Tuesday, March 20, 2012

feeling a tad bit blue today

here are some blue bits that filled my home today

1. my pillow cover from here
{love this girl....I think every room in my home has something made by Jane}

2. my thrift store finds for TODAY.....3 pieces of turquoise  pryrex all in one place
all in one day......at  $1 to $2 a piece 
I was doing my happy dance while I was cleaning them up

3. my everyday plates......well really all my plates are everyday plates

4. My balls of yarn waiting for me to learn how to knit......
poor things they may have to wait for awhile
I did pick them up today and thought about pom poms

5. My spirits {no photo but  feeling a little blue}
my youngest daughter went off to Mexico on a 12 day Missions trip
I miss her already......spent a lot of time in her room sprucing it up a bit
for when she returns

so there you have it..... a few blue bits


What colour is your toothbrush?
Did you know that blue is the favoured choice for a toothbrush
and guess what?
mine is purple
that owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue
{like to know how they figured that one out}



Seawashed said...

I love your blue bits. I have four almost grown children and I know how that feeling is when they go away for a bit. I call it 'seperation anxiety'. But when you reunite it is pure bliss.

Unknown said...

what pretty pictures, love your pyrex :)
happy day

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet blue.. a beautiful hue!
I pray for a safe journey for your daughter and a safe return. Wonderful that she is doing such rewarding work. My toothbrush is pink! I think I always get a pink one...
Hope you have an easy time while she is gone, I know you'll worry a bit til she's home again, she'll be fine I am sure of it! Happy day to you ~ xo

Hearts Turned said...

So happy to see your lovely blues, sweet Koralee...but so sad to hear your other blues...

My girl left me on Saturday, back to her real-life teaching job, far away from her mamma...blues here, too...but happy that she's happy!

Yours will be back safe & sound, very soon and will be filled with stories & experiences to share...!

Wishing you sweet dreams, dear friend...

(I never knew that about owls--fascinating!)


tinajo said...

My current toothbrush is pink! :-)

Love the blue in these pics! :-)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Toothbrush = pink (natch)
Owls - HOW did they work that out
And I hope your blues have passed.
ps Ned is awake - so tell your boys and girls he is out the fridge and happily working his way round my kitchen. Photo on current post - hopefully it will make you smile on a blue day.....x

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

so sorry you are a little blue today...but 12 days will pass quickly!!!! she is going to have TONS to tell you about when she gets home...that is for sure! the Presidents daughter is in Mexico right now also...i love your blues...they are gorgeous and your plates -- LOVE THEM!!! even though it might look like i am "in the pink" all the time -- i truly sing the blues...it is and always will be my favorite...they HOW did I get a purple toothbrush too...is it subliminal???? hmmmmm... : ) lol!!! enjoy the day my friend and enjoy your blue but don't be blue : ) sending you tons of hugs!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

HeeHee, smiling while reading your lovely post, Koralee. My toothbrush is aqua. I think pom poms are a good idea! As for today, only 11 more days to go ..
Much love to you my sweet friend xoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING MY PRECIOUS FRIEND! I always have the blues and that is why I am so happy!!!! My toothbrush IS BLUE!!!!!!! And my favorite berry is the blueberry and the list goes on and on....how are you my dear? Anita

Helen Philipps said...

Love all your gorgeous blue things, but not that you are feeling blue dear Koralee! Sorry you are missing your lovely daughter. But she will be so happy to come home to her pretty room soon.
Btw my toothbrush is an electric one and rather boring white! When I used to buy normal ones I had all colours of the rainbow!
Take care.
Helen x

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I was thinking the same thing about the owl as soon as I read that. How DID they figure that out?
I love that you photographed those great pyrex finds in the soapy water - adorable shot.
I have no idea what color my toothbrush is, is that strange?
Funny thing, I posted a pair of BLUE earrings on my blog today - great minds I guess.
Hope the 10 days fly by :)

Tiedupmemories said...

Lovely blue collage! My toothbrush is actually blue! We need to come up with a pretty floral toothbrush! It would be so much more fun to brush! Ha!

i.ikeda said...

