Sunday, October 17, 2010

Am I Blue?

...Sometimes, but I get over it quick, all it takes is a little neighborhood yard sale event to perk me right up. Yesterday I was well under the weather, but still managed to make an event going on through out one of my favorite local neighborhoods. We went from one house to another gathering up treasures. At one stop we found a man selling the most beautiful ceiling tin magazine holder (for another post) my husband bought for me. Then he quickly snatched up these vintage willow cups in blue and white. This morning we stopped on our way home at one of the homes to find they were still out, and we picked up the egg cups. There is something extremely cozy about blue and white. Although I don't have a lot, it does remind me of my grandmother who had a collection of blue, red, brown, black, and even purple willow plates. When we set the table we would stake claims on which plate we wanted to eat from. I'll be sharing these photos at the following parties:House in the Roses Show off your Cottage Monday

Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace Twice Owned Tuesday
The Plumed Pen


  1. I used to have a lot of blue in my house and sort of got away from it. I do love it though. It's soothing.

  2. Nothing like a yard sale to make me feel better! I am a lover of anything blue and white and I have a fair amount of transferware. The egg cups are adorable.
    xoxo, Sherry

  3. I couldn't agree more - there is something cozy about blue and white! I love the egg holders and would love to drink tea from the cups! Hum, think I'll search out mine this morning! Just became your 56th Follower - looking forward to seeing more! Please join me at my history blog! I'd love to welcome you!
    PS Hope you woke up feeling very well this morning!

  4. This makes me want to boil some eggs and drink tea.

  5. Haha! Well that was the reason I did it, J... thanks for the nice comments everyone. PS. it's coffee ;)

  6. ahhh such pretty teacups! I do have blue & white teacups that I have been using it for quite some time, I think after seeing yours, I should take out mine and start using it back. thanks for sharing. have a good week!

  7. Love your blue willow pieces!

  8. Great finds, Tami! There were lots of yard sales to check out on the way to the Apple Festival that we went to on Saturday... all they had was junk (and not the good kind). :( Glad you were able to find some nice pieces, and your display looks so lovely!
    Thanks for stopping by... enjoy your comfort foods today. :)
    ~ Jo

  9. Fabulous finds!! xoxoxo

  10. Yard Sales seem to always make us all feel better...thanks for sharing at my PAR-TAY!


  11. Hi! So sorry you have been under the weather! I can relate because I have had a cold for going on 2 weeks now! Finally starting to feel more like myself, though. Your finds are so lovely and the blue just pops up against that creamy white vignette! I am a total lover of anything blue and white so this was right up my alley!

  12. I just love blue and white! And what wonderful treasure finds you got with the cups and eggcups! A great day out thrifting!

    Have a wonderful day and I hope you are feeling better!

  13. Great purchase! I love the blue and white - so pretty! (I too love scouring garage sales, thrift stores and lately even ebay for pretty once-loved dinnerware. I'm an addict!)

    Thanks for sharing!!


  14. I know that feeling... I love your blue. :)

  15. Blue and white makes for such a neat color combintaion. Great finds!

  16. Oh the blue willow looks lovely with your silver! Such a pretty setting!

    Thank you about reminding me about replacements company for the lid to my chocolate pot- I had not thought of trying them!

    bee blessed

  17. Hello! These are marvelous finds! Can't wait to see the ceiling tile magazine holder! Love garage sales!!!

  18. Very pretty, the blue and white also looks delicate.

  19. What pretty cups! Isn't it nice how a few good garage sale finds can perk up the rest of the day? :) Thank you for your visit today. So glad my tea towels look French~ they are .49 each at Ikea!! ;)
    Lara ♥

  20. Nothing like a yard sale to perk one up. I love your pretty blue cups.
    Hope your feeling better. Annette

  21. Great finds, your blog is wonderful:))
    Thanks for stopping by, hugs, Biljana

  22. How beautiful! I love your blog! It's so inspiring. :o) Visiting from NFT. Happy Thrifting! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

  23. Your blue and white is so pretty. I cannot decorate with blue and white for some reason I tire of it really fast. But I love to keep it around in my cupboards.

  24. Hi there!! I am your newest follower from the Tuesday linky!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely. You can find me at

    Those blue egg holders are GROGEOUS!!

  25. I'm a pink and cream kinda girl, but your blue and white is gorgeous! I grew up with everything in my room blue and white (I'm talkin' YEARS)...I think I burned myself out on it! lol Although my bedroom is painted sky blue, so I guess I still have the love for it in my heart. :)
    Glad you like my cupcakes...if you entered, I wish you luck! :)

  26. Love love love. Beautiful photos and great display for the vignettes.

  27. Yes, blue and white is so comfy and homey. I love it. Your tea cups are really lovely.

  28. Hello there dear lady,

    I just love your blue and white tea table vignette with the egg cups, Blue Willow matching tea cups and all of the artfully arranged,elegantly simple vignette overall; the soft white is the perfect back drop!

    It's fabulous that you could enjoy the yard sales as a 'pick me up' with hubby.., What great finds!

    Hope your feeling better soon!..,

    You are also always most warmly welcome to pop by for a tea visit in my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland' anytime!~ The tea kettle is always at the ready!

    ..,(This week has marked my 53rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog teaparty, my 44th, 'Wednesday Tea For You And You And Me')..,

    ~ Also with dear Pam, (of );she and I have celebrated our 25th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,


    ~ I guess you could truly say; 'I love Afternoon Tea' and most of all sharing the experience with my fellow bloggers!

    ..,Please also do come by next week and we'll delight once again in sharing yet another lovely a cup of tea!..,

    Have a marvelous week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    and also @

  29. Beautiful setting and pictures!
    Yes, blue is so wonderful - it is my favorite in china.
    Happy day!

  30. Love those egg cups! So adorable. Lovely photo of it all put together.


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