Monday, December 8, 2008

Blue Monday

Happy Blue Monday!!
On one of our shopping excursions, Daughter Sheila and I stopped at a thrift shop. It was my first visit there and I really enjoyed looking at the lovely treasures. I looked at several things and decided upon two small vases. I saw a larger one that I really liked but decided to keep within my small budget (I'd already blown it) and purchase these two.
This is vase has a small fluted rim.

This vase is similar but the fluted rim is larger.

You can really see the difference when you look at the vases side by side. I love the blue glass which is just translucent to look like rays of sunlight are bouncing off of it.

Daughter Sheila told me that since I was done shopping I could take Granddaughter Mallory and Grandson Benton to the van. The children were really glad to retreat to the van and so was I. When Sheila returned from the shop, she handed me a bag and told me to look inside. I thought that she had bought something for herself that she wanted me to see. I peeled off the layers of newspapers until I got to this beautiful vase. It was the larger vase that I had really liked. Daughter Sheila had bought me the vase as a present. When I offered to pay her for it, Daughter Sheila said, "Mom, I just wanted you to have it. Please let me give you something." Needless to say we were both thrilled. I, because, I had received a present and she, because, she had given one. What a lovely day we had!

Sallie at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ hosts Blue Monday. Each week there are more participants. Get a good start to the week. Visit Sallie to see the wide array of shades of blue. Thanks Sallie!!!

This is my 100th post. I can't believe that I made it to 100 already. I have met the most awesome people in the world in Blogland. All of you are wonderful and talented. The winner's name will be drawn at 12:00 noon. I printed all the comments so that I don't miss a name.

43 comments:

Chris said...

That was sweet of your daughter to surprise you like that. It's a very pretty vase and I really like the two small ones too.

Hugs,
Chris

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...How wonderful of your daughter to sneak in a little surprise for you! Those blues are going to a good home...yours! Have a great week... ♥ Bo

Jo said...

Thank you Sweety for visiting my blog and dropping a trail of breadcrumbs behind you. If not for those bread crumbs how could I have followed you back to your blog. I truly enjoyed my visit and I have to tell you those blue treasures that you you found are beautiful.

Have a blessed week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sweetie! That is such a sweet story! I love your vases, too!

Happy Blue Monday!

xo,

Sheila

bj said...

I love to come visit you anytime but Blue Monday's with you are always a treat...you have so many pretty ones.
These vases are adorable and your daughter even more adorable for thinking of her mama....sweet!
love, bj

Becky said...

I like the small vase. Would be lovely with a rose bud in.Have a nice day Sweetie.

Smilingsal said...

They say the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree; Sheila is an amazing love to get you that larger vase. Happy Blue Monday!

Ah, there's MY Johnny Mathis singing again! (sigh)

Eleanor said...

Daughters are the best, aren't they? I also love blue glass. Have a Happy Monday and good for you - reaching your 100th blog!

Eleanor said...

Daughters are the best, aren't they? I also love blue glass. Have a Happy Monday and good for you - reaching your 100th blog!

Knitty said...

Well I hate to sound greedy, but I think all three of those items are supposed to be mine. Please take good care of them until you wrap them and sent them to me, ok? ;-)


Happy Blue Monday!

Love Bears All Things said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!!!

I love the two smaller blue vases. What a beautiful color.
Mama Bear

Deb said...

Hi Sweetie! I love them all! How Sweet of your daughter to buy you the vase that you really fell in love with. Deb

Bridget said...

That's so sweet. I love buying my mom presents too.
Beautiful blue vases!

onlymehere said...

These are all so beautiful and it's such a wonderful surprise to get the large one from your daughter! When work calms down I have to start doing Blue Monday as I have so much blue! I love it and use it in almost every room in one shade or another! Cindy

Heidi said...

I loved reading the story about Shelia giving you the blue vase. It is harder to receive than give for me sometimes so I can understand you wanting to pay for it. Sometimes we give a gift by receiving gratefully.

Hugs ~
Heidi

ellen b said...

Hi Sweetie,
It is a wonderful thing to give and to receive gracefully. Your vases are so pretty. Have a great Monday and week!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love ,love your pretty blue vases Sweetie. I wish I had more room, I am having to pass up some blue stuff, because I just don't have anymore room !
Hey congrats on your 100th post. It flew by didn't it .

