Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White Wednesday…

I’m joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for her weekly White Wednesday. It’s always fun to scramble around to find more whites to share for this weekly get together. I love white and I’ve always told my family and friends that ‘white is my signature color’ (and I say that with a southern accent, like Julia Roberts’ character in Steel Magnolias)( except her color was pink).

We got about 6 inches of fresh snow this morning.  We are at about 25 percent of our normal amount of snowfall for this year. Maybe we will catch up. We have a lot of Winter to go yet.
I do love how a new snowfall cleans things up a bit.


I do love this view out the back of our property.
The line of spruce trees along the driveway.


I hope you have enjoyed the whites in my world today. Now I can’t wait to come by and see what’s brightening up your days. I’m afraid that I have been rather slow getting around to all of your wonderful places the past few days. I was able to get away from everything here at home Sunday and Monday to go to Boise and spend some time with my daughter and sweet little four year old grandson. Monday we spent the whole day foraging antique stores and secondhand shops. It was so much fun, and something I think I really needed.  Boise was so warm (it reached 51 degrees while I was there) and it made me wonder (a little) why I live where I live. Even though it’s only a two and a half hour drive, it seems like a different world sometimes. As I was driving home and back into the mountains I was thinking of how nice it would be to live closer to my children and how the growing season in Boise is longer and the weather warmer.  Then of course, when I pulled in my drive and walked in my door, I remembered again, why I love this home and this little town… and why I will stay.


Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, I love your first photo with the mirror!!!
And the whtie roses are so gorgeous!
Have a nice wednesday,
Hugs, yvonne

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

Wow! You DO have a beautiful view! I too love white and your idea with the tulle is something that I am going to incorporate. My husband and I have Idaho and Alaska to visit and then we will have all 50 states. We would have finished long ago, but we returned to too many places, too many times. We planned on finishing these two states last year, but we ended up going back to New Orleans and then California for a family vacation. We hope to get to Idaho and Alaska this year.

Anne Lorys said...

Super stunning, June!
And I am totally stealing your tulle and paper candle thing for my booth! :-)


Sammy Girl said...

Wonderful white inside ... and out! I especially like the idea of the music and tulle bits to keep wax off the table ... CLEVER! (Just noticed Anne is "stealing" it too!)
Betty :)

joanne said...

Beautiful! You have such a lovely view out your windows...but I would get lonely I fear.
I travel to Boise/Nampa at least once a year to visit one of my favorite friends...we should try and get together next time...you can show me all the great thrift shoppes! I didn't know you lived so close to Boise..it's 11 hours from here so I don't get there often.
Thanks for the whites, and the hugs...jj


Oh June, I can so relate to what you were saying about living closer to you daughter, etc. etc, I do the exact same thing everytime I leave any of my kids homes...which are all close to stores etc...I have a long drive to the country and up a small mountain....crazy, and then I walk through my front door and wonder why I even thought of living anywhere else...
And of course I love your whites!!...you always display them so wonderfully....but, Oh, that snow..All I can say and that's 25%?...Boy oh boy...I'm not a cold weather gal, but the pictures I will always love! Have a great Wednesday!

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
oooh I love where you live, it looks so beautiful with all the snow. Here the snow has melted and the ice is melting too. But maybe next week it will get colder again. Also love your whites, you always make such lovely pictures. Soory for not always leaving a comment lately but I am so busy with cleaning the attic and also preparing for carnaval.Hope I can visit you more now.
Have a lovely week,hugs Ingrid.

Pondside said...

Your sheet music and tulle idea will be spreading across blogland! The whites are beautiful this week - even the snow. I guess the snow is a good thing as it translates into water for the drier season.

LiLi M. said...

Your white photos are so beautiful again, as always. Yes a home is not something that you can talk yourself into, there is a lot of feeling in stead of knowing.
Have a lovely white day! Hope to see some of your purchases soon, there might be one or two white ones too!

