Monday, March 16, 2009

Blue Monday - Girl with Lamb

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Here is a Lladro that I have titled, Girl with Lamb. Johnny bought her for me many years ago. Her colors are soft blue, tan and white. My curio cabinet is mirrored and you can spot some blue in the reflection. There's the cobalt blue art glass vase that I've shown, a blue coffee table book titled, Alpine Americas, and my soft blue pillow.

The Girl with the Lamb makes me think of William Blake's poem,
The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little Lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee.
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little Lamb, God bless thee!
Little Lamb, God bless thee!

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{oc cottage} said...

How precious!

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

Oh what a sweet figurine and I'm so happy I know the one who made me. Happy blue to you Sally...

Charlotte said...

I love the figurine and the way you photographed it. The poem is so sweet too.
Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Happy BM. Sorry I missed ya last week. Love the figurine.

The Raggedy Girl said...

I have always loved that poem.

Roberta Anne

Mojo said...

Nice job getting both sides at once. Sweet composition, and the blue glass vase is a nice bonus too.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful! Happy Blue Monday!


Four Paws and Co said...

She's beautiful Sally! Great pictures too! Happy Blue Monday! ♥ Diane

Cottage Contessa said...

Both the poem and the figurine.....beautiful. Happy Blue Monday Sally!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Neabear said...

That is a beautiful figurine. I love how it reflects in the mirror.Happy Blue Monday!!

bj said...

Sally, this is such a precious posting. I love the girl with the lamb and the poem is so special.
Thanks for such a pretty post....
xo bj

Marie De Marco said...

i lok at your figurine and think mother ~~ mary, child ~~ christ. beautiful poem.

xinex said...

Beautiful figurine! I love Lladro. They are so dainty...Christine

Lana G! said...

Love the figurine and the poem is the icing on the cake!!

imjacobsmom said...

Great photo! My SIL collects the LLADRO figurines I think they are very pretty. Thanks for a very nice Blue Monday, Sally. ~ Robyn

Judith said...

how beautiful - after reading the poem it reminded me that we have song in The Salvation Army songbook which says

Like to lamb who from the fold has strayed - Far on the mountain, of the dark afraid, - seeking a shelter from the night's alarm, - longing for comfort of the shepherd's arm, - So Jesus found me on sin's mountain drear, - Gathered me close and banished all my fear...
and the chorus says
In the love of Jesus there is all I need, - While I follow closely where my Lord may lead; - By his grace forgiven, - In His presence blest, - In the love of Jesus, In the love of Jesus, is perfect rest. Judith

Karen said...

A very lovely figurine and poem to match!! :o)

April said...

Beautiful Liadro figurine, Sally! Happy Blue Monday!

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet little figurine ... and I especially like the poem. There's nothing more innocent looking than little lambs.

I'm pleased to participate in Blue Monday for the first time today, and look forward to becoming a "regular."

Thank you, Sally, for taking the time to be our hostess.



Barbara said...

Oh Ok Sally, I will do that next week if there is anythig left, if not I will get it. Thanks so much for all your hard work, if I knew where they get awards, I would send you one.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally. Happy Blue Monday! Your figurine is beautiful and I like the way you have the reflection from the glass in the picture. I've always liked that poem ♥ Very nice post.....

Knitty said...

Once again, a lovely post.
Happy Blue Monday!

I have a question about Mr Linky: I mistakenly linked to my blog but did not use a permalink. Is there a way to edit in Mr Linky?

Andi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! Your Lladro piece is lovely.

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful figurine! Happy Blue Monday Sally.


Shirl said...

Good morning Sally, Happy Blue Monday. What a pretty Lladro! Thank you for sharing!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Tink *~*~* said...

Thank you for sharing the Little Lamb poem - I had not thought of it in many, many years.

Happy Monday,
Tink *~*~*

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade - Blue and Yellow Edition

Picket said...

Morning girl...beautiful figurine Sally & oh what a beautiful poem!
Happy Blue Monday my friend and I hope you have a glorious week!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Beautiful figuring and a beautiful poem to go along with it. I love how you photographed it as well.

Happy Blue Monday☺

artis1111 said...

Love the figurine, and the poem!! Kathy

Anonymous said...

Morning, Dear Sally and oh,what a beautiful figurine. Llardo is so beautiful. I don't have any but have some pieces for my mother. Love the reflection in the glass.
Be a very blue sweetie today,
Shelia ;) I loved the sweet poem, too

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh she is lovely Sally.

the wild raspberry said...

i'm so excited about my first blue monday! thanks for putting it together sally. it's wonderful.
have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally. I was so tired when I posted after midnight last night I did add a few words of thanks for the kindness of my blogging friends this AM. And guess what, Mr. Linky was kind too. He was there for me. BIG smile.

I scrolled down to your PS 'bird house' and love it. The tree is gorgeous and the birds a bonus. Very clever analogy. Love the Sun. cartoon and post too. Your Lladro is lovely and a sweet gift from your dh. Lucky you!!! Last the Irish poem so describes my dad, a true Irishman. Loved by all.


Unknown said...