Hey, go figure, I have a purple toothbrush too! :)

My mama heart feels for you. I dread the day when my daughters (yes, we found out the youngest one is a girl too!) will start exploring the world far from home. Well, I dread it and anticipate it as well. It's a wonderful thing to see your little ones developing, conquering their lives, doing so much. Doesn't it make your heart burst with pride? And cry a little tear of longing for them at the same time? I understand feeling a bit blue about your little baby going to Mexico for 12 days, yes. Hope they fly by quickly like a humming bird and she's soon telling you all about her experience in her spruced up room. Lots of hugs to you! Xoxo

Anonymous said...

hello sweet friend
love your blues
who knew when those
old pyrex dishes
came out that they
would be more loved
in later years!
my toothbrush is
12 days will fly by
so fast...
until then, think
happy blue bird thoughts!
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

Monica said...

Good Morning, Koralee -- your blue pictures are beautiful, but I'm sorry you're feeling blue :( My daughters are still gone on their 14 day vacation so I know exactly how you feel. It's just not the same when they aren't here. And I actually have a purple toothbrush also :) So we have a lot in common today. And with as quickly as time goes by, your daughter will be home before you know it. Have a happy Wednesday :)

francis said...

White ....my toothbrush
always white .....all the other ones in the house are colored so white is easy ....
Oh your daugther is on a trip ...
we mothers never get used to those things .... although must say we learn and learn as they grow older .
Would not be right when they would never leave and always stayed at home ...hihi
You have to be a grandmother once ....for that's so wonderful and who knows you will knit by than ......
You would not believe the weather overhere . Doors and windows open .
Everyone is busy in the garden ....
Windows are washed .....
and ...the birds are singing and singing .....
I send you some spring ! fffffffft

Dagmar said...

Oh Koralee, you have given you daughter wings and now she is doing something wonderful..no wonder you feel a bit blue...I will send you some sunshine and love up your way...
But I bet finding all that lovely blue Pyrex for such a good price made your smile...(and scoop it up quickly)

Sweet hugs to you..

Marilyn Miller said...

Hope you soon are over the blues. However, I do like what I see here as blue. I have one of those Pyrex dishes in blue sitting in my cupboard right now. I always pick pink toothbrushes, so my husband can have the blue. But being color blind he picked pink the last time, so now mine is blue/green. Happy day!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Major scores.....love the plates but the pyrex...wow!

Laura S. said...

My toothbrush is orange! It's my favorite color :)

I hope your daughter is having an inspirational time on her Mexico missions trip. She'll be home before you know it!

Vintage Home said...

Your sweet girl will bless everyone she meets...and have an amazing story to tell.
I have a blue tooth brush!
I will have to have you over and show you our youngest collection of blue. I am working on a blog entry for it!
Have a great day...we are getting sun...enjoy it!

Paula said...

Hi sweet Koralee! I love your gorgeous photos and those blues are so pretty!!! I am very sorry to hear you are blue sweetie. I hope your daughter will be back home very soon! I know you miss her terribly! It was so sweet of you to spruce up her room. She will be grateful for that and it will be a lovely welcome home! I love Jane's gorgeous creations too! She is so talented and a sweetheart! I am so happy you found all the lovely turquoise pryrex in one spot and for such good prices! Yay! Your plates are lovely and so is the yarn! Pom-poms would be fun! I need to learn how to make them!

I am sending you a comforting hug and happy wishes for a wonderful day and spring break!
My toothbrush is purple and white! I wonder how they found that out about owls too? :)

Much love sweetie! xo~Paula

Paula said...

one more thing... I will say a prayer for your sweet daughter's safe travels! She is doing wonderful work! I know you are proud of her! xoxo~ Paula

vintage grey said...

Loving all the blue! How wonderful to find 3 turquoise pryrex dishes in one place! And the price, what a great find! Your plates are gorgeous! I will keep your daughter in my prayers for a safe trip! The 12 days will fly by! :) Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

It's me said...

Happy spring dance...love Ria...xxx..

wendy said...

