If you follow me on Facebook, then you will have seen my post featuring this quick closet fix. Side note, ‘Before’ shot was taken during the day, ‘After’ was taken later in the evening – no flash was used in either shot. What a difference natural…
Author: Sheila Zeller
We have so many new moments to soak up and enjoy… and we’re doing the best we can! In just a little over a week we have enjoyed taking in so many new delights, and are completely smitten with our new neighbourhood. We love its small…
Yes, we are in the thick of our move. Boxes are being packed, shuttled south, and more are being packed as we go. The beauty of a progressive move is the new home has a chance to sink in before it even gets started. This…
Our moving sale has come and gone, and we would like to thank everyone who came out in support, and of course who helped us lighten our moving load!
This snippet of items we no longer need or use had the task feeling a little daunting at first…
But my good friend, Julie came to lend a hand – we priced and labeled on Friday afternoon, and early Saturday morning the Mr. and I laid everything out. Thankfully our weather cooperated, and we were able to pop-up shop in the yard… so glad everything was labeled ahead with a price as people started to arrive by 8:00 AM!
A huge big thank you to Julie and also to my Dad for all your help! We are happy to put a ‘check’ beside this ‘to do’ on our moving list!
Thanks for stopping by!
I thought now would be a good time to take a small pause and share our news.
Soon we will be moving to a vintage home with a vintage view!
The story behind this area is fun and fascinating. It involves rum runners between here and the US during the prohibition years, a look out point, a cove that housed a dynamite factory in the late 19th century… and now a beautiful rural-feeling area shrouded in trees with the heart of the City just a stone’s throw away. The streets are quiet and narrow, more like a lane, and only lit by 2 lamp posts the entire way!
Welcome to where we will soon call home.
We knew in an instant it was calling our name.
There are many original features still in place…
We love the hardwood, the old heat-vent grate, the cove ceiling corners tucked here and there, and the addition of this stand-up bar in a Mid-Century way!
We will have two decks to enjoy, one up that gets full sun and takes in the view, and this lower one that steps out to the private back yard and is more shaded for the hot summer days.
We will have new neighbours, and some we didn’t expect to meet… the kind that borrow your yard to eat!
Life has its way of making changes come along. We are sad to be leaving our current community and all that it has brought to our life, but we are grateful that we will only be a short drive away.
If you have noticed fewer posts here or fewer new listings over at Audrey Would!, just know that right now we are neck-deep in purging and packing, and sorting our things… and prepping for our July 4th garage sale – 6283 Selkirk Terrace, Duncan – 9:30 to 2:00…ish! Yes, there will be 2 sweet, need-to-be-restored Mid-Century dressers in the mix that I ran out of time to fix!
Though we are moving it is not goodbye, it is another step in the journey…
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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!
Tantalus. What in the world is that? The tantalus is a late-19th century introduction to keeping your liquor under lock and key. Liquor stored in decanter bottles was kept safe by the locking tantalus frame that held decanter bottles inside. The frame was designed in such a way that while…