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. 

15 comments:

  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

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  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.
    ~Cindy

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

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

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  5. Loved all your whites and your blog too. Following you now. Try to pay visit to my blog here http://designdecoranddisha.blogspot.in/

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  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. ;)

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  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.

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  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 ;)

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  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!

    Jody

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