Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hello everyone!  I hope you're all having a great week so far.  It's that time of the week again, where we all get to share our lovely whites.  I thought I would share with you some pictures of whites in my living room this week.  There was a glare coming in through the windows, so it was hard to get good pictures for this amateur photographer.  I hope you enjoy them anyway. :)

These Ball jars were something I found while antiquing on my birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I love that they're the clear glass instead of the aqua color.  They were the perfect compliment to the vintage chicken feeder and other glass pieces on my fireplace mantel.

The hydrangeas are a beautiful apple green color this time of the year, which I love, so I clipped a few to put in some of the pitchers in my living room.

You'll never believe where I found the metal basket... off of the back of a 1968 motorcycle my husband recently bought to refurbish.  When he showed it to me the day he brought it home, I thought... it's pretty cool, but man oh man it needs a lot of work.  I pointed out that the basket on the back rack is pretty cool, and he told me, "Oh, I'm getting rid of that"... like it's junk or something (is he blind?).  Of course, I immediately told him I would take it.  We struck a deal... I do a post including a picture of his motorcycle, and I can have the basket.  I still haven't done the post, and he keeps threatening to take it away.  Okay, okay already... I'll get to it.

Don't be surprised ladies if you come to visit in the near future, and there's a picture of an old motorcycle in much need of some TLC.  ;o)

Oops... these aren't white! These are the Ball jars that I bought about a month ago from Kristin's
Faded Prairie Etsy shop.

This is our little Yorkshire Terrier, Ellie, and that's her favorite blanket... nap time.

Some rosemary and white lantana from the garden.

I am linking this post up to White Wednesday over at Faded Charm.  Thanks for hosting every week, Kathleen! 

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone and taking the time to leave such nice comments.  They always put a smile on my face. :)

Happy White Wednesday!!

'Til next time...

~ Jo



  1. Love the new ball jars with your chicken feeder, looks fab! ~Brooke

  2. I agree! The basket is a super fabulous find!!!! Gorgeous room!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I love it all! But that basket is terrific. What a bonus to have it on the back of the bike. Which I'm sure is terrific too. But nothing like that basket! I need to go clip some hydrangeas in the morning. I do love when they are that shade.

  4. Your lounge room is lovely Jo, you have so many gorgeous treasures throughout the room and it looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing it with us. xx

  5. I love your house and your decor! I am cleaning out and downsizing. The more I see "clean lines" the more I love it. I have too much stuff!! lol
    Happy WW!

  6. Ellie is adorable. I have a Yorkie as well, Izabella.
    Love your photos.

  7. Hi Jo!
    I just love when I get to see more of your home and I am sure in love with that chicken feeder!
    Love all your pretty white things ~ :)

  8. P-R-E-T-T-Y!!! I (heart) Ellie!!!!!!!
    Enjoyed all of your beautiful whites and photos. Your house is lovely....

  9. Love all your white! The vintage chicken feeder and jars look great with the lantana and rosemary.

    ~ Tracy

  10. I love the look of your mantle, and the hydrangeas too. That apple green color is gorgeous. I'd have made the same deal for the wire basket - once I did a post on my husband's old Thunderbird! It's good to mix it up once in a while. ::Jill

  11. Your dog is so adorable and looks so cozy! Glad I'm not the only one who lets the dog on the cream sofa! They are just so cute! Your chicken feeder looks very nice with the Ball jars and flowers.

  12. Fantastic pictures from your wonderful room Jo! Have a nice day. G. Alexandra

  13. I LOVE how you effortlessly mix clean lines and vintage goodies! AWESOME! ...and that motorcycle basket...GOOOOOOD SAVE!

  14. Beautiful livingroom and so nicley decorated!


  15. Thanks for sharing your beautifully decorated livingroom. Your pictures are lovely and I like what you did with the chicken feeder and the wire basket.

  16. Hey I love your home! It is beautiful. I love the little dog taking a nap...all your pictures are wonderful. I laughed at your hubby...how funny men are. I fully look forward to the motorcycle thing now...let him know we are anxiously awaiting that post! Big smile.
    My hubby's a farmer...you can often spot sheep, chickens or some type of crop growing on my blog...just to satisfy him. Hahahaha

  17. Hi Jo
    Thank you for your comment to me. I was very pleased. I do not speak such good English, I hope it does not steal too many mistakes an ...
    Your pictures are beautiful. I like your living room! So ordered. The hydrangeas are beautiful, I love her. And the sweet Ellie already knows where it's nice and cuddly. Thanks for the insight. I wish you a really good day.

  18. Jo, your living room looks so relazing. Ellie looks very comfortable with her blanket in her chair! What a sweetie!
    Ok, now I'm dying to see your post on your hubbies motorcycle! Can't wait.
    The basket is great. And of course I just love that galvanized feed dish!
    Happy White Wednesday!

  19. Love all of your whites. Your room is beautiful, so clean and crisp! Ellie is too cute with her little blanket. Don't they just steal your heart?
    Have a good week, Annette

  20. Oh, I just love that wire basket! I saw a few at an antique show this past weekend and just couldn't bring myself to pay the steep price:). Your hubby is so sweet to give it to you...I can't wait to see his motorcycle! Your home is just gorgeous, Jo:)!


