Friday, May 17, 2013

See Anything Missing?

 
 
I am back in Florida and Steve is left with finishing the packing of our home.
  We did get a lot done in the last seven days though.
 
Do you remember all those things I posted about purchasing in the last four
years?  Well, there have been many purchases and below is just a small
 sampling.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's always fun to shop and find new things for your home.  I think I rather
over did the shopping though.  You never really know how much you own
until you have to pack it all up.
 
We will be looking for a new home and we definitely want to downsize. 
So what do I do with all this stuff?
 
 
 
Above is how our family room looked last Fall and the picture below is
the same room now.
 
 
 
 
Thank you Craigslist! 
 
Within three days we sold thousands of dollars in furniture and decorative
accessories.  Gone is most of the furniture in the family room, dining room,
 Steve's office,  media room, my office, outdoor seating and several misc pieces.
 
I hope you will follow along as we search for a new house and work to make it
our home.
 
xx,
Sherry
 
Partying this week at:
 
 
 
 
 
 


38 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

so exciting to shop for a new home! Can't wait to see what you're considering and hope you might have time to share even the ones you pass on and why you passed on it.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

How exciting! Sounds like a great idea. We may have to us it when we move, too.

My Cozy Casita said...

Oh mi God I know that hapen to me whent we move in 2010 to California
thank God we move back to my home in Florida.
are you moving to Florida whith your Dad that is very nice I did the same with my parents.
I whish you the best look for your new home and so many blessing to you and your
Isora
XO
:-)

Hartwood Roses said...

Sherry, sweetie, you go GIRL!! It's wonderful that your house sold and that you can go back to Florida. I'm so happy for you.

Debra Oliver said...

Sherry, what a humongous job! glad things are progressing, though. Can't wait to see your househunting!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Wow I bet some folks felt like they hit the golf mine. I loved your chairs in your family room and would have jumped for a chance at them. You've got such exquisite taste and I'd love to have any item you sold. I can't wait to see your new home(when you get in and settled); are you staying in the same area? We may be moving in the next year-just within several blocks of our home now but I dread packing!
Good luck!
Noreen

Annesphamily said...

Best of luck to you while you search for the new home. I will remember you in my prayers. Have a good weekend Sherry!

Junkchiccottage said...

Sherry,
How exciting to be shopping for a new place to call home. I am glad you are moving near your dad. Wow you cleared out a lot of really nice furniture. Congrats. Good luck on the search.
Kris

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Less to pack up is always a good thing! Good luck on the new house hunt.

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, I know that's a lot of work and I'll be praying you find just the right home for you and your hubby. Wow, Craigslist is great! I'm so happy for you. Now sit down in that leather chair and take a rest!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I know you are getting excited to be moved. Hope the new house hunt goes well. Can't wait to see what you find and follow your decorating. Congrats on selling so much before you move. Hugs, Marty

Designs By Pinky said...

I am so happy for you that your house is SOLD and you are in Fl.!!! I am PRAYING that out house will sell, SOON. It is very frustrating. Best wishes in your new home!!!!!!!! And congrats on selling all the STUFF:):):) XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

PS, wish I had known you were selling stuff, I see several things I LOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!!:):)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I was really hoping that you were going to have an estate sale! Good for you... selling your furniture so soon!
I bet I have way over shopped too! Thank goodness we are not moving yet!

I'm so happy your home sold!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Impressive! We will be doing the same soon enough. Good luck with your home search in Florida! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry I came to see what you were up to!! Yea, so glad to hear your house is under contract! Where are you looking for a new one, Orlando or south by your Dad, I forgot where exactly he lived...Goodness what a stretch this has been for you! Nothing left but the fun...Kind of!

Carol

sweet violets said...

Wow, that was so very fast!!! Good for you and don't look back!! Wishing you the best of luck in finding your new home and in taking care of your dad.....he is so lucky to have you!!!

Anne Boykin said...

Congratulations on selling your home. Packing is always a sobering thought. I'm looking forward to seeing your new home!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Wow, you are really going to be starting over! Sounds like fun, but a little scary and exhausting, too. Praying blessings on your move. :)

Barbara Anne said...

Thank you for the delightful decorating books and magazines!!!! It pleased me down to my toes to be able to take 4 boxes out of Steve's way and I'll enjoy these treasures for years to come. Here is a public thank-you for Steve's kindness and muscle power in getting the boxes to my car. I am sorry I missed meeting you, tho.

Hope you two find your next home in good time and have lots of fun in the process of furnishing it. I'll be along for the ride!

Hugs!

Donnamae said...

How exciting for you to be shopping for a new house and new furnishings! Thanks for taking us all along on the journey...can't wait! ;)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a fun time...hope you find the home of your dreams!!! It will be such fun watching you make it yours!!! Hope you'll be sure to share at Amaze Me Monday as you go along...:)
Blessings,
Cindy

Cynthia said...

Wow you sure did get rid of many things! Good luck with your search for a new home and getting new items. Enjoy your time with dad!

Cynthia

Barbara Anne said...

Me again. In case I missed saying this when I posted before having coffee this morning, THANK YOU, Sherry, for your generosity in giving me the decorating books and magazines you were finished with. What a treasure trove that will give me hours of delight!!!

A bazillion thank yous!!!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Goodness, you certainly had a good clear out!
I've lived in this home for over 35 years and frankly couldn't face a house move.
Goo luck with the search - hope you find the perfect place soon :o)
Rose H
x

Kelly said...

Oh, I bet you had some nice things for sale on Craigs List. Wish I lived near you to buy some of it. Can't wait to see where you end up. It is smart to downsize though. You will have less upkeep in your older years and move while you're still in good physical health. I know you will have fun setting up a new home.

Vicki Molina said...

Oh my gosh.....did you sell your framed sea fans???? If not and if you are selling them......they are SOLD! Just tell me how much!!!! Love them to bits!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on a new and exciting adventure!!!!

Maureen said...

What fun to get to start fresh with furnishings as well as a home! I'll sure be following you on your house hunting.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Sherry,
Congrats on selling all of your goodies on craigslist...now you can start house shopping:)

Blessings,
Linda

The enchanted home said...

Good for you! That is so exciting, and I love looking for a new house.....best of luck!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It'll be si fun to follow you while youe make of your new house a home.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Oh my gosh.....good work. You both must be exhausted!

Becca said...

What fun, Sherry! I look forward to following along on your house hunting journey!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an exciting move! I've missed seeing where you are moving in Florida. We retired here 8 years ago and LOVE it!!! Best wishes for a successful move!

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow Sherry. How exciting to be looking for a new place that you get to decorate all over again. I've bought lots of stuff for our new house, and am selling quite a bit that I don't want to keep. We are just doing backwards from you - bought the new house before selling the old one. Looking forward to seeing your new gorgeous house.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad that you were able to sell the furniture so quickly..Good luck on your house hunting...looking forward to seeing your finds! ... Will be visiting Florida soon for my nephew's graduation.

The French Hutch said...

Wow, shopping for a new home is always fun. So happy your home sold and successful selling your furniture. Whew, what a job I know all to well. Happy house hunting, can’t wait to follow along.

~Emily
The French Hutch

pink*cherub*moon said...

Was this your home in Virginia that you were emptying out? OMGosh! I'm in Virginia and would have loved to have Craigs Listed all those wonderful items! How much fun it will be to redecorate from scratch in a new home! Good luck finding just the perfect new place! Hugs, Leena