Wednesday, November 18, 2015

So, it's been awhile.  We have moved from a very large house to an older far I am loving it.  I do not miss the wasted space the previous house had with it's vaulted ceilings and open concept living area.  I know lots of people would love to have an open floor plan but really, unless you are a very immaculate house can always see the dirty dishes from the living room. :)
This house is an older house and reminds me of a cottage, it has plantation shutters throughout...which I love.  All of my vintage and antiques fit much nicer in this home, our previous home was built in 2004 and was very new construction's kinda hard to make old things fit into a newly built home that doesn't have such characteristics as chair rails, wainscoting, or crown molding.....but we got by...I made my shabby, chippy and peeling furniture fit the best I could.

We've been in this house for less than 6 months and are still settling in.  Recently, my brother sent me a few boxes of Bittersweet vines from New England that I am still working into my decor.
I adore Bittersweet...I really do. The last time I received bittersweet was about 10 years ago so I was so thankful to receive a freshly harvested supply.

I recently made a label for my vintage cream can that I've had for many years.  i printed an image off the web and then aged it with Krylon paper Finishes Antiquing Spray and a permanent marker (a tip I found on Pinterest)
I LOVE Pinterest...I have come across so many clever folks and lots of great blogs in the process!
I am going to try to keep my little bloggy going as I realize I've missed well as visiting my neighbors here on the web.
Blessings to all.


Jamie Ring said...

I too like the cozy separate rooms. The open concept makes me feel exposed. I used to have a bunch of bittersweet but had to throw it away recently as there was not much left to any of it. I like the way you decorate; very calming

Anonymous said...

Hope you are doing well and enjoying your new home!

Vee said...

Oh how wonderful! I have not checked in here for way too long and I am glad to read that you are happily settled in a cottage better suited to your style. Do love seeing you drift by at Pinterest every now and then!

Kathi said...

I love your new home, Robin. I am so happy for you. Kathi

Rose of Sharon said...

Congratulations on the move! :)