Monday, November 22, 2010


I was changing things around a bit the other day when I removed the quilt from this chair.  I really fell in love with it again. For years it has been covered by lots of different quilts but this week I decided it deserved to come outside into the sunshine.

I was madly looking for a little white side table but the only thing I could find was this other old chair I had painted white.

A snowy white cloth, teacup, candle and bunch of flowers were so simple but looked just perfect to me.

I decided to add just a few strands of pretty pearls.

Sorry my lawn looks a little on the brittle side - this is nothing compared to how it will look by the end of summer. I am praying for summer rains.

Many years ago I fell in love with candlewicking. This is one of the many cushions I made. I still love it but don't get much time now for sitting and stitching. Such a shame....

I can imagine myself playing ladies in all this gorgeous 'whiteness' (is that a word??)



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Amy Kinser said...

Such a pretty and feminine setting.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
I love all your whiteness and I love the pillow! I think your tea set out on the chair is simply charming; love the flowers too! Thank you for sharing and I hope you're having a lovely week.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love your photos.. and white is so pretty if you know how to play the colour and can create wonderful vignette! thanks for sharing!

Bookie said...

It is hard to beat classic white! Lovely!

Deanna said...

Blessings to you!
Whiteness is something I like as well.
So crisp and pleasant.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Marie said...

Hi Suzy - Ahhh perfection! I just love what you did outdoors, so inviting and relaxing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday and happy Thanksgiving!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Suzy,
so nice to see your tea setting in the yard. Looks friendly, sunny and inviting. We have in germany now cold weather and rain so it is very relaxing to see your garden. All is made so neat. Love all the white decorations, wonderful cushions, nice pearls and lovely china. Thank you for having me for tea.
Greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful pictures! And I adore your blog banner, just beautiful!
Happy Tea!

Terri said...

Beautiful whiteness! I do love the white tea set. It all works so well together.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Cindy said...

Hello dear Suzy,
Such pretty "whiteness", (sounds like a word to me.) I am loving it!
Hugs, Cindy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your whites provide a pretty and feminine place for tea. The pillow you stitched is lovely, a real keepsake.

High Street Cottage said...

What a lovely spot. Nothing says cozy cottage more than white. Well done, stopping over from Kathleen's happy white wednesday tami

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I love falling in love with my pieces all over again. You created a wonderful, serene spot!

Olive said...

Your whites are yummy. Happy Thanksgiving. ♥O

Unknown said...

So very pretty!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Light and Voices said...

Awesome shabby chic cyber tour. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyce M

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Suzy: I love all the white, especially the tea set. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha

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Anonymous said...

PS..Suzy,I just realized that as I was blogn' all around wishing everyone Happy Thanksgiving,that you all probable don't celebrate our traditions,but any way be blessed and happiness too.I love your blog!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh so pretty and fresh. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT and have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Donnie said...

That was so lovely. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sandy said...

Looks like a perfect place to take tea!

Jocelyn said...

The white setting is so beautiful and elegant. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"There is nothing like the tranquil setting of Crisp Clean Whites"!!! Love your post, it's beautiful...
hugs to you,

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I love white on white on white on white. ;-)
Thanks for sharing the beauty of your chair and all that surrounds it.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Suzy, your photos of this chair and the vignette you've created are just beautiful. It looks so inviting and romantic. Thank you for sharing this for Favorite Things. laurie

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh how lovely!!! All that white is so beautiful and your pillows with the candlewicking are simply stunning. You should see if you can carve some time out for yourself and get back into it again. You have a wonderful talent! :)

Alycia Nichols said...

What a beautiful vignette! It makes me long for sunnier, warmer days. We are barely into the winter months, and I'm hating it already!!! Your setting brought me joy (and a bit of warmth!) today! Have a great week!

Entertaining Women said...

If it isn't a word, it should be. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous, romantic vignette. Cherry Kay