Wednesday, October 07, 2009

White Wednesday

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Yep...that's me in the picture above. As you can see...my aversion to having my picture taken started early in life! See my mom's hand in the bottom right hand corner? She was reaching to pull my dress back down but luckily the photographer saw the humor in it and quickly snapped the picture. It's my favorite photo of myself and I have it on my nightstand.

This is a little nightlight I bought at the Alameda Flea Market last spring.
I often get asked how I paint the hardware on my furniture. Here's a close-up of my dresser pulls. I spray painted them and then used Silver Rub n Buff on the top edges.
I love this ceramic finial...I bought this at HomeGoods...or was it Marshalls?
This tray came from Marshalls. And no, Marshalls doesn't pay me for all this free advertising and neither does HomeGoods.
This picture above is a lamp in my bedroom. I found a pair of these at the thrift store awhile ago. They were gold and ugly and I painted them white.
Do you remember this lamp below that Carol, one of my readers sent me? If not, you can read about it here . Are you wondering why I never showed it again? It's because I'm still looking for the perfect shade and the perfect roses to put on the shade.
I'm not giving up though! I know the perfect shade is out there!

For more White Wednesday posts you can visit Kathleen at Faded Charm. The participants are on her sidebar.

50 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh Cindy, you know that the fun is in the hunt...don't you?

Alice W. said...

That picture of you is so adorable! And so sweetly framed. Love all of your white finds...gotta love Home Goods and Marshall's!~

Cathy said...

You really know how to do white!!!

Absolutely STUNNING!!!

I love your little photo...priceless!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

chez sheri said...

Today's post is too precious! Thanks for brightening up a dreary Wednesday here in the NorthEast!!!
sheri

ragamuffingirl said...

You should get paid or at least get a discount! I'm tempted to buy there if we had Homegoods here in Manila! :p

http://scarletscorpion.blogspot.com

Ginger said...

That picture of you is so cute. Glad the photographer thought to snap it so quick.
I love the nightlight. I think it's perfect for your night stand.

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, such lovely items - but the picture - goodness, that killed me this morning! So funny and cute! Love it, especially with your mom's hand in the corner. Great job by that photographer!!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh what lovely whites! Painting something white really shows off its sculptural side. So pretty.
Cass
PS Photo of you? Priceless!

Candy said...

Lovely images and the peek-a-boo photo of you is hilarious! Have you tried "Finishing Touch Home Decor" 1566 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA‎ for lampshades? It is a little out of the way place that I found to be a treasure trove a number of years ago when seaching for 3 perfect shades for antique lamps.

Lee Laurie said...

Cindy,
That has to be the cutest photo that I've ever seen! I love it!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Susan said...

The photo of you is just too cute!
I love Homegoods...I practically live there.
Hugs, Susan

Peonies & Magnolias said...

You are adorable in your picture. It is hard to remember life before Marshall's and Home Goods, there are so many bargains to be had.

Sandy

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

That picture is fabulous! ;-)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a prize that photo is. I especially love your mom's hand and the little curl on top of your head! Just too cute!!
Debra

enchanting cottage said...

What a cute~~~ picture! The frame is beautiful, did you make it?
Ginger

Elsie said...

PRICELESS,PRICELESS,PRICELESS,but I
want to know were the panties new....LOLOLOL. I bet that was your
mom's favorite photo. I love all
your white goodies,wished we had
a Home Goods,we do have a Marshall's,but its not real good and its small.
Have a good day.:D

marlis said...

Okay here's the deal, if you can't find a shade in say, 2 weeks, then we get to win the lamp!!! but seriously, try lowes.com, Item # 235478 Model # PSH0252 and see what you think? that lampshade with a bit of white fringe trim, not too long and some stunning roses would be a knockout (IMHO) of course can't gauge anything without knowing sizes..

Lacy said...

Love, love it!
That picture of you is adorable!

Denise said...

That picture is just too precious!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Cindy I love your whites. That lamp is beautiful. Buy the shade for the shape and then cover it with material and enbelish it. Would be so awesome.

I love to give credit to the places I shop at too. Good on ya!

come visit-cindy@stitches

Colibri tejedor said...

que fotografia más bella... una ternura... que buena la del fotografo de captar el momento... bueno y el marco está lindisimo... preciosas como siempre todas las cosas que compartes... inspiración para quienes te seguimos como lo digo siempre...
cariños mil...

nozomi said...

