Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Wednesday!

I am joining Kathleen at Faded Charm today for another White Wednesday.
Can you believe that this is number 89 for her????
Not for me however, because
it's been awhile since I have played along.
This week I went looking for whites in my home and studio that I hadn't already shown
here on my blog, and this is what I came up with.

My friend Suzan sent this pretty little gift a long time ago when we first met through blogging.
It came in a package crammed with beautiful things that she had made and that I have
shown here before.
I love the simplicity of it.

I have an inner battle going on constantly within myself over how I choose to decorate my spaces.

One of my personalities would love a home packed full of nic nacs...
and so many pictures and beautiful things hanging on the walls
 that there would be no wall showing at all!

And then there is a part of me that needs a serene surrounding...
a calmness...
space to breath...

Having a studio apart from the house has satisfied a little of the struggle.
In the studio I cram as much visual stimulation into it as I can.

Having so much out and around me helps with the creative process.
It keeps my mind full of ideas and dreams of the next project.

 I know I don't share a lot of the things I make here on my blog...and I am trying
to get braver about showing them off. In the future I hope to do a post or two
about the things I make for my home.

I'm not at all shy about sharing the great finds I unearth though,
like this beautiful old light fixture part I discovered on one of my hunts.

I have been making more of the collage tags that I showed earlier using the garment tags I save.

My husband thinks I am buying new clothes just to make the tags. 

In truth,

I make the tags to lessen the guilt over buying so many new things for the closet!

(I say for the closet because my kids don't think I could possibly ever wear everything
that's in there) I don't get rid of anything))

Just a few of the thousand I'm working on.

I told you the closet was full!!!!!!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
So happy to see a post from you. I just love coming here to visit and seeing what beautiful creation you have made. As usual, you have so many lovelies to show. I love your soft and romantic photos. The tags are beautiful and please keep showing us all the things that you create. We bloggers can never get enough.


Vintage Tea Time said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the tags - so pretty - totally justifies buying the new clothes;)

Lara said...

Your photos are so, so lovely! They have sent my heart all a flutter! :) I know what you mean about keeping things around for inspiration. I have been collecting antiques and flea market goodies for a few years now and I think it's high time to start my storage prop studio in my basement - my plan for the summer.. as I like to change things up, decorate and redecorate quite a bit. ;))My favorite photo is the one with the rolled up paper.. such an interesting and soul calming shot! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful white post. Your tags are gorgeous and you photography is incredible. So love visiting. I am inspired every time I do. ~~Sherry~~

Bente said...

Hello. I hope you show all the beautiful things you make. I love to see and I follow your blog.


Oh my goodness, what GORGEOUS photos. I look forward to you getting your courage up and sharing more of your lovely creations with us!

Happy WW,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi June Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share. I love these gorgeous tags that you have made. How elegant they are. I love the different textures most all. Love textures.

I really adored the white one with the lace and the hearts with buttons in the center. Then tied with string.

The tag that has the cloth rose on it? Did you make the rose you added to it? If so, do you have instructions? So sweet.

Thank you for taking me amongst the lace, linen, pearls and roses for a little stroll this morning. I have so enjoyed my visit here with you at Laughing With Angels sweet friend.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Debra Howard said...

Wow girl, it looks like you found quite a bit of white. I need to do that one of these days. I know I have enough to make a post. I always enjoy seeing yours. You are pretty great at photography too. Your pictures look so dreamy and pretty. I am having a giveaway over at my Gloryfeathers blog if you are interested. Keep up the great work.

Vintage Home said...

Always thanks for sharing....and your pictures today are so soft & serene!
If your shopping makes the creative juices flow....then shop shop shop...those "tags"are delightful!

oldgreymare said...

Junebug :D

Everything is beautiful and I always think of the word ethereal when I visit here.

I told Jo she is just going to love you as I do!

Your tags are gorgeous and so typical of all your beautiful creations. There are many cheerleaders out here for you.. RAH RAH!


Blondie's Journal said...

I always love visiting, June. You have some especially pretty whites today...I spent a little extra time staring at each lovely picture.

I don't have a studio but I would imagine that you wouldn't want everything tucked away, what would inspire you? And in a place you call your own, who do you have to tidy up for?!

Have a beautiful day, my friend!


{oc cottage} said...

