750 pieces of boxes and furniture were off loaded and dumped into a spot in the house. Here's the morning after, as we starting the unpacking process-
The unpackers just started unpacking boxes and sitting it on any flat surface they could find.
Every shelf filled with unrelated items. Where to start? Crying helps.
My once uncluttered kitchen is now a confused mess of not very welcome stuff. Have I lost my mind?
But finally after a week, the chaos starts to subside and a few small wonders of the world start to happen.
Ronnie and Eric show up to uncrate and hang my huge bistro mirror over the massive stone fireplace.
From Europe to Chicago to Lake Bluff to the mountains of Western North Carolina- this mirror has traveled the world. I can't believe it made it intact- 6 feet tall and five feet wide- it is very heavy and hard to handle. So these guys are my hero's!
Finally a moment of reckoning- the light at the end of the tunnel- I can start to putter and decorate.
Now what to go on that mantel- still need to figure it out!
My African antelope gets it's place on the wall and the buffet below is filled with crystal and horn.
The center table in the gathering room gets adorned with some newly discovered old friends that have been in storage for the past two years.
Black urns are paired with black and white etchings in the foyer alcove.
The master bedroom fireplace gets it's turn too! I had to find a place for those special candelabra.
They really aren't the typical mountain home accessory, but a little crystal really livens up the place.
Pillows from Chicago are removed from boxes and placed on their new bed.
I finally find the silk comforter for the guest home bed and a few pillows make their way there too!
The guest room bath is brightened up with a splash of red.
The sink is a brass vessel bowl with the faucet to the side. Four wall mount sconces are on the counter to ceiling mirror wall.
And so the beat goes on! Day by day, a little bit gets done. Local charities are reaping the benefit of my lack of discipline in editing my collections. Two large trailers of home goods have already been picked up and distributed to local charities. Meanwhile, I just ordered a new cabinet for the kitchen to hold more dishes. A few additional shelves in the kitchen cabinets and things will be good to go!
Some diseases have no cure! Dish addicts understand.