Most days, opening up the mailbox is less than exciting. The majority of mail we receive these days is advertising and immediately gets tossed in the recycle bin.
There are two mail days that I find quite exciting – the day the new Pottery Barn catalog shows up and the day the latest issue of Country Living hits my door.
And if they happen to show up on the same day? Well then, Christmas come early!
Sad that this is what I find exciting in life, but it’s so true.
As I was reading through the latest issue of Country Living magazine, my jaw about hit the floor when I stumbled across this adorable little cottage.
The white shake siding, the white shutters, the weathered shingles, the fieldstone chimney, the textured landscape – I simply could not get enough. I think I may have stared at that page for at least ten minutes.
Jordan happened to walk into the room as I was wiping the drool from my chin and I immediately thrust the pages at him and babbled something incoherent about needing fieldstone, white shutters, and old shingles.
I believe his words were, “Paint the shutters white? Huh?”
And then I think his mind flashed back to the drama we endured picking out the perfect stain color for those same shutters last year (read that here) and he quickly retreated from the room before he could hear me say I wanted to cover them with paint.
To be honest, I’m not really sure, because by this point I had turned the magazine back around and was holding it about two inches from my face.
That’s how I make sure every detail gets committed to memory – doesn’t everyone? 🙂
But have no fear, I’m not busting out the can of white paint anytime soon – even though I do find the white house/white shutter combination rather charming.
Instead, I rounded up a few other images with a similar look. Let’s see what you think…
So what’s your take on the white on white scheme? Love it or leave it?