Friday, January 23, 2015
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. I really am not feeling the "Winter Blues" as my title may suggest though. I thank God for and enjoy every season and the beauty that comes with each one.
I was walking about the house the other day thinking I should do a post on blue things, so I gathered up everything I could find (which isn't much) and here are a few "Winter Blue" Vignettes for you.
We'll start upstairs where I put together this blue vignette on my antique writing desk.
Upon a closer look you will see a few books that I pulled from my secretary bookcase, the two stacked ones are dated 1941 and 1892, a pair of antique eye glasses, an antique blue velvet and silk frame, a miniature dollhouse hatbox and hat on form and a round antique stove tile.
Over the Summer at one of the sales I worked I bought the below vintage doll tea set, which I had always wanted one of. The doll, with her beautiful blue eyes and blue trim on the dress, is an 1860's porcelain one, and then the black ebonized frame, from the 1870's, has the blue velvet and silk trim that I thought would look cute for this vignette. The little girl in the photo is my great grandma, photo taken in 1903.
Although I have only shown two, I do have 8 cups and saucers for this tea set. If you would like to see the post with more about this doll and more antique dolls click here.
Below are a few blue dresser items on a a mirrored gold tray lined with vintage doilies that my grandmother made years ago. All items in the tray are antiques, being 100 years and older. From left to right is a powder tin, a bristol glass perfume bottle, a trade card of a lady wearing a blue dress, a small ring box made in Germany, and a hair receiver with a watch fob made of human hair.
Just a little bit of a closer look, but not much more.
Below are more antiques and consist of a bowl in a silver plate holder, a 6" hand painted plate, a doll sized plate on small easel and a milk glass toothpick holder, shell souvenir piece from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
The blue bowl is Jewel and Fan pattern Opalescent glass made in the early 1900's. The holder is not original to the piece, I just placed them together.
And you know I couldn't do a post without some antique tradecards, postcards and a calling card, so here are just a few of them. I focused mostly on blue forget me nots for this post though.
These all date from 1894 or so to 1907. If you look closely you will see, to the right of the cherub face, an antique small beaded boot that used to be covered in a blue material but is mostly non existent now.
Moving back downstairs to the main level I found more blue! Here is an antique lamp globe and a paper fan tucked in to the antique walnut magazine wall rack. The photo in the frame behind the globe is the same great grandmother that you saw above with the doll but as an older child, taken around 1906 or so.
Lastly, is my antique needlepoint bellpull that is edged in blue. And now, if you'll excuse me now, I am being called to get back to work in the kitchen! Ha, ha! :-)
Have a great day and thank you so much for your visit!
I would like to thank Cindy over at AMAZE ME MONDAY for featuring my French Porcelain ladies.
Linky parties I am joining for this post...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
VINTAGE INSPIRATION PARTY with Betsy
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
BTTCG with Bernideen
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth