Monday, October 27, 2008

Blue Monday


Welcome to Blue Monday where many of us post something blue. This great blue event is hosted by Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ Pop over and check it out and maybe join all the Blueness!Today I'm going to share an over sized cup. Now this pretty blue cup thinks it Blue Calico, but actually it is a forgery! Shh...please don't gasp too loudly. I haven't told this blueness that she's a fake yet!




I do love my fake Blue Calico oversized cup. Can you love fakeness? Certainly you can! I think a dead give away is the solid blue handle. Don't think I've seen that on the originals. But this fake blue pattern is so lovely.


But I love this over sized fake Blue Calico cup and you know how creative I am! ;) I decided to put a topiary form into the cup and glued spanish moss and lots of little fruits on it and tied ribbons on the bottom! I keep my wonderful fakeness on top of my refrigerator. I'm just going to keep mum about the fakeness. Shh...don't speak too loudly...we'll just let my over sized fake cup continue to think she's really Blue Calico. Don't forget to visit Sally!




I'll leave you with a little Note Song -



Calico Skies

It was written that I would love you

From the moment I opened my eyes

And the morning when I first saw you

Gave me life under calico skies.

I will hold you for as long as you like

I’ll hold you for the rest of my life

Always looking for ways to love you

Never failing to fight at your side

While the angels of love protect us

From the innermost secrets we hide

I’ll hold you for as long as you like

I’ll hold you for the rest of my life

Long live all of us were crazy soldiers who

Were born under calico skies

May we never be called to handle

All the weapons of war we despise

I’ll hold you for as long as you like

I’ll hold you for the rest of my life

I’ll hold you for as long as you like

I’ll love you for the rest of my...For the rest of my life

~ sung by Paul McCartney




52 comments:

  1. Morning Shelia...

    The fakeness is way too cute!! Love the topiary!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  2. Good morning Shelia~

    First of all, I love the blue calico cup; feux or not. :) Second, I can't believe you made that topiary, it's GORGEOUS! I am constantly looking at topiaries and they are so expensive. I may have to try this.

    Please come by when you get a chance, I have a little something for you. :)

    Hugs~ J.

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  3. Fake isn't bad sometimes. If I had the money, my whole body would be fake. :)

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  4. love it!!! you made me smile already and i have not even had my caffeine.. just sitting here with my bed head laughing at your funniness... yes i just made that word up..lol!!!
    Have a blessed day!!

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  5. Good Morning Sheila,

    Being a collector of blue I just love that over sized cup! Where oh where did you find it? your topiary is precious but I do think your cup needs some hot soup or beans n corn bread dear :)

    Have a wonderful Munday,
    Hugs,
    Kathi :)

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  6. That really is pretty, Shelia. Love the topiary too...Kathy

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  7. LOL Chris's answer made me laugh (and nod my head!). I love Her Fakiness, and I won't mention to a soul that I know. You did a good job with placing all the fruit just so. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. That is a fabulous cup regardless of its fakeness! Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. well I love that fakeness cup!

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  10. You have to respect the fake cup for trying so hard. Besides, when you love something (or someone), who cares about a few flaws?

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  11. Your cup is wonderful and your topiary is amazing!

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  12. Hi Pickelpoo, I've seen you on RMS but I don't think I've visited your blog. It's very nice! I love the blue cup with the topiary. I would'nt know it's fake! Looks great to me.I'm off to check out the rest of your blog! Kristen

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  13. Hi Kristen! I'm so glad to meet you! What was your name on RMS? I just don't go there any more. It's not the same as it used to be. Blogland is so much more fun! I have put you in my blog list so I can come and visit you and follow your blog - hope you'll do the same to mine!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Hi Sheila, My name is KristenB on RMS. I don't go there alot either since I've been blogging and also because it's so darned slow! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it! I will put you in my blog list too.

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  15. Morning Shelia,

    I LOVE that fake blue oversized cup and the topiary looks perfect in it!! Have a great blue Monday!

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  16. Hi Sheila... or is it Picklepoo as Kristen said.. LOL Love your oversize cup and who cares about the fakeness it is awesome and don't we all have some fakeness anyways... I posted a Bathrroom shot for you the other day but I don't think you came by that day... Love Ya,

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  17. Mum the word with me! I do like it's oversizeness!! Thanks for the McCartney lyrics too. have a wonderful Blue Monday...

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  18. Morning Shelia
    I LOVE your fakeness..but shhhh don't tell anyone it is because it looks so read. You did a great job its really different. Love it.
    Have a lovely day
    Judi

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  19. Blue Calico is a great pattern - fake or not!! In the background do I see your kitchen curtains? They are made from the same fabric as my dining area curtains. Could it be that months ago (or more) I saw someone's curtains I admired on RMS, and they were yours??? Have a great day. Sally

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  20. OH Pickle girl this look great and Mum is the word...I so remember this room from RMS girl as I just loved it and commentd on it many times..I love this blue Monday thing...maybe I'll sing up for that..at least I won't have to think about what I am posting that day..I am loving the No Brainer Dinners that Santamaker came up with too cool..Well girl have a great day..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  21. Beatiful cup and topiary.And handmade by yours truly.Who cares if it's a feux or not.We don't care,beauty is beauty whether it has a big price tag or not.
    And my dear your cornbread was scrumptous.I put the corn and cheese and added more sour cream,not blended .It was awesome.That way when you take a bite you bite into yummy sour cream or cheese or if you're real lucky,both.Thank you dear lady,I know have a good receipe for cornbread,yeeha---------------Ann

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  22. Ann, I'm just thrilled you made my cornbread and loved it! Yes, I forgot to mention you can add cheese! Again, thanks for letting me know you liked it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. Hi Shelia, I think that the cup is beautiful. No one would ever think it is faux unless you told them. What really facinates me is the topiary. I would love to be able to make something that beautiful. Happy Blue Friday.
    Sweetie

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  24. cute cup. Honestly, I would not have even noticed the handle if you had not pointed that out. I was too busy enjoying the pattern on the cup! Happy Blue Monday.

