The Cola Rental



Once upon a time, before this California Girl met her Southern Gent, I lived in a rental in Columbia, SC (aka “Cola”). It was a house converted into a duplex and the main entrance was my entrance.

The pictures in this post show that little place after my mom came to visit and helped me decorate.


Home office and dining room. I still have the desk. It is now in The Southern Gent’s office. The saddle is upstairs in our guest room (the Frog). The dining table is outside on the back porch. The dining chairs are up in the attic waiting to be brought out should we have need of them.


Living room. I still have the couch, book shelves, picture on the wall, candle sticks and deer antlers. Though the couch is the only thing that is in the current living room in Charleston.


Kitchen. I still have the knife holder that is hanging next to the door. It is hanging in my current kitchen – the knife holder, not the door.


Bedroom. I still have that dresser. It is upstairs in our guest room. I still have that piece at the foot of the bed. It is now my nightstand. I even have the bed frame and that duvet cover. In fact, the duvet cover is on our bed right now.


Cats. Yep, still have them. Although, they are much bigger now and that right ear of Newt’s is marred by a fight with what I am now convinced was a squirrel he sent on to the next life.

Anyway, a lot has changed since those days. I have a husband, two dogs and I live in Charleston. It is fun to look back at these pictures and see how I am still able to use my “old stuff” but in new (and hopefully better) ways in my current home.

What pieces of furniture, pictures, accessories, collectibles do you have in your home that you have been able to use in either new homes, new rooms or new ways?


About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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