Decorating with White and Pottery Barn

I am still on a bit of a “stay-cation” this week.

Catching up on housework and recovering from the many travels of the past two months.

I put away the Americana decorations and needed a light summer look.

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I kept the Pottery Barn candlesticks on the table and added some ironstone to the vignette.

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I purchased the vintage ironstone pitcher near Johnson City, Tennessee.

It had a great price of $12.00 on the tag…when I brought it up to the counter….

…..the kind gentleman said, “would $10 be okay?”….uhh sure!!!

Needless to say, I walked out of the shop with a smile on my face!

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I purchased the double handled urns from the Pottery Barn Outlet during my trip to Atlanta.

…..I placed them on the candlesticks.

My hubby asked if I was ever going to place actual candles on the candlesticks…

…..one day!

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I love the color and texture of reindeer moss.

It works well at the base of the urns.

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I know I titled the post, Decorating with White…but you know me, I love color.

I added hydrangeas from my yard and placed them in the vintage ironstone piece…

…..that I bought in a yard sale in Johnson City, Tenn for 50 cents! :)

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The container of hydrangeas sit on top of a book of poetry by Browning, dated 1895….

…..also purchased at the same yard sale for 50 cents!

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To tie in a bit more color, I added some lavender buds to a small pitcher.

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The candlestick is placed on some of my favorite books…

…..including the Country Living Decorating With White.

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I replaced the chalkboard print with a boxwood wreath on the mirror.

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The sun is streaming onto the floors this morning…it is great to see the brilliant sun in the morning again..

…..after so many rainy days in the past…but it has been really hot, so rain is welcome again!!

You saw some of my treasures in this post that I bought at mainly yard sales…

…..while in Johnson City, Tenn attending my hubby’s tournament.

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And here is all of the loot!…and I paid just a little over $50 for all of it!!!

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I was so happy to find a tobacco basket for a super great price…

…..great books over 100 years old for 50 cents each, a vintage ironing board…

……….a small mahogany table, a pretty silver teapot ($2.00)…and more.

I really need to go to that area more often…hmmm, I wonder when the next tournament is…

My usual Friday Series will return after the Haven Conference….when I will have more time to resume projects.

I wish you all a most wonderful weekend filled with great times and making beautiful memories!

I am joining:

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Comments

  1. It looks so summery, and I love white in any decor…happy weekend!
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  2. A tobacco basket! That’s what that is!!! I knew I had seen something like that before! Cool! Great purchases!!! I’m really diggin’ that vintage ironing board! Women really had it tough back then. There is NO WAY I could iron on that thing…especially with those big, heavy irons they used back in the day!!!

    Typical man! Candlesticks are made just for candles! Silly man! :-)

    Your new vignette is rockin’! Enjoy your weekend!
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  3. Such sweet finds…Love that tobacco basket and that huge book!
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  4. Your entryway looks wonderful, Shirley. I love the way you use your candlesticks for displaying things other than candles. :) You found some great bargains in TN- I need to venture out more.
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  5. It looks great, Shirley! So jealous that you have a tobacco basket–I should have bought one when we first moved to NC and they were affordable!
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  6. Everything looks wonderful … as always. Love your tobacco basket … saw one recently labeled “cotton” basket … wondered how they’d keep those little cotton balls in there?!? :)
    Diane

  7. Amazing Shirley. First your mantle looks gorgeous! I wish there was a Pottery Barn Outlet near me! The area Pottery barn is literally just up the street from my condo!

    Your new finds, wow, I first thought you just put everything around YOUR table, then when you said it was included! I love the tobacco basket!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  8. Always good using white when it is so dang hot out. Oh, hubby needs to get with the times. Wow, just the tobacco basket would be over $90 here. Good scores.

