Forward Looking Inspiration

This is a photograph of our new house in Batlimore. I am still here in Boulder, crazily preparing to move my family across the country. Meanwhile, Sandy works nutty hours in the Ravens training camp in Baltimore. I don’t like the separation at all. It’s kind of getting me down. My late night solace comes from the building excitement about our new home, though. In Boulder, we have spent the last 8 years in a newly constructed home. The home we’re purchasing in Baltimore was built in 1900.  It’s beautiful and full of so much promise, I am giddy at the thought of it.  It is a blank canvas just waiting for us to arrive.
For one thing, the kitchen is in the basement and there is a butler’s pantry upstairs–this means a new kitchen!
Secondly, there is a lot more wall than our current home–new art!
Thirdly, fourthly and fifthly, the bathrooms need to be redone–new bathrooms!
Also, just a small item, the house needs A/C–most definitely new A/C!
Okay – so its a little bit of a fixer-upper, but a gorgeous one. Wait until I show you the details.
Well, I figured that I best start pinning some ideas–so I fell down that rabbit hole that is Pinterest. The last half hour before I fall asleep (okay, and maybe the first half hour after I wake, also), I have been pinning madly. It innocently began with kitchens (apparently I like white ones) and then just blew up from there.  
I am fully addicted now. This may also have to do with the fact that my entire studio is packed up in little boxes and bins and shoved away in closets all over my house–heaven forbid that it actually looks like you live in the house when you are trying to sell it. I have nothing to make right now–even my nice camera and most of my knitting is packed away. I think my creative passions have been craving an outlet, big time. Well, since I have nothing original to show you right now, and may not for a bit (we leave here in two weeks and who knows when I’ll unpack my studio!), I figured I show you some of my favorite finds, starting with some amazingly talented artists.
I’ve spent so much of the past year coming up with new things to make, it is kind of nice to kick back and just revel in others’ creativity.  Beautiful.  Which one do you like?
  1. Congratulations, new home, and this garden is a dream. Do not think of all the task you have to do, think of the result in your children running in the new home, everything clean, (but not ordered with children, hahahaha) You’re very lucky, here in Spain to 80% of the people live in flats of 90 meters or less. Enjoy it, I imagine your joy and from here I send you good vibes. Kisses.

  2. Congratulations!! For an apartment living mom of two, any house looks like heaven! lol

    Can’t wait to see you paint your new canvas, I mean your new home!

  3. The house seems really gorgeous!!! Congrats!!!
    About the art : I love A Midsummer’s Meadow!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  4. Fun! I love all of the prints. I’m hoping that you’re planning on sharing process pictures of the house. I have always dreamed of living in an older, charming home myself.

  5. Janet

    You are going to have SO much fun with your new/old house!! The first house we bought was a craftsman style 2-story built in 1915. We LOVED that house, especially the woodwork, hardwood floors, pocket doors, butlers pantry, library, fireplaces… Have a great time making it yours!

  6. The garden photo is heavenly! Can’t wait to see more pictures as your adventure unfolds!

  7. kristin

    good luck with the move! you didn’t even save one little project out of a box to play/work with? as for the artwork…two favorites-Torrant and Smidth. Did you have a fav?

  8. Sofia

    Congratulations, a wonderful home

  9. Anonymous

    Hi, Anne,

    Congrats and welcome! You’ll have a blast with that gorgeous house and garden. We’re a few miles down the road in Charles Village, rehabbing morrrrre slooooowly than one should– easily distracted :)– but we love it. Looking forward to getting together soon.

    Jenifer K

  10. Monica

    Beautiful! I love houses with character! Pinterest is addictive, I agree, I have also spent hours lost on Pinterest…. Enjoy

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