Holy cats! You BETTER start showing more of your creations! What pretties!

m ^..^

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Ha ha might b cheaper on ur budget if u buy some tags from the craft store and adorn them. They are soooo dreamy and amazing but i know sorting through the closet is such a pain...but then again...if u r anything like me...I m a clothes horse and the tags are the PERFECT excuse to shop.....:) said...

Hi June:) Love your whites today. Your tags are beautiful! I would love to see what other things you have created. I just know they would be awesome:) Have a wonderful week.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

joanne said...

It looks like you are having a fine time out in the studio! Beautiful whites, so feminine and soft...just lovely.

Pondside said...

How can a post so full of activity be so peaceful?....but it's always that way when I drop by to read one of your posts. I think it's that you have the balance perfected.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, how well I know the struggle...stuff or no stuff?!
Your creations are brave...this is the most encouraging group of women I have ever *known*...

missshawna said...

WOW! I love those beautiful tags. Your photos are amazing. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Victoria said...

Your blog is always such a treat to visit. Everything is so soft and feminine to look at and your beautiful soul always shines through in your posts:)

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful tags June! You SHOULD show more of your creations...I know they are as gorgeous as everything else!

time worn interiors said...

I love seeing all your projects! Such lovely creations!

Robin Thomas said...

Okay, JUNE! My keyboard is not droolproof.

Must get towel now.

Robin Thomas said...

Okay, JUNE! My keyboard is not droolproof.

Must get towel now.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your tags are absolutely gorgeous! Better go buy some more clothes!!

Seawashed said...

Always beautiful and calming to visit here. Your lifestyle is gentle and simple which refreshes my heart always.

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
You are always busy making something pretty- I love the tags!
I am looking forward to seeing your garden again this year- I know you worked hard making a new bed last year.I am not sure if you got as much snow as us this year but we have a ton of it!
Take care,

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Once again delicate beauty in every photo...
Love the little tags.
Hope you are well and searching for signs of Spring.
Susan x

Tracy said...

June, you are so talented...I love the last two photos best of all, but all of them are so pure and delicate!
Thank you for sharing such lovely items...

LuLu Kellogg said...

GORGEOUS photos June!

Kate said...

So great to see a terrific post from you! I love love the old salvaged lamp piece its my favorite. Love your tags you are so full of talent. Have a beautiful week!


Unknown said...

i've missed you! your whites are truly stunning and j'adore your gorgeous...and i do mean...gorgeous tags! Please share more with us. they are ever so lovely! Happy WW mon amie!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

June everything you touch turns to something this post(big surprise)just love all your little treasures!!!! x0x0

Unknown said...

...I am soooo releaved to hear that I am not alone in my quest for beautiful clothing tags and I also have been know to purchase an item for the beautiful tag inside alone ~ LOL!!
~ and of this I am most sure, that there is NOTHING that passes through your fingers that would simply not be lovely!!

xo, Rosemary

Lovey said...

Phenomenal woman...YOU ARE.

Alaina said...

I always get excited when I see your name up on my blog roll. Funny about what you said in your post, I am going through that same kind of situation. Oh I love to have my collections out, BUT I do not want to clear around, near or even dust them, enough with the clutter so I am trying to pair down and clean so I can put some behind glass and not worry anymore about cleaning, spring is around the corner and I just do not have time for cleaning.

Please share more of your creativeness, I love the peak at the tags, they are adorable and I have a feeling we are going to be dazzeled if you would show us more. Please oh pretty please!
Well I hope you have a wonderful week.

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening June
Your creations are so lovely! You are like the energizer bunny and I am envious of your energy! Have a great rest of the week.

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful whites in your studio June. Hope all is well with you and your family and thanks for sharing with us today.

Have you been able to get out in your garden, or is it still covered in snow? I can't wait for warmer weather and flowers:)

Best wishes.


Anonymous said...

What a joy that was to look at all of your beautiful photos, June... they're stunning! Your creations are just lovely! A pleasure to visit... as always... :)

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, as always, your whites are just beautiful!... I just love those little tags you are making, and can't wait for you to show more of your crafts... I feel sort of like you... sometimes I want simple and sometimes I want to put out every knickknack I own!... thank goodness for crafts rooms where we can have both!... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

Photos are beautiful! Love all the calming.

Privet and Holly said...

For the closet...
Hmmm, that a phrase
that I MUST remember,
June!! And I'm with
you...I'm a bit of a
split personality when
it comes to decorating...
Attracted to the full-up
style as well as the
minimalist. Keep sharing
your creations, friend!!
xx Suzanne

MJ Ornaments said...

