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Sunday, January 9, 2011

White in all it's glory

I got snowed in this weekend.  No where to go on Saturday, my car would not have made it.  The snow is almost up to the back step.  All this extra in the house time gave me a chance to soak up Country Living's White issue.  The title alone " The simple beauty of white" made my excitement rise.  January light here makes white so pleasing and ..... white.  I have always loved white, in all it's forms.

My favourite flower is always a white one.

A few years ago my mom and I purchased  roses and used all of our milk glass.  My first collection.  Milk glass is common yet perfect.  New versions of it never look as good as the vintage pieces.

Decorating with white is so easy and always ends up looking so good.

16 years ago I purchased a white couch.  I was considered nuts by everyone but it did not matter.  It worked with everything and it still does.  I had it slipcovered in 09 and it was worth every penny. 

White is always right.

"White is not a mere absence of color, it is a shining and affirmative thing:  as fierce as red, as definite as black"
G.K. Chesterton, English Philosopher



  1. Beautiful photos of 'white done right'! I love the roses in the milk glass. So, so beautiful! I hope the roads have cleared and you're able to get around today!

  2. I love this post! White is perfect unless its outside up to your eyeballs :)

  3. Just wanted you to know that you've just been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. I couldn't find an email address for you.

  4. I'm popping over from Brenda's Cozy Little House to say hello! Hope the snow has cleared a bit since your last post. But a day snug as a bug at home is always a good day too. Pajama days are my absolutely favorite. We live in a desert country so I surround myself with color inside. I love the look of white when I see others post about it. Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

  5. Hi Patricia! I am coming over from Brenda's! I really enjoyed the pictures of your have a beautiful collection of milk glass and I am loving that pretty sofa. I am looking for one and am going to check out IKEA's version this weekend. Wish me luck!:-)


  6. So beautiful --love your style. Came over from Cozy Little House :)
    Amy at Verde Farm

  7. Hey there. Visiting from Brenda's Welcome Wagon. White just goes with everythig. Lovely collection of milk glass.

  8. Hi ~ I found your blog through Brenda's welcome wagon and just became a new follower. Here in Ontario we have quite a bit of snow too! I love this post! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures. ;-)

  9. I love white! It's so clean, crisp and fresh! And it fits in perfectly with vintage items and shabby antiques too! My entire house here in Ontario, Canada is white..and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Nice to visit!
    Come by and peek into my creative share of the blogosphere anytime!
    Ciao Bella!

  10. I'm stopping by to welcome you. I am your newest follower. Come by for a visit when you have a chance.

    Susan and Bentley

  11. I came over from Cozy Little House and what a lovely visit I had! Beautiful blog you have.

    Stop by and check out my giveaway a visit a spell.

  12. I came over from Brenda's blog. I love your pretty white couch and that beautiful clock! Isn't milk glass wonderful! I love the few pieces I have.