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February 3, 2010

Warm and White

I'm joining White Wednesday
this beautiful February day...

I've wanted to be a part of it since
of Laughing with Angels
sharing her whites months ago.

So, I've finally made it!
I wanted to share the birthday bouquet
my husband gave me for my birthday last month.

Beautiful white flowers,
the loveliest chippy,
white fleur de lys
sitting among the window box filled with
Paper Whites and Cyclamen

Also, I had to share my little bistro lights hanging outside.
We've seen almost
no Sun for weeks (except last Sunday).
Can't wait until the Sun shines here again

in California & the little birdies start singing!

It is romantic to look out the windows and see
little bistro lights
shimmering in the rain
in the evening.

Thank you for joining me for

White Wednesday

Don't forget to visit
Kathleen's blog Faded Charm
to see all the participants

Also, I couldn't let this day pass
without mentioning my dad.

It's been a while since I've talked about him
on my blog. If you've spent any time here
in the past, you know he meant the world to me.

Today's my dad's birthday and I just
have to say I'm hugging him in my little heart
over and over all day and know he's
watching over me like always ;)

Happiness to you!


PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

This is my first visit here and your blog is delightful. Thanks for sharing your whites and your love for your Dad.
Cindy at Lakewood

~La Rustique Market~ said...


Your basket of whites is lovely...and so is that adorable photo of you and your Dad. Thanks for stopping by and May God Bless!


trash talk said...

I don't know which is more beautiful...your bouquet of flowers or your bouquet of love to your Daddy.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tracie, Love your beautiful whites and I can feel the love for your Dad in your words. Happy White Wednesday. xo Lynn

Claudia said...

Hello Tracie - your bouquet is gorgeous. Your husband knows what you love, that's for sure.

Happy Birthday to your Dad.


Alice W. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the fleur-de-lys and I have been wanting to grow Paper Whites for so long are inspiring me ;) Your bistro lights are so beautiful too...I actually love dark days or dusk with the soft glow of twinkling lights...I know I would love it if I were there! {wish it was just a walk over ;)}

And I will be thinking of you and sending up prayers for strength today as you remember your dad. Such a sweet photo ;)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Beautiful photos and extra beautiful sentiments about your dad!

Its so wonderful to have such adoration for your father. Happy Birthday to him!! :)


vignette design said...

I love your white basket. The photo of you and your Dad reminds me of one I have of my Dad and me too. He is watching over also. Happy Birthday to your Dad. -Delores

Miss Gracie's House said...

Aww, so sweet...your love for your daddy...and the flowers too! Welcome to WW!

Les Cotrions said...

I like your white post! The flowers are gorgeous and the lights very romantic! But what I like most is your love for your father! Sweet photo of you both!
Big hugs!

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so glad you're gifted with these precious memories of your father, Tracie. And your whites are so serene and beautiful.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Tracie... your birthday bouquet from your husband is so pretty, and I love your little bistro lights sparkling in the rain... of course my favorite part of your post is the picture of you and your daddy and knowing how much you love each other... of course he is right there beside you... hugging you as well... xoxo Julie Marie

Sue said...

Funny how certain dates stick in our minds. My mom's birthday is tomorrow. She's been gone a bit over three years. I usually do a post for her. Love the picture of your dad!. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog, and "Trash", she is the BEST!
Take care, Sue

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Tracie,
What beautiful flowers and the fleur-de-lys is perfect.
What a lovely way to remember you dear father on his birthday, the photo is so sweet. How lucky to have all those precious memories of the two of you.

Julie said...

Oh Tracie,
So sorry you are missing your dad so much today. Hugs to you. I enjoyed visiting and just love your beautiful wire basket. I know you will enjoy the flowers!!!
Love Zeke!


Such an endearing post, Tracie! Thank you for sharing. ~ Angela

Kate said...

My favorite is your Dad thank you for sharing him. Your basket of whites is stunning. A terrific and inspiring addition to WW.

Have a wonderful week
Warm Wishes

June said...

Tracie I think the photo of you and your father must be your most prized possession. I have three of the only pictures taken of me and my father together and they are definitely mine. I hope today was a wonderful day of remembering all the things about your father that made you love him so.
I love beautiful white blooms from your dear one. You have to know, I'm coveting that fleur de lys and basket too.
hugs to you,

Faded Charm said...

What a wonderful gift. You are giving me Spring fever with this post. I'm glad you are playing along with us today.

Take care,


Fete et Fleur said...

Your twinkling lights are lovely. I love the way you love Tracie. You are so very special!!


DustyLu said...

I am soo sorry for your loss! Happy birthday to your dad! thanks for sharing your whites! i missed it ! ~lulu

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Tracie your birthday arrangement is truly beautiful.
I know your dad watches over you and smiles from ear to ear.

Petit Coterie said...

Hi Tracie,
What a beautiful gift from your husband. I love the paper whites. Your message to your father is ever so sweet.

xxx, Michelle

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your flowers are beautiful...the whites just pop off the dark green foilage. I can sense the love you have for your dad...Happy Birthday to Tracie's dad!

Time Worn Style said...

Hi Tracie, I remember sometime ago you sent me a little email about our Dads that wasnt too long after my father passed away. I was so touched by your thoughts that I couldnt even respond (very emotional I was) so I do apologise for not letting you know how very much it was appreciated. Love the piccies of your dad, they are so special

cityfarmer said...

I can truly see how much you love your Dad ... i haven't had to walk this path yet, ut know my day is coming ... sigh

bless you

let's catch up!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Tracie, this post touched my heart. How blessed you are to have such beautiful memories of your Dad. xoxo Lidy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

I love your romantic basket of white flowers, you got for your birthday.
Also the photo of the rain through the window, of the lights is a wonderful photo.
Such a beautiful photo of you and your Dad and how special the lovely memories you have.

Enjoy your weekend

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Tracie, I finally am taking a bit of time to blog hop this evening and catching up here with you. How sweet this post is. It's wonderful to have those memories of childhood, and there is nothing as precious as a father/daughter bond. I lost my father too, a long time ago....but he is forever in my I am sure is the case with you and yours:-)~ xoxo~ Janet

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Beautiful displays!

A Romantic Porch said...

Your birthday flowers are so very beautiful. I know you loved your dad so much. Have a wonderful weekend. xo rachel

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Your post is beautiful Tracie. I love the white lights. Wonderful visiting with you yesterday at the barn.
ooo xxx

dana said...

Hi Tracie, I know on the day you posted this, you were honoring your dad's birthday. It's amazing how I picked this day to pay you, one of my very first blogging pals, another visit. Yes, this date is my mom and dad's anniversary. My dad has been gone almost twenty years...and my mom for six years. I miss them both so very much. . . . dana