Tuesday, January 3, 2012

~White Wednesday #133~

My paperwhites and hyacinths have been blooming and I love the fresh look they bring to my kitchen.  I think this is the look I'm going for in the 2012:  Clean and fresh!

I'm finishing up packing away all my Christmas decor today.  It doesn't seem like it's ever up long enough to really enjoy, but once it's all taken down again, I like the uncluttered look and am in the mood to change things up a bit. Enjoy! xoxo K.

My paperwhites got so tall and kept falling over, so I just cut the blooms and put them in a vase to enjoy.

I'm really looking forward to what everyone has to share this year and to also finish up the many projects around here so I have lots to share with you as well.  I recently started a Pinterest account where I can find tons of inspiration.  Unfortunately, I think I've found one more thing to take up all my time:-) 
     

54 comments:

  1. Love the fresh, airy, clean look also...Your hyacinths and paperwhites are pretty.

    Hoping to link up to your White Wednesdays some time!

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  2. Good idea to cut the paperwhites for a vase! Your kitchen corner looks so fresh and pretty!
    Happy White Wednesday Kathleen!
    xoxo~ Carola

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  3. I have always LOVED white flowers. Not sure why but they just call my name. I cut some lillies from my garden this week and have a couple of vases of them in my house. I wish you the best in 2012 and thanks again for all the efforts you put into "White Wednesdays"!

    Take care, Sue

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  4. Hey Kathleen, are these pics with your new camera? they're wonderful!! Be sure and tell us what kind of camera you are shooting with! Just linked up, love your paperwhites and hyacinths. I need to try some of those! xoxo

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  5. This was so beautiful. Make me think of spring.

    Hugs Bente

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  6. Gorgeous paperwhites! Love the vintage scale near your sink, too. And I love the fresh, clean look after Christmas!
    Happy New Year to you, too :)

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  7. Hi Kathleen,
    I loved your holiday home tour! I also love your bulbs blooming. They look welcoming in the winter setting. Have a great 2012! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  8. I love paper whites and hyacinths. So very pretty. Thank you for hosting the party!

    Danielle

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  9. I love your kitchen, sigh~
    And I will not attempt Pinterest, I know I would be on the computer way to long with it, I am trying to kick Facebook, now...lol.

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  10. Love the clean fresh look Kathleen. It seems to be a theme in blogland.

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  11. I'm on it too...Pinterest...more ideas, more pictures to share and inspire me....more stuff to keep me crafting too...Mel

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  12. Yes, Kathleen
    Fresh is the perfect word for 2012.
    It is great to refresh and cleanse to open our minds and souls
    Happy New Year
    Amy

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  13. I love paperwhites too :-). It's so important to have something alive during the cold months. Pinterest is pretty wonderful, but addictive.

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  14. Hi, I love fresh blooms for the holidays. Just threw my paperwhites out. They were gorgeous for some time. Finally, like yours they got so tall that I cut them and placed them in a turquoise pitcher. Enjoyed them for about a week more. My Amaryllis has one bloom left. After it's a goner I may have to plant something that will suffice till Spring. Thanks for letting us share our whites.

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  15. Your flowers are so pretty, especially paired with the white ironstone. Thank you for hosting this lovely party!

    Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

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  16. Your flowers look so beautiful, Kathleen - I think I like the hyacinths especially.
    It is nice to see our own homes uncluttered after all the Christmas hoorah - I like your motto for 2012, Clean and Fresh.
    Cheers to more wonderful White Wednesdays this year!
    - Susan

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  17. Kathleen, adore your white blossoms! I just planted mine and today I saw a little green shoot peeking its head up. Yay! And loved your home decor for the holidays. Magazine worthy for sure! But like you, I am ready for fresh and clean now. :) HWW and thank you

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  18. I love Pinterest too. But I find that I do spend a lot of time browsing and reading blogs, etc. I can get lost on Pinterest for hours at a time! I'll be following you!

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  19. Happy New Year, Kathleen! Your paperwhites are gorgeous, especially paired with ironstone. I'm looking forward to reading about your recent projects ... and yes, Pinterest is very addictive! But so inspiring and fun! Thanks for hosting!
    Lynn

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  20. Your paper whites look so sweet in their white vessels.

    Happy New Year Kathleen!

    Vee

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  21. I love this post! I love the colors...so pretty and warm looking!
    Faye

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  22. your paper whites and your kitchen look so fresh and welcoming!
    Happy New Year!...Looking forward to seeing all of 2012

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  23. I love these posts..So many beautiful homes and ideas..

