Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blue Monday

March 1, 2010
Today are you feeling BLUE?  Hope it's the kind you can share on Blue Monday with Sally @ Smiling Sally's.

I want to share a set of delft that I purchased years ago in Holland.  We went on a European trip with our two children and joined my sister and her husand and two children who lived in Heidleburg, Germany.  My brother in law rented a van and all 8 of us set out on a 22 day journey.  We visited 12 countries, Holland being one of them.  I purchased this cheese serving tray and utensils in one of the small towns.  I use it on special occassions.

The next picture is of a couple of blue pillows I just made to set on the wicker couch in the sunroom. 

The next little item is of a blue glass violin.  My husband was in 6th grade when he won this at his grade school carnival.  He was 11 years old and he was playing a game against his school principal, Mrs. Espenlaub.  My husand wanted it for his mother.  He won.  His mom gave this to him a few years ago when she was 97.  She passed away a year later.  It matches the blue in our sunroom, sits on a little antique corner shelf.


That's all the BLUE I have for today. Have a wonderful week.


Ann

27 comments:

The Happy Homemaker said...

Oh, Ann! Those are lovely! They'd be great in my kitchen,wouldn't they?I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for some delft.

Pom Pom said...

I love your pretty blue! Maybe enjoying this post will bring me some blue sky today. We woke up to gray clouds and snow. Again. Maybe I will drink some hot tea from a blue mug. Have a great week!

xinex said...

Hi Ann, How wonderful to have that blue glass violin after all these years. I love the pillows that you made and the delph cheese set. How fun could it have been to travel in Europe with family for 22 days. Lucky you!...Christine

Diann said...

Hi Ann!

Oh that delft cheese set is wonderful!! I would love to visit Holland! We have a "mini version" here in Michigan. LOL Holland, Michigan has a wonderful tulip festival every year with wooden shoe dancers and all kinds of fun activities. It also has the oldest working real Dutch windmill. The windmill is about 250 years old. It's a wonderful town and is even ranked 2nd happiest and healthiest city to live in (in the US).

SmilingSally said...

I enjoyed seeing the blues, Ann. Your cheese set must bring back happy memories. I love those pillows. But that blue violin is a true treasure! Happy Blue Monday.

maria said...

All those are lovely, the cheese serving tray and utensils especially. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is here.

Barbara Jean said...

Love your blue pillows!!

Thanks for coming by.
One vote for nesty things. =)

blessings

barbara jean

♥ Kathy said...

It's all very pretty :) Happy Blue Monday!

Lindy MacDuff said...

What great blue treasures you have. That must have been a fantastic trip of a lifetime! I think the blue violin is the best treasure.

Thanks for your visit and nice comment on my Blue Monday post. =)

Happy Blue Monday!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Ann, You chose some fantastic blues this week! I love the delft pieces.
♥, Susan

Bristol Blue Glass said...

Beautiful! Yes, my fave is the blue glass violin too. We have a Blue Monday every Monday at the Bristol Blue Glass Factory in the UK. Sweltering hot, yet always Blue!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such pretty blue treasures! I love the story about the violin!
Debbie

Candy said...

Love the blue violin, or as I would called it...a fiddle.
Sweet story that little blue treasure hold. Please write it on a scrap of paper and puck inside or tape to the back.
As I wander through vintage, antique things I know they all have a story to tell, but if we could just write them down and attach it might enrich the next person that comes to own the piece.
Passing on the blessings ;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Ann

I love Delft china ..I own a few small pieces. I have not traveled to Holland, as yet, but I plan to go someday.

The blue violin is so charming! What a nice story behind it.

The pilows you made are perfect!

Mary said...

Wow, Ann, I love your blues this week. You know you touched a heartchord when you shared blue Delftware. You pillows are just wonderful,too.
Happy Blue Monday~

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Today was a pretty day here with snow melting... Pretty skies just like your pretty blue... Thanks for stopping in and leaving nice words... Blessings....

Manang Kim said...

Your collection are just very pretty! Happy Monday!

3 Gnomes

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

What beautiful blues...my favorite color! I have lots of blue in many shades popping up in my home right now. I just love the color blue!

Blessings, Grace

LV said...

What a wonderful variety of blues you have today. I like them all, but truly love the violin and the story that goes with it. A real family treasure. Keep up the good work and always happy when you drop by.

Tracy F. said...

Ann, Thanks for sharing all your lovely blues with us today.

Cindy said...

You have wonderful memories of blue! That trip must have been amazing; I love your Delft! The violin has such a precious story behind it and your pillows are beautiful on the wicker.
Blessings,
Cindy

daylily777 said...

All of your blues are lovely!
Happy Blue Monday !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Jeanne said...

Hello Ann, I love your blue. Lucky you to take such a wonderful trip with family. Your Delft is very nice and the violin has a wonderful story. So pretty in that lovely blue.

Hugs, jeanne

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I went to Holland when I was a teenager! It was such a beautiful place!!! Thanks for sharing there, it brought back a bunch of memories. :)

Marice said...

what a wonderful collections :)

u may view mine here

k said...

i love your blue collections specially the one you bought in Holland.

Thanks for the visit and comment anyway to my BM entry. Hope to see you again.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

wow Ann...it looks like you have been on the trip of a lifetime....a trip most people only dream about it. And love your blue delft cheese tray souvenir. What a treasure! And the blue violin...how precious is that with an even more precious story.

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