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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vintage Vanilla

"Ah, you flavor everything; you are the vanilla of society," wrote Sydney Smith of someone two hundred years ago in Lady Holland's Memoir. But it's how I feel about vanilla white too. It is the flavor I most prefer to see!



Since the vanilla bean is brown, and the extract as well, it gives a yummy creamy color when mixed with flour, eggs, and sugar. I'm always in search of that quality when I'm looking for various vintage objets. Here's a few things that meet the criteria.



Ironstone with a sheen like vanilla icing.



Yummy mums!



Whipped cream lacy linens.



And piles of creamy creamware!



























Thanks for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

Joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
A Few of My Favorite Things for Favorite Things Friday

45 comments:

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love all your pretty whites. I especially like the lamps....such pretty shapes they are. And I l-o-v-e linens. Yours are very beautiful and everything is so well displayed.

Custom Comforts said...

I always love your posts. They are so inviting, charming and absolutely beautiful, like a page out of Victoria magazine.
Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

What a yummy blog! I love your white dishes and linens. I am wondering if you use pure or artificial vanilla extract in your baking? I always use pure, even though it costs an arm and a leg. :-) It does taste the best.
Blessings! Pamela

Marsha's Mpressions said...

how pretty!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

yummy indeed! As always...a gorgeous white Wednesday post my dear!

titi said...

de superbes photos dans votre blog

Deanne said...

Yummy - I love vanilla too! Those linens are just gorgeous!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You showed some lovely whites. I don't have a lot of white in my home, but I love seeing it in other's. Those lamps are lovely!!

Tete said...

So many pretty whites in one post! Love it!
Happy WW !
Tete

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Jacqueline,
What an absolutely beautiful post!!! Your photos and words meld perfectly together! I love those lamps, are they alabaster? My favorite!! I have a bit of an alabaster lamp fetish, I can't help myself.
Lovely, lovely!!
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Bella said...

Hi JQ, What a delicious post:-) "Whipped cream lacy linens" what a great line and what a great stack those lines are!! Happy WW:-)
Bella

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

**sigh** these photos are simply stunning!! LOVE white!! Just scrumptious!! You have such a great eye...

Lou Cinda :)

Vicki said...

So many pretty whites here! The photos are lovely. The lamps are my favorite.

sissie said...

Ooh, I agree. Vanilla colors are so warm, rich and inspiring and dreamy!!!

Lovely photos.

hugs
Sissie

Brenda Kula said...

I have been buying and acquiring more and more whites and creams. I love my reds and blues and such. But I figure the lighter colors will accentuate the others nicely.
Brenda

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Those alabaster lamps you have with the ruffled edges are gorgeous! Very pretty whites.

-Danielle

Char said...

There is a lot of beauty going on in your post. I really am in love with the white linens. Your lamps are eye candy and so is just about everything else. Char

Rebecca said...

Your lamps remind me of some I've seen in Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic books-how neat to own some!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Yummy is right! Thank you for sharing your eye candy!

High Street Cottage said...

What a beautiful post, and so perfect for White Wednesday. White Mums are my very favorite, I buy them when ever I see them to fill all my pitchers and pots. You have such a beautiful blog and wonderful taste.

Entertaining Women said...

White on white is always a winner. Thank you for sharing your lovely treasures. Cherry Kay

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorgeousness!

m ^..^

Vintage Home said...

...Wonderful whites...but the lamps are to die for!

Faded Charm said...

I think my new favorite color is vintage vanilla.....your photos always inspire me. Everything is so beautiful. That first photo especially.

Take care,

Kathleen

Amy Kinser said...

Your whites are all so pretty! Love looking at your pictures.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Jacqueline! The lamps are gorgeous and I always love your vignettes!

Lavender Cottage said...

I don't have a lot of whites myself, but loved viewing your collection.

A Cottage Muse said...

Creamy and delicious!!

stefanie said...

oh, all your photos are dreamy!!!
just gorgeous!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Such a Sweet W.W. Post ~ Your Photos are Beautiful...

Ana said...

Hi Jacqueline,
What a beautiful post filled with lots of vanilla white goodness. Thanks for sharing...Happy White Wednesday.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Wow,
That is the most gorgeous post I've seen in awhile. Love every single picture. Your china pattern is lovely. I have 2 plates that I picked up & would like to collect more. If you have time I'd love to know what the pattern name is. Happy WW! Lisa

Self Sagacity said...

Whites can make such a statement. Those are wonderful pieces.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Please stop, your making me drewel. Wow, from the vinallia bean to the lace doiley. I think I am in love.

come visit
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Thanks for the tour of your tasty whites! So pretty.
~ Julie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Mmmmm! Creamy vanilla white! Nothing better than that! It makes everything look better! :) Love the way you've displayed your lamps - without shades! I have a couple alabaster ones I've been waiting to buy shades for.....and now I just might not! lol! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

Pam said...

How beautiful. Your words and pictures are wonderful.

Cindy said...

I am "retiring" from blogging but not from following your blog. My world is REALLY crazy right now....which is both my reason for retirement and my reason to continue to follow your blog. I LOVE everything about your posts. They are inviting, peaceful, beautiful....and combined with graceful words.....they have a calming effect in the midst of my craziness. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my posts.

Tammy said...

Love all the Vanilla Creamy whites!
can't get enough either!
beautiful vignettes!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

Sandy said...

Very pretty!



Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I love the creamy linens, the creamware!! So pretty~

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What great eye candy! I love creamware. (and great post title!)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Just beautiful, Jacqueline! I'll let yours be my last blog to view tonight before turning in because it's left me with such a peaceful, calm spirit. Nicely done -- again!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I must be snoozing at my computer! Somehow I've missed almost a week of your posts. I can't let that happen, so I've scrolled down to where I last visited. I'll catch up tonight. ;-)
All your whites are gorgeous, but then everything you show us is gorgeous. ~ Sarah

Biljana said...

I love vanilla, so lovely:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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