10.01.2010

New Uses for My Old Stuff

My favorite thing about moving to a new house is the way that you get to re-think how you use your stuff. For example, this chandelier hung in my master bathroom in our Colorado house. It was a huge bathroom, so it worked really well in there.

In our new house, I decided to use it outside. I love how it makes the deck feel more room-like, and gives it more dimension.

Of course, anything would look good when set against this amazing view!

We sat out there the other night at sunset, and the candles hanging above us added such a nice ambiance!
Want to come over for dinner?


20 comments:

Holly said...

Oh so beautiful! Lovin that view too! Thanks for sharing!

duchess said...

I'd love to join you for dinner - that view is amazing. I have to admit that I'm diggin your new nest. You picked a good one - can't wait to see the rest.
Enjoy your weekend.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Beautiful. I'd love to have a view like that.

southerninspiration said...

FABULOUS, girl!

Suzanne

Jboo said...

Wow -- gorgeous!! And, of course, I'd love to join you for dinner! :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Janet

Kiri said...

What an amazing view! What time should I come over? ;)

~Kiri

Kelli said...

If I could look at the view I would love to come over! Very nice.

Shell in your Pocket said...

That it totally perfect outside!

sandy toe

Happiness Is... said...

Um, can I steal that view? WOW!

abby @ tales and trials said...

Can I just say that your deck and view are seriously fabulous!! WOW. Your iron chandy looks right at home outside on your deck and definitely makes your space look homey.

Kristen said...

What a great outdoor area! I love it! I hope you are settling in okay...and that it gets easier with each day.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful space and view!!!

One Of Me Is Crazy and The Other Me Is Sane said...

Carrie, before you decide where to buy, take a trip to the town of Sonoma. Go to the downtown plaza and walk around the town. I grew up there and I know you will love it.

It's a great place to live, but just visiting it will perk your spirits up and make California seem more friendly. Many people commute to the Bay area from there so that their families can live in such a family-friendly town. Check it out.

BB said...

Hi, I'm in Arizona.. candles outside melt and disappear into puddles on my patio..ahahahh..or blow away with monsoon winds.. .hahaha .California is pretty with all the vines along the freeway and the laid back kind of feeling.... you'll discover that you live your life basically the same.. you eat the same food.. you watch the same tv shows.. and you say the same prayers in your same bed at nite.. I lived in the bay area for a few years.. it took awhile but then I got to like it...it's ok to be homesick..") I hope you are feeling better .

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hey you.. Boy I been one busy girl the last few monthes..I been a full time working mom again and loving the full time work..Im back into the factory world...Im at Sle-co plastic in LOndon ON and love it..How are you and your sweet little family..I geuss I have lots to read.. Hope you have a wonderful night..Hugs...

Lisa & Gerald said...

Beautiful view..

Jodee Leader said...

That's the perfect place! What a fabulous view too! Hope you are getting all settled in!

CRICKET said...

This makes me home sick! I saw this post and thought you might be interested:
http://chicprovence.blogspot.com/2010/09/wander-through-ferry-building.html

allthingsjuice said...

Love the repurposing. It looks terrific out there!

Life with Kaishon said...

The view is ridiculous. SO gorgeous. Love it.