Monday, March 23, 2009

Blue Monday - You're a Good Egg

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I want to share a good egg with you today--a blue one!  See it sitting beside the rabbit? 

I can hear some of you expert crafters gasping. Oops, I see one fainting. I told you folks that I was not crafty, and now here is proof. The rabbit is a wooden one that I bought many years ago. I spray painted him beige. That's it. Nothing more. No ribbon around his neck, no flowers pasted on his ears, no color for his eyes. Now you believe me, don't you? Not a speck of craftiness in me.

Anyway, the topic today is all about the blue egg. It's a good egg because I did not have to do anything but purchase it.

Look how lacy it is. I really like lacy ceramic things. I always have.

Here's the pretty top. Now, to ease back into the outer edges of blogland, I'll tell you that I bought this good blue egg at Dollar Tree for $1.00.

 (Oh, good, I see your smiles and hear your applause.)

Happy Blue Monday!
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Blue Monday Participants
1. Theresa
2. M
3. Claudie @ BUBBLIN\' OVER
4. Elizabeth
5. Kathy b
6. Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)
7. VisualVictuals,GA
8. Susan
9. bj
10. Cindy @ Applestone
11. Lana G!
12. Tee
13. anne fannie
14. Deborah
15. Victorian Gourmet
16. Chandy
17. Cam
18. Gie
19. Linnea
20. Linda
21. Gemma, Australia
22. Sandra
23. Kim (mom-musings)
24. Judith, UK
25. Jeanne
26. Nell - Aust
27. Kathleen M
28. Shirley@Plum Bush Cottage
29. Tricia
30. Karen :o)
31. Beverly
32. Mojo, NC, USA
33. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
34. The Pagan Sphinx - Massachusetts
35. Sandi
36. Judi
37. Tink *~*~*
38. Debra Kaye
39. LadyJane
40. Shirls Rose Cottage
41. Teresa
42. Marjorie
43. JLS Hall
44. Knitty
45. Angie @ Annies Home
46. charli and me
47. Christine (xinex)
48. Becky
49. Gloria
50. black eyed susans kitchen
51. Mary
52. Valerie K
53. Ginger
54. Lynda
55. Valerie
56. Kathy
57. Ivory Spring
58. Barbara Jean
59. Libby TwirlandTaste
60. katrina
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Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Sally, you did good ! Your egg is so pretty. I love to go to Dollar Tree. I have found some good things there.

{oc cottage} said...

Excellent eye for beauty, no matter the price!

m ^..^

Unknown said...

I love lacy ceramic things too. This egg is beautiful. I am also impressed that you spray painted the bunny.I've never spray painted, and I'm crafty!

Anonymous said...

Man you even have a little Vignette going on there Sally. I'm proud of you. I'm laughing out loud. Too funny. You gals sure have great dollar stores.
Happy Good Blue Egg Monday.
Love Claudie
Feels good to be back

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally. The egg is lovely, so delicate and deliciously blue! Wishing you a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Life on the Edge said...

How pretty that egg is! I would never have thought that you got it for a dollar. I just love bargain shopping!


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I can't believe you found that beauty for a dollar! I love lacy things...but I live with a houseful of bull-in-china-shop-types......

Have a great day!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sally,
Thanks for hosting this! I love the blue egg and it got even better when you said dollar tree! Great deal! Cindy

bj said...

That is just beautiful, the Dollar store?? FABULOUS!
Tell me, do you have trouble getting on Claudie's blog? I have so much trouble that it stalls my computer and I have to turn it off, re-boot and start over. Is it just my computer??
If it is just me, would you please tell her for me that the reason I never leave comments is because of the trouble I have on her blog. Sure appreciate it...
xo bj

Lana G! said...

Great Find! The egg is beautiful. By the way, I like your rabbit just the way it is!

Tee said...

That is my kind of crafting - you made it all the way to the checkout counter;)! ~ Tee

Deborah said...

The rabbit looks cute and I am sure there are others who would love to dress it up but it is nice the way it is. Love your blue bargain egg. I limit my shopping to thrifting these days. The dollar shop is dangerous for me. Too many little things I have to have and nowhere to put them all.