Neabear said...

What a fun day for you!! I love how your daughter surprised you with the larger vase you wanted. That is so sweet! Happy Blue Monday! Oh and thanks for your visit and sweet comments on my post too. :-)

CC said...

Your blues are wonderful... and so is your daughter, What a sweet surprize with the vase..Happy Blue Monday.

Sharon said...

What a sweet daughter you have.
I love them all.
Congrats on your 100th and I really do enjoy reading your blog.
God bless
PS I like the Amish photos.

Ruthie said...

Such pretty vases - I love blue also, and I would have picked those same ones. :) I love that your daughter got that other one for you - daughters are really special - and that makes your relationship even more special!
Hugs ♥
Ruthie

Ruthie said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post!
Time goes by fast when you're blogging, doesn't it? So glad I met you too.
Smiles. ♥

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a sweet daughter you have. Your vases are beautiful!!!
Hugs, Terrie

Claudie said...

I love your blues today and thank you so much for visiting me today. It's not my first time to your beautiful blog.
I'll be back again.
Claudie from Canada

Tootsie said...

love the blue glass! so pretty!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

OH MY!!! I CANNOT HELP BUT NOTICE WHAT A LOVELY FAMILY!! I KNOW I'M HERE FOR YOUR BLUE MONDAY ITEMS, BUT I SEEM TO REALLY ENJOY YOUR FAMILY PHOTO. THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG TODAY SWEETIE! HAVE A GREAT DAY, RITA

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Now, any daughter named Sheila or Shelia is a treasure I'm sure! lol How sweet of her to buy you this treasure. Yes, I can be serious at times ;0
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Coloradolady said...

Surprises are great and so are daughters. Love your blue today. Have a great week.

Linda said...

I love the cobalt blue of the vases you bought! And isn't it great when your treasure gives you a treasure? I have done that with my mom a couple of times...it makes us both happy!

jlshall said...

Congratulations on making it to Number 100! And thanks for the lovely story and the beautiful blues!

Jeni said...

WOW! Lucky You! Three vases, all gorgeous. Wish you would tell us where these shops you've been visiting are located though. Not that I figure on venturing over the mountain in the near future, but spring/summer will be back sooner than we realize and I might just be able to convince my daughter a trip down that way would be well worth our while. But I need to have some idea where to go, how to find these out-off-the-beaten track places first, ya know!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sweetie, Love the two blue vases in the first pictures! Stunning! ~Rhonda )

Happy To Be said...

How special is that Vase that your daughter got you...I just love things like that to me they are priceless to say the least..I have the 2 blue ones...thanks for sharing your great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Nancy said...

Hi:
Word must be out that you are doing a give away. You have the most wonderful daughters. The vase she gave you is really nice. I love the two smaller ones too. Very nice treasures you found, plus a good day with your daughter.
I pulled a name from a giving tree at McDonalds and I was shopping today for a 13 year old girl. I got everything she listed except pants. I still might find them.
Nancy

Carrie said...

How lovely that your daughter was so thoughtful. Now you have three lovely blue vases.

splummer said...

Hi!
Your vases are very beautiful!!! And a wonderful daughter! Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie

jeanne said...

Sweetie, I do love thrift shops. If you have a good eye you can find amazing things. Your blue vases are so pretty in blue.
The blue vase your daughter gave you is priceless. A sweet story too. It is great to be loved!!!

Hugs...Jeanne

profenretraite said...

Love your blue vases! I have some that are similar and I love the color! Congrats on the 100th post!!! Debbie

char72 said...

The vases are all beautiful. How special your daughter bought the one she knew you wanted. I love stories like this.
Charlotte

imjacobsmom said...

Today was your lucky day! Not only did you find and buy two beautiful vases, your daughter surprises you, too. Happy Blue Monday, Sweetie! ~ Robyn

Mojo said...

Is that Depression glass? I can never tell. (Not my field of expertise obviously).

Whenever it was made, it's pretty.

Grandma Faith said...

Your new blue vases are beautiful and I enjoyed the sweet story you shared. Thank you for visitng my blog.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Sweetie...

Happy BLUEness!!! Your blue vases are absolutely beautiful. I love that shade of blue glass...on a window shelf...with the sun shining through.

~Blessings,
Jan