Blue Monday is sponsored by Sally at Smiling Sally.
For my Blue Monday contribution I’d like to present some of the gifts that feed my hankering for blue and white. Family and friends know that I love blue and white dishes and other lovelies, so over the years, they have gifted me with many different items.
Salt and pepper set – from two youngest sisters when they lived with me in Texas while they attended college.
Staffordshire shoe with daisies– from another sister, Noelle, when she lived with me in California while she attended college and I attended graduate school.
"Liberty Blue" Staffordshire dishes – from middle sister. She collected four place settings at a local supermarket that featured these for the U.S. Bicentennial.
Meakin "Palma" dinner plate - Again from my middle sister, whose boss brought it in to work to use under one of his plants. My sister told him she needed it for my blue & white collection. Later, I found the cup and saucer at Ross Simons for my blue and white teacup collection.
Wayside Inn plate – From professional colleagues at a conference. The plate depicting the Old Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA was presented to me at a banquet, the evening following our visit to the Old Wayside Inn. We had a delicious meal in the historic inn. While visiting the gift shop someone overheard me remark on my love of blue and white dishes. When I opened the gift presented to me as host the next evening, there was the lovely plate, a reminder of a delightful stop on our tour.
Crocheted pincushion chair – Made for me by a talented blog friend, Esther Sunday.
Next week I will share blue and white linens and textiles I've received as gifts.