Tuesday, May 17, 2011


As we celebrate this milestone with
 Kathleen of Faded Charm,
I reminisced with some of my favorites from
my past White Wednesdays.

Each week we would gather and share
 the latest goings on,
creations, and inspirational photos.

Gathering momentum, we shared our thoughts,
and our lives,
and reached out hands of friendship
 to other like minded women.

We shared stories of cancer, and of great personal loss.
We fretted over each other's personal
 tragedies and discussed earthquakes 
and floods and a bad economy that 
left many searching for work
and crafting to make ends meet. 
I did not make all 100 WW's, but I made quite a lot,
and each week it was a joy to see 
what everyone posted.

Through it all we women who love white, 
showed up and supported each other through 
great moments and horrible times,
and with a WOOT! and A YAY YOU! 
we said "here is a place to meet,
to feel safe, to share and express yourself."
Come join us.

Kathleen showed up without fail, our leader, our 
safe haven, all for the love of white.
Kathleen, I  thank you 
with all my heart.

Because we continue on with new chapters,
 I must share some new treasures
 of white that will be available soon.

These white pieces are the creations of 
my darling friend Heather French,
launching her new business at the
 Bead and Button show this June.
Vintage Meadow Artworks
(Heather's Acrylic Floral Artbeads also come in a zillion other colors)

Her website will be up following the show,
 around June 15th,
 but you can email her here,
 (and you SHOULD) to be added 
to her mailing list for the launch and further info.
Let me advise you, "you ain't seen nothin' yet."

Watch for my giveback this week,
celebrating my 400th post.
I do it a little differently than most.
I just draw one, or a couple numbers,
don't know yet,
based on those who already follow me.
I count 'em up on a given day and 
pick some numbers and there ya go.
So if you are a follower when I 
choose, you have a chance.
You don't have to do anything else, 
I appreciate and adore you stopping by.
Though feel free to comment 
and beg me to choose you :D
Ya never know, I just might select
 something extra based on a clever,
 or hilarious comment. hint
oh..and the prizes are good ones :D

think jewelry



Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

what lovely examples of whites at their best.
full of texture, patterns and perfect lighting.
put up my 100th post celebration post too...


Al said...

Wow, so many gorgeous images! I am new to blogland, my blog is only 2 and a half months old. And I am amazed at all the creativity I have found here. You have a fabulous space, that is bursting with great things. I'm happy to have found your blog, it is very inspiring! Would love for you to follow me :)

Jeannie B. said...

Beautiful photography. I love old linens especially.

Beatnheart said...

Absolutely wonderful photos. Love those braclets. My eyes got lost in the intricate and delicate and not to mention all the hours of hard work that went into those. love your new tunes too...oww Uke tune! Basia Bulat!!! goose bumps. Love ya...hope all is well. Cyn

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh Suzan, what beautiful words. And as always a beautiful post full of beautiful whites:)I am always happy when I stop by your blog:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Razmataz said...

Z, that is a beautiful tribute to WW. And to your friend and her beautiful jewelery. Gorgeous photos. I think I like your bean heart the best.

north pal said...

i so appreciate your home like blog. you always have some thoughts that stick in my head. thank you.bestest,Denise

Tammy said...

Hi Z - I love all of the beautiful images...what a great collection you have! :~)
And that jewelry...my mercy it is breathtaking!! Off to look some more!
Have a blessed day!
Junk Wild

sissie said...

I always enjoy reading and looking at your lovely white photos. Thanks for sharing so much prettiness!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

all so very gorgeous! happy 100th WW to you! merci for the inspiration!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Okay....I know you won't believe this but after just a few words of reading and a view of mighty fine photos I was going to hit that "follow" button........NOT because you are offering us something wonderful. :) Love your blog!!! Come for a visit if you can. Happy WW and Miles of Smiles

Olive Cooper said...

Those bowls, those bowls. I remember them and I love that photo. ♥O

June said...

I remember all these awesome whites that you have shared over the past two years. I loved them then and I love them now.
Your friend's jewelry is beautiful. I will be anxious to see more of it for sure!!!
hugs from here...

Trisha said...

You have such beautiful white things and I love the way you described blogging and White Wednesday! Absolutely lovely!


Bead and Needle said...

