Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whites, Whites, Whites!!!

I first want to take this opportunity to say that I was so grateful to get
the messages from all of you on my little creations I shared in my last post.

I really appreciate the encouragement that comes from you all who read
 this blog!
You are so loving and thoughtful...
and you rock!!!

This past week has been full of 'have to dos'
I didn't get much time for the 'want to dos'

I did manage to paint some frames and mirrors that I had picked up while thrifting.
The one below has been on the wall for two years. (it was a dingy gold) not a pretty gold))  not like the awesome creamy one I have in the living room))) and every time
I would walk by it, I would imagine it white.
So now it's white!

This is a little corner of the bedroom.

 I didn't make the beautiful coffee filter
pom poms.
 I bought them last year while in Salt Lake City when  I went to see
my daughter.
I've been going to make some...

(they are at the bottom of the 'want to make' list now)

and a cute little cream velvet hat.

In the living room, a plain white chenille pillow bought at a yard sale
gets  a posy.

I have a friend who has a store in a neighboring town called Chic Antiques and she sells
these beautiful taffeta roses.

Just the touch it needed!

I gave this old silk lampshade a face lift with some vintage millinery and lace. 

I'm joining Kathleen from Faded Charm for this week's White Wednesday.

Some of you mentioned that I should consider selling some of the things I make.
My daughters and I used to do the Artist Market in Hailey, Idaho and I sold many of the
things I made then.
 I haven't done it for a few years, but plan to a couple this Summer.
I'm trying to get as many things done now, before the gardening gets crazy.

It would be fun to take part in it again.
We'll see if I get enough done to take part.
I'll let you know how it goes.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Now this is what I call "Beautiful Whites". Such pretty things.

Unknown said...

... sooooo ethereal and dreamy!!
I just adore all of your pretty touches of lace, flowers and ribbons!!
xo, Rosemary

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love getting a glimpse into your gorgeous home. So happy to hear you are feeling better!


Unknown said...

Trying to catch up on my blog visiting. You are always one of my first stops! Like you, I've had way too many "have to" projects. Love everything that you are doing. I just purchases several lamp shades to redo myself. Yours are so beautiful and inspiring!

Trisha said...

Everything is breathtaking and beautiful as always! You will have to let me know if you start selling your stuff somewhere...I would make a special trip down your way!! Have a wonderful week!!


Deb said...

Hi June
I love the slip cover on your chair with the slight ruffle! The taffeta rose on the pillow is an adorable touch ♥

Holly Loves Art said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I just love all whites and creams! I also love coming here to "visit" your pretty horses. I enjoy seeing them on your sidebar looking so pretty.

ShabbyESP said...

I love the mirror it is so pretty!!
Your work is so sweet you should sell some!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous! I love that mirror and all thats in the reflection :)
I cant get enough of white..its breath-taking and pure.

Deborah xo

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Everything is So petty June, and the thought of you selling some of the things you make would make me a Happy girlie. I know I would be very interested!

I think it's great you painted the mirror, I end of painting quite a few things myself with things that were gold.... and I"m very pleased with the way it turn out.

Dressing up lampshades, now that is something I enjoy doing and yours turn out so lovely.

Until next my friend... Sending warm HUGS*

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

So beautiful June! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love the mirror and all the other lovely whites you shared.
I am sure your goodies will sell out fast if you decide to sell them.

Have a great week!


Julie Marie said...

Hi June, your whites are always so very beautiful! I love what you did to your lampshade, so pretty!... I hope you will sell some of your beautiful creations online to us blogger ladies too! I would be the first one to order!... hope you are feeling much better... gardening time is nearing, but we had a major blizzard here yesterday!... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Charlene said...

The mirror is heavenly!!!! And I LOVE how the lamp shade turned out. Great job. Thanks for sharing. Charlene

Lovey said...


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Such charming embellishing.... said...

I love all of the special touches you added to your beautiful whites. You would sell out of things if you sold them. You are so creative and your creations are fabulous:) Enjoy your week!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

LiLi M. said...

