Monday, August 10, 2009

Blue Monday - Cobalt Blue Pitcher

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1. Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's blue. Leave a link to this blog on your post.

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Johnny and I celebrated our 51st anniversary this past July 7th. Of course last year was the BIG FIVE-O, and I blogged about it here and here.

Some anniversaries we exchange gifts with each other and some we do not. This year because we are building our new home, we decided not to buy specific gifts; however, when we were out and about on our special day, we stumbled upon the perfect gift for the both of us! Our favorite color is blue. This 5½ inch, cobalt blue pitcher caught Johnny's eye first. Once I glommed upon it, there was no doubt that it was coming home with us!

You can see by the "made in China" sticker on the bottom that this is quite a costly piece. (Ahem!)

We both prefer to think that it reflects the beautiful, ongoing love we've shared for over half a century.

Thank you for allowing me to show it today.

Blue Monday Participants
1. Sheila
2. ellen b
3. Lana G!
4. bj
5. Barbara, The Purple Goat Lady
6. dana of the stone rabbit
7. Elizabeth
8. I'm Julia @ Drawn to the Sea
9. La Voice
10. Rechelle
11. Christine
12. m @ tales from an oc cottage
13. Gypsy Lala
14. Gee
15. Coloradolady
16. Deborah
17. Mary@One Perfect Bite
18. NicoleB HUngary
19. Gemma
20. Itajeff
21. Linnea
22. Becky K @ Hospitality Lane
23. hip chick
24. pam
25. Theresa @Take A SentimentalJourney
26. Judi
27. Joan @ Applejack Lane
28. Janie at Southern Lagniappe
29. cindy
30. NatureFootstep SWE
31. Mojo,NC,USA
32. Shirls Rose Cottage
33. jeanne
34. Laura@White Spray Paint
35. Candy
36. kaylee gotreau
37. Tink *~*~*
38. Beachcombers Cove
39. charmine
40. Christi at A SOUTHERN LIFE
41. Carrie at My Little Red Button
42. Sarah @ Hyacinths
43. MaggieB
44. charli and me
45. MyThoughtsMyVoice
46. Shirley Corwin
47. Baba's Special babies
48. Lynn @ Alive!
49. Claudie@Bubblin Over
50. storyteller at Sacred Ruminations
51. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage
52. Florida Sue
53. Cindy@ Applestone
54. Lynns Lovelies
55. JoAnn
56. Terry
57. Maria's Space
58. AnnA
59. angie @ annies home

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ellen b. said...

That's a beautiful pitcher Sally! Wow 51 years! Congratulations to you both. What a great legacy that is for your kids and grandkids....

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I think it's beautiful! And I think 51 years is even more beautiful. Congratulations for spending a lifetime together. You are an inspiration to all of us!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Lana G! said...

Happy Anniversary! That is a pretty pitcher!

bj said...

Ahhh, sweet Smiling Sally..your love for J. and his for you is very inspiring. You were so young when you wonderful that you "grew up" with the man you still love dearly.
I love your beautiful blue was made just for you two, I am pretty sure.
xo bj

Barbara said...

Sally, The pitcher is beautiful and I guess I missed the post on your anniversary, so happy belated anniversay and 51 years is wonderful.

Happy Blue Monday!

Unknown said...

What a great little pitcher. How super that you found it together on your anniversary.
Hope things are going well w/ the house. Have a great week, Sally!

dana said...

What a treasure---the long lasting love you two have for each other!! Happy Anniversary and best wishes for many more years!!! Your cobalt pitcher is a wonderful reminder of this precious relationship. Dana

Drawn to The Sea said...

Cobalt blue glass takes me back to my childhood. My mother wore Guerlain's "Evening in Paris" parfum; it came in the most beautiful, cobalt bottle. You've made me smile, Sally :-))

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It is a wonderful piece and congratulations on your 51st anniversary. That is fantastic. Here's to many more years filled with happiness, laughter and love.
Enjoy your day!

xinex said...

What a pretty anniversary present for both of you. Happy Anniversary, Sally! 51 years, wow!...Christine

Gee said...

Dear Sally.

First of all, congratulations on your anniversary. Love your pitcher. Its so pretty. Btw, it just a coincidence that I also post about a make over pitcher. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your 51 years of Love!! Hope you have many many more.

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a treasure. A lovely way to remember 51 years together. Have a wonderful anniversary. Blessings...Mary

Nicole said...