  21. B
    S !!!!!

    I really like your room so relaxing and quiet........it is a nice place to be........but now i must go to the shop ......my flowers are waiting of me.........love you darling....hugs from me.....Ria.....

  22. I love all your whites, and your home is so beautiful....Kathy

  23. Fell upon your blog from somewhere else and now i do not remember-I love the white-beautifully done. Love all your hydrangeas also!

  24. love your peaceful pretty lr, and that ellie is cute as a button.



  25. Such a pretty and cheery room! Love the hydrangea displays!

  26. Lots and Lots and Lots of white-even Ellie is white! Love the gate in front of the fireplace. The room looks wonderful!

  27. I do like those clear ball jars with their zinc lids on your mantle! You make white so inviting!

  28. LOVE it! The jars are great too and I just got a metal crate like hat for free at the recycle center. I can't wait to see what you do with yours ;)Alyssa

  29. I've just stumbled upon your blog ~ it's lovely!

    There is nothing more calming and inviting than a room featuring whites ~ love your new basket and the funny story to go with.


  30. Dear Jo,
    there is soooo much space ( is this the right word ?)in your living room ...I love it !!! Ours is much smaller and I like your little dog, the window on the wall, your flowerdecoration...I could go on...
    Have a great day ,

  31. Hi Jo, What a pretty living room. I love all of your whites and you have a great mix of vintage. Have a great White Wednesday.
    The Swedish Room

  32. beautiful Jo!! very well put together! and so clean looking.......wow.....that is a really nice big room - I love all your little touches, and can't wait to see what you do in there for Christmas! that gate in front of your fireplace - I have one similar and hung it on my wall - and I just posted about it yesterday :)

    have a great rest of your week-
    Anne Marie

  33. Your living room is very inviting. I love those white pitchers.


  34. Very beautiful and inviting room. I love the chicken feeder and ball jars!!! ~~Sherry~~

  35. * I am new to blogging and so glad I found your beautiful blog! :) Your white living room is so serene and beautiful * Blessings, Rachel

  36. Ooooo, lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Always a joy to pop by for a little visit with you, Jo!
    Happy Wednesday!

  37. Your living room is gorgeous Jo! I especially love the window panes on the wall and the fireplace. Everything looks so serene. Stopping by from White Wed.

  38. Your living room is beautiful. So airy, light-filled, crisp and elegant. Ellie is adorable and looks very comfy on that blanket. :)

  39. Your Ellie looks a bit like my Abi! Your home looks so peacefully serene...

  40. What a beautiful, relaxing, comfortable room. I could snuggle in that blanket right next to your adorable Ellie. You put together a wonderful living space with great style. Love it, Lori

  41. I love it all!vey clean and fresh...But your Ellie is my favorite.

  42. Hi Jo!!! Your living room is wonderful!!! LOVE the little curtain on the entertainment center!
    The zinc tops on the ball jars look great with the feeder. That basket is awesome!! LOVE it all!

  43. LOVE the mantel and the dog! Who knew mason jars would look so classy!

    Warmly, Michelle

  44. Stunningly bright, clean and serene, like always. *sigh* Every photo is an inspiration for me to clear more and more of my crap and hang more white curtains. LOL, I'm getting there.

    The basket is BORDENS!! My husband's family is a three generation bunch that have owned and worked for Bordens over the years. That basket is collectible! Love it!

    And.....can't let this go...a white dog too! ♥♥

    Thanks for sharing....

  45. Simply beautiful! So happy I stopped by!

  46. beautiful post Jo.

    The Jeanne d'Arc Living magazines are in!!!
    Call the store, 763.427.5321
    or email me with your info so I can get yours in the mail.
    Thanks Lori

  47. "Jo"
    I just love my visits to your place as well, We just mesh together don't we?
    I could just move you into my place and I could move right in on your beauty :)

    I love your postings and you always inspire the simple things in life. Your added touch with vintage finds are the cast off's that others take no notice. When you breath life into them in your sanctuary place your treasures take on new meanings!!!

    Thank you for enjoying my space and by the way it is subject to change on that table, The base is not quite finished and I want to added some weathered paint to the top :)

    Stay white Jo Jo, and never get back :)
    dear friend

  48. What a gorgeous room, it looks so airy and peaceful in there!

  49. Ok, Jo......your living room is totally awesome. Totally. Seriously. I mean it! So bright and airy and just delicious! You have a special knack of putting vignettes together that end up looking sweet and natural. (yup...even your fireplace! lol!) Yeah...and men? They haven't a clue..... lol!

    Thanks for your sweet commentS on my blog Wednesday!
    Thanks for your sweet commentS on my blog Wednesday!
    Thanks for your sweet commentS on my blog Wednesday!


    Hugs to you, friend!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  50. Beautiful white post, Jo !
    I like the jars and the hydrangeas and your little Ellie is so cute !
    I'm looking forward to see that old motorcycle !;-)
    Nice evening,

  51. Oh my you have some very pretty whites! Love the garden gate in front of the fireplace!

  52. I came by for yet another look.. yep, still loving it

  53. very very nice living room!


  54. I actually really like both the clear jar and the aqua jar. Both are very nice and can hold lots of your beautiful art.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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