Yup! You read that right…only 6 boxes left to unpack. Woo hoo!
It’s only been four and a half months since we moved to Nova Scotia but honestly, it seems much longer than that. So much happened in our lives in such a short period of time and we both don’t know where the time has gone.
As I was unpacking boxes both yesterday and today, Mr. Painted Quilt was hanging shelves. Each box unearthed several forgotten treasures and what a pleasure it was to welcome and integrate these items back into our home.
I decided to wait until Mr. PQ was in the ‘mood’ to drill, hammer and measure because I didn’t want to unpack boxes and have the same thing happen as before…piles and piles of stuff just sitting there waiting to be put away. Finally this weekend we found ourselves on the same page. *wink*
I’ll start with the upstairs and our bedroom.
As each ‘new’ item was added, the room started to become more cozy.
The quilt rack is perfect for my Primitive Garden quilt and the shelf above it is a great place for some of my sheep collection.
The quilt is hanging on the wall in the corridor that runs between Mr. PQ’s office and our bedroom. This next photo will illustrate that. I also managed to get some pictures hung in the upstairs hallway.
I tweaked and added a few things to the upstairs bathroom…
And hung my antique Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt on the bathroom door.
Here’s a better perspective.
Here’s another view from near the top of the stairs.
My studio has a new shelf hung in the sewing corner, already displaying more pincushions and other treasures. One can never have too many of either! Oh, and more sheep too!
I started to hang some pictures in the living room…
But as you can see, I’m not quite finished. The one propped up against the sofa is a dead giveaway. I also need a large Boston fern for the plant stand in the corner. I think it’s now warm enough to bring one home from the nursery so that will happen some time this week.
The dining room is finally just that…a dining room. Because we don’t use it that often, the harvest table tends to become a catch all for stuff that’s been unpacked waiting to be put away.
The shelves in the sitting room have a few new treasures added.
This next photo shows the front entrance to our house which opens up onto the sun porch.
This room was our major storage area for boxes since we moved here. It’s wonderful to have reclaimed it for it’s original and intended purpose once again.
And the other side.
This next photo shows you how large the room actually is. We will be spending a lot of time out there once the warmer weather decides to stay for a while. It faces in a south westerly direction and even now, the sunsets over the ocean across the road are spectacular.
Mac just wishes that all the hammering, drilling and unpacking would stop so that he can get back to his beauty sleep.
I’ll save the photos of the kitchen and pantry until next time.