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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Blues

What's It Wednesday #147
This is the time of the year for happiness and joy, it is after all the birth of our Savior. So even though I’m sharing some blues (and whites) I am thrilled that the holidays are here!

It started off fabulously when I found this vintage ceramic tree at my local Salvation Army for $5.00! I was so happy since I’ve watched one for years.

So the blue and white color started my theme. I was able to use the pretty blue ornaments I got a year ago on sale.

I have tons of blue and white dishes so I just popped in a little bit of cheery holly and it says Christmas to me.

All the birdcage needed was a dusting of snow and it's ready too. Do you have the Christmas blues at your home?
Happy Holidays!
Patti

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69 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh how I do love blue and white. It all looks so nice and fresh Patti. Merry Christmas to you and your family from all of us here in Australia x

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your blues look beautiful especially the ornaments you found last year! I took ceramic classes in the 70's and made some of those Christmas trees with the lights! I made a frosty white one with blue ornaments for my mother in-law and she still has it. She's always decorated with blue! Thank you for hosting this party!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the Blues!!! Beautiful!!

For anyone who is Jewish and celebrating Hanukkah this time of year, this would be perfect too!!

Stunning!!

Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Deb

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

The blue and white is so pretty; and it makes such a statement! It's such a classic that it works year 'round. Love the features, as well! Thanks so much for hosting!

Gail Griffin said...

I think we've all had those ceramic trees in our lives one time or another. What a wonderful reminder of times passed. Yours is so pretty in blue and white! Thanks for hosting another exciting party!

Jeanne Selep said...

Lovely Blue and white decor!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Oh I adore your Christmas Blues! And that ceramic tree brings back a ton od memoried for me as well. Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. Thank you for the party ladies and have a wonderful week!
XO Barbara

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

The ceramic tree is so pretty. Thank you for hosting the party. Merry Christmas!

Teresa said...

I definitely have Christmas Blues this year. With Silver though after seeing your post I should have gone after the whites :).
Wishing you a Merry and Blessed Christmas,
Teresa

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful blues, I love the little tree with lights, it reminded me I had one in white and I don't know whatever happened to it!
Great features and inspiration.
Thank you for the party and Merry Christmas.
FABBY

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh wow Patti, your Christmas blues photos are beautiful! I love the way you display them in the bird cages. And that cookie jar, I have only ever seen the little spice jars like that-so cute!
I recently bought some blue dishes so I would have some blue on my Independence day table, but that is all the blue I have.
Have a wonderful week!
Gina

Candy S said...

I remember making those ceramic trees back in the seventies. A group of a dozen or so ladies would all meet at Margie's Ceramic shop at 7:00 PM on Friday night. Margie would have the TV tuned to Dallas and we would all be either cleaning our greenware or painting our bisque to be fired over the weekend. There was a lot of laughing and camaraderie going on during those lessons, it is a wonder we ever got our projects done. Thank you for hosting ladies! I do have a winter blue tablescape to share. Have a lovely day..... Candy

Shelia said...

Hi Patti! Oh, I love your white and blue for Christmas. Looks like snow and ice to me - very appropriate. I love love your little white ceramic Christmas tree! I've been looking for one of those too! I'm not giving up. Your home is always most gorgeous and you have the prettiest of things and really know how to decorate. Thank you for hosting your party and I'm playing with you today. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhondi said...

Your Christmas decorating is perfect! I might be a bit biased though since my favorite thing is blue and white China!

Cathy Carroll said...

Love all your blue decor. Thank you for the party. Hope you have a wonderful day. Cathy

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for the feature this week. I always enjoy this party -- so much inspiration. Thank you for hosting!! Sally

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love all your blues, especially the vintage tree. What a thrifty find! Thanks so much for hosting the party every week!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So so intersting for a French girl to admire others traditions and beauties !
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Curtains in My Tree said...

