Monday, October 27, 2008

Blue Monday

This storage box was available in several colors. Of course, blue was my choice. My husband collects gold stamps which come in boxes. This blue box will provide a good place for storage until he inserts the stamps into the books.

My granddaughter, Mallory, made this pot holder for me. She didn't have many blue loops but knows that blue is my favorite color so used all of her blue loops in my pot holder. Do you remember making potholders?

I really like this primitive porcelain pitcher. It looks like it was well used as some of the blue trim is wearing away.


My husband grew up in rural Hill Valley. Hill Valley isn't even on the map. Imagine my elation when I found this crock to add to my collection that is inscribed in blue with "Hill Valley."

Blue is my favorite color and each Monday I look forward to seeing so many beautiful blues. 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

30 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I sure do remember making potholders. I wish I had that thingy to make some more. You have a sweet grandma to make this extra effort for you. Your pitchers are nice too; I really like the one in your header! (I think I've told you that before. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Chris said...

Beautiful photos today. I love crocks, my mom and grandmother always had them sitting around on the kitchen counters. Brings back lots of sweet memories.

Hugs,
Chris

Bo said...

Morning Sweetie...that was a very lucky find on the "Hill Valley" crock. I am wishing you a blessed week dear lady. ;-) Bo

Kathy said...

I love all your blue things, Mary. The crock is beautiful and how neat that it has the name of your husband's home on it...love it! Have a beautiful week, Smiley!
Kathy

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh, what Pretty Blue treasures you have! What a sweet potholder your grandaughter made too....she is so smart and creative.
xoxo,
Queenie

Knitty said...

What a sweet potholder. I wasn't sure if anyone still made them. I really like your crock!

Lana G! said...

Great blue items - the crock is pretty special!

ellen b said...

Hi Sweetie,
I love the potholder your granddaughter made for you, so special. The crock is really wonderful. Have a great Blue Monday!!

Neabear said...

Love your blue post. I love blue too! Thank you for visiting my blue monday. Hope you have a Happy Blue Monday!

Coloradolady said...

I bet I made 100's of these. I used to love doing that. What a fun Blue Monday Post. I enjoyed your items today. Have a great day.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Great blue! I love that pitcher!
Do you know I never made potholders? I remember some of the girls in girl scouts doing them, I opted for a different craft involving popsicle sticks. lol!
Have a wonderful day!

Nancy said...

The box is great. It can have so many uses. Since I also love blue, I enjoy your blue Monday. I always hope you are not blue also though. Hope you got lots done on the skateboard project and it comes to pass. As usual, I am thinking of you.
Nancy

judicreations said...

How exciting to find that crock!!
I remember those potholders too...geez it sure has been a while.
I love that pitcher too. It would look so pretty with field flowers in it I think.

Thank you for sharing your lovely blues.
Have a lovely day.
Judi

onlymehere said...

Love the crock and what a fun thing to find for your husband. I also like the blue basket for the stamps and your other items. I love blue!

Grammy said...

I love the pot holder . I made some as a kid and sold them to neighbors for .25c. And I did not know to tie the last loop. And one neighbor told me it fell apart in the washer.

Shelia said...

Hi Sweetie! I love your blueness this morning. Oh, the little potholder brought back memories. My daughter used to make those and then sell them to our neighbors for 25 cents!
Be a sweetie, Sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Oh, I love all your blues..especially the pot holder!!:O)
I have a small collection of crocks so I enjoyed seeing your Hill Valley one...
love, bj

Betzie said...

Hi!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hadn't heard of "Blue Monday" before...how neat!
Your blue photos were all really nice...love crocks and pitchers.
Take care!

Ruthie said...

Your blue things are wonderful. It's so nice to meet another blue person! I rmemeber my kids making those potholders. Fun times.
Hugs.

PEA said...

I just love all your blue items, especially that porcelain pitcher!! My mom loves blue and ever since I can remember, her homes have always been decorated in blues:-) xoxo

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

OHooooo, I made many of those pot holders when I was a child...I can't believe that we all sold them for 25 cents!!!I wish I still had the weaving loom to make some today...Thanks for sharing all of your blue items. Baba

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sweetie, the little potholder is precious. Love all your blues today.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sweetie, I love all your blue treasures. The pitcher is my favorite!
Happy Blue Monday,
Love, Ann

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Sweetie...

Hope this day finds you well. Loved seeing all of your lovely blue things, espcially the blue crockery and pitcher. Seeing the sweet potholder made by your granddaugter Mallory brings back such fun memories for me. I remember spending hours creating those potholders when I was a young girl. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post today..

judicreations said...

YOU have been booo-ED. Are you scared? come by and see what its all about.

Have a nice evening.
Judi

jeanne said...

Sweetie, I was gone most of the day and didn't get to visit many posts today. Love all of your blue today but the potholder and the Hill Valley crock are my faves. How great to find that special crock.

Hugs...Jeanne

Kim said...

Great blue basket and what a sweetie Grand daughter to make you a pot holder. Not only do I remember making them, but I remember my own daughter making them too!
*smiles*
Kim

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

You found some really great blue for Blue Monday! What a treasure in finding the Hill Valley crock! Happy Blue Monday, a little late!

I too noticed on the sidebar about your daughter Sherry Jo. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with many happy memories and bring you peace in your heart knowing she is in a better place.

You have a beautiful family.

Heidi Jo the Artist
http://swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
http://swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

Kathy b said...

You have some really nice blue things.

kathy b

Margaret Cloud said...

A very nice post, I like your pitcher and crock, but then again I like anything old, nice photos. I invite you to come on by.