i don't know if anyone else is like me or i'm just a little crazy (hold the comments please), but when it comes to unpacking, i've got my own sort of "system." instead of caring about the bajillion of boxes surrounding me, i am quickly unpacking our pictures, mirrors and curtains. i am in panic mode until i can find a good hammer & some sturdy nails so i can get to work.
ben is so great and has tolerated it every move even though i know he thinks i'm a bit insane. (example: yesterday i had about 5 boxes at my feet but i'm humming a tune as i'm hanging up our "decorative towels" and pictures in the bathroom. ben walks in, says "um, hon? maybe we should unpack the toothbrushes before we start the decorating." i smile sweetly and continue on with the task at hand.)
there is just something about walking through the door with curtains hung, rugs laid out (even if they are 90% covered up with boxes) and smiling faces of our friends & family looking at me. it makes me feel like i can conquer the rest. and i may as well just lay it all out there and admit to the fact that until i get all the decorations hung up, i lay awake at night and try to figure out in my mind where it is all going to go.
i also take several breaks in between unpacking the "boring" boxes (you know, underwear & such) to daydream about what i would do if i had unlimited funds. i will share.
for several years now, i have been in love with the store:
anyone else? not only do i love the look of their clothing...but more than that...the look of their home decor. it is a mix of classy & vintage. i love that when i look through i feel like each piece is original & i don't think that everyone in my neighborhood will own the same one. it's colorful & artistic & just a little bit old-fashioned. and let's not forget pricey.
look at that fun family room...
and these dishes...
and these dishtowels (would make a cute apron too)...
rugs, hardware, mirrors, i could go on. i don't think i could do my entire house in this style but mix it up a bit. so enough about me. i know this may not be your style, but what is? where do you go to get decorating ideas? i'd love to get something new to dream about. plus, i need some more websites to look through when i'm tired of unpacking. oh wait, i'm always tired of unpacking!