Welcome to the first post on my new blog. Throughout all the homes I have lived in as an adult the theme has always been white.  For me it means peace, harmony, cleanliness and brightness. 

People have always commented on my homes and one friend once likened one flat by the sea, as being in God’s waiting room.  I loved that image. Pure white everywhere from the walls, sofas, furniture and ornaments. 

Even my children haven’t escaped my white mania.  Children in white, makes most people laugh.  “Are you mad” “think of the dirt” but I can think of nothing more beautiful than a baby in a snowy white romper or a little boy in a classic pair of white cargo shorts with a navy and white stripe polo shirt.

Over the course of this blog I want to show how we transformed our run down 1930’s Art Deco House in Devon into a haven of white and shabby chic style.  All achieved on a VERY tight budget, with the amazing skills of my husband and my love of a bargain.

I also hope to be able to set up shop on here to sell some of the lovely pieces I have collected along the way.

ooh! and in case you were wondering, no that’s not my house in the picture… 



  1. mostlyyummymummy.com
    February 3, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    Ooooh! I am going to be in bloggy heaven here! Such a fabulous idea and I LOVE it already! x

  2. Emma
    February 3, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    I can never believe how white and beautiful all the pictures of your house look! I too love seeing kids in white and everyone always says the same to me 'are you mad?' but it looks lovely on kids 🙂 x

  3. Katie
    February 3, 2011 / 7:37 pm

    I am still in love with your stairs, so this blog is going to be top of my list!! X

  4. Karen Jones
    February 3, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Aww! Thank you Mostly for your lovely comment xx Hope you find lots of lovely bits and bobs to enjoy xx

  5. Karen Jones
    February 3, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    Hi Emma, thank you for popping over. Yes the photo's look great but you should see the dust ! ha XX

  6. Mom on a Wire
    February 3, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    This sounds wonderful! Will look forward to new posts with much anticipation!

  7. carole
    February 3, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Oh Karen, What a fab Idea, I'm so excited! It'll be like flicking through one of those wonderful glossy home magazines, but much better of course.I await with baited breath for your next instalment.Carole

  8. SusanKMann
    February 3, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    You are certianly the lady in white. I knew that before I even saw you. xx

  9. Bec (beetrootandgherkins.blogspot.com)
    February 4, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    I love this, can't wait to trawl over pics!

  10. Vintage Amethyst
    February 4, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Ohhh lovely, so glad you let me know about your new blog!loveAlisonx

  11. ohabbyreally
    February 4, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    I'm excited! Your blog looks lovely so far! 🙂

  12. Teri Coleman
    February 4, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    Hi Karen, I'm really looking forward to seeing inside your home and all the beautiful things you have acquired! and yes I did wonder if that was your home in the picture 🙂 xxx

  13. Super Amazing Mum (Super AM)
    February 7, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    Ohh – me again, where did you get your family rules board made? WANT!

  14. Karen Jones
    February 7, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    hahaha! Super AM its on Etsy (silly expensive from America) Hubby is going to make me one. Would you like one too ? xx

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