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Monday, January 12, 2009


Let's have a little snack while we look at all the BEAUTIFUL BLUES IN BLOGLAND....
AND you can take some with you , too......

SWEET SALLY is once again hosting ...BLUE MONDAY
all you have to do to be a part of this fun event each Monday is
POST ANYTHING YOU LIKE THAT IS .......B.L.U.E.
THANK YOU, SALLY GIRL....
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this is a little music-playing goodie that i bought about 20 years ago in a hospital gift shop....
it always reminds me of my boy and girl when they were little and would build a snowman....

this little pair barely made it into this BLUE post....but his pants ARE a BLUE-grey so I slipped them in...
the head is off the little goose...and there was a pretty, little green tree where the little boy is sitting....
they have both seen their better days but I just keep hanging on .....not real sure why except I bought them in a little drug store next to the cotton office where I worked the year Mr. SweetNothings and I married.....
we didn't have very much money and i actually splurged on buying these.......but..........

I've enjoyed them all these years....


this is a vintage SHAVING MUG that belonged to my mother's uncle, many MANY years ago....
pretty fancy, i think, for a shaving mug.....



by the time I got it, the little handle had been broken off but i still like it. i keep the key to my windup clock in it and sitting on the dining room mantel......
'just because'.....

BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER gave me this little pot several years ago...I love the way it is shaped and the handles on each side.....it's one of my favorite pieces.....
it also, is one of the very few French pieces that I have.... but that's not the reason I love it...

I love it 'cause SHE gave it to me.....:O)
my friend, MARTHA, gave this pretty colbalt blue dish to me last year...
i love it ! Thanks, Martha...
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and, don't forget
THE GOLDEN RULE....

LOVE, bj

48 comments:

tardevil said...

That blue compote is my favorite b/c I collect them. Love that shaving mug too. Don't you just know it's old? I vote for keeping what you bought when you met Mr. Sweetie....it has sentimental value, so that's reason enough. It did tickle me that you "killed" the goose! LOL!

Chris said...

GM BJ, Your post seemed so special this morning. More than having the item, I think having a story that goes with it is what makes it so special and sentimental.

Love Ya,
Chris

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy monday morning BJ! You have so many happy memories to share with us each day:>) I hope this week you will make some more!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

BJ, this is a wonderful Blue Monday post. Sweet memories attached to the pieces.

Stacey said...

Very purty! I will have a little snack too. :)

Beverly said...

BJ, you are just like me about having sentimental attachments to your things. It is just this type of things that I love best.

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
I love your pictures!!!
Happy monday to you!
Kisses

Marcela

White Iris Designs said...

Great blue offerings today...I particularly like the shaving mug! Did the man who originally owned this truly appreciate it's beauty?...I would say probably NOT!!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Put the kettle on, I'm comin' over!

beautiful things blue... thanks for sharing your treasures!

have a blissful blue monday. Dixie

ellen b said...

What a great variety of blue here today bj! How fun to know a little history behind each item. Blessings on your week!

Sweetie said...

BJ - As always your Blue Monday post is beautiful. My favorites - the pot that Beautiful Daughter gave you and the vintage shaving mug - it really is fancy. I'm off to the dentist. Have a great day. Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs,
Sweetie

Smilingsal said...

So many touches of blue make for an interesting post and a lovely home. Happy Blue Monday.

Brenda said...

Cobalt blue is my favorite color. you have some very cute things.
The snack was yummy. that Kraft spread is my favorite=)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

They're all nice pieces, but the shaving mug is my favorite!

Ahh, Kraft pineapple cheese spread. I grew up on that stuff-on Ritz crackers and made into sandwiches.

I've enjoyed stopping by. Happy Blue Monday to you :-)

Barbara H. said...

Those are all such sweet things with lovely memories attached.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, I loved your blue Monday. That shaving mug is really fancy!! You have so many beautiful treasures.
Hugs, Terrie

Bo said...

Hi BJ...what is it about us "ol' gals" that we'll hang onto something when it's chipped, broken or whatever? Oh, yeah, it's because we love the way it makes us feel when we see it! Thanks for the crackers & cheese, btw....
Love ya, ♥ Bo

Belinda said...

I had to giggle at the poor little headless goose! Your figurines are so pretty, and I love your cobalt blue compote glass! :-)

Lisa said...

You have such pretty treasures.

I have to comment on your snack.It looks yummy. I once worked for a man who would bring me the empty glass jars from the cheese. They were the perfect size for the children. We still use them when we want a small drink.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a great variety of blue items and all of them were wonderful.
Roberta Anne

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

I love the stories behind all of your pretty pieces BJ...
xo
Penny

Anonymous said...

