There is something so mystical and romantic, yet practical about simple white farmhouse decor! Whether it’s white porcelain and ironstone, white wicker, a simple farmhouse pitcher, or that lovely white porcelain with transferware. Here’s a few examples of simple white farmhouse decor you are sure to love.
It calms me with its soft colors and textures, and I can imagine myself back in a simpler time, when there was a fresh breeze blowing in the window, the white curtains slightly flapping in the breeze.
When we moved to our grandparents farm in the 70’s, my parents must have yearned for the life they grew up with. The comforts of home, even as simple as it was. White farmhouse decor encapsulates the feeling of simplicity and the importance of function at its best.
For example this white pitcher and basin, so beautiful and elegant, yet so useful! We had no running water when we moved to that farm. We pumped water from our well, and had a pail with a dipper to drink from, sharing with all our family members and anyone who dropped in. The lacey linen underneath the pitcher and basin is so gorgeous. And I am really enjoying the white wicker stand.
Our mother would keep a washbasin in the sink like this white enamelware one above. We would heat water if we needed to wash our hair, or other parts, but mostly used cold water for a quick handwashing. Our Friday or Saturday evenings were spent in the sauna, heating the sauna and then taking turns, the women first, then the men, enjoying the Finnish tradition we grew up with. We had more of these white enamelware basins in the sauna 🙂
Wicker was a bit more unusual, but when you found something in wicker it was treasured. I found a wicker shelf and gave it to my grandparents many years ago. My grandmother proudly added it to her bathroom decor where it stayed.
By the way, I rescued and repurposed the rose stained glass windows in the background (above) from our recent door renovation (below).
Anyway, I have always liked white wicker since, and it still reminds me of my grandparents. I found this vintage white wicker chair a few years back and spray painted it white to freshen it up.
White on White
White on White is just so classic. You may have seen my earlier post displaying vintage and white ironstone in my white farmhouse hutch.
I also tweaked it some more to make it even whiter below in my Antique and Vintage White Ironstone display:
White goes with everything
Yes it does. You can pair it with anything made of wood, picture frames, crates, cutting boards, wooden rolling pins, butter molds, etc.
Below, I combined it with my green farmhouse vintage and farm wooden items for St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is a close up of the top right corner…
Below, I changed it up and did a blue shelf and a white shelf. with a mixed shelf at the bottom. See: Vintage Farmhouse Hutch Display. The white Portmeirion Hen Dish is so classic along with the fancy soup tureen and cake stand.
I just love battenburg lace! Here is another white vignette with my mother’s Val D’Or teaset and another white pitcher and lace.
Here I include a white vase (French), white Hydrangeas and another white porcelain pitcher. Of course, a Finnish Toikka Iittala bird is a must for a Finnish Farmhouse white display.
Who knew that the silver plate would go well with white but it does!
I was out thrifting last week on my way to pick up some landscaping supplies. Look what I found! This lovely Hanley platter in white semi-porcelain with blue faded flowers. So gorgeous. It is likely from the 1920’s. I only paid $1 for it! OMG.
Another recent purchase was this lovely “Surrey” Patterned Vintage Platter by F. Winkle & Co of Stoke, England.
And then there is my White Ironstone and Porcelain display in my New Welsh Dresser. If you like white vintage porcelain, you might want to take a look at that one.
More White with Blue
Or my latest Blue and White Display. The white ironstone looks so good with Blue Willow.
Here is one more blue with white display. The smaller round plate is called Ophelia, but I haven’t been able to trace its origin yet. It is so elegant with the larger white platter and other light blue accents.
November 16, 2022 – Another Blue and White Grindley Antique Platter! I was out thrifting on the weekend and found this smaller Grindley Platter at an Estate Garage Sale for $1. OMG. Just gorgeous colors and “Rustic” pattern branded on the back. The small country style pitcher says Bavarian on the back. Again, two more examples of simple white farmhouse decor.
There is definitely something about white farmhouse decor. It’s simplicity and elegance is uncompromised. I hope you enjoyed these examples of simple white farmhouse decor! Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you like.