I have restored , sold, saved, remodeled , redesigned and brought back to life some 80 or so places.
I am now embarking on a path at the General Store( that has been my office since 1986.) It was built around 1900 and was the post office at the Isle of Hope and Kensey's store or the "General store". I have restore it about 10 times over the years since I bought it. I will dig up the "before" and during photos to share with you.
I am selling the store and buying a little cottage 200 yards down the street that my son and his wife own. They are having twins in November and need a larger home, so I am buying their cottage. I own the lot next door and plan to design and build a "new but feels old" little cottage.
I have decided to record my new journey on the blog….. hoping to get my blogging friends to pass on their wonderful and humorous comments ,words of wisdom and funny thoughts… moral support..when I begin pulling my hair out.
You know, next to death and marriage moving is the most stressful thing. The boxes multiply when you are not looking and the "stuff" just keeps on coming.
Designer have soooooo many books and papers and fabrics and pillows and plans and photographs….Even thought we are on computer and try to be paperless… it is unbelievable!!!
You WILL see. I am lucky to have Eleanor Foster who helps with bill paying and computer and iPad, Ipod and Iphone and whatever other challenge arises ….Her business Organized Matters www.organizedmatters-sav.com is amazing. Believer me, I am her BIGGEST challenge!!!!!
|The "General Store" circa 1900 Isle of Hope Georgia USA|
|welcome to my world..|
|the foyer complete with papers on "the pondering Throne"|
|"kitties are king " notice the tuna…and the scratching post|
|the work space|
|the funky art boho room with the closet full to the brim with pillows and such|
|the bed room ( my other son lived there while he went to film school at SCAD)|
|the kitchen area|
|looking front to back … I moved the papers on the "pondering throne"|
|the office revolves around Lance the office kitty…( kitty food on my desk)|
|we have the need for color…always|
|Lance the WONDERFUL office kitty|
|Lance sitting on some of the 10 million receipts..|
|the fabric focus in the boho art den|
|the kitchen at its cleanest|
|the back yard with my lonely vintage Grumman canoe|