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Sunday, July 5, 2009

I LOVE ROBIN'S EGG BLUE...

ONCE again, I am playing in two great memes...
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RHODA is our gracious host...
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SMILING SALLY is hosting another BLUE MONDAY
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MY Monday thrifty treasure is a
BLUE tole tray...
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You've seen me serving several meals on this tray but
I haven't shown it in
ALL IT'S GLORY....
sooooo.....

The hand painted roses just take my breath away...
What a beautiful talent someone, somewhere, possesses ......*sigh
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This beautiful, olden tray is in excellent condition...
and I really like the shape of it.
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The lovely color looks great with everything....
oh, yes...I am VERY proud of this thrifted, blue treasure !
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OOO, and I wanted to show you these really weird little plants...herbs, actually...
Parsley, thyme and sage...
Now, I ask you....
How is this amount of little plants ever going to make enuf to use in cooking ?? :)
but....aren't they cute !!


52 comments:

Not the Good Scissors! said...

I love that tray. One of these days I am going to try my hand at painting (I am just so busy right now). My goal is roses. I figure if I can conquer roses I probably could paint just about anything else!
Take care, Susan

Theresa said...

I love that tray too! I bet you will find a way to get enough herbs out of those tiny plants:) Have a great evening!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That tray is absolutely gorgeous, great find!! You know I'm loving the roses, and I am really starting to fall in love with the Robin's egg blue too!!
♥ Teresa

marty39 said...

LOVE the tray. It is absolutely stunning. They are so hard to find and usually very expensive, you found such a gorgeous one. Love the herbs too. Hugs, Marty

Sandra said...

Wow, I love that tray! I'm always on the lookout for trays. The tiny plants are so cute. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

blushing rose said...

THAT tray is gorgeous, green, whoa! I love it. Very nice ... they are soooo costly in antique malls now & never in that great a condition usually. TTFN ~ Marydon

imjacobsmom said...

BJ, that's a cute tray - you know that matches my sunporch perfectly - You watch, you'll get those herbs a growin' before you know it. ~ Robyn

Jackie said...

BJ, I love that tray! The colours in it are stupendous and would go with anything.

God bless.

Becky said...

LUV your tray BJ. Like you I LUV the shape of it as well! Can't wait to see what you do with your herbs. They are cute!

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

I remember a big ol' black painted tray my granny kept hanging in her kitchen -- I sure wish I had it now, but I have no idea where it ended up. Makes me smile to remember it though!

Stacey said...

Oh BJ that tray is just beautiful! You lucky girl. :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

BJ, pay no attention to that slurping sound...you know how I love toleware ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I too love your olden tray! It's gorgeous! I sure do wish I could paint like that! I have a cream colored one with painted roses and I don't have the heart to use it ~ you've inspired me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty tray.
Glenda

Caroline said...

That tray is beautiful..I am going to repeat everyone else's sentiments...I love it. I recently bought one a couple of months ago too and its pretty old.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

B.J., your tray is so beautiful! The color is beautiful. Yes, I've seen it in other post but only a peek here and there. So glad you gave it the spotlight this time!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Barbara said...

BJ, Counting on the little plant!


PLEASE COME AND WISH AMY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AT THE PURPLE GOAT LADY AND ENCOURAGE ALL THOSE YOU VISIT TODAY TO DO THE SAME.

THANKS,
BARBARA

Southern Lady said...

Oh, BJ ... I collect tole trays and I absolutely love yours! The pink and blue roses against the soft blue background is truly lovely.

Your little herbs are cute, and I bet you they'll be "pinchable" in no time.

Have a Happy Blue Monday, my friend.

Carrie said...

What a beautiful tray! The herbs are so cute.... if a few weeks you will have more.

Happy Blue Monday!!

~~Carol~~ said...

The tray is gorgeous! It would be great inspiration to decorate a whole room around! That would be just enough herbs for me....I hate to cook!

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful tray. As for the herbs ... I guess you'll have to go on a diet!

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

squawmama said...

Oh BJ I love that tray it is so beautiful... Just my style. And the little Herbs are so cute... Mine started out small but they are huge now... I have to give them away. Have a good one

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Meaghan said...

I Love these pictures and think its so cool how the snow goes through all the pics...im pretty impressed!

Stopping by from SITS wanted to let u know about a Giveaway we are hosting to help raise funds Spirit Jump (a gift giving charity sending cards/gifts to people battling cancer)

Really beautiful jewelery up for grabs

www.spiritjump.org

Beverly said...

This is one of the prettiest tole trays I have seen. What a great treasure for you.

Maybe you need some Miracle Grow. ;-)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello BJ,

Love your tole tray. The flowers are so pretty! Happy Monday!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, I love that tray!! Beautiful colors!
drooooool......
:)
~Becca~

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that tray, so pretty! Love those little herbs too!

