Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blue Monday and Met Monday

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Blue Monday! It's time again to show our Blueness! This most wonderful Blue event is hosted by our every Smiling One, Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. Please go see our Bluest Sally to see more Blue Ones showing so much Blue today!!


I would love to share with you today a cup of tea from my Johnson Brothers Blue Willow tea set that was given to me by my Mr. Precious. I truly love this old pattern, can you love old patterned dishes? Well, you bet your tea cup you can!! ;) I love the deep Blue color on this pattern. Now, if you'll all come over for dinner tonight I'll set my table with more Blue Willow! Do you like hot dogs? :)
Make sure you go see our Smiling Sally! Toodaloo!!


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Oh, I'm so excited! This is the second Met Monday and my first time to participate! Now this awesome event is hosted by our Dish Diva (I'll have to think of another title for her) Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Again, go and visit Susan to see more transformations today!

Okay, you know how it is after Christmas - you take down all of your decorations and try to set everything else up back to normal. Well, my china cabinet was filled with Christmas dishes and when I took them out and packed them away, what did I have? Yikes! Gasp! Oh, my goodness! A nekked (that's Texan for Naked) china cabinet! If you have little ones out there who may take a peek at you puter, PLEASE cover their little eyes. I certainly don't won't to offend anyone!
Poor china cabinet, nekked as the day she was whittled out of wood! ;(

Well, this was going to be tough but I am Texas tough and always up for a challenge! Rolled my sleeves up...
Made sure I had my beverage of choice - Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper - for nourishment! Yes, Dear Ones, you can gain strength and be nourished from this marvelous drink. Okay...
Joy! Satisfaction! I could get some satisfaction form filling up my china cabinet. I'm so happy now and I know my china cabinet is happy. See? She's smiling!
I only had one dilemma - which set of dishes would I use? Oh, for a dishaholic, this can be a very hard decision to make. I was going to have to narrow it down to one set with maybe some filler dishes on the side.
Oh, don't fret, Dear Ones, I made my choice! I used my Butterfly Meadow dishes by Lenox. These dishes are really much prettier in person. They are so shiny it was actually hard to get a good picture of them.

I mixed some of my very olden pink depression glass stemware on this side...
And more very very olden pink depression glasses on that side.

Pretty little dessert plates and cups. The cups are sitting on an olden pink depression glass tray that belonged to my grandmother.
Here you can see more little filler dishes.
See the sweet little hand painted salt and peppers? Oh, I do love my little salt and peppers. And you say, can you really love salt and peppers? Why you can bet your Good Seasonings you can! ;)
More beautifulness.
Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, my china cabinet was transformed from nekkedness to complete dishfulness in just a short time. I hope you've enjoyed my part of Met Monday. Please go by and visit our Susan for more glorious Mets!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Reflections of My Life
this Note Song has nothing to do with today's post - I just thought about it and like it! ;)

The changing of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life, oh, how they fill my eyes

The greetings of people in trouble

Reflections of my life, oh, how they fill my eyes
All my sorrows, sad tomorrows

Take me back to my own home
All my crying, feel I'm dying, dying
Take me back to my own home
I'm changing, arranging, I'm changing
I'm changing everything, ah, everything around me
The world is a bad place, a bad place

A terrible place to live, oh, but I don't wanna die

~sung by Marmalade

73 comments:

  1. Oh, boy! I get to be first on your blog, Shelady!

    So hi, Shelia! Love your blue willow dishes! How cute is that table! And what a wonderful transformation you made in the cabinet! You are a marvel, lady.

    Sending you much blue/met love today...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. Love the Blue willow.. I think I will use mine in my tablescape for tuesday!

    Oh your poor "nakeed" chest looks beautiful full of dishes!

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  3. Hi Shelia, I'd like mustard and ketchup on my hotdog, please! Love your Blue Willow china...makes my hotdog taste like filet mignon! :-)
    Your china cabinet is definitely smiling with all that gorgeous Lenox china in it's tummy. I don't have the energy to change my china out in my china cabinet, so it's Christmas year round inside. :-) Great MM post! Susan

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  4. Girl, those dishes are heavenly! They are just like you, pretty, delicate and looking at them make me happy!

