Monday, 26 July 2010

Sneak Peak

Our new Home Sweet Home! Lived in by four generations of the same family, the main parts built in 1850 with additions in the 1950's and 1960's it is completely unspoilt and I am in LoVE! It is such a happy house!
It seems that we have moved to a mobile phone dead patch and, slightly more problematic, a Broadband blackhole - despite being told that access would not be a problem by the dreaded BT helpline! So I shall be Cafe Wifi-ing for a while yet! And very civilised it is too! Thus far I particularly recommend The Bicycle Shop in Norwich but I shall let you know if I discover more lovely places each time I post!
I have spent three days ripping out carpets to reveal beautiful dark old floorboards and colourful linoleum, peeling off vinyl wallpaper to discover gently faded block printed papers beneath and generally having a lovely time with the beautiful boy getting used to our garden, all the sheds, and discovering great cycle rides in our new area!
The builders arrive next week so chaos will reign but in the meantime we have a constant flow of visitors welcoming us to our new village, the children play out on the street so the beautiful boy is already making new friends and ... best of all.... something really, really exciting for me... Mr Parravani comes around with his ice-cream van and stops right outside our door! Wahey!
I shall be back again soon with pictures of holes in walls, woodworm in the roof and nasty, nasty damp patches! At least until the builders make them all go away!  Thank-you for all your lovely messages. It is such fun to have you all along for the ride! t.xx

46 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck in your new Home. I bet the house has lots of history. You'll have to check the walls for information. Whenever we move into a new house and strip the wallpaper we always sign and date it. We used to measure the children too so when the wallpaper gets changed we measure again no matter their age!
Oooh Ice cream nearly every day too!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Josie-Mary said...

What a lovely new home...sounds perfect :) That kitchen is amazing :)
I found a house once that hadn't been touched for 50 years, I was told it would have to be gutted but I would've moved in there & then!!!
I put in a offer but was beaten by someone who has now turned it into 4 flats all with Ikea kitchens... yuk! The good news was they couldn't sell them...hehehe!!

The Patchwork Heart said...

Wishing you every happiness in your new home! Wow it is beautiful :)
Heather x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Good luck to you and BB, T!
I am thinking of you often as you embark on your new life...I know you will enjoy the ride.
Already in love with those old tiles on your kitschen floor! Hope the builders are ready for their orders!
Niki xx

Floss said...

Oh whow, what a wonderful opportunity! I love your cottage! We did up a cottage in the early 90s, but always with not enough time or money... I'd love to go back and try again now I know more.

OhSoVintage said...

Gosh, such a lot of character in your new home and how exciting to find things you didn't know were there.

Devon Dumpling said...

I hope you enjoy your new start in your new home and will be very happy there x

Planet Penny said...

I missed the moving out, but I'm so glad to be there at the moving in. The house looks lovely, and full of potential for you to put your own particular stamp on it. Happy times ahead for you and the BB, lots of love P x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Your new home looks lovely and how lucky you are to buy one that hasn't been over restored. I love the fireplace and the kitchen is amazing - just the right setting for all that utility china.

Best wishes to you and BB in your new home.

Linda Gilbert said...

Wishing you all the very best of happy days in your new home xx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

So glad things are OK up to now, I'm sure as time moves along your mobile and Broadband problems will be sorted out.

I am in love with that kitchen floor, how brill would that have been when it was new...? But I am sure you're going to come up with something much better and I can't wait to see it all emerge as and when you put your stamp on everthing. xxx

Katy McGrath said...

Good luck in your New Home! Love that kitchen x

VintageVicki said...

Your new home looks lovely - perfect for a vintage fan.

An ice-cream van - you lucky lady - they are so rare these days.

Garden Girl said...

wishing you both lots of happiness in your cosy cottage, it looks fabulous. Have fun making it into your new home x

andamento said...

It looks lovely already, looking forward to seeing how you make it yours.

Good luck with the builder invasion!

Emma Kate said...

I am in love with that kitchen floor, it is so cute and what a find you had with the flooring. It is going to look so gorgeous xxx

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely to see your new abode. I clicked onto that wonderful site re the ice-cream guy and it suddenly struck me, having read the history on the sidebar, that icecream must be an aphrodisiac!!! :O)))))

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love your new home,and hope you and your son will be very happy there!
Can't wait to see the next post!!

Sharon xx

Linda said...

