Saturday, November 21, 2009

une chaise française

"If you want a happy ending, of course, that depends on where you stop your story."
Orson Welles

The end of the day is a familair routine for her
and a most welcomed one.
Shuffling in slippered feet across the room,

she pauses for a moment and stares
at the French chair.
Standing in silence, the conversation
of thoughts play in her mind.

As the warmth starts to flow through her body,
she turns and makes her way to the stairs.

Each step elevates her soul.

For this is not, just a French chair.
This chair holds something very special.

A symbol of her Mother's love.
It was in this French chair that her mother sat,
(26 years ago), silent to the cancer that ravaged her body.
Wanting to share a joyful moment with her daughter.
Her daughter's new home.
All at the sacrifice of self.

Ghost Chair by Di Overton...Designers Block

At the end of the day,
she always feels her Mother's love.
French chairs are made for holding such things.
for you Toni

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau!
click here for last year's post


Juju at Tales of said...

Beautiful! I have to visit your shop in Dec.

Greet said...

This is wonderful! Emotional! Thanks for sharing this intimity!


jamesxvi said...

As always, the photos you select are stunning, the story, heart wrenching poetry. Thanks for this beautiful post.

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Heart tugging, page turning thoughts...sweet sentiments and so beautifully illustrated.
I know I told you before but welcome back.
Thank you for stopping by my grey world and leaving a comment, it is an honor to see you there.

Eleanor said...

Vintage Shawn! So glad you are back with my favorite blog. Hope you can write to us all more often. I hope to get back to your shop (was there last March while you were away). Cheers, Eleanor V.

pam said...

My heart beat raced to keep up with my lust and infatuation for these rooms. Can you share where this magical place is? I loved the quote!

Lylah Ledner said...

lovely - you drew me in immediately. thanks.

Trouvais said...

Hi Shawn...beautiful thoughts and images. We never forget, do we? Thank you. Trish

Chrissy said...

As always a lovely post,your photos and words are so calming!! Have a wonderful week,Chrissy

Jade Creative said...

Such Lovely pictures.
Oh, so many wants here.
Have a great day!

Magnolia Street Style said...

Beautiful story and wonderful always.


penny patten said...

Very nice story and photo's. Very nice Blog.

Mélanie said...

This is very touching. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love the pics

Inspired Comblogulations said...

I bet Kentucky was beautiful for Thanksgiving, I hope yours was perfect.
I thought since everyone else is out shopping I would window shop on your blog today... I have a bad case of the sniffles.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

such a lovely sentiment guides you through the allegory you tell with prose and photos, stunning...