Tuesday, January 11, 2011

winter whites

Usually I love deep colors, especially in home decor. Browns, reds, burgundies, pinks
my faves. But I am more and more drawn to whites, and more so in the winter.

As I browse through Etsy shops, and blogs , I can see creams everywhere even my shop and blog! ( and in a treasury) According to the newest issue of Country Living , I am in great company.

During the winter , winter whites make me think of snow scapes with deer, children making snowman. To be honest I love snowmen~ now I make them in paper mache; but I was always that little girl who complained that she was too cold to stay outside and make a snowman.


Still drawn to stay inside out of the cold, with a cup of hot cocoa, surrounded by vintage whites.
Check out the lovely blog of Theresa at Garden Vintage Antiques
The fab White Wednesday of Faded Charm
and the sweetest Debra at Common Ground.
Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

18 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I was always the one who became cold first as a child! I am like that now, too. Lovely pictures!

XO,
Jane

Olive Cooper said...

I like the MCM shades Karen.

trash talk said...

White is calming and soothing...perfect with a cup of cocoa.
Debbie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

hoping all these winter whites will keep you warm, your comments always warm my heart!

Karen

oldgreymare said...

Having lived with whites for over two decades now I cannot imagine another way for me without moving across many many miles to a foreign environment.

Too much color for too long distresses me : D

xx
z

Bead and Needle said...

I was the little girl that hated the snowsuits, so wanted to stay in. Love the Bambi and Thumper...Happy White Wednesday

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Karen, love all of your beautiful whites, you have shown today!
Daphne

Rebecca said...

Something about white and cream and neutrals I have grown to love. As my kids say, mom's in her white phase.
I just don't tire of it
Blessings
Rebecca

BailiwickStudio said...

I love your whites! It's my personal favorite color, in winter, spring, summer, and fall! ::Jill

Ana said...

There is definitely something special about whites...They do make my heart pitter patter
:-) Love your mosaic. Happy White Wednesday.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Patti's Artful Design said...

Whites are so serene.....add a bit of bling and ahhh! Lovely posting, Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful mosaic! Hope you are safe as we enjoy this wintery white day!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are so sweet to mention me. Thanks friend!!

Lisa said...

You are quite an inspiration with your surroundings of beautiful things!!! LOve ALL your posts no matter which color you are highlighting!!!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

All your whites are so sweet, Karen... love all the deer! I just adore decorating with whites... wouldn't want it any other way! :)
~ Jo

Sandi said...

I have some of those white ridged bowls in your first photo. Beautiful!!
Blessings~

Rebecca said...

Love the vintage lamp shades-especially the pink one-hope things have been good with you! When are we doing the Farm Chick party again:?

Edward said...

Gisele said, I loved playing in the snow as a child. Great memories \, love bambi and your pins. Great photos.