Tuesday, July 12, 2011

~White Wednesday # 108~

I had fun this weekend searching for vintage goodies and rusty junk and added a few of my finds to my mantel.  I've been searching for the fan type pieces of coral for some time now and got lucky enough to find two.  I think one will make it's way to my bathroom for my shelf with apothecary items.

I also found this unique piece of sponge that reminds me of fingers in the same booth. 

I wanted to add this old piece of paper with french writing on it, but couldn't make it stand on it's own.  I clipped it to a clipboard for now and can't decide if I like it there or not...it might look better in my office.  Just a few additions to give it a beachy feel just in time for the warm lazy days of Summer.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

Today I'm excited to feature Jacqueline from Cabin & Cottage.  Ever since I stumbled upon her blog I've been so amazed at all her wonderful vignettes.  She also shares many different types of table settings which is always fun to get ideas from.  I hope you enjoy some of her photos and if you haven't visited her before, please take some time stop by:-)


  1. ...i've been seeking treasures from the sea too...
    coral, sea fans, glorious shells...
    they bring the wonder of the those waves, home, as they have in your vignettes!
    Happy W.W.!!
    xo, Rosemary

  2. Love the vintage goodies! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi Kathleen! Isn't it exciting when we find exactly what we're looking for when out treasure hunting? I call that "meant to be!" Loving your beachy mantle! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting today!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. I like the new piece of fan coral you were lucky enough to find. Makes a great new addition to the vignette you've created. I really do like the french script paper as a back drop to the clock under the glass. Thanks for introducing Jacqueline and I'm going over now to take a tour. Thanks for hosting Faded Charm.

    The French Hutch

  5. Your finds are wonderful for a beachy summer feel. I just added seashells to my coffee table. The finger ones will look good at Halloween too. Thanks for hosting White Wednesday. I love seeing all the inspiration.

  6. Ummm, love these photos so much.
    Thanks for hosting..:)

  7. I love this vignette! I can't seem to get enough of clear glass these days. And the French script is fabulous. It's definitely on my list to find. So pretty all together!
    Thanks so much for mentioning me Kathleen! It's pretty exciting for me to have my name up in lights! White Wednesday was the first party I joined when I became a blogger a year ago, and I'm still as excited to do a white post as I was then. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun time of the week!

  8. I do love our beachy white theme... I've gotten a calling in my heart for white star fish lately... I'm on the hunt.. you've inspired me to keep going forward... now I want some of the "finger sponge" too! Happy White Wednesday! Dixie

  9. I have seen quite a few sea fans about in blog land. I love natural things to decorate with also. You have some pretty things for your mantle. Thanks for hosting another WW.


  10. OKAY...the linky tool kept saying... OOOOPPS.. to me that it wasn't working...So I kept trying...Now I see that it repeated itself...How I don'know...but I will wait next time...When I get the OOOPPSS message again...
    Happy White Wednesday...to you...and thank you Sharon from Sharon's Wanna be Cottage..for reminding me...

  11. Such fabulous finds for your mantel, Kathleen. I love how you put it all together. Great summer look. :)

  12. I love your chic & white little vignettes!
    this is my first time here, I have a white post, I hope it is appropriate. ~Faythe from GrammyMouseTails

  13. I must say stunning coral...and I really like the clipboard there is looks a bit industrial with all the pretties whites...great contrast & great reading!

  14. Beautiful White Post, I love the coral & the bottles with candles, so soft & Summery....

  15. Kathleen,
    Thanks for hosting again! You are so good at it! =)
    Always love your posts, and I think the art on the clipboard looks great there. It would look great anywhere!

    barbara jean

  16. Hi Kathleen ~
    Beautiful as always!! LOVE your apothecary jar, clock, and cloche!! I have a "thang" for all of them, lol!! Thank you so much for another wonderful White Wednesday!!
    And Cabin and Cottage is amazing!!

  17. And again the best day of the week ... I love every day, but my favorite is the "White Wednesday"!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  18. Love your whites today Kathleen. I think your clipboard looks just fine where it is and those shells are amazing. I don't think I have ever seen a fan shell. So pretty! Happy WW!

  19. Happy White Wednesday, Kathleen! What a great find with the coral!! I have loved coral since I was little. I grew up in Miami, and coral abounded back then. My parents loved it, too. That finger looking sponge is amazing! And of course your mantel...always lovely!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  20. What a beautiful vignette! as always... thank you for the fun party! t. xoxoxo

  21. Hey Kathleen
    Everything looks great over here! Love the seafan and all the beachy stuff!
    I will check out Cabin and Cottage...thanks for the heads up.

  22. Love the pretty vignette! I just met Jacqueline recently and totally agree! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Well that is lovely Kathleen.
    Just popped in to wish you a wonderful summer day. <3

  24. I have been on the hunt for some sea items- love your sponge- it is so unique!!

    Thank you for the party!

  25. Beautiful! LOVE the soft colors, and cool feeling of it all. Nice. :-)

  26. Love all your finds. Coral is always fun to use in the summer. Blessings, Debbie

  27. Love everything you inspire, its always a beautiful visit over here!
    Thank you for the invite :)

  28. Ooh; it's always so much fun to shop for vintage goodies and rusty junk! And it's even more fun when you find something you've wanted for a while, right?

    Thanks for hosting!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  29. Happy WW to you Kathleen! Your mantel is a perfect summer tribute and the old paper on the clipboard looks great too! I love to visit Jacqueline at C&C...she is always so inspiring, just like you!

  30. Morning Kathleen,
    Loved all your beautiful images and vignettes.
    Loved the old flavor of the clock under the cloche, so neat!
    Thanks as always, for hosting White Wednesday!
    Blessings, Nellie

  31. Do you eat,sleep and dream decor...like me??? I could not sleep last nite so I re-did my dining room in my head and then for real this morning....you do know we are crazy right??? x00x0