We have received our few boxes from Auckland (10 of them) and some of my paintings and it is so nice to have familiar things around us again even though they are but a few items. my photo wall has increased as a result and M15 has felt like it is Christmas again to get her things back. We managed to buy her a beautiful bookshelf that has a wooden chest at the base from a Salvos thrift store for $30 and now she has somewhere to display all her books and treasures.
We made an old fashioned display on top.
I feel as though my lounge is more homely now – just searching on ebay for the right rug and some other items. This is what it looks like now.
I will keep you posted as this room progresses.