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  5. Hi Shelia, you sure dressed your china cabinet nicely. Those dishes are lovely. Good choice! But then again, anything you would have decided to use would have been a good choice too cause all your dishes are pretty. Love the Blue Willow ones too! I would also like to thank you for your warm welcome when I joined Blogland....Christine

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  6. Oh my Shelia you have been busy. I love the blue Willow pattern. I love everything blue and white - its timeless I think. Mr Precious sure has some fine taste. I like a man who gives good and thoughtful presents! Did you train him like that or has he always been that way?

    I never thought I would see such things on your blog as nekked bits an pieces. I was shocked at first but realised that it was one of your artistic endeavours. That cupboard sure is a work of art isn't it? You know we don't get Dr Pepper here so I don't know what it tastes like. Anyway your finished and fully dressed cabinet looks wonderful and you have such good taste in crockery too!

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  7. Hi Sheila, I'm glad your neked china cabinet got all dressed up! Don't worry....I covered Chase's eyes. lol! Your blue willow is pretty too! Kristen

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  8. Welll...you know, Miss Shelia, taht I love that Blue Willow and yes, I will have a hot dog, thank you! That is quite a transformation of your nekked as a jay bird hutch to filled with all of your goodies! Love it! I hope you are continuing to get rest and your mom is improving as well! hugs...Debbie

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  9. Nekked or not it's still a lovely piece, but looks much better all prettied up by YOU! Hugs French;) xoxo

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  10. I LOVE your blue tea set. I'm such a succor for tea pots. And your un-nekked China hutch looks lovely! You butterfly dishes are beautiful and my girls would absolutely love them. Have a great week.
    *hugs*

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  11. I absolutely love Blue Willow & every time I see it on a blog I tell myself to start collecting! Great BM post.

    Your china & chian cabinet are gorgeous! What a collection. I bet it doesn't stay nekked for long! (nekked is going to be my new word OK?)
    Great MM post!! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  12. Love your china cabinet redo and your beautiful china that goes in it. Cindy

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  13. LOVE!!!! the blue and white tea set!!! Kathy

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  14. You KNOW I'm lovin' the butterfly dishes!!!

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  15. I love your china, and the depression glass is gorgeous. Great job dressing your poor nekked china cabinet. She was probably getting a bit chilled lol.Kathy (don't you love it when spell check tries to fix nekked? These darn these don't speak Texan!)

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  16. Oh Shelia...You are a silly! Your home is gorgeous and your chandy is the perfect compliment, I am sure!! Mine just didn't go with my decor...that's all! Please forgive me if I said anything to offend. Hugs to you...Debbie

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  17. Morning Shelia~

    I just love your blue willow tea set but your butterfly dishes stole my heart!

    Beautifully done!

    Hugs to you~ J

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  18. Ooh, you did such a good job sprucing her up again!!! Beautiful!

    Justine :o )

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  19. The Lenox Butterfly China is GORGEOUS!!! Now that little cabinet is happy again :-)

    So Pretty!

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  20. Oh what prettiness, Shelia!!! I love what you've done to transform your China Cabinet's nekkedness!!! It's beautiful!!!

    There are 14 weeks left in our TEACUP & SAUCER Give-Away...stop by and sign up...to win. Everyone is eligible to win ONLY once during the 15-weeks. So far, we've had one winner. And you must enter each week, if you weren't already a winner.

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  21. GM Pickle girl you have a double hitter today..Blue and Met..now you know I love that blue willow and those butterfly dishes just said a big wow to me..looking look girl..hope Mama is doing better give her her hugs for me...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  22. How pretty! I just love the butterflies and the depression glass mixed in. It looks lovely.
    ~Michelle

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  23. Love your china cabinet redo. What a difference. I really like your pink stemware and depression glass. Very pretty

    Wendy

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  24. Hi Shelia! Love your Blue Willow. I'd love to sip a cup of tea from that beautiful cup! Your hutch turned out great. Good choice of dishes. The little hand painted salt and pepper shakers are so darn cute!! Happy Blue and Met to you!

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  25. It looks so nice and it looks just like the one my Mom had which now lives in youngest son's house. I love the butterfly dishes.
    Good wishes for a really nice day,
    Roberta Anne

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  26. Good Morning sweet Shelia... How beautiful you filled that lovely little china cabinet... I loved your butterfly plates... Just gorgeous... How is mommy doing??? Have a wonderful Monday... Love ya

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  27. If you cook 'em for me, I'll eat 'em, especially on those gorgeous dishes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  28. Ahhh, sweet !!
    Love every bit of it, Sheilaness...
    You are so good at what you do and I would almost kill for that set of dishes!!!
    hugs, bj

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  29. I LOVED both of your posts. I always love seeing your beautiful dishes!♥

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  30. Those dishes are gorgeous! So "springy!" And here in Ohio, we need springy about now.

