Tuesday, May 17, 2011

white wednesday #100...

It is Post # 100 for white wednesday
I've been here for  70 of them.
That is a lot of white.

One of my spring  projects has been the re-do of my parlor.

I could show you a detailed before.

I could show you how my girl young-in and Mr. helped me out.

I could show you a play-by-play of the re-do.

I could tell you how I focused on my style and how I had to step away from the computer because I was getting too confused by all of the wonderful ideas out there.

I could tell you how I started out to have only neutrals...just whites.no color.but how I couldn't do it.

I could tell you how  I craved the color and beauty of roses and how they  crept back in.

But I won't.

Instead, I'll just let you look.  
Maybe later, I'll get into all of that.When I have more time. 
Do you think that will ever happen? 
We can hope.

I'm not finished yet. That is the  story of my life. For reals.  I still need to paint a few pieces of furniture, figure out what to do with my fainting couch, work on the frame collage some more, and I am saving  money from the sale so we can buy trim for the windows next winter. Reproduction real wood trim is expensive.  In my quest for authenticity (I like that word) I will show you then unfinished portions. Those shelves hold some of  the stuff I am still sorting and deciding whether to keep.  Remember that?  The purging?  The parlor redo helped quite a bit. The rest will have to wait until after the sale.

Be sure and check out all of the rest of the party.


Faye said...

Very pretty and lots of inspiration for me! The cake plate I picked up in your Etsy shop is on my WW post along with a link...Happy WW!

Unknown said...

fantastic post!
I cannot believe you have been to 70 of the 100 WW posts- you go girl!
your syle is fab!

only my 20th post(or So)


Passionate for White said...

Love your wall of frames

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely room. Great little cloche.

- The Tablescaper

Angela said...

Oh my Miss Gracie, I love the parlor. I love prims, I love shabby chic, I love farmhouse country, I just love it all. I need a house with 4 stories so I could decorate each floor in one of the styles I so love. Instead, I am thankful for my humble abode and do whatever turns me on at the moment. I love the redo and the pillow on the sofa with the pocket and music in it???? Girl I want to see it up close. Loving it. You have a great day and thanks for the inspiration.

The Decorating Diaries said...

I love your parlor and I am so happy there are still roses. Also love, love the frame collage.


Sheila said...

Hello and happy WW to you! I love your pics you shared today...I am really fond of the gathering of the frames on the wall...LOVELY! enjoy this day and the rest of your week.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm so glad that I found your Blog, your home is so beautiful!! can't wait to read more and I also plan to join the WW-party :)


Just beautiful my friend! I love it!


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Everything looks just beautiful! You're right, 70 posts of white is a lot of white:)But you are always an inspiration to us. I hope Kathleen keeps it going 'cause I want to see more!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

You have a gift sweetie! Your home is charming!!!
Hope your week is wonderful!

Unknown said...

...don't mind me!
I'll just be the one sitting in that rocker, soaking all the creamy, chippy white goodness in:)
xo, Rosemary

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Rene... Love your redo... Especially the frames... So unexpected and random.. Love it. Just your pop of roses tucked here and there. Very lovely....

Unknown said...

oh my...you did a fabulous job in your parlor re-do! it looks amaaaazing! I'm pinning away! Happy 100th WW!

Amanda said...

Oh my! It's like a beautiful dream! I adore your parlor! And, I fully intend to call my "living room" a parlor from this day forward! It's not nearly as elegant as yours, but just calling it a parlor makes it seem so much more charming! Thank you for the beautiful share! Happy White Wednesday!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hi Rene, I'm surprised how much you've done it!, I congratulate you and your daughter who helped you, and every corner of your home, every detail speaks of your taste and personality. You are right, sometimes we get confused with so many beautiful things, so many different styles. we have to disconnect for a little while, 'I love every detail, your treasures really are beautiful white, Greetings, Rose Marie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

So special...love seeing your whites and your redo!
Blessings & Hugs,

Myrna said...

Breathtaking. Stunning. So beautiful! Even the 'real life' stuff!

Sheila Rumney said...

Beautiful! I could just spend hours soaking in all the beauty.

Thanks for sharing.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your home is just one big gorgeous feast for the eyes! Love it! (*_*) ~Stacy~ xo

Mrs. Sensibility said...

Absolutely beautiful Rene!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Absolutely Beautiful Rooms & Vignettes in Wonderful White... Wow, 70 W.W. Posts, that's amazing, Thanks for always sharing such Fabulous Photos....

