Monday, June 10, 2013

And She Was


How did I get here?
Well, our move to the new house was a success. It wasn't quite as stressful as I had imagined thanks to those little pink pills that the doctor gave me "for emergencies."
So what is the first thing that you should unpack when you move to a new place?
That's correct: The Wine Glasses!
Would you like a glass of white or red?
The chives found a new hangout.
They really like it here.
Gawd, I have a Lot of STUFF!!
Unpacked this cute little trio of bird doorstops.
Here's a pretty purple tree in my new neighborhood. It's not in my yard, unfortunately, but it is close to the take-out taco place. So I will get to visit it frequently...very frequently.
It is Agapanthus season. Lovely.
Here is my Teapot Collection.
It was all wrapped up in newspaper for years and years with only a few casualties.
Some of these things have not seen the light of day since 1998!
Here's a real antique.
 Most kids get trophies for something impressive like swimming or soccer or tennis. I got one for dressing up and acting silly. Some things never change. 
Isn't this a scary plant? I'm not sure what it is but it's in my backyard. I think it might be a Blackbird of Paradise.
Here is Pancake standing guard over the laundry. We don't have a washer or dryer hooked up yet so I'm doing laundry by hand like a good pioneer woman. It really does smell nice when you hang it outside though, doesn't it?
Here's the living room so far. I think it has lots of potential, don't you? I'm taking decorating tips from this blog mainly because I just love the name:
What a long day. Wheh!  Soaking my tired wonky feet to test out the new bathtub.
I'm going to sit up a little bit so you can check out my bib overalls. They are vintage just like me. I bought them in the 1980's at the Gap on Broadway in New York City. They have seen me through two pregnancies, many moves, several beer parties and numerous "fat days." I just Love them.
In fact this whole outfit is exactly something I wore in the 80's including the bandana.
(I know I look like a hillbilly but I don't play the banjo. It belongs to my son.)
Isn't this bandana cute? London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Rome! Hmmm... I can't remember where I got it. That's what happens when you get old. You forget stuff.
Did you know that overalls are trending? It's true! Check it out HERE.
See? If you keep things long enough....
This is probably what I was listening to when I first wore these overalls.
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Thank you so much for coming along on the tour of my new house!
Please Stop by Again SOON!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

44 comments:

  1. I love that you got awards for dressing up and acting silly! And those overalls and bandana are certainly classic. Wish I had kept my overalls too. Your new living room is gorgeous but I can't wait to see how you decorate from that excellently-named blog. LOL. Glad you've survived!

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    1. Glad YOU survived the latest VOGOFF!

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  2. Hi Connie, you look fab in your denim overalls. You are right, the denim overalls are still trending right now. I am glad your move went well.. I remember seeing so many agapanthus in California. They are beautiful flowers. Pancake looks so at home and looks so protective. I hope things go well in your new house.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. Pancake is freaking out a little bit. He can't quite figure out what is going on...

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  3. Congratulations on being almost done (yeah, right)! I think you brought your furniture into my living room! Seriously, that's my fireplace and windows and paint. My furniture is much more, how shall we say, frumpy.

    Love the teapots! I left some china packed up at my parents' house while I lived in Britain for 10 years. It's nice to see the dishes again, and the old newspapers.

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    1. Wow. You have my same living room? Do you also have the sme neighbor that keeps peering over the fence?

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  4. Well done, Superior Thespian, you made it! Next time I move I shall remember that valuable advice about the wine glasses. Now that you say it, it makes perfect sense. Glad you are getting settled and rediscovering all your treasures. I love your dungarees. xxx

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    1. Thanks, Tania. Actually you can drink wine out of anything. Juice glasses..shoes. This was just a case of last in, first out!

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  5. May you have many very happy years in your new home! It can be so much fun unpacking stuff you had forgotten all about, but where to put it ...? Hope you settle in soon, and I would have unpacked the wine glasses first too! Cheers!!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Oh yes! Where to put it all. It is quite a puzzle. Cheers!

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  6. Thank you for GIVING us a tour of your house! It looks lovely, Pancake is my new crush, I love your door stopper, fondly remember my overalls, would kill for that bandana, and I'll have a glass of red, please, unless you have sparkling. AND a pink pill.

    TWO take-out taco places!

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    1. Absolutely. I ALWAYS have a bottle of champagne in the fridge. Always! Bottoms up!

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  7. A glass or several of wine makes everything bearable - or maybe it was the little pink pills...
    Congratulations on your successful move, Connie! Look how pretty you are in your dungarees and bandana, are you sure you're not about to play that banjo?
    Chives, china, teapots, Superior Thespian trophy, a gorgeous living room, Pancake guarding the laundry, trees, tacos - it's all good. Talking Heads references are even better.
    I took a photo of a flower just like that scary bird of paradise one, it was in our Winter gardens here in Sheffield and I hadn't seen one before.
    Hope you'll soon be moving out in all directions, Connie! xxx

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    1. Oh gosh. Thanks for the good wishes, Curtise. Onward and upward!