Best of luck in your lovely new home - PAravanni takes some beating!!!

Sandy said...

How exciting....I LOVE the floor in the kitchen (?)....such fun colors!!!!!! And lino can always look great being stripped and rewaxed! The home is wonderful, can wait to see what yuou end up doing with it!!!! What history 1850's....WOW!

Sal said...

Hi there Teena!
I love it too!
Can't wait to see what you do first!!
;-)xxx

Bobo Bun said...

Saves you money on your mobile though - ha ha. Complete pain, but so worth it for the pleasure of to the door icecream. Yum yum.

X

Sarah said...

I am completely in love with your little slice of Heaven. Four generations of the same family?? Fantastic!

hensteeth said...

I wish for you and BB all the happiness in the world in your gorgeous new home....x

Clare said...

It looks wonderful...all the best for life in your new home x

ronniemama said...

fantastic kitchen! good luck with settling in and finding your feet....

dosierosie said...

Looks fantastic but technology black holes is one of the quirks of living in Norfolk, for us it's no TV signal, we have to have Sky.
Have fun with the builders.
Gillx

Natalie @ Ooh That's Nice! said...

Wow What a gorgeous cottage!
Can't wait to see what you do & ice cream on your doorstep....BRILLIANT!
Take Care
Natalie
x

Frances said...

Thank you for the sneak peek. I so admire your energy as you begin to make your mark on this beautiful house.

Please do post a photo from time to time.

I'd like to see that ice cream truck!

Best wishes to you.

Lavender hearts said...

I completely missed all this. Congrats on the lovely new cottage and you have your own mini retro Kitschen. :-)

rockinloubylou said...

that cottage looks like it has been waiting just for you and your beautiful boy. I wish you lots of happiness there.

Rubyred said...

Wishing you and your son lots of happiness in your new home!
Rachel x

A Time to Dance said...

It looks lovely I wish you both every happiness in your lovely new home

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's lovely! It seems like you're having a lot of fun settling in. :)

Stephanie said...

The house looks promising, lovely and full of (happy) surprises! Wish you a lovely time here for you and your son!
Take care.

Juliab said...

Congratulations on your new home. Hope you will be very happy there, eating lots of ice cream! Can't wait to see what you do with the kitchen - it is gorgeous.

Sandie's Patch said...

Nice one T! Those floors will be great, in fact the whole house will when you've worked your magic on it! Don't envy you having the builders in thought! Still, when they've done their stuff....
Good luck and all the happiness in the World to you and BB!

Take care,

Sandie xx

Gorgeous Things said...

Lovely! It looks like there is quite a bit of 50s gorgeousness in your new cottage - and I'm sure you're going to make it into a beautiful vintage flavoured home - can't wait for the next installment. Good luck with the builders!

Marigold Stocks said...

Good luck in your new home.I have lived in our new(give or take 400 years)little cottage for nine months now.It has been a bit difficult trying to fit a five bedroomed home into a three bedroomed one,but we did it.Have fun and best of luck and I will so look forward to seeing your lovely home take shape.And steal some ideas!! Jane x

julia said...

what does the view from your kitchen window look like?

Fiona said...

The new house looks absolutely gorgeous. So pleased you have found somewhere so lovely to start your new life in. Look forward to seeing the renovations.

Serenata said...

Oh how wonderful your new cottage looks, I bet it will be a great new adventure - love the tiles on the floor in the kitchen and the yellow!

It looks quite big from the outside. Hope all the building works go well and that you and BB have a lovely summer.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Your new place looks lovely and I am sure it will drip with your beautiful style in no time.
Enjoy this stage of your home, it goes too fast.

Take care lovely lady.

x

do you mind if i knit said...

Oooohhh! SO exciting isn't it Teena! New beginnings, new challenges, new, new, new, with a bit of the familiar thrown in. We'll all be here supporting you as you endure the builders progress, which is always stressful. But it's going to be fab with your vision shaping your gorgeous new home. Take care. Love Vanessa xxx

Country Style Living said...

So glad you love your new home, it looks lovely, with a lot of potential. So exciting, having all those plans for a house and then seeing them come into fruition..Best of Luck

KITTYNKITSCH said...

awwww i so need to live here. and id be around the corner from my mum and not on the other side of the world!! im back in norfolk for 5 weeks soon. cant wait. your blog is seriously cute by the way.