Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Valentine

After Christmas I love the look of crisp white and cool blue together.
Although I do not have too much blue...or do I?

I was waiting for you to join me to look at my Blue Valentine Treasures

Last year this was my Blue's for January. A little vignette in the
Dining Room

This year I decided to do something in the kitchen on the Hoosier
cabinet. Knowing I need to be frugal, I have decided to try
and rediscover all the treasures I have....instead of buying new ones.
As I go through drawers etc. I find some cool things I have not
seen in  years.

My Hoosier Cabinet

What did I find around the house to put on it?

For starters
A flower sack towel made by my Great Grandmother
She made these pretty blue birds as an embellishment.
I decided to use it as a runner
Love the rick rack

It has been folded in a drawer of my Hoosier for a long time.
I am not sure I could find something so sweet on my hunting trips?

One of my vintage Valentines stuck in a flower frog I found in the Hoosier

Saturday was Grandma's birthday, I wish I could have a cup a tea with her.
We use to sit in her blue kitchen and she would brew a pot.
So how about a cup in one of her everyday tea cups?
I love this pattern.
When my Grandfather died my Mom tried to get me to leave these dishes
behind. I could not do glad I listened to my heart.
The pattern is Bluebrook, English Ironstone.
I have a set for 8, with the creamer and sugar.

This was her tooth pick holder. I never noticed that it says
"Take ye a cup o kindness for auld lang syne"
Now how fun is that.
I have had it since 1995 and I never noticed it said that...what a pity!

This is my Mom's blue crock.
I had taken my Paternal Grandmother's to 1515, where it
came from. When I went to put Mom's out, I could not find it?
Yep, I found it in a Rubbermaid container in the basement!
I had never unpacked it.
Some old molds I found in the Hoosier. Ok where is the one I have that
says "jello" on it? hhhmm?
The pitchers were above my cabinets in the kitchen where I keep
all my Mom's, Grandmother's and my pitchers.

This was my Paternal Grandmother's, should I take it back to 1515?
My Mom always had it in her kitchen on a shelf. My Dad had brought it
home from 1515 at sometime.

An old Cookbook.

This pitcher was my Maternal Grandmother's. I can remember she always
took the milk out of the carton and put in the pitcher.
I picked up the little one last year.

Do you like this little milk glass jar?

I found it in my Grandparents garage.
Love the hammered aluminum top.
I am so happy with "shopping" in my own kitchen!
I think I need to do more of that this year.
It makes me appreciate my pieces so much more too.
I hope you do not mind me always showing family pieces.
I think my parents, grandparents and great grandparents were
VERY thrifty. They never discarded very much it seems.
They are a thing of beauty for me and I cherish each piece.

Now I need to move on with my pink Valentine vignettes.

Have a wonderful day.



Olive Cooper said...

You need never go shopping with all that beauty. Love the large blue bowl.

Rose H (UK) said...

Sigh! Ann your display of REAL treasures is so beautiful. Sometimes we forget the treasures we have hidden away, and even those under our noses!
Hope your week goes well.
Rose H

Tete said...

Mind? Are you kidding? I love all your stuff, but because you are so so lucky that its family pieces as well...that makes it more special.
Have someone check 1515- we had some bad storms roll through last night. Not sure how much Ctown got hit, but they were saying 60+ winds. We didn't get that here, but it was full of big lightening.

Donna said...

I love seeing your family treasures and heirlooms, Ann! I marvel that they have stayed in your family for so long. Blue and white is my all time favorite color combo! Love your Hoosier, and those pretty blue pitchers. What a beautiful vignette!

NanaDiana said...

Ann-What fun things you found. I especially love the things that have a history to them. Your old Hooiser looks great all dressed up for the season. I have many hidden treasures here,too, some that I think I need to unearth. xo Diana

Shelley said...

So pretty...all of it...what treasures you have...blessings

C'est moi Claudette said...

Wow and you didn't even have to get your coat on Ann. LOVE all your treasures today, and it was meant for you to discover that saying on the cup today. Your gram was leading you to it... see??? She's all around you.
Happy Blue Monday

nannykim said...

I love your hutch---I don't know how to spell the word you used unless I go back out to your post!! Love the blue and white too. It is fun to find things we have buried away!

Lynn said...

Hi Ann, You could never find treasures like you did in your kitchen because your treasures are filled with precious memories and sentiment which is priceless! Even thought I am a "pink" girl, I do love blue. (My hubby had the blue recliner moved from our (yes, blue)bedroom to the living room after his knee surgery. He enjoys it even thought does not need it anymore to stand up from. Our couch was too low for him to standup easily after surgery. Anyway now it is staying in the living room surrounded by my cottage white and pink. Doesn't seem to mind at all, hehe. Those jellow molds, oh my I remember those from my grandmother. Have not thought of them until I saw them pictured. Wow, you are so blessed to have such lovely treasures. Have a beautiful day.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Ann, I love the Hoosier cabinet and all your fabulous and beautiful blues!
You shopped your house good girl, simply gorgeous and meaningful too!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...
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Thoughts for the day said...

wonderful collection of memories.

Sara said... do have lots of Blue Ann! Now we both know that's my color! lol Really wonderful, I enjoyed looking at all your treasures, as I always do!

It was fun going out to dinner last Saturday!

Big hugs,

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love seeing your family treasures and heirlooms! Lots of blue. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Liz said...

Love blue and white together - so fresh!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rebecca said...

I love that you show us your family pieces-those are the best kinds!!! Its amazing to me how many of them you have-those items are priceless and are far better than shopping for someone else's pieces. To hold in your hands what they once did-wonderful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I just never tire of seeing all your fabulous pieces and learning about them and which family member they are from. I love pieces like that and have such a tiny few from my mom. They mean so much. You have created such a beautiful vignette on the hoozier. It looks beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

GardenofDaisies said...

I just LOVE seeing all these beautiful blue pieces that belonged to your grandparents and parents. That birdie towel made by your grandmother is such a treasure!

Happy@Home said...

I don't mind a bit. In fact I loved seeing all of your beautiful things. How wonderful to have so many family treasures with such lovely memories attached.

Mrs. D said...

Dearest Ann,

Your grandparents would be so proud--to know how much their sweet Ann loves these special things. You are a lovely person, and your grandparents were rich in so many ways.

Thanks for keeping their memories fresh and alive, and especially sharing your stories with us.

I enjoyed every word, and smiled throughout your post.

Mrs. D

ann said...

You inspire us to dig our little family treasures to create little vignettes to remember and honor our family.

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love, love all of the vintage touches and those blue pitchers. And now I know what I can use my frog for!!

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful vignette, Ann and I love the Hoosier!!

Carol said...

Shopping the house. My favorite way to shop! Editing, tweaking and re- discovering.
Your Hoosier is wonderful.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your fantastic blue collection. It looks great displayed here. I only think it's the neatest thing what you have from family!