  9. I too love using books to decorate and especially to elevate an object. Everything looks lovely. My father was a farmer and we grew tobacco, so the tobacco basket sure brings back a lot of memories. I love the smell of tobacco, the sight of a barn, and fields of just about anything. Sometimes I really miss the country atmosphere.
    Thanks, Patty
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  10. Looks beautiful, Shirley! I love the urns on top of the candlesticks and your yard sale finds are fabulous!!! Have a great weekend!!~~Angela
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  11. I work at a pottery barn and your ideas make every thing look wonderful

  12. So, so pretty Shirley. I love the urns placed on the candlesticks. I’m truly and majorly jealous of your hydrangeas! I hope you left some stuff at the PB outlet for my trip down to ATL on the way to Haven!
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  13. Hi Shirley! Oh, this is so pretty! You’ve really made a pretty spot. Well, you always do.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
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  14. Wow Shirley, such great and gorgeous treasures you found. I love all the updates you did too. Loving the Boxwood!!! One of my favs. Hope your travels were fun and somewhat relaxing while searching and finding your treasure!

    Cynthia
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  15. Beautiful Shirley – love how the only color comes from your gorgeous hydrangeas!

    Men – what do they know about decorating?!
    Kelly
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  16. i love all the white…. my favorite part about it? how the beautiful hydrangeas totally pop against it!
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  17. Love your yard sale haul Shirley~ especially those books and tobacco basket! Your white vignette looks fresh and summery! I love the pop of color and addition of the hydrangeas and lavender!
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  18. I love ironstone but can never seem to find any! Love your treasures, Shirley ~ xo Heidi
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  19. How do you again and again find such treasures? I can tell you you got a much better deal on your ironstone pitcher than I did on the one I just bought. To balance it out, I got King’s Crown glasses for $3 each so not all was lost.
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  20. What a gorgeous vignette! The ironstone looks stunning, and such a great price, too.
    Your have some great finds! Happy week.
    Patti
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  21. Oh my Shirley you did hit the jack pot for sure!! Those tobacco baskets are $75 by themselves whenever I see them if not more. I love your beautiful vignette in the foyer! Thanx for sharing at THT.
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  22. Shirley, You scored some awesome finds! Way to shop! Love the tobacco basket. Usually, when I find them, they’re either an awful price, or in terrible shape. Yours looks really nice. Hope you had a good weekend.
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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous, Shirley! I love your new scores! All of the white pieces work beautifully together … love the scattered seeds, and I had to laugh at your hubby’s question of are you ever going to actually put candles on your candlesticks … (ha!) … sounds like something mine would say! (Love the picture with the light streaming in, too!)
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  24. So funny- I had taken some hydrangeas to a friend a year ago in white one of my white pots like these, and she JUST brought it back to me this weekend. i had meant it as a gift, but she assumed she’d return it. So funny that this post came out at the same time. i LOVE this look
    Stacy
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  25. Everything looks lovely! I’m excited to see that you’re heading to Haven. Looking forward to meeting you there :)
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  26. Shirley, your white items look great on your entry table. Oh, how I wish there were hydrangeas in my yard. Lavender is one of my forever favorite colors. I hear you on the husband comments…same here. Thanks for a fun visit and for sharing those great finds.

    Helen
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  27. I just found your blog via StoneGable. I just love your home and especially your beautiful porch! What treasures you found!! I go to Johnson City occasionally (I live 1 1/2 hours away) but never have gone to any yard sales. Looks like I need to!! Also, do you remember the name of the store you bought the white pitcher from? I didn’t know there were any good shops down there! If you can remember the name I would love to go!! Thanks! :)

    • Gina, i live in Johnson City and we have a wonderful place i’ve discovered w/great prices. location: 112 Sunset Drive, JC next to the JC Mall. “Village Antiques” is wonderful w/MANY, MANY booths.plan on spending a day and enjoy. Welcome to JC anytime. (the owner also just opened another location in Johnson City too. 423-979-6379 is #for Sunset drive location. they can share more w/you.
      warm regards,
      Lesa

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