I love the soft colors of Lladro.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I love that poem by Blake! I have a book of his work, and that is a favorite, for sure! :-)

Just wanted to tell you that although I spent Saturday pullling together a post, I think I'm going to wait and post it later. Lots of insanity going on here today trying to get ready for that rehearsal dinner on Friday. Tomorrow and Wednesday are my only free days this week. I always try to visit everyone who posts, and I just don't have the extra two+ hours I need to do that today. I tried to stay up last night to link, but I fell asleep and just got up. That's a good thing after a week of insomnia. LOL!

I always miss you when I don't post on Mondays, but I will be back. I love you and I love blue and I'm a friend who's tried and true! ;-) Methinks I've been bitten by the rhyming bug...


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and Sally, I think that your figurine is lovely and the prefect mate to Blake's poem. :-)


Sheila who needs to go back to bed for the day!!!

LADY JANE said...

Your figurine is beautiful as is your photograph of it! Thanks for sharing the lamb poem,the combination of figurine and poem made for a lovely Blue Monday post! Happy Blue Monday!

Rhondi said...

Hi Sally
Sweet poem. I decided to join in today. Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs, Rhondi

Missy Wertz said...

Sally, that is a beautiful piece! So lovely and a beautiful poem.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The figurine is just gorgeous and the poem is so inspirational. One of my favorites. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Betsy Banks Adams said...

The Girl with the Lamb is beautiful, Sally. I'm sure your curio cabinet is GORGEOUS---all of it.


Anonymous said...

I love Lladros!

My mother has the Girl with the Rabbit, and Girl with Lillies.

She is perfect for Easter!

Nanna said...

although it's raining I'll not be blue except on my post LOL Happy Blue Monday Sally! love the figurine & enjoyed the poem too

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Sally, I fixed it - sorry about that - it was late......Robyn

Anonymous said...

Sally, look at you clever lady. You captured the reflection of all those blue objects in one picture.

Thanks for blue monday fun. I appreciate all the time you take to comment each week.

Kathy b

Darlene said...

The figurine and poem are both BEAUTIFUL!♥

Linda said...

The figurine and poem are beautiful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

HI Sally

My sister in law has an extensibe collection of Lladros stautes. They are all so beautiful and graceful. The poem you chose for yoursis perfect!

I keep promising I'll join in blue Monday someday -- I am bad about remebering but I'll get here someday! :-)
Hugs, Pat

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my MM Bdrm and your gracious comments. I do so appreciate the visit. Hugs, Marty

♥ Kathy said...

She's very pretty Sally :) Happy Monday ♥

Anonymous said...

Two of my favorite things - Lladro and William Blake. The poem is perfect for the season.

Thank you for providing us with another great Blue Monday!

Carolyn said...

Sweet figurine and poem!Thank you for hosting Blue Monday.
Take care,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Sally...

Hehe...just couldn't believe that we both posted such similar Blue Monday items! Sure wished my little dollar ladies were Lladro though! Your lady is simply exquisite...what a sweetie your husband is to get her for you!!! She certainly is sweet and holding that precious little lamb...ahhhh!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today, my friend!!!

Happy Blue Monday,

Anonymous said...

It's lovely, as well as your mirrored cabinet!

Libby's Library said...

What a lovely poem.

I wish that you had won the Dream Home, but there's always next year!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little figurine! I've always loved that poem.

nikkicrumpet said... forgot to mention your incredible view out the back door. It makes me drool everytime I see it! The figurine is pretty too...but I'm stuck on the view!

Musings of A Minister said...

A lovely poem. I'm smiling when I think how you moved from blue to the lamb to the poem. I don't mean to insult you but you would make a great politician.

Unknown said...

Soon my elementary school will get a visit from a lamb or two from one of the local farms. Always a treat for the children and for the adutls, too!

Happy Blue Monday! And thanks for hosting.

Becky said...

She is lovely, so serene. The poem is great and she does illustrate it well. Love the layers of blues.

Valerie said...

Very pretty. I love how your table is in the reflection.

:) Valerie

Cathy said...

I love that post, Sally. It reminds me I have a cute young girl like that still packed up, because the remodeling is unfinished! I had given it to my mother. I need to find her!

jlshall said...

I've always liked that shade of blue that Lladro uses in their figures. It's so nice and soft. She's a lovely lady.

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday
She is beautiful delicate and soft. What a lovely gift from Johnny.
Hope you are having a lovely day

Anonymous said...

It's me again, Sally! What did I do? I guess it's a little too late, but I've signed in again.
Be a sweetie,

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful figurine and beautiful poem! Your Blue Monday is growing...64 participants! WOW! :)

The cartoon below is too cute! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Anonymous said...

A beautiful photo in it's delicate simplicity and endless reflection.

Carrie said...

What a lovely view of your living room! I really enjoy Blake's poem.

Sherri said...

Oh she is so pretty!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love Llardo, and this one is such a beauty! How artistic you were in your photography. And the poem is so special. Beautiful post. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...


Love the Lladro! It is surely one of the prettiest I have seen. We gave several to my mother in law as gifts over the years and they always received a special place in her china cabinet!

The poem and beautiful and very fitting.


sylvia said...

hi Sally , I want to check in for blue monday but I don't understand the misterlinky thing...could you sign me in? I made my post....thanks a lot!! Sylvia Extra from Villa Extra in The Netherlands