Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Old China & White Roses

We are a long way from rose weather here in New Mexico, but I noticed forsythia blooming on my neighborhood walk yesterday. And many trees are beginning to bud. But many of you are still blanketed in snow and cold! A lot of people associate the color white with cold and sterile. But it just doesn't have to be that way!

The trick to keeping white cozy is to have lots of texture and to use more objects together. I love a spare look for warmer weather, but the colder climates need a lot more more cushy surfaces and visual interest indoors. Here are a few of the ways I keep white cozy in winter.

Just a few vintage linens go a long way toward making things homey. . . .

Creamy dishes are wonderful for serving soups and stews.

I love a mix of patterns in the white china collections that I use every day. All the linen and china displayed in this post are vintage. 

I seem to save bright colored roses for spring and summer too. Whether in a bouquet, on china, or as a motif on linen, white roses just seem made for decorating tables! 

I hope it's a cozy White Wednesday for you!
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  1. I love all your pictures it makes me want to clean out my dish closets, so I can only have my white dishes in them and also my white linens

  2. I love "winter whites" . Yours are all so lovely! Imiss white Wednesday's...."merci" for reminding me of it's beauty.

  3. Beautiful! How nice that you saw forsythia in bloom there already. Two more months before we might see it here. Enjoy!

  4. Lovely whites today, Jacqueline! I love the white roses in the bucket :) So many pretty things...We are having an early spring here - many blooms already! Enjoy your week xo Karen

  5. What a beautiful post, Jacqueline. It is always such fun to see those white on white photos. Gorgeous! xo Diana

  6. Pretty pretty pretty!

    Horrible snowstorm this am - hubs slid into a guardrail on his way to work. Better now, stopped snowing and they've cleared the roads. I am closing my eyes and envisioning Forsynthia blooming on a walk - golly, what a nice thought.

    J, have you thought of hosting a linky party White Wednesday? I forget who used to, but she stopped a long time ago and no one else picked it up. I would be I don't know how and don't know if I am dependable right now with daughter's wedding planning going on. I vote for YOU - you have the purdiest whites in blogdom! And you needn't even post yours every week, start with yours the first time and after that pick features of others' posts after that - easy, yes?


  7. Your photos of white are so pretty and calming. They remind me of the old Victoria magazine. Glorious!

  8. Oh Jacqueline,
    Sandi hit the nail on the feels like my old days back in the yealrly 90's when I would melt away in the Victoria Magazine and so which I had this look!
    Your layers of linens, piles of plates, shelves of ironstone, and touches of this and that.
    Truly a magazine look here.
    It all can come home with me after I leave here :)

    Beautiful season you are now entering In, and new postings with all it inspires from you.


  9. Just lovely each and every time. I look so forward to your posts

  10. Wonderful Whites... but I knew I was coming to the right place for that!! Your settee is a perfect cozy nest, I could perch away a whole rainy day there :-) Beautiful white roses and those rosy napkin rings are Delicious!!

  11. Wgute rises ub wgute tub, Briwb transferware. Sigh. You're getting me right where I live!

  12. i esp love your pretty napkins, jacqueline!!

  13. The feeling of cozy and comfort is a delightful invitation that welcomes me into the room ...I want to stay and read ...smell the roses and drink a lovely cup of are so clever...I love it

  14. As usual...Just lovely, Jacqueline!

  15. Gorgeous Jacqueline. Love all your beautiful whites. Your dishes are fabulous.
    Happy Thursday.

  16. Truly beautiful photos - you have captured the peacefulness of these treasures - I could stare at these images all day long.

  17. Hi Jacqueline, winter looks very welcoming at your house. Your different textures and shades of white are beautiful..Happy Thursday..Judy

  18. Your pieces are all so beautiful. Have a great day! Jo

  19. Just lovely warm and cozy indeed.. I just love to visit you and see all your lovely post and photos.. I truly enjoy it all.. Happy Weekend with love Janice

  20. Stunning layers of white on your transferware!

  21. Pure, and lovely.
    What more can I say?

  22. Beautiful Jacqueline! I love the rose napkin holders. They are just beautiful on the table. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  23. I swoon for your beautiful vignettes and photography Jacqueline. Love this post and all it's layers of vintage white.
    We are delighted to be featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday this week.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  24. I love it all! Where do you get your vintage linens?

  25. These images just take my breath away. So serene and soothing. I can look at the for days. What a gorgeous collection of linens and creamy wares you have.

    Thank you for sharing.


  26. I just found your blog...Love it! The china is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Leticia

  27. I have just found your blog, absolutely lovely! Specially the linen that I am crazy about, of course the crockery as well. With the SA rand dollar exchange I can omly look and dream. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.
    Elsie Jolly


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