Tuesday, May 8, 2012

my mother's whites....

Sometimes a girl needs a break...

During the last week 

I have stepped back from the computer

not completely, 

but enough to rest and to regain some balance.

I have been digging in the dirt,

 watching my girl golf, 

working on my porch


just enjoying the sunshine.

This week to continue with my break,

I am going to pull out some previous Mother's Day posts

In honor of Mother's Day

I'm going to show you  my mother's house.

as you can see 

we do love 

our shabby WHITE

and our roses

I have lived near my mother

 for all of my married life

We have spent many hours together 

shopping for treasures 


discussing decorating trends and ideas.

She is my friend, my companion, my mother.

linking to:
White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Air Your Laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I enjoyed this post so much. I love your Mothers house! She has an eye for how to put things together that is for sure. My daughter and I are close like you and your Mom and also decorate the same. It is so fun to have a relative to share it all with, isn't it?! Happy Mothers day to you and enjoy your "little but" of a blogging break!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!~ I can see where you get your fabulous style from!
Hope you have a lovely night!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Her rooms are charming and inviting.

Continue to find pleasure in your activities, family, garden. Little else matters.

High Street Cottage said...

Love your Mum's home and your blog, gonna become a follower. I have the exact same tin as your Mum, and Mine is painted white as well, and yes, we do love our whites! Gorgeous, and so inspiring!

ShabbyESP said...

Love your Mothers Home.
How wonderful you live so close and you can spend time together.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Suzann ~xoxo~

mary pernula said...

Now how cool is that. You are real lucky to still have your mother alive and be around you, have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs Mary

Rebecca Nelson said...

Your home takes my breath away!


Anne said...

Happy Mothers day.
Your Mom has a beautiful home too.I can see you to do get out shopping together.Have a wonderful weekend.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for sharing you Mother's whites :) Beautiful!
Greetings from Australia♥

Blessed Serendipity said...

So pretty! I can see that you and your mother have similar romantic styles. Just lovely!


Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mother. You are blessed to still have her with you. Beautiful home!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a sweet post. I'm so glad that you have been fortunate enough to live near your Mother.
It's wonderful to share the same love for things as well. Her home is beautiful.


All Things Chic 2 said...

Love the beautiful feminine touches...
Blessings Lori

NanaDiana said...

Rene-What a beautiful post. How blessed you are to have a mother that is such a big part of your life, one that understands you and is your friend. Blessings- I hope you have her here for many, many, many years~xo Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Your Mother's home is beautiful and I can see where you get your design talent from! Happy Mother's day to you both!

Marti McClure said...

Your mother's house is amazing! And what a sweet tribute your post is to her. I hope she has a wonderful Mother's Day. ~Marti

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I have lived just down the street from my mother my whole married life (32 years) as well. My parents live in a lovely 108 year old victorian home. Such a blessing to have them close by.

Karen's Place said...

Your Mother's home is lovely. Enjoy your respite.

Rhonda said...

Her home is lovely, so serene, I love it! I hope you both have a Happy Mother's Day! Love your blog:)

Pamela Gordon said...

I think it's wonderful that you and your mother have the same taste in decor and get to spend a lot of time together. My mother has been gone almost 19 years and I now have the same taste she did as I inherited some of her furnishings and china. :) When I look at my tall china cupboard I think of her. You are blessed to have your mum with you still. Treasure your time together. Pamela

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your home and your mother's house! The white is pretty, yet so serene and peaceful!

debi said...

Rene, it looks like you come by your beautiful decorating style naturally. How very blessed you are to have your mother so close by.

A Kitchen Witch said...

I love your mother's house. Please tell her how gorgeous I think it is.

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Her sweet home deserves to be in a magazine. That big chandy is just stunning! Love it all!!

xoxo laurie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

A lovely post in honor of Mother's Day. Your mother's house is difinitely not "Granny" style! You've obviously inherited her flair for decorating.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your Mother has a beautiful home! Like Mother, like daughter I see! So nice that you live so close to your Mom and hunt for treasures together! I envy that! I live 1000 miles away from my Mom, she's in Canada, I'm in Utah, and whenever she comes down here that's what we do...go on the hunt! We have fabulous times together! (*_*) xo

Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty!!!!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Wow! Her home is beautiful. I really love the fireplace with the dark brick or is it stone...

Amy Jo

PCovi said...

How cool is she?!
It is a beautiful home.
Wonderful to be so close together...I'm guessing she is on the young side!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What a sweet & beautiful post, Your Mom's home is lovely & the fact that you are so close to your Mom (not only in distance) is wonderful... EnJoy each & every moment!
Thanks for sharing

stefanie said...

oh, her house is gorgeous! how fun that you two are so close!

Fairfield House said...


Your mother's home is just as beautiful as yours! I love all the whites and roses -- looks like a page from Romantic Homes Magazine!

Happy Mother's Day to both of you!

Your Friend,

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

What an honor, to show you mothers home. I'm love that the two of you love shopping and decorating together.

big hugs

aarond said...

I can see where you get your lovely taste. Both of your homes are beautiful.

