Monday, February 24, 2014


"Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness."
           ~Mary Oliver

    It has been very cold the last two days and the snow has been falling. There are huge drifts of white circling the house and turning it into a snug fortress. Some days I can handle the cold and I want to be out braving it with a fluffy scarf around my neck and a glint in my eyes that says, "Of course I'm out! I'm Canadian! Winter won't stop me!". Other days, like today, I dislike opening the door even a crack to get the mail. I'd rather be British today and sit cozy and warm with a cup of tea. The day inside means that I have been hard at work though! I have continued my Winter White themed photoshoot with some more little vignettes that I hope you will enjoy! I have also added some pretties to the Etsy Shop including four new Gillyflowers! Have a look and hopefully wherever you are you are warm and having a happy week!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter White

"The first of all single colours is
white....We shall set down white 
for the representative of light,
without which no colour can be seen..."
                ~Leonardo Da Vinci

   It could be said that white is a Winter colour - the colour of snow, cloudy sky, frosty breath misting from chilled lips, whipped cream puffing up from steaming cups of cocoa... To me though white is the colour of every season. It is both soft and bright, warm and cold, blank like an untouched canvas and filled with riotous inspiration. I love the different shades of white - everything from the crisp white of ice, to the softer egg shell, warm creams and ivories. My home has many different shades of white displayed in it! These are some photos inspired by my love of white and cream in my home. The beautiful lace wedding gown is vintage and was recently donated to me by a wonderful friend who thought I could salvage some of the lace for my projects. It is such a gorgeous gown I had to photograph it before I put it to any other use! What are your favourite white treasures? 

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