I've been feeling really nostalgic.
I loved my little cottage in Connecticut. It was the first home we purchased, and we worked soooo hard to make it just right. That sweet little house sold in two weeks. By owner. And off we went to find another house in Indiana.
I just came across my files of pictures from our house hunting trip. Want to see? Oddly, we have very few exterior shots. Sorry about that. But don't you love to see the interiors of houses that aren't yours?
This was the very first house we looked at.
We then went to another house in the same neighborhood. I totally fell in love with it, and didn't want any other house but this one. For the entire househunting trip, I was stuck on this house.
I liked how the stairs turned. In my mind, turning stairs mean your child can't fall all the way down.
This bathtub had me at hello. Now, do I EVER take baths? No, I'm a shower-only kind of gal. But I wanted this tub. And these shutters.
Okay, this cracks me up. In the next picture, just beyond our realtor, there is a HUGE wine cellar (Superkid and I are checking it out). What, I ask you, what is a Mormon family supposed to do with a wine cellar? (In case you haven't heard....Mormons don't drink alcohol.)
The same day I found my dream house, the Bionic Man found his.
Then there were the houses that for various reasons were slightly less appealing. Oh, my goodness, there are some crazy rooms in crazy houses, out there!
Tell me, what in heaven's name is that curtain doing in the loft?
Note the fabric on the ceiling of this bathroom. Hmmm. I have to wonder what that fabric is covering up. And do you take that fabric down and wash it? I must compliment the lovely draping of the fabric, but really? Fabric ceiling? Were they hoping for better accoustics in here?
Something that surprised me on our househunting trip was the number of homes we saw decorated with antiques. I'm not sure why it surprised me so much--maybe because most of the homes we looked at were less than 15 years old?--but I was surprised. Some homes had more antiques than others.
Well, this little exercise had made me decide to quit being nostalgic and get busy. I need to walk around my house and look at it as if I were thinking about buying it. What crazy colors or decorating decisions would have someone else laughing or walking away without making an offer? Do I have anything--like Country Angels--that is dating my decor or home? What cluttered corners can I eliminate? What can I do to make my home more appealing?