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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Building a New Nest


Around the Twig household, 
another day off work = another day of running stuff over to the new homestead.

Mind you, we're limited to whatever we can carry in my Ford Escape, 
but bit by bit and piece by piece,
it's starting to feel more like home.

Here's what we carried over today...


My sweet chippy corner cabinet
{oh, how happy I am that I didn't take it to the booth to sell!}
along with a few more more doo dads to spruce the place up.










A few days ago, my husband brought a few other pieces over...


The guest bedroom.
These aren't in their final resting places, by any means.
An armoire is a must in an older home, as everybody knows closet space can be a bit scarce.

I plan to paint some of my furniture,
but room after room of white on white
actually bores me to tears. 
It works in the kitchen and dining room,
but I think people will be surprised
to see how much non-white stuff I actually own.


And the wicker screen?
Will likely be used to hide my idiot cat's mammoth litterbox.
Seriously, she requires a HUGE Rubbermaid container as a litterbox,
as she pees just like a cow, standing straight up. 
She doesn't even squat. Stupid cat.

Speaking of bathrooms...

You see this fabulous shelf I had been using in my booth?


Well, I needed something in my new bathroom to hold my toiletries, so voila!


This'll do just fine, methinks.

That's about it for now.
And again, be sure to check back in the days and weeks ahead,
we're making furniture runs all the time these days!

Have a wonderful evening and week ahead!

:-)

102 comments:

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Wooo hoooo! Love to see a post pop up from you as you begin feathering your new nest. I'm completely jealous, you know. GORGEOUS pieces that will fit right in you wee farmhouse. :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's beginning to look like "home." Love your chippy cabinet! (and the madonna vases)

Polly said...

LMAO about the cat!!!! I'll probably think about that periodically tonight and laugh out loud!! My husband will think I've gone mad!

All the white is looking so dreamy! That ironstone water pitcher on top is to die for....love the shape of it!!

Sounds like you are going to be busy busy busy! Have fun!!

xo

Polly

Olive Cooper said...

The bathroom shelf is darling! So excited for you. hugs♥olive

Brenda said...

How exciting! I am loving it already. I will check back often to see how it is coming along.

A Cottage Muse said...

Looking Great Anne!!! Love the floor mat ~ where did you get that ~ it's fab!!

You have a great week too!!

Sarah said...

Looks like things are coming along! The white scale is fabulous! I just purchased a similar looking one recently and I can't decide whether to keep it or take it to my booth. How do you choose?!

Chrissy said...

Your kitchen already looks like home,cozy and inviting...must be fun!! x0

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

This is fun...piece by piece we get to watch as you make your home your special place! So far...I'm loving everything you bring in...I could move right in! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Loving how it looks! That corner cabinet is so perfect for this house! I am so glad you still have it. I like the picket fence shelf and it looks good in the bathroom. I am so loving this piece by piece moving.

Sue K said...

I just about fell off my chair reading about your cat!!! She must be a real piece of work!!!
LMAO!!! Had to read that part to my hubby..he thought it was pretty funny too.
Lovin' your new home and it is so much fun to watch you build your new nest! Keep the photos coming! Your new home is awesome...a good place for a young family to grow....
hugs, Sue K

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!!! I'm so excited for you. I love the corner cabinet and that mat. Your house is going to look so lovely. The lighting is great there. Ah, I'm swooning already. I am so looking forward to taking this journey with you :)

FairfieldHouse said...

Anne,

Love watching you move in piece by piece. The picket fence corner shelf I have will compliment the one you are using in your bath room. Email me a shipping address so I can send it to you as a house warming gift. My two siamese cats have their own bathroom. We finally invested in the best invention ever made -- a self cleaning liter box! I never see it, touch it, and best of all smell it!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Theresa said...

You are making it look all warm and cozy! I love having a new house and putting JUST what you want in it! It looks so clean and fresh with all of the white!

Have a blessed day and I sure wish I was closer so I could help you, I have a truck:)

Hugs!

gail said...

Love the corner cupboard...it's perfect in there!
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous! I love the shelf with the table! It's perfect! I'm so excited for you :)
XO
Kristin

clustres said...

Anne, I am a sucker for all white! So I am loving this! Armoires: yes, please. I have one in almost every room.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Everything looks beautiful. That shelf does work perfectly! I'm surprised the armoire isn't painted. ;)
So happy for you, a little envious, but very happy!
no need to reply to my comments, I know you are terribly busy!
take care, have fun setting up house!
gail

Laurie said...

