It's all very exciting, but along with the excitement comes a bit of sadness too. I will miss our cozy little house that I've grown to love. I will miss the bright sunny kitchen, the sunny laundry room and the shelves above the kitchen cupboards that I have decorated with all of my vintage goodies. I will definitely miss the little china hutch as I have no space in the tiny breakfast nook for such a hutch at the new house. But a china hutch isn't necessary. I have learned that I don't need a large home to be happy and this new little house will not be large by any means, we will gain only a few hundred square feet. But we will make it our own and enjoy its special little qualities. That's part of the fun of life...being happy with what you are given.
So, it's been a busy summer of dreaming and packing and hoping and praying....oh and cleaning, my goodness, the cleaning. The house has to be kept clean for showings and that takes up a good amount of my time.
I'll leave you today with something that I find quite interesting....a 15 minute home movie from a family in Ellendale ND...a town of around 1400 people (sounds like my kind of town). The movies were taken sometime in the 1950s and it is fascinating to see the dresses, kitchens, and houses, the kids playing on the sidewalks and the celebrations that occurred many years ago for this family. I especially like the Christmas scenes. Once again, the house doesn't look all that big, but that didn't stop them from squeezing everybody into those happy little rooms to celebrate Christmas together. It looks like fun! I'd LOVE to find a home movie like this of our soon-to-be (hope to be) little house.
Until next time, enjoy the movie and have a happy, vintage day!