Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Few Favorite Whites



A favorite old white ironstone gravy boat....crazed and with just the right amount of brown...
...(you may have to click on the image to get the full effect!)



An old mourning picture made with seeds...



This celluloid mirror belonged to my great grandmother, Laura Webster Abbott...



A sweet little purse...



Some chippy white paint balusters...



Mother of pearl and sterling teething ring, rattle and baby spoon along with the dish that belonged to my father as a child...

Perhaps I have posted a few of these before....they are some of my favorite whites...so many different shades and textures...

For more white treasures and posts see Kathleen at Faded Charm who hosts White Wednesday!

34 comments:

north pal said...

laura, these are wonderful love worn pieces. white says so much. Bestest,Denise

Janean said...

mother of pearl!!!!!! simply FAB. you are so talented ---

Lululiz said...

The little round purse is totally adorable. Is it crocheted?

Jacqueline said...

Your Grandmother's mirror and your Father's dish etc. are my favourites, Laura. How lovely that these items have survived.
My Dad died last year aged 91, and I have his christening gown and some other things from his childhood.
I also have a tiny white mourning vase(which would probably have sat next to a mourning picture like the one you have) which I found in the garden (it fell off of the fireplace though and broke into two pieces, but I still have it).
Thanks for showing us these interesting pieces, Laura. XXXX

BROCANTE said...

Loved your article on Anthropologie in NYC. Just learned they now have a shop in London too - so I am planning a visit their next week. I love their Miami store!

Les Cotrions said...

Oh Laura! I understand they are your favourite whites! They all are faboulaus and great memories of your family!!! You're lucky to have these treasures!
Wish you a nice Wednesday!
Big hugs
Vale

Theresa said...

Sweet pictures! It is hard to pick a favorite out of all that beauty... hmmmm, love the little purse:) Have a blessed day!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Wonderful whites, Laura. I especially love that little purse!

manon 21 said...

toujours joli chez toi!!
amitiés

manon

cheryl kuhn said...

I love the balusters and that sweet little purse. I love all shades of white!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
Some lovely things here. Just like Jacqueline I like the family pieces.. so nice to have these memories and keepsakes. I also love the Mother of Pearl for which I have a soft spot...

Have a great week xx Julie

Cindy said...

Lovely....though I'm scratching my head over a mother of pearl teething ring?!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Laura,
Love your whites this week,the celluloid mirror is awesome. I am very into mourning art right now. They are hard to find around here but I saw some amazing ones in Round Top that where made with human hair. Crazy. Lisa

white flower design said...

to hard to pick a favorite photo - love them all, Lori

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

so pretty!! i love everything, but especially love those chippy balusters! thanks for sharing!

Florali said...

I'm so happy to have discovered your blog...what a great eye you have. And it's great to have a glimpse through your lens.
Thanks!
Susan

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

A beautiful collection of whites but the mirror is extra special!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those balusters just take my breath away! LOOOOVEEEE those!

June said...

Hi Laura,
One of my favorite things is that beautiful gravy boat. I just love to see what other people collect. I think the baby things are so sweet and the fact that you have your father's little bowl. What a treasure that must be to you.
Hugs,
June

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I would have never thought that picture was made of seeds if I hadn't clicked on it for a better look. Maybe my favorite but that little is tugging at my heart as well!
Happy White Wednesday!
xxx........C

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

What wonderful treasures you have, with great memories! Love the ironstone...I do love the more 'crackled and brown' pieces too. The balisters are great as well. One of the blogs I recently visiting had put four together to create a lamp base.. Have a wonderful White Wednesday,
Susie

Rosemary said...

Love it all Laura!
Wish you could come over and help me do some decorating.
Have a great day!
Rosemary

Debra @ Common Ground said...

The monogramed mirror is gorgeous, what a treasure! And hey, if we've shown it before, that just means we love it alot!!!
Debra

Chrissy said...

Laura your posts are always like an issue of a great magazine,without all the other junk!! Thanks for coming by,always happy to hear from you my friend,Chrissy

jules said...

i love the mirror...just past on a black chippy old hand held and really regret it. jules

Candy said...

Great share today. All aged to perfection.
I for one never mind a repeat post. You never know, but I missed the first time so thanks for the replay.
Wednesday Blessings ;-)

Fete et Fleur said...

You are after my own heart with the mourning piece. Truly incredible!

Hugs!
Nancy

Faded Charm said...

Great whites today. Thanks for playing along. I think my favorite is the chippy spindles.

Take care,

Kathleen

aimee said...

i can see why they are your favorites. im glad you decided to share them :)
blessings,
aimee

English style said...

What a beautiful white favorites !!
the balusters are my favorite :-)
Have a nice day!
Greets Yvon

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hi Laura!
Oh I also love these whites..the little purse is my fav♥
Be sure to stop by and enter my first giveaway.."Thanking YOU", that ends this Sunday at misnight!

Blessings,
Lynn

Rita said...

Hi Laura,
beautiful blog, great post, goergeous white that you have shared with us. Love that little crochetd purse. It's so precious!
if you hve a chance, your so many comments permitting, come and visit my blog. I'll happy to show you around.
With warm wishes
rita

French Kissed said...

Can definitely see why these pieces made your list of favorites. I love the mirror and how very special that it was your great grandmother's!

~Jermaine~

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the picture of your white pumpkins on your side bar as well.

cheri