Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blue is...



... every road sign in a French town... this one particularly inspires me...
... a blue Cedar in our garden...

... some fantastic fabric I bought in Veti'relais last week...

... Great great... great Uncle Joshua's bow tie...

... a little boy in the kitchen who reminds me of our own boys...

... so I had to buy two of them...


... a recent find from the troc shop - a lovely cake tin....

... an older purchace - ikat weaving I found in a charity shop in the 1980s - still one of my favourites...

... dwarf irises on our window ledge...

... metalic blue glinting inside a Fair Trade lantern... (it's just an old metalic balloon for a bit of colour!)...

... a weird but wonderful wind chime in the kitchen...

... my personal failing - a Fair Trade blue patchwork bag which fell apart, but I can't throw it away...
... so I recently made one myself...

... and I knocked up this cushion over the summer, too...
...but THESE are something special - my grandma bought a quilt from the 1860s, we think, at a Devon jumble sale. When it fell apart my mother gave it to me to see what I could salvage. Here are two cushions from the remaining good parts...

... a detail of fabric about 150 years old...

... and another, all stitched by hand... who made it? I wonder, as I do my own inferior stitching on it...

... a modern French salt cellar in the kitchen...


... and a 1920s French water container, also in the blue and white kitchen...


... which has recently become home to some of the commemorative mugs that Ben was given as a youngster...

... and I still love blue more than any colour, so I'm once again at work on a blue project:..

...old skirts and jeans, mainly, most of them treasured until they fell apart...

I can never have enough blue!

5 comments:

Cristina said...

Love your French salt cellar.
Tomorrow will be a nice color also...

Tillybud said...

I've only just started to appreciate the loveliness of blue. The 1920's french water container really caught my eye. beautiful

juanitatortilla said...

Wow... the idea of Patchwork has been swirling in my head for ages, but just never got round to looking at the scraps of fabric! I'm afraid, my friend, I may not have the patience (like you do!).
But, looking at your patchwork has definitely inspired me. Hmm... Maybe next week. Or next month, *lol*

And boy do you have a collection of things from generations past!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Love all the pretty blue-ness!

You asked about the Lady Godivas book - I could reply as I don't have your email address, but postage to France is £4.50.

Hope this helps!
Jayne

Sal said...

Love your collection of blue..especially the little boys! ;-)