Thursday, August 28, 2008

White, white, white, white...

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This is for Anonymous who left the comments below on my post called "Inside & Out ~ I Love White Homes"

Anonymous said...
It's not that they look cold, they just look like an igloo. I think white is for snowmen, hospitals....and igloos.Signed,Frosty.


Anonymous said...
Oh, and sheep are white too. Most of the sheep that post on here like white. Baaaaaah humbug


When I read those comments from you I figured you must have stumbled upon my blog by mistake and felt the need to comment. I thought it was really funny (except for the part where you called my readers "sheep"). I could have deleted your comments but I chose to keep them there. I'm a little baffled that you came back to my blog yesterday and left this comment:

You've been Frost biten! said...
I love Marthas Vineyard because it's not White! Signed, Frosty

I love that you signed it "Frosty" since you said in your previous comments that snowmen like white! I guess I've rubbed off on you now! I made the mosaic above just for you and your new love of white. I hope you like it!

102 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! Poor Frosty, there are so things that I just love to comment about I can't figure out why anyone would waste one second looking at or commenting on things that they don't like...hmmmmm...
and following the logic of white lovers being "sheep"...are we PINK lovers "Piggies"???? Alrighty then ... all I can say is OINK! OINK! :)

Lorrie said...

love your attitude towards Frosty! And we get to enjoy a beautiful white collage!

Lorrie

judicreations said...

Well, there you go...we are of many colours...and not necessarily all in every same dream I guess. But thats what makes us interesting and makes life interesting..

Have a lovely day...
Judi

Liz said...

Yet another pretty WHITE post! Do another! I love it! : )

~~Liz~~

Mim said...

Ha ha that is funny... keep your humor. Love your white.
Keep posting about it.
Mim

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I guess Frosty just doesn't have good taste. Would love for Frosty to come out of hiding and show us their home.

I think it's funny when people hide behind the Internet in an attempt to hurt someone.

But, you are smart enough and secure enough to know you have a darling home and your tastes are perfect so it's just funny to read Frosty's remarks.

But like you said, Frosty must have liked your blog enough to bookmark it and come back.

Hugs,
baaaaaa baaaaa Joanne
or oink oink oink. I can be multi animals as I love several colors.

Sharon said...

I love your blog and I usually check several times each morning, waiting for your new posts.
You are not only talented and creative but you have great wit too.
Great response!

Shari said...

My husband accuses me of having a "white obsession." Personally, I don't think there is anything wrong with that. White looks great alone. And it also looks wonderful with any color under the sun.

Cindy, if you don't already have it, see if you can find the book, "At Home With White." It is from the editors of Victoria Magazine. They also have one out called "Blue & White In Your Home." I guarantee you will love both books! Beautiful photos, as only Victoria magazine can do.

"Magnolia" said...

Cindy, I think you've melted Frosty's heart with your thoughtful mosaic! WTG!

Good for you for not letting it bother you. Life is too short, and too precious!

(((HUGS)))

Jackie said...

lOVE your comments to Frosty....Keep up the wonderful sense of humor.....
Jackie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hhhhmmmmm, I love your white decor, but I don't especially like snow (living here in Michigan ~ we get too much of it). So, you can like some whites and not others :)

Blessings,

Sher

Joanne said...

Because I don't have any white (or blue, either, for that matter) anywhere in my home, that is why I love to look at the photos of your home. It is totally different from mine and it's nice to see spaces that aren't the same as what I already have. If everyone had the same thing, it would be a boring world. It's nice to explore and see different things. Life is hard enough -- people should learn to say nice things, not be rude. If you don't like it, go look somewhere else. Cindy, you just keep on doing what you're doing. Obviously, there are many of us who are huge fans. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Too funny Cindy! Is the house on the 3rd row the amazing house from the movie Practical Magic? I could watch that movie over and over - just to see the house!

Mary said...

