Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blue Monday


















I am participating in my first Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally whose favorite color is blue. Blue is definitely one of my favorite colors too! I have been collecting blue china since I was about 8. I used to find lots of them at flea markets, auctions, yard sales, and antique shops. Then I learned about eBay-big mistake! My collection just keeps growing-a piece at a time. I go off on another collecting tangent and I forget about the blue & white, but always keep coming back to it. I must admit I have ‘strayed” to other colors as well, but the bulk of my collection is blue! One of my favorite pieces is a platter my mom & dad bought for me as an 18th birthday present. It is large about 17” long and is flow blue. They paid all of about $35.00 for it-my dad-(silly man) thought they had spent too much!








Most of my collection are English pieces, but I have a
French piece & even some American pieces of Flow blue. The little Mason's aqua jug I picked up at the Salvation Army for $3.95-what a buy!
Be sure to stop on over at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ to check out all the other participating Blue Mondays.

14 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Oh my...so many pretty blues...love the bunnies! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

linda said...

So many beautiful blue and whites to feast our eyes on! So pretty!

Happy Blue Monday!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, you have so many terrific blue and white pieces. I gave my daughter-in-law blue and white bunnies for several occasions. Thanks for sharing. Happy 1st Blue Monday.

Elizabeth said...

I love the woman on the tray! Welcome to Blue Monday!

marty39 said...

Wow, all of your blue dishes are so gorgeous. I love all of them, they are each so different and pretty. I have never been a blue person except in clothes, but the more I see all the pretty blue here on blogs, the more I admire it. Thank you for stopping by my Met. Mon post and all your gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Sounds like you found a fabulous deal on the marble. I can hardly wait to see the fireplace. Glad you also enjoy the chocolate paint. Isn't it funny how populare blue and brown became when a few years ago we would have probably thought that was a strange color scheme.Well, thank again. Hugs, Marty

Lynda said...

Your blues are all fantastic, but those bunnies....**Squeal** I love them!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh my, your blues are so beautiful. I especially love those bunnies! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith said...

my word what a collection and yes my husband loves ebay but mainly for selling things!! Happy Blue Monday, Judith

Mary said...

I love your blue and white china. I have blue willow china that belonged to my family.Have a Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Thanks for visiting! I love all the blue and whites! The mosaic bunnies are special...especially for Easter!
I do enjoy the quiet here at our farm...but sometimes I miss the traveling we used to do!

kbbryant said...

Kate, you have a pretty collection of blues. Thoses bunnies are too cute!

Kathy b

Chandy said...

For a first timer, you did great! Your blue pieces are so beautiful!

Happy Monday!

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! love all your blues...Happy BLUE Monday...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

katrina~ said...

my oh my....i am drooling over all the beautiful blues! you have some incredible treasures!!