Monday, July 5, 2010

My gypsy blood

We are on the move again!
I swear I have gypsy blood!
You see I can't stay in one house for too long!
Thankfuly I am married to a wonderful man who puts up with my whims.

Let the packing and sorting begin..... {again}

{here she is}

** TA - DA **
I am excited, not about packing and lifting and moving
and all that not so fun stuff
but I am excited to have the opportunity to live
in an 1800s victorian queen anne !

My dream come true!
She needs some TLC and lots of elbow grease to make her shine again but I am up for the job!
And I will take you all with us as we renovate this beauty!

She needs a name..... don't you agree every home needs a name?
Any suggestions?

Love all the gingerbread trim and architectural details

Beautiful hardwood floors and 2 arched bay windows in the parlors
{the ceiling fan will be replaced with a vintage chandelier}

The fireplace is beautiful...
this picture does not show the detail and elegance of it all!

{that vintage light is amazing}

I think this might be my favorite room....
imagine soaking in that wonderful tub,
candles, champagne and a good book!
Now thats what I'm talking about!

The back porch even has a swing and potting/gardening cabinet!

as you may have guessed life is alil bit......
NO a lot bit hectic right now!

We have 2 houses, we are trying to empty the old one out
to get it ready to list
and freshen up the new one before we move in!

Plus the 15th - the 18th we are having a big ole bash
that can not be was planned a year ago!

So I have a weekend long farewell party
{with over 75 people coming here to camp out}
to get ready for!

I have been missing you all......
I hope your summer has been fun so far!
I will post when I can and visit when possible!
When we get settled you are all invited over for tea and cupcakes! :-)

Take care
may God Bless you always!


Marilyn said...

Oh My......What a lot of work but what a great adventure!!
Keep us posted!

Jeanette said...

How exciting! Looking forward to seeing the renovations! Be careful when you invite us to tea! I live in Michigan and just may take you up on it!

Connie said...

How about "Cherry Cottage", sugar. You do love cherries after all. Have fun!!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Dolly....What a darling, darling vintage home! I love the windows and the fireplace mantle....beautiful! I am so looking forward to seeing what you will do with this charming new home! Did you ever find any of the wallpaper like mine?~Hugs, Patti

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

wow what a pretty home!!

Mary Ellen said...

Dolly so thrilled for you and your new home!! HAving an older one is lots of work but so worth it!!

I am still trying to figure out a name for my home so can't help you there!Sorry!

bee blessed

vivian said...

hi Dolly! what a wonderful house! I cant wait to see the pics after you get all moved in. I know it will be lovely!
no, moving doesnt sound like fun at all.. but the outcome does!
if I lived near by, I'd come help you pack!
hugs and have a great week!

Dolly said...

Marilyn as you know those old homes are a labor of love!

Jeanette, you are welcome to come for tea anytime... I may put you to work though! :-)

Miss Connie this house is our Cherry Cottage so we need a new name for the new old home!

Patti, still looking!
I will not give up! :-)

Thank you Noelle!

Mary Ellen we will think together...two heads are better then one they say! :-)

Ladies if you would have seen the first house we renovated you would think this one is a piece of cake!
Seriously this is a gem.
I can't wait to dig in and get dirty!

See ya when the dust settles1

Luv you all so much!

Barbara said...

Jeepers Dolly! What a wonderful adventure you've embarked on! Hope all goes well and that you enjoy every minute. Take pictures!

Hugs XX

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Bravo! I'm happy for you, Dolly! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Dolly! It's fabulous as is! Of course I can't wait to see what you do to make it your own:>)

Glenda said...

oh wow Dolly I want to come and see your new home, I would kill to live in a home like this.,Please can I can I come.I will even help you pack,clean,scrub whatever you want.,lol. I like what Connie said Cherry Cottage and you could paint little cherries in places,.love yah Glenda

mishebe said...

wow, how lucky to move into a house like this. But i don't envy the renovations.. lol..

mishebe said...

Oh how about "SWEET CHERRY" for the name

Grace said...

how stinking Fabulous!!!! love it and Congratulations. Enjoy the "event" and relax just have fun everything will work out great. Grace xoxo

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh my oh my! It is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Good luck in your new home...and have a wonderful time at your party biding your old one a sweet goodbye. xoxo Heather

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

HI Dolly,
I love your new home! A Queen Ann would be exciting to restore! You are so funny and we think alike. My husband and I always refer to our-self's as gypsy's too! We have owned 12 homes and have rented I believe we have moved a total of 19 times during almost 35 years of being married. I know its really crazy. I can't wait to see all the wonderful and creative things you do with your new Queen Ann!
I just finished emptying boxes from the current move. I should mail them to you LOL..
Have a wonderful week! hugs, Elizabeth

Alison said...

