Monday, November 16, 2009

~My Winter White~

I covered the small square frame above
using tiny old white mother of pearl buttons
some of my white Madonnas

Old white pillows
had these many years..

I made these chair covers and curtains
from dust ruffles I found new for $2.99

I used a vintage popcorn chenille bedspread
for my chair..
I'd like to make a white damask slipcover someday
My sister made this candle for me
using some of my old white buttons

made this Annie doll using
an antique cutter quilt for her dress
and old ticking for her arms & legs

I gave a copy of the photo below to my friend Lolly
her Mother who at the time was in her
70s hand drew
this gorgeous piece
my sister had it framed
and it now hangs in my living room.
I'm amazed at the talent this lovely lady had!
I took this photo of my Granddaughter
Isabella on March 22, 1998
at the time she was watching Barney on TV LOL..
the dress Bella has on belonged to
my Brother-in-laws Grandmother made in 1894
the rocking chair dated 1868
it belonged to my Grandmother
~My Winter White~
is very easy to live with
the fabrics are cotton
just toss in washer/dryer when they need cleaned
I have 9 & a 13 year old grandchildren
and we use this room all the time!


Juniper Hill Antiques said...

Love your blog, your graphic design work is delightful! Oh! to have such talent!

Anonymous said...

Everything is so beautiful!! I love white .

Manka from Hungary

Shelley said...

I never grow tired of seeing your wonderful cottage...your winter whites are so soothing and serene. Of course you know I am loving the Annie you made . My favorite though is that beautiful picture of Isabella.....she is such a beauty anyway and so photogenic.
Have a blessed week Mary......

Anonymous said...

Beautiful winter whites..... Your home takes my breath away! It is so calming! Lovely.....
Have a Wonderful Day!

aBohemianMarket said...

Mary you have such an eye for detail and design creativity!!!
It is white yet so warm and cozy!!!
Little Isabella in the rocking chair is phenomenal!!! What a talented lady your friend Lolly's Mom was. Absolutely stunning!!!
Although you know I love loud, bright, garish colors and combination' dream is everything white...I love white denim after it has been washed and becomes so soft : )
So, yes, your living room is so very comfortable to me!!!
Thank you for sharing with us

Mary said...

Oh Mary! How Beautiful your home looks:) Love all the things you made,you are sooo talented ,using the bed skirt for the precious chair covers...what a wonderful place to read and be with the family! your doll is Lovely:) And Isabella is enchanting,looking like a little angel. Can you tell that I LOVE your white cottage?:) Oh, love the button frame too...
I guess I will have go see Bella and Edward by myself, no one wants to go with me:( The last book was the best,finding out things:)
Have you gone to Disney yet? Have Fun and be safe. Love Ya, Me:)


hi Mary,
always love to view your blog and your images....your cottage is so beautiful and such clever ideas. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, wanted to send this out early so to make sure you see it in time. Thankful for your dear friendship this past year, God bless your future!


All your winter whites are so beautiful!! Love the Maddonna collection. I have one myself. So far I have 2 pieces:) It is a start. Thanks for sharing all your lovely whites. so charming!

Marie said...

mary your winter white is stunning. the picture of you g'daughter looks like an ad for a high end retailer. wow!

June said...

Mary I don't even know where to start. I think a 'gasp' is in order here. Or three!!! What an amazing room. I love all the white. The painting is just a treasure. Oh thank you, thank you for sharing your Winter whites.

Patti said...

What a gorgeous White Winter and the photo of your granddaughter is priceless!]
Enjoyed looking at it all.
God Bless You

Shirl said...

Hello Mary, Love your winter white. It's looks so warm and cozy! So many pretty things to look at, I love that table behind the couch.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Mary, what gorgeous whites. Truly dreamy!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Alison Gibbs said...

Mary your Winter Whites look fabulous. Don't know if I would be brave enough to try it with my constant little visitors ( 2,5 and 7yo)

Barbara Jean said...

These pics are beautifully gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing them.
Off to see more now.

barbara jean

Lady Pamela said...

Your home looks lovely, all in white. I recently tried sewing seat covers for my dining chairs, but just became frustrated. I will need either a pattern or a seamstress. lol

Lori said...

LOVE IT!!! Now about those chair covers a dust ruffle you say? Where did you find one so cheap and pretty?? Everything looks so beautiful and looks dusted with confectionery sugar!!! Marvelous! Lori

Terri said...

What a beautiful post... such lovely treasures and all that beautiful white.

just_charming_ said...

How absolutely beautiful!!! Suzanne.

IsabellasCloset said...

Lori, The twin dust ruffles came from Value City (Ohio) a few years ago. I bought 5. 2 I used for my twins beds. The other I made curtains, chair covers & pillows with. Pillowcases will also make great chair back covers..give it a try!
~Mary~ :-}

Jann said...

I LOVE your winter white! Everything looks just beautiful!

Bernie* said...

Mary - you are such an elegant woman. The winter white is fabulous. I love the picture of your granddaughter - the old dress, the How wonderful for you to capture all in such a lovely picture.

The little doll is very cute.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Fondly, Bernie*

Glama Ray said...

Oh, this looks so lovely. I wish I could do this but I have cats and no matter how much I clean there always seems to be a mess of cat hair and kitty paws. A friend sent me a link to your blog and I am so glad she did. Happy Day!

Amy. said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing it all.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love your "winter white". It's all so gorgeous. Lovely chair backs and slip covers. Love the popcorn chenille.

God bless you dear, in the remembrance of your daughter.


Anonymous said...

I am in love with your annie doll! She is so precious. Your home is beautiful as well. One day we will be in the same view. We are currently under construction. UGH. Not fun to live with but will enjoy the fruits of our labor one day. Hugs. Tammy

Lori Bei Durst said...

Love this too! Gosh, I guess it has been a couple of months since I stopped by! Lori