Cindy,
I agree with Joanne. I come here to see your beautiful home which is so different from mine. It is like a refreshing mini vacation to see your home, and your posts. And even though I will probably never live in an all white house, I love to see your photos! Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo,
Mary

Judy said...

Cindy, I'm also glad that you didn't delete the comments from Frosty and responded in a very professional manner. You really are a very special person with a lot of class so don't let people like that get you down. Just consider the source and keep on smiling...

your former mother-in-law

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Oh, how funny is this.

It's always the anonymous that leave such comments.

Never to mind though, white is what it is. And Frosty should know it's the in shade for him, or her.

I guess I'll go to hell with everyone else that love's white furniture or anything else that's white.

Chin up girls and carry one.


BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

belladella said...

What's that old saying?...If you don't have anything nice to say- don't say anything at all. Frosty needs to go warm up somewhere.

Love the collage and your blog. Have a great day!

countrygirl3031 said...

Oooohhh, I love your white collage. Thanks for putting it together..even if it was for Frosty.

Hugz,
Michele

sandra/tx said...

Hopefully, your collage will melt ol' Frosty's heart. ;-)

madrekarin said...

White is a challenge. It's not that easy to make white not look like a hospital, but you do it so well.
Maybe Frosty needs to look deeper into the pictures to see the subtle differences and textures. When she does, she will definitely gain a new appreciation for it. It is, after all, where all other colors come from.

Anonymous said...

hi Cindy-

Your site is wonderful and don't worry a peep about it. I see other sites that aren't for me but i just go on to the next one. i don't leave comments, i just skip along...

yogapaws said...

White is awesome!
I did my bathroom all white. I had the same "hospital" comments blah blah blah... but I have primary color in other rooms & wanted to have a place to retreat.

Diane said...

YIKES! Unbelievable that Frosty has so much time on her/his hands that they have to look at blogs they have no interest in, then make snotty comments.

Cindy, your home is beautiful & I enjoy reading your blog so much.

Thanks for the great attitude & for turning an unpleasant experience into a chance for all of us to comment & share some chuckles!

Diane (fourpawsandco)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

People never stop amazing me.

Cindy....you clearly have more dignity and decorating sense than others.....I am shocked by these comments and this rude behavior even over the internet. I would love to see more white posts because I too enjoy all colors, particularly white.

Jannet said...

LOL...love your attitude, your Blog and White!! White stands for pure and clean...well, some just don't like that ;)

Cali Homemaker said...

Sounds like Frosty got up on the wrong side of the bed. Some people just aren't very happy, I feel sad for them. I on the other hand.. LOVE white. It's so pretty, flawless, pure....

Kimberly said...

I enjoy the diversity of our decorating senses! I read your blog not because I love white (I actually prefer more color in my own decor) but because I love your sense of style and want it to rub off on me! The way you group things together and revive furniture with paint...I love it! Keep up your excellent work!

Angela said...

People like frosty have to much time on their hands!! They should get off the internet and read a good book or volunteer their time to a worthy cause!

I am in love with this blog, white, blue, yellow, chippy--Cindy's Blog ROCKS!!

KarenB said...

Way to tell Frosty a thing or two. Very nicely done.

Candy said...

LOL hilarious!

Well, I must be a sheep too since I am passionate about white so

baaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

LOL

Lady Dorothy said...

I, too, don't have much white in my house. But, I absolutely love your decor and your sense of style. I gain a lot of inspiration from you, even if I don't paint it white! (Though I am planning a mostly white enclosed back porch.)

Of the oodles of blogs out there, why waste time reading one you don't care for? Or commenting negatively? That I really don't understand!

Brown-Eyes said...

What a P.O.S. this Frosty person is...no, I'm trying to be lady-like and I mean Piece of Stuff..LOL (maybe)...Anyway, has this person been invited on TV as you have??? You are a real sport for exposing Frosty to the rest of us and not just deleting "it's" comments...Way to go! ;-) Bo

Susie Q said...

