An {almost} tween room

by Tina on August 17, 2010

in Decor


It’s been there for a while… this nagging feeling that we are not quite home yet.  I have resisted the urge to track our shipment from the States every minute, but as it heads up the Eastern coast I cannot help but send up prayers for it to hurry up.  Of course, this is only a very small portion of our things, but I guess it is easier to obsess over the one we can track because right now we have no idea where our stuff from Morocco is.  After many attempts to contact the agent in Morocco, we have nearly surrendered all hope that we will ever see our things again.  Even as I say this, I can hear you all saying, “it will come!  Just wait for it, Traveling Mama!”  But, at the moment I don’t feel like waiting anymore.  Now all I need to do is stomp my feet and my tantrum will be complete, right?

Well, there is no sense worrying over something I cannot control.  Our stuff will arrive when it is meant to arrive and unless I plan on swimming out to meet it… well, I’ll just have to wait.  So, to distract myself, I thought it would be nice to look at some beautiful inspiration.  These colors have consumed my thoughts as I imagine what our little Traveling Girl’s new room will be like.  While I promise not to fill her room with my buttons and twine (though she would probably love it!), what has brought me back to the photos is the thought of these bright colors against pale white walls.  I cannot wait to add in artwork and many of the completely awesome finds I have scooped up at the flea markets here!  There will, of course, be at least one pouf similar to the ones featured in our boys’ room, except her’s is pink!  I’m sure there will be plenty of other touches from Morocco since our girl had quite an affection for the bazaars, but when I asked her what she is looking forward to the most she told me it’s her bed.  Like mother, like daughter!

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Melissa R. August 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Hi Traveling Mama…I can relate to your impatience. When we left Egypt, it took 6 months to get our shipment out of the country. Like you, we were afraid that we would never see it again. It finally was delivered in mid December and was a very nice Christmas present. It’s all part of this wonderful lifestyle. It’s so exciting and frustrating all at the same time. Thanks for your wonderful posts about explorations of your new city and what it offers! Sending you love and patience!


Torrie @ a place to share... August 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I won’t say “It will come” 🙂 but I will say…

Your drive and determination in making your home a HOME, in making their rooms a place for THEM, in combining function with BEAUTY is incredibly inspiring.

It would easy to let the 12 year old – not little, but not yet ‘big’ – boy’s room (my son) fall by the waist-side or the 7 year old girl (my daughter) – who is constantly receiving ‘gifts’ (not of beauty!) from family members – just clutter up with bins of ‘stuff.’

But I will not, and your posts are a gentle push to ensure it. 🙂


Janelle August 19, 2010 at 3:25 am

Hope your crates arrive soon, Tina. I’m sure it’s hard waiting…


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