Charming, all of it!!! Happy Wednesday, Z - I spent the morning face painting at Ms. Shofield's end of the year Mommy & Me party.

The Boston Lady said...

Suzan, I had no idea the significance behind WWs and appreciate now knowing. I have to say I am particularly drawn to the photo of the black bird in the bird bath. Love the starkness. Beautiful creations at the end of your post. Ann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lovely photos! Congrats on all your white posts too! I love WW! May we go on forever! :) Happy 100th WW!

Theresa said...

OHHHH that was so you. thoughtful, and inspiring. I loved every photo, and saw a couple that I remember fondly. I don't remember seeing the crow and birdbath photo but WOW!!!
Heather's jewlery is amazing, oh my gosh that second bracelet whispered to me that it wanted to grace the arm of someone who lives @ 612... I'm pretty sure it meant me ;) I mean it would never fit Max!!!!!!!!!!
I'm exhausted, I've spent the last two days cleaning the hours away. I now have an organized scary attic closet and a fabulously clean and prettified bedroom! woohoo!
sweet dreams, t. xoxoxooxo


Hi Suzan,

I loved your post and hopped right over and emailed Heather to be added to her "list". That jewelry is awesome! Happy 100th White Wednesday.


Amanda said...

What a thoughtful and endearing post! Not only are your photos breath taking, but there is so much sentiment and meaning in your words. A wonderful tribute to Kathleen and Faded Charm! Thank you for the beautiful share! Happy White Wednesday times 100!
Best WIshes and Blessings,

Anonymous said...

gorgeous! simply gorgeous!

bicocacolors said...

Love love loooove them!!
thanks for sharing and
greetings from Spain

Jill said...

What a great post, and your friends work is gorgeous!!! I want her website up now so I could pour another cup of coffee and peruse the beauty. But, I'll get the coffee and do a little WW blog surfing instead.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Z...loved taking a stroll down your white memory lane with you. I love the one with the green apples! I always love stopping by, you have a way with words and pictures that just speak to me!

You are witty and pretty!

Happy WW!

blossoms vintage chic said...

So happy to have found you through Kathleen's White Wednesday. Your words are beautiful and inspiring...so glad to have found this wonderful group of talented women.
Happy 100th White Wednesday...

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Beautiful post.
The photos enhance your devoted love of white...

Myrna said...

Hi Suzan! What an absolutley gorgeous blog you have!! I LOVE your White Wendnesday post~so beautiful and sweet!
Thanks for stopping by with sweet comments..enjoy your daughter's visit!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Sure is wonderful seeing Favorite Old White Posts.... Perfect Posts of Perfect White~ Heathers Jewelry Treasures are Beautiful, I can't wait till her Website is Up & Ready... Have a Great Week

Jane said...

Hi Suzan,
I'm so far behind on blogging! I loved looking at all of your WW past pics, you took some beautiful photos!
Have fun with your daughter this summer. I'm happy to have Alex home for the summer too. He's already talking about an internship away from home next summer....I'll follow your cue and hoard all the memories of this summer too!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Geez Z what a beautiful tribute to Kathleen and her White Wednesdays you wrote! Love all your kind of sepia toned whites and ahhh there I spot the tallow berries again I so long for lol Your jewelry is breathtaking my friend and the beads look like gorgoeus flower blossoms!
Happy 100th WW!!!
xoxo~ Carola

Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos! I love the amazing creations of your friend,so pretty! Hope you are doing well!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a beautiful post of beautiful whites.Thanks for sharing!
Happy WW.
XO Marie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Love the angel wings!! beautiful.. have a great day!! ciao xxx Julie

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hasn't it been great?! LOVE your photos:)

Gail said...

Can you hear my oooohs and aaaahs through my email? You sepia photos and the jewelery - all lovely.

marcia said...

I am been away from internet ..needing to regroup and breathe..and I came here today and already my heart is light. How do you did it girl?
your photos your words and your music touch my heart as always.

happy day!

Babette said...

Your website refreshes my spirit! I can sit and look at each picture for awhile and memories of times and places come rushing back to my mind. I never knew this would come back so easily from a sweet picture or two. I appreciate your blog so much for this. I'll check back when I needa 'fix' again! :^D