I awoke this morning all smiles. I kissed and hugged each scottie girl as I gently pushed them away so that I could exit my bed. I made French press with the creamer I finally remembered to purchase yesterday. My grocery store has upped it’s game and has a shiny new aisle full of wine. I walked up and down the aisle twitching my nose happily. Wine does that to me.
The new house — it’s a cottage (actually a bungalow – I prefer cottage) from 1930. I love a home with a history. As I sit here writing it’s complete chaos around me with boxes, papers, more boxes, unhung art, etc etc etc – said in a King and I sort of fashion — all around me. I find myself wishing for a good gust of wind to bring Mary Poppins in to do that thing she does where everything magically moves to where it’s supposed to be. The problem with all that, including the fact that Mary Poppins is in England at the moment, is that these things don’t have a ‘supposed to be’ place…. yet. That’s the fun of it I think. Finding out where my treasured items are supposed to be in the new house.
I’ve named the new digs as I name everything I just heard you say – Speckled Egg Cottage. I love the word speckled so it’s a given. Plus a speckled egg just like a Dapple Gray Horse makes me grin. I really did just grin you didn’t see that part. I moved literally about a mile away from my beloved La Petite Maison de Joie – into Frog Hollow, East Point, Ga. We are about 15 mins S of the city being Atlanta. About 2 mins to the Tyler Perry Studios here at the recently defunct Fort Macpherson. Historic College Park, East Point, and Hapeville make up the Tri-Cities just S of Atlanta. A very quaint historic district. I’ve always admired Frog Hollow and boom – now I live here!
I had friends over last night for part business part cocktail hour wine cheese sort of thing. Very much a pop up considering I ran to the grocery store with the new wine aisle because I had yet to actually open the refrigerator in the new digs. After the appropriate amount of Cabernet, cheese, crackers, cucumbers, carrots and these very large beets which I’ll roast at a later date were bagged I scurried home excited to sit in the new cottage in the deemed living room area and enjoy the evening. Yes we were among boxes and unhung art etc even though it’s chaos it was pleasing. So pleasing that we sat up and talked for quite some time. The house has a great vibe. It’s happy I’m here. I can’t really hang art until the inside is painted my signature pale bluish green (Tranquility is the name of the paint chip). My art always looks FAB in this bluish greenish color.
It’s going to be a wonderful home – I’m sure of it. Stay tuned for more progress. You can always find the house at #speckledeggcottage on google. I love hashtags. Shortcut to whatever you are following.
Have a super weekend filled with the hint of Fall (even though it’s high 90’s here in the South there’s a slight HINT of cold late in the evening ha!), coffee with friends, a great Cab in the evening, good books , and anything else that makes you happy and content. Oh! And Scotties.
Much love…. Kimy