Ooh that mirror June, it is sooo beautiful, I bet it is a whole lot better than the wrong gold. I love your feeling for all those lovely details: the roses, the lace and the other flowers. Too bad there are only 24 hours in a day, don't you think? On the other hand I guess that you and I wouldn't have enough with 48 either...
Wishing you good luck creating, hopefully you will have enough time to make things for the market too, but don't make it a goal in itself, as long as you are having fun, I'm pleased. Have a great week, hugs LiLi.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I am so in love with this mirror. It's beautiful. And, using the lace to embellish your lampshade makes it look so pretty and romantic.


Anne Lorys said...

You are such a style role model for me, June! Everything you do just has that extra special touch to it.



Anonymous said...

The mirror is stunning and I adore the slipcover on your chair, it's gorgeous.

sevencherubs said...


Sandi said...

Beautiful June! I LOVE that taffeta is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful white textures, June! Thanks for all of this fabulous eye candy!
You definitely should sell the things you make... please, open an Etsy shop, too! ;-)
Happy WW sweetie!
Jo :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I always smile when I visit here June...your beautiful pictures always make me feel so welcome!

birdie blue said...

love the soft, pretty whites, june. it's always so beautiful over here. i think etsy is calling your name.


Diane said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. I love all the whites and never get tired of looking at them. Good luck on your venture, I've had enough gentle pushes that I'm finally going to start an Etsy shop. Blessings, June, Diane

erin's art and gardens said...

everything is just so beautiful!! i just assumed you sold your gorgeous items!? you could easily sell on etsy too as your artful photography skills would certainly help sell anything! it is always a pure pleasure to visit your blog.

Ann Marie said...

As always.. Beautiful whites!!

I love your white mirror.. and your new bed frame. So.. question..
How are you painting in the freezing weather? Curious.. as I have a whole " Need to paint" pile.. but I have to wait until it's almost 70 degrees!

I have some fun old chippy chairs I'm taking into Home Again.. I thought of you when I saw them..

Hugs! ~ And if/when you come to Salt Lake.. we should meet up sometime!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I love all your pretties, June but that chair looks so comfy. Love it!

Junebug said...

Love, love the white mirror!! Now if you do the show in Hailey you will have to give me plenty of warning. I figure if I can go to a junk sale 7 hours away(Farm Chicks) why not drive 9 hours! Turn it into a girlfriends road trip! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better but remember to keep that quiet, shhhhhhh! Hugs, June

the old white house said...

oh my those vintage milinery flowers are amazing! Every picture is simply beautiful, June. I want to make those pompoms now too, love them!!
Another gorgeous post.... Theresa xoxo

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Everything is just beautiful. The different textures of the flowers and laces just add to the beauty of your items. ~~Sherry~~

Lynn said...

What a lovely post! Each photo was beautiful and inspiring. Sounds like you're a clever lady. I just love all the whites ... so dreamy. Thanks for sharing and Happy White Wednesday.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

The Green Pea said...

June, your made the right decision to paint that mirror. It is beautiful! The lamp shade is also.
I can't to see your gardens this Spring. sandi

kelli said...

Hello June,
I love what you did with the lampshade and the mirrors. everything looks so beautiful.
I also REALLY love the slip cover on the chair.
I agree---you should sell the things you make!!

Unknown said...

such pretty pretty romantic whites. I love that mirror painted white!

sweetpea said...

every time i see that chair i just say ahhhh.



The Polka Dot Closet said...

As usual, it is all gorgeous! Yes you should sell it! I know what you mean about weeks when you don't get to do what you want to, just what you have to!


Anonymous said...

I've been out of town and hadn't seen your previous post with all it's goodies you made!! I am loving your lamp shades June! They are awesome!

I wish I lived nearby to come to your sell- I am sure my basket would be loaded down with your goodies!! You are so organized and thinking ahead- when I would do a sell like this I would wait till 4 weeks before and then go crazy crafting which would make everyone else in the house crazy too!

