Thanks everyone for your emails and comments about my money chasing adventure at the bank! When I called Mr. Tide after it happened I had already regained my sense of humor, so it will be one of those things I can use as good cocktail party convo! ;-)
My daughter (who is now threatening to buy me a money clip) and son took great delight in saying that they kind of wished they had been there to witness it all. I informed them that it was likely up on You Tube somewhere, so that everyone could share in my foibles!
Today has been one of those gray days, where everything outside looks kind of bleak and colorless.
I really don't mind it, though I do prefer the colors of spring and summer, but sometimes it's nice to give your eyes a rest and to be able to have something not too jarring to look at.
I think that is why we are drawn to white, because it gives us a sense of respite. Now I've said it before and I'll say it again, I could not live in an all white house, where the walls, the furniture, the accessories were all white, or even just tone on tone, but I do love a well done all white home. There is just something so soothing about an all white abode when it has enough interest and texture to not look sterile but serene instead!
I have touches of white in every room of my house and I find that this time of year in particular I am drawn to them. Maybe it's my way of giving my senses a rest before the colors of spring and summer start popping out.
I can't imagine that white, or black, or any neutral will ever truly go out of style. They play so nicely with other colors, and are often content to be the supporting cast so that other more vibrant colors can be the stars of the show.
The funny thing about white is that it is often hard to photograph, so some magazines shy away from all white homes in favor of more colorful fare. I think that we are starting to see a change in that way of thinking thanks to blogging actually.
So many wonderful white decor loving bloggers have stepped to the forefront and shown that an all white home can be beautifully photographed, and I believe that that is why we are seeing some magazine and book publishers coming around to the beauty of white! Information that some designers have known for years.
Photo by Ellen van Deelen
And for one last bit of white, this time pure cuteness! My daughter shared this with me and even if you aren't a fan of rats, you can't help but think this is pretty adorable! The photographer, Ellen van Deelen, who is from Holland, has trained a few rats, (which are supposed to be very clean and smart little rodents), and she takes the most amazing and heart warming photos of them. She even has a book of her images appropriately titled The Rat Pack! Here is a link to her Red Bubble account where you can see more of her work. I'm thinking about ordering a calendar with some of her oh so cute images!
Tell me how you decorate with white, or if you prefer color in your world. Happy Weekend!