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Blue Monday – Thrifting

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Today is Blue Monday hosted by Sally of SmilingSally.  Visit all the participating bloggers for more lovely BLUE for your day.  Be sure to leave a comment so everyone knows you’ve been there!

I have never been a BLUE person.  I can comfortably wear only navy blue or a certain pale blue.    I’m a green, buttery yellow, raspberry, bricky red kind of gal.  Love blue when I see it but under no circumstance could I do it in my home…or can I?   I am loving cake plates and gave one to my DIL for Christmas to my younger son’s girlfriend for her b’day in January.  But I don’t have one…yet.  So yesterday I was on a mission when I headed for the thrift store.

Then.. I spotted this one in absolute perfect condition for $2.99.  See all the pale BLUE in it…and the touch of green and touch of pink and silver rim? 2009-january-002 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I saw the matching BLUE bread/cake plates under $1.00 each.  There were 8 of them…2009-january-005to serve up the cake…BLUE…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I could not resist the matching BLUE  covered casserole $3.99.   None of these pieces showed wear…

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I tried to avoid the matching 2 piece BLUE gravy boat… $2.99.  But couldn’t.

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Unfortunately there were only 5 dinner plates and 3 were chipped so I left them all there.   I also found 5 little dessert nappies  but didn’t take them. (should I go back?).

As I walked around a couple who must have seen me picking my treasures came to tell me there was a matching teapot and 8 cups and saucers around the other side.  Thanks??….. 

 The teapot was $3.99 and I also picked up the matching platter it was only $2.99 .  How could I possibly resist them?    They are in excellent condition and only a few pieces have a very minute wear on the silver.   I can’t believe I brought home something BLUE, really you can’t imagine.   Its only because I’ve been blogging and admiring so many different BLUE items including a new love for china that I was able to bring these BLUE pieces home….and so far…they feel right at home.   I’ll have to mix and match them with my white dinner plates.    They are called Somerset by Excel.2009-january-0171

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogging is certainly having quite an effect on me… you too?   Have a lovely BLUE Monday..  Judi xoxo

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Another Fitz & Floyd Salt & Pepper Set

I am sharing another Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper shaker set I adore.  One of them is a bunny and I love bunnies.  It isn’t the right season for this set but here it is anyway.  I had admired it for some time in the stores and a few years ago while the love bunny and I were in Houston right after Christmas I found it for a steal on clearance! 

Today I took a drive during lunch to do a little thrifting.  What was I thinking…not very much apparently because I didn’t realize I didn’t have my debit card with me.  At least not the one that has money in it.  I was really annoyed when I found a perfect sized white soup touraine.  I have wanted one so badly and there it was.  I had it in my hand along with a pretty Poppy china plate when it hit me that I had no money and couldn’t buy it.  They will only accept cash or the RIGHT debit card so with much regret I left them there.  I might make a bunny jaunt over there again tomorrow at lunch and see if it might still be there..*crossing my fingers*.  Now the bad thing about going there right away tomorrow is that there was also a 3 piece white cannister set I admired.  Today I was able to walk away from it but if its there tomorrow?  who knows…

Do you collect Fitz and Floyd pieces?   Is there something that you absolutely love to collect in F&F or something else?

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Geisha Girl Fabric and Bunny Plate

My Noah’s Arc baby’s quilt was featured on a treasury.  That made me smile. 

I’ve been busy at work getting ready for the semester start-up and my routine at home seems to be different to what I’ve had fun with this summer.   I haven’t been crafting for a little while.  Tonight I’m working on a bag similar to the one I made in the spring from this gorgeous Geisha Girl fabric by Michael Miller.  I’ve beaded the fabric and now I’m ready to begin the actual cutting and sewing.  Fun. 

I also wanted to share another picture with you.  When my granddaughter, Madeline comes for dinner she eats from this special china, a bunny plate and bowl and I have a bunny placemat for her also.  Did I tell you today that I love bunnies…collecting bunnies but not the real kind.  Actually when I was allergy tested once although thankfully I am fine with cats and dogs, it was determined that I am very allergic to rabbits.   I also collect Fitz & Floyd and these bunny salt and pepper shakers are one of my first pieces.

 

 Cute aren’t they?  Tomorrow I’ll share another cute Fitz and Floyd set.

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