Friday, August 27, 2010

A Little Miracle

Today is Kellee's reveal of the big makeover for Colette's healing room.
Please go to and check it out.

To help us celebrate Colette's recovery, Beverly is participating the Miracle Party for Pink Saturday. I hope you will all join the fun at

If you follow my blog, you must have known about my former classmate from college whose 28 year old son, Patrick, passed away so suddenly while asleep in bed on July 15th, 2010. It was very, very hard for the family to accept and they are still trying to cope. Patrick left behind a 3 year old daughter and a wife who was 8 months pregnant.

On Aug. 19th, his wife gave birth to a baby girl. I hear she has her daddy's eyes. It is sad to think that the baby will never get to meet her dad although I believe that her dad will always be watching over her. This is truly a miracle because the precious baby girl is giving a lot of joy and hope to the whole family. I know through her, they can begin to cope with the loss and start healing. It's a new beginning!

Please go visit Beverly for more inspiring stories.

I am also linking with Laurie for A Few of My favorite Things at

and Metamorphosis Monday at
You might have heard that I opened a shop downtown where the antique shops are. It is now my favorite project.

This is how it looked like before I rented it.

Since most of the items I sell are used, I am also linking with Debbie for Garage Salen at

I had it painted yellow called Bee's Wax from Sherwin Williams.

I started stocking up the shelves on Tuesday and by the next day, Wednesday, I already recovered my rent money. Needless to say, I am very excited! Thanks to all the good wishes you sent my way.

The very first one to go was the kid's table and chairs. You can see on the next picture of the mosaic that it has been replaced with the kid's toy chest. I think this chest would have been gone also if I had brought it to the store sooner but I was only able to take it there this afternoon. These furniture used to be in our grandkids' room but they have overgrown them.

The big Asian jar has been sold too by an antique dealer who has a store in the next building across the street. He is picking it up this Saturday.

See the first set of china that I brought to the store to sell? The rest of the set are still at home but I took a picture of my tablescape and posted it there. I did a tablescape before taking them to the store so I can use them first, lol.

Janie, do you like the spot where I hang my cross? It's on the left wall as you go in.

There is still a lot of work to do, mostly looking around the house for more items to sell and pricing them.

The curtain used to be a tablecloth. I went to Walmart to look for a fabric but I did not see anything I like so I looked around the house for a possible one and found this tablecloth that I transformed into a curtain. The tablecloth was too long so I cut the bottom and made it into a table runner.

For Sightseeing Saturday, I will just take you a neat shopping place, that we happened to stumble upon last weekend, in Baton Rouge.

It is called Perkins Rowe. I think I will be frequenting this plaza a lot more from now on because the shops are really neat. They have one of my favorite stores, the Z Gallerie. They also have Sur La Table.

I love all the street lamps and palm trees.

I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. Thank you very much for coming and to our hostesses, thanks for faithfully hosting these fun parties every single week.


Traci said...

What a blessing that baby girl is. She will heal a lot of hearts.

Perkins Rowe is a neat place to shop!

Traci said...

Oh & you're shop looks great!! Such an improvement over what was there before.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, I am so thrilled to hear about the birth of your friend's son. I also believe that he is watching over her. They will remain in my prayers.
Your shop is looking fabulous. I know you will do very well, you have such wonderful taste and such an eye for decorating. Glad you had a good start.
The shopping are you show looks like such a fun place. I can't wait to see more. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Jenny said...

Sometimes that swing from sorrow to joy can be so hard on your heart. I'm glad your friend has happy news in her life now. Neat post. Thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you are right, that Patrick's baby girl is a miracle for the family. It is like another part of him is on earth again. It's up lifing in a time of sadness.

Your shop looks wonderful. I hope I get to see it in person someday ;-D
And I see the cross, I'm so glad you like it...please don't sell your Polish Pottery!!! You may have to start shopping more so that you can keep your shop full, it sounds like things are being sold left and right! That's great. Great idea to have a picture of the tablescape along with the china, too. You are a savvy shop owner!! Best of luck.

