I would like to propose a new word: Blancophile. I looked it up at dictionary.com and it does not exist. But Francophile is there: a person who is friendly to or has a strong admiration of France or the French. And Anglophile is there: a person who is friendly to or admires England or English customs,institutions, etc. So how about Blancophile? No dictionary results.
White-ophile just doesn't do anything for me. Blanc is old french for white. It flows a bit more trippingly off the tongue. Blancophile. I like it. Maybe because I seem to have been either spraying or brushing a coat of white on everything in my path!
Case in point:
Remember these poor little drab chubby birds? (Does anyone know what kind of bird these are supposed to be?)
Voila. Whitewashed in Rustoleum gloss white, and they take on a new life. (Hmmm, maybe I should wear more white?)
Case 2: Recognize this lovely old beat-up gold frame that's cracked, chipped and repaired? I bought it for a dollar at a neighborhood yard sale. (The chippy white bird cage above was another purchase at the same sale!)
A coat of flat off white mis-tint paint from Lowe's, and again, to my eye, lovely. I purposefully left some of the gold showing. I like to see a hint of the past peeking through.
Even the repair looks better - more intentional.
Case #3 - the cheap gold lanterns. (Does that sound like a Nancy Drew Mystery to anyone else?)
White unifies them and really lights them up - no pun intended. These are the second component of a table-scape I'm cogitating about now. They'll go with the whitewashed pumpkins from Dollar Tree.
Don't they look cuter? I think they do. And I think blancophile is cuter than white-o-phile. What do you think?
Word for the Day:
[ Watchfulness ] “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
May your lamp be always burning! And may a light always be burning in the window to welcome you home!
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