Tuesday, November 9, 2010

White Wednesday

  Hello everyone,
     We are still getting lots of rain here but it is warmer then usual so most of us are not complaining. I have not done a White Wednesday for awhile but I am joining in today. A couple of days ago my husband and I did a little work on the little cottage. We put some insulation in and put some pine boards on horizontally over the studs. I wanted to give it a more finished look behind the mantel and the small electric stove.They had a sale on the pine boards at Home Depot so we got started. It didn't take long so I slapped a wash of paint on and then we put the old mantel back on with the mirror over it.

I lit lots of candles for a warm cosy look.
As many of you know this is the other side of the cottage that you saw in yesterdays post.

There is a couple of white chairs to sit by the fire-sadly not much heat but we can use our imaginations.
I love this wooden angel from a tjmaxx store a few years ago on a trip to Maine.

                                         A little white angel lamp from a yard sale.
 A pair of white skates on an old white chippy chair that was $2, and my husband thought I overpaid!

 I wonder what little angel left her white feather wings and skates behind?
                                 Ah! there she is it's our own little granddaughter Jessie!
                                She looks angelic with or without the wings!

  I would like to let you know that I have started my new blog called Christmas Past and Present and the link is on the right top side of this blog if you would like to check it out. I am sharing photos from previous years right now but will soon have new pics to share. If you have time please check it out and give me some suggestions if you have any- I am always happy to get some new ideas!
  I am joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for her lovely White Wednesday.

                       There is always lots of lovely whites to see there!
                                                             Have a great day!



Sandi (Meme) said...

What a cozy post. I could easily sit down and relax in that room, and your grand is beautiful! I can't wait til mine is old enough to pose for me! Have a wonderful week! Sandi

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Well, to me it didn't feel cold at all... so the candles did do the trick! AND that little angel towards the end did warm my heart completely; what a joy to have her!

Wishing you a great remainder of the week with sunshine from Georgia,


Sarah said...

Beautiful, Carolyn. And Jessie is precious. I bet she is great on the ice too. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Amy said...

I love the setting around the fire, makes me want to go out and grab one of those heaters.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, Love your cottage room.... pure charm! Jessie is a beauty wing or no wings:-))

Suzann said...

How sweet is she!! She truly looks like an angel!!
Your decorating is so lovely!

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a darling cherub you have there! And of course I love the dazzling white! I'm off to check out your new project! Jacqueline

June said...

Carolyn your little angels melt my heart! The cottage is so lovely dressed for the holidays. I am getting so excited to see your holiday decor throughout all your home. I know it will be gorgeous.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, that little Jessie does look like an angel. She's a beautiful little young lady.
Oh, what beautiful dreaminess! I love this spot and it is so romantic! Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

I discovered your blog several days ago and became a follower. I love it. It is better than any one of the decorating magazines to which I am addicted. Your photos are lovely. There is just too much beauty on your blog to comment individually, so just know that I am enjoying it so much. cheers. ann

"All things French" said...

How very pretty & soft white looks under candle-light! Your special little angel with-out wings is a real treasure.

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

So beautiful the white is so cozy and the charming little fireplace is perfect! Your grandaughter is just so pretty! Sue

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn: Ethereal! Loved your post. Gorgeous granddaughter, too. Susan

Willow said...

I just adore your White Wednesday.

You have a very pretty Granddaughter. Of course aren't all Granddaughters pretty. HA! HA!


Georgianna said...

How lovely it all is, Carolyn! Such an inspiration – I can't wait to build a guest cottage! But it will have to be after we do bathrooms and the driveway. :) Heading over to your new blog now. Have a wonderful Wednesday! – g

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
Have a look into my blog. I've got there something for you ;o).

Danuta said...

Jak u Ciebie pięknie. Masz cudowny dom a te wszystkie ozdoby i dodatki po prostu PIĘKNE. Jestem u Ciebie bardzo często i podglądam twoje dzieła. Masz gust dziewczyno.

Jackie said...

Morning Carolyn

What a lovely post, you always show such serenity in all your rooms and in your garden. I have become a follower of your new blog too, although I am not a great one for decorating the bungalow at Christmas, maybe that will change when my new grandchild is born next year!! Your Jessie is adorable! Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Kom Achterom said...

ooh what a beautiful house!! love your nice decoration.
Jessie is so cute!!
a litle princes
happy week

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love your white Wednesday. Your granddaughter is so adorable! Now I will go and have a look into your new blog - so exciting!

