Friday, August 15, 2014

Welcome, in!











{brother, me, sister}

Welcome, in!

A month ago, we closed this small house to be more specific,; a townhouse. We've looked if not 100, but at least 60 houses in less than eight weeks. We went from ideal and dreamy old character style houses to something simpler and newer. We though we'll get hardwood flooring to prevent the allergy, but we got carpet flooring, almost allover the space. We plan on finding a three bedrooms with a large living room space house to a small house that comes with two bedrooms and one small loft space. We really though we'll get a big kitchen, since we love to cook and spend all our time in the dining space; just like what we've done while we were in ND. But the reality is that I am not as handy as I though in order to maintain an older house. Well, true to be told this is not a dream house, but it is a "dream home".

We've been in this house almost a month ( in a few hours will mark the one month anniversary).  We are feeling settled in our home and feeling great about this move that we made! Indeed, I am not going to worry about the rest of the boxes that still set unopened in my room eventually they will get sort, right?

This home is a quiet collective memory home for us! The ladder that found in the small town we lived for 3 years, so does some of the vintage baskets. We moved them with us from place to place. The television stand/ actually is a dresser that picked up from the spring cleaning day in ND and we were there for 3 years as well.  The dining table was brought two years ago when we went visited our friends, the seller was kindly stored the table for us while we were gone oversea. It was for S' study table, but we use it as dinning table now and it is perfect size. There are still lots marks after the sanding, but I decided to leave the history of this table as is. It turns out the table looks more orange/red than the dark brown that I was hoping for, but it works quiet well with other elements in the dining space.

For a long time, S was playing piano on the electric weighted piano. It is similar to the piano, but it doesn't sound the same! Before we were never able to commit to buy a real piano, since we move every so many years. Finally on this move, we committed to a real piano. Yes, she is very excited about this commitment! We are really lucky to find the piano in a weekend and found out the seller actually lived 3 miles away from us. Part of the great buy was that she was willing to negotiated the price with us! Ever since the piano moved in, this home is getting closer to a real furnished home!

The library took major of wall space in the living room. S loves it! She organized her books by themes and set series books together. It is already out of space and we were thinking to add another storage above that and find a ladder for S to retrieve books, but for now we'll just wait!

S' room is completed for what she needs so far! We furnished her room with simple IKEA furniture. She asked if she could have a study table and a night stand in her room. It probably is part of the growth and wanting to have a little private space of her own.  Oh, yes, she has a full crib of animals that she grew up with! The crib was found in a thrift store when S was probably 4 then she asked a quilt for all her animal at the time.  The little rocking chair set in the corner was the only chair that she would sat on when she was a babe! S rocked herself in nap time and some movie time. The quilt on the rocking chair was the very first quilt I made her and if I remember it right, it was spring time in 2007 and was tulip season! The house rainbow quilt was her 8th birthday quilt that she loves to cuddle up the most.  The mini quilts are our collaborative quilts when we lived in ND. Now they get to shine and cozy up S' space. Yes, that huge and heavy task chair needs a cover so badly!

If you ask for my room. Well, it is still quiet clutter at this moment! The room seems so big to me. There's a twin size bed and covered with layers of quilts so far.  I knew that I would like to find few old buffets and transfer them into dressers and a love seat in the room, so S can come hang out over the weekending, but for now. It is our storage and simple sleep space for me.

We are actually not quiet felt in love with this house, but we will!! There are few things have been add to the Updating House Notebook, such as wall colors, flooring, kitchen cabinet, window covers ( should I make any?)  I decided to walk away from the list simply we plan to settle in for now and think about other updates later on.

The sewing studio is where you can find me everyday now! I've been sewing a few hours a day to gain my motivation back! S' 10th birthday quilt will be ready soon and the other day she walked by the studio and ask what are you making? I replied "trying something new". She said, you really like red and white, aren't you? My heart jump faster with a thought... hope she will love the quilt when it's ready! You know the 11th birthday quilt is next and she has showed me the picture of the quilt that she would like! I would like to make it on time for the 11th birthday this time!  There are still a few things that I would like to arrange around the studio, but I am still overwhelmed and needed to slow down to allow myself work around the space and decide what need to be move or add to the space.

Now we are home! It seems like a long journey to come! After few turns of life corners we made it! My cheerleader will have a permeant home/place to grow up and to meet friends and have friends over! There are spaces for them to get wild and I probably will just plug my ears with headphone if I need to. We are looking forward our very first weekending here so soon! Cooking, sewing, reading, and relaxing at home!  Until then,  happy weekending!!


xxc





15 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new home. The only thing that is missing is Lucky! Are you going to get a little dog for S?

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  2. aaaw.. I'm happy for you guys, you both really find a great "nest" to live.. it's pretty .. it's absolutely perfect, clean and very organize ... I bet you are busy arrange, re-arrange etc. :)) Congratulations, Chase .. I love all the elements in the picture, tell almost everything .. The doggy at Stella room is so huge.. any chance to adopt a real one, dear ? :)

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  3. Oh I just love all your stacks of fabrics! Welcome home

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  5. Yes, welcome home! Lovely quilt sightings all over the place. Your desk and the ladder have nice wooden details too-- it helps to balance out the newness to have that character too. Such a journey!! I'm glad you made it.

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  6. Congratulations on your "dream home", it looks lovely from here!

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  7. It's a forever process to turn a house into a home. You've got a great head start on this task. Good luck with everything.

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  8. Everything looks wonderful! Hugs to you and S.

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  9. Congratulations!!!!! Your lovely homemade touches and patchwork all over your home truly inspire me.

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  10. Looks like you're settling in beautifully, Chase! Congrats on your cozy new home! Yayyyyyyyy!

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  11. Wow! I love it for you. Getting all settled in. Congrats from Hope Mills, NC :o)

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  12. It looks so welcoming Chase, a real piano is a great sign of feeling at home xxx

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  13. Congratulations! It's turning up so beautiful! I'm so glad for you both. It sure looks like a home!

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  14. Congratulations on your new home, Chase! Looks like you and S are settling in beautifully. You have created a real homey haven. So happy for you!

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  15. Congratulations on your wonderful, new home! You have made it so warm and cozy with so many treasured memories. Enjoy settling in and don't worry about tackling your list all at once :)

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