Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Wednesday Whites.

I'm joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
I found this chippy enamel shovel at our local recycling centre. People were rummaging around looking for bargains and not giving this a second look. I picked it up and smiled, what a treasure!

I have had this exquisite ladies handkerchief in my drawer wondering whether to use it in my work.  I have decided it's much too beautiful to cut up or sew with.
These Roses are really white and look so lovely alongside the Alstomerias with their centres that almost look as if they've been painted on by a clever artist.
Finally in todays tablescape is this rather ornate Grand Piano. My brother is a piano tuner and restorer trained by Steinway in London. He has spent over forty years looking after the pianos of famous musicians, pop stars and even Royalty. My mother was very proud of him and had a big collection of decorative pianos, this was her favourite. I don't know anything about it but maybe someone out there in blog land can tell me.
Meanwhile if you have a piano that needs a little 'Magic' working on it , I know just the man.

Have a great White Wednesday everyone.  
xox Angela.                


Olivia said...

Oh my these are gorgeous romantic whites! Thank you for sharing this beautiful eye candy!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Angela, That chippy shovel is pretty and I would have picked it up too. I've just layed away a lovely doily because I couldn't cut it apart. I rather buy stained and torn laces. Then I don't need to have such discussions with myself whether to use them for a project or not, lol. Your hankerchief is really too beautiful to be cut up.
How wonderful that your brother learned his profession in such a famous company.
Happy White Wednesday!

soggibottom said...

I'm going to have to watch out for the lady that is overloaded at the recycling centre.
I can see I have missed some bargins. :-)xxx

Deanne said...

what a pretty handkerchief I wouldn't be able to cut it up either. also love the shovel, love it when people pass by the most delicious things because they can't see the beauty in them and then you snavel them up.

Sandi said...

Loving your whites today! That hanky is amazingly beautiful and I wouldn't be able to cut it up either. Happy WW!

Tete said...

Lovin the shovel and it looks so nice with the lacey hanky and all your white flowers.
The little piano is wonderful and how exciting for your brother to have such an amazing job. There is a very vintage piano at the Rutherford House in Oakland, Illinois that could use some attention. Someone, years ago, sought out someone to do the job, only to find out that it would cost thousands of dollars to get someone to come and do it. Oh well, it's still pretty to look at.
Happy WW!

Vicki said...

I would love to alter or decorate that chippy shovel. What a fun find and a great story about your brother. What an interesting job he has. The little piano was a perfect find for you! I'm adding myself as a follower. So nice to meet you.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Rebecca said...

I'd have snatched it too-how fun-the shovel!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Such great finds!!!

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Vintage Home said...

...wonderful "whites"!...my piano needs tuning very very much...but alas your brother is far to far away !

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Pretty White Wednesday Post ~ Yes, even a Pretty little vintage White Shovel that is So Sweet.....

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Lovely whites... I wouldn't be able to cut up the hanky either, it's just to pretty! I make purses out of vintage fabric and sometime I have a hard time cutting some of the fabric, especially if it's a big throw and in good shape, it just so hard to cut it up! Happy White Wednesday~~ Daphne

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Angela, lovely whites today. That little piano is grand indeed! I would imagine your brother travels far and wide to tune and restore pianos. It's not like they can be brought to him. :) I hope that you are busily creating these days since you aren't posting as usual. Have a great rest of the week. :) Tammy

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I can't believe the shovel. That's the coolest antique I've seen in quite awhile and the hanky is to die for. I wouldn't cut it up for nothing.

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A Cottage Muse said...

Lovely whites ~ glad I stopped by!

Amy Kinser said...

What a great shovel. Wonderful find! Love the hankie. So feminine.