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Monday, January 19, 2009

Gifts That Feed a Passion for Blue and White - 1

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 pot holders, pair – Made for me by a talented co-worker.

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.

See more Blue Monday posts at Smiling Sally.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

ooooooooooo you need to box them ALL up and send them to me..... I adore blue/white!!

Anonymous said...

Love all your dishes and the combinations are perfect.
Happy Blue Monday

Missy Wertz said...

I just love your Blue post today! I love Blue and Blue and White dishes! Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

Everything blue is lovely. I especially like your Staffordshire dishes. Your other post is great too. You did an amazing job on your steps.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie, I just love these! Blue and white is my favorite!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

I really, really love that pincushion chair!! And the potholders and that shoe.

Unknown said...

I truly do not have much blue in my home ...but I do love your blue plates. My mother's kitchen is blue & white & she has a collection of blue plates like yours.
That pin cushion chair is adorable!

Envoy-ette said...

Wow! I'm a fan of blue & white dishes as well. Your's are gorgeous! (Midwestern Family)

akawest said...

You have been gifted with such lovely blue and white gifts. I especially like the Staffordshire dishes.

Does Esther want any new blogging buddies? Hehehe! The crocheted chair is adorable.

SmilingSally said...

I love blue and white and that pincushion is darling.
My modum is sick and my local internet company is fixing it. Mr. Linky is up now; please come link in. Happy Blue Monday.

Salmagundi said...

What a great post! So many beautiful blues and whites showcased. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I loved all your blues today...I am just a sucker for all blue dishes and always have been..I have had a blue and white kitchen for over 30 years now and never tire of it...hugs and smiles Gloria

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The plates and the salt and pepper shakers are awesome!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a beautiful collection of wonderful blue and white. Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful blues! Your sisters, friends, and colleagues know you well. How wonderful to be able to, not only enjoy these pretty gifts, but to remember with the love, the person(s) who gave them to you. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some great blue and white things! Nice gifts!


joyh82 said...

I love your blue and white plates and china!
Very pretty.