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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Beginnings - Starting Over

New Beginnings & Starting Over

I did however just take a part time job at the consignment store 
that is selling the pieces from my showroom's closing.

You may be sick of me by now.....
I am sick of me,
I am....
Thinking out loud with you;
I am figuring things out....
I am thinking of going back to school for web-design and programming.
{Prez Obama would be proud}

As long as I have my eye sight....{please G-d!!!}
I could do it until I am too old to get around on my own.
I mean...that is about 25 - 30 years away,
but computer technology is not going anywhere!

I try not to project into the future.....{my down fall}
that is where a great deal of my fear come from.

If only I could PROJECT positive thoughts instead of negative ones-
 I would have it made in the shade.

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design,Owner of 'The Trade' Interiors, ,Boca Raton,Palm Beach,Boca Raton Florida,All custom upholstery,case-goods,window treatments,Antiques, Accessories and Antique accessories, built-ins, and all built in seating, bedding and pillows,Roseta Santiago Works Of Art,New Beginnings - Starting Over,New Beginnings - Starting Over,New Beginnings - Starting Over


  1. Now you're thinking straight. When one door closes another opens. I am a strong believer in this. Although, as one ages, it seems less is possible. Possibility itself doesn't change, so it must be us. The secret is getting that optimism back. Your possibilities are still endless, you just have to believe thy are.
    Go forth my friend. We are beside you.

  2. Be a shark and keep moving forward...

  3. Sound perfect...take some time to B-R-E-A-T-H-E!!!

  4. Sounds like a plan. Wishing you the best.

  5. Renee, I am just getting caught up and am so sorry to hear about your business. I am sure you have heard it all but I truly believe the whole story about one door closing and another one even better one. Sometimes we have to go through the worst to get to the very best...sounds corny, I know, but I always find it to be true. You seem to me to be a woman with fighting spirit...that is one of the reasons I love to read along...that and your wonderful taste in design. :)
    It sounds like you have a plan... a plan is is a start.
    Sending you very best wishes...
    Jeanne xx

  6. Renee, best wishes on your new journey. I wish there was more I could do, but let us know your feelings, and you're sure to get a lot of love through our bloggin' vibes out there. God bless you and hope your close friends and family are there for you now. You are not a failure, you are brilliant for having given your dreams a!

  7. Di,{yonks}

    i sure hope i am thinking straight.
    i am just doing all that i can do right now.
    all that i can handle.

    thank you for being such great support xxx

  8. jeanne

    thank you....
    it has been some bumpy ride.
    ...thank you for the kind words xxxx

  9. I think that you are doing far better than most of us would be doing about now! You have really been through it and you are now picking up the pieces and moving on!
    Things are about to look up, Renee. You wait and see.
    You are in my prayers.

  10. teresa,

    you have been such a good and sweet friend.

    thank you.
    i pray that you are are right.


  11. Moving right along it! N.XOXO

  12. Renee,

    The thing is almost 99.9 % of us have that fear that kicks in when we try a new adventure! That is however the ONLY way to move forward! I love you for your strength and determination!

    Art by Karena

  13. Jeepers, just moving right on at rocket continue, as always, to amaze me with your feisty spirit Renee.

    Sounds like a plan, and a terrific way of throwing yourself into something else with a creative bent.

    And having a part time job is a good feet leveler too, while still allowing you to spread your wings. Hugs! x

  14. Oh Renee, Iam just going through your past posts and found out you closed your shop! So sorry to hear about it. Wish you all the best my dear.

  15. My dear friend Renée,
    We are just back from Amsterdam and I was so devestated to hear that you have had to close 'The Trade'. It is so difficult at the moment, what with the recession etc. So many businesses seem to have closed. Most of our High Streets have empty shops.
    I know that you will try to be positive and I'm sure that something will turn up. Often these things turn out to be for the best and something better happens.
    Keep smiling Renée. My philosophy is that there is always someone worse off...not that that helps at the moment. Lots of love and am thinking of you. XXXX

  16. What would you do tomorrow, if you were not afraid?

    There is joy today, guaranteed.

    Your store NEEDED to close for you to get where you are going, & you are going toward success.

    Thank you for sharing your thinking templates during this exciting process.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  17. i say BRILLIANT renee!
    web design & programming, with your eye, yes!

    only bit i would miss is your crackpot client stories and how you deal with them.

    "leap and the net will appear"

  18. "It takes a genius to whine appealingly"....I LOVE that!!! k

  19. Wow Renée! I've been traveling and living mostly off-line - so sorry to hear your news. Your courage and creativity are going to take you somewhere new now and you won't be the lesser for this experience. Good luck on your next adventure! With admiration,

  20. There is something cool about you working at the consignment store
    that is selling your pieces. It shows greatness for sure!!

  21. Renee, I've been so out of touch with the blogger world, so I was sad to read about your business and what you're dealing with. But, after reading your most recent post, it sounds like your coming to terms with everything and moving forward. Thinking of you and hoping that the coming months bring you great happiness. :)

  22. Renee,

    Look at you already thinking on your feet that's our gal Renee! One thing will lead to another and that can only happen when we put one foot in front of the steps and progress!

    I believe in YOU!



  23. gesbi

    thank you sooo much for your input.

    iit has been difficult with real UP & DOWNS both financially and emotionally.
    your comment means so much,

  24. jax @ HOME

    i am trying re-create a business now...
    on etsy and on ebay.
    we'll see.

    thank you for ALWAYS being there.
    love you!!!

  25. kathy

    i know..... "It takes a genius to whine appealingly"

    after i read that i said; "that's me"
    i try so hard not to feel sorry for myself.
    because it is so' unappealing' to watch and listen to someone on the pity pot.
    when i do feel sorry for myself {i am still human}
    i try to make it entertaining and pretty to look at with my images on my blog.
    it sure isn't pretty inside my head

    this is a pain in the ass 'time' in my personal history.

    love you xx

  26. glamour drops

    i talk big.
    but i am still picking my scabs.

    thank you my very cool friend XXX

  27. maya

    it sure doesn't feel cool.
    i am getting a small plate implanted in my upper lip
    to keep it STIFF.

    xx thank you thank you thank you hugs

  28. tara

    you amaze me.
    you have managed to write the fabulous books....
    you have it so together.
    you have a business that supports you ,
    and you are living your dream by working in it.

    thank you for your always encouraging words.

  29. 5th - deb

    well, you are a confidence buider.

    the loons that i live with 'POO POOED' the idea.
    but then again...
    they don't ever see my blog.
    they could...they just don't ever look.

    i am holding on tightly.
    yesterday was a tuff one for me.
    i think it is all starting to finally HIT me.
    you know i had to keep it together when i was actually going through it all...
    and now,
    i am beginning to FEEL it.

    love you xx

  30. bette - my spiritual cheerleader

    i am acting 'as if'.
    you know,
    i am faking it
    until i make it.
    i am trying not to feel my feelings.

    love you my dear!!




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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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