I needed a little latte and biscotti break from unpacking and arranging stuff. I'm sitting in my kitchen, letting the sun into the room through the open French doors. It's a little windy outside so it's nice being able to enjoy the sun in shelter.
The interesting thing about unpacking is that you start viewing your things in a different light. As we got rid of most of our stuff a few years back when we moved from Iceland, we don't really have a lot of stuff. It is amazing though how much one manages to collect in a short time, especially books and magazines. I haven't really begun arranging the small items but my mind is already picturing a completely different set-up than in Antwerp. There is no reason to be stuck, arranging things differently is one part of moving. Then there's that familiarity and comfort, the things that make you feel at home right away, for example the coffee table with the same books but in a completely new environment.
Luckily our furniture fit well in our new home, except the dining table, we will have to replace that one later. In Antwerp we had a large dining room and a small kitchen but over here the kitchen is very spacious (I've a luxury problem: too much storage space!) so a dining room is unnecessary. Our dining table, made of solid beech, is large but this kitchen calls for a white and a round table top; an extendable table with an extra leaf would be ideal. I guess one day we'll have to go furniture shopping.
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