Monday, August 17, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by our sweet Sally of Smiling Sally. If you visit her you can get a list of all the participants.

Above is a pic of our delish tomatoes fresh from the garden in a pretty blue bowl. We look forward to these every summer, nothing like a fresh grown tomato!

Next for my blueness I have a cabinet that my hubby picked up from the curb. I needed a little cabinet of some sort to put next to the pedistal sink in my guest bathroom. I love the pedistal sinks but they do not give you the much needed vanity space.


A little sanding~~~~prime coat of paint~~~~~~white semi gloss trim paint~~~~a little more sanding~~~~pretty repo depression glass hardware~~~~now look how pretty!!!!!!
It's off to work for me this week! I took a job at the Catholic School as a teacher's assistant for 4th and 5th grades. I'm looking forward to working with the children. I've been away from it for awhile but I'm sure I will get right back in the groove! I have the best hours though 8 to 11, Mon. thru Fri. Can't beat that. I'll still have time for all my hobbies and blogging (thank goodness)! Then summer's, nights, weekends, holidays and snow days off.

No blue here but I just had to share my beautiful sunflowers with you. They are over 12 foot high this year. Must be the type of seed we bought this year. I've always loved sunflowers, while I was growing up I lived in Kansas and a fun thing my family did was to take a ride to look at the fields of sunflowers! Such a dear memory!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl


Gee said...

Love the make over cabinet. With a little creativity, we can make things turned into beautiful stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Becky K. said...

What a wonderful job you did with that little cabinet. That is truly a makeover!

Have a wonderful week.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

SmilingSally said...

I enjoyed seeing your makeover with all the touches of blue. That color just cheers up white, doesn't it? When we went to Italy, we saw mile after mile of sunflowers; oh, how beautiful it was! Have fun at school. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary said...

I love what you were able to do with the cabinet. That little touch of blue is terrific. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Coloradolady said...

WHat a cute transformation, love the blue handles. My, your sunflower is amazing. I planted some this year, and the tops got so heavy, they started looking at the ground, yours are beautiful. Have a great Blue Monday.

Sarah said...

Well those sunny sun flowers would certainly cheer up anyone who is BLUE! I think it is a great Blue Monday post! Thanks for sharing.

DeniseMarie said...

love it!! what a great hubby to dumpster dive for his lovey and wow, great cabinet to put next to the pedastal.

Vicki said...

Hi, Shirl,
Those tomatoes look delicious! A bacon and tomato sandwich is one of my favorites. Loved your pretty blue bowl and what a great difference on that cute cabinet. I love it! The sunflowers are gorgeous, too. Hope your day back at school was a good one. Have a great week. Vicki

Terry said...

Wow what a wonderful Blue Monday post.
Thank you for sharing.
I actually had to stop and go outside and check on our tomatoes.
The birds have been trying to beat me to them this summer :)
Your job sounds so fantastic.
The cabinet is simply gorgeous .
I like the pretty blue hardware you added.
What a great makeover.
Thank you so much for the added sunflowers they truly are beautiful.
Blessings to you .
Happy Trails

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Eek! I see you have some Folk Art Pfaltzgraff! Did you know that's my favorite thing?! I didn't know you had some too. That little cabinet sure is pretty now. Blue is my favorite color, I really should participate in Blue Monday sometime. Thanks for sharing your blue. I'll see you Saturday for the Wizard of Oz Gala! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirl!
Those tomatoes look soooo good! You did such a great job on the little cabinet!
Happy Blue Monday!


~Let Freedom Ring~

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Blue Monday, Shirl. Your cabinet looks great and your sunflowers are wonderful! Have a great week.


Anonymous said...

love the little table and what you did with it--but my favorite is the picture of the butterfly on the sunflower--love that one--have fun at school--


Hi Shirl--I just did the last post and did it anonymous as I wanted to see if it would work and not let the reader know who I am for my Angel swap partner--oh well---Hugs, just, Di

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, that little cabinet is adorable! I love how you trimmed it out with the blue glass knobs & drawer pulls. So great that your hubby saw the potential in it! Mine won't even let me slow down when we pass something by the side of the road!!

Hope your work-week goes wonderfully for you. You will be such a great & patient helper to the children!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, WOW what a gorgeous makeover for your guest bathroom. You are so right pedestal sinks don't have any storage areas. I have one too, but can't fit a chest or I would try. This is beautiful. I love the blue accents on it too.
Your sunflowers are beautiful!!
Have fun on your new position with school. You can't beat the hours and all the school days off.
I am on vacation this week but a staycation at home doing odd jobs.
See you when I am back in the studio.
Loveya, Celestina Marie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

The cabinet turned out darling Shirl! Love the added blue too!

Gorgeous sunflowers!! Love the pic with the butterfly!!


Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! What a great little cabinet! I love it painted white and that beautiful blue hardware is outstanding! Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Dawn said...

Your cabinet came out wonderfully! I love the new look!

I also love fresh tomatoes. I have been having the hardest time finding good tomatoes at the grocery store!

I was SO LATE in planting my sunflowers. They look like sickly twigs right now. I'm impressed at how tall yours are.

take care,

Leann said...

Thanks so much for becoming a follower of The Old Parsonage!! I'm going to follow you too!

I love your blue Monday post! The tomatoes look wonderful in the blue pottery. And your sunflowers are beautiful. I buy them a lot from a local farm stand for $6 a bunch (4-bunch).


Jennifer said...

Mom the cabinet came out so great I love the dark blue handles.Those tomatoes are the best this year.Joey and Mikey just picked some while ya's were out, and a zuc.I made stewed tomatoes to go with the mac and cheese and it was terrific.Love your sunflower pick they are so pretty.Love you,Jen

Maria Berg said...

The one you did for the bath room I want to have in my bathroom, do you sell it on e-bay....(yes I know It would be to expensive to send to Sweden).


KatCollects said...

Congratulations on your new job! What a fun and rewarding job. You gotta love a freebie by the road, so cute. I LOVE tomatoes. We got back a few days ago from a week in Georgia and I had tomato pie there, YUMMY. I came home and have already made one, and tonight it's fried green tomatoes : ) I hope you have a beautiful day.

Charmingdesigns said...

great make-over. Love your sunflower with the butterfly!!

Anonymous said...

Your sun flower is beautiful. I'm thinking about planting some next year. Is there anything in particular you do with them? Your cabinet is lovely. Congratulations on your job. It sounds like it will be fun.

Tammy said...

Hey Shirl!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...come again often!

Your blog is adorable and I know I'll be back!☺