Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Accessorizing with white

I've decided to add white accessories to my dining room. It's funny how this got started. Hubby brought some flowers home to me a few weeks ago, a big bright red begonia plant and without thinking I put them in a white flower pot that I had on the back porch. I actually just dropped the potted plant into the white ceramic flower pot (carefully), then put it on the side board in the dining room. It looked great! I loved the contrast and the way it "lightened" things up. This room is on the north side of the house and doesn't get a lot of sun and I was never quite satisfied with the way it looked.

Here's the beautiful red begonia in the white flower pot.

The green and white plate I just got at the home and garden show, and the white pitcher was my grandmother's.

I got these two pieces at thrift shops, the one in front I paid 25 cents for.

My latest purchase from Goodwill for $2.95 (for jellies).

The little vase in the front of the photo my daughter gave me. I'm not sure where I got the other one.

Another little item I picked up somewhere.

I'll be keeping an eye out now for anything white.
I'm pretty happy with the way the dining room looks ~ and it all happened by accident. Imagine that!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow! The red and white is a wonderful contrast. I can see how that sparked your creativity! And how great you had a head start pulling out all your lovely white treasures. :-) Rosie

Daughter of the King said...

lovely things..I too love the look of white..and goodwill and thrift shops, a favorite

Manspace said...

Hey D.J.,
I'm thinking E-Bay myself.

farmerjulie said...

lovely white!!
great photos of your goodies!

regina barnett said...

You found some really cool stuff. Alot like my taste... I am into white. I going toward the cottege style.

Ruth Welter said...

Ow Donna, great idea, I really love the look of white accessories in a room like that. Show us how everything looks when you are finished.

Donna said...

Some of the best things in life happen by "accident"!!lol...beautiful!!!hughugs

Deb said...

I love looking around thrift shops too. You found some great bargains! Our garage sales should be starting up again soon - can't wait :-}

Mary said...

Oh Donna, I think you are going to have to start collecting milk glass! Love the red and white. :)

Linda said...

I love all your finds and the whites you've collect are great. Isn't it fun when something just happens by accident.

KarenHarveyCox said...

These are all so lovely and I love your photographs. I think if I had to choose my favorite, it would be that lovely green and white dish with your Grandmother's pitcher. So lovely. Karen

Sunnispace said...

I love this, Mom! I think white accessories will look fabulous in your house - can't wait to see!!

Suzanne said...

You found some real deals! I love white pottery and always look for it when I'm frame shopping at Goodwill!