Sunday, 9 August 2009

9 3/4 Blogland Lane


















Welcome all who are pure of heart and have loving intentions.



















My home is like my heart. It is ever expanding.














Let's say grace. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Thank you our Lord for these thy gifts which we are about to receive from the bounty of Christ our Lord Amen. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.















Josephine and Domenic it is time for your afternoon naps.



















Up the down staircase.


















The teapot is never empty.



















There are many doorways leading in and out of my house; feel free to enter or leave. No one is hostage here.



















Stay the night if you wish.













The priest is serving appetizers in the back.



















The door to the fairies at the back of the house can only be opened if the child in you lives. (The image of the bas-relief doorway is taken from the Baptistry in the Florence Duomo, one of my dearest Lola's favorite churches.)



















Choose the room you feel most comfortable in; know that everything is touchable.



















Soup is always on.















All children are welcome. All children know the way to get in.













You will be heard here.



















Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated here.

69 comments:

Audrey said...

You home is awesome! Perhaps I shall move into 10 Blogland Lane, and we can be neighbors.

Keeping you, Sheldon and Jacquie in my prayers.

I love you, my friend.
xoxoxo

Caroline said...

How wonderfully welcoming your home on Blogland Lane is, Renee! I can't wait to visit you there. I am planning my move there right now and hope to be in by the end of the week.Thinking of you, as ever - hugs, Caroline

Michelle said...

Oh cool! Still praying for you and yours my friend

xxxxx

Chrisy said...

I'm booking in to stay the night...and looking forward to the appertisers...but most of all to give you a hug...take care sweet girl...

nollyposh said...

i thought to myself that my words will never be 'enough' or ever the 'right' thing to say, and yet there is so much i wish i could say ...

...and then my eyes fell upon my word verification here ~Quest~ and a picture came into my mind...

...of you my bloggy friend with wings that are so big that they can encompass all that they encounter and such a beautiful light streams from your heart that it lights the way on that dark forest path that you tread...

You won't need anything else my friend, we/your bloggy mates will call the angels of your army, with our prayers, you just keep walking one foot in front of the other, we've got your back <3

Yvonne Anderson said...

Sounds like a comforting place to be. Thinking of you all...always.

My love,

xx

Rikkij said...

Renee- Wow how lovely! Can you fix me up in a place like this? Well, maybe without the twisted priest. Love you and your place. ~rick

Micki said...

Brilliant Renee, when shall I turn up?

I am still thinking of you and your family everyday, and just because I don't always reply to every post you make, doesn't mean I havn't read what you have written, sometimes words escape me and I just sit and ponder after reading your posts.
Life is cruel in so many ways but my love is with you at this time,
dear sweet Renee.

Micki x

Sara Williams said...

Amazing post! Brilliant!

Jeanne said...

Oooh, I'm planning to move in later this week! We can be neighbors!

Baino said...

You're so lovely. All that's going on and you have time to play. Great house although I'll pass on the "Appetizers" . . well and the tea . .do you have a bottomless champagne bottle? Thinking of you..

Manon Doyle said...

Ya.... I'd be your neighbor too! You sure know how to serve appetizers....lol!

love you Renee!
manon
xo

secret agent woman said...

I love it. Is 9 3/4 a Hogwarts reference? It looks very welcoming. Mind if I nab a little of that baguette on the way in?

Mariana Soffer said...

These seems to be another wonderfull and with lots of hospitality bloglane land, where you are welcome to stay, have a nice chat, play with the kids, but it is fundamental to never forget the rules, the important ones, not the stupid social crap, the rules that adults forget and can make youg people life a leaving hell for many years, those are the propose rules that should never be forgoten, neither here neither anywhere.

Ribbon said...

Your home is the most welcoming home of them all... I would like to spend sometime with you.

thank you I will enjoy the guest room...

you are often in my thoughts and always in my heart...

xoxo :) Ribbon

Lynda said...

Knowing you and your loving family only thru words on my screen still brings my heart into the equation. The Lord will be with you all as you travel this unexpected and unfamiliar path.

May the greatness of His world infuse you with loving kindness and an inexplicable joy despite the sadness.

Hugs from afar,
Lynda O

Coastal Sisters said...

I love this post. You truly have a heart of gold.

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dear Renee. Your words are images will stay with me for quite a while again.

The images of your Blogland Lane house are so inviting, I'm so glad we will be neighbors there, at least.

I know I will not be able to shake that last image out of my mind. Yes, in a perfect world, abuse of any kind would never be tolerated.

Sending you and your loved ones my love and prayers.

xoxoxo
Angela

yoborobo said...

I love your home. I will be right over for tea and soup. I can walk, I live next door to Audrey at 10 1/2 Blogland Lane. :) My love to you, Jacquie and Sheldon, and my prayers. oxoxo Pam

Marion said...

