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Tuesday, June 05, 2007


SPT
Challenge: your favorite color.
Photo above - Me this morning in my white shorts and white birks,
Like my unshaven Popeye legs?

Yes I know this may be shocking to some but I am documenting my favorite color to be White not pink. I am a huge fan of pink, I love it, love it, love it and am not turning my back on the color that gives me great joy, but here are my reasons why I love White!

I own 5 white skirts. It is my uniform in the summer. 3 are eyelet and look exactly the same. That is kind of embarrassing.
This is a small sampling of my many white shirts. (laundry is on a pile on the floor) I seriously think I only wear three colors, white, pink and black.

This is a photo of my first monogrammed pillowcase. (this is pre awesome software where I could change the size of my font* note the C should be bigger than the K & B) I can't throw this away, see the gigantic hole. I only love white sheets and they cover all our beds. There are few things better than getting into new bleached sheets on your bed at night.

Some of the best white sheets for a great deal are the Hotel sheets at Sam's club.
I am also on my second pair of white pj's that remind me of the ones' that Cameron Diaz wore in the Holiday. I love sleeping in White. They are from Target and made by Gilligan O'Malley. They always have them.
the only color of bath towels in our house are white. I like adding the color by monogramming them. If you embroider with polyester thread the color will not fade when bleaching.

because of the above, this is one of my best friends. I love bleach and probably use it too much!

I have cool white glasses that make me look like Willie Wonka but I love them. Whenever I wear them Jeff says to me "I want to be a Choclatier!"


I love to refinish furniture and almost always end up spray painting it white. This is a table and chair set I did a few years ago. I love white furniture that looks shabby chic.


All of my dishes are either white or clear glass.
I only buy all white paper towels, the ones with the designs on them kind of drive me crazy.

So yes, after writing this I am starting to feel a little OCD coming on, but there is just something that i love about the color white that takes the guess game out decisions for me. What does not match with white - except after Labor Day.

34 comments:

Kristen said...

I love white too! It's so crisp, clean, and fresh!

Great pictures!!!

lelly said...

i love this post. white (especially on aged funiture, cottages, etc.) is THE summer color for me!

GREAT response to the challenge. i can't wait to get mine put together now.

stefanie@stationerywithstyle.com said...

White is great... it opens up so many possibilities. I am right there with you on sheets, towels and paper towels. I did break from my deal about designs on paper towels last year around Christmas. Viva had some with these really cool retro looking ornaments on them. I loved the design and use of color, so I broke my own rule.

Jill said...

It's cute that you chose white instead of pink, it's fun to see how white surrounds your world. I love bleach too and definitely love the white, monogrammed towels you sent me but I rarely wear white. I've bought a couple white dress shirts in the last year or so, but I can't even imagine wearing a white skirt (even though I think they're cute) because I fear there would be no secrets to my backside!

Jill said...

Oh yeah, I only buy plain white paper towels too, I hate the patterned ones.

Holly said...

I wholeheartedly agree! I think white is the BEST basic. It goes with everything and always looks fresh and cool. My standard outfit seems to be a white shirt, bermuda shorts and crocs or flips.

Great pics and post!

Elizabeth said...

Thats why I love it here in Hawaii. You can wear white all year long. I have been on the hunt for a cute white skirt. Seems I should have been looking in your closet.:)
You look great in white!

Laurie said...

What a great post. You've made me appreciate white more. I have a white skirt I love to wear all spring and summer too. I think it's my favorite thing to wear, actually.

I posted a couple of days ago with pics of some of my Trader Joes faves...check it out. Love the ribbon!!!!!!

Rebekah said...

I bought a pair of white pants for the summer and I get so nervous every time I wear them!

Stephanie said...

I'm with you on the white. My dishes are white, I only buy plain white paper towels, love to have freshly bleached sheets, and am converting to some white towels because it is so easy to throw them in with the bleach and walla! And I love a white skirt in the summer. Great post!! I enjoyed it. There is just something about white that makes me feel like things are crisp and clean :D

Barb said...

That was a big surprise for me! I was sure you'd do pink!

One more white thing for you that I noticed a long time ago: you've got beatiful white teeth.

