Friday, 15 March 2013

Blue Skies Smiling at Me

Blue skies smiling at me,
Nothing but blue skies do I see....
It's truly a gorgeous day here on Lake Superior!
A brisk wind is blowing, it's -2C, but the lake is just as blue as blue can be!
I didn't do much today. But  for some unknown reason I can't explain I felt inspired to clean the copper I have hanging on the pot rack.
 When it turned out so well  this then lead to cleaning my silver!
I know it's no longer in vogue to polish your silver , which was alright with me since it's not my favorite of chores to do.
In truth I wanted to be sure that my silver wasn't beyond cleaning. After all this time I wondered if there was a point of no return for tarnished silver.
I'm very happy to report that mine had not reached that point. Yeah!
Now that my MIL is back from Southern Michigan, she and I have been making our regular weekly  trips in to Value village. Most times I come home empty handed,  but last week I found three treasures I couldn't resist.
I don't know if I've told you how much I love old flannel blankets. I have a couple that have been passed down to me, they both have a blue stripe at the top. So I was thrilled to find one with sweet flowers, something I had never seen before.
And I nearly jumped out of  skin when I spotted this tiny blue Pyrex container.
It matches perfectly with my blue Pyrex cup and saucer set.
And honestly, there was no rhyme or reason to buy this ceramic foolishness.. But with those begging eyes, tell me, could you have left the sweet fellow behind?
Well that, my friends, is the long and short of my exciting week. Surely you did something more news worthy than polish your silver.
Please tell me, how was your week?


  1. Your silver looks great, and I love your thrift items. You are making me feel guilty, I think I have to polish my silverware now!

  2. Hi Kimberly, beautiful blue skies, lucky cold the blue blanket and butter dish, I collect the blue to, nice collection.....Enjoy the weekend, Francine.

  3. I am old school and like my silver polished, Kimberly. At least the good stuff that came from relatives.
    Very cute finds-Love the blue Pyrex and don't think I have ever seen anything in the blue. Is the little dog a piggy bank? He sure is cute! xo Diana

  4. Hi Kimberly. Love the blue skies. It was a beauiful day here in Ga as well. Our temps were in the high 60,s and tomorrow in the 70's. We actually sat outside most of the day. Love the goodies you found at Value Village. Never seen the blue pyrex before. Love it. Polishing silver,,, you are a smart cookie. I hate that job. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Sometimes I like the silver polished and sometimes I don't. Good thing we can easily have the best of both worlds. Your polished silver looks great. I like your finds. It must be fun for you gals to go thrifting together. When did the ice break up?

  6. You've done marvelous job with polishing and the treasures from Value village are truly irresistible.

  7. Blue delphite is hard to come by, you were lucky to find an older one with the blue lid, nice!!

  8. Ok, I'd say you are watching to much Downton Abby if you are spontaneously polishing copper and silver LOL! I couldn't pass up that sweet little puppy either!! And that lake does look gorgeous!


  9. Well, I suppose I could be polishing my silver but I didn't. I did have 2 friends over for tea though and we exchanged our Christmas gifts 3 months late! What fun we had. Great finds at VV. The picture of the lake is beautiful. Enjoy the weekend.

  10. You couldn't leave that little pup behind! It's adorable. Boy, I need to follow your lead and do some polishing tomorrow!

  11. I enjoy polishing silver, some of mine is polished and some I leave at times.

    I have been working, slowly, on my studio/junk hopes that someday it will just be a studio. xo

  12. I have never polished my silver. LOL Guess it is not on my list to do either. Your copper turned out so pretty! I guess I forgot that turns colors with age also. Love the new finds my favorite is the blue vintage Pyrex. I see you still have snow like us, I am so ready for Spring!

  13. I guess I am old schooled too as I prefer mine polished...and sure could use it right now! Love your finds! Enjoy your week-end!

  14. Love the blue skies and water and the blue flowered blanket too! Sounds like you had a "blue" week, but in a good way. :-)

  15. Yeah i agree it woild have been hard to leave the puppy behind.
    The picture of the lake is awesome!
    happy weekend to you!

  16. Polishing silver or copper is just so satisfying! I'll have to get busy before Easter - one of two times a year I get the polish out.

  17. silver lovely -- awfully Cold - but beautiful indeed.. love that blue of the lake too..

  18. Great little finds! It's always fun to go and look and bring something home. Love the blue skies and water!

    Enjoy your week, Kimberly!

  19. You found some great little treasures! I adore the little puppy, I couldn't have left him either.
    Have a good day!

  20. Does silverplate count? That's the only silver I have, darn it. :) I love your found treasures. Those puppy eyes are so sweet!

    The lake photo is so beautiful!

  21. Oooh, I love those soft blue pyrex pieces! That first photo with the clouds against the blue sky and the blue of the water against the white snow is so perfect! It's Blue and white stripes. :-)

  22. How about cleaning grout? LOL!
    Love your treasures you got!

  23. Winter can be such a beautiful time of the year when it can be observed from within a warm house. (LOL?)

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