I know you probably think this is taking a L O N G time, and, truthfully, you're right. Getting settled in this house is going to be a slow process. Part of the reason is that it takes me awhile to make decisions. Especially decisions that I have to live with, say, maybe like FOREVER. Of course, not everything will be a forever decision. But, carpentry work will. Therefore, I'm taking my time. It doesn't help that we just got back from the Midwest spending time with family. Which, was so worth it, BTW. Today, I drove into LA to spend the evening with my HH. We are going to dinner tonight to celebrate our 31st Anniversary! Yes, indeed. So, decorating decision will wait.
Of course, I don't have the right pictures with me. So, I'm going to post about the little pieces of progress that I've made recently on the new abode.
I bought this antique cabinet back in the mid-1990's at a beautiful antique shop outside Boston, MA. I was on my way out the door when I turned back for one last look. There it was. Calling out to me. The story is that my husband bought it for me and I made payments to him, without interest. I wanted it bad and I had a little part time job at the time. That was back when this kind of a purchase was difficult.
Every since then, we have purchased several homes and they all had to have a spot in the kitchen for "the cabinet."
This house doesn't have that spot. It's so sad. However, there is a spot in the Family Room which is right next to the kitchen. It may not end up holding all the dishes I've collected, but you never know.
It's my house and I can do what I want, right?
For now, it's in gardening mode. It's not perfect, but it's good enough for now. Part of my collection of flower frogs and hose nozzles are displayed here. I just found the spigot handles that I should add and the two lawn sprinklers are still MIA.
This makes the place feel a little more like home. Does anybody else collect gardening items?