Monday, February 9, 2009

Blue Monday With A Few Memories

This is my second time participating in Blue Monday. Hosted by Sally over at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. While there you'll find a full list of participants and all their wonderful blue. Thank you Sally for hosting another Monday full of beautiful blues. I want to thank all that came by yesterday in support of the "energizer bunny" recharging herself. The best way for me to be recharged is to spend time with our grandson. He's here almost every weekend, but I wanted to make today more special for him. So, we spent the day watching his favorite shows, playing Legos and naturally eating popcorn. lol Hubby, Mr. P. enjoyed the laughter and all of Bailey's creations. :-)) Later in the afternoon my daughter and I fixed lunch and visited the afternoon away. It was the most relaxing Sunday afternoon. Yes... girls, I'm definetly recharged and ready for the heavy work schedule I have this week. :-))



Now, onto to today's business.. :-) After the holidays once the fa-la-la came down I was looking for a new look on the hutch. I hadn't had many of the blue pieces out in awhile. Or if they had been out they were in a different area.. So one afternoon awhile back I got busy and changed things up a bit..lol
Most of you know I love, love, love lamps. Lamps can change the mood of a room. They can make a room romantic or in this case add a bit of whimsy. And in my case , can make my heat beat faster and the hands start to shake. I know then it's meant to be in my home. lol. I've had this lamp for a while. It doesn't stay in the same spot long. Nestled among the greenery are some darling blue pitchers. They were a gift from my Betty a few years back for my birthday. She knew how much I love the cobalt blue color.. They graduate in size from 2 1/2" to 5 1/2".
I couldn't possibly leave out the rooster bookends on the other end.. lol
On the first shelf you'll find this wonderful blue platter I found fairly recently. Bargain.. it screamed bargain and leaped right into my cart. Thankfully, nothing was broken in this leap. lol The round ball is a carpet ball or orb as some refer to them these days.
Don't you love these darling roosters? They are actually salt and pepper shakers..I'm sure you'll might find them on a tablescape in a future post. :-) The blue vase is another gift from my Betty. She certainly knew my tastes didn't she? My Betty has been gone now for 3 years. Oh how I miss her. So each gift is treasured more and more each day. They bring up the most wonderful memories.
Close up of the roosters cuddled almost hiding in the greenery.. Faux greenery, yes my friends . I use faux greenery! No fuss no muss.. no damage, but packs a big wallop of a punch to any vignette.
The glass plate was a gift from Mr. P. many years ago.. "just because" .. he always seemed to surprise me with gifts or cards "just because" .. I found the egg many years ago as well as the beautiful compote on gold feet.
A close up for you. This is the beautiful verse. I think it says it all..
Woman
was made from the rib of man
she was not created
from his head~
to top him
nor from his feet~
to be stepped upon.
She was made from his side~
to be equal to him:
from beneath his arm~
to be protected by him:
near his heart~
to be loved by him.
Anonymous

So, there you have it girls. Another vignette all decked out in blues. Don't forget to swing by http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ for a full list of participants.. I'll see you there.
hugs ~lynne~



63 comments:

Susan said...

Lynne

Love your deep gorgeous blues! I think one of your roosters need to come to my house (wink wink)

Always love to see your vignettes...you are so talented!

Susan

Diane said...

My dear Queen Lynne, your vignettes are sheer perfection! Love the cabinet too! Is it pale yellow???

Drop by for a visit when you have a chance. I'm having a giveaway. ☺

Diane

Cindy J. said...

What a pretty hutch and Lynne dear you sure know how to create a charming and lovely environment. Everything you touch is golden. I can see the joy here, it's just perfect. Love, Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Cindy J.. thanks for the compliment darling. You sure know how to make a gals head swell.. have a super day my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

Raggedy Girl said...

The yellow of the hutch really shows off your beautiful blue treasures.
Roberta Anne

xinex said...

Hi Lynne! Welcome back! I am glad you are recharged. I love all your blues but let's see which one is my favorite. The egg, of course! I can give it to John for a Valentine present. LOL....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Another beautiful vignette. Cobalt blue is my favorite shade of blue. Glad you got some rest and enjoyed your time with your Grandson.
Glenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynne, I really, REALLY like that platter! Be still my fluttering heart! That's a very wonderful piece as is all of your blue goodness you shared with us today. And thank you for sharing...

