Monday, May 13, 2013

Settling into Our New Home

Well, "Hello Y'all!"
We sure have been busy bees rebuilding our "nest" and we actually managed to have it looking like home in only 2 1/2 weeks after our arrival. And we survived the ordeal of packing up a 22 ft. box truck, a 16 ft. van and my car, to the max, with the contents of our house and my two, little businesses. The help of eight, wonderful, very special people (two of whom came from 1 1/2 hours away) was what made it  all happen and we thank them all from the bottom of our hearts!
It was early morning when our "lead driver" arrived to lead us on our, long, journey south.
Here we are getting really close to our destination.
Gucci guarding the "little" truck!
After a 13 1/2 hour drive we arrived, here, at our new little home. Surrounded by a forest of tall oak, elm and pine trees and tons of blooming azaleas it was a sight that made me take a deep breath and cry! 
:( pics taken after their blooms were done.
"Gucci" sitting guard.
and laying watch!
An old, cobalt crock with some shade loving impatience...we have more of that here than sun!
 and in my little wheel barrow...can't wait to get the three big ones that we left behind :(
A collection of stoneware jugs... including a favorite one from the street where my great grandmother lived.

Starting moonflower's...hope they flourish!
Deep red mandevilla sit on an old, cast iron, family chair.
Now, peek inside...this was our entry when we first opened the door.
Now, it feels like home with some of our favorite things.

A sentimental vignette in it's new home.

Hiding the temperature control was a no brainer.

Our shabby painted ladder that used to hang on the wall.

My precious, vintage mirror.

A gold venetian, vintage tray

 "Honeyman" hung this, sweet, little chandy.

Even "Grandma's" vintage, kitten playing found a new place to play!

Well, this was my first post since we moved in and I told you, back in April, I'd have a lot of things to post about. So, keep watch, I'll be posting lots more of each room of our sweet, little cape in the south!

Love, Hugs and Kisses,

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Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello JP. It's been a while so I figure I check on you. Congratulations on beautiful and charming home. It looks very cozy and welcoming. I am sure treasured memories are created each and everyday. I am in love with your pooch, he reminds me of mine.

Have a great week.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Your moving experience was what I did almost two years ago. I moved from PA to Beaufort, Sc with our moving truck, cars, etc. Best of luck to you in your new home.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your new home is beautiful, love the outside and your garden. Looks like you are having fun getting things set and making it feel like home. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing. Hugs, Marty said...

I am glad I am through moving! What a job. You have a lovely home, I am sure you will enjoy it.

Crafts a la Mode said...

YAY!!! You're back!! I missed hearing from you and seeing you at the party! What a charming cape cod. I have a cape also. I love them. They are so homey. They just shout out "HOME". Oh, I pinned the shabby ladder. I have to find one and shabby it up a bit! I've been working on my garden almost nonstop. It's looking colorful right now with the tulips still in bloom. Can't wait to see what else you are going to do to your new "nest". Be at peace, be happy. Linda

Crafts a la Mode said...

I had to feature your shabby ladder, too. :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Would love to have come over to Fishtail Cottage and share your post at this weeks Garden Party! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xoxo, tracie

PJH Designs said...

What a lovely home! Beautiful setting and I love that shabby metal chair. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy~PJH Designs

Kathy said...

Well! Welcome Home! I grew up around Florence/Darlington and your house and colors remind me of my parent'ts/now sister's house. Lovely start to your new home - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,