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Monday, January 13, 2020

Blue and White

Many of you know of my love of blue and white! The Christmas season brings the Decatur Tour of Homes. Our town has two historic districts, Old Decatur and Albany Heritage.  Every year I say I am going to go to view the homes that are open but something always seems to come up.

This year Freedom Lights Productions took photos of many of the houses, the doors that were beautifully decorated as well as some of the churches were open to welcome guests. Jergen, the owner of Freedom Lights, goes to my church and he graciously allowed me to share one of his photographs with you. If you would like to see more of his photographs of the historic tour go and like his Facebook page, Freedom Lights Productions.

Look at this door.....If you love blue and white, it makes your heart go pitter patter!  While I love it, if this was my house I would be biting my nails over the danger of all these petty pieces!!  Those Apple Towers are quite nice as well.

I know many of you enjoy blue and white decor as well so I wanted to share this here at Nanaland.

I had a great weekend at our Cross Stitch Retreat. I have to be honest and say that there was more talking than stitching done. Oh and a little  purchasing was done as well. I reined in my spending.

It is so good to be with people who GET  your love of handwork. I saw so many beautiful pieces. There was one lady doing a lovely needlepoint. She had come to the retreat with her cross stitch friends.  Katrina is doing several retreats through out the south, east of the Mississippi River. Check out her webpage.

And now if you have read this far...today is the day to comment for my 100 follower giveaway. I will be sending a small box filled with random goodies that I  think any of my readers would enjoy.Answer the question, What is your favorite ....coffee, hot chocolate or tea? You must be 18 to win and you must live in the continental US. You must also be a follower of this blog. Please do not use the word giveaway in your comment. I will announce the winner on Friday Five. Good Luck!

20 comments:

Janice Samson said...

Coffee!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Coffee

Glad you had some fun at the retreat. I do love the blue and white but I would be afraid they would get broken...pretty tho! Hope you have a good week ahead.

LaNelle said...

Blue & white plates were so pretty but I’m with you on breaking....we are definitely coffee drinkers even grind our beans each morning love a dark roast..happy week to you!

Brenda said...

Hot tea. Retreat sounds lovely.

Annsterw said...

Coffee all day everyday!!!! Happy week!! HUGS

Sandy said...

That doorway is beautiful, but I can't imagine putting my blue and white dishes out there like that.
I am a plain black coffee girl!

Georgia said...

I really look forward to a hot cup of coffee to start my day:)

Robin in Virginia said...

Coffee!

Arlene, thank you for sharing the blue and white door d├ęcor from the tour by your friend. So beautiful! I think I would hang a sign that said no entry, go around back!

Glad you had a good time at your retreat! I enjoy gatherings like that because it allows one to see what others are working on. Enjoy your day!

miriam said...

Love me some coffee. Miriam in warm west texas

Brenda said...

P. S.
I love your stitching blogs. They are amazing, and you are such a talented crafting person.

Terri D said...

Coffee. That doorway is amazing and I would also be concerned about breakage! Wow!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love green tea--hot---and regular tea with ice--no sweetener--just plain good ole tea!!
Glad you had fun at the retreat--
and happy 100th follower post--
luv, di

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun it is to get together with like minded people! And how sweet of you to ask....I love coffee best! Enjoy your afternoon!

Carol said...

I'm another blue and white lover as you've probably figured out by now in reading my blog, Arlene :) That doorway decor is fabulous--wow! I can't imagine even coming up with an idea so elaborate.

So glad you enjoyed the retreat and got a bit of new stash, too... It's always fun to be with people who share your passion for stitching.

Me? I don't drink coffee or tea. Wish I did. I only drink hot chocolate a few times a month, but I do love it :) Enjoy your week, Arlene!

Diana said...

Iced tea

RJ said...

Hi Arlene! I guess I picked the right day to come back to blogland. I will pick Hot Chocolate being I don't drink or like coffee or tea. Now if diet coke was one of the choices I would have picked that...yes I drink it in the morning.

I love blue and white very much. It used to be my favorite colors but I have switched to green the last few years but I'm still fond of blue too. That front door is amazing. This must be an amazing tour. Have a super day and enjoy the game tonight. RJ

Joyce F said...

The door decorations were different. Not something I would think of doing with breakables.

I drink tea, coffee AND hot chocolate; think hot chocolate is probably my favorite though I don't drink it as often.

Linda said...

I’m just like you - at first glance I started worrying about those plates falling! So beautiful!
Tea is my go to drink! Mostly iced but hot will do. I can live without coffee but not without tea!

Mari said...

The door is gorgeous, but I too would be scared of breaking the plates.
I have never learned to like coffee, I like chai tea but not regular. Fussy right? But I like hot chocolate!

Mrs.T said...

Coffee is my favorite of the three, though I never learned to like it until I was in my early forties. Now I really enjoy coffee!

That photo with the blue and white ... gorgeous! Maybe visitors went to a side door during the tour?