Smiling Sally's Blue Monday posts are such a nice way to start the week, especially for those of us who love blue.
Before we start, has everyone had breakfast? I like blue with white, or blue with yellow. Here we have both thanks to scrambled eggs, milk, and blue glass dishes.
My fondness for glass and my collection addiction are my husband's fault. I can get away with blaming him since he doesn't read here. This little blue bull started it all way back when we were dating. There was a shop with a glass blower that would always stop me in my tracks as I watched the artist make fascinating things. Bill bought this bull to keep me company while he was away in the service.
I think he cost all of $2 way back then, but he still one of my most valuable pieces. Sentimental could be my middle name.
This is a little difficult to see well because of the angle. This sampler is smocked on yellow batiste and matted in blue. Somewhere around twenty years ago I took an evening class through community education to learn to make a smocked Christmas ornament. That led to more classes and one of the best friendships anyone could hope to find between the instructor and myself. This sampler had gone from living room to bedroom and back the living room as decor has changed over the years.
The teacup collection isn't my fault either. Really. Some where my mother-in-law's, and a few were bought specifically because they reminded me of my mom. Before we painted the house the last time around, I had dark blue paint on the wall behind the teacup rack. Not the whole wall, just that area. After painting the walls yellow again, I decided to use scrapbook paper as a back drop for the teacups. I like the idea, but next time I change it, I will use fabric.
This blue bowl was an impulse purchase a few months ago. Did I need another bowl? We won't go into that. It isn't microwave safe, but it does have a silicone ring in the base that keeps it from sliding on the counter. I bought it because it looked lonely on the clearance rack (see why I don't go near pet stores?) and I liked the color. I've been surprised how much I use it. Bill doesn't care about the bowl, but he does like what the bowl produces!