Monday, October 13, 2008

Blue Monday - Blue Vase

It's Blue Monday! To participate:

1. Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's blue.

2. Drag the Blue Monday button from here, and place it on your blog. Place another one on your sidebar.

3. Return here after midnight when Mr. Linky will be up, and leave your name and your URL. Don't forget to leave a comment for me.

4. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Make someone's day; leave a comment.

5. Check back later to make certain you've visited all the Blue participants.
Here is a picture of the Swedish artist, Göran Wärff, who works for Kosta Boda. His work is represented at museums in USA, Japan, Australia and Europe. I have an engraved blue vase made by Göran Wärff. Engraved pieces also have his signature near the designer's name.

Even though it's a designer piece, I bought it because I love it. When I first saw it, I gasped aloud. I especially like the three colors in the vase and the shape of it. It's quite heavy.

My vase sits on the coffee table in my living room. It's especially beautiful on bright days. If you look closely, or if you click the picture, you can see rows of dots. I don't know how he does such precise work as that.

When the sun shifts, different angles seem to appear. You can see the rows of dots better in this shot. There is "movement" in the piece.

Looking from another angle, the sculpture changes completely.

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Blue Monday Participants
1. An Enchanted Cottage
2. ellen b
3. Linnea
4. Robyn
5. Diane @ A Picture is......
6. Elizabeth-EO
7. Lana G!
8. Leena
9. Gemma
10. Heidi Jo the Artist
11. Sherrie
12. Kim
13. Dirkjogt, Belgium
14. Backyard Neighbor
15. Eleanor
16. bj
17. Beverly
18. charli and me
19. Sweetie
20. Theresa
21. Dawn
22. rhondi
23. Mojo
24. Knitty
25. coloradolady
26. Judi
27. Barbara H.
28. Kady
29. Sally
30. Shelia
31. molly
32. Ruthie
33. Nikki
34. Melissa\'s Cozy Teacup
35. Linda

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An Enchanted Cottage said...

Your blue vase is spectacular, as is the view through your windows! You take very good closeups - something I need to work on!...Happy Blue Monday!!...Donna

ellen b said...

What a beautiful work of art that vase is. I love how the light adds to its beauty!

Neabear said...

That is an awesome vase. My mom would like that. She leans toward things that are blue. I may have to use some of her things for a Blue Monday post sometime.

imjacobsmom said...

What a beauty! It looks substantial. I like how the blue is at the bottom, too. It is really cool how he has the dots placed. Ill have to look him up. Does he do work in other colors, too? ~ Robyn

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
That vase is great. Destined to become a family heirloom I bet!
Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I love cobalt blue; how great that you have a one of a kind artist's piece!

Beth Ann said...

Hi Sally!!!

You made my day coming to see me! I missed hearing from you! Sorry Ive been so busy! LOL
Great to hear from you! Yes, that is my bulletin board at school. There is quite a bit more up now, but still organized.
How are you? :)

Beth Ann
I think I'd like to try your Blue Mondays! Ill have to read about it again!

Lana G! said...

Wow, what a gorgeous vase!

squawmama said...

Hi Sally, I got to your blog via Elizabeth and I must say it is so enjoyable... I am adding you to my list of favorites if you don't mind and I hope you come to visit me soon... Please be sure to sign my guest book...

Nice meeting you,

Leena said...

That vase reminds me about my vase created by Finnish artist Tapio Wirkkala. A bottom of my vase was exactly same kind, the vase was dark red and a little different shape.
My father got it 1966 and he gave unfortunately it to me. I drop it when I was clumsy because of my pregnancy - the vase was broken.
I am still sad about it!
Your vase is beautiful, keep a good care about it :)

Greyscale Territory said...

What a heavenly blue tone in that vase! I can imagine the amazing play of light as sunlight falls around it!

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece of artwork! I loooove vases too!

Heidi Jo the Artist

splummer said...

Hi! That's a beautiful Blue Vase! Looks great sitting in your window! Take Care!! My Blue Monday is here:

Just click on Sherrie's Stuff and you'll go right there.

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Sally,

That blue vase is stunning. What a fabuolous piece to display in your home. It would look gorgeous filled with white flowers to show the contrast in colors and highlight the deep blue colors.

Take care and have a great week!!


Darlene said...

That is a gorgeous vase and I bet it does shimmer in the light with all those dots!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Dirk said...

Very special vase, nice design. This is my first BM participation, looking forward to visit en enjoy the other participants.

jeanne said...

Sally, your art glass vase is incredibly beautiful. I enlarged it and the detail is amazing. I have seen glass blowers work and I can't imagine how he did those dots. Ok, your blue is better than mine! Smile!


Eleanor said...

A beautiful blue vase. Somehow glass is just suited to the colour blue. Keep smiling and have a lovely day! I see your wonderful idea is growing in popularity, dear Sal!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Sally , your piece is absolutely beautiful !!! I forgot about Blue MOnday. I better go find something blue and get it posted .

jeanne said...

Sally, I had to come back and add some sympathy for your daughter. lol Gators and Noles do not like each other. Maybe she will catch gator fever. smile


Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally,
Your vase is so beautiful! I have always loved how glass peices cast shadows on the walls as the sunlight hits them. The color of your vase is so pretty and I love those dots. I can't imagine how he did that. I can see where you would say your vase has movement. Happy Blue Monday!

Rhondi said...

Hi Sally
Love the blue vase. I have joined in with blue Monday, just for this one day!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mojo said...

The vase is incredible! And it really puts an exclamation point on whatever's in it I bet *wink*

I went with a "natural" blue this week:
Blue Monday #3: Sky Lehigh

Dawn said...

That is a beautiful vase. I enlarged it to see the detail! It looks pretty heavy too! It must be quite a sight in real life when the light shines through it.

take care,

Knitty said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Sweetie said...

Hi Sally, Your vase is beautiful. I can imagine the sunlight shining through it. The fact that it is a designer piece makes it even more special.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Blue-tiful :) What a wonderful piece to look at each day! Thanks for sharing it with us !

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Lovely vase! Hubby an dI bought a blue vase years ago without realizing we didn't have anything else blue in our house! We just loved how it looked. lol Please let me know if my post looks odd, I was having difficulties this morning. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sally
First I had problems this morning and hence my name is entered twice today for Blue Monday. Are you able to remove one? Thanks!

Your blue vase is beautiful!! I love the shape and the colour and I see what you mean about the dots. My background is Finnish and Swedish and I am familiar with styles similar to this one, but this one is soooo lovely. What a beautiful piece to treasure!

Hope you have a lovely day.

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

I don't see the Mr Linky thingy.

Barbara H. said...

What a gorgeous vase!! Especially when the picture is enlarged and I could see the dots.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That is an incredible vase! What artistry! I love handcrafted things like this. That blue is just beautiful, and like you said, it has movement to it!


Bridget said...

That vase is absolutely gorgeous! I love pretty treasures like that. It's such a joy just to gaze at their having a museum in your own home.

squawmama said...

Thanks for visiting Sally... I hope y ou come back often and please try to sign the guest book again...

Have a splended Monday

Picket said...

Morning girl!!! That is a gorgeous shade of blue on that some sort of precious jewel or something! Gosh girl I haven't made any apple butter bars but lordy they sound good! lol This is a new week started and I hope it is a great one for you dear friend!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love the color, its gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally, now I'mm up for Blue Monday. My morning didn't go as planned. Things are a little different with my Mother here! lol Your blue vase is beautiful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Molly said...

Sorry Sally, late last night I left a comment, and a link but did a scheduled post--something went wrong somewhere... if you knew me you'd know I ALWAYS follow the rules! I even went back and read my comment-don't know why it's gone... Your blog page takes up too much band width on my computer and takes forever to load so this will probably be the last time I get to play.. what a shame. Happy Blue Monday and thanks for hosting.

salmagundi said...

I'm just getting caught up after being gone a few days. The apple butter bar recipe was on my blog a week or so ago; perhaps you picked it up there. Have a great day. Sally

Ruthie said...

This is my first Blue Monday post. Thanks for hosting it. This is a great idea for posts!!

Love your vase! As I love all things blue.



Cathy said...

Oh, that is just gorgeous, Sally. Thanks for sharing it.

Lindas Blue Gate said...

Thanks Sally I love Blue MOnday

Beverly said...

Your vase is stunning, and I know it looks beautiful capture the light reflections.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

That vase is such a gorgeous blue. I bet it is so sparkly when the light hits it. hugs, Ellen

Justine said...

Oh wow, that vase is gorgeous. The color is so intense!

Justine :o )

Pat said...

Hi Sally!

I love the color blue so I will have to join in one Monday! Your vase is exquisite!

CC said...

Such a beautiful blue vase..Happy Blue Monday.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

That vase is gorgeous, Sal!!!

Thanks for being the ever-faithful reader you are...and all your visits to read our blog!!! And you leave comments, too!!


Pecos Blue said...

Very nice and great idea blue mondays.

Susanne said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Amazing workmanship in that vase - nice to see a picture of the designer too - happy Blue Monday!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That color of blue is breathtaking. I might have to search around my house for something blue and join in. :)