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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

REDnesday and White Wednesday

Good morning everyone~ I am joining Sue at "It' A Very Cherry World" for REDnesday. Nothing very exciting today, just a few things in the office.
Our son Jordan gave his father this bobbly-headed Steve Yzerman for Christmas last year. Hubby is a Detroit Red Wings fan so he loved the ornament! This has a place in the office.

Also in the office is this wonderful old can which holds pens, pencils, markers, you name it.

And there is this old red sports car pencil sharpener which had belonged to one of our boys. We have kept it and yes, it still works! And what is a pencil sharpener without a red pencil?Thank you Sue for hosting REDnesday and please go check out the other reds today at

I am also joining Kathleen today for "White Wednesday" at Faded Charm for the first time. Those who have been following my blog may have seen some the whites before so I hope you will forgive me for showing them again! Some of these are metal and some are wood. Some I have painted and others came painted white and distressed already which is a look I love.
This is a chippy white painted lantern in my little garden.The bird was a brown rusty colour and I sprayed him white and did some distressing. He looks much better.
This is my Eiffel Tower which has been in my home for several years. It was a brown metal and I painted it white just a week ago. It looks better too.
This was a black wrought iron and I painted it.

The little metal table had been in our home for over thirty years and it had always been black, which I painted white about four years ago!

This is one of my favourites! My rooster was a brown metal and I painted him white. He looks so much more handsome and he knows it!The lantern and the little birdhouse above both came in white.
The white coffee table had been a dark brown walnut which I painted about three years ago. It had been in our home for over thirty years also. It looks so much nicer painted white and distressed. A close up of the leg.Lastly, is the plaster pedestal in the living room which I use as a plant stand. I've had it for a good many years too.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my whites. Thank you Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday. Please click on the link to go visit her and the other participants. Have a wonderful day everybody.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi.

    Thanks for coming by.
    I love allll your whites.
    My faves, though, are the lanterns, and the table.

    Have a wonderful day.
    barbara jean

  2. Such pretty pictures. I just love that bird...can't imagine that it wasn't always white. You certainly did a beautiful job with it. Also love the birdcage.
    Have a great day!

  3. I 'specially love that coffee table! Oo-la-la! Sometimes I wish I had a big ol' can of something that would as easily freshen ME up a bit! Lol!


  4. Loving both your Reds and your Whites. A day devoted to Red! That's cute.

    And of course, I love photos of things painted White and distressed. I'd love to try that...

    Happy Autumn!

  5. Good Morning Sandi!
    What beautiful things you have to share today from red to white. Love that coffee table. Isn't it amazing what a nice coat of white paint can do to an eye sore? I just hate that dark walnut, and a beautiful white coat is priceless. I love the way you sanded it and gave it that stressed look. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by and say hi. I always love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

  6. Sandi, I enjoyed seeing all of your reds and whites.

    I always enjoy those ceramic items with holes--like your white bird.

  7. Wow what a marvelous post today, and posting with two different hostesses, you are amazingly gifted. I love your pictures, and the stand is great. Have a wonderful day.


  8. I love all those bobbly heads. I have a harry potter one plus some for the Steelers.

  9. obsessed with whites now. going over to check them out!

  10. I really liked your blog and have added it to my favorites. Nice to meet a kindred spirit.

  11. Hi Sandi!

    Well, being from the Detroit area, I have to say "Go RED wings!" LOL and to let your husband know he has very good taste in hockey teams! :)

    Love all your whites too!

    Have a Happy Rednesday!

  12. Your REds and WHITEs look wonderful. Amazing what painting something white does. I have not tried that. But I will with dresser that will go in my sewing closet storage area. I will be eventually posting about that on my craft blog.

  13. Oh, question...when you paint furniture, do you use spray paint or the brush on kind of paint?

  14. Hi, Sandi,
    Your whites are so charming and elegant. I love how you gave some of the a "new face" with white paint. Sending autumn blessings your way. Vicki

  15. Beautiful whites! I love the Eiffel Tower. My husband and I spent the summer in Paris as newlyweds and I've always thought it was one of the most spectacular things I've ever seen. Lovely post, Sandi.

  16. I love all you whites!! I think everything looks better painted white!!! I've painted so many things white and it looks like you have too! I love that coffee table!!!

  17. Dare I say I love your whites better than your reds this week? I DO like the reds, especially the tin (and I am a fan of hockey - go Bruins!), but there's just something about white lanterns and statues that I'm smitten with!

  18. Hello
    Thank you for stopping by - it is so nice to meet you.
    Love your white garden cloches and the achitectural pieces. Now that fall is here it is nice to put together some fun fall arrangements. I love the fall.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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