Monday, May 17, 2010

Blue Monday - Pizza Man Figurine

Hello. I'm glad you joined us for Blue Monday!

To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS.

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My favorite color is Blue. It's also my husband's favorite color. In fact, it's the world's favorite color! True. More people choose Blue than any other color as their favorite.

Bloggers are often surprised to realize that my house is not chock full of beautiful Blues. Oh yes, I have some Blue, but it doesn't dominate my home. Today, I'm sharing a part of my kitchen. You can see from this picture that I collect apples, but they're not certainly not Blue!



I have an amazingly talented granddaughter, Ara, who made this pizza man figurine from salt dough when she was about eleven years old. I was delighted that it made the two moves--first from South Florida to the rental and then to our new home--and stayed in one piece. It's quite fragile, so I've placed it inside a cloche, and it sits beside my stove.



Did you notice the Blue pants? Here's a close-up.




Happy Blue Monday!


Blue Monday Participants
1. Mary@OnePerfectBite
2. Candy@The Little Round Table
3. Jenn - Peek 'a Blue
4. Fifi Flowers
5. Loui
6. Ann-Tin & Sparkle
7. Farmor, Sweden
8. Vivapinay, Philippines
9. Shannara
10. ellen b -
11. ...Molly's Country Memories
12. Rajesh, India
13. Deborah
14. Lani=Blue
15. peggy gatto
16. mizhelle
17. Bogie's Wonderland
18. Dena E.@Dream Doodlers
19. Becky @ random musings of a deco lady
20. MOSAIC BIRD BATH-a little bit of everything
21. Sheila@QuintessentialMagpie
22. Sara Chapman, Seattle USA
23. Christine (xinex)
24. LaVoice
25. gengen
26. Homemaking In High Heels
27. carolynUSA
28. Rinkly Rimes Australia
29. Hedwig - Sweden
30. Riet, Holland
31. Race@Wahm's Cozy Corner
32. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
33. Carpe Diem Sweden
34. Anni, Sweden
35. Anne Fannie
36. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
37. Eden, Australia
38. Jan, Australia
39. Irene Photography
40. LUNA
41. Dave Q, UK
42. Eileen, MD
43. hip chick
44. CailinMarie
45. MIN FOTODAGBOK SWEDEN
46. Reach Beyond Limits
47. cindy
48. Debbie-Dabble
49. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
50. RockCandy
51. The Tablescaper
52. My Painting Room
53. Linderhof
54. A Vintage Cottage Home
55. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
56. Myrna @ My Enchanted Home
57. hapzydeco
58. Becky K
59. Writing Abode
60. ilovepink
61. Shelia @ Note Songs - Little Bitties
62. Blue Mosaic
63. Shirleys World
64. salmagundi
65. Baba's Special Babies
66. Kathryn
67. DE~whiteserenade
68. Zsoka Racz
69. Sherrie@A Conversation at Goodwill
70. tatess-Blog and Me
71. Him, Me, and our Three
72. Barbara Jean
73. Pie
74. DB at the Ranch
75. Dhemz, CA. USA
76. Briarside Lane
77. foto CHIP - Birgitta
78. J&J Milestones
79. Joy- Books and Life
80. Joyful in Vancouver Canada
81. Kvasthilda, Sweden
82. annies home
83. Stephanie@Angelic Accents
84. Teresa C.

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82 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

ADORABLE pizza guy!!! Happy Blue Monday!

Mary said...

She really is quite talented, Sally. That salt figurine is amazing when you think how young she was when she made it. I can tell it is one of your personal "treasures." I know it would be one of mine. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

© Jennifer Raley said...

Hey, wow. I'm first! THat's a first! ha ha. What an adorable pizza man! I'm so glad he made it. Neat idea to "cloche" him. Hope you're doing well! I just thought, if I ponder much more my comment will not be 'first' any longer. Oh, it's late. I'll shut up! Loved the post. Jenn PS - I as right! no longer first comment. ha ... so funny. so late. G'night!

© Jennifer Raley said...

PS nice kitchen! Jenn

Loui said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally..
love your little Pizza Man..
such a special fella !
and I know ..
how dearly he is treasured!
have a beautiful day!
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Ann said...

Love your pizza man in the blue pants. He has a great stage there in the cloche. Happy Blue Monday.

Shannara said...

That's a pretty cool guy.! =)

ellen b. said...

Ahh...such a great pizza guy! Glad he survived the moves!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your GD is certainly a very talented little girl...I love your pizza man in his blue pants and I really love your cloche it is beautiful, what a great way to display a prized treasure.
Molly

Rajesh said...

