Sunday, May 9, 2010

home again

i move out of my current flatshare and into a swanky, nearly-new, uber modern flat in a rather swishy riverside building in about 5 weeks. this means a few things.

1 - moving in with the scot! woot!woot!
2 - no more sometimes-scary flatmates! wahoo!
3 - the necessity to get real, grown up furniture on this side of the pond (it's just not feasible to ship any of the few things i own {like my gorgeous dining set} from the US).
4 - ikea.

when thinking about the decor of the new place, we both decided we will need shelves. for me, this meant only one things: exped
it. for years i've wanted a set or 2 or 10 - first for my scrapbooks and such and later for my blythes as well. it suits all sorts of crafty goodness. we're thinking perhaps this model for the tv:

and maybe this in the bedroom (it has been made clear that, much to my sadness, the dollies will not be allowed to live in the living room):

and then i think, "hmmm...what to do with the lovely storage?" and i have gobs of inspiration (click through to the original on my flickrstream for full credits)

for now, we've just got the little couch that comes with the place, but i'd like to put some funky art/prints on the walls behind it. right now, i'm really really liking these 2 from theblackapple on etsy. i think they're great - really well done, but still quite quirky. AND i've always loved that old tradition of paired portraits. sure, they'd be cute on their own, but they're even better together. and, dude, a jackalope! what makes the whole situation even grander is that there's a framing shop just around the corner from the new place. even if they're a little pricey (and what framer in london isn't?) the fact that i can walk to and from in "home sweet home" collection of prints from etsy's rosiemusic. take the guitar of "home sweet home"+ the boy of "sunday morning" and the girl of "Vol5" and it's the scot and me. knitting. music-making. being thatcutecouple. but we have neither a dog nor a cat. BUT i shall be getting a fish. or 2. black moors. because i've had black moors on and off for 10 years. and i miss keeping fish (not as much as i miss my cats, but enough). plus, i think they don't fall under the "no pets" rule.

mmm...pretty fishies. how can you not find little bug-eyed fancy-tailed goldfish adorable?
but i definitely need a nice tank.
i'd love to get a biorb but they're insanely pricey. maybe. we'll see. i have a feeling that after we get our ikea love taken care of, little things like fish or perhaps groceries will be on the back burner for a few months! heh.

for now i have to pack up what i have at my current place and make it through 3 weeks all alone while the boy is across the pond. but there are plans afoot! indeed, indeed. many plans.


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