I am so looking forward to getting some gardening days in- just wish it were sooner!

bee blessed

MJ Ornaments said...

Love, love, love. But don't I always? Take care June, and get out there again and sell your goodies. ~Martha

oldgreymare said...

If only we had four hands, two heads, 48 hour days and unlimited funds....sigh..I think we're still doing pretty darn good with what we have. lol

Lovely again dear. Make me some pom poms I'll make you some roses. ; )


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, Your mirror looks great in white and allows such a lovely look into your bedroom. I also love the lampshade. The lace you've wrapped around is so beautiful and delicate. I'm sure your creations will sell like hotcakes!
Hugs and warm wishes to you,

Jennifer said...

Just happened to stumble upon your blog...What a soft place to land!
Beautiful, dreamy, and overflowing with eye candy....LOVE IT!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Love all your rosies and posies June...
Every time I come to visit I'm always sooo inspired by your charming,romantic decorating and amazing talents... You are such a breath of fresh sweetness!!

hugs, Sherri:)

Farah said...

Hi June,
Grace of white, beauty of delicacy and softness of your word... And I mean what I am saying... Lovely post... love a little redo of lamp shade,, it looks really pretty...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, what can I say other than you create the most beautiful images in white, and I LOVE IT ALLLLLLL! My studio will get there eventually; my husband needs to move out his industrial metal desk, I need to paint the walls FROST WHITE and then I am in business!!! MERCI for all your creative endeavors that make us all so happy!!!! Have a lovely day, Anita

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

When the weather outside is cold and frightful it is here with you June I find a warming of the heart... a place of tranquility and tenderness.
Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi June, All your whites are so gorgeous!!I love your slipcover too!Everything looks so romantic, and charming.So happy your feeling better.


Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better dear friend! How lovely all your pretty things are, I especially love the taffeta rose, and your transformed mirror!!

Hugs Jane

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June.I love all your whites in your home, so still and quiet. Gorgeous. Love that tafeta rose. Beautifully made. So pretty.
Hugs from Riet

Donna Reyne' said...

I love that ruffled chair!
But I always love the things you make or gather together!
Did I see you say you were going to do an event this summer? Woo who!
I hope I am about!

Rebecca Nelson said...


How you be girlfriend?????? You must chat soon! Know I think of you always...

Just always sooo LOVIN' that home of yours!



Unknown said...

OMG! I LOVE that rose, can you write me the details & how to acquire one. I'd be ever so grateful ... truly I would.

Gosh June ... I can hardly wait for the day we sit in your garden & you show me through your elegant abode. Everything in your home is just so peaceful & elegant.

You have the 'touch' my friend ... & your soul shines thru in everything.

Hope you are all better from your healing ... TY I am doing fine now.

We had an awesome blizzard yesterday with 15" of that fabulous fluffy white stuff. 3 more storms in next few days predicting more, yippee!

Have a beautiful eve ~
Hugs & love ~

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi June, everything you touch looks so soft and pretty.The photo's of your home are wonderful! XO Christie

Debra Howard said...

Such a beautiful post! Your blog always makes me sigh and smile. It feels so good to come visit a while.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh deareset June, what lovely things to say to me! ANd you, your camera sees what I see, but somehow my camera CAN'T CATCH IT! How lovely that we all have something special to share, large or small, profound or simple, fun and frivoulous....thank you so much!!! Have a wonderful weekend! Anita

Lisa said...

Always, ALWAYS such a collection of beautiful images & inspiring ideas over here. I am still collecting tags to alter, thanks to the last post. I think you would be very sucessful selling your pretties anywhere. I don't know where you find the engery to do it all! Have a beautiful weekend.

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, I love your mirror and your style!
What a beautiful room!
Have a happy weekend,

Petit Coterie said...

I love the white on white look, it's just so clean looking and it never goes out of style. Beautiful pics!


Privet and Holly said...