I read on another blog not long ago about Mrs. Stewart's Blueing to whiten whites. Can't get in in Canada, so it's on my shopping list for my summer holiday. Have you ever tried it?

Rebekah said...

Question...Do stains come out of the towels easily? How often to you switch them out?

denise b said...

I am with you on the paper towels, the patterns make me crazy. I also have all white dishes - great staple for parties and entertaining.

I think you converted me to all white towels - I just have to find really nice big bath sheet ones that don't cause me to take out a second on my house to pay for them.

kristi brooke said...

denise. go to tjmax and tuesday morning that is where i buy all my white towels and i buy the huge ones you can get them for about 10 dollars.

kristi brooke said...

rebekah.
oh yes. bleach will get anything out of towels.

Natasha said...

I was for sure you would've chosen PINK! I am the same way with my paper towels, and paper napkins -white with no funky prints on them. Loved The Holidays, just saw it last weekend.

Andy said...

I'm totally with you on buying white paper towels. I hate printed ones.

donna said...

Oh white! I love my white kitchen table. Love all your pictures :)

Shauna said...

I love everything white, also, dishes, towels, sheets, floors. I was brave enough to put white carpet in my house while all 5 children were at home. I always say it is the best color for a child due to the bleach factor. It always looks crisp and clean on. Living in Florida... I don't have to obey the white after Labor Day rule! It is pretty much year round for me.

andrea said...

I love white too. It's so hard to keep clean but that doesn't stop me from wearing it. I too have white towels everywhere and white sheets. I love the crispness of it.

Cristin said...

I love your post...the dishes, the furniture the towels...it all looks so crisp, so clean, and so new!

Jeremy & Roshelle said...

My wedding color was....white! it made decisions so much easier! I had a white cake with white roses, my boquet was white roses....loved it!

sista # 2 said...

I LOVE all your white. The funny is, I have too many black skirts, black shirts, even black pjs, 3 black on black vehicles, & tons of black shoes! No black towels or furniture here though ;)
Cute spt!Janae

Jenny said...

I think the best thing about white too is it never goes out of style. I have to laugh that you only buy white paper towels....even for holiday times?

kristi brooke said...

jenny , yes I totally admit I am a freak. Now if Amy Butler starts doing holiday paper towels i will buy them.

Rachel said...

I agree! How classic and chic you are!

melanie said...

Awesome post Kristi! I love your 5 white skirts, not embarrassing at all! I'm all about bleach, plain white paper towels and I'm always drawn to white shabby furniture.

I love when you wear your Wonka glasses in photos. You totally pull them off!!

Michelle A. said...

Whenever I enter a store I am always drawn directly to white shirts. I have to pull myself away from buying them, because I already have so many many. I do the same thing with the girls, I just love white on them. But again, I have to stop buying white for them, stains too easily!

Kristin said...

I love white too. What about the kitchen towels are they white too? Do you do color bedspreads or are everybodys sheets and bedspreads white?

stacys said...

I thought I was alone in my paper towel fetish! {my favorites are Viva brand. so soft} I love a good white shirt or t-shirt. Remember those note cards I made with a white shirt on it? I WAS a white sheets and towels only girl until I painted this house in a nice warm white and now white makes it look yellow so I have to have off white sheets to keep myself sane. oh well. great post yet again.

{your legs don't look like popeye's you silly girl!}

Amanda said...

I have white bath towels, all white dishes/plates, and only buy white paper towels, and my husband says I have way too many white shirts. I never even thought about how OCD it was until now. I concur...I think only Amy Butler could make me buy patterned paper towels.

Price Cream Parlor said...

Love all your white. Made me think that I don't even own one white skirt! Think I will change that.
I love white - and what it makes me feel. Cool, clean, crisp.
Oh, I am so with you on the ONLY white paper towels AND napkins! Yikes! What's up with those silly patterns anyhoo?

michelle said...

I love this! I can see the beauty of having all white towels and sheets and being able to bleach everything. Pretty cool that you can use special colored thread that doesn't get bleached out.

Missy said...

Love it! I can identify with so many parts of your white affinities!
Missy