Monday, January 26, 2009

Blue Monday!

It's Blue Monday time! Of course I have lots more to share with you today. Special thanks to Smiling Sally for hosting this fun event. Hop on over to her blog to see the list of participants. Edited to add: I apologize if everything went a bit wonky here for a bit. I tried out a new picture format but Photobucket's picture sizes don't correspond well with Blogger so - back to the drawing board! Flicker seems to be more compatible. I am trying to make my pictures appear larger so they are easier to see. Also - any ideas for this newbie as to how to add "click on a picture" as a feature to make them larger?
I am running late on posting today - I was hoping to get this done this morning, but life happened so here we are!
My picture above is of my kitchen dining table. I fell in love with the placemats - got them at Cost Plus World Market a few years ago. I really love my blues and yellows!
Here is another picture of our eating area - different table cloth as you can see. Even Ginger's towel on the floor under her "eating area" is blue. ~smile~

I may be asking some advice eventually about how best to hang window treatments for these windows that overlook our deck. I have blue toile fabric that I want to make some sort of valances with. Not sure what to do over the door - if anything (?)
Here's a close up of my plates. I may change them out someday. I hope to get some plates that will look more uniform up here.

Ginger wants to show you her blue item for today. This is her little bed tucked in a corner behind a chair - beside our fireplace. A nice warm little "cave" for her - she has a window view of the squirrels on our deck. It makes her feel like she is "policing" the area. After all - that's her job right?
Ginger - everybody has already seen Cranky Kitty! You've shown him before in other posts! Can you tell this is her favorite toy?

Here is a decorative knob on my cupboard doors in my kitchen. I need a few more of them - I am kicking myself for not picking up more when I found them in a cute little store in Port Townsend, Washington. When I purchase blue delft outlet covers, more knobs, and put blue and white toile curtains up - this room should look finished. I will be happy when I can call ONE room in this house done!
This is a dish that my husband got for me one year for our anniversary. He went into an antique store and picked it out himself! You would have to know my husband to understand why that is such a big deal. He NEVER steps foot into a store if he can help it. The thought that he went in and picked this out without any prompting from me made this gift extra special to me.

He knows that I love antiques and blues - a perfect choice! What a guy huh?

That is all I have time for today -I am sure I can find lots more to show you later - I seem to have an inexhaustible amount of blue in my home.

I am off to drool over your blue treasures!




Susan said...

Love your home...and your blues! I really love those place mats! I like everything! And Ginger even got to show her blue! Your husband did a wonderful job on the anniversary is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I love blue and yellow. Is your dog a Staffie? I have one too. Those knobs are so cute. Your husband did a great job picking the dish.

The Bliss Journey said...

I love the blue and yellow placemats, very country french. Looks like Ginger has a good spot for backyard watching.

Smilingsal said...

I love your blues and yellows too! I think that yellow seems to help the blue to pop. Ginger looks like a well-loved dog. I like your knobs and particularly like that gorgeous anniversary present.

As for curtains, if you don't need them for privacy, don't put them up; enjoy the view! Happy Blue Monday!

Glenda said...

Sorry I can't help with the picture enlargement. I have no idea how the bloggers handle that. I haven't even figured out photobucket yet. Blogger should have it's own set up for pictures, I would think.

Loved the placemats on your table today. They went so well with the centerpiece and candle. I agree with Smilingsal, if privacy is not an issue, I would opt for the view. Of course valances wouldn't disturb that (the view). The view is wonderful from what I can tell.

I personally like the different size and shaped plates. Gives a lot of interest to what would be a rather static (to me) display if they were all the same.

Happy To Be said...

Love all your blues girl..and you are making that new house a home for sure..thanks so much for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your home.. What a sweet hubby you have. He certainly found you one beautiful gift..I can see why it's so special. Your knobs are just fun..thanks to Ginger for sharing her bit of blue as well.. Thanks for visiting the tablescape and your kind words. You always put a smile on my face..have a super day my friend. hugs ~lynne~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kymber, your home is so pretty, and I love your blue plates displayed on the wall, your blue on the table, and that cute kitty that Ginger loves! LOL! Love the knobs on your cabinets, and Mr. Kymber gets big brownie points for that wonderful dish!

Sending much love to you...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Sweet blues in your kitchen! Don't you love Cost Plus? The tureen is just so lovely! Good job hubby!

Kathy b

The Muse said...

what a lovely assortment of blueness.. :)

as far as the floor goes..mmm round table? we have used either a big ROUND rug or a square one.
if you go round be sure you have room to pull chairs in and out.

love the idea of introducing perhaps valances instead of curtains if you have a nice view.

the plates on display is a very nice application and let's give a shout to the hubby for the wonderful anniversary gift! Yeah !!! LOL

claudie said...

Ginger is adorable!!
Lovely country home and wonderful hubby.
Love Claudie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have a beautiful home. I love the blues and yellows.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the blue and white! Especially toille. We had toille wallpaper in our house growing up and I had no clue we were so in style! Yes, your husband picked out a pretty present for you! Thanks for sharing!

kymber said...

Hi Glenda,
Thanks about the suggestion for the windows. I probably won't cover them up, just enough to add my blue toile color to the wall in the form of a valance or something.

I have this HUGE bolt of fabric that I bought when I lived at my last house and really need to use it somewhere. It is beautiful fabric but can overpower if I am not careful so I only want to use it only for accents to my room.

Just not sure how to mount the curtain rod - above the wood paneling or in the middle of it?

I always love to hear your suggestions - keep em coming!