Are you feeling the need for some white in your decorating this season?
Some yearsI like a lot of reds and greens, less often I go with blues and silver, but in recent years I am really liking silver and/or gold mixed with white.
A friend of mine, Kathy, has the most beautiful house, all whites and creams most of the year with a scattering of lovely houseplants adding in green. She and I both like the Shabby Chic look so we have pinks scattered in our pictures and pink roses on our china. I have often thought that her home and gardens would look lovely in shelter magazines, but she is pretty private. Today I thought I would share just a few photos with you of her amazingly beautiful home at Christmas time…
Each Christmas she adds in some red and it just pops!
This is her home below:
usually mostly all white ~ at Christmas with all the reds and greens ~ so lovely! sorry ~ an iPhone 4 or earlier phone photo!
love all the silver and white!
a Christmas tea a couple of years ago
One of her chanties! Each year the
Sometimes don’t you just get the urge to go all out and decorate every little surface? This is how I feel after visiting her home. I get totallyinspired to fill every nook and cranny with baubles, and ornaments,and crystals…
Our apple head Santa last Christmas
Anyway, I’ll be posting up little snippets as we get more of our home decorated for the holidays later this week.
Happy decorating to you! (It’s in full-swing!)
(***Posting on Saturday due to computer issues*** 🙂 Sharing at Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
Sunday is a day of rest, and sometimes we are just so busy
in our day-to-day lives that we need breathing space
to crowd out all of the noise.
This is what I think of white ~
white is ethereal, it is calming, it is gentle.
I was thinking of all the lovely white things in our home.
China plates stacked neatly on the buffet, white roses in a pitcher on the breakfast table and
my grandmother’s crocheted antimacassars. My father’s mother made all of these lovely doilies for her home. My favorites are two with the little boy playing with his dog.
🙂 I like to think that it is my dad running across the picture ready to throw the stick. I wonder if she was thinking fondly of my dad as she crocheted every evening… Rosa had certainly wanted a child and she and Luis adopted my father from a home in Boston when he was two years old.
My favorites are the two doves on the left and the little boy and his dog on the right ~ my grandmother Rosa crocheted this and its twin underneath as well as all of these others.
Some of these I purchased at different flea markets, some at thrift stores, and a few
which were too lovely not to pick up and bring home
from antique stores… 😉
One of my best finds from a market was this sweet morning glory tablecloth. I was told that it is Irish made and I love its shamrocks little “button” flowers and the morning glories.
I found it in England at the Peterborough Antiques Faire when my sister-in-law Linnea took me there during our Easter spring break holiday, April 2005.
It is a lovely square cloth with buttons embroidered in the centerpiece.
My sister-in-law and I went with our girls
to this antiques fair while my brother (her husband) took our boys to see an air show at a neighboring royal air force base. This was when my brother was stationed at RAF Molesworth, about two hours north of London, England. They lived in the lovely town of Sawtry in a former farm manager’s home called Woodfield Farmhouse.
Just a little love and family history while visiting our collection of linens. Sharing with Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage