Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Whites

It's 28 degrees, the trees are bare, snow on the ground...why not spend time indoors echoing the tranquil beauty I view outside?  I see that a lot of you are nesting and giving your homes a fresh start in January.  I love visiting your blogs! Here are some pics of the transformation here in my abode.
Whites in my dining room cabinet (from Christmas wonderland to creamy white):


I gave Father Time a prominent position to oversee the New Year (after his transformation described here):


After the big ole' blizzard we had last week, there were scattered sticks in our front yard.  May as well put them to use:

I kept a few snowflake ornaments around from Christmas, and just acquired this cute regal bird and nest from Elizabeth's Embellishments:

These marble accents from the craft store have a nice wintery sheen to them:

My treasured gold mirror belonged to Memeire Rose, one of this blog's namesakes:


Lastly, a new winter 'wreath' for my salvaged basement door.  I was inspired by the new Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Victoria magazine to put this wreath together. 


I'm linking to several parties this week: White Wednesday, Vintage Inspiration Friday, Feathered Nest Friday and Show and Tell Friday.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

31 comments:

Amy said...

Susan you blog is gorgeous.
it is like a doris day movie with the soft lighting surrounding your pictures.
Oh, I just love the sticks displayed, but then again all of your settings are just lovely.
thanks for your sweet comment today!
So glad you stopped in.
Amy

My Shabby Roses said...

Love all your creamy dreamy whites! The mirror is just beautiful too!
Debbie

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Gorgeous vignettes, full of charm and warmth!

maria said...

Sue--LOVE your update tonight. My favorites are the sticks and winter wreath on the basement door. Exquisite!

A Few Pennies said...

Your pictures are so beautiful and dreamy---I enjoyed finding your blog. Thank you for sharing--

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such beautiful whites... thanks so much for sharing! Happy White Wednesday!!!
Blessings~~ Daphne

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Susan, what beautiful Winter Whites! The china hutch with all the white stoneware is amazing. Such a beautiful home you've given us glimpses of. Joining your blog so I don't miss a thing, xoxo tami

Terry said...

Love your winter whites and especially the twig snowflake tree. Terry

Donna said...

Hi Susan,
Your hutch is amazing! I love the damask wallpaper backing. And all of your whites are so dreamy. I especially adore the twigs in your urn, what a creative idea, I just may have to borrow it! Thanks so much for praying for Debbie, it means alot! Have a good day:)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love all of your beautiful whites, Susan! The tree you made out of the branches is just lovely, too!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
~ Jo :)

Janet said...

I just love the tree branches! Such a nice way to decorate for winter!
Blessings,
Janet

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks beautiful, Susan, very wintery and pretty. Your cabinet is gorgeous and I love the stick tree...I have been wanting to do something like this. I have plenty in my backyard, I need to get some before it snows again! lol! I am loving your wreath, too!

XO,
Jane

Petite Michelle Louise said...

all of your whites are gorgeous! I love your transformation from xmas to winter whites. i especially love the regal bird! Happy WW!

Mary said...

Hi Susan, I love your branch and bird vase and all of your white decor! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new blog party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up until the 9th. I hope you can join in the fun!

Happy New year!
Mary

lala said...

Hello, came here from faded charm, so glad I found you. Your white decor is pure eye candy. I have read your previous posts and just love your style.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Susan - I adore the branches with the white bird and nest in them! So pretty! And that JDA inspired wreath is just perfect! You did a great job on that! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

Polly said...

It is all so very pretty!!

Cassie said...

Beautiful images! Can't wait to go snoop some more!

A Cottage Muse said...

Very pretty! Are you ready for more winter white...outside!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Just came across your blog through Courtney's likn party (Feathered Nest Friday). I like your mix of whites and soft color palette. I have the same type of window treatments and branches in my dining room. Love your style! Happily following! xo ~Michelle

Robin said...

Everything looks so pretty! You have a great talent for displays. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

KATHY said...

I love all your gorgeous winter whites!!

Kathy

Debra@Common Ground said...

So soothing and serene. Great idea with the Father Time transformation, and your corner cabinet is just gorgeous. Your home and decor looks so cozy and inviting. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Tracey said...

Simply beautiful Susan!!! I LOVE that mirror! And of course all of your whites in the cabinet are perfect! How funny, I picked some sticks up from the yard yesterday myself...I love bare branches just about any time of year :)

Hugs ~

:) T

p.s. yes, our little ones are just about the same age, my son is 6 and my youngest daughter is 3 1/2.

saltbox treasures said...

Pretty winter whites! Love your collections. I look forward to seeing more of your pretty things and creations in 2011! Happy New Year.
~ Julie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Susan, I am tickled to have found your blog and am following now. I too, am passionately about winter whites and just think how pretty they'll be this summer nestled next to peony pinks. :) Love your tree branch idea with the nest and bird. I think I may turn into a copycat with that one. :) Come for a visit.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love all you vignettes. I especially love the snowflake tree. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Inspired by you said...

Loving the whites!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ just Beautiful! I love all these vignettes and whites- and loving that door with the wreath- gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Great use of those sticks ~ must remember to copy that one. Great cupboard vignette. I love that little cherub bowl ~ I have a pair in my shop and this photo gave me the perfect inspiration for a display. New follower.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Susan,
I love all of your photos!! Your home is just so beautifully serene and dreamy! I was singing the same song yesterday when I was posting about my obsession, that's too funny!
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, I so appreciate it!
Sincerely,
Melinda

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