Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blue Monday Sea Blues

blue_monday[3] Happy Blue Monday, November 1st! I am happy to be back and playing along. I took a good chunk of time off but have missed visiting you all! Blue Monday is always a fabulous way to start the week. Click on the picture of the bird to visit Smiling Sally, the hostess of this weekly event. You will see many other party-goers and it’ll be a grand time!

015 I do love the ocean and the tranquil colors of the sea. I have been incorporating the faded, sea and sun bleached colors into my home decor. Of all my decorating “phases”, I have loved this one the most. I feel the soothing, peace of the sea; even a spa-like feel with these soothing tones.015

I always have jars and bowls of sea glass and shells. The blue sea glass is my favorite. A few months ago, I brought home another project from Goodwill. It was the old golden oak color that dominated the 90’s. There sure are a lot of these to be found and usually for 2.99. 

My sweet Lilly, who has been feeling pretty blah due to knee surgery, needed a project. Out came the golden oak magazine holder, Aegian Blue paint by Martha Stewart, my jar of shells and sea glass and the glue gun. A pretty simple project but it sure helped update the holder and any magazine would be proud to call this “home”.

Notice the clothes pin. Lilly, such a free spirit, decided that a pin should be added to each side, : “for notes or pictures”.014 


Happy Blue Monday to you all. I hope you have a chance to stop by and say “hello”. It has been way too long :)


maria said...

Beautiful photos.

Have a great week.

My Blue Monday.

Shahz said...

That pretty... :-) Happy BM!!!

SmilingSally said...

I love that soft blue color too, Cindy.

I do hope that Lily's recovery is coming along. I've had both knees replaced with two separate surgeries, and I KNOW the pain involved with the necessary rehab.

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

chubskulit said...


Blue Star at Nostalgic Marveling, please come and see? Have a great start of November!

Auntie E said...

Very nice ice ice. I love these colors, so sea scape looking.

I'm number 39 on the Blue Monday link list.Hope you find time to visit.Have a great Monday

LV said...

No surgery is fun, but knees are very bad. Trust all goes well for her. I love walking the beaches and looking for shells.

Donnie said...

I hope Lilly is improving quickly. I love anything about seashells and sea glass. Your shelf was a good idea and I'll probably copy it. Thanks.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Cindy,
What a nice project, it turned out really nice. Beautiful blues! Hope Lilly recovers quickly!

Joy said...

Very pretty blues and I love the sea glass. I have several shells in my bathroom ;)
Have a great week!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Cindy Sweetie...
How lovely to hear from you. I am trying to get myself up and going again. It has been hard since my illness and hospitalization in May. It has left me basically without a voice. What I do have is very small. I am accepting it and moving on with my life. It could be so much worse, and this I know to be true. Long story sweet friend for another day.

How is your family? I have thought of you so many times, and I need to read back and just see what my Fairy Tale Cottage gal has been up to. I hope you will stop back by again soon. I love visiting with you. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Deborah said...

What lovely blues you are sharing today. I love the real sea glass.from the sea myself. You and Lilly did a great job on the magazine rack.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Cindy....I love the seaglass...just beautiful! Thank you for joining my giveaway, following me, and posting my "NOEL" seashell letter giveaway on your blog. I, sincerely, appreciate it. I am going to follow you too!