Sunday, January 10, 2010

School House Scenes: 1

Here's a few snapshots of the new place. I do love it here and dreamed at age 11 that I would live here when I 'grew up.' I'm slowly working at making it feel more like home - finding spots for pyrex and wooden spoons, fabric and yarn, and all that good stuff.


The Facts:
Old 1890's school house-the first in the town
Converted into apartments 20 years back
Sits squarely in the middle of the village
Within walking distance of the fabric store and the farmer's market when it is in season
We think my great-grandma (Grammie's mom) attended school here
There's 20 foot ceilings
I sleep in a loft

Better pictures coming!

47 comments:

Michaela said...

I love to hear about stories when dreams come true... just like yours with the house. It looks like a magical place... Wishing you a lot of great moments there..

cathleen said...

Jessica!!! I LOVE it already. It looks so spacious and fresh! Can't wait to see more of your cozy decorating. How awesome to be right in the middle of a little village. Life sounds good for you right now...so happy for you!

heather said...

this is so wonderful jessica! you will love being able to get to a few places easily on foot. i too can't wait to see more photos. congratulations!

Katie said...

My friend used to have a place there, they are so beautiful! I used to daydream about living there too...how funny. Don't forget the used book store close by as well :)
Enjoy your new space! It is lovely.

stitching under oaks said...

sounds wonderful! and to have a connection with your great grandma...how wonderful. can't wait to see more of it!

willowluna said...

The pictures you've already shared are great--and better ones are coming?!? Enjoy the cozy making in our blustery weather!

Alexis said...

So exciting!!

Tonya said...

It sounds, and looks, wonderful! Congratulations.

bridgmanpottery said...

how cool to live in a place you wanted to live in as a child! Have fun "homey-ing" it up.

kraftykash said...

The stairs look great! What a fun place to live. Im having a Yarn Swap on my blog. Come check it out and tell your readers about it. The more the better! :D

Dawn said...

I loved this little peak into you house, and can't wait to see more! How cool is that, that you're now living in the school that your great grandma attended. :)

iknitipurl said...

Ooooh, I'm jealous. I love old buildings that are converted into apartments. They have the neatest stories behind them. Loving the yellow Pyrex too!

Joy said...

That's excellent, Jessica! I especially love that your great-grandma attended school here and that it's within walking distance to the farmer's market and fabric store. Enjoy & show us more when you get everything situated. :)

Ivy said...

How cool to live in an old school house (especially one your great-grandma went to)! I love that you'll be able to walk to things.

dmoms said...

the being able to walk to the farmers market - bliss!

Lisa Anne said...

Moving into a new place is fun- after all the stress of actually preparing for the move is over. Blessings on your new home.

Amy said...

Welcome home!

Amy said...

Your place looks and sounds fantastic!

Jenn said...

I love the pictures. The perfect place to make a new home...in the middle of town next to the important places. The only thing I can think of that would be better is if it was all yours, not just an apartment :) Can't wait for more pictures.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Home sweet home....I'm glad your Pyrex is taking centerstage -- that would be the first thing I would unpack. May you haved many happy days and nights in your new home.

dodi said...

Enjoy every moment of it Jessica! Wishes really do come true, don't they?? :)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Your new home sounds like an amazing place. And how cool to have the link to your Grandma!

elizabeth said...

would you email me your new address - so i can pop your little winnings in the mail! they are just waiting on my counter . . . :)

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

kristina said...

Oh it sounds perfect. And how amazing to think you'd dreamed of living there all this time and it's really happened! K x

ChristyG said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the photos.

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Judy @ daily yarns said...

What a super place to live. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Debi said...

Walking distance to the fabric store AND the farmer's market? It doesn't get much better than that, does it? Your new home looks lovely, can't wait to see more pictures!

Rebekah said...

What a cool apartment! That's so neat that it has so much history for you and that it's so close to all the things that you love! Enjoy nesting!

Allison said...

oh jessica! what an amazing place to live. great places within walking distance and a connection to your family. if i lived in my childhood dream house, i'd be sequestered in the tower of an old victorian, writing novels and playing the piano.

peaceliving said...

How exciting to live in your "dream house"! I always love arranging my things in each new place. Have fun!

Holli said...

Oh Wow! Sounds absolutely perfect for you!

Holli said...

Oh Wow! Sounds absolutely perfect for you!

Journeying Five said...

looks fantastic, like a blank canvas awaiting your direction.

Julie said...

How cool! I love the stairs to the loft!

Liesl said...

This looks like a fantastic place! With an awesome history. (That is so cool that your Great-Grandma went to that school and now your living there! My Great-Grandma went to school in a little one room octagonal school house just down the road from me.)

Laura said...

What a cool story! That top photo just looks so cozy. :)

laluna said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more and can't wait to hear all about your new adventures!

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gardenmama said...

It sounds great Jessica!!
I look forward to seeing more!

Hip Mountain Mama said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing these photos and the history! I am excited to see more photos!!
Suzy

Stephanie said...

So where did you move to? This old school house sounds and looks so cozy. Congrats on the move and how exciting to live within walking distance to a fabric store! I'm jealous!!!

Philigry said...

that is awesome! you must love it there!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

oh jessica! how great to live in a place with so much history! and it's beautiful!

Valerie said...

just came across your blog via the handmade headers on flickr
congratulations !
to move in (esp. a great place like this one) is always so exciting !

Relyn said...

I sleep in a loft

Sounds like the first line to a Billy Collins poem.