Thursday, June 30, 2011

Okay okay, I'll stop whining now


With the fresh new layers of beautifully- restored wood brought to the surface, I suppose my cover is blown. I do have a beautiful house. Stunning, actually.

And I am extremely grateful for that.

Ian built this house for us. Have I ever told you the story?

Maybe next time.  For now, I will let the pictures talk.

Seems a shame to fill it up with furniture. Ian suggested I just get some puffy bean bag chairs, throw them around the room and leave it at that.

The girls think that's a good idea. And maybe a couple of easels, with a drop cloth, of course, set up in the corner. And two berets for my young artists in residence.

Most importantly, I'm starting to visualize us inside.

Like the persnickety Mrs. Mallard in Make Way for Ducklings, I think I'm finally convinced this is a safe place to make our nest, again. 

This is good.







  If you are curious about what I've been doing instead of moving in, I've got pictures to back up my story over here at Momformation. 


23 comments:

Kristin said...

Just gorgeous. It does seem a shame to fill it up, but since you're filling it with love, I think it'll work out just fine. ;)

Margie said...

Oh Betsy, I am a long time reader of your blog since discovering you over on Momformation. Those floors are simply beautiful! I love the bean bag idea. It would be so fun to hunker down in a corner on a squishy chair with a good book.

Liz said...

Beautiful!

Evenspor said...

The floors are beautiful. So are your daughters. Esther is growing up!

Anna said...

Beautiful house. Timber frames are the best. What a gorgeous floor will do for a space! Agree about the furniture. Good time to throw out a lot of stuff. So glad you're getting drawn back in.

Peggy Shinn said...

Wow. The wood is gorgeous. So warm and full of life. Did you get the refrigerator out of the attic? (Or did you mention that in a previous post??)

Betsy said...

Peggy: Fridge is still there. One floor at a time.

LT said...

It's just beautiful! I am so glad for you...
Sorry, but I am a Momfo long time lurker...

Betsy said...

LT: No apologies necessary. Thanks for "coming out."

You too, Margie and Kristin. :)

Anonymous said...

just stunning. All of it:)

Julie said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy to hear hopefulness in your "voice". Gives me hope that I'll be able to pull out of my pit even if for just a look around!

The floors look fantastic too!

Meowmie said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

your floors & home are stunning. i would be moving in right now...espcially with the bean bag idea!

Ericka said...

GORGEOUS! hope you and the family enjoy them and the house immensely.

Lauren A. said...

I say set up a tent and camp in the living room for a night before you move back in for good. When would you ever have another chance?

Anonymous said...

KiminAZ:

The floors look magnificent! Enjoy your beautiful house. I love the pictures! Isla looks like a ballerina in the last one- so cute!

Seamingly Sarah said...

gorgeous! I'm glad you can't whine anymore, that means it's getting better. enjoy those floors and try not to wince the first time you dent/scratch them!

Emma said...

wow! Whata great job on those floors. So, so glad you are feeling positive again. This has brought a smile to my face this morning. Go Betsy!!

Jane said...

What a gorgeous home! Ian is a very talented man!

Living Down Under said...

Oooh, those gorgeous empty floors are just inviting some sock sliding... It really is a gorgeous home - would love to hear that story!

They have these awesome beanbag chairs here that can seat an entire family. You just need one! :)

Fabulosokids Bruce said...

Those floors are incredible! Living in Florida, we get concrete slabs, so I'm a little jealous.

Hope you come to feel the love for your home that you used to--it seems you're responding to the violation of your nest that you're feeling. It will pass. Clean it, paint, fix the floors. Make it pure again--it's still yours.

sharon said...

its lovely!!

Mama Badger said...

No more sympathy for you, Miss Betsy. Your house is waiting for you, now. A blank page, waiting for the next chapter.