Monday, June 12, 2006

New Bath Tub

Made an offer on the amazing Clawfoot Bath Tub today. ( which includes the rest of the house and land ) and I think all will be well and I will soon have my wonderful Witchie House on the Hill!

My head is , of course whirling and I can't much think of things except things like " where do the books go? " and " gods I hate that fridge " and " who choose these colors and how do I re-paint EVERYTHING " but I am truly happy and in love. It's going to be such fun making it all mine!

( Thanks for the info on the make your own bone chandelier , but some things are possible and some , well, I fiddle real good, but make my own bone chandelier ??? Won't happen. I will get one tho with spiders and bats and gargoyles! )

I am going back now to my whirling brain which seems to be saying over and over, " I have a House? I just bought a House?????? "

Love and Land,
Lorraine

39 Comments:

At 6:50 PM , Blogger Sherpa said...

Gratz Fabulous. awsome news.

 
At 7:15 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

hurray for Lorraine! That is the absolutely awesomest tub I've ever seen! If you want to hire some cheap help for painting, you know where to ask. Good luck!

Also, thanks to everyone who's been thinking happy thoughts about me and job hunting, I really appreciate it. This group of magical folks is really, really special, and I think we all know it!

 
At 7:24 PM , Blogger Starshadow said...

Congratulations and jubilations! That's a fabulous house for a fabulous person, in every sense of that delightful word. Am very happy for you!

Plus, that tub is *awesome*.

Wishing you well,

cindyg aka starshadow rivaulx

 
At 7:50 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

my little bird has a nest!
hurrah, darling.
will come help you to feather it.
xoxoxo kitty cat

 
At 8:41 PM , Blogger Malena said...

I will help you make the bone chandelier WITH skulls and bats and ALL. I mean, how hard can it be for ME, (crafty Witch of the west)

 
At 9:41 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

My finger-bones are crossed for you... hope the tub comes through and brings the house along with it.

As for the chandelier...I will help... I will help!!!... I would love to help

I believe in the unlimited creative ability of everyone... You CAN do it... (same thing goes for you appleblossom) and I am happy to help, it looks like excellent creative fun to make skeletons!!!

 
At 11:21 PM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Lovely lovely tub:).

About the chandelier: I'm a crafty witch myself so sometimes I forget that there are those that don't like being covered in paint and mod podge and glitter. LOL. In other words, it was just a suggestion.:) Just make sure once you get yours you post the picture so's we can all share the chandelier goodness.:)

 
At 5:02 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Hurrah for whirling brains, what cool bathtub, and the fun is only just beginning. You will enjoy making your house your own, choosing paint colors, etc. Best of luck and have a great time! Of course all of us here can help serve as color consultants, etc., it seems we are an artistic bunch, hee hee. I will have to ck out the chandeliers later as oops I need to get ready for work, where does time go? Apple, best of luck and all good wishes to you.

 
At 7:13 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Offer Accepted!!!!!!!!!!!! We close shortly!!!!!!!!

I have a house with the coolest bathtub EVER!

 
At 8:04 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Yeah!!! Congrats Fablus L, you deserve every bit of happiness that the lovely house will bring you.

 
At 8:34 AM , Blogger Maureen said...

Congratulations! That's a gorgeous tub. My condolences on the fridge.... how bad is it? It's not the dreaded avocado green, is it? :-D

There are some cool antique-style fridges out there

 
At 8:53 AM , Blogger scored4life said...

Congratulations on the new house Lorraine! It looks fantastic and I can't wait to see the rest (even in its pre-fabulous condition). I'll come out and see it just as soon as I work a few hours of overtime to pay for the gas! The tub also looks marvelous and I will now have to retune my psychic phone call sensors.
*laugh*

Oh, and it's my sister's, husband's, mother. My sisters, brother's, mother would be my mother. *grin* But surly you have better things to occupy your mind with, other than pedigrees.

Spliced genes and new home dreams!

