Feb 15, 2010


Hi Ladies: Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day, I know I did! The day was spent with family, plus the romantic dinner and movie! All was right with the world. I took a few pictures of Noah and Maya, we were at the Arboretum in Arcadia, CA. The plants there were breath taking. I joking told Maya I wanted to take a peacock feather from the bird. She thought I was serious and quickly gave me all the reasons for not even thinking about it. One of the reasons she gave was she did not want to see me in jail. She was so cute. I was scared of the peacocks, that is the last thing I would ever do. Boy, did she want to make sure her Grandma was did not break the rules. Too cute!

I took of few pictures of things in my bedroom. Did I ever tell you I collect blue glass? It can be Fenton, blue milk glass any Blue and White Transfer ware, Blue depression glass, if it is pretty, I just may collect it. I know, not good. Believe or not, I am trying to only pick things now that are very spectacular and selling off the others on Ebay. I call it trading up! It makes me feel better.

I meet a lady by the name of Carrie, today. Her blog is http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com. she, too, is collector. It was so fun, she sent me a list of some of the things she collected and much to my surprise, except for about 4 items, we had similar collections. This is just one more fun part of blogging. I have always thought of myself as this weird woman with "hoarding tendencies". The only difference with between me and the TV show is my house is fun to look at and you can clearly walk around. (When you start see pictures of my house with no room to walk, please make that call for me!) Anyway, Carrie, sounds like she and I are going to be great friends. Stop by to visit her, when you get a chance. Tell her Martha sent you!

I am going to redo my master bath in the next few weeks. So you will probably be seeing pictures soon. I have one of those big Jacuzzis, the ones that can fit two and it is gray. The tile is also gray so I am going to have to get around that a bit because I am tired of the color. It is going to be messy for a while, but it will be worth it when I am done. Still trying to get my act together for "Tea Cup Tuesday". I haven't forgotten, so please keep it in mind. Wishing you the best God has for you this week. Remember to cast your cares on Him, because He cares for you! Lots of Hugs, Martha

PS: I hope you do not mind the song. It is call "Blue". It reminds me of my son, Kyle, when he was little. He liked it so much he was "blue" for Halloween one year. Everything was blue, even his hair! It brings back good memories for me. (Feel free to turn it down!) Love ya!


Jill said...

Lovely ornaments Martha, good idea selling in Ebay, more room / money for new things !!

Hugs RosieP x

Kissed by an Angel said...

What lovely things!!! I love peacocks - but they are a bit scary!!! Your family look gorgeous!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love all of your blue pretties!! I loved your comment about "over the top" on my blog!!! My hubby got a kick out of it too and said that you were so right!!! LOL!!!

Claudia said...

Have fun redoing your bath, Martha. I love all your blues - the blue hobnail (is it Fenton) reminds me of my Grandmother. She had some of it and I always like being reminded of my dear Gram!


Carrie said...

Each item in your blue collection is so exquisite!
Last night I became a follower.
Have a great day!

Lisa said...

Oh i do so love your blue! I do green and pink! But I am a glass freak!!
Hugs, Lisa

Eileen said...

Oh, I just love, love, love your blue glass. I have two pieces of this and would like to collect more. Just what I need - more dishes! Ha! Good luck on that bathroom re-do. I look forward to the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I just love this BLUETIFUL colour...I have a fenton blue basket...it's great...
and it was a thrift store find...
your collection is marvelous!!!!!!!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What pretty blues and you've just gotta love peacocks - they're so beautiful and colorful.

Bunnym said...

Martha my Dear,

You always seem to amazed me with all the color coordinating items you have. Peacocks are beautiful but they are loud, poop everywhere and can be dangerous...I know!

Let me know when and where you want to get together...weekends are better for me...((HUG))


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Martha! Hmmm, blue glass and cameos!! Perfect combinations. I'm having such fun learning more about you and others in blogland!

Angelic Accents

Tara said...

Martha, I'm SHOCKED you collect blue things! Hee Hee Hee! I am glad you found someone to share your collecting "passion" with online. I have seen those hoarding shows and your house does in no way look like that!

The peacock is beautiful, it's a good thing Maya was there to keep you in line, we all know how wild you can get! Have a terrific Wednesday and try to stay out of trouble!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Martha, you have the most marvelous collections. Your cameos are so beautiful. And your family is lovely. Sounds like you've been having some good times lately. Glad to hear that you are well health-wise and will continue to take care of yourself. Wishing you a day of blessings and simple joys. :) Tammy

L. Neusiedler said...

the blue glass is so beautiful!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You have some of the loveliest things and blue is always a welcomed color!

Unknown said...

g'morn, Martha ~ You have a LOT of wonderful collections of colored glass, my friend ... the blues are beautiful. What color are you doing the bathroom? Will be anxious to see ...

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~Marydon

GwendolynKay said...

I love your blue glassware... it is in my fave color! loving it! Lovely peacock. I had hubby drop your little something from me to you in the mail today. I just don't like to go out when it is cold and snowy. Please let me know when you get it.
Blessings and hugs!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I love all your beautiful blue glassware, just gorgeous. Glad that you had a lovely VD.
So sweet of Maya to tell Grandma not to pull out a peacock feather, how precious.
Good luck with the new bathroom and I look forward to seeing photos.

Have a great week

Kelly said...

What pretty things!

Peacocks scare me! Beautiful feathers though!!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Martha

Just popping by to say "hi" it's been awhile. I love your blue glass, but I adore that pastel print that you showed - yumm-0!

Enjoy your night!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been a real slacker visiting you. You must be working on your bath about now. Il ove the blue glass. I am a blue glass kind of gal.