Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White Love

I love all the linky parties in blogland, don't you? White Wednesdays are always good to get me motivated to blog, and then I can share the same post on all of the amazing weekend blog parties too. In this post I am just showing off some of the whites around the house that I am really loving right now. I emphasize some because my white addiction appreciation is growing daily as I am softening my decor through the use of more whites.

I featured this bird candle holder back in the fall. It used to hold a salvaged antique door knob (A picture is on the right side of my blog with a pumpkin on top).  I am loving it now under the glass dome topped by a bird nest. I used a sweet little white saucer for the base. The display makes a perfect spring and summer decoration on the mantel.

ironstone platters
Another new pitcher, larger than the one I blogged about at Easter
Salvaged top of an antique pressed back chair that I use for a decoration on the window sill
Up close of the salvage chair top. We painted the dark wood off-white and distressed it... love
the details!

Love the texture and colors of these antlers and the seat of my favorite chippy antique chair,
a $5.00 find in the basement of an antiques store

One of the most beautiful examples of antique lace I have ever seen! This old curtain has many holes and can't be used as a regular panel, but it displays wonderfully as a "curtain" on this salvaged window.

Getting ready for summer fun with vintage picnic tins, a little wooden adirondack chair, and
antique cameras that I imagine once captured many fun summer vacation memories.

chippy salvaged antique clawfeet
I have plans for upcycling these in the future...

I use my large antique birdcage in the fireplace. I filled with grapevine and lights. I found this parakeet at Hobby Lobby and I think its perfect!

Gorgeous Victorian hand stiched piece covering an old trunk

This sweet little Patsy-type doll is a favorite. She is just precious with all
her crazing and that darling expression. I have tried every way to display her on a doll stand but she wouldn't stand so I finally stuck her in this old ironstone pitcher and she seems to just pose there perfectly. I love the creamy white colors of the doll, pitcher, basket and eggs.

More to come next White Wednesday.
Have a great evening everyone!

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  1. Lovin all of your beautiful vintage pieces.


  2. Hi Amber,
    Loved your pictures and all your whites around your home...I especially love the cute little doll. I think because it kind of reminds me of the little Kewpie dolls and those alsways remind me of my childhood. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a beautiful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  3. Hi Amber....LOVE your bird cage idea...the it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad the Keepsake Boxes inspired's cool that someone else's use of them inspired me. Shari

  4. I love all your beautiful whites. The old lace simply draped over the window is so pretty. Love the cameras and your awesome ironstone platters too. Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting with me too. I'll be back to check out more of your treasures:-)

  5. Sweet! I've got the shabby chic "white" bug now too! The more the merrier :)

    Lovely things, thanks for sharing! and thanks for your sweet comments on my project. Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. You make those beautiful whites look even more amazing!

  7. Hi,

    I found you from Ivy and Elephants. You have a lovely blog. I like how you used the old lace with holes in it on the salvaged window. There is lots of inspiration on your blog.

    Have a wonderful day!


  8. Great items thoughtfully displayed! Love the birdcage! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your "whites" at Knick of Time Tuesday - they are all gorgeous! I'll be featuring you this week and there's a button there waiting for you!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  10. I adore the lace on that shabby window! It is breathtakingly beautiful! I'm envious of your ironstone pitchers, too! I've been looking for some!



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