Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Smell Before Rain

"If you lived here, you'd be home now."

This is our new place! Isn't it cute? We're renting just the first floor, it's a duplex. It's an old 18th century home full of all kinds of charm. Oh, and that's my little red car, too!

Our entrance is on the side of the house in the alley. I decided to decorate the wall, make it feel like home :) I wasn't sure about posting my address here, but I figure why not. You can all send me letters. Hah.

Ryan chalking some street art

Doesn't the chalk dust look cool on the spider web and ivy

Finished piece

Our chalk alley. The neighbors liked it :)
Boyfriend's Hendrix Tee - perfect for moving days

The Artist

un-intentional but super cute
Captain seems to like it here

Ryan's Nephew
 Ryan's Mom and sister only live a few blocks away from us so we get to spend a lot more time with them and Ryan's nephew, Sean. On this particular day, it was his first visit to the new place. He said he really liked it a lot. His favorite part was the pizza shop around the corner, which we walked to. He ate 3 slices! He also liked our chalk walk, which he added to with his own rendition of Optimis Prime.

Got a feather extension during a "Ladies Night" hosted by a local shop

I've been collecting beer bottles and making them into vases for flowers Ryan picks me. Told him I need a green one next. Captain likes them, too. *note the growing chalk wall :)

I really enjoy recycling old containers like bottles, cans, etc. and re-using them as vases or planters. I've been looking into a lot of DIY projects recently to decorate the new place. Photos and tutorials to come!

Settling in
Just a small preview here on how I'm decorating. I'm trying to stick to the time period of the home, using all vintage, antique finds. The lamp and dresser were both given to me by my Grandmother who recently downsized to a smaller home. The record player belongs to our roommate, his most valuable addition to the place. Haha. The painting, yet to be hung, is a college project my mother did in college. I love it.

Random Tumblr find of the day:



  1. cute, is that in Philadelphia somewhere?

  2. Aw, your new place is SO cute, I love it. Totally jealous.

    I have a little glass Coke bottle sittin' here that I've been waiting to use as a vase, it's too cute to throw away.

  3. Samantha, we're in Bristol Boro. It's so nice down here.
    Sarah, thankyou!! I'm thinking about collecting more clear bottles then painting them...

    You both should check out the new thrift store on Mill St. I'll be posting a haul from there soon with a link.

  4. The Ryan & Sarah showing through the window is cute.