We got approved for the apartment and it's really wonderful. It's in a 300 year old building with hardwood floors, big windows, 3 balconies and best of all it's right across from the park so no neighbors just green lush park views. I've sketched out several different furniture layouts, surfed ebay and the German version of craigs list to find some furniture. I can't buy anything until we go back next month because I have no where to store anything or even pick it up before we move over but at least I know there are some options. We got the kitchen measurements and are working with Ikea to get a kitchen built. The issue is that it takes them 6 weeks to install it so we'll be finalizing the details from here and that's scary to a control freak like me. of well it'll all work out....it has this far right? Oh and not only do you buy your own kitchen but no light fixtures come with the apartment either. It's crazy!
I also got very exciting news while I was gone. I won Patti at wanderingvines blog giveaway. I never enter any giveaways because well, I never win but her blog is just delightful and she was giving away these marvelous buttons, keys, tomato full of pins, strawberry, ect and I was just so enthralled with it all that I entered. And I won!!!! I have already picked out a wooden bowl to display them in when I get to Germany. I just see these all nestled in the bowl on a table in the entrance hallway so I can see them all the time.
Front of building and we're the 2nd balcony
View from Balcony to Park
Living Room with cove ceilings