Tuesday, June 8, 2010

this is how i feel...


like I've lost my mind

like a chicken with its  her head cut off

you get the idea

shh...don't tell anyone
I'm supposed to be working

I  just had to take a break
I couldn't let another WW go by 
without me.

we always forget how crazy it gets
how big of a push it is
 to pull it all together

I've saved these pics of my manny
 for a day just like this

 I promised you a sneek peek.
 so here it goes.
it is not pretty.

I think the hardest part of all
the transition
from storage/work area


show space.

And that requires moving 
at  least

Here are some very
*in the rough*
pics of my shop

Better get going before I'm caught slacking!

Happy White Wednesday to all!


Anneke said...

this is so beautiful.
i have visit your blog several times and have a link on my blog to yours.
your photos give me a lot of inspiration and you are a talend in decoration

Lori said...

you have no idea how much i would dearly love to come to your sale...everything...and i do mean everything looks absolutely beautiful...your mannequin is a stunner...i love how you have her outfitted...she is perfection!!!

Sue said...

I LOVE that your bathtub is just like mine! Non-working, no fixtures, no plumbing. I keep waiting, one day I dream of bubble baths each time I glance at it. I love all the pictures, they are all beautiful.

Take care, Sue

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Rene :) I know exactly how you feel sometimes....lots of things going on all at once, trying to get it all done, and literally feeling my head's been cut off :) Your manni looks beautiful, by the way! Someday I hope to own a vintage one, but for now I have a newer one that I've dressed up with a gorgeous vintage pink dress, apron, and some bling, and topped of the top with a vintage rose hat :) She looks pretty good I think. If you'd like to see her, she's my March 12th post:)

That dresser is looking pretty good, just like it is now, and loved the peeks into your work space. Looks like my sewing room, with fabric strewn all over the place...looks like a tornado went thru, lol :)

Have a great rest of the week!

Warmest, Brenda

Ember said...

Hey good luck this weekend. Hope I can find myself over there and see how beautiful everything looks. WISH I could come and help! Miss you.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your pictures are just stunning, I went back several times looking at them. I understand what your going thru having to turn what your using for storage and work space into a show place, I'm kinda having to do the same thing, and I'm really getting worn out from it, so I feel your pain!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, thanks for the sneak peek! Loe the mannequin, she is beautiful, yes, I have to picture a head on her. The way you dressed her is absolutely gorgeous. I can't even imagine the hard work involved getting ready for a show! I'd love to be there too.

No slacking!


sissie said...

Oh how I would love to step inside
this computer and take my choice of everything you own...be still my heart! LOL!
All that gorgeous lace and trim just make me swoon with envy.
I love the idea of the old claw foot tub, so cute!


Fun With This and That said...

I love your pictures .You have alot of work . I grew up with that kind of tub it was aways too short.We sold the house with it it was too heavy to move. Laura Q

Kim Palmer said...

Lovely pics and lots of yummy items I'd love to give a home to! If manny ever requires a holiday in Oz just book a ticket, LOL! Isn't she fabulous!

Julie said...

Oh my...makes my head spin just thinking about all the work. Maybe mine will fall off and I will come join you as the headless women who love White Wednesdays! Wish I could come and visit in person to see it all , instead of through your pics. but that is better than nothing! Have a great time. Big Breaths and a nice calming cup or tea..... It will get done. :-)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Who needs a head when you look soooo good from your neck down?????? LOL! That dress form is 2DIE4! Good luck with the sale!

Shanda said...

Best of luck to you on the shop. Lots and lots of hard work, but soo rewarding afterwards. Hang in there and please do take breaks with us.

fairmaiden said...

Beautiful...and it will be a great success as usual. Remember to have fun!

Rita said...

What a BARN! I am so jealous. Thank you for showing us. Rita

Kathy said...

Whites as far as the eye can see!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

rustandruffles said...

Wowzers....looks amazing!
Happy day!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a way you have of putting things together! I always love stopping here. Glad you took the time to post--I'll miss a lot of things now and then, but I sure hate to miss WW! Best to you--Jacqueline

~Sheri~ said...

