Monday, July 11, 2011

I'v still got the Blues

I use to have a country blue kitchen as I said before and here is a few more items I have kept packed away,

First I want to show you this Longaberger purse I had my granitware painted on the top of the purse. I took it to a local artist and a few of my pieces also a picture of the old stove and ring down wooden telephone. I think I gave the phone to one of my sisters and if I remember correctly it's in her attic now. Anyway Ms Hunt did a very good job I thought I had forgot I had this wooden purse till I was still moving and rearranging this in the storage room.

I sold all of the items  in the picture at auction except for what I showed on my last post. My country kitchen was all oak furniture and blue crock bowls and granitware.
Then I had to have a little lunch. after church I went out to breakfast with a couple of my church lady friends anyway had a nice large breakfast so went light at lunch about 3pm.

Supper I broke down ---------------------had a very large bowl of Eddy's vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup on it   -----------------oh it was good LOL
I am trying to eat healthy  and sweets only once a week
I have had a  lot better mozzarella cheese however this is all the little  store had that I stopped at. the fresh basil is out of my herb garden. I bought the tomato at a farmers market today one small tomato $2.50 please.

I don't know why I carried all this outside other than I think things look so pretty outside on a table . My car thermometer   said 101 when I went to get my ice cream

anyway back to my blue I have always wanted anything blue and bought this flow blue pitcher years ago with the wash bowl . I use it now for flowers.
I bought it from a lady named Mildred White from Symsonia Kentucky she always went to Belleville Illinois and set up at the flea market at the fair grounds. One year a dealer had all Flo blue items and when I seen these at her shop just had to have a set. I paid $85.00 for the set back in the day

       I like my old wheel barrel because it is light weight. I have been given 2 new ones from Lowe's but they were so heavy , all I do is empty put potting soil and mulch in mine .                                                                                                                             


  I always loved this blue crock pitcher       

my coin spot glass holds some flowers from my garden. I always wanted a complete set of these glasses and still only have one
                  Granny's colander

This is a Wesson Oil mayonnaise maker the recipe is on the jar

add egg 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
teaspoon each mustard, salt, sugar dash of pepper
beat thoroughly as poured from 1 can 1 pint Wesson oil

inside is like a wire paddle

These little bitty jars i really like . one is about 1/2 cup and the other one 1 cup with heavy zinc lids

this is a page out of Claude Monet's cook book he also loved his food besides being a famous painter. The cookbook tells a lot about his family life also its a good read  with family pictures.What caught my eye was all the blue & white china through out the book.
the handle is off of another food grinder I have plus the different attachments

  I think this is the last of the country items I have statashed away , guess you can't take the country out of the girl

I had another yard sale Saturday and my new found friend neighbor Peggy came up. She is the one who reads my blog and couldn't believe it when I offered her one of my cards with my blog name on it and discovered  she had read my  blog.  she alwyas buys my vintage items .  We both were thrilled when we discoved this.
This sale she bought 2 white  cotton pull over full slips.    They were for sure 1950's . I use one for a nightgown.

I also sold one of my altered art necklaces to a young lady. I had to take some links out to make it fit her neck better. It was a choker necklace made out  of 2 enamel rhinestone earings and copper roses from another nechklace put together as a chocker.
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  1. Ya just can't go wrong with blue! Been trying to get a blue hydrangea going their happy loud blooms!


  2. Love the blue and white jug - gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Fun, I love blue. It is so HOT! Nasty! RC at My Old Historic House

  4. I loved seeing your blues....They made me a little.... green! *winks* Vanna

  5. $2.50 for one tomato??? Girl, you need to grow your own!!!


    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not yellow or purple or green;
    But burgundy, chestnut, carmine or rose—
    These are the colors with sheen!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not saffron or opal or blue;
    But fuchsia, magenta, ruby or blush—
    Something of sanguinous hue!

    Give me red ribbon to tie in my hair,
    Not indigo, azure or grey;
    But scarlet, vermilion, dahlia or pink—
    Colors like these make my day!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Narrow Red Alley

  6. Hi Janice, I'm stopping over from Outdoor Wednesday and it's a pleasure to meet you. You have many lovely things. I really enjoyed the photos on your sidebar, especially the red transferware and your pyrex. Your tomato looks good but wow, that was expensive! Hope your garden is doing well; soon you will have your own tomatoes!

  7. A very enjoyable blog and post. I have some of the Longerberger products, but not a purse.

  8. Lots of eye candy in this post! My favorite is that coin spot glass. I've never heard of it before, but it sure looks lovely with those daisies in it!
    Happy REDnesday,

  9. Well, I would say you surely have some lovely blues!!

    Blessings, Barb

  10. Love that flow blue, I have a few pieces but none as nice as yours *hugs* Patti

  11. Hi,
    I love your Burleigh Calico. I had that table wear years ago. Now I have only a few items left.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs Eva Agnes

  12. Helo sweetie, yes I love the Flea blog...It's nice to hear from you..I see that you have some Calico items..I have some bowls..that I purchased a couple of years ago and the women had some other pieces but I was short for money that day. And I don't do credit. I was so upset because she had a few egg cups and a creamer and I forgot what else..when I went back a few weeks later I only found a note on the door they left...sad...well I hope you come by to visit often. Now that I found you I will surely drop by..please add yourself as a follower and I will do the same...I'm new at it. thank you again have a blessed your blog..I'm a blue lady too..hugs Janice

  13. I love your Flo Blue and Blue Crock! Your entire post is lovely! The blues are amazing! I love your blog!

  14. Love your pretty! My mom had that same colander! Thanks for entering my giveaway! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  15. Your beautiful blue collection will be lovely for country and any other motif. I love the Blue Calico on the red toile holding the glorious fresh vegetables. Thank you for sharing your wonderful things. Cherry Kay

  16. Thanks SO MUCH for joining the summer "Vintage Video"!