February 22, 2009 § 12 Comments
Several weeks ago, Carrie posted a week’s worth of entries theming each day with a color. I loved it. Spinning off that idea, I am going with a week’s worth of one color. This week, it’s all about WHITE, which literally is not a color “they” say, but oh well.
We are taking our cameras into crazy territory: stores, class, work, and shooting a picture of my unmade bed? Egads, my British Gran would find this beyond propriety. But it’s the lovely heap of sheets and a comforter, I might explain. It’s too make you feel the warm tumble of linen and down.
Still, I’m sure she should would have no part of it.
I love white dishes.
“And a lemon on a white plate?” Gran might ask.
“Um, well, you see, I love the yellow against the white,” I would answer.
Tapas size: I know these small white ramekins are for creme brulee (etc.) but I find them charming and use them for all sorts of things, not the least of which is serving small portions of large calorie things (like ice cream, creamed corn, yogurt sundaes…and personal place setting butter.)
“Harumph, what are those? Little somewhat fluted white bowls?” Gran might ask. “Well, there’s nothing particularly wrong nor odd…nor even particularly special, about those,” she might add, before returning to the pages of her gardening magazine.
BOOK SELECTIONS … (the following pictures are from Google Images)
White as a design value is not cold, not sterile, not flat. Take a look. AT HOME WITH WHITE is yet another of those picture books I get lost in.
I have to include Carolyn’s book; she does nice books, coffee table books you want to look at over and over agin. This one incorporates in blue, and though it sounds sensible, as in starkly obvious that white and blue work together, it’s a pairing we often forget about. Think outside the Nantucket beaches box.
In summary: Shades of white and white-and-blue create great writer-can-think spaces and places.