Monday, March 28, 2016


Several months ago I was contacted by Gina from (Victorian Wanna Be) and I was thrilled when she told me she lived in Columbia, Missouri.  She stopped by this week to say hello.  We were invited to her church and so yesterday we attended Easter Sunday at Forum Christian Church.  It was a lovely celebration of of the resurrection of Jesus and what a difference his resurrection means for each of us! 
 I hope you had a blessed Easter.  
This was the lovely tulip that Gina gifted
 us with when she paid a visit.  I also look
forward to meeting Janice who also lives here
and blogs at Curtains In My Tree!

Today is my weekly Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage
 and Garden Blog Party.  I am sharing some
photos of our new home - well not really
 new (16 years old) but new to us.

I am so happy to be HOME and getting settled each and every day!  Seems like we just keep "putting things together:

 beds, shelves, furniture, tables - you name it!  Even though I have

 been so busy unpacking, I still wanted to put

 some Easter Decorations out.  I guess this is

 because I already missed decorating for

Valentines and St. Patrick's Day!

  I think I will leave my Easter things up for a while.

This wash stand (below) was in a bedroom 
before but is now in the entrance foyer.

 We have messes everywhere but I can
 show you my armoire which
 is now in the kitchen between
 2 doorways going into the Great Room. This
kitchen has an area for a table by the glass
sliding doors onto the deck and then another small dining area
with a fireplace but I am going to use that area
as a "Victorian Parlor" for my antique sofa. I will
show you more about that later.

Every time I took a photo here I was trying to
 avoid a hammer, power drill, picture not
 hung up yet, wall clocks on the floor, etc. 
I did get out some violet and pansy pieces to display:

We marked every box that was packed by putting a label on the box which identified the room it was to be taken to and also a simple idea of was in the box.  I have never moved this way before and so as I am unpacking, it has made for better organization.  I think I told you my hubby is a really good teacups broken!

My kitchen cupboards are maple and
 I really wanted white but may just live with these.

 I wish I could show you more but everywhere I 
look there are things to be hung and put together.
  I know you will understand.

There are little shelves on each side of
 the kitchen window.  I love the
big beautiful mature trees in the back of the yard.

I am so enjoying all the wildlife, birds and everything green here!  It is still chilly and yes - rained for Easter!
  This is a deck off the kitchen:

I have some new friends in the back yard
that come out
 every morning and evening:

I will be joining other blog parties today. 
 I am sorry I couldn't do that last week. The
special featured posts from this party will be
shared on Saturday morning.

I will be joining:

Please join me by linking below!
I have moved over one time zone so I
 may be one hour earlier for some of you!


Beth in NEPA said...

So happy to see you so well settled already in your new home. Everything looks lovely as one would expect!

handmade by amalia said...

I enjoyed the tour, Bernideen. So much loveliness to admire.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your house is beautiful Bernideen - full of light which I love!
A great deck for your outdoor bits and bobs!
Love your Easter decor - keep it up and enjoy it!
Thank you for hosting - you're a trooper!
Shane x

Parsimonious Perfection said...

So glad to see that all your pretties made it safe thanks to the hubby! Your house looks like it is really coming together...such pretty displays. I know you will be glad once everything is settled! The best part of your post, I just love that you are already meeting bloggy "friends!" I think that is a true testament to how wonderful blogging really is!

Vee said...

It is looking wonderful already! How wondeful to be blessed by such hospitality by a fellow blogger! That is fantastic.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bernideen,
Your home looks charming already and you have beautiful windows and views! The colours on the walls look almost like mine in the dining and kitchen. I see some silver/pale blue carpet too which is what we have in two of our rooms. We are facing a move too down the road. I'm sure you will be very happy in your new home. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the view outside your dining room. I also like how your china looks in the cupboard. xoxo Su

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I meant to tell you we had a bunny rabbit in our yard yesterday. He's still white and he seems to like our pine trees right outside our side door so we get a really good look at him. Every time I grab the camera he sees me though and hops off.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, you sure settle in quickly! You must have tons of energy! Love the windows by the dining table (and everything else!).

Cheryl said...

Oh, my! What a lovely home you have! And, I was just thinking about how wonderful it is that your beautiful things survived the move with nothing being broken! You must be an excellent packer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us here, and I wish you blessings as you unpack and get settled. Moving is never easy, but you have certainly arrived in a beautiful place!

Thelma said...