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. Like every week I enjoyed looking at your white pictures. I so love them. I am not a white person myself , for my interior, but I love it in other peoples houses. It must have been great to go shopping with your daughter and grandson. I only have four sons which are wonderful but sometimes I miss a daughter to go shopping with. But now and then I go with one of my granddaughters, in turn, and I love those days. Have a great day.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
I just love seeing all of your white possessions.
I love your candlestick..... and you live in the most stunning place. ....it's not quite as inspiring here in the suburbs of London, although, it does have it's perks.
Stunning images for a White Wednesday. XXXX

Lori said...

we need a fresh coat of snow...or a big melt...the snow we have left is all dirty and yukky...gorgeous photos today June...that is very clever not to mention pretty how you use tulle and paper to catch wax dripping...i love that tip...your mirror is a stunner...love it!!!

Anonymous said...

The area you live in is certainly beautiful. We are in the mountains too.. The Endless Mountains & they are part of the Pocono Mts. I sometimes think I would love to live where it is warm all year but I don't think I could leave the mountains. Maybe when Hubby retires just not having him driving anymore will change things & not make us want to move!!
Stay Warm...

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The beauty of the inside of your home is equaled only by the view that lingers just outside your door...
The snow covered rattan chair is captivating and a most perfect spot for a snow fairy to come to rest.
Susan x

Old Time Cindy said...

The freshly snow covered landscape surrounding your home is breathtaking.
I just read your previous post about needing light to be your best...same here. It's a struggle, but I'm doing better since I added more lighting throughout my home.
Love your idea on adding the little extra of tulle and sheet music to your candlesticks.
Wishing you a good Wednesday from Lakewood,

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
It was so nice for you to get away for a couple of days but like my Mom always says the best part is coming back home.
As always I love your whites-great idea for the candlsticks and I love the white iron one.
We are having a much milder winter here with no blizzards yet but like you said there can be a lot of winter yet.
Your snow covered garden is beautiful too.
Take care,

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh my goodness ~ What a beautiful beautiful place you live ~ I do see why you live there ~ Your white pictures are gorgeous and calming ~

Unknown said...

gorgeous as usual! I love what you did with the candlesticks......so creative!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love all your whites, June. What a novel idea for the drip catchers on the candle stick. I love that! brr...it looks cold, pretty with the snow, but cold!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Your whites are beautiful! And why is that shabby candlestick a misfit? I think it's just about perfect. I'd have snatched it from under your nose if I could have. LOL

I'm excited about your paper and tulle to catch the drips. Can't wait to do that myself. Never in a million years would I have thought of that on my own.

The view is breathtaking. Can't say that I blame you for staying put.

The French Bear said...

Love, love the white, as usual you amaze me with the beauty you put in each photo. I do love to come here and drink it all in!!!
Lovely snow, it always looks so much better in the photos then here on the ground!
Margaret B





Julie Marie said...

Hi June, your whites are beautiful as always... my favorite is your little "misfit" candleholder... your snowcovered fields look so pretty.... but I am sooo waiting for Spring! Hope you found some wonderful treasures with your daughter in Boise... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Unknown said...

LOVE the misfit candlestick and the way you add music pages and tulle to catch the wax. lovely idea! merci!

Anonymous said...

Oh I adore those candlesticks with the music paper how clever.They are so cute!

The snow we had som much here Im waiting to see green lol.

Have a great day!

Stacey said...

I love all your white items. You will have to do a "how to" post about how to make the paper and tulle for the candle drippings. It is very cute!

You do have a beautiful view. Wow! I can see why you chose that property!

Our snow is finally melting. I hope we do not get anymore. I think we have already hit the prediction of what they thought we would get for the year...and like you say there is so much of winter still left.

I am glad you had fun visiting your daughter and grandson. I know those are special times. XOXO

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear June, your home is so warm and comfy while the outdoors is snowy and wintery! Glad you had special time with your daughter and grandson. The tulle and music paper around the candlesticks is so very pretty! As always, a beautiful post of wonderful whites. Have a great day! Blessings, Tammy

Sandi said...

You never cease to amaze me June! Love the candleholder idea. I will be *borrowing* that idea too! :)

Sandi said...

