Friday, February 27, 2015

Got The Blues

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, it was time to play around in my little kitchen hutch. I still call this little area The Breakfast Room even though it's just on the other side of the kitchen! Old habits die hard.
 First, I've pulled back the sheers on my middle bay window because we wanted to see the snow! I still love my little kitchen hutch and it's a soft green color. The soft green acts like a neutral and seems to go with any color. So it was time to fiddle with it.
 This house just seems to scream BLUE! I know I've said that before but the siding is a light blue, I've started adding some blue to the living room, my bedroom is evolving into some blue colors, my sewing room has soft blue walls and the kitchen island has a dark blue corian counter top. SO...I pulled out my blue and white Currier and Ives dishes (well, some of them) and poked them into my little kitchen hutch. I love how the blue and white looks.
 A peep of all of my pretties on each shelf.
 Here I wanted to show you my casserole dish that I filled with greens and an artichoke. Artichokes go with anything. I just love the sweet scenes on these dishes.
 More peeps...
I know the oil and vinegar containers aren't Currier and Ives but they are blue and white and I love them.
 The teapot! I love my teapot!
 I'm enjoying my new look for a while. The brightness shining through the window from the snow is so beautiful! I really am enjoying this winter. I don't get out in it much but I love to look at it. Hope you're all nice and toasty warm today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelai ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Love Is Blue

Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world since I'm without you
Gray, gray, my life is gray
Cold is my heart since you went away

Red, red, my eyes are red
Crying for you alone in my bed
Green, green, my jealous heart
I doubted you and now we're apart

When we met how the bright sun shone
Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

Black, black, the nights I've known
Longing for you so lost and alone
Gone, gone, the love we knew
Blue is my world now I'm without you. 

~ sung by Andy Williams


  1. It looks very pretty Shelia! I really like the salt and pepper pots!! All of the pieces are very nice though. It is nice to play around and have a change isn't it. xx

  2. I LOVE your Currier and Ives, Shelia. It is sooo pretty. I had a huge set that I gave to my daughter and now I wish I had it back. She keeps it stored in bins in the well- it is hers to do with as she pleases.
    Your hutch looks so nice--and if you have to have the blues that is the kind to have. xo Diana

  3. Always love some blues in a home. That set of dishes is wonderful. Looks so good in your sweet hutch!

  4. Blue is really coming back. Those dishes are fabulous! I have always loved hutches!

  5. Lovin' the hutch with the blue dishes. The snow IS pretty to look at - not so good for driving in...and we have another 6" or so coming Saturday into Sunday. Ugh. I'm ready for spring!!

    Jan ♥

  6. Oh have outdone yourself! This is just warm and lovely! Perfection! What a gorgeous set of china!

  7. Those blue dishes are so perfect for that hutch! Very pretty, Sheila. There really is something about blue and white that seems to draw people more than any other color combo.
    Enjoy the weekend...stay warm up there in cold country!

  8. Beautiful! You have been so busy decorating and crocheting! I'll have to remember your little gathering trick. We are in the "snow" this week. I am SO ready for spring, but I do love to look at the snow.

  9. Very pretty Sheila! You are such a trooper with the New York winter this year. xo

  10. I love your blues on the hutch! They all look SO pretty! Love that teapot and the S and P! have a beautiful, WARM weekend!

  11. Blue and white always fits have some very nice serving pieces with that set, don't see them very often. The snow is lovely to look at.....I'm getting worried about when the spring thaw starts.....where will it all go??? xoxoxo

  12. It looks fabulous, lady! Hey the instrumental from the early 70s of Love is Blue I did a ballet en pointe solo to many years ago. : - ) I haven't even thought of that in forever.

    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs. ♥

  13. I have a passion for blue and white dishes! Such a beautiful display you have!

  14. You have the loveliest sets of dishes. I love how you decorate with them.

  15. The blue looks gorgeous in that cabinet! Lovely job.


  16. I was still swooning over your dining room, now all this beautiful blue and white in the pretty!

  17. Beautiful dishes! It's snowing here and has been for hours.

  18. Of course it's the blues -- and such beautiful ones. I envy your wonderful light -- probably extra bright at this time of year!

  19. Beautiful 'little hutch' with the gorgeous dishes displayed in blue and white. I love your breakfast room, it's so pretty and cozy, sweet lady.
    Have a warm and pretty weekend.

  20. The blue and white is really pretty, nice and fresh and bright. Your breakfast table is in just the right spot!


  21. Your hutch with the pretty blue dishes looks terrific. Your breakfast room is so nice and bright and cheery looking. You are really getting your new home all decorated so pretty.
    Quite a change in weather where you are now. Snow is pretty when you don't have to be out driving in it.
    Have a great weekend.\

  22. The whole house is wearing your unique stamp Shelia, and in all honestly? it's simply stunning. I have just caught up with your most recent posts (I've been missing in and around blog land a bit lately!)