Like many others here, I don't have an all white room in my house. I guess it is a holdover from all those years in Navy housing! But I do think it is a beautiful look..refreshing, clean, serene. I enjoy seeing all manner of decor! There is always a complainer in every crowd...like old Frosty. I guess we sheep will just have to *warm* up to her/him!

Thank you for always being so much fun here!

Love,
Sue

Pink Slippers said...

Nicely said and written. Always a lady.

Dawn said...

Seriously...Frosty doesn't have anything better to do with his/her time than spread negativity on such a wonderful and inspiring blog????? Shame on him and kudos to you for being classy as usual. Colors shouldn't matter in decorating or in life!

Bettsi said...

Baaaaa, this sheep thinks white is lovely and she also thinks that Frosty should learn how to spell. Darling, it's bitten, not biten. *sigh* Trolls will be so dull!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a great & classy response, Cindy. I love it!

Rhoda

Cottagecheap said...

Dearest FROSTY,

We are sorry that you are FROZEN and thus have to heat up your life with obnoxious colors. We cottage girls love white for it's ability to calm our spicy lives.

Sincerely,


PS= Cindy you rock! LOL

Jojo said...

White typically a color to symbolize hope, light, innocence, but most importantly peace. Your kind mosaic of white (which I have to admit I love) is a wonderful offering of peace. Thank you Cindy.

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

I love your white collage. I am a lover of white and pink also, so bahhhhh, bahhhhhh, and oink oink.

OKGardners said...

Dear "Frosty" ...
My parents taught me that "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Maybe your parents forgot to teach you that lesson.

If you don't like the posts on here - go elsewhere and get a SWEET life.

Betty G.

Creme de la Creme said...

Frosty doesn't know how to spell either "frost biten"???
Thanks for another great post Cindy!

Ann Marie said...

Way to be posting something positive to the negative.

Are you sure this wasn't someones husband? It kind of sounds like something a guy would say... :)

When you've been in a preety, feminine white room, it's far from what a hospital feels like....

Esther Sunday said...

Love what you do, Cindy! Never miss a post...

Ann Marie said...

Me again.. Sorry about my typo. Pretty.. Not preety.

Bambi said...

Actually I would encourage Frosty to keep reading your blog~~~not for the white but to learn how to be a classy lady!!!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

People can be so RUDE! I think she's jealous! It's always the ones that don't show their own spaces that leave unnecessary comments! At least we get to look at more pretty pic's.
Hugs~Kelly

Kether said...

LOL you tell 'em.

I've seen weird comments on other blogs, but never expected to see them here...

joanie said...

Cindy -- as one of your "sheep" all I can say is baaa baaa! I love white and I love your blog and I do not people who "dis" others for no reason other than to be nasty. There's nothing wrong with a difference of opinion, but it can be done in a friendly and civil manner. Your response was terrific. Keep inspiring those of us who love your romantic home.

donnaey said...

Get 'em Cin...

Cindy in Albuquerque said...

Cindy -
As always you have such a creative way of viewing things that bring them outside the box. Love the white, have for a longtime. Actually since I've been visiting your blog regularly along with some of the links, I've come to love all sorts of pastels that I never noticed before! Including Pink! It's all good! Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Cindy

Jamie said...

I love your attitude! What a silly person to take the time to leave comments like that. Your whiteness (that sounds royal) is inspiring. I'm even contemplating a white master bedroom/bath makeover so, keep the pictures coming!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Holy moly...... frosty..... what the.... Cindy it is so amazing to me what poise you have when people are RUDE..... Your white is glorious... I am so with you on the white.....I only wish I had more.
Hugs
Linda

Anonymous said...

White is clean and fresh. I have printed off many of your ideas so that when I buy the new house for which I am saving, I can incorporate them. I want as much of my house as possible to be blue, white, and seashells. I have some very cute pictures of how seashells were used in a bedroom and bathroom. I would like to have one room in forest green, cream, bamboo, and brass (a bedroom), but the rest will be in glorious clean white. I am going to copy your picture frame ideas for the bedrooms and living room. You are a budget decorating genius, and I am so happy that I found your blog. Those who do not like white can go read on a purple blog :). There is somewhere for everyone online these days.

Thank you, Cindy, for sharing so much with us. You really should be editing a decorating magazine.

-Jay

Pat said...

Cindy, You can't please all the people all the time, and I've noticed you can't please some of the people any time.....so you just keep on doing what you do.....99.9 % of us LOVE what you do! And, thanks for doing it!!! Pat

Ginger said...

When I read the comments the other day and saw the one from "Frosty" I thought it was a little strange, but since I am new to blogging, figured it happens from time to time. Sometimes I think someone just leaves a strange comment just to see how many people they can get stirred up and "comment" about them. Frosty is probably checking back every day to see what we all say....
I love your blog pages and it looks to me like a whole lot of other people do too. As for being called a sheep...shoot, I've been called worse over the years. lol.
Keep up the good work.
Ginger

Anonymous said...

White is pure,it is soft, it is whispy. It is crisp white blouses. Starched linens that smell wonderful. It is beautiful flowers that light up at night. It is soft fluffy diapers on a sweet baby's bottom and cotton clouds up in the sky. It's cookies and milk when you are sad. It's a brides hope for happily ever after!
It goes with every color under the rainbow. It is the best!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh dear poor Frosty!! Why bother to leave such comments. Just move on Frosty - build a bridge and get over it!!
Baaa... baa... I love Cindy's blog
Alison

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Well if that doesn't melt Frosty's heart, nothing will!! I love your Flickr photos!!
I'm with you 100% on the white, Cindy. I LOVE it - it's clean and bright and oh so charming!! I have been enjoying my 'cottage' so much more since I "lightened up"... And hey, it's definitely okay not to buy into white, too... But why pick on those who do love it??

Donna (who is definitely not a sheep)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like "Frosty" is bitten by the green-eyed envy bug, and not by frost!! Keep the beauty coming!!

Sam said...

I too am a sheep following the shepherd of white. You go girl. You are one CLASSY LADY with so much style.

Vicki T said...

I like your white and I don't stumble across your blog. I have you in my favorites.

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
You are cracking me up right now.
Rosemary

Lee Laurie said...

I love your blog and your beautiful home! It looks so peaceful. I know that you wont let a little negativity bother you. You know what you are doing and you know a lot of us love your decorating ideas. Your blog is one of my favorites!

lisa said...

Cindy

I wish I would have read this earlier. I could have used the laugh. Keep all the beautiful decorating ideas coming.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Joy said...

I missed the initial Frosty comments but wanted to say that it's weird that this person would call people who gather in one spot to exchange thoughts and ideas over the shared love of a particular decorating style (and all the differences within that style) "sheep."

To carry that line of thinking to the next step, "Frosty" probably thinks that people who gather together over a shared love of a particular genre of book or movie are sheep too.

It's an incorrect way of thinking, and I hope "Frosty" addresses her bitterness before it gets the best of her.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

You took that comment much better than I would. I thought your post about the comment was handled with good taste. We can only hope that Frosty does not continue with this nonsense!

Angie said...

Hiya Cindy,

What a boring world it would be if everyone liked the same thing! I loved the collage of white!

~Angie

Christine said...

LOLOLOLOL! Cindy, I just love you so much!! That was great! I remember you saying something about that comment awhile back and you just laughing. I thought igloo or whatever I love, love, love WHITE!!! So refreshing and pure, and cheerful to be surrounded with WHITE! All the while eating WHITE chocolate even!Tee hee. Eat your heart out frosty!!

Suzann said...

Such a rude Frosty. i pity your lack of ability to appreciate that which does not appeal to you. I adore
white and cream and shades of both and in-between. Please keep the white posts coming!

Jen r. said...

I think frosty is probably loving reading all these comments ...Who ever it is... Every one has an opinion,and that's cool. but if you can't stand up and claim it, don't make it. BAAAAAAA!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Well! I think that Frosty is a bit afraid of white. They will catch on soon I'm sure!
ginger

Anonymous said...

There is so much more to Cindys blog than the color white(altho Cindy has successfully captured the many lovely shades of white)I have more color in my home as well,however I can appreciate the beauty and style of this wonderful blog. Thank You Cindy,you're a treasure...Carol

Bridget said...

I think that people who are very secure like white, don't you?
I am a lover of color but I can appreciate the sophistication of white. I find white to be very relaxing. I love your white posts.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a jealous reader to me.

~elaine~

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy!
Even if I am a painter and love ALL colours, I especially love white painted furniture, and do the same that you do, giving old furniture or discarded things a new life!

Your blog is beautiful and much inspiring; if I don't like a blog or the 'creative mind' behind that, I just skip over.
So, keep doing what YOU (... and we all 'addicted' to your posts!!!) like best, never mind if anyone doesn't approve.

Monica x.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a petty person this "Frosty" is. Perhaps a life is what "Frosty" needs? GOOD FOR YOU CINDY!! And I love white too!!

Big Hugs,
Amy

Rosy said...

The way you've used white is beautiful, and very good for the eyes and the environment, hehe! (coz you take what's old and sometimes unwanted and turn them into something beautiful), why not? Frosty!

marina said...

cindy...i love reading your blog...and i love to have white house, but with my twin boys..it's seem almost impposible to maintain anything white in my house..sad ahhhh!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Cindy....Ignore cold people. Variety IS the spice of life. I'm not a "white" person in my home. I'm surrounded by lots of color, but I love love love it in other peoples homes. So relaxing and inviting. And tell Frosty to stop giving snowmen a bad name.
Patty.

A Romantic Porch said...

Cindy, Hang in there. Why would someone take time to try to bring someone else down? I scrolled through your comments, and just have to say the one from your "former mother in law" is SO sweet. Bless your heart. xo rachel

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Well I guess I'm a sheep too!
I love color AND white. So I'm at least part sheep, and glad I am.

Whatever a person's preference is is OKAY! That's what it's all about, having fun with the style you like!

Baaaaa, Sherry

thepetiterosehouse said...

i had a house with several colors...like a party cake...and i change everything to white...and im in love with this color..poor frosty she must be so stresed...the white can give her the calm that she doesnt have

Jill said...

Hmmm...I love white, love you blog and have been visiting for almost a year.

I think people have forgotten just good old manners...

If you really don't have anything good to say, just don't say anything at all!

Keep sharing with us...we love your wit and wisdom!
~Jill

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to if you don't have anything nice to say....keep your mouth shut. Ok-I re-phrased it a bit. I just don't understand people who have a need to put down other people. The only thing I can figure is they have such low self esteem, they have to pick on others.
Anyway, I happen to love your blog and your decorating choices. So if that makes me a sheep-baaaaa baaaaaa!
The Jolly Dog House
K8

Marianne said...

Yesterday I bought Atlanta Bartlett's book At home with white. Even though I will never live in a white home, I really love it.
Forget Frosty!
Have a nice weekend.
Bye,
Marianne.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Another admirer of your style and creativity, here! An all white home would not work for me, but I absolutely love what you have put together, and the vision you have when spotting a bargain and making it work. I wish some of that would rub off on me. :-)

My Humble Hideout said...

Hi Cindy,
I discovered your blog a week ago...and since then I've been visiting. I love it so much...everyting is beautiful and inspiring...and I can feel the strong sense of community surrounding here...everybody is friendly and supportive.

I'm so excited to have my own blog so that I can communicate and exchange ideas and knowledge with you all.

I think you are inteligent and positive person...keep on posting those beautiful shots..nice to know you...

Cheers,

Zeq
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Mary said...

Cindy, at least you didn't get the rude comment I did saying that three of the four blog friends I posted a pic of, quote, "needed to lose weight and stop hanging out buying 'junk' at our favorite antiques/vintage place, which is a pastime for old biddies".

I have a feeling I know who that was - she needs to get a life. Funny thing is, she's the short, really fat one, so what does that tell you!

Some people are just mean and spiteful - I hope they find something nice in life before their time in this lovely world is over.

Love your mosaics - the blues are anything but, they make my heart sing.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Mo said...

Aw, but whites are so pretty. Clouds, lace, doves...white is lovely and romantic!

Idaho Quilter said...

Uhmmm I am wondering when you said everyont had to like white? Poor Frosty! I love white with blue, you are my inpiration to keep going with my white and blue theme in my home. I posted my blue plate rims today.

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
Whatever happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"?

You answered back with grace. I can never understand why people leave nasty comments anyway and if they do, they should at least have the nerve to not post anonymously. That's just this little sheep's opinion. I actually find it a little amusing that someone puts that much energy into returning back again.

You go girl. With style and grace!
xo~Tracie

Becky from Tennessee said...

Hi Cindy, I agree with Belladella--
my Mom always told me that "if you don't have anything nice to say about anyone, then don't say any
thing at all." Frosty must not have learned that lesson. You were very gracious in your response, Cindy. That just goes to show what a lovely and classy lady you are. As for me, I LOVE white! Of course, it doesn't fair very well with all of our pets but I still love the calming effect it has on me. Maybe Frosty will let us see her home in the future! Becky

Kasey said...

Frosty sue wouldn't like my house.
All my furniture is white:)
k-

Anonymous said...

I think you gave Frosty way to much power.. by acknowledging her comments.
She must be very pleased with herself by getting a reaction.
Your blog is wonderful and my inspiration to create a blog..
Newbie, I am.
MAKE MINE WHITE~ Thank you very much ~

Anonymous said...

I think your collage is beautiful. I too stumbled upon your blog by accident- but love the white! White to me is romantic- makes me think of weddings and babies. Keep up the good work :)

Anonymous said...

Beings that feel the need to leave rude, negative statements on others' blogs, especially anonymously, have problems. Jealousy? Or just an overall jerk. I love your house and your taste. Don't let anyone rain on your parade. I look forward to your blog and your beautiful photos. I blog anonymously because I'm too lazy to register. But, then, I wouldn't leave a rude comment to anyone.

She's Gone Fishing said...

"Sticks and stones can break our bones but words they cannot hurt us"

Urban Farmhouse said...

Your white collage is STUNNING! Makes my heart skip a beat. To think of all the businesses out there that thrive on all white too! French Vanilla (antique dealers...see them at Marburger and their house was in BH&G Garden Style book), Vanille, Pom Pom Interiors in California. I have a shop and just recently changed the name from White Cottage to Urban Farrmhouse. I found that even after 5 years of being open there were people right in my own town that had NEVER been in before. They thought it was nothing but white. Why is it people have such a hard time seeing the textures, the layers, the creams, beiges, whites, off whites, grays, pale blues, tans, ecrus, oatmeals? Sigh, I think they are just not creative souls like you. It's more than just white and the fact that we have to explain it probably means it will fall on deaf ears. Stumbled on your blog while surfing...is very nice, thank you!

LISBETH---<-@ said...

I leave a comment here..100 !!!
Love white !
Hugs from Norway

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the best out of millons! That is why that negative man, keeps looking at it! Anyway how about you put a light blue and white wall paper of some kind inside your cabnit and maybe the same paper on the top cut out arch and the bottom door panells? If you know what I mean.Thank you for turning me on to all this good stuff, it is a whole new world for me and I have had hours of enjoyment because of it. And I looooove white always have. Your favorite blog list is wonderful. I never would have known about it without you. In a world where good, happy, peacful things are getting harder to come by, perticuler if don't want to eat and drink your way there. You are needed!!!!Thanks again. Your friend in Naples, FL. Ava

Anonymous said...

Pearls are white too,they start from a bit of grit,then layers & layers of white ,& what do you have
a beautiful gem.Frosty had no idea what would come of the negativity
she chose to post.
P.S....Whiteout covers most mistakes!