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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January~The Season of White


Do stores still have January white sales? And how did that get started anyway? Even the linens aren't white anymore.





But I love the idea of starting out the year with snowy white.





The year should begin all creamy and smooth like fluffy sheets and white china, the days waiting to be filled with nourishing goodness like so many bowls and jugs.





White always feels like the promise of things to come. An unmarred beginning, like untrodden snow.





White brings a pleasing texture to life while eliminating the busyness and noise of color. Can the day or year at least begin with a hush? Even the birds wait until spring to start the day in song!





To everything there is a season. And maybe January is supposed to be the season of white. . . .













































Wishing you a fresh and bright storybook beginning to the year.

Jacqueline




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39 comments:

The French Table said...

So agree with you about white. I'm the same way in January.

Cindy(rusticheartsoul) said...

You make White so warm and inviting in a casual cozy way.Love it!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

Jen said...

Lovely--so fresh and warm.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Very beautiful...I posted white pitchers the other day too!! Perfect for this time of year!

Elna said...

White roses sigh.... Don't forget my show off.

Hugs
Elna

Bente said...

Beautiful photos. Love the white and the white roses are gorgeous.

Hugs Bente

debi huntsman said...

Love all of your beautiful whites!

PinkGranny said...

Your pictures are so refreshing and at the same time so calm after a busy season. Thank you.

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, your images are truly gorgeous. January is my birth month, and I love the message of this post. Thank you! ~ Sarah

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I was just thinking about January white sales myself! January is definitely all about white ... linens and lace and dishes ... and our first snow this week. Beautiful!

I'm borrowing your Year in Tablescapes idea with my post later tonight. I hope you'll stop by. But be prepared for COLOR! :-)

Maggie Ann said...

I love storybook days. And white roses and needlework...you've put together some lovely things.

Ann said...

All of these whites are so dreamy!!
Happy New Year.
Ann

jeanetteann said...

Jacqueline,I love your white treasures. You do amazing photography too. xx jeanetteann

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the white crock and crotchet pieces.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This is lovely and it reminds me of the White and Shabby blog by Jade.

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous post. And, you're right, it does seem like the season of white... I just loved this...

cindy

Gail said...

White is so versatile, so wintertime "hush" (your word) yet so summery fresh as well

Lorraine said...

Beautiful creamy whites...so pure, like the new year...no mistakes yet...

Gail said...

I love all things white tis time of year too. Actually, I love it all year long! Beautiful! Gail

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love your white! I like to decorate with white and I like to wear white.
Betty

Willow said...

Love your pictures. I plan on adding more white to our home and more crochet lace. Just love the inspiration you bring to your blog.

Maarit said...

Thank you for your inspiring white - I think I will start with some white-wash, too:) It will bring some light inside now when we are having so grey and damp winter this year.

Marlis said...

I think white is perfect for January. After all the color infusion in December, the cooling off, calming of white is just what the soul needs.. xo marlis

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh I do love your photos today. So serene and calm. Thank you for some much needed eye therapy.

Tina said...

New follower here! Found you on Pinterest!
I have been collecting white pieces a lot lately. They are so pretty, fresh and clean looking.
I asked my mom about the January white sales...she was in retail for years. She said they were for a new beginning. Start new. Start clean and fresh. Makes good sense to me! Gives me another reason to go shopping! :-)

My Little Home and Garden said...

I've enjoyed your "white" post. It's snowy freshness is clean and pure.

Bella said...

Hi J,
Yes! Bright fresh white for a bright fresh New Year... YUMMY!! Love that lace dripping into the bowl, decadent! and those little footprints in the snow, darling... I want snow!!
Hugs and Bright White Wishes,
Bella

Susan said...

Your creamy whites are really pretty. I have to say I am a fan of both creamy whites and ecru whites.

Fishtail Cottage said...

lovely whites! and so fabulous that no matter what shade of white it is...the bowl is especially gorgeous! xoox, tracie

mrshinesclass said...

I LOVE your whites! They have their own way of feeling warm.

Sharon

Kay said...

Hi Jacqueline, I'm late to the party but want to say how lovely your whites are! I also have a bouquet of white roses and as they've opened, they just brighten things up---very good since we've been socked in fog and gray for so long. I love the silver with the white and have lots of silver around, too. About the birds waiting til spring to sing in the mornings--I have noticed lots of birds lately, in the mornings!! What's up with that?! Also several flocks of geese flying north the last couple of days-in January?? Anyway, the birds and geese are lovely and help January not be quite so nasty (there's lots of mud and gray, you know, the usual). So bring on the lovely, bright whites!
Kay

Anonymous said...

Hi. I've been reading your blog for a long time and finally want to thank you for all the beauty you bring to blogland. We have an affinity for the same treasures and I find your photography exquisite. I wish you the best in your "retired" life. Beth K.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Oh...my goodness!!!I'm old enough to remember buying sheets during January white sales...and they were...WHITE! Ha! This post oozes with elegance! Such a peaceful, tranquil way to begin my weekend! Have an amazing weekend for yourself, too, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

What a divine January post - I love white, especially this time of year. Thank you for the inspiration today.

Hugs,
Marie

Honey at 2805 said...

Your whites are all so beautiful, Jacqueline! The linens, dishes, gorgeous roses. The post is sublime!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Haworth said...

Your images and words are so lovely and so appropriate! White is indeed the perfect way to usher in a new year, so full of promise, like a blank sheet in a new journal. And yes, so calming after all the color and activity of Christmas. Thank you for this peaceful start to the year!

Sherry said...

You always have the most beautiful whites! I love them in January. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

blhitchcock901 said...

White makes me smile and your blog always makes me smile:)Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!

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