Saturday, January 14, 2012

Turning Blue


Hello, Dear Ones! Yep, that's right! I'm turning Blue. Now it's not because I'm too cold or have been holding my breath too long. It's because I've been bringing Blue into my kitchen.

I really love to decorate my deep corners in the kitchen as I can poke so much stuff there. You see? Blue.

I poked down my big ole Blue Willow platter by Churchill to be the backdrop for this Blueness. I have used my Blue biscuit jar too. It's really not vintage but it is almost 20 years old and holds tea bags.

Since I'm in my Blue Willowness mode, I just had to poke in my oil and vinegar jars. See the little black dot on the oil jar? It's a dot of paint and it's not going any where. Believe me, I've scrubbed and scrubbed until I really was Blue in the face but it did not budge!

This is an olden butter tub, I think that's what it is. I just love the scenes on Blue Willow dishes don't you?

If you visit me often, you know I love the yard birds ~ Roosters and Hens. Here is a darling little Blue hen candy dish sitting on a tiny glass stand. She looks so Blue, doesn't she? :) I just amaze myself sometimes. 

Well, this is one corner in my kitchen that is just as Blue as can be. But not in a sad way. No, no Nannette! Not sad at all! :) Just so happy to be filled with Blue.

Here's my other deep kitchen corner that I poked in some more Blue.

Darling little ole Blue Rooster just looking as cute as a Blue button!

See my Blue bowl filled with Blue tea towels? Oh, my goodness! I do believe I should have ironed that front Blue tea towel as I see a wrinkle! A Blue wrinkle at that!

I'm on the lookout for some more olden dough rollers. The first one with the green handle belonged to my grandmother and she called this her 'rollin' pin'! ;) The one with the red handle came from a Thrift shop.

I love to poke large platters in to ground my little corner vignettes and this a very colorful one with some Blue!

Schooching over a little on the counter top is another little vignette filled with Blueness. I've poked down a cake stand and tossed a doily on it ~ this reminded me of pie crust dough falling over the side of a pie pan! I'm kinda crumbly like that, you know! ;) I have poked some salt and pepper shakers here by Spode, but I don't remember the pattern.

This pretty Blue and white gravy boat and underplate was a give away I won from Cass at That Old House a couple of years ago. She's so pretty and sporting a hydrangea awaiting Spring. She is such a cheerful Blue one! :)
Well, I just wanted to show you one more little vignette here in the kitchen! 

I truly love love this olden vintage spice set with all of the little Roosters on the jars. Can you really love love little olden vintage spice sets with little Roosters on the jars, you may ask? Well, you bet your cockadoodledoos you can! ;)

I still have some Blueness to show you...little Blue and white napkin rings poked under a cupcake cloche sitting atop a Fostoria stemmed base. Isn't this sweet? Blue sweetness!

What? Something is just not right here! That little olden vintage spice jar is not supposed to be laying down on it's side on my countertop! No, no Nannatte!

Something is just not right! I believe I've said that before. No, no Nannette! I've said that already too, haven't I?

That little stinker! Do you see what this tiny little Rooster has done? He kicked out the spice jar and then he hopped in the opening. Well, he is really a handsome little thing, isn't he, and he has no Blue on at all! He's such a little ham. I have to tell you that this little tiny Rooster and Hen were given to me by Ceekay from Thinking of Home. Aren't bloggers the most sweetest Blue ones ever?

If you're a follower of Note Songs would you mind following me on the NetworkedBlogs widget at the top right hand side of this page? I'm hearing soon we'll be loosing our followers list and I certainly didn't want to loose any of you! I'm going to make sure if you have signed up to Networkedblogs, I will follow you! Don't want you to loose me either! ;)  Thank you so much.



