Monday, November 18, 2013

Blue Monday - Early Christmas

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We went shopping at Hobby Lobby BEFORE Halloween, and these beautiful Blues are what we spotted--all at 50% off!  

I didn't buy any, but I do think that they're blue-tiful!

It does seem that each year, Christmas--or rather, Christmas shopping comes earlier and earlier. This year, instead of waiting until the day after Thanksgiving--Black Friday, some stores are opening super early for bargain shoppers--even as early as on Thanksgiving evening! Will you be going that early?

I plan to enjoy my time with my family.

Happy Blue Monday!


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SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely blue Christmas decor! Thanks for always hosting, Blue Monday, Sally :) Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I am commenting tonight as we are still up watching football Well, Bill is watching football I just finished my post.

Christmas decorations are on the shelves so early now. I guess the retail stores like to get a jump start. The blue and silver decorations you shared are beautiful. I love the combination.

I won't be shopping on Black Friday. I don't like the crowds. I am an early Christmas shopper though. Never last minute.

We are spending Thanksgiving in Kissimmee with our daughter Diana and family.

Happy Blue Monday Sally.
Love, Jenne

Jeanne said...

Oops, Jeanne. It is late and it is bedtime. I guess I am tired if I can't spell my own name correctly. HA!
Me again

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Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Sally
Hope you're impressed with me this week, it's the early bird that catches the!
Blue Chrissy decorations have grown on me. Our first Christmas in Australia I got out all my traditional red and green decorations (those that hadn't been impounded by quarantine - you can't get a pine cone into Oz no matter what sentimental value it has!) but it was sooooo hot with red decorations, we melted... So now I love blue Christmas decorations!! If there is a sale on in the US maybe I should fly over?!
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

They certainly are bluetiful. I can't believe how soon Christmas is coming around, again. It doesn't seem that long ago we were celebrating last year.

Lina Gustina said...

They are bluetiful!
I prefer shopping earlier, shopping in the crowd makes me dizzy.

Unknown said...

I wish you a blue, blue christmas!

Hannah said...

The aqua blue looks so cool and frosty with all the silvers. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

No, Sally, I won't shop on Thanksgiving Day--that is family time. I think the stores are making a mistake by opening that day and it is not a trend I'm not happy about!

Maria said...

How nice! I always love frosted blue for Christmas decors. And that angel on the first photo is very lovely! I took a photo from a trip last month of an angel in blue, I almost forgot about it but then I saw this post of yours! I'll schedule my blue angel to be featured on my blog for a Christmas post ;-)

Hazel said...

Bluetiful indeed! I love the boot. Christmas is in the air... great mood rising!

Gerald (SK14) said...

The Christmas lights are on here now too but very cut back due to the recession - a mere token of what there used to be.

Anni said...

Oh yes, it's far too early for Christmas decorations! I wish they waited until the last weekend in November! Please let us have autumn first!
Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Anonymous said...

Nah, no shopping for me on Black Friday. Have done most of my Christmas shopping, since I start in Oct.:) Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

You have some pretty blues Sally. Christmas shopping starts ridiculously early here in Britain, usually early October. I always envied you the wait until after Thanksgiving.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How could you resist buying such beautiful blue?!

Tanya Breese said...

that's all so pretty...i need to pull my christmas stuff out!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

A very nice shade of light blue, Sally. The shops are fully decorated for a few weeks already, here in Melbourne also.
Thanks for hosting.

bj said...

I generally shop year round for Christmas...with 10 grands,(now 2 more thru marriage...makes me 12..GOOD GRIEF) my two kids and their spouses, one little great-grand...this year, due to the packing, moving and etc, I haven't done it. Gift cards for the grands... ALWAYS a good choice, tho.

Love the pretty blue Christmas decorations...and thanks so much for hosting.

Neesie said...

I've got some serious Christmas decoration shopping to do Sally. When we arrived in Australia the customs seized all of my garlands. (They had cinnamon sticks attached)
I still haven't forgiven them :(
Gorgeous decs and they are as you say blue-tiful :D
Thanks for hosting and apologies for my lateness. I haven't even brought a note! ;D

Anonymous said...

I'm always lost in Hobby-Lobby, Christmas decorations are on the shelves tooooo early now. Happy Monday :)

LV said...

I buy a few things all year long. I do not buy as much as I once did. I never do that after Thanksgiving shopping crazy. Hobby Lobby is a great store to find neat things in about any color you want.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the Christmas decor. It is my favorite holiday!



Anonymous said...

Those colors are certainly lovely and great shots ~ happy week to you ~ carol, xxx

Leovi said...

Magical Christmas ornaments!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Sally, I finally got it right! All of the blue and white decorations are so pretty. Thank you so much for hosting each week.

LadyD Piano said...

Beautiful and I can feel the anticipation of Christmas, too. I'll be home celebrating with a turkey and counting my many blessings.


The angel is stunning, such lovely decorations for C'mas. Yes, C'mas shopping is early here too and I'm fed up! I also plan to enjoy Tksgiving at my house first, as there is no celeb. here.
Thank you for hosting. I did think my blue centerpiece would come out in the thumbnail, but NO!
Have a lovely week sweet lady.

photodoug said...

Sally, the angel with the mandolin is a charming piece. Thanks for sharing. Agree - Thanksgiving is for family not shopping.

Ileana said...

I love blue Christmas decor!The angel is beautiful!
Have a great day ,Sally. Thank for hosting!

Joanne Olivieri said...

I love blue decor around the holidays and your shots depict the true beauty of Christmas.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Pretty blue but seriously, I agree with you it is getting ridiculous. I saw my first retail Christmas decorations on Oct 22!!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks for sharing the blue-tiful decorations. I haven't started decorating yet (soon though).

Ann said...

Icy blue is a very pretty color for Christmas, some of my friends already have their trees up. Hobby Lobby is a great store. I've tried to link up but with no luck.

My name is Riet said...

HI Sally. I hope you saw me waving back. LOL
WE visited a Hobby LObby around Orlando and saw those lovely decorations. I promised myself to not buy more for CHristmas so I didn;t
Have a nice week

Ann said...

Thank you Sally!!!

Alexa T said...

More than interesting the idea of sharing "blue" in so many aspects of life (cheerful or not, sunny or not), of this somehow "blue" reality (as a mood)...
Thank you for hosting!
ps. even on our shelves are the Christmas decorations....too early; I was surprised...but marketing plan seems to win in front of some other celebrations...;)

joyh82 said...

Pretty, I love that shade of blue. I like Hobby Lobby but sadly there is not one close by but they recently remodeled our Michael's which is really nice.

Jim said...

I do like this shade of blue? Turquoise?

betty-NZ said...

Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier each year but your blues are just gorgeous and make it a little easier to take!

joyh82 said...

I like Hobby Lobby but they aren't close by so we usually go to Michaels but their decorations are really pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I do love Christmas but also think the frenzie is starting eairler every year! Blessings, Debbie

January Zelene said...

Lovely Blues! Christmas is almost here..

Anonymous said...

These are some lovely blues. I'm really not ready to think about Christmas yet. Maybe after Thanksgiving next week...

Annesphamily said...

I had to stop by this post and say hi! I will be catching up with everyone all week long. Enjoy your week and your turkey dinner! Hugs Anne