Thursday, October 13, 2011

New White x White showroom in Atlanta

Bob and I just returned from the Atlanta market where we set up our new showroom. Please visit us in building 1, 11-E-12 for the latest in home decor with a vintage vibe.

Monday, September 12, 2011

White x White Furniture

New White x White furniture: The Taylor vitrine and Chandler arm chair.

White Objects of Art

I'm always drawn to the white vignettes. Does my name (Kristen White) have anything to do with it? I think not...I just really love the fact that white objects just seem so sculptural and serene.

Dining Room in Antwerp

A favorite shop in Antwerp. My very favorite city in which to go antique shopping. The table and buffet are Belgian antiques that have been stripped and bleached. Love the dining chairs so much we'll be introducing similar chairs at the January Atlanta market!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Vignette in Antique Shop in Belgium

This vignette in an antique shop in Belgium includes many of the rustic things I love - displayed very casually.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Whitewashed French Buffet

The Europeans love antique furniture that's been whitewashed. Also, pieces that have been stripped, leaving the bare wood with just a light coat of clear wax. The architectural wall art and lamps are noteworthy, as well.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

White Ironstone Tureen

I love white ironstone, and this tureen is a sculptural beauty.

Fence in Belgium

I could write a book on "Fences in Belgium". This fence is made of concrete. Who would have thought?

Belgian Beauties

This dining vignette was snapped in an antique shop in Antwerp, Belgium. Bare woods, neutral palette, bluestone flooring. Ahhh...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pear Tree at Gallery Classic

I live in Kansas. I love spring, but it sure hasn't seemed much like spring lately. Today I took Bentley for a walk, camera in hand, searching for photo ops with the theme of "White". Gallery Classic has the most beautiful pear tree in front and today it was in full bloom. I snapped a dozen or so photos of the pear tree in all its' glory. This will be the last spring Gallery Classic will be in the big, old stone castle. As much as I want to cut back on my hours and move the wholesale and retail under one roof, I'll miss this old building. It dates to 1907 and was the dream child of an English architect. Built with Kansas field stone, the sprawling structure was once the club house for White Lakes Golf Course. A golfer in the l930's boasted that he held the world record for the longest drive. He hit his ball hard, jacked it off to the left and it bounced into the coal car of a passing train. Went all the way to Texas.

Concrete Seashell Birdbath

I bought this gorgeous concrete birdbath at Round Top, Texas last fall. It's a Richard Taylor original. Richard, originally from Scotland, now lives stateside in Georgia. Each of his pieces is truly a work of art. At Christmas I filled this beauty with vintage mercury glass ornaments and what a statement it made!

Vintage white cast iron urn

I've had this wonderful vintage cast iron urn for as long as I can remember. I bought it in Belgium years ago and I love the simplicity of it. The patina is buttery smooth and it stands alone quite nicely, but at Christmas time I place a huge mercury glass ornament on top and it's truly stunning!

Friday, February 4, 2011

White x White lanterns

White x White lanterns are a fabulous way in which to showcase your treasures. Be creative and let your imagination run wild. I love organic beauties (think cholla wood, tumbleweeds, seashells, etc.). Use antique books or a vintage camera as a pedestal underneath small statues or other objects of desire. A fireplace is the perfect place to perch your finished lantern showcase.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Brown kraft paper curtains were a huge hit at market!

Because we had a premier booth at market, we were required to have a "special" backdrop instead of the usual pipe and drape curtains. I came up with kraft paper curtains with "aluminum" Dritz grommets (really plastic!) and they were a huge hit with our customers. I'm getting daily emails asking how I made them: I cut the kraft paper to length, 8', and using the template that came with the grommets, I cut holes in the paper. The grommets then snapped into place. I tied them to the aluminum poles with heavy jute twine. Rustic yet refined!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

White x White at the Atlanta market

Bob and I are having an incredible week at the Atlanta market. Fabulous beyond expectations. Thank you, thank you, thank you!