Thursday, September 30, 2010

Living ... around some boxes

We are still getting there. I don't think you ever realize how much stuff you have until you have to pack and unpack it all. Little things have been making me smile around here. The living room is coming together, with things starting to go on the freshly painted walls.


I love how the light streams into the living room. What is the first thing that you unpack or decorate with? We started with curtains. The first two days we were here I didn't have the curtains up and hated looking out the windows into pitch black. I'm sure the one neighbor across the street already has cable and isn't interested in our family sitcom.


The choice for the living room curtains was a sheer white swiss dot. When I first saw these, their original purpose was Aries room, but once moved in I realize how perfect they are for the living room. They hang at just the right height for the kids to run underneath them or for a gentle breeze to make them billow.


So as we slowly (trust me sometimes I feel like we are crawling) making our way unpacking, I hope to keep updating my blog more often. This weekend we are going to try to finish painting the kitchen. My yellow wasn't yellow enough and ended up just looking dirty, luckily we only painted one wall with old color. I hope to put out fall decorations when it's still fall but for now we are enjoying the new sandbox, the extra space, our new floors, and the space where we can all sit together and have a family meal.

14 comments:

the rikrak studio said...

oh i love all of your beautiful touches, nicey!

and thanks so much for being part of the blog-a-thon! http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-thon.html

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your curtains are beautiful, I'd love to find some just like these for our cottage!

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs,
Anne

jenni said...

Your art is awesome. Awesome.

And I've lived in my house for three years....I'm still waiting to get it all together! :)

Carol A.Bender said...

Wow - looks great and I love your attitude!

Rachel C said...

Looks good so far. Packing and unpacking is never fun, but I do love that it makes me clean stuff out and get organized! good luck...

Kathy said...

I sure feel for you! I just packed my daughter's things after she got married earlier this month! I told my husband I was so glad we weren't moving ever again! We have too much stuff!
Love your curtains and hope you have an adventure as you move in!
Kathy

Atticmag said...

Such sweet curtains. Dotted Swiss is so wonderful. Jane F

Susanne said...

I just recently realized we've been at this new house for almost 4 years! Time flies! But the memory of packing and unpacking still feels fresh. The curtains are lovely along with the thought of them billowing in the breeze, ahhh. Good luck, have fun, Susanne.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Those curtain were the perfect choice for those windows! I love how they look with the sun peeking thru!
Beth

Rebecca said...

Your rose prints are wonderful!

Jan said...

beautiful and love the swiss dot curtains!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Amanda, it sounds like you've just moved into a new home, or you're doing some remodeling. I remember swiss dot. I couldn't get enough of it. I had white, yellow, pink, green, blue - everything.

I'll try and get back to see your home.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi Amanda ~ Im in CT too. I dread the day we have to move, although I know its coming some day. Its nice to know everyone has the same issues. Those dotted curtains are so pretty ....and hard to find these days.

Jeannie B. said...

I love your dotted swiss curtains! I can just imagine them billowing in the breeze. I am visiting from Faded Charm.