Monday, November 3, 2008

Blue Monday

A couple of weeks ago, on the road coming home from Smocking Arts Guild Convention in Atlanta, I had a few bucks still in my pocket, burning a hole, no child or husband in the car or expecting me home to cook supper and feed them... :-D I looked for a Antique Store/Flea Market. And I found one!

It was in Leeds, AL, really not far from where I live. About 30-45 minutes if I am not speeding and interstate all the way. I pulled over and stayed until they closed. And yes, my cell did go off while I was there, DH wondering when/if I was coming home... (I think they missed me. I have been gone for almost a whole week!)


I love blue, blue & white, blue & white & yellow. I saw this shelf and it was all I could do to resist! I wanted to buy everything on the shelf, but I didn't. I did however, take a photo for Sally's Blue Monday. Many pretties and though I had not yet participated I wanted to start collecting pictures.



I also found this pretty blue chandi. Fell in love with it and took a photo of it too!

This is my first time to participate in Blue Monday. To find out more about Blue Monday, go to Smiling Sally's Blog to read and participate. Happy Blue Monday and thank you Sally for hosting!

27 comments:

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Melissa,
I learned the very basics of smocking a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to practice. I thought of you and all your lovely pieces you posted for me to see. You do such beautiful work but I fear I'll never get the hang of it. Sounds like you had a great time at your convention. Loving the blue pictures!

Smilingsal said...

Melissa, What a neat store you "discovered." I think I saw a couple of things I'd like to have. Happy 1st Blue Monday!

bj said...

OMGosh...I am IN LUV with that blue and white chandi....
What a great store!
Thanks for playing in Blue Monday...

Sweetie said...

You really found a great place to shop. I love all of the blue. I could have spent a day looking at all of the "pretties." The picture that is kind of hiding is lovely. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Barbara H. said...

What pretty blue dishes, and I love that chandelier.

jeanne said...

Hi Melissa, your stop at the store was worth a couple of great photos to share for Blue Monday. I love it all. I do not use much blue except in the cabin guestroom. I love yellow with blue and I always thought A blue and yellow kitchen would be awesome. Somehow I never got past my love of green. Nice post and story.

Hugs, Jeanne

Neabear said...

Welcome to Blue Monday! I love the pretties in that store. I would have enjoyed stopping by that one. Have fun on your trip to Disneyland in a couple of weeks. Today I relax, tomorrow it is Disneyland! Happy Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

The blue and white chandilier is a great design...where is the store??

ellen b said...

Hi Melissa,
Your found some pretty blues to photograph. I'm partial to blue and yellow myself :0)
I also have a niece Melissa who we call Missy ...

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi there! Happy Blue Monday!
There is much on that shelf that I could bring home too! How did you ever resist? Did you purchase anything?
Have a great day!

Coloradolady said...

How fun, you really did capture a cute photo. I just love to shop in unusual places and find some great treasures. Loved your post.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh, what pretties! Looks like a fun place to gro browsing.

Have a great day!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Great pic for blue monday Melissa.Love the chandi.Thanks for stopping by today.

Grandma Faith said...

Welcome to Blue Monday. You sure found some pretty blues for us to enjoy!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Melissa,Thanks for your visit to my place today..Welcome to "Blue Monday"...I would have liked seeing all of this blue stuff in person...

I love your story of your birds..I plan on letting Sam , my blue parakeet come out of his cage , and get away from the female, Sunny....

Have a good day. hugs, Baba

PlantBuddy said...

Hi and welcome to the Blue Monday group. Love antiques and blue and white anything.

Knitty said...

I would have wanted to buy everything too!
I never went to a SAGA national convention, but did go to regional ones years ago. Our guild disbanded and I don't know of another near me, but I did enjoy it while it lasted.

Mojo said...

I passed through Leeds many years ago, but couldn't stop there (I was driving a U-Haul truck with my dogs in the front seat). I don't remember much about it other than stopping and getting a photo of the pooches looking out the window of the truck. (Wonder where that got to?)

In any case, none of this stuff would survive for very long at my house. (I collect things that won't break. Hockey pucks, stuff like that!)

Nice stuff you found here though...

salmagundi said...

That chandelier is great!! Did you spend any of that money? Sally

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Melissa ~ thanks for stopping by my blog today...I added you to my favorites so I can visit often.

I love that blue chandi...oh my, it's gorgeous!

Hugz,
Michele

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Shannon said...

Blue and white is so classic. I love it.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Melissa,
I love blue and white too! It is so classic! Great pics and welcome to Blue Monday.
Diane

imjacobsmom said...

Cute chandi - you don't see that all over. Sounds like you discovered a great spot! ~ Have a great Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Shelia said...

Evening, Melissa! Oh, what beautiful blue and white you're showing today. Now did you buy anything?
Thanks for popping by to see Bobby today. Yes, he was a cutie, wasn't he?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

ivoryspring said...

Hi Missy,

Lovely blue and white goodies. That chandelier is to die for!!!

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. So far, I have quilted all my quilts and projects on my 'Nina... this queen size quilt I am working is scaring me a little bit... but I know people have done it, so it is possible... :)

Have a great evening.

CC said...

Wonderful blues !! have a great late Blue Monday and a wonderful week.