15 June 2010

Day One...

Well, we are all moved in with the exception of one closet that needs to be sorted through!

It feels so nice to know I can walk around naked and no one would see! 

Except Gus....


Honestly, that is the look he would give me if he saw me walking around naked, too.

"WOW mom...REALLY....NAKED...JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN?!"

We're all different.

The day we moved went pretty fast, with only a few mishaps...



I love this picture.  It exemplifies how we move from place to place.  Really neat and put together in the back, and toward the end we get impatient and start throwing things in NOT boxed.  Laundry detergent...random papers...books...a couple plates...heck why not. 

I don't have any pictures of the actual unpacking process...Tanner would have killed me if I was standing around taking pictures for "blogging" purposes instead of helping haha.

I will put a few pictures of the house up...although everything isn't exactly in its final spot...it probably never will be but still.  Keep that in mind. :)  If you have any suggestions for decor, let me know!!!!





The island will be painted a creamy color, hopefully subduing the veiny cabinets (yes veiny...it's what I think of everytime I see them!) that we can't do anything about.

We hung the 5.00 farmhouse light I bought at Habitat Restore above the sink and it looks WONDERFUL.  Any suggestions for a light fixture in the middle of the kitchen?  We'll be making some mason jar pendants to hang over the island soon.

I absolutely love love love my lockers in the kitchen!  I put Gus' dog food, treats, and leashes in one, extra paper towels in another, and my aprons in the last one!  SO cute.



I have to tell you whats unique about this doughboy table.  We found it in the cellar of the farmhouse!  We went down to check it out, and there it was...covered in rat poo and insulation!  Cute, right? 

The boys hauled it up and we swept, disinfected, and cleaned all the drawers.  I think it adds the perfect amount of charm to the dining room.  It is original to the farmhouse which was built in 1906.  I wish I knew the history behind it!  It fascinates me to know that at one time it was a functional table used in perhaps that very room!  So interesting...



Little vignette on the table...do you think it's too cluttered?

After we got moved in, Tanner and Pate (my littlest brother) decided to go down to the pond and catch crawdads...



I love this picture.



This is one wall of the potting shed, or "The Cottage" as we call it.  All along the perimeter are herbs.  Lemon thyme, mint, chives, etc.  I will be transplanting the herbs I bought a few weeks ago into this garden.  Don't you just LOVE that gate?!



(It has been weeded since I took this photo haha)

That's all for day one photos!  I'll be taking more...and seriously, if you see something I could move around or change, let me know!  I'm so open to suggestions!

Have an awesome Tuesday!



35 comments:

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Looking great!!!! Love it!!! hugs

Vintage Junky said...

I love that dough boy... maybe it needs to be with you For-ev-er!

Shelly said...

Very Fun Pics! Congrats on your new home! I'm sure you'll have fun moving things around and figuring it all out in time,,,,,living IN the house helps!


Hugs,
Shell

My Yellow House said...

I'm loving everything so far...and so happy for you that you found this wonderful place. It's so charming and all of your things are going to look right at home in it. What is the finish on the walls in the room with the dough table? I love how it looks so aged, warm and cozy. Can't wait to see more pictures!!!
Sarah :)

LizlovesVintage said...

That doughboy table adds so much charm!I love it!The clocks are great also. What is it about clocks. I have some also. Have fun decorating:) LizlovesVintage

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Looks like a great place. Love the doughboy table. Great find!

KarenSue said...

Oh Jana, it looks wonderful! Just as I thought it would. Very exciting

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

*sigh*
Perfection!
You're living my dream. :-)

Natalie Catherine said...

so exciting!! we move in about 4 weeks...and i can't wait. i'm avoiding packing but it's going to sneak up on me before i know it. can't wait to see what you do with your new place!

Cheyenne said...

I'm so excited to be able to follow along while you make your new house home. It's absolutely stunning! You were meant for this place!

farmlady said...

Oh I love moving. It's a time of excitement and change. A time for getting rid of things and focusing on new perspectives.
This house looks very interesting. I like what you have done with your old pieces like the lockers.
Have fun...

Jamie said...

Looks like a great location - what fun you are going to have! I'm envious. I'll have to drive by when I'm up in your area (from Bozeman) this summer... sorry to miss the Vintage Whites Market but it's the same day as our JunkFest. Jamie V
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

melody-mae said...

Oh my...I love it all so far...that table you found in the basement is awesome!!! More pictures please!

Zaira said...

