Monday, March 25, 2013

Blue Monday - I'm a Changed Woman!

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Blogging has changed me. Before I began Blogging, I never even thought to decorate my home for holidays other than Christmas.

Now, just take a look! This first picture is my entrance table, seen just as you step inside the front door. Of course, there's plenty of Blue. I'll show you everything up close in the next few pictures.

Here's my apothecary jar with a bunny seated upon some Blue stones. His eyes are Blue and he's holding some colored eggs, one of which is Blue. Before Blogging, I didn't even know what an apothecary jar was! Now, I use it year round.

Next, another bunny, purchased from a thrift store for $3. Before Blogging, I never knew about the bargains in thrift stores. This bunny sits next to my crystal candy dish, filled with Russell Stover candy, individually wrapped with Blue foil. (One of my traditions, I began after grandchildren is to allow guests help themselves.)

Here's a close-up of a basket filled with a faux chocolate bunny and faux eggs. I bought the bunny at $ store in 2010, and the eggs were 50% off from Pier One after Easter that same year. You'll notice the Blue ribbon tied on the handle of the basket, the tiny Blue ribbon around the bunny's neck, and the Blue netting inside the basket.

The sweet chick is carrying a Blue egg, tied on with a pretty Blue bow. I bought him from Hobby Lobby last year. Bloggers taught me all about Hobby Lobby, and fortunately, one was recently built within driving distance.

This Blue egg was another purchase from the $ store. I have it sitting on a side table in the living room.

On the coffee table, I have a basket, filled with a $ store lamb nestled among pastel colored ceramic eggs, purchased last year from Hobby Lobby. Two of the eggs are Blue. The basket is one I've had awhile, and the Blue marble egg on the black stand outside the basket is a treasured piece I've had forever.

This vignette is on the other end of the coffee table.

The rabbit is new this year, purchased from Hobby Lobby. I couldn't resist his Blue jacket.

The lamb wears a Blue bow to match his Blue paws and feet. 
I learned about cloches from Bloggers.
Now I own five!

Although there is no Blue in this next picture, you can see that Blogging continues to change me. Many of you have sweet little nests, and just last Monday, I saw one at Shelia's Note Songs. Inspired, I zipped out to Hobby Lobby and bought the last one they had! It came complete with three white eggs. With my coupon, it was only $2.39. I love that store! My Cloche is engraved and it came from Second Tuesday, after Shelia posted about it in 2009. Thanks, Shelia!

So you see, I am a changed woman. Thank you, Blogland, for showing me so many things!

Have a Blessed Easter!

Happy Blue Monday!


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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A blessed Resurrection Day to you!

Marice said...

You are indeed! Lovely :-)

LV said...

You are doing better than I am. I still do not decorate even after seeing all the great things bloggers do. It is no fun for just one. I love all the little special touches you have done. It is a cold, blue Monday here.

Annesphamily said...

Sally I love your Easter blues! Happy Monday! Hugs Anne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sally I love all your Easter decorations! I have to see if a Hobby Lobby is located near me.

I am excited this year as I'll be celebrating with all my grandchildren!

Anonymous said...

HI Sally! Oh, look at all of your darling Easter blues! Love them. That is one handsome bunny and I'm so pleased I could inspire you a bit with the nest. It looks wonderful!
Thank you so much for mentioning me.
I don't know what I did wrong but I couldn't get a picture for your linky party. So you have my virtual gorgeous head! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

I love all your Easter decor, Sally. The bunnies are adorable!...Christine

Mark said...

Happy Easter Sally.

Unknown said...

Hello Sally and happy Easter.
So nice Easter decoration, cute chicks.
Good new week to you.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful and cute Easter decorations :)

Becky K. said...

Sally, your decorations are so much fun and so delightful. I'm glad you are enjoying blogging so much. You bring joy to so many.

Dinah said...

what a beautiful home!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Have a blessed and happy Easter!
Some limpid blue skies from the Australian Outback for you today.

J.Rylie.C said...

Love your Easter decorations.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Hobby Lobby! Love your sweet Easter decorations, especially I think the blue egg with flowers.

I don't go to thrift stores much because I end up bringing too much home. But there are some neat treasures there.

Unknown said...

Ah sorry I posted twice...please delete one post :)

Happy Blue Monday!

Jannibele said...

What a nice and positive change blogging made in your life:) Without you, no happy blue Monday! Happy Eastern to you:)

LadyD Piano said...

What a lovely home you have. You are surrounded with beauty! Happy Easter, Sally. Blessings to you and yours.

Sarah Coller said...

I know what you mean! Blogging has totally changed my homemaking as well. So many talented ladies out there for inspiration! Thanks for the party. I've just posted this week's Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

Mrs. Sarah Coller

joyh82 said...

Beautiful decorations! Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, You made me laugh at how blogging has changed our lives. It is so true. Your sentiments with each photo definitely are mine as well. Who knew? Your vignettes are charming and very 'blog worthy.' Smile. In other words, "you done good" I have trouble using bad grammar but it fits! HA!

Happy Blue Monday.
Love, Jeanne

The French Hutch said...

Sally, blogging really inspires one to do things we never dreamed of. It has helped inspire me to try different styles and new recipes. Your entrance hall vignette looks very festive for Easter, love the pretty basket too. Of course Peter Rabbit is always charming in his blue jacket! Thanks for all your help, sorry about the linking problem. Happy Blue Monday and Blessings to you and yours.

The French Hutch

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Blessings to you this Easter. Love all your decorations. Debbie

Ann said...

Sally, there is now an army of thrift store/dollar store bloggers united out there!!! You have found some precious things for great prices. The blue jacket bunny is to precious!!

bj said...

I am the exact same way, Sally.
I now have a few decorations for most all of the holidays....that's what blogging does to us. :))
Love your cute decos here.
xo bj

Unknown said...

I LOVE the little yellow birdie. It's so life-like. I grew up in the Dominican Republic, my birthplace, and remember when our chicks would hatch. These one reminds me of those sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.Love spring, just wish it would hurry up and arrive.

My name is Riet said...

You are so right Sally. INternet and blogging does change us. Me totally. LOL. love your blue decorations, I must get my stuff ready.

Unknown said...

The little lamb is adorable! Wishing you a meaningful Easter/Resurrection Day!

dix said...

Happy Blue Monday! Always enjoy viewing your beautiful blue things. The Easter appointments are especially lovely! Thanks for sharing and for hosting us! dix---

Leovi said...

These rabbits are gorgeous. Beautiful pictures! Greetings.

Emzkie said...

these are just too cute! love the bunny in blue shirt

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love the chick with a ball on its back.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Hi Sally, I do have a link back on my blog so I hope it is working ok this week. I LOVE joining in with Blue Monday. Today I posted blue flowers in my Easter post. Thank you for hosting.

Visits With Mary said...

Lovin' all your Easter pretties!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful Blues ~ and Happy Easter!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, this is SO cute. Love your decorations. I'm glad you did this because it is so cheerful and fun to see.

Sending you love and all good wishes for a very Happy Easter.

Love you,

Sheila xo