Thursday, June 11, 2009

our new home

Now that our new home is somewhat presentable (we are all a work in progress, and won't reach perfection this side of Heaven, so shouldn't our homes be the same?) I am proud to present some pictures.

We are still thrilled with our new home, our neighborhood, and our location in Uptown New Orleans. We appreciate it more and more each day and aren't sure if we'll ever want to live any where else again. As my father in law says, the rest of the world seems to be in black and white and New Orleans is in color... I couldn't agree more, there's no where like this place, it's either a love or hate thing, and we definitely LOVE it here! All of that said, there have been some adjustments with our new home and lifestyle. This is the first time that we haven't had a garbage disposal or a pantry. It's also the first time that we've shared a bathroom and closet with each other. And have I mentioned that we went from a 2 bedroom 2 bath, to a 1 bedroom 1 bath? Oh yeah... and we don't have central air, but are actually quite happy with our two window units and 3 ceiling fans. All of that said, we are adjusting well and it is well worth every "sacrifice"! Every box is finally unpacked, and now we just have a few odds and ends to find homes for. It's funny how our 1 bedroom, 1 bath is already more organized then our 2 bedroom 2 bath ever was; thanks to the help of severe decluttering, and storage in Jeremy's Aunt's attic.

our home


the front room in the shot gun, our living room

the mantle closer up... my two favorite things about this are the two pieces of art that a friend gave us, and the "love" wood carving that my mom made in shop in high school

living room, from another angle... for those of you who have seen our furniture before, you might be suprised at how our sectional is laid out and separated so it doesn't swallow the whole room... it was Jeremy's Mom's idea, and we love it... oh, and we love our new antique store chest that we're using as a coffee table!

our kitchen

view from kitchen to living room

other side of kitchen, since we don't have a pantry we're using an old armoire that used to hold our tv in our bedroom for a free standing pantry (the mantle is arranged a little differently now, with the addition of the green soup dish I bought from a yard sale a week ago)

our bedroom... I love this quilt! My Mom and Dad made it when they were newly married... I just love having things around our home that were handmade and have meaning


our bedroom from another angle

the back room is our bathroom, with the only closet in our home... that door straight ahead heads out back

the rest of the bathroom

from another angle

our closet

Shannon

5 comments:

Mary at Civilla's Cyber Cafe said...

What a CUTE HOUSE!!! I want one!!! Thank you for sharing that. It looks so sleek.

Kim M. said...

Nice!

The Mangerchine's said...

Thanks ya'all!

Civilla said...

Back up following again! Another case of attempted blog-suicide, unfortunately, after being told by a person that they didn't know about me putting myself out there as an older lady, pastor's wife and mentor.

Well, after a day, I got over it, but not before deleting all the blogs I follow. Then blogger "ate" my follower button, but I finally got that back.

Now I'll have to sign up to follow blogs again. Thanks for noticing. I wasn't sure if I was signed back up to follow people when I retrieved my follower button.

Whew! I shouldn't be so sensitive or thin-skinned.

Mrs. Lady Sofia said...

Shannon,

You will probably NEVER see this post, but I like your new house. I like how you made the most out of a small space. I don't think my husband and I could ever do that, even if we did de-clutter.

Anyway, I think it's a neat house. I also like the lay-out of your home. I am glad that you are enjoying your new home. My husband and I will be moving into a new home next month. For now, we're stuck in escrow, ugh! Take care.

Mrs. Lady Sofia