la Brocanteuse

Aug 4, 2012

White ~ Blanc ~ Wit

 Vintage French linen

 A white visual stimulation

Human culture has many references to white, 
often related to purity and cleanness,

 White is a color
 the perception of which is evoked by light 
that stimulates all three types
 of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye 
in nearly equal amounts and with high brightness compared to the surroundings.

~ Colette ~

The high contrast between white and black 
is often used to represent opposite extremes.


French said...

Love the photos, especially the can never go wrong with white, for table, bed or garden!

Pura Vida said...

Colette, such a lesson in color. Love your post today. I love white and I love color..this is a good lesson for the young student

Julie said...

Wow, what a lovely french linen upholstered settee! I am so so envy you.

Julie x

Tricia said...

J'adore white! Gorgeous images and I love your profile pic font and center on your lovely blog.

Hugs to you my friend,

Acquired Objects said...

I love your settee Col and those linen covered crowns are fabulous. I don't think anyone can ever go wrong with white!

Enjoy your Sunday!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Love the settee! Did you do that yourself? And the crowns are nice. I love color and I love white, too!

Your friend,


French-Kissed said...

That settee takes my breath away! Beautiful post.


Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I am so smitten with your white French sofa. I just know that it wouldn't stay white for more than a minute in my home, but one day when the boys have all flown the coop - that is the first thing I will treat myself to! Beautiful post to brighten up a very grey day. Much love Sharon said...

pure delight to view these beautiful images. The monogrammed settee is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love white and I am about to paint my apartment brilliant fresh and clean and so many shades and tones. I LOVE that sofa......gorgeous post Col!
Love Jules

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Colette, The first picture took my breath away...gorgeous! The linens are gorgeous.

Georgianna said...

Simply beautiful! Your posts are filled with visual delights, Colette!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the mix of muted tone on tone white.
Colette you have a way with creating vignettes with pottery and linen they work so well together as if they are related.
Love the sweet sofa/sette and I have a perfect place in my home for it :)

Thank you for sharing your whites, adding that touch of black.

vintageandart said...

So many beautiful vintage the embroidered linens, and in such pristine condition...also love the wall pockets in the post below they look so lovely grouped together.

arrielle_p said...

Wow What a vintage things you have shared in here. Wish can own them too especially the lovely chair on the first photo. Perfect for my condo at manila condominiums.

manon 21 said...

De bien jolies choses chez toi aussi.

Belle journée