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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gathered Whites


Whites gathered in a corner by the hearth. 
That chippy wood piece is brimming with texture.


Stacked American pottery. 
The large piece is an unmarked McCoy 
found at a church sale for three dollars. 
I bought it and gleefully ran. 
Those little marks on the surface of the pot are often
 called flea bites and might detract from the value.
I am not selling it any time soon. 
Or ever.

I am traveling to our old house today where the Internet
 is as slow as the house is old. 
For my new followers(bless you), we have a tumble down antebellum home,  
in Middle Georgia, that appears seldom on the blog.  
I likely will visit friends, get my thirty three hairs cut, and rearrange some dust.

Thank you for you kind comments about the funeral. 
Writing alleviates my inner turmoil.

linking@Be Inspired

joy and peace
Olive

33 comments:

  1. Nothing makes a girl feel as good as a hair appointment and a day trip to see friends! Enjoy!

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  2. Hi, Olive

    I love the chippy wood piece. Loving all those lovely white pieces together. Have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

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  3. You're about due for a pleasant day and I hope this proves to be one for you, Olive.

    -Karen

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  4. At first I read it as 33 HairCUTS! I am long overdue to get my hair striped -don't ask. I have been thinking of doing all whites and shades thereof. I would throw in one contrast color but it would probably be too um....wrong? I appreciate honesty. Actually, with a black lab it is probably and insane idea.
    Also, going back to read your last post....I wanted you to know that I haven't talked to my older sister in 7 years. Right before/during and after our dad died, she turned horrible! Unbelieveable so. I understand and respect your feelings. Protect yourself.

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  5. After all you have been thru, a day with friends and a haircut sound like the perfect day of rest and relaxation!!

    Love your McCoy piece (naturally) and the old, wood chippy piece.

    Have a great day!

    Judy

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  6. Your gathered whites are beautiful Olive but I am in LOVE with that chippy wood piece!! Enjoy your travel, Gail

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  7. Love your gathered white pieces Olive... have a nice time today at your other house and visiting your friends... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. Your little white corner is charming! Love the chippy finial.
    Mary Alice

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  9. Olive, I love chippy little flea bites - to me they add charm and character to vintage pieces! What a steal - I would have run, too!

    Donna

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  10. Love you collection. Isn't is something how pieces like these look so darn good just stacked in a corner! Add a pinch of hydrangea and it's BEAUTIFUL! Hmmm, old home...do show more! :)

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  11. Hi Olive! Oh, these are lovely white pieces! Love your vignette and hope you're having a great day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Rearrange the layers of dust...I love it!! You have such a great sense of humor. And while I'm gushing, I have meant to say that I love that you have let your natural pretty gray come through, it's very becoming!

    I love your arrangements of white pots on the hearth, it gives me an idea! ;-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Olive, I love all our whites and I have never heard the term flea bites. I have learned something new today:)

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  14. Olive,I love white and especially the collection you've put together.

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  15. Have lots of fun rearranging dust Olive, nothing could be more satisfying!!! The distressed wood looks for all the world as if a little piece of Italy landed in Georgia - it is a lovely bit of wood.

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  16. Your corner of whites is so pretty. Have fun visiting friends, rearranging dust and getting your 33 hairs cut! ;)

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  17. Your gathered whites are beautiful, Olive.

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  18. Olive,
    You had me at whites. Loving your vignette.

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  19. Enjoy your time at the old house, Olive. Having sketchy internet is often a blessing... Ann

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  20. I like a few flea bites myself. I think it gives them character. Have fun at the old house and enjoy your time with your friends.

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  21. Love the McCoy piece~that is a real find! I was just catching up on your last post...funerals are hard enough without family drama, too...I hope you can get some rest and relaxation at your other home XO

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  22. Olive, Soryy i missed the post of the funeral. I know your aunt was special to you. Please accept my condolences. I wish you peace.
    Your white items look so nice. That big pot is really wonderful. xoxoxo,Susie

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  23. Simplicity is perfection, especially this time of year. Travel safely.........Sarah

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  24. Hi Olive! So nice to "meet" you via your comment on my blog post about my Valentine mantel. I think I'll browse around your place for awhile. :)

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  25. Ok, so I just read your entire Hold Everything Lightly series and I LOVED it. I want more!

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  26. Sorry to hear about a family funeral. Stacked whites are so refreshing.

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  27. Have fun rearranging the dust and getting those hairs snipped. I have an uncle who always calls it "getting my ears lowered." Love, love, love the chippy wood piece...

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  28. Three bucks ~ love it. I have the same pot in pink and thought fifteen dollars was a good deal. Have fun at the old house ~ and stay warm.

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  29. my question is how can you tell if it's McCoy if it's not marked? Love it all, my dear. Read you post on the funeral. you are brave. xoxo

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  30. You have such a wonderful eye Olive!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive