Monday, July 20, 2009

Blue Monday - Japanese Blue Vases

These are two vases that came to me from my mother. She got them from her Uncle Charlie--my grandfather's brother. You see, Uncle Charlie first married Aunt Margaret and Aunt Margaret bought these vases. Unfortunately, Aunt Margaret died. When Uncle Charlie married his second wife, Aunt Betty, she wanted the house to be filled with things that better suited her taste. So, the vases were given to my mom who later, passed them down to me. I use them for display in my china cabinet. They're about six inches tall and make a nice spot of color. The vases are a cobalt blue. The floral print shows a bright touch of orange along with lilac, pale blue, and white flowers. All are embellished with a generous amount of gold, but the camera won't show the gold.

I'm sharing them because I took these pictures when I packed them up and wrapped them nicely in bubble wrap. I hope they make the move. They're stored in the warehouse, waiting for moving day.

The top two photos are the correct color. This is NOT the correct color, but you can see the bottom markings better.

I have Mr. Linky loaded, but I don't see him. This makes me BLUE!

If you leave your link in with the comment, I'll try to straighten it out tomorrow. Have a great Blue Monday.

UPDATE: As you can see, Mr. Linky is up and going strong. Meanwhile, I'm playing catch up. If you don't see your link, please be forgiving and link in again. Thank you.

Blue Monday Participants
1. m
2. Sheila
3. Dawn
4. Lana G
5. Knitty
6. Candy
7. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
8. TheOldPostRoad
9. Pam
10. Mary
11. Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
12. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
13. denisemarie
14. Ivory Spring
15. Mary
16. BJ
17. ellen b
18. Annemieke @ The Netherlands
19. Jobandbrittany
20. Gee
21. Puna @ LifeSignatures
22. Sharing with Sherri
23. Aussie Nikki
24. Elizabeth
25. Robyn
26. m-tales from an oc cottage
27. Robin from CA
28. Charlotte
29. Jensmere
30. Maria Berg
31. Barnyard Country Gifts
32. Cindy
33. Itajeff
34. Geri
35. Barbara Jean
36. AnnA
37. LadyJane
38. Sandi
39. Joan
40. Barbara
41. Golf Gal
42. Becky K
43. Mojo
44. Joan
45. Beverly
46. JLS
47. Greyscale Territory
48. Oma Nijn @ The Netherlands
49. Mary
50. Knitty
51. Coloradolady
52. Mary@Boogieboard Cottage
53. Iris
54. Shirl
55. Florida Sue
56. Hip Chick
57. The Explorer Philippines
58. Carol
59. cindy
60. Dixie
61. Linnea
62. Boo-Bah
63. Christine
64. Lynn's Lovelies
65. Baba
66. Clif
67. Terry
68. Annies Home
69. Cindy @ My Romantic Home
70. Kim - To Desire-Travel-Live
71. Beth at Aunties
72. charmine
73. Sandi

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{oc cottage} said...

That color blue is amazing! They will make it...fingers crossed! ;)

m ^..^

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful blues, Sally, and I hope they made it safely. I love pieces with a family connection.

Thank you for hosting us again. Here's wishing you a very Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

ellen b said...

Hello Sally,
The cobalt blue in the vases is very nice! How great that they were handed down to you...enjoy.
I'll check back tomorrow morning to see if Mr. Linky is working but it's night, night time for me now :0)

Lana G! said...

Beautiful vases!!

Mr. Linky looks as though he might not be working.

Oh Well!

The Quintessential Magpie said...
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Candy said...

One of my favorite shades of blue, very nice!

Cheers, Candy

pam said...

As Ellen B has said Stinky Linky does indeed act up.

These vases are beautiful. I love the deep blue color.

Anonymous said...


Nice vases. Will check back tomorrow on Mr. Linky. Thanks again for being the perfect hostess!

Charlotte said...

Very pretty vases, Sally. I had a little trouble getting Mr. Linky to work right on Spiritual Sundays this week. Maybe he's getting a little cranky again. lol
I'll be back tomorrow to link.

Carrie said...

Hello Sally,
Your heirloom vases are lovely.

I have two posts today:
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Carrie - Carola Natiity Gallery

Four Paws and Co said...

The vases are beautiful Sally. I'm hoping they survive the move! Happy BLUE Monday! ☺ diane

Dawn said...

Hi Sally, I love an item with a story! They are really pretty vases.

I'm doing Met. and Blue Monday today. I leave my link here and check by in the morning for MR. Linky.


Mary Bergfeld said...

I worked for many years with a Japanese congolmerate, I;ve seen this marking before, These are lovely vases. Treasure them.

bj said...

Lovely vases, Sally. Such pretty colors.
I have my post up but...Mr. Linky is playing hide and seek again...he is such a rascal !!
See ya in the morning.
xo bj

Brittany said...

Thanks for hosting!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Very nice, I love cobalt blue.

