Hello from our new home (still empty–furniture on the way) in Atlantic Beach, Fl. After years of buying things from the catalog on-line, I finally got to go to retail store here in Jacksonville to find things to love at Ballard Designs. And they are having a 20% off sale plus free shipping on many items.
As much as possible, I am trying to order at the retail outlets and not just online so that they stay open!
At the end of the post, I’d like to give you an update on things and why we made the decision to move to Florida.
Ballard Designs Lighting
Ballard has really cute new outdoor lighting.
And these also caught my eye in the store:
I ordered the woven chandelier shades without seeing them in person.
So it was fun to see the other great options in lamp shades.
There is a long lead time but I think I am going to order these for our bedroom.
Upholstery: Things to Love At Ballard Designs
I sat in each of these chairs and they were really comfortable.
So cute for a nursery!
This makes me want to have a dinner party.
Those are things to love at Ballard Design!
Can I ask you a question? How many places have you lived? Would you ever consider moving?
Why Atlantic Beach, Florida?
The decision to move to Atlantic Beach, Florida was carefully considered. Not to bore you, but I have been lucky enough to have lived and gotten to know many places personally: born: San Bernardino, California, college: Santa Clara, California, then San Francisco, then Newport Beach, California, Los Angeles (met Howard and got married), New York (Alexandra was born there), Chicago, Orlando (Tommy was born there), Paris, Newport Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Newport Beach again, then most recently San Francisco.
Still awake? We stayed in these places for at least two years and sometimes a lot more. With us “getting up there in age” we would like to have friends and family around, a slower pace, friendly open-minded people, an ocean or vacation setting.
We have found it here. Having lived in Florida twice in the past, we are familiar with the weather. Our son is moving here for work. We love our friends, Mercedes and Mark and others in the state. We have family here and Howard grew up here. Oh, and there is no state income tax.
The secret’s out: Atlantic Beach is very nice!
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