Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Blue Monday


I bought this small bowl and pitcher at a thrift shop. I can't resist anything that is blue.
This plate belonged to my Grandmother. It was just a single plate in a box of odds and ends. I have seen other plates with windmills but this is unlike any of them. I cannot read the marking on it.


This is a serving plate that my Grandmother used frequently when she "entertained."



My daughter Michele crocheted this beautiful blue and white afghan for my birthday several years ago. She spent hours working on it. It keeps me toasty warm on these cold winter night.

Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ hosts Blue Monday. Each week there are more posts than the week before. There are so many wonderful blue posts. It's exciting to meet new blogger friends. Thanks Sally!

40 comments:

bj said...

Good morning, Sweetie,
Your blues today are just lovely.
I collect the blue and white windmills...I have a hugh collection...some I have to keep in boxes as I have no place to show them. I just rotate them out. Have been collecting for over 40 years. Most of mine come from Germany.
Thanks for sharing yours with us today...oh and I love love that afagan your daughter made for you..
hugs, bj

Jeni said...

Loved your "Blue" items shown today. Especially the serving plate -very pretty! (As were the other items too.)

Bo said...

Morning Sweetie...You have so many wonderful blue things...and the afghan Michelle made is gorgeous...what a pretty shade of blue she used for it...that is one talented daughter you have there!
;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

You always have so many things that I'm afraid I'll forget to comment on something I really admire, and I really admire all you show! Your grandmother's serving plate is gorgeous--so understated. Michele spoiled you with that blue afghan. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Linda said...

Happy Blue Monday Sweetie, all your blue pieces are so pretty . I especially like the plates that were your Grandmother's...I have a little windmill that I bought in Solvang, Ca. You would have a ball there...lots of blue pretties. I bet you have been enjoying your pretty afghan all these cold days. Hugs, Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning, Sweetie!

What sweet blueness you have for us today! Love your blue pitcher and bowl and that lovely afghan. I'm always in awe of handwork. My sister crochets, too, and I can barely sew a straight line... but I try! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Knitty said...

Oooh, pretty china and the afghan is gorgeous! I can see it has nice body and was beautifully made.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sharon said...

I loved the photos of your plates.
The afghan is a real work of art by your daughter.
I also wanted to say the I truly enjoyed the earlier blog about the milkman. It brought back memories of my childhood and we had a milkman also and I can remember that we had a few broken bottles of milk on a very frigid morning.
I enjoy your blog so very much.
You do have a very beautiful family.
God Bless

Raggedy Girl said...

Sweetie:
What really beautiful blue treasures. I love big granny squares like your blue one. Isn't it amazing when we look around our homes that we find so many wonderful things.

Have a Wonderful Day!
from Roberta Anne

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sweetie... Love all your blues today especially the blue afghan that your daughter made for you...Loved the plates & pitcher too

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ellen b. said...

Hi Sweetie,
Love your blue. I have a hard time resisting Blue at thrift stores too :0)
Happy Blue Monday to you...

Nancy said...

Beautiful, beautiful Blue items. I love your Grandmother's plate. The afghan your daughter made is just so warm and cuddly for you. I bet everytime you wrap up in it, you think of her.
Have a great Monday.
Love Nancy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love all your blue's today! I can't pick a fave because they're all great!
Happy Blue Monday!

Snoopygie said...

all of these are really pretty.

Sherri S said...

Lots of pretty blue items! LOVE the serving platter. So dainty and lovely.

♥ Kathy said...

My favorite is your grandmothers windmill plate. So beautiful ♥

PEA said...

My mom had made an afghan for herself exactly like the one your daughter made for you, even the same colours!! Love your blue plates and such a gorgeous little bowl & pitcher you found at the thrift shop. Isn't it amazing what people get rid of? Oh well, their loss, our gain:-) xoxo

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the pitcher and bowl best.
Mama Bear

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your opening picture says it all. What a beautiful family you have. Nothing to blue about there, but really your blue and white blanket looks to have been made with lots of love and your dishes are quite charming. I have some little blue and white windmill items above my stove, I love yours.

Judy said...

That bowl and pitcher is so pretty. What a find! I am a blue nut, too. I have a lot of blue and white in my house. That afghan would look great on my couch. lol.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I enjoyed them all, but my favorite is the plate with the windmill!

Happy Blue Monday☺

Lisa said...

You always have such pretty things to share.

JudyBug said...

Beautiful blues today Sweetie! Love your grandmother's treasures.

JudyBug

Dawn said...

I love that blue afghan. It looks nice and toasty warm and the colors are very pretty!

Great looking dishes too. The plate with the windmill is my favorite.

take care,
Dawn

Susan said...

Happy Blue Monday Sweetie!

Wonderful blues~

Susan

Elaine said...

Love your dishes, Sweetie.....I'm especially fond of the windmill plate. It's charming! Looks like your daughter is very talented. I know a few basic stitches but haven't done anything in a long long while. Beautiful work!
Elaine :)

kbbryant said...

You always seem to have several items on blue monday. You must have a house full of blue. Enjoy that cozy afghan.

Kathy b

Homespun Simplicity said...

All of your blues are lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Karen

Kathy said...

Beautiful blue things, as always, Sweetie. The afghan is just gorgeous and so are the plate and pitcher and bowl. You are definitely a blue girl!
xo...Kathy

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Sweetie! Oh, I love those pretty blue plates and to know they belonged to your grandmother! I'm happy to see you have a crocheter in the family! Her work is beautiful!
be a sweetie,Sweetie - I just love saying that!
Shelia ;)

Mojo said...

Klutz that I am I'm afraid to get to near even the picture of your grandmother's plate. But I swear, I didn't touch!

Helen said...

Love your blue ... and great grandchildren too ...

Carrie said...

What lovely items...I especially enjoy the afghan your daughter made for you.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I'm very late for Blue Monday. What the heck was I doing yesterday? lol
I really love the windmill plate.
Happy Pancake Tuesday, Bridget

Lorrie said...

This is a great Blue Monday post--I especially love your afghan! I love handmade gifts.

char72 said...

Your blues are all pretty but I LOVE the blue and white afghan.
Charlotte

Charli and me said...

All of your blues are just lovely and especially your afghan! I would like to snuggle up with that. I love that your daughter made it for you. Every time you use it you think of her. It doesn't get any more special than that :>)

Shelia said...

Hi Sweetie! Oh, thank you so much for your kinds words! I have so enjoyed getting to know you! Oh, I'll bet your Sheila is a wonderful gal! ;)
I'll enter your name in my giveaway!
Be a sweetie, Sweetie - you know how I love this!
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Just stopped by to say hello...I am on my way to watch a grand play basketball...
xo bj

Anne said...

Your blue dishes and afghan are really pretty. Thanks for sharing.