Friday, November 14, 2008

Cats and Dogs and Other Stuff

Last weekend after Cat Daddy and I had finished making our rounds to open houses and shows, we stopped off at Renee's to see her home and collections. If you are not familiar with Renee, she is the Fab-U-Lous Junk Queen. I think one of these two guys needs no introduction. The other one is Renee's giant schnauzer who was showing Cat Daddy there was room for only one alpha male on Renee's sunporch and it ain't C.D. He is (the dog, not C.D.) a gentle giant. Oh what the heck, they both are. Now let me tell you about Renee and her home. Everybody fusses at her for not posting more. I am starting a drive to get all of you to go to her blog and tell her to start posting photos of all her stuff and by that I mean her collections. Geesh! I can't take you guys anywhere.
I took about a gazillion shots but I'm only showing the sunroom because I want y'all to ride her like a small pony to make her show you the rest of the house. She could do about a hundred posts just on her collections. Each room of her lovely home is layered with some of the best antiques and primitives(Mindy, you would just die)I have seen gathered in one place in a long, long time. It reminded me of why C.D. and I got in this business in the first place. This is not about a "look" or following trends, but following one's own heart and expressing oneself with things truly loved and cherished.
Each piece of furniture, each print, each object is lovingly displayed and placed just so within a jaw dropping rhythm of the room. It isn't placed helter skelter, but planned out to please its audience. In this case, that was me and I gave it a standing ovation.
I know how mean this is of me and I would hate me too, but I really want you to plead with her. Tell her she doesn't have to write a word, just post the pictures so we can all have a good drool.
I hope I have pleaded my case effectively, so if everybody has their trigger finger ready-On your mark, get set, CLICK!

12 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wow. The size of the sun porch is enough to get me excited. Then you show all her cool stuff, displayed in that cool Renee way. I want more! I want more! Yes. I just left a comment requesting same. Thanks for the teaser. I hope she falls to peer pressure! ~Mindy

Cher said...

I've seen her closets. Even those are loaded and cocked! You know the million theory? If each piece was worth only a dollar, she's a millionairess! And you know they're worth more than that!

The Texas Woman

timeworninteriors said...

Oh, please don't tease us! If Rene doesn't post pics, will you post some more later? She doesn't do the blog anyway, she told me her husband does it? You know what that mean--leave it up to a man and it will never get done!
Theothertheresa

Found Around said...

She is the decorating queen! I love the black and red. I will definitly leave her a message to share her home with all of us.

fascinatingfinds said...

Don't hate me, you've been given yet another award. Hows about Cat Daddy answering some questions.....Love hearing about him, Cheryl

ajunkqueen said...

Trash
you should write fiction! Praise from you is an honor! TOT now everyone knows, I know noyhing about blogging! I am trying to get Cher to take pity on me! DID I say cher ? I mean abuse, but she is on time for the garage sales. Mindy I will post some shots of my primitives, because they are my first love, and then any thing cheap! thanks for shaming me friends.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am so glad you did this post!! Her house is just beautiful and FAB-U-LOUS!! We got to see the whole house and boy does she have collections. I almost brought my shopping cart!!

trash talk said...

Girl, I did go shopping! Tn'T

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the shot of the "gentle giants"! How did Cat Daddy get his name?

Amy

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Love the photos, but what is this about a Dear John letter, and your breaking up with me???????? WTF? I don't think so, honey I'm like a bad debt I just won't go away. Heartbroken, here in chippy land!

thedomesticfringe said...

What a beautiful sunporch. It seems like it would take a couple of lifetimes to collect that many great pieces.

debi said...

Now that looks like a GREAT place to shop! Hummm...maybe it is time to get the heck out of dodge (Houston) for awhile?
xo...deb