A nice view from your dining area. It looks like a lovely comfortable home. Enjoy it. Have a good week.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen! How exciting to see your new home! And how fun you have blogger friends near! Your home looks wonderful! We have packed and moved several times, and learned early on to label to boxes with what room and contents and even an inventory, which really helps! So glad you are getting settled, and it looks wonderful! Thanks for hosting!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, to me it is amazing how much you have settled into your new house already. You got so much done in such a short time!
I really like your kitchen and dining room area, as it is so nice and bright. Since you mentioned that you wanted a white kitchen, have you thought about painting the maple wood? That should work just fine.
Wishing you much joy furnishing and decorating your new home!
Warm regards,

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh your new home really is lovely! I especially like the large kitchen with it's large windows overlooking your gorgeous deck. How beautiful to look out there and see the trees, bunnies and birds. You must be so busy unpacking and tired too. I can't wait to see the rest of your home. That is wonderful that you went to church with Gina yesterday too. Thank you hosting BTTCG and I hope you had a perfect Easter! Karen

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your new home looks lovely....and so happy without anything being broken. I so love the view outside your kitchen windows too. thanks for hosting...

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh the light coming through the windows is spectacular. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing so soon. You have been working hard.

Veronica said...

I am so glad to see that none of your tea things were broken. That was a concern of mine as I consider downsizing and moving to another region on the east coast. I have a lot of breakables, but seeing that yours made it okay, gives me hope! God bless you in your "new" home!

Bookie said...

Welcome to Missouri! What a gorgeous eating area you have...I love the white chairs and sweet windows!!!

Anonymous said...

Your new home looks lovely Bernideen! How fun to have a visit already from a blogger! Have a good week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

OH my goodnes, my friend, you and your hubby have done amazingly well in setting up! I am impressed, and I know it makes you feel more at home to have some of your favorite things out. The armoire looks so pretty and I look forward to seeing the parlor set up. Your view out the deck is so pretty. Best of luck and God bless you in your new home. How nice to meet a fellow blogger, too! Thanks for hosting, Bernideen and don't overdo it!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your new home looks very welcoming, I especially like the dining area with all its windows overlooking your garden and deck... and rabbits!

janice15 said...

So exciting Bernideen.. I loved every photo and I can't wait to see more of your lovelt new home, the kitchen looks wonderful. Have a lovely day dearest, wuth love Janice.

Danielle Carlson said...

Bernideen, those tulips are beautiful! Your entire home is lovely. I hope you had a blessed Easter. :)

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Szara Sowa said...

I hope, You have a nice Easter in Your new home!

Beth said...

Your home is beautiful! I like the yard too. Can't wait to see what you do as you begin your new gardening.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...


Your home is looking lovely! The layout is so nice and your furniture looks great in it! What a pretty place to sit and eat. Missouri is so beautiful!

You could always have your cupboards painted - its on my 'to do' list for this summer in my own kitchen!

I look forward to seeing your sitting area in the kitchen!

quakerhillfarm said...

I am so happy for you! Your new home looks so very cozy!

Unknown said...

sweet little bunny to say hi :) the house is looking great and already a home! Love the violets! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us!

Margie said...

Your new home is looking good, Bernideen! I'm impressed by how much you have managed to unpack and set up so far. I'm also glad to hear that the teawares all arrived safely. Kudos to your husband for his stellar packing skills. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the last week of March!

xinex said...

So nice to see your new home, Bernideen. It looks very charming. I am glad to see you settling in. I still have a garage full of boxes waiting to be opened...Christine

Anonymous said...

Bernideen, your home is so welcoming and lovely. I love your tea cupboard and all the little hanky doilies everywhere. So feminine! Thank you so much for hosting this party.

Angela McRae said...

It is so fun to see you settling in at your new home, and how wonderful that you've already made some new friends there! I love that everything *already* looks so inviting and cozy at your house, and I know it will be even more so in the days to come. Now, if only I can get myself to start thinking of you as "Bernideen from Missouri" instead of "Bernideen from Colorado." Old habits die hard!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! So glad you enjoyed our Church, so sorry I told you the wrong time that we attend! Scatterbrained me! And thanks for mentioning my blog. :)
It is so much fun to see your lovely decorating in photos on your blog, since I have seen it in person! Your table looks great all set up!
Have a wonderful, restful but productive last week of March and beginning of April! Talk to you soon!

Martha's Favorites said...

You sound so peaceful and calm. Everything looks great already. I can't wait to see it all done. Have a great week. Blessings,Martha

Anonymous said...

You are settling in so nicely with lots of spots to display your pretties. New friends to welcome you are a blessing.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your new home is lovely! Sounds like you're settling into life in Columbia. Our daughter is getting married at Stephens's College in October then they will be staying on for awhile, as she will continue working at the University. Glad you've connect with a blogging friend and might have found a church. I think you've found Randy's Frozen Custard. 😋🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦.