 
At 9:15 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

Congratulations on having the offer accepted! How could they have dare refused you, I ask?

The tub looks awesome. I stayed in a house with a claw-foot tub the summer before my last year of college and became very fond of bathing in it while listening to NPR and BBC radio.

 
At 10:30 AM , Blogger Mina said...

Woot! Congratulations! I'm terribly jealous. The house of my dreams is on the market again, but it's just a little out of our price range - by about $100,000. ;) But, that's not stopping me from going to see it tomorrow!

 
At 11:29 AM , Blogger Mimi said...

Congratulations, Lorraine! Have fun nesting. (That bathtub rocks!)

 
At 11:33 AM , Blogger faerydusted1 said...

Seriously happy dance!!!! How much with the Fantastic is that?! The best part of moving is picking out paint colors and decorating and such. The worst, I think, is unpacking. So make sure you get lots of friends and good wine (or beer).

Appleblossombeck, I know you'll find something perfect. Lots of goodness your way. :)

Hey Mina- what's up with that? Where's this mystery house? Is it in Fredneck? (Which Raevenblade and I adore, btw- He's always said if we didn't live where we do we'd live there.) MLS number to my email please...LOL :-D

 
At 1:39 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

lol...dreaded avocado green...lol... I have a horrid off-yellow that could compete with any dreaded avocado green... especially with the ugh salmon countertops, peeling fake wood wallpaper and green and off-pink walls in my appt ... thank goth it is a rental that I will likely have to leave because of lovely little LaMie anyway.... it is all about the wall-hangings with a place like this

what colours are you thinking of... any favourites?

 
At 1:55 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

I am doing it up in what my Boss and our Malena call the " Victorian Pallate ".

No idea what those colours are.....

 
At 2:12 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Congratulations! Now, if you close in less than a month, I'll be surprised. It usually, though not always, takes that long for home inspections, appraisals, etc. to get completed. :)

And there is a worse color than avocado green......burnt orange. Granted, it can always be painted if it's in otherwise working order.

For gargoyles, you can always try Design Toscano (www.designtoscano.com). Cool stuff, lots gothic, some medieval, some art noveau, but most very cool. :) My in-laws love us as we have gotten lots of Christmas and birthday presents ordered from Design Toscano.

 
At 4:18 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Mustard. 'Nuff Said. Tho I do not like Orange.

I do love Design Toscna tho!

We are meant to be closing a week from Friday, I am so happy!

 
At 5:35 PM , Blogger Kushielsdart said...

That's the coolest bathtub ever! Congrats on the house, Lorraine! You will have to post photos as you fix it up...

 
At 7:48 PM , Blogger Issy said...

I love clawfoots! Congratulations! by the way. Speaking of Toscano I got my gargoyle bench from them 4 years ago.

 
At 12:07 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

ooh.. ooh our fridges match... mustard is the horrid off-yellow I was trying to describe... mustard fridge with a solid ice block of freezer space... I highly recommend ANY other colour and style of fridge.... avocado and bright orange excepted (my office at work is orange...ugh ugh and triple ugh... but it is probably better than sticking me in the red room with a phone connected to the mass public heh heh)

btw... the bath looks lovely...

 
At 12:18 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

sorry for the double comment but ... while we are talking about moving I thought I should mention the conversation with my landlord today... right before I was about to take a shower this evening I noticed there was no water coming out of the pipes... this was about ten minutes before my landlord called to tell me that "the painters had disturbed the outside hose and now the space between the walls in the basement was filling with water..." As you can imagine this has been rattling around in my head for the last few hours... walls filling up with water... oh, the poor wolves in the walls... now they will have to learn to swim.

 
At 6:58 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Congratzi Lorraine!
Happy for you.
Oooh...victorian pallate...
Red walls...velvet drapes...the goth bordello!!

 
At 1:11 PM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

mmm... claw footy goodness.