Of course blue and white is my favorite choice in dishes and love your blue and white tree and wow $5 .
You always have the best vignettes to show us of all your treasures.
Wishing you and your family a very blessed Merry Christmas


Janice & her cat Shirley xoxoxo

xinex said...

Oh so beautiful! I love blue! Merry Christmas to you all....christine

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love the Blues for Christmas. I have lots of blue and white passed down and love it but did not decorate with it this year. Love your white ceramic tree with the blue lights and ornaments. Simply stunning. Great features too
Merry Christmas
XO

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty decor you have this year, too! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! Holiday hugs, Diane

Ruth W said...

I love any color as long as it's blue, so I LOVE LOVE this! Just gorgeous! Wonderful!
Ruth

JP said...

I love your collection of blue dishes, Patti, especially the way you displayed them in the cage. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting!
JP

Michelle said...

I think your tree is prettier than mine! :-)

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful ladies! What a great party, and I love being a part of it. Please come and join our party. We would love to party with you. Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

Poppy said...

Very pretty, Patti! The sparkly blues remind me of a starry sky at dusk, when the heavens are aglow with hope.

Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Poppy

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Blue is my absolute fave, this is beautiful! ❤❤

Julie Marie said...

Oh Patti, you lucky lady to find that vintage tree!... I have always always wanted one of those... brings back so many memories from when I was a little girl at my grandmothers house... and your birdcage full of china just takes my breath away!... looks like a case of the "Christmas blues" is a "good thing!"... (sorry Martha, you don't own that phrase or anything, do you???)... Merry Christmas ladies!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Susan Freeman said...

I love your blue and white inside your birdcage! It's charming and magical. You inspired me to do something similar with my own birdcage. Thanks for the party Patti!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

Love that tree! I've never seen one quite like it. Beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting. Happy Christmas!

Doreen@househoneys said...

We used to have blue ornaments (I was gonna say balls but discretion got the better of me) when I was growing up. This post brings back memories.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love that shade of blue and white! So beautiful. xoxo

Susie said...

Patti, I love all your blue and white dishes. That is what my good china is blue heron. My sister has a tree like that, and that is all she has out for Christmas...how sad. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie
P.S. just in case I don't get to comment next week, I wish you a glorious Christmas.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful blues, I love this combination too!
Thank you for hosting and wishing you
all a very Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Jemma

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Certainly no "down feeling" blues with your wonderful colour combination! Love your SA tree and what a deal! Thanks for hosting this great party!

Karen said...

Blue and White is pretty anytime of the year. Thanks so much for hosting.

Createology said...

Oh be still my heart! I am swooning with your Blue and White theme. Blue Heartthrob Bliss...
Merry Christmas Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2015.

Mary Vitullo said...

Thank you so much for the lovely party. Happy Holidays.
Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

ReDo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Love the blue touches of your Christmas decorating. Everything is so beautiful.

Merry Christmas!


Robin

Tanja Obergföll said...

Your blue decoration looks beautiful.

It looks very classy and decorative.
Thanks so much for hosting.

Greetings from Germany
Tanja

Maria Elena said...

Thank you so much for featuring my mantle! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you! Hugs, Maria

Crystal said...

Love all the blue! Blue willow is my favorite ;-)

Decor To Adore said...

Oh yes a truly lovely blue Christmas for sure!

May you and yours have a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy new year!

Robyn said...

I love your blues and whites, Patti! You've created such a gorgeous Christmassy feeling that suits your home perfectly. The features are beautiful today as well. What a visual feast! Merry Christmas to you and your families, sweet ladies!

Sherry Calamia said...

Beautiful inspirations and features! I love the blue and whites! Have a great day!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I see you were dreaming of a "Blue Christmas" how gorgeous...love the displays in the bird cages!!! Thanks for hosting~~~

Alessandra said...

This ceramic blue tree is fabulous! I love the birdcage especially.Your blue ornaments are so lovely. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Kisses
Alessandra

Jennelise said...

