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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

White Wednesday

I couldn't help but include our "white breakfast" from yesterday...a great way to start our first "closed day" of the season.
I promised George I wouldn't put it on the "blog" while I got him to stir the batter. Just a little "white" lie (no pun intended)


I tried mine with "white" sugar. I really liked it better, while George drenched his with Vermont maple syrup. Mine reminded me more like a big flat warm blueberry muffin. Delicious!!!! and great way to start the day.....but by 11 I was already hunger. Too much starch and not enough protein. I missed my 2 eggs I eat everyday.



OK on to the pretties!!

White comes in so many shades.......as anyone whose gone out to pick a gallon of white paint would attest to. Don't you just love the names of the paint chips...... angelic white, guernsey cream, fluffy white clouds..... etc. I'd like to be the person whose job it is to name the paint. I wonder what that job pays???
To me the white palette includes also the darker more aged look of white.This is a doll in Paula's bedroom made by my friend Ginny. I love the little truft of hair on top of her head. I can't picture her with any other hair. A face only a mother could love....isn't that the saying???

I'm sure Paula just loves her just the way she is.
There's nothing that looks better than garden pieces painted on white maybe because it stands out so well against natures colors, yet at the same time blending in so well.


W for white.

I really didn't notice the W til after I put the picture up. How lucky was that.

A little nature brought indoors ....the foxglove, the bird, and the lamp in the shape of a flower.

A basket of wool made from alpaca. This is from a festival last week in Old Lyme called En Plein Aire at The Fort Griswold Museum,
that I need to post sometime in the future. I bought a bundle of this wool...is bundle the right term??? I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but it was so soft and irresistable I had to buy it.

The garlic was a sucessful harvest for the farmers...there was tons of it....much bigger than mine.

White linens in a cozy little wall basket. Can we ever have enough white linens?

White textiles

Grungy white at it best!!!

Check out all the creative participants in
White Wednesday at Faded Charm with Kathleen



Happy Wednesday!
Carole





16 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

So many lovely 'whites' to choose from and pancakes also!! But I love the doll by Ginny. Such an expression. Just what I look like in the mornings before my breakfast! xx Julie

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I enjoyed the white vignettes, very well put together. I like pancakes too.

Happy Whites-

Laura said...

Carole! Your photographs look outstanding! I love the new format....it all looks so inviting and wonderful....Paula does an amazing job of arranging her little vignettes and your photographs show them off to the best advantage! I did my first White Wednesday today and am going to try to participate in Anne Marie's Black and White Sunday this week....Had some time last week while on vacation to try to be a bit creative...LOL!
Take care, Laura

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Very pretty...breakfast looks yummy too...

Les Cotrions said...

Faboulous white photos Carole! Your pancakes look delicious!
Have a nice day!
Vale

Anne Marie said...

I really like that wooden wall hanging - would like to see more pictures of that - it's very "apothecary shop" like ;)

you know of her? she has some really nice and soothing decorating ideas.....are you doing B&W this Sunday?? they seem to come quicker than a wink!

June said...

I love all your dreamy photos of the whites in your life. I love coming here for inspiration.
Smiles,
June

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Yummy!!! and we are not only referring to the pancakes!!!

Rebecca said...

Hello and Happy white Wednesday...thanks for dropping by. Your white post was so wonderful...loved the little doll and the displays. All very wonderful
Blessings
Rebecca

Shabby Shells said...

I am new to blogging and to your beautiful site.
Everything was wonderful and you left me wanting pancakes for supper...lol
Stop by and say hello
Til then
Janice

Kathleen said...

Hi Carole,
A widgit is something you add to your blog to make it more interesting..like a counter for your hits, or showing where in the world they came from, or lots of others..
Love you photos!
I am your L.I. neighbor across the Sound!
And I have has LYME disease..:(
Thanks for visiting!

Rosemary said...

Hi there Carole,
Between you and Laura, your blogs are both amazing. When I need a helper for the computer I call my nephew, he is a computer WIZ!
Have a great night,
Rosemary

Kerstin said...

Hello.
Mmm I love pancakes....
I really enjoy your pictures...you have så many beatiful things...
Hugs... kerstin

lou said...

Every picture was beautiful...all I feel like now is some pancakes... they look so yummy!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week…love Lou xxx

lylah ledner said...

Oh...it's so lovely...and what else is lovely is that i JUST received my Jeann d' arc living mag/book.....and I'm so loving the pages...

thanks for sending it so promptly.

blessings...lylah

Isabel said...

Never enough white linens :) And I love how you gather the loveliest things :)