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Am I Blue

Am I blue
Am I blue
Ain't these tears in my eyes tellin' you
Am I blue
You would be too
If your plans with your man
Done fell through
There was a time
I was the only one
And now I'm the sad and lonely one, lonely, lonely
Was I gay, until today
Now he's gone and we're through
Am I blue

Oh, you know I'm blue
Oh, you make me, make me so blue
Ain't these tears in my eyes tellin' you
Oh, you makin' me so blue
You know, you know, know you do
Now my plans with my man
They done fell through

There was a time
That I was his only one
And now I'm the sad and lonely one, lonely
Was I gay, until today
But now he's gone and we're through
Am I blue
~ sung by Ella Fitzgerald

76 comments:

  1. I love when you go deep into those kitchen corners with such pretty things! I feel myself going into blue mode......which means I'd have to paint, new window treatments, no no Nanette, I have to be good. I will just enjoy your beautiful blueness. :) xo

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  2. I sooo love all of your blueness, but that isn't a surprise coming from me. You've got some great pieces.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Cute blue vignettes and I am glad you really aren't blue. That is a cute spice keeper.

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  4. Just love all your blue vignettes! Blue Willow is one of my favorites. You deep corners are a great place to display such great pieces. Susie

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  5. Shelia all your blue looks beautiful!! Love that first vignette and the pretty one you created on top of that cake stand.

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  6. Hi Shelia!

    I love all the blue accents that you've added. I have a lot of blue in my kitchen as well. Blue is coming back big time! The model homes around here all have it in the walls even.

    I also have that same little rooster but his hen looks a tad different AND there are three little roos to go along.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  7. Hello dear Pickle..girl now you know I love me some blue in the kitchen..I love Blue Willow one of my favs..I'm glad to see you back my friend..Love ya Pickle Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  8. I love reading your posts as they are so cheery & fun! I love all your blueness in the kitchen with all the nooks & crannies decked out. It's a happy place!!

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  9. Very cute..I see you have been at play again! Love the blues here and love the little spice set, so so cute! :D

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  10. Love, love all your blue...Am going to do a blue pinterest boards...I am up to over 900 boards and still think of new ones everyday....Your posts are always so beautiful...

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  11. I'm loving your blue dishes. They remind me of the blue dishes my mother used to have many years ago. Brings back good memories.

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  12. How darling all your blue is in your kitchen. I love your new blog header. It's so cheerful and it's so you! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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  13. "scrubbed and scrubbed until I really was Blue in the face" LOL
    cute pun!

    I'm blue, too, right now! Seems like lots of us are in a blue mood.

    Your shades & textures are just wonderful...loved seeing them all gathered together, Shelia.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  14. Blue Willow is one of my favorite dish patterns and the vignettes you've created with it are just lovely. I especially love your blue glass chicken as my grandmother had a clear glass one and I always admired it. I also love your old rolling pins in the bowl. It all looks wonderful!

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  15. The vignettes are cute and so eye catching. Love the little guy from Ceekay. As ususal, a post that makes me smile big - thanks!

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  16. Oh how I love this Shelia! Did you know that my favorite color is blue.. some people always see blue as cold, dark, and lonely...but you have proven that blue is not after all a lonely color.. It looked so elegant and homey :)

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  17. The tiny chickens are SO sweet! A classic kitchen always has a littl eblue in it SOMEWHERE! andrea@townandprairie

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  18. Why you talented little poker you! :)

    I call my mama's rollin' pin a rollin' pin! I thought that's what everybody called 'em! ♥

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  19. Beautiful blues, but oh how I love the rooster spice set. Dang birds causing trouble!

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  20. I love your corners! The blue is just right, so beautiful. You have some mighty cute roos, even though the one has done a no-no. I don't know how you come up with such awesome vignettes, but keep it up - I enjoy the beauty and the fun. Hugs ~ Mary

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  21. Those are mighty pretty blue corners Ms Sheila.. It looks great.

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  22. Shelia, all of your blue is so pretty. I love your vignettes, they are just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  23. I don't remember where I heard it, but supposedly blue is the upcoming color inside for 2012....of course, I had it in the 90's....and don't have much anymore! That is how it goes here at my home!!

