Saturday, February 16, 2013

For the Love of White

                                                       Happy Weekend!
      It is a mild day here today with some sunny breaks so I am going to go out to the boathouse and do a little photo shoot as the sun warms it up a little. However, today I am sharing a few shots of whites  from around our home.
 The photo above is from our bedroom after it got a makeover last spring. If you would like to see the rest of our bedroom makeover click here.
       Another one of my favorite teapots bought a few years ago at Winner's. The teacup is a soft peach color from a thrift shop. The small bouquet is a faux one but I like that it does look rea,l at least until you are really close!
                          A beautiful hydrangea from the grocery store last year.

                                                    Our bedroom

                              A few leftover treats from Valentine's Day.

                                 White tea setting with creamy white roses.

                                 Our Kitchen-it seems like I have been going more white around the house. Not so very long ago I liked warm and cosy colors but am really enjoying all the whites now.
             Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

                      Take care,


kami said...

I love your whites , too. Enjoy your weekend:)

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous just wonderfull love your things and all

mitt hjärtas fröjd å glädje said...

Hello, i just found your blogg, so so beutifull pictures you show us from your lovely home!
Have a lovely day.

Deb said...

Whites are so calming, I find. This is beautiful, Carolyn. I'm lovin' that little tea-cup with the flowers inside.

Bernideen said...

I have never heard of "Winners" but think their name perfect when I see this wonderful teapot. Everything is lovely. When I get to retire - lots of things are going white but I can't accomplish that yet.

This featured post is dreamy!

Amy Duncan said...

Your bedroom is full of inspiration. I love it! Our guest bedroom has a door that heads to the back yard so I'm thinking I make it a beautiful relaxing setting for my guests. Perhaps I'll make it our room then?

Susan said...

Your whites were a most refreshing way to start my day on Saturday, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luving all your whites! I am a luver of colour, I guess it's the Artist in me, but I can sure appreciate the calmness and beauty in your luvly home.
Your tea pots... oh my, I am having tea pot envy here.
Seeing your photos early in the morning sets me in a sweet calm mood. Thank you Carolyn.
Hugs, Gee

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Lovely! So many pretty vignettes and your bedroom is glorious.

lory said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kiss Lory


You have the most beautiful and romantic whites and your bedroom is exquisite!! All your vignettes are magazine worth! I can't believe your have a crochet tablecloth, I would, almost exactly as mine. In case you are curious, it's just under my last post, with my dinner table full of cloches for Martyu's party.

Shabby soul said...

Fabulous, my darling friend!!
All that white-cream is so bright and elegant, I love everything!
Spring seems arrived in your sweet home...

Jemma said...

Such a beautiful post-so dreamy, tasteful and elegant!!

Deborah said...

Every inch of your home is delicious!
I too adore whites and yours are so beautiful!
Your bedroom...oh my! Gorgeous haven ;)
Love & winter hugs to you Carolyn!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Anne said...

Beautiful whites!Always lovely photos have a wonderful weekend!

Janneke said...

Lovely whites, especially the teapot with the bird on the lid is so beautiful!!!

sissie said...

Hi Carolyn,
I can always be assured of a big dose of loveliness when I come here to visit. You definitely did not dissappoint today. Your bedroom is so pretty and I love the romantic look of everything.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love whites too. Interesting, isn't it, how one changes after a few years. For years I loved brighter colours and now I'm more into subdued and creamy whites. Of course, I will always have a love for red transferware and pink! Hope your weekend is going well.


Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Carolyn,
I love your lovely whites! Your bedroom is beautiful! I love the teapot and and soft peach teacup! Thanks for sharing.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...


I notice much of your furniture is painted white. Do you ever miss the wood? I love wood funriture, especially antiques, but I do have a few painted pieces that I love.

There are days when I'd love to have my dining room furniture painted, but then I talk myself out of it.

{oc cottage} said...

dreamy, dreamy, dreamy!

m ^..^

Beth said...

Your home is so beautiful, Carolyn. Very soft and feminine! Love your master bedroom too. I truly enjoyed this post. To paraphrase another commenter, I came here for my daily dose of beauty....and I was not disappointed.
xo Beth

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Carolyn. Your whites are perfect and so refreshing. I love your bedroom. It looks like the perfect hide away.. As always, your photographs are just exquisite. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

iris said...

j' adore cette théière avec
le petit oiseau
et ce blanc crémeux qui fait votre
déco intérieur
bon dimanche

domenica.60 said...

W o n d e r f u l White!
Happy Sunday

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love all your whites. Your home is always gorgeous!

Loraine Living said...

I dream away at your kitchen table... i love the soft colors! Have a nice Sunday;) Greetings Diana

Tretswelt said...

Hei Carolyn
!Einfach wunderschön deinen Geschirr...für mich ein Traum ....Bussi.Lu.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
My favorite picture is the one of the dining room. How lovely all your china looks displayed that way. You have some special touch and you delight us all by sharing it.
Lovely day~Ruthie

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
My favorite picture is the one of the dining room. How lovely all your china looks displayed that way. You have some special touch and you delight us all by sharing it.
Lovely day~Ruthie

Cindy said...

I love the whites that you use in your home, they are so beautiful! I adore your pretty bedroom!

Etteb said...

Bedroom - very warm and relaxing. :) I love everything!

thel day said...

I love your master bedroom. I keep returning to look at the pic. I like the color of your furniture. White is so soothing. I have cane back kitchen chairs that I would like to paint white. They are dark green. Would you please let me know what kind of paint you use on wood furniture. Thanks a lot. xoxo