Time for another installment of Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally.
I don't have a theme to today's collection of photos, only blueness unites them. First is my Star Sapphire ring. The ring originally was just the stone set in a plain white gold setting, very plain, but it was very popular when I was 16. This was one of the first pieces of jewelry that led to my lifelong addiction. It was a birthday gift from mom and dad. As the way of teenagers and young adults, I stopped wearing it when it fell out of fashion, but kept it for sentimental reasons. Many years later my mom died and I inherited her wedding rings, but couldn't bear to wear them. A few years afterward I had the two diamonds taken from her rings and set on either side of my stone in a new setting. The "star" is noticeable in bright light (the camera flash in this case), otherwise the ring looks like a plain blue stone. The ring means a lot to me now and I wear it often.
Here is my car, Hermione Henrietta Runabout. She is a Chevy HHR. My husband had the line of stitching and sew needles added to both sides of the car for me. He is a sweetie. The car was originally named Hector, but when he became "the stitch-mobile", the men in my family decided a gender change had occurred and a new name was necessary. Hermione gets a lot of attention and positive comments.
I never have luck when I go to the Salvation Army or similar thrift stores. This may not have been true a few years ago when I was more likely to bring home anything that caught my eye, but I am trying to declutter my life. Trust me, the cabinets and closets remain full, but I am not starting new collections. At least not while my resolve holds. Last week I was in a Home Goods store and did not put dozens of items in my cart that were so cute, but I did come home these mugs and plate. I have two dinner, lunch/salad plates and two bowls that are white with black trim. The black and white cups needed, really needed to join them, especially when they were less than $3. (Did my resolve waver just a bit?) The plate with blue shamrocks and a gold rim was the only one like it or I would have bought more of them. It cost a whole dollar!
And lastly, this magazine cover makes me feel good. Not only does it address my blue addiction, there is my blue and white dish addiction, general china addition, and the touch of yellow makes it absolutely perfect!