My Alpine Home

Monday, April 1, 2013

Country Whites. . .

Last weekend hubby and I headed to farm country in Idaho.  If you’d like to read about it visit here: http://www.jannolson.blogspot.com/2013/03/farm-country.html

The first night we stayed in Pocatello.  The next morning we hit a few thrift and antique stores.

It wasn’t until I was cleaning everything up that I noticed that almost everything I bought was white.

I think I was thinking about the Country Whites party at my friends Dru and Cindy. The Country Farm Home and Old Time Farmhouse.  Happy to be partying with them!

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I found this refrigerator vegetable tray at an antique store for $14.  I have a hoosier cupboard that I will be using down stairs.  The top is white enamel with blue trim.  Won’t this be fun filled with onions in my cupboard?  The word vegetables is the perfect shade of blue.  I picked up the funnel because my friend, Carlene  (Organized Clutter) made the cutest  funnel Christmas tree . Think I might need to make one next year.  I now have three funnels.

Four white speckled enamel bowls for $5.  One is chipped, but that just makes me love it more!

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And this hob nail lamp for $4.  The shade will be a goner, but love the base!

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I wasn’t sure what this little white thing was used for but it was Fire King and only $.75

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One never knows when a piece of gingerbread trim might come in handy.  $6 at an antique store.

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My favorite country whites is this seltzer bottle.  I have been wanting one so I knew that they were a little pricey.  This one set me back $22.  Not too bad.  The words are wearing off, but of course; I love it just the same!

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Now this was my best deal of the day.  Hubby stopped for me to take a picture.  I decided to walk down the road a little ways and this rusty white was laying on the side of the road.  Not sure what it is, but have fun plans for it!  Hubby said I was a ‘psychic picker’ because I had him pull off in just the right place.  Ever see that episode of American Pickers?

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This item is not white, but the little dress I’ll be showing is.  I have plans to hang this retractable clothesline in the kids play area.  Hope my vision turns out as cute as I imagine it to be!

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Love the smocking!

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There you have it, a whole lot of ‘Country Whites’ in one weekend.

I really didn’t plan it, just worked out that way.

One country white I was on the look out for was a primitive sheep.

Only ones I found were these.

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I want a couple to sit on top of an old cupboard.  I would’ve brought these home if I thought they would have stayed there. Hee-hee!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Uncommon Slice of suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday

41 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love the seltzer bottle. I never ever see them. I would have picked up the vegetable dish for sure. The funnels are perfect in the garden too!

Pamela Gordon said...

That looks like a successful trip with all the great things you found. The little dress is sweet and the enamel vegetable tray is wonderful. Have a great week. Pam

must love junk said...

What fabulous finds! The 'rusty white thing' is a score-I love stuff like that :)
Susan

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Great finds...can't wait to see that kitchen!!

teatimewithtrina said...

What a perfect weekend! And, what an incredibly nice hubby you have. Those sponateous trips sometimes seem to be the best. I absolutely love all the 'Country Whites' you found, but I think my favorite would be the clothes line, O' that is going to be so fun. Thanks for dropping by my blog today, I did leave a little comment on where I linked up to your fun party.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all the country whites that you found!!
hugs, Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Some great finds, Jann. I love the blue/white vegetable crisper. I have one that I use to store candles in. Nothing like that cobalt blue.
That little handled Fireking is a ramekin I believe and was used for soup (baked French onion)most often. You did good!!!! xo Diana

Kris said...

That is where my son in law attended college! He is from Boise. Wow, you had a great thrifting haul!!!!
xo Kris

Linda W. said...

You find the greatest stuff!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I have a soft spot for whites too. I'm always on the look out for ironstone pitchers.

Jann, I'm loving the look of the blog. I am madly working on updating my blog page, but I get so overwhelmed with choices, LOL. You've kept yours nice and simple and I love it.

Sue xo

Maureen said...

Not long ago I bought the same clothesline and haven't got it hung yet. I'd say white is going to be a big theme for you for the next while!

Diane said...

What lovely vintage finds and what a great deal on that hobnail lamp!

Melanie said...

