30 May 2016

Snapshot of Our New Adventure

We're dipping our toes in the waters of relocation. We still love our home in Illinois, and will be spending the majority of our time there, but our children and grandchildren live 8 and 16 hours away. We want to be more involved in the lives of our family. They definitely want that, also. So we're taking a small step and leasing a 2-bedroom flat in the heart of Fort Collins. Restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques--a vibrant pedestrian lifestyle is at the doorstep. 

Old Town Flats, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

I took photos of every box I packed. (8) 

This is our current king-sized. platform bed base. We'll get something more permanent after we see how this year goes. (Not our view. From the www.)

We're loving our small table and chairs. The third chair was back ordered, but is now in-place.  

While, it's definitely a table for 3, we will occasionally need seating for 4. We ordered this side chair for a small corner of our living space and it can be utilized as a dining chair when necessary. 

Loving that we now have a use for our Languoile flatware. Discovered that it is dishwasher safe! 

Our small terrace faces east. It's about twice the size it looks here. The bistro table will fit in the SUV on our next drive here.  

This is our t.v.-media cabinet. Also, IKEA. We've used the 4 drawers in the center to conceal the myriad cords always lurking around electronics. Strongly considered the wheels option, but once I decided on a large area rug the wheels lost their allure. 

Originally thought I'd find a vintage rug for the open living area, but since we opted for Mid-Century decor I needed a more modern look to tie the glossy red into a rather grey/white space. Found this on overstock.com. It's arriving early next week. Fingers crossed!

After a week of schlepping bags and boxes, groceries and household goods--from the car to the elevator, down the hall, fishing for keys--picked up this foldable wagon. It fits compactly in the back of our small SUV and makes me happy. Better for our flakey backs. 

I'm kind of loving this clock from Wayfair.com. 

Also, maybe this coffee table: in front of long couch, or in the corner between couches. 

Some exterior pics taken this week.

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