Welcome to January my friends. The month when both the world and yours truly becomes a year older.
But I’d rather not think about that now in favor of talking about more pleasant things, like, ahem, the freeeeeeezing cold weather we’ve been having here in coastal North Carolina, the sometimes unreliable heating system lately in our rv, and our lack of warm and fuzzy clothes because, well, almost everything is in storage because WHO KNEW?
Some of you have asked about the house and if they broke ground yet. Well, not only have they broke ground, but they’re finished! Here’s a sneak peek:
Had ya’ going for a minute, right? Sadly, that’s not our house, but this next pic is, and it’s just as pretty, don’t you think?
That first house was one of MANY gorgeous homes in one of our favorite cities, Charleston, SC. We were there for a few days over Christmas and stayed at an Airbnb located two blocks from King Street (the heart of the city). We ate our way into oblivion, walked East Bay Street where many of the mansions were located, and saw one of the biggest trees on the east coast, ‘Angel Tree’. It’s so big I couldn’t get most of it in the photo.
But the real heart of Charleston, at least for me, lies in its charming architecture. Few cities (except Savannah), can boast such stately yet charmingly understated homes.
These sherbet colored beauties are located on Rainbow Row, near the water not far from King Street.
In case you’re a history nerd, here’s some info:
It was cold when we were there, in the 40’s at best, and even more so by the water, but nothing a scarf can’t take care of.
A charming yet majestic church near Marion Square, glistened against the dark night sky on Christmas Eve.
And last but not least, don’t you just want to eat these shutters? I ❤️ the color, and in fact want to go in that direction in mi casa.
In my last post I mentioned we were going to Highpoint. Well, it was a loooongggg day (more than 16 hours), and here’s my take on it in a nutshell:
It is HUGE, and definitely can’t be seen properly in a day. Many of the showrooms are not open to the public, but there are enough that are to keep anyone busy for several days. Prices aren’t nearly as good as we expected though, and when you add on shipping, it probably makes more sense to stick closer to home. In fact, we ended up buying a sleeper sofa here in Wilmington for 30% less than it was in Highpoint, and shipping and storage is free until the house is ready.
With that said, if you’ve got yourself a truck and some able bodied men, you can snag some cool things, like these wooden animal sculptures, because really, doesn’t everyone need at least one of these in their living room?!
A few weeks ago I spotted this lamp at a consignment shop and it captivated me enough to bring fisherman back to see it, but the shade was holding me back. I like it, just not on this particular lamp. Maybe my Bohemian side hasn’t evolved quite enough, but it just seemed a little busy for my taste.
I ended up buying a simple white drum shade and the shop owner reduced it accordingly and I’m now the happy owner of what I consider to be a super feminine, romantic, girly lamp. Oh, and there’s little holes in the curves just above the cherub for crystals which I fully intend to make use of.
Can’t you just see it in the sitting room next to this sofa that I’ve shown you before? I’m picturing maybe a furry ottoman or two to round out what I’m affectionately dubbing my Liberace space.
Speaking of sofas, we still haven’t decided on what to get for the living room. While in Highpoint, we spoke to a designer who said she would check to see if she had anything that would meet our needs and wants (low profile, less than 80” wide, bench cushion) but I never heard back from her. We may go with one we saw on line because we’ve been EVERYWHERE and have come up empty.
In other news…
We woke up to this Thursday morning! I spent all day Thursday in the rv, which is how I was able to get this post together. The weather will remain cold until Monday, at which time we should hit 60, making this white stuff a distant memory.
New England is getting clobbered, so we can’t complain, but seriously, we DID NOT sign up for this, and understandably they DO NOT know how to handle snow around here. Plowing is almost non-existent, making driving dangerous, especially with so much black ice. How is it in your neck of the woods?
Now you can go ahead and wish me a Happy Birthday because I won’t be posting for a while. It takes FOREVER to upload pics to my blog with our iffy WiFi, but you can always follow me on IG if you find your life is not worth living without knowing what’s going in my life. 😉
And just in case you didn’t believe me about pork chops for breakfast, I’ll leave you with this…