A girl, a flight overseas, one suitcase and a new home

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I moved here in January from the big smoke London.  I wanted to start fresh so packed light and got on the big jet plane.

Moving to a new country can be a pretty daunting experience. Unfamiliar with my new surroundings I had to find a place to live, pretty tough yes!

I wanted to find a place that I could play around with and create a little haven for myself. Not knowing Philadelphia I came across the first place that was safe and pleasant and took it.

Now I’m having fun making it my own. I love using my walls to create collages of inspirational thought; I collect random photo frames to trap my most memorable photos hang trinkets from family and friends and feature dried flowers wherever possible.

When I have friends over they engage themselves in the floor length mirror while I burn my multi coloured candles, dripping wax over wine bottles. The Diptyque scent usually fills the air while Nick Drakes plays subtly in the background.

My place is almost there, it’s nearly reached that comfort zone.

Starting from scratch is the most refreshing thing and letting your personality pour into a new home is quite satisfying don’t you think?

 

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Comments

Georgia -June 25, 2010, 3:02PM

Love this post!!! haha, I miss that mirror. My one at home just isn’t the same. I miss your wardrobe too ;) xxxxxxxx

Leighanne -June 27, 2010, 7:18AM

Your place is sweet just as you are.

claireabelle -June 28, 2010, 9:03AM

London misses you Miss Jones xxx

rosalyn -June 28, 2010, 1:24PM

ahhhh ur flat looks so cute Jem x

Georgie -June 30, 2010, 12:49PM

What an amazing job you’ve done! Can’t wait to see it in real life ;) xx

MOski -August 19, 2010, 10:59AM

An older post, I know, but I was just browsing and stopped when I saw your purple crochet tank top/dress? Where is it from??? It’s wonderful I love crochet work, tell me about it!

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