Oh, Renee, what a fabulous place you've built here so close to my own #7! I love every single part of your house and yard. I'll be over often, especially in the back yard having appetizers with the priest and his, uh...friend! You made me laugh out loud through my tears this morning before I've even had coffee. I love you, dearest Renee, and am praying hard for you and your family daily. Hang in there, friend of my heart. Blessings, neighbor!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful home, a place that is truly a home - why? because LOVE pours forth!!!! Even the priest lets his hair down, can't say fairer than that!!!!

Lola said...

I like what you've done with the place, Renee. Can I take over the kitchen (which looks eerily like mine, y'know)?

Pour another cup of tea and wait for me in the veranda. I will give you a foot massage, and listen to your heart.

My prayers are with you and your family in pain. I am sending you something in the mail tomorrow.

Love,
Lola xx

(The image of the bas-relief doorway is taken from the Baptistry in the Florence Duomo, one of my favorite churches...)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Renee, this is my first time at your blog. I was a little worried until I saw the priest and the appetizers. Then I knew everything would be okay. (P.S. I'm an ex-Winnipegger, lived there for over 20 years. Wonderful city).

Sydney said...

A wonderful corner of the world, yours. A beautiful day in this neighborhood, every day. Thanks for inviting me in (pretty damn crowded in here though with all delightful people, lol).

Mr. Rogers, move over!

Jenny S said...

What a great post! Your imagination must be both a wonderful help and at time a horriable curse. Imagine and see all the good things and thank you for the wonderful invitation to your home!!

soulbrush said...

next to my place, this would be perfect for me (although not religious, i am spiritual). my place is far away from you (and everyone) but i know i can pop in anytime, and you can to me too...love ya and hope pours out of me for sheldon every day.

Anonymous said...

Pudd

This was beautiful and refreshing!

Nadia

Holly said...

i want to play on the tire swings and rest for the night...i am glad to be your friend on Blogland Lane...thank you for the warm welcome and know that prayers are offered every day from my heart to our God....

ruthie said...

Renee this is the perfect place, you thought of everything. thinking of you & yours and sending love x x x

kj said...

oh my sweet jesus, i always knew you had your own brand of creativity, that you are a wonderful writer, that you appreciate art and symbols in your own unique way, but this place you've created is 'over the top' (my favorite expression of yours) in every way. it welcomes, it invites, it sooothes, it comforts.

and to think you are safely snuggled in between me # 9 and marion at # 11. and laurel just a step away.

did you know there is a hospital here that has a 100% cure rate for young people under age 30, a 99% cure rate for people over 30, and a 110% cure rate for all special women named renee or jacquie or bella?

i think we should get in the habit of meeting at midnight sometimes and watching the moon together.

i love love love love love love love you. i can't help it...

:)

Deborah said...

This is brilliant! Best blogland post ever! One small correction...you took my heart hostage the very first time I met you. Renee, I asked you not to post that photo of me and Fr. Adrian.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Oh what a wonderful place this is!
I'm movin in!
Love, Darla♥

Sherry Byrum said...

What an awesome home! I love the views and the staircase is devine! Homemade soup, tender loving care. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Hugs
Sherry

Madtexter said...

Cool pix! I especially like the 3 colored tires.

I'll be blogging about my Master Cleanse fast this week. Stop by and keep me honest, Renee.

Bobbi said...

Hi Renee, Wow...your home is AWESOME! Gosh how I would love to visit you! I'd love to live next door to you and be your neighbor!
You're in my thoughts and prayers along with your family.
God Bless and look upon you with his love and grace.
Hugs and much love to you...
Bobbi

Jaliya said...

I'm there! Renee, bless you.

What a beautiful neighbourhood.

Sending huge love ... xoxoxoxoxoxo ad infinitum!

Sarah said...

Oh..I love your home Renee!! How fun was that!!!??? I still have a child in me can I enter the fairy door...pplllleeeeeeaaassee! Yes to the soup and tea - and that cake - giggle snort. I'm sending my horse and cart for ya to come visit me at the ranch girl!!
Huge hugs to you and yours hon!!
Love you, Sarah

~Babs said...

Beautiful Blogland Lane home, and a beautful post!

My inner little girl is out that door,and playing with fairies.
May our thoughts today be tranquil, Seeking peace.
Listening for God to speak through the fairies.

glorv1 said...

Renee, how awesome of an idea. I like all the pix but I really like the painted tires, they are awesome. I have an old tire out in back and I think I will paint it brightly. Just a hello and hope all is well. Have a great week and I'm glad your spirits are up.

Julie said...

*streeeetch*

Makin' myself at home, thanks for the welcome! I'd love to share a pot of tea with you! Big big hugs.

Leks said...

