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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

White Linens #1

I have always loved whites or an off-white of pale pink. I don't like my whites to be beige-y but an off color if they are off white at all would be the color of milk. I think the beige looks muddy or dirty but I am aware that a lot of people love that color. For the most part, I don't, but there are exceptions to everything. Right?

These are beautiful and one pillow is sort of an ecru color.

What can I say about lace that hasn't already been said millions of times? I love lace. It softens just about anything it touches. Even snippets of lace are attractive when bunched together in a bowl or on a shelf or mantle.

Years ago, as we were planning to move from California to Idaho, I shopped for an entire year buying up things I doubted I would find in Idaho. Tablecloths and napkins were some of the things I bought en masse. They were all white and huge since we have a huge dining table when the leaves are in it, but they all had at least 12 napkins with them. Macy's was my store of choice then and still is today. It's the most wonderful department store I've ever found.

In our first house in Idaho it had mahogany drawers in our dining room built-in buffet. They looked very similar to this. I lined them with pretty white paper and delicately put in the tablecloths. I have seen other women hang them on clothes hangers and thought that was a wonderful idea also if you don't have enough drawers. My tablecloths will go to my granddaughter someday. She'll appreciate their beauty also.

I also just hang them or drape them around the house on shelves, the mantle or table tops.

The embroidery on these is exquisite.

I recently told Love Bunny that when we go camping we WILL take a white cloth tablecloth to dine on in the camper. He hesitated at first but he got the clue: I'm not negotiable on this! Lace adds a certain ambiance when he decided he HAS to drag me to the wilds of Idaho. Sigh........

And who in the world can pass up a white basket weave dish to showcase their antique tableware? Not this chick.

Dress up that table out in the woods or in your back yard or on the front porch even. Give it some pizzazz and you'll feel like a queen.