Tuesday, July 13, 2010

all i got...white wednesday


for today's post 
I dug into my files....



these 
are  my most favorite  white pieces 
in my whole house...


my piano and my fireplace mantle






and a few pretties on top





I really can't put into words all that has been going on here
and
you really don't want to hear it.
let's just say 
that 
it has been  is a time of growth.
when it rains ...it  pours.
my heart just isn't into blogging 
or much of anything
 for that matter.


We are afflicted in every way, 
but not crushed; 
perplexed,
but not driven to despair;

2 Corinthians 4:8


I can say  
though 
how very much I am and have 
blessed 
by your continued words of encouragement.

Who woulda ever thought?

Not me.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart...

52 comments:

Amy said...

I am not sure what you are going thru but it seems to be going around. All I can say is to stay positive because we all have our up days and a great share of our down days. I know you will make it thru whatever it is and come out shining.
Your post today is enough to take anyone out of a funk. So peaceful and beautiful to see.
Amy

Tete said...

I'm hoping you grow by leaps and bounds and come back to us. We all miss you and your wonderful posts. What makes you stand out is that you are real. You put it out there. We can all relate to that. Have a good cry and punch a few pillows and when you are ready we will be here.
Hugs and prayers- Tete

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Whatever it is, it will come to an end. I just hope that it happens very soon!!!

sweetpea said...

Rene', I hate so much to hear that you are having a tough time. You are on my mind a lot since that post about your husbands denial of medical service. I know you are strong as is your faith. I hope it helps that you are surrounded by warm and loving thoughts and prayers.

Blessings,

Shelley

just a little bit shabby said...

Hang in there girl, there is always light at the end of that long black tunnel but until you see it Light a candle!! Hope springs eternal! Best to you and wishing you peace.

Sandy

Glenda... said...

What a beautiful post you have given us today. What an amazing talent you have been given...your photos are a shining star, and I could eat them with a spoon, they look so delicious. I would love to have the talent you have in photography...
Do you have any blessings to count?

I know you are having some serious issues going on, and I will be praying for you...meantime, I am devouring your blog that you have done.
hoping to learn something of your talent.
blessings,
glenda

Kathy said...

Whatever you're going through, obviously you have a faith in God. That's the best foundation for any situation. We all have moments and times when we can't see past what's going on now. Will keep you in my prayers -
Kathy

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Sweet Rene',

Even in times of struggle, you remain an encouragement! Keep the faith, and hold steady to Who you know is True! You are an inspiration to us all! Know that you are in our prayers!

From the pictures of your home that I've seen, I would be hard pressed to find favorite pieces! But your piano and mantle would surely make the top 100 list! BIG list! :)

Hugs!
Lori

Theresa said...

The beauty in your photos represents the beauty in you. What wonderful eye candy for you to share with us! The rest of your home must be just gorgeous! Take care and press on, Theresa

Lee Laurie said...

Just know that I am thinking of you and your family. I'm having some tough times right now too and sometimes I really get so down about it all. Then I have to stop and really look at all of my blessings and that helps me. I love your post.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Cabin and Cottage said...

Miss you lady--but you sure got great files! Sending good wishes your way! xx Jacqueline

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I am so sorry you have been going through such a down time. Sending a big hug to you.

Your whites are stunning!

xo

My Shabby Roses said...

What wonderful whites you have my dear!

When I am afraid I will put my trust in Thee. In God whose word I praise. In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.
Ps. 56:3

I will lift up my eyes to the moutains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.......
Ps. 121:1-8

Thinking about you and praying for you Rene'.

shelia said...

Praying for you sweet blogging friend. Thanks for the encouragement of the lovely pictures...something about them just makes me feel so peaceful!

Remember your hand is in HIS..keep walking!

vintagebejoyful said...

please know that I do get whay you are going through, especially the blogging and not being able to put into words whats happening, I somedays it is all you can do to get through one day, and then another, my heart goes out to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers....truly

Tracey

Linda said...

I truly understand the time of "when it rains, it pours"...and it is SO hard! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers! XO

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I am so very sorry you are going thru all this....it is hard when a loved one is having health issues. And whatever else may be going on in your life....
We just don't know if we can stand it at times..but somehow with PRAYER, friends & family, we do !
Thinking about you often..glad to see you ARE still posting when you are able.
So many of use are feeling like we do not want to post much anymore. Not sure if it is the HOT weather or just other concerns.
There are just SO many blogs that should be visited.... BUT... so many things in our lives that need MORE attention...and I understand completely.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF too.