Mary said...

I love the touches of blue you've chosen to share with us today. They are lovely. Have a great day.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your tray is beautiful. I love the colors and the roses are great. Your little herb plants are cute. Looks like they will have to grow a bit before you will be able to cook with them! :)

Christi

Sue said...

Your tray is absolutely beautiful! I only ever see black ones, and certainly not in as excellent a condition as this one is. Did you plant from seeds, or what? Cause I have never seen herb plants that tiny! LOL Try some fertilizer, FAST!
:-) Sue

BittersweetPunkin said...

BJ, I love the painted tole tray...I collect them...I have scads of them...it's my weakness. I think I may need an intervention. :)

Have a Blessed Monday!
Hugs,
Robin

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, home from camping and now rand kids week. Chaos and craziness is the order of the day. We are having great fun and before you know it, we will be all alone and the quiet will be awful. also wonderful!!! BIG smile here.

I do love your gorgeous hand painted tray. The artwork is wonderful. Your mom could have done that with her talent. My sister has done tole painting like that too. I do not have a drop of art talent. The trays are not easy to find anymore and if you do find one who could afford it???

It is so good to be commenting and posting again. I have missed reading your posts and reading your comments too.

Love...Jeanne

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love that tray! Robin Egg Blue is one of my favourite colours! Thanks for sharing & Happy Blue Monday!

niartist said...

bj! Look at that tray! It's stunning! I love hand painted things! :) And blue things too! Thanks so much for stopping over and leaving such wonderful warm compliments to the Buffalo News feature. As glad as I am that it happened, I'm even more glad that it's over. LOL! Talk about stressful! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that tray!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful tray BJ! Give those herbs a chance, they'll fill the pots eventually:>)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I remember seeing this tray on your white tablescape. I am glad you showed it again up close because I think it is so beautiful. I love that shade of blue, and of course, I am a big fan of the pretty painted flowers. Thanks for sharing this!

Kady

Justine said...

That tray really is gorgeous. Reminds me of one my grandmother had many years ago. It was black, with those same kind of roses painted on it.
Love your little herbs too. I've got cilantro and scallions growing, but the scallions aren't doing too well.

Justine :o )

salmagundi said...

Ohhh!! I do love that tray. I have a red one that is similar, but that shade of blue is really yummy!! Sally

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ, your tray is lovely....so soft. I had a black tray like this at one time....don't know what happened to it. Maybe I need to do some digging. Ha.

Your little plants are too cute.

Hugs, Barb

Terry said...

Howdy BJ
Oh my I love that tray .
Now don't be surprised if those little plants grow and multiply .
You never can tell.
Happy Blue Monday to you sweetie.
Have a fantastic week.
Happy Trails
Hugs

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful tray! Those little plants might grow and become useful - but until then they're very cute in their little yellow pots.

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts
Stop by, I'm having a giveaway!

Charli and me said...

Hello BJ, Your tray is just beautiful. I like and use trays all of the time but I don't have one as pretty as yours. Happy Blue Monday :>)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful tray....Beautiful site. And I'm lovin your playlist too!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, BJ! Thanks for visiting my blog today. :) LOVE that tole tray...so pretty! :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

BJ, I love your blue tray! I always look at that color when I'm out shopping & it catches my eye. I've only got the black, but that is a gorgeous color to have too.

Kammy said...

Very pretty Bj ! Looks like you are having fun with it already !
Hugs ~ Kammy

The Redhead Riter said...

Beautiful tray. It looks so SOFT!

printersdevil said...

The tray is so pretty. I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by Playing Dishes. I just added your name to the teapot that is holding all the giveaway names for the tablecloth drawing to be held July 25 after the final week of CIJ Tablescape Party.

I hope that you will join us in on of the remaining weeks. I will have the post up on Friday night for the saturday parties. So, pull out our holiday things or create something festive for CIJ. Or, if you rather, show us a holiday table from your files.

I grew up in West Texas, so I feel like we are friends IRL. I see you are attending the Ice Cream Social. I have two of them posted on my blog and hope to take part in both. I just love an excuse for homemade icecream!!!!

Come back for more chances to win. Click on my meme in the sidebar about this CIJ Tablscape Party or the red meme about my CIJ Weekly giveaways on my holiday blog.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a beautiful tray! Love the little planters with their tiny little plants. ☺ Diane

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love this style of tray! It's absolutely gorgeous! Those pots will fill in and by next month you'll have lots of herbs to clip for cooking!

Manuela

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love this style of tray! It's absolutely gorgeous! Those pots will fill in and by next month you'll have lots of herbs to clip for cooking!

Manuela