Tuesday, March 29, 2011


i wanted to play tonight
with you all for white wednesday
dug in my files


on what my decorating loves are

sometimes it helps to see it through the camera lens

i love white paint

 i love white lace

i love white buttons

i love white dresses

 i love white chippy 

blogging has helped me to focus on pretty
to see beauty even if there is chaos around me

I am focusing on the prize
It is in sight.
It is becoming more clear. 

I can see it.


NanaDiana said...

Rene- Beautiful white post! It made me smile to look at all your lovely whites...newer/older/chippy/and burnished with love. Great post-xxooDiana


Hope all is going well with you. Love how you are expressing yourself on your blog. Hugs Mary

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE your whites and that
you can see the prize :)


glenda said...

So beautiful...all the lovely white on white pieces look so elegant. I enjoyed looking at your blog.

~Sheri~ said...

i m a lil unfocused tonight......my pink tractor created a lil upheavel...one item...leads to rearranging...which leads to a hot mess.....a feeling of discontent and a bigger mess!

S i had to take a break....grab some coffee and get a bit of blog hoppn to clear my mind.

love all ur loves...and i m glad u r posting between ur tasks

mercedes scott said...

Gracie - I absolutely LOVE all gorgeous whites! You really have an eye for beauty and putting together charming vignettes. Your home must be absolutely breath-taking... :)

Todays Country Store said...

Wow! I just read your previous post. You are an AMAZING woman! True, not fake like so many of our posts can seem, with the perfect "cropped" pictures so we make sure our messes don't show. I am also an antiques dealer for 25 years and have sevevral rooms that are out of control (they look just like yours! I've never really felt too guilty, but I do always feel like I just can't ever catch up! I LOVE my life and I hate to clean, but I like to decorate and have a nice house so always that inner turmoil! I will not however be saying on my death bed " I wish I would have been more of a neat nick!" I will be saying "life was good, my kids were happy,and I enjoyed every minute of my rusty ,crusty, thrill of the hunt lifestyle!" Don't be so hard on yourself, you are more "normal" than you think!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Rene! And I just love all your decorating loves!

Anonymous said...

dear rene,
so wonderful things, so wonderful pictures!these things please me very well....
greetings from austria

Cindy said...

Your photographs are beautiful! Love, love, love your button & key pin!!!

bikim said...

it's all so perfect!
happy day,

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The dress is gorgeous.
Good luck with your mission, it takes courage to part with the things we love and or admire...
Susan x

Leah C said...

White never looked more beautiful!! Love your focus:)
P.S. Yes, I'm liking the book One Thousand Gifts very much.

jAne said...

***focus on pretty
to see beauty even if there is chaos around me***

i love your quote, rene'.
it speaks to my own heart too.


Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful post! I love all your whites and decorating ideas. Blessings, Pamela

Paula said...

Sweet Rene', I love all of your gorgeous whites and beautiful photos! You are doing the right thing focusing on all the beauty in your home, and your home IS full of beauty!!! You know just what you want to do and all it takes is a little time to do it. You are doing a wonderful job! Thank you for all the inspiration! Love you, Paula xo

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Stunning whites, as always, dear friend!

I've had a hard week and your serene whites and precious words are just what I needed!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Victorian1885 said...

Wonderful white post full of romance and beauty! You have a great eye! Have a great day..

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply lovely! Glad you are keeping focused!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I still haven't come across anybody in this world of blogging with better pictures than yours and the way you put your heart behind every post.
I don't comment much, but I'm always admiring what you're doing.

Take care and blessings to you,

podso said...

It's always fun to see your pretty things!

Theresa said...

gorgeous, and I see we love all the same treasures! xoxo


Oh my goodness Rene', I am breathless at the beauty of your white mosaics and all of your pics. And just remember, all of that came from your home. And all WILL be well again. Be gentle and patient with yourself and keep the eye on that prize. I believe in you sweetie! BTW, I gave you and your incredible pillows a quick shout out on the blog today. :-)

Warm hugs,

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Hello, I am a new follower and I just love your site. I love, love, love white!!!!! Of course my kitties love white also, so it does not always stay white, but that is ok.

Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Diane said...

You are an inspiration Rene. These things are so beautiful. Diane

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

love it all!!!

Olivia said...

Oh Rene, your photos are so beautiful and inspiring! Love, love, love the old white and chippy!

Susan said...

I LOVE all your white loves!
Happy WW,

Ellinor said...

You are Best........Lovely White Photos....I Love Them..
Hugs /Ellinors Hus

tina said...

Beautiful whites! It's so nice to see the beauty and you've showcased much beauty.

PeregrineBlue said...

Wow, what a contrast to the "messy" post. You're on the right track.

FredaB said...

Your whites are so beautiful. I love the curtain hanging with the clips.

Very pretty indeed.



Anonymous said...

ohh gosh just found you! an honest to goodness real person!

i'll be back when my blog is open!


PeregrineBlue said...

never forget... don''t let it get away from you, less is more, there are indeed many interesting things, but your life and your inner peace are based on a few simple things and you know what they are

glenda said...

Your things are so lovely and feminine..Love it all...
Hey, thanks for commenting on by blog...so appreciate it..
hugs, glenda

d. reyné said...

Hi Rene!
I love your collage!
you have such an eye for beauty...it is so much fun to see things thru your lens!
I am so glad you are seeing light at the end of your tunnel!
Hope you can continue to stay motivated! To stay focused!

Lovey said...

And I love visiting...

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Rene' our tastes are SO very similar...we would have a hard time shopping together..as we would want the same things.
You lean a bit more toward the chippy than I...but otherwise we could be very happy in the same decorated home.
Just sweet, sweet stuff...and I see where you have a hard time parting with anything. I am the same, my garage is becoming full of "can't part with's", but don't have room for right now.


Found Around said...

These photos are fabulous! You must fill me in on your editing software.
foundaround@centex.net Thanks Susan

Chrisy's Cottage said...

Your blog is so beautiful and inspirational. So happy I found you. Hugs Chrisy's Cottage