Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT THE OAKS IN RAINBOW, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.

Aug 10, 2009

White Wednesday

White Wednesday
Bianco = White

This is my first " White Wednesday" and happy to be part of it, especially because seems like everything I build, sew and paint is BIANCO.
You probably know, there are so many shades of white. This nightstand is Opal Cream and I stress it lightly with fine sandpaper.
Eggshell Opal White and Opal Cream are my favorites. I choose eggshell because is not matte or glossy, gives the piece an antique look too, and you can wipe off finger prints easily.
For the Birdhouses I always spray some matte finish varnish after white.
The jewelry display frame was painted Opal White and brushed with Golden Oak stain and wiped off right away just to leave the stain into the carvings.
Anita from "tatteredgoods" made me this aprons. The story goes, few months ago I was doing my first Farmer's Market, no place to leave cell phone, keys and change. I made one with painter cloth and nonna's lace. Not to shabby but it works, I gave the idea to Anita and she made me 4 to sell, I love them all. They are one of a kind.
Please visit "Fadedcharm cottage" and check out all the participant to "White Wednesday".
Ciao
Rita

14 comments:

  1. Pretty whites..all of them! I enjoyed seeing all the pretty things you make and paint!

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  2. Hello Rita, how very pretty, I especially love the birdhouse...

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  3. I'm loving all of it and thanks for the info. with the paint colors. I'm very fond of bird houses too!

    Happy Whites-

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  4. Hello Rita, I love all your whites! I know first hand how great all your creations are. Miss you.

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  5. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, Rita! I am so happy to meet you, and in turn visit your beautiful blog.:)

    xo Lidy

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  6. Hi Rita,
    Your tent is so cool. I love those scallopes! And everything in the tent, I'm sure is amazing. I love all the things you do with your hands. To me, it is just a gift for you to share with us.
    Hugs,
    June

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  7. Rita,
    I love the side table and the birdhouse! Isn't white just the best!

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  8. Hi Rita
    Welcome to white Wednesday...can't believe the size of that tent with fringe...I love it.
    Great post
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  9. Hi Rita, I've got to have the bird house. I use to make them but I don't have any at my new home.



    cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

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  10. All of the pictures are just gorgeous!!! So inspiring.

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog and say hi. I just put up a post from the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
    Have a great day,
    Aimee

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  11. Love your whites!!

    Barbara jean

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  12. Ciao Rita
    I love everything you have here. Even the tent! Your work is so pretty and charming. You certainly are clever. And thanks for sharing the info on 'how to'. x Julie

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  13. Love the whites! Can you share what brand the paint colors are? Hoping to get to the Barn next month!!!

    Tracey

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