I wish we had had the time to drive through downtown Baton Rouge. Al actually wanted to spend one night there on the way back from your place but we didn't allow enough time for much of anything. It really is a beautiful city. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Have a fun weekend, Christine!


eileeninmd said...

What a touching story. The baby is a miracle to the family. Great post, Christine.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, what a miracle that baby must be for that family.
Your store looks so cute. Love the tablecloth you used for a curtain and the runner. You've got it set up so pretty.
Oh my! This shopping place does look like a place where I could spend days! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. Have a great weekend! laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Christine! OH, what a bittersweet story about the death of the young man and the birth of the sweet little baby! I too pray this tiny one will help bring healing to his family!
Oh, Congratulations on your shop! It looks great! I know you'll do good. Wish I lived closer - I'd come and shop. I know I'd find something because I love everything you have!! :) Good luck with it.
Be a sweetie,

Dolores said...

This precious baby will add so much happiness to this family who deserves healing. Thanks for sharing... I'll add them to my prayers.

Your shop is looking wonderful!!!
Happy weekend!

Sue said...

I am so glad to hear that your friend has that new baby to love. How exciting that you have already sold some things!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How horrible that someone that young passed away so suddenly. Now they can love on that new bundle of joy and maybe that will help heal the pain. Your shop looks great and I wish you the best of luck.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh Christine that story is so heart touching. You are so right though that baby girl will be bringing much joy to the family. I am excited to see more of your new shop. Have a very nice weekend, and thanks for joining in. Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love this story. Thank-you for sharing it! I am so happy and grateful you are on the Miracle team!

Love your new curtain and the room looks GREAT!

love you!


Self Sagacity said...

I haven't been here for a while christine, looks like you're still doing all these great and wonderful things. Good for you. Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

A child is always a blessing! You did great at your shop, it looks very neat and inviting.

Regina said...

Great place and beautiful post as always.
Happy Pink Saturday Christine dear.

" Regina "

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

The precious baby is a beautiful gift to that family. I imagine her Daddy is watching over her and so proud.

Your shop is looking great. Congrats on your first sales! that is wonderful.

Happy Miracle Weekend!

Char said...

We will never know the ways or hows that happen to us and others. We all need to have the love and faith to carry us thru the hard times. I am sorry you lost your freind and that a family has lost their son, husband and father. I believe as you said, he is there watching over all. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Miracle Party, Char

KBeau said...

Best of luck with your shop. I'll have to stop in if I ever get to Natchez again.

Sarah said...

Sweet post! Your shop is looking good. Best of luck with your new venture.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sorry she will have to grow up without her Father.
Sounds like your shop is off to a good start.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well I just felt chills all over reading about the new baby. It is bittersweet but the sweet will keep them going. A baby changes everything.
Keeping them in my prayers. Your shop looks awesome and that shopping area looks like a great place to visit in Baton Rouge.

I have started a new blog that isn't up yet but I used the new templates because we actually have no choice. I was thinking of changing my current blog but am so worried about doing it.
I could not get a header to work on it, is there a certain trick to it? Your blog looks awesome.

The Tablescaper said...

You've got so much in this post, I don't know where to begin. First of all, the story of your classmate's untimely death is so touching.

But I'm so excited that you're opening your very own shop! It will be so fun to see what you have in your shop. Please take lots of pictures!!!

- The Tablescaper

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Christine. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance. Maybe that sweet little one met her daddy in heaven before she was born.

Ann said...

Thats a tear jerker! The little pink footprints are precious, I know this baby will bring joy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. I'm so glad to hear of the birth of a healthy baby girl for your friends. That's so sad about her daddy. She'll bring them much joy when they need it most.

Congrats on the immediate success of your shop. With your beautiful, exotic taste, I'm certain your success will continue to grow. I hope you keep posting the progress of it. Hugs.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your story and pictures. Good luck on your store!

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Kathleen said...

I am still praying for your friend and her family. So sad.
The store looks great! You have to do a Sr Citizen discount day !

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