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  24. So pretty, Shelia! You know I love roosters and blue and white plates...so frenchy! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

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  25. Love all that blue and white! It's so classic. I used to have blue and white in my kitchen and really loved it. You've got a nice collection of those dishes too.

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  26. I'm "blue" too! It's a color I'm attracted to! Love your Blue kitchen vignettes.
    deb

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  27. Shelia, Your blue-ness is going to be contagious, I know.... My own blue plates will be making another appearance in my kitchen hutch soon. I just love them there! Your blue willow corner is lovely, with that blue hen dish accenting it all.
    I can remember my grandmother having that old spice set! Sheesh, I wonder what ever happened to all of her tschotskies? Her "stuff" always amazed me when I was little. Maybe that's where I got my collecting gene. LOL
    hugs, Sue

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  28. You made my heart sing Sheila with all this blueness!
    Blue and white has always been my fave and you have it sooo good!
    Love your collections!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. Super vignettes, and I really like the oil and vinegar cruet set. Too cute! And I really, really like the rooster spice drawers.

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  30. Hi Shelia,

    I just love all this blue and white everyone is doing in January! Your vignettes are lovely. My everyday dishes are blue and white Churchill, and I never seem to tire of them. Wish I could find some napkin rings like yours. I think the gravy boat and saucer with the hydrangea looks especially sweet.

    I, too, like roosters, although I don't buy them anymore, as I feel like I have enough of them. Yours look really cheerful. Thanks for sharing and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise

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  31. Oh...I love that spice cabinet! And your little blue glass hen is darling! I love blue anywhere but it really looks fabulous in your pretty kitchen!

    XO,
    Jane

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  32. Hi Sheila....Love Blue Willow...and the way you decorate. You tell a story when you do it and you bring those little porcelain pieces to life! Now I am wondering if you shouldn't be writing childrens books? Beautiful as always and I have missed singing the songs to myself at the end of your posts. I love Ella...thanks for being you my friend.:):)

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  33. Hi Shelia!

    I love your cheerful and fun vignettes.

    Happy New Year! La

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  34. Love all the blue. Your vignettes are so pretty and fun! Hugs, Linda

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  35. Very pretty blue "stuff" but don't ever get rid of your red in your kitchen! I love your Grandmother's green rolling pin too, very special.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  36. I love your sense of humor! You don't sound blue today, not in the least!
    I adore blue willow, but I don't use blue in my decor. I used for ten years and by then I was so tired of it.
    But I adore all of your pretty blue kitchen items, they are all very sweet.
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  37. Love love all of your blue and white...so pretty in all the nooks of your home...thanks for sharing...

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  38. Shelia,
    Too cute...all that blue in your kitchen. I adore all the vignettes you've created in your kitchen! Seems my kitchen is usually the first place I start, too, when I've time to make changes in my home decor! Think it makes me feel close to my MoMa and Grandmother, somehow! The heart of the home...yours is lovely, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  39. Shelia,
    All your blue corners look wonderful! I especially like the gravy boat from Cass's!

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  40. Your blues are gorgeous. Your vignettes are wonderful.

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  41. Your blues are gorgeous. Your vignettes are wonderful.

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  42. I think you and I must be on the same wave length for our post today,I have posted too about my blue.
    I love yours so much,especially the chooks and the blue glass sweetie dish.
    I am now following you,as we like the same things. xx jeanetteann

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  43. Hi Sheila, Girl I love your blues! I especially like this color of blue with yellow. All of your vignettes are so fun Those naughty little roosters best be have. I have that same rooster candy dish only in the vintage gold color. I found it at a thrift shop. I am using it as a tooth pick holder right now. Sure glad to hear that you are not turning into a smurf.
    Jann

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  44. Love your touches of blue...just lovely! And I crazy about that blue biscuit jar, beautiful piece! :)

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  45. Shelia I love your beautiful kitchen and especially all those wonderful vignettes you create. Blue and white...my favorite! Love your posts, they always leave me smiling! :)

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  46. I tried to follow you on Networked Blogs, but I have had all kinds of trouble with that. It quit posting my stuff to FB, and they never would recognize that I am the author of my blog. I finally took it off my blog. Where did you hear that our followers list is going away?

