Monday, May 21, 2012

Basements and Butterflies

A strange title for this post, isn't it?

A lot of you asked where my "studio" was going to be in this rental house.  Well, the good news is that this 2000 square foot house has a 1500 square foot unfinished, but heated and cooled basement.

In fact, half of our furniture and decor is down there.

Before I can use part of this as a studio, I need to get down there, go through all of those boxes, sort out what we are keeping and what we are selling or donating.  We realize that we will never have a house as large as the house we just sold and some things are just going to have to go.

Once that is done, then I will set up an area to paint furniture, create lamps and repair items before they go to my booth.

Now for the butterfly part of the post.  When I was in Florida at the beginning of the month, I mentioned that I went to a botanical garden.  They had a butterfly house too, so I took a picture of a pretty butterfly that landed on a yellow flower.


The picture below was in part of the botanical garden.  

Welcome Home,
Penny

18 comments:

  1. I don't know how you keep up the energy with your moves, my friend...I envy you the opportunity though!
    Sandi

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  2. Thank goodness for such a large basement! Wish I lived closer Penny I would love to shop one of your garage sales!

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  3. Your nature shots are so beautiful! Good thing you have that large basement. It will be a great place for you to work in!

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  4. That basement will be a perfect place for setting up shop!

    The bright yellows in your nature photos are very cheery on what turned out to be a very grey, drizzly long weekend.

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  5. Monarch butterfly? It looks like summertime in Iowa when I grew up. There were monarchs everywhere! Nice basement. We have 2000 sq feet in our unfinished basement and store everything down there. Ours is not anywhere as neat and tidy as yours though. Have fun selling what you don't need... it's money in your pocket.

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  6. Penny, you need to put your Rooster by your little garden on the deck! I hope you took some of the beautiful blue irises with you. You are such a pro at organizing and make everything so nice in your home...love to follow your blog Gayle

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  7. I have been so absent in blogging that I have missed your move! Loved your old house, but this one looks like it will be just right for you this next year. I can't wait to see how you decorate since your last house was gorgeous!

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  8. Wow! I don't know where I would start but I know you can do it. Loved the pictures of the sunflowers.

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  9. I hope that you'll be able to sell some of those offed things at your shop. It's not going to be easy, but why do I get the sense that you'll make short work of it? Because you are incredibly productive!

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  10. Oh, the butterfly and the yellow flowers make me feel warm and happy. (It's cold and rainy this evening.)

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  11. It all looks so organized dear - I'm sure you will soon have a lovely little studio up and running and full of lovely creations!

    See you tomorrow - will call from the road - looking forward to meeting up again.

    Hugs - Mary

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  12. We moved in our house 5 years ago and I've still got a couple of boxes to be unpacked down in my basement! Truthfully is my daughters things but I'm not sure she will get around to sorting the stuff.

    I think I should schedule a move just to thin out and clean. It is a great way to get rid of things.

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  13. That's a great size basement and your boxes are so organized. Mine look pretty good at first, then I start digging in them for something I can't find and voila, everything is a mess.

    Your butterfly shots are so pretty Penny.
    Sam

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  14. That will be great to have a little studio in that basement, Penny! You might as well if you are going to be there awhile. You've got your boxes stacked so neatly, too. : ) There is a butterfly house at the local arboretum here. I went with my daughter and granddaughter back in March but it wasn't open yet. We have to go back. I've heard the butterflies just land all over people.

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  15. The basement looks like a great space to use for your studio. I don't envy you going through all those boxes though! I have a basement full of tuff I need to go through and decide what to keep and what to donate or toss. I have made a weak start and that is the best I can say.
    Our zoo has a hummingbird/butterfly house and it is enchanting to go in and be surrounded by such airy beautiful creatures:>)

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  16. Wow, lots of boxes! Great space for creating! What beautiful pictures. Botanical gardens are so fun!

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  17. You'll have your studio space set up in no time I'm sure.

    Love the nature shots, butterflies are so beautiful aren't they?

    Darla

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  18. Downsizing - a hassle, but a time to get down to what's important. I'm looking forward to it, sort of, but not quite yet. Imagine, I'd have to decide which medium is really closest to my heart and toss or sell all the other tools and materials I've toted from home to home for so long. Call me if you need moral support.

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