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Friday, October 9, 2009

Whites #4

I've noticed something since I've been blogging. It seems people in the southeast, northeast and midwest like black furniture and darker colors and people in the southwest, west and northwest appear to do more with white furniture and much lighter colors. I would have thought the warm south would have liked the lighter colors since their climate is hot most of the time. Nothing good or bad about either, but it hit me some time ago when viewing the blogs of our southern sisters. Then recently I saw a blog where the woman in the midwest was answering a question as to why she did a stool in black and she said "black sells in the midwest." Just an interesting observation is all.

But I do know that all of us love white linens. So we'll look at some more today. Truthfully, I have a bib like this that I wear when I have on something I don't want to get dirty while eating.

White on white is one of my favorite decorating schemes.

This chair is one of the most elegant I've ever seen.

White and ecru lace looks like gold among silver.

A pretty array of vintage linens for someone to pass on to their posterity.

These are pillows and laces in a shop. But aren't they gorgeous also. Oh my how lovely they look when displayed this way: white with pink. I love it.

Random Thought:

Sometimes I feel like my life is a book and sometimes I feel like it's a pamphlet but many times I feel like it's a note on the refrigerator.


  1. Connie, I like dark furniture and live in out West. Sort of the French Country look in black. Does that make me strange? I also like white cottage look, but my nothing in my house resembles cottage chic at all...but I like it. I love white linens and lace too. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie girl out here in Cali. :)

  2. I guess I am an exception to the rule... I live in the northeast icebox. I love light colored furniture. I think I am a summer girl even in January when the wind chill factor here is -25!!
    Your white linen photos are yummy.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Connie,Goodmorning.Love all these whites.I think lace pillows and lace curtains are beautiful with woodtones.Someday I would love to get all crochet lace for my front living room and dining room.I think it just looks so charming with the rustic woods of my walls.Hugs,Jennifer

  4. Hi Connie - lots of lovely white linens

  5. I so love white, Connie. There is something fresh and clean about anything in white, especially just washed lace trimmed sheets (hanging on my line right now while I pray for the rain to hold off!)

  6. When somebody ask me what my favorite color is and I say white they look at me so weird. When someone new comes in my house they have told me I need to add color, I like my color white.


  7. Such beautiful pictures!! I love the picture with all of the pillows and that chair is soooo lovely!!! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    ~ Wendy

  8. Good morning Connie, I am so sorry I have missed a few of your delightful posts. I was in Atlanta after my trip to MI and time has just Left me behind in so many things. Well I am back and catching up. Congrats to Charo for winning that sweet apron. Your living room tweaking is charming. The perfection in cottage design. Lovely. Yes, white is a very beautiful look, but I am more into color. More French Country with a touch of traditional. I do admire your photos with white and ecru. The white on white chair is stunning always.

    Thank you for your many visits, I do enjoy them very much.

    Have a lovely day.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  9. When I see a lot of white, I always think of Nantucket. I like light wood, myself.

  10. Great photos Connie, thanks for sharing.


  11. It's funny you mentioned the colors, etc. I've noticed it too. But when I see the whites I love it just as much as I do the darks!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Hi Connie,
    Your white linen images are so pretty. That chair IS gorgeous! Sometimes I think I need two or maybe three houses, because I love whites and darks. I would love to have an all white house, and yet I love too many colors to go with just white. But you are right about everyone loving white linens. So fresh! Thank you for bringing us these pretties.

  13. I love the white furniture and linen as well! The random thought at the end of your post is one I can relate to as well!
    Hugs and glitter,

  14. What a fantastic random thought, Connie!!! I love it!
    How have you been??? The weather is getting pretty chilly here, we may get flurries tonite, can you believe that????

  15. Hi Connie, I was just thinking of you and took a break to come visit and there you were visiting me.

    I love these whites and had a room once in another house with all white in a bedroom. It was dreamy. I love the pillows and they remind me of candlewick style designs. I used to do a lot of that.
    This is beautiful!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Connie, There is no guessing as to what colors we like no is there?

    I adore crisp white linens too. I thought those pillows were on your bed! lol

    xo Cath

  17. Hi Connie~ I'm catching up on past posts today~ I just am loving white on whites lately, so this is a perfect post for me!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents


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