I have now officially moved to Southern California! The housing market is extremely competitive right now! Thank goodness the prices are low because it is at the point where, if you really want the home, you can't play around with your offers; if the house is listed as $500 and you are really interested, then you have to bid like $520... Kind of a bummer because it was way different during the beginning of this year where you could have low balled the offer, but unfortunately we weren't ready to purchase then. My husband always tells me how much he despises the "what ifs" or "could have/should have" statements because they are things that have passed and cannot change. So I try real hard to not make those statement, HOWever, I was looking back at some photos from Northern California and have a few regrets...
About a week before we moved out, we went to Summer's Cottage in Petaluma, CA and I fell in love with this cabinet and rocking chair. Because we hadn't picked out a home yet, I worried I wouldn't find a spot for them. What if the front porch wasn't one you could put a chair on? What if it just didn't go with the look of the home? Usually I go by the philosophy that if I love something, I will find a place for it- but in this case, I was hesitant and not sure why. So, I took some pics and told myself I would go home and think about it. Well, things got pretty busy with the move and all, and I never had the chance to drive back up to Petaluma. I look at these pictures today and, yes Dan, I REGRET not purchasing these when I had the chance!!
I did, however, purchase some little things including an aqua mercury candlestick, a vintage crystal lamp, and an awesome watering can. These were things I felt I could absolutely find a place for and couldn't pass up.
I think I put Dan to good use here haha... what a trooper. The brown plaid thing he is holding is not from Summer's Cottage- it's a doggy seat cover for our car... just in case you were wondering : )