Monday, December 7, 2009

Bluebird Vases

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Sometimes a touch of blue makes the perfect look.

These matching porcelain vases are amongst my most treasured possessions. The reason they are so special is because of the giver. Jane, a special person, gave them to me, and I think of her and thank God for her each time I see them.

They are signed, "Roger Tory Peterson" and numbered. The bottom states:
Kaiser of Germany
A private edition produced
exclusively for The Danbury Mint.

There is a band of gold on the top and bottom of each vase. The painting of the bluebirds is on both the front and the back.

Like my other blue and white collectibles, I've been keeping them in my china cabinet until we move into our new home. Next week, I'll show you the remaining blue and white pieces and let you see them all in the china cabinet.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Sherri@lavenderfields
2. Rose - West Virginia
3. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
4. D@SunnySide
5. John
6. Charlotte
7. Cherie
8. LaVoice
9. Baba's Special babies
10. Fifi Flowers GIVEAWAY
11. Rinkly Rimes Australia
12. Anne Fannie
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14. Hagemor-Norway-Fotosafari
15. Mary@OnePerfectBite
16. Blueberry Candycanes
17. carolynUSA
18. Claudie@Bubblin'Over/a trip and a birthday celebration
19. The Explorer, Philippines
20. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
21. LUNA
22. katherine
23. Becky K.
24. Coralie @ A Vintage Cottage Home
25. Knitty
26. Shirls Rose Cottage
27. Jen @ thelaundryisneverfinished
28. Becky
29. Erica [Blue Shoes]
30. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
31. mizhelle
32. Maria's Space
33. Peacock Decor Everywhere
34. Jean Stockdale
35. Maria, Sweden
36. ...Molly
37. Clara
38. gengen
39. Candy
40. storyteller
41. charmine
42. Irene, Norway
43. Ivory Spring
44. Myrna@My EnchantedHome
45. cindy
46. dhemz
47. Maria Berg, Sweden
48. Coralie - Update on Bonnie!
49. Joy
50. Jen
51. Carly's Photography
52. peggy gatto
53. hapzydeco
54. Shy(USA)

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Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Beautiful vases Sally. I love to have special memories from a gift that someone gave me. They look wonderful in your china cabinet! Hope you have a great Blue Monday and the rest of your week goes good too! Sherri : )

Chubskulit Rose said...

You have beautiful collection Sally!

My Blue Monday

EJ said...

I am back, those are beautiful vases Sally.. Sorry I entered the wrong link at first, the second one is the right one.

Blue Monday in Detroit

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous, Sally... I love those Bluebird vases. Unbelievably beautiful.. I think those are the prettiest vases I have EVER seen...


Charlotte said...

Beautiful, Sally. What a wonderful blue collection.
Happy Blue Monday.

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, you have such a great collection of blue and white vases and bowls..I love it all!!! I could not find much blue today... a little of blue is better than none..Have a good day. hugs, Baba

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

Oh I love those! Very nice taste Sally!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh LOVE those bird vases... totally FAB!!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your treasured vases have pleased us too.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Miss Sally!
What beautiful blue vases. How lucky to have a friend like Jane to give you these beautiful items!
Happy Blue Monday!
~Hugs, Ann

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Beautiful collection, happ Blue Monday. :O)

Apron Senorita said...

Oh what a wonderful post. Thank you so much for hosting these gatherings. I truly enjoy them!

Yoli : )

Luna said...

Beautiful vases, Sally!
Have a beautiful Blue Monday too!
Thank you so much for your visiting on my blog!
Hughs Luna

katherine said...

Beautiful collection. I love it. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is up now.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful,Sally. I can't wait for the posts of your new house.


Becky K. said...

Very pretty!

I have been swamped but wanted to come by again. I miss my blog friends!

Thanks for keeping the party going!

Becky K.

April said...

I always love seeing your vases...these are GORGEOUS!

Barbara said...

Sally, Just stopped in to say hello and I have bought a few blue things, so I can start joining you again soon. The vases are beautiful.

Have a great day.

CJ said...

Hi Sally! I love the new header for your blog. Its so christmassy (giggles!). The vases are very pretty too! great post.


Knitty said...

They are beautiful, and more so to you since the giver is someone so special to you. Congratulations on having Jane in her life. The vases are a lovely bonus.

Knitty said...

I meant to ask if you've had trouble with unpleasant comments or what made you decide to turn on the word verification feature. I hope nothing bothersome has occurred.

Cindy said...

Love the vases!

Anonymous said...

Blue AND birds! Those are absolutely gorgeous, and right up my alley! What a precious gift.
Have a great week!

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, Cookie time in 20 minutes so this is short. I LOVE your gorgeous vases. They will be beautiful in your new home. Will you still be in for Christmas? I hope so.

Hugs, xoxo, Jeanne

Unknown said...

The blues on the vases are so rich. I really like how they are on either side of the bowl in the cabinet. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing soon!

Jennifer said...

Sally Your vases are so pretty,Happy Blue Monday,Jen

Erica (Irene) said...

Sally your vases are absolutely gorgeous. So pretty....They are going to look amazing in your new home. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Thanks for this blog site!!

