Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm Not Blue

See my dead grass in the yard?
Today we had lovely, lovely rain!
and tornado watches...

I babysat my mother and we
talked about whether I should
keep the really old wonderful
wooden box I found for ten dollars
or sell it.

I'm going to clean it and put some polyurethane on it. 
I don't think I've ever found anything with original blue paint.

The lettering is on the inside of the lid. 

I'll bet it was the trunk of a sailor? 
Oh if this box could talk! 

More blue looking at me today...
I've collected these plates over the years 
and even put hangers on them but cannot decide
where to hang them. 
At your house? 

What's for dinner?


koralee said...

Oh you must keep it...it is amazing. Sending you some Tuesday hugs my friend. xoxo

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh my heavens... KEEP THAT BOX!!!!

As for those gorgeous blue transferware dishes (I collect them, too!) - I have a plate rack where I display my favorites. And it's even out of reach of the kitties (so far, anyhow)!

katskraps4kids said...

I wonder if there are any dates on it? If you gave me the name and any info you know about it- I may can check some of my geneaology sites for any descendants. But it is so nice- I'd definitely keep it if I were you, unless of course, you are able to contact a family member. Wouldn't that be so cool? Proabably a near impossibility but I'd be willing to try & find out what I may. Be blessed, karyl

Yaya' s Home said...

You SO have my dishes. We had a very small set of that same dish; stoneware, right? I think they were stoneware, anyway. An' ours were plates that had three sections in 'em. An' they were made in America. An' when we moved, we packed 'em soooooo well. An' when we got to our new place, there was a broom handle that had been lodged up against the box... real tight. An' guess what? You a'ready know, don'tcha'?

Broke. When we opened the box, all the dishes looked soooo fine, 'til we started liftin' 'em outta' the box. Then, one by one, the centers fell out an' each dish quietly fell apart. An' now, there you are with the same set. How cool iz'at?

An' will you bring 'em to visit, sometime? They might know me. An' they might even call me Auntie. heheh

I am SO lovin' that trunk, too.

~ Yaya

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

(Caught a mouse with his backpack? YIKES! Well... when I was driving to one of my kids' schools today, a redtailed hawk was flying lopsided and low, smack dab over my windshield... he had just snatched up a squirrel! :( It's all just part of nature, I had to remind myself.)

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~~**LOVE your box!!! Keep it or sell if for LOTS of $$$$!!! Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~*~*

Virginia said...

What a wonderful find. I love the color.
I can’t wait to find out what you decide to do with it.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Yes, my house would work, but I'm afraid we're having leftovers :-) That blue box is wonderful, what a find! I love that color.

see you there! said...

The box (or trunk?) is a treasure. You keep that and send those blue and white dishes to me.


Kathleen Grace said...

Too funny Phyllis, I have a stack of blue and white plates that I can't decide where to hang too! I would have a much larger collection if you were to send me yours;>)
The box is an amazing bargain, 10?! And it is so cool! Where would you use it?

La Table De Nana said...

I love that blue..What a great find!

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...that box is fabulous! I would soooo being keep it! LOVE IT! LOVE THE BLUE and that lettering! It's a KEEPER!


Polish and Pearls said...

Aaaaahh! Do NOT get rid of that box! (unless you're giving it to me, of course :))

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Phyllis,

I would definitely keep that box! Beautiful...



Vintage Home said...

..wow...don't know where my comment went...Thanks for dropping by!...keep the box!..Blue!..find out its history from katskrap!...I love plates and have mine hanging in the kitchen on a small wall!...thanks for inspiring!

tea time and roses said...

What a lovely find Phyllis! I am also loving your blue plates, beautiful indeed.

Continue to enjoy a wonderful week!:o)



Carol said...

The blue box...definitly a keeper! And...those "flow blue" plates...amazing. I've collected them for years. I know you'll find the perfect place to hang them. I love them in groupings on the wall!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

LOVE the box... what a great piece! It's such a wonderful shade of blue and has a fabulous patina!! :)

Aretusa said...

Hi Dear!
Even if I'm late I just wanted to say Thank You for becaming my follower.
You blog is so beautiful!!



Jojo Caramel said...

That blue wooden box is marvellous! I love that blue! You should keep it!

Lena said...

The box is a true treasure my friend. I'd investigate though, whether or not you should polurethane it though. Original paint can be very valuable. I don't know if it matters to you or not, but it is something worth mentioning.

I collect blue and white too. The box and the plates would look so pretty together, maybe with an old quilt and a pitcher of flowers? I'm thinking daisies. So, so pretty, Phyllis.

AntiqueChase said...

I hope you kept this! I think it's worth some $$... looks to be German! Treasure!