Monday, July 20, 2009

Blue Monday: Laughs and Lust

Time for Blue Monday again, hosted by Smiling Sally. Click on the image to the right for more information on how to join and to see who else is playing along and posting bluesy greetings.

Yesterday I wrote about my recent girlfriends getaway in Vermilion Ohio. I saved a few pictures for today and am calling them laughs and lust.

One evening we ate at Quaker Steak and Lube. How's that for an unusual restaurant name? This is a chain of restaurants that we don't have in Michigan. One of their locations was very near to where my friends and I were staying. The homeowner had recommended the restaurant, and she was right. All four of us enjoyed our meal there. Outside of the restaurant was this photo opportunity board:

The four of us have been together at other locations that offered similar photo ops. There is a chicken in Frankenmuth MI, for example, where we stuck our heads through the sign and smiled for pictures.

One of my friends and I walked behind the sign to pose, but she got a crazy idea. She was laughing so hard, she had trouble explaining to me what she thought we should do.

She finally got the words out which caused me to collapse into giggles too. Soon we were able to take a deep breath and pose for our other friends who were waiting with their cameras.

I guess we were just a couple of boobs from Michigan. Here we are wearing blue. And laughing. A lot.

Now despite the anatomical parts displayed in that photo, the lust I mentioned had nothing to do with s-e-x. When I mention lust, it is probably fabric or yarn or ice cream in my thoughts, or in this case, Polish Stoneware. One of the shops we visited had more Polish Stoneware on display than I've ever seen at one time.

Hard to believe, but I didn't buy anything. I have a few pieces at home that I really enjoy, but I am running out of storage and display space. It sure was fun to look at all though. These are the pieces I own:
Happy Blue Monday everyone. May all your blues be beautiful and may you always have friends and family that you can be silly with. Laughter is wonderful.


Dawn said...

Wow, I've never seen Polish Stoneware. It's beautiful. Love the color combination.

He, he, he, your pretty funny yourself!

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Love all the blue Polish Stoneware.
Have a nice blue monday, Annemieke

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL, Knitty! What a fun picture and a fun trip you had. And I don't know how you resisted that stoneware. I guess that's how I get myself in trouble because I answer the siren's call when it calls my name. LOL!

Happy Blue Monday... glad you had fun!


Sheila :-)

Mary Bergfeld said...

I loved your pictures. They spoke to the fun you had with your friends on vacation. It was a wonderful way to start the morning. Have a wonderful day.

LADY JANE said...

Love it...adorable fun post...and your title is an eye-catcher! Happy blue monday! Now you've had enough a brush and come over to my place!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

"I guess we were just a couple of boobs from Michigan."


Sounds like a fun, fun trip Knitty!

SmilingSally said...

LOL Oh you got me chuckling. I don't think that I could afford to walk into that store; I might just buy it out. I have just loaded your link. Happy Blue Monday.

Unknown said...

This is my kind of place. I love BLUE stoneware. I collect plates, so I would come home with something and then try to find somewhere to but it. Have a GREAT!!! blue monday. Geri

Mary said...

Your post made me laugh :O) I really think that the Polish stoneware is beautiful!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How cool. Something I have never seen before. I am having a blue giveaway so you might want to stop on by.

ItaJeff said...

I love all the blue Polish stoneware. They are just beautiful.
Happy Blue Monday


Blondie's Journal said...

I will have to remember your pose the next time I see one of these cutouts!! Too funny!!

I've never heard of Polish stoneware but I am not against starting a new collection of anything! I can always find space, even if I have to clear out hubby's closet!


Becky K. said...

Your stoneware is great! Laughing until it hurts with friends, the best!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

annies home said...

I could spend hours looking at the great stoneware

Anonymous said...

That is soooo funny! Love your sense of humor and YES! we all need to Laugh out loud~~it is great for the soul!
Gorgeous stoneware,,,the colors are just brillant!
Happy Blue Monday!

Terry said...

Howdy Knitty
Happy Blue Monday to you.
Great post ,a lot of fun .
Photo's with friends are the best .
The Polish
Stoneware photo is amazing .
I have never seen so much of it before .Gorgeous Stoneware.
So many beautiful shades of blue.
Thank you for sharing .
Have a great rest of the week.
Happy Trails

Coloradolady said...

The polish stoneware is beautiful, I need to be on the look out for some pieces of this, very nice.

Unknown said...

Looks like you and your girlfriends had lots of fun! I love girlfriend time!!!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Knitty, oh, it wouldn't be safe for me to go in there! Lots of nice blues. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.


Mary said...

Very beautiful Polish stoneware!
Thank you for sharing!
Happy Blue Monday!
Mary :)

xinex said...

OMG! You made me drool all over those Polish pottery. How I wish I could go to that store right now...Christine

Anonymous said...

Good evening Knitty, It sounds like you had a wonderful trip with your friends. Your polish stone ware is beautiful. My sister collects it too. She would be in heaven in that store :>)

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Your Polish Stoneware is gorgeous. The colors are so beautiful.


Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Blue Monday! Very pretty, I've never seen polish stonware. Have a great week.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! What beautiful stoneware, the color combinations are really outstanding too. Thanks for coming by and joining me for my giveaway too! Cindy

Sharing with Sherri said...

Well it looked like you and your friend had a great time!
I would have been like a kid in a candy store with all the beautiful pottery!!!


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