Karla said...

what a lovely post! you are so very blessed to still have your dear mother and to be close to her, both geographically and in heart.
thanks for a delightful glimpse in to her pretty little cottage.
decorating talent and taste obviously is in your genes :)
blessings, and happy mother's day!

podso said...

That could be your house! Amazing, but isn't that how mothers and daughters are? Happy Mother's Day to you!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is exquisite!!!
I could put on some classical music and just browse this room over ~ and ~ over, again!Thank you for sharing Your mother's whites with all of us!

Rochelle said...

Hi Rene
Your mother's home is oh so sweet! Thank you for sharing!
xo Rochelle

Unknown said...

Your Mother's home is gorgeous! You're so blessed to have her with you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE your mother's home! Now I see where your awesome decorating style comes from!!

I'm getting ready to host my annual Wedding Blog Party on June 8th ~ sure hope you can join in on the fun!

Big Hugs,

Elizabeth Maxson said...

I just adore your blog - especially your house! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself...love it!

Big hugs
Elizabeth :-)


I'd love to come have tea in your beautiful house. So cozy. I recently moved away from my mother for the first time in my life. She's 5 hours away. Just far enough to be, well, "not close". I understand the bond.♥

BECKY said...

What a beautiful home your Mom has! It looks so comfy and inviting! The whites are just so serene, too! Thanks for sharing.

I wish I had photos of my Mom's old house. Her new house I'm sure is much more grand...and the company second to none...but when she was still here with us, her home was so lovely. And she was an upcycler that reduced, recycled, and reused long before it was fashionable!

I love reading about other women and their Moms...it just warms my heart, and brings back such fond memories.

Blessings, Rene,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Your Mama's home is as beautiful as your girl..Thank your Mama for sharing all this great eye candy with us..May you have the BEST Mother's day ever my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Her home is lovely...how wonderful to share interests! Like mother, like daughter...

SImple and Serene Living said...

Oh, I love your mom's house. I am ready to move right in. How wonderful that you all have such a close relationship. Happy Mother's Day to both of you.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What an incredibly blessed woman you are to have that kind of relationship with your Mother.

and what a charming home she has,
simply beautiful, and I bet it embodies the beauty of her love and character.

Happy Mother's day to you and your Mom.
Blessings, Nellie

Pamela said...

Just beautiful!! So many things to love!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Your mothers house is just beautiful. I love every single thing I saw. Happy Mother's day

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Your mother's home is so pretty. The photo with the coffee table in the center is striking! I'm glad we get to peek into your mother's white shabby chic home at Show & Tell.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Designing Domesticity said...

Your mother's home is just beautiful, as is your photography. Lovely tribute. Thanks for sharing, liz

andrea@townandprairie said...

This darling home is so glamourously vintage and romantic! I love the crystal chandy!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I just love your mother's house. Thanks for sharing these images. I especially loved the little setting in the corner by those gorgeous windows. I found you at the Charm of Home. I hope you'll stop and visit at Quirky Vistas!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Rene, I can see where you get your amazingly good taste and eye for decorating! You mom's home is just as gorgeous as yours. You must have the most wonderful times together!
Happy Mother's Day to you both.

Maureen said...

What a beautiful post! You are lucky to have your mom nearby.... especially in such a beautiful house.

Eileen @ cottage beach house said...

Love all the whites and pretty roses. your Mother's house is beautiful.

Nann said...

Oh Miss Gracie (Rene) I LOVE your house!! Can I move in? It is just charming as is your blog. Love every detail. I tried to become a linky follower but it didn't work. Came here from Brambleberry Linky Party and so glad I did. I am totally smitten.


Mary in Va said...

I just love this sooo much! What an inspiration she must be to you!

momto8 said...

so pretty! every lovely detail!
you guys are blessed to have each other.

Sheila Rumney said...

It is so refreshing to take a "break" from the computer. I can definitely see where you get your beautiful style... your mom. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Rene
LOVE LOVE LOVE your pictures!!! Your mothers home is as lovely as yours. You have so much beauty that surrounds you.
Hope your Mothers Day is wonderful!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post showcasing your amazing Mother's home and what a wonderful tribute to your sweet mother.
You are very lucky that you and your Mom love the same things and have so much in common.
My Mom did not care for anything old and likes everything brand new. I even questioned at times if I was really her daughter! LOL!
She passed away 8 years ago but i still do miss her and always will. Enjoy your Mom while you still have her with you...


Unknown said...

I love it! I have the very same chandelier! And I painted it an off white.

Cindy said...

Your mother's house is gorgeous!!! What a delight to share this interest with your mother.
Hugs, Cindy

Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance said...

Just popped over from Faded charm! So glad I did what a beautiful post and such lovely treasures.. I have the same type of relationship with my Mom, so glad to read about yours,Thanks for sharing!

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! How special you are close in distance and such good friends. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

How blessed you are to be so near to your mother and for so long! I lost my mother 25 years ago and I still miss her dreadfully.
I love her home. What a warm, inviting cozy place to live!