Wednesday, July 15, 2009

White Wednesday

Welcome to White Wednesday by Fadedcharm



This is Alex, we enjoyed him for 18 years but he went to kitty heaven this past year. He of course loved cream...



Last week I had White Wednesday in my home, this week I am in the shop. Here is a variety of shop stuff...I use architectural elements in the shop and at home, it adds texture to white decor, white can be flat and lifeless without it. There are many shades of white, I think Benjamin Moore has the best selection of white paint. I never use a ceiling white, I tend to always use creams and linen color with my antiques. If I am painting a piece that needs to be white I never-never-never use a spray can. I brush the shade of white on that I want using a flat or eggshell finish, then I use Brewax over the paint after I sand and then rub. This gives the piece that old hand rubbed look. The only exception for using a spray can is on wicker and then I use a brush over the spray paint.





I don't know why that green is showing, it is not supposed to :(




I love cake toppers and have a collection of old wedding treasures in my dining room--these are just a few of them that I parted with and brought to the shop.




I enjoy decorating old bottles.


My daughter Jody's photography




One of my finds at the Paris flea market...an old sketch book and post cards



Thank you, Kathleen for including me on White Wednesday - it has been fun. Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you, I enjoy all your comments.
Have a wonderful white wednesday!

Blessings


Rebecca

23 comments:

  1. BEC, I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ALEX. HE WAS ONE LOVED KITTY. LOVE YOUR SHOP POSTINGS. NO ONE DOES IT BETTER THAN YOU! HUGS, JUDY

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  2. I love everything in the first photo. You really have a great eye and are a talented displayer. I was wondering if the corset is for sale or just part of your private collection? Have a great day, T

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  3. Your store is just beautiful! You have a real talent for displaying all the white, yet each item stands out. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Debra

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  4. I've only recently discovered your beautiful blog, and I must say, I love every post! This one is exceptionally breathtaking. I think "White Wednesday" is one of the best things going in blogland. Hopefully one day I will visit Illinois and your gorgeous shop.
    Blessings,
    Sandra B

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  5. Breathtaking photos! Love all your displays and vignettes...very peaceful!

    Hugz,
    Lisa

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  6. Lots of white goodies! Hard to find a fave here! Thank you so much for sharing. We are new to WW and we hope you'll stop by sometime, we'd love to have you over!

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  7. Absolutely stunning photos of your shop. SO dreamy. Love everything in every pic. I just love White Wednesday. I just love white and all it's shades.
    Smiles,
    June

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  8. First I want to mention your blog is so pretty. All your white photos look great. I see a lot of great things in your shop too. I think this is great having this white wednesday post. I'm a big fan of white so this is right up my alley.

    Happy White Wednesday-

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  9. You know what I just notice how many times I used GREAT- what the heck is that all about. It must be my word for the day. lol

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  10. Thank you for your sweet comments.
    What pretty pictures you have as well. This is fun isn't it? My favorite things to see.

    Smiles,
    Becky

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  11. Oh Rebecca, I could just linger in your store for hours!!!! I've always wanted to have a little shop, but that style just wouldn't make it here. So I'll have to live vicariously through you!!!

    Karen
    My Desert COttage

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  12. Wow, you've got some great architectural stuff in your shop. I'm especially fond of architectural elements as well. I have a store in Old Towne Orange, Ca and I think that is why I was so attracted to your displays. Sorry about the kitty. It is so hard when they get old, such a big part of our families. Take care.

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  13. Hi Rebecca, I am a Rebecca as well. It was a pleasant visit with you here today. You now are one of my favorites and I will visit you often.
    Simply beautiful
    Becky

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  14. Love it all! Wish I could come shopping. I think I want it all. Glad you joined.
    Take care,
    Kathleen

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  15. What a beautiful shop you have. So lovingly created. I can tell nothing is done haphazard but with thought in each placement.
    Just lovely!
    Debbie

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  16. You have a wonderful store.
    Would sure love to see it someday.
    blessings and thanks for sharing.

    Barbara jean

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  17. You have a BEAUTIFUL blog! Your shop is unbelievably gorgous. Your in ill. so not to far from me. I'll be visiting asap.

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  18. Thanks for coming to our booth at Kane! We will be at 3rd Sunday Market in Bloomington this weekend- do you come to that market too? We love your shop shits- very coooolll...

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  19. I enjoyed your pics in your shop.They are stunning.You and your daughter show alot of talent.My husband is a lawyer from Chicago he says he knows the area pretty well where your shop is.How exciting for me.We live in Dixon which is not far from you.I will be planning a road trip soon. Chickie.....

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  20. Rebecca,
    Thanks for stopping by. I too, had a 19 years old cat. Even today after 23 years, my heart fills with so much love from her. I am so glad that Kathleen did White Wednesdays...I got to meet you. I just love your displays. They are done with such grace and taste.
    Best
    Gale

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  21. Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  22. I would give anything to visit your shop. It looks so lovely and just my type of stuff.

    Love it!

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  23. you have the best taste & most beautiful shop... I wish I lived close I would never leave....love your treasures xoxo Laura

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