We are all moved in, and I am just captivated by many of the little details of our new home!
I love how this archway . . .
. . . mirrors this archway. (Makes for an interesting time figuring out how to hang a shower curtain and a mistreatment for it. I've already e-mailed Nester for some suggestions!) And look at the beadboard!!!
There are a number of little, teeny-tiny windows that are just BEGGING for some blue glass bud vases . . .
The house is heated with radiators, which evokes childhood memories of the dressing room at Faye Pie's School of Dance . . .
This lovely door separates the living room from the sunroom / playroom/ keep-all-the-toys-in-one-place-room . . .
And another archway, this one in Ella's room . . .
I also love the vintage door hardware, and the layers and layers and layers of paint . . .
This banister might have the ONLY unpainted wood in the house (besides the floors)!
Did I mention the vintage door hardware? (There are some repro knobs, but a couple of original ones!)
I love how the reproduction lighting fixtures were so thoughtfully chosen, and how great they look with our antique pieces.
Did I mention the archways?
And here is perhaps my most favorite detail of all: the coatroom! The peg hooks are painted red and are at child height, and run around three of the four walls in the little room. SWEET!
This has been a lovely last few days--the move went very smoothly, and many thanks to all of our family and friends who helped make it possible.
I must say that I am in love with radiator heat--it is just so, RADIANT. I feel like it really soaks into my bones. I also love all of the creaky places in the floors, the history every where I turn, the tree-lined streets and the beautiful neighborhood. And the birds!!! So many birds--I have already seen doves, robins, juncos, crows, sparrows, and more.
So, as we settle in and get to know the place, I hope you are all well and enjoying preparing for the holidays. I am very excited because my Dad and sister are coming to the new place on Christmas Day--driving from Maine no doubt with a Subaru station wagon filled to the brim with gifts for the kids. I can't wait for them to enjoy our new home.