Tuesday, December 27, 2011

~White Wednesday # 132~

And here we are at the last White Wednesday of 2011.  I think we can all say there was an enormous amount of "white " inspiration to browse through this year.  I want to thank everyone who not only participates every week, but also all of you who come over to take a peek at what everyone is up to.  If it wasn't for all of you, this party would not be possible.  I, for one, can't wait to see what everyone has to share in 2012:-)

Today I'm going to share a little of the white flowers I use to decorate at Christmas time.  Unfortunately, I planted my paperwhites a little too late, so they are not quite blooming yet.  I did a second planting, so I still have some really little guys sitting around as well(I think I like them best this way). Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I always purchase tulips for my dining room.

And I love white poinsettas.

I tried white hyacinths this year and this little guy is barely peaking out.  I'll have to leave my blooming bulbs for another post:-)

My last feature for the year is Marie at Lost Bird Studio.  She is so very talented and the photos I chose are barely touching the surface at all her wonderful creations.  These are some of her latest and I highy recomentd you take some time to browse her blog to see for yourself.

I've been thinking about this for a while now, and though I love  featuring blogs every week, it has become very time consuming.  My daughter has a dance class this year on Tuesday and it is limiting my time that day.  I know everyone likes the idea as well as I, so I think I will limit it to a Featured Blog every month.  Sorry if this disappoints any of you, but I think we all know how busy life gets and how sometimes we are very limited on time for blogging.  Thanks for understanding:-)
 

41 comments:

  1. Kathleen,
    Your home is lovely decked out for Christmas! All of your flowering bulbs will be beautiful all through the New Year. Have a Happy New Year and thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

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  2. Yes, life and family should come before blogging as much as I love it:) We have to keep it real right? I see that you are ending White Wednesday of 2011 with a bang. Always love stopping by and participating when I can. So much beauty in one lovely spot. Thank you for that,Kathleen.
    Happy New Year!!!!
    Debra xxx
    Capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

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  3. Hello Kathleen...what a year of inspiring whites is right! Thank you so much for letting us all gather here with you ~ looking forward to next year!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. Can certainly understand that, your posts are always lovely and must take along time to create. would be so honored to someday be in one,
    Karen

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  5. Love your blooms! I haven't planted my paper whites yet. Guess I better hop to it or they won't be blooming until Easter. :) Thank you for hosting and have a happy New Year. xo

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  6. I think a monthly would be perfect. A lot of us don't have enuf whites to keep posting week after week, anyway....and I know it would help you a lot. Thanks so much for hosting..I will try to remember to get back by so I'll know just what day of the month you will choose.
    xo bj

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  7. Can't wait to see your bulbs bloomin! I have yet to purchase some. I keep forgetting when I am in town.
    LOVE Marie at Lost Bird Studios creations!! She is very talented.
    Thanks for all the White Wednesdays Kathleen!!
    Blessings~
    Sandi@WaysideTreasures

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  8. I always love your pictures! It IS hard to believe that this year is almost gone! In a blink of an eye, we start over again. Thanks for hosting White Wednesdays. I always enjoy it. Me and Mr.Linky have been having issues the past couple of weeks, sorry. Hopefully this will be the last week I fight with him!! Have a great New Year!

    Take care, Sue

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  9. I will try this again and hopefully this comment won't fly out into cyberspace. :)

    Can't wait to see all your bulbs in bloom Kathleen! I still haven't gotten any because I forget every time I am in town. :(

    LOVE all of Maries creations! She is one talented lady!

    I totally understand about the time thing and featuring different blogs. It takes me a long time to just get my blog post together let alone featuring another blog. It will be okay. :)
    Blessings~
    Sandi@WaysideTreasures

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  10. We so understand! Life is so busy, I always love looking at your beautiful blog but even my blog browesing has been far and few between during the busy holiday season. Thank you for always showing us fun new bloggers to view.
    I love your forced bulbs, they look so pretty. I also always love to look at all of your lovely decorating in the background. All of your chippy white items really catch my eye.
    Happy New Year!

    ~Shanon

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  11. I SO understand...I don't know how you keep up with the weekly party as it is...I've really enjoyed seeing your home all decked out for Christmas...it is so pretty!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family...and blessings to you this new year, dear Kathleen!
    Rene

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  12. My Paper Whites are just ahead of yours... but they grow so fast... posted mine tonight too, so I thought I would share with you on White Wednesday... beautiful photos!

    blessings. Dixie

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  13. You never disappoint, never! Thank you for sharing your White Wednesday with us, we adore you, Kathleen.

