Monday, March 2, 2009

A Ginger of Blue Monday & An Update

A short update gals. Mr. P. is doing well right now. He's had 3 remarkably good days in a row. We're hoping they finally have his medication where it is suppose to be so he will continue to improve. We head to the doctor again this week for another lab and we'll see what those counts are. We can't thank you enough for all of your prayers and emails with words of support. I never imagined there would be this kind of support out there. I truly feel blessed to know each and everyone of you. I've tried to get around to thank you individually, if I haven't please forgive me and know it was unintentional if I missed you. I'm just a bit on the loony tune side right now.. OK.. so I'm there all the time.... lol... just a bit more right now! The Energizer Bunny is back to "full" blogging mode... I've missed each and everyone of off we go:

It's Blue Monday.. hosted by our gracious Sally over at where you'll find a full list of blue participants. I personally can't wait to see all the posts today full of their beautiful blues... After getting home and back in the "normal" routine around here, I've changed things up once again. The Ginger Jar centerpiece is a gift Mr. P. gave me almost 30 years ago. Isn't it "gorgeous"? I love the deep cobalt blue and the golden yellow in the flowers.
I moved the metal plate in from the living area. I thought the gold center stone went well with the yellow gold of the flower.

We picked up the ginger jar from a floral shop that was closing out. I immediately fell in love with the colors. I can't remember what he paid for it, but trust me it was pretty dog gone cheap!! You see Mr. P. as generous as he is, doesn't really think all these do-nothing things are all that On the bottom it reads Ardalt Primavera Made in Italy 4421. I googled Ardalt Primavera and many things came up, so if you're interested you might google it as well.

It's even pretty on the backside.. lol Isn't the cobalt blue absolutely "gorgeous"?
I couldn't resist including the shot of the sun shining through the plate. Almost an angelic glow don't you agree ? Perched at the bottom of the concrete base are 2 of the cutest little squirrels sitting a top their acorn finds.
Isn't he just the cutest thing? He's sure proud of his acorn find..look at that tail in the air.. such attitude.. :-))
This little guy seems to be hanging on to his find for dear life..
I had to move him out of the glow of the sun so you could see his darling face.
With Easter around the corner and my love for bunnies, I decided to put the squirrels away for now. I pulled out the stone bunny and the darling wooden bunny to add to the decor.
Just look at those faces. Aren't they just the cutest? They appear to be smiling to me. :-)
Okay, maybe this little guy is looking "almost" shy like. It's okay sweetie. All these nice ladies love bunnies too!
Isn't he a beauty?

Yes, I believe I'll leave the bunnies out. I'm so glad you decided to stop in to see my contribution to Blue Monday. Thanks to our Sally for being a sweetie and hosting such a wonderful event. Don't forget to stop by Sally's blog for a full list of participants. You can click on the logo and it will take you right to the spot full of Blue.. Now, I'm off to check them out see you there...
hugs ~lynne~


Jewel Sauls said...

So glad to hear that Mr. P is doing better! That ginger jar is so gorgeous, front and back!!! The bunnies do say Spring. Glad you are back in to your Energizer Bunny mode!!! :D Jewel

lvroftiques said...

That is one sweet ginger jar girl! Can't imagine why that dear hubby of yours doesn't understand our need for more pretties....*winks* And the chipmunks are darling but the bunnies are better! Lol! Glad your Mister is doing better! And did I read that you can't get into the chattys? Girl you HAVE to be able to get into the Chattys!! Vanna

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
I have thought of you and your hubby many times and prayed this week.
I am so happy to hear this great news.
I hope continued improvements are coming his way.

What a gorgeous jar is right! LOVELY PIECE!
I do love the shape and the beautiful colors.
Precious bunnies as well.
The plate is really neat too. I love that style and the yellow jewel center.

Thanks for coming by tonight and your kind words. I'm still pinching myself on my win.
You know it's always good to hear from you.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday.
~Melissa :)

Salmagundi said...

I'm happy to hear things are going well at your house. Let's hope and pray they continue!! That is a beautiful ginger jar - I know you must treasure it. Sally

The Muse said...

