When we chose this house, I only saw pictures (and blurry phone pics, at that), so I had no idea what to really expect when I got here.
I arrived after three days of cross-country travel, six days of packing, loading, cleaning and a lot of emotional goodbye's. So when I walked into this house, I shed quite a few tears. It is so completely different from the house I left in Virginia that it just felt like the biggest shock of this entire experience.
Once I started getting the boxes unpacked, and hanging pictures and settling in, I really started to like this house. It is comfortable, and I am working my hardest to make I cozy for my crew.
I realize I may have sounded whiny and complainy (yes, that IS a word), and I wanted to just say that I think God totally directed us to this house. We feel like our prayers were answered in so many ways, this was just one in a string, and I just wanted to share that....
I am getting quite comfortable in the kitchen, although the kids are STILL asking me where things go- as they unload the dishwasher. I really like how the kitchen is laid out.
|The view from the living room.|
Table: Great Bridge Furnitue
Rug: Wamart (free site to store)
|Placemats: TJ Maxx|
Cloth Napkins: Pottery Barn (end of season clearance)
Candle: Anthropologie Capri Blue Volcanco (shop here)
|Looking to the right in the kitchen doorway.|
Built-in desk area.
|View from the garage entrance. Laundry room door.|
|This is the tv we replaced with the living room tv.|
|I love to collect small plates when I go thrifting or antiquing.|
I got all most of them thrifting, but a couple are from Jay- he used to look for them while traveling.
Phone: Pottery Barn Grand (shop here)
The divided basket holds all our odds & ends.
|Close-up of shelf over tv.|
|Entire desk area. I thought I would hate this, but I am really enjoying it.|
|More thrifted plates. The silver shamrock was a gift.|
|Another piece from my father-in-law's mothers clean out.|
White Leaf Platter: TJ Maxx
Green Leaf Platter: Target
Turqoise Bowl: Target
Crystal Candleholders: Gift from vow renewal
Book Stand: Target
|Crystal Drink Set: Gift from my sister|
Oversized Salt & Pepper: Gift from my sister
Bowls, Plates, Picters, Platters: All thrifted
|View from fridge|
|Tiny bowls and dishes that used to be on open glass shelving.|
I set them in this basket and leave it on the counter. I use the dishes regularly, and I love having access to them.
|Latch Jar: Thrifted|
Owl S & P: Gift shop in Pasco,WA
Books: from my aunt
Frame: TJ Maxx
Silver S & P: Anthropologie
|The coffee corner.|
|Towels: Anthropologie (shop similar here)|
|Book: Gift from Rick & Rhonda|
Sugar & Creamer: Thrifted
Spice jars: Ikea
|View from back door.|
|Pitcher: Gift from Jay|
Sugar Bowl: Anthropologie Gift from Jay's sisters
Small dish: Anthropologie Gift from Allie
Bird S & P: Gift from Ashley
|Look at this adorable trivet I thrifted last week!|
|I also found this S&P set.|
|View of the whole kitchen.|
|Cute hooks holding my apron collection.|
Hook: Pier One
Top Apron: Anthropologie Gift from Jay