Sunday, April 1, 2012

Introducing the Golly Ranch House

It happened! Last Wednesday, we officially sold our condo and bought our first house. A ranch house from the 1950s, that I think I'm dubbing the Golly Ranch House.

Everything went smoothly with the closings, and we moved in that night. I just can't believe it! Everything that's been occupying so much of our time over the last three months finally came together. It's kind of an incredible feeling. I'm both excited and exhausted, and getting used to living in a completely different part of the city than I've ever lived before.

Once we settle in a bit this will mean returning to regular blogging! Which I'm sure will include occasional posts about mid-century decorating in our 1955 house. Yay!



Isn't it cute?!

50 comments:

  1. Hooray!! Homeownership is lots of fun --especially the decorating and gardening part. I hope settling in goes smoothly and looking forward to seeing your new place.

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  2. It's ridiculously cute! Congratulations!

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  3. It's so cute! Congratulations on everything being finalized. I'm excited to see how you'll decorate it.

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  4. Congratulations!! It's adorable, and I'm seriously excited to see how you decorate it!

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  5. Congrats! Can't wait to hear specs and see pictures!

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  6. Ooo congrats, it's so pretty!

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  7. Congrats!!! it is sooooo good looking... love it!

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  8. Adorable can't wait to see more post about it. Congrats!!!!!

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  9. How exciting! Congrats! I can't wait to see photos of your decorating. My husband and I are in the process of doing some mid century decorating as well.

    xo,
    Em

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  10. I am bursting with ecstatic glee for you both!!! That's so, so fabulous wonderful!

    Wishing you endless days of joy and fun in your awesome new digs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  11. Congratulations! I love the two chickens on the front step and am looking forward to the interior shots. And I'm a bit intrigued by those glass blocks in the wall...

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    1. Aren't the chickens funny?? They are plastic planters, left by the previous owner. I think we'll keep them as an homage, but move them to the backyard. ;)

      Glass block was really popular in the 50s. Those two on the front actually just go into a bedroom closet. But there's 2 small glass block windows in the living room, and more in the basement and the one in the bathroom.

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  12. it's adorable!!!! congrats and good luck getting settled in comfortably :)

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  13. YAY Congratulations, I can't wait to see photos of the inside. You should host a vintage themed house warming party soon. ;)

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    1. Totally!! I would love to have you over and I need to meet some more Chicago vintage folks. :)

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  14. sooooo cute! i cant wait to see the inside. congratulations you two!

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  15. Aw, that is a cute house!

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  16. Adorable! & I LOVE the name too! I can't wait for more posts & pictures on it, congratulations!

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  17. It looks lovely!! Congrats, I can't wait to see more photos!

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  18. Congrats! That is such EXCITING news! And your house is so lovely! Can't wait to play along with the decorating :)

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  19. Congrats! It looks amazing, can't wait to see inside and decorating!!

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  20. Ah, fabulous! Congratulations! Looking forward to those decorating posts as we'll be decorating too, so all ideas welcome!
    Px

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  21. Wow. How adorable. Well done to you both :)

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  22. Congratulations! can't wait to see the inside of it!

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  23. It is so cute.Love the wrought iron.congrats.

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  24. Congratulations! Enjoy your new home!

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  25. Congrats, your going to love living in a ranch. Me and the girls are going to be visiting my sister is chicago, tomorrow and Wednesday, anything going on over there?

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    1. Unfortunately I don't know of anything going on! Our heads have been underwater with all the moving stuff for so long. :)

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  26. Exciting stuff! Can't wait for you to settle in and blog more.

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  27. Congratulations on buying your first house! It looks lovely, can't wait to see inside! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. You need to come back to the Volo Antique Mall! :)

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    1. Oh yes, we definitely plan to do that! :)

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  29. It IS cute! Congratulations, y'all! :)

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  30. I love love love it!!!!! Congratulations you guys!! I can't wait to see more of the place. I'm so happy for you two.

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  31. Congratulations on your new home, may it be filled with many happy memories!

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  32. Congratulations -- soo cute! Can't wait to see inside!

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  33. The house is wonderful =D
    Congratulations and be happy on your new house =)
    xxx

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  34. Oh congrats to you both. Your house is a darling thing. Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  35. Oh I'm so excited for you guys! And for me too - your old place was cute as a bug's ear so I can't wait to see what you do in your new house! Congratulations!

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  36. So very VERY cute! Congratulations!

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  37. Thanks you so, so much everyone! ♥

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  38. It's ah-DOR-ahble! Look at that light colored brick! Can't wait to see the inside. C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S!

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  39. Ooh! It is so cute! Congrats on your new house. I thought the glass blocks were the thing of 90's but seems it is much older idea than that :D Can't wait to see what it looks inside.

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  40. So cute! Just curious, I love 1950s knotty pine kitchens and the metal (cabinet) kitchens...did your house come with its original 50s kitchen? Hope to see some pictures of the inside sometime soon. Have fun decorating!

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    1. Not knotty pine nor metal, but original cabinets yes-- the previous owner said they were maple. Pretty nice condition too, complete with the scallop trim across the window. Unfortunately nothing else in the kitchen is original except the Blo-Fan vent in the ceiling, but the cabinets were a big selling point for me. :)

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  41. Nice! Are you on the northwest side or in the burbs (judging from the look of the house alone, I could see it in either of those areas)

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  42. The house is beautiful! I have been following your blog for some time. I think you guys will be really happy in your new home. Happiness = creativity! :)

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