When we knew yesterday morning that we were in for some stormy weather, I picked up some foodstuff on our way back from breakfast. I also picked up a great magazine, and thought I would share a few glimpses of it with you.
This is the magazine.
(Ignore all my sticky notes,
and pardon the bad photos.
Good lighting was not
to be found!)
Can you guess why I bought it?
All kinds of articles about white decor.
The creamware featured in this article was gorgeous...
This was about a lovely shop in
that featured beautiful wares in white...
This owner used a lot of neutrals
with a touch of black.
I loved the rustic ceiling beam
that kept everything from looking
This stove is gorgeous,
and was in my idea of a dream kitchen.
White shaker cabinets,
marble counter tops,
and wood floors.
I wouldn't personally put spices in that
drawer under the stove though,
as spices should be kept cool.
Perhaps this designer or owner does
not like to cook!...
And this glimpse is from the old family home
of Terry John Woods,
who is an artist and designer.
Not too long ago I bought two of his
recent books about modern
farmhouse decorating, but
I started following him in Country Living
in his early
folk art days when his home was
decorated in a primitive fashion.
Over the years, his home
has evolved to a pale and whitewashed
look, which of course, I love...
And this gal had something I always say that I will one day start,
namely a moon garden.
I love all of these white flowers...
...and the bouquets that she makes with them.
Gee...I wonder why I bought some
moon flower seeds today?...
And who could not love snowdrops?
They start to pop up early,
and often right through the snow.
What could be bad about that?
I have never seen any for sale in this area,
though I have seen the bulbs for
sale in mail order catalogs.
Must try them some time!...
And now for reality instead of fantasy.
Last week I was tired of looking at our
rather barren (after the holidays) mantel,
and did some late winter
or early spring
(depending on whether you consider
your cup half empty or half full)
decorating of it.
I went for a clean and fresh look,
finally getting to hang up our new
Actually, I found Mr. Billy
on-line awhile ago,
long before we ever reworked the fireplace.
I love goats!...
I also used some faux milk bottles
purchased a while ago from Michael's...
...and some wispy white flowers,
So much for this decorator!
Are you lightening up your decor yet?
Thanks for coming by, friends.