Monday, December 27, 2010

Blue Monday - Flight Into Egypt

Welcome to Blue Monday! I'm so glad you decided to join in the fun.

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I hope you had a super Christmas with family and friends as you celebrated the birth of Jesus. We sure did! In church, I heard this: "Santa gives you what you want; Jesus gives you what you need."

Appropriate for today's Blue Monday is this figurine of Joesph and Mary, with Jesus as they fled into Egypt. Note the Blue headgear on Mary as well as the Blue trim of her dress. In addition, Joseph is wearing Blue. I love the urgency of their expressions as they flee the cruel King Herod (Matthew 2:16-18).

Happy Blue Monday,
stay warm, and have a
Happy New Year!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Mary@OnePerfectBite
2. Jan, A Tapestry of Life
3. mizhelle
4. Dena E's
5. LaVoice
6. Yoshi, Japan
7. molly's Memories
8. Shy
9. Rinkly Rimes
10. Sweet Nothings
11. Little World of Fun
12. Christmas Cake Show
13. Lesley
14. Dhemz
15. Samson, IND
16. Andy - Canada
17. NatureFootstep
18. Milla
19. Fes Journey of Life
20. Elaine
21. Mylene
22. Eileen, MD
23. Precious Angels for Blue Monday!
24. Travelers Notebook
25. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
26. Kim,USA
27. Donnie
28. Eden, Australia
29. Dorincard: dolphins, blue waters of Montserrat
30. Reach Beyond Limits
31. Christine
32. Viva Pinay
33. Loui♥
34. Jeanne
35. Wifey10-United Kingdom
36. Jingle
37. Christmas 2010
38. Life is a Battle
39. gengen
40. Chubskulit
41. Blue Blue Bedroom
42. Fifi Flowers BLUE in the snow!
43. Pie
44. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
45. John
46. Homemaking In High Heels
47. greatpeople...
48. Patricia
49. My Place to Yours
50. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
51. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
52. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 3rd entry

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Nativities

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

It's a good idea to show Blue Monday's icon--the blue jay. Many people place the Blue Monday button at the top of their post so that visitors can easily find their Blue Monday post. For instructions, just click here.

I love to see the many ways blogland show their blues.

I began collecting nativities some years ago. The ones I'm sharing today all contain our celebrated color Blue! This is a music box that I bought after Christmas a couple of years ago. See the Blue blanket?

Here's my Blogger's Cookier Jar. I call it Blogger's Cookier Jar because it has a rooster on the roof! This is the only rooster in my home--that means that I am BARELY a blogger!

Several characters are dressed in Blue, and even the walls of the stable contain Blue!

My mother's favorite color was Blue, and she made this for me in 1972. She's been gone for quite some time, and therefore, this set becomes more precious each year. It has been broken and badly repaired several times (by me). I know that it's no longer perfect, but I cannot bear to throw it out. It was made and given with love.

Here's a whimsical teddy bear nativity scene with plenty of Blue. I've had it for several years.

I did not even know what a cloche was until I began blogging, but now I love to display things in mine. This nativity scene has Blue on Mary and Jesus.

You can get a better view with the cloche removed.

Happy Blue Monday
and I wish you
a Blessed Christmas!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Little World of Fun
2. LaVoice
3. Mary@OnePerfectBite
4. Dena E's
5. Anne Fannie
6. Rose
7. John
8. Claudie @ Bubblin' Over & my BFF
9. Vermilon River
10. carolynUSA
11. Rajesh, India
12. mizhelle
13. DashingSmiles
14. Cricket
15. Fifi Flowers
16. Pie
17. Lesley
18. Rinkly Rimes
19. No Gimmicks Required
20. Eileen, MD
21. hip chick
22. Variations On Pachabel's Canon @ Create With Joy
23. Life is a Battle
24. NatureFootstep
25. Christmas Angel in Blue!
26. Eden, Australia
27. Vernz, Phils.
28. Just Capture
29. Joysweb
30. Dorincard: Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere...
31. Donnie
32. Birgitta - foto CHIP
33. Chubskulit
34. Nostalgic Marveling
35. Reach Beyond Limits
36. Auntie E
37. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
38. Thoughtful Gift
39. Mom's Place - kat
40. Christmas Card to all of you!
41. Jeanne
42. Joy- Books and Life
43. Happy Snowmen
44. Loui♥
45. momgen
46. Terry
47. Cindy E
48. Maritz, Philippines
49. Rantis, Swe
50. srp
51. Amiko @Maipikucha
52. My Place to Yours
53. Joahna Vern, Philippines
54. Christine
55. Diana @ Find Your Happiness
56. Sweet Nothings
57. LIFE Moto - Christmas 99
58. Shy

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Outdoor Nativity

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Here's a shot of the front of our house, decorated for Christmas. I took this last Tuesday, on a bright blue day. Our three Camellia bushes are blooming nicely. The post right below this one has some pictures, if you're interested.

