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Monday, September 26, 2011

Going Back to the Start

Building a home is both pleasuring and persevering! I am talking about the 'home' and not the 'house'. It's not about the structure, it's about what lies within the walls and under the roof.

Sanket and I got married in November' 09. We moved to Gurgaon, India soon after our marriage and just when we got comfortable in the new house, we had to travel internationally. It meant leaving behind all our wedding gifts ;) and starting afresh. The hassles of packing-discarding-transporting-travelling were soon replaced by 'rebuilding a new home' in a new country!

After several rounds of preparing lists-shopping-lists-shopping-searching-searching-shopping... the house went from THIS



to THIS






Not everything was added in one go. That gave me numerous chances to arrange and re-arrange things in our small apartment, which I have thoroughly enjoyed in the last 16 months. Almost every other day, Sanket was greeted with something new in the house. Family members got news about the new additions in the house and received pictures on a monthly basis. Friends were 'forced' to appreciate our efforts :D :D

BUT it's time for a drop in the graph. It's time to pack up and head to a new location. It's time to leave behind the things that had become a part of our lives. It's time to sell off the furniture, which was brought home with a twinkle in the eyes. It's time to click pictures to put up on Craigslist and not to send to family. It's time to say good-bye to our home! It's time to go back to the Start!


'NO' I am not liking it. I hate to part with my things! but like Sanket puts it- 'Moving gives us a chance to shop to build a new home' and that cheers me up :) We are heading towards a new start... now that makes me feel good :)


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21 comments :

  1. Its only me at this point of time wo can truly understnd what u r going thru ..D only difference is u r going a little early dan v r ..but the brighter side is haopping in India , Family, golgappe , ladoo n what nt ..after all u ll see bigboss b4 me ..;)enjoy this phase d way u hav enjoyed others ..n shucks i ll miss u :(

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  2. Aww...I understand how you must feel. Before moving in to our own home last year...I have lived in 7 different house in 6 yrs and 3 different city. enjoy this for a while exploring new places and have fun...r u moving back to India?

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  3. Last year (a year after my husband and I were married) we packed up and moved from the US to South Korea. We could only take what fit into 4 suitcases. We were able to store most of our things, but having to leave the sentimental stuff was hard. Now, we're planning to move again next year and I'm already thinking about what things I'll have to let go and what to keep.

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  4. I understand ...its really difficult to pack up and moreover dissemble what u have assembled with so much love and effort...
    i have been part of most of the decorations..so i know what and how this came up..

    koi nahi...new begnning...fir se ghar sajana..i know u love it the most :)

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  5. I can understand since past five years have moved twice and that too different country ,,, happy moving,..luv ur house decor,..and the pooja place too,.

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  6. I wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sweet words about our new baby boy! I think you are listed as a "no-reply" blogger so I couldn't send this in an e-mail....but I did want to say thank you!

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  7. Great transformation Tanya! Love that green coverlet. thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  8. Happy moving Tanya and all the very best in the new place and new life.

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  9. I am so much in the same page with you!!I just moved to India after 14yrs.all my belongings in 5 suitcases.and now will have to move again leaving behind so many things and choosing things that might fit in 5bags!!I don't know this is fun or not so much fun!!fun we women are full of surprises ..it takes just a few days to make every place feel like home in a jiffy.Stay in touch.

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  10. Hope ur moving is smooth. I know how it is, been there, done that!

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  11. just discovered ur blog...gr8 blog tanya..

    http://megalivingg.blogspot.com/

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  12. It is an adventure, an opportunity to decorate a new space. I am assuming you are heading back to India.

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  13. I hope you have a smooth move. I know how hard it is to start over but think of all the new adventures waiting for you. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party and best of luck.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  14. aaawww.. Tanya!! *hugs*.. A new start is always good.. Be positive.. Its an opportunity to do new things.. do it up differently.. A new challenge.. a new beginning.. sounds simply perfect.. Image.. hours of time shopping together again... many more surprises for your hubby.. and loads of more pics to be sent out to your family..

    And ofcourse.. loads of more blogging and sharing all your new stuff with us..

    Hope you will get time to rest.. and get some 'me' time in all this madness.. It can be rather stressful.. Do stay positive.. and everything will turn out just fine!!

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  15. Your home transformation was beautiful. May new adventures in decorating be a blessing in your new home! Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  16. Hope your moving went well. I was very impressed with the transformation you gave your living room here! :)

    P.S. Could I request you to join 'Bloglovin' ... I do not use GFC and I always miss our of your posts 'coz I am so bad with RSS feed and everything else.

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  17. Hi Tanya, I hope you will find your move smooth sailing. I can't be nice having to uproot yourselves every couple of years. Do you ever feel like you have a real home? I hope you will be happy when you are settled in your new place. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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  18. Your living room is beautiful. I love the transformation you have done. I love your diwan/daybed. Could you advise me on where I can buy something similar. I love the green bed spread on it too. Where can I find something like that?

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  19. Hello Tanya, totally in love with your blog, it would be really helpful if you tell me where you bought your sofas , hope you will reply , and hope you don't mind telling the secret shop :)

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    1. There is actually no secret shop!

      The green piece of furniture was actually 'assembled' at home. It's a box and mattress, on which we placed a black futon mattress. Since the latter was a few inches bigger than the twin mattress, the extra inches worked as a back rest. The green fabric that you see is a quilt! So, it's actually a lot of things put together :)

      Talking about stores, I'd suggest Ikea as they have a wide range. Art Van is awesome too (not sure if they have a store in your area). If you are looking not to spend a lot of money, check items listed on Craigslist/Goodwill stores for your location. Other than that Big Lots have furniture that is not over-priced but the only problem there is that they have very limited stock.

      Hope that helped. Happy shopping. I find buying furniture to be very exciting. Enjoy!

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    2. Thanks Tanya for the quick reply. I totally loved the furniture in your living room, just started exploring the shopping very recently. Did u buy ur sofa at artvan, it's like indian sofa, I am searching for such a firm and clean sofa,to fit in my apartment . Thanks again.

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