May 9, 2012

Whites~ Chippy, Inspiration, and Blooming

Happy White Wednesday everyone! The first "white" that I wanted to show today is a pic of that lovely chippy cupboard I told you about in my last post...you know...the one I purchased from the "WHITE EVENT"

Dreamy, isn't it?   I haven't decided what to put inside her yet.   For now I've placed a couple things on top...two vintage frames, a chalk painted pot.....



























and this french style wire basket with some sweet, realistic looking greens

I could use some ideas as to what to fill her shelves with. It's in my sitting room and the shelves are deeper than they are high, so it's a bit of a challenge.  One that I'm looking forward to however~
Today, I was so excited to receive this little package in the mail...and just in time for White Wednesday and Vintage Inspiration Friday!


It was wrapped up so pretty, it almost broke my heart to open it.  As you can see from the tag, it came from none other than the ever lovely "Petite Michelle Louise"  You can also see us meeting up at the White Event in my last post.

Michelle has the most gorgeous blog and etsy shop.  If you're not familiar, she crafts these incredible "inspiration holders" from vintage door knobs and other sweet embellishments.  I had asked her to personalize one for me...knowing my style and likes.




























What I got was more than I hoped for...

Is this incredible or what???  She took my love of clocks (A Shabby Moment in Time), used a glass doorknob, gave me some bling across the top of the knob, and then added an off white rose since I love everything white!



























She then personalized it for me on the back....



























Thank you dear Michelle! You totally nailed it!!



























I'll cherish it always!!    If you'd like one of her beautiful holders, or even a custom one, contact Michelle at her etsy shop.



























My last entry today is of my white lilacs.  I waited a bit too long to take the pics so they're a bit past peak, but worth looking at just the same.  Since my home is up for sale, this is likely the last time I'll enjoy their blooms after 22 years here...

They've given me a lot of pleasure and something I've looked forward to every Spring.
I captured a couple to put on my table.. I also have a purple lilac tree in the front end of the house, but the white has always been my favorite.  I'm happy to have captured these in pictures, since now I'll be able to enjoy them forever.



























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Until next time,
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14 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Oh Karen..you made my day mon amie!! Truly..this put such a smile on my face and much needed "sunshine" in my day. I am so very happy you love your custom IH....it was an honor to create one just for YOU! You are so kind and special....j'adore! ;) Happy WW...Ilove your white lilacs (and that chippy shelf unit...Susan and I just LOVED it when we saw it at the White Event. So happy you snagged it. It looks beautiful in your maison!!);)

Bente said...

Oh, lucky you. It`s fantastic.

Beautiful flowers.

Have a great day

Special 'K' said...

Gorgeous. Seriously both your cupboard and the amazing holder. Thanks for sharing beautiful eye candy for us all to enjoy. Cheer SpecialK XoXo

lynn said...

such a charming post, karen:) love your sweet cupboard and beautiful lilacs! michelle's gift is so wonderful and special!

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful white lilacs. I don't think I've ever seen them before. Are they as fragrant as the purple ones? Also - love that sweet French basket.
Cindy

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love the shabby chippy cabinet and all your beautiful photos.

kathee said...

HI Karen, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I'm really loving your blog and look forward to going back thru your posts. Lots of eye candy to see!!
Loved your new cabinet~
Loved that amazing Lilac tree
Loved your gift from Michelle
Thank you for sharing...so nice to meet you.
HUGS, kathee

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh that cupboard looks perfectly at home with you Karen!
Love your inspiration holder too!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love all your little clocks, and your home is beautiful...
Your newest follower, I invite you over to my world as well...
Blessings Lori

All Things Chic 2 said...

Great blog...
Blessings Lori

Sophie said...

Bonjour !
Je découvre un blog rempli de douceurs et de magie ! Serait-il possible que je mette certaines de vos photos sur mon blog afin que les blogueuses françaises puisse le découvrir à leur tour ?
Bisous de France
SoSo
****

Susan said...

Hello Karen! I loved reading this post. I got to ogle that fabulous cabinet again (I'm sure you'll find just the right-sized treasures to fill it with, like maybe some of your petite pots?), and also feast my eyes on one of Michelle's gorgeous creations. She really did get it 'just right' for you Karen! It would also look perfect on top of that cabinet.
Maybe your next home-sweet-home will have some pretty lilacs for you to enjoy.
Take care my friend. :)

elizabeth said...

What a fun little cabinet you got! Thanks for your kind comment on my Pinterest copy cat project...so fun to meet another gal whose brain is full of random trivia!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love your new clock card holder. What a unique idea. Your Lilacs are just beautiful. Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy White Wednesday.
~Clara