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  14. I've loved White Wednesday this year, Kathleen! It's the peak of my week. Being away from home for Christmas this year made me realize that I love looking at beautiful decor as much as I like decorating for myself. Thanks so much. A once a month blog feature makes good sense. Works for me. I always love seeing what you have going on in your dining room. Love your bulbs. They're just going to get more beautiful!

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  15. Kathleen, your PaperWhites look so charming, I've grown them once and had so much fun doing so! They seem to look wonderful in any container as your photos show. Love the pretty brown transferware plate peeking out of your dish drainer! Thank you for a wonderful year of the most amazing party! I'm not always able to link up due to my work schedule, but just know I am quite fond of "White Wednesdays" and do look in every week, big hugs, tami

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  16. Thanks for hosting Kathleen. It's been a pleasure to link up this year. Looking forward to 2012's inspiration.

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  17. Kathleen.
    That is so understandable.
    How could anyone be upset.
    You have given us all so much time and it is only fair that you take time for yourself and your family.
    Something that I feel very strongly about going into 2012 is family time. (i just blogged about it)
    Wishing you a great New Year and see ya in 2012
    Amy

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  18. Family first Kathleen! I so happy to have you in blog land. Happy New Year to you and your family. Ciao Rita

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  19. Kathleen, I SO understand your needing to take more time for the things that really, truly matter. We all love the beauty you share with us, but taking care of your family and home are what is most important.

    Big hugs!
    Anne

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  20. Your party never disappoints. You are truly wonderful to be the gracious host of it every week. Don't worry about a thing, except your daughter. Happy New Year!

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  21. Thank you Kathleen for the beauty of white Wednesday its been a beautiful journey this past year. A new journey is in the making for you.

    Thank you for all that you inspire.
    xx
    Dore

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  22. Hi Kathleen,

    Your home is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!! This week's features is just amazing! Love finding new blog through you!!! :) Thank you once again for hosting another wonderful party. Happy Holidays!!!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  23. I too, love PaperWhites. They are so perky and encouraging. Thank you for hosting White Wednesday. I really enjoy it.

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  24. Dear Kathleen:
    This party is the best! The features are a nice touch but we totally understand. Enjoy your daughter's dance class! Happy New Year!
    Roselle

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  25. I always stopped by your White Wednesday and enjoyed the beautiful pictures and visting other blogs. I love paperwhites also! I just started a new group and can't wait until they bloom.
    And..your family always comes first! You and your daughter enjoy this time together! They grow up too soon! Happy New Year!

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  26. Thank you for hosting. I am so glad to be part of White Wednesday! You need to do what is right for your family first; no disappointments from me! Marie is so talented & a fab choice. She is also a very sweet person. Happy New Year!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. I linked up the favorite Before and After post~ glad to have met you this year in the blogs!! I know just how you feel about choosing highlights too. Thanks for hosting!

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  28. Your home, as always, looks wonderful...love all the flowers!

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  29. here's to 2012 and a lot more white inspiration! i can't WAIT! Happy...healthy new year to you kathleen! ;)

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  30. Happy New Year Kathleen, Thanks for hosting this party. Your flowers make me think of Spring. It's a cold windy winter day here in PA. Thanks. Linda

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  31. Happy New Year! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! Your home looks sooo beautiful and I adore those burlap stockings!!! And I love Marie's work!! She is so talented!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. Hai Kathleen.
    I want you to know that I like to look at your blog.
    I have never left a comment because my English is not very good.
    Thank you for all your inspiration
    Greetings, Sas
    (from Holland)

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  33. Like your paperwhites! They will be perfect when it is dreary in January. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

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  34. Dear Kathleen,
    your home looks just lovely with all the beautiful flowers.Thank you so much for featuring me and my blog and for your kind words. I feel so very honored. White Wednesday is an event which I'm always looking forward to and I hope to play along more often in 2012. I wish you and your family all the best for 2012 and many more WW to come.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  35. Hey Kathleen
    Wishing you a joyous new year!
    Love the paper whites...
    Blessings
    RE

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  36. Thank you for the lovely party. I decided to feature a charity idea that my daughter and I participate in during the holiday. Thanks for the opportunity to share the idea for 2012.
    laura

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  37. Happy New Year to You!!! Best wishes for 2012!

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  38. Thank You Kathleen for being our Hostess for White Wednesday. I am afraid I am a Little Late to the Party but Hope that its OK.
    Have a Wonderful Day and Thank You again!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  39. Hi Kathleen, I love those little paper whites just popping out too. I wonder if I could get them to grow for me! Thank you for this great party, and have yourself a wonderful New Year!
    Eileen@ cottage beach house

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  40. Thank you Kathleen, it's a beautiful post. Happy New Year!

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  41. Thank you for hosting. I am a follower and always try to participate in your link parties. I'm putting your link on my sidebar for great link parties. Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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