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

This is my first Blue Monday-what fun! Love that egg. You just can't beat the dollar store! Happy Blue Monday.

Chandy said...

Wow, I'm off to the Dollar Tree! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!

Gie's Tidbits said...

that's a great bargain for such a pretty piece.

Anonymous said...

Blue ceramic is pretty, especially your egg - Good buy!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely lacy ceramic egg! Such a gorgeous powder blue!

Kim said...

I LOVE that bunny!! The egg looks sweet with him and makes for a lovely spring table display. Well done! Happy Blue...

Judith said...

beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not the price label!! the egg is indeed gorgeous. Take care, Judith

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally. Your post gave me a good chuckle. You PAINTED THE RABBIT. You are hiding something from us Sally. Only crafter's would paint a rabbit and select a pretty color too. Mmmmmm. Your egg is so pretty. I thought it was Italian and expensive. You got me there. It is all about being tasteful and realizing a pretty egg like that would look awesome when all of your home has lovely things. Sally, you are the good egg here. BIG smile.

Hugs xo...Jeanne

The Bliss Journey said...

Good morning Sally, what a great find. Looks like you are getting ready for Easter. Have a great week.

~♥~ Monica S said...

LOVE the egg!!! :-) IT's very,very cute! reminds me of something I have after my grandmothers :-)


Tricia said...

Dollar Tree is just one of those places where it pays to look cause you never know what you might find. That egg is just adorable and no need to dress the bunny up, your egg does that just fine.

Tabbikta's Thoughts

Karen said...

Your ceramic egg is beautiful! :o)

April said...

No way...$1 at the dollar store! That's unreal! I wouldn't mind having about a dozen of those pretty!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

I like your bunny just the way it is. I'm not very crafty either, and I appreciate the simple beauty of your bunny.

And, that blue egg is so...pretty. I love it.

Mojo said...

Such a deal! Hard to beat finding this for a buck.

Carrie said...

What a wonderful thrifty find...the egg is exquisite!

Unknown said...

Cool finds. By the way, I love your new header photo. Gorgeous.

Tink *~*~* said...

Good morning, everyone - Monday again! My grandmother had one of those eggs, but it was not blue. I believe hers was a pale pink, and had lavender flowers on top.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week.

Tink *~*~*

NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
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Debra Kaye said...

That was a beautiful blue egg! Happy Blue Monday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sally,
I just love lacy things and the egg is no exception! Very pretty! Great price too! Thanks for hosting this fun event and have a wonderful week.


LADY JANE said...

Well Sally great minds DO shop alike...I have a white lacy egg from the Dollar tree...I love it! But the good blue egg is a true blue YOU egg! I have been a BUSY girl this weekend...and my Blue Monday post is testimony to it,so I had to do alot of scrolling down to catch up on your posts! And what do I see? The same chocolate bunny displayed under a cloche at my house too! And now if you will be so kind as to pass the Bengay I am going to visit the other BlueBirds in your flock! Happy First Blue Monday of Spring!

Jill said...

Your egg is so pretty. I love it!

Shirl said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday! I'm running a little late today but I'm finally up and running! Love your blue egg, how pretty!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Knitty said...

What a great find! You may not think yourself crafty, but you have a good eye.

Happy Blue Monday!

jlshall said...

Your egg is so pretty! It looks like those elaborate sugar eggs I used to get in my Easter basket every year. Also love the rabbit, even without ribbon or flowers. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only un-crafty person out here.

Sue said...

Shoot, I forgot about Blue Monday and your kind invitation to join in. Today I did a Met Monday post but next week I will do a Blue Monday one. You are right I have plenty to post about in blue and white. I have pretty much run out of makeover projects ;)

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally,
Oh this is too funny. First of all I really like your bunny. I am not a crafter either. I think your egg is beautiful. In fact, I got one just like it a week ago at the dollar store but in pink. Don't you just love that store? Any way, I almost got the blue one to post for blue Monday LOL We do have a lot in common dont we :>) I hope you have a wonderful day!

xinex said...