Owls can see the color blue??...hoo-hoo knew (tee,hee)

yes, come to think of it MY toothbrush is blue.

you were lucky to find pyrex pieces for one or two dollars. Good Job!!

your daughter will be home soon. Wonderful opportunity for her.

noknittedknickers said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling glum. I send you a big hug to make you feel better. C.x

PCovi said...

Oh! Owls are the only birds that brush their teeth :)

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Loooooooove blues!


Crafted by Carly said...

What pretty, pretty blueness!
Sad to read about your own blueness, though.
Sending hugs,

Pinecone said...

Love the blue!!

I hope the time flies until your baby is back in the nest!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your blue bits are wonderful and to answer the question - my toothbrush is purple too.

Gloria said...

Dear Koralee....((((hugs)))) for missing your daughter. How sweet though that she is helping on a mission's trip. She will make a whole bunch of wonderful memories doing that (if that thought helps you at all in the missing department).

I saw your blues on your fb page today. They all are SO pretty! I am so glad I came over here too, to find out more of the details about them. I am having a little PYREX envy going on! :) Those are darling, and the photo of them in the soap suds is very sweet! I keep using my old "Spice O' Life" Pyrex set that were a wedding gift (33 years ago!). They are very special to me. YOurs are cuter though (blue and white!) :)

Happy Wednesday to you!


Gloria said...

OH...I forgot..my toothbrush is white with a purple stripe going down it (I had to go take a look)!! The bristles are white and baby blue...:) Does baby blue mean it is wearing out??? lol

Unknown said...

oh what an awesome find at the thrift store for you! that photo of those dishes in the sink is too, too cute! love it! i am thinking that my toothbrush is blue and white ... maybe?! :) (sorry you are blue, but it sounds like your daughter is doing a wonderful thing!) sending hugs to you.

Unknown said...

aahh im sorry your feeling blue she will back before you know it, time seems to go so quickly. Just think how excited she will be when she returns and to tell you all about her big adventure ;-)) Love your new pyrex. Hugs, dee xx

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

That is so sweet of you to be making her room all cozy for her return. I always loved it when my mom did that. My bedroom window used to face the driveway so I could see as I drove up if the twinkle lights framing my bed were lit and then I knew she had at some point come and left her love sprinkles everywhere so no matter how tired I was things would seem better when I walked into my home.

Your Pyrex is an AWESOME find! Gives me the itch to go thrifting soon. Maybe during my spring break the first week of April. Counting down the days for sure.

Take care...xxx


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Oh so sorry you are feeling a little blue with your daughter going away.
Sending hugs and hope the 12 days will go fast and she will be home before you know it. Hope your DD will have a wonderful and safe trip.
Love all your beautiful blues, dear friend, all so bright and pretty.
My toothbrush is pink -

Hope that you are having a lovely week
Carolyn xo

Libbie said...

I'll be praying for the Mexico team! What an important job...I already worry a little about sending the kids off into the world like that...even though it is a great thing...can be scary for a mom!

Your blues are the kind that cheer a girl! Soooo pretty!

pink...mine is always pink :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest bluebird! How is everything today? Well, it is THURSDAY and that is a sign that......FRIDAY is just around our corner! Next week will be my LAST WEEK of work until my spring break and I so hope to get some things accomplished to advance some of my goals. ARE YOU ON BREAK or did you already have it?

WISHING YOU A MARVELOUS DAY! And oh, how I miss our Rosie...if you SEE her, give her a hug for me? LOVE! Anita

luci wallis said...

Oh how I love the color blue. So funny about the toothbrush.. I just went last week and they asked if I wanted a blue one:)

Lulu and Co. said...

That is so funny...my toothbrush is blue and yellow! Now I need to run upstairs to see what color my chickadees are!
Love your bits of blue! gorgeous!!! And love the owl fact, i would love to know how they figure that out as well. New facts are great to share at dinner, cannot wait to share it tonight with my chickadees.
have a wonderful, blessed Spring Break. Ours is fast approaching,
have a wonderful, sunshiny day

Trisha Brink Design said...

Hoping the time will fly by so you can have your little sweetie home again; hang in there.... :)

malia said...

I sure love blue too!