Monday, January 24, 2011

Blue or Bleu?

I love the color Blue ....... dark blue & white of flow blue china, cornflower blue paired with yellow for a French Provencal look, or shades of aqua and red for a retro diner feel. Whether you spell it blue or bleu. I love this color.

This aqua bowl with white squiggles was a giddy moment lawnsale find. To see past aqua thrifty finds, Please click here.

This Carol Brady dress is shades of aqua, turquoise and avocado and is a 1970's delight.

Love the graphics and color of this Pretzel Tin. Another lawnsale find, it was thrown in for free as I was buying the Christmas ornaments that were inside.

Beautiful McCoy planters against a backdrop of aqua/turquoise flowers of the simply divine metal tray.

This shade of blue works really well paired with tan. These 2 plates are made by different companies, yet match perfectly with their similar colors and design.

Large gorgeous platter, need I say more.

The swan planter is marked Conder. The square planter in the back with the 24 kt gold is by Shaefer. The duck in the middle is a similar in color/glaze as my McCoy pieces but is not marked. It cost me a dime at a fall church sale.

Pyrex bowl (butterprint pattern) and Pyrex plate (blue grass restaurant ware).

Why not decorate with a license plate, especially when it is vintage, a cowboy, and turquoise.

I am in heaven with this Blue Heaven plate and pair of fabulous clip-on earrings.

The patterns are from the 1950's and regrettably not my size, but make me drool. The bowl on the left front is Haeger (still with its original sticker) and the pitcher in the back reminds me of Shaefer and is only marked 24 kt gold.

A recent thrift store find, this set is absolutely stunning. It would be oh so fabulous with the dresses shown on the patterns above. Still in their original jewelry box with handwriting noting that they were a birthday gift July 17, 1947 for a very lucky woman.

Of course, if you have the 1940's necklace and the 1950's dress, you need the 1960's Jackie-O pill box hat. It has two tags that read: Mr. John Classic, New York & Paris as well as another one, Cherry & Webb.

So whether you spell Blue or Bleu, how can you not love this color?
I am sharing today with Sally @ Smiling Sally for Blue Monday and Melody @ Etsy Cottage Style for "Cottage Colors Party". Please be sure to stop over for a fun blue-color overload.

Still below zero temps here in Maine. Another storm is on its way. I just love Winter. Hope everyone is staying warm.

Got it at Goodwill


Linda @ A La Carte said...

This post was a feast for my eyes! Love blues and you have the best vintage items.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

What a beautiful journey! I loved every step/picture!

La Petite Gallery said...

wow! some great items, the pottery is teriffic. This was a fun trip.


Angela said...

LOVE this post!!

Marigene said...

I love all the aqua in this post, Sherrie! I had a whole set of Blue Heaven dishes and serving pieces for my everyday dinnerware when I first got married! If I remember correctly, you got a placesetting at the grocery store for every $25 spent. Most of them got broken when I moved from Vermont to Arizona back in the late 70's!

~~Carol~~ said...

Watch it Sherrie! You're going to turn me into a blue freak! Oh my goodness, the pottery is gorgeous, the Pyrex is yummy and I'm crazy about that Blue Heaven plate too!

Ann said...

Loved seeing your McCoy! thanks!

Debbi said...

I popped over from the blue party--I love our blog! What a great theme for goodwill shopping! Unfortunatly our stores are always so picked over...I am sure it is a matter of timing...Those cornflower purex..I have a set from the early 80's and I still use them! They are simply timeless.

P. said...

Wow, such gorgeous stuff! Love that necklace and earrings set!!

Deanna said...

Eye candy galore!! I love the McCoy pieces and I adored the tins as well.

Deanna :D

chubskulit said...


Musical Snow Globe, is my entry. Have a great week ahead!

Ann said...

Fabulous blues today. I can't believe they threw in that blue tin with the ornaments. I would have went for the tin immediately. All gorgeous.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherrie, those are some terrific finds, and I'm in love with your tins! Oh, how neat! All of it. I kept saying, "Oh, I love THAT!" and then another photo would roll when I was saying it again. And yes, I think you need some more of those platters. More is never enough, particularly when you are a magpie. ;-)

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Lesa said...

I love aqua in the kitchen! what lucky finds!! I use vintage pyrex with the aqua harvest/amish pattern and just posted it for blue Monday-- What a co-inky-dink!!

SmilingSally said...

You've got me oohing and ahhing over all of your blue goodies!

Happy Blue Monday, Sherrie. Stay warm!

Kim, USA said...

Wow your find make my eyes popped out!! Happy Monday!
Blue Sky

Boo-Bah said...

What a showing of lovely blues! The pyrex is beautiful. A lot of it looked liked dished my Mama had.
It brought back a lot of nice memories.

Marie said...

What a wonderful assortment of blue finds -- I love the license plate! :-)

I'm a new follower.


Sandi M said...

Love your finds in my favorite color!

Donnie said...

Loved all those beautiful blues.

Joy said...

Pretty blues, love the tins too. Have a great week!

lulumusing said...

What fun you must have had scouting out the blues! Does your Goodwill happen to be in Rockland? That's a treasure trove.
I'm heading to Rockport next week and will be sure to bundle up.

SixBalloons said...

i've been really lucky with some vintage aqua finds lately. One of my faves was a vintage egg beater / whisk. Great finds!