Here's my link Sally:


Coloradolady said...

Beautiful vases. I have a post up for blue monday..Mr. Linky has been a pain, I am using a new link system, and last Thursday, I had no problems at all.

I will check the link later on today.

Nikki Dee said...

Such pretty vases!!

My Blue Monday

Gee said...

Dear Sally.

What a beautiful blue cobalt vases. Love them so much and thanks for sharing.

Here is my link:

Unknown said...

Lovely vases, Sally. I love it when things come in pairs. I'm sure they'll make the move safely, you've packed them so carefully!
Here's my link:

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Sally, Here is my link

I have to drop back tomorrow to make my Blue Monday rounds and re-read your post. It's getting late for me and I have to get up early! See you later. ~ Robyn

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful vases and a nice family story to go with them. Sorry about Mr. Linky. Here is my link:

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Anonymous said...

The dark . . . cobalt blue color is beautiful. Solid and rich . . . the then the light colored flowers is a nice contrast :-)

Jennsmere said...

Hi Sally...those are beautiful vases! Love the cobalt blue.

Here is my link:

I so enjoy Blue Mondays...thanks for hosting this lovely meme.

Bless you,

Mary Bergfeld said...

Hi Sally, I left a comment earlier but didn't leave theURL for my post I'm...Mary@OnePerfect Bite

Maria Berg said...

Have you ever seen anything like this, little blue insect with BIG eyes?

/Maria Berg, Sweden

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Really love you're vases. They are so pretty.

Have a nice blue monday, Annemieke

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sally,
The vases are lovely, please add me on for Blue Monday! I am celebrating my 100th post and wanted to add on for Blue Monday too! I'll check back too! Cindy

ItaJeff said...

Hi Sally
Those Japanese Blue vases are amazing. I love the cobalt blue.

Happy Blue Monday

Mine is up, please stopping by anytime, I just love company :-)


Unknown said...

Lovely Japanese BLUE vases.
Please add me to " BLUE MONDAY " here's my link

THANKS!!! Geri

Barbara Jean said...

Those are a gorgeous blue!!

I'm posted and ready to go.
I'll leave my link here.

Blessings and thanks,
Barbara Jean

NicoleB said...

Those vases are beautiful!
I imagine you can hardly wait until everything is where it should be ;)

AnnA said...

Pretty vases, Sally.

Here's my link:

Have a great BLue Monday!
/ AnnA

Ninnu said...

Really nice vases.

Sorry about Mr Linky. He seems to be out of order every now and then.

Click my name for my Blue post.
Have a nice Blue monday!

Ninnu, Finland said...

It was fast!

Sorry about that. Here is the link :)


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful vases, Sally! Happy Blue Monday and enjoy your day!


aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very pretty vases.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Here is my blue giveaway post

Barbara said...

Dear Sally, What a chore, I have a post if you get it up and running.
Love the Blue Vases/

Pruple Goat Lady

Mary said...

Hi Sally!
The vases are gorgeous. I love the rich cobalt blue!
Happy Blue Monday! Thank you for hosting! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't see Mr. Linky either but please don't be blue. Your vases are just lovely. I can see where they would be quite beautiful displayed in a cabinet. I bet you can't wait to get all of your treasured things unpacked again. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Shirl said...

Good Morning Sally, Happy Blue Monday. I don't see Mr. Linkey here, I'll stop back later to see if he's up and running. Your vases are just beautiful. How nice that they were passed on to you! Thank you for sharing!
Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Becky K. said...

Sally, Those vases are so lovely.
Thanks for sharing them!

My Link:

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Mojo said...

Hope they made the trip safely, they're beautiful!

Mr. Linky has been pretty dodgy everywhere in the world lately, good luck with that. Meanwhile, si back and enjoy the show:
Blue Monday #43: "Sugar Benefit Show"

Joan said...

Happy Blue Monday! Love your vases.

Lana G! said...

Sorry about the Mr. Linky issues! Here's my link...

Beverly said...

Sally, these are so lovely. Cobalt blue is such a rich color.

Here's my link:

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Very pretty vases - I love the color. Such a shame they have to be stored away for a while. I know you'll be glad to have them back when you're in your new home.

My Blue Monday post is up. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

Gemma Wiseman said...

How strange! I have small but deep bowls in the same colour and design as your vases! And they have travelled well for me over several moves! I still have the full set!

Lovely photos!

Here is my post for this week!

Murals of Costumes

Dixie said...

Ah... that Mister Linky can be a stinky some days!

love the blue vases...I know you'll be so glad when your new home is complete, and you can move in all your cherished things... that's what will make the new house your home..

tea said...

Hi SmilingSal,

You have won another Friendship award. Please come by and pick it up. Then, I can cross off your name. Thanks. You've always been very friendly to me.

Knitty said...

Beautiful color and design on those vases! Looks like they are highly glazed too.

