Sunday, May 3, 2015

For the Love of White

It's funny how one thing leads to another and suddenly you have a collection that you didn't really mean to start.  That collection for me just happens to be white stuff.  And since I don't have a china hutch, my husband hung these shelves in the dining room so I would have a place to display all my pretty white things.
A vase that was etched with roses especially for our wedding holds a white candle.  I won the framed print a few years ago and painted the plastic white frame to hold it.  The white candlesticks are a thrift store find from years ago. 
I always wanted a clamshell serving tray like this and I found this one at a vintage barn sale a few years ago.  I could see myself collecting a bunch of these because they are great for decorating and for parties. 
A sweet apothecary jar with a white metal stand and my altered gumball machine that I painted white and decorated with vintage jewelry finishes up the top shelf of white. 
An empty frame is flanked by glass bulb jars that hold white coffee filter roses.  There are 2 of those thrift store candle holders on either side of the shelf.  The vintage salt shaker ornament was something I won a few years ago as well and I keep it out all year round. 
This candelabra was a wedding centerpiece.  I love the twisted metal and the crystals dripping off the candle holders.  The key in the background was another thrift store find that I painted white and distressed. A vintage glass flower frog holds frosty white roses. 
(Wow these shelves look dusty, but I promise they aren't...they are just stained.  No one ever sees them from this angle!)
 This clock had apples on it and wasn't too cute.  Some white paint and a few bread dough roses and it is so much cuter.  The dried rose on top is Cody's boutineer from our wedding day. The cast iron finials were purchased from 2 different places.  My bouquet of roses candle holder has a sweet little ballerina sitting on top of it.

 This candelabra was a bright shiny gold Home Interiors piece.  My mom gave it to me many years ago and the first thing I did was paint it white.  So much better! A tiny oval mirror sits inside a white frame to the side and a little pot of soft pink roses finish off the bottom shelf.
My white chicken wire shelf has a little vignette on top of it that I loved creating.  A vintage scale, 2 altered vintage bottles, an old cabinet card and some wasp nests sit on an eyelet runner.  Inside the cabinet are some treasured teacups and cookbooks.   
This is my favorite wall in the house with all the pretty whites I have going on here.  Although I don't love the green wall, I do love how well all my white treasures stand out on it.  And of course, I am always on the look out for more pretty whites to add to my collection! 
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16 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I love your shelves and all of the pretty things on them! It looks beautiful. Have a lovely week.
Julie xo

Stephanie said...

So pretty, Trisha! I absolutely LOVE the gumball machine :)

Have a wonderful week. Hugs!

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm a big fan of white, too, Trisha. Your white decor is so pretty grouped all together, and I loved reading about where each piece came from.

bj said...

I love your shelves and...I love anything white, too. :)
I would LOVE to have your salsa recipe...we could just drink salsa.

Donna said...

Your white treasures are all so pretty, Trisha! The green wall really makes everything pop! I love all things white too. Your clock makeover is beautiful! Much better than the apple look it used to have, I am sure!!

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful blog!!

Betty said...

A gumball machine full of pearls; how cute! Your wall is a wonder in white. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Christine said...

A great collection of pretty whites! I especially love the clock you made over! Very clever!
Have a fun week!

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm with you I love anything white too.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my, such a wonderful collection you have going there, how sweet of your hubby to hang shelves for you to display it all!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You really have collected some beautiful white treasures over the years. I love your altered gum ball machine! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Stephanie said...

It's such a joy to have you join Roses of Inspiration, dear Trisha! I enjoyed looking at your pretty photos again :) Happy hugs to you

Christina Paul said...

What a lovely collection- I LOVE the white gumboil machine!

JES said...

I love your collections of whites! :) I too am in love with the color (or non color if you will). Have a lovely weekend and thank you for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

Cheryl said...

I love your white!! Such a lovely blog, thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Lots of beautiful whites Trisha and I love how you have them displayed! I have two of the clamshell servers and they are fun. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann