Thursday, January 21, 2010

True Colors Thursday - Blue and White Together

True colors Thursday rolls around once again! If you want to play, give Blue a shout!
Today's color is blue and white together!

The pretty dolly works for this week's blue and white together color scheme!
This red ware plate is both blue and white together!This little blue and white house is inside the beehive oven that's in our kitchen. Our house was built in 1824. This is one of mom's very favorite CD's! She just loves the movie "Sound of Music"!This flower vase is blue and white!
These Delft houses were given to our gram each time she flew on KLM Aire-lines! They used to have brandy inside of them but not any more!

This painting was painted by our great grandmother! She was a very talented lady - not only with paints but also with needlework. Mom tells us that she used to make her own yogurt from scratch! We've never had that!
Next week's color is puce!
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, deep red to dark grayish purple.
puce colour:
dark puce colour:

So until next time..............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Blue said...

Brillant post!

The doll is lovely.
Am impressed with the age of your house, it's older than mine - LOL!
And as I was planning to show of my own Delftware it was nice to see yours.
Off to listen to the Sound of Music now!

Love, pats & pets

Rinkly Rimes said...

I particularly like the Delft houses. VERY blue and white!

Mack said...

You two have some gorgeous items around your house. Mom says she is intrigued by your oven.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We were glad to see what puce looks like - we had no idea - we think we might have called it mauve. From the looks of things, Mom and Dad had puce and dark puce for their wedding colours.

You have a lot of great blues and whites. We've got to get on it today. All Mom has to do is go in the kitchen and start taking photos - she has collected blue and white dishes for ages.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Byron said...

Blue and white is always such a pretty combination.

Byron's Mom

BRUTUS said...

Your house was built in 1824?!? That's amazing!! No wonder you have so many nifty things in it!! Thankfully our sky here today is (thankfully!) bright blue, and with the white snow, a photo our our back door would have been perfect for you post!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Ruby and Penny said...

Very pretty. We love the painting by your great grandmother. She was extremely talented.
Love Ruby & Penny

Oreo said...

GREAT blue/whites you two. The plate is pretty and my mom loves the little round nitch in the kitchen. Your great grandmas picture is soo good. She is very talented.

Have a wondeful Thursday

Andrea said...

Great posts! Love blue and white!!
Andrea (sitka's mom)

Ina in Alaska said...

Hubby got one of those Delft cottages when he flew KLM in 2007 en route to Africa when he and our son climbed (and summited!) Kilimanjaro. I thought that was a nice touch. I wonder if they still give them out.

Love your beehive oven and your great grandmother's artwork. She sounds like she was amazing. You should consider doing a post about her...xoxo

Fred said...

Love your colors! That puce is going to be a tough one.

Carolyn Ford said...

Such a nice collection of blue and white for this week! I especially like the winter picture scene at the bottom. That is stunning.

Thor and Jack said...

Blue and white is a great combination! What beautiful items in your house!


doyle and mollie said...

making yoghurt from scratch sure sounds talented - loving all your things my momma is so jealous of your house 1824 is very historic! next weeks going to be tough... puce aaaaaargh!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie and Mitch you always do a great job with colors day!!! Blue and white are my most favorite colors!!!! Very nice!! Love you two, Bambi and Fern

Martha said...

Great collection of things yet again - favourite today was the dolly who looked so pretty in blue and white.
Your great grandmother sounds like a very talented lady - that will be why your mom is talented - it will be in the genes!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Unknown said...

Thank you for giving us the true meaning of blue and white. Now, about next week, I think you'll be a bit more challenged. Puce, huh?

Sue said...

We have one of those little KLM brandy houses. Ours is empty, too.

Clive said...

A very beautiful blue and white post. We loved the delft houses. When we lived in Belgium we travelled to Delft in Holland several times and collected some lovely delft plates and Chistmas decorations that we cherish.

take care
the NSLM's Mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The Delft houses are really nice. Never seen those before. But our favorite has to be the beautiful doll.

Another great True Colours post.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

As always, a GREAT khollekhtion of items!

Woo have the bestest stuffs to khover the khategory!


Two French Bulldogs said...

We like those blue things. We thought you stole our vase but we still have it
Benny & Lily

Teddy Bear said...

Great finds, Maggie and Mitch. My Mommy loves the vase.

Teddy Bear

The Army of Four said...

Wooooo! My favorite combo! (And mom's college colors!) I especially like the Delft houses! Mom went to that Delft place when she and Dad lived in Europe!

i said...

Love your blue and white collection! LS was looking at your little houses and say they look very familiar. Then she realised that she has quite a large collection of them too! Yes, from KLM air lines! They had brandy inside? LS said it doesn't taste like brandy.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
Blue and white is some of my favorite colors- well other colors too- but today it is blue and white.
You have some beautuful things to show us- and many shades of blue.
That makes it sooo interesting.
Your house must have 1824 different stories to tell- i bet!

Teddy said...

Very pretty things you have in your house!! And I never knew what color puce was till now. Good job at finding all the colors.


Lorenza said...

The doll is so beautiful!
Thanks for telling me about the puce color! You should had seen her face when she saw "puce" is next!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...


'Scuse us. We were just digging around in the pantry for the yogurt maker. You whetted our appetites!

We loved the Blue and White post. You made Moma smile thinkin' of the blue and white things around our house. One of these days she's gonna have to start playin' in True Colors. It always makes her happy to read your posts!

Back to the hunt...
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

ha ha! My Jeannie knows the songs to the Sound of Music off by heart!

She also knows them in the order of the film, she drives my Pa mad when we go for a long drive, because she sings them in the car.

And she can't sing............

lotsaluv from Marvin xxxxxxx

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Great combo blue/white. Happy Friday! Got a Hi-Five Award for you on my blog. Great to be blog friends. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kapitein Haakje said...


what a nice post today! :D
it very bluewy and whity
our favo colour is ORANGE :)

El'bow & Hauwii

Hollie and Janie said...

The doll is so pretty! I love the houses, too!You guys always have the neatest art!

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Happy belated birthday Maggie and Mitch's gram!!!

Our mom loves Sound of Music as well!!! We're fascinated by the little house you found in the oven!! We remember reading about the old magazine you found in the basement...sorry if our memory is wrong.

Have a good weekend, friends!!

Momo & Pinot

Joe Stains said...

My Grampa used to work for KLM so you better believe they have those houses, a few of them. LOL. That is part of the reason Dad loves Amsterdam, he got to go a lot.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great blue & whites you two.

We love the painting. :-)

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

Mama also likes The Sound of Music - she saw the movie many times.

Your house is a lot older than our house. Ours was built in 1906. Mama, Kaci and I love the blue and white vase.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci