Monday, December 14, 2009

Blue Monday - Blue and White Planters

It's Blue Monday! To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS or check out the instructions in my sidebar.

Please remember to leave me a comment or I'll cry.

I bought these three planters together, so I'll show them together. I think of them like The Three Bears. I'm fairly certain they were meant to hold some lovely plants, but so far, I've simply displayed them for their own worth.

Here's Papa planter.

Here's Mama planter.

And here's baby planter.

The Three Planters!

Here's where they live, along with all the other blue and white lovelies while we rent our condominium.

It's quite difficult to get a good shot of anything under glass. The blinds are closed here to reduce the glare.

You see more clearly with the blinds open. This also lets you see a bit more of the condo arrangement.

However, my china cabinet no longer looks like this as Today is CLOSING DAY on our new home, so it's an especially Happy Blue Monday! I may be slow responding to your comments, but I will come to each and every one of you.

We plan to move this coming Thursday.

Blue Monday Participants
1. Mary @boogieboardcottage
2. Candy @ The Little Round Table
3. ellen b -
4. Linderhof
5. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
6. rinkly rimes
7. Anne Fannie
8. Claudie@Bubblin'Over/Olympic Torch memories
9. LaVoice
10. Fifi Flowers
11. Mar
12. carolynUSA
13. Mary@OnePerfectBite
14. barbara jean
15. Hagemor-Norway-Fotosafari
16. LUNA
17. Rose, Weirton WV
18. hip chick
19. katherine
20. John
21. Becky K.- Blue Christmas
22. charmine
23. A Vintage Cottage Home
24. Paula Grace Designs (Brooklyn Limestone's E~Design)
25. Beverly
26. cindy
27. Helen
28. Erica [Nativity Set]
29. mizhelle
30. Maria's Space
31. Shelia @ NoteSongs
32. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
33. The Explorer, Philippines
34. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
35. Dixie
36. gengen
37. storyteller
38. Ginger
39. Maria, Sweden
40. kathy b
41. Candy
42. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
43. Shirleys World
44. Charlotte
45. Charli and Me
46. Myrna@My EnchantedHome
47. Kvasthilda, Sweden
48. Ladynred
49. Katt...
50. Joy
51. Ladyinblue
52. Irene, Norway
53. peggy gatto
54. ThriftyAnnabella
55. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery

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ellen b said...

Oh boy Sally! Closing Day! Congratulations. The planters are very cool, too!!

Martha said...

I love blue and white china! Love your three planters and your china cabinet is especially nice!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Oh! Lovely blue panters! :O)

Carrie said...

Closing on your new house? What wonderful decorating fun lies ahead for you...and just in time for Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You know I'm doing the happy dance for you, Sally! This is WONDERFUL news!

I'm not on the Blue Monday train this week as I mentioned to you earlier, but I am enjoying seeing your blues. Love all the b&w in your cabinet, and I can't wait to see it in YOUR NEW HOME! YEA!


Sheila :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY blue and white pieces!!! ENJOY your week!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Ms Sally,
I love those Blue Planters.
Congratulations on closing and the great move on Thursday! Good luck with your move!
Hugs, Ann

MaR said...

Your planters family is lovely!! It sounds like a busy day for you...
Happy Monday!!

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting.
beautiful blue dishes!!

blessings and have a great week

barbara jean

Four Paws and Co said...

Your blue & white is beautiful! Congratulations on closing day! ☺♥☺

Luna said...

Hi Sally, your planter-family ist very fine and beautiful blue!!!
Have a nice Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Beautiful planters, Sally! Love everything you have displayed.We just got back from our incredible cruise and I am still unpacking, so I will start participating next week again.....Christine

Chubskulit Rose said...

You have a lot of beautiful blues Sally, I love the planters. An african Violet would look great on those.

My blue Monday

Barbara said...

OMG Sally, I can't believe it, it seems like a few weeks ago you move, I know it doesn't feel like that to you.
I am so happy for you and your husband. How wonderful to spend Christmas in your new home.

We will all be waiting for pictures.


aspiritofsimplicity said...

They are very pretty and I'm sure you will have a wonderful time setting up your new home.

kat said...

Those are very lovely. I love it.

Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is up now.

EJ said...

Wow, the 2010 will be a new beginning for you and your husband Sally. New Year, new home, new life!

How is Baking Cookies for blue Monday?

Becky K. said...

So happy that you have made it to closing day...and before Christmas!

Historical sites with charmine said...

Sally,congrats on your new home.Those planters are pretty,I wanted to post my planters today but will show it later.Happy blue monday!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A new home!!! And just in time for Christmas! How wonderful and exciting! It'll be so much fun to get settled in and your lovely blue china pieces will have a new home too! Congratulations! Coralie

Paula Grace Designs said...

Happy Closing Day! Wonderful blue pieces. My Blue Monday is the e~design I did for Stefanie from the wonderful Brooklyn Limestone blog. Stefanie won my Halloween contest and the prize was an e~design for a room of her choice. Her paint color is a beautiful blue~green. I hope you like it.

Cindy said...

Congratulations! The time has come.
Lovely 3 bears. Beautiful blues in your cabinet.

Nanna said...

what a beautiful blue collection & the "three bear" bowls are just too cute! wihsing you a very merry Christmas!


Erica (Irene) said...

Love your Blue and White planters......anything with those colours I just get enough of. Great cabinet and blues inside.

Happy Blue MOnday!

Glo said...

Your planters are beautiful and your cabinet looks so lovely with all the blues in it! Good Luck with your move!!!

