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Thomas Moore

Thursday, July 8, 2010

SUCCESS!!!

We got the house!! \o/\o/\o/
It has trees all around -
You can’t see the house from the street because of all the trees out the front, and the HUGE backyard is dark, like a forest, because it has large trees that cover the sky like a massive canopy. It’s right in town – we can walk to the library, shops, and church, plus it is near a big beautiful park with ancient rotundas and a wildlife area.
Inside are arched walkways, and moulded ceilings...(but it is no longer green as in this photo, but all WHITE!! \o/)...
...and a new sunny kitchen to inspire my culinary creativity!
The land slopes down at the back so the house is high set at the rear with a big upstairs verandah that looks into the tree tops. Magical. 

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes - how blessed we are to have had them. 
We'll be packing up over the next few days and will begin moving in on Monday afternoon. We plan to be fully installed by Tuesday night. 
Can you tell I'm excited?? 
Hugs
Jenny
xxx
PS: And the house is just 4 doors down from where the local quilting group meet!

107 comments:

Amanda said...

What a lovely looking house, it has real character. It was clearly meant to be the one for you. What fun you're going to have putting your own special stamp on it. Good luck with the move.

jednoiglec said...

Congratulations! Hope you will show everything when you move in:)

Dani said...

Congrats!!!! Sounds like it is perfect for you.

Debbie said...

That's such a nice and cozy house, Jenny! I hope you got a long lease. It's great to be so close to so many conveniences. Good luck in your new home.

SandyN said...

Jenny,

Nice...... and so close to the quilting group...

Nice.

Sandy N

solomi558 said...

Jenny I can feel the energy bouncing off your blog, congratulations to you and your family.

I would love to live in a house like that . I live in a bungalow in England and although it is my castle I love those clapboard houses ,they have such character . but I must not be dissatisfied there are many homeless people in the world--cottonreel

Heleen said...

Congratulations!!!! Wahat a wonderfull house. I wish you a happyand loving time living there. Good luck with moving!

Cattinka said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful house, I know you will be happy there.
KATRIN W.

Margaret said...

In the last 7 minutes seven persons have commented , I think we are all excited that you have found a home that you are well pleased with . Being able to walk in to town is a great advantage also Whoopee!

Martina said...

So glad that you found such a lovely place. It looks great. Wish you a lot of joy and strength for the moving!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Thats wonderful Jenny...I'm sooo glad you found somewhere so nice (with such short notice too).
happy moving and settling in.
Hugs, Sharon

The Patch Craft said...

Goode luck with the move. It looks like a lovley place, and walking distance to your quilting group great.

KaHolly said...

Jenny, it looks and sounds enchanting. Congratulations. Wish I was there to help you make the move. ~karen

Kerry said...

congratulations on your find, sounds like everything you could ask for, patchwork group included! Happy moving!

Susan said...

Hurray!! I have been checking all day so now I am glad I will go to bed knowing you are finally organised!!. Love old Queenslanders - though I wouldn't necessarily like the up keep! A few busy days ahead but I am sure you have done this many times - you are all probably experts!

Susan said...

Hurray!! I have been checking all day so now I am glad I will go to bed knowing you are finally organised!!. Love old Queenslanders - though I wouldn't necessarily like the up keep! A few busy days ahead but I am sure you have done this many times - you are all probably experts!

Rena said...

Congratulations and good luck in this lovely house.
I love Qld houses so much ,I`ll look with you regalary

Rena

Sue said...

Congratulations. What a gorgeous old Queenslander. I hope you will be V. happy there.

Anita said...

A very pretty house and I am sure you will enjoy it. I wish you succes with the move.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news Jenny.

You and the family must be so happy and to be so close to all that's important in your life. The house looks warm and inviting, Enjoy.
Sue.

DIAN said...

So pleased you have a new home to go to. It does look very special. Enjoy.

Fiesta said...

Congratulations Jenny, the house looks quaint and so exciting.

Maria said...

Oh Jenny what a beautiful home you have found. I am sure all the family will be really happy there.
I love the leadlight in the hall about the door.
Also a bonus having your quilting group so near.

synnove75 said...