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  31. Those dishes are gorgeous! So "springy!" And here in Ohio, we need springy about now.

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  32. First ... let me say I, too, love diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper - then let me tell you how lovely the china cabinet is!

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  33. Shelia I would eat a hot dog on a paper plate if I could sit next to you.
    Love all your beautiful dishes.
    I hope your mom is getting better and better everyday.
    Love Claudie
    xoxox

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  34. Oh my blueness! Those blue & white dishes would go perfectly in my blue & white kitchen! I would be happy to eat hot dogs just to be with you Mz. Sheila :)

    A beautiful spring pattern on your china.

    Prayers to your Mother!

    Hugs,
    Kathi :)

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  35. You are such a hoot! Love my visits. Your dishes look wonderful in the cabinet.

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  36. The Blue Willow dishes are beautiful. So are your blue and white napkins.
    Your nekkid cabinet looks great with your china display.

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  37. I'd love to be served hotdogs on those Blue Willow plates!

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  38. I enjoyed having tea with you. The china cabinet looks sooo Springy now. I think we'll have to call it tube steak if we're eating off of those plates, HA
    Kathleen

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  39. Everything is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Charlotte

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  40. Good afternoon shelia, Oh I really like your blue willow. I especially like your table cloth. That is really pretty. It looks hand made. Your butterfly dishes are just lovely. You have the most beautiful things. Happy Blue Monday!

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  41. I love hotdogs and Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper so what time is dinner?

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  42. LOL...your nekked cabinet looks much better dresses in your beautiful china! The perfect choice to push Spring along....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  43. Love the blue willow. I'll take cream in my tea, and two sugars :0).
    The cabinet just sparkles with such lovely china.
    Enjoy your day and give Miss Chloe a good scratch behind her ear from me and a nose nuzzle from Cookie.

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  44. Beautiful blue - ahhhhhh!
    Love the flower plates....makes me hope spring is around the corner!
    So pretty and fresh.

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  45. I think your choice of the butterfly dishes was a great one. I bet it was hard to narrow down since you have so many pretty things to pick from. But that just means you can mix it up come spring and summer. For now it is a work of art!

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  46. Shelia,
    I know I already commented on this post (and I loved it) and I want to thank you for commenting on my last one, but please go back to the comments section, I left a note. Thanks!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  47. You have so many lovely dishes.It all is just beautiful....ann

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  48. Wowee!! I LOVE all your dishes.. I think I fell especially in love with the butterfly dish set.. they were soo romantic and cute!!

    I wish I could've tasted your DR. Pepper too.. that sounded just sooo lovely!!

    I remember when I first came to the US, my new host-mom asked me if I wanted to have a Rootbeer.. In all my politeness I told her "no, thank you, I don't drink beer!" not knowing this was a soda.. hehe!!
    I came to like it though!

    Monica

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  49. Love your Blue Willow and also, just love the cloth the tea set is on. It's so pretty..and Yayyyy, little china cabinet is not nekkid anymore. It's filled with beauty again. Happy Bloe Monday and have a lovely week.

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  50. I think you must have more dishes than I have seen used in my family in my life time!! I mean that lovingly!!!! Everything you have is just so pretty. The blue set you shared for Blue Monday is very pretty!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  51. Hi Shelia
    Oh you had quite the "job" sorthing out exacting what you would be displaying and how you would display the beautiful china. And you did a marvelous job of course. The butterflies on your dishes are soooo pretty. Oh my you have sooo many different sets of dishes I can't even believe it...lovely to look at even from here. *s*..

    I've never had that flavour of Dr. Pepper..now I'm going to be out looking for some!
    enjoy your evening.
    Judi

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  52. Oh your china hutch looks beautiful filled back up, way to go!
    Linda

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  53. Love your Blue Willow tea set, Sheila! Mr. Precious did an excellent job with that purchase. :-) And good grief! That china cabinet is so pretty it even looks good *nekkid*, but with the butterfly dishes and pink glass its fabulous...perfect choices for embellishing it! :-)

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  54. Hi Shelia, I love your Blue Willow tea set, and your Butterfly Meadow dishes are lovely! What a great job tranforming your china closet--that Dr. Pepper really helped you get the job done!