Diane said...

Your parlor reveal is stunning. Just gorgeous. Time is something that we just to be so short on. I love this and I love your photographs. Diane

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Rene,
Now that is a parlor!! Gorgeous in every detail, you are so good at those details:-)
Happy White Wednesday!

June said...

Rene, everything you do is always done to perfection! Your parlor redo is no exception. Every inch of your house is a something I could only dream of having. You are blessed my dear, very blessed, and I know you know it! And that's the beauty of it!
hugs from here...

Did you make it to Darlene's open house? I was supposed to go, but Dale's dad died the week previous and I just couldn't get away right now. I haven't talked to Em yet to see how it went, but I'm sure it was good.

mudderbear said...

Everything is just lovely. It's a nice stroll around your room. You sound awfully busy..hope it all goes well.

Also love the lilacs just below this post.

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Rene, I'm new to your beautiful blog and wow what a wonderful post!
Looking forward to visiting often.
Happy White Wednesday to you!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy White Wednesday!
Looks just lovely...purging is hard work isn't it?!!

trash talk said...

Are you sure these photos didn't come out of that empty album perched on a shelf? Beautiful images.

the old white house said...

yes.yes.yes... I had a pile like that when I finished too! Ok what is it about vintage suitcases and yards of white string that draw up to them like moths to a flame?
Your parlor looks wonderful, your frame collage is perfect... I am a moth around old frames too! love it all! xoxoxox

Pauline said...

Dear Rene, you have such a beautiful home. Thanks for the tour ;o)
Have a blessed day.

Heaven's Walk said...

I feel like I stepped back in time. :) Just beautiful! :)

xoxo laurie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Seriously, who needs to check out any other white posts ~ yours has it ALL, my dear friend! Shhh, don't tell anybody I said that!!!

We've got the same silver gravy boat! Love your cloches and cherub figurine and my candelabra is almost like yours ('cept mine doesn't have the pretty faceted glass on its base). I just adore your vignettes. I collect baby shoes and that shelf where you have some displayed is just stunning!!

Did you hear I'm hostessing my annual Wedding Blog party and giveaway on June 10th ~ come read about it. I'd soooo love for you to join us, so just let me know if you are interested!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Rene!
Happy White Wednesday! I like that word too...authenticity. I never take photos of the inside of my house because of all the incomplete projects and clutter. I so know how you feel. But seriously, yours looks good! It's all pretty stuff - not like mine (shoes on the floor, the living room full of toys). ha-ha!
Blessings to you!

FredaB said...

I think it is looking wonderful. I like the accent of the dark cabinet with all the neutrals and I like what you have put in there. The shoes are sweet.
I too have always dried roses and put them around the house.

Your roses in the pictures of your house look wonderful. You must have a green thumb.



Faded Charm said...

That's the beauty of decorating...you can choose whichever style you like. As for me, it seems I change like the wind.

So glad I've met you through this wonderful world of blogging and hope to see you in person again sometime soon:-)


PeregrineBlue said...

so far so good, everythings looks stunning and i so totally agree that color is a must, color is joy, white all by itself so sterile and bland. keep adding pastel touches here and there and it will come alive.

oldgreymare said...

SOOOOOO very pretty!

Diggin', no lovin' those frames!


and yes we have had fun...I never used to label so I don't know how many WW"S I managed. :( but I think I'm about where you are.
Have a great weekend.

EnchantedBella said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! You always have the most wonderful decorating style and beautiful pictures. I so love visiting your beautiful blog.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh, it's all so gorgeous! I love taking in each detail of the room. You have such a knack for display! I especially love those frames on the wall. Thanks for the inspiration!
- Susan

Bohemian said...

Congrats on your 100th Post and your magnificent re-do, it is exquisite and I think you did quite well keeping to the White and Neutral Theme! But I did have to smile when you said color creeps in because I have that same issue x 1000!!! *winks* I'd like to be able to do it... and I admire those who can because it is so serene and inviting and pristine looking... but I tend to be a color saturated personality I guess and I do gravitate to luxurious exotic hues too much, so now I've decided my re-dos will just go towards my Boheme' Gypsy Spirit since I can do THAT with ease and no effort! *LOL* Thanks for stopping by my Post...

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

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What you have done so far is beautiful. Lots of great ideas....You will get there...little bit at a time!

Unknown said...

Oh it's getting there! :) So pretty!