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Monday, June 4, 2012

Feeling Blue


Having spent most of the weekend on a (cold, rainy) soccer field for my son’s tournament, I didn’t get any time for thrift store shopping. I even missed the neighbourhood garage sale!


So, today I want to share a look at some more items from my (large) collection of dishes. All of these unique items were given to me by my parents.

As I have mentioned before, my parents collected a great deal of decorative treasures over many years of garage sale, flea market and auction shopping.


There’s something about the combination of blue and white (or blue and cream), isn’t there? So peaceful, calming and pretty, it lends a dressy look to any table.




 I really like this apple dish.


I think my favourite is this silver shell with a blue dish inside.

How about you? Do you have blue dishes in your collection?

This post was featured at Cap Creations.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful peices & yes blues & creams are just always perfect. I don't have a lot of blue, did thrift a simple set of blue floral glasses recently (on blog post today). Too bad you didn't have your moment of thrifting... or even garage sale shopping, complete bummer! You will have to add an extra trip this week to make up for it.

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    1. Can't wait to see your floral glasses! Probably not a bad thing that I missed one thrifting session. I am getting out of control! But yes, I will add a trip. ;)

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  2. Just gorgeous! I couldn't agree more about blue & white-- its so serene~*

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  3. so royally blue! these are treasures :) i love that they are from your parents :) the love continues :)

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    1. My mom tells me that some of these were actually her mother's. Once she figures out how to comment here, she will tell us more! ;)

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  4. Great pieces. I have none but I am visiting my cousin right now and her entire house is filled with that blue and white china. Even the dog bowl :) Jealous, it's so pretty.

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    1. Even the dog bowl? That's funny. Must be lovely. :)

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  5. Your pieces are gorgeous! My favorite is your butter dish!

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    1. I like it too. Funny thing is, I don't eat butter! ;)

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  6. Beautiful!!! thank you so much for your visit!!!
    I follow you now!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  7. I think I like the shell dish best too -- so unique with the blue glass inside! And the little pitchers with the windmill -- I love anything Holland Delft Blue! You are blessed to have these remembrances.

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  8. This set is adorable. I hope next weekend affords you some time to hit the sales.

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    1. I bet you I will make some time this week! :) Hopefully some garage sales.

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  9. These are adorable! I have always had a little knack for home decor type things. I love all the different shades of blue and find them all relaxing. Those salt shakers are the best! I have a friend who has a salt shaker collection and it is the bomb.com.

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    1. I have always liked home decor things too! When I was a teen I collected little sculptures and masks. A salt shaker collection sounds like fun!

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  10. Your Blue Willow pieces are just stunning! I also really love the cream and sugar (?) set with the blue glass interiors and the silver on the outside. Sorry...I didn't describe those well but they're lovely! Lucky you!

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    1. Hi Heather, To be honest I wasn't sure what some of the dishes are for. I think you are right that the glass ones are for cream and sugar. I mean one has a spout, right? But I guess we don't have to be limited to what they are intended for. I would love to put some candy in a dish, but my kids would eat it all right away! ;) Apparently my uncle got the glass/silver dishes when he was working on a ship in the 1960s.

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  11. Just lovely, all of it! The cream and sugar set are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at cap creations.

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  12. i featured you! :) have a great weekend!

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    1. That's amazing! Thanks so much. I am heading over to look.

      Here's the link for anyone who wants to check out the other goodies:

      http://blog.capscreations.com/2012/06/thrifty-love-link-party-31.html

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  13. Lovely! I really like the butter dish - a fabulous collection!

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  14. OMG - Joann, these are all stunning! Seriously! Your parents have amazing taste.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I am glad they are giving up their treasures...to me. :) Glad to hear from you. Sounds like you have been super busy.

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