Mar 24, 2010

by English Muse

Diana Camera
It’s official: our little Tudor style house is on the market.
If anyone out there is looking for a very cute place in Pasadena, maybe this is the house for you.

I would like to write a missive here about my layoff….I’m just going to say this: We spent nearly 12 happy years in this house. I’ll miss the roses and the clawfoot tub.

Life goes on…

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 3:31 am. It is filed under love & loss. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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46 Responses to “Ode to a house”

  1. Christine Macdonald says:

    Better times (and diggs) are ahead. Just wait and see. :)

  2. Rae says:

    The house looks lovely. I'm sure your new place will be lovely as well. If its not yet, you will make it so. =)

  3. Sarah says:

    It's adorable indeed! You can turn any house into a happy home Tina. I'm sorry, so sorry, about the rough times you've been through this past year. Here's to new beginnings in the new place! xoxo

  4. a print a day says:

    it's a beautiful home.

    wishing you the best. i hope many many opportunities come your way!

  5. automatism says:

    Good luck to you, Tina — I'm so sorry you were made to leave such a charming little place, but be comforted knowing that a happy home is anywhere that has love.

    xo

  6. Novelista Barista says:

    good luck!!
    very cute house

  7. lauren may says:

    oh darn its terrible when things like this happen. it is indeed the most adorable house. something that i would probably buy myself.
    but like the others said. better things will be ahead for you. and the view from your new window is a cute one!
    goodluck!

  8. liza says:

    Oh, I'm so sorry! I will ditto what Sarah and Lori said above, and I am thinking of you, Tina.

  9. Ms. Smart says:

    sorry to hear. best of luck on your future. I live in Pasadena too. doors close, doors open. here's to your next doors being grander than ever.

  10. pearl. says:

    ahh clawfoot tub… if only.
    Pearl xo

  11. DailyDivaDish says:

    My heart goes out to you. You've had so much thrown at you this year. I echo the sentiments above in that I think it's all to make way for a fabulous future. All the best to you!
    XO Piper

  12. Cheryl G. says:

    The house is a real gem, it should sell quickly!

    It sucks about the job and I'm sorry!

    You should be able to find something quickly.

    You have nearly 3000 followers! Wow! That has to count for something. People love you and you're good!

  13. Debby Lee says:

    Adorable house, I am sure it will go quick!

  14. Emily says:

    What a gorgeous home! I can see why you are sorry to leave it, but I like the style of new place and change can be so invigorating! Enjoy nesting in your new digs!

  15. naomemandeflores says:

    Lovely house, I'm sorry for you!!!

  16. Jayne says:

    Your house is so lovely! But I think your new place will be just as lovely, and an opportunity for innovation and healthy change.

  17. Giulia says:

    I will miss those rose posts…I've been marking the Eden rose pages in gardening magazines…trying to talk a friend into them for her house. (I miss mine,too…that's one thing about an apt. as much as I like them–no garden with most.)

    Cheers, Tina.

    PS: I won't get started on banks. My bp is going up as I type this…

  18. kimberj says:

    You are their loss but your new adventure. I checked out the stupid gossip blog and all I can say is if I want to read this crap I'll go to Perez. They should have kept you but anyways… their loss. Your house is adorable and will sell fast. I think you'll love your new digs!

  19. Ms. Amy says:

    I'm so sorry to read this! I'm in a similar situation and the only thing that gives me hope is that the lives of the people I've witnessed undergo this type of transition only move on to happier and better things. I wish that for you!!

  20. lavelle says:

    The house looks beautiful, I'm sure it wont take long for you to sell it. And I bet that you have already made your new home beautiful!

    xx

  21. Emma says:

    I love your blog! Your house was lovely but your new flat will be a home in no time. Re: the gossip blog, I absolutely can't stand those blogs, and I would really hesitate to call those people 'writers' anyway, it's pretty much the lowest form of life. Good luck to you from the other side of the world :)

  22. Jen says:

    Oh! It's darling!!!

  23. TheBeautyFile says:

    Your house looks lovely and I know you will find the right buyers soon. In all honesty, I wouldn't read that gossip blog if someone paid me. It's boring to look at and doesn't read like other juicy sites do. It's very blahhhhhhhhhhhh. Just saying.