This is so fun; it is like watching a "before" and "after" unfold, and much better than HGTV! The pieces you have taken over to the House of Twig are perfect and I think you will have a lot of fun setting it all up! The school teacher and Nana in me loves the alphabet rug and so would Maya & Eli - like any toddler worth their salt, they sing the song all of the time!

The cat sounds very entertaining! :)
Love and hugs,
Laurie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Anne:
I bet you're just having a ball! Keep the photos coming, girlfriend.
xoxo
Donna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

This is fun watching you set up your beautiful home.
All the furniture looks like it was made for the house. Just lovely!
Your cat made me laugh.
Good luck with moving in.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

gina3 said...

Even though it's not my house, it's so exciting to see things moved in and put in place. It all looks like it was made for that house so far. I had to chuckle about your cat's toileting habits. We had one that when she got older would get into her litter box, wiggle a bit to get in just the right place, squat and then pee on the side or even just outside the box. Yep, she missed the entire box.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

I tried leaving a comment before but do not know what happened.
It is fun to watch you moving into your house, your furniture is lovely and looks like it was made for the house. Your cat gave me a laugh.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

cityfarmer said...

I have the large version of the alphabet rug by my kitchen sink ...
great minds think alike, either that or we're related!

love the homestead

Donna said...

Wow! I adore your white beadboard, and those folding white bistro chairs are gorgeous! Love your picket fence shelf,too! My hubby made one for me a few years ago out of our old falling down fence :) Enjoy your new home!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I love that dark armoire. It must be fun to see things in the new place.

time-worn interiors said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see more! Are you coming to the blog party? Hope so can't wait to see you again!
Theresa

All That Jazz said...

It is so fun to see your new casa fill up with your treasures and really start to become your "home"!! I just put a shelf like your bathroom one in our vendor space, except it's much smaller.
~michelle~

north pal said...

isn't this fun?! little by little, it is shaping up. i am excited.Bestest,Denise

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love your chippy cabinet in its new home! Isn't it the best getting all settled in to your new "nest"?? Have fun!~Hugs, Patti

DustyLu said...

I love how you are moving us in with you! I love everything your are doing of course! I am so excited to see the progress! We will be living here 1 year September 15th and wow has it changed since! Hugs lulu

Anne said...

Hi Anne. I am loving what you have done so far. That scale is super cool and looks great. Oh, your poor kitty. She does her best, I am sure, but she seems to be a little confused as to how it's supposed to work. They all have their quirks.
xo,
Anne

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh Anne I love it!! The beadboard, that vintage scale! The color on the walls! The floors!! SCORE!!!! :)

Ruth

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Anne. I so love it when young couples "feather their nest".

Xo

Jo

sissie said...

Hi Anne,
Your home is starting to look like a home. I love everything you've done so far.

Keep us updated.

hugs
Sissie

traci said...

i am so excited to see your home come to life. i love that corner cabinet - perfect there. can't wait to see more.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Stupid cat... you make me grin. That chippy cab looks like it's comfy in the corner! At first glance I thought the rug was a Ouija board ;-)

sharron said...

Oh we have so many shelves cabinets and armoires in our tiny old house too..you are right space is scarce!!! We installed so many shelves when we moved in!
Love the yummies you and your hunny brought over..love the old scales...swoon!!! And yes the chippy corner cabinet..fabulous!!! Glad you kept it!!! It must be hard to decide what to keep and what to sell!! It is perfect for that corner!!
I am soo looking forward to seeing your mix of white and dark furniture for inspiration..I have both too and am always trying not to paint it all white!!! I have been on a black and silver kick too..hmmm!!!
Blessings in your new home!

Debra@Common Ground said...

oh gosh, I'm laughing about Winnie and her bathroom habits, are you sure she's a girl? I had a male cat do that and the walls were a mess! Things are looking great, the corner cabinet is wonderful!!! But you know me, it needs an orange pumpkin,
love you bunches,
D

TheSmithHotel said...

Isn't amazing what little you can put in and it starts to feel like home! That cabinet is perfect in your dining room!

Jody

Jemsmom said...

I am so excited for you! It is going to be awesome to watch this come together! Ok... the cat pee thing is crazy weird. I can tell you adore the cat! Ha!

afistfullofweeds* said...

