The Glories of White


When I took down our Christmas decorations a few weeks ago, I realized I wasn't ready to let the nostalgia of the season go. I was ready for less clutter, but I wanted to bring in the glories of winter. It doesn't snow where I live, and I've never seen a white Christmas. My thoughts turned to the ethereal quality of white, and how much I love it.

I've heard many designers call white cold and sterile. Some say it is an unimaginative way to decorate. To me, a room done in layers of white is heaven.

I have a small archway in my home that I like to decorate all year round. It doesn’t feel like home unless something is hanging from my it. When I took down our Christmas garland, it looked bare and lonely.

I kept picturing something white and pretty, but couldn’t quite envision what I wanted. Then the thought of feathers filled my mind; lovely white ones, draped across the archway. Luckily, I had two white boas, and voila!


A Winter Wonderland















A sweet fairy adrift in dreamland







More on White

Here are some of my favorite photos of white. You might recognize these from other posts. Enjoy!





























20 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Yes, bravo for the whites! Love your photos, especially the china doll head in the mother of pearl mmm what should I call it? It's the combination of different whites that makes your decorations warm! Your white photos are tickling the imagination! Have a lovely day in your winter wonderland at (probably) acceptable temperatures!

Laura said...

Such beautiful ethereal whites! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! The feather boas look pretty and fun! I loved seeing all those delicious details...Have a great day!
Laura :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

White is classic and I love it! Our bedroom is in white and gold with a blush of pink here and there...for me, it's the combination of TEXTURES and shades that make white so beautiful! WOnderful photos, ma belle! Bisous, Anita

Lori said...

those are gorgeous photos Nancy...i love white too...i realized that too late...after my home was all painted in colors that now make me cringe...as i put away my Christmas decorations yesterday, and brought out my everyday things...i tried to spread my color around, and mix it in with my more natural colored things...it looks a little more calm to me...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is absolutely stunning. You are an accomplished capturerer of light and beauty friend. Blessings this day and for the whole New Year!

Theatre Du Boheme said...

The white feathers flanking the doorway are a lovely idea~It look ethereal and serves as a delightful entryway for fairies and such!!

madrekarin said...

Beautiful photos, Nancy. Your feathered archway is beautiful. The perfect touch of whimsy! We had our tiny bit of snow last week. It was just a dusting but it was much anticipated and enjoyed. I hope that it was not our only snowfall. i rather like them.

LW said...

Beautiful pictures…
I love the fairy white touch around your archway.

It is funny how white calls out to ones heart and soul.
I always plan on color and then come back to white.
I am always on the look out for blogs that speak in white…
I can spend hours looking at the wonderful pictures of white d├ęcor.

Louise

Ulla said...

Somehow 'cluttered' just does not remind me of you! These images are dreamy, I love the feather garland! Like swan dreams...
Ulla

Lady and Librarian said...

What a great way to use boas! Love it!

Florence said...

I love all that white, those pearlized hearts are beautiful. There is something ethereal about white/ Florence

The Rose Room said...

dreamy, romantic and soothing, love the little hints of color or sparkles that break it up! Rachaelxo

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all so lovely and serene! What a clever way to use the boas:).

Blessings,

Kim

cathyb said...

Ahh there is nothing like white!

rochambeau said...

So pretty are your White, Nancy!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

xox
Constance

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Nancy,

Gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the look you achieved with the white theme. It feels clean, fresh and open, and I love all those qualities. Great pictures.

Love to you and yours,

Ruben

P.S., Here in MN we not only get a white Christmas but a third of the year is white. Despite the cold it is beautiful.

June said...

Nancy you've got to know that looking at this post was pure Heaven for me. Your photos are amazing and so inspiring.
hugs

BellaRosa said...

Nancy amor, what beautiful whites...your pictures as always leave me sighing :) If you posted a ton of pictures...I would never tire of looking :) Besos, Rose

bluemuf said...

All I can say Nancy is all those pictures are lovely

Hugs Karen

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

Beautiful as always :)