Loving the hobnail lamp!!! It is so lovely! All are great finds, sounds like you had fun too!!

Patty said...

Love your country whites! Sounds like such a fun shopping trip. We are on spring break this week and my hubby just asked me to go antiquing and to lunch today. I'm excited!

Marcia Pilar said...

Love whites. All of it looks gorgeous.

Jann, did you miss my message that you won the Peter Rabbit storybook tags? I stopped by early last week and commented in one of your previous posts, but never heard back from you. If you are still interested, please let me know. If not, please let me know either way so that I may choose someone else.
Thanks so much, dear.
Have a beautiful day.
XOXO's

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What great treasures you have found to add to your collection! The little white fire king is so sweet love the little handle and in such good shape...I have one of those hob nail lamps as well that I picked up at the thrift store and mine needs a new shade as well!
All the Best,
Christine

Shirley Hatfield said...

I think I am going to steal your idea for the stacked funnel Christmas tree. Next Christmas I am going to do a rustic country theme...I've been vintage for too many years. I need a change and it gives me a reason to craft all year for it...lol! I always enjoy your "adventures!"

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all the white items. I find I do that sometimes while thrifting...just amazing isn't it! Sounds like a fun time and you found treasures!
hugs, Linda

Cynthia said...

Jann, great finds.....love the milk glass lamp and the rest of the items are great. Looks like you had a lot of good luck.

Cynthia

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such fabulous finds love all the white! Thanks for linking up.XO
Kristin

amy mayen said...

I love American Pickers...I love seeing your treasures too. I have to be very careful collecting treasures, or I'll be less like an episode of Pickers & more like an episode of hoarders...

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a lot of great finds-love the crisper and the lamp most of all. Looks like it was a great weekend.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Great finds. The lamp is a darling little thing.

Bernideen said...

Looks like lots of fun treasures!

The French Hutch said...

Love your whites Jann. The seltzer bottle was a great find and the baby dress is precious! I love that kind of weekend too.
Happy Spring......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Susie said...

Jann, I like all the white things you brought home. :):) Can't wait to see how you decorate with them. xoxo,Susie

Angela Ryder said...

What great finds!! Makes me want to take a day trip on the back roads!!~~Angela

Jemma said...

Wow Jann!!
Pocatello proved to be a gold mine for you! Love all of the whites-Love all of the photos of Idaho too! Makes me a little homesick...

Glad you had such a great time and found so many treasures!

Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

Rose L said...

It is always fun to find things to use in creative ways!

Kara Claflin said...

Great finds!! I love that glass bottle! And the veggie drawer.

Kathy Moreland said...

What neat things! I love them all. I believe your roadside find is a hubcap/wheel cover. The small openings look like where the lug nuts would be, but that's just a guess. Great finds, all!

~ Liz ~ said...

You found so many amazing things. That retractable clothesline is fabulous and I'm loving the enamel bowls and the fire king one. I say "wow" to your whites!
Liz

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That happens to me too! I love getting home and seeing what kind of theme I had going. You found some lovely stuff! Love the little dress!

Marigene said...

You trip to the thrift and antique stores sure paid off...love the vegetable bin and the enamel bowls will be great for a summer salad...
Have a great weekend, Jann.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Fabulous finds!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Awesome finds! I have a white fetish as well! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-3-link-party.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Amazing white finds Jann. What a great trip!

Old Time Cindy said...

Oh my! I'll take it all. So much fun with these finds! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at our party.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Ruby and Arthur said...

You sure found some cute things! The refrigerator dish is great, Jean

The Farmers Daughter said...

Jann! I love all your whites! But, I'm partial to baby things. What adorable little dresses. Be sure and use them in your new farmhouse basement!
It's been great having you join Cindy and me for Country Whites Weekend! Features will be announced next Friday! Mark your calendar. . . .
Springtime Farmhouse Blessings,
Dru

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Love all your vintage finds .. my favs are the enamelware and that retractable clothesline I have several of those I just love them .. and I love sheep too .. always wanted to raise them or so that was a dream in my head ..

Happy Spring ..Sara