Hi, Cindy!
I just have to tell you how I found your blog. My husband thought your blog is so beautiful that he had to tell me :) And sure enough, I LOVE your blog! Wonderful job!!!

Nozomi from
cheerfulcountry.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Oh Cindy, all of your white stuff is so pretty, as all of your decor is. Hugs, Cindy S.

A Little Of This And That said...

Perfection.

Victoria Ramos said...

L-O-V-E the photo...priceless!!!!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Cindy, I think that photo of you is funny too. Love all your pretties. I know you'l find the perfect shade. Why don't you get a plaing white one and embellish with fabric and flowers, or seashells?
♥ Rebecca

Susan B said...

Lovely photos. I love the photo of you...too cute! (My younger daughter works part time at HomeGoods. I think I need to go there more often!) Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

I especially loved the baby picture of you Charlotte! Bashful girl you are!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

White goodness all over the place here. That picture of you is great!
peace. cindy

Linda said...

I love that piture of you as a baby...how cute!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Cindy,

I can see that you really love your whites! Even in the background of some pictures I can see white!!

Thanks for the tip on the dresser pulls. I often wonder if I should clean them up or replace them This is a great idea. I wrote everything down.

I love the lamp but I haven't seen what you do with the roses. The lamp is so pretty I can see why you are waiting for the best shade of roses. I really love the lamp in your bedroom and would like to see the whole thing. Wow! Such fabulous pieces, Cindy!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

xoxo
Jane

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What an adorable picture that is! And You DO have the most romantic home -- I sigh in delight every time I visit your blog!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Cindy; You have the most lovely white things.. I just love that photo of you,, lol what a treasure for your Mom,, the frame is so pretty too...

thanks for sharing them with us...

Hugs;
Alaura

RedNest said...

Cindy, I've been reading your blog for months, but never left a comment. I don't have a blog of my own and don't even remember how I found you. But I check your blog every night and it always makes me smile - today it was the adorable picture of you as a child - loved it!

Faded Charm said...

I love the one of you when you were little. Too cute. Also, great frame. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,

Kathleen

Brenda Leyland said...

What a great pose!

Ohhh, I really liked that pretty night light.

Charlene said...

That photo of you is so funny. Glad you shared it with us. And I do love the way you rubbed the silver on the hardware on your dresser. Great finish. Have a wonderful Thursday! Looking forward to Show & Tell. I'll have to find something fun.

MJ said...
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MJ said...

Love that picture of you! :-)

Elizabeth G. said...

So you are a flasher, are you? ha! Love the pic. love all the white lovelies that you shared, but the photo is my favorite. Very funny!

Also, yum about those cookies in the earlier post. Mmmm...good!

abeachcottage said...

oooh just lovely, I really enjoyed this post!

you rock doing white...

S
x

Linda's Blue Gate said...

OHMYGOSH..... that picture of little Cindy is so precious.... children are so innocent.... lovely whites...
HUgs
Linda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my favorite is definitely the picture of you! Adorable!

Rosie said...

That photo of you should be on the front of a greeting card! Love your white pretties. How did you paint the gold lamps? Brush or spray paint?
rosie

Tristen said...

LOL .... I am cracking up at the picture of you. So sweet and just the cutest touch of cupie doll hair to add that little something. aww gotta love it !!

Brenda said...

You have lovely whites! And every other color in your sweet home. I came over to find out more about Friday's meme. Read it the other day, but have to refresh my memory!
Brenda

June said...

That is the cutest picture of you. Love it that you have it on your bedside table.
Lovely WW post.
June

The White Bench said...

WOW! Looove all this white!
Thanks for your sweet compliment about my centerpiece :))
Hugs,
Monicax.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a treasure that photo is! I love things like that that aren't "posed" and controlled:>) so adorable! The nightlight is beautiful. The light shining through the porcelain gives such a pretty glow:>)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Your picture cracks me up, but it would definitely be my favorite too!
I love Home Goods and Marshall's. I think mine is called Marshall's Home Goods? They have clothes, shoes, and all the home stuff in one store...I'll have to look at the sign better next time and see if there's an "and" in there.