June, your creations are so pretty, I love the tags. And your photos are breathtaking. XO Martha

Diane said...

I love your tags, June, they're so pretty and different. And I love the lace piece it's gorgeous. I think the clutter won at my house. It's such a tiny little house that it's hard to be airy and simple, one thing comes in - another has to leave. I meant to give you credit on my blog about the roses but I did something wrong and just linked back to myself???!!! Diane

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Please don't hide your beautiful creations, dear June! I love everything I have seen so far and would like to see more.
All of your pictures have a wonderful romantic touch. Eye-candies for sure.
Hugs to you,

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hello dear June!

Finally I get around a bit more catching up on my blogging friends. I had a hard time keeping up with blogging since my mom got Chronical Leukemia last year but slowly we are all adjusting to the situation and gettig a bit normality back in life as far as this is possible.

Did I understand that right, that your studio has been shot for WWC too? If so I must say that you so deserve it. Your studio belonged to my 10 faves, along with Suzan's of course, from the last WWC party!

And I love your tags, they are very special and yes you should show more of your creations here on your blog!

Sending you warm Spring wishes from still freezing Northern Germany!

xoxo~ Carola

P.S. Can't wait to go back to gardening after this long and cold Winter and I'm sure so are you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU TAKE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF WHITE, JUNE....what a are you? May you have a relaxing and blessed day dearest, Anita

Unknown said...

those tags are so beautiful!! So gorgeous...I just love seeing your whites. Those buttons are so pretty..Have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

June I just think your tags are so gorgeous, I love the one with the white rose and fleur-de-lis! They're especially cool because they are recycled. I don't seem to get many tags on new clothes I buy...maybe I need to stop shopping for my clothes at Target lol.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June...nice to see you again!

Your tags are just so wonderful ~ love how you layer beauty on beauty!

Sitting here recooping I am looking around wanting to change so much...Jim knows he is in trouble!

Ann Marie said...

I try not to covet your studio..
I really do.

Love your whites.. love your creations.. love your heart. :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Your tags are every thing ethereal. I love them! Your fist photo is so gorgeous with that petticoat and your amazing dried roses. I hope you're seeing sun these day and less snow.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear June, I don't know why you are shy to show off your creations. These tags are evidence enough that you are wonderfully creative and talented. Your home, studio and photos are all so beautiful. Also an indication of the beautiful person you are. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Anne Marie said...

you are so creative June...I like the image with the rosette and fleur de lis the best :)

and the first image of the roses in the background with the vintage tulle - that one is stunning -

Anne Marie

Junebug said...

Oh I love the picture of the white crochet doily with the vintage pearls. It makes me want to go home and wipe out my crochet hooks. I love how you inspired me. Sometimes I just need friends to kick start my creative brain. Thank you, and now I see a fun project coming. Oh by the way, I flip flop from covered wall, serene, to lots of color! Country, to cottage, to even rustic. Oh will this brain ever slow down! Hugs!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

Girl, if there were AA for white- aholics or even shop aholics, you just made us all fall off the wagon. I drank up every single drop of your beautiful pictures and wonderfully adorned tags with no shame. And ya know what....I want to see more.

Lisa said...

I'd love to see the things you make, I know they are most likely, gorgeous, and I'd love to have those tags! Beautiful!

my very best,

Anonymous said...

Oh so white and pretty!
I'm in awe...what a gorgeous post!

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina

All That Jazz said...

Your photos are always so beautiful June!! You are so talented. I love your tags, too! They are fabulous!!
Happy Friday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your white Wednesday photographs are a real delight to see.
I love your beautiful style around your home.
You are hiding your light under a bushel, as your tags are so gorgeous.
I love how pretty and romantic everything is!

Happy weekend

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Can always count on you for the prettiest pretties, June! I ADORE your sweet and gorgeous tags!!! You must start selling them :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet girl!!!! Your creations are GORGEOUS!!!! And I just LOVE that you use old clothing tags ~ very green :) I always love visiting you June, please keep creating and sharing ~ I hope all is well with you and yours, hugs and love, Dawn

Rebecca said...

June those look so wonderful, I think you should share your creativity on my new blog hop Sunday Studio...
You are so talented, you just need to share and get encouraged a little. We would all love to see your work. Share your gift :)
Wishing you a blessed weekend

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Beautiful as always. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


paperbird said...