I have a crazy weiner dog who is digging in the kitchen garbage can as I type!! I knew it wasnt tall enough!! Iam lovin your house!! I hope you will live happily ever after with crazy kitty and Mr Twig!!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I'm so excited for you, I know it's stressful moving...but it's also so much fun. A chance to reinvent your home. To take something that was of no consequence in your old house, put it in a new space & suddenly it becomes a focal point. & isn't having a booth or shop to pull from awesome. I always love that when I'm moving things around in my house. It looks lovely & 1 of my favs is...that cute little floor rug! Love it!!!
I know how busy you are, but I sure hope I get a chance to see you in TEXAS...if not this time, maybe next!
Smiles & welcome HOME!!!!
Susie

Shelia said...

Hi Anne! Oh, this is getting so exciting! How lovely your little dining area looks! Love your white chippy cabinet and all your little pretties inside.
Your picket fence shelf is perfect for your bathroom!
Oh, I've got to go to the restroom now after hearing about your silly little kitty! :) Pets can be so funny! :)
Have a great week, Dear One and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy said...

Hmm! The kitty is a real "pisser" shall I say? I had to laugh and laugh over that tidbit!

Love the corner cabinet and all that beadboard! Gotta love that!! You are having way too much fun!! Enjoy!!!

Shirley said...

Hi Anne, I am so happy that your new home has become a reality. It is so much fun making it the way you want it to look. I am enjoying the pictures and I will stop by to see the progress. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You are making this house into a home at record speed! You are amazing! BEAUTIFUL! I can not wait to see more!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Sue said...

I am so anxious to see what you do with this house. It is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted. We have those mats in our store. Right now we have a bunch of Halloween ones. Since I always have a cat too many, what I do with the dreadful cat box is cut a hole in a closet door (mine is in a hallway closet) and put the cat box in there. Works really well until my huge dumb cat trips and knocks the whole box over!

Take care, Sue

Ness Lockyer said...

Looking good! The furniture was made for that room. It reminds me of one of the beautiful all white Scandinavian blogs...just beautiful and I am sure you are having a ball!
Ness xx

Reinspire said...

Each little piece you bring adds so much charm to your new home! I love what you have done with your hutch and those apples look divine! I always look forward to seeing what you will do next!!
Lisa

Reinspire said...

Oh, and where did you get that rug??? I love it!

glor said...

Ahhh, the essence of home! What treasure.

Amy Kinser said...

Oh my friend, I am in love with what you are doing in your new home. It's just gorgeous. I am so very happy for you.

Libbie said...

Good thing no one snagged that little fence shelf! It is perfect! & you already moved that lil' chalkboard on me :)

That corner cupboard is enough to make a girl's heart long a little. How gorgeous!!! This is way too fun watching you work your magic!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Everything is looking so pretty!! I know you are so thrilled to be getting set up. Keep up the good work! Love & blessings from NC!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*LOVE how it all looks in your new home*~*LOL about your cat!!! ~*~*Rachel :)

Beatnheart said...

you are on your way...the place will be just beautiful.

Annie Louise said...

Thanks for sharing, I love your decorating style. Keep the updates coming. Good luck and have fun.
Jeanette

Susan said...

Anne, I have been following your new endeavor(house) for a while now, and following your blog for a long while...I comment from time to time, but I want you to know I envy part of your life!! the vintage/antique-y part LOL :)

The new cottage is adorable, needs a little TLC but for the most part it is adorable! I hope it doesn't need more work than you think it does (as we found out the hard way, with our older home) it is truly the money pit, and 24 years later it still is not finished and now Hubby is older and I am disabled, the kids are grown and out for the most part, so we do not have helpers really either. The original house was built around 1910, then it burnt down and was rebuilt on the same foundation in 1938 by the 2 brothers...nothing is on center, there was no insulation, the walls were this fiber board crap. They used tongue and groove oak flooring for the BASE floor, (what a waste) the electric was minimal and old glass fuses with only 60 amps of power coming into the house, the meter was inside the enclosed porch, so if no one was home, the meter didn't get read. There is no central heat except a wood stove. (originally it was 2 crappier wood stoves and an OLD kerosene burner. There is an addition my late MIL put on, that has electric baseboard heat. the addition has issues also cause the builder was a wack job! nuff said there. LOL

Anyway, my wish and prayers for you is that you find no hidden surprises along the way.
I viewed your wedding pictures today for the first time...love all of them! love the one on the blog especially, and the one sitting on the rock wall.