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  8. Very exciting! Glad you are getting all settled in.

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    1. Well, you know all about moving. I know you do. Glad you're all settled in, too.

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  9. You are not going to believe it Connie, but the I have your living room in my mind for our dream house.
    You have done soooooooooooo well.
    We are still looking for the right house in the right spot, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    1. It took us a very very very very long time to find this house. Hang in there. You'll find it.

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  10. I looooooove your bird doorstops and what a collection of tea pots (my sister-in-law collects those too). So happy that you are feeling good and looking adorable in your overalls and getting settled in with all your treasures. The best people in life always have champagne on hand, one never knows when a celebratory moment will pop up! Save me a glass of bubbly and a little pink chaser, hee hee!

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    1. Come on over anytime. Seriously. Come over anytime. Anytime. I mean it!

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  11. Happy new house! You do make me laugh. The Bird Of Paradise plant and purple tree are gorgeous and so are you! xxx

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    1. If I can decorate my house to look anywhere near as beautiful as yours I will be thrilled!

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  12. Happy Decorating! I think your living room looks lovely so far! I wish I had a fireplace and mantle! And your chives seem to be adjusting well!

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    1. This house needs LOTS of work. It's going to be a busy summer.....though not as busy as yours!

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  13. So happy to hear you made your move!! What an under taking....and it all looks beautiful... I adore your teapot collection!

    My dear You look beautiful and oh so current and hip in your vintage overalls!

    Are your kids home yet?

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    1. My daughter graduates this weekend!!!! And she is spending the summer in Santa Barbara. Boo hoo. My son is home next week, though. I can't wait!!!

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  14. Well, you KNOW I just love overalls and a bandanna and you look AbSOLUTELY GORGEOUS in yours! I'm so glad your move has gone well. Your living room looks gorgeous so far, I love the lovely bird door stops, the chive flowers are perfect in the sunshine and I love that you a a thespian trophy! I wish you much happiness in your new home.

    Sarah xxx

    PS Thanks for the lovely compliment re Vogoff!

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    1. Oh yes. You are a very beautiful overall girl!

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  15. Hi Connie,

    Happy that the move went well! moving is such a pain sometimes!
    I moved about 20 times in my life so far!
    You look so cute in your overall!
    The living room yes has a lot of possibilities!
    Keep well Darling!

    Ariane xxxx

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    1. If I have anything to do about it I will not be moving again for a loooooooong time.

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  16. How exciting! A new home! Always brings new beginnings - even if moving is stressful ;-)

    I just love that the wine glasses were first to be unpacked. You're a girl after my own heart!

    Off to go check out "Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table" now....

    Clare x

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    1. Clare, my dear, you are invited over for a glass of wine anytime!

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  17. Love the look and pleased that the move went well. Wearing dungarees always makes me feel very capable, even if I'm not.
    What's nicer than a prize for dressing up and being silly!
    And 'stuff' - tell me about it!

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    1. You're right as always. Overalls do make one feel capable. I should wear them every day!

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  18. Yay!!! A new blog post. I love your posts, I really do :)
    I'm glad to see you are out and about and doing things - even if with a little help from the magic pills hehe.
    the new house looks dreamy, I hope you share the evolution and more corners and knick knacks. I am currently living out of a bedroom and dream of once again having my own apartment, so nothing like living vicariously through other people :)
    Mucho love to you my darling!!!

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    1. And I am living vicariously through you and all your adventures. You are so busy. So many friends. I can't tell you the crummy places I have lived in my life. I paid my dues for sure.

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  19. I am glad your move went better than expected. You most surely look great in overalls. (I too have a pair from high school) that I don't imagine I will give up. *HEHEH* I was wearing overalls on the night before my wedding at the rehearsal. They will forever be documented in my wedding video. *lol*
    Oh a BANJO! My Grandpa played the banjo I swear it was his fave instrument.
    Wow look at that teapot collection.
    Pancake looks happy.
    YOU HAVE A TACO PLACE BY YOUR HOUSE??? omg!!! That sounds like the greatest location ever. P.S. I love that plant in your backyard. IT'S AWESOME!

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  20. WOW that living room with the open fireplace looks AMAZING:) Im SO happy for you Connie and I wish you a great new life in that house.

    have a great week beautiful:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

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  21. Absolutely wonderful! You have managed to make a move you almost funny! I am glad that you are in your new home and get unpacked all those little treasures ... love this collection of teapots! Certainly, I would take a glass of wine now ....

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  22. oh my....I had a wonderful pair of Oshkosh dungarees (as we call overalls) I bought in a thrift store on Melrose when I lived in LA....they were as you say so good for fat days!!

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  23. Hopefully soon you will be all unpacked!! Livingroom looks so far great!

    xxo

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