Until Friday!

October 27, 2009

Hello friends! How are you doing today? I am very well and quite happy because a giant moving truck arrived this morning and delivered everything to us which means that my three month relocation is officially over. Phew! And despite the fact that my home looks like a bomb dropped, I’m very happy to have all of my belongings in hand. I just blogged about it here and included a few photos in case you’re interested…

Until Friday!

So! With that I am signing off until Friday. I’m not leaving you without some inspiration first, so I’ve blogged a few posts already, including Etsy Take Five Tuesday.

Also while I’m away from my desk, here are a few links to keep you busy:

DIY Pinwheels from Style Me Pretty (shown pictured above, project here).

Now I can say I’ve moved by me.

Nicola is busy setting up her new apartment in Germany, too.

Gorgeous gray room inspiration at Canadian House & Home (if you can endure all the annoying pop-up ads!).

Emma’s pretty new bedroom in Stockholm.

Tea towels from To Dry For.

Soon to visit Istanbul? Check out PukkaLiving!

A Danish clothing line I’m currently loving… Graumann.

And by the way, thank you for going on this journey with me as I’ve relocated from America to Europe. It’s so special to have those whom you’ve grown to know well enough online to view as friends to share this life change with. You’ve all been so supportive and encouraging along the way so thank you for that and well… I’m off! See you in a few days on Friday.

With love,


(image: style me pretty linked above)


  • Reply Juana @ SweetVisualAids October 27, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Great news! :) it will be a hole new progress of discovering, since it was some time ago you’ve packed everything! have fun! :)
    .-= Juana @ SweetVisualAids´s last blog ..Amsterdam, a simply unique city =-.

  • Reply Jacqueline October 27, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Yipee happy for you that all your relocation is offically over! Thank you for leaving us all that wonderful links. Oh and i am happy to say that i ordered a copy of Lotta’s Printing Studio…thank you! Have a lovely merry happy day and rest of all the days in the week. Happy un-packing and love to you!
    .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Sunscreen? Check. Camera? Check. Parasol? Check. =-.

  • Reply Concha October 27, 2009 at 10:09 am

    All the best for you and your husband, Holly!

    .-= Concha´s last blog ..Giveaway :: Selvedge Magazine =-.

  • Reply juliette October 27, 2009 at 10:14 am

    have fun unpacking – it’ll be like a little Christmas =)

    also – love the link list – thanks!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Autumn Window Shopping in Germany =-.

  • Reply thedoodlegirl October 27, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I’m glad to hear you have all of your belongings, at least! I hope all of the unpacking and arranging goes well!
    .-= thedoodlegirl´s last blog ..Illustration Friday: Fast =-.

  • Reply caro October 27, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Hey Holly.
    I’m so for you! I wish you so much fun with your “new/old” things. Have wonderful days ;)
    .-= caro´s last blog ..Native Vermont =-.

  • Reply Lindsey Lou! October 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I’m so glad you’ve finished moving…gosh, sometimes it’s just the worst. Anywho, can’t wait for pics of your new place when you clean up the moving mess:) See ya Friday!

  • Reply Petra- Designfragment October 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I am so happy for you and that your big move is finally complete. Love having you and your great style on the same continent ;)
    .-= Petra- Designfragment´s last blog ..Nyskapande väggfärg =-.

  • Reply Tara October 27, 2009 at 11:58 am

    You must be so relieved to have your things – enjoy the unpacking and making everything even more like home.

  • Reply Nathalie October 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I feel so excited for you! Best of luck, I know it will be a mammoth task but I hope you enjoy finding new nooks and crannies for your pretty arty objects! Can’t wait to see the ‘settled in’ pics!

  • Reply Lavendar Cupcake Home October 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Huge task, you are a doll for thinking of us and leaving us with something to read! Best wishes to you. I know you will put together a beautiful home!

  • Reply TheBellaLife October 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Yeah for UNPACKING!
    .-= TheBellaLife´s last blog ..On the Ninth Day of Halloween… =-.

  • Reply My Owl Barn October 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I am happy for you. Good luck with the huge task ahead and see you soon!
    .-= My Owl Barn´s last blog ..Garnet Hill: Night Owl Sateen Bedding =-.