With love,

Rose

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Rene'...meant to say HOW LOVELY your white things are...and arranged so lovingly.

Rose

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely post. What you showed and and what you shared. Blogging does help the thoughts flow and be written down, shared and expressed. I like your posts...knowing there is a deepness inside of you is what makes your blog and your stories wonderful. Perhaps you will be able to look back and see how you did grow and you did navigate through the rough waters and get where you needed to be. God is good at helping us steer the boat too! Big smile.
Blessings to you...know that you will be in my prayers.
Debbie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a lovely post. What you showed and and what you shared. Blogging does help the thoughts flow and be written down, shared and expressed. I like your posts...knowing there is a deepness inside of you is what makes your blog and your stories wonderful. Perhaps you will be able to look back and see how you did grow and you did navigate through the rough waters and get where you needed to be. God is good at helping us steer the boat too! Big smile.
Blessings to you...know that you will be in my prayers.
Debbie

Michella said...

~ Beautiful post!!! And all I can say is... I hear ya!!! I've been going through quite a time myself. But God knows our hearts, He knows our pain and our struggles. This is on my post today... :))
"Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap, or store away in barns, and yet our Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they"
Matthew 6:26

I hope you have a wonderful day!!
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xo ~ ~

It's me said...

At the end of this dark tunnel, there is light for your sweetheart !!!

Take care......hugs and prayers..from me......

Julie said...

Love all your pretties. Thanks so much for digging to bring them back out... Hang in there. We have most definitely all been through times where it felt like we might be crushed! When we are at our weakest, God's strength becomes most visible and felt in us. In the trials, HE is forging us. We DO come out stronger. Hugs to you!

Alaina said...

I love what you put in your glass containers and cloches. I am sorry to hear that you are having some troubled times, I hope all goes well

Sheila Rumney said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May God continue to give you strength and provide wisdom during this time.

Through all your personal trials, thank you for sharing with us your beauty through your words and pictures.

Many blessings,

Sheila

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your right Rene, when it rains it POURS, but don't worry it will all comes to pass and you will be back to normal again... Hang in there Girl.! Sometimes life can get pretty hectic and rough at times... that is why we really need God in our lives to take us through those situations that can bring us down, way down if we don't have him. For things are not always going to be the way you want them to be, especially if it takes us out from our comfort zone.

I'll say a special prayer for you for God to move in your life to make it easier if not better for whatever it may be.

YOur another one I just love coming over for the White Wednesday Post... it is always a treat. The piano and the mantel are gorgeous pieces... and I must say I have a mantel very similar to yours waiting to be striped and put in my birds room.. I absolutely love that piece. I'm also crazy about the taupe, like beige lace hanging from the piano..... that color on lace has always got my attention.....

Much Love & Hugs to YOu*

Sandi said...

Always love your photos Rene! Keeping you close in thought and prayer as you go through this trying time. God loves you and that is something that will never change!!
Hugs~

Claudia said...

I am sorry to hear that you are having a hard time. I wish you only the best and some relief from your troubles soon! Your post is lovely - I love the painted piano.

xo
Claudia

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You are in my thoughts, I'm sorry things are so difficult right now. I hope it turns around quickly. On a happy note, I always look forward to your pictures. They are beautiful and inspiring so thank you!
~Michelle

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love you, dear Rene. I know this sounds simple, but "trust God". He WILL bring you through. Thank you for sharing with us today. Staying connected is important,
sending hugs and blessings, love and prayers,
Debra

Zuzu said...

Dearest Rene,

I have been through terribly difficult times - and I wouldn't trade them for anything. The strength that comes with those times - and most importantly the knowledge of how much God loves us and cares for us - is unquestionable. It may not feel like it right now, but you will be fine. God has a plan.

Sending hugs,
Zuzu

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

i can only imagine the financial burden you are carrying.
i have been reading an interesting book re: health insurance denials..there are ways to pursue the ins.co. to do the right thing. i am not familiar with your situation, but, i wonder if a lawyer that specializes in this area could help. first consult is usually free.
i think it is called bad faith ins.
i know you probably don't have the energy to go through this, but God does.
i am thinking of you and praying for you.

