15 January 2012

~Moving on~

Hi all, I know its been a while, but, well, you know, life!
Everyone's been sick with pneumonia and bronchitis here at home for the past few weeks. Has this hit your home yet? I think we're finally in the home stretch now, so yippee!!
Also here on the home front, we're moving! Yep, that's right, we're finally moving into a bit bigger place with lot's more windows! Thank goodness, now I won't feel like I'm living in a basement with no light. I have 3 windows in my entire place right now, so it is a bit dark, all of the time. 
Anyway, the new place is wonderful. Since I've been sick, I just started packing yesterday and we now have 7 days until the move, so I am now in panic mode! And I'm out of tape and packing paper, so I need to make a run to Uhaul for more supplies. The one good thing though is we're hiring mover's this time, so my husband and I won't break our backs moving our heavy vintage furniture up and down the stairs. Boy, they made good ole' solid furniture back in the day didn't they?!!

As much as I hate the moving process, packing, unpacking, lifting, boxes piled to the ceiling, I do LOVE decorating the new place!! It's a blank canvas ready for endless possibilities. I can't wait to try some different decorating ideas and would adore anything like the beautiful rooms below~

{All photos from "De'cor de Provence"}

Yummy inspiration right?
Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll be back once I'm all settled into the new place.



  1. Can't wait for you to share your new place..Glad your feeling better also.. Enjoy your week! Pam

  2. Hope the move goes smoothly and that everyone is completely healthy soon! Looking forward to seeing your new home soon! :)

  3. Glad you are feeling better and I'm sure that your new place will be "over the top". I love the inspirational rooms, too.

  4. Fantastic inspiration! Wishing you a lovely week! Xoxoxo

  5. It can be very exciting to start with a new canvas to try out new decorating ideas. I wish you the best and trust the move goes smoothly. Looking forward to seeing some pics.
    Mary Alice

  6. Hi Melinda,

    Glad to hear everyone is feeling better! So excited for your move - can't wait to see the pics of your new place, I know it's just going to be beautiful!!! :) Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  7. Glad to hear you are all beginning to feel better. I hope the move goes well, and I look forward to seeing the pictures of your new home.

  8. I'm so happy to hear that you are all starting to feel better! Your inspiration for the new home is gorgeous, I would love a wall of mirrors like that! The living room shot isn't too shabby either! Good luck with the move, I can't wait to see how you put your special touch on it, I just know it will be beautiful!

  9. I am excited for you to have more windows. There is something about having light that makes a home feel like a home!
    I can't wait to see how you decorate your new place! Congratulations!

  10. best wishes Melinda! can't wait to see all the decorating you do!

  11. Melinda, good luck with your move! Can't wait to see what you create in your new home! ENJOY!

  12. So sorry to hear you have all been so poorly but glad to hear your all on the mind. How exciting your moving ;-)) Happy packing and hope it all goes smoothly. dee x

  13. ~glad to hear all are slowly getting better and MOVING!!! how exciting...i could hardly imagine only three windows...eek! so food for thought if you need more packing paper...my father told me to visit a local newspaper press...they give free rolls of the left over paper away...perfect for packing but also many other crafty uses as well!?! happy moving days ahead for you...can't wait to see your new home and what decorating you will be doing...this pics are dreamy...be well and much love light and blessings~

  14. So happy for you, Can't wait to see your new Home..Good luck with all the packing I know it's hard work but will be worth it.


  15. Hi Melinda~~ So happy to hear that you are all on the mend. Looking forward to seeing your new space:)))
    Hope everything goes nice and smooth.

  16. OOOOOOHH Melinda I am screaming with excitement for you!!!!!! I can not wait to see what gorgeousness you come up with!!!Keep us posted:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  17. Oh fun a blank canvas----Good luck with the move--can't wait to see updates!!!

  18. I wish you the best Melinda! I got bronchtis with "strands" of pneumonia last year. And I'm never sick!! I thought I would NEVER get my strength back! Moving isn't fun, but I like your attitude and yes, movers will help! And on a positive note, you are doing so well in your new space at the store. I'm SO happy to have gotten you out of the corner!! Take care of yourself, okay?

