Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~ Changes ~

(French Bottle Carrier now available in my Etsy shop)

Hi friends
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
My family and I spent the weekend organizing and packing..
Yes that is right..PACKING! 
We love our 1930s cottage but an amazing opportunity has come our way to keep our cottage as a rental property and move to a beautiful area with an amazing view of the sound  and quiet neighborhood.
BUT..the house doesn't have the charming glass doorknobs, arches,original builti ins,white picket fences,etc.
It is a 1960s style home that is need of some charm.
BUT..then again the view of the sound is AMAZING! 
I will be sure to share photos soon and before and afters of our new place.


I will miss my cottage but it's time for a change and my family and I are excited about it.
Plus some family friends will be renting our cottage so I know it will be in good hands.


I will be back soon..just alot of packing still to do.
Have a great week!
xoxo

44 comments:

Sarah said...

Rachel...tell us more! How exciting! I'm thrilled for you...I pray everyday for an opportunity to knock on my door and will jump when it does. :)
I can't wait to hear all about it.

xo Sarah

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much Sarah~ xo

Barbara said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of the view, and to see the charming transformations you'll bring to the 1960's style house. Good luck!

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks Barbara~ I have to admit Im a little nervous..lol. I tried to talk my husband into remoivng all the glass doorknobs and taking them with us to the new place! It didnt work out. lol xoxox

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

How exciting Rachel!!~ It's always hard work getting ready for a move, but so much fun to decorate your new place and making it into a home.
I can't wait to see your view!
Best of luck my friend and hang in there with the packing, it will all be over soon:)
Sincerely,
Melinda

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Congrats Rachel~~~ The Sound is so pretty, that will make it all worth it. I am sure you will be able to charm up your new home too;))
xo~Cheryl

Michele said...

Rachel~ May God Bless You as you pursue your new destiny.

Sincerely,
Michele

Thanks for following me :)

Karena said...

Rachel I am so excited for you!! It will be fun to see what you create in your new home!

I am featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera on my site! She is amazing!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

AntiqueChase said...

A new place to decorate... YIPPEE :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Good luck with your move, Rachel- I know whatever you do and wherever you go your space(s) will be awesome.

Can't wait to see and read more soon about it.

Take care.

Bente said...

How exiting. I`m sure it is a beautiful place, and even more after your styling.

Hugs

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh yay, it's official!!! :) I feel honored to have known about this move for a few months now!!! :) I simply cannot wait to see photos of before and after!!! I know the view and your decorating style will make it even more charming than ever!!!

Hugs,
Jessie

It's me said...

Good luck with your move.....can't wait to see your new home...love Ria...xxx..

helen tilston said...

Hi Rachel

I am delighted for you. Can't wait to see your view and how lovely you get to keep your beautiful cottage

Helenxx

Elzie said...

Looks just lovely.
Hugs Elzie

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I will miss your sweet little cottage too. But wish you the best with the 'new' on your life.

Shabby soul said...

Darling Rachel wish you a good job!!
I'm so curious to see your new home! Surely it will be beautiful =)
I'm going to move and change my home too this summer: I'm thrilled about all the job it will be encessary!
Hugs
Silvia

jessica said...

Aw! Wishes for the best!!! I'm sure you'll have a blast adding your touches to your new place! Can't wait to see pictures!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Good luck with the move. Your post is so pretty--love that bottle holder!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Rachel!!!!
Sound view!
Good for you and your family!
Are you moving North or South of Kent?
I am quite certain that you will transform your "mid~century with a view" into spectacular! I can just see you collecting door knobs and hardware at the Flea's and Salvage yards!
Congratulations!
You may need to change the spelling your last name to Palace!
LOL!
~Lynne
w/L.

The Spanish Dahlia said...

I'm very happy for you and your family. I too look forward to seeing your new digs and all those lovekly pictures to follow!
Cheers~ Steph

Rachel Pallas said...

Thanks so much everyone!!:)

Simply Me said...

Your New Home will be BEAUTIFUL !!! this i know....

Simply Me said...

Your New Home will be BEAUTIFUL !!! this i know....

All Things Chic 2 said...

I wish you all the best...
Looking forward to seeing some pics of your new place...
Blessings Lori

Kris said...

I'm excited for you! I bet you will miss your little cottage though? I can't wait to see your new place. I just know it will be gorgeous when you finish with it!

Stephanie said...

Very exciting - congrats!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love mid-century ranch style homes. They look so pretty with tons of white paint and your style of furnishings. Congrats on your opportunity!

xo,
RJ

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I can't wait to see your new place! I know with your magic touch it will be amazing. I am excited to see that view, too!

~Shanon

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I am so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see.
XO
Kristin

Jenni said...

Hi Rachel~

This sounds like such a wonderful opportunity for you and your family! I am so happy for you! :) I imagine you are indeed very busy packing! That is a lot of work! Oh, and a funny thing is, I am a Craigslist addict and have actually run across some of your items for sale! Very cute things for sure! :)
Again, I'm so excited for you! I hope you have a good night! :)

Blessings and hugs,
Jenni

jeanetteann said...

Sounds really exciting,but to leave the lovely cottage :( I am sure will turn the 60;s one into a beauty anyway though. xx

pink*cherub*moon said...

Wow! How exciting! I am glad that you are keeping the cottage and renting it out. That way, it's still yours and you can always move back in should you want to. Meanwhile, a new house to play with and a beautiful water view? Can't beat that! Have fun with this new adventure and don't forget to keep us posted! Hugs, Leena

Donna said...

Beautiful house. Love it! Congrats to you on your win from Dear Lillie today!

Mrs. Sutton said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures of your home - I'm sure that your new home will be just as spectacular! x

deborah said...

Lovely post! And adorable etsy by the way!
deborah
{the white chair}

A Cottage Muse said...

How exciting!
Looking forward to you taking us along as you decorate your new nest!

Art and Sand said...

I just came across you blog and will have to follow so I can see what you do with a 60s place after a 30s charmer. They don't build them like they used to! Our cottage is 1927.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm so excited for you! How wonderful to have a view of the sound! I hope you love your new home and that you settle in quickly and your move goes smoothly. BTW: Love that first photo SO MUCH!!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Still can't believe you are leaving your charming little cottage ~ but i can't wait to see what you do with your new place and the transformation you and your husband will do to it with your vision! What an exciting new journey that awaits you (& the rest of us)! xoox

Tricia said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see how you give your new place the magic touch...I know it's going to look beautiful. I hope you have a good weekend :)

summersoul said...

congratulations Rachel. My mom and stepdad have views of the sound and there is nothing quite like it. I am excited to see pics when you are ready!

MC

Debbie said...

How exciting, Rachel!
How fun that would be to decorate a new/old home.
I am sure it will be beautiful once you finish putting your wonderful things in place.
Enjoy your weekend.
xxoo

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Congratulations, Rachel! I am looking forward to seeing your new place and all the magical touches you make to create your wonderful new home. And you will love having that magnificent view! I'm also glad you have friends who are moving to your lovely cottage and will take good care of it for you.
Have a fabulous weekend.