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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, September 7, 2010

Creamy Whites!

Hello Ladies, I can hardly believe that it's already time for White Wednesday!  Kathleen over at Faded Charm hosts a terrific party each Wednesday, celebrating what else, but white!!  So if you have never visited, please be sure to do so, as you will find some pretty incredible inspirations!  Today wanted to share with you a few creamy whites around my house. Now, I love color, don't get me wrong!  But I absolutely adore creamy whites, and just can't get enough of it!!

Some end of summer blooms. My sister gave me this unique metal vase several years ago, and I just love it!  The "vases" are actually glass test tubes.  The distressed creamy metal is so shabby chic, and so me!

                                                               A closer look.  So pretty!

              I am loving this bright pink zinnia!  I sure will miss my flowers once cold weather arrives.
                                      Deliciously shabby!

 Small cast iron bird bath that I enjoy changing out with the season.  Right now a sweet little pair of birds are nesting inside :)

                              Aren't they cute?  They have made a nest of various mosses and twigs!

Hubby made this vintage inspired green bench several years ago.  I want to paint it cream and distress it one of these days!  I really like the green, but that's the beauty of paint, don't you think? You can easily change the look of just about anything!

 Vintage milk glass bowl. I really love the bubble pattern, and how the glass has an almost luminescent quality (which unfortunately is not showing up in these photos).

            I  am calling this my "ode to Paris", as I have filled the bowl with dried rosebuds and lavender that I                             bought   in Paris.  I also found this wonderful Eiffel Tower postcard there, too.   
                  Toile + the Eiffel Tower= Tres Magnifique!
            I made the sachet out of my favorite toile fabric, then filled with a bunch of the French  lavender (I adore the fragrance!), and added a vintage button.

 You can never have too many chandeliers!

Well, that is it for my White Wednesday!  Hope you have a wonderful evening!  Bon Soir!
I am also linking up with Cindy over at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.


Anonymous said...

beautiful photos!

Karen said...

Love, love, love these photos!

I don't remember giving you the vase!!! Oh, that's right, it is from our other sister...ha ha ha

Hugs, Karen

NanaDiana said...

What a lovely white tour! Love the chandelier! What a neat little flower holder. Your sister may want it back when she sees it;>) Diana

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Really pretty vase. I have that bubble bowl and I love it too. I just bought a lavender candle and I have a lavender eye pillow I made. So relaxing.

Tete said...

I love cast iron painted white! I just love the vase. You have some of the coolest stuff, girl!
Happy WW!
Hugs- Tete

Christine said...

My favorites are the little bird bath and the chandelier!

Glad you liked my letters, I thought they were fun...the gel is called DG3 Art Gel by JudiKins. I found it in a little craft store, it's similar to diamond glaze or Mod Podge Dimensional...I love it! It's probably online too...

sissie said...

I love all your vingettes. My favorite is the chandelier with the pink candles....very dreamy.


Love of the Sea said...

Love the milk glass...and the birds...and green bench!! hope you are having a great week!!!

mizdarlin said...

Okay-just remember whne you tire of that gorgeous vase and wonderful iron bird bath, I have a cosy corner waiting for both at my place..so beautiful!
And loved your toile heart side by side with the French postcard..perfect!

Lynn Richards said...

Oooooh! Love the whites today. I think my favorite is the sweet milk glass bowl. One can never have enough of pretty glassware!

Linda said...

Just love all the pretty pieces, Donna~ and zinnias are my favorite flowers!

Rebecca said...

Your vase is so unusual-and pretty-what a neat gift!

Biljana said...

So many cute and pretty things:))
Hugs, Biljana

Terrell said...

White has to be my favorite color!! I love your style! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love that bird bath! So cute and so shabby chic! =)


The Swedish Room said...

Hi Donna, white, shabby, and French, no better combination. Your white pieces are great. Happy White Wednesday
The Swedish Room

David and Kelsie's Country Home... said...

Just lovely..that vase is totally charming, as is your birdbath.


Susan said...

I love all the creamy whites!! How awesome!!

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

Love your philosophy....and your beautiful creamy whites! Regards, Sheilla

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have many pretty whites - really like the chandelier!
Enjoy your weekend.

Shelia said...

Everything is so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)