WOW! I’m so excited about all the participation in the Before and After party. You all really outdid yourselves and I saw some wonderful projects out there. It was so fun sharing with all of you this past year and I look forward to many more fun things in 2009! For all my new readers, I’m SO glad you are hanging out with me, welcome! And I hope you all got some fresh and new ideas for projects yourself.
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Winter White…it just has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it? This time of year, I really enjoy the softness of Winter White. Julia at Hooked on Houses is having a Friday linky party of things we are hooked on, so I’m joining her and here’s a look at some things that I really love around my house right now…creamware, a collection I started last year and am constantly adding to.
I realized I have quite a few things around the house that could be called Winter White. Right before Christmas, I was in the local nursery and decided for once to finally try my hand at forcing paperwhite bulbs. So I brought 3 of them home, placed them in some white stones with water into an old thriftstore Italian white ashtray that I picked up while in Florida recently. And I watched them grow. And they opened up and exploded….
Into three blooming beauties. What an inexpensive way to get some winter blooms indoors. I will be doing this again next year and I’ll be sure to start a little earlier.
Lovely Winter white delicate flowers.
After Christmas shopping at TJ Maxx led me to this pretty beauty that I just couldn’t pass up for my creamware collection. A lovely white cake pedestal.
Made in Italy. I just love Italian made ceramics, they really know how to do it right in Italy. And for $15 on clearance, it was a steal.
And perfect for holding my huge cloche and faux pears, it now graces the middle of the diningroom table. So, that’s a look at one of my current obsessions, creamware. You can see a part of it there in the background.
Hoppy New Year, Y’all! I’ll be shopping on Saturday with Eddie Ross and of course, you’ll hear all about it soon.
I am LOVING your blog. I have found you through another blog and I was wondering if you would do a post of out with the old and in with the new. As in, what's going out syle wise for your home and what is coming in!
I am/was obsessed with mixing blue with orange and lime with chocolate colors and have done so. I am still loving ORANGE. I am wondering if it still going to be around in 09? Lime as well. My kitchen and dining open up to my living room so all the colors sort of have to mesh well. I suffer with tan walls, too. So, any suggestions?! That's why I thought about asking you to do a post of this sort.
Great blog & I LOVED LOVED LOVED your top 10 for 2008!
Paperwhites are so elegant. So lovely.
I’m looking forward to hearing all about your trip with Eddie. I bought an amaryllis this year for the first time and it’s gorgeous,still in bloom since Christmas!
i, too have some after christmas paperwhites to try to grow. I did this a couple of years ago with some post christmas clearance bulbs with great success. they are so fun! i have been looking for faux pears-i’ve seen apples and lemons-no pears…Julie(IA)
I love the flowers. Those are beautiful.
Oh I want flowers!! So pretty.
Miss Charity says
New blogger friend here! Love, Love, Love your blog and all your decorating tips! Your very inspirational and I may just have to give it a whirl next year with my own paperwhites…yours turned out just gorgeous! I’m so glad I found you…I’ll be stopping by quite often…
The Muse says
Hi!! Just wanted you to know that I put up your link ICON for your new venture..!
As soon I am done on my travels..I hope to join in! But I sure support you!
[email protected] and Home says
I love the rabbit holding the sign! Very adorable! Can’t wait to hear what goodies you find with Eddie. He is the quintessential market shopper!
Love your new button! I have also left you an award on my blog.
Daisy Cottage says
Oh I am sooooo excited for you… I can’t wait to hear all about it – I can only imagine how much fun you are having! Lucky Eddie!
Love those paperwhites so much. I buy a dozen every year and start forcing some for Christmas and then more for January. They are magical…so much packed into that little bulb. Just found your blog and am enjoying it! Fondly, Marcy
The Decorated House says
Those flowers are so beautiful Rhoda!
I think I said Happy New Year already, but just in case…
hope you new year is great!