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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

white tuesday

a while ago, i signed up to play "white wednesday" with Kathleen of "faded
charm" ... and i remembered one time to do a white post ... pathetic ... while i
was trying to snap pics of my tree last week, i also took a few pics of some of
my favorite white things so i could play this week ... tomorrow i will be busy
making cookies ... so i thought i would do my post early ... my first pic is an
old cheese box that i filled with some of my most dearly loved things: cabinet
cards, some millinery, old lace on clothespins, and my little miss sweetie:






next is my favorite lamp shade ... i covered it with a fabric remnant from my
mil ... tied it up with a length of wide lace ... and embellished with a millinery
flower and a piece of vintage jewelry that i mounted on a piece of crochet lace
sewed into a circle ... i absolutely love how this looks ...








old spools wrapped in lace ... secured with a simple safety pin ...




and a pretty hankie remnant glued onto a little burlap bag ...



thanks so much for stopping over ... i hope to get around to see the other white
posts while my cookies are in the oven tomorrow ...

50 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, I love it all, Lori, but that embellished lampshade is my favourite - I must try doing some foofing myself!

Jamie said...

Love it all!! I can't believe you made that beautiful lamp shade!!! I would never be able to do that! It is just lovely. Have fun making cookies Sweetie! Love, Jamie

Julie Ann said...

Gosh- your lampshade is making me drool!! So very beautiful!

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh how pretty!! I just love all the different shades of white, they are so calming to me!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Such beautiful pictures. I particularly love the old spools with the lace. Great idea!
Have fun baking the cookies and send some over LOL

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lori! GORGEOUS post! Everything is so romantic. I just love the combination of colors and elements you have used. So perfect! That lampshade is to die for!! And I love the way the lace looks on the spools, sigh...
I baked some cookies yesterday :) Yummers. I doubt they will make it til Christmas, lol!!
Love ya!
Amy

Zuzu said...

Sheer gorgeousness as always! :)
Zuzu

LuLu Kellogg said...

That lampshade is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen!

Happy Holidays Lori!
LuLu~*xoxo

Elyse said...

hi lori,

what a completely beautiful post. i also love trims wrapped on spools. so simple, pretty and elegant!

xo

Jodie LeJeune said...

oh my gosh, i'm back.
Yes...I totally stalk your blog! ;)
I love your whites Lori...I love everything!!!
When will the cookies be ready???
;)
everything vintage

Sugar Bear said...

Gorgeous Lori! I especially love the lampshade. I want to do something like that for Chelsea's room. Number 5,456 on my to do list!
Karla

The French Bear said...

Lori, I love your white post! I have never remembered yet to do a white post, so you are way ahead of me!!!
I love the spools, that is a wonderful idea, they look so vintage!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Auntie Cake said...

So beautiful! Your lampshade is gorgeous, I love that, and the lace wrapped around old spools? Great idea. Have a very joyous Christmas!
Kate

sandra said...

Oh Lori, love it all....every detail! That cheesebox full of treasures is gorgeous, adore those sweet little spools, and that little bag with the corner of vintage hanky is beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sandra

Andrea said...

Love the old photos, but the Lamp Shade is over the top gorgeous.
Blessings,andrea

BellaRosa said...

Lori I LOVE all your whites! You display your treasures so beautifully! The cheesbox display is so lovely...lil miss sweetie just finishes it off :)love the look of the lace wrapped clothes pin..I will have to see if I have some to try that...your lampshade is gorgeous! as is the lil burlap bag...Oh I just loved it all :) Besos, Rose

ooh what kind of cookies? need some help? then again my baking abilities is probably getting around lol maybe I should offer to just help you eat them :)

Jeanne said...

Isn't it amazing how many shades of white there are?
xo
jeanne

penny patten said...

Very nice Lori, I love white, even though my home is very colorful!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Lori...your whites are gorgeous and the lampshade is divine. You have such a distinctive beautiful style that always makes my heart skip a beat!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Mandi said...

Beautiful! I love old lace and decorating with it.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Elly said...