All so gorgeous June.
I have been inspired by each lovely image.
I love your beautiful tags
Your home looks to be so serene and peaceful- beautiful like your sweet spirit!

wendy said...

Your tags are gorgeous. Dang, you make the neatest stuff.
I wish my hubby would build me a "studio"......and I'd put in it all MY frilly, fluffy, and fancy things.
We did buy us a greenhouse last year though, and are looking forward to having fun with it and all our plants this spring..............IF spring ever comes.

Villa König said...

Dear June, your pics make me always speechless, all these wonderful things.I really love your tags!!! You are so talented! Lovely weekend, Yvonne

Sharing with Sherri said...

Just popping in with a little hello to let you know I was thinking of you June...

I know what you mean about having that inner battle as well. I so appreciate the calm serenity that the color white gives, but love the stimulation of color as well! So I mix some of each for a bit of both!

Hugs and good wishes,

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June,
I can see you are on the mend and taking wonderful photos to cheer us up. I want to paint everything white, buy rose bushes, and play with lace, when I visit. Thank you for the inspirations..the great escape!
God Bless Your Weekend!

Ginger said...

My heart is going pitter patter, just lovely whites and romance. Love it, you are one talented lady.

koralee said...

Your work and images make my heart sing...thank you for such beauty everytime I visit. xoxoxo

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oh all your tags are SOOOO PRETTY!!

Don't you take any notice, you keep on buying new things you deserve 'em Are those things in your closet in whites and pastels or are you a colourful buyer I wonder?
Somehow I think of you in whites and creams with pale pink too, I bet I'm right.
I'm definitely not a should see MY closet, ;)

Hugs for a happy Sunday June!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Lovely as always, I feel so peaceful when I am here. Jane

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, I love your blog soooo much!!
It brings me some interior peace ...
Please, take a look to mine, there's an Award for you :)

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, I love your blog soooo much!!
It brings me some interior peace ...
Please, take a look to mine, there's an Award for you :)
Have a nice day

Rostrose said...

Number 89 - wow! Kathleen has a tremendous endurance, right? And it's always amazing to see how many wonderful treasures are "dug up" and shown in White-wednesday - you find pretty new things again and again and again. Your photos are so beautiful, dear June! I especially love the second one and the photo with the buttons! Warmest hugs, Traude

karen said...

Breathtaking blog.
LOVE the whites.
check out weirdbird for a really cool paintbrush idea!
or click on my return.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon my dear June,

My husband and I had such a lovely weekend, so fun and full of laughter and hope. May your week be filled with love overflowing my friend, and your white is oh so breathtaking, every time I come here!! Anita

PeregrineBlue said...

.....and from the quality, i can see your cup is full too.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
Your posts are always drop dead gorgeous and this one is no exception.. love the pretties from Suzan and your own clever creations and finds...

I have the same dilemma as you.. simplicity vs stuff... in the last few weeks.. the simplicity has won!!

Have a lovely week and thanks for popping in.. ciao xxxx Julie

the old white house said...

Hi June! I love coming here to see the beautiful photographs you share with us... but today was a special treat because you shared your creations with us too! Your tags are so pretty! I hope to see more of your art, you really are so talented. Your home is like a piece of art in itself! xoxo

Rostrose said...

I'm looking forward to your posting about Sun Valley, dearest June - must be an amazing pace!
Warm hugs again, Traude

Farah said...

Breathtaking photos and what a darling way of talking June... love the post ... its beautiful .... And TAGS are looking so delicate and feminine...June why you changed your water mark writing I think previous one was darling and very much suits with the mood of your posts, beautiful, romantic and soft ... Hope you dont mind my suggestion I love that
Hope you will enjoy your visit if you can spare a little bit to see some napkin folds at

Reading Tea Leaves said...

June, your tags are lovely and I can see why you can't get enough of them:-)!

Thank you for popping over to say hello - it seems we are all of the same sentiment.

Hope you are seeing signs of Spring in your part of the world!


Cherie Wilson said...

Hello June! It was so sweet of you to leave a comment. Your words bless me so! I love the chance to now visit your blog and see your life in a nutshell. What a beautiful nutshell it is! Sending Love! Will be back to sit a spell soon:) XO

Monica said...

You made my day, dear June!!! Thank youuuu for such heartwarming note!!
Love love your tags, they are wondrous! I love to keep and use them too. Aren't they amazingly sturdy and with such interesting shapes?
Monica xo

Georgianna said...