Praise be that Mr P is on the mend...will continue to send prayers :)

Love your vignette Lynne...the scale and movement is just superb!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Lynne I am so glad to hear Mr. P is doing better ..Now you know I love those have my addy girl so I'll be checking the mail this week haha!! love ya sweet sis..I better go finish my BLUE Monday post..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad to hear your husband is doing much better! Love your vignettes and the bunnies!!!. Take care of yourself also - so important!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, that ginger jar is my colors! I love everything about it, and your vignette is so pretty. Those squirels on the acorns are just precious. Are they from your shop? I might need some of those. So glad Bill is doing better. Hope you get a good report from the dr. laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, so glad that Mr. P is doing well right now. That's good news!

Love your vinettes with the squirrls and with the rabbits. Easter is just around the corner!

Your jar is just beautiful! Kristen

Envoy-ette said...

When you mentioned Italy, I immediately recognized the style. I love how they use colors! You Hubby has great taste!

Barbara Jean said...

Thank you so much for coming by earlier.
Sooo glad to hear your hubby is doing better, and, you are getting back into the swing of things.

Your ginger jar is wonderful!!!
Yes, I do like it without the bunnies too. They take away from your lovely jar.

Continued prayers for his continued improvement.

Have a week filled with sunshine inside and out.

Barbara Jean

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Hi Lynne! Happy yo hear Mr P doing better...but what about you? You need to get some rest sometime!!!!

I love that ginger are right..the yellow/blue is beautiful...and oh my the bunnies...can never ever have too many!

Happy Blue Monday


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours as well and joined up as a follower. Sorry to hear about your husband, but glad that he is doing better. I pray that he will continue to improve! It is snowing here tonight!! Love & blessings from NC!

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty jar... love the squirrel with the nut!
Happy Blue Monday!

Four Paws and Co said...

Lynne, I'm so happy to hear hubby is doing better!

Your ginger jar is gorgeous! Loved the bunnies & squirrels too! Happy Blue Monday! ♥ Diane

Elaine said...

I agree, the cobalt blue is so gorgeous. Your bunnies are adorable too. Gets me in the Easter mood! Lovely post.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love this! The ginger jar and then the cute little Easter bunnies. You have a great knack for putting together these little viginettes. Can Spring really be coming our way? Cindy

Gie's Tidbits said...

that's a pretty piece of jar.

Kat said...

Glad to hear that Mr. P is on the mend and things are getting back to normal for you. Your vignette is lovely, and that ginger jar is just beautiful. The blue and yellow is so pretty! Kathy

SmilingSally said...

I'm happy to hear that your husband seems to be over the hump.

Yes, I have always loved cobalt blue, and combined with yellow just seems to make that ginger jar top notch! Your vignette is perfect. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your vignette is so lovely, I really enjoyed seeing it and the pretty ginger jar as well.

Hope your dh continues to feel better. Have a good Blue Monday☺

Sweetie said...

Thanks for the update on Mr. P. I'm glad that he's doing better. The ginger jar is just lovely. I also like the bunny. Happy Blue Monday,

Jessica said...


I'm so glad your Mr. P is doing well~ that is cartwheel worthy!!

Lovely display, that jar is FAB and the squirrel~ just priceless.

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs~ J

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your jar is beautiful! And I love bunnies! They are so cute!

Glenda said...

If you just put a zero behind today's date, we can pretend that today is the first day of spring. I am so ready for Winter to say bye, bye for this year.

Glad your DH is improving. I think about the two of you quite often, and you both remain in my prayers.

You lovely jar puts me in mind of Spring also, not just how close it really is to the beginning of the season. The blue reminds of blue skies and the yellow makes me think of the daffodils that I have blooming right now.

A Hint of Home said...

What a beautiful jar. I love the blue and yellow together.
So glad your hubby is doing better.

LADY JANE said...

Lynne,So glad Mr. P is feeling better! Love your ginger jar vignette! That looks to be a very treasured piece! Happy Blue Monday!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Dearheart...

Oh Lynne, if that just isn't the best news hear that Bill is having better days...I just believe that the Lord has heard and answered our prayers!!!

