6.26.2009

Things I'll Miss About My Apt

I live in the top left apartment


Elberta? Have no idea what that's about but I think it's kinda cool.


I decided to take a short break from packing. I'm tired. I'm excited about moving and ready to get it over with. I'm going to miss many things about my current apartment.

I can't begin to tell you how many people have questioned where I live in Houston or made a comment about the safety of the area. I live (for one more day) in the Montrose area. I call it The Gayborhood. It's artsy, eclectic, old and I love it. Yes, I've seen homeless people digging through my trash can for diet coke cans but they're harmless. At least they're trying, right?

I love old buildings. They have so much character. Here's a few things I'll miss about my 1930's building...

Hotel Etiquette post coming next week and a possible giveaway.


Original Mailboxes



Hallway



Original Glass Door Knobs



Thick Crown Molding





I'm not sure what the orginal purpse of this cabinet was for in my kitchen. I've heard it was for the ironing board. I've used it for spices. I organized them in alphabetical order.




Dressing Room/Closet




Tall ceilings that require custom made curtains




Butler's Pantry





Fireplace

29 comments:

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Oh my gosh - your apartment was so cute! I would miss it too!! But you are turning over a new leaf and can make your next place even more darling (if that's even possible, but I don't think it is)....I love love love the dressing room/closet and the fireplace!!

PS - Thank you so much for my surprise in the mail!! I will definitely be posting about your sweet gift soon! xoxo

That Pink Girl said...

Your apt is darling! I long for a butler's pantry...and you did yours up so cute!

Woman Interrupted said...

Great place! Can you imagine all the stories in that one unit if walls could talk? The butler's pantry is my favorite part!

We used to live on Mason in Montrose and I miss all the fabulous restaurants and transvestites, of course.

Lexilooo said...

your apartment is gorgeous! I especially love the spice closet and the butler's pantry! as wonderful as it is, I'm sure the next will be even better!

Preppy 101 said...

Your apartment has such character! I can see what you would miss about it. But you have such excitement to look forward to!! You have done a great job of decorating!

Aubrey said...

You have such a beautiful apartment. I hope that you can find something just as nice when you move. That closet is so nice, I wish I could put a couch in my closet.

Angie said...

Your apartment is so cute!!! I love the butlers pantry and your dressing room. Have a great weekend!

Shoshanah said...

Your apartment is so cute! I'm especially loving you dressing room, is that just a 2nd bedroom that's become a big closet?

jlc said...

Wow!! you have IMPECCABLE taste woman!!


Lovin the changing room with the eiffel tower.... so perfect!!

Amy C said...

Im going to miss that apartment!!!
AND YOU!!!!

Kristen said...

Wow! Super cute...it definitely has a LOT of character. I am still astounded by your closet...did you just turn a 2nd BR into it?! I'm sure it will be hard to leave it.

Daniella said...

what a beautiful, charming home. I especially love the dressing room and butlers pantry - very sweet.... good luck with your move. safe travels.

sparrowsandsparkles said...

Adorable! We had a darling old apartment in St. Louis when we were first out of grad school... stained glass window and pink & burgundy fixtures in the bathroom, gothic arch doorways, beautiful wood floors with inlaid designs. Really fun :) I love your dressing room/closet!!

Mrs. Hibit said...

That closet is fabulous! I would miss it too!

Anonymous said...

Your dressing room/closet is to die for! So cute and girlie...I love it!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

I would totally live there too! I might add a rainbow flag outside though, just so the neighbors know I'm down. But not in that way. Hmmm. Is there a rainbow flag that says friendly without being "friendly"?

Kristen said...

your apartment is too cute and too beautiful!! You did such a good job decorating!

Natalie said...

Your apartment is gorgeous! I especially love the dressing room/closet ... love it. I'm sure you will make your new place just as adorable!

Good Luck on your move! Wishing you lots of STRESS-FREE moving and unpacking!! If I were in SAT, I would bring Malibu/pineapple and help you unpack! :)

My name is Megan... said...

what a cute place!! I can see why you will miss it. Adorable!

Heather said...

That is gorgeous! I love the dressing area.

AmyT said...

I love it!!! I have to say I love your closet/changing room!!! SO cute!!!! You did an awesome job!! I love older places too!!!

Jules said...

Oh my goodness, your apartment was adorable and oh so cozy looking! I love the crown molding, high ceilings, fireplace and dressing room/closet.

I am sure that you will make your next place just as special and have many things to look forward to in San Antonio!

CAC muffin said...

soooooooooo cute! I love it all! you did an awesome job

Kate said...

After meeting you in person I really should not be surprised that your closet/dressing room is amazing BUT seriously wow!

writing4612 said...

You had an absolutely gorgeous closet!

Petunia said...

I love old houses and buildings with all of their quaint nooks and crannies! LOVE your dressing room!

ww said...

Love your old apartment and can't wait to see how you decorate and personalize your new place with your great style! Good luck with your move, Wendy

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

What a great place but it is just an apartment. There will be other places that youcan make your home. Have a great move.

Melia said...

OH MY GOODNESS I love your apartment! I can see why you are going to miss it!! Don't you just love glass door knobs? And that dressing room/closet?! WOW!