Monday, October 5, 2009

Blue Monday - Blue & White Ginger Jar

It's Blue Monday! To participate:

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.

2. It helps if you place the Blue Monday bluebird button on the top of your post so that people can easily spot it.

3. Mr. Linky will be up after midnight. Return here and link in with Mr. Linky by leaving your name and the Permalink to your post. To create a Permalink, click on your Blue Monday post title and copy all the stuff in the http window. It is a longer address so that people can find your post even later in the week--whenever they get a chance to visit.

4. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Make someone's day; leave a comment. I appreciate comments left for me.


I suppose you wouldn't be surprised to discover that I have a collection of blue and white pieces. I used to keep them in our family room. After moving to this area, we've purchased this ginger jar. It's not expensive, but I love it.

It's a tall one, and we have it displayed on the very top of our china cabinet. Since my china is in storage, I have filled the china cabinet with other pieces of blue and white items. I'll show them to you one piece at a time.

I have a fancy-smancy decorating secret to share. To elevate the ginger jar so that the bottom can be viewed, I put newspapers under it! If you look closely, you can see a bit of newspaper peeking out!

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. storyteller at Sacred Ruminations
2. Knitty
3. Sandi
4. Elizabeth
5. ashley
6. Iris
7. Sheila
8. LaVoice
9. Melissa
10. Fifi Flowers
11. AnnA
12. Mary@One PerfectBite
13. Rinkly Rimes Australia
14. Linnea
15. katherine
16. TwirlandTaste
17. carolynUSA
18. Ivory Spring
19. Mar , E
20. Maria Berg, Sweden
21. Barbara,Purple Goat Lady
22. The Explorer, Philippines
23. hip chick
24. charli and Me
25. cindy
26. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage
27. charmine
28. Beverly
29. Jen @ the laundry is never finished
30. bj
31. Becky K. @Hospitality Lane
33. Shelia @ NoteSones
34. Ms. Sharlotte's....Southern Reflections
35. Christine
36. Terry
37. Tink *~*~*
38. Tracy @ Ms. Bake-It
39. Shy
40. viridian: fringed gentian
41. DeniseMarie
42. Ancient Mayan Art and Jewelry
43. barbara jean@ Treasures from the Heart
44. aino
45. Alicia - Melissas birthday
46. gengen
47. Karrie-Stay@homemommy
48. annies home -
49. Hagemor-Norway
50. Gunilla in Sweden
52. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove

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storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What a lovely blue and white jar! It reminds me of one my mother had when I was a little girl ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Knitty said...

Very pretty, and a good idea on elevating for better visibility.

Unknown said...

Great idea! Can't see the paper from down below. I love ginger jars.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty jar! Happy Blue Monday!


Ashley said...

Hi Sally, Tonight I posted something fun for blue monday! Thanks for hosting blue monday. It will be nice to hopefully see some new friends on my blog. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing your Blue monday!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love ginger jars and yours is so pretty. I love the blue design.

Happy Blue Monday and thanks for hosting it. I love seeing all the beautiful blues.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like your fancy smancy idea and that neat blue jar!

It feels so good to be back on Blue Monday. Thanks for hosting, Sally!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like your fancy smancy idea and that neat blue jar!

It feels so good to be back on Blue Monday. Thanks for hosting, Sally!


Sheila :-)

LV said...

That is a very pretty ginger jar. It is not always the value that counts, if it is something you like and enjoy. I can barely see the paper, but who cares.

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a LOVELY ginger jar!!!

claudie said...

Just stopping in to say hi Sally.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

Mary Bergfeld said...

It's a lovely ginger jar, Sally. I love the design. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

AnnA said...

Good morning, Sally!
Oh, what a lovely ginger jar you are showing us this Blue Monday.
Have a nice blue day and a great week!/

Rinkly Rimes said...

The very best colour-scheme for and white.

Neabear said...

The ginger jar looks great. I like how it is centered in the arch behind it too. Great idea about elevating something a little higher!

Happy Blue Monday!


katherine said...

I like the blue and white jar. it's pretty. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is up now.

Unknown said...

Oh your jar is a classic. I have something special to share with you today.
Happy Twirls

MaR said...

