Friday, July 23, 2010

a 'sigh' of relief....


....yes, a big sigh of relief! We have at long-last moved into our new home. It has been a lot of work and sometimes I wondered if the day would ever come, but we are now in and I am loving my new home. We have been renting for the past 18 months and it is a delight to unpack forgotten treasures....feels a lot like christmas! We have a few minor things to finish inside and a few....not so minor....things to do outside, but I am so thrilled I could burst!!
The very last thing that moved in....just last night....was the 'petite maison'. It is always a big job to relocate such a small house, but everything must be removed from the house as it can only travel laying on its back.....I'm sorry to say that I do not allow the removalist to take it....far to precious for that!
I do hope that life can now get back to normal, or as close to as possible. I have numerous blogs I need to catch-up with and I hope.....yes, really hope, to be able to get back to making some miniatures.....can't wait. But before I can do that, all the furniture (as the first photo shows) must be replaced and all the tiny details must go back where they belong.
I have so missed my blog and yours of course.....and cannot image what life would be like had I not discovered this wonderful world of blogging!!
I'm back!! x

39 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!! I know you must be thrilled to pieces to finally be in your new home. The view is so beautiful! I am sure you are going to LOVE living there. I am so very happy for you!
Now you can feel that sense of permanence that has to have been missing for the last 18 months. What a relief it must be.
I have missed your posts about miniature projects. I am looking forward to seeing what you do next.
BIG HUG!

Evas miniaturerhobby said...

Hej og velkommen tilbage!Det lyder dejligt, at du endelig er flyttet til et sted, hvor du kan være med dine ting, og hvor du kan komme tilbage til din normale hverdag. Jeg glæder mig til at følge med i din blog, som jeg synes er meget, meget flot, og som jeg nyder at kigge i. Tillykke med det nye hjem. Spændende at se, når alt dit flyttegodt er sat på plads!
Knus Eva

Susan said...

Lovely to hear you are settling in and so happy!

Margaret said...

I was just wondering how your move was going, good to hear you are settled and happy. Hope you will show us some of your new house, can see an exquisite armoire behind all your minis, I love it! (Aren't I a sticky beek). All your minis from the Maison look wonderful together, a veritable treasure trove. Glad you're back:)

rosanna said...

ear Linda, I did not answer you back; such a poor correspondant, I only have the excuse that I'm packing too. I'm so glad that you have moved at last ! I wish that your back s not giving you any more trouble. I'm sure you'll have a lt of fun redeocorating the Petit Maison. You might even try new arrangements and it will look a totally new house. Big hugs to you and your famiy, Rosanna

sylvia said...

Hi Linda, Wonderful that you are back again!! Now it is time to enjoy your new home and finally make some mini's, I can't wait to see what you are going to make.
X Sylvia

Josje said...

Congratulations on your new house! I can imagine all the stress you've had, but now it is time for relaxing a little. The furniture (big and small) matches 'la petite maison' so beautifully. Beautiful flowers too. Will your new garden be as lovely as the one you showed us a few months ago?
Can't wait to see what you'll be making in miniature next. -Josje

Bearcabinminiatures said...

Congratulations on your move and we wish you many years of happiness in your beautiful new home. Have fun putting everything back into your Petite Maison and I'm with you on not letting the removal men move it, it's far to precious. Lovely to hear your back :0)
Julia xxx

Vane said...

Welcome back Linda! A move is such a nightmare but the result is no nice! new home! new illusions!. Sure youll enjoy!. And about petite maison I will have also made the move by myself, no one can take care better of this but the owner!.
Have fun!.
Hugs from Madrid.
Vanesa

Bambi said...

You have been missed Linda! you must really need a rest now - perhaps on your new balcony? or from a lovely window, and what a view you have to contemplate your next project! Terryx

Debbie said...

Welcome back to the blogoshere Linda. I wish you every happiness in your new Home and can't wait to see what other Miniature projects you will be working on..xxxx

Marlene said...

10 months after our big house move, I am still trying to get to grips with my mini house, but the worst part is over, just enjoy placing everything and enjoy all the new plans you will be making!!

Liberty Biberty said...

I'm so glad you can get back to 'normal' lol!
Good luck getting the 'Petite Maison' back in order...maybe Mr Nylon should come back and help you...he remembers every last detail...
Mercedes

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Wonderful to see your in your new home. There is nothing like it!!

