Ok, the issue of the photo storage is still not solved but this is mainly because I cannot get me started sorting through them. So maybe I should show the rest of the house instaed before we are packing everything in and moving away. I am very exited and looking forward to our new adventure the beginning of next year. And then there will be another place to set up and permanently redecorate.
So this is where you will be greeted (just in case you were visiting) by three children, a smelly dog and mostly me.
On the left hand side there is a chest of drawers holding all the things you might need going outside: shawls, mittens, hats, sunglasses, keys, hand cream, dog collar, you name it!
And above that a collection of prints and handmade displays I am happy to look at every day. It is a nice welcome and Good Bye as well for me.
On the right hand side there is a collection of Black and White Photographs that have been with us for ages now. Sometimes I add some flowers or other seasonal items
And then you are inside and there is a lot to see because we surround ourselves with things that remind us of our lives and of friends and places.
You will find ephemera from Istanbul and Mexico and from friends and contacts from all over the world. We are hanging them there because it is a traffic zone in our house and so we are able to see them more often.
To the right there is a peek into the guest room and guest bathroom . this is not totally correct because Pauline moved into the guest room recently so there is another thing that shall be updated soon...
And to the left there is my studio ( cannot be shown due to messy state it is in -like always) and Moritz' room.
And on the ajacent wall you can spot the Harem door from The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, a column from Braga in Portugal, a birdie from Geninne that flew in from Mexico ( they really keep accumulating here!), a vintage postcard from istanbul and lovely paper from October Afternoon.
And what I really like is that there is either light from the front or from the back of this house. here you can see the view into the garden and the place where the children are throwing their things instead of putting them into the baskets I provided underneath the bench...
And this is by far the happiest wall in the entrance area. red is not my colour but I tried to go for it a bit this time and I am happy with the result.
And the last step will be into the garden to have a cup of tea and maybe a book, a mag, or to just sit and talk and crochet your time away...
The next days will be busy again with some painting, knitting for dollies and taking care of the family and putting some extra love in the meal making because of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. How I miss these colourful days in Mexico. But I will get out our stautes and get some flowers and at least make a small altar for the loved ones.
And the house tour will continue and maybe I will finally be through with it before we are heading East in February.
Have a wonderful day and come back soon, please!