I have have some nosey kind of questions if do not mind... please respond by either answering them, or telling me it is none of my business but I am curious.

our "old homestead" is on 4.77 acres in the woods. the front almost 2 acres is cleared but still has many trees most are HUGE some evergreens 50-100' and Maples at least 50', then up behind the barn/garage(falling apart) it is all woods. It cost us 89K in 1986 here in very expensive NJ(can go on the market now for almost 400K especially if we finish everything). so I am curious of the sq. footage of your new home and the buying price.

now this one I hesitate to ask, but It is not meant in any way to be offensive. You guys are a great looking couple, but I get the feeling hubster is older than you. I ask, because my hubster is 19 years older than me. (this is a 2nd marriage for both of us) he has a son, I have a daughter and then we have a son and a daughter together. (now 24 and 23) On Nov. 9th we'll be celebrating our SILVER anniversary.
so you see why I ask. Do you have any children?

Lastly...you are an RT, I am an MRI technologist by profession though now sadly disabled (on the job injury, on top of my knees being shot) ANYWAY...I know what it is like to work F/T in the hospital...my wonder comes in the form of "how do you find the time to also run an antique shop?" and KUDOS to you for being able to do so. In this line, do you ever come across thimbles? especially ones with designs on them, or places? If so would you be willing to give me first dibs and email me? I collect them.

I LOVE that the cottage has bead board, and transom windows....so unique and chic!! I'll be continuing to follow your wonderful story!
Susan

PS...I agree with the person who said the "fence shelf is perfect for your bathroom"

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

God is sooooo good, isn't He??? Congratulations to you and you Hubbs on your new home. I can't wait to see what you do with this simply amazing little cottage. I LOVE it...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Ticking and Toile said...

Your kitty comment cracked me up! Peeing like a cow is quite hilarious to imagine....:)

Looking awesome on the ol' homestead!

xo,
Shellagh

Gracefully Vintage said...

Loving it all, That corner piece is amazing and love the scale as well- the little white pumpkins are cute- great for fall.. Cant wait to see more, love the rug-mat , i want one, where did you get that.. Love it.
Karryann

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OK, that cat comment was killer!

And as much as I love the white, white, white, I have none, none, none and can't wait to see your colored stuff!

But I am digging that scale and those transems!
(sp???)

kerrie said...

It's charming...I love all the white! Those bistro chairs are IT!!!!

sandra said...

what a dreamy kithchen. love, love, love all the beadboard.

Debbie~ said...

I've enjoyed coming over to see how you're coming with your move, it's fun to watch it come together. I love your scale and of course your adorable cupboard, they all go so well with your beautiful home! Thanks for bringing us along this journey and sharing your 'NEW HOME' with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Rozmeen said...

Wow...beautiful stuf. How exciting to decorate your nest... You are gonnen have so much fun.

I love the kitchen scale and the table and..( oke just about everything on your pic :-)

Congratulations with your new home!!!

Love,
Rozmeen

Linda said...

It sure is nice to be able to shop your own stuff! Great pieces...and I love all the beadboard and beautiful hardwood floors!

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your new home, I am so glad it all worked out, you are going to be so happy there. I loved the kitty story, I was laughing so hard, we have 3 great big litter boxes hidden under the stairs as one of my kitties always seems to miss the box.

Dorthe said...

Anne,
it already looks like a million, love your white corner,---but to tell the truhs ,I also own lots of not white furnichures,and stuff---
Wishing you a new happy day of mooving -
Hugs and love ,Dorthe

FEDERICA said...

Morning darling! How are you? Hope you had a wonderful summer! Thank you very much for your warm welcome back!
Hugs
Federica

Lululiz said...

It is so exciting to see the progress, the lovely things added bit by bit, everything beginning to take shape. I just want to run from room to room and go oooh and aaaahhh.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Girl, it sooo perfect, crisp and white!! I LOVE it!! Can't wait for more, hugs, Janna

trash talk said...

You're working it now Girlie!
Debbie
P.S. BTW...I'm with Winnie...I don't squat either!

Denise said...

how fun! I love all the white......I am loving watching all your progress!

It's me said...

Wowwww.it all looks amazing...this going to be your wonderful home...i like what i see for now......have a happy new week darling.........love love love Ria....

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Anne ~
I love your new home !!
Oh my goodness the walls are
to die for and your things look
beautiful !
I would love an old home
like that ~
It is fun to see you move in ~

xoxo
Lori

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

It feels like home already Anne! So simple and charming. :)

Claudia said...

