Tuesday, June 7, 2011

~White Wednesday # 103~


Since Summer is taking it's own sweet time to make it here in the PNW, I've decided to bring a little bit of the beach into my home. We did have a beautiful weekend and I got some much needed yard work done along with a little bit of junkin. I found some more pieces of coral and and a couple shells so I decided to fill my dough bowl in my dining room with them. I had intended on placing this bowl on our table, but didin't really like the wood on wood, so am now on the lookout for something else forthe center of the table. This room seems to be getting filled up with lots of architectural pieces and I love the look. Enjoy! xoxo K.




I really love all the texture when they are piled in this bowl or in the urn on my little table.


Can you see my lilac bush outside this window? They are such a pretty sight and when the window is open, the smell is heavenly:-)

Today I'm featuring Rene' @ Miss Gracie's House with her beautiful altered books and bottles. I think she did a fabulous job and will be selling them at her upcoming Sale that she holds on her property. Rene' also has a wonderful Etsy shop where she sells her lovely creations along with many vintage finds. Take a minute and hop on over to get all the details and check out more of her wonderful blog.


38 comments:

  1. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your whites today Kathleen:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  2. "forcing summer" is always a good idea! I just added some seashells around the house today as well. your whites are lovely Kathleen! as for Miss Gracie...j'adore!

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  3. That bowl of shells is just gorgeous. I changed the centerpiece on my kitchen table three times before I finally decided I like what is there now.....until tomorrow that is. :) HWW and thank you for hosting.

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  4. Thank you so much for for hosting, I always enjoy your Party ....

    Pattie

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  5. these beautiful whites are just what I needed with these 90 and 100* temperatures. I can smell the lilacs on the breeze .. mmmmm.
    (())

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  6. I am so sorry my link copied three times.... not sure how to fix it. :(

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  7. Thank you for hosting Kathleen. Your beach touches are lovely. Our 100 degree temps here make me wish I had a huge body of water to jump in.

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  8. Love it all, that buffet is amazing! Just linked up, xoxo Debra

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  9. Love all your architectural pieces. I also gravitate towards them wherever I go. Thanks for hosting this event!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  10. Really sweet post today Kathleen
    I am quite okay with summer not showing up yet, lol
    Your shell scape looks beautiful and very summery even if summer isn't there yet.
    Take care
    Amy

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  11. Happy White Wednesday :) tickled I am joining in today!
    Have a blessed week!

    Kay Ellen

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  12. I love the beach feel in your lovely your room !

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  13. Thanks you for hosting... great photos have a good evening

    Pattie

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  14. I love your seashells and vignettes...so perfectly wonderful. I'm featuring seashells this week too.

    Hope you're having a fabulous week and thanks so much for hosting.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  15. I really enjoy your collections! I use shells all over the place so I'm always on the lookout for them too. I'm already a fan of Rene's and her talent. Nice to see her featured.

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  16. I have a thing for shells myself...lovely!

    m ^..^

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  17. Hi Kathleen,
    Looks like we're both putting out our seashells. I love the way your dining room looks, and agree the architectural pieces really stand out!
    Thanks for another great WW,
    Susan

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  18. You always have so many interesting things in your posts!

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  19. Kathleen,
    Beautiful post. Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

    Love Miss Gracie's blog, and her work. Delightful!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  20. My two favorites, architectural elements and the beach and shells! It hasn't warmed up too much here in sunny SoCal, so don't feel too bad. I love Miss Gracie's House. Her photos are so beautiful. Here's wishing you some sunshine to head your way!

    Take care, Sue

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  21. ...fabulousness all around!!!
    xo, Rosemary

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  22. Hi, Kathleen. I actually added some sea shells and star fish today to the living room. I think we all have the itch to welcome summer!

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  23. I love shells! Enough said! You are so talented- thanks for sharing! I live in an RV full-time and am working on making it look more like a "home". Cheers! xoxo

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  24. Very Nice! I love shells myself and have them scattered around~Cheers Kim

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  25. Beautiful! I'm ready to bring out the seashells and welcome summer,too!!

    Thank you for hosting ... each and EVERY week!!

    xo
    Jill

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  26. Love your dining room look.

    also you can have some of our heat here in Misoouri 95-100 degrees so far this week

    I enjoy white Wednesday

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  27. I heart your blog!!! Thanks for hosting. I'm your newest follower! XOXO

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  28. Yummy! I have a wooden bowl that is filled with shells and stays out year round...in the dark days of winter it makes me smile.
    Happy WW!

    Jan

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  29. Hi Kathleen! gorgeous whites and beachy look ... makes me want to get out to our beach house now but I'm too busy here!
    AND I am also a DOOFUS. I was trying to put a picture on my link for White Wednesday, and kept getting an error message, so clicked 3 times all told ... and then discovered I had listed myself THREE TIMES.

    Oy, as we say in New Jersey. I am so sorry!
    I can't find any way to remove two of them!
    Just slap me upside my dopey head.
    Cass

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  30. Kathleen you sure know how to layer and create beautiful effects with all your chippy whites!

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  31. so many pretties!!! off to visit!

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  32. Love the dough bowl filled with those Sweet Shells~ Your Touches in the room are Beautiful. Summer has hit here Big Time, we seem to go from 40's to 60's to 90's in a flash... I also love seeing the Lilacs outside your window, I sure wish they lasted longer than they do....
    Have a wonderful week
    cheryl

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  33. Hi Kathleen,
    It was an honor to finally meet the Queen of White last week (that's you), Rebecca Ersfeld posted a picture. As always, your whites are beautiful!
    XXX Ido

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  34. I love shells, coral, finger sponges and anything else that looks like the beach! Oh, and I love that huge wooden bowl!
    tot

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  35. Hi Kathleen,
    I would love to introduce seashells too in my home decor. For now I am displaying some in the boys bathroom but you gave me an idea! Love your dining room area. Happy WW Ciao Rita

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  36. Waiting for summer here too! love your shells and the way the bowl goes with that wonderful clock above it.

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  37. Kathlleen...I love your sea inspired vignettes:)! It is good to be back with White Wednesday.

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