Curtains in My Tree said...

It all looks so pretty already, you are fast at getting things out and put in their new special places.
I love your table and white chairs.
Talking about your kitchen cabinets, just get the white paint bucket out and you will have white cabinets I had my old pine cabinets painted years ago.

I hope to visit you in the near future and see all your pretty tea pots and cups

Welcome to Columbia Missouri

Schotzy said...

I love your new home... it looks so welcoming and just beautiful.. it so fits your style.. The pink shelved piece is gorgeous and such a perfect spot to share your fabulous collection... Great idea regarding the organized unpacking room by room... I know you will enjoy many great years in such a beautiful home!!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your new house is looking lovely. What a nice kitchen and eating area with all the windows and beautiful views. Having your pretties displayed must make it already seem like home.
And how wonderful to have a fellow blogger welcome you! It's just like a big blogging family.
Looking forward to seeing more of your delightful photos. xo Deborah


Your new home looks lovely dear friend, you made it look so happy, inviting and warm, I love how it looks like it's always been like this! I'm so glad you are happy and yes, even made some new friends, as it is important when one is new in the neighborhood.
I was looking at your gorgeous hutch and how I have the same teapot with blue little flowers and the crystal basket... great minds think alike, hihihi..
Thank you so much for hosting.
Enjoy your week.

Lady Linda said...

Your new home is so pretty! How fun to start all over and have a fresh new place. I would love to do that! I bet you are ready to relax a bit now. Love you.

Sylvia said...

I love all your decor,Bernideen, your new home looks so pretty. I do understand about the packing and everything laying around. I just moved 3 months ago and still need to finish up a few things.

Mrs.T said...

Everything is looking just beautiful, Bernideen. What a lovely home! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, I'm so happy to be joining you in your new home. It looks so pretty and seems that there is a lot of space in your rooms. The deck will be wonderful off of your kitchen, where you can sit and visit with your new little "friends". I'm glad you met Gina. She is such a sweet and talented lady. Hope you had a wonderful Easter and thanks for hosting..Judy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Goodness - you surely have a lot unpacked - and decorated up so nicely. Everything is just lovely. I have almost the exact same violet teapot - it is perfect for a spring tea.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I can't believe how amazing your house looks already and you've just moved in - wow, it looks like you've been there for months!! What a cozy, beautiful home - I'm so happy for you! Enjoy spring in your new home - the property looks so beautiful and I love your new friends that visit you in the gardens!

tealady said...

Blessings on your new home. Everything looks so bright and airy. You have so much done it doesn't look like you just moved in.

The Charm of Home said...

Your new home looks lovely Bernideen!

Stephanie said...

Oh Bernideen, everything is looking so pretty in your new home and what fun you must be having. Your delightful china made me almost swoon! What beauty, my friend!

Enjoy your Thursday! Hugs!

Cynthia said...

Your house is very pretty, and how awesome that there are two bloggers in your community that are already friends!

Michele said...

Oh my word, Bernideen- you have gotten so much accomplished in such a short time! I love your new home, and so happy you made it safely, and without a single teacup broken - your hubs deserves a big ole smootch or three for that!

Best wishes for a truly happy life there. I wish you peace and joy and beauty.

Sorry I have been absent, missed ya, glad to be semi-back and hope to do lots of catching up soon. Hugs and prayers and ♥

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am hanging my head in shame for not linking up to your party sooner. I misunderstood and thought that is was a Tea Party only. Stupid me!!
Your beautiful shelves drew me here! Stunning!! Congrats on your"new" home and how wonderful that you were able to meet up with Gina!!
The shelves on the kitchen cabinets remindedme of the Kitchen in my parents home and I love how you dressed them up!! Charming. Thanks for hosting and now that the light bulb went off in my brain, I will be back weekly!!

Jean | said...

Hi Bernideen ~ I couldn't resist coming back and linking my current post when I thought of all the Brits who might be having what they call "Spag Bol" (spaghetti Bolognese) for their "tea" -- high tea, that is, not dainty afternoon tea. :-) Hope you don't mind!

JES said...

Wow, you have unpacked very quickly! Your home is coming along beautifully!!! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, I will be featuring this post tomorrow at my No Place Like Home party. Hope you're having a nice day. Blessings, Sandi

Diana said...

Your new home looks lovely, Bernideen, just as I would expect! Love your cup and saucer display. What fun that you are getting to meet some of your blogging friends. So far, I've just met one and it was wonderful. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm :)

Unknown said...

Hi Bernideen, your home has come so fast you have unpacked so quickly.