Monday, July 5, 2010

A new LOVE for White

Remember when you find that new love?

the one that makes your heart go pitter patter...

that's what I found at the Irvine flea at my sweet friend

Rose's space she took the most rusty, chippy, all full of goodness

bird bath and placed it in a white urn filled with sand then topped

with beautiful sea shells, I knew then it had to come home with me

 that I would fill it with sea shells from my Gracie girl

and now this beauty has a place in my heart and my home

It will always remind me of my first day moving into Country Roads and how

Rose greeted me with her warmth and kindness

and that was the start of our friendship.

She has always been there to lend the supportive shoulder

as I spread my wings in this world where we " junk in love "

I " heart " you Rose

you can always find Rose and her beautiful wares at

the Irvine Flea, Rose bowl, and Urban Barn

I did this lamp today and added one of the pieces

of coral that Rose sells and a sea shell

yes I'm in love for sure

New arrivals for #31 at Country Roads

Have a beautiful week girls!!!

stop by and see all of the wonderful goodness

of Kathleen's White Wednesday Post


stefanie said...

eeekkkk, everything is soooo gorgeous!

Vintage Market Place said...

It is amazing, Kate!
Great idea, I love how you filled it too!
I have probably shopped with her and didn't even know it at the Rosebowl.
Such a small world

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Everything looks sooooo beautiful Kate!!!
Happy day!

Sheila said...

I saw this beauty at Chateau De Fleurs... I love that it has found a home. May your week be full of beauty and blessings.


Debra@CommonGround said...

Looks perfect at your place. Great inspiration, love that chippy white iron!!

Moore Minutes said...

Yes! I love that feeling of a new find that makes my heart pitter patter. ;) Your photos are all gorgeous as always...that lamp is awesome!

Kate, thank you so much for your encouragement lately! It means so much to me. <3

Irma@CosasBellas said...

What a gift you have for display, you made all your finds look absolutely beautiful!

I'm so glad we got to hang out for a while!

Talk to you soon.

Polly said...

I don't think I've mentioned it to you yet, but I LOVE your new blog design! Looks great!!

The birdbath creation is awesome! Great rusty crusty patina!

That is a fabulous photo of you and Rose!! You look so happy!!



Rose Carey said...

I would have never thought to add the coral to the bird bath. Your touches are always PERFECT. I'm running to CR this morning so I can snatch up few items! Thank you so much for the extra kind words. Hugs and Extra Hugs.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi there,just had to tell you how much I love this post,your photos are so lovely!!! That litte bird bath is to die for!!! Going back for another peek! Thanks!! said...

Now THAT is an awesome piece! Have a wonderful week:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Sue said...

I totally agree when it comes to Rose. She is a pretty special lady isn't she? Your space looks great, as always! We got so busy again yesterday (I'm not complaining) that I never got back to check it out or take pictures.

Take care, Sue

Blondiensc said...

what you were at the irvine flea and I missed you????? oh no, how can that be? Yes I agree that Rose she is sooo sweet!! and I love what you bought! your space looks fabulous! happy Tuesday sweet girl!

homebody0404 said...

Darn, I was the first to comment last night but Blogger wouldn't let me actually post the comment! Kate, I just wanted to say that I love your new piece and I understand why you are so in love!! Oh to shop at the Rosebowl or Country Roads, I'm about 1,200 miles closer than I was before. Maybe before I leave Utah!

I haven't posted anything in my blog or elsewhere in forever. I feel soooooo blah! My rental is soooo KHAKI! Walls, ceilings, my accessories and furniture seem to clash!! Mr Man, said we are NOT going to go thru the trouble of painting textured ceilings and changing the wall colors only to change them back again before we leave.

I just spent a small fortune on 120inch curtains for the living room...argh! I have no inspiration. I would really love a pretty home here in Utah:)

If I post pics, wanna give some advice?...cause I could sure use the help!


Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Kate, that lovely, crusty, chippy bird bath looks just perfect in your home. Looks likes it was made for you.

Happy White Wednesday! I actually did my very FIRST WW post tonight. Check it out if you get a change.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
You put the sweetest touches on things. Everything you showed today is breathtaking. You have quite the touch my friend.


Sylvia said...

Hi Kate, your blog is beautiful and that white chippy ashtray is to die for!! As for the's gorgeous...where did you find a clear lamp like that? I want one...hahaha.


Ron and Jamie said...

that is yummy - i love it!! miss you!! i am coming to visit middle of sept. we need a lunch or dinner date

Rachel said...

I love it, very inspiring!

Sylvia said...

Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to make a comment on your comment about Goodwills in California. And I absolutely agree with you, they are the best in CA! I used to live in Tracy, CA 5 years ago and loved, loved my local GW..I remember being so thrilled over finding a whole box of apothecary jars! Almost all of my furniture is from CA GW..I had to bring it with me to FL...hahaha


Faded Charm said...

What a fabulous find and I love all the seashells nestled inside. Also really like your idea for the lamp base. You can never go wrong with shells, can you?

Sorry you weren't feeling well, hopefully you're better now.

Take care,


Melanie said...

Be still my heart, Kate!!! Every photo is pure Heaven to me!:-) If only I lived closer... you would have nothing left to sell!:))

btw..You're new blog design is gorgeous!!!

You continue to be in my prayers every day, my friend!

Be Blessed!

Ana said...

Hey Sweetie,
Just had to come over and tell you how much your sweet comments always brighten up my day. Looking forward to that hug :-) Oooooo, and I love, love, love your new little treasure. The shells look perfect on it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Love you tons,

Melanie said...

Hi Kate!!

I just wanted to let you know that...YOU WON MY GIVEAWAY!!!!!:-))))))

Just e mail me your address at and I will get it out to you!!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!!


Allison said...


I am a new follower to you blog. Your site is so beautiful! I have a question about one of your items and wanting to know if it is for sale. Can you email me at I wasn't sure if I should ask here in the comments section. Thank you!

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, so cool, and so unique I love it! I also adore the lamp with the coral you put in it, you are so creative!

Been missing you, where has the summer gone, oh yes its all wrapped up in my argh ankle!

~ Hugs

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Kate~((sigh)) love it! What caught my attention is the different design elements giving a beautiful variety of textures from...the sea shells to the crystals. I would have a great time interchanging this vignette for each season.
Seeing your photos and reading about So-Cal is such a joy. The OC will always be home and holds a piece of my heart...even though I'm living in the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you for strolling in for a visit and leaving me a sweet note. I know how hectic the summer activities can be so I truly appreciate you taking the time to chat.

Sweet wishes,

Heidi said...

you are heaven. you are so sweet and lovely. please promise me that if i ever, ever have a lake house, you will come and help me love it up. you are amazing.

i would love to walk into your house. i bet it's an experience. you are beautiful as ever and i love the friendship you have with your fellow 'junk' collector. friends with similar passions are special, aren't they?! i cherish mine too!


One Shabby Old House said...

I can see that yours is a blog that I am going to come back and linger over. It's beautiful. Love what you do and what you find.

Bring Pretty Back said...

So very pretty!!!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I adore white! I wish I could have a whole slew of white furniture. Sadly, my toddler and white do not mix. HA!

p.s. Thank you so much for following BonBon Rose Girls. We hope you'll follow us over at our new site too! We recently moved to our own URL: AND we started our own network called the Rosebud Network! Members are eligible for weekly "Freshly Picked Rosebud" features and, in addition, we're linking to network members when we can tie one of their posts into ours! In celebration of this we're having a giveaway week right now. 16 fabulous prizes are up for grab! Hugs, K

karen said...

Just happened across your blog. What a treat! It is such a sweet site. Your art, your family, even your dog!
We have a bull dog also, named Grizzly!
I'll keep checking back!

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