Sunday, January 4, 2009

House for Sale, Jamestown Michigan

As you can see by my new header, I'm tired of winter now that Christmas has passed. But the good news (or bad news, however you want to look at it)is that we finally have our house listed and it is ready to sell. We've sold lots of furniture since Christmas. The house is definitely looking "thinner," and as I told my husband, it must have lifted up off the ground at least a foot with all of that extra weight gone.

We have found a beautiful log home on a lake that we are very interested in but we can't make an offer until this one sells. In today's market, it's a real shot in the dark that we will get it, but we'll never know unless we try.

There's room for a garden, much smaller, of course, and I'll keep antiques around for sure. I think I'll go to the more primitive area this time.

If you'd like to take a tour of my grand 1907 double Dutch Colonial, go to
Happenstance House and search through the sidebar postings or just click here for easy access to all of the rooms shown. I left some of the non decorated rooms out and decided not to show bathrooms. Have fun and let me know what you think.

Soon I may be able to post pictures of a new house and in the spring I could be starting a new garden! I'm thinking positively. That's my New Year's resolution, and this is one resolution I intend to keep!

Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Happenstance House -- A journal about my Victorian home and all of it's contents.


patientgardener said...

I like the new header - my sons would be very jealous of the tree house.

How exciting to be moving. I do hope you are lucky with your sale and purchase. It is a difficult market here in the UK as well. Whilst there are bargains you still have to sell your own property so it is all relative really.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jane Marie, what a wonderful house! It has so much character and charm. I can tell how well loved it is. I hope you get it sold and that you get your log cabin. I love all of your pretty things (and oh, how I love your blue and white china!)


Sheila :-)

joey said...

May all your 2009 wishes come true, Jane Marie. New Year hugs.

Sharon said...

What an exciting time in your life to be getting ready for a move. I hope your house sells quickly so you can get on with it and Happy New Year!!

Rose said...

I'm so happy you've found a new place that you like and that has room for a garden, Jane Marie. The market is tough right now, but I think there are many interested buyers out there. I wish you success in selling quickly.

Jane Marie said...

patientgardener, the tree house is not mine. There is a dispute over the tree and the neighbors went ahead and built the tree house and attached it to MY tree. I'm hoping that doesn't cause a problem when selling.

Q Magpie, We just found out that someone else has put a bid on the log home. We are holding our breath and waiting to see if it is accepted.

Joey, thank you so much for your wishes and the same to you.

Sharon, thank you for the wishes; we are hoping for a fast sell also. The sign goes up today and the ads are going in the paper!

Rose, thank you. Yes I can't help myself. I've already got the garden laid out in my mind. If we don't get that house, I guess I'll just start over and plan another garden!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How exciting to move AND to a log home! I just love log homes!!!
Wishing you good luck in selling your home and getting the one you love.

:) Becky

nancybond said...

Good luck with the sale, Jane Marie, and I hope that you're able to get your home by the lake -- it sounds heavenly. All the best for '09!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jane Marie, I have a little something for you at my blog. Not telling, so you have to come find out for yourself!


Sheila :-)

P.S. Love the bird calls and sounds of water!

Femin Susan said...

i liked your new tree house. Hope it will be fun up there.

Femin Susan said...

good luck with the sale of your house.

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane Marie. I haven't visited for a while so it's good to see what's up with you. I hope you're able to sell and move forward too. I'll think positively along with you although I'll miss the beautiful garden you've been sharing with us. Happy New Year!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jane Marie, just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and hoping things are going well.


Sheila :-)

Annie in Austin said...

Hoping you're okay and staying warm during this tremendous cold snap, Jane Marie. Good luck with sales and moves! (And I also love your header.)

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

garden girl said...

Hi Jane Marie, best wishes on a quick sale. I hope everything goes smoothly!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Jane Marie!
I popped over from Mrs. Magpie's to visit. We may just hit it off as we have the same first & middle name. I also have a home in Michigan. How strange is that? I hope you have luck in selling your house, it is very cozy looking. And I hope you have a beautiful spot at your next home to plant all your herbs and flowers, my favorites! :-)
Come visit sometime!


Eleanor said...

Buying and selling a house is quite a nerve-racking experience until voila! it all comes together and works out perfectly. We had a bid on Thatchwick cottage for 5 months but could not sell our old house. Then we retracted out bid, took out old house off the market and then, guess what? A buyer just contacted us out of the blue, bought our house and soon we were the proud owners of the Cottage.

PS Here it is midsummer and hot, hot, hot!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jane Marie, I do hope you join us on Blue Mondays! I think you would enjoy it. Wishing you well on your house sale. :-)



Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Jane Marie, Thank you for joining my followers! Love having you and see you live in Michigan as do I! I truly hope you are able to make the house change you are wishing for!