chippy furniture, silver, and Boho styles there are many of us who are,
or have been in the last year, trading spaces.
I have listened to you, gleaned tips from you, and now it seems it is my turn.
My husband and I are trading spaces, we are leaving the fences of suburbia behind.
Those comforting dividers that keep us all neatly lined up in a row.
Those familiar white picket, brown or iron structures which whisper,
this is my space and that is yours.
This perfectly defined space which is familiar, comfortable, it is what I am accustomed to.
It is home.
We are trading the spaces of suburbia for a little more space, not too far from home.
A few acres in Rockwall County Texas, where the bobcats and coyotes roam.
imagining all of the possibilities
and at the same time feeling, well....
As though I am living in an ambiguous position these days,
The place where one says-is it this way or that-
I liken it to the scene in the Wizard of Oz, where the scarecrow places his arms
across his chest, and points his fingers in opposite directions to the Emerald City,
not really certain which way is which..
We are in the process of working with an architect and builder to design our "retirement," home.
A melding of a couple of plans into one, with sensible square footage, reigning in the size.
In our area most builders today lean towards designs that are -BIG-
We are not chasing big or snazzy-
Our number one goal is to save dollars on utilities, taxes, water, insurance, you know what I mean.
A comfortable and cozy one story home for us.
While this lengthy process takes place we will be giving the apartment scene a try.
I am learning so much about Architectural Styles, Texas, Spanish , French Country, Shed homes,
Dutch, English Cottage, so many sub categories, so many pretties.
when they aren't my cup of tea.
Just a week ago my friend Sheri, from Red Rose Alley asked what our dream home might look like.
Would your dream home have a front porch, a nook for reading, a niche for art?
Another friend, Melanie over at Comfy House raised another question - city, suburbs or country?
When it comes down to it, it becomes quite complicated, too many choices, too much wondering,
time management, money management...
Especially when those wretched doubts begin to prance in ones head.
look forward to sharing my on the other side of fifty view point with you and the journey
of building a new home.
While at the same time reaching out to you for design and decorating tips and coping with the
anxiety of building.
So if something pops into your head email me!
photos from Dream Home Source
Trading Spaces, many of us have embarked on this journey.
Did you trade your space for another, what is your story?