I forgot where you live.....not Ca, right.
I would drive a LONG way for a barn sale like yours....and your bathroom pics are breathtaking. I want to soak in your tub!

Bella said...

Hello Rene... I love how you have outfitted your lady... the lace the millenery flowers, drop dead gorgeous!

Sherry said...

How pretty! Love your work area! I could get lost there for a few hours everyday. Wonderful whites!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

When I saw your manny, Renee, it took my breath away! She is gorgeous! No doubt the best I've seen...and she looks so at home in your new bedroom!

Can I come play in your shop???? Looks like so much fun! I can only dream of something like that...but who knows what the future holds!

Happy White Wednesday!

Amy said...

Your room is just beautiful, I just sigh every time I see it.
Looks like you have a lot to do missy, you better get to workin'

Linda said...

OH Rene...it is going to be gorgeous...

Wizard of Was said...

I so understand what you're saying!! In fact for the last three or four months I haven't been able to locate my head! One of these days I'll join you again on WW! I know you and your master plan will be executed wonderfully! I can't wait to see pictures...wish I could come to your showing!!
My very best,


Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely mannequin and bath.


Debby said...

Sorry you feel like you have lost your head..LOL...But this post is truly amazing. Wow, I would love to come over and help you move everything around three or four times. Beautiful photos.

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so glad you spent some time sharing with us while slacking! Just beautiful!!

32˙North said...

Hi Renee,

It's coming along splendidly - you have a great knack for arrangements and your barn sale is sure to be a rip-roaring success!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh ~~ I am just dying not being able to come to your sale ~ Everything is just stunning and beautiful !! I LOVE what you do !

just a little bit shabby said...

Rene, One word, BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the lace and how your combined it all. I have a manny, too and I will try to make her look a little more like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh I love the pics... I love the color you give them. Are you using something special to create that? I need to learn more about how to work with photos...

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE your pictures today! You are always soooooo inspirational:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Diane said...

I love your blog and this is the reason why. Beautiful colors and subjects and your shop looks pretty even when you don't think it does. You have to have a mess before you can have pretty - right!! The moving - now that's hard. Take care of yourself through all of this. Diane

thepaperroSe said...

omg! what a familiar site! getting ready for my spring sale this weekend......

Our Back Porch said...

Oh Rene! LOVING your mannequin and marvelous bath! Happy White Wednesday!

Back Porch Blessings,

Liz said...

SIGH..... So pretty!!!!


Robyn said...

This is my FIRST WW and I'm LOVIN' it! Your photo is lovely...you are gorgeous w/o a head! LOL Really, that vignette is BEAUTIFUL! Your store is going to be EXTREMELY LOVELEY, I can't wait to see the finished project! New follower so I don't miss it! ;-)

Faded Charm said...

Looks pretty good for being "in the rough". Good luck, I'm sure it will all fall into place(including your head) and be marvelous. Somehow it always does.

Take lots of pics to share.


Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

You take such beautiful pictures, that bathroom is to die for. Love it. Your space will look amazing I'm sure, I can't wait to see pics.! Theresa

Paula-Pieces from the Past said...

I love your blog just beautiful!!! Your mannequin and bath gorgeous!!! My Mom recently downsized and moved from her home with a claw foot tub-I just loved that tub!!!

Gypsy Purple said...

It is just such a pleasure to visit you and watch all the fabulous things you do!! Love it!!

vintagesue said...

oh...but isn't your manny work related?? lol. she is so pretty with all that lace. your furniture is breathtaking. love the post. thanks for taking that break.

claire said...

I am so grateful that you didn't forego White Wednesday. I look forward to your pics with great anticipation and you NEVER disappoint. I wished I lived closer to you so that I could come to your sale. Good Luck...

Lovey said...

You are amazing Rene! How you pull this off...is simply amazing! Your re-creations are stunning!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

ooooh Rene, I SO wish I could come to your sale, I think i would go mad with delight and just want everything! And thankyou so much for linking to my giveaway, it means a lot to me :0)

@nemonen said...

One feel headless sometimes. Lovely laces and I love thoose old furniture which look like chabby chick. Don´t paint them. Have a nice week end.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It's all so vintage and beautiful! Connie