Tuesday, May 5, 2009

{smitten/tangents}

My love affair with blue goes on... it was reignited when I bought two vintage french blue transferware plates {pics to come soon} during out trip to Monterey at this place, the site of some serious shopping:








Could you just die for this plate? I have never seen anything like it!!!







But, as I get older, I give myself permission more and more to go all white, maybe with just a hint of color:







It's hard to do in my house with my leather and tapestry couch and chair and heavy antique wood dining table, but I work it in wherever I can and when in doubt, I paint it white. When I am buying something new for the house, I choose white. It all started when I was a little girl visiting family in Ohio, and we went into this place called 'Lenora & Larissa'. I'll never ever forget it. Everything was white, old linens, huge feathery beds, creaky wood floors, lavender and powder scents in the air, I was in heaven. I never forgot the feeling that store gave me. As I said, as I get older I give myself permission to go all white. I can't wait till I'm living {someday, not soon} in an all white environment. Yum.

But I'm also loving the bohemian granny chicness of these images, most from Atlanta Bartlett:






How nice to have choices! Hope you're all well. My sister is in labor so I'm playing the waiting game. Hope to have an update soon!

Love,
Kari

14 comments:

Nessa said...

LOVE that first plate and the blue dresser is fabulous!!!

Melanie said...

Great pictures! I love the baskets under the console table. I have a similar console and always felt like it was "empty" underneath. I would love to have baskets like that under it.

Best wishes to your sister!

La Maison Fou said...

I am so there with you, I too love some color but white works! It goes with everything and always looks so fresh!
Leslie

Sarah said...

Great pictures! I am with you, I love white, but then I want to add earth tones everywhere to it. Then I wish I had more color, go figure! I guess the white just seems so clean! Those two plates are fabulous!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Loving the pictures!!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Marie said...

Those photos are tres belle! You have excellent taste cherie :)
-marie

Marci said...

I love antiquing and think your blog is adorable! Glad I stumbled upon it!

Jeanneoli said...

I hope your sister's delivery went well. I love these photos....the airstream is so fun. I have been trying to talk my husband into one. The blue plate with the birds is soo amazing...great find. I also love that blue dresser.

Tricia Mitchell said...

Oh I love white rooms as well. Your images are so lovely and romantic.

Tricia - Avolli

Marie said...

Love, love the pics you've posted! Especially the plate with the blue birds on it - oh my.

Chrissy said...

O.K... how much do I love this post!!!!!! Wow....and I so love Atlanta Bartlett, her book is one of my favorites!!! I am glad to see you up and posting, I have missed your inspiring photos,best of luck to your sister!! Talk soon, Chrissy

Anne Marie said...

goodness...haven't been here in quite TOO long!! loved all those pictures...the last ones a riot! only in the desert would I do that!!

A Cottage Sister said...

I was just at the Antique Mall in Monterey. I scored some beautiful silverware. I highly recommend if people are on Monterey to check it out. I’m so glad I found your site! Thanks……Denise