Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Look Back, Scheduling Movers + Looking Forward...

A look back  at our last home in California and the furnishing which will be making the journey in the upcoming weeks to our new home here in Texas!

I have been talking with moving companies for a week now getting quotes and sending inventories back and forth. Whew! It's a tough nut to navigate and I still want to drive out to bring back some of the really fragile things but now I am rethinking carrying a few of the mirrors back with me...

Maybe it is better that the movers crate them...
What do you think?...

A heavy mirror I shipped back on Virgin Atlantic from England in 2005.

I'll be leaving later this week driving cross-country and actually my Sequoia is in for servicing yesterday and today. The brakes needed some special master cyclinder-type thing as it is failing. Glad this is getting done even though 2 bills are being spent...

Don't want to be involved in a major crash because of brake failure!

Have you ever shipped long-distance and how did your mirrors, prints and family portraits survive the move? Did the movers crate them? How about your furniture ~ how did your case goods hold up?

Thank you for your thoughts! :) I am worried and I know I can't do anything about them, plus they are just things as people say. When I moved with my parents some jewelry was swiped on two occasions and we lost a box of Christmas things, mainly my baby stocking and velvet stockings I made for Charles and myself when we were first married. 

I need to remake those... ;) 
Maybe this fall... 

My big birthday present from 4 years ago ~ a 4'w x 5' tall pier mirror.

We will have a quote later today from a carrier I regard as trusted ~ hope it is a good one and something we can afford. We will probably go with this moving company as they can schedule a pick up around March 6th, just when I'd like to the packing and loading done. The estimate is for 16,000 lbs. 

Here is the pier mirror as I found it in the consignment shop in Citrus Heights, California.

And another gesso mirror I found in Murrieta at another consignment-antique shop several years earlier.

Here's a link to the story I wrote about finding the pier mirror and one very similar to this dresser mirror above.

So excited to share all these lovelies with you in their new home in the upcoming year...

Have a great week!

Sharing with
Dishing It and Digging It ~ DIY 180
Keep In Touch ~ Let's add Sprinkles
Feathered Nest Friday
Thursday Favorite Things
Sweet Inspiration
later this week...

Hugs and blessings to you,


  1. We never moved to another state so can't help with this information. Hopefully someone is able to offer advice.

    Be careful making the trip and it's exciting to start a new chapter. Looking forward to seeing your new home.


  2. Barb, you have a lot of gorgeous mirrors! I have never moved far enough to use a moving company, so I am no help. Best of luck and enjoy your new home!

  3. I can't wait. I drove all our pictures when we moved. I hope the move has been without incident. I can't wait to see more of your new house. Congratulations.

  4. Hi Barbara, I am meeting you through Katie and see that (at the present time) we may not live too far apart. If you live by where you shop in Citrus Heights we are not that far apart. I live in Grass Valley. Your mirrors are really beautiful and it must be a worry to ship them but most companies are realiable. I don't think they could afford to be otherwise. I am now following you and look forward to reading about your move to Texas..Happy Moving..Judy

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