Saturday, January 19, 2013

Embracing White

I was starting to wonder if I would ever get another post done for January. I've been busy decluttering and organizing while trying to decide what to do next. I also couldn't get blogger to play nice with IE so I switched to Chrome and so far it is going much better. I've read that a few other bloggers were having issues with blogger as well so hopefully switching my browser will solve the problem. 

I've always enjoyed decorating with color, but since I have been visiting the blogs and seeing  so much white that I love, I thought I would share a little bit of mine. I just made a few changes to our small bookcase and lightened it up a bit with a snowy style wreath that I made. I decided to add it to the top of the front shelf and use it as a frame.

I knitted a long  narrow scarf out of chenille yarn and wrapped it around a small wreath. I really liked the texture of this yarn after I knitted it. It came out very fluffy and  took on the appearance of snow and I also added pom poms.   I never thought I would make these  again, but I saw so many cute ideas on the blogs for them so I had to try them. 

Mine were super easy to make because I  used a square piece of cardboard that was the  size I wanted my pom pom to be, then I cut a slit  slightly more than halfway down the center  for the cord to tie it together. Place the cord in the bottom of the slit first before you wrap the yarn.  I also knitted the cord that I used to decorate the top of the bookcase and later added pom poms to it too. I haven't knitted for a few years and I always meant to get back to it,  so  I'm glad to have found a use for some of my knitting stash again. 

I took some of my pics in the evening so  I added some candlelight and created this display.

I enjoy tweaking  a bit with the photo editing software. You can create such lovely images.

We don't always  have the best light at the east end of the living room, so I lightened some of these pics  a bit to see what I could come up with. 

This is such a simple little basket, but I think it creates a pretty wintry scene with the pine cones and glitter.

This bookcase is quite dark so adding the snowy wreath and candle provides a nice contrast.

We haven't had any snow since the first of the month, so I thought I would add some to my  wintry theme. 


  1. White is magical, is it not? I'm still at work and have a couple more rooms in my own house. I love what you did and that you are playing with white....its such a soulful "color". blessings, lady

  2. I love all the white that I've been seeing in blogland too. Love how you have displayed your white pieces. I'm your newest follower.

  3. Well, everybody knows I love white :) and it does go so beautifully with winter decorating!

  4. Such pretty vignettes, love that wreath and your pictures are really pretty.

  5. Loved all your whites and your blog too. Following you now. Try to pay visit to my blog here

  6. Great photos, I love the wreath. I really like using all white, I have done it in both my dining room and a bookcase in my living room. Your photo and caption caught my eye on You're Gonna Love It Tuesday. ;)

    1. Thanks for the nice comment on my wreath. It was so easy to make and so fun to knit again.

  7. Beautiful pictures. Love all the white you have .

  8. Such gorgeous vignettes and your pictures are amazing. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Your wreath is just adorable. I love it. I think it would be fun to make so I pinned it. Thanks for stopping by. I am following you now.

  10. Everything looks so beautiful, and I love the gorgeous wreath! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Yay! Love the pom poms on the wreath. That yarn is perfect for that project. I'm going to pin your wreath to my pom pom board.

  12. Hi Diane! Oh, what a lovely area and I love your sweet little wreath you made! Your bookshelf looks so pretty and I love how you've fiddled with your pictures. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Love your chenille yarn wreath. What a fantastic idea and it looks so beautiful too! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful week!



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