Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cobalt Blue

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. We are getting some much needed rain right now, but does not look like it will last very long.

If I had to pick a favorite shade of blue, it would be cobalt blue. Where I use to live, my kitchen was white and cobalt blue. When I moved here I got rid of most of the blue items, but did keep a few things and they are all in the kitchen/dining area. I don't think there is any blue in any of the other rooms.
These are some vases I bought at the Wm. Sonoma outlet many years ago and they have been on top of the china cabinet for several years. Where they rarely got dusted!

Not any longer! I decided they needed a change - I really like the way they look with the light shining thru them, especially in the mornings.
Click picture to enlarge.


I just remembered some cobalt glasses, pitcher, and bottle I use for a bud vase, but they are tucked away in the cabinet, so I won't bother them. Actually I am to lazy to get them out, photo and add to the mosaic.

I am linking with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday" http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
and Marty @ "Tabletop Tuesday" http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Artie @ "Vignette Friday" http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/
Be sure and visit Mary, Marty, and Artie to see what they and the other participants have to share this week.
Glenda



37 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Blue and cobalt is amazing! I also love the way light shines through it!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cobalt blue is gorgeous, but I love all blues. Have a great week.

xinex said...

I love cobalt blue also, Glenda. The shade is just so rich, love your pieces and I like the lovely vignette that you just created....Christine

PAT said...

This is so pretty, Glenda. I love cobalt blue, also.

Dishesdone said...

Cobalt is a favorite here, too! Your vases are very pretty in their new spot! Really shows off them off beautifully!

EG Wow said...

Cobalt blue sure does make a lovely mosaic! And it goes so well with the Dutch tile too.

Lenore said...

I love all shades of blue but your cobalt is fabulous.
Especially like the last photo with the birds and birdhouse.

eileeninmd said...

It is beautiful shade of blue, your vignette looks wonderful.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a lovely shade of blue. Take care.

Bernie said...

Loved the touches of blue ... and those vases look fantastic by the window.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The cobalt blue looks lovely in the glass. They give some oomph to the decor.

Snap said...

I chuckled at your *dusting* comment! Lovely mosaic of your blues and I like moving the vases where the light can shine on them. So pretty.

Meri said...

I'm always drawn to cobalt glass and blue in general, though it's not the best blue for me to wear.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't have much blue, but I have always loved cobalt. I'm glad you moved yours...it is very pretty with the light coming through it.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

The cobalt blue pieces are so beautiful. Do people actually regularly dust stuff on top of cabinets? I thought that was a spring cleaning thing. Oh, Glenda, I'm so glad the web thingy didn't get you.

Bobbi said...

Hi, cobalt blue so vibrant and gorgeous! I hope that you have a lovely new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Mary Lou said...

I'm drawn to cobalt too. I have some blue and white in my kitchen. Just when I think I'm tired of it, all I have to do is take it out then I miss it..
Love your mosaic.

Diana said...

Lovely Mosaic! I love your blue pieces. ~Diana

Ingmarie We said...

This is such very lovely photos. And the mosaic is super too.

GrandmaK said...

Very, very pretty! Cathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just a gorgeous shade of blue Glenda.
And I love your kitchen, it looks so homey and charming, a great place to cook!
Cindy

Sandy said...

Glenda, Wonderful job on your tablescape, love the blue! Thanks for visiting, have a great week.
Sandy

Floss said...

Those are wonderful colours, especially with the light through the glass, as you say.

Mary said...

I don't have much blue in my house either, except in the bedroom. Your vases are gorgeous with the sun shining through them! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Leann said...

Ahh that sun certainly does make them shine!

Wishing you a wonderful week Glenda!
Leann

Cass @ That Old House said...

I adore cobalt blue -- it is so BLUE -- no toying with green or gray or purple for cobalt. It is blue, and danged proud of it!
Lovely pieces -- I especially like those glass WS vases; very pretty!
Cass

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So fun that you moved the vases to where you can really enjoy them-looks great!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such pretty vignettes with just the right touch of blue. Beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Heidi said...

HI Glenda,
That is my favorite shade of blue, too. It's so rich and deep. I just love it! The glass looks really pretty with the sunlight streaming through it, it's nice to enjoy things in new places even if you did have to dust first!
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Shelia said...

Hi Glenda! Oh, the blue and white is so pretty! I had a kitchen with blue and white stripped wallpaper like yours! :)

be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Genie Robinson said...

Glenda.....Your cobalt blue glass is gorgeous. I so not have any blue glass, but my old Picard china pattern is off white with a baby blue ring around the edges...a gift from my mother-in-law. Blue has always been one of my favorite colors, and your makes me wish for more blue things around and about the old house.

Hugs,
Genie
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Genie Robinson said...

Glenda.....Your cobalt blue glass is gorgeous. I so not have any blue glass, but my old Picard china pattern is off white with a baby blue ring around the edges...a gift from my mother-in-law. Blue has always been one of my favorite colors, and your makes me wish for more blue things around and about the old house.

Hugs,
Genie
buttonsforbaga

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love anything cobalt blue, and your vases do look so pretty with the sun shining through them. Such pretty vases. laurie

Natasha said...

That is stunning-the colours are so pretty and I love the sweet little birds framing your vignette. It's all lovely!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

niartist said...

Glenda, there isn't a piece of cobalt blue glass I don't love - and I absolutely love it when the sun hits the glass and that blue glow shines onto the table or cloth. GORGEOUS! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Vignette Friday's this week! I really appreciate it! See you again next week, I hope! :) Artie

Blue Muse said...

Mmmm there is nothing quite like sunlight through cobalt blue glass. Amazing.

Happy weekend,
xo Isa

Marlis said...

what a beautiful set of vases. the cobalt blue is dynamic.. What a treasure you have.