PS I had some candleholders once exactly like those, but I think they ended up in a garage sale!! :( What WAS I thinking???

sweetpea said...

I always love your posts June. You have a stunning home and the snow pics are so pretty. You are right where you were meant to be I am sure.



Debra@CommonGround said...

Wonderful idea and tip for your gorgeous candlesticks, they look like little tutus. Your property is amazing, and your photos really bring out all the beauty. Stay warm, your garden will be blooming again soon!

Kimberly said...

The misfit candlestick is something I have never seen before. What a wonderful piece. June I love the pictures of your garden in snow it is breathtaking for someone who lives in So. Cal. We had a "tornado" yesterday and pelting rain but nothing as beautiful as your snow.

I think it must be very hard living away from your grand kids and children. I live 5 hours away from my mom and just found out she is in the hospital recovering from heart surgery! If we lived closer I would have known that and been there!
Anyway thanks for sharing your whites with us I look forward to it every week.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Lovely, Lovely!!!

I just found your blog! You're going on my sidebar girl!!!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June, I really can understand why you are loving your world! The white winter-surroundings and your wonderful home are so loveable and pretty! I fancy all of your photos - and one of my favourite items is the "misfit" candle-stick :o) It has really got personality!
Wonderful WW (today I also show a little bit of the - now a bit snowy - area were I am living) and warm hugs, Traude

Unknown said...

That is always the first thing I do when I visit you June!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that mirror!!! And the roses look so romantic! Even the snow looks pretty at YOUR place, lol!!

Deb said...

Lovely White Wednesday June! My daughter's home is all done in white and cream and it is a colour scheme that is so peaceful and serene. I love your idea of using paper and tulle in your candlesticks to keep the wax from dripping. I have some candlesticks with openings larger than the candles and your idea would be perfect ~ may I borrow it? Thanks for the inspiration ♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

The warm whites in the inside of your home will keep anyone toasty enough! Beautiful pictures, as always!!!

Ana said...

Good morning June,
Your inside whites are absolutely perfect, and your outside white is just breathtaking. My favorite pic has to be the one of the spurce trees. LOVE IT! Oh June may I ask you something? I've heard you mention a few times now that you tea dye music sheet and book pages. Could you possibly share how you do it? PLEASE! :-) I would love to learn how. Please, Please, Please...with sugar on top :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

CIELO said...

I've truly enjoyed your white world... but please pretty please do not send that "white stuff" called "snow" down to Boise... ;)



Anonymous said...

I cannot remember how I found your blog, June, but I immediately added it to my blogroll. I am enjoying your posts so very much, and your photographs are art. Forget the art museum - I'm coming here. :)

I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

Diane said...

The ideal thing would be for our children to stay in the same town but that doesn't seem to happen.

I love your whites, your yard is perfectly beautiful all freshened up and brilliant. Of course your home is just yummy. I always love to see photos.

Have a wonderful day. Diane

Lisa said...

What wonderful pics, hard to decide which I should comment on. The gesso mirror with it's paste like finish is perfect in every way. I collect those myself. And I think I will have to 'borrow' your unique way of nesting your candles into their holders. Finally, I can understand wanting to be close to your children but for me it would be hard to give up the beauty that surrounds you at your amazing home. Lisa
PS I gave you an award on my blog today.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Everything looks so beautiful covered in snow, it is wonderful especially since you have it and not me.

Your frame, roses, gorgeous pitcher and candler holder are all so beautiful. I love your idea of paper and tulle for the wax.


Rebecca Nelson said...

I love your whites JunieGirl. They take my breath away.

I'm longing to see fluffy white lilacs and of course those beautiful hydrangeas of yours...

We planted some last year. I pray they will grow.

Pray too.

Love, Rebecca

Andrea & Co said...

What a delightful post...you make me feel like ripping everything out of my house and starting again!
I do sometimes long for snow such as yours, we never get it here, just grey days mostly. Although the year I lived in Canada by February I got cabin fever caught the overnight train from Montreal to New York with my 2 year old so I could stay with my Aunt in Philadelphia and see some grass!!!


