Friday, June 19, 2009

Our 1948 home

Sorry for the cruddy google photo this is all I have for now. I promise the moment we get to our new place I will be taking tons of photos to share with you guys. This is going to be our new home come July 1 or whenever we make it out to San Antonio, Texas. We are leaving Long Beach, California Monday June 29th and hoping to arrive as quick as possible. Though we will be making plenty of stops for are 3 dogs, Ava are pit bull puppy she is about 15 weeks, Betty are black lab pit mix and Sammy are buff little Chihuahua. I am so excited about this new adventure but a bit nervous about the move half way across the United States. Almost every moment of my life has been spent in Long Beach. I have lived here my whole life (20 years) and I really do not know anything else. I will deeply miss my friends, family and the beach but I am so excited to see what San Antonio has to offer.

The stats on the house:
3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms and 1 den
1 bathroom
built in 1948
hardwood floors
huge backyard for our 3 dogs
at least 3 trees on the property
the round thing in the front lawn was originally a pond
and that's about all I know for now.

I am hoping I will be able to do some research at the local library or town hall on the house and maybe find some photos of the original owners or information on them.

San Antonio in the 1940's

1. San Antonio de Padua Church 2. Hotel San Antonio 3. Oscar 1943 4. Broadway Ave, San Antonio


  1. How exciting! Good luck with your move! ;)

  2. The house looks super cute, good luck with your new home =)

  3. Came across yr blog via Moonspinner's gorgeous site and had to leave a message after reading a few posts! Love its title and images.
    Good luck with your move - I passed through San Antonio during a trip across the US some years ago by Greyhound, eventually settling in LA! My rear's still sore!
    Hope to be back again soon to take a closer look at earlier posts!
    Take care,

  4. come to see Singe-Parlant's new look!

  5. Good luck with the big move! I hope you adjust easily and don't get too homesick.

  6. Good luck!
    How fun, maybe you can decorate and restore back to its original luster!

  7. wonderful! conrgatulations! this will so much fun to do and have done up! yay

  8. Congrats on the new home! Lucky girl!

  9. Just an f.y.i. it is 'our' not 'are' our new home.

  10. Congratulations, darling! Love these vintage pics. Good luck with the move!


  11. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my site! So pleased too you enjoyed the pics & fun!
    Will be back again here soon!
    Wishing you good luck with the move,
    Take care

  12. cabin + cub- Thank you kindly.

    Bettie Booh- Isnt it thanks so much hun!

    Nora Johnson- Well thanks for stopping by hun and I hope you will visit often. Wow what a greyhoud trip that must have been.

    Mz. Spider- Awww thanks hun!

    Lapetitemort- Thanks a billion and that is exactly what I plan to do. I think I might even give the house its own blog but I am not sure yet.

    elena-lu- Thank you thank you, I cant wait to share more pictures with all of you guys!

    miss vintage love- Thank you! Your way to kind.

    Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings- I am so sorry about that jeez I need to proof read more, I do that when I am trying to blog and work at the same time. Thanks for correcting me!

  13. What an exciting time in your life! Congrats on the new house, it will be neat to try and find some more history on it! Good luck with the move!

  14. PS Just popped back to say forgot to mention have added yr site to my blogroll +follower link! Take care! x Nora:)

  15. Congratulations! I just took my first trip to San Antonio and I loved it.

  16. Love the house and the pics of San Antonio. So exciting!!!!

  17. How incredibly awesome!!! I've lived in a lot of houses (and apartments) over the years, but never one that was built in the 40s! I'm so thrilled and excited for you, Darla! I know that you're going to do an absolutely awesome job of decorating your adorable vintage house! :)

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  18. Wow Darla, that's going to be fabulous! TX is HOT! In my younger days we lived in Dallas. Good luck with the move and your house!

  19. Maggi- Thank you kindly Maggi, and indeed it will be I hope I can find pictures or an article on the original owners to share.

    MissMatilda- :)

    Nora Johnson- Thats great hun I am flattered.

    Ricki- Really, thats great, I love hearing good things about San Antonio! Each time I do I am that much more excited to get there.

    LandGirlontheHomeFront- Thanks a billion and I am so excited! I think your exclamation points are getting me even more stoked right now!

    Jessica Cangiano- Same here its going to be so nice to see what this old house has to offer. Awww your so sweet Jessica thanks for all of the kind words and motivation!

    Glamoursurf-Thank you thank you! That is what I hear but luckily I like hot weather alot. Thanks again!

  20. the last two photos are so intriguing :0) hot boys from the 1940's- always puts a smile on my face.
    yay for your 1940's house!

  21. oh, it looks lovely! I can't wait for more pictures =0) I hope the ride to san Antonio will go smooth and comfortably! Just remember to bring good music, lots of nice snacks and comfortable out fits =0)

    Good luck!

  22. Oh, how exciting! I'm sure the house will turn out great once you've settled down. Are you moving due to a job or just otherwise?

    I've sutdied abroad in some cities but otherwise I've always lived i Helsinki. I'm not sure I'd have the guts to move away :)

  23. Congratulations on the "new" house and the move! Love your home, it's so retro. I'm sure you're going to have a ball decorating it. I think you'll love San Antonio, the riverwalk is charming near the restaurants and shops.

  24. Good luck with your move! Love the vintage photos of Old San Antone.

    If you start missing the beach, you're only two hours from Corpus Christi/Port Aransas. ;) I am teasing a bit here... it in no way compares to Long Beach, and it's a bit of a drive, but the water's warmer!


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