Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Got the Blues?

The Cranky Queen is feeling a little blue...just "life"...so since blue is one of my favorite colors, I decided to create this little vignette on our breakfast room table honoring my mood...
Blue bottles, blue transferware egg cup, blue flower frog, blue & white butter pat & blue Peters P. bird

NILOAK Pottery in blue...one of my many collections that I started years ago...Niloak  was produced in Benton, ARK  from 1909~1946.  It was made in several colors, but this matte blue is my favorite! It is typically marked on the bottom with NILOAK or N.

This little birdie sits on a friend's birthday gift wrapped in blue toile wrapping paper!
This French Scale was purchased at the Country Living Market in 
Atlanta, Georgia in the Fall.
The crocheted pansey potholder is so fun...it is purple on the opposite side...I adore blue hydrangeas...
So until my blue mood improves, you may find me here, sitting in my blue chair...
Don't worry...The Cranky Queen won't be blue (cranky) for long...

On the lighter side, join up with 2 great gals for swaps & challenges!
Join Tee over at The Altered Paper http://creationsbytee.blogspot.com
for the Whimsey Pocket Swap~Deadline May 15th
Join Jeanie over at All My Art http://jeanieatc.blogspot.com
for the Door Tag Challenge~Deadline June 6th



  1. Your blue collection is simply divine. I especially love the crocheted pansey potholder.

  2. Oh, Oh, Oh! Your blue vignette is GORGEOUS! I love the entire display and makes me want to use more blue in my home. I am acquiring blue dishes and love them.
    Thanks SO much for stopping by for a visit! :)
    Do come again.


  3. Hello CQ,
    Coming over from TTT. I loved all the blue in your thumbnail link and came right over. I too, love blue, but oddly don't use it that much in my decor????
    I love all of your blue. It makes me want to add some blue to every room even if it doesn't make sense!!

  4. Your vignette is wonderful. I love it and the scale is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. Your blue vignette is divine, but I hope your blue mood won't last too long!!!

  6. Love your blue vignette, and hope it chases your blue mood away by being so pretty!!
    Blessings, Nellie

  7. Beautiful blue vignette - love it!! TFS.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Sending hugs,

  8. Well, I'm pretty sure that you can't stay in that blue mood with all those pretty blues around you.


  9. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. I am lovin your Blue Pieces Tiff! And that chair looks pretty comfy! Thank You for posting the Whimsy Pocket Swap! It is going to be a fun swap! Extra Hugs,Tee
    Oh and that you for your nice comments, they are much appreciated.

  11. Love all your pretty blue pieces, just lovely!Valerie

  12. I love all your blue treasures, especially that scale. I think I'd be pretty happy with my favorite color all around me. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  13. Your blue vignette is divine - I love all your little blue treasures.

    Visiting from Vintage Inspired Friday and am your newest follower. Have a lovely weekend.

  14. What gorgeous blues! I usually settle my blues with a glass of bubbly and some cheese cake, but your way is much healthier;) xxx tami

  15. Hello...

    What a beautiful blue vignette! You really do have some pretty blues! I especially like the sweet little bird and pretty blue transferware egg cup! Hopefully you are feeling a little more cheerful after creating such a beautiful vignette! I love it!

    Warmest wishes,

  16. Sorry that the Cranky Queen has been so "blue" lately, but I do love your blue vignettes. Here's hoping and praying for sunshine and rainbows in the future.

  17. Hope you are in the pink today ~ But, hey, your blues are beautiful! I also love the matte finish on those pieces. Great collection. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's sumpin' that might cheer ya up ~ I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  18. Love your pretty blues~ hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  19. I haven't seen this gorgeous pottery before, living in SW Missouri, you would think I would have. Thanks for sharing your blues at VIF!
    xo Debra