Saturday, October 23, 2010

Getting there & grateful...

Hi blogging friends I really have been out of touch from the world of blogging and all that digital stuff. For some reason in all my many moves this ones was & still is the hardest. Are you an accumulator? Do you save way too much stuff? Are you a sentimental collector like me well when it is time to clean house & move your life it is stressful.. for me it has been overwhelming but it is great to get rid off all the stuff... what is that stuff anyway? I am in my new home here on the farm & have a way to go getting it together. I am posting some pictures for you to see some of the "things" I have kept & love.. Life is changing I love when this's like a rebirth for me... I will be in touch many good things happening... Love to hear from you. Believe me I am grateful I am finally getting there!!!! xooxo Laura
some of my many garden/ Victorian inspired of my old addictions. over it now.
antique shoe rack I am using for extra bowls/dishes.. inspired by Rachel Ashwell.
My Grandmothers dishes & thrift shop urn find.
my carved old doors I never painted.. maybe in time a washed Grey?
my old cabinet that I had in my studio now stores my books.
what to do with an old shawl... tack it to your bathroom window... I placed a lladro ballarina I was given as a gift many years ago on the sill.
The real deal... Aunt Nannia"s cupboard I placed in my kitchen.. used for spices & vitamins.. another favorite piece I will cherish.
this chair & white cover..believe it or not is 17 years old... something I will be true to White, linen & Vintage
My favorite dresser I have had for many many years... I sold most of my furniture during my move but this one I will not let go of... for now
work in progress.. I want to create a sitting area in my bedroom with an alter/mantel honoring my Grandmothers...
what's this.... necklaces rolled up in an antique quilt from the move... oh way too many I have issues?
working on creating a dressing/closet area with all my favorite accessories.
my favorite view is from the shower... in the morning I look for the momma eagle sitting on the tippy top of that branch way up high in the tree top ( see the branch) feeding her baby... in the evening I look Up at the moon & stars count my blessings & thank God for being home here. xoxoxo Laura


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's beautiful, Laura, but most importantly you're beautiful inside!

Happy to hear you're doing well. How wonderful about watching the eagle and her baby chick.

Healing Woman said...

I'm reading a book called "Moving On" and the author agrees with what you are doing according to her writing. It is tough to purge for sure. It sounds like you have your act together though. Is the farm in Florida? What a great opportunity for a fresh start in a place with history involved as well.

Good luck in getting organized and I will continue to follow you.


sissie said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for all the beautiful photos. Your favorite things grace your home so beautifully.


Tina Wilson said...

lovely style Laura. all so pretty and feminine.

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura dear,
So happy to see and hear great news of house keeping, and arranging your life within your new home!

I love the shoe rack! I have been on the hunt for one, someday I too will find one!
Love the un-framed canvas paintings beautiful, and your terra cotta floors to loose my mind over, so Euro chic villa in style...Okay! when do I move in room-mate LOL!!!

Hang in there my friend, loving your design style.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I have issues also! I'm glad you're on THAT side of a move. (I think we're on THIS side - and it is daunting!)

Anonymous said...

You have such great foundation pieces! They themselves inspire creativity.
I am a collector, but like you, am over certain things. I have to figure out now how to move things along.
Your book (display) case from your studio is a deam piece for me. If I could display my favorite things where the cats would not knock them all over (no - cats are NOT graceful) I'd be soooo happy.

Ozma of Odds said... happy you are getting settled in your new farmhouse!
Admiring the first photo, love how mary has a crown!
Look forward to see how this new space influences your designs!
biggest hugs!!
xo, Rosemary

Bohemian said...

You are so funny and I have to confess I share many of the same "issues" and editing is not one of my strongest points and can be stressful for me when I know I must let go of some things in order to not become buried in beautiful Treasures. *wink* My kids and Grandkids joke that if there is ever an episode on "Hoarders" of the consumate Antique/Vintage Treasure/Bohemian Bling Collector/Gatherer... I will certainly be among those profiled! *LOL* It is a challenge for a Maximalist to pare down... I may never be a Minamalist, but like you, I am getting there and grateful. BTW your new Home and the Treasures you kept are fabulous.
Dawn... The Bohemian

jen said...

Everything looks fantastic!


*The Beautiful Life* said...

Laura I'm with you! I love moves and changes. It DOES feel like you get a whole new start and that is in big part to being able to be forced to get rid of a lot of the "stuff" that had just been collecting dust. It's funny how when our things are piled in a big pile or in a moving box, and removed from their places/vignettes in our homes, they are much more able to be seen for what they really are -- making it much easier to cut the ties to them and move on! :)

But like you, I have things I'd never get rid of. Those are the real treasures.

LOVE the pics of the house and may I say I'm jealous of that old wooden shoe rack!!!! ;)


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Laura, I hope you are having a fun time fiddling in your new home, such an exciting time!! have a wonderful week, xoxo

Fabulously french said...

Unfortunately I am a hoarder and find it hard to throw things away and am a bit of a magpie - I love anything sparkly and of course French.

Leeann x

gabrielle messina said...

Oh my dear Laura, those are some stunning photos... I have to say I love the first one the BEST and the idea of the alter and the little dressing area... lovely!!!

gabrielle messina said...

Oh my dear Laura, those are some stunning photos... I have to say I love the first one the BEST and the idea of the alter and the little dressing area... lovely!!!