Tuesday, May 31, 2011

books and bottles...

This week's whites include
what I've been working on
 for the barn sale and for the shop


I have had a stash of bottles and books
for 
a long time.
a.really.long.time


waiting for me 
to get up enough gumption 
to try






once I got started I had a lot of fun
and
didn't want to stop


I love working with all of these elements:
lace, pearls, roses, photos, and then some more lace.


The best part?


I had all of it...didn't buy a thing!


only 17 more working days


I'd better get back to it.



linking to white wednesday

61 comments:

Patti said...

Just beautiful...I especially loike the raggy flowers!

~Sheri~ said...

everything is lovely.....u did an amazing job!

Theresa said...

Everything is just beautiful Rene, your sale is going to be spectacular! I love 'my whole heart for my whole life...' t. xoxoxoxo

time worn interiors said...

You've created some great looking stuff there! Love it all!
Tot

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

They are wonderful! I am sure they will go fast! Have fun creating!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rene ~
I just adore the things that you do ~ everything looks beautiful!!

xoxo
Lori

Heaven's Walk said...

Your photos are just amazing! So deliciously vintage! Love them! :)

xoxo laurie

rosarod said...

Hi Rene, that precious your bottles!! has done an excellent job with this and the boot, old books. well worth to wait for inspiration. "True beauty comes from nothing '. Blessings, Rose Marie

Sue said...

Your photos just blow me away! They are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us all.

Take care, Sue

mudderbear said...

I sure wish I could come and see all your stuff. Those pictures just make me wish and pine...everything is so pretty.

Faye said...

I love it all! I can't be there to shop but you have given me a few ideas. I love those rolled flowers with the pearls. You are so creative and what's really nice is you already had everything on hand!!! Can't wait to see more....
Faye

Diane said...

Beautiful! The colors in the pics are just amazing. Wish I could come to your sale. Diane

My Shabby Roses said...

Love all your pretties Rene!
Bottles and books, I love them too!
Debbie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

just beautiful ! I could work with what I have and not have to buy anything for years :)) you are inspiring me ...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Every piece is just scrumptious!!

mercedes scott said...

Gorgeous! I love every single item! Your laces are magnificant... are they all vintage or did you "age" them yourself?

Karena said...

Gracie these are simply lovely, very romantic and sentimental.

I am hosting A New very Exciting $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Pink Princess said...

Oh my gosh...LOVE this. It is so pretty...all of it. And the best part is that you didn't buy anything to make all the pretty stuff ♥

Greetings from Marian

Amy said...

books could steal my heart, i love them so
Amy

marga said...

O my gosh...........love everything! You'r so creative.
Hugs Marga

Fishtail Cottage said...

Lovely post..i really enjoyed scrolling through! xoox, tracie

bikim said...

morning Rene!
love your photos! and the bottles you made with old lace! so romantic!
answering your question: yes i did the pillow myself and it does look pretty, doesn't it?! So glad you liked it!
happy june! have fun!
Rosa

Drømmen om en romantisk hage. said...

I just love you`re photos! I can`t understand how you do it. Every image stands perfect to each other and all items look so great. just Beautiful!!
Hugs from Catharina

Crystal said...

What beautiful bottles and books!!! I'm so inspired!! Good luck on your sale!!!

Sheila R said...

Lovely whites. The picture holder is so adorable. Gotta love that face!

Cindy said...

You are one talented lady...beautiful!!!

ThereseMarie said...

Mmmmmm - luscious old whites! You inspire me to go ahead and dig into all those great piles of books, lace, bling, and buttons and surround myself with the luxury of it all!

Sandi said...

Your bottles and other goodies are gorgeos Rene, but then I knew they would be. Why are we so hard on ourselves?? {me included} Whatever you make becomes at item of beauty!!
Hugs~

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Ooooh everything looks so pretty:) Love the bottles and the lace on the books. Have fun!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Thsy all turned out so beautifully. I especially like the books!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow everything is so pretty! Love all the white lace on them. Hope you have a great Wednesday, T

kpaints said...

