Friday, February 5, 2010

We're Moving!

It's been so hard not to share this, but we're moving! Things progressed much quicker than we expected, but we are thrilled.

I'd love to tell you that we are setting up home in Paris or Tokyo... but we're staying put here, in the little village that could - Munich (at least for now - who knows what the future holds).

Our beautiful new apartment is an alt-bau (old building) with tons of character, creaky wooden floors, spacious rooms with high ceilings, and a beautiful little balcony off the kitchen. It gets tons of sun light, which gives me hope that I can rival my Mom's herb garden. Not only that, it's in our same neighborhood, so parting ways with our home won't be so difficult.

While we were back in the US, I constantly saw beautiful pieces of art that I wished so desperately to have wall space for. On every shopping expedition I would say, 'we need more walls!'

I have a great collection and love for art - from my beloved Joe Sorren 'Portrait of Emily', to the piece from our wedding, prints from etsy, antique maps, and zillions of photos from our travels.

And to add to my collection, my parents gifted me the beautiful 'States United' print from etsy's Beauchamping. It's a thoughtful reminder of my home - and it's even heart shaped, just like Ohio, 'the heart of it all'.

Now all we need are more guests!

12 comments:

Aisling said...

HUGE Congratulations! That is so exciting. Your new apartment sounds divine and I'm so jealous of all the character and wall space. I say the same thing all the time and will have to start covering entire walls from floor to ceiling. I can't wait to see pictures.

ohabbyreally said...

Congrats on the move! Your new place sounds perfect! Hope it all goes smoothly. x

Caitlin said...

You have such great taste! I love the States United!

Lise said...

Have fun nesting in your new space.

Stephen and Tiffany Seston said...

Yay! Decorating is too fun!

meyerprints said...

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JoernandAllison said...

Again, I am so very excited for you and Stefan! The idea that you're moving into an altbau is so great! I love the history that old buildings house. There were stories that happened in your new home, and you and Stefan will add your own history to the apartment as well. Congratulations on finding something perfect so quickly! I can't wait to see how you go about making it your own!

Emily said...

Thanks everyone for your support and excitement! We are really looking forward to a bit more space - and of course decorating.

conversationpieces said...

I love that print... your travels sound so exciting... I'm getting itchy feet just looking at your pics!

Emily said...

conversationpieces...
Thank you - that's so nice of you! I'm looking forward to getting some art on our walls and of course some travel photos. You'll have to start planning your next adventure.

iva yaneva said...

Your parents must be the coolest! Such a beautiful print <3

Emily said...

iva...
I have to agree that they are wonderful! I love being able to look at it and think of them and home.