Jana, i love each corner of your new home!! it's a dreamy place- Hope to see more very soon xxx

Lisa said...

Love love love! I just read the post before this one and actually cried because I was laughing so hard. That never happens. Whew. Glad you got to keep your legs.

Jenni said...

Love the doughboy table, love the gate! Again, I see so much potential here, which is always fun and exciting--even when you're viewing it from across blogland. The vignette doesn't look cluttered, just not quite...settled. I think it looks good for now and over time you'll find new things to add to it or ways to rearrange it until it's just right. I think some wildflowers in a row of old glass bottles would look nice added to the mix.

Amber Rose said...

Love your new place!!! Good job!

ChRiS said...

well i saw Gus and instantly fell in love.....we are boxer lovers, right now we have c00kie the cat, we loss our Jordan 3 yrs ago she was 13 and i miss her everyday so when i see a boxer i hurry up and check it out.......he looks very content in your new home (old) looks fun i must catch up since i just became a follower....best wishes!!!

Samantha2818 said...

Hey Jana,
I'm so excited for you. This place looks amazing and so spacious. You have your own pond!! My husband would cry with jealousy if he knew. Your light above the sink is gorgeous and your vignette looks great as it is. I'm off to France tomorrow night and am going to have a look for a nice little (and light!) housewarming pressie for you xx
Best Wishes to you both in your new home!
~Sam x

Kourtney said...

Having just recently gone through the moving and unpacking process, my bones ache in your behalf. It's so exhausting! (And I love the table vignette)

Angela said...

It's looking great! Love the rat poo, I mean dough boy table!! and the gate is perfectly wonderful!

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Jana,
How are you??
I love your new home.
I hope you are having a great week!
Hugs,
Maria
I will email you shortly!

Anne Marie said...

Jana...I'm new here (hi!) but I became a follower right off.....I love your chic minimal style - so inspiring!!!

Amy Kinser said...

I think it looks just perfect. I do not think your doughboy is too cluttered at all. What a wonderful place to live. Can't wait to see more.

Petie said...

For some reason, I just discovered your amazing blog. I haven't stopped smiling after reading all your posts, well I didn't actually read all your posts, but I did go back a few pages. Still smiling...also, how did you happen across this great little farm house, acreage and other little buildings? Was it just by chance or have you been looking? Can't wait to read more.
I am definitely adding you to my blog list.

Kristen said...

Hello there! I have no idea how I ended up here but I am SO happy I did!! I love your new home! I love reading your posts...and I'm so glad to be a 'follower'! ;-D Look forward to reading more & seeing what you do with your adorable home! ~Kristen

c-bliss said...

Hi Jana, I just came across your blog tonight and love it!Congrats on your new home,love the dough boy you found in the basement,what a great find right under your feet.The vignette looks perfect, love the windows and the clocks (one of my favs, too).Good luck and I'll be a follower for sure.
P.s. Do you ever do shows close to Iowa?

Smiles Terri

Robyn said...

OH MY you busy busy girl! I don't know how you are pulling all this off...and you do it with elegance, grace and panache! I ADORE the new house! THAT piece of furniture is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I WANT IT! lol From one Boxer mommy to another, give Gus a big ol' kiss on his chubby liver lips for me, k? OH, BTW, I mentioned you on my blog today! ;-) HUGS

Karena said...

Jana, you have some wonderful treasures!! Love your new place...

Karena
Art by Karena

Jess Herbig said...

So glad you are moving on! We're planning on being at the VWM tomorrow! Yep, dragging the hubby!

Sydney said...

Everything looks amazing in your new house. From reading you blog the past several months, it's as if this place was just waiting for you guys! Hope you're enjoying your new home :)

Kristin said...

Your new home looks just gorgeous. I hope life is blissful there!

p.s. Thank you so much for following BonBon Rose Girls. We just got our own .com, so I'll hope you'll follow us there too at: http://www.bonbonrosegirls.com. We are having giveaways galore this month in celebration of our move. Right now we've got a pair of House of Harlow earrings up for grabs! Hugs, K

Rainbow Threads said...

I found your blog through a 'blog' friend. It is absolutely precious, your images are amazing. I shall be following from now on x

Joyeful said...

Ha! You move like us!

I love those lockers! Everything has so much character! Your furniture, the accents, the rooms, even the potting shed! Perfect.

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Just found your blog. WOW! I love your farm house and all of your vintage furniture!!! You have great taste. Your table vignette is not too cluttered; it looks great!