Wow!! Impressive...looks like you had a lot of fun! Just beautiful.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely whites and lovely creations~!!!
Michelle

Gail said...

I especially like the wrapped books.

Lady Pamela said...

Everything looks so lovely. I enjoyed my visit today.

Faded Charm said...

All your creations are so dreamy.....love this look and you did an amazing job! I'm hoping to get some time to start creating again....I really miss it.

Btw, I LOVE the photo of you and your husband on your sidebar....you look so happy:-)

Happy creating.

xoxo
Kathleen

A Cottage Muse said...

Isn't it fun to create?!!!
Love your new treasures!

Ido said...

Wow! I love everything in that picture, love the monochromatic theme, beautiful!
XXX Ido

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I love the white boot, I would buy if I was able to be their! Great things. judy

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Gorgeous, Rene! Wish I could attend your sale!

Happy WW Hugs!
Lori

Leah C said...

Oh wow, Rene!! Loving all those books & bottles...bet they "go" fast:)

Sharon Wengel said...

These are great ! You've given me a lot of inspiration !

Bohemian said...

I'm loving ALL of these fabulous creations... and the serene hues... and the gorgeous photography of it all... these should sell out in no time!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yummy stuff! Loved the photo of the little girl...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

margit said...

Dear Rene,
I wish I were with you,
you have such wonderful things !!
....and your photos are awesome...
many greetings from austria
margit

saltbox treasures said...

Gorgeous bottle creations!
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Your blog is beautiful and I just gave it the one lovely blog award

http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2011/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Have a blessed day.

Rebecca said...

Hello
How beautiful it all looks... I love the bottles!
We leave today for Spokane
Will be glad for a rest after this is over, I hope this comes together...
Blessings
Rebecca

FredaB said...

This is going to be a wonderful sale. Wish I could be there.

That ladies high boot just grabbed my heart.

I agree about your photos. So clear you feel like you can reach out and touch things.

Hugs

FredaB

Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

Everything you do is so beautiful! Wish I could buy the boot ! I love it! I love your tags too! I so wish I could go to your sale to shop or to be a vendor ! What FUN ! I think I'd spend everything I made if I were a vendor ! Your photos are so wonderful Make a book & sell it !I'd love to buy it! All the best to you ,Hugs, Rhonda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Rene, I sooo love everything you've pictured today. I always love your items and your sweet photography style, but this just may be my very FAV post ever from you!!

Happy PS!
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your creations are so very, very scrumptious and I oh so wish I could be there for it. Oh yes indeed.
YOu work hard my friend...worth every minute of your time...they are darling.
BTW...HOW DO YOU get that awesome color in your photo's ...is it a texture or color screen ?
Rose

Karen said...

All so beautiful Rene, and beautifully photographed.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Just thought I'd let you know how much I love visiting your blog! It's gorgeous!

Have a great night!

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love it all, Rene, you have such a lovely elegant touch to all your creations Thanks so much for linking up to VIF! xoxo Debra

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Rene, just stopping by for another look at your beautiful whites.....

I do hope you will be able to stop by for the Wedding Blog Party and giveaway on Friday! And you had mentioned that you might need to use last years pics ~ that would be just perfectly fine, I'm sure there will be many newcomers and the others would always enjoy your gorgeous photos again anyway!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Barbara Jean said...

love all your goodies!!

blessings
barbara jean

Blessings from Cindy said...

I just became a follower of your lovely blog! I came over from White Wednesdays...my 1st visit. You have made beautiful items & I'm sure you won't have anything left after your show.
Blessings,
Cindy

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your bottles. The books are amazing, never thought of that. You're an inspiration! Patti

Ruffles and Relics said...

oh such lovelies... everything looks beautiful.. you are such an inspiration to us new bloggers..

ENOUGH...Vote for Obama said...

You'll have to put a bucket near entrance of your booth to catch the drool of onlookers. So gross I know and in extreme contrast to your beautiful work...but true. So gorgeous it makes my jaw drop from here!