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Monday, January 26, 2009

Blue Monday - Gifts That Feed a Blue and White Habit part 2


Blue Monday is sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally.


Today I continue sharing gifts from family that contributed to my blue and white collections. As an accomplished seamstress, my youngest sister has spent much time shopping for fabrics. Along the way she saw blue and white fabrics which she gave me.

Blue and white toile fabric - youngest sister


Fabric in Pflatzgraff "Yorktowne" pattern - youngest sister. I happen to have burner covers on the stove that match this design

Fabric for the custom-made kitchen curtains and tablecloth - youngest sister


Kitchen window – in summer I used only the valance and displayed items on the window sill.


Round tablecover for breakfast table

Six napkins. The ceramic server is from the eldest of my three sisters.
Pull-up shade for the kitchen side door.


Packets of paper napkins – two youngest sisters. The holiday pattern is named "Porcelain" and has blue and white oriental wares along with greenery, red berries and gold ribbons.


Eight store- bought Placemats and eight matching napkins - youngest sister. The placemats has a pleated inset with lighter blue border.


Kitchen towels and dishcloths – mother

White handkerchief monogrammed in blue – mother


Thank you for looking at my blue and white items. Do visit Sally for more lovely blue treasures.

19 comments:

Eleanor said...

First of all, blessings to your dear Mom. Then a comment on your lovely curtains and shades and other soft furnishings all in blue. They are great and you are a talented seamstress. I also love toile. I have covered two chairs in my sunroom in toile but it is green on a biscuit coloured background which looks antique and doesn't show doggy marks!

Carrie said...

Hello Eleanor,
It is good to hear from you. I did not sew my kitchen curtains, etc. They were done by a seamstress who specializes in home decor sewing. Her husband was development officer of the college where I worked for 22 years.
In previous years I had sewn blue and white curtains and tablecovers for fall and winter and green and white for spring and summer.
Carrie

Candy said...

Love the little dollies and napkin with the sweet blue stitching.
HBM, Candy

Smilingsal said...

I love all of your blue and white fabrics. The fact that each fabric is connected to a loved one is neat. The curtains add such a pretty touch. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Susan said...

I love all your blue/white fabrics! Each are even more special because they were a gift from a loved one!

Happy To Be said...

GM Carrie I loved all that fabric...you know how much I love a blue and white kitchen..and girl I also have those burner covers..it that not to funny..Yorkshire is one on my favorite fabric..but I also love toile..great post and how special you have sisters..wished I had..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ellen b said...

Hi Carrie,
I love all the blue fabrics and designs. My first everyday dishes when I got married were Yorktown. Love that pattern. The handkerchief is beautiful...

Jeanne said...

Carrie, You have some great places to find some blue. All of it is gorgeous too. Blue and white is a wonderful look and never goes out of date. Good job on your blue today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Carrie, the fabrics you shared are just so pretty! I love the handkerchief!

Lisa said...

Everything in your blue kitchen is so pretty. I really, really like the dishcloths. Their words made smile.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie, I have a real thing for fabric, and I just love all of your blue and white! And that precious handkerchief with the blue mono is just darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

salmagundi said...

It's wonderful that your sisters and mother know you so well, and give you the perfect presents! I had no siblings and miss that relationship. Have a great day. Sally

Tammy said...

You have some very nice items!

Happy Blue Monday!

Blessin's♥

Heidi Pocketbook said...

How fortunate you are to have a mother and sisters who give you such very thoughtful gifts. I enjoyed what you shared.

Happy Blue Monday!

CC said...

Oooo, I love your fabric and napkins. And such sweet gifts, they're just lovely. Happy Blue Monday and have a wonderful week.

splummer said...

Hi!
All of your blue is beautiful! I really like your curtains, the one on the door is great!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

bj said...

Blue and white is such a classic look and always looks good, no matter what. You have some beautiful pieces of fabric. Can;t wait to see what you make with them...
xo bj

Sweetie said...

I love your blues. The blue and white toile fabric is my favorite. You have a wonderful array of napkins and tableclothes. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

The Muse said...

i love those wash a dish ...dry a dish towels...lol