Monday, November 11, 2019

My Old House In Galveston, Tx Is For Sale

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, today I think I have a treat to share with you. I wanted to ask you...if you've moved away from an area do you ever try to find your old house online to look at it? Sometimes your 'for sale' snaps are still there and sometimes you learn your old house is back on the market. That is exactly what I have to share with you today...my old house in Galveston is back on the market and I thought you may enjoy seeing what the owners have done to it. They have done a huge renovation on it and it is gorgeous!! So if you've followed me for many years I know you've seen it many times and if you haven't you can go to my home tours and see how it looked when we lived there. This is going to be a long post and I hope you enjoy...
Look at the living room!! Of course the photographer has used a wide lens and the rooms look bigger than they really are. The carpet was replaced with wood floors - beautiful!
Oh, the entry...and the curve of the staircase is where we always put our Christmas tree! There is a king's throne sitting in there now.
The dining room. How pretty and there is a painting of the house there on the wall. Looks like they kept the chandy.
My little old kitchen - once had red walls, then yellow and then this creamy color.
Y'all were in here a lot with me as I decorated all the countertops.
The breakfast room! How neat and clean it looks. Y'all I love stuff stuff and had this room packed with my furniture. But hey - there a Rooster on the table!!
Now I love what they did to the laundry room - the granite countertop, backsplash and new sink.
This is the front little powder room. I think they must have gutted it - it's all so different now.
Look at the den! Oh, it's so pretty! There is my glassed in 'dog house' on the left. If you've followed me for long you know that is where I kept my Staffordshire dogs. The wood flooring is so nice!
Look at those chairs and what color! You can see my 'crystal bar' is now a real bar! :)
Sit all the way down - this is my old sun room! It's so gorgeous!! They replaced the red saltillo tiles with these nice white tiles. Look at the furniture in here. So different from my craft room and wicker.
I love those pretty chairs!
Looking down the staircase.
This was our master.

We had redone this bathroom and they kept it the same.
I liked this little TV room better when we lived here. But what a pretty view from the porthole.

This was Mr. Precious' office and it still is an office.
Another gutted bathroom. Lovely.
I called this the Grandma bedroom and I sewed in here.
The guest bedroom.
Oh, the backyard is the biggest change - look at it! It's so pretty. They took up all of the grass and laid bricks and made raised garden beds. So so wonderful! I guess they didn't have a dog because there would be no place to go potty! Just sayin'! :)
Well, there you have it. I just thought it would be a fun post to show you the 'after'. We loved this home so much and lived here almost 20 years and made great memories here. I'm happy it looks so pretty and it will make another family a wonderful home. Do I miss it? You know I really don't. I've always been pretty good about burning my bridges as I go through life. Well, I do miss the entry and the place where I placed our Christmas tree! :) But as my life is today I would not go back to Galveston and live there now. We feel so blessed to be where we are now and I thank God for our little home we have now. We don't have as much storage space here but maybe I don't need as much stuff as I had - I don't have as much stuff because I got rid of a boat load or two of stuff before we left New York. And...since I broke my knee this one story home is so much better and it's so much easier to clean.

This just really got me to thinking about that old saying...you really can't go back. We change, circumstances change and we go on. Talk about changes...listen...
my daughter, son-in-law and the babies are leaving New York!!
Son-in-law was offered another job in another state and he's accepted it. 
I'll tell you more about that later. No, it's not Texas, shoot!
But see? God really has our lives all planned out for us and we really did hear His voice when He kinda pushed us out of upstate and brought us back to Texas where we really feel at home. He knew this job change was coming for our family and He got us out at the right time when our house sold in less than a week, cash buyers and they wanted possession at the end of the month! Whirlwind time!

Whew! All that said to say "I'm thankful for my life, my family, my God and you!"

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Ill leave you with a little Note Song ~

Bring It One Home To Me

 If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind

Baby (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself

Baby (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I'll give you jewelry and money, too
That ain't all, that ain't all I'll do for you

Baby if you (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
~ sung by Sam Cooke


17 comments:

  1. That was a gorgeous home when you lived there and it is a gorgeous home now too. So glad you have the new house, it is fabulous and just perfect for you guys.

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  2. Esa era y es una hermosa casa, llena de lindos recuerdos..Todo en la vida es una etapa y que más estar agradecidos por la linda casa que tienen ahorita...LLena de calor y amor..Que bien espero en Dios a tu hija y Yerno les vaya muy bien..Saludos

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    1. You're so right Shirley - we need to be grateful at every stage God puts us in. Thank you for being such a faithful blog friend.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  3. That was and is a beautiful house. I sometimes think of my old house and wish it back but not really. The neighborhood has changed and it isn't so nice anymore. I am happy with the little house that God gave me. It is so awesome to see how God moves us when we should move and to the place where He wants us to be.

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  4. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of your old home/new owners. It would be great if you had side by side pictures of the rooms when you lived there. I bet your rooms would win every time. Either way beautiful.

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    1. Hi Nadege! Aw, that's awfully sweet of you to say.

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  5. How I enjoyed this post Shelia! I'm always curious to see how our past houses look now. Drives my husband crazy when we travel to other places we've lived and I want to drive by our old house LOL I've been disappointed a few times where they were not well kept :-( I'm like you, when I move to another house its out with the old and on with the new. I've always liked change.
    Can't believe your daughter and family are moving away from NY! You must be so pleased you made this last move when you did. I hope they will be a little closer at least.
    Take care
    Jeannette

    Jeann

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    1. Hi Jeann! You sound just like me. I certainly move on but am always curious about how the new owners have kept up our old houses. Sometimes I've been very disappointed!

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  6. Such a beautiful home. But way more than I would want to clean these days. LOL. I know it's fun to look back. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. I remember your home from years ago! Thanks so much for the updates! Can’t wait to see where those precious grand babies are going!

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  8. I feel the same way, I don't want to go back, no matter how beautiful the home. It's so hard to KNOW that God is pushing for us to do something, but to others it doesn't seem rational or make any sense at all. We just have to follow where God is leading. Loved your post! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Its really pretty but it was also very pretty the way you had it!! I love your house now too, you decorate so well! Cant wait to hear where the grandbabies are heading to....hope somewhere at least closer to visit, maybe??--I hope!

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  10. This home was never quite so beautiful as when you lived there. Just sayin'. ;)

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  11. It's nice to know your former home is well taken care of. The second home we had we lived in (and constantly worked on) for 24 years - the new owners haven't taken care of it at all. I try not to drive by it when we go that way because it makes me sad. I miss all the personalization we did both there and in our last home but I know we are where we are supposed to be right now. I hope your little family will be closer when they move. My baby boy (he's 33) lives in NYC and it seems so far away!

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  12. That was a beautiful home. Loved the staircase and the big foyer. It’s interesting to see the changes the new owners made. I’ve never seen the whole back of the house before. Love that port window! Isn’t that something that your daughter and son-in-law are moving out of state. You really did move at the right time!

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  13. The home is beautiful but it was even more beautiful and homey with your decor. I love the way you decorate. :-)




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  14. I remember your dogs in the case!! Wow, it is different, but as you said, very lovely now, too. And yes, things seem to happen for a reason, don't they? So glad you feel settled in your new place. Trust me, NY is still too cold, too early and for far too long. You're not missing much!! Ha!! (Says the girls who complains about it but can't picture herself living anywhere else!!) Enjoy the weekend!

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