7.31.2012

It's All About Color

or the lack of color!
that inspires

 I am a white kind of person, or vanilla, or cream if you will, when it comes to decorating my home. Actually, vanilla ice cream has always been my favorite. As a kid, every Friday night, we were given a nickel to go to the corner store and buy whatever we wanted. For me, it was always a tiny paper cup of vanilla ice cream. Does that make me boring? Maybe, but I love it anyway. In the summer, it's cool, crisp and refreshing. Come the chill of autumn, add a fluffy soft thick cable knit throw on a favorite chair and the room is instantly transformed into warm and cozy. Add to the decor a palette of patterns and you are given a pop of oomph that pleases and delights the eye. Mix shades of frost to darker tones of smoke, with the patina of wood in heirloom pieces, the industrial chic of silver, sculpted rugs and unusual old architectural pieces. The white on white, unifies the eclectic mix of ornaments.  Inspirational whites come from everywhere....even the UNEXPECTED........

such as 

vintage baby shoes

 Are these not the sweetest?  recently found 1940's felt booties.....
 the color......warm old vanilla  (found on my website here)

the color.............dirty white in well worn crawlers

the color............worn polished white (love how the Mom signed these & available on my website here)

the color............matte creamy whites  (from my personal collection of 1940's pottery baby shoes)
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What is your color and where do you find inspiration?
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I am delighted today to be joining the awesome party
Mission Impossible:Crazy for Color
and these other fine parties today

and I would love to have you follow The Vintage Nest and if you do already, I thank you. ♥
sweet Beverly @ Pink Saturday, Potpourri Friday @ 2805, Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage, Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Kathy's Home & Garden Thursday @ Delightsome Life, White Wednesday at Faded Charm, 
 Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon slice of Suburbia, Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Debra's Common Ground, Tuesday's Cowgirl Up @ Farmhouse Porch,
Inspirational Friday @ The Picket Fence, 
Friday's with Junkin Joe
and Friday's Shabbilicious at KerryAnne's
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20 comments :

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My entire house is neutral shades of vanilla - I know I would love your home.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Although I adore color - I also love a lot of white! My kitchen and baths are all white - something I know I'll never tire of.

Love your baby shoes - the texture is fabulous and love that the mommy signed them.

Thanks for joining our Color party - because white isn't the un-color - it's The Color!
Kelly

Shirley said...

Look how sweet those baby shoe's are. Makes me wish I had my own. I love cream, white and of course vanilla. I love to add some white in each room. Today we had white puffy clouds to look at! Enjoy the week,
Hugs...Shirley

chateau chic said...

You do white so well!
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

I love a vanilla/warm white tone. I find it very livable and one I never tire of. Those baby shoes are all just adorable- xo Diana

It's All Connected said...

Black and white are my colours of choice but I do get inspired by the colours in the natural world. I kept a pair of baby shoes from each of my daughters, scuff marks and all1 ~ Maureen

mimi the zookeeper - said...

you do whites so well, you are making me a believer! (and coming from a gal who now adores color after living the young life in apartments where white was the ONLY color choice on walls.) i, too, find myself graduating back to the soothing tones of creams and whites.

p.s. let me say (because i am sooo behind in blog reading - due to summer craziness), that i'm glad all went well with surgery last week. xoxo

Noreen said...

Thank you for your fun comment on my bug scoop. I'm not squeamish about bugs, tho I really hate for a dead squished one to slide down into my hand when I'm trying to remove it. I discovered this idea quite accidentally and realized there are lots of people out there who would appreciate it. My favorite part of the tutorial is, of course, the wrapping paper tube one for those who wouldn't touch a bug with a 10 foot pole!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I've always loved those vintage Baby-Shoe planters, too! ♥
Hugs,
Anne

Melanie said...

Thankyou so much for popping in to say hello at French Blue and Peachy Pink !
I also love white and no it doesn't make you boring at all loving vanilla ice cream ! White is simple, pretty and full of class all at the same time. It represents cleanliness and purity. I love the fact that when an object is white you can appreciate the line and texture of an item. Brighter colours tend to cover that up. Your blog is lovely and I will now look forward to keeping up to date with your new posts as I am now a follower !

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, You do creamy white beautifully in your home. The baby shoes are adorable and I love that the mother dated one of the shoes. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

andrea@townandprairie said...

Isn't it wonderful how moms always know to treasure those little shoes... they may be worn out and cracked, but tiny tiny feet were tucked inside and walked and crawled and that baby is always in their hearts.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

White is THE color! I love all of the shades and how they can tone down a room. Thank you so much for linking up to our party!

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love the little vintage baby shoes.
I, too love the color, vanilla.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a sweet story of "whites"! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I work with colour every day in my art studio but my enire house is all shades of white and ivory. It just feels so right.

Great post... I'd love it if you'd consider linking up at Shabbilicious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-august.html

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how I've missed visiting daily with you! This is the best post...I just loved it, Lynn...I'm now allowed up 2 hours a day twice a day, so am playing catch up...wonderful day of catchup!!!
hugs
Sandi

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Those baby shoes are just darling ...

... and thanks for sharing your love of no color at our Crazy for Color link party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for linking up and coming to party with us at Shabbilicious Friday :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love all the shades of white- milky, grey-white, blue-white, pink-white...all of them! Your pictures are so lovely!~
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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