Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White Wednesday...Shades of White

I've been so inspired by all of the neutral decorating I've been seeing lately. And I'm finding that I'm so drawn to the calm, serene feeling of Shades of White that I've decided to redecorate my home. We have lots of color in our home now but I'm feeling like it's just adding to the clutter. So, my goal is to Simplify and choose lots of neutral shades and lots of texture so it doesn't get boring. I will be sharing our progress right here on my blog. But don't hold your breath, we're a little slow in the project I've learned to be patient.

I just put together a few photos of some favorite white pieces in my boutique and I'm participating in White Wednesday over at Faded Charm.
Make sure you stop by for more White Inspiration!


Lisa Pardo said...

Love the pictures Dawn. Did you make those doilies? Those are may favorite things to crochet ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful whites, Dawn. Happy Wednesday to you.


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Dawn,
Your little vignettes are charming. I too am drawn to calming shades of white. My family's with yours in the little slower on projects, but at least we're moving (very slowly). Have fun changing things around with your colors. Very serene, thanks for the inspiration. I really hope to be a part of White Wednesday in the next couple of weeks, it's just lovely.

claudie said...

Hi Dawn
My home is also full of colour (painting right now as a matter of fact), but had to come and see the WW posts.
My inside is full of pastels, but outside is red and yellow.
Nice change.
Happy WW
Love Claudie

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful! I love the look of the white things but still am drawn to color!!

Rita said...

Hi Dawn,
i love your pics... all thosevhades of white and those lovely crochet borders... just beyond words. Did you make the borders yourself?
I've alredy visited our blog several times but this is my very first comments.
I'm also a participant of WW but haven't posted my pics yet (lazy little one!!!)
come and vist my blog at and let me know you were there... love reading comments.
again congrats on your wonderful whites. Happy WW!

Tracey said...

That's so funny, the post that's swirling around in my head is based on the idea of simplicity in decorating...I am so drawn to that lately...well and you know I love white!!

Such a lovely pic!

:) T

Anonymous said...

What lovelies in you little shop!! I love the little quail eggs and the burlap, and the chippy hardware and.....

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I loove looking at shades of white. And I have a collection of cream ware but....I have to have color.

will look forward to seeing your changes !


Faded Charm said...

I'm so glad you ecided to join in. Your photos are beautiful and I'm loving your blog.

Enjoy your evening.


Anonymous said...

Very nice! Love the vintage 'feel' :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Dawn, Love it all. Happy White Wednesday. I am participating in my first WW too. It's fun! ~ Lynn

Tea Time Consultants said...

So Cute!

AuroraSuzette said...

Pretty whites, and they did evoke a serene feeling. I wonder if the color in my home adds to the clutter? I sure have both!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of your whites. All the different hues and textures. All of your pieces are high on my want list so I will check out your shop!!

Happy White Wednesday!! :-)


Bellamere Cottage said...

Yep, ditto for me. I spring clean every year and EVERYTHING gets washed and edited. It's such a great renewal time. I've done it every year since I've had my own home in 1970. This past Mum passed away and the grieving took over. My house is feeling like it's closing in on me. I need to EDIT badly! YIKES! I was pushing to get it finished before Christmas, but I think I'm going to wait until after so I can just enjoy the sweet season...then hit it reallllly hard. I don't think I'll be doing the "shades of white" thing.......I'm crazy about it, but I love color too. I'm kind of stuck there.

I can't wait to see yours! It'll be fun to watch the re-do!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Heather Bullard said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Your white photos are absolutely lovely. Smiles, H

Janean said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Jo Packham said...

Just beautiful!

Home Repair NJ said...

White is Royal color and most of people like it and myself.Good to see your post "White Wednesday"...Good title.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hey Dawn...I too have loved the serenity of whites and off whites for a long time. I heard thru a friend that someone who had been in our home said it looked like "vanilla pudding"....but it did not offened me...just made me feel all the more that the simplicity of it all... is my thing. Very peaceful.

GOOD for will love it.

You can always ADD colors later...we just need to start with the basics and work from there.