Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Blues


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



29 comments:

  1. Gina
    I love all your blues since that is my all time favorite color.
    Love that stove tile the woman's' face.
    Love the servants bell ringer I could name them one by one as my favorites
    you have very gorgeous pretty blues.

    Janice

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  2. Dear Gina,

    Your incredible treasure chest of blues is amazing! I love it all. The photo of your great grandmother is so sweet with the gorgeous antique doll and tea set!! You have the most beautiful things Gina and are so generous to share them with us.

    Thanks for coming to our tea party! It was so fun having you there. Didn't the Queen look incredible?

    Blessings and hugs, Edie Marie

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  3. It's all so lovely. I'm smitten with your antique doll and tea set. Such a fun vignette. Thank you for sharing a link to past posts on this too.

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  4. I loved seeing your Winter blues! your writing desk is beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing the 1904 Worlds Fair holder since i live in St Louis, how unusual it is.

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  5. Very pretty blues, Gina. I particularly like the shade of blue in the lady's dress in the trade card. Your antique desk is gorgeous! xxx ~ Nancy

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  6. Beautiful blues! Everything is so Victorian--my favorite!

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  7. Lovely winter blue vignettes. The vintage tea set is lovely. Happy Tea Day!

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  8. Hello Gina,
    Thank you for joining my tea party today. Your blues are lovely and the wee blue tea set is especially cute! I like your book vignette too. By the way, I did stop by the other day to have a peek at your glass robin. It is lovely. I was in a rush and didn't leave you a comment but I was here to visit. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. You have some really wonderful antiques in your collection. I like the little tea set and the sweet doll. Have a great day!

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  10. You took us totally back in time, Gina. I think you fit in perfectly with All Things Victorian! Lovely little doll sized tea set too. How totally sweet is that!

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  11. My favourite item is the fringed lamp in the first photo--it reminds me of Downton Abbey!

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  12. Beautiful winter blues! Your treasures are so pretty, especially the photo of your great grandmother next to the doll. I'd love to have you stop by Vintage Inspiration Party this evening and share your treasures.

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  13. What beautiful blue vignettes and finds! Gina, you can have as much of our snow as you'd like! Also, here's a link to my roasted vegetables (I also added the link to my post after you asked :)
    http://anenchantedcottage.blogspot.com/2009/11/roasted-vegetables.html
    Donna

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  14. I love all these beautiful blue treasures you shared today. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  15. Blue is my favorite color, and even though you said you did not have much blue, you must have been surprised to see just how much you really did have !

    You are so blessed to have pictures of your great-grandmother. She was a pretty child and I cannot help notice that she and the doll resemble one another. Do you have stories and history of your g-grandma ?

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  16. Hi Gina, those are the kinds of winter blues that I like to have! You have such beautiful things, Gina, how long have you been collecting. Love the little tea set. Everything is so pretty especially your great-grandmother..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  17. I love blue, what pretty touches! Thanks for linking up!

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  18. Love your charming vignettes. Happy Teacup Tuesday!

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  19. Gina, you have some fabulous blues! I especially love the dresser items and I swoon over the forget me not and other vintage postcards. Oh, and that photo of your grandmother is priceless! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Love all of your blues, Gina! That happens to be my favorite color...never get tired of it.
    Mary Alice

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  21. Lovely blue hues! Fascinating vintage goodies, too.

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  22. Gina,
    So many pretty blues!
    The mini tea set is my favorite!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  23. I love your doll and tea set! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  24. Dear Gina:
    Oh my what a wonderful collection of blue and such a cute theme for a post. I love your doll and so many truly Victorian things. You aren't just a Victorian Wanna Be - your a Victorian Gotit!

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  25. Well as blue is my favorite color, this is gorgeous! Love all your pretty treasures! Love all your treasures, especially the teaset! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  26. I do love blue in Winter... and all year for that matter but it is perfect in your vignettes.

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