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

i am so sad to hear you are down. i cannot imagine the financial strain you are suffering. i am reading a book about some people having been denied by a health insurance co. you can sometimes find ways to get things paid. i wonder if a lawyer with experience in this area could help. the first consultation is usually free. i think it is called bad faith insurance. i am praying for you and even though you can't imagine it getting better...know that it will and even though you don't have the energy for this, God does.

Sue said...

Your photos, as always, are beautiful! Sometimes I think we all go through "stuff" that we don't understand till much later on, if that makes sense. I always sing this with my little 3 year old grandbaby, "don't worry, cuz EVERY little thing is gonna be alright"! And it will.

Take care, Sue

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Beautiful pic's and I can see why they are your fav's, I have always wanted a piano. I am so sorry that your family is going through such trying and emotional times right now, I wish I lived close enough to give you a big hug!!!

June said...

Sometimes life can just be so hard! Sometimes things go a little crazy, and then, when we think things can't get worse the Lord gives us more to show how big we can grow. I am always amazed by how, just when I need it, this happens. It will get better, and you will get bigger because of it. I pray that you are able to get through this troubled time and my heart is with you. You ahve so many friends who love and adore you!
sending you the biggest hug I can!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Smiling thoughts for you, hoping you are smiling soon. Your blog always puts me in a good mood ~ wish I could do the same for you!d

Just a little something from Judy said...

I want you to know that every time I see your blog listed on my side bar I think about you and say a heartfelt prayer for you. Truly, I do not know ALL that you are going through...no one ever does...but I do care. By the look of things you have many who care and love you. Life is hard. Through it all...you still shared white beauty. Thank you!

Crystal said...

I hope things get better. I know I've had things go on in life that I just didn't think could ever get better. God has always provided and I always get through it. Take care!

Claire de Lune said...

Drop Dead Delectable.....I am always so inspired after I see your pics. I paint furniture as well and you get my tail in gear. I know you are having trials right now, but know that you are leading others to great beauty through your example.
My heart is with you and I'll be thinking of you...paint brush in hand

suzyq said...

I am sending you my best wishes from Australia- sometime life just seems to send us these things to see how strong we are.
Just hang in there,
Suzyq

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Stay strong hun, those photos would cheer anyone up, they are gorgeous!
alicia

Trisha said...

God never leads us anywhere without being there to lead us through. I hope things get better for you. Thank you for the beautiful pictures-you are an inspiration!

One Shabby Old House said...

I am sending you a link. www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3Ya12I036lg&h=37584. I hope it works... If it doesn't then go to this e-book. It is by Francis Chan. His book Crazy Love. Anyway this really helped me when I was feeling overwhelmed. It helped me to put a size on my problem and a size on my God. It helped me when I prayed and I pray it will help you too.
I am praying for you my friend. And I am here if you need someone to verbally pray with you. Just let me know. Love Becky

ladydi said...

Hi
Whatever it is you are going through just know that " this too shall pass" Continue to stay positive and just live one day at a time. And if that is too hard then one hour at a time. Take care. I love your whites. Peaceful and serene. Thank you for sharing with us.

Dianne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your images are so lovely. :-)

Please know that I *do* understand, more than you know.
You are very much in my thoughts and prayers, sweet friend!

Hugs,
Anne

CeCe said...

White words,
White tears,
White beauties,
White years,
White yearnings,
White lives,
White senses,
White dives
into our hearts and our souls as we each strive to maintain the lovely white against the grey in our lives. Sending you a message of love - CeCe

Bella said...

Hi Rene..
I was missing you, and saw I had missed your WW post, and when I think of WW I thinkk of you:-) Your post is as beautiful as always:-)
I am so sorry to hear your problems are continuing, you have been in my thoughts.
Sending a big hug your way:-)
Bella

The Tin Rabbit said...

"If I can endure whatever is happening to me at this moment, this too shall pass away" Praying for you~ I love your beautiful whites~

Norell said...

Dear Rene,
I just found myself led to your blog again today. You have been on my mind and in my prayers every day. I read your blog all the time and adore your beautiful photos, but don't usually write comments. Today I just had to write and let you know how much we all care about you and pray that things will get better for you soon. I pray you can feel His arms wrapped around you in love today and everyday. All My Very Best, Norell

Angela said...

I'm still praying for y'all. God bless you.

vikki said...

This is so beautiful, just my style.