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cynthia said...

HI Lynne,
I love the beautiful hutch with all your beautiful blues. I think that you have the golden touch when it comes to decorating! Is the hutch kind of yellow? I just love lamps too, especially the cute little bargain ones. Thanks for sharing Cindy

Bo said...

Hi Lynne, I was energizing myself yesterday so I missed your post...but glad you are all revved up now...LOL. The vignette you created is so pretty and with that beautiful red wall in the background, the hutch really makes a statement! ;-) Bo

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful as always, Lynne. Love that platter, I can see why it needed to come to your house to live. And that verse from DH, what a sweet thing to do, and so true. Hugs, Kathy

Debra said...

Lynne,

Enjoyed your blues so much! Loved the scripture! Happy Blue Monday to you!

Smilingsal said...

Ah yest, cobalt blue is The color I love to look at most of all. Your hutch is beautiful. I MUST visit that store where the lovely blue and white platter jumps into the carts. Your hubby is a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Jessica said...

Lynne~

I think this is my favorite of your creations~ I just love the blue on your hutch and the red wall and the roosters. You know I love it all. What beautiful keepsakes from your dear friend, too.

Have a beautiful day!

Hugs~ J

Dixie said...

Lynne... I love your blue and white on the creamy white server/hutch. thanks for sharing. Dixie

~CC Catherine said...

Lynne, love the blues! My favorite is the stepping stone blue cobalt pitchers. So adorable, they remind me of little geese following their Mama! ;) ~CC Catherine

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely collection! They are pretty individually and as a vignette.

Linda said...

I love roosters any colour but the blue are so beautiful. Love your displays. Happy Blue Day Linda

Barb said...

Lynn,
That is so beautiful, and i so enjoy your write ups of it.

Blessings as your serve Him this week.

Barbara Jean

onlymehere said...

Better coop up the roosters or Picket will be by to steal them! I love how you move things around and give the room a whole new feel! Cindy

April said...

Your hutch is gorgeous...and those blues...stunning! Happy Blue Monday to ya!

JudyBug said...

Your shelves are just gorgeous! Love, love, love the platter! You know, when I go to Hobby Lobby, things jump in my basket just like that!

Melissa Miller said...

Soooo beautiful Lynne!
You are the vignette Queen and this is stunning.
I ADORE the sweet little lamp.
~Melissa :)

Carol said...

The blue items look really pretty on your hutch. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!
Smiles,
Carol

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Love the blue vignette on your hutch. Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

Lovely blues today ... and the emotion that goes with them is also quite lovely!!!

Mama said...

Lynne, I LOVE that egg and compote!!!. That said I also love your hutch, your lamp and Colbalt blue. The little verse is beautiful, have a happy Blue Monday, hugs, Kathy.
ps Sounds like you did have a wonderful relaxing Sunday with the family, arent those the best days :-).

Sweetie said...

What a beautiful hutch and your vignettes have found the perfect spots. The platter is especially pretty. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

innergybeauty said...

Nice blue gifts you have received. "Look up" my first Blue Monday entry.

Kathy said...

You are about blue, like I am about pink.....Your hutch is beautifully done....I agree about the faux greenery!

carolinajewel said...

I love your blues! What a lovely hutch!!! So glad you had some fun time with your grandson. Those times in life are so precious!!! I went shopping with my daughter for a senior prom dress. She was so gorgeous I almost cried!!!! :D Jewel

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Lynne
Your blues are beautiful. I don't know what my favourites would be. I love your blue bunny and your blue roosters...the lamp off the blue track is soooo cute...the platter. You've set everything in such a way they look fresh and complement one another. Faux is good too!
thank you for sharing.
hope its been a lovely day
Judi

Tomarie said...

Wow! This is beautiful Lynne! I love each and every piece and how you put it all together! Also love the gorgeous hutch too!
What a "to die for" post! Me wanty everything! :-) L~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Tomarie, Laura, thanks for the visit today, I'm glad you like the hutch full of blue. I hope you had an enjoyable w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Blue Monday vignette, Lynne!

I just took a little peek at weatherbug and couldn't believe my eyes. It predicted 72, for tomorrow!!

marty39 said...

What a beautiful vignette. I love all the gorgeous blue pieces. That gorgeous platter is truly a find as well as that precious little lamp. Sooooo pretty. Hugs, Marty

marty39 said...