I want to share our outdoor nativity with you. We bought it three years ago at Walmart. It has a blue background with white silhouettes.

This was taken the week before when the sky was not so beautifully blue. Our bushes are not so full of blooms here.

The streaks on the blue. nativity are from the afternoon sun.

Here you can see how it looks when it lights up at night.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. One Perfect Bite - $150 Giveaway
2. Little World of Fun
3. Anne Fannie
4. Jeanne
5. Fifi Flowers Blue Tree Decor
6. niko philippines
7. Sweet Nothings
8. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
9. Candy @ The Little Round Table
10. Cozy Home Scenes- Bird Seed Jar
11. LaVoice
12. Dena E's
13. Pie
14. Life is a Battle
15. Lani in Taipei
16. Gunnar,Norway
17. Dandelion and Daisy
18. Rajesh, India
19. imriz
20. riz
21. Fighter
22. Mom's Place
23. Vernz
24. NatureFootstep
25. Lesley
26. carolynUSA
27. Shy@Milestones
28. Rinkly Rimes
29. Hyanne, Anything & Everything
30. Andy - Punch Buggy
31. mizhelle
32. Debbie at The Paint Splash
33. Birgitta - foto CHIP
34. Eden, Australia
35. Shaz
36. Christmas Dreaming!
37. Beverly @HSTS
38. Donnie
39. Kelly
40. Reach Beyond Limits
41. Belle
42. Jingle
43. Baba
44. Chubskulit
45. Dimple
46. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
47. Christine
48. anemonen
49. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
50. Dorincard: TESTing times for whales
51. Ann- Tin and Sparkle
52. Frozen In Time Photographers
53. gengen
54. Amiko @Maipikucha
55. Lesa@DustyUs, Okla
56. Kim,USA
57. hapzydeco
58. Auntie E's
59. BeNikos,Samos,Greece
60. Kayce's Life and Journey
61. charmine
62. angie @ annies home
63. Joy- Books and Life
64. Diana @ Find Your Happiness
65. Christine
66. Patricia
67. Hyanne, South Korea

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pink Saturday Camellia Blooms!

Precious Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday.

Please Pause at her Place to see Plenty of other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Presently Presenting for your Perusing Pleasure.

They've Plotted, Planned, and Preformed to Perfection so you can take a Peek.

Last November, the builder planted three bushes. I did not know what they were. I've since learned that they were pink camellias.

One camellia bush had a bloom, and I took this picture:

Our move-in date was December 17th. All the bushes are blooming. Now look at how happy Miss Camellia:

Here's a close-up:

See you in two days for Blue Monday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue Monday - Snow In Florida!

It's Blue Monday!

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Take some time to have a bit of fun by visiting other Blue participants and leaving comments; you'll be pleased how many will return the favor.

We've been decorating for Christmas, and it's been especially enjoyable as last year, we didn't do much. You see, we moved into our new home last December 17th; there wasn't much time to decorate for Christmas!

The only snow I see where I live is decorative, in other words, fake snow. I have a collection of snowmen--or snowpeople, and of course, there's a bit of our celebrated color Blue on each one I'm showing today.

I bought the Freeze Family several years ago when my daughter-in-law had a House of Lloyds Christmas Around the World party. It's become one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

Mrs. carries a small tree, Mr. holds a broom, and Jr. is dragging along his sled. Notice, please, the little guy is dressed in Blue.

Accumulating stuff is one advantage to aging. I've had this happy paper towel holder for several years. His stand is Blue as are his mittens and scarf.

There's even a Blue and white trim on his hat. No wonder he smiles!

Last year, I bought this happy guy just because he caught my fancy. Well, his price was right too! Note the Blue gift in his arms.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Dena E
2. niko
3. mizhelle
4. ellen b
5. Lani in Singapore
6. LaVoice
7. Lani in Taipei
8. Milla
9. Rinkly Rimes
10. Princess Wannabe
11. Fifi Flowers Tiffany Blue Holiday!
12. Cat
13. Shelia @ Notesongs
14. Little World of Fun
15. Shy-PA ,USA
16. cricket
17. Siromade Australia
18. Misalyn
19. Gunnar,Norway
20. Pie
21. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
22. Life is a Battle
23. Lesley
24. Treasures from the Heart
25. Carpe Diem Sweden
26. Zoe's World
27. Christine
28. Rantis, Swe
29. Strada
30. NatureFootstep Sweden
31. Birgitta - foto CHIP
32. Shannara
33. Joysweb
34. Christmas Angels!
35. Cailin Marie
36. Reach Beyond Limits
37. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
38. Beverly @HSTS
39. Marietta
40. Eden, Australia
41. Baba's Special Babies
42. Mom's Place - kat
43. Belle
44. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
45. Donnie
46. Auntie E
47. Dorincard: Great Smoky Mts
48. Becky K.
49. Jingle
50. Chubskulit
51. Beatrice Banks
52. John
53. hapzydeco
54. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
55. Manang Kim,USA
56. Crafty Gardener, Canada
57. imriz
58. Jeanne
59. riz
60. riz
61. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
62. gengen
63. Cindy@Fairytale Cottage
64. annies home
65. Loui♥
66. Raya in Thailand
67. Sunflower Fields
68. Helen
69. Elaine
70. Home Tour Part Five!
71. Molly's Country Memories
72. Cass at That Old House
73. La Dame de Nage
74. hip chick
75. DogsMom
76. Diana @ Find Your Happiness
77. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
78. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
79. Books and Life - Joy
80. charmine
81. Joahna Vern, Philippines
82. Patricia - USA
83. DashingSmiles
84. theresnoplacelikehome

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Print

It's Blue Monday!

To avoid having your link deleted, find out how to participate. Just click here.

Have some fun by visiting other Blue participants and leaving comments; you'll be surprised how many will return the favor.

I hope that everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving; we sure did. We spent the day with our daughter and her family.

Quite a while ago, I won a print from Carol at At My Painting Room, her Etsy shop. The title is Red Hollyhocks, and she even signed it! I love the bright colors of the red against the blue background.

I promised to frame it and blog about it once it was hung.

I went to Michael's and selected a frame. It was $24.99 and on sale for 40% off. I felt that the expense was worthwhile since the print is so lovely. Well, it's finally hanging just around the corner from my kitchen and family room where it can be easily seen each day.

I think it looks really special.

I'll make a confession. When I was inserting the print into the frame, the glass snapped! (I've TOLD you that I was not handy!) Well, I just went ahead and framed it anyway without the glass because thoughtful Carol had it wrapped in a plastic. You might be able to detect the little wrinkle when you click on the picture to enlarge it, but I think it works.

Pay Carol a visit at At My Painting Room, her Etsy shop. You might find something you'd like to have or give to that special someone.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. Lani
3. gengen
4. LaVoice
5. Joy- Books and Life
6. Lesa
7. Dena Es
8. Milla
9. Princess Wannabe
10. Candy @ The Little Round Table
11. Pie
12. {oc cottage}
13. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
14. Mrs. M @ TLC
15. Squint to find the blue
16. Heart's Garden
17. Samson
18. Hard Rock Hotel Bali
19. Shy
20. Rantis, Swe
21. Loui♥
22. Happy Thoughts
23. Lesley
24. Josep
25. Livsnjutaren
26. Carpe Diem Sweden
27. Andy - Blue Ontario
28. anemonen
29. NatureFootstep Sweden
30. Gypsy Lala
31. Birgitta - foto CHIP
32. Skating on Blue Ice!
33. Mom's Place - kat
34. Beverly @HSTS
35. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
36. Belle
37. Reach Beyond Limits
38. Joy @Joysweb
39. Donnie
40. Fes Journey of Life
41. Life is a Battle
42. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
43. Adventures in Shopping
44. Becky K.
45. charmine
46. Chubskulit
47. Auntie E
48. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
49. Manang Kim,USA
50. Dorincard: word from Mother Teresa
51. Photoblogista
52. molly's Country Memories
53. Mary@OnePerfectBite
54. Christine
55. hapzydeco
56. salmagundi
57. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
58. Nicki@TheVintageFarmhouse
59. My Place to Yours
60. Sherry Blue Quilts
61. Ann & Tin and Sparkle
62. annies home
63. Jingle
64. Grandmother Wren
65. Nikki Dee
66. La Dame de Nage
67. Terry
68. Kayce's Daily Notes
69. Debbie at The Paint Splash
70. cindy
71. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
72. Emily
73. Eden, Australia
74. Mylene @ Story Of A Woman

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Mural

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

It's a good idea to show Blue Monday's icon--the blue jay. Many people place the Blue Monday button at the top of their post so that visitors can easily find their Blue Monday. For instructions, just click here.

I love to see the many ways blogland celebrates the color blue.


On a beautiful day with lovely blue skies, we took a drive. Look at the unique store that I discovered! It has an interesting, large mural of a beach scene painted along the front, with some beautiful blue water. I stopped the car to take some pictures for Blue Monday..