Oh my... I also want a cheesebox like that!!! Filled with all those lovely goodies!!!! And your lampshade... I had to take a good look. Sóóó beautiful! Ha... and of course all the gorgeous lace... really eyecandy!
Thanks for this yummie post!!!
Hugs Elly

TinyBear said...

oh soo beautiful - love the cheesebox display - and the lampshade too.
I love everything white too - trying to get some more white in my home.
Have a wonderful time with the baking :D

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Everything is perfectly dreamy but the lampshade is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! You are the Queen of Foof! xo-Mel

Fete et Fleur said...

What ethereal and beautiful things , Lori! That lamp shade is TDF.

Thinking of you today.

Hugs!
Nancy

the wild raspberry said...

Love the spools wrapped in lace...i've been wondering what to do with all those old spools that i've used up!

Miss Rhea said...

Everything is gorgeous, but what caught my eye was the first picture with the cross eyed baby, lol !! Adorable :)

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Lori! All your Christmas decorations are adorable! How do you manage that AND having a birthday as well AND making Nancy such lovely gifts? Please tell me your secret! I was just visiting Nancy and I still cannot keep my mouth shut as my jaw hangs down on my knees! You did such a terrific job again Lori, chapeau! Don't forget to enjoy the holiday season!

June said...

I'm so glad you are sharing this white with us for WW Lori. I love that shade! But I love it all. I love how even a spool wrapped with lace can stop my heart. Such beautiful white goodness in your post today. I hope we can see more of how you display your whites in the future, cause you do it so well.
Oh, didn't you need my address so you could send me some of those cookies? I'm sure it was just an oversight.hehe
hugs

Prancing Pixie Studio said...

Loved seeing all your pretties...and your tree is beautiful. I LIKE the topper, what do boys know??
Blessings~LillySue

Alisa said...

Everything is so pretty, Lori, but that lampshade is just gorgeous!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a fun assortment of white tuesday goodies....so very shabby chic!

The Feathered Nest said...

Yummm, cookies?? I'll be over tomorrow sweetie!!! I love all of your whites Lori, the lampshade is so beautiful ~ Spools of lace are simple beauties aren't they? I hope your week is going wonderful Lori, xxoo, Dawn

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lori, I love all of the white!!! I have been thinking I would love to join in one of these days too. Since I am on a roll with posting maybe tomorrow? hehe

I LOVE LOVE that box filled with treasures... so pretty!! How cute those little children are.

xo Heather

shabbyscraps said...

oh how I love white....
TFS<
xoxo, Tiffany

debi said...

Ooooooh Lori!! I love all of your beautiful whites! And your lampshade is gorgeous!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Love your beautiful lamp, Lori and the lace spools! Wonderful White!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Rose Brier Studio said...

Lori, your whites are so pretty. Sorry I haven't visited in ages. Thanks for nudging me back to the blososphere! I really appreciate it!
cookies?! yummm
~Marilee

Attic Charm said...

Lori that lampshade is gorgeous! Love the combo of burlap and lace too-

Have fun with the baking!

Happy holidays sweet girl-
Laura

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your lampshade is gorgeous...like a ball gown...it's all so beautiful.

P.S. As for my red sofa makeover, I don't have an actual pattern...I'm using the red slipcovers already on the sofa to guide me...having just taught myself to sew a month ago...this is a HUGE project, that I hope turns out okay...fingers crossed.

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

marie said...

The spools of lace are wonderful. I love that something so simple can be so "simply beautiful"!

Thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway today!

Whimsical Creations said...

Beautiful!!!

Valarie said...

Oh how beautiful. I love that beautiful lampshade. Your home looks amazing. xxoo Valarie

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

These are lovely Lori! That lampshade is gorgeous!!!

Celestial Charms said...

All so very pretty and creative.
Maureen

Alison Gibbs said...

Lori what pretty 'whites', my favourite would have to be your lampshade - sensational.
Alison

Faded Charm said...

Great whites! Don't worry, I'm just getting around to commenting. I'm so glad it is winter break. I need to rest!

Enjoy your weekend and have a very Merry Christmas.

Kathleen

Household 6 said...

Lori, your lampshade is stunning! Many beautiful winter wishes to you from me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Lori, your blog and all you do is just amazing and fabulous! Maureen

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Everything is SO pretty, Lori!! The lampshade is divine and the laces looks so pretty displayed on the old spools! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and birthday celebration for you son. Enjoy your parents visit!
Michelle xoxo

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