  • Reply Judith ~ Felicity Crew October 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Good luck with all the unpacking!
    .-= Judith ~ Felicity Crew´s last blog ..Giallo. 8×10 – original signed fine art photograph =-.

  • Reply Rose October 28, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Savor the unpacking! It’s so fun to rediscover things. By the way, thanks for sharing Pukka Living. I did the illustrations for that website! xo
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..Rescue Remedy =-.

  • Reply Passementerie October 28, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Best of luck! We lived out of boxes out of sheer exhaustion for so very long after we moved into this house in Oxford, but it is so satisfying, the day you finally fold the last box, give away the last bundle of wrapping paper and close the last drawer.

    (Remember Freecycle, if it exists where you are, for getting rid of all your packaging)
    .-= Passementerie´s last blog ..Autumn Adornments =-.

  • Reply Rosaria October 28, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Happy unpacking Holly. I can’t tell you how much your blog and your friendly and positive writing/sharing helps me stay in a happy and focussed mood. Thank-you. I too am in the process of moving house with my husband and young daughters and have been dreading the unpacking. After reading all these comments I will stop seeing (unpacking) it as a chore and more like little unwrapping little surprises. :)

  • Reply Penny Patten October 28, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Happy settling in with your things!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..New England Bloggers Mixer =-.

  • Reply Jen @ GreetQ October 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    It would be nice to find black lace printed paper for the pinwheels with maybe a spider in the center for a nice Halloween themed table!
    .-= Jen @ GreetQ´s last blog ..Papa Stour =-.

  • Reply Inês H October 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Good luck with the unpacking. Soon, I’ll go through the same. :)

  • Reply jessica October 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    wishing you good luck.
    .-= jessica´s last blog ..The Conscious Army – Love Is The New Religion =-.

  • Reply Girlie October 29, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I can’t wait to hear all your exciting stories about the unpacking, new neighbors/friends etc. I’d definitely read the links you left for us.

    Your blog’s design looks so sweet and lovely. It’s an eye candy.=)

  • Reply a pretty trip October 29, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Happy Weekend! Have fun unpacking!!
    .-= a pretty trip´s last blog ..Collecting vintage =-.

  • Reply michelle October 29, 2009 at 11:31 am

    ooooh have fun unpacking … I think that’s the only good thing about moving as it’s like christmas. I moved home to Ireland from New York last year and loved re-discovering all my bits and pieces :o) M x
    .-= michelle´s last blog ..Baking =-.

  • Reply puglyfeet October 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    moving drives me CRAZY. happy to hear that your transatlantic move is finally over. :) what a relief. thanks for these links, holly!

  • Reply Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life October 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Loving these two images…
    .-= Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life´s last blog ..Before and After: My New Dining Table Chairs (Found on 84th) =-.

  • Reply Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog October 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    .-= Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog´s last blog ..My Thrifty Bathroom Reno Tips =-.

  • Reply trish October 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    So thoughtful of you to include the warning about the pop-ups on Canadian House&Home; I actually didn’t find any (maybe firefox blocked them?) but even if I had, it’s still totally worth a visit. I love grey rooms and the sundrenched bedroom with chandelier was especially gorgeous.. will definitely need to repaint my walls, one of these days.
    .-= trish´s last blog ..For your kitchen: you-choose-it giveaway =-.

    • Reply decor8 October 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      Trish – HI! I use Firefox 3.5.4 and I get “Home Hardware” ad pop-ups on their site…. but of course, it’s worth a visit or else I wouldn’t have suggested it, I love C H&H, I’ve been a reader for I think 8 years now? Maybe more… Those grey rooms are gorgeous, aren’t they? So warm and very earthy….

  • Reply Shauna Younge October 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I tackled this project and it turned out quite well. Thanks for the links.

  • Reply Vanessa October 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    .-= Vanessa´s last blog ..Happiness =-.

  • Reply Betsy Head October 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats on the move! Love the pinwheels.


  • Reply Anja October 31, 2009 at 10:57 am

    How dare you ;-)

    I just came back from a ten day trip to Istanbul. What a great city, but I still came back with the feeling, that I’ve missed some important stuff. Things that give a feeling for how real life is like in the city.

    And now you publish the link for pukkaliving…. *sigh*

    Will have to go again soon I think :-)

    Wish you look with all the organizing.


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