The name of the store is "Clothing for the Free Spirit." What kind of clothing might that be?

Hm, as I looked more closely, it seems the models sittting on the beach answer that question. I suppose the store sells only hats.
BTW, there's a nudist colony right next door! You think there's a connection?

Happy Blue Monday!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Martha
2. mizhelle
3. Milla
4. LaVoice
5. Dena
6. Loui
7. Candy @ The Little Round Table
8. racheld
9. Rose
10. Look Here @Amiko
11. Lani
12. Pie
13. Decisions
14. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
15. Debra Kaye
16. La Dame de Nage
17. Mary@One Perfect Bite
18. Rantis, Swe
19. Poetic Shutterbug
20. Joahna Vern, Philippines
21. Cricket
22. Eye Candy - Building
23. Carpe Diem Sweden
24. Cat
25. Becky @ Random musings of a deco lady
26. Mom's Place - Kat
27. carolynUSA
28. Life is a Battle
29. Belle
30. NatureFootstep Sweden
31. Raya's treasures
32. Lesley
33. hip chick
34. Reach Beyond Limits
35. joco, uk
36. Donnie
37. Pietrek67
38. Friendship Offering!
39. Manang Kim,USA
40. My Place to Yours
41. Cailin Marie
42. Kathy-Delightsome Life
43. Jennifer Grenko
44. Auntie E's
45. Dhemz
46. Priyanka @ Lens n Verses
47. Mel Cole @ Love Home
48. charmine
49. Sweet Nothings
50. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
51. Elaine
52. Hearts content
53. hapzydeco
54. nature is magical
55. bevie
56. Little World of Fun
57. Terry
58. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
59. Peacock Blue
60. Shelia @ Notesongs
61. anemonen, Sweden
62. gengen
63. bevie
64. Dorincard
65. My Home Sanctuary
66. Shannara
67. Joy- Books and Life
68. Eden, Australia
69. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
70. Shy-PA,USA
71. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
72. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
73. Vernz
74. Maria's Space
75. Lazy on Loblolly

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Monday - Review Morning Glory

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

It's a good idea to show Blue Monday's icon--the blue jay. Many people place the Blue Monday button at the top of their post so that visitors can easily find their Blue Monday post.

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I love to see the many ways blogland celebrates the color blue.


Look at these blue curlers! Diane Keaton actually appears like this in a scene from her newest film, Morning Glory. Most stars wouldn't have the nerve, but she remains so lovely.

Here she is with her hair combed out in another scene with Harrison Ford. Note his blue tie, the blue background, the blue chair.

Harrison Ford is shown here in his blue jeans. Why, oh why are men so lucky to look good at any age in any get-up? (sigh) We don't see them with curlers in their hair!

More blue is worn by Rachel McAdams and Patrick Wilson in another scene.

Here's another scene including Jeff Goldblum, with a pretty, striped blue shirt.

It's a good Chick Flick with some laughs. I saw it this past Thursday with my granddaughter, Lauren.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lesley
2. mizhelle
3. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
4. Lani
5. Milla
6. Dena E
7. Mary@OnePerfectBite
8. Pie
9. LaVoice
10. mrs.m @ tlc
11. Junneth- Philippines
12. La Dame de Nage
13. Candy @ The Little Round Table
14. Riet, Holland
15. Cat
16. Terry
17. NatureFootstep SWE
18. Fes Journey of Life
19. Little World of Fun
20. Travelers Notebook
21. Amazing Grace
22. Rantis, Swe
23. John,Philippines
24. Treasures from the Heart
25. John
26. Ivory Spring
27. Shannara
28. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
29. A Souvenir for Blue Monday!
30. Beverly @HSTS
31. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
32. @nemonen, Sweden
33. Donnie
34. kat
35. Vernz
36. Old Fashioned Baby- Blue Daygown
37. Manang Kim,USA
38. Nostalgic Marveling
39. At home with Auntie E
40. Poetic Shutterbug
41. Valerie-Traveling Through
42. Peggy at Just A Plain Gal
43. Annie
44. Belle
45. Mel Cole @ Love Home
46. Whale sighting
47. hapzydeco
48. Joy- Books and Life
49. Dhemz
50. Hyanne, South Korea
51. Sherry
52. Blue Nike Shoe
53. Life is a Battle
54. Maria's Space
55. Eileen, Md
56. Lazy on Loblolly
57. Kayce's Daily Notes
58. Eden, Australia
59. Kelly @ Till Death Do Us Part
60. Cabin & Cottage
61. Nicki
62. Patricia - USA
63. Shy

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