Wednesday, January 6, 2010

my new white...


Here are 2 of my christmas presents...pretty and white, of course



The pitcher is from my mom...see the pretty lacy gold trim?



The scale is from my daughter...it has a sweet story.... she bought it from me
at one of my sales before my look had started to change.
The other day I was admiring it in her kitchen...and mentioned that if she ever changed her mind to give me first dibbs on it...
my daughter is NOT a hoarder
(I do not know where she gets THAT from)...
well ,there it was under the christmas tree with my name on it...
whn I told her she should not have done that...
she said she was so glad to be able to give me something I really wanted...
and I do love it!




I had a few minutes the other day to *play*




Life has been really quiet...since Christmas that is...
I've been playing spending a lot of time with my daughter...
we've played games, done more baking, and
had some of that *other kind* of Mom moments...
I've really enjoyed the special time...

my brain is starting to turn again....what shall my next project be?

These gifts just might be my inspiration to get going.

34 comments:

jAne said...

Gifts of perfection, to be sure! I also love the pearls - the deep vanilla tone draws me in. Thank you for sharing this today - makes me want to take a few minutes myself and spiff up one particular area at Tickleberry Farm. :o)

jAne * tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

fairmaiden said...

Gifts from the heart are the best! Your family has BiG heArt<3

That scale is somethin'...I'm aweing over it. I really like your new look...been going that way too...return to all shades of whites, simple, uncluttered, touches of black, earthy pots, nature, out with splashes of color, and faded roses always remain.


I do lOvE your snow covered home and gardens below. Your days slowed down and spending sweet time with your daughter are priceless.

A Little Of This And That said...

Lovely things.

I, too, have been quiet lately. Going into my second year of being retired. Although hubby and I travel about the country a good bit, I'm actually missing the structure of former years. I'm sure I'll get over it, in time.

Happy New Year!

Susan S. said...

What a beautiful scale! I LOVE it! and how sweet of your daughter to give it to you....that's the best!

Happy New Year from Houston, TX

Gypsy Brocante said...

Hello~
Thank you for your warm welcome!
I'm lovin' your whites, very nice ... I'm going to search out a scale like that once my kitchen re-do is done.
Hey ... do I spy with my little eye a few balls of white string in your pics?? I'm going to have to point those out to my frugal husband ; )
xo
Jill

podso said...

The scale was a wonderful present, from her heart to yours. You'll always treasure it now!

ceekay said...

Love the pictures. I have a couple of scales...but I love the white. I would keep it together just like it is!!
So sweet of your daughter to give it back to you!!

Faded Charm said...

What a lucky girl to get such pretty presents and how thoughtful of your daughter. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.

Kathleen

June said...

Hi Rene,
I just love it over here at your house. It's always as warm as you are here...and beautiful.
hugs
such lovely gifts.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous whites Rene'. I especially love the scale and the pitcher ! How sweet of your daughter to do that for you. She is a keeper!! :)
Hugs~

sweetpea said...

Love your gifts, but oh my that platter is to die for!

Hugs,

Shelley

::cottage instincts:: said...

HOw blessed you are with such a thoughtful daughter :) That is such a pretty scale, and the pitcher on top makes such a scrumptious vignette. Loverly!

Wizard of Was said...

Oh Rene, That scale is so great...and especially beacuse it was given to you....Great minds must think alike...the pearls...we must have read each other's minds! I hope you had a great White Wednesday!
Gale

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

A Way beautiful image....and how sweet of your daughter to be so generous and loving.
I have a friend like that if you admire somehting of hers she often just gives it to the person. But she is wealthy and she can always find more at any time...and the she loves the HUNT...like we all do.


Rose

http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Rita said...

Love the scale! and your peeks are so clear and soft. Ciao Rita

My Shabby Roses said...

Very pretty Rene'!
What a wonderful daughter you raised.

Sweet Sage said...

Beautiful and special gifts!
LoVe the story of the scale.
And LoVe the way you've put everything all together .. simply gorgeous.
Always appreciate your visits~
kim

A Fanciful Life said...

Hello, I just had to come by and visit your blog when I saw its name. I have a sweet cat named Miss Gracie who often appears on my blog (somehow she just begs to be in my photo shoots!). I'm enjoying all of your beautiful photos - so glad I found your blog today!
Sharon :-)

Liz said...

I need a kitchen scale or 2.... I want to put them up on my top cabinet space.... How sweet of your daughter!:)

~Liz

Janean said...

the scale is soooo beautiful (as is that old platter in the background!) and a very charming story. you raised a sweet girl!

Ellinor Forsblom said...

Love the pictures.
Ellinors Hus

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I love the scale, so sweet of your daughter to pass it on to you. I like how you adorned it with the lace, the jug, the pearls and that little adorable "family forever" plaque....gorgeous. Enjoy it in good health.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Stella said...

How thoughtful of your daughter to keep it until you needed it again. Your playtime is beautiful. Love all the different textures and shades of white. Thanks for sharing.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Seeing that scales that you received as a gift, reminded me of the one we had at home when I was quite young. Only you could take an old scales and make it a thing of beauty. These pictures depict the lovely and artistic way you can put things together and have them look so good. Can't wait to see what new project you start.

@nne said...

This is really a beautiful combination with the old lace. Love it! @nne

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Such heart felt gifts. Those are the best kinds. And you have put them together so beautifully.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I had to chuckle at the re-gifting of your scale.....My Mum, daughter and I all loved much the same things......sometimes we couldn't even remember where a piece began because it would have moved around all three houses several times. And, when my daughter and I have a garage sale we don't know who's items are who's!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello,
Love, no adore, no thats not it either....hmmmm. Your blog is just absolutely fabulous. Yep that works! The photography is wonderful. So glad I found you. Have a blessed day.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely gifts!! That scale is great! How very sweet of your daughter to give it to you!
Michelle

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Rene,
I LOVE your blog, the pictures are wonderful. I have a scale similar to yours & I love decorating with it. You have a special daughter.
Thanks for visitng my blog & for the sweet comments. Lisa

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Rene, I love your decorating style, what a great eye you have. Would also loved to have attended one of your barn sales, wow, what great things you had. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great Tuesday!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Your photos are beautiful! The mix of creams and whites is dreamy!

Auntie Cake said...

Beautiful Christmas presents! Love them!!!
Kate

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet pics, and sweeter story about your daughter giving you the scale back.
What a nice gift, and us Mom's are so hard to find treasures for.

blessings

barbara jean