Well my friend, I'm so glad to see you "up and runnin'" again...sure did miss all of your posts while you were taking care of your honey! What a beautiful vignette...I love the ginger jar, it's absolutely beautiful and love the pretty decorative plate you are displaying with it! Your little squirrels and acorns are just just have the cutest things! I love your bunnies too! I think you're "wearin' off on me", Girl...I found two of the cutest little bunnies at the thrift shop a couple weeks ago...I'll have to do a post on them! Hehe!

Just sharing in your thankfulness for Bill feeling better and so happy to see you back!!!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Oh Lynne,I am so happy for you .What a burden taken off of you.And you are just the best at vinyattes.I too,like the bunnies the best.They ARE you...ann

♥ Kathy said...

Aww the squirrels are sooo cute!! Happy Blue Monday :)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Lynne~ Came by to check on you n' your husband. How JOYOUS to read that all our prayers are working, & your dearest Mr P is doing so much better!!~~~ The Power of Prayer IS a wonderous thing, isn't it? I'm SO HAPPY for you both! Love, Linda

xinex said...

Hi Lynne! I am so glad you're back. I missed your vignettes. Love those bunnies of course, and the ginger jar! I am also very happy that Mr. P is doing great!...Christine

ellen b. said...

Praise God that Mr. P. is doing better. I'm so sorry for your scare. I'll pray that he'll receive the right medication and that his body will adjust well to it.
I really enjoyed seeing your jar and your little critters. So cute!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Good news is the best news, everything will be fine!! Just wanted to check in on you and say hello, your post is lovely as always, I love the bunnies!! Take good care, talk to you soon, x0x0x0x0x0

The Raggedy Girl said...

Thank God that Mr. P is doing better. It must be so scary to go through something like that.

I love the Ginger jar. It is so special and the colors are favorites of mine.

Take care of yourself while taking care of hubby.

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Anonymous said...

Good news about your hubby, Lynne!!!

J had to have a coumadin adjustment last fall. He had to keep notes on dosages there for awhile, just to keep it all straight. He tests once a month. He went back to the routine dosages last month and had his protime last Friday morning. We'll see what happens next! People are always amazed he has anything wrong with him, because he is so healthy looking!!

I love your blue Monday post and those squirrels are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty jar. You have a gift for arranging.

Kathy b

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

wonderful news about mr p ! So glad things are looking up for you guys. You have some cute photos today . I am dying for spring to spring...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, We so appreciate your prayers..I agree the jar does put a person in mind of Spring. I envy your daffodils blooming..we have a ways to go before we have anything surprise us and bloom. However, it's suppose to be in the 60's on Wed. and the temperatures are suppose to climb from there. So, I'll take that for now.. hugs ~lynne~

Sue said...

Glad to hear Mr. P is doing so well,and that things are getting back to normal for you, what a wonderful word normal. Beautiful ginger jar and I love animal the figurines., especially the bunny. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear Lynne! I'm so glad your hubby is better and we'll continue to pray for good results on his next visit.
Oh, I love your vase - it's beautiful. There's just something about blue and yellow that is so soothing. Now those little squirrels were precious, but the bunnies! Oh, tell them I think they're adorable!
Take care of yourself too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

I'm so glad things are going well for Mr. P!
That ginger jar is gorgeous, and the little squirrels are so adorable!

Southern Lady said...

Lynne ...

Thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a note for me.

I think your ginger jar is absolutely exquisite. The cobalt and gold are so beautiful together.

I enjoyed your pretty blog and will be back to visit again soon.



Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Mom, Linda, thanks so much for stopping in and checking on us... I hope things are fine your way darling...hugs ~lynne~

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm so glad to hear your hubby is doing better. There were a bunch of the ladies keeping us up to date by email. I've had you both in my prayers.

That metal plate is how would it be to have so many pretty things that you can actually put some of them away!

Tomarie said...

Lynne, I'm so glad Mr. P is doing well!!! I've had you both in my thoughts and prayers gf!
I love the ginger jar and ADORE that metal plate! You always do the most gorgeous vignettes! Hope you're able to get a little bit of rest every once in a while~ even the Energizer Bunny needs a nap now and then! I'm thinking of ya!:-) L~

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Blue Monday. Lovely blue ginger jar. What a treasure. Your vignetees are so pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
Prayers to Mr. P, I'm so glad that he is doing better!
Bless You, Shilr
Shirls Rose Cottage

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Blue Monday. Lovely blue ginger jar. What a treasure. Your vignetees are so pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
Prayers to Mr. P, I'm so glad that he is doing better!
Bless You, Shilr
Shirls Rose Cottage

Designs on 47th Street said...