Denise Marie said...

Sally, I hope all your treasures make the move. I finally linked in least I think I did. Loved your blue post last week and the Sat pink too. Blessings xox!

LADY JANE said...

Sally,I love the cobalt blue vases!
I have something somewhere in a box (my basement looks like a storage unit) that matches that pattern! I love posts that show family treasures!
For some reason my puter is acting up when I try to post...I'm trying but if I don't get thru Happy Blue Monday to all...and especially our lovely hostess!

LADY JANE said...

Sally...I think I got it....THANKS...for being here to fix up my mess if I didn't...and hey Sally...want to come over and paint...sigh?

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The vases are gorgeous. I know you will be anxious to get into the new home and unpack everything. Hugs, Marty

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful blue vases, Sally. Hope they make it in tact --when you get to your new home...

Anonymous said...

So these vases are very old as well as precious. Your story of how they came to be yours should be tucked inside the vases for all to know!
I have no blue monday today but I enjoyed yours.

Kathy b

Sjn said...

I'm new here but love blue! I posted about redecorating my daughter's bedroom in seafoam blue, take a look.

Barbara H. said...

Those are so pretty. I am glad they stayed in the family.

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Hi Sally, Happy blue Monday, I love your vases, very pretty! :O)

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I think cobalt blue is so beautiful. Your vases are lovely. Lets hope they survive the move safely.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty blue Kutani! I hope they arrived undamaged..Thanks for hosting it's always interesting and great fun.


Cindy said...

Gorgeous blue! What a treasure.

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for posting it for me.
Have a great day!!
Barbara Jean

sara said...

those are so beautiful!!!

I really love how you have so many things that have been handed down in your family...great memories!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally!
Oh your vases are just beautiful! I just love the richness of cobalt blue..
I am sure they will make it to their new home just fine!
Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Your Oriental vases are very pretty, Sally. I hope they make it perfectly into your new home too...Christine

Baba said...

I love your vases .... anything from Japan is beautiful!!! I am sharing shots from vacation in Florida...

Historical sites with charmine said...

Hi,I'm participating for the first time,my post is up.Those are so beautiful,i love the design...hand painted i guess.

April said...

What gorgeous vases! I sure hope they make the move without any problem.

Historical sites with charmine said...

Hi SALLY, could you please delete my two links i've made a mistake and will correct it and get back.

Regina said...

These are beautiful vases.
I have of blue vases coming from other Asian countries. Will post when I have time.

No post today quite busy.
Happy blue Monday Sally.

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday to you.
Those are really beautiful vases .
Thank you for sharing their special history and I am looking forward to your new home that will
provide another chapter for these lovely vases.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Happy Hugs
Happy Trails

annies home said...

those vases are really pretty

Cindy said...

I finally joined in on your Blue Monday! I can't believe I haven't done this sooner since I'm such a lover of blue!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Lucky you to have gotten these vases. Anything that comes from your mother has to be good, huh? Very, very pretty!


Musings of A Minister said...

Beautiful vases. Ah, cobalt blue, that's the right color.

Beth at Aunties said...

I am joining your party for the first time although I have read many of your Blue Monday posts!
These vases are gorgeous and what cherished momentos handed down. I love to deep rich color and hope they make the move perfectly fine!

Historical sites with charmine said...

Hi Sally,I have posted and put in my link,hope i did it the right way this time.Thank you very much for your prompt response.I'm new to this and appreciate your help.Thanks again.

Salmagundi said...

Those vases are sure pretty things of blueness!!! Hope they are able to rejoin your household soon. Sally

Dawn said...

Those are really beautiful! What a treasure they are. I hope they are still safe in their bubble wrap awaiting their new home!

take care,

Historical sites with charmine said...

Thanks Sally for stopping by ,I'm glad this time i was able to do it right.Happy blue monday.I love this Meme.Have a good week.

Cathy said...

Your vases are just beautiful, Sally.

squawmama said...

Hey Sally, Love the vases and I sure hope they make the trip unharmed too... Have a fun BLUE Monday!


Claudie said...

Sally I also love the vases...but I have to admit that you SIT!!! tongue is also ME TO A TEE!! It's so hard isn't it? Ah, but that's what makes us special lol
Love Claudie
Happy Blue Monday

Neabear said...

Sorry I didn't leave you a comment this morning. I was in a hurry to get to work. So now I am home again. Yay! Love your Japanese vases. They remind me of mine. Mine are taller but are also that dark blue. Hmmm....maybe I should post them for next week. Hope you had a great Monday.

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful blue vases. I do hope they make it fine through the move.

Tootsie said...

HOW PRETTY!!! I hope they are safe!

Martha said...

Beautiful vases!
I hope it's not too late to play...

Tea Time Consultants said...

Sally, vases are beautiful! Come by sometime.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful vases! How nice that you have ended up with them. laurie