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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Soothing Summer White




Whenever I'm having frenetic days I reach for white. It's my 5:00 happy hour, and calms me faster than you can say "margarita"!



It's also the coolest thing for a hot summer day next to an icy drink. But you could indulge both impulses with this vintage black and white enamelware pitcher.



I went to the florist for peonies and found them. But when it came right down to it, the globe mums are what came home with me. It was really the white that I needed.



Another thing I love about white is how it highlights textures and details without the distraction of color. Sometimes I need the sense of harmony too.



So I'm serving my farmhouse pitcher straight up on a bed of lace. A few graphics thrown into the mix keeps things lively, and punctuates the bit of black on the handle. Black and white keeps things crisp. No need for white to be boring.






























I hope your're having a spectacular Summer White Wednesday!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


A big THANKS to Kathleen for featuring me at
I love White Wednesday!

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25 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

I recall those pitchers from my childhood. You could hold the side of it against your cheek and it always seemed cool.
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

You cannot ever show us anything boring...you do not know how. The pitcher is simple, functional, and yet beautiful. I would rather have it on the table than cut crystal most days.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the fluffy white mums. Makes me want to go out and buy a bunch and put them all over. Very cheerful look.

Ozma of Odds said...

...lovin'that enamel pitcher:)
happy w.w.!
xo, Rosemary

Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline! Another beautiful post! Love your pretty flowers and that pitcher is so simple but so pretty in your vignette!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kay said...

Very beautiful and soothing, as you said. But we did not even make it to 70 today, so it's not the heat we need a refresher from, but the grey! And your white does it perfectly! Kay

Eileen said...

Those pictures of the mums are just gorgeous. I really love that enamelware pitcher too. Lovely, lovely linens too. thanks for the inspiration!

lvroftiques said...

Well even though it's cold and raining here *sighs* I still can't ever get enough of beautiful white! (Bet it's even better for the rest of the sweltering country *winks*) Lovely photos! Vanna

elizabeth said...

Congrats on your feature. You deserve it! Every post you do is so lovely. Sigh....

Bella said...

Hi J,
Congrats on the feature! It is nice seeing you there:-)
Lovely fresh and calm post! Makes me want to scrounge together the few pieces of enamelware I have! You have the biggest plumpest babies breath ever, now those giant mums, dreamy!!
Hugs,
Bella

Willow said...

Love your whites. I will be doing my dining room in mainly white with a touch of blue. I always thoght white as being a cold color, but now from reading your blog and others I am loving the nice peaceful and relaxing color it can be.

sissie said...

I know my blood pressure just dropped a few numbers just by looking at your soothing and lovely white vingettes. I love anything in white enamel and especially your pitcher.

Have a lovely weekend.

hugs
Sissie

Savories of Life said...

When I am old and have no children I want an all white house but my mother says " what about the grandchildren- where will they play?"
I guess I am in love with white. Thanks for the pictures.
You can visit my blog and I would love to ahve you as a follwer. I will come over as often as I can.

Susan said...

Love the pitcher, the lace, the flowers...everything!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It all looks lovely, and very fresh and cool, as you said perfect for these hot days of summer.

Bohemian said...

It looks beautiful Jacqueline... I have an identical Vintage Enamelware Pitcher and Lidded Bucket, I adore Enamelware and its so very versatile and pretty. Pass the Margaritas... *winks* I could use one...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Michella Marie said...

Hi Jaqueline!! Congratulations on being featured!! Everything is BEAUTIFUL!! Some people get the all white and some don't, lol!! I LOVE IT!! I remember telling my mom that when I grew up I was going to live in a white house, with white carpet, white furniture, with a Persian white cat :)) I was drawn at a very young age!! It's is just so heavenly and dreamy!! Your displays are wonderful!! My son is stationed at White Sands Missile Range in NM. I might need to take a trip to see him, lol!! Do you have a shop in Albuquerque?? I would love to visit if you do!! Off to snoop around your blog :))
LOVE FROM TEXAS!!!
~~Michella~~
www.michellamarie.com
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the fishermans cottage said...

Your so right, white is so calming..as always, I love your clever way with contrasting textures x

Amy Kinser said...

Your vignette is beautiful. The white flowers are gorgeous and I love white enamelware anything. (well just about anything)

Blessings to you.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Lovely photographs as always. It's hot and humid here but this post made me feel cool and refreshed.

ImSoVintage said...

A beautiful vignette. White enamel pitchers are one of my favorites. Co lovely to have found you through White Wednesday.
Laura
http://www.imsovintage.blogspot.com/

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jacqueline...congrats on being featured at Kathleens! Whites at happy hour...perfect!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Totally gorgeous and so, so calming!!

I love it.....wow.

Barb ♥

Sherry said...

Your whites are always beautiful! This is no exception. Thanks for linking it up!
Sherry

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE it all!!! And you are right, too:)
Rene

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