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The Color Chronicles: 15 Shades Of White

Jan. 15, 2014
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Full of brilliance and purity, white is the ultimate color of positivity in many cultures and countries around the world and is also a traditional wedding color for many ceremonies. White has the ability to wipe out darkness and bring in more light to a situation. Cleanliness, faith, spirituality, humility and innocence are also associated with the color white. Luminous and simple, white is an important color that deserves a part in our Color Chronicles series! From rings to cookies, this pure color has shown itself in countless handmade goods, and we’ve chosen fantastic white-colored items to feature in our Color Chronicle series. Feel the creativity and cheerful brilliance of these white-colored items, handcrafted by Etsy artisans!

White Forget Me Not Flower Ring

by Taylor’s Eclectic

Adorn your finger with Taylor’s Eclectic charming Forget Me Not flower ring! Crafted from premium paper and sterling silver, this Forget Me Not flower ring gives you a humble yet elegant embellishment. Multiple sealants have been used on this ring to help it maintain its design and shape. With a Victorian-styled edge, this flower ring adds a timeless touch to your outfit as well. Since Forget Me Not flowers are considered symbols of love, this ring makes a great present for daughters, mothers, wives, girlfriends and other special ladies in your life.

Nerd Couple Mugs

by Knotwork

Be royally nerdy with your husband or wife with Knotwork’s nerd couple mugs! This pair of ceramic-made couple mugs is a great anniversary present for a coffee and/or tea loving couple. One mug has “Lady Nerd” painted on it while the other mug as “Lord Nerd.” Funny and imaginative, this set of mugs is an amusing way to wake up in the morning with your beloved spouse!

Mountain Print Pillow

by Juniper Wilde

Give mountains a rest from the harsh winds and erosion they endure by putting Juniper Wilde’s mountain print pillow in your home! This quirky pillow is hand-drawn and printed on this mountain-shaped pillow. Crafted from an organic knit fabric, this soft pillow makes a great snuggle buddy for young children or a fun, nature-inspired accessory for your couch.

Tribal Patterned Leather Pouch Purse


Add CORIUMI’s tribal patterned, leather clutch to your bag collection! Made with natural linen fabric and white leather, this pouch purse has a trendy, screen printed tribal pattern on the front. Functional yet stylishly expressive, this clutch can fold over for easier carrying. You can use this pouch purse for any occasion without the hassle of being weighed down by shoulder bags!

Jersey Braided Scarf

by Megan’s Menagerie

Boost your outfits with Megan’s Menagerie’s white jersey tee braided scarf! This simple yet expressive scarf is made with 100% cotton jersey tee and half-braided to give it a chic, statement appearance. Whether for summer or winter, you can wear this half-braided scarf year round and in any style you want. Interested in a more simplified version of this multi-strand, braided scarf? Check out Megan’s Menagerie’s multi-strand infinity scarf here.

Ivory White Bat Sleeve Hooded Sweater

by Jen Fashion

Upgrade your winter wardrobe with Jen Fashion’s ivory white, dolman-styled sleeve sweater! This stylish sweater features a zipper for easy removal and a spacious hood for extra warmth. Sizes available for this sweater include small to large; however, the sweater in nature is over-sized. Made with soft, fluffy fabric, this luxurious sweater won’t be coming off your back at all during the chilly months!

Personalized Initial Layered Pendant Necklace

by Prolifique Jewelry

Simple and elegant, Prolifique Jewelry’s layered pendant necklace is a charming accessory that you can wear with all your outfits, from formal to casual. Hanging from a 16-inch, 14k white gold cable chain, two white gold pendants in different textures and sizes gives this necklace a classy and unique appearance. The smaller circle pendant presents a smooth texture that you can personalize with an initial of your choice, and the second, larger circle pendant is hammered to give it a rustic charm. If you would like to personalize the pendant, you can choose the font size and style to make this necklace extra special to you or a gift recipient.

Home Sweet Home Digital Print Throw Pillow

by Loves Chic

There’s no place like home, so be sure to remind yourself of this popular saying with Loves Chic’s Home Sweet Home digital print throw pillow! This throw pillow features the phrase “Home Sweet Home” in all capitalized letters in a whimsical font and is surrounded by flowery designs. Stuffed with cotton, this throw pillow is comfortable and makes a wonderful addition to your living room or bedroom. With a hidden zipper, this elegant and chic throw pillow will always maintain its sleek appearance.