I'm so happy for you! You must be so relieved.
The house looks lovely, I hope you will enjoy staying there.
Good luck on moving, I'm sure it will be great when you finally can calm down in your new house:-)

Anonymous said...

What a charming house, praise the Lord as He is good!! Good luck with the move to the new house.

Jo in TAS said...

Looks like it was meant for you!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous looking house Jenny. So glad for you & you family that all has worked out for you. Congrats on getting the house. Hugs. Jeanette

Jenny said...

Oh that's a beautiful house, what a find!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful news! Thank you, God. Looks like you'll be living like the Swiss Family Robinson... err, Swiss Family Reynolds.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations - a beautiful house.
Enjoy your new home!

Rumi said...

Yea! Congratulations! Seems like you found the perfect house. I love the arched doorways and the wonderful kitchen!

Elyte said...

Congratulations, such a lovely lovely house. It is a home that will inspire creativity.

retdairyqueen said...

Iam so glad you got the house and Iam sure it wont take you long to turn it into a home

Stephanie said...

Perfect! Much happiness in your new home.

Marit Johanne said...

What a cute house! I am sure you will be happy there :)

By Hoki Quilts said...

Woo hoo!!! Such a great house and just think of all the gas money you can save by being so close to everything what a bonus.
hugs
Miche'le

Janice said...

I am so pleased for you all. Your new home has so much character. I can tell that you and Blossom will have a wonderful time putting your own special touch on it. It will be so good being so centrally located as well. All the best with the big move.

Vintage Sandy said...

Jenny so happy for all of you, looks like a beautiful house please take some outdoor pictures sounds so wonderful enjoy your new home!!

Gunda said...

Congrats Jen, Your are so lucky.
Wish that in the new house the salt and bread never will went out. ( This is a tradional german wish for someone who move in a new house and normaly you give him a loaf of bread and a glass of salt )

Shari said...

The house looks fantastic - and will be a lot cooler than the last one! I hope you have many happy memories there!

Dot said...

Oh what a beautiful looking 'new' home you have. I love it!! I can see why you do to. Congratulations!

Terry said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all! It looks like a lovely home! :0)

Jeannie said...

Happy day!!!! It's beautiful!

Potpourri said...

Wonderful news. the greenery sounds really lovely. I especially love the sound of "an upstairs verandah looking over the treetops." I am sure you will have plenty of inspiration from these surroundings.

Joy McD said...

Sounds and looks just perfect! Congrats!!
lv,
Joy

debbie said...

Jenny, what a charming house, good things come to those who wait...and trust :o) Too bad it's not still green, it would look so lovely with all of your floral stitchery. Blessings for your new home.

Sheila said...

Jenny I am so pleased for you , that is a lovely home, the surrounds are so pretty and yet you are so very close to everything , what more could you ask for . I'm sure you will be very happy there and have fun with the packing and unpacking , a huge job but it looks like it will be well worth it ;-)

Carrie P. said...

So glad you finally found your new home. I really like those arches. I know you will have it decorated in no time. And I can imagine you will be spending lots of time at the shop.

Graciela said...

Hi Jenny!!!!!!!!!!!!! congratulation!!!! this is beatiful ,and very nice good look!!!!!!!!!
kisses for you

Maggey and Jim said...

Wow, it is lovely and so spacious.. So happy for you..
Hugs,
Maggey

alice said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love the arches and it is always great to be able to walk everywhere.We've seen the before, can't wait for the after pictures. Hope it all goes to plan. L,A-

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So happy for your Jenny! I know you will make this place a beautiful home

BJ said...

I'm so excited for you. I love the house - great architecture and layout and the setting sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing it with us... now to see it with all your special touches added.

BJ said...

I'm so excited for you. I love the house - great architecture and layout and the setting sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing it with us... now to see it with all your special touches added.

jugglingpaynes said...

