Tuesday, February 4, 2014

White: Not The Absence of Color

White is not the absence of color.
It is actually the balance of color-
the combination of all colors.


And I like all combinations of white:)

While walking out of the shop beside Uncle Junk's
I spotted this crusty plate rack in a box of junk.
"How much?"
"Ahhhhh, take it!"
Yippee!


Colors of white may be labels on crayons,
paint samples, make-up, colors of design...
cream, eggshell, ivory, vanilla,
baby powder
(introduced as a crayola crayon in 1994),
seashell, old lace (I love that one!), linen,
antique white ( I like that one too), champagne,
bone, vanilla, ecru....

The ladle I found at Mimi T's.  I found out that the vendor
was one of my best customers when I had the shop.

White in our Western culture
is often associated with beginnings and all things new.

A child is baptized or christened wearing white.
A bride traditionally wears white
as a symbol of purity.
The priest and the pope wear white.
The white lamb is a symbol of the perfect sacrifice-
the lamb of God, Jesus.

As Christians, we speak of being made pure,
"whiter than snow."



There's the white flag of surrender.
(I'm waving my flag today over a few things!
One of those letting go things.)

The two small planters,
I found at Mimi T's.

Did you know that at one time
white was the universal color
of men's and women's underwear.

Only a long-sleeved, white shirt
was appropriate for a preacher man.
(and a black tie!)

Why even Elvis went from all black
to white.

I replaced the red star with the brown that I found this weekend.
I grab stars wherever I go and move them from room to room.


Here's my most recent
combinations of whites.

I Love White!

Bonnie:)



13 comments:

  1. Bonnie...that last picture!!!
    I love it!!!!

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  2. Be still my heart! LOVE that last picture:) That STAR just finishes it off! Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

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  3. Wow!!!! Love the star hanging on the old window, beautiful display, Francine.

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  4. It all looks so pretty! I love the brown star hanging above all that white!

    ~Trisha

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  5. I love all your white, and that brown star is the perfect accent!

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  6. I'm just melting into a puddle over your pictures....so lovely!! Love the star with all your white. You are a talented decorator! (wanna come to PA after I move to help me decorate? =))
    Bless you today, Bonnie!

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  7. You do love white. :) Very pretty pictures. Really like the name of the "junk" store Uncle Junk's?! That's cute. I like red. And green. And blue. And orange. And ... *lol* My house probably looks like a kaledoscope that burst. ~:)

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  8. I am very fond of all shades of white. I too love that last pic.

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  9. I'm also a lover of whites.

    I think your new arrangement is just stunning. Love that crusty plate rack.

    Now you have me wanting to do some more changes in my house. See what you do??? (And I love it)

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  10. Hello New Friend
    I too am lovin your whites.
    Warm Woolie Hugs

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  11. I love your arrangement and perspective on on photographing still life. Also your commentary is educational and insightful.

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