Sunday, December 28, 2014

White Christmas & White Furniture

The little trees I created with mini clay pots & small glass jars ~ hot glued in and some with candle wax melted in to hold in the little trees.  And, of course, the monster Christmas tree with its cut-down base to fit inside the antique ceiling fixture now held inside with epoxy and cement.

 One last look at our Christmas...

I normally have a lot of white around the house: 

The French-style dining chairs
painted white in the dining room
(because I got tired of them being brown
and because my friend Kathy has
the most gorgeous home
all white and shabby! and I want to capture that here!),
the 1980's/1990's coffee table that I finally decided to turn white,
the slipcovers just made for the living room
and the matelasse slipcover on the easy chair 
bought off the former homeowner of this house
that is now upstairs in our bedroom.

To me, there isn't enough white ~ 
I like white!
To me, it's very calming, very soothing
after a tough day at work.
It de-stresses me.




My kids aren't overly fond of white furniture for some reason, 
(I have no idea why!)
and we do have a lot of darker furniture pieces;
I am a purist for some.

My late 40's/early 1950's
Drexel desk
is one piece I am not intending to paint.
But...
One never knows!

Every piece of furniture that is
more of a natural pine or 
darker stained
has white glass rings on them
due to some cold beverage
being set on them without benefit of a
coaster...
So...
The painting may continue!


I haven't gone a full
White Christmas yet...

But,
two years ago my daughter
and I put up only the white
Christmas tree.

We filled it with only silver and white
ornaments and it was stunning!


A favorite ornament found a couple of years ago at Michael's. Love, love, love birds and have hung many different bird ornaments from our chandelier, on the trees ~ sometimes all year! From the chandelier, I mean.
;)












From our Christmas tea in early December ~ Love using the white plates found at Marshall's a year ago or so with the thriftshop silver-plate tray used as a charger.  The fork is part of a set given to me by my sister-in-law, Linnea, from when she and my brother were living in England.  They were a Christmas or birthday present one year.  She knew I loved silverware just as much as she did.  She found a box of silver place settings at their base thriftshop on RAF Molesworth.  





White is ethereal...
it is everything that is
me!
it calms,
it refreshes the soul,
it promotes healing...

I am finding as I get older
I am looking for more white objects
from china to curtains, 


“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” 
― Coco ChanelChanel





to candles and tables,
picture frames,
baskets,
and
of course,
all kinds of decorations!


a view of our mantel glowing in brilliant white lights and sparkles
















White is right
for me.
:)



Hope you have enjoyed this tour of 
white!
(funny how a post starts off one way and morphs into something completely different!)
Blessings to you,
Barb
:)


Thanks for sharing!

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