Beautiful kitchen.

☺lani☺ said...
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☺lani☺ said...

What a coincidence, I'm making my homemade pizza right now. You're pizza man looks cool!

peggy gatto said...

Extra cheese please!!!
He is just great!

Bogie said...

Cute!

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Ya Sweet Sally !!! Just me again.
Have a really BLESSED week...Hugs Dena in Iowa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, Sally! I like him under your cloche, too, and am glad he made the moves with you. It's fun to have things that children have made. You know how much I love whimsy!

I'm joining up with you today. Have missed you and Blue Monday and have some blue in my post. Can't wait for you to meet the artist I blogged about.

Hope all is well there. I had a bad fall and getting over being very sore. Landed on concrete and brick. So have been slow blogging.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, Mr. Linky is acting up! I can't get linked in... thought I was, but am not sure.

XO,

Sheila

The Happy Homemaker said...

Awwww, that is so sweet!The Pizza Guy has so much attitude and presence!That is great that he made through the moves w/o dropping his pizza...or his head;)

Race said...

you have a very talented granddaughter! your figurine is so cute!

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Anni said...

I'm joining the Blue Monday Theme for the very first time, it suits me fine as I also love this gorgeus colour and have a very BLUE blog!
I hope you'll like my first pic!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally,
Yes I thought your whole was full of BLUE everything!!
Happy Blue Monday !
Hugs, Ann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a nice piece of art to cherish from your granddaughter!
Happy Blue Monday,
Cindy

Eden said...

What a cute pizza man! Your granddaughter is so creative.

Happy Blue Monday.

Jan said...

Beautiful kitchen, and nice to see your personal treasure, the little pizza man.
Love - Jan

Irene said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally

luna said...

Hi Sally, that's a pretty cool guy!
Happy BM!...Luna

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking pizza man! Great shots for Blue Monday! Have a great week!

hip chick said...

Oh I love the little pizza guy. He is so detailed.

CailinMarie said...

the pizza man is darling! how wonderful. I am sharing children's creations today as well. Happy Blue Monday!

Icy BC said...

That is a cute figurine, one with the pizza, yummy..

Coloradolady said...

This is really cute...what a talent at such a young age!

Cindy said...

How cute! I couldn't even do that well at my age. Lovely kitchen, and I love where you have your cloche. Happy Blue MOnday.

Candy said...

He's got pizazz! She could go into clay animation with a talent like that. I am glad he made to the moves too cause it would be a shame to lose him.
Happy BLUE Day ;-)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I just want to say, "THANK YOU again for continuing to host this really wonderful BLUE MONDAY meme!"

Always a joy with which to start my week!
Blessings,
Coralie

daylily777 said...

Ara is very talented , cool pizza man art !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Becky K. said...

Wow! I am amazed that this sweet guy made two moves safely. We have some broken works of art here...

Love it!
Thanks for sharing!

Becky K.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I arrived home last night after a rain filled drive home from KY. I did manage to do a blue post about my grandson's birthday.

I love the cloche. It is a new item in your home. I remember your first cloche post. I still smile about how that came about. I love the little pizza guy and how you featured him in your cloche. He is original and very well done. Ara is definitely talented in the art dept. Quite an accomplishment for an 11 year old. He has 'great' expression.

I'll be in touch later this week.
Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Miss Sally,

Last Friday I wore blue. My linky is not your average Blue Monday but it is my heartfelt wish that it will bless whomever needs it.

Thank you for hosting.

Kathy said...

That's adorable! I love cloches! I am sure your granddaughter loves the attention you place on things she makes.
God Bless,
Kathy

Nancy said...

And he can spin that pizza dough to! Cute as pie, uh...I mean pizza, guy!

ilovepink1078 said...

I love that pizza man. Really attractive

LV said...

You have such a lovely home. The little pizza guy is just the cutest. Your GD did a super job on him. A real keeper with that in his little blue pants.

Mary said...

Your grand daughter is indeed very talented! Happy Blue Monday. Mary

salmagundi said...

Your pizza man is so cute, and a great reminder of a special, talented grand daughter. Sally

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, I love how your pizza man looks so cute in your kitchen...a great addition..wonderful artwork..Have a good day.... hugs, Baba

xinex said...

Your pizza man sure is cute, Sally. Your granddaughter is very talented and creative...Christine

barbarah said...

That is cute! And even more precious because of who it is from.

Robert said...

