Hello everyone! I have read many blogs about home decorating, such as Dreamy Whites, CityCottage, and Canadian Cottage (they are all fantastic!) and have begun to decorate my own home. As my title suggests I love all things rustic and most things white. I will be sharing my trials and tribulations of decorating in a home with 1 husband, 4 teenage sons, 2 male dogs and 1 male cat. I am trying desperately to decorate my home with a feminine touch. Please take a look at my photos as my husband and I start by decorating our livingroom. Hope you enjoy our decorating journey:o) Pleae feel free to email me at rusticandwhite@bell.net

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring has not sprung!

I do not enjoy waking up to snow when the calendar says spring!  I was so excited on the weekend when I saw my first robin...they are my first sign of spring.  When I looked in my garden I saw my tulips that I planted last year just coming up through the snow...very exciting.  I guess I will have to hold onto these two signs of hope that spring will come to us eventually.  In the mean time I have a few more pictures of my living room to keep me happy.  I am hoping they are better than the others I posted.  I think I may have to get a better camera.  Enjoy the rest of the week everyone!

This mantel is nothing to write home about  but it does the job for now.  We purchased it a few years ago at
an antique store in Prince Edward Garden.
There is my chippy blue stool again...still loving it:o)

We went to a FANTASTIC garage sale last summer.
The woman was redecorating her home and was selling
almost all of her furniture.  We my hubby and I purchased several pieces.
This desk we got for $50.00.  Not the cheapest piece but beautiful nonetheless.

Love this shelf I bought at a flea market near
Chicago last summer

The blue hat in the centre was the one my dad used to always wear.
It is a constant reminder that he is always with me.  Unfortunately he died 15 years ago...sometimes it
feels like yesterday.

That's it for now...see ya!!


  1. Hi!!! How are you...so glad you came by and happy to see you are from On.too..we are in Hamilton!! We got soooooooooo much snow today,just horrid! Talk soon,Chrissy

  2. Carrie, this is beautiful and I think your pictures are great!! My camera??? Not so good!

    Love the room and the pillow on your sofa...but I think my favorite thing is your dad's hat hanging in there...I lost my dad in 1999 and I miss him every single day!

    So glad you stopped by my blog! It led me to yours! I will be back :) I'm gonna follow

    Lou Cinda

  3. Your home is coming along nicely! Beautiful job.


  4. Wow! This is looking gorgeous! I love your sofa, and your mantel looks fabulous!


  5. Thanks so much for stopping by, Carrie! Your home is just beautiful. I love what you did with your fireplace mantel and the desk is fabulous! Where did you get your sofa... if you don't mind me asking? I have been looking for something in white with slipcovers.

    Have a great Saturday evening!


  6. Gorgeous home!! Seriously it could be in a magazine.. such a sweet thing to display your Dad's hat

  7. I am new to your blog and it is fantastic!! Love your photo's!! Thanks so much for opening up your creativity to the blog world!!

  8. You have a beautiful home and love all your finds over the weekend! You are my kind of gal!:)

  9. Hi Carrie...If I didn't yet, thank you so much for posting about my giveaway on your blog...so sweet of you...I'm up early, the hubby took 2 of the girls on a college visit so up to make omelettes for them...anyway, I'm sitting here with my coffee looking through your blog and I LOVE it...I think we could live in each others homes and be very happy...so similar....I always think it's great when moms of boys have a beautiful home....have a good weekend friend, Mariaelena

  10. Beautiful! I love your living room, your white board and batting is lovely! Your white couch is great and the beautiful pillow, just perfect!
    Hugs, Cindy


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