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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WHITES FOR WEDNESDAY....

HAPPY WEDNESDAY...
half way thru the week.....
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I am joining in with FADED CHARM COTTAGE for

WHITE WEDNESDAY

I absolutely LOVE anything WHITE..
especially WHITE dishes..

I've been seeing all the beautiful
ALL WHITE
rooms and wondering how I would like that.
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I like color...
but I THINK I am liking it less and less...
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WHITE rooms are so CLEAN looking..
CALMING...
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Times are that I NEED clean and especially CALM !!
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MR. SWEET likes his brown leather sofas...
but SARAH ...the one that lives in A BEACH COTTAGE, down under...
says all white goes WONDERFULLY with leather..
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I have a lot of BLACK painted furniture that
would look AWESOME
painted WHITE....
BUT.....
just the THOUGHT of emptying hutches....
stripping....
sanding....
cussing...
sweating...
painting...
cussing....
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doesn't bring CALM to me right now...
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I think I'd better give it more INTENSE thought...
SUMMERTIME is not the time to be
WORKING
that much, is it?
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...think I'll just stick with
WHITE DISHES....
and maybe just a
TOUCH of Red.....

40 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love some of the homes I see in magazines that are all white BUT I need colors...at least some color!! Love your pics!!
Have a Great Day!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Julie Harward said...

I love the bunny lamp! And white added to anything looks good I think. I love color but I like white with my colors too. And I think you are right about summer time...enjoy! Come say hi :D

Deb said...

Hi BJ
I love all white too. It does look so clean & calming. I dared not have anything white when the kids were small and now I just have to worry about the cats. I planted all white flowers today. Have a great evening. Deb =^..^=x6

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good day my sweet friend...girl I just did a white post yesterday and I'm so loving me some white ironstone...White is a very cool looking color...but I nedd me some red and pink in my life plus blue...I pray all is well in your world my dear friend...Love ya sister friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen Grace said...

BJ I am thinking about changing things to white too! I look at my yellow living room and know I want it white. Of course, I have colorful furniture so it wouldn't be all white...but white walls! My family about freaked out when I painted the dining room white! My life is so hectic right now, white sounds so calming, until I think about not really having time to clean as much so it would show all the dirt. Sigh, better stick with what I have, except maybe just paint the walls:>)

Diva Kreszl said...

funny you should bring this up, I too have always loved color in my surrounding but lately I have been drawn to the creamy whites. I'm not sure how I want to fit it in without doing a complete overhaul :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love white for all of the reasons you do and when I see all white rooms it makes me want to sell all my things and start over. But then I can turn the page and see a lovely library or den done in dark wood and leather with tall bookcases and tapestry rugs...and I want that. I think for the most part, we have what we want.

Love your white post! ;-D

xoxo
Jane

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh my! I shudder at the thought of having to take all those things out and then manage to go from black to white. But then I'm a terrible painter.
Brenda

Shelia said...

Lovely whiteness, Mz. BJness! I can tell you're having fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Justine said...

I know you love white, but I don't think there's any way you could live with ALL white. Nope.

Justine :o )

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ, so many beautiful white things. I really love your lovely vintage towels. Do you really use them or are they "show towels"? That's what we call towels that we don't use but are just for pretty.
I also would love to have that bunny lamp. I have a thing for lamps!
YVonne

Sarah said...

Bj, I'm loving white more and more of late. It's so fresh and cooling to me. And white dishes are the best because most food looks terrific on white.
Have a great week! ~ Sarah

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, BJ, I am all for that RED ... coming over, save some for me!

Have a great week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ! What a sweet post...I love white too..especially dishes. I agree with you...I'd be cussing too if I had to do all that work during the summer. Sometimes I think about painting my wood furniture but then I wonder what I'll do if the trend changes and wood comes back in...YIKES! Anyway...I still like white. LOVE your photo's. Have a wonderful Wednesday....Maura :)

32˙North said...

Hi BJ,

It's hard not have have some color!

Amanda

Allison Shops said...

Cute bunny lamp. White dishes are always great to mix. Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I agree wholeheartedly with you. All that work makes one wonder if it would be worth it....perhaps over time. I liked your post. Loved your pictures....loved the stacked plates and that bunny lamp is adorable! Great blog!
Blessings,
Debbie

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Yes, I would have to agree: white does wonders to calm the soul. But I need my color, too! That bunny lamp is so cool ~ I have a thing for bunnies (my WW post is full of 'em)!

Happy White Wednesday!

Warmly,
Lori

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Everything looks better white, doesn't it???? I agree with you it's perfectly calm and clean!

KATHY said...