Love his expression, the eyebrows say it all! Cute and extra special! Can make you smile every time you look at it!
Have a great day!
kat

Kathryn said...

HA! That last comment was really from me, Kathryn. I didn't realize my husband was signed into google and not me until I posted. HA! Bet you were wondering who Robert was!
Sorry!
kat

Petsitgal said...

Hello Sally,
I am a new subscriber to your reader and it's all because I stumbled upon Conversations at Goodwill! She recommended your site and since she has such good taste I just knew your blog would be wonderful as well!
After reading that you used to be a school teacher, I just know we have a lot in common so I look forward to reading your blog often!

Jamie said...

What a cute little pizza man! She did a great job on him.
Have a wonderful week! Thanks for hosting Blue Monday and giving me an excuse to brag on my "blue" Bear Cub Scout ;)

April said...

I believe that's the cutest pizza guy I've ever seen! Gifts from the heart are always THE BEST!

Barbara Jean said...

Hey girl
Thanks for hosting each week.

And I think your little guy is just too cute!
Talk about putting anything under a cloche. =)

blessings

barbara jean

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, I love your kitchen. Seeing your new home is just so much fun. You really have a beauty!!!!! I hope you are still really happy with it --and your move to Tampa.

Cute little pizza man--and I know that it's special since your granddaughter made it for you.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dave said...

Yup! I noticed the blue pants.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I like your creative and amusing post :)
Happy BM!

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maria said...

Cute guy!

Diann said...

Very cute Sally! For some reason Mr. Linky isn't showing up for me to link. Wahhhhh!

Marice said...

awww how cute :) thats indeed a talent! ;)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sally,
I just found you through A Conversation at Goodwill and didn't realize you had a blue party on Monday. I just started one on my blog without knowing about yours. I'm sorry! But I love your blog and so glad I was able to find you.
Have a wonderful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

tatess said...

lovely kitchen.thanks for the visit

D.B. said...

Nothing better than children's art!

Dhemz said...

a funny looking pizza guy...so cute!

Briarside Lane said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! Cute pizza guy... and I love your cloche! And, yes, a very talented 11yo.

...Karen

Riet said...

That is a cuty Sally.

Mama Ko said...

Ms. Sally, you have such beautiful house. Your kitchen looks so homey and i love the towel in you oven. Mr. Pizza guy always making pizza im sure in your kitchen hehe.

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its adorable!
I would keep it in a special place too!
Have a great week.
Diane

Joyful said...

Wow she did a great job of the sculpture. Love the blue pants. Happy Blue Monday

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a talented granddaughter!! That is just too adorable!

I'm so excited to once again be participating in Blue Monday! Please stop by and while you are there, enter for a chance to win my Cottage Charm giveaway!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

shopannies said...

she is truely talented

Teresa said...

That dough/pizza man is adorable! Your granddaughter must feel great knowing how special it is to you that you take such great care of it.

bj said...

Hello, dear smiling Sally,
I was delighted to see you had been by for a biscuit! :)

I LOVE your little pizza man..so cute and so extra grandkid special..

I am working on some blue posts so I will join you soon. :)

Are you feeling good, strong and normal again??

Deborah said...

Sally, your granddaughter is very talented obviously. I love the detail she put into that figure. Love the jacket and the pizza. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sally, he is adorable! If she can make that at a young age, I can just imagine what her blog will look like when she's an adult!! That pizza guy deserves to be under a cloche! laurie

maritz said...

I was late...

Nezzy said...

Happy blue Monday Miss Sally. That little pizza man is just precious. I bet it is one of your most prized possessions.

You have a terrifically blessed day sweetie! :o)

Janet Marie said...

Hello ~ I finally had a nice picture with blue in it, but was unable to post it. Was it because I was trying to link at 10p. West coast time?...and Monday posting was closed?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
I'm so glad the pizza man made it safely from home to home! He looks pretty cute standing inside his cloche home!

Blessings,
Sandi

Charli and me said...

Sally your little pizza guy is just adorable! I can see why you love him so much and especially since he was especially made for you ♥ Your kitchen is beautiful. Sooo pretty! I hope you are having a good week.

♥ Kathy said...

That is just too cute Sally! I should be back to playing along in a few weeks if all goes well :)

Clif said...

Love the pizza man. I haven't stopped by in so long I am ashamed. I get busy doing other things and do not visit other blogs like I should. I haven't forgotten you--just neglected you.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Sally! You had me at PIZZA!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments about the chickens. Have a beautiful weekend! ~ xo Joy