Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday Morning

by Rhondi Mullins on August 18, 2014

Good Monday morning.  Quilts and plates are two of my favorite things.  Blue and white quilts and plates are my VERY FAVORITE things!

I finally finished this blue and white 12 patch quilt that I started back in the fall. It is such a simple classic pattern. You may know that I love to use men’s shirts and other old pieces of fabric in my quilts and this is one that has a lot.  They have a softness to them that new fabric doesn’t have.

image6 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningI love the look of a quilt just sort of thrown over a bed like this. I wish you could feel it.  It’s so soft.

 

image7 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningWhen I began this blue and white quilt, my plan was to make a tablecloth.

image8 500x375 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningMaybe there are a few too many checks going on in this room.

image10 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningIt would be great on our bed.

image9 500x375 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningOr on the sofa to cozy it up in the winter.

image11 500x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningAlso picked up a set of 8 dinner plates and 2 bread and butter plates at GW the other day.   Hard for me to resist a blue plate for only 49cents, actually 37 cents with the senior discount!

image12 375x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningI plan to use them for meals but for a little while I put them in the coffee table and they make a nice contrast against the black background.

 

 

 

image13 375x500 Blue and White Quilts and Plates on a Monday MorningBlue and white quilts and plates, that’s what I love.  Oh and of course I love a cup of tea.

I’ve got a pot of tea all ready hoping you might stop by today!

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Pink Lemonade and Pink Saturday

by Rhondi Mullins on August 15, 2014

Every Saturday for at least 6 years Beverly at How Sweet The Sound has hosted Pink Saturday.and I decided to join in today.  I have been enjoying  the flowers in my garden, and these pink zinnias inspired me to get out my acrylic tubes of paint.

image2 500x375 Pink Lemonade and Pink SaturdaySo I looked through my rose colored glasses and started this painting.    It would be logical that I would want to paint zinnias, but I felt inspired to paint some imaginary flowers that are sort of  like peonies.  I’m very much the amateur, having fun playing with colors and PINK is definitely a fun one to play with.

image1 375x500 Pink Lemonade and Pink SaturdayThe zinnias also inspired me to make a quick picture using the Waterlogue app, which is so much fun.  Perhaps one day I will be able to paint this myself.

image5 500x375 Pink Lemonade and Pink SaturdayI have an idea…let’s go visit Beverly and see what other pink things are posted for Pink Saturday.    We can pretend we are together visiting the other bloggers while we sip some pink lemonade!

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Our Front Porch

August 14, 2014

  I haven’t written a post in a long time and I’ve missed you. It’s a pleasant morning, not too hot yet.  I just poured myself a cup of tea and am going to take a break and sit on our front porch.  We haven’t sat there much this summer because of the mosquitoes but […]

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Pink Saturday

June 6, 2014

Happy Pink Saturday.  It’s not actually Saturday yet here, but it’s already Saturday in some parts of the world!! Beverly at How Sweet The Sound hosts a Pink Saturday party every week.   I think she started it over 6 years ago.  Since I have some pink blooming in my garden I thought it would […]

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Evolution of a Living Room

May 23, 2014

Good morning dear friends.  I think of you as friends even though I haven’t met most of you. As I sat and drank my second cup of tea this morning I was thinking about the changes in our living room over the last couple of years and how my tastes have changed.  I like to […]

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A Book Signing with The Nester

May 4, 2014

 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Myquillyn Smith, The Nester has written a book.  If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you will want to.   It is filled with lots of good ideas and lessons from her life as a “nester”. On Saturday there was a book signing at […]

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Spring Planter

April 14, 2014

I was at a wonderful nursery the other day that had beautiful planters filled with plants and they were expensive!  So being the cheapskate  thrifty person that I am I decided to make one myself. I filled  this nice white planter which I already had with some potting soil and then I went to my […]

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Spring Tablescape

April 9, 2014

Spring is here.  Leaves are starting to bud on the trees.  The grass is green.  There are beautiful shades of green everywhere and it inspired me to do a spring tablescape. The blooms on my viburnum start off lime green before they turn to white and a white pitcher is the perfect container for them. […]

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Daffodils and Thankful Thursday

March 13, 2014

I just love this time of year!  One of the main reasons I love it is I have flowers blooming in the garden.  Right now it’s daffodils.  So I brought a lot of them inside and put them in vases around the house. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for all the flowers I […]

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Enough is Enough Plate Collection

March 2, 2014

When do you say, “Enough is enough?”   I am asking myself that question.  You see I have a few plates, blue and white ones. I guess I should call it a plate collection The first place I  hung some plates in this house was in our sunroom above the windows. My plate collection began […]

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