That is a beautiful house! I love the doorways and the stained glass. It looks like just the sort of place an artist should live. Congratulations!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a wonderful house! It seems that it was "meant to be" and for that I am so happy for you!
I hope the move goes quick & easy!

mandapanda said...

Oh Jenny, you're becoming a true QLDer!! It's all about those high ceilings and arched door ways, and the dark palm tree gardens and the windows with shutters and the off the ground build in case of floods! just beware of snakes under the house, never go out without a torch at night! I mean, what perfect habitat for tree snakes! lol And you'll get a lot of fruit bats in the mango trees come summer!! But hopefully some mangoes too!
Any flowers in the gardens? And fences to keep the dogs in? Sounds like a perfect location!!!
I am so happy for you! Don;t hurt your hand and wrist while moving though...
Hugs!

Stormy Days said...

I love that house, it has such a good feel to it. Congratulations.

Janet said...

Looks great! Good luck with the packing and moving. I hope you have a big crew to help you. :)

grammy and papi said...

I am so happy for you and your family. I know you will truly enjoy living there. I don't envy the packing and moving, but I'm sure you will handle that in style.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Mamacessories said...

What a great home! So much character! I can imagine it filled with all your projects! God Bless!

Bluebell said...

Hi Jenny, I am so glad you got your house, and what a house it looks and sounds beautiful and you are so close to all the amenities what a relief for you. I don't envy you the packing and moving but how exciting a new home Lovely!! I am doing the embroidery onto a pair of white pillowcases which cottonreel is teaching me to crochet around too. Good Luck.
Love Jillxx

quilterfaye said...

Oh Yeah!!!!! It looks perfect Jenny. Congratulations on all your hard work in searching.Take care of yourself in packing. If you don't have room for all your fabric I'd be happy to take it off your hands.lol.
Look forward to the coming weeks/months as you put your touches on it ,making it a home.
hugs,Faye

Sandy said...

That's a terrific house -- I agree, how majical !!! and the perfect spot in the city, you'll enjoy being able to walk to all the places.

Shakerwood said...

What wonderful architecture!! Is it far from where you are now? ie: just as tropical? I'm guessing not as far as the last move!!

Best of luck. Please show us the sewing room when you move in!!

Betty said...

So happy for you, Jenny! God is GOOD!
Will be thinking about you moving as it is the same day we can be moving in to our new home! Bless You!

Fleurette said...

Glad you have found the perfect house.Its beautiful!

Yesy said...

Hello, I am so glad to finally have her home, from the description I imagine beautiful, I hope will bring great satisfaction and success.

Yesy

anniebeez said...

What a pretty little house! You seem really excited! I'm sure you will have it all snug and cozy in no time!

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

What a beautiful house. You will be busy moving. All those trees will help keep the house cool. I hope that you will take a photo after you get settled.

Dawn said...

Congratulations!! Have fun turning your house into a home.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Jenny... Congratulations!!!!! I hope you are very happy with your new home... May you find lots of love,laughter, and warmth within the walls of your new home... Can't waite to see it after you are all in and settled... Lots of Luck on the BIG move... Hugs and Stiches :)

Nancy said...

it sounds perfect... how lovely those arched doorways and the kitchen is huge...

don't envy you the packing and moving...

allsewnup said...

YAY!!! Congrats Jenny & family!!
Glad things worked out!!

hugs,
Carolyn

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Congratulations. The house looks lovely. So glad you got it, it is such an insecure feeling not knowing where you are going to live next.

Sewlmate Sister said...

Congrats, that house looks so you!!! Love the arches.

Paula C. said...

I am so jealous! Your new house is so beautiful! We will have to move soon off the base and into our own place but can't start looking until dh finds himself another job. That is great that the quilt group meets so close too!

edyB said...

YAY! So happy for you! This looks like a wonderful place to make your home. It should be MUCH cooler than the other one and how great that it's within walking distance of everything.
Have a safe move!

Carla Louise said...

What a beautiful place with such character. I can feel the creativity there already! Good Luck!

Sandy said...

