Sunday, November 23, 2008

Congratulations, Salutations and Movement


Guess what I am doing for the Holidays? Moving! We are moving from our huge 8 bedroom house to a smaller (but still big) home a few blocks away. I can't wait. Well, I mean, I can't wait to be moved in, but I am not thrilled about packing and hefting and sorting...

But, still, it is all very exciting! The only downside is that I will need all new window treatments, as the windows in the new house are HUGE while the ones in this house are tall and skinny. So, any ideas for cheap but classy window treatments? I also am looking for gently used living room furniture, since I hadn't realized how shabby my couch had become over the last 15 (!) years of use. There is nothing like moving to bring out the materialist in me!

The winner of last week's giveaway is Larrikin's lurch. She should be receiving her little bottle this week!

I will be posting photos of the house and interior all this week, and I would LOVE advice on decorating on a shoestring. Think, window treatments, (the view is pretty urban, but the light is terrific!) storage, room arrangement, and holiday decoration. I prefer DIY and recycled, since I really don't want my move to negatively impact the world!

and I am cheap!

Congrats to Larrikin's Lurch and to Me!

Oooh, look at the attic! :


Hybrid Hopes said...

That house looks lovely / rad, depending on the terminology you prefer. I saw something on Threadbanger's home edition(Decor It Yourself) a while back. Ah, here it is: Maybe that'll help.

Doreen said...

moving is soooooo much work. I hate to move! I like moving in - but hate the packing everything up part of moving.

Re: cheap window coverings - do you have an IKEA nearby ? They've got great choices for window coverings and many bargains.

Ant said...

There is an IKEA in Chicago, I love to go and get ideas! I hadn't even thought about them!

LaPellaPottery said...

I love that attic!

Diana said...

Hey there! I'm so glad I came across your blog. My fiance and I love your products! =)

Congrats on the new house! Good luck on packing, I know what I pain it can be.

mrsb said...

Oh, I always wanted an attic you could walk around in! I'm so jealous!

Congrats on your new home!

Graciela Testa Lynt said...

What a beautiful house! What I did the last time I moved was to carefully pack and label boxes until I couldn't stand it anymore! At that point I just threw everything into large garbage bags!

Gale said...

Dear Ant.

I just came to see your temporary withdrawal from Etsy due to a family illness and I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am thinking of you and your family member. I will send good thoughts and healing energy. Take care of yourself and know that there are those who think of you as you struggle and that Spring and its new energy is here.

In Her Peace, Blessed Be,
Gale Johansen