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Monday, December 8, 2008

A great big Thank You!!! & Blue Monday 12/8

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes to my friend Jeanne @ the Backyard Neighbor. I was fortunate enough to be one of her winners this past week. I was so excited when I saw a package on my front stoop, that I immediately ripped into it before I could even take any pictures (lol). This is what I found. The give a way was for the beautiful ornaments...Imagine my surprise when I saw the fun little goodies she'd included with my wonderful prize. A stackable Santa that my youngest son has declared a "favorite" of his. Can you imagine the wonderful little treats I could stash in here and surprise him with? And it's hard to see, but laying next to the ornaments is a cute little Santa "post it" notepad. THANK YOU JEANNE!!! As we say round these parts...YOU'RE TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

It's Monday! You know what that means? It's time for Blue Monday, so graciously hosted by Sally @ Smiling Sally. Be sure to visit Sally's and see who else is strutting in blue today.

It's Donald Duck. Donald has been hanging on my tree since 1985...
This Santa bell was given to me by my father. He found it one day while he was out perusing yard sales...
A Kinkade ornament gifted to me by a family member. Most know of my love of Kinkade...I got these ornaments from "House of Lloyd" over fifteen years ago (could be even longer!).
The blue is just one of four different colors.
And how they're usually displayed. I love the way the light plays off the jewel tones... All dressed up for Christmas...I told you I love Kinkade...Thanks for stopping by and spending some of you Monday with me. I hope you are enjoying your day!

33 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle!
I love all your blues today! I love those blue ornaments! Sooo pretty!
Happy Blue Monday and have a great day!
Love, Ann

Neabear said...

I love your blue ornaments!! So pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

The Muse said...

love the wall art!

Eleanor said...

Love those lovely blue decorations. Happy Blue Monday!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a pretty range of blues! And the final painting makes a wonderful climax to a delightful post!

CC said...

Love all your blues. They're just wonderful. Happy Blue Monday and have a great week..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning, Rechelle! Such a sweet little song is playing. Love it!!! And I also love your blue. Isn't it fun to open ornaments and remember things about each one? You've got some pretty blue ones for us this morning, and I love your package, too!

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mildred said...

It's all so pretty. Thanks for sharing Rechelle. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE BLUE COLOR SCHEME FOR CHRISTMAS? I DO!! HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY! RITA

Smilingsal said...

So many lovely blue things! Jeanne is a special lady; you cleaned up there! Your items are treasures indeed, as each has a memory attached. I love the song, Happy Birthday, Jesus. Two of my granddaughters sang it in a Christmas concert on two different years when they were five years old. Happy Blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Morning, Rechelle! Congratulations on receiving the giveaway! Love your Blueness this morning, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carrie said...

Congrats. on being a winner! Your blue ornaments and Kinkade picture are lovely.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Enjoyed your blues Rechelle. And I love your music !!

Knitty said...

Congratulations! Happy Blue Monday to you!

ellen b said...

Good morning Rechelle! Donald is great and I love all your blue. I like those little ornaments all in the bowl like that...

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on winning! I love all of your blues. Of course, my favorite is the beautiful Thomas Kincade painting. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

LillyB said...

Oh you are so BLUE today!! I love it! The ornaments are beautiful too!!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Grandma Faith said...

I stopped by today for Blue Monday. Your ornaments are beautiful! I was delighted when I heard Happy Birthday playing because today is my birthday. I know they children are singing happy birthday to Jesus, and I'm sure happy to celebrate his birthday, but I enjoyed letting them sing to me as well. God Bless You, Faith
Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

DEB said...

Love the donald duck ornament!
What a lovely gift you recieved congrats!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congrats on winning that terrific giveaway! Great Blue Christmas items! ~Rhonda :)

claudie said...

Oh you lucky lady winning all those beautiful Xmas treats from the lovely Jeanne.
I love your Kinkade treasures also. He paints with such intensity and passion.
Happy Blue Monday Rachelle.
Claudie from Canada

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Congrats on your new goodies! I love your "blues."

Have a great week!

jlshall said...

You have some great ornaments there. I especially love the Donald Duck - he's my favorite Disney character. Wonderful Blue Monday photos.

Charli and me said...

I love Kinkade too. congratulations on your prizes. I love all of your pretty blue ornaments. What a wonderful song you have playing on your blog. Happy Blue Monday!

Raggedy Girl said...

For my Birthday each year my hubby takes me to Placerville California, hometown of Thomas Kincade. His studio there is magical and wonderful and full of comfy chairs to sit in and take a rest from antiquing. Nice!
Roberta Anne

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful ornaments! Love that stack able Santa. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie

Dawn said...

Congratulations on winning a set of those ornaments! They are wonderful!

Your blue decorations are very nice. I love ones that bring back memories. It makes them even more special.

take care,
Dawn

Betty said...

Rechelle,

Congratulations on winning the beautiful give away....

Your ornaments are gorgeous...

Thank you for visiting with me...Merry Christmas to you and yours as we celebrate our Savior's birth...Betty

imjacobsmom said...

First of all, I love your header! It is very pretty. Donald sure is a cutie and I love those pretty jewel-toned ornaments. Hope you are having a Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Ali said...

I love your Santa bell! What a lovely find.

Ali

Mojo said...

Those House of Lloyd ornaments are cool! Never seen those before.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Love the blues! I especially liked seeing them with all the others. I am a big fan of jewel tones. Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures. xxoo

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What pretty ornaments! Congrates on your award to!

Hugs,
Maryjane