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  24. The flowers look so pretty on your counter!! Can I ask a really crazy sounding question? Do your paperwhites smell funny? I forced some bulbs years back but the scent the put off was something I just didn't like. I am wondering if they may have been a different kind of paperwhite.

    Thank you for the pretty white party again this week!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  25. Happy New Year! I love potted Hyacinth and Narcissus - I can just imagine their heavenly scent! I have enjoyed sharing White Wednesdays with you and appreciate you hosting! I wish you a blessed New Year!
    Kathy

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  26. Kathleen,
    I do love paperwhites! We haven't started putting away the Christmas decor yet. Which is nice, but kind of bugging me at the same time!

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  27. Oops! Sorry! I think I made a mistake on my first upload attempt :(

    Myric

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  28. I LUV the fresh, clean, white beauty in your home, Kathleen! I feel a lot of bloggers are creating a simple, fresh look in their home this winter season. Time to put away the clutter and sweep the house clean. :) Those paperwhites must smell amazing!

    xoxo laurie

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  29. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Happy New Year!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  30. Happy New Year!!!! Your post is sooo beautiful! Isn't it funny how we can't wait to put up decorations and then we can't wait to take them down? I agree with you because I want to simplify too!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  31. Thanks for hosting! I just linked up! I am hosting alinky party too! I would be honored if everyone would join! I love all of this creative chaos!!

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  32. Love the paperwhites, they are on my list of things to try. I agree fresh and pretty, thanks for hosting again this week. Laura

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  33. "Fresh"...it just sounds clean and crisp doesn't it?
    I love paperwhites, but forgot to root them this year. The ones outside just finished blooming and were such a delight against all the barren trees and shrubs.
    Deb

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  34. Happy New Year! Thank you for hosting, as always! Marcy

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  35. Kathleen, thank you for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us, I also thank you for sharing your visiting with me, love that we have the same photo as a part of what inspires what we love about european flea market chic-ness!!
    see you soon sweet friend
    xoxo
    Dore

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  36. Boy, paperwhites really beautify a kitchen sink! I wish mine looked that good! Thank you for hosting, once again! I'm off to enjoy the white delights....andrea@townandprairie

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  37. I am enjoying the uncluttered look too after taking down my Christmas stuff and am having fun changing things up as well! Thanks for continuing all the White Wednesday fun in the new year!

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  38. Dear Kathleen,

    GMTA! I too am enjoying the simple beauty of paperwhites.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy 2012!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  39. "Clean and Fresh." I LIKE it! It's the look i'm going for as well. Clean and serene. Bonne Annee Kathleen! Looking forward to another wonderful year of inspirational whites!

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  40. Hello , my paperwhite's are outside.
    They smell to strong. But with all the wind here they having a hard time.
    Love Annette

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  41. Bonjour Kathleen!
    I'm lovin' your window vignette and your sink!
    I wouldn't mind doing the dishes with that view!
    xo Rhonda

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  42. Thanks for hosting! I'll be linky up tonight! Also one of your newest friends!! Love the paper whites!

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  43. Your paperwhites are beautiful! I love garden themes in January. Thanks for a New Year of white Kathleen!

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  44. Kathleen,
    Thank you for always hosting this fun event.
    I love knowing I can come back all week and check out all the treasures here.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  45. I am new to your blog and love it. Now I am a follower. I really like lots of white too,especially after the bright colours of the festive season. It is so cool and fresh. x jeanetteann

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  46. Beautiful. I can smell the hyacinths all the way down in the city. Bundle up. We love you, Lib

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  47. Your paperwhite are beautifuli Kathleen! I am bummed that I forgot to get some this year. Is it too late?

    I am hopelessly addicted to Pinterest!! So much inspiration there!!
    Happy WW!!
    Blessings~

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  48. Paperwhites are just such an essential part of winter.
    Have you ever tried forcing them in a tall, wide glass cylinder vase - as they grow the stems fill the vase and the flowers spill over the top!

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  49. Hi Kathleen,
    your paperwhites are beautiful!! I just linked up and hope it is not too late.Thank you so much for hosting.Have a wonderful day.
    XO Marie

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  50. Loving your Vignette with the Paperwhites... they are a fav bulb and so fragrant! Your Images are Inspiring! Thanks for Hosting such a fun Blog Party. I actually Photographed something White today so I could enter! *Winks*

    Blessings and Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  51. I love your paperwhites and white hyacinths. I never thought they could be grown indoors without a greenhouse. Oh I adore the smell of hyacinths. and the white just makes your kitchen fresh and dreamy. I want some!

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  52. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space you have created. I will be sure to and follow on my way out and hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. I will also visit you link ups. I look forward to engaging throughout twenty twelve with you. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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