Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The story of a new home ~

Good Morning ~ the sun is shining, the birds are singing and today Mr. Vintage and I get possession of our new forever home~

The story of how we purchased this home is quite amazing to me now.

Four years ago, Mr. Vintage and I were looking for a new forever home.  Our home was too big for us and we wanted to move to the Country for a simpler life ~

Well, we stumbled upon what we now lovingly call the "Lakehouse".  I was smitten.

So ~ we listed our house for sale.

It was not to be.  The real estate market crashed and our home did not sell.  The owners of the Lakehouse rented it out to tenants instead ~ sigh ~ I was soooo disappointed.

Many months passed, but still the Lakehouse called to me.  so I claimed it for our own.  I believed that we would be there some day.

I would say to Mr. Vintage as we drove by "There is our  house".  He would sigh and lovingly say,  Honey it's not ours and never will be.... I did not give up.

A couple of years passed.  We put our house on the market again.  We looked around.  We found nothing that we really wanted. 

Then we received an email from the owners of the Lakehouse asking us if we were still interested.  Well, you can just imagine my surprise ~ my joy!

We put the offer in, it was accepted and subsequently sold our house.

Today, we get the keys to our new forever home. 

I am over the moon with excitement. 

I will be back soon.  We have a lot of cleaning and painting to do, but I will be back real soon.

I hope exciting thing are happening for YOU!~




  1. I am so happy for you Marianne! Enjoy decorating and making her your own. Happy Easter!


  2. How exciting. That lake house was meant to be yours, Enjoy making her into your home.

  3. It pays to dream BIG! So happy for you both. Looking forward to seeing the new place.
    Send us some home-selling vibes, will you please? ;0D

  4. I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations! And a beautiful sunny day it is too! Words are powerful and you never gave up. Encouraging. Have a blessed Easter! Diane

  5. What a great story of faith and persistence. I'm so glad you got the house that you wanted. I hope you will share all the befores and afters of you new Lakehouse. :)

  6. Very happy for was meant to be :) Yes, do take lots of before and after know we love to see them.
    Happy Easter.

  7. congrats on the new old house! Great story. My second house I went to a barn sale the woman was having and bought the house and it wasn't even for sale yet!

  8. Oh I am SO happy for you!!! The house was meant to be yours no doubt. I remember when i was able to buy my Grandparents house as a weekend home for my cousins and I to meet. I remember saying to myself "dreams really do come true" as so that goes for you too! Congrats and can not wait to see pictures.

  9. Marianne - so happy and congratulations on your new home! Anxious to follow along as you make it truly yours.

    Happy Easter to you and yours!