Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White Wednesday

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It's white Wednesday again! The sterling silver dish and the mother-of-pearl button and buckles were in the box that my mom sent me. My mom collected mother-of-pearl buttons and buckles. I think she was way ahead of her time! Now they are more popular than ever!

My dad bought this house at Walmart a few years ago. It's just a flat piece that was meant to be hung on the wall. My dad turned it into a planter by building 3 sides with a hole in the top.

These little white shoes were Vince's. I bought both my kids Stride Rite shoes when they started walking. So cute!

I have this wicker cart sitting at the bottom of my stairs. I have it holding some of my vintage linens. Looking at this photo makes me want to dig through it and look at all the pretties!

Please stop by Kathleen's blog~ Faded Charm to see other White Wednesday participants! She's also having a giveaway this week!!!


Elsie said...

Wow I looked at that cart to buy,
but it was so priceee with the
shipping I backed out now I wish
I would have ordered it. Your mom
is a very smart woman and your dad
is a very smart man and the apple
doesn't fall far from the tree.
I love mother of pearl buttons,since I sew all the time
I have several that I just can't
"seam" to use,just display.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have always wanted that darling cart! Lucky girl you!


Esther Sunday said...

White Wednesday needs to be renamed Eye Candy!

NicNacManiac said...

You always have the most beautiful images. Love the cart and both of your parents have handed down a useful trait to you for collecting and creating!! Those mother of pearl buckles are to die for!! xOxO

Ana said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy White Wednesday! Lovely whites. I love, love, love your basket cart. Where did you find that? It is awesome. :-)


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Pretty pics Cindy. I love the basket of linens!

A Little Of This And That said...

Cindy, I think I have those same buckles in one of my button jars. I vaguely remember a white velvet sash sliding through one of them.

Wagonwife Designs said...

It is more than white Wednesday.
It is nostalgic. What is it about pearl buttons, baby shoes, vinatage linens, that just grab your heart? Add Dad in the mix and you have a wonderful day to visit your blog.

Anonymous said...

Love the wicker cart and I am thinking how much fun it would be to go through your linen pile!

Rebecca said...

Your photos are always so inspiring!

Lacy said...

Those shoes are adorable! Pulls at my heartstrings.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the cart with the vintage linens in it! I've been looking for one of those for a while. And linens are a weakness of mine. Thanks for the great pictures, as always.

Blondie's Journal said...


You always have the best heirlooms and mementos!! And lucky for you today~in white!! I love the baby shoes. That is one thing I didn't save. I have all those missing teeth and the first lock of hair, but no shoes....

Love the wicker hamper, wicker anything!

Happy White Wedensday, my friend!


maria cecilia said...

Hello Cindy, love this white post, specially the wicker kart with all those beauties inside... I too want to dig in it!!!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The linens are to die it all!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Cindy!
Your Dad needs to start his own blog! LOL That is so cool how he made the planter!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy White Wednesday, Cindy! Your whites are lovely. I just love the planter your father made you. It is gorgeous! My boys had similar shoes when they started walking. Very cute! Have a wonderful evening.


Michelle said...

Hi Cindy,
Your dad is the best. Maybee he would like an adopted daughter!
Beautiful "whites". See you Friday.

sissie said...

Wow, Wow and Wow!!!!!! I love all these beautiful things. I wish I could have everything that you have shown today! I'm whinning again, because I want, I want, I want.
Thank you for sharing these lovely items, I especially love the baby shoes. My son had shoes like that too, how sweet.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Cindy. How funny I have some vintage buckles and lots of mother of pearl buttons. I think they are so pretty.
♥ Rebecca

Charlene said...

Pretty White Wednesday post! Love the market basket with the linens. Makes me want to come help you dig through them. Also read a few posts I missed this past week (crazy week) & LOVE the stuff Mom sent you. That salt shaker made me drool because I have a weakness for them. And loved the miss matched silverware. I have a tea cart that i would love to trade for something as wonderful as that candlelabra. You are a lucky girl. Is the Show & Tell posting time still midnight? I missed the last couple of weeks. HUGS!

tales from an oc cottage said...

That house is precious!!! And that you dad made it into something more functional is just amazing!!! He's a keeper!! ;}

m ^..^

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Cindy
Look at that basket full of lovely vintage linens! Very nice selection of pictures for While Wednesday!

Sheree said...

Cindy - You just gave me a flashback with the picture of the Stride Rite shoes! When my daughter was learning to walk, my aunt would say she needs Stride Rite. I was a single mom-just divorced- and no way could afford them. Well my Aunt brought her by my work one evening (1978) and she had bought her a pair. She walked all over my office.

KarenB said...

It's no wonder you are so talented. Your Mom and Dad gave you a wonderful head start! Love the little house. From Walmart? Amazing! Very pretty White Wednesday post.

Anonymous said...

Love that basket of linens Cindy:)
Raised In Cotton

Leann said...

Ohhh can I come over and root through the wicker basket too?

I just realized that I wasn't a follower, so I just signed up! I just love your blog - so inspiring!!


Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful white items. Love the vintage linens. Wasn't your dad clever to make the house into a box. Yeah Dad!

Mrs Twins said...

What gorgeous keepsakes Cindy! I'v e still got my childrens shoes too. Us moms! Do you have this Show and Tell every Friday?
Had so...much fun. Thank you for hosting!
Have a nice day Sue.

Rita said...

Dear Cindy,
charming WW pics as usual. everytime you challenge your fantasy and come up with wonderful artistic images - I like them all. I love collecting mother-of-pearl buttons and buckles too, but never thought of making such a special arrangement! well done!
Love each and every post you come up with: sooooooooo romantic!

Romantic Crafts said...

This is all so beautiful!

Linda Q said...

Love all your pretty white things!
Your mom has good taste, I too collect mother of pearl buttons and things, love them.
Many treasures and fun to see, thanks for sharing.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

LOVE all your whites. so cute!

sez said...

Some lovely white things :) How nice to get those buckles from your mom :)

the undomesticated wife said...

What neat old buckles!