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Thursday, June 6, 2013

More Crisp, Fresh White Accessories

I've been on a kick adding more and more white to the house.  It just seems to look cool, crisp and fresh.  Perfect for the summer months.

This shelf in the breakfast room is such a favorite piece and I love to change things up a bit.  While it is definitely substantial, the actual shelf space is not very deep, so I have to find narrow things to fit on it.

This shelf has previously had some color in the accessories, but white seems to be what I am craving.  I thought a few of my new little potted plants that I've been making with white and wicker would be perfect for the season.

 A few wicker and rope orbs are fun to go with the rafia texture of the bee skeep.

 My little duck tureen and pedestal rooster fit in well too.

 On this side I have my white pedestal artichoke and a fat white rooster.

 You can't see all of him from this angel, but my black and white cow plate is fun too, and balances the black and white transferware plate on the other end.

 Simple changes for a nice fresh look paired with my black and white transferware on the wall and my collection of little pitchers.

I love the picture of my praying man, giving thanks, and he has hung in my breakfast area for over 40 years.   Definitely makes this area home.  (On a side note, you know those antique frames that are plaster and really ornate and gilded that you find at antique stores, usually with part of the plaster missing.  That is what this frame was, I just soaked it in the bathtub until I could soften the plaster enough to scrap it off and then I found this fabulous wood frame underneath)  So if you find one in really bad shape and cheap, this is what's probably underneath.

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  1. Hi Marty, it is as always a pleasure to peep into your lovely home. I have noticed your picture of the praying man before- I just love it, it is so solefull, and it is even more beautiful now that I know for how long it has been part of your life.

  2. Marty, your shelf looks great! I love your fat rooster! He's are so talented! I love looking at how you've arranged things.

  3. Me too, Marty. I did the very same thing yesterday above my kitchen cabinets. I replaced most of the colorful pieces with shades of white ... some crisp, some weathered, some chippy ... & I love it. It was just the lighter look I was wanting. Your white pieces are beautiful, as is the whole look. Oh, & the praying man, I love that picture. It's hung in the home of several people that I love, so it hold a very special place in my heart. Blessings~

  4. Marty, Everything looks so pretty with your addition of white! I'm sure it will be feeling much cooler in your house in the summer heat with all your white!

  5. Your shelf looks great, Marty! I adore the little bee skep. The whites look great and I like the transferware plates and picture too. Such an interesting story about the picture frame!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  6. I love this, I just bought a ton of things from the thrift store to paint gloss white! I am excited!

  7. Marty,

    These additions of white looks so pretty, loving the tureen.


  8. Thanks for linking up Marty! I LOVE white accessories. It's the contrast I think that make them pop. Looks fab!!


  9. You can make a great vignette in any colors. You have a good eye for display.

  10. I adore the crisp fresh touch that your white accessories add. It really lightens things up for our hot summers.

  11. I love all the white accessories you have added. I've been using more whites myself. They are perfect for summer.
    So pretty!

  12. Very pretty Marty!!! White is perfect for summer!!~~Angela

  13. HI Marty, just a little white livens up everything with a summer feel. Love how it lightens the area. Great job decorating on your shelf too. Love that!
    Have a blessed weekend.

  14. Your shelf looks beautiful. Perfect for summer.

  15. Marty,
    Such an interesting story of the praying man and the frame. It is so important for us to keep these treasured pieces that are a reflection of our lives. Your decorating is always so tasteful.

  16. It looks very nice Marty. I like that long shelf and the sweet decor you've added to it. I had no idea one of those old frames looks like that underneath! Amazing. Thanks for the tip. Blessings, Pamela

  17. Love the look of your white accessories with the dark wood shelf. It all looks great.

  18. White is always fresh and pretty. Your shelf is always so pretty. Funny, I see your diningroom and it seems like home. Familiar. Nice.

  19. White for summer makes everything look fresh. My aunt and uncle have the same praying man print by their kitchen table. I've always admired it.

  20. How pretty Marty...I love the new fresh look. I have always loved that piece and wish I could find something similar. Makes for such great displays that you can change out all year round, as you do:) Have a great weekend.

  21. Marty,
    Simply divine, crisp, fresh white!!!
    Saw on the weather station that your area is really heating up this week!
    The white is refreshing! The mix of the green keeps this cool palette from becoming to stark.
    I adore the play of textures and patterns!!! Brilliant vignette!!!