Monday, September 29, 2008

Blue Monday

Happy Blue Monday
Blue is the color of calmness, security, of ‘dreamlike yearnings’, of distance, therefore ‘divinity’ ‘spirituality’. It is also the symbol of fidelity, faithfulness.
This dried blue hydrangea arrangement was made by my friend, Sue. I saw the hydrangeas in her shop and fell in love with them. Withing five minutes, she had designed this lovely arrangement.

I collect all kinds of angels. I have a corner curio cabinet filled with them. I especially like this angel who is dressed in blue.

This blue pitcher belonged to my mother-in-law. I use it for a vase. Flowers look elegant in the pitcher.
This cruet is lovely. It is filled with a wonderful smelling potpourri and tied with blue satin ribbon.

I hope that everyone enjoyed my Blue Monday treasures. I'd like to thank Sallie at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ for hosting Blue Monday. Please visit Sallie and find your way to some wonderful Blue Monday posts.

25 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I ADORE all of your blue items this week! I wonder how your friend got the hydrangeas to stay blue. Mine fade after a month when they are dried.

Smilingsal said...

Your friend is gifted to be able to make something so lovely in such a short time. I enjoyed your blue tour, especially that pitcher. I hope you have more for next week.

Happy Blue Monday!

onlymehere said...

Very beautiful Blue Monday! My daughter collects Angels too and she'd love this one!

Bridget said...

Happy Blue Monday!

Come see my post today, I've tagged you!

Susan Hickam said...

Your blue angel is breathtaking! All your blue is. I see you like buttons. Do you know about the button floozies? It is a fun site.

Barbara H. said...

I love hydrangeas. I have a friend like that who can whip up a lovely arrangement in no time. I tend to agonize over the placement of almost every flower, so i don't think arranging is for me! I admire people who do it so well.

Love the cruet with the blue satin ribbon.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Happy Blue Monday. I love hydrangeas!

Donna said...

Good Mornin g Sweetie,

What Beautiful Blue Hygrangeas!

The also love your blue vase!

xoxoxoxo
Donna

Shabby Kim said...

Good morning Sweetie..

Love your pretty blue cruet. It's lovely. The hydrangeas are beautiful also.

Neabear said...

I love your Blue Monday post. That is a beautiful angel. Happy Blue Monday.

Deslilas said...

Angelic post (that's a compliment).
In Finland they've a well known book "Seven brothers" (Seitsemän veljestä) you were not so far.

Cathy said...

Beautiful blue things ~

Mojo said...

The hydrangea is awesome. I've tried growing them and manage to kill them off every time. But they're beautiful while they last.

bj said...

Hello, Sweet Sweetie...
I LOVE all your blue items today. So pretty and that hydrangea arrangement is to die for. Actually, I WANT ONE, TOO !! (smile) I'm afraid blogging is bringing out the COVET in me...do ya think?? Awh...maybe not. I don't want YOUR arrangement...just one LIKE it !! lol
Happy Blue Monday...see you at Tablescapes Tuesday !!
love, bj

Grandma Faith said...

What pretty blue things you have, Sweetie! I also like the bottles of buttons. They look so pretty to me. I want some , too. Take care. Wow, six daughters, you are so blessed.

kbbryant said...

You have some lovely blue items. I too wonder how the dried hydrangeas stayed blue. They are such a nice color, mine always fade when they dry.

Kathy b

Molly said...

You have some lovely blue things--enjoyed your Blue Monday post.

Love Bears All Things said...

I have one of those bottles. We use it to hold mouthwash. Ialso collect angels.
I finished putting my bookcase together. Now I am aching all over from being down in the floor.
Mama Bear

Dawn said...

The hydrangeas look wonderful! You have a great blue assortment today. The picture is lovely. The blue cruet reminds me of a set my great grandmother had.

take care,
Dawn

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi!
So nice to meet you, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

I love all the blue featured on Blue Monday!

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter being murdered, how awful! I will pray they will find the evil person who did this.

Katherine

Kathy said...

I can see that you do love blue! You have some beautiful things, Sweetie! I collect angels too. Have a beautiful week.
Kathy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
You have a great collection of blue today! Hydrangas are one of my very favorite flowers.
diane

Giggles said...

Love all the beautiful blue items especially the pitcher. I too collect angels. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I feel such a familaiarity over here at your blog. I too have the definition for success on my side bar and for years wore a gold necklace and bought one for all my friends that said live, love and laugh! Nice to meet you.

You have a beautiful family. I am terribly sorry about your daughter Sherry Jo. That must be still so raw, especially coming up to the anniversary date of her passing.

ellen b. said...

Hi Sweetie! Lovely shades of blue here! I really love that old blue pitcher. I'm always attracted to hydrangeas too! Enjoy your Tuesday...I'm late this week getting around to all the wonderful blue posts!

cc said...

I love all your blues...so sorry I'm late.