It's beautiful, no matter where it came from :)
I love that you can look through and that it's so shiny :)
Have a happy Monday and a great week :)!

Four Paws and Co said...

It's a beautiful pitcher Sally & I bet it's so pretty filled with flowers too. I prefer little gifts that we find together, they just seem to mean more. ☺ Diane

Gemma Wiseman said...

That pitcher is such a wonderful deep blue! And a magical shape! It adds a special memory that you found it together!

Neabear said...

Congrats on your 51 years together! My parents just celebrated 55 years in June! I love that cobalt blue pitcher. My mother also loves that shade of blue as well. Happy Blue Monday!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It is a beautiful pitcher. I love the way the light shines on that color blue glass.

Becky K. said...

I love, love, love this pitcher and that stunning shade of blue.

The glassware always catches my eye.

Have a happy Monday, Sally!

Becky K.

pam said...

Cobalt blue is the best of all me the value is the depth of the it.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I bet that's a happy little pitcher to get to come to your house. I love it !

ItaJeff said...

Happy Anniversary..51 is a perfect number. Your blue cobalt pitcher is it.
Happy Blue Monday

Pellie / Penny said...

Congratulation 51 years is quite a milestone.
Your cobalt pitcher is beautiful.

Patti VZ said...

Beautiful pitcher and beautiful picture of love after 51 years - life is good, isn't it?

Judi said...

Hi Sally
I'm sure your anniversary was a beautiful one! Happy Anniversary belated but I think I must have told you that at the time.

The pitcher is lovely and I'm sure will hold many a fine cold refreshment.

have a lovely day

Southern Lady said...

Your pitcher is beautiful, Sally ... and will always be a lovely reminder of such a memorable anniversary. Best wishes to you and Johnny for many more happy ones to come.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your 51st! Even if it was free, the pitcher is pretty. I have a cranberry glass like that. If I had room in my house, I would start a blue collection.

NatureFootstep said...

Hi Sally, I too, love that peice you found. And the color. It is really great.
My blue is more of the liquid sort.

Mojo said...

A thing need not be costly to be valuable. Quite a feat hanging in there for ... a little longer than my lifetime. Very impressive.

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, Happy Blue Monday, what a beautiful pitcher, great find! Happy 51st Anniversary!
Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

jeanne said...

Sally, I think I missed your 51st anniversary post. July was such a lost month for blogging. Wow, 51 years. Congratulations to both of you. The little blue pitcher is really pretty. The deep cobalt blue is striking. It doesn't matter who made it. What matters is that you both love it and bought it together. A memory is made.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Candy said...

Congrats on the anniversary and what a beautiful piece to symbolize and remember the wonderful years together. I will be celebrating 34 years on Aug 22.

Tink *~*~* said...

I love cobalt glass too. I have a vase and a few other pieces in cobalt. I do think, though, that it can be too much of a good thing - for instance, I would not have an entire set of place settings in cobalt. I think cobalt does a terrific job as an accent piece, and I love mixing it with white ceramics.

Tink *~*~*
Gateway to Walt Disney World

Norma Gafford said...

Beautiful Cobalt pitcher and a great theme. I love it.

Historical sites with charmine said...

Happy anniversary,how wonderful to be married for that long.Hope you both have a lovely dinner tonight and maybe waltz after that.
What a splendid find,love this shade of blue.

Sarah said...

Sally, I'm thrilled to join you today with my first Blue Monday post. Thank you for hosting this fun event each week. Blue is abundant in our home and in my life.
Congratulations on your 51st anniversary! The blue glass pitcher would be right at home here as well. In fact, we have a favorite blue glass pitcher of our own.

Darlene said...

That pitcher is gorgeous and a BIG congratulations on 51 years!!!♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh your new pitcher is stunning. I can see why you fell in love with it. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty Also, Happy Anniversary!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary Sally! I love how you and your hubby picked out the perfect gift together ♥ Your pitcher is beautiful! It is going to look just lovely in your new home.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Congratulations Sally to you and your husband. Wow! To spend that many years with the person you love :-) Very heartwarming.

Happy Blue Monday Sally. Good thing you both love that pitcher :-)


Baba said...

Good morning Sally, I love the shade of blue on your special pitcher..

Wishing you and Johnny a belated "happy anniversary"..and great times in your new house around family..
Hugs, Baba

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm imagining that pitcher holding some ice cold fresh squeezed lemonade...

