Monday, April 15, 2013

a collection of blue and white ~ and home disaster update

 One of my favorite color combinations is blue and white.
I have quite the collection going on a bookshelf in my office.
All are pieces I've collected at Goodwill, Savers, and other thrift stores.
The only pieces that are marked on the bottom are the pitcher in back
(hand painted in Portugal) and the little Dutch shoes in front (Delft).


It sure was a busy morning. The new springs for the garage door were installed
at 8 a.m. The old water softener was hauled away and the new one installed
at 9. And the restoration crew was here at 10 to take away all the fans
and industrial dehumidifier in the basement. Basement is all dried out now
and all it needs is all new baseboards installed. Not bad - could've been
a ton worse. Good thing we caught the water just in time (it was only about 2"
deep) and that the restoration company was able to come out right away to
start clean up. Now my days will be spent going through the tons of stuff
that we had stored down there and either putting in bags for donation (I already
have huge piles ready to go!) or re-organizing on shelves or in plastic storage
boxes. Gotta get all that stuff out of the garage as soon as possible so we can
park our cars back in there. 

I leave for my yoga class in about 40 minutes. I know I say it every Monday,
but I really need it tonight. All that breath work and stretching feels so
 good and quiets the mind.

 

28 comments:

  1. You're one busy lady. I'm glad you're recovering from your water damage.

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    1. Not the kind of busy I would like, however. ;-)

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  2. Your blue and whites are so pretty...my favorite combination! Sounds like you're making good progress on your basement. Water really creates a mess. Been there, done that!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Baby steps with the basement...there's so much to do!

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  3. Oh Melanie - I missed your post about your flooding in the basement! So sorry. What a mess that must be.

    Your blue and white are beautiful.

    Keep up the good work. What a lot of hard work it must be!

    Judy

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    1. Sure is a huge mess, Judy - and it happened 3 years ago, too! Thanks for the compliment on the blue and white.

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  4. I like your collection of blue and white. Do you have a special place for it? I don't think I'm a collector of anything!

    I'm glad you got everything squared away in one morning. I know you have a ton of work ahead of you but I think you can safely say the worst is behind you!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. The collection is just on one of the bookcase shelves in my office (Phil's old room). I collect quite a few things! :-)

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  5. I love your Collection and I have a sweet little pair of delft shoes too!! Your yoga class sounds wonderful-I need to take a yoga class-I am just plain tired!

    Sweet Hugs!
    Jemma

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    1. Aren't Delft items so pretty? I have a pair of candlesticks, too - but they're in my bedroom. Yoga is wonderful - I recommend it to everyone!

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  6. Few busy weeks for you, sit back and enjoy your pretty blue and white . . .

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    1. No sitting back for me for awhile, Lynne. :-)

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  7. Lovely collection. I love blue and white, too. Finally decided to move most of it into my kitchen though there's still some in other parts of the house. Glad to hear things are getting sorted out with the basement. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. You should show your collection one day!

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  8. Your blue and white collection is very sweet and I see lots of kitties there also. I have a few pieces of blue and white but nothing like yours! Cute! Glad things are getting back to normal!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Not a surprise that there's kitties in my collection, right? ;-)

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  9. Yes, it is crazy right now. Hope all calms down for you soon. Beautiful blue and white.
    Sherry

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  10. I collect blue and white pieces too. I guess mostly dishes but a few other pieces. Sorry about your basement!

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    1. I have blue and white dishes, too! :-)

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  11. Love the blue and white! So sorry about your flooding! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. Thanks, Melissa - I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  12. Hi Melanie,

    Your blue and white collection is so very pretty! Of course, for me, the teapot is not only a great find, but a precious treasure!

    Poppy

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  13. Love your collection (I have collecting issues)!! Sorry about your basement - you really need that yoga - ohm!
    Kelly

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    1. Hey Kelly, I'm glad you like my collection! The yoga really helped...I should be doing it every day!

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  14. Beautiful collection! My daughter and I are actually doing our first yoga class tonight. It's level one, is it hard for a really out of shape person..... like me?

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    1. I'm out of shape too, Sherry, believe me! Please try and stick with the yoga...it took me about 8 weeks (8 sessions) to really get the hang of it and love it! It's helped tremendously with my lower back pain issues.

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