Our parents are moving into a new home. They were able to get a deal on a casualty of the economy and a huge plus is that it is just next door to my brother John and his wife Michelle. They have a large piece of land, which is a must for my dad, who Chloe calls a farmer. He has chickens, goats and cows and is going to clear trees for a large garden. There is also and a beautiful long winding driveway to get to the house. It is especially pretty right now with all of the red and amber colors of fall lining the way.
beautiful fall leaves on their property
I get to be a part of this new house by helping my mom decorate. I hope to show you all little bits and pieces as we move along to completion. In this post I am sharing a few things that I just snapped pictures of as we were unpacking. The decor with be mostly very traditional as they have some beautiful old pieces. I hope to share a really cool story about some of the beautiful antiques they acquired as a young married couple.
Chloe and I spent the whole weekend there working, moving furniture, walking the property with my dad and helping to catch chickens and guineas at dusk to keep them safe from owls. Even though it is only about 25 minutes away from our house, it was just easier to do that and it was enjoyable. My parents are always busy, so it was nice to be able to spend some real time with them, not just a hi and bye.
In some ways they are downsizing and in some ways they are not. The living area is large, but not quite as big as the old home place. But they do have a full basement which they did not have. And they are trading a formal living room for a bonus room and there is also a large screened porch which will be a new space to have fun with.
They house was on the market for awhile and someone dumped some things on the property. Of course we had to go though it. : ) My mom and I went out and unearthed a wicker settee that is in decent shape. A little glue and some spray paint will fix it right up. We also unearthed a small metal table that will be perfect for the porch.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!