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Monday, December 1, 2008

Blue Monday 12/1

It's time for Blue Monday! Blue Monday is hosted by the ever gracious Sally @ Smiling Sally. Be sure to stop by her place, say hello, and check out who else has got their blue on today :0).

Keeping in the spirit of the season...

Here's a bit of my Christmas decor for this year. In the center of the brandy jar is a vintage blue glass ornament that I recently found on one of my thrifting adventures. Behind it is a favorite print of my five year old. It's simply entitled "Snow".

38 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Very pretty and Christmasy! And adore that huge glass!

Mildred said...

The blues really stand out in your photograph. So very pretty!

Dawn said...

I like the print too! I also like the way you displayed the Christmas balls. I still have a lot of decorating to do. I hope you are enjoying the process :)

take care,
Dawn

Elizabeth said...

That ornament is definitely a great find. My mother does a display in a giant brandy snifter with ornaments.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Don't you love to find ornaments when you're out thrifting? Some of my favorites have come in the most unexpected places. Your print is so sweet, and I bet that becomes a cherished keepsake of that five-year old. I still have a Santa who used to always sit in a sleigh on my parents' mantle. He's an old guy now! ;-)

Happy Blue Monday!

Sheila

bj said...

Great blue post...
love, bj

Sweetie said...

I really like the picture. It's nice enough to use all year round. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Smilingsal said...

It's clever to pull the blue from the picture to the ornament. Happy Blue Day!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Very pretty! I love the "Snow" print too! So cute!

Shelia said...

Morning, Rechelle! Love your blueness today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Neabear said...

That is a pretty way to display the pretty ornaments. So lovely. Hope you have a Happy Blue Monday!

Coloradolady said...

I love your ornaments. They look lovely. What a find....

PlantBuddy said...

Easy to see you're all set for the big holiday. I bought my tree, a Norfolk Pine growing in a pot. It also came with nice decorations.

Dawn said...

Hi Rechelle,

I'm glad the turkey soup was a big hit. Tim just about cries at the thought of having to eat turkey or chicken. I think soup would throw him over the edge!

I hope your friend would like to do the ball ornament. I like it on blue the best myself. I just bought 25 blue balls this weekend to do the project in my class.

take care,
Dawn

Mojo said...

I'm not big on decorating but I like the ball.

jlshall said...

Wow - it's so great that you're already decorating for Christmas! It always takes me a week or so to get organized after all the Thanksgiving chaos. Loved your Christmas blues!

Charli and me said...

Very pretty! I especially like your print. Happy Blue Monday.

Chris said...

Hello There, I just wanted to thank you for coming to visit me this morning. I love meeting new people and I 've met so many today, just because I did a Blue Monday Post. I'm going to do that again, if I get to mee this many new faces. Come by anytime, I'd like to get to know you better. And if you have time, please sign my guestbook too. See ya soon.

Hugs,
Chris

belladella said...

I love the vintage ornaments. I can never get enough of those. I might have to display mine like that this year instead of on the tree- the kitties get a bit too interested :)

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Don't you just love the vintage ornies, they are really being sought after these days.

Neabear said...

2 years ago we did not even put up a tree. It was our first Christmas with out any kids at home. I just couldn't get motivated to decorate at all. Last year we bought a small fake tree with the light already on it. This year we will use that one and maybe get another fake one that is a little bigger. I am more motivated to decorate this year. Time to get used to not having the kids around anymore. Maybe some year we can manage to get them together with us to celebrate together. But this is not the year. All the year we have been married the tree usually goes up around the middle of the month. After my birthday which is on the 10th. Actually our second year together it never got put up because I went into labor and gave birth to my son on the day we were going to get it. We decided he was our tree instead.

char72 said...

Hope you had a happy Blue Monday. I love your header picture.
Charlotte

jeanne said...

Rechelle, your bulbs look so sweet in the brandy jar. I love the vintage ornaments so much. I love the snowman print too. speaking of snow we are having lots of it today. fun to see.

You are in the drawing tonight. Remember to visit for the next few days as there will be a drawing for six days. Good luck.

Hugs..Jeanne

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Hi! I came over by way of Nikki's blog. I have that exact ornament on my tree. Our mother let us all pick one to be our favorite and since I was all about flower power, I chose that one. Thanks for showing yours! xxoo

Dawnie said...

very pretty! Hello..I'm out visiting blogs as I often do and came on yours.
I'm Dawn from Wisconsin.

Kim's Treasures said...

Sooo pretty! I love ornaments in bowls!

jeanne said...

Hi Rechelle, Thanks for your visit and comment. You are in the drawing tonight. Good Luck.

Hugs...Jeanne

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Great minds think alike...I have some ornaments in a brandy glass also:) I had to take them out and wash the glass as the coloring has come off the balls...looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas decorating.
Christmas JOY to You.
Deb

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Good Morning Rechelle!
I love the banner...I love Thomas Kinkades work too! Vintage ornaments are one of my favorite things, and Your vintage ornaments are so pretty...I found a huge glass like the one you found recently too. It had ornaments in it too. What fun! Hope you have fun with all of your decorating!
xoxo,
Queenie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Rechelle

I came over, via Jeanne's blog.

I love ornaments and love vintage ones best. They bring back happy memories.

jeanne said...

Rechelle, this is the first chance I have had today to congratulate you on winning the drawing last night for yesterdays give-a-way. I was gone before seven this am and just arrived back home at around two pm. sigh. My sister and I drove a seven hour round trip to get some venison. We love to eat it. LOL I am tired. Pick your favorite pair of ornaments and tell me what it is. Send me your address so I can send you your ornaments. My mail...jeav@earthlink.net

Hugs...Jeanne

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Rechelle,
Your blog made the front cover of Harbor Hon Magazine Volume VI. It's all in fun. Come take a look when you get a chance. :) xxoo

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

No, I wish it was. It's just pictures I find to use for the mag covers. Glad you liked it. I actually live in a tiny apartment big enough for one. :) xxoo

jeanne said...

Hi Rechelle, your pakg. goes out today. You are welcome for my comments about you. Your posts have become a part of my list because I love your blog.

Have a great day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Donna said...

Hi Rechelle!! Great thrifting find! And your SNOW print is adorable!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed my book post and Uncle Wiggily in particular! It's amazing the memories that old books bring back! Can't wait to see more of your decorations in future posts - and I LOVE your new blog banner!!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Hey Rechelle,
I am having a giveaway...I hope you'll stop by when you get the chance and enter...
xoxo,
Queenie

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle,
I love your vintage ornaments in the glass bowl!
I missed Blue Monday this week.
Love, Ann