Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Midweek Blues

If any of you have ever read my profile over there in my sidebar you know I make beaded jewelry. I thought today I would show a piece while highlighting a blue and white cup and saucer that I acquired years ago from my mother-in-law. She frequented many yard sales and had a small garage full of her 'treasures.' On one visit we explored the filled boxes and tables and I found this cup and saucer. It has a small chip on the rim of the cup but since I wasn't concerned about selling value I didn't mind.
I grew up with a few pieces of blue and white china at home which mostly sat in the kitchen cabinet. When I married my Mom passed a few plates down and some other finds when she and Dad would come across them at estate sales.
Two birds flying high,
A Chinese vessel sailing by.
A bridge with three men, sometimes four,
A willow tree, hanging o'er.
A Chinese temple, there it stands,
Built upon the river sands
An apple tree with apples on
A crooked fence to end my song.
The worn mark.
Inside the cup an image of a temple.

The bracelet: sterling silver with a combination of blue glass beads and silver Bali beads with a silver butterfly charm.
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Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful and your jewelry goes so well with these. They are just wonderful Carletta. Very well done my friend :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Carletta! You're so talented (I hadn't picked up on the jewelry-making before).

Carolyn Ford said...

I really really like that bracelet! Very cool!

Kerry said...

The beads are perfectly set off by the Blue Willow china. Really nice!

Rebecca said...

I do love blue and white china...and what a great way to showcase your jewelry. I have a friend who makes beaded jewelry very much like yours. It is just gorgeous.

EG Wow said...

Your bead work is very nice, Carletta. I also like the blue china you've collected over time.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, I love your jewelry... So pretty!!!! AND the blue cup and saucer are gorgeous... There used to be a restaurant in FL where we would go on occasion. Its name was the Blue Plate Restaurant--and they had blue and white plates and cups and saucers hanging all over that restaurant... SO PRETTY.

Thanks for sharing.

Janie B said...

My favorites: blue & white dishes and blue & silver jewelry! Love it all!

George said...

Your jewelry is beautiful and displaying it on the cup and saucer is inspired.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your bracelet is petite and delightful! Elegantly displayed against that beautiful cup and saucer! A wonderful post!

gigi said...

Beautiful blues!

jabblog said...

Gorgeous sequence of shots and the bracelet is delightful :-)

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful pieces of jewelery Carletta - delightful compositions.

Dianne said...

your jewelry is lovely
and the tea set is beautiful

Raven said...

Beautiful tea seat and beautiful jewelry, both.

Rose said...

I had this post open to comment on about three different times yesterday and always got detoured...I love blue and white plates. I don't have any--I do not need to collect anything else.

and I like your bracelet you show with it.

Pat said...

I love the blue and white china. Reminds me of days gone by.

Your jewelry is so nice. Blue is one of my favorite colors and I love the butterfly on it!