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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

White and Cream!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I told you how I love vintage linens.  Today I want to share with you my love affair with all things white and cream, and every shade in between!  don't get me wrong...I love color!  But it's just something about white that feels so calm and soothing.  I guess that's also why I adore shabby chic and cottage styles!  So here are a few of my favorite whites and creams from around the house!

I know, the in the first shot I am cheating a bit by showing you white and blue, but I just couldn't resist!  It is my favorite color combination, and I just love toile!  The photo to the right is in our living room.  I got the tray with the magnolias quite a few years ago at a moving sale.  The candle holder came from the Goodwill, for only $1.00!  I couldn't believe that not only would someone want to part with it, but that it was so cheap!  It's made of creamy/rusty iron, a look that I really love, and it's very heavy!  Thought you might want to see a close up look.

The photo below is also in our living room.  I have some of my favorite creamy white things on a very old vintage hutch.  I will show you the entire piece some day and tell you of its' history (it's been in my family for many years).  Of course I have to have my Eiffel tower!

Here's a close up of a cute little creamy mirror.  The lion realy means alot to me.  It was my Dad's bank when he was a little boy, and it still has some of the Indian head pennys he collected.  My Dad passed away 5 years ago, so I really treasure this piece.   And here is a closer look at the urn on my hutch.  I just love urns, and the shape and detail of this one is gorgeous!

This cute white house came from a garage sale for $2.00!  I have it displayed in our kitchen above the cabinets.  Can you tell that I also love ivy?

And I just love chandeliers!  This one hangs in our bedroom.

This little lantern didn't start out so pretty!  She used to be a very ugly, and I mean very ugly, light that hung in our entrance.  It used to be black, and had the most hideous gold glass globe inside.  Very early 1970's Spanish style.  Very not my taste! Enter Heirloom White spray paint!  Just had to remove the ugly glass and all of the electrical wiring first!  I also added a glass votive to the center, and hung some beads from it.  Love it!

Ok, one last thing.  This is in our living room.  I love anything on a pedestal, so I just had to have this pretty piece on the right!  I found it on vacation last fall in Savannah, which I just loved, by the way!  And don't worry, I won't be burning those candles right next to the lamp shade!  They are just there for looks!  Besides, I am a real safety fanatic!

Well, that's all for today!  Hope you are having a good one!

I am linking up to White Wednesday,
I am also linking up to Show & Tell Friday with Cindy over at My Romantic Home


NanaKaren said...

Guess I need to start thrift shopping! You have some real finds here and I love how you're using them.

sissie said...

Hi Donna,
I'm just loving everything you are showing us today. White and cream are my favorite decorating colors and of course, pink....when I can get away with it! Mr. Sissie handles my girlie decorating pretty well but I try to hold back on too much pink. I save pinks for the guest bedroom.
Love your chandeliers, oh my!


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Oh, I Love your vintage treasures..... really love the Chandi all done in White~

Sandi said...

Love all your pretty whites today! That chandelier is so gorgeous and I love that you painted the lantern chandy! I am now in the mood to go thrifting again!!

Embellished Bayou said...

Simply beautiful! I love the chandelier and lantern.

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh so pretty! Please stop in and say hi! I am new,

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, wow!! I love everything...especially the little house with ivy and the lantern! Gorgeous!!

Happy White Wednesday!


Miss Gracie's House said...

The urn is just beautiful...Happy WW!

Denise Marie said...

all very nice pieces.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great looking pieces!