Tuesday, September 29, 2009

White, but sometimes a little Off

Have I ever told you how much I love white? Oh yes.. I think I have maybe a 100 times or so! I just can't help it. There's just something about white that makes me calm, that makes things feel serene like floating on a cloud, that makes me.... well darn happy cause I'm a CLEAN FREAK!
Ahhhh yes... white.
This beautiful piece hangs in the guest bathroom. It use to be really, really dark. Hello Valspar spray paint. I love you!

Recently I tweaked my bookcases again to be more, well, white. I just love how it looks.

I want to have that chair slipcovered in a white linen. Ooooo won't that be pretty!

How cool are these canisters!! I found them at Marshall's. Can we say $3.99, $4.99 and $5.99! Get out!
So then I start looking at everything in my house and realize it's white, but it's really "off white." Not really cream, but off white. Hmmm... No wonder I'm enjoying stitching on this linen. It's "off white." This is my newest pattern. It's almost done. Waiting on some pearls. Hopefully I can show you the finished piece on Sunday.

Here is a sneak of my other new pattern. Can you guess what it is?
I just love stitching on linen. I also love, love, love, Valdani 3 strand floss! You just roll and go! It's colorfast and the variegation is just so fabulous I can hardly stand it! It makes my casual designs elegant.

I now carry all the Valdani colors I use and will be listing them on my site by the weekend. If you are a stitcher, you will want to give these a try!
Stay tuned for more...


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love the photos and a little peek into your home. What a peaceful and calm place. Glad I could visit for a bit!

decorator to the stars said...


clare's craftroom said...

My goodness your whiteness is fabulous ! That stitching looks lovely too .

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Gorgeous! I so get the white thing. That fleur de lys is beautiful, well, I really love it all. Beautiful taste, I bet walking into your home is like a breath of fresh air.

Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! Shell..ooooH! LOVE all the whites...so pretty.. so calm..with 4 dogs, I'd have a real problem..LOL

Brenda said...

Your rooms look quite magazine worthy! I love what you did with that shelf! How elegant!

Shell said...

Marshall's is a girl's best friend. They have beautiful things for great prices.

C. C. said...

Hi Shell!

I really like your book shelf! I am a white person myself. I guess I prefer the cream tones, but a cream colored crushed velvet with a pale pink silk flower on it! Yikes! I can't leave it alone! I like Valdani also, they sure have pretty colors.

C. C.

Hef's Mom said...

As always I love it all! Especially the fluer de lis-esque wall hanging. I need one for my kitchen! P.S Love marhsall's. DEALS DEALS DEALS! (Ok maybe we got a Mikasa Bunny Cookie Jar that happened to match the backsplash in our kitchen for only 12 bucks so I'm biased but love it!)

Life in Egypt said...

the guess whit its gona be I reckon A raspberry rabbit in a torch,
please do not set it on fire.

Lisa Libelle said...

Very nice pictures....and your Rabbit is so lovelly!
Have a nice autumn week, big hug from Lisa Libelle & rabbits :)

a mouse said...

oooh!! i love love love this
im a total white-a-holic too.
its a relief to be afraid of colors sometimes heh heh
ALso i Looove the canisters! lucky find!
and gorgeous stitching too..
i have some white flannel
that i want to stitch spirals on.
but its sitting in the closet waiting!!!