new dwellings.

On a whim I decided to go look at an apartment a few days ago and I liked it so much that I went back the very next day and told them I'd take it. I'm so excited! It's pretty tiny but it has hardwood floors, high ceilings, and big windows with lots of light- pretty much exactly what I wanted, except I'm still in Florida but that's okay for now. It's located in the historic district and my building was built in the 1940s and is just a short walk or bike ride from historic downtown, where there's lots of little coffee shops and antique shops to browse through, my favorite record store and used book store, and even a WWII museum. There's a little farmer's market every Saturday where I can get fresh fruits and a big library to sate my reading addiction. Maybe the best thing is, there's a beautiful old post office right down the street where I can ship out my shop goods. OH and also, my favorite hole in the wall Thai restaurant is right there too. Perfect.

Right now it's pretty much just bare bones since I just got the keys today and my car is too tiny to fit anything substantial, so I just brought this chair and this hat and a little picture frame with a dried rose just to make it official. I live there! I'm excited to get in there and start putting all my old things about and hanging up pretty lace dresses on the wall and making it into a cozy little cocoon for me to rest my head.


  1. congratulations darling! that is a huge and very exciting step! the place looks so charming and i cant wait to see what you do with the place!


  2. thank you des! i think in my excitement i made it sound like it's my first time living alone (it's not, i'm old) but i'm still excited about the place and area nonetheless. :)

  3. Oh, I love buildings built in the 40s! We almost moved into one here that also had arched doorways, beautiful wooden doors/floors and a fireplace! But alas, it was beyond our budget, so we moved into a building that looks like Communist-era Eastern Europe, i.e. big, menacing and ugly. But we're going to move again this summer, hopefully to a place that's a little roomier and prettier.

  4. Well that sounds lovely. How wonderful! I love old homes. Our house was built in 1950 what attracted me was the original hardwoods, huge mouldings and large windows.
    Your new place and the town sounds like a dreeeeeeam!!!! Love your blog

  5. @mary there are rooms with fireplaces in my building, and if someone moves out of one i can move in if i want- tempting. arched doorways--if only i could be so lucky!

    @laura hardwood and moldings and large windows are a must. your home sounds lovely!


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