Love your home, Anne. That corner cabinet has me a bit envious. I'm looking for something just that size for my upstairs hallway studio. It can't be too deep (because we have to walk by it all the time). Wish me luck!

xo
Claudia

Jessabells said...

While I just adore your dining room I do agree with you that white on white could become very boring after a while. I know moving is rough. I say I want to move into another house but I forget how much I hate the process of actually moving. lol. Hopefully you'll be settled into your new home soon.

Your friend,
Jessica

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Looks like you're getting there. How exciting it must be to "re-nest" a home! Have fun :o)

Your description of your cat is hilarious!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Anne!! I love seeing all the things you are doing to the farm house!! Hey!! Do you want to start a farmhouse club? sounds funny...but it might be fun!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Anne your place is coming together so pretty. Can't wait to see the finished product and I'm sure you'll be glad to finally be all moved in.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a super sweet dining room...the corner cabinet looks perfect there.

Air Kiss said...

Hi Anne,
Hope you are having a good day.. wow, it's all looking very, very good in there! Love your corner cabinet! The wicker screen to hide the kitty box is brilliant~ going to take that idea! I just moved Merlin's food from the kitchen and box from the laundry room down to the basement. I thought you had white pumpkins in that pic.. I looked closer and see that they're white apples! I want a bowl full of white apples now. ;)
xo~ Lara

tara said...

Me thinks it is all coming together!!! love it all...and I am laughing at the cat part..i have one of those too...but he recently went to live in the backyard, he is now a man of the wild, and loving it! can't wait to see more! xo

paige said...

oh anne it all looks so sweet!
i'm so excited for you!!

we just inherited a table just like yours. it's dark brown....but seeing yours makes me really excited to paint it white! xo

Morning T said...

Even your furniture seems to be smiling in it's new home. Those first images make my heart go pitter patter. Looking good!
Hugs~
T

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

♥♥LOVE♥♥ your new space - and that rug with the script on it - makes my heart go pitter patter :)

Thanks for showing us - I know things must be crazy with the move because it is here too - isn't it exciting ?!?!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Anne!
I was out of
town and am popping
around to see what
I missed :) What
fun to bring things
over bit by bit
and much less over-
whelming, too!
It's all coming
together....
beautifully!
xx Suzanne

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Anne! Oooooohhhhh.....this is SO much fun watching you feather your new nest and make it look cozy and inviting! Love the dining area so far!!! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Pamela said...

It's looking great!
You have the same beadboard walls in your kitchen like me...love it!
Pamela xo

Faded Charm said...

It all looks like it was just meant for your charming home. I'm sooo happy for you! Enjoy playing house.

Kathleen

Lisa said...

Yay!!! You are finally in! I love it so far! The cupboard looks amazing! Enjoy the new place to decorate!!
Hugs, Lisa

Charlene said...

I know you are loving every minute of fixing up this little jewel box! What fun! I love watching it all happen through the photos. Saw Lisa at the class she taught Saturday. I sooooooo needed to get out of the house & the class was therapy! I smile everytime I see your blog name on my side bar & think of the fun we had at Paper Cowgril. Are you doing Wicked Tea? HUGS! Charlene

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm loving it! All looks great.
Cheers, jj

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne!!!!! I love your dining room!!! What wonderful pieces, the chairs are perfect....and you're so right about the wardrobe, the wood is gorgeous to me! I can't do all painted pieces either ~ I'm so happy for you and your husband girl! hugs and love, Dawn

stefanie said...

its starting to look like HOME!!!

ella@lifeologia said...

Beautiful! I love an all white home and with that rustic charm - aahhhh a dreamer ;)

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Rosemary said...

Your new place already looks amazing, as I knew it would.
Beautiful!!
Rosemary

Sherry said...

It is fun to watch you graduallly put your new home together.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Welcome to the COUNTRY! What a BEAUTIFUL little farm cottage you just bought. CONGRATS!!! We're just above you in Kansas and experienced this very thing a year ago last June. We moved from the city to a beautiful Victorian in a small farming town to a 5 acre farm in the country. We worked 3 months on the inside of the house and that wasn't touching the bathroom kitchen and laundry/back porch/entry. We still have those to do yet! It's been an adventure and it still is an adventure but we're LOVING it. Have fun decorating your beautiful old home...you've got some GREAT BONES to work with and so much character! Maura :)

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