Have a nice day!

Hugs from a snowy Sweden

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I love your cottage all decorated. It looks so beautiful. Your granddaughter is gorgeous!!Your new christmas blog is fantastic. I will be visiting often for tons of inspiration.


Pétales de fées said...

C'est beau... !
Un petit défi littéraire t'attend chez moi !

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
The makeover of the cottage is sweet. I was thinking that you have created such warmth with decor and candles that the lack of heat from the fireplace likely wouldn't be missed.
Amazing what inexpensive materials and a coat of paint can accomplish.

LizlovesVintage said...

Men, what do they know! Love those skates w/ trim. Great pics! Hugs, Liz

time-worn interiors said...

I love what you've done with the wall! And I love that white stove! Where in the world did you get that! I could use one of those in my living room! Have a great day!

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your cottage looks sweet! And Jessie is even sweeter :)

Love the holly in the skates shot - very Christmassy!And with that thought in mind, I'm going over to check your new blog!

raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn! I adore the shabby chair with pair of white skate!
And Jessie is just like a little angel... very beautiful! Thanks for your visit and your kind comment!

Lee Laurie said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. I love the fireplace ones. So warm and cozy. Your little grandaughter is very pretty too. Going to go check out your new blog now.

Lee Laurie

Maddy said...

Ciao !!!!!!!!!!!!
Ho appena dato un'occhiata anche al tuo nuovo blog di Natale, e tra quello e questo, non riuscivo più a venire via...
...Carolyn, tutto quel che fai per me è straordinario...
...complimenti sinceri (anche per i tuoi nipotini, che potresti mettere accanto agi angioletti decorativi, perchè sono bellissimi anche loro...)!!! ♥


Rebecca said...

Your fireplace looks so cozy! Great place for the winter!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That would be so special to have a little cottage...I am so in love with yours! It's darling!~Hugs, Patti

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I just wanted to tell you I really enjoyed your new Christmas blog! It is so inspiring...kind of getting me in the mood!~Hugs, Patti

Anonymous said...

I am never disappointed when I visit your blog, dear Carolyn. All is beautiful and your grand-daughter very pretty.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Anonymous said...

I am never disappointed when I visit your blog, dear Carolyn. All is beautiful and your grand-daughter very pretty.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your little cottage looks beautiful with the fireplace, the candles and other decorations! It already has a bit of the Christmas feeling.

I will check out your new blog! Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Passionate for White said...

I'm so happy to have come to your blog via Faded Charm. I'm now a follower and look forward to scrolling through and enjoying each and every one of your older posts - not to mention future!

Ann said...

Seeing the post of your garden fireplace made me do a double take..it looks similar to mine! I have a garden cottage and I have a mantle with the same fireplace/heater except in black. It gives me the ullusion of a fire ..the closes I can get in the shed! Thanks for sharing

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my!

m ^..^

A Garden of Threads said...

What an adorable angel. Love the new touches to the cottage. I am heading over to see the Christmas blog.

rosarod said...

Hi, What beautiful pictures and all that post, beautiful! I love the white, a warm and welcoming color. The candlelight is always an image that evokes this time. Rose Marie greetings

ann said...

Carolyn: I see that you have joined my following. Thank you. I have much to live up to on my blog. I love your site because you have such a wonderful flare for decorating and have such beautiful pictures. Your blog fulfills my compulsion to buy cottage magazines. I will return. ann

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Carolyn - little Jessie looks right at home in that cottage. So heavenly! :) You have created such a beautiful winter wonderland....

xoxo laurie

ann said...

Carolyn: I see that you have joined my following. Thank you. I have much to live up to on my blog. I love your site because you have such a wonderful flare for decorating and have such beautiful pictures. Your blog fulfills my compulsion to buy those cottage magazines. I will return. ann

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love what you've done with this spot. Expecially the mirror windo and the ice skates and wings and that darling little girl.

come visit

Sandy said...



Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Beverly said...

Carolyn, visiting you here is always a gift of beauty and grace. Thank you for sharing your eye for beauty and gift of grace. Your little Jessie is exquisite.

I'm off to visit your new blog.

essemia said...

A beautiful white day.
Love Elzie