Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summertime Blues

I love having my blue collection around me, esp. in the summer.....its cool and quiet, a respite from the glaring sun and heat.  No, I am not a summer person, prefer Fall and Winter.  Actually, I think I have a disorder......like people have SAD in the Winter months, well, I have that in the Summer months!!!  Does that make sense to you???  Any way, I am trying to climb out of this pit of despair........too much info???  Okay, on to the changes in the living room.......

The little cherry hutch done up for summer.....

Did I ever show you my picture collection???  This is only part of it, it gets changed around every now and then.  Many pieces I've had since a child, the tiny ones from my doll house!!

The little apple one is a gift from my sister when she went to Ireland......

One of the first quilts I ever made, love it out for the summer, good for when the AC gets too chilly!!!

That's it for now, am trying to get things in order around here...........how do things get so messy when I live alone????

22 comments:

Debbi said...

very pretty blue displays Cleo--that has to cheer you up!

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! Oh, I love all of your pretty blues! Are those 'Flow Blue' things I'm seeing? You have a nice little collection of pitchers too! I really like the cooler months myself and am so looking forward to all of the seasons!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy Moreland said...

Such pretty blues and whites. Love the white shelf with the plate and the blue bottles, oh, and the quilts of course. Beautiful post. Feel better soon!!

Classes n Camps said...

impressive blues... enjoyed your post..
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ANNE said...

I love that blue too!! Such a pretty collection.

Thanks for sharing it! (and thank you for visiting me too!)

xoxox

Gina said...

Your blue collection is lovely, Cleo! I love how it pops off your cherry hutch. I enjoyed seeing your pitcher collection...I have "a thing" for pitchers as well. Stay cool!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love the way you have done up your hutch with all the blue! So perfect for summer. And I just love gathered collections like this. Your little pitchers are wonderful! So like an English cottage!

Julie Marie said...

So good to hear from you today Cleo!... seems like I have been away from the blogging world for so long... I love all of your blue and white china and your collection of creamers is gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous! You can never have enough blue and white, and it works for every season.
Hugs,
Patti

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love all of your blue and white china and the quilt that you made! I bet you are looking forward to fall being just around the corner! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment on my tuna & chickpea recipe. Have a nice week.
Julie
Julie's. Lifestyle

Donna Heber said...

Hi Cleo,

Your blue china is stunning! So many lovely patterns and displayed wonderfully in your cabinet. A collection to treasure!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Just found your blog and am now following. I look forward to reading more :-)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow you have some beautiful pieces! It looks like you have some flow blue pieces? All your pitchers are cute and it's nice that you have a place to keep them all together.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, impressive collection. The blues are so pretty. I know that must bring a smile to your face, seeing these pretties everyday. xo

xinex said...

What a beautiful collection, Cleo! Love your flow blue dishes. I collect them too...Christine

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous collection of blue! Can you be my best friend?
I love it too! The pitcher collection is wonderful, maybe I should start one, (hope Mr. Living is not listening, lol)
Thanks for your sweet visit.
Hugs,
FABBY

Crystal Grandeur said...



Love your blue collections.Wow each is awesome piece.I have few to my collection.Lovely share.Thanks.Love Sujatha..:):)

Shelia said...

HI Cleo! How are you? It was such a treat to hear from you! Yes, I'm so happy to be near our little ones and this is really an event in our lives at this stage! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,Shelia :)

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! Oh, I was so pleased to see your comment and best wishes to me. We're so excited to be here at this time and I'm trying to take it a little easier now that I have my bed up! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shelia said...

HI Cleo and thanks for popping in to see me and all of your sweet kind words on our little redo of the kitchen. Now you aren't telling me we're going to get a lot of snow are you? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love all your blue and white abd your hutch is lovely with all those wonderful treasures!
Hugs,
FABBY

Shelia said...

Thanks for the basement advice. I feel a bit overwhelmed as I am taking everything out of the boxes and now I don't know where to put it! I guess I'd better go get some bins! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)