Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Summer Whites

Today's whites are outside of the house.  This is my chippy white planters on the porch.
(This is a re-post from 2010.)
 I love the texture on them.  They were new about eight years ago.  
They are getting worn, but I just don't mind their shabby appearance.
 I  planted some white flowers in them for summer.

I also have a white front door.
 I made this wreath you can view that post here.  We picked the shells up on a vacation to the beach.
 Here is the front of the house before I planted the white flowers.  Just a little humble cottage style home.  
And, last I will show you my adirondak chair I just painted white.  
I will show you one more thing.  Susan; over at Between Naps on the Porch, has shown all of her tablescapers a time in the evening when you can take a photo and capture this blue twilight sky.  Here is my shot of the blue hour you can view more of these photos and learn more about the blue hour here.  
What I wanted to show you is how that blue hue in the sky reflects on everything white in the garden at twilight.  This table was completely white.

I looked outside last night and saw my newly painted adirondak glowing with this purple/blue and I grabbed my camera and it worked.  I got the blue sky reflecting off of it.  So, everything white in your yard at the right time of twilight will glow blue.  Just a revelation I had.  Has anyone else ever noticed this; or better, captured photos of it?
I will link this to the Summer Blog Party.  This entry goes to:
Summer Decks and Porches at Savvy Southern Style.


Allison Shops said...

What a pretty wreath. Love the adirondack chair. They are so comfortable and just looking at them make me relax!
Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday (post #3). If you haven't registered for our glass vessel sink giveaway, it's open until 5pm EST Wednesday.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your blue hour photos are really neat, love the A chair!

~~Carol~~ said...

First I have to tell you that I love your blog header!
Those pots are so perfectly chippy, and that wreath that you made is so pretty! And I can't wait to check out more info on the blue hour. That's amazing how that works. I have noticed how everything looks different at twilight, so I'm going to give this a try!
Happy White Wednesday!

Olga said...

Wonderful white post! Your planters are gorgeous. I like the wreath you made; it's so pretty.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Lovely outdoor pictures. Your house looks soooo inviting!!!

Kathy said...

I love those pots! they are beautiful and I absolutely love Adirondak chairs!

Katie said...

What a romantic outdoor table!

rustandruffles said...

Beautiful whites!!
Happy early WW!

Average Girl said...

I absolutely love the table setting, it makes me want to have a romantic dinner right there with my fiance... so very lovely... thanks for sharing.

Light and Voices said...

Clap. Clapping. Still clapping. I adore the white wreath, the white door, and the white chair. Excellent decorating job.
Joyce M

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your photos are amazing! I will have to be more aware of the sky changes and light outside. I'll be watching now, maybe grab a camera myself, really beautiful table and candles!

Bella said...

Hi Sherry, Love your charming whites! I am like you I like my planters to get chippy!
Your photos of the blue hour are amazing! I have been wanting to do night photos now I must add this to my gotta try list!
All the flowers in the garden have started as plants... I am not usualy sucessful with seeds.. though I am tring to start a small cutting garden from seeds in the veggie garden. It's been so wet we are crazy with slugs... we'll see how it goes:-)

Nancy said...

Your wreath is so unique and pretty. I love that it's got the sprigs lending airiness on one side. Just beautiful!

Your chippy white planters are gorgeous too!

Oh, and now I'm seeing your link (right next to where I'm commenting) to that yummy mushroom swiss burger. Yum!


I love the chippy planters. They are just getting GOOD!


McCarthy Designs said...

Great photos Sherry. I love your white chippy pots and thanks for the blue sky tip. I didn't know that. Thank you for visiting me today and for your lovely comment. xx

Southerner said...

Love all your white items, the planters are so pretty. But, you didn't invite me for late evening tea, can't I come?

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Everything looks just lovely. Especially in the blue light ~ what a magical time of day. You've just inspired me to paint a pair of old adirondacks white ~

Nancy said...

Just love your chippy white pots!

32˙North said...

Those are terrific planters - great size with plenty of room for blossoms!


Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your unique sea wreath! I also like your chippy white planters. Love the blue hour!

~ Tracy

Our Back Porch said...

Happy White Wednesday! I love your chippy white planters. Your wreath is just precious. Have a lovely day!

Back Porch Blessings,

Just Between Us Girls said...

I adore the planters,love your wreath and all the photographs you have shared with us. What great inspiration you are giving us. Love all the white.
Please stop over and see me. I would love that.

Robyn said...

I LOVE your white Wednesday goodies AND your "BLUE hour" stuff! YOUR chippy planters probably look better now than when you bought them! ;-)

Jeannie B. said...

I really like your white planter. I am always looking for neat pots to put my plants in.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just adore your chippy white planters!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love those planters.

Susan and Bentley

eileeninmd said...

Lovely white planter. The sunset photo and evening pic's are beautiful.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sherry, Such beautiful blue hour pics! I love how the whole table and even the adirondack chair looked blue. Good for you for noticing and catching it! How have we missed this all these years? LOL I just love this time of day now. :-) Great blue hour shots!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great shots Sherry. I love those blue hour pics. Thanks for sharing at the party!

Pattie said...

Did you go back and see the post we are side by side and we must have been thinking the same thing...LOL love your everything


JudyBug said...

Love it all but the wreath is my favorite. I just may have to copy that one!!