Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Yard Sale Goodies

and an explanation for this picture...

about 5 years ago, we decided that we needed a bigger home so we came up with several options and one by one those options were eliminated for one reason or another.
a little over 2 years ago, my in-laws decided that they were going to split the current lot and build a smaller home next door to their current house. they wanted to keep the family home in the family and asked if we wanted to buy it.
after much thought, we decided that we would.

they built this house when bob was 11. we've all grown up in this house, including me. bub is so excited because he will get his dad's room. it's a great house, not to mention 3 times the size of our current home. we have big plans for it. we can't wait to build our own family memories and i can't wait to decorate it and make it our own.

one of the first things we are going to do is paint the exterior and bob's going to build a porch rail where the existing porch is. when he's done the house will look something like this.

creamy yellow exterior, white trim, midnight blue accents and lots of white rose bushes. (all the tropical plants are comin' out...)

so, the explanation...

there was an old garage on the property in which they are building and i always said to those who asked about the progress, "when that garage comes down, you know something is happening". well the garage is down and that means progress.

progress, no matter how small, is good, very good. i'm actually ok with the slow progress because i'm going to really miss my house. we've lived here for 13 years and i've grown to love it. i'll miss the front yard parties, the back yard that is always under going change and the inside of the house that is forever being updated. i'll miss the memories of the neighborhood (we have a great neighborhood) and i'll cherish all the memories.

now that i've relived that, let's get to the rest of my fabulous treasures that the little princess and i found yesterday.

i found these baskets (the jars were from a previous find)

the vintage milk bottle holder is a favorite, love the utensil holders that never end up holding utensils and the pumpkin mini muffin tins will make cute fall treats.

the fabric was from dianne's yard sale. i got it to re-upholster the leather chair that currently resides in my living room. it will get a make over when we move to go with the planned family room decor.

the books are also from dianne's. higdon camp from blackbird designs and an old jan patek book 'twixt garden gates'.

so there you have it. the weekends around near are never without some fun.

take care!

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Jeanette said...

Thanks for the explanations! It all sounds pretty exciting. So, when will you be moving? Pretty soon, or still awhile?
I LOVE the fabric you got. So cute. Also, your other goodies look great.

Marie said...

Wonderful looking house and I am sure you will be able to make it uniquely yours. Love your other Yard Sale Goodies. I miss yard sales over here...

Katherine said...

I'm happy for you ---and really sad for me. Love the treasures you found. Why does your new house seem so far away?

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I'm sure you will make wonderful memories of your own in your new home! Best of luck!

Thimbleanna said...

How exciting Julie -- Congratulations -- it will be very cool to move to a home that you already love. Looks like you found some cool new goodies too!

Annelies Dease said...

You will certainly have LOTS to blog about in the future. I love your "dream" would be mine too!!!!
Glad you got the go make THAT quilt (G)!!!! XXX Annie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How wonderful that you will be living in the old homestead. And an added plus is MORE room!

dotti white said...

Lots to look forward to--the little princess will definitely enjoy helping you decorate her room now!