Is this for real?? you live in all that dream like houses? Who's your house architect,send him over here,pretty please,:O)???? If its real or not,I love it,every bit of it,it is grand as you are,love and hugs,Aleksandra

karengberger said...

I love your home! It's a sanctuary for the soul. Thank you for inviting us in. XO

Flor Larios Art said...

I can relate to the doors to the fairies...mine is open :)

Angela Recada said...

I'll be right over for tea! Will the priest be there serving appetizers, or should I bring some sweet and chocolaty treats?
:0)

Jenny S said...

Awesome!! I agree with your dad!!! hehehe

Wendy said...

What a beautiful home. I love the faerie door!

one little acorn said...

Just off to work to hand in my resignation and head to the airport via the travel agency. Should be there by Thursday. Can't wait to see you!
Thinking of you, Cinta xx

Marie S said...

What a lovely home.
Beautiful monday to you Renee.
Love and hugs.

Silke said...

Your home is as welcoming and loving as you are, dear Renee. I want to come visit NOW and stay for a long time. There's even bread at the back door - and for a German like me that's most wonderful... Thinking of you and your family every day. Sending lots of love! Silke

Sarah said...

LOL Girl..am on my way to your house..my foreman must have taken a nap. Am gonna saddle up a horse though. We are way out in the toolies!! Hugs to you hon!!
Love ya,Sarah

BTW..there is nothing at all basic about the paces I am putting Jim through - giggle snort!!

linda cardina said...

i love this post so much. i truly wish i was your neighbor.

u, sheldon and jacquie qre in my every prayer.

xoxox linda

yoborobo said...

Renee- I am so glad you like it - it was for you from the very start. :) oxoxox Pam

Michelle said...

That was my favorite post of the day.

I love your home.

Pattee said...

I love your blog home Renee...
It has all the warm and comfort that you have inside of you. Including the child...
I'm going to be setting up my gypsy caravan in your yard I hope you don't mind....

Much love....

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

I enjoyed coming for a visit today and thank you for giving me a lovely time. It was a beautiful post and you have thought of everything.

You, Sheldon, Jacquie and your Mum are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs
Carolyn

yoborobo said...

Renee, you have given me more than I could ever give you. Love you, girl.

linda cardina said...

i would love to have a slumber party at your place with ces, bella, bjornik and myself...okay? great conversation and laughter until "wee" hours of the night.. hehehe what fun it would be......

xoxxoxo linda

Sarah said...

What a beautiful invitation Renee! I will definitely take you up on that thanks! I think I may avoid the priest serving appetizers though-he is a bit scary!
I will say hello to the fairies though as I do not usually feel very grown up! I did have a lovely holiday thanks!
Sarah x

joanne May said...

I may enter the fairy doorway but I might not find my way out again. Hmmm...
Never mind, I don't think I want to be anywhere else but through that magical door anyway!:)
Beautiful home you have Renee in Blog Land.
Thinking about you. Hugs!
Love Jo.xxx

mrsb said...

Just found you blog, and it is a big ball of wonderful, sad, inspiring, hope and wonder.

I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

Ces said...

I will definitely come to the slumber party with you, Linda, Bella and Bjornik but I wonder if I can also watch Lola peel a peach in your kitchen. I heard she eats peaches quite interestingly. :)

Debbie said...

Fascinating. Love the priest with the appetizers.

Daria said...

What a lovely home ... very relaxed, open and inviting.

Arija said...

Renee I love you!

Mim said...

Amazing! wonderful, welcoming, warm...just like someone else we all know...

Woman in a Window said...

9 and three quarters...I'm so there. Any reference to Harry Potter, even if only a fraction, I'm in! (I'm a pathetic mess. My kids laughing at me on the weekend, me crying at Hermione's love for Ron. So sweet. Me, so sappy.)

3/4 you do what I'm talking about, right?

studio lolo said...

Now that's a home I'd feel welcome in. It could be that I may never want to leave. It's so full of love and light, acceptance without judgement~just like you raven sister.
I love the twilight table setting.
I could sit there all night and just be still.
Thanks for inviting us to your wonderful place on Blogland Lane.
I'm glad we're neighbors and I love that we're sisters ;)

Sending loving, healing thoughts to you and Sheldon and Jacquie, always.

love,
Lolo
xoxo

Rob-bear said...

What a glorious place! A place of attention and intention; a place of care and creativity.

Blessings to those who reside there, and those who visit.

catnapping said...

I see you sitting on a covered porch, next to a tree that was planted to grow right up the middle - and the roof had to be specially made to make room and light.

There are birds living there, small finches and nuthatches, and two chicadees who spend most of their time eating bits of peanut you've put on the table next to your teacup.

The floor and walls are painted a soft pale yellow, and in the tree's shade there are large ferns and impatiens, and next to the windows, sunflowers.

And you are loved by all. The tree, the squirrels, and all birds, and all your family and friends.