Monday, 23 July 2012

Almost there.

So, here we are on July 23rd. If I calculate correctly, we are moving to New Hampshire in 8 days. Excuse me while I squeal like a small child who was just given the best toy in the world. I can't believe it is finally here. The moving truck is scheduled, movers have been hired, boxes are being packed...and all the while, I'm stuck in this strange place in my mind heart, somewhere between sadness, fear and excitement. I cannot believe what a tremendous journey we are about to embark on. I am so thankful we are able to make this huge dream we have had come true. I count my blessings every day. 

 Finnegan's ready. Now if only I could put him to work packing.

The next time I see you, I'll be in New Hampshire. I'm going to go and pack more while Finnegan is going to nap. All of this packing is wearing him out!

Finnegan says we'll see you in New Hampshire!


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Packing away memories.

Since the move is less than thirty days away, I’ve started to get somewhat serious about our packing. (Hey, we all have a little procrastinator in us, right? ;) I’ve been going through the things that we will not need before we move so as to make this transition as smooth as possible.

This set of beautiful china was purchased at an estate sale for a ridiculously low price, next to some vintage trasferware that is being packed along with it. In case you're wondering, the china pattern is called Countess and it was made by Syracuse China (Syracuse, NY) in the 1950's and early 1960's.

While going through which items to pack and which ones to leave, you come across several memories in the process. Our current rental home is where we have lived for three years, and it really has become our home. The majority of what we have was acquired while living here, so there have been several memories made. I’m having fun remembering each one as I pack and have myself a little smile and a little laugh as I go through things. 

A closer look at the vintage transferware, which is the new color scheme for our new kitchen.

Also while packing, I looked at a vintage print that my mother gave to me recently. This very print hung in my grandmother's kitchen, in her farmhouse in Southern Ohio, for many years until she passed away. He will be making his way to New England with us and finding a special home in our dining room. I know that every time I look at him, I'll feel like I'm back to being a child, having Sunday dinner around the dining room table, looking at this picture before we pray.

I'm hoping he's praying for a successful move! I know I am! ;)

Before I go to do some more packing, I'd like to share with you this little vignette in our current living room. I think this describes my decorating style pretty accurately. 

The pineapple means hospitality, and looking at this brass lamp covered in pewter, I can see the hospitality! I hope you can too!