Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pièce de résistance...

These pieces are original to my house.

The chicken coop was full of architectural treasures

removed from the house years ago.

chippy window headers

Old porch railing

But this is the:

Pièce de résistance (From Wikipedia) - French term (circa 1839), translated into English literally as "piece of resistance", referring to the best part or feature of something (as in a meal), a showpiece, or highlight.

You can read more on these links about my

or this

to get the whole scoop on my gingerbread.

Happy Wednesday!


Peonies & Magnolias said...

Beautiful home and I love your pictures.


thisoldcottage said...

You are truely blessed with a beautiful home. Thank-you for sharing.

Shanda said...

Your home is so beautiful and I love the gable decoration. I have been shopping for some to add in two places to the front of my home. I am having trouble figuring out the pitch of my roof, I had a carpenter figure it and I think he is wrong, I'm not ordering them to be made until I know for sure because they are almost $500.00 each. They are expensive, but so worth it. They add so much. Wish I yours, they are gems. Truly beautiful.

Cindy said...

Is this really your home? Lucky you.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Ooh how beautiful... you certainly named your post today appropriately...Bisous... Julie Marie

Sandi said...

Oh how I love all your chippy architectural pieces Rene'! I missed a lot of it at a garage sale a few years ago. They had HUGE pieces for peaks etc. , but it was already sold. Why anyone would get rid of it is beyond my comprehension. Just lovely old pieces!

junkdreams said...

Your blog is beautiful....I am new to White Wednesday and am so glad to find your blog.

jAne said...


:o) jAne
tickleberry farm

Pauline said...

Your story gave me goosebumps ontop of my goosebumps :o) It was meant to be. May you always be blessed.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous home you have & wonderful story! The gingerbread returned to it's original spot!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Amazing architectural elements, love 'em! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
~ Anne

Rebecca said...

Wow your home is lovely and how great is it that you have all the gingerbread on it.
They just don't make them like that anymore do they?
Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. You should join us for Vintage Thingies Thursday! I have a link on my latest post.


What beautiful treasures and I love the story about your homes gingerbread trim, I remember reading about it in another post and thought it was so amazing! I'm in Atlanta right now with my Mom she had some surgery on Monday and we are still here in the hospital, so I'm entertaining myself visiting blog after blog, she probably thinks I'm addicted, LOL!!

June said...

Hi Rene,
A beautiful post about your beautiful home. I feel blessed to have been able to see this charmer in person.

fairmaiden said...

Makes my heart sing.

One Shabby Old House said...

I love how that came back home to you. That is one of those God things. It had to be.
Worked in the shop today. It is going great in there. I have destressed and just put things in.
It isn't like an antique mall but hey things are selling well. So I guess I am doing something right.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Rene,
What a lovely blog you have. Beautiful pictures. Love all your whites. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Happy White Wednesday!


Wizard of Was said...

Wow, how very lucky you are to have such a beautiful historical home. The gables are wonderful. Thank you for sharing...I would love to see more!!
My Best

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Your home is breathtaking! The goosebump story made my day!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I like that goosebump story. I think it was amazing how things can work out like that. Your home is so beautiful, and the touches that you add make it even more so. Love all of your pictures.

Candy said...

Loved reading through this and that on your pages. Lovely girls and peachy too. Wish I could have some of that delish cobbler.
Looking forward to more sharing in the future.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you come by soon ;-)

bikim said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. you also have a lovely blog! that i'll be following if ok! your house looks so beautiful and charming. Have a sweet wk,
Rosa from Portugal

Lydia said...

What wonderful pictures. What a beautiful home.

Please come to my blog about Jenny, from Victorian Vignettes & C/Vignettes Etc.. Lydia

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I love your old, chippy architectural pieces! I really need to find a local source for some of those old pieces so I can collect a few for my home.

Also wanted to say thanks for stopping by. I've been a lurker of your beautiful blog for a loooong time so I'm flattered you came to visit me and left such sweet words. :)

Cori G. said...

Aaahhhh! It truly is the piece de la resistance.