I've got so much blue in my house I didn't know where to start! So I'm only going to pick a couple of pics I already have in my computer. This event is hosted by Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. I am very new to this but there a lot more people over at Sally's blog showing off their blues so go on over and take a look!
Now this picture is one of my very favorite pieces..so I've already got it posted in my sidebar! It's a vase I bought years ago at an antique shop for about $30. My DH and I were still setting up our first home and I couldn't wait to turn this into a lamp! I love, love, love it! There is no mark on the bottom but I'm thinking it may be an early handpainted Nippon. What do you think? Does anybody have any info for me on this piece?
The picture below is part of my mantle. When we first moved into this house I could not figure out what to do with this long mantle! It was the whole length of the end of the room! I either had too much or too little! So one day when I wanted to see how the other half lives I went strolling thru Ethan Allen and they had free design service...they would actually come to your house and bring stuff to decorate your house with and then you could choose what you wanted to buy! She showed up with some gorgeous things....and used big blue and white chinese urns on my mantle. Alas! those urns were over $200 each!!!!! Not in my budget! It was funny...I really didn't like what she did with the whole mantle but I loved those urns and I did buy two prints for my dining room that believe it or not were in my price range! So later at a local department store (which is now a Macy's) I found these beauties! I like them even more than the ones from Ethan Allen and they were only about $30 each! The little plate is a handpainted Nippon with a cobalt blue rim edged with gold.
So that's all for now...but I've got plenty of blue left for many another Monday! And if you haven't already...check out my post below and give me your opinion on finishing my tile project. I sure would appreciate it!