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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Natural Wicker and White


Natural wicker adds so much texture to a space. I'm enjoying using my small collection of vintage wicker wrapped bottles with flowers. This time it's baby's breath and white hydrangeas. You can use wicker year round, of course, but summer is perfect for it. Since we are using the dining room less recently, the space is working more like an entry hall. That's something that I love in grand houses, especially old ones. and that will surely never appear in this one. So I guess I'll have a little fantasy about one for awhile.






I brought out an old vintage dress for interest too. It really softens up a space. The gown hangs from a portable vintage wooden screen that is so handy for taking nice photos in an awkward space, or wherever you want to really change the look of a room. All the whites catching different tones of light are so nice every time I pass through.  








I've been trying to lighten up my small rooms for summer, and the recent changes I've made in this one are starting to make that happen. For now, this light filled area in the center of the house will get me through. . . .













After my last post which was so full of color I guess I was really looking forward to
I'm also joining

 See you all there!

Jacqueline




40 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

The natural wicker is a great backdrop against the transferware and the whites. You know I adore vintage gowns and baby clothes.

Deb said...

I love white flowers. There is something so peaceful about them. Gorgeous post, once again. Deb

wendy said...

I am always attracted to whites, and light browns,....your combinations were gorgeous.

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Serene...what more might I say.
Every time I visit I think more & more about your thoughtful color & texture choices. I really need you here in Wisconsin to redo my farmhouse!
Kari

jeanetteann said...

Lovely, I have never seen white hydrandeas before, they are so pretty. Those bottles are so good with the white. The white gown is lovely. There is something so beautiful about vintage cotton clothing,I love making Christening gowns from vintage cotton. I have just been given a bundle of vintage linen and lace. I will be posting about it next week. My heart is still pattering since I received it.

Linda said...

Oh Jacqueline...another calming, soothing feast for the eyes...How do you do it?? Post after post...I never tire of looking you up...
Enjoy your week..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Aledia said...

Your wicker with white is beautiful! I always enjoy strolling through your lovely pictures! I love your vintage dress as well...

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Bella said...

Hi J,
Oh so fabulous white dress, yummy!! although... when you said "I brought out an old vintage dress for" I thought you said dress FORM... I was looking all over for the dress form, and jealous you had found one!! The white hydrangea are beautiful and so you...
Hugs,
Bella

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, it's so pretty and the white does make everything lighter and airy. I'm beginning to see signs of that as my kitchen progresses and I'm loving it after all the other darker colors. I now plan to add more white touches to the other spaces. In the mean time, I'll just enjoy yours if you don't mind..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You had me at the first photo, Jacqueline...beautiful!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Lovely photos, very serene and very summery.

awal.ny said...

I love the look of wicker and white together. Lovely photos.

Barbara said...

Beautiful! I love wicker and white...so charming.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

So very beautiful !

time worn interiors said...

I've been buying wicker lately! The texture and color has drawn my eye to it! I love demijohn bottles!
tot

Susan said...

Oh, I just love everything here - the vintage gown, basket with linens, demijohn bottles with flowers and that old screen. Beautiful 'entry' scene for you Jacqueline! :)

Bente said...

Beautiful. Love theese photos. Lovely flowers.

Hugs

Sherry said...

So pretty! I love the color and texture of your walls. Great contrast in all of the whites.
Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Faded Charm said...

Wicker + White = Perfection!

Love the combination:-)

xoxo
Kathlene

SizzleandZoom said...

You should have been a stylist. I love what you do with the lace covered basket. Your fabric photos are divine.

Rowan said...

I love natural wicker too, it always looks good. I love that vintage dress that you have in your dining room - so pretty.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

just beautiful!!!

Cindy said...

Ahhhhh that fat white hydrangea is wonderful... and i love it with the wicker. Everything looks so fresh and summery!

CIndy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you've certainly accomplished your goal of "lightening" things up...it''s all so heavenly (no surprise there!) happy WW! ;0

Carol said...

White is so serene, cool, summery. Beautiful job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! Love the little dress and the pretty white frame. When I clear out all the yard sale piles I have created in our dining room, I'm going to enjoy having the neutral scheme again. I think I may need to add some white painted empty frames.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

I love this color combination too!! Such soothing pictures, thanks for sharing. They are lovely.
Hope you are having a wonderful week
~Cheryl

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your wicker covered bottles and hope to find one (or more) during my antiquing jaunts.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

I love your design with the wicker.. It adds a different elegant touch.
How i adore the dress hanging on the wall ..
simple elegant white.
lovely post Jacqueline.
It truly is outside time.
Happy thursday
val

Art and Sand said...

It is interesting to see what others collect. I have never noticed wicker covered containers before. My guess is after seeing your post I will notice them.

As usual, lovely photos.

BECKY said...

Just gorgeous! Such a lovely vignette, and I love the wicker, too!
Really want to find some vintage wicker at a good price!!
Have a lovely day!
Becky

Candylei said...

What size is that dress??? ;-) It's so pretty. Lovely whites!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Such a serene setting! I agree, light seems to give whites varying gorgeous hues! I adore the dress! Saw a Prairie apron done in distressed white in a magazine that nearly took my breath away! Sunshine post perfect for the onstart of Summer!
Fondly,
Pat

Cynthia said...

I loved this post I found it very caklming and beautiful. Love the while and the basket bottles.

Cynthia

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks amazing. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great day. Anu

chateau chic said...

Your wicker bottles are beautiful. Love the neutral tones and texture they bring to your table. You've done a terrific job at lightening up your dining room.
Mary Alice

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The room has such a serene and relaxing look about it Jacqueline. I hope you can share this at Shabbilicous Friday this week :)

SavannahGranny said...

I just love this area. It just says "Summer". Reminds one of a lazy summer day at the lake. The vintage dress is the perfect touch. I like to visualize things and that dress is a little girl playing in a meadow.
Love you blog. I am over from French Country Cottage and I am now following.
Have a great weekend. Ginger

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the lighter, softer look for summer! And I love that double demi john!!

Haworth said...

White and Summer just go together. I love the way your dining room (entry hall!) is looking. And portable screens are so handy. Just beautiful, Jacqueline, as always.

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