Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blue Monday Ceramic Spring

 

blue_monday[3] Happy Monday and  it is a blue one! Smiling Sally hosts this weekly event where participants add their links to show the “blues” they are contributing to the party. Click on the picture of the bird above to view the complete list. It’s a lot of fun!

I am showing this little bird couple in blue crackle finish. They are so sweet together :)043 

You can see their light blue color much better in this picture. I had to use the flash as it’s a rainy day and I can’t get good natural light, even by the window.045

And here is my ceramic rain boot planter in  soft blue. I had been seeing these boot planters around at different places; all different colors but I decided to buy when I found this color. I hope to plant some trailing petunias in this boot; some pink or red would be pretty.  The annuals should start showing up in the stores and nurseries by Mother’s Day.046 047

This last blue I am showing is this hand painted spoon rest from Poland. Polish dishes have a lot of blue paint used on them. It is a deep cobalt blue; very rich. I have some other pieces of Polish pottery; all with blue and lots of brown. I like how this piece has green and a bit of yellow; works better with the springier pattern.049

048 I wish you all a happy Blue Monday and a happier week ahead!

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16 comments:

Miss. Clippy said...

Lovely photos! I love those soft, pale blues! Happy blue monday :D

T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry to hear about Homer. Brings tears to my eyes as I think about my dog Toni whom I had from the time I was 2 until I was 17. We finally had to put her to sleep due to kidney failure and it was the hardest thing ever. I still think of her to this day and she's been gone 27 years. Love all your pretty blues today. Have a great week! :) Tammy

Dave said...

Very adorable photos!

linda said...

I love that little birdie! So sweet!

Don't you just love the deep blue color in the Polish pottery! Although I don't own any of my own, I've always been a fan.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Pretty blues!! I love the birds and Polish Pottery is a big thing here since a lot of Polish immigrants settled in this area. My grandparents were also from Poland!
Debbie

SmilingSally said...

I like all three photos, Cindy. Those birds are sweet, and I can see why you bought that cute boot. I love the cobalt blue of the Polish pottery. Happy Blue Monday.

sissie said...

Lovely blues. The little blue boot is the cutest thing.

hugs
Sissie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very nice..I have a big collection of Polish Pottery mugs. They all have different patterns and I love serving coffee in them to company.

Kiki said...

Gorgeous blues..yay..they are all so lovely! I am in love with that bird..super adorable! and the spoon..so special! Have a fabulous week!
kiki~

Ann said...

Your blue ceramics are so pretty. the boot would look lovely on a deck with flowers trailing out. The bird is really special too.

~~Carol~~ said...

Cindy, I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind words on my blog about the loss of our kitty. I read your post about losing Homer, and of course it had me bawling all over again! My condolences to you and your family as well.

Beansieleigh said...

Love the spoon rest, but I LOVE that cute little rain boot even more! Happy Blue Monday! ~tina

Marice said...

awww how cute :) great blue photos!

u may view mine here

LV said...

I loved all your blues for today. That little boot is just too cute. Thanks for sharing and visiting my place.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

What sweet pieces! I love them all, but those little birds are especially sweet! I could have sworn I was a follower here... but I wasn't showing up as one. sooo sorry! Thanks so much for your sweet comment at my place! until later...

Joy said...

Pretty ceramics and nice shades of blue. Hope you have a great week!