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  55. Hi silly Shelia! You are always so much fun to visit! You gave is a two-fer today! Your Mr Precious certainly knows the way to your heart, and yes your cabinet is indeed smiling! Why shouldnt it? It looks all pretty!

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  56. Shelia - I absolutely love your Blue Willow. I collect Blue Monday and they are my very favorite pattern. Your Met Monday post was also great.
    Happy Blue Monday!
    Sweetie

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  57. Hi Shiela, Happy Blue Monday. Love that blue china. Your pink post is adorable too! I hope your Mom's checkup went well.
    Bless You, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  58. Sheila, Love the Happy Blue Monday and adore what you did with your china hutch! That Dr. Pepper did the trick, eh? ;) Seriously...you did a fabulous M.Monday project! Thanks for stopping by recently and sharing such sweet comments always.. Blessings...~CC Catherine

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  59. Hi Shelia...I'll just bet you could shut your eyes, spin around 3 times and point toward your dishes & you'd have a beautiful set to put in your nekked china cabinet...LOL...I love the ones in there now...& the Blue Willow...so pretty! ;-) bo

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  60. Good morning Sheila. I do love your Blue willow tea set. I would have guessed you have a set of these lovely dishes. Your dh is a keeper. Smiling!

    Now about your china cabinet it is beautiful with those Lenox butterfly dishes. You did a fabulous job placing just the right dishes to show off their beauty. I love to change my hutch from time to time and after Christmas is the perfect time. Hold on a minute...I need a Dr. Pepper. You do make me smile Sheila dear. So, back to my hutch. I too changed my decor to some fruit plates and platter that were once my mom's. They are from Germany and I cherish them. I shoul post my new look. Do you are if I use your idea?

    Hope your mom is doing well and I wish you a lovely day today.

    Love...Jeanne

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  61. Hi Miss Shelia, Love the blue dishes! The China Cabinet looks pretty good too....okay...It's GORGEOUS, girl;)! Those dishes are perfect for upcoming Spring time! Blessings, Nancy

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  62. Oh Sheila, I love love love that table scape!!!! I just started a collection of my own blue willow. :) Also love the metamorphosis of your cabinet. Lovely!

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  63. I love those plates and why??? Because they have butterflies on them!!!!!!!!! So pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. I so enjoyed your Blue Monday, Pink Saturday, and china cabinet make-over! I joined Blue Monday this time for the first time!

    Katherine

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  65. Hey Sheila; OH how pretty are your Blue Willow, the tea set is so so pretty. I would love to stop in for some tea. And you china cabinet turned out pretty. Love the dishes, you have the most beautiful Dish sets I have ever seen....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  66. GAH! Shelia!
    Can you PLEASE help me???
    How do I prop my china up in my buffet cabinet like yours? I have glass bottome shelves.
    I have always wondered how that works. Are you using stands or glue of some sort?
    Sorry if it's a silly question. I have been wanting to do this look for a long time!
    Let me know if you can.

    Your hutch and LENOX dishes are absolutely gorgeous! I love the butterflies. Stunning!
    Hot dogs sound just fine to me with the tea. ~LOL~

    Thank you soooo much for your kind comment on our walls...and us too!

    ~YOU'RE A SWEETIE!
    ~Melissa :)

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  67. Oooo, I really love that blue willow tea set! Georgeous!

    And I am so glad you were able to "dress" your nekkid china cabinet! I bet she feels so beautiful now with all your lovely china and accessories!

    I am sure loving those pretty painted salt and pepper shakers too!

    Kady

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  68. Love the Butterfly Meadow pattern by Lenox and your china cabinet looks good dressed up!

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  69. I love the Tea Set! Your cabinet looks very nice all decked out with your Lenox! :D Jewel

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  70. I think it all looks so pretty! You do have thegift for making things look just so pretty, so perfect!

    Love,
    Sue

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  71. magazine worthy! excellent placement....wonderful, just wonderful!

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  72. Your dishes are ready for SPRING! Just looking at your post, I'm tired and hungry! May I have a Coney Island Dog? :)

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