We’re still downsizing over here in preparation for moving into our new house. We bought the model in a nearby community, and it became available sooner than planned. So we’re been moving bit by bit as we clean out our old house and get it ready to go on the market.
I’m giving the new house touches of old. Quilts over the banister (above) and a toy spice cabinet on the kitchen counter (below).
And a frog in our shower. Ribbit!
Cliff has jumped into the game and has given away or tossed parts of his youth too (more to come in a fun post soon!) We’ve bought some new furniture, including these pillows to add some zing.
For my birthday in March, daughter Kath surprised me with a painting of our old house, which was built 1n 1833 The front and back wings were added in 1889.
The artist is Bruna Webs. Bruna is wonderful to work with, and her prices are good. Just send her a photo, and she’ll pick up her paintbrush. Contact her through her website or email her at Bruna Mebs at gmail.com.
I liked Kath’s present so much that I commissioned Bruna to paint the back wing of our house too. Here it is:
And Bruna did a wonderful portrait for Kath of the little guy below, my grandson Maze.
The grandchildren’s room is well underway at the new house, with a closet full of old house toys
brand new zebra sheets
and in the bathroom, a rainbow rug next to a flamingo shower curtain.
Our house isn’t officially on the market yet, but when it is, of course we hope it sells quickly. I’m working through the emotions of leaving. I want someone to love the house and yard and care for them even better than we have. There’s so much I’ll miss, including this old doorbell. The girls would come to the back door after school and ring and ring and ring.
I can’t bring the doorbell, but I’m bringing my new paintings! Thanks Kath! Thanks Bruna!