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Happy belated anniversary. Blue's a favorite color of mine too and this pitcher is lovely indeed. It would go well with MY blue plaid dishes ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Andrea said...

U have an award at arise 2 write!!

Coloradolady said...

First, congrats. That is a milestone. love that little pitcher, the color is beautiful.

claudie said...

Sally & Johnny... Congratulations on your 51 years together...OH MY
I hope I also get there one day. I will be in my 80's, and hopefully will still be able to pick up that glass vase like yours with some wine in it lol
Happy Blue Monday Sally
Love Claudie

Maggie said...

Sally, I'm so happy to have found your blog thanks to my dear friend Sarah and to be taking part in my very first Blue Monday, I hope to be back again next week.

Salmagundi said...

That's a pretty piece of BLUE. Congrats on your 51st. I never thought our 50th would come, and now our 51st is just around the corner. Sally

Anonymous said...

It is just wonderful to have been married for 51 years Sally, and I bet you both are more in love as the years go by. That is just the way it unfolds doesn't it? I love that shade of cobalt. It reminds me of all the beautiful blue gifts of nature. Congratulations to you and your guy.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Thank-you Sally for hostessing this! I love the pretty pitcher and Happy Belated Anniversary! I found a public library with a computer to add my link to! Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Many Congrats on 51 years!! Love this exquisite cobalt blue you chose together...that's the true 'gift!"
Happy Blue Monday!


~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy 51st anniversary
to you and Johnny.
How wonderful to find such a fabulous blue pitcher together .
Blessings to you both for all the great anniversaries ahead of you.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I wrote a very long post today so I did not sign up, but if you get a chance please drop by and read about our new
blue ice cream maker.
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Charlotte said...

Beautiful Sally, and it's just your shade of blue. You guys got married four days before we did. You were married 7/7 and we were married 7/11. Sounds like lucky numbers to me. LOL
I couldn't come up with anything blue I wanted to share this week. Maybe next.

April said...

Beautiful blue pitcher, Sally! Big congrats on 51 years of wedded bliss!

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Well I'm back again .
I thought about it and decided to go ahead and link up .If anyone wants to read a long post they can if not that's cool.
Thank you so much for hosting Blue Mondays.
I really do enjoy seeing all the many different blues there are in the world.
Blessings to you and Johnny on your awesome 51st Anniversary and may there be many more swwet ones to come !
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Maria's Space said...

Wow! Congratulation. Lots of love!

That pitcher is beautiful.

AnnA said...

A great blue pitcher, you are showing, Sally!
Happy anniversary for you&your husband...and I have som flowers for your celebration...


The Old Parsonage said...

Still visiting for PS, but glad that I got to see you wonderful blue too!

Please visit The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company!


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, You didn't have to mention that the pitcher was made in China.... We could pretend that it is a "one of a kind" made JUST for you two...

Congrats on 51 years. That's incredible.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
Yes Niagara Falls is the honeymoon haven still I think.
How neat that you have been there!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

That's a lovely pitcher.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sally

That is a beautiful blue glass pitcher! Congratulations on 51 years of wedded bliss! I'm only 16 years behind :-)

annies home said...

I have always loved cobalt blue glass that is definetly a treasure to care for.

Cathy said...

That is just beautiful, Sally, and Happy Anniversary wishes again.

Dixie said...

Sally... your post just made my heart smile! Happy (belated) anniversary... 51 years! what.. ya got married at 10?

I think Ricky would buy me a tractor part... but hey... that's love in the country, right... ;)

hugs. Dixie

Maria Berg said...

I guess I am to late, but here is my link,

Me to got one to put flowers in that is blue from my mother inlaw.


Barbara H. said...

It's beautiful, and tied to a special occasion makes it even more meaningful.


I collect cobalt blue glass so this pitcher struck a cord! Congrats on your anniversary! Stop by and visit! I got here too late to make the list! I've been doing Blue Monday on my own for awhile now! But I'm gonna link up with you!

Unknown said...

I love cobalt glass, and that's a beautiful example. Thanks for sharing!


Enjoyed your lovely comment,Smiling Sally! Since I've never heard of you before and immediately gave you credit and placed your Blue Monday button on my post, seems you're a little touchy! Thanks for removing my link from Mr. Linky! I'll do quite fine on my own! Have a wonderful day! Blessings!