Winter Whites!


From the title of this post you might think that it’s going to be about Winter in Utah.

Well Houston, we have a problem.  NO SNOW in the valley!

Last year my back yard looked something like this.



This year, not even a trace of the white stuff.

I have to admit that I have enjoyed the warmer weather.  However, we really do need snow.

I thought that If I decorated with a bit of white for the month of January that Mother Nature might be convinced to give up a bit of hers.

2012-01-01 Winter Whites

I decorated my mantle and filled the blue cabinet in my entry with my whites.


I just bought the two urns.  Can’t wait to use them in the garden.


I have a small collection of milk glass.


Pitchers, teapots and creamers.






I love this glittery pine cone birdhouse my friend, Shelley gave me for Christmas.


The icicles are an after Christmas sale purchase.  Too cool to resist!



This display will only last for three weeks and then it will be time to decorate for Valentines.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth pulling out the whites.  Oh well, by then it’ll need a good dusting and Mother Nature needs a bit of coaxing.

Well, Mother Nature I’ve done my best, now the rest is up to you.

Sure hopin we get a bit of snow!

Guess what I found in the back of my closet Tues. night?

Three more white teapots that I had picked up earlier this year at Ross for only $6.99 each.  I had to add them to the cabinet.


Each one has it’s own unique style.


I love the little hobnail trim on this one.



I will be sharing my whites with these fun parties:

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

Polohouse for Collections

Knick of Time Tuesday

Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesday

A Delightsome Life for her 1st Linky Party featuring Home and Garden


My name is Riet said...

I love your whites. Nice and clean color.


Shannon said...

Once again, beautiful. I hope to see photos of snow! The little skates are my favorite touch!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

No snow in Illinois either. Love the winter whites.

poppilinnstudios said...

Happy New Year Jann! No snow here in New York either and I'm loving it. Your Winter whites are pretty, my kind of Winter!

andrea@townandprairie said...

NO SNOW HERE, EITHER! In fact, it's more like an April slop! What's up with that?? Happy new year! Hugs, andrea@townandprairie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love winter whites! That's the only way we'll see white here in FL...which is OK with me! Happy New year my friend! ♥♥♥

A Garden of Threads said...

Nice collection of whites. I hope it will bring you snow.

Elaine said...

I think it's definitely worth pulling out the Winter Whites, they look so lovely.

We here in New England don't have snow either.
We had so much last year I didn't think I would miss it but I do. Hopefully soon we will have at least a dusting!

Vicki/Jake said...

I'm with you Jann, we need some snow! My son was snowboarding at Sundance Friday and said it was like sliding on mashed potatos! Do I hear everyone praying for rain again this summer? blah!!

Love all your decor no matter what color it is:)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Jann!
Thanks soooo much for linking up your lovely whites! Your displays are just beautiful. Love the textures, shapes and sizes you have incorporated.

(Love those white wash urns too!)

Thanks again for joining in on the party. So much fun to see what everyone is collecting!

Happy New Year!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! I love color white and I love to use the color in any season or ocassion. The color reveals some clean and special beauty. Happy new year and all the best for you in 2012.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, I am wishing for snow, too. We usually get a few very light snows but I get excited just the same. Your winter whites are very pretty. Let me know if they bring the snow, I'll put some out if so. Heehee. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! ---------Shannon

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful pictures! I am loving the winter white decor and feel very inspired to do something similar. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful whites for January. We have the same problem here, it is balmy and in the 50's. I hope it is a mild winter. Have a Happy New Year!

Kim, USA said...

I love your white decorations and dishes. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Mosaic Monday

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your white collection is so pretty. Our weather has been kind of funny here too with some snow one day and gone the next. Happy New Year. V

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love all the white! Now living in the south this is all the winter white I want to see!!

Pondside said...

One thing's probably certain, and that's snow sometime this winter! In the meantime, your whites are gorgeous.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love all the wonderful white images! Happy New Year!

Babs said...

It looks like a winter wonderland. Great urns, and are those Moravian stars with the milk glass? Hope you get snow soon, you can have ours, not that we get snow that often. Happy New Year!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Love all your winter whites - if you can't have the white outside, you sure brought it indoors to look lovely!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!


Nancy said...

Your winter whites are lovely. No snow in Connecticut, either. I thought when we moved here from Virginia that every Christmas would be white. Wrong! Nancy

Unknown said...

Hi Jann! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog :) I hope you get some snow soon! xo Kirsty

Revi said...

For my 2c worth, I vote YES! Get those lovely whites out! And thank you for some great "after Christmas" decorating ideas. I'll be doing whites all year, but the silvery sparkle ones are just perfect for Winter. Thanks for visiting Revisionary Life and following! I'm following you back. :)

momto8 said...

beautiful! It looks worth it to me! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

So many pretty whites! I love the urns.


A Few Pennies said...

Very lovely collections--I think that little aqua shelf/cabinet is adorable! Happy 2012!

Leslie's Garden said...

Surely all that white and snowy things will bring some of the white stuff to your area! Love the little birdie tea pot. So cute!

Custom Comforts said...

Can't believe you all don't have snow out there. Must be hard for the ski resorts. We just got a wee bit here which is more than enough for me. Love your urns and your mantle.

Honey at 2805 said...

So sorry about the "no snow" problem. But, your other whites are lovely!

Anonymous said...

The icicles were a great find! We had 5 inches of snow in October (go figure) and none since!
Love the winter whites.

Christie Hines said...

Maybe you'll get the snow you are wishing for Jann...I hope so :) I love your winter whites vignettes...that mantle is so pretty and I love the old window pane that you used...I wish I could run across one of those old windows...I'd snag it up in a minute! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Big hugs,

PattieJ said...

I LOVE your blue cabinet and everything in it!! So beautiful!! And your mantle is gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

So pretty whites! Love those urns!


Kathy said...

Hello Jann, Thank you for sharing this gorgeous post with my first Home and Garden Thursday! I think white is perfect just after Christmas - so serene and peaceful! I love your teapot collection! Isn't it great to find these gorgeous things at such a reasonable price! I appreciate you!

Vintage Home said...

Craazy about all your whites, especially your milk pretty. I am linking up with White Wednesday and did it on Milk Glass ! Your tea pots are so sweet...they would look great with your Valentines day vignette!

Mary said...

Ooo, I love all your winter whites! I actually have a post scheduled for tomorrow on the same subject. Do you remember the white issue they used to do every January at the old Victoria magazine? I miss that! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Parisian Bijoux said...

How beautiful. Yet another blogger to give me ideas in decorating!