TreeFeathers said...

Congrats on your new home, Linda! I'm sure it'll be a lot more fun to put La Petite Maison back together than your real house, moving is such a chore!

- Grace

Paris Miniatures said...

hello Linda!
Welcome back to miniature fun! Wishing you all the best with your new Home :)

Flora said...

I am happy that the move has ended and you can soon return to surprise us with your delicious novelty.
Put everything in its place will be a pleasure, as in Petite Folie :-)
Good luck and welcome back, flora

Claudia said...

I'm so happy for you! Moving is such an ordeal. I can't even imagine how complicated it was to move the dollhouse and all of its treasures!

xo
Claudia

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

It's nice to hear (and see) from you again. I wish you luck and happiness in your new house. Enjoy the beautiful view and everything else. Even if there is a lot of work to be done - I'm sure you'll enjoy also the "small" pleasures of life, Andrea

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Yey all the best in your new home Linda, would love to see some pics of your real life house too!! Must have been a huge removal job in itself with all that dollshouse furniture, hope it ALL arrived in tact! Kate xxx

Patty said...

Linda, You must be so relieved that the move is almost completed! I am happy to see that your wonderful Petit Maison is safely in your new home and ready for you to decorate again! I look forward to all of your wonderful pictures and whatever projects you start and share!

kimsminiatures said...

Welcome back Linda, I've missed you. Congrats on your successful move. Glad to hear you are loving your house. Hugs~ Kim

Irene said...

All good wishes to you in your new home. I'm looking forward to your next project.

Tallulah Belle said...

Congratulations Linda...I am so pleased you are finally settling in your new home.

And now what fun you'll have putting the mansion back together.

contar said...

Espero que se sea realmente feliz en su nuevo hogar, y que pronto nos deleite con sus trabajos.
un abrazo

I hope that one is really happily in his new home, and that prompt delights us with his works.
An embrace

Lisette said...

Welcome back to blog and congratulations with new house.

Greetings Lisette

Lataina said...

Congratulations on your new house, Linda! Exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I still can't get over how beautiful your Petite Maison and all it's belongings are. =)

dale said...

Oh, how wonderful! It must be nice to relax and finally be at home! :)

I'm sure it's a lot of work putting the dollhouse all back together again.

I thought maybe you glued everything in it's place. I guess not! ;)

ESTEFANIA said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new projects!. A kiss.

Oiseau deNim said...

I understand when you said, “I'm sorry to say that I do not allow the removalist to take it....”
since each small object of the collections is your treasure. If I were you, I would do the same myself. It’s a stunning sight and I wonder if I am able to have such rich collection in the future.
Anyway, Happy House Move! :)

Oiseau

miniacollection said...

It must have been wonderful to move in your new house, now that the petite maison is with you it is really your true home. I'm not surprised that you didn't let the removal men touch the petite maison...
Best wishes for your life in your new house. By the way the viw from it is superb.
Geneviève

Doreen said...

Nice to have you back Linda. Now you get to play in your dollhouse all over again as you replace all those wonderful little items. This time no work but all pleasure.

Ascension said...

Bienvenida de nuevo a la familia de los blogers!!!
Espero que seas muy feliz en tu nuevo hogar.
Disfruta decorando de nuevo tu preciosa casita.
besitos ascension

bastrota said...

Your blog is fantastic, Linda, fantastic! I love everything.

Hugs and greetings from Bavaria, Germany
Marion

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Linda, visiting your blog is like escaping reality and entering a lovely dream..oh my I can sit and stare for ever into the miniature world of yours...love it so much! thak you fr sharing this talent you have with us and giving us a little "Alice" feel...enjoy your new home- well both of them! warm wishes Colette x

chateaudelille said...

Wow!!!I am so totally amazed!I just wish I could live in it.You are so totally amazing and clever.And it seems your own home has lots of gorgeous things too.I also looved your photos of Paris.. just perfect!I love all things french and have styled my home that way but Id still like to move into your miniature, exquisite French home! Fiona

Lady Katherine said...

Your house is so lovely, and I can see why you treasure it so! Adore the stand it sit upon! I am sure it will love your new home too!

Monique said...

Your blog is amazing. I love to come here to see al your wonderfull things ! It is a dream !!!

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Congratulations for your new home. Best wishes