I've been following your blog...and am so very happy for you!Congratulations, Sandy in MD

Joy said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so chuffed for you, phew, what a relief :o). The house looks fabulous Jen, I can just imagine it all white and cool and fresh looking. I can't wait for the grand tour when you're all moved in!!!
Big hugs darling one,
Joy :o)

Bev said...

I'm so happy for you and your family, Jenny. Good things happen to good people I believe. Can't wait to see more pics!

quiltmom said...

Lovely house Jenny- it has such charm and character- it looks like a wonderful place to live and create.
Regards,
Anna

Greymuppett (Rae) said...

What a great old Villa. It has so much character. Well done. I can imagine all your quilts and crafts hanging around on the walls.
Cheers Rae (NZ)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

How exciting, Jenny! Congratulations! I just love the inside and all those arches. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Maree: said...

I Love these Old Houses..they have so much Character..sounds like it's in the Perfect spot for Convienience...Good Luck with the Move..
cheers

creativedawn said...

Whoohooo! and Congratulations!!! That house is oh so sweet and I can just imagine your shabby chic window treatments and lovely decor in it...YOu've got to share the pics after you move in! So exciting! Have fun and try not to overwork yourself during your move!

big hugz, Pam

Val - Apple Cottage said...

Oooooh - you've found yourselves a gorgeous colonial. How perfect. In your part of the world that shady back yard is just exactly what you need too. God is indeed good.

Terri said...

Yipeeeeeeeeeee!! Now....about that sewing room....where is it? I know this lil home will be decorated beautifully!!
hugs, Terri

Ana Paula said...

I wish you'll and your family have a very good and pleasant moments at your beautiful new house.
God bless you my dear.
Kisses

Anonymous said...

Jenny, that's great news!! Oh, I LOVE the woodwork of the doorways!!! and that dear transom over the door! Wow, it all looks so wonderful, lots of character.

Congrats! Take care of your hands and wrists, OK, with all this packing and lifting and carrying - you have two strong young kids to do that for you!

Gerda, Canada

Mad Quilter said...

Congratulation! Looks like a nice cozy old Queenslander. Great that you are so close to so many conveniences.

KAYLEE said...

WOOHOO !!! CONGRATS Jenny, which town do you live in ? Happy moving :-) Hugs Kaylee

Wendy B said...

woohoo!!! congratulations Jenny...I had no doubt you would find somewhere suitable and it does look perfect!!!! Just shows, prayers DO work magic! have a safe move.....so cool that the quilters group is just down the road....lucky you!
XXX sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

SheilaC said...

The house is so beautiful!! I am so happy you have found a wonderful new home!

SheilaC

What Comes Next? said...

Oh Jenny! The house looks wonderful - you'll be all settled in there in no time. Love those archways, and that back veranda sounds heavenly. Hope all the packing and moving goes smoothly,
hugs,
J

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a gorgeous looking house Jen...what will yo be able to create here....the mind boggles...

BubzRugz said...

So glad you got the house - it looks lovely and just the right place for all that creativity.... all the best for the move... Hugz from Bubz

Myra said...

Congrats Jenny! 8-)

Robin in New Jersey said...

What a lovely house! I am so excited for you!

loulee said...

Well that all sounds good to me. How close to quilt group?

Narelle said...

Congratulations!
Good things come to those who wait and this home looks perfect to me!

Allie said...

If this isn't a Jenny-house I don't know what is - I cannot WAIT to see how you decorate it girl, it's like a charming storybook cottage and I'm so so happy for you!!!!! And near the local quilting group? Wahoo!!!

Wendz said...

How wonderful! A lovely house in what sounds like an excellent location, seems like it's the right house at the right time. Congrats and good luck with your packing and moving, hope it all goes smoothly.

The Memory Keeper said...

What a cute little house Jenny! Sew happy you got it. I love the sweet little kitchen.

marilyn said...

Just knew the house would come through, and it looks magical. Wow. Hope it has good light and a lovely room for you to use for your sewing room. Will be thinking of you al as you pack, moveand unpack again.
Sounds a perfect location as well.

Marika said...

What a verry nice house, i like it so mutch,
i wish you many lucky time in it,
creative regards Marika