It just pleases me so much that your husband is doing so much better. Prayers are a wonderful thing, aren't they?

Lynne, you have the prettiest accessories in your home. Yes, that ginger jar is fabulous. How fun you got it for such a good deal. I was loving' that squirrel and now I'm lovin' the bunnies! Such sweet little faces on all of those shy critters.

Good job on Blue Monday. I love it all!! ~~~~~


P.S. Thanks for your kind comments about my faux arrangement!

Missy Wertz said...

Lovely items and I love that ginger jar. Happy Blue Monday!

Linda said...

Lynne. I'm so sorry to hear that your husband is not well. We need to cherish each day with our loved ones. For we are only here for such a short time. Hugs Thanks for giving us such a wonderful blog to view. Linda

Lady Katherine said...

I am so glad your hubby is doing better! So happy for you and him! I love the jar and the stand its sitting on! The squirrel is darling! I had a great afternoon. My grands got picked up early. Remember I have a few awards for you, when you get a moment! Take care.

janet said...

hi lynne, i wanted to stop by and say hi and see how Mr P was doing, i pray that continues to be on the mend.

I love your ginger jar, it is so gorgeous! and your bunnies and squirel are adorable
thinking of you

Picket said...

Morning glad to hear hubby is doing better. Love your beautiful treasures..that jar is glorious and those little squirrels were adorable...I have been looking for some bunnies for Easter that were rustic looking but so far all I can find are the 'pretty' ones! lol lol Have a great week sweetie!

Lynette said...

Glad your hubby is on the mend!!

Love your vignette - the bunnies are too cute - I've seen several the last couple of weeks and thought of you.

Picket said...

Oh you sweet little made me cry....the fact that you even remembered I had that teaset from last year....yes I have it is one of my favorite pieces and I am planning on going to Hobby Lobby and TJ MAXX this are such a sweetheart!

Dolores said...

Three good days for Mr. P.....that's good news. Will continue prayers for him.

The ginger jar is gorgeous!! My favorite colors .... my kitchen decorations are cobalt blue and yellow. I think of them as happy colors.
Have a good week!

Kathysue said...

Lynne I am so glad you feel as if things are getting back to normal for you and Mr.P.These little side paths we take on our journey of life are paths we would rather not go down but when we do we always learn something about ourselves and the ones we love.I love your vignettes,I am in love with the sweet bunnies,perfect for Spring which is right around the corner.Take Care,Kathysue

Kathysue said...

Lynne I am so glad you feel as if things are getting back to normal for you and Mr.P.These little side paths we take on our journey of life are paths we would rather not go down but when we do we always learn something about ourselves and the ones we love.I love your vignettes,I am in love with the sweet bunnies,perfect for Spring which is right around the corner.Take Care,Kathysue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your blog and your sweetness are such a blessing. Your bunnies, the ginger jar, everything is feels like home. Always so warm and inviting.
I am delighted that Mr.P is doing so well. Our worlds are not right when anything is wrong with them! I no longer take anything for granted. I never will again.
My love and best wishes to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne,
I happened upon your blog this evening and noticed you are a part of the blue monday group. Somehow I have missed you there. Your ginger jar is absolutely beautiful and even more special as it was a gift from your husband. I read the previous post and I am glad to hear he is doing better. We have went through a similar thing last summer and fall. Your blog is so pretty. I am glad I stopped by. Blessings to you. Carol

Gone said...

What beautiful blue and gold!! I love it!! Oh...the bunnies are so cute!!


Susie Q said...

You both remain in my prayers sweet lady...I am so glad that Mr.P is doing better now. Bless you both.

I love your pretty vignette!


Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Love your ginger jar and bunnies...the "sun" shot was awesome!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Lynne!

Lovely vignette. The ginger jar is gorgeous and I love those adorable bunnies!