Monday, June 17, 2013

Packing and moving

I haven't posted in a few weeks because we've been super busy.  We sold our house and things are moving along nicely.  I can hardly wait to get into our new home on the river.  This weekend DH and I went furniture shopping.  We saw some beautiful (and not so beautiful) pieces.  Oh to have endless funds and just buy all new furniture!  Actually, we want to incorporate the furniture that we have already because I do love a lot of what we already have.  I mean, after all, I am 55 and it has taken me a lot of years to get the things I love!  haha.  Anyway, there will be plenty of pieces that we will have to get rid of because there is just no wall space in the new home.  Even though our Three Rivers home will be larger, it is all open and mostly windows.  We will need more living room furniture, but almost everything else will be reduced in some way.  These are the things I don't want to get rid of.

I really like our dining room table and have always liked a separate dining room.  This will fit beautifully in our new home.  The china closet was my mother's and there is a wall for that.  I don't know where I will put the mirror, but I really do not want to give it up.  We are also taking the chandelier with us because I like it so much more than the one that is already in the new house.

I havent found a spot for the curio cabinet yet, but I think it will either go by the front door or in the little area below the stairs.

We are conisdering buying a new  sofa and loveseat.  They currently have a sectional.

We would like to replace it with this furniture that we found yesterday.  Instead of a sectional, I think that a sofa and loveseat will work just as well and be more versatile.  

There is also a chair and ottoman that match.  I think we will go with the ottoman, but skip the chair.  It is a double chair, and I am going to also incorporate this sofa (on the right) that we already have.

Also, we will be using the Persian rug instead of the red one that they have.  I really like that the new furniture has the combination of leather, fabric, and wood.  I think it will tie everything together.  There is a lot of wood in the house, and I like the look of mixed woods.

Now is where it gets tricky.  I love the furniture that we have in our living room now.

These two chairs and sofa may or may not fit into the living room with the other furniture.  It may just be too much of a mix.  I can give up the marble table and end tables.  (The round one I'm keeping since it was my grandmother's)  I may end up keeping the two chairs in my bedroom and putting the sofa in the guest room.  I'm just not sure.  I love that gold picture behind the chairs.  The only place that it will fit in the new house is in the stairwell.

Unfortunately, I may have to get rid of this sofa table.  There is just nowhere to put it in the new house. The painting will probably go over our bed in the bedroom.

This isn't a very good picture, but I also love our breakfast room set.  This will look good in the new house and I like it a lot more than the set that they have.

Well, everything is in escrow on both houses, so I'm just praying that it all goes smoothly.  I can hardly wait to sit out on the back deck drinking a cup of coffee and watching the river.  Needless to say, there has been no sewing going on - just packing.  This is the worst part.  Well, of course, there is unpacking.  I'm trying to throw away as much as I can - but that's not easy for someone like me.  I keep thinking, what if I need that someday?  I'm doing pretty well at tossing right now though!