So darn pretty.
So June.
I'm updating our
powder room and
want to use a
different mirror.
I've been waffling
on gold vs white,
but now am leaning
toward the white....
Love it!
xx Suzanne

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your whites are gorgeous as usual. I love visiting your blog, it is a true breath of fresh air. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Barbara said...

Those taffeta roses are adorable, June! I just love your "whites"!
Your ideas always bring a smile to my face...from the simple ribbon hanging from the mirror, to the rose on the pillow. Beautiful, as always!

wendy said...

how do you manage to keep White things White??

The Flying Bee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! are simply amazing!


Georgianna said...

Hi June, The mirror is marvelous!! So is everything – all so pretty and inviting and comfortable and cozy. Just love everything about it. Hope you are well and have a most lovely weekend! xo – g

Rostrose said...

Dearest artistic June!
I was a bit "off" for a while but now I'm back in Bloggetonia (or I TRY to be back ;o))... Great taffeta roses and face lifted lampshade and WOW-frame-paintings and wonderful photos of them!!! Oh, and I adore your inspring creations of your former post!
I wish you and your family a great weekend! Warmest hugs, Traude

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi June,
simply gorgeous!!! TFS. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi June, Everything is gorgeous. Love the painted mirror and the roses on the lampshade. Prfect!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So pretty honey. I just love how your mirrored turned out.
I would love to be able to do some lampshades like the one you did here. It is beautiful.
glad you shared all of these with us

Diana`s said...

hey june ...beautiful lampshades...every thing looks great ..white...i loooove it have a nice sunday..Diana.DK..

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Glorious Sunday June Sweetie...
A beautiful share as always. (even when you are in a fog.)

I love how you have captured the beauty of Winter white amongst your home. Love the mirror. Who would have thought? How beautiful it looks and brought it right up to new again. I love it. And I would have never thought about the lamp shades. My word I have been tossing them for years. I could have been making beauty. Isn't it amazing what each of us see, when we think of beauty. Well sweet one, you have opened my eyes to the lampshades. Not another one will go into our dumpster for sure.

Love the addition of the rose on your pillow. It just pops now. How pretty. I have seen those made, but would love to pick one apart and try my own. How beautiful it is. Thank you for sharing.

Hope you are well and the family too sweetie. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon and I hope you get to create something. Love the hearts and sachet bags. Just beautiful. You are very organized. Love this crafting area of yours.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

victorian parlor II said...


It's all absolutely gorgeous!!!



Deedee said...

June, as usual you have stunned me with your lovely surroundings. I want to make at least one of my new rooms predominately white. Just looking at your photos is such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your world.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello June
You make whites look so romantic and pure. As always Beautiful photos of your home. Thank you for sharing your piece of Heaven with all of us!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is all so wonderful! The lamp shade is great, yes definitely you should sell some of your projects! Occasionally I will show something going in my booth and people will email and I will send it to them instead, Just let us know when something you have made is for sale, it would be easier to sell to us than drag to the artist is worth a try, your stuff is lovely! I to hope that the customer I made the Timmy doll for send me follow up photo's of the honeymoon, if he does I will post them!!


Pondside said...

I'm so late to this post of yours, but I'm very glad to have come by. After reading and gazing at the photos I feel a lovely *sigh* coming on. It does the heart good to look at beauty, doesn't it?

Rosie said...

Oh June, this is so beautiful. I just want to wander through your wonderfully, white, whimsical home, and admire the loveliness it holds...just perfect...miss you dear one...sending hugs, and well Rosie

Eliane Zimmermann said...

i love your blog, the name of your blog, the way you describe your 'angel'-son. i am a 51 year old german (only mother of two teenagers) living in ireland and our access to the internet can be quite tricky. but i will be reading your blog from now on. our elder son was born without foodpipe so i know the sorrows you can have with a special child in the early days (now he is a normal teenager, to his enormous scar in his chest he refers to a bite from a shark and the girls are really impressed!!!!)

Bumpkin Hill said...

