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.
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.
Here’s a link to the story I wrote about finding the pier mirror and one very similar to this dresser mirror above.
So excited to share all these lovelies with you in their new home in the upcoming year…
Happy New Year to you! My husband and I have been visiting with family just for a few days over the New Year’s holiday. The day after driving up Highway 99, I invited my nephew to go thriftshopping. Turns out it’s something he likes to do!
We visited several thrift stores throughout the suburbs of Sacramento. He found books and record LP’s to enjoy,
and I found a bunch of fun silver-plate and solid silver
goodies! But that’s another post!
As we were out and about, we came across a consignment shop called Sunrise Consignment Center and we turned into the driveway…
The antique mirror that I was considering. Most likely manufactured by the same company as the one we have over our family room fireplace.
This is a really nice consignment store
with lovely period and reproduction pieces!
My husband found an antique miner’s or jeweler’s scale, possibly for weighing gold, today when we went back to look at the shop.
This area is where the California Gold Rush of 1849
began of course so it’s nice to see that you can still find
a “little gold” and antiques around from California’s earlier days!
Some other things at this shop were nice decorator pillows and furniture that is higher-end, clocks, vintage violins, and garden patio sets. My nephew also found
an vintage Coca~Cola dispensing machine he would like to have had. I found several hutches and armoires,
buffets and French coffee tables, and several
French-style gilded mirrors!
My birthday is in a few days so I talked with my husband later in the afternoon about the two mirrors.
It’s not always in the budget to purchase such a lovely piece, but it’s also often true that lovely pieces aren’t always to be found, or for a good price.
He asked me to draw up where this mirror would go.
I thought it would be lovely
up on the wall of our staircase.
He was afraid it was too big.
I created the “mirror” then cut it out to fit on the wall ~ I had forgotten that! Lol!
He needed to see it. Would I draw it for him? Of course! 🙂
The first sketchings are above, top.
The second drawings are more to scale with measurements given over the phone of the landing’s wall by our daughter, who was at home that day from work, are below that.
Thank you, Amy!!! :X!
Our mantel mirror at home over the fireplace ~ it used to be in the dining room. The five antique rose-strewn bowls arched over the white mirror there are set to go around this mirror.
Ultimately, it was the larger pier mirror I hoped would come home with us. Both were beautiful and the other one would be lovely inside our maison. It came down to already having one so similar.
Will share this mirror again when it’s mounted in its new home. 🙂
Centerpiece Wednesday @ thestylesisters.blogspot.com *still when I was just learning about link parties… ;)*
So glad to be sharing with you! I hope you have a great year this year!