Saturday, May 3, 2008

My New Home

For the first time in all of our house shopping and buying, we have finally bought a house that feels like it's meant to be ours. I'm so exited!

Not to say it's been an easy affair. We did have a few minor issues with the sale. Or maybe not so minor. A slight question of the owner wanting to reduce our garden by a non-negligible amount followed only days behind our popping the champagne cork. After a bit of negotiation, we thought we had come to an agreement on that only to find out that he then wanted to haggle a bit on the bathroom sink. No, not the kitchen sink. The bathroom sink. Apparently, according to the seller, it wasn't included in the sale. Along with the bathtub. And the the antique wooden columns in the living room...

But with fingers (and toes) crossed, all should be resolved this week and sink, columns and even bathtub will indeed be ours.

It's a charming house, truly. I can't wait to move in. And decorate!

So in celebration, I've begun looking around Etsy for those little bits and bobs that will look at home in our new home. I've not been disappointed.

This gorgeous cushion from brezomayo is one of the things on my list. I love the colours, the textures, the motifs. Such a lovely piece.




Another fabulous idea is from moocowhandknits. A handknit washcloth and coordinating soap saver. How luxurious! It even comes with the ribbon!



Of course, any excuse to buy a bit of fun art is a good one, and what better than to adore the walls of a new house. I just love this print from syko. Colourful, simple, happy.

Just waiting to hold those keys in my hands and then let the fun begin!

8 comments:

Nodin's Nest said...

Enjoy your new home, it looks lovely!

H.E.Eigler said...

Congrats! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it??!

syko kajsa said...

That really look like a wonderful house! I love the colours and the cottage feel of it! I would be very flattered to have a piece of my art hanging there somewhere, thanks!

Bejeweled said...

Congrats on your new home! It looks so beautiful and welcoming and cozy!

Very strange about the haggling of the interior bits, but it sounds like you have a plan for working it all out. What fun to decorate a new home!

And with your new gardening space, you can have lots of fun planting too!

Bek said...

Hooray! What a cute, lovely little place :)

Hopefully it will all work out and you get all the necessaries with the home (a bathroom sink, really?!)...

BellWookie said...

yay. clapping hands for you here.

fede said...

Wow...what a house! AND you live in beautiful France..... Enjoy your new abode :)

Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Wow, Gretchen! Isn't that just gorgeous!!! :) Congrats on such a lovely home. :)