Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sweet serendipity again and again



No doubt about it, the recent economy has many of us stepping back and assessing situations. For some that means changing plans in mid-stream in an effort to work with the problem. As for us, it has resulted in delayed construction of our new home at Serendipity Farm. That construction was contingent upon selling our historic home that we moved out of last summer. Alas the current housing market has dashed that plan unless we are open to "giving it away”.

So, as it has always been in my life, the turn in the road provides a wonderful serendipitous opportunity. We’ve decided to undertake a second renovation on the 128 year old historic home. Remember, we did a complete historic restoration on the house in 2004 in keeping with a Victorian color palette. For the upcoming redo, I’ve decided to give the color palette a facelift that reflects a modern lifestyle but respects the historical integrity of the house...what an exciting project! I longed to do this last year, but didn't dare scare hubby with the notion given the new construction that was planned. Be careful what you wish for!

Now that the new path lay ahead, I must confess that I am anxious to get started and am looking forward to sharing our progress with you. And then, sometime in 2009- hopefully around Spring/Summer, I will host a show/sale event at the home for those on my mailing list. More to come about that later.

So, now it’s time to start planning…..what room first?

9 comments:

delighted heart said...

Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment! Congratulations...email me with all the particulars when you have a chance. I'd love to hear the details! And I'm sure your house will sell as soon as you get it updated with all those "vintage home" neutrals! Come up when you can!
patti

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh LaurieAnna ~ Your home is what I dream about ~ I have always wanted to live in an old home like that ~
I can't wait to see what you do with it because I know it will be to die for ~ If it looks anything like your shop it will be amazing !!
I for sure want to be on your mailing list when you get that going ~
xoxo,
Lori

trash talk said...

Isn't it amazing how the Lord really knows our wants and needs better than we do? If your shop is any indication of what you have planned, it's going to be a long winter waiting to get a peek, but one well worth it I'm sure. Debbie

Linda said...

Wow! That house looks like a Norman Rockwall painting! I can't wait to see inside! Your store is always so amazing that I can only imagine! How do I get on your mailing list?

Jaime Melcher said...

Thanks for the sweet note... we've had the best time w/ the kids this year- as they track down "Zach" the elf each day! :) I'm excited to see your home remodel as it progresses. Happy Holidays! Jaime
ps- My sis & I bought our mom's bday present at your booth in Canton... it's the glass punch/apothecary looking jar. Not sure what to call it but she loves it!

Andie said...

Oh Laurie Anna, this is my dream-home! How lucky you are! The new homes don't compare to these old beauties with all the wonderful architecture and charm. Can't wait to see more of it and to attend the sale!

Andie (Waco)

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness, is that your home? I lOVE IT! Its very charming, and i'm positively pea green!

TattingChic said...

Oh, how sad that you cannot move to what sounds like a lovely place! Serendipity Farms, it sounds dreamy. I love your attitude of finding the serendipity in the situation anyway and moving right along with it! :)

Serendipity said...

You can't beat a bit of serendipity