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Monday, January 11, 2010

Favorite Things

I have a confession. I love white. There I've said it. I can here the gasps from my primitive friends. It's not just the shades of white but anything faded and timeworn. It's a personal thing. Nothing soothes me like the colors, textures and fragrances of nature does. I call it a farmhouse-cottage primitive style. I think its why I like making primitives so much. Each piece tells a story. It's the texture of old homespun or the smell of an old book. It's very personal. You can feel the history. There is a warmness and comfort to it.

What brings you personal comfort and inspiration?


Thistlebrooms said...

Your SOooo Funny Jenn, I'm NOT gasping at all...
I have so many shades of White in my home also.
It's a Clean look and brings a comfort to me that is pleasing to my eyes...Very Soothing..I Love the shades of Cream that I can mix easily with All the variety of Whites...
So as I said 'No Gasping' coming from this State my friend!!!
Enjoy & your confession is safe with me (hehehe)...

Tracy said...

I love reading your blogs Jenn!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jenn~I just love your new blog look! I too love whites...you are right..it's a clean and soothing look. I agree, the special pieces that we have around us are very personal and have great meaning; wheather it is the story of how we "found" that special treasure or the idea of where it traveled before us. Loved your post! Warm hugs~Kathy

Penelope's Beehive said...

I, too, love the story which accompanies each new "find". It seems as though the item calls my name as I walk by. A crack in a wood bowl, a chip on a china cup, the bubbles in old paint, a dog-eared page in a book. All very dear... yes, all very comforting.
May you be surrounded by wonderful stories this day Jenn!
~ j

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Jenn ~~ Love the pic's you have up and the dark background with the snow...very soothing.
Love your passion for white, as long as its old its good, no gasping from me. And its a good thing we all dont love and collect the same thing we'd be in
Big Trouble.
Sending Warm Thoughts Love & Hugs ~~ xox

Fields of Linen & White said...

I love the timeworn look of white also. I am bringing in more of the white's into my home also. There is something so soothing and beautiful about the colors. Check out my blog, I need to update it this weekend.

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