Hello friends! Before we delve into Palmetto Bluff, I want to announce the winner of the flat top jar. Congratulations goes to- #171 JANE RINEHART Please email email@example.com to claim your prize and provide your shipping address so your jar can be on it’s way. ___________________________ Can you believe it’s chapter 40 and to think most of you were here with me from the very start! So we just got back from my happy place aka Palmetto Bluff and the second round of furniture arrived during this stay. That is when it really started feeling like home. I cannot tell you how much I love this house. It is a perfect home, it is big enough to comfortably allow for our family plus guests but not so big that it’s overwhelming. I love the master on the first floor, and the super open floor plan. It just is a “feel good” home which is flooded with tons of sunlight, bright even on an overcast day. Seeing the rest of the furniture come in was so exciting. Though the two moving days were exhausting and we worked our buns off…it was as I said earlier the best kind of deliriousness. So with almost all the furniture in place (still waiting on 3-4 pieces) and plenty of accessorizing left to do…this house is really starting to feel like home. In fact, I must admit it was really hard to leave. I love the pace in PB, the people, the civility, and I always find myself in a much more relaxed state when I am there. Funny thing, everyone that goes there says the very same thing. There really is a peace of mind that comes over you once you enter those gates, and that is no exaggeration! It was exciting getting to do a lot of “firsts”, cooking my first meal, eating our first al fresco meal on the porch, even washing my first batch of clothes felt a little exhilarating! We also got to entertain and enjoy the house with 14 of my favorite family members including the highlight, celebrating my grandmother’s 101st birthday! YES I said 101! So yes, we love it and are so thrilled with how everything has come out…exactly as I had dreamed and hoped it would. So enough of my talking, let me show you around as to how things looked the few days after the moving truck came. As anyone knows with a new house, it takes about a year before you have every last thing in place, but think we are off to a good start- _____________________________ Moving truck showed up full of all that we needed to make turn this house into a home:) The front porch served as a temporary staging area:) We have chairs (from EJ Victor) These are so good looking and super comfortable, loved that we watched the legs to the tones of the floor (a more weathered oak) Gorgeous sofas from EJ Victor and the fabulous oversized cocktail from Chaddock Furniture came out even prettier than I expected…always a good thing! These sofas are literally the most comfortable ones I have ever sat on S Isn’t the cocktail beautiful! Had this beautiful trestle bench made (fabric from Stark) beautiful nickel lanterns from Circa Lighting Stools from Vanguard as many have asked, orchid from me:) Still having a love affair with my gorgeous hood! Lunch for the moving men…..with a front row seat to The World Cup! Pretty smaller sectional for study (Vanguard) and carpet I had made as an area rug from Rosecore (part of Stanton carpets) Small desk behind sofa and pretty chair where I will do my blogging:) Meanwhile in the living room, some of the porcelains I had sent down are unpacked and in their holding pen waiting for distribution! The beautiful pillows as part of The Palmetto Bluff collection with Studio Tullia waiting to be placed Decided on this paper for one powder room along with my navy lantern (from my shop) It’s starting to look like a living room! Using the outside end tables for now inside since they won’t be in for a few months, these were bedroom lamps we are using temporarily in living room Ahhh…….love these pillows! At long last my bed arrived…..it came last time but they were missing some parts, love it! And you know for me flowers are a so important, so in anticipation of family coming in….got some pretty hydrangeas to add a welcoming touch Outside on the covered porch my Provence planters await their boxwoods And here they are! Loved seeing my beloved planters on the front porch, the perfect finishing touch! 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(their website is under construction) MY COPPER GAS LANTERNS- COPPER SCULPTURES (ASK FOR KATHY SHOOK) MY AMAZING ARCHITECTS- COURT ATKINS ARCHITECTS (WILLIAM) LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS- HILTON HEAD LANDSCAPING (ASK FOR NICK) MARBLE FLOORING AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH– BASKETWEAVE MOSAICS (ask for Eric and tell them Tina from TEH sent you) MARBLE FLOORING– TILE BAR– (ask for Jacob and tell them Tina from TEH sent you) ALL STONE SLABS- AGM STONE (best slabs in the south) MOST LIGHTING AND THE FANS- CIRCA LIGHTING LIVING ROOM MANTLE- CLASSIC STONE CREATIONS TV’S/ALL AUDIO AND VIDEO- ELITE AUDIO AND VISUAL (ask for Ethan) MY OUTDOOR FURNITURE– LANE VENTURE MATTRESSES- SHIFMAN MATTRESSES OUR RUGS- DECOR MARKET And so many of you asked many different questions about a whole host of things, so if you want to see my replies to many of your questions click here to see this post. So, lots of great progress was made last week. Next time I will show you things as they all came together and the limited accessorizing that I was able to do. Came home armed with lots of notes and measurements of things left to be done. Next time, plan on making even more progress as the fun stage of accessorizing continues. I truly love this place, it really is my happy place and I am dreaming of going back as soon as possible! It was so wonderful to be able to share it with our family, it felt complete having everyone there under one roof. I look forward to continuing to share with you the various stages as the house will continue to evolve………and I want to thank you for following along with me on this fun journey. I like to periodically include this wonderful video which captures the essence of Palmetto Bluff so well….going there really does mean, slowing down, decompressing and finally getting to exhale and relax. A very special place that I feel lucky to now call part time home. Can’t think of a nicer way to end this post- Until next time……… PS For anyone who has had their eye on the gorgeous Provence planters, a new flash sale just started this morning and is on for a few days. They are all priced at the summer’s lowest selling price as we are down to our last bit of them, click here to see the sale.