Moving on..

48 hours....

before we return HOME to Portland...

These are the most difficult hours, saying our goodbye's and reminiscing about
the good times our family has had during our three years in Minnesota.
Every thing we do these last two days is a "one last time" experience....

I am doing my best to comfort my girls but of course I feel nothing but
GUILT, GUILT and more GUILT.....

I have coped with the help of my good friend Cabernet Sauvignon but have
also been doing lots of fun planning for our new home.

In an effort to switch up the mood around here......

I thought I might share some of the design elements I am considering for our new home...

The lantern above is from Ballard Designs.  I think this will hang over my dining table. 
I am famous for changing lighting when we move into a new home.  My otherwise not-so-handy husband
is a wiz at changing out light fixtures!  I really believe it is an easy and relatively inexpensive way
to change the tone of a house and make a so-so room feel "designed".

On that note, more lighting.....

I love these pendants from Pottery Barn!  I think they will find a home above
our kitchen island.

Another Pottery Barn fixture - a sconce, meant for a bathroom but I think will look fabulous 
on the wall going up the stairs! 

I have always love a classic blue and white room.  Ikat fabrics give an updated
feel to a classic design color combination!

And finally......and call me kooky and crazy......I am considering antique brass
knobs for the kitchen cabinets!  I know, I know, BRASS.....but I think
we are going to start seeing it alot more....

 I was inspired by this kitchen.....{which I think was featured in Southern Living}

Do you see a theme in my choices? 

I really am going to add more contemporary elements into our new home....

but don't worry, I am not going to abandon my vintage decor.....

Just think more chic, less shabby....

12 comments on "Moving on.."
  1. Hi Jill, I love all your inspiration pieces. Best of luck with the move and I will be following along as you decorate your new home.

  2. Good luck with your move! How exciting for your family. Even though it'll be hard on everyone, what a gift to be able to go back 'home'.


  3. With those images as a window into your inspiration, your new home will be a dream space. Good luck with the move and I'm looking forward to seeing what's to come. Jacqueline xx

  4. I'll enjoy
    watching your
    place metamorphize
    from afar....sniff,
    sniff....I know
    it will be lovely
    and hope to see it
    IN PERSON this summer.
    Love you, friend!
    xx Suzanne

  5. Hi Jill....!

    How EXCITING Lovey....Not long to go now....!

    I'm sending POSITIVE vibes from Oz for a SAFE trip & smooth transition into your new home....!

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you put everything together....!!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah xx

  6. Best wishes on a smooth transition.
    I moved 6 times in the first 10 years of marriage and 13 years ago, I moved back to my childhood home area. Living at home is a balm to one's soul.

    I agree with you - brass is making a re-appearance in home dec.

    Lastly, I support your efforts going more to chic, and less shabby. I wish more bloggers were of that mind set.

  7. I love Shabby and Vintage with Contemporary. Adds to much charm I think!! And the possibilities are endless!!
    Love the light fixtures you have chosen.

  8. Love that Pottery Barn light. Very cool...that's one thing my Honey knows how to do too. YAY! The blues and brass are cool. You would rock any look I swear. You just have amazing taste. Oh and those acrylic see through chairs....awesome. Can't wait to see the transformation:)

    Although I'm gonna miss you I'm not really too sad. You are going home and that's a wonderful thing. I couldn't be more happy for you! And I know we'll see each other again. I'm beyond sure of it. So no sad face here:) Happy moving sweetie.

  9. I am loving your pendant lighting you want above your sink from Pottery Barn. Love your inspiration kitchen...looks like what I'm liking right now too.

  10. Chic and elegant - with a tad bit of boho thrown in! Love it! I hope that your move goes smoothly and you will settle into your sweet new home happily, Jill! I know that we're all looking forward to seeing you wave your magic wand over the rooms! lol!

    oxo laurie

  11. safe trip lady

    and the brass coming back?..uh no it aint! (i hope)


  12. I love all of your choices! I've also had my eye on that Ballard designs piece for our entryway at our home in Seattle. Maybe Pacific Northwesterners think alike! Can't wait to see what you do with your new home!!!! We are in Texas for another year before we go back, but I'm always thinking of things I want to change and do when we return to Home Sweet Home!!!


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