Wednesday, June 2, 2010

peaceful views and simple white changes...

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! We spent our time at the campground and had a wonderful time. I took my son out of school early on Friday to beat the traffic and Jim had the day off. We ended up spending the afternoon at the lake. It was so peaceful and we just about had the whole beach to ourselves...The playground just waiting for friends... Row boats all ready and fishing docks waiting for someones first catch of the season... The cottage on the lake all ready to be rented... By Friday night the campground was just about full ~ all my neighbors were there and the fun began. Thanks girls for all the laughs, I think my cheeks still hurt!!

I did not forget that it is White Wednesday ~ and it is a big one! Kathleen is celebrating the big 5 ~ 0 over at Faded Charm ! Congratulations Kathleen and here is to at least 50 more!!!

When I posted about my new white couch a few weeks ago I showed you the old shutter in the corner. I raised it a bit and thought this print might look pretty hanging on it...
The frame was originally gold ~ I gave it a warm coat of white...
Very sweet but not the look I was going for so it ended up in my Etsy shop. I liked this look better...Simple sand dollars hung along some twine... I like the way it looks near my glass bottles... I am going to enjoy this for a while. I found some old tall windows recently and I think I might like one of them in the corner instead. I recently switched out a table in my Paris Hotel Suite too. Remember this pretty pale aqua side table...
I replaced it with this demi-lune table that I painted the same ivory color as the nightstand. I think the other table had more of a cottage look to it and this one fits in more with the french look I am going for...
I love the detail in the legs and it's petite size. What do you think? I have been looking for another place for the old table to nest in my house but I think it will end up in the shop. I am working on some other pieces in the same pale aqua and I want to try the new Behr paint/primer in the palest of pinks for some other treasures. I am hoping to work on my booth over the summer, giving it a new look and I think this combination will look great. Although you know there will still be some dreamy white pieces too. Well, just thought I would share a few simple white changes in my nest. Sometimes the little changes make a big difference to me. I hope you have a wonderful day and take a minute to say congrats to Kathleen on her special White Wednesday over at Faded Charm. This week is flying by and I am looking forward to this peaceful view real soon...

23 comments:

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, I am so ready for a camping vacation! Love the white pics too. They are lovely.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Sandi said...

Love your simple touches of white! I like the sand dollars better on the shutter as well. The table looks wonderful too!!
Happy WW!
Blessings~

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous!
The sand dollars and twine is a great look, I'm definitely stealing that one!

XOXO,
Anne

Debra@Common Ground said...

The demi-lune table is perfect!! It DOES have that frenchy look to it. Funny isn't it, how such small changes, even with the sand dollars can make a huge impact on a room, and us! Your camping trip looks heavenly, so much fun to get away from it all!
xo,
Debra

32˙North said...

I love how you strung the sand dollars together - excellent way to display them and the twine is perfect for the beach look. Thanks for a great idea!

Amanda

Passionate for White said...

I love your new blog header picture!!

bj said...

So glad you had such a great time.!!

Yep...I, too, like the sand dollars much better than the picture. Just looks more...oh, I dunno...Pottery Barn!! :) Good job!!

Ticking and Toile said...

oh I wish we lived closer so we could rent out your little cabin!! It looks like so much fun.

Love your pics ~ the shutter is really sweet ~ I like it w/ the shells too. What is it about shutters?? They are so easy to love.

Sue said...

The lake looked SO peaceful!! And your big chair in your room looks so comfy. I think once I sat down there, I may not get back up for awhile! Happy WW!

Take care, Sue

Cabin and Cottage said...

Your lake pictures make me want to jump right in! Love your whites. Love WW. Glad you always join in. JQ

kim said...

I love old shutters. It looks good both ways. Picture or the sand dollars. Love those lake pictures.

sissie said...

I like the demi table better because it does definitely have a more french look. I like the shells too, very pretty. I remembered seeing your idea of using the shutters a few posts back and I have been on the lookout since for some shutters to shabby up. I like the idea of an old window too.

hugs
Sissie

Olivia~ said...

Oh my goodness I love the sand dollars and the rose print... I soooooo wish I could go and shop in your shop...I wish I could shop in my shop. Sometimes it is really hard to bring stuff in as I am sure you know! Any hoo. the lake looks nice!
hugs,
Olivia

Gypsy Brocante said...

It's all picture perfect and just lovely!
xo
Jill

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I too like the shutter with the sand dollars, like the print too but the flow works perfectly with the others, especially this time of year, right? That lake is beautiful, "smooth as glass" as my dad used to say. Happy White Wednesday!

rose said...

looks like a great place to relax. love the white tiny table, we had thos in our bedrooms. thanks for sharing. rose

Rebecca said...

Hello
What a nice relaxing weekend, it is just beautiful. Love all your new white touches and I definately like the sand dollars with the twine, the roses are sweet but it has been done so much.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Victoria said...

So beautiful Sandi, your Paris Suite is gorgeous! My bedroom needs some love, I've been so focused on my eensy weensy living room but now it's time to move on to the bedroom. Your weekend getaway is fabulous and how wonderful to have so many friends there too!

I am going to miss my sons girlfriend and worry about her but I told her we're having a welcome home BBQ as soon as she gets back!

Did you see I won Paula's giveaway? I can't believe it...and just before that I won Debbiedoos giveaway!!! It's like Xmas in June:):):)

clustres said...

White are so peaceful! Great idea on the sand dollars!

awal.ny said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love the little tables, they are so great because they can fit almost anywhere.

Kathy said...

you have made some exceptionally good 'small' changes. I will have to check out your etsy shop! Thanks for stopping by my WW.
Hope you have a blessed week - the weekend is near!
Kathy

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I love the shutter! I might have to be on the lookout for some like that! It looks great.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Shaunna said...

I, of course, love all the white touches! LOVE that shutter!! -shaunna :)

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