Sorry that I have not been around much lately. If you read my last post, you are aware that we are planning on relocating to the Seattle area, for hubbys job. I want to send a big thanks to all of you for your prayers and support during this stressful time. It means more to me than I can ever say!
We went there last week for a few days, in search of a place to live. Well, we didn't make very much headway, as for one, there just aren't many homes available for rent, (since we will keep our house here, we are not in a position to buy another home there), and boy, did we get sticker shock! The cost of living is much higher there than it is here in the Midwest. So it has only served to add to all of the stress. Also, the area is very congested, and the expressways remind us of crowded LA freeways. Coming from a semi rural area, that is a huge shock! We did manage to find a cute little Victorian style town, called Snohomish. We took a much needed break from all of the stress, and ventured in to several neat shops there. Of course I had camera in hand, and I thought I would share with you some of the gorgeous things that I saw.
I was drooling over this shop. Look at that French inspired burlap covered chair.
Of course you know how much I love chandeliers! This one was just gorgeous!
And here is another neat chair. It looks so comfy-cozy.
We have that same exact map of Paris, except I like their frame better than the one ours is in!
Lots of chippy white furniture and pretty pillows. I could have bought one of everything!
I thought this lamp shade was neat, made from old book pages. And I really love the framed corkscrew graphics below. They were printed on old book pages. Sounds like a fun project.
I knew you ladies would be excited over this adorable paper "dress"! How cute is that?!
And I fell in love with not only all of the treasures on this bookcase, but the bookcase itself. The inside is lined with vintage sheet music. Love it.
I'll share more pictures with you another time.
I also was happy to receive the nicest "His Light in The World" award from my two sweet friends, Tete and Cindy. They both gave me the same award, how cool is that?
So thank you both, I am honored to receive it!
As far as the move, right now everything still seems overwhelming, to be quite honest. We are in limbo here, trying to figure all of the details out, not sure where we will live, and my stress level has been thru the roof. So I apologize for not getting around to visit many of you. I look forward to the day when things don't seem so scary and out of control, and I can get back to blogging on a regular basis. Just knowing that all of you are keeping me in your thoughts and prayers means the world to me!