Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Moving in

Moving in began yesterday. One of the first things I did, was to buy some flowers to make the room look more homely.
Transferring boxes over from home to the unit was slow progress as I was on my own. However, things sped up today as Alan has taken a few days off to help me carry the heavier things, put some shelves up, curtain rails etc... So grateful for his help!

My old workroom was packed with boxes and furniture ready to go.

Thank goodness for the van, it made the job much easier and faster than yesterday.

Another load

After school, Miss P was keen to help out.

That Ikea bookcases were heavy! Despite a broken nail or two and a bit of back ache, I enjoyed the moving process. Each time something left the house, it felt very satisfying.

The unit is just a few miles away from home, only a short drive down in to Shepton Mallet.

As the boxes, bags and furniture poured in to the unit, I wonder how I ever managed to stock all that at home in our sweet but small cottage!

We worked until just before 19.00 hours and then went back home to eat a much needed "cottage pie".

Tomorrow the work continues....I need to decide where some of the furniture will go. I don't have all the furniture yet, I still need to buy a sewing table, a sofa, a large vintage rug, a dresser, clothes rails and more Ikea storage units for the packing area.

I think we'll sleep well tonight!

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Kristin said...

Ooooh, how exciting! Good luck with everything!!!


marigold jam said...

Bon courage! Looks like you will sleep well tonight. Best wishes for your new venture and I hope it will be very successful.


Ivy Black said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see it all in place.x

charl said...

how exciting.. hope it all goes well and you get lots of work done in the unit..
we need to see lots of pics of it all complete and looking pretty and work like!!

ahomespunyear said...

How exciting...but you must be shattered! Hope it all goes well.

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it all set up - bet your house feels empty now!


Jelly Jam said...

Good luck with the rest of it. I know how exhausting it can be shifting furniture. My unit is upstairs and I'm always so grateful if there are people around to lend a hand!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Such exciting times! And exhausting. But you'll get through it and it'll all look and feel so good.

Sylvia said...

You did a great job already, Isabelle !
Wish you a lot of success !

It's me said...

How exciting darling...can´t wait to see your shop !!! good luck !! love

Carole said...

I wish you good luck Isabelle. You have so much passion I know you will do well.

KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck with everything - I hope to visit one day
Julie xxxx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Wow it is all falling into place - good luck with the new venture - so much room to be creative in. Wonderful.

Betty said...

Wishing you a smooth move x

hensteeth said...

So excited for you Isabelle. x

delia hornbook said...

How exciting...look forward to seeing it all in place, good luck with the rest, dee x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

It all seems very exciting!

Good luck with your big move.


OhSoVintage said...

Gosh, what a lot of stock you must have. Looking forward to seeing it all set out. Very exciting times for you.
Ruth x

Sandie's Patch said...

Looking good even at this stage!
You must be shattered!

Sandie xx

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

Good luck with the finishing touches and the opening of the store!

Lieve groet, Madelief

bibbitybob said...

How exciting - it's looking good already! x

jeanetteann said...

I am so excited for you it feels like I'm moving in, it's so lovely Hope it all goes well x

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

It is really thrilling that it's finally coming together, isn't it? Love the family pics of you all moving out. And your 'sweet and small' cottage looks so beautiful. I can feel the serenity from here. Take care and hope you are relaxing a bit! xx

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How exciting, Isabelle! I actually laughed when I read that the first thing you did was buy flowers for your new room - it's exactly what I would have done!

Fancy Vintage said...

Loving your blog, so exciting to move!Hope you find time to relax and put your feet up!

Kar said...

So very exciting! I can't wait to see how you make it all come together. Wishing tons of luck and happy times with this adventure. :)

Julia said...

Oh it's so exciting seeing it come together, I bet you can hardly wait! Look at all that stuff, I know Ive never seen your home but just the pictures of it make me wonder where on earth you did squeeze it all :)

Look forward to the next installment,
Love Julia x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I have been so out of touch with everyone and it is lovely to catch up with your news. How exciting to read about your new venture! It is good to know that you and Niki have put Shepton Mallet firmly on the map with your vintage enterprises.

Hope the finishing touches will be ready soon!

Michele xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Isabelle thought I would drop in to see if things are all going well? You must be having a great time getting everything just so - thinking of you,

Sarah x

Steve PP said...

Aahh , the joy of a new home! Enjoy it!

Cottage Garden said...

Congratulations Isabelle - I had no idea you were beginning this exciting new venture!

The unit will look fabulous and so homely with a sofa and all your gorgeous vintage pieces - and of course the flowers are a must in any room!

Look forward to seeing how it develops.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmmm... Now I'm not sure if you are actually moving... From a cottage to an apartment. Or if you are simply moving your business, out of your cottage.

I'll follow and see.

And must go back to see your sweet cottage pics. Oh how I love, love, love a small cottage! -happy sigh-

♥ Gentle hugs ♥

pogleswood said...

I have been following your blog since the new year and would love to know when your unit will be open for viewing. We have friends in Shepton Mallet and we will be visiting them soon and would love to combine the visit. Please keep us blogging followers up to date with the details of opening and address etc. Very best of luck to you. Tracy McD