Oh Dolly what a beautiful home it will be

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh Dolly, your new house is exquisite, I love it! You are so lucky to live in an area with houses like that, we don't have anything like that around here. :(


Dori said...

You ended up with my favorite one! She's just charming! I'm so happy for you and I'll be looking forward to following your adventure. Good luck with the moving!

The Rose Room said...

Dolly that looks fantastic! Could only look at the pictures, can't read the text, fades into the cherry red background of your blog! Rachaelxo

Lallee said...

Dolly, your new home is a beauty. Lots of charm. I hope you really enjoy! Cherry Blossom cottage? Blossom Cottage?

Parsley said...

I'm a 'sorrority sister' and dropped by to say hello. My blog door is always open so stop by anytime. Help yourself to some tea and cookies.

God Bless.


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The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my what a wonderful cottage. The house will choose its name, just wait. All the homes you showed are wonderful. Have a wonderful party and an easy move.
Something Wonderous Is Happening..
God Bless

Patti said...

Oh Dolly - I am drooling! What a blessing! I am excited to read about this great adventure - and to hear the sweet name you choose for your new home. Blessings,

concretenprimroses said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new home Dolly!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Some glass garden art will definitely go with that lovely victorian.
I added a tutorial catagory to my blog so you can find my plate flower tute from last November.
To make a totem is the same concept, but since you are in Michigan, be sure not to place plates or bowls so they hold water in a way that they will break when frozen - unless you want to bring things in every winter, which I certainly do not!
Have fun and let me know if you make any.

Susan said...

Very exciting, hope all works out well. The things you could do.

How about going with "Dolly's Place".

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

how beautiful this little pink lady is! lucky YOU!!! have fun moving and even more fun fixing it up. i love that back porch and cabinet! *swooooon***


Vicki said...

Hello, Dolly, my friend,
You have purchased a gorgeous new home!! You will have so much fun decorating it. Love, love that gingerbread trim. I look forward to seeing more pictures. Congratulations!! Vicki

Sandy said...

WOW...this is just vintage and so wonderful! I don't know why but "Amelia's Cottage" popped into my head.....Strange....perhaps an old owner?????? :):)

Denise Marie said...

Wowza!! I dream of living in an olden home like that and having my boys help fix it up (you know...keep them out of trouble in the teenage years).

Girl...I've been in the same suburban cottage home for almost 17 years!! No gypsy blood here. lol
But...major olden blood for vintage things.

mydolly said...

What a beautiful house! Enjoy it with all your heart. Good luck!

Catherine Holman said...

I love it! It's beautiful and definitely needs a name. Bliss Cottage, Teaberry Cottage,....
Thanks for signing up for my giveaway and have fun moving and decorating!

Werna Gail said...

I am not sure how I found you but glad I did. You are living a life long dream of mine, to own and restore one of these fine ole homes
While looking at the picture of the front of the house I heard,
Harmony House, she is to much of a fine lady to be a "cottage". I will be back to see your progress.

John'aLee said...

What a darling house. I could just move right in!

Lindy said...

Such a beauty! I could live with this girl!

Patti said...

Hi Dolly! I wonder how your new home is coming along! I hope you will blog again so we can see what you are up to!


Mary Ellen said...

Dolly- Ok friend when are we going to see pictures of that wonderful home of yours???

I was thinking of the adorable Boo Banner of yours and of course those polka dot pumpkins!! I haven't been able to get any fall decorating done yet.

We have been so busy trying to get the food and clothing pantry we are starting going. That and then every spare moment is used for all the canning I have been doing. With Colorado's short season everything seems to get ready at the same time!! I was canning plum, peaches, apples, making all kinds of jams and such. Think I am at the end of it with canning apple pie in a jar and applesauce this weekend!

Have a blogging friend coming to my house Friday and she has never been down here so am hoping I can get your sweet goodies out!

bee blessed

Mary Ellen said...

Oh have you come up with a name for your home yet?

cindy said...

OH HOW PRETTY! YOU have to be just full of excitement at what lies ahead.
I signed up to be a follower today.
Flip over to mine sometime, it isn't as neat as yours....
but I'll get there.


bettyl said...

Wow! How lucky you are! Looks like it will be wonderful making it your own.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Dolly, I hope you are enjoying that gorgeous new home of yours!!! I bet it is keeping you so busy.

Thank you for stopping by to say hello... wanted to tell you you can find the wood wick candles at Hallmark or Bed Bath and Beyond. They are heavenly!

Happy Fall to you!! xoxo

Pearl said...

Good for you! a dream come true, I'm so jealous as this house is so beautiful. The fire place is amazing. She looks like a Pearl to me. Now that a good name, PEARL

Hugs, Pearl