I was having a "Blue Monday" moment when i found your posts, the comics and all the blue pictures!! Being a native Floridian .... i "know" about Farm Stores.....they closed almost all of them on the east coast.... :(


Andrea said...

Happy Blue Monday. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.

Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design said...

Love the vases. I did Blue and birds today too.

Barbara H. said...

Those are so pretty!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Really love your header and the blue bird vases are so very beautiful, I know you can't wait to see them in your new home.

Anonymous said...

All of your vases are just beautiful Sally. What a lovely idea to put them in that gorgeous cabinet.The birds are so pretty and summery. I can see why you would like them so much. A gift from the heart is a treasure for ever. Happy Monday Sally ♥

Candy said...

You are oh so right...about a touch of blue.
Happy BLUE Monday Blessings ;-)

Marice said...

love those porcelain vases :)

Historical sites with charmine said...

Sally,those are precious and very pretty.Thanks for showing them to us,keep them safe.Happy blue monday!

storyteller said...

Beautiful blue and white vases in your lovely collection of porcelain!
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sally, your vases are really lovely. I can tell you treasure them. I can't wait to see the rest of them. Have a wonderful day and thank you for fixing my link. Blessings...Mary

Irene said...

Very nice post .... Beautiful vases! Happy Blue Monday!

claudie said...

I'm back Sally. Happy Blue Monday.
Will you be in your house for Xmas? Love the vases.
I'm finally re-couperating from the fight. We were delayed 5 hours in Calgary because of the terrible snow storm. Poor Randy had to come and pick me up at 4:30 AM.... Birthday's and Xmas this month... busy busy for sure.
Happy Blue Monday Sally
Love Claudie

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Your vase collection is wonderful &
these Bluebird vases are absolutely beautiful.
Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, those vases from Jane are EXQUISITE. She has lovely taste, and how perfect they are for YOU! I know you cherish them as well as the giver. Take it from a magpie, Jane really knows her stuff when it comes to shiny objects and shiny people. She's pretty shiny herself! ;-)

Missing you today on Blue Monday. Hope to be back soon...


Sheila :-)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your vases are just stunning and what a precious and special gift. I love all of your pretty blue and white, it is all gorgeous. Thanks so much for always leaving such kind and gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Dhemz said...

those are collecting bases as well....:)

mine is up too Sally!

Salmagundi said...

Are you getting close to moving? I bet you are anxious to get out all of your 'pretties'. These vases are lovely. Sally

LV said...

Sally, one thing for sure, your new home will be filled with beautiful things. These vases are simply breathtaking. I can see why you treasure them.

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful vases. I can see why you love them!!

peggy gatto said...

your vases are beautiful!!!
I posted my link last night, but it didn't make it!
So, I am here now and hope you will come by!!

Ivory Spring said...

Happy Blue Monday! I appreciate you hosting the Blue Monday post so very faithfully.


Jean Stockdale said...

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy participating in the meme. It is a great one. Blessings.

Musings of A Minister said...


Shy said...

That looks so expenssive Ms, Sally. It's a beautiful collection. I love the bird, the designs and the color. Thanks for sharing, Happy Blue Monday!

katherine said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you for naming the flower. Now i know its blue plumbago..thanks..much appreciated.

Have a great day.

Dixie said...

beautiful bluebird vases... hope your holidays are stacking up just fine!

hugs. Dixie

Catherine Anne said...

Love this

♥ Kathy said...

I missed yesterday :( your vases are beautiful Sally :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bluebird vases are stunning, Sally. They look beautiful in your cabinet. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole of next week!


Tootsie said...

hey girl...I finally got your blog to load...I have had one heck of a time with blogger the last few days...
I love the blue and whites you are sharing with us here today...I hope you have a wonderful week friend...I bet you are getting excited about the new house more and more as the progress goes on!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, Those are absolutely beautiful vases! And even more special and treasured, not only for their beauty, but for the giver as well!

Is moving day getting closer? Will you be in your new home before Christmas? I bet you are getting excited! :)

Love the cartoon below! I'll have to send that to some friends! ~hugs, Rhonda

Shelia said...

Evening, Most Smiling One! Oh, what beautiful vases you have! Perfect for Blue Monday with your little Blue Jay and all!
Now are you all packed and ready to move!? I'm so excited for you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Sally...what wonderful gifts...anything with bluebirds totally captures my heart! What a sweet friend Jane is to give such a lovely gift! They are just beautiful! I need to come back so I can see the whole collection...I'm crazy about blue and white! :-)

Knitty said...

Sally, I'm laughing at the comment you left on my blog! :) I am feeling the same way, but for different reasons. I actually knew you haven't posted daily, but when my blog list didn't update last week on Monday, I knew something major was going on. I was glad it was Blogger's problem and not that something had happened to you.

I've been checking my favorite blogs and not relying on the update feature. It sure is nice when things work as you expect them though.

The Explorer said...

those stuff are precious, honestly i don't know if i can take care like that fragile stuff...especially when there are kids like my nephew..c",)

Shirl said...

Hi Sally, I'm still making my Blue Monday visits. Very pretty vases. Love your landscape around you new home.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the blue jay vases.