Hi June,
I love all your whites especially all that beautiful snow!! The mirror looks so pretty and the roses and the candlestick holders with the paper, its all beautiful!!

kelli said...

Oh June, I love the roses in the beautiful pitcher. Your outdoor pictures make me miss the west---that big open sky---there is nothing like it!
Have a lovely evening.


Carole said...

I always enjoy getting my white fix from you June. That candle idea is adorable.
I would never want to leave your house either.....and how could you leave your garden??? all that love put into every plant?
Happy WW!!!!

Kate said...

What a view I want to leave So Cal and come visit you! I have never seen the snow except in photos or tv I am hoping to this year. Its breath taking I have dear friends who live in Coeuer de alene. I love the mirror and all of the other beautiful pieces. Have a blessed week.


Seawashed said...

Your whites are always my favorite. Your home is sooooo beautiful. A place I could surely live. Though I do understand your wonder about living closer to your children. I think I would feel the same, my heart would be torn. Boise is a lovely place too. We took a trip there 12 yrs. ago...it was one of our favorite family holidays when all four children we're under age 7. We almost moved there after that trip. It's only 10 hrs. from our home in Cali. We could easily live there, the only thing we wouldn't like is that is is too far from the sea.

Come spring you will remember even more why you love your place away in the mtns.

Miss Gracie's House said...

You do have the best of both worlds...those glorious mountains and quaint seclusion but close enough to get to the city for some fun! And I bet those kids of yours loving being able to come *home*! Beautiful glimpses, as USUAL :) Happy WW!

GwendolynKay said...

Your frame is so gorgeous. I love the white of the roses, so warm and rich. And the pitcher you have them in... I love!

Unknown said...

Simply breathtaking June!!! Your property is beautiful! And your photos, well, spectacular comes to mind!!! The use of sheet music with tulle to catch the candlewax drips is beyond perfection...I just love that!!!

Happy Wednesday!

:) T

Faded Charm said...

Oh, look at all your lovely snow! You're probably getting sick of it, but we haven't had any yet so it looks wonderful to me. Also, love, love. love the chippy candleholder.

Enjoy your week!


Jane said...

I loved all of your whites..both inside and outside.
The candlesticks with the tulle and sheet music were beautiful. I love that idea!
The new white snow really is pretty. We are at the ugly, dirty snow stage now...not so pretty!

Paula said...

Dear sweet June,

I always enjoy your beautiful posts! Your photos are just gorgeous! Oh, I love all of the whites, they are so pretty, so calming and serene. I would love to have an all white home... maybe I could do a room! I always get plenty of inspiration from you! I love the pretty roses in your sweet vase, and I love the lace, too. The mirror and candlesticks are so pretty as well. I love your idea of using tulle and sheet music to protect your tables from the candle wax, and it looks gorgeous!

The snow is so beautiful!!! Your live in such a beautiful place! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with your daughter and grandson. I hope you found lots of treasures!

We have seen the new Emma and it is so wonderful!!! You will love it!!! Thank you for thinking of me!

Love and hugs,

Unknown said...

A great joy would be for me to sit in the middle of your floor & just absorb all the beauty that surrounds you in your white world ... you do such a magnificent decor. Take me away...........!, never know what will show up on your doorstep. Breathtaking, June, just heavenly beautiful.

Yes, I am doing a lot better today ... TY.

Hugs of love, Marydon

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I can see why you love your home, too. That view of the mountains is breathtaking! Your whites are always so pretty and definitely a highlight of my week to see how you have them displayed throughout your home! Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend. I am glad you were able to get away for a few days and spend time with your daughter and little grandson. Blessings to you! Vicki

wendy said...

I love whites too. Your photos were lovely. I love your style.
(I think I said that before to you)

nothing like a fresh snowfall to make things look clean again. We haven't had any snow for quite awhile now and everything is starting to look so dirty and icky. I hate that.