Jean, you are just as sentimental as I am! I love the little figurines, headless goose, leafless tree and all. However, the shaving mug brings back sweet memories for me as I have a very old "Old Spice" shaving mug that belonged to my Dad. It may not be pretty to others who stop in, but it is beautiful to me. Anything our girls give us is special no matter what it is; we'll love it.
Love,
Martha

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm sitting here groovin to your tunes!!! Love the stories to go with the blue stuff...very nice.

Amy said...

I just love all your treasures BJ. I especially love the boy and girl with snowman. I also have a daughter and a son, so it reminded me of them too! Thanks for sharing your goodies. Amy

Melissa Wertz said...

When I was growing up, we had a blue compote like that! Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love all of the blue, but I love the compote best. What I really want, though, is my snack, BJ! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Picket said...

Oh BJ I love the little pair that you bought so many years ago..but I love the memories you have with each piece the best! Hope you are having a great day my friend!

beth at aunties said...

You always have so many fun things to share! Thanks for sharing the memories and I loved the sound of the big band! The yummy pineapple cheese and crackers are a favorite also!

Shelia said...

I'm loving your Blueness, Mz. BJness! Precious little figurenes and the shaving mug is too pretty to put Man Stuff in! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Love the blue compote,bet you can use it so many ways! Happy Blue Monday to you!

Mojo said...

Some nice pieces you have here. I keep odd stuff like this around too, even if it's not worth anything.

Actually I keep odder stuff than this around, but not as odd as Lisa at Lisa's Chaos. Ask her what she's got in her freezer sometime!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ, I just loved this post.Your little boy and girl are adorable. I have a few broken things that I couldn't part with either.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Jean, Thanks for your visit to my place today.. you have some great items in blue!! I love the pineapple spread on bread or anything.. my mom kept the empty jars from these spreads and they were the perfect size for juice..thanks for sharing your stories with your treasures..
hugs, Baba

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi Bj

Lots of lovely blue's here.. I liked the one your daughter gave you alot!!!

Monica
thanks for crackers and cheese

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Hey BJ, the shaving mug is great ... wonderful colors plus that awesome metallic silver trim. I love metallics and mix 'em all up together. I really like the way your French pot looks with the key tied to it, too :o)

Hugs,

Victoria

CIELO said...

Oh I would love to have such a good snack right now.... something light for dinner, that's what I need... yummy


Hugs

cielo

Darlene said...

I LOVE your blues in your post. That shaving mug is awesome...and very fancy! I also have not had that pineapple spread in a long, long time...I had forgotten about it. It will now be on my shopping list cause it is GOOD!

The Muse said...

Isn't it wonderful to actually remember this and that from all our little delights?

So many childhood gifts... :) ah I sigh a mother's sigh.

And yet what caught here BJ was the delight of saving the reminders of days long ago...when marriage was young... I cling to those as well...with a ferocity, in a gentle Muse like fashion, of course!

Susan said...

Happy Blue Monday! Love your blue compote...very pretty!

Tara said...

BJ

HOw can I ever feel blue on a Onday after being here?

Tara
xo

Kathleen said...

Love all your old collectibles. I love hearing the memories that you have with them.
Kathleen

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
I am so far behind in visiting my favorite people in blogland. How do you keep up? All your blues are just lovely.
Hugs, Rhondi

Deanna said...

Hi BJ! You know, I keep intending to do the Blue and Pink days but I swear...I just cannot get my act together! I need to just devote a day out of the week to devote to doing this. I am trying to make my life more structured so that I won't be so stressed out at the end of the week and so far I haven't even been able to do that! I'll round me up some blue things around the house and snap away!

Love ya,
Deanna :)

jeanne said...

Hello BJ. I am so late today. thank you for your visit today and I loved your comment about my pretty figurine. I too love your blues today. the figurines are so sweet and I loved the shaving mug. They are so hard to find these days. The vase from you daughter is so pretty and your cobalt blue dish is a sweet gift.
You do have blue girl.

My cousin is here from MI. so the day flew by. We played all day, leaving little time for visiting. I hope I get to everyone today.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

Back Through Time said...

you have SO many special things you share with us all~I love the part about the Golden Rule!
Hugs,
Michelle

Neabear said...

You got precious blues today! Thanks for visiting my blue monday. Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday!

Linda said...

I love your shaving mug, and yes, it is fancy for a man's shaving mug.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

CC said...

oooo, I love your blues, specially the one your daughter gave to you. I know how special that must be. Happy belated Blue Monday and have a lovely week.