Wednesday, January 27, 2010

White Wednesday

My friend Rhondi over at Rose Colored Glasses is having a White Wednesday party.

I think I have mentioned how this time of year I crave a bit of white in my home.  It is so calming and bright. I am sure it is the brightness, more than anything that I appreciate.  It is so often gloomy in Michigan in January.

I found these beautiful creamy white primroses at Home Depot for 79 cents last week. I wanted to load up my cart but I had some self control and only bought three.
They just glow in the sunshine, and even when it is dark, they are a bright spot in my home.

I think I found these little birds at a yard sale. cheep. lol:>)  The fine embroidered lawn tablecloth came in a bag of vintage linens from my Aunt Sharon.  It is crisp and so delicate you can see through it.  I love how the embroidery adds a little texture in such a pretty way. The tureen was a gift from a friend who knew I would enjoy it. It doesn't have a lid but that means it is perfect for displaying plants and other things around the house.  I appreciate the crackly finish and the aged white. 

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has purchased a heart from my etsy shop. I am slowly getting around to making more. Anyone else have time management issues?  I know I do.  I appreciate everyone who visits, each comment, each new follower.  It is a constant amazement to me that my ramblings draw any interest at all.  I thank you humbly for your interest and friendship!

January is almost over, I am so thankful for that!  Christina at Soul Aperture is having a link party and encouraging everyone to think about the simple things in life that bring us joy.  What are some of my simple joys?

Every ray of warm sunshine that peeks from behind the clouds. 

 Flowers, fresh air, the hope of Spring. 

A hot cup of coffee on a cold day.

The feel and smell of a babys  buttery soft skin.

A soft warm bed at night, with fresh sheets!

A cuddle from my daughters.

My husbands warm arms around me.

The sound of leaves in a gentle breeze.

Soft grass beneath my feet. (Can you tell I need some spring?)

All such simple things that mean so much to me.  Hop over and say hello and maybe join the party.  We all have so many things to be thankful for! And don't forget to visit Rhondi and say hello. She is another lady who believes in thankfulness:>), just one of the many things I appreciate about her.  I hope you are all able to find some sunshine today. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. these creamy flowers are beautious!

    coming over from Soul Aperture for a visit.

    one love.

  2. Hello. I am visiting you today in the wake of Christina's love. Your photographs are lovely (Christina will love the white on white!) ~ please do visit her blog again and again ~ you will be so pleased.

    I have, indeed, found much sunshine in reading all of these simple lists today and discovering new blogs. Nice.

  3. Your whites are simply lovely! Nice to see flowers this time of year! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Wednesday.


  4. Kathy, I really enjoyed this post. Your primroses are beautiful in the tureen. :)

    I just read an article last night in Reader's Digest about having an attitude of gratitude. It was not about being joyous over big things...but little things. Like rays of sunshine and the smell of babies. :)

  5. You've got it Kathy--all those little things that are part of our everyday lives...we sometimes take them for granted but when we stop and think we realize how blessed we are.

    And you are rockin' the white...I always love your photographs! xo

  6. I so love your sweet flowers. I will have to take a trip to Home Depot. I adore the little birds. I have a small collection of birds , they would be lovely to add. I will be scouting the sales this summer. Blessings!

  7. Kathy, you always have the best posts! I love your flowers!! That is what I need in my house too right now. I am having the hardest time this week!! I love your list of happy things too. You and I are so much alike!!
    Love ya sweetie,

  8. love all the white elements you've shared, especially the white linens!

  9. Oh how pretty your white primroses look in the white tureen. I was out thrifting today and came close to buying a tureen with the very same shape. Now I wish I would have bought it. Oh well.
    Very pretty post!

  10. Hi Kathy!

    I'm so behind in everything I had no idea she was even having a party! Sigh...there's just not enough hours in the day!

    I love how your primroses look in your tureen! Love the pretty tablecloth too. That photo is just so beautiful!