  23. I love your hutch with the blue dishes! It looks so pretty!!


  24. I never get tired of the color blue so I love your dishes. The color of the hutch really compliments your dishes.
    I don't share your love of Although where I live the amounts of snow we get is just ridiculous. Spring can't come soon enough for me.
    Have a nice weekend


    1. Hi Jen! Thanks for popping in to see me and I might start changing my mind about all of this snow! :)
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

  25. Love the blue and white dishes in your pretty hutch Shelia...that whole area looks so pretty!

  26. I'm glad you've got the 'blues' - but only in your home. Your blue and white is beautiful and you've added such a sweet touch to your breakfast room. I was glad to read that you are enjoying the winter in your new home. I've thought of you so much and the drastic change from where you lived last winter. Hoping to see more blues throughout your home.

  27. Your home is so beautiful, Shelia. You decorate it so prettily, whichever one it is. I love the hutch too and the dinnerware set. The whole area is so cozy, in spite of the snow...Christine

  28. Good morning Shelia, I too love blue and white and a touch of pale yellow. Your hutch looks perfect with your lovely vintage dishes. I also like the special little touches of color. You have the knack of knowing just what makes anything you do look perfect. I mean it. smile.

    I am so happy you are loving winter in NY. The snow here lately has been pretty too.

    Stay warm my sweet friend,
    Love, Jeanne

  29. I love the joy you share in all that you do. You are a blessing!

  30. Shelia, your hutch looks so pretty all decked out in its blue and white! I know how much you enjoy tweaking your pretty hutch!

  31. So pretty Sheila. My mom had those Currier Ives dishes...reminds me of "home!" I have a green set that depicts a winter scene that I sometimes use for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I love your touches of blue! And your dishes really do display beautifully in the pretty green hutch. Happy weekend! Jane

  32. Shelia, your Currier and Ives dishes are lovely on your hutch. My Mama used to have the green and white ones when I was growing up. Your new home is looking lovely! ♥

  33. Shelia, your breakfast nook is charming. I love the bay window and the valances on the windows. Your hutch looks so pretty with the blue and white china. You're looking very French country, and I love it.

  34. Very pretty. I have a couple pieces of Curriers and Ives dishes. One of them belonged to my mother in law and the other came from a flea market or yard sale. I love your blue and white. I have Phalzgraf blue Yorktown.

  35. Beautiful Shelia ! I love it all :-)

  36. Beautiful Shelia ! I love it all :-)

  37. Shelia,
    I agree, dear one. . .blue is quite fitting in your new home!!!
    Your Currier & Ives collection is beautiful!!!
    I adore how the vinegar and oil compliments the Currier & Ives!!!
    Love the sleigh scene atop the covered butter dish!!!
    Perfect your Winter weather!!!

  38. Hi Shelia, Your kitchen looks so bright and cheerful in these pictures. :) For starters, let me say that I LOVE your hutch!!! With its shape and size, it really reminds me of an old-fashioned Welsh dresser, and the color is so pretty! Also, I love your wonderful collection of Currier and Ives dishes. They are such classic American scenes, and the dishes look just right on the hutch in your breakfast area.

    Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your cozy snow day! :)


    Denise at Forest Manor

  39. Of course I love the blues! Your hutch looks beautiful with all the tweeks you did.

  40. So pretty. The salt and pepper shakers are especially beautiful! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again!

  41. Your blue dishes are gorgeous, Sheila. I love how they complement the hutch! :)

  42. I love the dishes. My grandmother had them and I have what remains of them. Love the oil and vinegar too! Love the hutch, green does work well with everything!

  43. I also have blue Currier & Ives dishes that are little different. I love how they look in your hutch and accent the rest of the blues. I want so badly to paint my hutch but it will probably never happen as long as my hubby is still kicking! It belonged to his mother and he does NOT appreciate painting wood furniture. Guys just don't know what looks good, do they??

  44. Your hutch looks amazing! I especially love the little salt and pepper shakers. :)

    I'm glad you are enjoying all that snow. I kind of worried about you because it's such a big change compared to Galveston.

  45. What a gorgeous collection, definitely worth displaying!

  46. Your kitchen dining area looks so pretty, Sheila! My favorite color is blue but I have very little of it in my house --don't know why--lol!

  47. Your kitchen dining area looks so pretty, Sheila! My favorite color is blue but I have very little of it in my house --don't know why--lol!


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