10.12.2009

Blog Linkage & Daydreaming

Just found myself daydreaming a bit this morning...
We're going to be looking for a house a little after New Years and so I'm doing what I love to do.
Wistful daydreaming of the possibilities. Wondering what sort of house we'll find. Thinking of how much room we'll want/need and what we'll fill it with. We have quite a bit of our belongings in storage and it will be a thrill to not contend with that anymore. Driving to a storage unit that's 40 minutes away just to pick up a box or two of holiday decor or to put bicycles away for the season.. it's a smidge annoying. Not the end of the world by any means, but irksome nonetheless!

One item we don't own (yet) that I've been daydreaming about A LOT is a buffet for our dining room. I've discovered one I'm completely in love with. Completely. Today, HOUSE OBSESSION posted a pic of her dining room. While I'm enamored with the paint-by-numbers and the wall paint...my eyes latched onto the buffet and I knew it was the EXACT style I'm hoping to acquire someday... Time to start scouring Craigslist and thrifts.. I'm on a mission.



In reading Ohdeedoh this morning, I was reminded of this idea. This isn't the first time I've seen the Ikea curtain wire system called Dignitet used in this fashion but I can't place what blog it was discovered either... regardless, I *love* the idea! We have an abundance of projects, drawings and love notes from our littles and I hate to tuck them all away. This is the perfect solution and inexpensive to boot. I could see hanging a couple somewhere in the dining room or living room and then another in the littles room, so they may hang what they deem their favorite pieces as well as random things like the cool new LEGO set they tore out a catalog. A picture of their friend. AWANA verses and the like...

IKEA is a little over an hour drive but I'll have to put this on our list of things to purchase on our next trip.



It looks as though multiple wire hangings can be made from one purchase...




This time of year, I daydream daily on ways to make our home comfortable, inviting and reflect US. Fall instantly makes me think of a cozy nest for my brood and I enjoy making it so- especially if I can do things frugally and with ideas that make my heart sing.

Another thing about this time of year that makes my heart sing...
Caramel Apple Cider

...Caramel Apple Cider. And all things pumpkin... but that's another post...

XOXO
~S

5 comments:

Christy said...

Oh my, that's SUCH exciting news, girlie!!! What areas are you thinking/looking at? Love that pix...the colors/style/decor = YUM! And your Caramel Apple Cider looks DELISH! Is that your own lil' concoction or ??
Loves you.
xoxo

Sarah said...

The concoction was actually created by my brother-in-law & sis last year after having one at Starbucks. Homemade is MUCH better! Hot spiced cider with whipped cream and caramel drizzled over the top= delicious-o!!! Try it.

kate said...

I purchased that exact thing at Ikea! Have yet to put it up- what a surprise... but I also love the idea of seeing all of their little scribbles and ideas without purchasing frames for each. I forgot about the cider!! Need to make some now, stat! xoxo

"m" said...

mmmmm, forgot about that cider too.
Maybe we should all get together and have a cup. I'm homesick for you guys!

House Obsession said...

Hi Sarah,
Glad you like my dining room and the buffet! Keep searching craigslist and thrift stores and you'll find something awesome. I'm sure of it!

Also, I've used those wire thingies from Ikea before that you showed in your post. I wanted to warn you to definitely NOT hang anything heavy (like curtains) on them b/c they begin to sag and look terrible. They sell them as if they can be used for that purpose, but I found them to be a huge pain...and unsightly. Just my experience.

Best!
Leah