  11. Hi Kathy!
    Thank You for voting!!!
    I LOVE this post of yours!!!!!
    I am also from Michigan... i already let you know that. I grew up in Portage mostly. I too appreciate a warm fresh bed and any chance of brightness in my home.
    LOVE year heart that you have made for your shop!

    p.s. the cherry dishes i just found at a boutique in IL. in the 990's.


  12. O, I am so sorry I didn't know about the White Wednesday until today. Maybe NEXT time...:) In fact, I have a post that will be perfect for WW..

    I love your beautiful whites...
    the flowers are delightful..i wonder if our store here has them...better go check it out.
    hugs, bj

  13. I love your beautiful primroses! They are always a breath of fresh air this time of year! And your antique linens from you Aunt and those "cheep" little birdies are both lovely!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Kat :)

  14. Those primroses in the tureen looks so bright and fresh, particularly in the middle of winter!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Your whites are beautiful Kathy. I told Rhondi I could have a whole white house...for a while. Then I am sure the color would stard coming back in.

    Love your list.

  16. Love all the whiteness...beautiful.
    I love your simple list too. Every list I have read today has been wonderful and from the heart!!

  17. Love everything about that clean and simple yet totally elegant. My simple joy is when I see my sons smile at each other....melts my heart everytime.

  18. You have made a lovely list. I agree with your desires for spring--I've got those simple pleasures on my mind!

  19. I love the tureen! Flowers look so beautiful in there. Mine broke (crazy dogs!) and I'm on the lookout for another....I think plants look terrific in there!
    LOVE THE LIST! :-)

  20. Hi Kathy
    The photos of the primroses in the white tureen are beautiful and I love the little birds. Did you get a new camera?
    Thanks for joining White Wednesday today. I always like to visit you because you are always so cheerful. You bring sunshine to the world of blogging.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  21. fresh flowers, soft grass.. all so beautiful!
    and i love the white.

  22. Beautiful tureen and flowers -- I've been looking for a tureen for just such a purpose but have yet to find one.

    Warm wishes,


  23. I love the flowers and also the iridescence of the white bowl. Beautiful!

  24. Well I gasped at the gorgeous 79 cent primroses...then again at the tureen but I think the prize goes to that linen!!! Oh and the birdies...perfect display!

    How about a hug from me? ;)

  25. Kathy...the primroses are beautiful and they look so pretty in the ironstone dish.....I could sit and look at that picture all day! LOVely.

  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your white things - especially the primula. Good for you to limit yourself to three.

  27. Isn't this such fun? I love how many of us are roaming the blogroads stopping to say hello here and there. So, hello to you. Happy almost-Friday.

  28. Your bargain Primrose are holding up well. They look so pretty in your white tureen, worth every penny of the happiness they bring!

  29. Kathy you are a breath of fresh air.....

    Those flowers make me smile! I want to run {not walk} to Home Dep and buy dozens of them to bring a touch of spring into our cottage!
    I am needing some sunshine and flowers!

    I am hoping I feel 40 when I turn 50 next month! :-)

    Thanks sweetpea for coming by to visit...its always great seeing you in my comment box!

    Enjoy your evening
    Hugz, Dolly

  30. Hi Sweet Chickie.....

    I see we're on the same page.....I CAN'T wait! Everything is so moooshie and gray and yukky. Your little white primroses are just tooooo cute. Love the pot too.


  31. Thanks for the kind words for my daughter, Kathy.

    Girl, your photography just gets better and better. You'll be teaching courses soon!

  32. I love the serenity of the whiteness in your photos~such pretty things. Very soothing. I picked up four pieces of cream pottery at a thrift store this week. I was delighted! I even stopped by Home Depot looking for primroses, but there were none to be found in my shop.
    Lovely list of thankfulness, Kathy!

  33. Love white! Such gorgeous photos, Kathy!

    ...who is trying to play catch up on blogs!!! I am so far behind..chasing my tail! :)

  34. Oooh, those little birdie tweets are sooo darling!! :) LOVE!


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