White Chocolate Butter Cookie Sandwiches

by The Luscious Loaf Bakery

Savor The Luscious Loaf Bakery’s white chocolate butter cookie sandwiches! With a gooey, soft and decadently sweet center of homemade buttercream frosting, each cookie sandwich is a sweet piece of heaven and satisfies every sweet tooth’s cravings. Two white chocolate cookies squish the buttercream frosting in the middle to make the perfect, white chocolate cookie sandwich. Fantastic as favors for a winter wedding, birthday party or other special event, this set of white chocolate cookie sandwiches will surely be a sinfully delicious treat for everyone.

Whale-Shaped Coat Rack

by Project Cottage

As the lion is known as the king of the jungle, whales are known as the king of the seas, so let Project Cottage’s whale-shaped coat rack give you the strength and security to protect and organize your coats! Nautically adorable, this 27×12 whale coat rack is made with wood and has three boat cleats to hang your coats. A keyhole hardware is attached to the back of this coat rack for sturdy and stable hanging. You can also change the color of this whale coat rack to match your home decor.

White Antiqued Wood Serving Tray

by Huckleberry Vintage

Spoil your spouse with breakfast in bed with Huckleberry Vintage’s wooden serving tray! This tray is made from lightweight wood and painted with several layers of primer and an antique white colored paint. Due to sanding down the tray, this tray looks more aged, giving it a rustic, shabby chic charm. You can use this serving tray as a stand for display items in your home or as a food serving tray for your guests at your wedding.

Set of Two Lavender Sachets

by Rosa Meyer Collection

Made from home-grown lavender, Rosa Meyer Collection’s lavender sachets organic lavender sachets are sure to make your home, laundry or clothing smell of relaxing, flowery lavender. Stuffed in square linen bags draped with scalloped, floral patterned vintage table cloth fabric, this dainty pair of lavender sachets also adds a simple, cottage chic appeal to your home. Even after many years, you can still smell the rich scents of lavender from these sachets.

White Flower Barefoot Sandals

by Fulyas

Walk on the beach with elegant feet accessories and still feel the sand between your toes with Fulyas’ barefoot sandals! This lovely pair of barefoot sandals has a string of white satin autumn flowers that are centered with a delicate pearl. The cord wraps around your feet and ankles to secure the barefoot sandals to your body. Perfect for a honeymoon set on the beach or for a beach-themed wedding, this exquisite pair of barefoot sandals is sure to catch the eyes of onlookers and beach goers!

White Chiffon Wedding Dress

by Atelier De Couture

How can we have a white-themed gift guide without the presence of a white wedding dress? Our featured wedding dress is from the shop, Atelier De Couture! Atelier De Couture’s white chiffon wedding dress, decorated with black embroidered designs that cascade from the top of the dress down to the skirt part of the dress. With ladylike cap sleeves, this elegant dress also has a snug bodice and empire waist to accentuate your curves. With the full layers of flowing chiffon, the skirt of this dress makes any bride-to-be feel like a princess.

Large Opal Filigree Ring

by Hanging By A Thread

Accessorize with Hanging By A Thread’s opal filigree ring! This large, vintage opal stone sits securely in the center of an antique-looking, filigree-designed ring band. This ring comes in both a silver and gold finish and is adjustable. Bold, elegant and almost Victorian-like, this opal ring makes a wonderful statement jewelry piece for you to wear any day. If you’re looking for a present for an October-born friend or family member, opal is the birthstone for October, so what better way to send a present than with something personal and pretty at the same time? Find more opal rings in various colors in Hanging By A Thread’s shop.

As the last part of our Color Chronicles series, our white-themed gift guide is the dazzling end to our creative collections of colorful, handmade merchandise. If you missed our other Color Chronicles, here’s the full list of all our wonderful, color-themed trends in the indie world:

Thank you for reading our Color Chronicles series! Enjoy the vibrant, vivid, versicolor world around you.

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Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.