Saturday, November 5, 2011

Creamy Whites

Hello Everyone,
      Speaking of creamy whites we received a good dusting of the white stuff last night. I did hear a chance of flurries but I was surprised to see the ground white when I got up this morning. It is a little reminder that winter is coming and it is time to get those outdoor chores done!
  I have been making some little  changes around here, as I seem to do every year at this time, and I thought you might like to see what I was up to.Since our home is going to be on a 'Homes for the Holidays" tour I like to get an early start on my decorating. This year, as in the past our little garden cottage becomes the Christmas Cottage and I am thinking of a creamy white theme.So I have put away the summery dishes and gathered up some of my creamy whites to display in the little corner cupboard that my husband built for me.
So I am giving you a sneak preview today.

Winter whites above from last years photos. I have decided against having a separate Christmas blog this year
due to time restrictions. I suddenly realized that I was having a hard enough time to keep one blog going let alone two! However, I look forward to having lots of  Christmasy posts here soon.

Visit Hakan here for Show Off Saturday.

Enjoy your weekend!



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Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The christmas cottage must be so enchanting and fun to decorate Carolyn. I hope to have a little place one day to do things like this~very pretty theme. I am happy your gardens and decorating are getting features, you deserve it!!

Sezoentje-Sonja said...

Lovely cabinet!!! I adore all the withes so looking out for your christmaspost,
love from Belgium,

Divine Theatre said...

Very soothing vignettes! The snow will come here soon enough. I need to put my garden to bed first, though. I hope God can hold off another week or so!



lavendel mio said...

Beautiful creme post!
Strong reading about little Lucas, can not believe how far research has come today, so we'll pray that he will be better.
Wish you a lovely weekend, hug Hanne

Deb said...

This is so beautiful, so calming. I love your corner cabinet. I think I would be playing with that a lot. Congratulations on being in such a lovely magazine. Your blog is a delight. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Elzie said...

Lovely creamy post today. Just love the lace on the plates!
Oh my you've got snow!! Thankfully we haven't experienced that yet this year. Instead it's very warm +10C (or 50F) today!!
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
The corner cabinet your hubby built is very cute and your creamy whites are lovely. I love all the little sheep! T'is the season, I guess because I'm starting to decorate too. Brrr! It's too early for snow, isn't it? Have a nice weekend.



You have the most beautiful things!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a treat for those on the tour to see your beautiful home. We were on a Christmas house tour several years ago and I had to start decorating in October to get done!
It was fun but my husband said NEVER again!

Elzie said...

Hi again! I forgot to tell you how happy I am for your grandson. I do hope this will help him.
Love Elzie

Susy said...

Enchanting! I recently "followed" you and added you to my sidebar. I'm looking forward to your holiday posts.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty. I am looking forward to your holiday posts I am sure they are going to be spectacular.

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

How lovely! I wish I had more space in my home to have some more dishes. I'm always amazed to see how many you've got and how wonderful they are.
Have a nice weekend.

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Great photos from your cream ware collection. Got several pieces myself and we love it as it goes with everything.
Love to you,


di said...

How elegant and you can never go wrong with whites and creames. Add color for accent. Gorgeous selection of teapots.


Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

It must be so much fun preparing the summer house for Christmas! It looks lovely with your creamy whites. Looking forward very much to see the rest!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Forgot to say that I am very happy to hear the good news of your grandson :-) I hope the medicine will do it's work soon!

Madelief x

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Wow Carolyn what beautiful photos of your beautiful things you have shared with us I love them your house must be an awesome place to visit...........unless visitors take little kids as that would just be so

Cindy said...

GASP! Your header photos with the frosted roses is breathtaking! Wow~! I love your Christmas white theme, I'm going to try to do white too, it just sparkles! I can't wait to see everything you do with it all!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love all your beautiful creamy whites in the lovely cabinet.
Look forward to seeing more of Christmas at your place.
Have a great weekend and hope that the snow will stay away for a while.


Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'd love to have a little cottage like that. Seems you have such fun playing with yours! All your things are wonderful, but my favorite is the picture with the skates.

I saw the last post about your grandson. Good luck to him, and I hope this next year brings the results to his health that you hope for.

The Sweetest Days said...

White, white, white ... how I adore white! Even when I was a teenager white was just my thing.

Thank you for sharing yours, Carolyn. Everything is simply beautiful.


Anonymous said...

You've made me want to go out and buy some ice skates! :-)) Gorgeous white photos.

lui said...


Linda said...

Beautiful as always, Carolyn. Looove the skates - my fave for outdoor decorating at Christmastime.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, this cabinet is just a vision in white! I can hardly wait to see what other goodies you have in store for us! Gorgeous!

Betty Jo said...

Carolyn thank you so much for your visit to my new blog. Your creamy and winter whites are gorgeous. I adore the photo of the skates especially. It would make a gorgeous Christmas card. ♥

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your creamy whites are just dreamy and a perfect start to Christmas decor! Snow! How lovely! I look forward to your Christmas posts! I am ready for the season! Hope all goes well for your home tour!
God Bless,