Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Blue Monday

blue_monday[3] Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's. That’s where you want to go to see all the wonderful blues. I think everyone likes blue; I’ve never met a soul who doesn’t like some shade of blue.

To participate, this week, I grabbed my camera and walk through my house; blue-hunting.

The very first blue I found is in Mrs. Chick’s dress. This is an original painting by artist Linda Norton. Linda has some whimsical designs based on stories; fairy tales, actually (no wonder I love her work!). I was blessed to obtain this painting, perhaps 10 years ago and I really love this sweet picture.

007 008003 My dear mom knows how much I love birds and birdhouses and got me this tall blue painted one for my last birthday. It has ceramic birds attached, if you look closely you can see them. At the moment, this bird-mansion is in my front room atop my red table.004

This giant blue mushroom was a Christmas gift from my youngest daughter, Lilly. She went to one of those “paint it yourself” pottery places and designed this one for me. The very best gifts I have ever received are the ones created by my children.006

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A trip into the kitchen found Lilly preparing Italian Meatloaf for dinner; her idea! Way to go Lilly. I love when someone besides me prepares dinner!012

Here is another painted piece by Lilly intended for her Grandma and her husband, Grandpa Jack. They live in Arizona and it was not ready in time for Christmas. I hope they will like it for Valentine’s Day!016 009 010Lastly, I am showing these Talavera crosses purchased on a trip to Puerto Vallarta a couple of years ago.The crosses were small enough and light enough to bring back with me. I drooled over all the pottery found there and imagined doing a complete bathroom out of it; similar to this.talavera bath

mexican toilette And, for the end, this is only appropriate..

Have a wonderful Blue Monday and a wonderful week!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

Love that blue sink and crosses! The meatloaf was pretty good too!!~

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic blues..your bird house is drool worthy for sure, and I love the mushroom that your daughter made for you. I am also thrilled when one of my kids or my husband decides to do the cooking.
Susan

SmilingSally said...

Cindy, you are well loved by your mom and your children... how fortunate! Happy Blue Monday.

shopannies said...

what great blues

LV said...

You are blessed in so many ways. A loving family that shares time with you. All the things you showcased today are great, but I, too, feel anything made by children are the best keepers.

Heirlooms For You said...

Such pretty blue things. And to have dinner cooked for you and not have to leave the house what a treat! One I have not experinced I have two boys. Love them anyway! Thanks for shareing.Carol

Cindy said...

Beautiful blues! Love the picture and the blue houses.
Happy Blue Monday
Cindy

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Fun pictures! I love the Hans quote that you have at the top of your blog. I have never heard it before. Thanks

Beansieleigh said...

The birdhouse is beautiful, and I LOVE the crosses! Happy Blue Monday! ~tina

grey like snuffie said...

Cool bird house....the toilet makes me laugh. Don't know if you knit but here is the link for the felted purse...I'm a fairly new knitter and it was not hard.
http://knittingdream.blogspot.com/2007/04/felted-stained-glass-fan-bag.html

Joy said...

What pretty crosses and I love the bird house your Mom got you. Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

All your blues are very pretty! Love the bird feeder...Christine

Baba said...

Hi Cindy, I love all of your blue items today..my mom loves bird houses.. she would go nuts over this one!!!

You are so lucky to have a daughter cook for you and she is adorable..hugs, Baba

ellen b. said...

Fun and beautiful blues. It would be great to have a powder room decorated with that Mexican pottery! Very cool. Yippee for someone else doing the cooking! Happy Blue Monday...

daylily777 said...

So many wonderful Blues !I love the birdhouse from your Mom & your daughter did some fantastic painting! !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Cindy~
Wow its been a long time. Hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by. Italian metloaf sounds great.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Cindy, love your bird house and your mexican crosses, so gorgeous! and how wonderful to have a daughter that loves to cook and help out! Didn't know if you've made it by the Bible Study Blog, but I'd love to have you drop by.
blessings,
Debra