6. Love it, didn't know there was a name for it.

    Fleng shu, it's how I decorate...

  7. I hope you're doing well... ;)

    1. We're doing great. Give my best to your wife!

  8. Replies
    1. It's even more important things are flung properly during the moving process :-)

  9. Looks like inside my front door, where every one comes in! Family, dogs, customers paying bills, vagrants,etc.!
    Merry Christmas Brigid, hope all is well with all your family! Don't eat to much now! Love, Everett

  10. I like Feng Shui and your version as well. In case I don't get back this way before hand, Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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