What a beautiful vignette. I love all the gorgeous blue pieces. That gorgeous platter is truly a find as well as that precious little lamp. Sooooo pretty. Hugs, Marty

marty39 said...

What a beautiful vignette. I love all the gorgeous blue pieces. That gorgeous platter is truly a find as well as that precious little lamp. Sooooo pretty. Hugs, Marty

Glenda said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Really wish she could see how beautifully her gifts are displayed.

If it wasn't for faux there would be NO or very little greenery in my house. We don't even get enough light inside for the most hardy and light tolerant plants.

This is the second time today I've run across carpet balls. Guess I'm gonna have to search for a source. Hope you have an easy and pleasant week.

Linda said...

What a pretty hutch! I think everything you did is just perfect.....very charming....Linda

Envoy-ette said...

A post full of my favorite things! Plates, roosters and lamps! I collect stained glass lamps and we joke we need to build an addition to the house for all of them!

Envoy-ette said...

A post full of my favorite things! Plates, roosters and lamps! I collect stained glass lamps and we joke we need to build an addition to the house for all of them!

Envoy-ette said...

Ooppss...lets try again! LOL
This post has my favorite things! Roosters, plates and lamps!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, thanks darling. She is truly missed. The great fauxs out today, look so real, not worth my worrying over the furniture being ruined with the real any longer.lol Have a super evening.
hugs ~lynne~

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

You did a wonderful job with the hutch I clicked and got a close up, everything just flows.

Blue is such a rich color!!! I too love lamps. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

You did a wonderful job with the hutch I clicked and got a close up, everything just flows.

Blue is such a rich color!!! I too love lamps. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, another beautiful vignette, and what a touching post! laurie

Gollum said...

These are the only kind of blues to have! I love your vignettes.
I'm still writing. :-(
Hugs

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

All of your beautiful blues look lovely on your hutch! If you love lamps you should come over to my Lavender Hill Studio post.....I have a great one to show you!
www.lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Love your blues, especially the platter!

Shelia said...

Oh, Lynne, this just looks marvelous! That hutch is wonderful - I've never seen one like it and you've dressed it so well! Love the lamp, you know I love those little roosters and is that plate a Blue Calico? It's beautiful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

imjacobsmom said...

You've done it again! Your vignettes are gorgeous! I love that blue on the creamy hutch. Sounds like you and Bailey had a great day together! Don't forget to check back this week my next post is my 100th! ~ Robyn

Deb said...

Beautiful Blue, thank you for coming by to visit my 1st blue monday.

Deb
:)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Beautiful, beautiful blues. I'm convinced I must have some. You have such a way with decorating. I do love seeing your vignettes, just the way everything is placed just so. Thanks for sharing Blue Monday with us!

Ma'dame French said...

Love the little vignette and the shelf it's on;) hope you enjoyed your time with the little one;) French

lvroftiques said...

Oh Queen of vignettes I bow to your expertise! *winks* Another stunning example of how to do it right! Maybe if I keep reading I'll learn somethin' All kidding aside, Lynne girl you are sooo good at this! And what a lovely gift from Mr. dear heart! Mom is doing so much better. Thanks for keeping her in your prayers. Vanna

Melissa Miller said...

Lynne is everything okay? I saw part of your post about a doctors appointment and it says it was removed.
Let me know how you are when you can. You can email me if you'd rather.
~Melissa

sepiadreams said...

Love the country frenchy look with the blues and the roosters! Makes me want to buy a nice big hutch for my kitchen..Hmmmm...I think I will...Hugs..Tiina...

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, Love all of your blue, Ahhhh.....reminds me of the ocean. I already miss it! It's a little depressing coming back to this little town. Where's the beautiful ocean??lol! It's good to catch up with all of you guys though. Kristen

Alan Roberta said...

This valentine give craft gifts to your honey.

Anonymous said...

Dont you think she needs some starfish or sand dollars in that gorgeous blue vase? LOL I can bring you some mom! I definitely have some gorgeous shells to accent your beautiful vignette! Cate

Sheila said...

Beautiful hutch and decor.
This was my first visit to your blog. It is lovely.

Belinda said...

I missed Blue Monday yet again this week, but I love blue, and I love your gorgeous platter and cute roosters...the egg too...oh, okay. I love everything! :-)