Wednesday, June 29, 2011

COLORS PARTY


Hello Sweet Peeps....I am joining the monthly blog Colors party at ETSY COTTAGE STYLE and I hope you will come join me by clicking on the link and visiting all the blogs showing their "whites" this month.....this is the month for brides and beautiful weddings, so it just had to be a "white" month.

It has been so cool, cloudy and even rainy here that I don't have much in my garden. Nothing is really interested in growing or blooming. I have lots of green and my Eden roses had their first gorgeous blooming but nothing white.....yet. So, I took my camera inside and shot a few of my inside whites....I use white and wood as I think they compliment each other and keep it from getting boring. I love colors, especially soft pretty pastel colors and white is a perfect backdrop for them...I admit to a love of red and blue, too, and use the stronger colors mostly the kitchen, I just have to sneak some in. lol!

Have a beautiful day and have fun wandering through our "whites!" Here are some of mine:
The first picture, above, is one of the guest rooms and where my computer is. I love all the comfy pillows and this is "my reading spot". Those two pillows in front are 20 years old!!! I could not believe it when I figured back to when I purchased them in Prescott, Arizona. They are by Waverly and were very expensive which goes to show you get what you pay for. They are made of polished cotton and have wide eyelet ruffles....the pillows behind them mostly have vintage cases....

I love this white picket fence shelf....it holds sweet olden baby shoes in black and other mementos.....I did the watermelon slice years ago.....sold hundreds of them it seems at shows...

A darling and very old little shelf above and another of my "picket" shelves, below....note the pretty white and glass terrarium...inside, it has the daintiest little wrens nest...all the twigs as fine as thread. One of my darling granddaughters, Miss Allie, found it and saved it for me a few years ago. I found a Robins egg that was mostly intact and it gently rests in that little nest....It is one of my favorite possessions!

A wall of white and olden plates with white backgrounds, a part of my olde Kitchen Hoosier and a beautiful spoon rack painted by Celestina Marie....Isn't it a beauty?


And, my last picture is of the dining which is mostly white with white lace curtains and swag valances...only a maple corner cupboard that was my Mom's, a grandfaher clock and my olde Singer sewing machine cabinet and an lovely olde oak chair were not painted....I am still debating on the corner cupboard...
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Bye For Now....
Smiles and Hugs,
Jil

12 comments:

sissie said...

I loved looking at all your pretty whites and soft pinks. Your home is romantic and beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your home is lovely! I love the way you put things together. I want to come over and just curl up ;)
*hugs*deb

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jil, That sweet found bird's nest and the Robin's egg is more precious than real gold, isn't it? All your whites are so pretty! I remember when watermelon slices were all the rage. Tomorrow morning I am making watermelon waffles for the grand-girls as a surprise. :) xo

GWENNY said...

So many beautiful whites. Soft and surreal and lovely.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love your shelves .. I pick them up whenever I see them, have several waiting to be painted. I need to hang them up :))

Glenda said...

hiya, you have a beautiful blog. thank you for poping by mine, I hope you enjoyed yourself,. love Glenda

Mary said...

Loved that you stopped by and thanks for your comment Jil. Your romantic look of roses and white is just beautiful - never can have too much of either!

Sending you and your flowers some NC sunshine and heat (we have more than enough so I'm happy to pass it along!). Not sure where you are but wishing you good weather for July and the upcoming holiday.

Mary -
A Breath of Fresh Air

Robin said...

I love white...especially in the summer....so clean and fresh.

Char said...

Pretty whites Jil. I think everything is just lovely and you have so many precious keepsakes.
I have not had the time this week to participate and am hopeing I can get it together to join later.
I will no be doing Pink Saturday this week either. I will wish you a very Happy Pink Saturday now and hope you will have a safe 4th of July, Char

Judy said...

Your bed looks so comfy and inviting! I have to change my pillows soon to white. So many pretty things!

Thanks for sharing on the Etsy blog party! Always love to see what other do with white!

Debbi said...

I think I could just fall into those pillows! They look so comfy and inviting. And as usual Jil, all your treasures are fun to see:)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments on my white things. I'm your newest follower! Love your curly shelf - and I used to have Eden Roses, Love, love, love them! Linda