    Cute blueness -- I really like it with your yellow in the kitchen!

    ETS

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  47. I do love blue willow dishes. You
    have done up some lovely blue vignettes.

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  48. Very pretty. I love blue. I have a blue willow bowl that was my mother in law's. Also have Yorktowne Phaltgraf that has a lovely blue pattern.

    Love the spice rack.

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  49. Linda a cor azul da sua louça Shelia! Amo a cor azul com o branco,ela dá um charme especial à mesa e na cozinha.

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  50. Thanks for sharing your blues. I especially like the idea of napkin rings in a tiny cloche! You amaze me!

    Happy Blue Monday, Shelia.

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  51. Wow, lovely blues you got there! Thank's for sharing:)

    Visiting for Blue Monday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/01/mango-juice-and-strawberry-banana-smoothies.html

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  52. Shelia,
    I love the blue and white in your Kitchen. & Love that pair of salt and pepper shakers. Pat

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  53. This are great items and treasures that you have in your kitchen.. I have quite a few chickens my self.

    Enjoy your blues

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  54. Hola, el color azul se ve precioso en esa estancia.

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  55. I love the way you decorate! Why can't I take one of my big bowls and put some neat stuff in it to enjoy? I just may try! Enjoy your week! I'm humming along today! ♥♥♥

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  56. Love your blues and your roosters!!

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  57. Shelia, love that spice cabinet and your blue vignette is darling. I must learn of this widget business, Oh goodness I cannot keep up. hugs, Olive

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  58. You know I love the blue and white!:-)

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  59. So pretty, love that cute chick spice rack!

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  60. Shelia, I followed you on the network but it's coming up with my facebook name and yes I have another name due to the fact I used to care of inmates. I hope you understand. Olive

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  61. Love your kitchen blues :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comment!

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  62. Love the vintage rolling pins! Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

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  63. Your blue is classic! I love your vignettes! I would like to add blue too but it would be a major transformation for me. Your cups under the cloche are cute!

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  64. Those are beautiful!

    Please come and see my Blue, have a great week!

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  65. Seeing lots of blues around Blogland tonight. So now I've started work on a blue post of my own. Love your blues, Shelia. ~ Sarah

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  66. love these blues!! Love your blog and i will become a new follower!

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  67. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    I am loving your blues. How nice to change up like this. Your spice drawers are so sweet and all your lovely plates and roosters and everything sweet.

    Thank you for sharing...
    and stay happy and not blue blue..
    Judi

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  68. I adore all the blue and white!Love the spice rack too!Cute little pesky rooster.

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  69. This is the best vignettes I ever seen so far this week, Lady?

    You alwayss give me an inspirations. I love the way you mix your treasures. Warm and inviting home as always.

    Happt TTT...
    /chie

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  70. Shelia, you always do good decorating your deep corners. Your blues are so pretty.

    Blue was my daddy's favorite color.♥

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  71. I love the blue and white and your new blog header looks great! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    -Shelley

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  72. B E A U T I F U L !!!!! I love your blues, sweet Shelia, they are just awesome! You've got an great eye for decorating!

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  73. Your blue and white pieces are so pretty, Shelia! I love that pedestal based cloche ~ I saw a couple today on a tall thin stand that I would have loved to buy, but I'm restricting myself this month! : )

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  74. Dear Sheila,

    I love your blue concept, especially blue hen candy dish. I am following your blog since 3 months and your hen & roosters are amazing :) Can you advice some stores to find out like your blue hen dish please.
    Thanks a lot..

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  75. I adore your blue and white! I don't have any Blue Willow yet, but I do have a ton of Spode Blue Italian that gets me quite dreamy! Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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