Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Blue Monday and Teapots
Smiling Sally loves the color blue. so, each week she has this wonderful blog event where everyone can post a photo of something blue. Blue is a close second in my love of colors and I am excited to join her party today for the first time. Be sure to click on the link above to see Sally's submission for this week and for links to all the others who participate.
I have a new fascination for teapots. Now, it is important to note that as of last week that I didn't even own a teapot, but I decided that I wanted to change that. So, I went out thrifting with the goal of finding a teapot that I really liked and at a bargain price. I visited numerous places and found many that were wonderful, but had chips, broken spouts or some blemish that I wasn't willing to accept. So, I drifted into several downtown antique stores. There I didn't have much luck.
There is one store that is going out of business after many years in operation in our little town. I spent a long time browsing all the wonderful items that are discounted from 30-50%, but alas, no teapots. However, they did have numerous silver tea service sets, and although I have always admired the beauty of these, that isn't what I want at the moment. I almost buckled and bought one that was very pretty without a lot of the intricate detail that I don't like. But, I decided to stick with my quest for a teapot.
I found several that would have been nice to own, but they just were too "froo froo" for me. So, I continued to look.
I did find one that was rather unusual and it is blue, but I will be showing it off on Tuesday at Barb's Tea Party at Grits and Glamour. So, I decided that I would look for something else to show off today on Blue Monday. Then, I remembered the photos that I had taken while I was out shopping!
I had found a cute blue teapot early in my shopping excursion that I almost bought. It is something that I liked, but I ran across it early and sort of filed it away and forgot about it until I went through my photos. So, I decided to show it to you today. In fact, I just may go back and buy this one for myself.
Here is the little teapot, short and stout When I didn't buy it, it surely did pout.
Thanks Sally for hosting this event. I can't wait to see all the Blue Monday items this week.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.