  24. Simply Defined Design says:

    Your house is wonderful! Remember when you change you grow!! You will find something better from this!! You are extremely talented!! Wishing you all the best!! Conni

  25. My Favourite Things says:

    Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. It's such charming little house. Well you know what they say, when one door closes…

  26. Fleurette says:

    Yes,life goes on to better and greater.Best wishes for the future.

  27. The Clever Pup says:

    Your home is lovely. Right up my alley. I've been in mine for 12 years too and it would be a blow to have to move. Your new home is lovely too. You've got the right attitude and outlook to make it work. Seems like you've had the worst of times and the best of times this year. Always look on the bright side.

  28. The Lil Bee says:

    I so hope someone worthy buys this house. It is beautiful and so loved up–that part's obvious.

  29. Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE says:

    Tina, I'm sorry you had to leave this lovely home but your new one is just so chic and I know you will lead a dazzling life there! Many blessings and happiness to you.

  30. Lisa H says:

    Ah, fer Shizzle.
    Those damn bumps in life.

    Well, you tell any future sponsors or employers that you have a huge fan base that will buy anything that you tell us to. Now….on to the rest of the story…..

  31. vicki archer says:

    Good luck with the sale and here's to a brighter year and another happy home…xv

  32. Ursula says:

    On to bigger, better, brighter things. You're making room to receive.

  33. Tina Tarnoff says:

    Such a beautiful, charming house, Tina. I'm completely in love with it. If I had the money I would buy it. Even without the furniture one can see hom much love you've put into it. And, yes, life goes on, and you will again creat a wonderful nest for you and your family. Much love. xoxox

    And, indeed, what an idiotic gossip column!

  34. Carey says:

    I'm almost afraid to put it in print, but losing my home is one of my biggest fears. I'm such a homebody. So it scares and saddens me that you've had to walk through the experience of giving up yours. I'm so sorry, and having it on the market must be like getting a band-aid pulled off slowly. I hope that once the house has sold you will feel a little bit free. Perhaps you will try something wonderful that you would have never tried before? I look forward to watching things get BETTER for you!

  35. cathi says:

    The house is beautiful. This is an opportunity to bring to life a new home which will be wonderful as well. Try to take the tub tho…

  36. Sara says:

    I 'changed' residences (not by choice) 3 years ago and am much happier now- more good choices ahead.

    To me you look brave and graceful.It says a lot that your daughter was able to focus on making that amazing animation in the midst of a big move. Pat yourself on the back – often!

  37. suzanne says:

    you always brighten my day with your lovely blog. keep your chin up. more sunny days ahead!

    “We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”
    Charles R. Swindoll

  38. drollgirl says:

    your house is so lovely. and i am so sorry to hear that you will be moving away from it. but onwards and upwards, and damn this stupid economy.

  39. reckless daughter says:

    wow…such an amazing house. but you are right, life goes on. If it's not one thing it another. I'm sure you'll make this new home a lovely one.

  40. Ash says:

    Your house is just adorable and I hope your new one will be too!! Cheer's to new beginnings!!!

  41. Lane says:

    Hey theres a giveaway at my blog!!! mylovelylittlesuitcase.blogspot.com

  42. Maggie May says:

    Damnit I'm so sorry.

  43. brittany barney says:

    im so sorry to hear that. this place just looks amazing. and so charming. im sure you have loved it all. and no one could talk your place at the times. best of luck
    loves
    britt

  44. Machelle Blankenship says:

    Ouch, that sucks! I don't know you but my heart skipped a few beats for you. Too bad you can't move to St. Louis, we have plenty of Tudor homes and you would consider them a steal after living in your area. Good luck. I know there is another romantic home in your future…some of us just have to have one and there is a home out there that needs you! Sincerely, Machelle
    http://theblackwoodcottage.blogspot.com

  45. Lola says:

    Your house is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  46. mtruslove says:

    Good luck with your new home. We are in the same situation, and because we have NOT defaulted on our mortgage, Bank of America won't even talk to us. Go figure. They are such scumbags! I will also miss the garden most of all… I keep trying to tell myself it is all just "stuff", and I can have stuff wherever we are. :)

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