Beautiful blues! I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!!
Jennelise

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you so much, ladies, for featuring my guest bedroom last week. I'm sorry to be so late in sending my thanks on to you. You are always so complimentary and never fail to send on your thank you's I appreciate it and Merry Christmas to you both..Judy

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh thank you Patti, for choosing me to be included here in your beautiful godd company of these wonderfully inspiring bloggers. I to have a bit of the blues over at my place. I have added a canvas grain sack fabric pillow and raised French blue ink colored velvet to it.
I am wrapping packages and gifting's in blue, and grey and natural paper sack gift wrap papers adding a touch more blue to my French blue Noël.

It's been another beautiful year sharing with you all that inspires. I am so looking forward to many more.
I am off to complete some early appointments and then a bit more shopping and I will be completely done, and then I can take time to relax, bake, and enjoy the beauty of all my blog holiday posting friends.

See you soon.
Again my sweet beautiful friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing enough inspiration in my French theatre to share :)

Blessings,
And a joyeux Noël to you and yours.

Xx
Doré

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

LOVE the blue....can't believe you found that tree ~ what a wonderful surprise to see it at the Salvation Army!! Thank you so much for sharing your Blue Christmas...and for all of your hard work every week putting this together :)
Merry Christmas!!
Karla & Karrie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love blue for Christmas. It reminds me of the colour of the early evening on snowy days.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Patti, I am a little late to the party.....I am loving your beautiful blues - the sweet tree, your gorgeous plates and wonderful displays! I had blue for years and years and just switched to white, now I am missing it... Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! xo Karen

Shabby Marilyn said...

Merry Christmas, love the Blue and White, I have a Vintage tree also on my Link up, had it since 1970. Yours came at a great price.

Kelly said...

I like blue and white decorations for Christmas too. I love the old fashioned ceramic Christmas tree you found. I've never seen one with blue lights before. Love all of your blue and white dishes on display too.

Katherines Corner said...

lovely Christmas blues.My Mother has a tree just like that one. She made it in ceramics class many years ago. This sparked a sweet memory of when she came home smiling as she presented her new creation. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things bog hop. xo

Villrose said...

Amazing Christmas Blues...

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Patti I just love your Christmas
Blues - so many beautiful pieces from your collection.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my Christmas Vignette. I know I'm late but I've just linked to the party.
Sending you many Christmas Blessings to you and your family!
Suzy

Deanies Stash said...

Love the white ceramic Christmas tree with the blue bulbs!

Blessings, Dianne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVELY PATTI! Good morning sister in JESUS!

I have never, never seen one of these lit up trees! And the color purple/blue is stunning! You scored on this! And your beautiful home, so lovingly prepared for the celebration of the king's coming, the moment when "...the soul felt its worth."

Thank you precious lady, for coming to visit. You reminded me that I needed to put my name at the end of the final quote, for I wrote it. To think that he came in the rags of human flesh so that we need not go any longer in this temporary state of being...but to live in robes of light. Chilling, thrilling idea and reality!

Peace to you dear one. Anita

Brandi said...

Blue and white is my favorite color combination. All of your finds are beautiful and unique. You displayed everything so nicely!

Pura Vida said...

the blue is stunning! Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm late to visit this beautiful post. Love your Christmas blues. Merry Christmas!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad blue was a color not a mood! Love blue what a great GW find! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful amazing collections

Merry Christmas
Carol

cantonlace said...

Beautiful!!

Jody and Stan said...

Love the blue and white!! Merry Christmas to both of you!!
Hugs,
Jody

The Charm of Home said...

I have pinned that birdcage of yours and people have written me and wanted to know where to buy it. LOl! It is so pretty! I love all of your blue! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Marigene said...

I ♥♥♥ the white and blue tree, gorgeous! Like the creative way you have displayed some of your blue and white dishes.
Happy New Year!

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