Everything here is so beautiful, June, whether simple and clean or filled with visual delights. Your wonderful eye and sense of aesthetics make either style work so well for you. I do know the struggle. I'm leaning more toward less out on display but just bought industrial shelving for my studio closet for my props which had escaped all over the house. :)


xo – g

Evα ♡ said...

so nice blog !

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, I was missing your white wednesdays just as the first time I met you, I did so enjoyed all of them and now your giving us so much joy with the wonderful pics you take.
I´m also constantly in an inner battle as you are and do know lots of friends who do as well... I would filled my home with old furnitures not minding if I don´t have space to walk through!!!
Lots of warm hugs to you my dear

LiLi M. said...

Finally I am here June, we had a Spring break and my son went back to school yesterday, my daughter is still ill at home. Your photos are gorgeous as always, but I like your own designs most!!! You have so many talents, thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Your whites are gorgeous today, June. I love the red-topped jar of buttons! You always have such an eye!

My name is Riet said...

HI dear JUne. Thank you for visiting me. I am getting better every day but still sleep a lot. This is a real bad flu.
I love your pictures of all your whites and hope to see a lot of what you make. I am sure we all love it. I love what you say about clothes for the closet. hihihi.I think many of us have the same problem. We have too much to ever wear. hihihi.

Debra Howard said...

You won! You won! You Won! You are the winner of my latest giveaway. You won the three Paris Boxes plus a Paris themed surprise! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Lovely creations!

Jill said...

June! You need to show us your creations! Your tags are gorgeous, I can just imagine what your other projects would be! I know what you mean about part of you wants the serene and the other wants the visual stimulation. I have a LOT in my sewing room too. (albeit not nearly as gorgeous as yours!)

Garter Mademoiselle said...

June, I love your tags. What a fabulous idea!! Don't fall over backwards from the shock, but it is me, Debby once of the Pink Birdhouse blog but now back with a new one to match a second Etsy shop I opened. After such a long silent period of no blogging, it is good to be back. My blog still needs lots of work, it is still such a baby, but it is coming along. I see that your photos are as STUNNING as ever, just gorgous, each and every one. I hope all is well with you, and I look forward to following you again. big hugs from afar, ~ME

Diana`s said...

hey june...lovely pictures.i wish you a great weekend..hugs from Diana

victorian parlor II said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I am always so inspired when I leave your blog:)! Kramer would love to play with those tags:).



Anonymous said...

Oh, June!!! Your tags are simply exquisite!!! What a treat to visit here today! Your photos are always beautiful anyway.
Hugs and blessings,

Betty Jo said...

June what a gorgeous post!! I adore your collage garment tags. I make them digitally, and it saves a lot of money and closet space!! ♥

Anonymous said...

I've been having withdrawals, so I had to come back and get another look at your beautiful pictures. I feel much better now... haha!
I hope all is well with you, June.
Have a great week!

Evα ♡ said...

very nice photos !

jade said...

My dear June,
your white pictures are really full of beauty, romance and visit you, makes my day so much brighter!!!! Have a wonderful week,

Warm Hugs Jade

Unknown said...

G'eve sweet June ~ Just popping in to seehow you are & what's going on with you. So love these GORGEOUS tags ... they are fabulous. But then, everything you touch becomes elegant, romantic ...

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Hugs of love,

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
you have the most beautiful things!
Gorgeous photos!
Wish you a wonderful day,
Big Hugs,

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Oh June I just love that beautiful new header.
With all the sadness in the world right now I knew I would find peace and beauty here and stopped by to embrace it.
Take care.
Susan x

Anonymous said...

Top O' the Mornin'!!
I decided to reopen my blog after nearly a year of "rest'! Hope you'll stop by & follow me again.....

Alicia said...


Anonymous said...

June those tags are so beautiful!! What a precious gift in itself one of those would be!

I have the same inner stuggle with decorating. There are so many beautiful ways to choose from-I love Elyse's blog "Cottage" with her cheery prints, your beautiful white spaces, Donna's Junk look which isn't junky at all....

It will be very interesting how this front guest room ends up looking. One thing that helps me a great deal is I am determined to not spend any money and use what I have.

bee blessed

Revi said...

Hi there,
I'm featuring a photo of your vintage buttons in the jar on my blog today, with a link back to you, of course. :)