Last May my grandma gave some birthday money with that postcard. Actually i was more excited about the postcard because as soon as i saw it, I said out loud that’ oh ma’, this scene is just so lovely like our future dream home! All the flowers! She said: yes thats why i chose this one, and also i wrote that i wish you may your dream comes true’. Since then this postcard is in front of my eyes, above my desk. There weren’t a single day i wouldn’t look at it with a deep sigh.
The end of the summer, last year (2016) i gave a try to watercolor painting. Never ever i have tried it or did it before. It was one of the ideas i was thinking about to start something for the purpose of saving money to our dream home. It was my very first painting:
I showed it to a few people and everybody loved it so i decided to open an etsy shop and then i made other paintings. Very soon i realized that my favorite theme will be the animals and flowers (i’m learning some florist skills, i LOVE flowers 😀 ), plants.
More then half year has passed when i felt it is time to make a further step. I was thinking one day during vacuum cleaning (the power of house cleaning, huh? 😀 ) that i love to paint but i have about 2 years (we want to live here in this tiny apartment in the city only 2 years…it is just enough…) to learn a lof ot things, i am itching to being knee deep in other stuff as long as both of us (Husband and myself) will give up our professions and start a brand new life in the countryside with a brand new profession. However we love adventure, it is never bad to mix it with some wisdom :D, so i want to educate myself, spend that little daily 3 hours with learning ( i have that amount daily for that etsy shop when kids are in school or kindergarten).
I told to myself: hey, why did i open this shop? For making money for THE house.
I literally threw away the vacuum cleaner and sat down to calculate that we need 10k euros for that house which means (including the fees i pay to etsy) i need an 11400 euros income. So i need minimum 950 persons who would buy at least a poster for 12 euros than i reach that goal.
It really didn1t sound a lot, ’cause, really, what is 950 persons? And with the quote: little for you, a lot to me, i believe in the power of ‘people gathering’.
After that my husband liked the idea too, i told it a few of my lovely friends who agreed with me.
Our sons are talking about our future home every.single.day. We talk about it what we will have for sure, not ‘wish’-s and ‘if-s’. We really believe we will have that house.
How will it look like? It will be near to a big lake, among hills and winefields. It looks like Provence, and we have been there a lof of times so believe me 🙂 With a typical local country house it will includes all the little detailes we fall in love with in different countries we have been to. We will use lot of warm woods, a little concrete, glass, big spaces, black trimmed windows. White, grey, brown, shades of darker greens and blues. Lovely pastel textiles and different furnitures, tools which will tell a story. Mixing new with old, no following any ‘told’ styles. It will be ‘us’ (we are an architecture-interior designer couple). We will have a biiiiiig yard with flower field, barn, chickens, goats and 2 dogs, maybe cats. Ducks are on the wishlist too. I really want a forest next to our house and a little creek. We will have our own fruit and veggie garden again like we used to. Oh and i don’t have to forget our apple tree arcade nex to the other fruit trees. My husband wants to open a coffee house.
So this is our future farm house’s vision. Every little purchase you make in my shop brings us more close to make that vision real. If you are interested in follow our money collecting adventure, you can check the numbers here on the main page.
We need at least 11400 euros and/or 950 persons to make a purchase at least for 12 euros. It includes our ‘house money’ and the fees i will pay to etsy.
My shop is www.fromnanni.etsy.com
Come and visit my shop’s instagram page for my daily inspiration photos: www.instagram.com/from_nanni
If you want to follow our journey you can do it here: www.instagram.com/_thisishome
Thank you in advance for all of you. We really apprecitate every single buy from my etsy shop.
Love, Fanni, Steven, Nimrod, Vince