Sunrise this morning....
We are emerging from the unpacking exhaustion/no internet twilight zone! We had a whirlwind week of unpacking and then headed to Atlanta for a wedding and are now back in the mountains ready to make our cottage into a home.
Because we were able to purchase the porch furniture from the sellers, the porch has been our refuge. It is the one almost finished room of the house. We rearranged the furniture, moving the sofa to the side and taking the console from the back wall into the seating area. It looked like this before.
Sunlight makes such a difference, this day was dark and dreary.
We added one of our jute rugs, a metal coffee table, a few extra pillows (we purchased the sellers orange and gold Sunbrella pillows) and some Indian throws. Still have some pottery in boxes in the basement to add to the mix. Maybe the small fiddle leaf fig that was purchased in SC.
We added a mirror we used in the upstairs hall of our last house to break up the back wall. It gives us a "window" that allows us to see the reflection of the view from our bedroom, adjacent to the porch.
I need something on the round side table between the wicker chairs, perhaps another outdoor lamp or the brown demijohn bottle we have, filled with some branches.
There is a little uncovered porch attached, with a kettle grill and metal table behind the pair of extra dining chairs.
It is the only part of the house that needs attention. The decking is mildewed and the railing needs a fresh coat of paint. We are kind of lazy and used to a gas grill so not sure if we will keep the Weber kettle.
That's all for now, going to tackle some more boxes in the basement today. We are also awaiting one more small truck of our belongings that did not fit in the moving van. It will hopefully arrive this week. So more boxes!
We have ordered a new sofa, pillows and dining bench and will have to wait months for them to arrive. So the living areas are going to be sparse for some time. Our sofas and sectionals just did not suit this small cottage so we decided to start fresh.
We also have so much discovery awaiting us in the area, can't wait to get to that!
Thanks for visiting!