I love how your mirror turned out, just perfect. I have been enjoying all the little photos down your side bar, your horses are just beautiful, I used to have my own horse and your little Ashes is so cute! your garden looks like a dream, gosh I feel inspired to make my home more beautiful. Hugs, Catherine xx

Rita said...

June dearest,
thank you for popping over. Actually I've been meaning to stop by today to invite you to my blog as I have an award for you there. I guess I wasn't fast enough!!
I'm so glad you are feeling better and it's wonderful to see how active you are.
love your whites. Those coffee filter pom poms are simply amazing and so is the rose on your chenille pillow. All sooooooooooooo romantic.
Sending blessings your way
rita said...

What a perfect touch for that lampshade!

Alaina said...

June, I had to laugh when I read you comment. My back usually killing me by the end of the first week it is warm enough to work in the gardens from all of the weeding. But, I love it, even the weeding, I do a lot of thinking in the gardens, very good for the soul. I am doing a post soon asking my wonderful blogger friends for help with my garden design and you are top on my list for questions. Have a wonderful week and know that we are one week closer to spring.

"Στον δικό μου υπέροχο κόσμο...." said...

Only one word!AMAZING!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

OR . . . you could open an Etsy store and share your beautiful creations world wide. I can't wait to see what you are making for your sales.


mudderbear said...

I love your displays of whites. Your photography is so beautiful. How are you up there in the cold? We are freezing down here in Salt is very cold, but maybe not as cold as where you are. I send warm thoughts. Stay warm and safe.

Unknown said...

As always, I LOVE your whites June!!! And, oh my, but I am in love with the slip cover on your chair...did you make that?!! I absolutely LOVE it!!


:) T

Lady Pamela said...

Hi June,
I love the simple white ribbon hanging from the pure white mirror. White in any shade is perfect. Don't you think?

jade said...

Oh, June, i love your wonderful post full of beauty, light and romance..........the roses are soooooo lovely!!!! Have a wonderful week,

Hugs Jade

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Very sweet, June, so happy to catch up on your pretty blog!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Candylei said...

Your pictures are always perfect! It's because what you create and make is perfect! Love it all.


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Can always count on you for the most beautiful whites, June. Love those coffee filter pompoms (I've got a stash of filters waiting for me to do a project like that someday). Adore your ruffled slipcovers and your fabulous embellished lampshades!

Lara said...

Hi! I just found your pretty blog via Belle Blanc! Such beautiful whites and what a beautiful style you have! I'll be back soon! I'm your newest follower. :)

Suz said...

That is all so very pretty and, as I have said before, your photography is incredble. Thank you, June, for the nice treat!

Candy said...

Have missed my visits here so playing catch up on all you've been up to. Good things for sure. I think I'll grab some lace and dress up my shade.
Staying warm with our little snow flurries last night.
Blessings ;-)

YayaOrchid said...

Your blog is exactly how I want mine to look! Would you share what blogger template you are using? I like the wide roominess for photos. And what font are you using? Love it, love it!

paperbird said...

hello cute june,
your house is so DREAMY,
it looks so warm and inviting.
i could sit in that pretty linen chair all day long!
i have a beautiful taffeta rose a friend gave to me- now i know what to do with it- i just need to sew up a pretty pillow. i also love the pom pons- what delicious store did you buy them at? i feel the need to go shopping!

have a beautiful weekend

LuLu Kellogg said...

Gorgeous whites!

I popped over from Denise's Blog, Bella Dreams. So glad I found you!

LuLu Kellogg

koralee said...

Everything is always so pretty over make my heart sing...thank you. xoxo

The Rustic Victorian said...

Beautiful Post June!!!!

Linda said...

I love your White on White decor...very pretty.
I found your blog while visiting Old Centennial Farmhouse....please come and visit anytime.


Hi June, What a lovely white post! Love that taffeta rose and your lamp shade! Everything in your home looks so pretty and romantic. Hope you are doing well.
~ Julie

Suzanne said...

I just may have to take a trip to Hailey this summer if you are "going to market"!

Love that slip cover on your chair...very pretty.