What a beautiful blue egg, Sally! And I REALLY like the bunny, it's so unusual and pretty!...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WAY to go Sally ...don't you love the Dollar tree...I also find some great stuff there..Ok I just signed up now For all this BLUEness today...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Judi said...

The bunny is lovely and see you did paint him. Maybe another time you'll put a little blue ribbon around his neck. He is cute.

I love the lacy egg. I love a bargain like that. Hard to imagine the things you can find at the Dollar stores. Just lovely.

Have a great day

Libby's Library said...

The blue egg is nice, but wow, love the bunny!

artis1111 said...

The egg is cute , but the bunny is FAB!!!! Kathy

artis1111 said...

The egg is cute , but the bunny is FAB!!!! Kathy

♥ Kathy said...

I like it too Sally :) Happy Blue Monday ♥

Valerie said...

Love the egg. I love not having to spend a lot of money for nice things.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful egg, and I think the rabbit looks great, and I think just painting it is pretty crafty! laurie

Bridget said...

Good Monday morning to you Miss Sally, I had to come see what was blue at your house today. I'm ROFL at your description of the crafty rabbit. I'm a lacy ceramic lover too!
Have a good one, Bridget

Lynda said...

What a delightful find, and at a fantastic price, too!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful BLUE egg, Sally... And the price was surely RIGHT...

Love that bunny in one of your photos also.

Bo said...

Hi gave me a giggle over your non-crafty rabbit...I like it anyway! and just look at that beautiful blue egg he left you! ;-) Bo

♥ Kathy said...

Sally thank you so much for your kind words to me ♥ It meant a lot and really made me feel better :)

The Raggedy Girl said...

I so love your Blue Easter Egg and tomorrow when I get to go to town I am getting myself some Easter bling.

Have a Marvelous Monday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Tootsie said...

I have been "lurking" your blog for a while now and I must say you are FAMOUS!!! lol
I am so glad you visited me today, we do have so many friends in common...isn't blog land wonderful?
I love your blue egg....
will be back again and again!

Picket said...

Morning Sally...what a beautiful egg and what a steal for just $1! Girl I love the bunny just as he is..I wouldn't put no flowers or ribbon on him either..I'd be more inclined to rub alittle dirt on him and hot glue some moss on him here and there and....oh sorry did I over stay my welcome....I get the hint...Have a great week sweetie! lol

Anonymous said...

The blue egg is charming! What a bargain!!

Barbara Jean said...

thanks for doing such a wonderful hosting job, and for coming by to see my first blue monday.

Barbara Jean

Anonymous said...

I like the shade of blue, Sally. Thanks for being our hostess!!

Musings of A Minister said...

Blue is my favorite color and I like the price of the egg. I know, I know, this is not much of a comment but it may be the best you get from a man all day--maybe.

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
Bet Dollar Tree will have a run on looks great, and the price is even better!

Happy Blue Monday to you!

Salmagundi said...

$1 or $100 - It is still a beautiful egg. Sally

Neabear said...

Thanks for visiting my Blue Monday! I love your little blue egg. It is so precious. I have been going to our Dollar Tree too. We just home from there a little bit ago too. Also love the new header picture you have there.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a precious little blue egg. I love the pretty little flowers on the top. I have got to get to the dollar store. The only one I know of is about 20 miles away, but it looks like it would be worth it. Hugs, Marty

Dawn said...

The egg is really very pretty! I like the flowers on top as well!

I think your rabbit looks just lovely! You spray painted it well. ☺

take care,

Nanna said...

sweet rabbit & egg Sally,sister & me went out & about today & saww that little egg, she laughed & said ohh that's the egg sally posted today lol

Cathy said...

Now that is a pretty little egg for $1, Sally. I need to find one of those Dollar Trees around here.

Sweetie said...

Sally, I love your blue egg (and your bunny). I am making a trip to the Dollar Tree this week. It's wonderful what you can buy for $1. I will be back to posting on Blue Monday next week. It is wonderful how it keeps growing.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing for $1 -- very pretty!!

Charlotte said...

Love the bunny. A little paint was all that it needed. The egg is beautiful.

Susan B said...

Wow! Dollar Tree...what a beautiful egg! You have a good eye. I like your bunny too!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful goodies to look at!!