Wednesday, January 26, 2011

these are a few of my favorite whites...


it's an inspiration
of simplicity and beauty

while digging through the files of 2010
I found a few  of my favorites
I never did a year-end review
I am always soo behind
but
I thought it would be
perfect 
for this week.
(I've added some links if you would like to go back to original post)



10.
made  my favorites
because
without this guy 
probably
 only some    not  many
 none
of my projects would see completion.



Thanks, dearie.



9.  
My vintage-romance pillows
I finally worked up the courage to  try these



8.
simply
to the cross I cling




7.  
vignettes from my



6.
my
 always 
make me smile
RoSeS


5.
an  up-close  
of my bedroom re-do






4.
hope

Last spring was a time of fear for me.
My husband had serious health issues
and the financial burdens were large.
My oldest daughter lost another baby mid-term pregnancy.




My faith was strengthened.
God is good.
He is faithful.
My  husband is well
the hospital bill was reduced from
$23,000
to
2,000
and my daughter 
is now 32 weeks pregnant.
Thank you to all 
who have asked and continued
to pray for her!!



where I sell my pretties
see it here, here and here







2. 
a gift so dear to my heart





and


1.
and with it the opportunity 
to be published.







These might show some of  my favorite *work*

but 
I will remember 
2010 
as a year 
of 
challenges, heartbreak, fear, joy, faith,
grace,
of  giving away, seeing God's mighty hand of provision, perseverance
revelation and restoration,
forgiveness
and 
hope.



Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us...Eph. 3:20


Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus...Phil. 1:6


23 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What a wonderful, lovely and truly uplifting and inspiring post.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a beautiful post. And your bedroom is fabulous! I do expect I'll be seeing it in print soon! Thank you for your kind words on my PS post. I appreciate your prayers and I take courage from reading about your struggles this year and their joyous resolutions. I have the same glittered "HOPE" banner up in my dining room in front of a mirror. It has been there since my son was diagnosed with leukemia 7 years ago and I expect it will be there long past the 5 year post chemo mark that I originally planned on. One can never be without hope, huh? Anyway, good things to you in 2011. I am your newest follower.

Hugs,
Judy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This is without a doubt the most inspiring, beautiful post I've read/seen in a loooong time! Gorgeous pictures, even more beautiful words. I love that hope lives in your heart and your lovely home, Miss G!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

glenda said...

My word, everything is so beautiful, you sure do have a beautiful way with decorating and taking pictures...

Ozma of Odds said...

...it truely must be simply divine to live in your beautious world!!
Soooo very many lovely things surrounding you, a true testimony to the dear heart that beats beneath!!
~ just lovely, lovely, lovely!!
xo, Rosemary

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Rene, I enjoy seeing all your beautiful whites, so many interesting things to see, but what really caught my eye was the simple handbag displayed so nicely with all the pretties inside. I also like your pillow.... you did a wonderful job and making those fabulous rosettes..... that is something I want to perfect.

Hugs*

A Cottage Muse said...

Rene I love your countdown but number 10 is my favorite! I want to get my honey a suit just like that!

Happy White Wednesday!!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your 2010 recap. You are indeed blessed. Love all your whites!

Diane said...

Your favorites are my favorites too. I love the guy in white with the white furniture, kind of eerie, but very necessary. I love your bedroom redo, I don't know how many times I've come back and and looked at it, and the pillow, I made one for my nephew for his wedding because I loved yours so much. Diane

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Rene' ~
Those are beautiful
pictures!!!
Thank you also for
the Bible verses ~
They are wonderful
reminders ~

xoxo
Lori

Leah C said...

I am a new follower to your blog...but I am "in love":) Your photos are fabulous, your style is stunning, and those whites are wonderful! And the dreamiest bedroom ever...it definitely belongs in a magazine!! Wishing you a 2011 filled with hope, love & happiness:)

FredaB said...

I am so happy to read that your huband's health problems seem to be over and that you were able to get the bills reduced. Way out of line to begin with.

Also wonderful news about your daughter. She should be fine from now on.

I don't comment much but do read your blog regularly.

Your bedroom redo is wonderful.

Hugs

FredaB

heather mize said...

i was so inspired by your bedroom reveal~absolutely lovely!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, so much beautiful eye candy... I just love all the whites and of course the pinks too!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Ginger said...

Your blog is so beautiful, makes me want to jump into the computer and see everything in person. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with me.
Would love for you to visit me too.
Ginger

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. I loved reading your year in review as I didn't get to read some of your older posts. Glad your husband is well. That is a lot of white painted furniture :). Your bedroom is gorgeous! and your shop space is beautiful! I love cabbage roses. Everything is wonderful! Will this be your first grandbaby? Congrats!
Have a great week!
~ Julie

Betsy said...

It sounds like 2011 is off to a much better start for you and your family, thank the Lord.
Your photos are stunning! The one with all your furniture spread out by the barn is priceless. Now that's the way to get something accomplished: an assembly line. It would take me all year to paint all those pieces. Beautiful!

Tammy said...

Hi Rene -
Love these whites! Wish I could have been at your barn sale.
xo
tammy

Shelia said...

What a beautiful post! Your photos are so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

very inspiring photos and text!
alicia

Paula said...

Dear Rene, You are such a godly woman and an inspiration to me!!! I am so sorry 2010 was such a difficult and heartbreaking year. It is wonderful how God brought good out of the bad and has blessed you and your dear ones in so many ways! He is so very good and so faithful! It is no fun to go through trials, but it is wonderful to draw closer to the Lord and to see his mighty hand work in our lives and help us in our time of distress and need. Thank you for being such a faithful witness to this!!!

I loved seeing your gorgeous home as always!!! I love how you decorate and the pillows you made are gorgeous too!!!! I can hardly wait to see your bedroom in a magazine! Actually your whole home should be featured in one! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and your sweet heart! You are an encouragement to me and I love you! Paula

Pinkie Denise said...

God is so good! All the time! Hugs Pinkie
love the decor