Monday, January 2, 2012

The Winter Blues


I'm so excited that so many of you felt a connection with my post from yesterday!  I think the Year of US is full of endless possibilities!




Now that almost all of my Christmas decor is snugly packed away for another year, I thought I would throw a little color around the house.  My collection of blue Ball jars and old insulators will now be providing me with a much happier version of the winter blues.


 

When I come into the kitchen each morning I will be greeted by their various shades of blue and aqua.  And at nighttime I might just throw a few tea lights up there to illuminate their beautiful blueness.




And I will smile when I see the light dance through these wavy, undulating, bubbled, glass vessels.




Yep, now that's what I call the perfect winter blues...maybe I'll even sing the blues.  What makes you sing this time of year?

22 comments:

  1. I love your winter blues - and since I'm reading from my blog list, top down, I've missed your previous post and will now just have to run back to see it!

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  2. Love your winter blues, and actually just gave mine a dust off when I took the vintage Christmas light bulbs out of them.

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  3. I love your version of winter blues not the winter blues my grandmother spoke about! She was an invalid and would get what she called the winter blues. Meaning she was a little depressed just seeing winter gray and snow outside all winter. She would perk up as soon as the lilacs started to bloom and leaf buds started forming though!

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  4. "Fly Me To The Moon" always makes me smile & sing! Cute post!

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  5. That is so beautiful! I love it. This year I only put white lights on my Christmas tree and it made
    me feel so calm. I think it is harder to do simple, but so worth it! Happy New Year!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  6. I think blue glass is lovely

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  7. Love love love love love your blue jars! They look so very pretty in that window and can only imagine how lovely they would look at night with tea lights.
    Winter birds make me sing (although their singing talent far outweighs my own!)

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  8. Digging those jars my friend! Tea lites inside would be perfecto!

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  9. Nice jar collection. I love to see light shine through colored glass. Getting projects started is making me sing. woo hoo

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  10. Your winter blues are making me sing too!
    Congrats on getting all that Christmas cleaned up and packed away so quickly!
    :)

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  11. I cut all my paperwhites,
    which I had all over in
    various containers, and
    popped them into my
    large blue Ball jar, yesterday!
    {Yes, great minds and all
    that...!} I especially love
    white blooms with the blue,
    but almost anything looks
    great in these beauties. Wow,
    you have a wonderful collection!

    Here's to THOSE kind of blues....

    xx Suzanne

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  12. Oh, good. I thought you actually had the blues, so this was a nice surprise. I love your collection here. Fresh flowers are what make me sing this time of year. Just seeing them, and smelling them is a joy.

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  13. I love those pretty jars! I have a small collection and wish I had a window ledge large enough for them because the light does look so pretty shining through!

    It has been slow going around here with the cold still having me down. So I am pretty much just singing the real blues right now! But at least my sweet little girl is De~Chridtmasing the house. Got to love her!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. I really messed up spelling...has to be that Nyquil again. It's dangerous to use while blogging. Forgive me!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Happy New Year to you! I love the aqua jars :)

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  16. Happy New Year, Kat! LOVE the jars!

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  17. I do love those blue ball jars.. and your collection is soothing on a window sill.

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  18. Kat your collection is wonderful and I love the spectrum of blues!!

    A very Happy New Years to you and yours!

    Please come and enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily.

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  19. Kat, you continue to amaze me!

    Love your latest posts.....

    xoxo kelley

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  20. I love old mason jars and insulators too! I love they way they look in a window. So crisp and clear! Happy New Year Kat!

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  21. Your blues are so pretty and serene. Any pop of aqua color always brightens the Winter! I do enjoy burning a few candles and having a few fresh flowers too this time of year. I must go and read your previous post now. I just got through reading your Dave Mathews post to Henri. xo ~Lili

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