Monday, June 8, 2009

Blue Monday

Thanks to Sweet Sally at Smiling Sally's Blog we all get to participate in Blue Monday!

Today for Blue Monday I thought I would show a few blue things at my vacation home on the River in Parker, Arizona that I haven't showed before. We just got back yesterday from spending 8 days there and it was wonderful!

This is a really pretty china angel heart plate I have hanging on the wall that has blue in it. The plate was given to me as a gift from a friend when I had a brain tumor removed 16 years ago. She told me it was my guardian angel that was to watch over me during my surgery. It sure watched over me during those times and now I have it hanging in our vacation home to watch over all our friends and family as they play in the river.

I also love to collect old blue enamel ladles and spoons. Here are just a few. They had a huge tube float at the river where thousands of people participated in it. We just sat on our deck and watched all the drunk crazies go by. I snapped this picture of some of the floaters. Do you notice how blue their tubes and umbrellas are??


Nicole said...

I love those ladels and spoons. I like old stuff :D
And I wouldn't mind being on that lake right now. It looks beautiful!

Unknown said...

The story of your angel plate is wonderful.

ItaJeff said...

Those ladles and spoons are fantastic...lovely!

Have a nice blue Monday

Lots of luv,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Anne, I love your blue! Enamelware has always been one of my favorites since I worked at a gift shop in college where we sold some really cute blue!

And I love that picture of the river... looks like F-U-N!

Your angel plate is so sweet. She's a nice reminder that the Lord has given His angels charge over us to guard us in all our ways.

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Altered Glass said...

That blue enamel is beautiful and I love your angel plate in the shape of a heart. That had to have been a reassuring object during such an extreme time of need. I'm so glad that angel was a comfort and I'm glad you are able to be with us all and blog your wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing what was probably a very difficult chapter in your life.

SmilingSally said...

I never knew about your survival from a brain tumor. Wow.

What lovely blues you have. I really like those spoons. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful blues! The spoons are great! Happy Blue Monday.


Marty Mason said...

Love all your speckled blues. What a display you have.

srp said...

I would think "drunk", "tubes" and "river" wouldn't go together very well, but it would make for a great spectator sport. Love the blue spoons. My grandmother had one of those old navy speckled ladles.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Your angel plate is so sweet... from a special friend! I really like your spoon collection too! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your angel plate is sweet and lovely. You've shown us some terrific blues. Have a wonderful day.

Susan Hickam said...

What wonderful blue! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. Sweetpea Sue

Maria Berg said...

Yes I do blue also, it is Omphalodes verna (common names Navelwort or Blue-eyed Mary) in the background for the yellow Tulips.

Lot of blue tolls in you kitchen.
/Maria Berg, Sweden

Barb said... the ladels. Happy Blue Monday.


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Such a special angel heart plate with so much love behind it. Welcome back from your vacation, I just arrived home as well from my vacation.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Terry said...

Hi Anne

Oh my what a sweet angel your little guardian angel.
I really like all the blue enamel.
The people floating appear to be having fun :)
I bet it was a lot more fun to sit and take pictures.
Blessings of joy to you.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Blue Monday

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Annie, What a fun Blue Monday post you have shared. The angel plate is beautiful and the sentiment behind the gift so touching.
Love your ladle collection. What a fun assortment I bet the tubers had fun. The weather looks great!
So enjoyed my visit to your great blog. Have a nice week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Neabear said...

That guardian angel plate really has special meaning. I am so glad you recovered from the brain tumor. Love the blue spoons too. I think I would rather watch from your deck than be in that group of people. I am sure they had fun though.

Mimi Sue said...

It must be fun to have 2 houses to decorate. It looks like fun on the river too. Your blue enamel spoons are really fun. Glad the angel watched over you and that your healthy now. Mimi

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