I know it is nice to be closer to our kids and grandkids. just be thankful you only have a 2 1/2 hour drive ------I am almost 1000 miles away from my kids.
Home is great --I just wish mine wasn't quite so far away

Ann Marie said...

Hi June!
It was nice to hear from you again!
Antique shopping with family is one of my favorite things! ~ And too see your lovely pictures too! :) How nice to see white roses.. I may have to buy me some soon. :)
Love all of your white.
You have a great view of the Idaho country. ~ Even though I don't love to play or drive in the snow.. I love to see it blanketing my yard.. :)

Happy Wednesday! Happy week! :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

I am so glad the teacup went to a good home...I had a *really* hard time parting with it!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Junie!

You have GOT to be the most clever girlie........why didn't I think of putting sheet music and tulle in my candlesticks? That is the cutest thing ever.

I loved allll of your whites, as usual....you are one lovely sweetie in the most beautiful white place!


Rita said...

Dearest June,
your white possessions are simply stunning. As always, your WW posts are a great source of inspiration and make me green with envy as you never seem to run out of white lovelies nor charme and inspiration. You have got such a talent sweet June and your home looks gorgeous both inside and ouside.
Love your white mirrow frame and, OMGosh, that white iron candleholder is such a treausure with those pretty roses.
BTW, thanks a lot for the "toulle and music sheet" idea. I'll definitely steal that. How do you tea-stain paper to avoid it curls up? Do you use a special type of paper for that purpose?
Thanks for sharing such amazing views of the outside of your home. Wish I had such views from my tiny weeny downtown apartment.

Rebecca said...

Hi June
I often repeat that phrase also, especially in the winter here "why do I live here?" We had freezing rain last night and today is gray again, I would much rather have snow to clean everything up and then the cold with the sun usually the following day. That is what I grew up in, it is warmer here but the winter is sooooo graaaaaaaaay.
I need sun...can you tell :}
Looking forward to visiting my sister next month in Phoenix.
Love the little candlestick and what a great idea for catching the drips, music paper. Another great idea for music paper!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Buougiorno June,
it bellissimo inside and out! I am moving in....sweet photos. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, as always! Love the candlestick-drip-prevention-invention :)

Love the outdoor pics - that blue sky against the white snow is just perfect.

LemonyRenee' said...

June, visiting your home via your blog is like visiting heaven. (Maybe it's that angelman you have there!) Just beautiful. Even your "grocery store" roses look more magical than the average roses. Amazing.

Janean said...

i cannot add any more to what's been said: FAB. those crusty painted metal candlesticks are simply gorgeous!!!!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Hey there dearest friend, Love the whites again this week, my favorite is your pretty vase! How very vintage looking. And your idea of the music paper and tulle in the candlesticks is genius. I will steal that idea and use it on one of our next family get togethers. How perfect. As for the snow, now That is some snow! But what amazes me is the blue blue sky and the sunshine. Have not seen any like that in years, as brilliant sunshine like that almost does not exist here in Germany. It gets sunny, but it is as if it is a filtered sunshine. How I miss sun like that, like back in NJ. Enjoy it for me, you lucky gal!!! I will picture you there, it will help chase away the gloom that is outside of my door these past days. So dreary, it is unbelievable. hugs and more from here, Debby

The Victorian Parlor said...

Brrr...the snow is beautiful but it looks so cold:). I love everything in your White Wednesday post, especially the candelsticks(I really like what you did with the sheet music and toile).



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello June,
Your post today is just so absolutely gorgeous. Your whites and vintage pretties are unbelieveably devine! I love how you placed the music note paper and the tulle inside the candlestick. So cute.
The snow scenes are incredible.

We have had unseasonably cold weather for the coast but now it's back up in the 60's. I still miss the snow, but I must admit I do like coastal weather.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I adore your white photos today, every one of them.
Just gorgeous and love the mirror and the roses, how pretty.
What a winter wonderland you live in, the snow is beautiful.
congratulations on your win of Traceys giveaway.
Stay warm and have a great weekend.


Laura said...