Hi Bj, i love all your white dishes stacked up!! Looks so pretty. The bunny lamp is so cute. I like to mix in a little color...Kathy

Jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, I made the biscuits and they turned out great. Oh how delicious they are. I will post them on Friday. You will be proud of me. I do think I made the dough a bit to thin when I cut them out. Next time they will be plumper.

I love your whites too. I am not a white loving person in my home but I so admire it for others. Beverly loves white too. Your photos are all wonderful and I am definitely am calmer now. Especially since I JUST posted today's outdoor post. I was too tired to do it last night. Not usual for me. The trip wore me out. Could it be age??? Never! HA!

I noticed some pretty hand towels that looked familiar! Smiling here.

Two weeks to your cruise time. I am so excited for you and your hubby. You will love Alaska. Take something for rain.

Gotta run, we are going to town for errands and lunch at Cafe Rel. Mmmmmm.

Love ya, Jeanne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love white dishes too. They make food look so much better! I love looking at all white rooms in decorating books. But I still need my color. Wouldn't it be fun to have two houses...one white and one colorful?
Hugs,
Penny

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I'm with you BJ I need some color in my Home! A touch of red hits the spot with me too. I love that little bunny lamp of yours!

Dena said...

Oh BJ, that bunny lamp is just darlin'! I love all of your white and share your feelings...a lil' red is a must!

Hugs,
Dena

Kathleen said...

I once painted every room in our cottage white. I loved it...
That bunny lamp is so cute.
Not summer here, still very much Spring..in the 40's last night..and lots of rain.
Then all of a sudden we will be roasting!
Your whites are just lovely!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Happy White Wednesday!! Loving your white!!!
xxxx

Angela said...

Glad to meet you, BJ!! Thank you for your comment. I've heard that 3 of anything is officially a collection...so you collect crystal clocks! I love those all white rooms too, but I notice more and more are adding in touches of their favorite colors. That makes me happy, because that's what I like. My home is mostly white/cream and all shades of green and aqua added in. The exception is my craft room which has lots of bright added.
Love your blog...your biscuit post made me very hungry!! Love the picture of you and your husband...we also have 10 grandkids. It will be a while before the greats start arriving.

Laura said...

Well, now I don't know what to do.
It is getting so hot down here that I want to make some changes (taking out the red temporarily).
My yard wears me out so much, I just want to plop in front of the AC.

Does that sound like pitiful pearl?

Laura

Sherry said...

I am agreeing with you. I am starting to like color less and less. Love all your whites. That crackled bunny lamp is really cute.

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, BJ! I especially like the bunny lamp and the bird finials....Christine

Natasha said...

BJ I am one of those people that needs colour too! I could never give up my brown leather club chair either!

Hope your week has been wonderful!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Grandma said...

Hi bj,
I'm not going to pick out one item to talk about, NO! NO!
I want everything.
Just kidding. Everything was so pretty all that white. Maybe the towels?
But, --- not me, I don't want an all white house. I'm not that good of a house keeper.
God Bless,
Grandma

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ah yes, now that's my girl, a touch of red!! I also love white and used to have a recurring dream of being in an all white room...wonder what the heck that was all about! lol
I DO love white...I do, I do...but nope...I NEED red! Not to mention every color in the rainbow!
Love and hugs,
Mona

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I love all of your whites, but that little bunny lamp makes my heart go pitter pat pit! Oh, it's majorly cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lori said...

gorgeous photos...i love all of your whites...the egg pictures are especially sweet!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhh, what a pretty Header pic!

I'm intrigued with all white too. Intrigued. But doubt it will ever happen, in a room with furniture, that is. Now the bathroom is another story. It's practically all white. ,-)

But I'd need new towels, to complete the look, and I'm not going to go get all new towels. ,-) So, guess my all white look will remain a fuzzy dream.

>^_^<

Faded Charm said...

I agree with you. There is just something so clean about whites. Decorating with white is so calming to me.

Take care,

Kathleen

Sue said...

White is so soothing and clean looking... I think I could do a bedroom in it. Yup, I do. hmmm... I think that little star looks vaguely familiar!! hugs, Sue

Bonnie said...

I love all your white things and also all your bright colors. I think I am more of a color person but I do enjoy the restfulness of white. When you are a decorator you can get tired of working with colors sometimes and white is just so refreshing.

Hugs, the other BJ

miss corner cape said...

love those birds with the key around them. so sweet.

jealous of your alaskan cruise count down! my dad and stepmom went in august, and they absolutely loved it.

thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and sadly, yes, "chester drawers" are for sale or free an awful lot around here. the first time i saw it, i thought it was a mistake, but it keeps coming up too many times to be one. i loved the word apulstry, myself. i thought of chicken. poultry.