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Blue Monday

Another Monday and its a Blue Monday! 




Sally is hosting Blue Monday.  Click over to her blog and see what she and the other ladies are sharing on this Blue Monday.   I am sharing with you a darling bird’s nest teapot that I came across recently in my quest for finding interesting teapots.     It has a blue bird feeding its babies.  Isn’t it cute?  I’ve been thinking of how it will become the next Teapot Garden Party birdfeeder.  

Do you have bird’s nests in your yard?  Have you had a bird built a nest in a strange spot…over your front light…in your flower box?  My mom has a deck that has 2 levels.  A robin built a nest under the top deck so that when you walk down to the lower level it is at eye level.  Mommy bird must have misjudged a safe spot or maybe she just felt comfortable and wanted show and tell.



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Blue Monday

Blue Monday   Sally  from SmilingSally is hosting Blue Monday  today.  Be sure to go to her blog and see all the other lovely blue goodies.  I am participating today and found some more blue in my home and I took a picture outdoors as well!  I had worked for 7 years part-time in a home-furnishings store, in addition to my fulltime job.  Beside the cash was a big basket with some very dry soil and a crooked african violet sat lopsided on one side of it.  It had huge leaves, a long, bare spine and it was always, always FULL of flowers.   It was amazing because it never saw real light and I used to call her “Matilda”.  When she was rather dry I’d take the whole basket to the back and give her a good soak.  Then she’d just sit there again flowering….and become really dry and so the pattern continued.  

We knew our store was going to close at some point.  Without our knowing it our manager took 14 leaves from Matilda and rooted them.  She potted each one and they grew leaves very quickly.  We had a farewell party once the store did close and we were all touched to tears when we were given a little pot of “Matilda”.  I’ve had her for 3 years and she is so large and has beautiful leaves but has only flowered one little flower…until right now.  I was so excited to see these little flowers sprouting.  Baby Matilda… 

I was given this ceramic container full of cookies.  I have managed to keep it in my kitchen and inside I place receipts I want to keep for a while and not lose. 

I also want to show the hydrangeas again that are growing in a neighbour’s yard at the cottage.  Oh how I love them.  I love this colour and hope to plant some myself next year. 

A couple of years ago when the Love Bunny and I went to Vegas we purchased  an F.A.O Schwarz  mug for him and one for me.  We keep them at my place.  His is the blue one and mine is red.     Its a great size mug with great size memories.


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Blue Monday

Today I’m participating in Sally’s Blue Monday .  I am not really a blue person.  I admire all the different shades of blues but I just can’t do it in my home.  I’ve tried.  I remember even as a teenager I realized I didn’t have anything blue except blue jeans.  Now I will wear navy blue and a certain pale blue but thats about it.

However I did manage to find 3 little blue items in my home so probably this will be the last Blue Monday I’ll be able to participating.  Now thats making me feel blue!


I have a spoon rest and it has lavender on it. I really like lavender, the colour, the flower and the scent.  This little spoonrest sits on my stove and comes in very handy.   

My mother visited Finland this summer and she bought me back this blue and white tea bag plate that was made in Finland.    I like the little blue bell flowers on it.  It also sits on my stove and I love to use it.  It makes tea time special. 

I recently purchased these little Pie Birds from ebay. 

I missed out on the white ones but I do like these little guys.  I haven’t used them yet and I think they are too pretty to use.  I like their happy little red feet and beak.   Thank you for allowing me to share my blue with you on Blue Monday.  Be sure to click over to Sally’s blog to see more lovely blues.


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