Sunday, August 30, 2009

The BLUE Lady Bug asks...

Who is our favorite BLUE MONDAY gal? Smiling Sally of course! Cause she gathers us together so we can share blue...any shade or shape. Today it's all about MASON JARS...yep...any shade and any shape!

Filled with candles at night
they give off a romantic glow
just the perfect shade of.
..mellow yellow.

And when you put all those shapes
and all those shades together
it's marvelous for Mosaic Monday.

I would also like to take this opportunity to share a project that's been in the making for a while now. I don't have any before or during photos, so just like the Met Monday butterfly turned into a beauty in the secret of a cocoon, you will have to imagine...
me gathering buttons, scraps of tea-stained muslin, a piece of grapevine, and then tying it all together with wire and thread. And out comes a wonder...some may wonder what it is.
I will call it my Wild Plum Wall Hanging! I have it posted in my RockCandyShop for a little more detail. I went in search for a quote about plums and was so happy when I found this one.

"What is more mortifying than to feel
that you have missed the plum for want
of courage to shake the tree."

--LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH

As one panders this quote...I think it just might be speaking
of more than plums and trees.

Don't miss the tiny BLUE Lady Bug and her wishes that
your Monday be filled with courage for whatever
lies in your path.

~Candy~

17 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Oh, I love that! The beautiful golden glow is just wonderful :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Awww..Mason jars - what a timeless treasure they are.

Pamela K H said...

Greetings from Arlington, TX. I'm new to MYM and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Your mason jars idea is just beautiful. You truly are gifted!

Barbara said...

Candy, I have some of those old jars and now I know what to do with them. Thanks for idea.
Happy Blue Monday.

Barbara

SmilingSally said...

That is the first time I've seen a BLUE ladybug! She looks cute, sitting on the plum vine. Happy Blue Monday.

~Just me again~ said...

Cool idea with the glowing yellows.

Sandi McBride said...

I don't know, can I say "gorgeous" to many times here? Probably not!!!!
Gorgeous, a thousand times gorgeous!
Sandi

Lynns Lovelies said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!!

When I first moved to Georgia, I went to a restaurant,"Fried Green Tomatoes". They served their sweet tea in clear Mason jars. So, I borrowed that idea and have been drinking from Mason jars (with a straw) ever since....

Happy Blue Monday, Miss Candy!

Hugs,
Lynn♥


~Let Freedom Ring!~

Regina said...

These are lovely photos! Nice mosaic and great themes.

Mine is alsoa combination of themes:).
Cheers and regards.
Regina

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love the candles and that sugar plum wall hanging.

I hope you will come by for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Mary said...

I love the collages' you assembled for today's post, but your lady bug stole my heart. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Becca said...

LOL great job combining everything.

PeregrineBlue said...

So lucky to have found your blog by way of The Little Red House. Will be reading you on a regular basis. And thanks for Elvis too.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Candy,
I love your blue mason jars! and that little blue ladybug is so cute. Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

KBeau said...

Love the candles in the Mason jars. Such a warm glow.

Dixie said...

no blues for me today... so had to come and visit yours... have a great week... see ya soon!

Torie Jayne said...

Morning, I love the mason jars, me wants some! , have a sweet day! x