Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fill My Home With All Things White and Surround Me With Color

White is often defined as "without color." 

I could fill my home with all things white and be surrounded with color.

According to Kate Smith of Martha Stewart's Color Line, "Ask any paint retailer or manufacturer what
the top selling paint color is and without any hesitation they will tell you 'White', but when you look at most paint sample walls you don't see a wall of white.  You see hundreds of colors."

White is often associated with purity, cleanliness and innocence in many cultures.  In the past, virgin brides always wore white.  I'm glad there are many shades of white for brides today.

My sweet, baby girl in white-an ivory white. This was the first dress she tried on.

My daughter-in-love in another shade of white.

The color of cream was inspired by the dairy cream.  Ever noticed how many shades of vanilla ice cream there are?  Vanilla bean is a whiter white than even old-fashioned home style ice cream.  I love all shades of vanilla (and all flavors-YUM!).  That's what I think of white-YUMMY!

Antique White has more yellow undertones.  Antique white is most seen in French Country furniture.  I do love french and antique furniture.

See the many shades of white in some of my favorite ironstone pieces.

I do love my dresser stuff-not quite a vignette, but still makes me smile.  The porcelain footed dresser box was my mamas.  Milk glass is my most favorite and it too comes in all shades of white.  The vanity tray is old milk glass and shines as blue when the light touches it.

Although missing a few drawer pulls, I still love my childhood dresser.  It was the typical yellow-white dresser that we see so much, now retired for finer furniture.  I loved my piece and painted it pure white years ago when my love for white began.

The gold was already there so distressing was easy:)

My newest addition of white-a white chenille bedspread from a local shop.  I'm so excited.  Pure cotton feels fabulous!

Up-close detail.  Isn't she lovely?

My favorite tatted pillow.

Kate Smith said in a recent article, "One that understands that they need guidance in making color choices and that,while they may like looking at rooms with boldly colored walls in magazines, when it comes to their homes they are often most comfortable with tinted white."

I totally agree.

We will paint the home place this weekend.  You know what I'm leaning toward don't you-a cottage of whites!


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    Have a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at

  2. PS I dont see twitter or facebook to follow by??

  3. Hi Bonnie: I love white too, and even more so since I started blogging as I see quite a bit of it, but alas, I am covered in wallpaper that won't be changed anytime soon, but I'm going to be using a lot more white in the accents..Happy Thursday..Judy

  4. Maria, I am new at this and I have much to learn. I don't have a facebook account that links to my blog. How do I set that up?

    Judy, I think white accents will just pop!

  5. Maria, I am new at this and I have much to learn. I don't have a facebook account that links to my blog. How do I set that up?

    Judy, I think white accents will just pop!

  6. Everything is so lovely Thanks for following me, what a lovely blog I am your newest follower! Nice to meet you!

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