Tuesday, March 9, 2010

presenting white...

If you know me...
you know...
I *love* presentation.

Presentation is everything.

Presentation is what makes my heart go pitter-patter.

Presentation is what makes my family  crazy.

or think I'm crazy.

In my opinion the Pacific Northwest 
has some serious junkin' style going on...
We went to the Portland Antique Expo, 
my all-time favorite antique mall Monticello, 
and a few other shops.

I'm showing you some of my favorites ...
some of these girls know presentation.

I had the opportunity to meet Julie 
from Kindred Roses
Her darling farmhouse style 
was an example in presentation:

Less is more 
done excellently!

One of the highlights of my trip
(now don't be jealous)
was meeting, none other than
We chatted for over an hour
My husband  was like
"You talked to her for an hour?!"
Yep we did!

It just goes to show...how sweet and easy she was to talk to...
We talked antiques, family, business, antiques, selling, decorating...and even what kind of cars we drive 
 for junkin', selling, and family.
No pictures...we don't like pictures and we were busy!
I can't believe she was selling this:

It came home with me
I've got just the place in mind for it...
and it will remind me of our visit!

I'm just going to give you a sneak peek 
of the treasures I uncovered.
I'll be linking up with 
My Romantic Home 
on Friday ...

So come on back!

all so much for the well-wishes 
for our anniversary...
we had a wonderful time.  


Kiki said...

Super-beautiful..wonderful post!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I died and went to White Heaven....

Julie said...

WOOT I'm loving this post, the whole thing. Tonight I am crazy about presentation! And yes, you do it WELL!!!! How neat that you could meet our White WEdnesday Kathleen. What a treat! Can't wait to see all your beautiful goodies. I will definitely keep checking back to see. Thanks so much for sharing your great times with us.

Melly said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it all and want it all :)

Rebecca said...

Oh girl...if I lived by you we'd be best friends. And then I'd beg away from you all your stuff.


Love, Rebecca

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful post, loved all your pictures!!! Gorgeous! Blessings... Daphne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Happy Anniversary!

I loved my visit to your blog....it's just delish!

I am really missing something.....EVERYONE is talking about Monticello....I've GOT to go too! :-)

Warm blessings,

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful!

And we agree 100% about presentation, you are so right!

Have a wonderful White Wednesday!

Kate said...

Boy was this post a real treat!!! I could not stop looking at all the fab you were showing!!! Presentation is everything, it can make the smallest thing into the Biggest wonder!!! Thank you for sharing. Have a terrific week


A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful way to start my day, thank you!

Sandi said...

Beautiful whites Rene'. I am all about presentation and details too. Always have been and always will be.
Love all the treasures that you found! Happy WW!

Just a little something from Judy said...

It sounds like you had a special time celebrating your anniversary. Congratulations on 30 years! In a few weeks it will be 35 years for us.

I gazed at each and every picture. I have decided to invite you to my home, then I will leave and you can perform your magic. When I come back, I will post every gorgeous picture of what you've done:) Seriously, my mother's philosophy was the same as yours..."presentation is everything". What a difference that makes in the ordinary routines of life. Your "white presentation" is absolutely gorgeous! I am looking forward to when you team up with My Romantic Home. Two very talented ladies!

::cottage instincts:: said...

That's it. I must save my nickels and dimes and go out west....there are so few places to shop for beautiful stuff here in my neck of the woods.

*sigh* such beautiful things....

Anonymous said...

Presentation. What photographers and artists also call composition, and boyOboy do you have it down!!! Gorgeous photos & white goodness.

Amy said...

These picture are just breathtaking.
I am dying to buy some of these items.
I know what you mean about presentation. Its gotta speak to me.

Rebecca said...

I am with Nice and Easy...died and gone to Heaven!
I love Montecello, my daughter lives near Portland and shops there often.
Thanks for the inspiration

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful Post!

Paula said...

Dear Rene`,
Everything is gorgeous!!! I love all of the white, and I love 'presentation' too! I am so glad you found some treasures and met some fellow sweet blogging friends! I look forward to seeing more of your finds.

Love, Paula

Sherry said...

You have some great vintage presentation going on here on your whole blog. So pretty!!

It's me said...

Thank you for putting a trasolator on your blog............beautiful stuff you heve seen ,i want it all.........

Greetz and hugs Ria

Liz said...

eewwww....ahhhhhhh! Pretty! :)


Sharon said...

You have beautiful vintage treasures and you also take a good picture and the two together make for a good blog and pretty pages and post. Thank you for sharing.

June said...

Renee, I think I just may have to faint over these gorgeous photos. You saw some seriously gorgeous stuff up there! I'm so excited that you got to meet Kathleen.

Alice Grace said...

You are so good at presentation! I love it all!

Gretchen said...

I do believe you are the "Queen" of Presentation and Photographing. Excellent and so much eye candy. Wha a feast on my eyes. Love it all.

Paula said...

Hi again Rene`,

The color is Woodrow Wilson Linen, it is a historical paint color from Lowe's, a nice creamy white.

Have a blessed day!
Love, Paula

Secondhandrose said...

This is so right up my alley lately, the serene color palette. I'll check back friday.
Come for a visit.


Lynn said...

Me again! Once I found your blog I just had to keep looking. LOVE LOVE LOVE your whites and your blog. I am going to follow you right now! Blessings,