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!



  1. i think your style will be perfect for new england tim.
    i have a favorite blog.. content in a cottage.
    rosemary lives in a beautiful cottage in chatham new jersey near a forest. gorgeous country. you might enjoy posts of her cottage.
    she blogs about design (by way of scrumptious pictures) and actually a little of everything in just life. your vignette with the soft lamplight made me think of her cottage. beautiful!
    the excitement for your move is building! fun!
    tammy j

    1. Thanks for sharing! She posts some beautiful things!


  2. I love the praying print - sweet & serene. Looking forward to seeing your move! Dee (SW France) x


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