Monday, January 26, 2009
Today is another fun Blue Monday! Our host for Blue Monday is Smiling Sally. Be sure to visit her site for all the other participants. You never know what you will find!
Today, let's go into the living room. It's a cold morning here and I've lit the fire for you. I love firescreens and have several needlework antique screens.
What Southern Belle wouldn't have a Southern Belle firescreen. I found this on one of our vacations and just had to bring her home. The background is BLUE and the detail work is amazing on it.
If you turn to the right, you'll see my antique oak secretary. We found this on a trip to Jefferson, TX. What a fun place to antique! It's one of those neat East Texas towns with lots of wonderful old homes that have been lovingly restored. The main street has one antique shop after the other full of treasures. I found this in a store that had previously been the hospital.
For many years, we collected Hull pottery. We haven't added to the collection in a while but still enjoy the pieces we have. Most of our pieces are from the 40's and 50's. Hull ceased production in 1983.
One of my favorite pieces is this bowl we purchased at auction.
It is a 10" hand painted bowl marked "Bavaria" and "Flora". The colors are just gorgeous and it's that wonderful shade of blue.
Notice the sweet faces of the little girls. Aren't they just precious?
Thanks so much for getting out on this cold morning and visiting with me. Be sure to come back tomorrow for Tablescape Tuesday!