Saturday, March 3, 2012

WHITE, WHITE & MORE WHITE...& making up for lost time

Hi friends!!

I know I've been a bad blogger as of late.  Super busy with life.....I'm in awe at how some of you moms keep up with your blogging and home and family...I recently had a little R & R at my friends home in sunny AZ....It was fabulous...I feel refreshed and ready to tackle some of my projects to share with you all. Stay tuned, in the next week, I'll have some great table redo's to share with the meantime, I decided to stroll through my home and take a few photos of some of my favorite white items in my home.  Warning:  there are lots...making up for lost I chose some that have been with me for quite some time.  It just goes to show you that white home decor has longevity!...Hope you enjoy and I'll be getting to work on those tables...which will be white of course!!!!

super old chippy white basket

little bathroom shelf with some white accessories

LOVE this white iron basket!!

I bought this door topper to use over the window above our bed...I remember I got it for a steal forever ago but still love it!!

sweet little botanical print framed in a distressed white frame

I think I've had this print for 20 years...still enjoying it and it was a huge inspiration for the decorating style I still use today...

my youngest daughter's bedroom, love, love!!

Pottery Barn candle sconce....I have 2 and they hang in my youngest's room...

Antique candle sconce in my middle daughter's room...

shelves in my oldest daughter's room...been exactly like this for at least 14 years...

Our very first piece of furniture when we got married...don't you love the mirror??..Got this dresser out of my parents didn't look like this at all.  It had an orange stain.. We used it as our dresser, then passed it on to our first daughter.  It has been painted over and over.  It is still in her room now and she is 18 1/2!!...(needs another paint job now..add it to the list)

new chair, tag sale foot stool redone!!

Piano lamp!!

Love this little end table with caned bottom shelf...and of course, my little coffee filter flower...

candle sticks of all shapes and sizes, but always white....

Our chandelier that I hung from a tree and painted of my all time favorite transformations..

Our dining room set was a yellow pine...I painted it white and glazed my favorite furniture in our home!!

Dining room candle sconce...I sprayed them white and added crystals...


COFFEE!!!...I LOVE my white keurig and this great coffee canister I got a TJ Maxx to store the K Cups!!

some more kitchen accessories...

cute little lamp on the kitchen counter...

white iron...ahhhh

Hobnail milk glass...all picked up at tag sales

I know, you've seen this a million times, but's great...hahaha

white wire baskets filled with hydrangeas from my yard...

And last but not little white kitchen tv...hubby got it for me for Christmas a few years it goes great with our newly painted white kitchen...

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at all of these photos...I could go on and on...Please come back soon and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

xo, Mariaelena

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  1. You have a lot of pretty whites in your home Mariaelena! Welcome back and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with your friend. Can't wait to see your tables, Gail

  2. Oh wow, you have so many pretty whites in your home! Have a nice weekend!

  3. You have some beautiful white things in your house. Will be looking forward to the white tables.
    So glad that you were able to have some R&R with your friend. Have a great weekend.

  4. All very beautiful here!
    I loved the roses metal Provencal-style!

  5. Hey friend welcome back! So glad you had a great visit! Love all your white, especially that door topper over your window and those beautiful dressers in your girls room. Can't wait to see what your up too next!

  6. You have many beautiful white things! TFS!

  7. Love love love the white. Missed you and glad to see you back {i have been naughty too}.

  8. Hi - Well, being as I am new to your blog everything was brand new to me! I love all your white...and I have to say that I have had some things for 20 years too and they just never go out of style, do they? If you love it- you love it!

    I loved the new chair and absolutely adore that white vanity table with the birdcage on it! Perfection! xo Diana

  9. Lovin' the white stuff! I'm on a mission, too. Some day, we might be repainting stuff in colors, but for now, white is just right! I could be SOOO jealous of your hydrangeas! (and your little white TV)

  10. Oh, I love your white chandelier ... not to mention all the other things, too!

  11. Sigh! I just love all of your white treasures, Mariaelena! Your vignettes are so pretty - and the dining set is gorgeous!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. I adore of all your white!

  13. I absolutely love each and every piece of white you have. One of my favorites is your coffee filter flower. *smiles*

  14. Hi Mariaelana,
    What a bunch of great shots of all your lovely whites! I love so many of them, but am just crazy about the basket with the hydrangeas and the white iron basket with the roses. White decor has been around for a while and the reason is it is so enjoyable to look at. I especially enjoyed your post!

  15. Hi Mariaelena! Love all your white! :) so fresh and classic. I know what you mean about getting behind on blog stuff. ack. so hard to keep up sometimes! Have a great week!

  16. Very pretty... white is so pretty and so versatile. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!

  17. Lots of whites. I love the bright look and the peacefulness it brings.

  18. I love all of your white! I'm a white lover too. It just seems so classic and timeless. I don't think I'll ever tire of it. We have the same dining room table and chairs! Mine isn't painted though. I hung slipcovers over my chairs. I like how yours looks though.

  19. Pretty whites!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful I love the birdcage. It is stunning.

  21. Coming over from Wow Us Wednesdays. You have some lovely whites in your home. The dresser mirror and that birdcage - oh my....

  22. What?! You have a WHITE K-Cup machine??? I am so jealous. Mine is black and I don't recall seeing white in the store. Lucky girl!

  23. Wow, you have some many beautiful white things. I especially love the door topper. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.