As for mustard-yellow - (shudder) Oh yeah, that brings back some nasty memories. What were people thinking when they decided that was a good color? Granted, some people may like it, but for the people who don't it's like some sort of torture!'

So, when's the big housewarming bash? Okay, webcam party. Same thing, really. :D

 
At 5:21 PM , Blogger Maureen said...

Eeew! Mustard yellow! I see a good number of Corvettes around here in that awful hue. When you have that kind of money why on earth would you get that hideous looks-like-a-curbside yellow sportscar?

**shudder**

I have to admit to a love of orange though, as witnessed by my car. Not burnt orange but ORANGE orange. Lo, you can ask da Boss just how orange it is. I have no problems finding it in a parking lot.

I loooove Design Toscano. I just put up our scary greenman doorknocker today. He glares at the evil neighbors. Hee hee!

 
At 7:39 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Mousey Mousey Mousey! You must email me with your address. We have lots of little gifts for Allistair.
malena@malenateves.com

Goth babies rule!

 
At 7:40 AM , Blogger K said...

How odd. I've hardly ever seen a fridge that isn't white - though the one in our new house (keys tomorrow!) is greyish-silver. Weird.

The Victorian palette? I'd think of rich colours like crimson, gold, or emerald green, dark woodwork, accents of brass and crystal...

I grew up in a Victorian terraced house, but unfortunately have no prospects of affording to live in one again. We want more photos, Lorraine!

 
At 9:12 AM , Blogger ravyn said...

Congrats on the house, Lorraine! You must share more photos, soon! Deep colors might be nice inside, but how about just a stark white outside...hmm what color is it now, does it already look wild and witchie?

 
At 1:35 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

The house is , sadly YELLOW, but is going to be pale lilac I think.....

More pics soon...

 
At 2:13 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Just a quick aside...No moving for me!!! My landlord will let little LaMie stay... YEAH!!! (even staying with a mustard-fridge is better than moving and ending up with a pink one in a pink kitchen)

Pale Lilac... hmmm... not a gothic grey/black?... that probably is for the best... don't want to scare the kids away at Halloween BEFORE they get into the house..hehe

 
At 2:59 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

That is great news Kristina - how nice you can have both kitty and apartment! Landlord must be quite nice, or quite taken with that cute little fluff ball. That's great that you can close so quick Lorraine - do you have a turret in your house? I always wanted a little round room, I would have LOVED to have found a victorian when we moved here, but wasn't in the cards. There are some really lovely ones around here which have done some cool things with painting the outside in a variety of surprising colors - some quite bright with contrasting gingerbread, tho I don't know if that's a traditional victorian approach or not. Have fun!

 
At 5:30 PM , Blogger ravyn said...

but Rubius, you're supposed to be moving......(you know where) **grins**

 
At 8:06 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

GEEZE!!
My child has informed me she likes housing development style houses!! ARGH!! I'll neva get my Victorian!
Lilac sounds nice...with a dark gray purply trim. Hmmm...and cranberry accent trim paint?


Rubius...I concur with Ravyn...there is a specific place for you! ::cackle::

 
At 10:10 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Ah you see, that is the beauty part... I don't have to move (into another part of the building... where I would have to pay more rent for a less wonderful appt) because my landlord doesn't want me to have to break the year long lease that would be manditory... in case I DO move far away.

 
At 7:13 AM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Congratulations, Ms. Fabulous! Cool tub. I am laughing at myself because I have a small 100+ year-old Victorian, and it's, uh, yellow. Bright yellow. With bright spring green trim and a royal blue front door, all of which annoys our much more tasteful neighbors with their muted, classic colors. What can I say? I'm not really a goth, much as I love them. :)

 
At 7:24 PM , Blogger Grandma Eva said...

Hope you keep the claw foot bathtub as they are much sought after by collectors. It looks like it is in good condition.

Do you have any other gems in this house?

I am so excited for you and send you all sort of good wishes and maybe a charm or two. Now if I can find a green spider......well.....

Love grandmaeva

 
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