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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes~ A Home To Adore

Thank you all SO very much for your kind comments regarding our upcoming move to the Fort Worth area.

So many delightful Texas bloggers have already laid out the welcome mat.

Reality is setting in and I am purging cabinets and closets like crazy. A garage sale is planned for August 2nd. Whew~ so much to do!

It truly is an exciting and daunting process.

Of course I have already been looking at houses on the internet.

Would you like to see my favorite?

This home was built in 1920 and sits in the historical district of Fort Worth.

I would probably paint the upper walls of the formal dining room a soft, light color, but just look at those floors!!!

The kitchen is full of light. The bottom white cabinets are original to the home.

You just can’t recreate some of the delightful elements found in a historical home.

For those who were wondering “Yes, the Fashionista is moving with us.” The Dallas area is actually a prime player in the fashion industry and there are great opportunities awaiting her. She would sleep in this room until she found a place of her own.

There is even a little guest cottage in the back for Grandma Jingles to live in. She is currently being fitted for her 10 gallon hat. :) Grandma Joyce has opted to remain in the Jacksonville area. The cottage needs a bit of work but OH WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN!

I’ll just sit in the garden and scheme awhile as to how I can talk the present owners into lowering the price to half of what they are asking.

I am thinking that if I tell them that I REALLY love the house they will do it. :)

Laura

21 comments :

chateau chic said...

You'd not find a house like this that is near affordable in this area. It's beautiful!! You made a wise choice for Fort Worth given your needs.
Mary Alice

fiddle dee dee said...

I am so far behind in what's going on with you! Congratulations on your move, it sounds exciting and as if everything is coming together for you! This house is beautiful and I can totally see why you love it. I do hope you are able to quickly find the home of your dreams.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

As much as I can't stand the actual process of moving, I do think you are going to have a wonderful adventure! Your open mind and optimism will translate into fun, happy memories for your entire family. I only wish you had landed in South Alabama instead! You are wise to let God lead, and although you will be busy, I hope you keep us posted on the excitement!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

How exciting! I know this sounds crazy to some, but this is the fun part for me and I hope it is for you!!

Lorrie said...

You'll find just the right house for you to create a beautiful home. Enjoy the process!

lnb said...

Oh my word, I might consider moving to Fort Worth for that kitchen...well probably not, but it must be encouraging to see a great choice like this to live in...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful home and those established neighborhoods have such wonderful trees and landscaping! I know you would love this house and have fun decorating it! Have a good week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Kassie said...

Gorgeous home! I'm from Texas - about 1.5 hour from Ft Worth. DFW is where I go when I want to do serious shopping! :) I love downtown Ft Worth….. I'm pretty sure you will love Texas (maybe not the weather in summer so much), but the people. Praying for a smooth transition and that these people will knock half off your dream home! :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have been out of the loop and was surprised to see that you were moving! Will watch with anticipation to see if they cut the price of that pretty house in half.. Wishing you safe travels for all,

FitNHealthyKal said...

A dream is a wish your heart makes. On 30 July we are closing on a home I would NEVER have dreamed was in our realm of even dreaming. Sometimes the universe conspires. I honestly thought the list price of the home HAD to be a mistake (appraisal is WAY more than sell price). It all happened surreal and FAST. DREAM BIG!

Lana L. said...

I love this house too - especially the lavender bedroom! As much as I love my house, it's always so refreshing to move and start over. What a fun adventure awaits you!

Auntie Em said...

What a pretty home! And how exciting to not only have Grandma Jingles but the Fashionista joining you as well. Your house will be so lively and full of love. Now, just to get the stuff packed and moved! :)

Rita C. said...

What a gorgeous house. While you're at it, you may as well ask them to leave the armoire and buffet in the DR also! Maybe some of the other furniture as well. ;)

Lee J said...

Welcome to Fort Worth! You will love it! Be sure to come to the downtown Central Library and say hello and get everyone a library card!! http://fortworthtexas.gov/Library/

Lee from Little Bitty Damn Houze

Linda said...

That's a lovely home! I'm sure no matter where you end up there, you will bring beauty and love.

Amy Jo said...

Wow! what a beauty. I think they might lower it to half. LOL

Blessings,
Amy JO

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That truly IS a beautiful home. I hope you do find the PERFECT home for you too. I KNOW the process of moving is very hard but I know you will be great!!! I hope you love Texas!!!

Terri Steffes said...

Happy for your move! Delightful house, too. My aunt, uncle, and most of my cousins live in Dallas. They love it!

Vel Criste said...

What a beauty Laura, and it will be perfect for you and your talents and of course, the family!!! Hope your wish comes true!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The home is gorgeous! I hope everything works out so you can get it.
I know that by the time you put your stamp on it it will be a real show stopper!
Hugs,
Patti

Marydon Ford said...

Well, fiddle dee dee! So you'll have to come visit for a tour here then. Congrats
on your decision ... there are some lovely FW people to be friends with when you
settle in there. Hugs, Marydon