Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our New Home - Syrendell



Syrendell has moved....just across town (still in Fair Oaks), to a fairy cottage by a creek. We are surrounded by grandiose trees, a bio-dynamic garden, wild berries and spiraling vines. Our magical home is in the midst of natural beauty...so much to inspire us as we learn, create and grow together a family this year.


We are still close to relatives, the kids' activities, and conveniences. The best of both worlds! Our neighbors are kind people who all have an affiliation with anthroposophy and/or Waldorf education. Sacramento Waldorf School, a park and bike path are around the corner. Steiner College is two blocks away. The American River is a few streets away. Time to start biking and rafting!

Our home is smaller than our past houses, and yet it feels just right. Funny how we think that as the family grows, we need more space! Well, we've had a large new home with a pool and big yard in the past and we loved it, but...this place is different. We are enjoying the closeness of each other, the simplicity of having fewer square feet to clean, and time to focus on homelearning, gardening and art.
Spiral Path in the Front Yard

Already, we are playing our instruments more, singing, and crafting! Good energy abounds.

Syrendell Sprites Crafted in our New Home

Our home has a large deck in the front and back which extends our living and learning areas. We've transformed the bookcase and dining room table Daddy made into a homelearning center, aka, the "Dell". Our new Dell has doors that lead out to the back porch, reminding us of the importance of spending time out of doors each day.


So....we haven't been blog posting or commenting as often this past week because of the move. Our Etsy orders have been a bit delayed. We should be back up to speed, soon. Although, it is awfully tempting to just sit on the deck and breathe in the jasmine...take a nap...dream....

31 comments:

Joy said...

I was wondering where you were. Your house is so cute in all it's fairy-ness. :) I'm only a wee bit jealous at your proximity to all things waldorf-y.

MamaRose said...

Wow Jennifer, you're home looks so awesome!! Just by the pics that you've posted, I can tell that there's alot of good energy. I'm so excited for you and your family. Congratulations on your awesome new home :D

Acorn to Oak said...

Your new home and location sound amazing and wonderful...heaven on earth! Congratulations on your new home! I wish you many happy and wonderful times there!

Alicia said...

Wow, it sounds amazing, a real dream home and neighbourhood!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! So very happy for your family and your new home. I think smaller is better for SO many reasons, including the fact that it keeps you just a little bit closer!

Wishing you peace & joy in you nre home!
~Michelle

Lisa said...

Your new home is sooooo beautiful. Congratulations to you all. What a dream to be tucked in the woods like that.....and those decks are amazing.

Lisa :)

themagiconions said...

It looks so stunning! I am so jealous!!! Look at those trees... and a SPIRAL pathway!!!!! You are in an enchanted wood! Well done... you deserve such a lovely home.

Jenell said...

Your home looks fabulous! And it's in such a wonderful area. That would be enough for me!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Congratulations on your new house! We have been here just under three weeks and are loving settling into our new space. :) I think your house looks beautiful and I agree, I can sense good energy from that space for your family. Can't wait to see more of it!

(I would love to see your DELL. ;) )

Val

onasilentsea said...

Looks like such a beautiful home! Enjoy your new space!

LillyZoo said...

Ohh that is so exciting and so beautiful! Congrats! It looks like such a calming home and the grounds are dreamy.

dongdong said...

That is wonderful. I'm so glad you found a place that is just right for your family. Beautiful scenery! Congrats!

Jane said...

Oh its lovely and you have a very beautiful family! Congratulations on your enchanting home!

Mona said...

what a beautiful and spectacular house! - and surroundings and neighbourhood sounds fantastic! Congratulations!!! :)

lovestitches said...

What a beautiful new home! Sometimes smaller is just right.
Is that a Mother Theresa sprite I spy? How lovely!

Tan Family said...

Thank you, everyone, for the nice comments. We really love it here! lovestitches, yes that is a Mother Theresa in the picture. She is available in our Etsy shop and takes a week to make. She's really special.

Jen said...

Wow - Jennifer, it is BEAUTIFUL! Even more magical than I imagined. Your family was made for an enchanted fairyland home such as this. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Your creativity is going to explode in this surrounding...I can feel it all way down here :)

Grandma said...

The new home looks just perfect for the Tan family! I know you will have fun creating many happy memories there.

Woodspritemama said...

Exquisite! How lovely for you all :)

The Scolari House said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you all! The pictures are beautiful and the house is incredible. The name Syrendell truly fits. I'm glad you found your oasis of peace.

<3 Annemarie

wren said...

Hi Jennifer, What a beautiful place! I am so happy for you all!

Ellen Shipley said...

This is just so lovely. I really like that huge porch! Congratulations all!

Kelly said...

Looks like an amazingly beautiful home in such gorgeous natural surroundings. Wishing you all many happy times in your new home.
Blessings

Linda said...

I Love your new home, Jennifer, it is wonderful!!

Tahara said...

What a beautiful home and a great location!...I wish you many happy memories there :-)

suzanne said...

I see a wonderful energy around your home Jennifer. To have so many trees. I can imagine how wonderfully creative you can be here.

Happy day to you!

Warm regards
Suzanne

Tammie Lee said...

Your new home looks wonderful. So lovely that you are experiencing the gifts of a smaller, less work to care for and more time to play life! Sounds wonderful.

Tammie Lee said...

Your new home looks wonderful. So lovely that you are experiencing the gifts of a smaller, less work to care for and more time to play life! Sounds wonderful.

Faith said...

wow, we were just talking about this...but i have to say, your "humble and small" home is a mansion compared to ours! it is so beautiful. you are truly a blessed family.

thank you for sharing with us.
:0)

mamaroots said...

congrats- it looks so wonderful! blessings to your new home!

Jimena Diaz said...

It is a wonderful place, felicitaciones!!!!!