A look back at our last home in California and the furnishing which will be making the journey in the upcoming weeks to our new home here in Texas!
I have been talking with moving companies for a week now getting quotes and sending inventories back and forth. Whew! It’s a tough nut to navigate and I still want to drive out to bring back some of the really fragile things but now I am rethinking carrying a few of the mirrors back with me…
Maybe it is better that the movers crate them…
What do you think?…
|A heavy mirror I shipped back on Virgin Atlantic from England in 2005.
I’ll be leaving later this week driving cross-country and actually my Sequoia is in for servicing yesterday and today. The brakes needed some special master cyclinder-type thing as it is failing. Glad this is getting done even though 2 bills are being spent…
Don’t want to be involved in a major crash because of brake failure!
Have you ever shipped long-distance and how did your mirrors, prints and family portraits survive the move? Did the movers crate them? How about your furniture ~ how did your case goods hold up?
Thank you for your thoughts! 🙂 I am worried and I know I can’t do anything about them, plus they are just things as people say. When I moved with my parents some jewelry was swiped on two occasions and we lost a box of Christmas things, mainly my baby stocking and velvet stockings I made for Charles and myself when we were first married.
I need to remake those… 😉
Maybe this fall…
We will have a quote later today from a carrier I regard as trusted ~ hope it is a good one and something we can afford. We will probably go with this moving company as they can schedule a pick up around March 6th, just when I’d like to the packing and loading done. The estimate is for 16,000 lbs.
Here is the pier mirror as I found it in the consignment shop in Citrus Heights, California.
And another gesso mirror I found in Murrieta at another consignment-antique shop several years earlier.