  19. Indeed 2012 looks great....you're feeling better and getting ready to jump into a whole new creative outlet with your new home.
    Can't wait to see the wonderful transformations...get plenty of packing tape!

  20. HOW EXCITING!!!! Hope your feeling 100% soon!!

    m ^..^

  21. loving the wall of mirrors
    Good luck with everything.
    you sound very very happy about this move.
    You have made the space you are in amazing so I am sure you will make the new one just as,if not more, Amazing!

  22. New Year, new canvas, I can think of nothing better! Good Luck Melinda and most of all have fun with it. xo Rhonda

  23. How exciting for you Melinda...and us too knowing we'll get to see all the beauty you create in the new place!!

  24. you are so smart to hire movers. Glad you are feeling better. Cannot wait tot see the new space.


  25. Anxiously waiting to see your new home with all those windows, Melinda!! Meanwhile...I'll sit here and keep swooning over these photos... lol!

    xoxo laurie

  26. Hi Melinda

    Oh poor you having been so sick and your family, glad you are on the mend!
    How exciting moving house and starting fresh, I know it will be amazing once you get those talented little mitts on it,

    Best wishes



  27. Hi Melinda!
    Wow sorry to hear you've all been sick! that's brutal!! Especially when you are getting ready to move. Good luck with all the packing. Too bad we couldn't all come down & help you!! :)

    Love the inspiration pics! I know you'll do an amazing job on your new place. You are so talented!


  28. Hi Melinda,
    I am excited for you and cannot wait to see all new that you inspire :)

    A peaceful Move Into Life.


  29. Sorry to hear you all have been ill, Melinda. But now you're focused on a truly exciting event - wow! Moving to a bigger place! Congratulations! I can't wait to see how you decorate your new home, as I'm sure it will be even more gorgeous than these inspirational pics.
    Best of luck with the move,

  30. Don't you just love movers!...WE have moved once in our married life & we had movers...best decision ever! I am so excited to see how you recreate your nest!
    Too bad your not closer I have a few chairs for sale similar to the one in the 2nd to last picture!
    Thanks for inspiring!

  31. Oh my I cant imagine moving...good luck to you,kind of exciting though I imagine..keep in touch my sweet friend! x0

  32. I am going thru the same thing, boxes, taping and moving also in about 4 weeks...Can't wait to start over again but it is a lot of work! Best of luck and hope you feel better!

  33. Dear Melinda,
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment...I truly appreciate it!
    I would absolutely love to go shopping together...just let me know when. So glad you are on all on the road to recovery!!
    Wishing you a wonderful move into your new home...so happy for you and thank goodness for the movers!!
    Take care and I look forward to hearing from you soon!!
    P.S. Melinda, thanks for sharing those wonderful and inspiring pics.

  34. How exciting! I can't wait to see your new home! You will decorate it so beautifully, I am sure!! :)


  35. Oh it's always fun to set up from scratch again....because decorating and playing house is a delicious adventure! yes!

    the photos you shared are right up my ally in tastes...so I pinned them...and I'm your newest follower! Stop by to visit with me sometime, if you've the time....packing is a huge job, I know!

    ...but take a break...grab a coffee...and pop over!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  36. How exciting, Melinda! No doubt that you will make the place absolutely beautiful! Glad you are feeling a bit better. The bronchitis isn't circulating yet but the stomach bug sure is! Feel better!

  37. I'm so sorry you have been sick!!! But I am so happy that you are happy about moving to a new home. How exciting it would be to be able to start fresh and decorate a new space Melinda! Just take it easy so you stay well, ok?
    hugs from here...

  38. Good luck with the move Melinda. I know what that feels like having moved three times in two years!!!
    Can't wait to see your new place.
    Pamela xo

  39. Love all the white on white tones - so perfectly stylish & calming. So happy to have stumbled across your gorgeous blog! I have just signed up as your latest follower! I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration~
    Melissah from Country Style cHic

  40. How funny I was thinking of you this morning wondering if I had missed your last post and I did. Congrats on the move. I can't wait to see what you do with the new home. I hope all is going smooth with the move and have a great weekend.


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