3/15/2009


It's "Blue Monday"....

Hello my friends...welcome to "Blue Monday"! "Blue Monday" is hosted by our very own Sally over at Smiling Sally. You know...I just love that Sally took the Monday blues and turned the day around for some fun! So instead of moping around because the weekend is gone and Monday work day is here...let's have some fun with the blues!!! Don't forget to visit Sally and all of the other "Blue Monday" participants! Just click HERE for a ride!

Ladies in Blue...

Last week while shopping at Dollar Tree, I came across these pretty glass lady figurines. They're just the prettiest soft shade of blue and they stand about 8" tall. There were several different ladies but I just chose the four that I liked best. When I saw them, I instantly thought of one of the most beautiful tablescapes that I've ever seen...hmmm, sure wished I could remember the lady's name who had done the tablescape. She used similar figurines at each place setting...it was so beautiful, feminine, and romantic! Soooo for just $4, I thought I would try my hand at doing a similar tablescape using my Ladies in Blue sometime! I can just envision white ironstone and lace...with lots of soft blue accents!!!




Spring Flowers in Blue...

Here is another "treasure find" from the Dollar Tree store. This little blue and yellow floral bouquet is glass and stands about 3" tall. I just love the delicate little glass petals!!! Ah...blue and yellow, one of my favorite color combinations!


There were several different floral bouquets...again, I chose my favorites with the thought that they would be beautiful for a Spring tablescape! At just $1 per floral bouquet, it would be a nice little gift for my luncheon guests to take home with them!

Just look at all of the pretty Spring pastel colors. How about a tablescape using white and all of the soft pastel colors...blue, yellow, pink, lavender, and green?


I always have lots of plans and big ideas...so we'll see whether I get around to using all these pretties in a tablescape...that's yet to be seen! Hehe!!!

Well my friends...thanks for helping me turn this beautiful "Blue Monday" around, hope that you've had as much fun as I did! Life is just way too short to be wasting away a perfectly great Monday!!! Thank you, Sally for the inspiration!!!


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Love ya'll,
Chari

18 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, what great finds! I remember that tablescape (can't remember her name - she posted on RMS and she had a blog too, but I haven't been o her a blog in awhile). These blue ladies will be perfect for that, and so will those pretty flowers. It is amazing what can be found at the $ store. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari,
Well I see you have been extra busy finding more great deals.
You are so good at that!

They are all so beautiful and really remind me of Lladro!
I'm looking forward to seeing them on a tablescape that you do.
That sounds like an interesting idea I've never seen done before.

Love the colorful plate too!
~Melissa :)

VintageSage said...

Hey Chari! Thanks for coming by my place. What great finds at the Dollar Store. Don't you love the Dollar Store for that reason? Oh and the Goodwill!

Bo said...

Hi Chari...these pretty ladies remind me of Lladro too...those were the days weren't they...when ladies dressed so beautifully. I will be waiting to see what you come up with for TT...I know it'll be lovely! ;-) Bo

Chrissy said...

What a girly post, just what I needed... love all your little treasures, I have never seen those flowers before..enjoy your day!!!

Mama said...

Hi Chari, Happy Blue Monday, wow you got some beautiful things , the ladies and the flowers are so pretty. Kathy.

imjacobsmom said...

I've got to get back over to our dollar store - I'm missing out! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Smilingsal said...

I have to go to Dollar Tree; I love, love, love those ladies. And the price! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Don't you just love the dollar store! Your sweet ladies are just as pretty as some of those expensive Lladro figures! And I love your flowers! What a great idea! I feel the same way about so many ideas and never enough time to do them! Thanks for telling me about the photo place...I went over and put a new title on my blog! You're such a sweetie Chari! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Marie said...

the dollar stores here don't have such pretty things as yours. great figurines.
marie

xinex said...

What a great deal and they are all so pretty, Chari! You will have so much fun tablescaping with those....Christine

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I haven't checked our dollar tree store in awhile...maybe I need to! Happy Blue Monday ~

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Chari,What a treasure trove of tablescapes you found at the dollar store! The pressure is on girl...I for one can hardly wait to see what beautiful tablescapes you make of them! And I would love to take one home if I was one of the lucky gals at your place for lunch!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What great finds! Love the blue ladies!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the Dollar Tree!!! But I haven't seen these sweet figurines at mine. I'll have to go back & look again. Thanks for sharing.

Tink *~*~* said...

The "ladies" are really very special. I like the one with the shawl knotted in front the best.

Happy Monday,
Tink *~*~*

Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade - Blue and Yellow Edition

Susan said...

Love the ladies and the capadimonti (sp?) I can't waity to see what you do with them!

jeanne said...

Hi Chari, you hit paydirt at the dollar store. I love all of your great finds. I do love the dollar stores and the fun you can have for such little money. You go girl.

Hugs...Jeanne