Dear June-
I know how you feel.
I wish my girls and grandkids were closer.
It's confusing, right?

Your house is lovely, and I feel the same way about white too-


A Fanciful Life said...

Hello June, what wonderful white photos. The snow is so beautiful. We have had rain, thunder, hail, wind and lightening the last few days so it is just WET! Still, it's not as cold as it must be in your town. Have to admit your weather is more beautiful though!
Sharon :-)

Sherry Williams said...

Oh, June...your whites are so gorgeous...they make my heart sing & your outside view is like heaven on earth!! Stay warm & cozy in your beautiful home!
hugs, Sherry

Hélène (Cannes) said...

I just love this white atmosphere in your home ... Love the snow landscape too ... What a delicious blog I discover this morning ...

Have a good day


Pony Girl said...

I love this post! You have such a wonderful vintage style, and a great photographer's eye!
I love tarnished silver, too.
I'm jealous of your snowfall! We've had none. I'm so sad. I'm like a little kid, I want a snow day, hee hee!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Gorgeous pictures June.
Happy day!

MJ Ornaments said...

Oh June, more beautiful photos! I especially love the snow ones. Although we don't get any here in CA, we have had our share of rain the past week. Hope you have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Take care,

Barbara said...

I adore your whites, June! Your interior shots are charming.
The views outside are equally fabulous...and those pine trees! They look exactly the way you want your Christmas tree to look.

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, so many beautiful whites around your home and the way you capture them in your photos makes them look amazingly beautiful!!!!!!

I really believe nature is a miracle remembering how your garden is full with the most wonderful flowers in summer time, after all this amount of snow I see in your pictures... my god, this is a lot of snow!!!!! How do you manage to move around in your car, I don´t understand....but I do understand that you long for your grands and then coming back your home you feel so happy!!
Muchos cariños and hugs,
Maria Cecilia

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

June, you always have the best whites! That frame is divine and I really love what you did with the candlesticks.

Candy said...

Looking at the wonderful fluffy snow from the warmth of my chair...perfectly beautiful!
And the roses in the your favorite pitcher...my favorite too!
Thanks for stopping by and knock, knocking at my PINK door today, always my treat when you visit!
Happy Warm Blessings to ya ;-)

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed the captivating photos; so soft and feminine. I am on a personal blogging identity quest having just started my blog a few months ago. Your site inspired me! -JoDee

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your photographs are beautiful! Just found your blog.

{oc cottage} said...

**Sigh**. What a wonderland!

m ^..^

Teacup Mosaics said...

There is no place like home! I love your winter white "nest".

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Dear June, your trip to Boise to visit your family sounds wonderful. It is lovely to go away but even nicer to come home!
Love the snowy pictures with the mountains in the background.

Jeanne x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I enjoyed the quote! Steel Magnolias has so many good lines, I find myself using many of them over the years.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi June,
Thank you so much for following my blog. Love all the white. Fresh new snow is just so beautiful.
Have a wonderful warm day...
Cathleen alyce

jade said...

My dearest June,
your pictures are absolutly wonderful - so full of sunshine and all your treasures and the white roses are sooo romantic!!! And thank you so much for all your lovely words - the greetings from your angel make me very happy.......kisses to him!!!!! So i feel much more better now!!!

Have a wonderful week, Hugs Jade

Suzanne said...

Hi June~ Love looking at all of your "whites"...especially the pretty pitcher. Now, the snow, well, you can keep it in your part of Idaho! :) But it is pretty!

Glad you were able to spend some time with your daughter and grandson in Boise. We did have some nice(er) weather last week...really windy though!

Paris Rags Romance said...

oh you know how I love whites too, beautiful pics, I love the property pics, beautiful snow! I'm amazed how many people leave you comments, people are drawn to your kind loving heart. Hugs! Kimberly

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh June!!! You are just snowbound!! Wow! What a beautiful country. My hubby was just looking at the pictures with me and getting homesick!! What a lovely vista you have there! You are blessed friend. Keep warm and cozy!! I'm thinking about you!