Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WHITE WEDNESDAY

Follow me into the dining room for this week's WHITE WEDNESDAY. Like the rest of the "manor", this room is quite diminutive in size but it's full of character. We added beadboard and moldings and a fireplace mantle to give it some presence and then filled it full of old chippy white painted pieces.


First up is an old metal medical cabinet I bought from TOT at Marburger. I spend many an hour shooing the grandbabies away from this chippy piece.


Behind it is an old trellis and an old sign.


A 13 foot orchard ladder which we cut 5 feet off of to fit in the house. I hang old linens on it.


One of my favorite old clocks and flower frogs. The frog reminds me of a crown.



I have a pair of these old chippy columns.


A fab old beadboard cupboard. These are invaluable as my kitchen leaves a lot to be desired in the storage department.




An old zinc top table. On top is a cloche, and an old chippy iron radiator topper with a battery jar full of old mercury glass ornaments. My granddaughter thinks these are balls. There is a relocation in the future for these I am sure.


The cloche and a pitcher of tallow berries. The wooden pieces are French bingo tokens.


This chippy beauty holds my brown transferware and ironstone collection.


An old lightning rod.






This old school teacher's desk is one of my fav pieces. Behind it is a huge piece of architectural trim.


This gorgeous bench was a gift from Marsha at FRENCH NEST.



The fireplace mantle we added. Above it is a piece we made using an old mirror frame and a piece of old ceiling tin.




Love these old corbels.


An architectural piece I added old hooks to for old lace curtains.


One of my girls~~I found these awesome angel wings at an antique shop in Tennessee. They are from an old costume.


An old cloche.


Hope you enjoyed the fifty cent tour! See you next week...
Hugs,
Shelley

28 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So much white wonderfulness. Love it all!

Barb said...

Absolutely wonderful pics!!!
Loved every piece.

thanks for sharing,

blessings,
barbara jean

common ground said...

A real feast for the eyes. I'd say that's the $500.00 tour! Everything is just gorgeous!
Debra

Lori said...

Shelley, you have some of the prettiest vignettes i have ever seen!!! everything is just gorgeous...i love all of your chippy whites:)

Mary said...

Love the 50 cent tour! You have some great pieces, and you've done wonders with them. Great post of pretty whites. Happy White Wednesday!

Mary

Faded Charm said...

I'm in love with all of it. I'd love to see your home in person. You have some great things and your decorating is beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathleen

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Love the pics... great timeworn finds.

Petit Coterie said...

Love all your chippy white decor. My favorite is your zinc top table, what a great piece. Thanks so much for sharing your white Wednesday.

trash talk said...

Wow, if I can get all that for four bits, what will a dollar get me? I'll gladly pay it for the grand tour! Just beautiful, Shelley. Your talent just shines!
Debbie

Wizard of Was said...

Shelly,
Do you have a waiting list for a good clean tenant..cause I could be there in just a few hours, ha! I mean this is the true defination of Absolute Bliss! Nicely done
Gale

Jenny said...

Just beautiful-especially the cupboard with the wonderful ironstone and that clockface-wow! What a pretty home!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I always look so forward to your White Wednesday because I know you will show us awesome pics. Love it all...

Lisa said...

WOW! I wonder what the $2 tour looks like! hehe Your whites (house) are just lovely!!
Hugs, Lisa

June said...

I don't even know where to start. It's all awe inspiring. I bet finding all these treasures was so much fun.

robin de koning said...

i love white...do you sell the treasures on your blog...i love the cloche with the wood base...
how much?
can't wait to hear from you...
robin

Charlene said...

OH MY!!! What do I like best??? Your sweet "girl" with her wings. But, there are so many things that I thought were FABULOUS! You have so many treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh boy, this is a treat for the eyes. Lovely pieces for sure, your home is lovely with so much charm. Your way of decorating is wonderful. The bench is really something else, if you ever decide to get rid of it, give me a hoot. Wow I'm going back to check out everything again. GREAT POST!

Happy Whites-

juanita said...

Incredible pics ! Thank you for sharing.

Diane Costanza said...

Just beautiful. You have a talent for setting up a vignette.

Chrissy said...

You have more talent than most of us could dream of...you are like my new decor hero (no pressure) just keep it coming!!! All the best,Chrissy

Found Around said...

It's wonderful! Love it all.

Sammy Girl said...

Shelley! How wonderful! Can I come visit? ... so much to look at it would take more than just teatime! Twice in one day I have seen the wonderful old flower frogs unlike anything I own. Think I'm in love! lol!
Have a good weekend ... we're almost there!
Betty :)

The Green Pea said...

i really love the Crown Frogs and it looks like you have 3 sizes. Can you email me with the prices of each? Sandi

One Shabby Old House said...

Each picture just got better and better and better. You just have a way of displaying thing. Your home is beautiful. I am going to do my best this year to get to TX and then I know I am going to visit the shop in Orlando. I am a Tampa girl.
Loved your post.
Becky

kcjewel said...

what a lovely blog. i'm enjoying my "tour"!

maryboys said...

shelley...i can't take this all in! honestly - i could spend a few days just looking around this one room. i love it all -and i have a thing for tallow berries, too:)

mary

Colleen Hickey said...

You have some seriously great pieces there. Hopefully I'll get to meet you in Warrenton, love your taste!

time-worn interiors said...

I loved the 50 cent tour, my goodness what do you get for a $1.00? Oh, I know you get to take something home with you for free!! Hah! I'm I right? I seen a few things in there that would look good in my house! Everything looks fabulous!
TOT

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