Dixie said...

Well! An especially happy Blue Monday to you miss Sally. I've posted my winner of my giveaway on Blue Monday so I could show off that pretty blue rhinestone jewerly that I gave away. I don't know if you can talk the winner out of that jewerly or not, but she does live in Florida!

I'm glad to know that all your blue and white treasures will find a new home in the coming week. Happy closing day... and most happy of Blue Mondays!

blessings. Dixie

Maggie said...

I really admire your blue & white collection, it looks great displayed in the cabinet.
I wonder where it will live in the new house?
Happy Blue Closing Monday.

Unknown said...

Congrats that you're closing today!! I'm sure you can't wait to get into your new house and begin putting your "things" away.

Love all your blue and white, especially the three planters. Their pattern looks similar to one I bought in Beijing many years ago and like you, I never use it as a planter!

storyteller said...

Lovely set of blue and white planters ... kewl the way you think of them as your 'three bears' ... good luck with the closing and your move. You've got LOTS of work ahead of you but a wonderful adventure too!
Hugs and blessings,
My Blue Monday

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love your pots, they look pretty just like that. I have a few pots that are emty and enjoy them just as much.I wish you luck with your move, I can't wait to see pictures.

Marice said...

those are lovely collections! thanks much for sharing!

u may view mine here

Darlene said...

Hi Sally,

All of your blue pieces look BEAUTIFUL in the china cabinet! I am so thrilled for you that you will be closing on your home today. YAY and I can't wait to see it!!!!!!♥

gengen said...

You have a blue collections that are pretty. Mine is also up...

April said...

You have such a gorgeous collection of blue treasures, Sally!

jeanne said...

Dear Sally, I hope the closing is all good without hitches. This is your happy day.

I love the three blue and white pots. They are so you. I know you will find some lovely plants for them. If not, just like you said, they can stand out just for their beauty.

Thinking of you this week. Please get lots of help moving and you direct!!!

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Shirley said...

I just love planters and have had some beautiful ones. Of course, I don't really plant things in them because I seem to kill every indoor plant I've had. Now I do great with outside gardens but indoor it's another story! Your blue and white planters are just gorgeous. And, to be moving to a new house is so exciting! (Exhausting but fun!)

Charlotte said...

The blue planters are beautiful.
Happy moving and Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

With all your lovely blue collections in a variety of things, I trust the movers will be gentle handling them. Sally, you really have some very, very nice blues and I know they will highlight your new home.

Unseen India Tours said...

Great Blue Pottery Stuff !! Nice post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, What an exciting day you have ahead of you. Congratulations! You have such a pretty collection of blue planters, vases, and bowls. Your china cabinet is the perfect place to store them. It looks just beautiful and so elegant. Happy Blue Monday!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Oh, Sally ,please don't cry . Your planters are beautiful !Congrats on your House Closing .
Merry Christmas !

Kvasthilda, Sweden said...

What a lovely cabinet! And I adore the blue and white china. really nice.
I found your theme challenge the other day and am participating for the first time this week. Combined two themes into one post, explanation why in my blog :-)
MrLinky added me too :-)

Ladynred said...

The planters are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning at 3:30 Pacific time and my first thought was "It's Sally's closing day"! I'm excited for you!

Kathy b, I would say you are excused from visiting today!

Salmagundi said...

Love the blue bowls, and I know they will look wonderful in your new home. Congrats on your special day today. Take care and don't work too hard on the move. I'm sure next week will be such a joy to celebrate the birth of Jesus in your new home. Sally

Ladyinblue said...

Wow, I just love those blue planters of yours. Everytime I´m out checking second hand I look for something blue like them.

Unknown said...

I think your picture came out pretty good, Sally! I'm so excited to see photos of the new house. How wonderful that you will celebrate Christmas there!

Irene said...

Hi Sally! Your china cabinet is amazing!

Happy blue monday!

Irene said...

And one more thing ... you asked me about the name of the building in my post 2 weeks ago (
I've just found out it's the G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building (known as the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower or IBX Tower)

peggy gatto said...

Love your planters! Blue and white is my most favorite combination!!!
Happy blue monday!
Come by!

jordiegirl said...

Gorgeous planters. Love your display cabinet.

Good luck with the move.

peggy gatto said...

thanks for fixing my link! I thought I did it right. Maybe you could email me so I don't do it wrong again. So sorry and thanks again!!

joyh82 said...

What pretty planters! Best of luck with your move. :)

Susan B said...

How exciting...closing day! Your three planters are so pretty. Thank you for sharing them. Happy moving day!!

bj said...

CONGRATULATIONS, SALLY....I can't even imagine how excited ya'll are to be moving into a brand new house.
Between you and Penny, I am just beside myself to see your rooms all decorated up. Just can't wait...

Carol said...

Happy Moving Day! When you get a chance, send me your address so I can send you your hollyhock print!

Carrie said...

Since this post has so many blues, I've decided to link it to Blue Monday so others can see the many lovely sets pictured there:


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sally
Your planters are lovely. I really like blue and white, it looks so stylish. I am sure you will find the perfect place to display them in your new home.
Good luck on Thursday.

jordiegirl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Sally.

Musings of A Minister said...

Blue Monday and Closing Day all in one. O Happy Day!

Self Sagacity said...

These bowls are treasures for sure!
Goodluck with the move.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful. Nice collection.

Unknown said...

Ms. Sally you ha a very lovely collection. You can never go wrong with blue, they are stunning.