What beautiful white and blue jar! love it!

Barbara said...

Morning Sally, I hope I signed in correctly this time, if not then I will need help doing so.

I thought of you as I saw all of the blue and white dishes in that gift shop.

I am headed to Bryan/College Station this morn to the foot doctor, so I will have to visit blogs when I ger home.

Barbara said...

Morning Sally, I hope I signed in correctly this time, if not then I will need help doing so.

I thought of you as I saw all of the blue and white dishes in that gift shop.

I am headed to Bryan/College Station this morn to the foot doctor, so I will have to visit blogs when I ger home.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very pretty ginger jars.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved blue and white pottery. I think it's beautiful. Unfortunately I don't have any. I don't know why. Yours is so pretty. I'll be your cabinet looks lovely all done in blue and white. Happy Blue Monday ♥

Cindy said...

That is a very pretty piece. It looks great where you have it.
I like your tip.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Sally,
I love everything blue and white and your jar is very pretty~ Thanks for being our hostess with the mostest! Cindy

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Your temple jar is beautiful, and I like your fancy idea. Speaking of fancy ideas, I use a can of tuna every year when I decorate our mantel for Christmas. I have a Santa that needs elevating, and the garland hides the can. Don't worry, it isn't the same can every year. ;-)

Historical sites with charmine said...

Sally! What a charming ginger jar!I love the design.Happy blue monday.

bj said...

I love ginger jars...especially blue and white ones...

Anonymous said...

I'm a Blue Monday newbie! I think it's a fantastic idea. :) And that IS a beautiful jar!!

Becky K. said...

Ginger jars have such a graceful shape. I love yours...

Becky K.

Anonymous said...

Hello Most Smiling One! That's a very pretty ginger jar you have and I wanna see more! Now you're just gonna tease us and show one piece at a time! :)
I'm blueing with you again today. I really didn't point it out, but it's the blue in my Rooseter painting. I thought I should explain so you wouldn't kick me out of Blue Monday!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Good morning, Sally. I like your ginger jar. The design and colors are very pretty....Christine

Anonymous said...

That was a great idea to put it up higher....very beautiful

Queen B. said...

I love ginger jars, and that one is gorgeous !
Happy Blue Monday :)

Tink *~*~* said...

Your ginger jar is very pretty. I hope Monday is being kind; if not, I hope it's quick!

Tink *~*~*

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sally,

Your ginger jar is very lovely. I do the same thing to help elevate items I have placed in high locations.

~ Tracy

squawmama said...

Great ginger jar Sally... I love the blue & white too... Have a fun day!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the gorgeous ginger jar. It's just lovely. I too have to elevate some things on top of the cabinets and the entertainment center. I use a few pieces of wood. Works great. Hugs, Marty

shy said...

Its beautiful Sally. Sometimes those things that doesn't cost much they are pretty than the expenssive ones.

Anonymous said...

A pretty blue ginger jar indeed, Sally. Thank you again for being the perfect hostess!

viridian said...

I have a photo of fringed gentians, of the most amazing color. I hope you can stop by and visit.

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful vase! Happy Blue Monday. :O)

Andrea said...

Happy Blue Monday.
Blessings, andrea

Barbara Jean said...

This is such a beautiful color of soft blue!!

Thanks for hosting.


barbara jean

gengen said...

That is pretty...Happy blue Monday. I am late....

Alicia said...

Love the ginger jar. I've been searching high and low for one. It's really hard to find ginger jars and apothecary jars in our area for some reason!

Gunilla said...

My first try to participate in Blue Monday.
Great jinger jars.I would like to have one myself.

Gunilla in Sweden

Sharlotte said...

I love your blue jar. I'm beginning a collection myself...I'd love this one! Thanks for having this party, it's always so much fun to see all things blue!

Lorrie said...

Lovely ginger jar Sally! I've used your little secret to elevate things on top of cabinets as well--works like a charm doesn't it?

Caroline said...

Love your pretty blue jar Sally. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Barbara Jean said...

Nice of your to come by and leave a comment.
I know my blues were kind of lame today, but i so wanted to join in.

thanks for hosting. you are great!!


barbara jean

Anne Fannie said...

Pretty Ginger Jar!