Monday, October 19, 2009

Blue Monday - Blue & White Bowl

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

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This is the blue and white bowl that started my collection. It measures 12" across, and it's pretty heavy. I found it many years ago and thought that it would fit into our home nicely. It used to sit in the center of our entertainment unit, with the burgundy wall seen behind it.

It's decorated inside as well as outside in a shell motif.

Here's where it's placed in our rental. I'm not sure just where it'll end up in our new home, but I am sure that we'll have it on display.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. CC
2. m @ tales from an oc cottage
3. Sheila (Martha's Vineyard Mariner's Cottage)
4. LaVoice
5. Candy @ The Little Round Table
6. Elizabeth
7. Mary@OnePerfectBite
8. Fifi Flowers
9. Mar
10. Aussie Nikki NC USA
11. AnnA
12. Rinkly Rimes Australia
13. Hagemor-Norway
14. Maria Berg, Sweden
15. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
16. Coralie @ A Vintage Cottage Home
17. Becky K.
18. john d' sailor
19. LUNA
20. Janie at Southern Lagniappe
21. Jeanne
22. Sandi
23. charmine
24. Myrna @ My Enchanted Home
25. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
26. gengen
28. Shirleys World
29. Baba's Special babies
30. Jean Stockdale
31. Christine
32. Miranda
33. cindy
34. Janell@Isabella&Max
35. storyteller at SmallReflections
36. Loui
37. Erica
38. HoodPhoto (OR-US)
39. Happily Retired Gal
40. Shy
41. Carly's Photography
42. hapzydeco
43. VickiS~FL
44. Lorie Shewbridge

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{oc cottage} said...

Love the beachiness!!!!

m ^..^

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, that's a pretty piece. Love the shell motif. I can see why it has a place of prominence.


Sheila :-)

CC said...

Hi Sally..
It's been awhile since I joined in Blue Monday and I've really missed it. It's nice to be participating again. Thank you so much for hosting us all.
I love your blue's just beautiful, it has such a pretty pattern..Happy Blues and have a great day..

Unknown said...

I, too love the beachy-ness of this bowl, and it goes great with the wood tone of your cabinet.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY shell bowl!!!

MaR said...

I love the beach decorations, too, such a beautiful bowl!!

Regina said...

Hello Sally. Those are lovely blue!
I will try to find blue today or maybe a little late. Quite busy now.

AnnA said...

Sally, what a nice bowl decorated with shells!
Happy blue monday, and have a nice week!/

Mary said...

Gee, I wish I had some blue to show off. Love your bowl!

Happy Blue Monday,

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love that it has a design inside and how large it is!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A beautiful bowl, Sally! I love anything with seashells! Thanks for hosting Blue Monday! Have a great week! Coralie

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love the design!

EJ said...

Hi there, Ms. Smiling Sally.. I just joined your Blue Monday, I hope I did it right hehehe.. Anyhow if you have time, please have a look on my post!

I also would like to invite you guys to vote for my daughter in a smile contest, I posted the link on my entry.. Thanks in advance!

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful bowl, Sally. I know it's going to be even prettier in your new house. and I can't wait to see it in its new home.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your blue beachy bowl.
~Myrna Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely bowl, Sally! Love the shells inside.


Historical sites with charmine said...

Sally that is a charming bowl! I do have a thing for bowls.Happy blue monday.

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally. Thanks for your comments while I was gone. I did manage to visit a few people while at my daughter's home. Today I have lots of catching up to do.

I do not know if Andy Rooney said that email but I did like what it said too.

Your bowl is beautiful. The shells inside make it different. Lovely, and it is so nice you brought it with you to make your rental feel like home. I did the same thing when we lived in a rental when one of our new homes was built. It was furnished but I brought my hutch with me.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Jeanne

gengen said...

Very nice blue bowl collection...Mine is also up.

sara said...

That is beautiful! I wondered what started it all.

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, I have posted about my granddaughter winning many ribbons at her horse show this past Saturday...

I love your Blue and White bowl, anything this color combination is great!!!Have a fun day. hugs, Baba

April said...

Very pretty...I love the pattern.

LV said...

Sally, what lovely things you have. Once you get moved and all your things in place, your home will be a real show place. I love the bowl.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, Your bowl is beautiful! I love blue and white pottery. It's just lovely. I din't have any blue this week to show but I did post a Halloween blog Party. I think there is some blue in there some where. I don't know if it counts though.

xinex said...

What a pretty piece, Sally. I love all the shells inside too...Christine

Miranda said...

What a lovely piece. Have a happy Monday.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty blue shells on that lovely bowl.


Cindy said...

That's very pretty. I can't wait to see your new, decorated home!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

What a beautiful bowl! When I first discovered your blog and linky party a couple weeks ago I thought I would have nothing to link to. BUT...looking through my posts I see I have more blue than I thought I did in my home. Ha! Thanks for helping me see this...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the bowl. It is just so pretty. I like that it is decorated on the inside too, very unique and stunning. I can't wait to see it in your new home. Hugs, Marty

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Pretty blue and white bowl ... love the beach theme ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

squawmama said...

Beautiful bowl Sally, I can see how it started you on your collection... Have a great day!


Erica (Irene) said...

Gorgeous bowls and I love anything with seashells, reminds me of summers at the beach.........Thanks for posting!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely bowl! I love all blue and white china but the design and shade of blue on this piece is wonderful. I hope you are having a great Blue Monday.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous bowls, Sally... You have the prettiest 'blue' stuff... I'd love to see your new home --with all of your goodies in it (once you get settled).


Barbara H. said...

A very pretty bowl worthy of display!

Unknown said...

What a pretty bowl! Thanks for sharing and happy Blue Monday!

Shy said...

Wow, what a beautiful big bowl Sally. I wonder if it is heavy too. I like the designs and it sure add beauty to your new home.

Luna said...

...and I love your blue pictures too...with smiling....~~♥~~Luna from Vienna

bj said...

O, I love this beautiful bowl, Sweet Sally.
I just can't wait to see what color your walls will be in the new house...and the colors you will decorate with.
So so fun...
I have my next Blue Monday post all ready...(grands...wouldn't ya know!!)
xo bj

Killlashandra said...

I like the print on the inside too. Reminds me very much of Florida, which shouldn't surprise me too much. :)

joyh82 said...

Very pretty! I love blue dishes.

Jean Stockdale said...

I love your blue bowl. I am sure it will have a special spot. Thanks for hosting this fun meme.

Thanks for taking time to comment on my "baby blues." These are the Baby Grands. The little blond guy belongs to our oldest son and looks just like he did. And the little olive skinned baby belongs to our youngest son, and he looked just like that at that age. So fun watching our boys raise their boys!!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Sally, it is so unique and pretty. You are going to have so much fun deciding where to put your treasures in the new house! I can't wait! laurie

Lorie Shewbridge said...

What a beautiful bowl... I could see it holding all kinds of lovely things... especially sea glass.
Have a wonderful week.

Susie Q said...

Such a sweetly beautiful piece Sally. I love it...I can see how it holds a special place in your home.
I promise to become a part of Blue Monday is one *party* I so adore as Blue is my favorite color and I always have it around me in some fashion!


Barbara said...

Sally, Didn't post on Blue Monday today, but I wanted to drop by and say hello and say wow.....what a gorgeous bowl with the sea shells and all. Very Pretty.


Becky K. said...

Well, I am late to visit Blue Monday posts...but better late than never...
Pretty bowl. The shells and starfish are a bit of a surprise. Love it!
Becky K

RobinfromCA said...

Love, love, love the seashell theme! No wonder you couldn't resist this beauty!!