Saturday, February 2, 2013

Home Sweet Temporary Home

Home Sweet "Temporary" Home....

 Well here we are and I thank each and everyone of you for your well wishes, kind and encouraging comments.  I'm so glad that you are coming along with me for the ride!
We've rented a cozy townhome while waiting for our house to sell.
It's tighter living quarters than what we are used to but for now I'll do my best to make it a home.
As you can see I brought along a few things like the sideboard that I've had for a hundred years that got a white paint job nearly eight years ago.  The small, drop leaf table is from Pottery Barn and the accessories have been collected over time.
Rather than put nail holes in the walls I decided to just lean some ornate and shabby frames.
Gabby and Gizzy aren't sure what to make of their new surroundings.
Gizzy just wants Gabby to get out of the way so she can see what's out there.
That's it for now. 
I hope to be back later in the week and show you around some more.
In the meantime get out there and create, make, sew, photograph, write, read, repurpose and find something wonderful and share it with us.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

This must be quite a wonderful adventure for the cats! They probably wonder what the heck is going on :) It will be fun to live in a small townhouse for awhile--less to clean, try to have some relaxing time :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

As long as G&G are settled, everything else is gravy:@)

20 North Ora said...

Sissie - You seem to have the townhouse yours pretty quickly. It has your mark on it already, Thanks for the pretty photos.


sweetvintageofmine said...

I'm right behind you Sissie!! A lot of change has happened in the last few weeks and I'm moving too! I'm sure mine will be temporary also! Us girls have to make it feel like our home, regardless and you do that so well! Your style is freshly beautiful! Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~Roxie

Victoria said...

That's wonderful that you found a cozy a little nest Sissie! Even if it's temporary, I'm sure you'll have it feeling like home in no time:) I've been doing the "don't put too many holes in the wall" thing also, not just because we're renters but because it makes it so much easier to move stuff around...which we all love to do so much!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so glad you're settling in, even though it's temporary. We're with you on the journey!

Lucille said...

The kitties look so cute! I guess they need to explore their new environment! Everything looks so nice! I'm sure you'll be happy there. At least, you're surrounded by some of your things and it looks really cozy!

Sharing Shadymont said...

While we were having our current home built, we lived in an apartment for the 8 months it took. I enjoyed having only the things I needed there. I decorated it in my mind before the move, and stored everything else in storage units. It made things so much simpler when we moved into the new house. This was in 2000, before my first husband passed away. He too, enjoyed the convenience of apartment living. So, just enjoy where you are, and take your time to decide what you want. Can't wait for more pix! Have a great Sunday.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So glad to get an update, Sissie! Glad you are there safe and sound. Fingers crossed its a quick sale and you can find your permanent home!

Createology said...

Your new temporary smaller space looks lovely with your decorator touches. It is the journey that is to be enjoyed...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm sure that they feel at home wherever you are. And you could make a home out of a cardboard box! Doesn't it feel a little liberating not to have to do anything permanent? I'd feel that way. Glad you're settling in!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So glad your settling in Sissie, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad you have some nice temporary digs. How much fun are you having being HOME? I bet everyone is glad you are back!


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Kassandra said...

Hi Sissie, I completely understand your situation because I´m moving myself by the end of this month to a "temporary" home ´till our new house is built (from 10 months to a year, they say) and I´ve been thinking a lot about making this temporary place as homelike as possible, because we simply cannot put ourselves "on hold" for a whole year (as I have done before in similar situations!) I think now that CARPE DIEM means also enjoying the place we are currently living in, whether it is our dream home or not... So I wish you the best in this new house and be sure that your brave spirit and exquisite taste is very inspiring, at least for those of us who are going through the same.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Congrats on your temporary space. Hope it was an easy transition for you. Looks like everything is set up. Good for you!

Donna said...

You've already made your temporary house a home, Sissie! I love your gorgeous sideboard, and beautiful frames! I thought of you yesterday,as we passed thru NC in our motorhome:) We are headed south to warmer climates for awhile! Best of luck selling your house!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Hi Sissy, you sure know how to make a house a home, even if it is temporary. Glad you're following your heart.


chictochickens said...

So glad to see your blog and know things are going forward for you. The kitties are precious. Looking forward to see your next adventures. The townhouse already looks awesome.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

As long as you are surrounded by things and people and cats you love, it's home!! Hugs to you and purrs to Gabby and Gizzy!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
So good that you are on well-known land again, making a cosy living in your rented home, untill it is time to purchase a new one.
It looks pretty wonderful, as it alwayes does wherever you live!
Hugs ,Dorthe

Debbie said...

Where ever you go, loveliness follows. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've done to the rest of your little "temporary" home, Sissie.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, wherever you make your nest, it is always pretty and you put your stamp on it. The kitties are so cute and I'm sure they don't quite get it but as long as you're altogether, they'll be happy. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Blessings and hugs,

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Sissy, I always enjoy your post from town house or cozy house... the feeling of home is always with you.. Blessing to you and your family.

Kathi said...

Sissy, I was so happy to see your post. So glad to see you've found a temporary home that you can nest in along with the kitties. I'm so happy you're taking us on your journey. It's so exciting and fun.
xoxo Kathi

Sares said...

Happy to read you made it safely and are settling in!

Debbie Booth said...

HI Sissie, glad to see your smile. Enjoyed perusing your blog and seeing all your the cats too. I have a new mini Daschund that is keeping me very busy with potty training. Oh my...but she is a cutie.
Have a blessed week.

The Tablescaper said...

Fun to have a little doll house to put in shape. You add just the touches you want.Good luck with your adventure.

- The Tablescaper

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