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  25. Sheila, your cup is beautiful. Not another word about, the name we cannot say. The topiary is perfect in the cup. Nice job. Your song rang a bell and then I saw Paul M. sang it. I love to see the songs you come up with. You can use R&R anytime you want to. LOL.

    Hugs...Jeanne

    PS I now know how to do fresco. Thank you my dear Sheila. It was easy and I'll show some of it soon.

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  26. (whispering) i love your fake calico gup. it is so pretty. i hope the cup did not hear me. i tried to whisper it quietly. happy blue monday. shhhh, quietly now.

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  27. Shh, she's not fake, she's Miss Faux Calico. LOL!
    She is rather pretty in her imposter like way :0).
    Have a great day!

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  28. Well in my eyes she's BLUE CALICO all the way!! But then I can't tell one dish from the next. Hope you have a marvelous day!

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  29. Sheila,
    I have an "old fashioned" bowl and pitcher in the exact same print. (also fakey's) Too fun.
    *hugs*

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  30. Sheila, I am back to let you know I am a little silly today. Ok, very silly. Picket was trying to help me do the fresco thing. I had a brain freeze. Anyway I forgot to tell you thank you for your sweet comment on my doggy post. Our doggy's are our children don't you know? Our Babette is over 15 yrs. old and that article hit a nerve. I wanted to share it for all of us who adore our pets and maybe someone will read it and become more aware of how our pets feel about us too.

    Love...Jeanne

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  31. That cup is just imitating the blue calico! Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery? It's very pretty and your topiary looks so nice in it. A great Blue Monday post!

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  32. I need a sister - I'm an only child, too!! What's better than to be joined by curtain fabric? Sally

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  33. Just tell her she is a genuine. I do believe she would rather be "one of a kind" anyway.

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  34. tha is so up my alley!!! i love oversized mugs and the arrangement you have here is gorgeous!!! hugs and prayers...

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  35. You stinker!!! You always make me laugh!!! I needed that...and it fits right in with what I want to do!!!

    *creeping to window*
    *sticking tongue out*
    *pfffffffffffffftt*

    LMBO!!!

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  36. Oooh...I LOVE anything bue and white and oh how I adore fakies. I could not afford some of thye *real& blue and white treasures and who cares if they are fakiepoos. No one needs to know...sssh...I will never tell Sheila. I promise...ssshh...

    And there is nuthin' fake about how we all feel about YOU!! You are a darlin'!!

    Love,
    sue

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  37. fake or not, i am totally in love with it and with your curtains in the background...I WANT 'EM!!
    Happy Blue Monday,
    love, bj

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  38. I love the shhhhh fake shhhhhhh cup! But I really truly love the topiary you created!

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  39. Psst. I won't tell her...I love her topiary though, the beautiful curtains in the background!
    ~Jill

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  40. Shelia your cup looks so pretty and proud I dont think she can handle the truth! So mum's the word!!

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  41. I love your blue cup - it is amazing how nice it looks with the plant in it...and so what if its a little bit "unreal" .... no one would ever guess!

    Hugs.

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  42. Happy blue Monday, sweet Sheila! :) Hope you had a good weekend. *hugs*

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  43. Sheila, you did a good job on the topiary thingie. And the cup is pretty too.

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  44. Sheila, You've been Boo-ed. Come to my site and see what you get.
    Happy Halloween.
    *hugs*

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  45. Hi Sheila, Happy Blue Monday to you!
    That cup is just to darn cute! Faux or real, its cute! I love the topiary you have created. Very nice!
    Love, Ann

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  46. Hi Sheila, I love the Faux Blue Cupa and Topiary! Oh, and those curtains in the backgound are gorgeous!! Nancy

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  47. It may be faux but its fabulous! I love the pretty cup, and its even better with the topiary! You're a talented lady!

    Kady

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  48. Hi Shelia,

    You overside blue calico cup is great. Even if it's fake, it's still lovely and I love how you added to topiary to it. What a great piece to display in your kitchen.

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  49. Happy Blue Monday! It's my daughters favorite color! She will be happy to know there is a day dedicated to her favorite color.

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  50. Helllloooo, SMILIN' SHELIA~~~ (and I ALWAYS thought it was spelled "SheLIa"!)~~~ I've never had the chance, til now, to visit your blog, & what a delight! Your "calico cup" is DARLING ~~~ "faux or no" (!), and the topiary looks just precious ~~~ how industrious you are, and TALENTED, too!!! I soooo enjoyed seeing YOUR daawg ~~~ they sooooo "light up one's life", don't they??? Blessings to you this Monday night! Warmly, Linda

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  51. Love the topiary, as well as the "calico"!

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