This weekend will be the big move to the new duplex. We're trying to get as many boxes and things over there by car as we can. That way there is so much less to move on the big moving day, and we can concentrate on moving the big, heavy stuff that needs to go on a truck.
Here are a few sneak peaks of things we have in place. Keep in mind that I am moving from a two story, three bedroom house with living room and family room into an apartment half the size. I am trying to bring as much of my stuff with me as I can, because I just love my "stuff!"
I was trying to figure out where to put all of this when I got the idea to stack it all! On the bottom is a coffee table that looks like a giant set of books. The bottom two pull out into a drawer, and this is where we put our old VHS tapes that we still watch. We have A LOT! On top of that is an old trunk I bought at a garage sale a few years ago. It holds a lot of my childhood possessions. On top of that is a suitcase I found at the antique shop last week for $6. I snatched it up when I saw that price!
Here are a few garage sale items that never actually made it onto the wall at the house. My TV is going to be under this arrangement. Tonight, I found my little wooden cow and it is now sitting on the shelf with the plate.
Bet you didn't even know I had a marble topped lamp table! When I grew up, my mother had one and I just loved it. After my father passed, I was hoping to get it, but my brother said he wanted it instead. To keep peace, I let him. I figured is it the table itself that is of such value, or the memory it brings? So I went out and bought my own and I am just as happy.
It is sitting in my bedroom under a picture that used to be on the wall above my desk at the office where I worked. Here is a closer picture of some of the things sitting on the table. Except for the lamp which I bought at Wal-Mart years ago for about $25, the arrangement will likely change. I was just pulling things out of boxes. I love that little green dish. I found it this summer at a thrift shop for $2.
My youngest son loves to take pictures of himself. I swear, that boy is always snapping photos of his noggin.
Here he is being a Ninja.
And here he is being serious.
The boys really like the new place. They said that they think we will be happy there. I think we will be too.