Sunday, April 12, 2009


Sally at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday once again. Please check out her blog for a list of participants in this week's show of blue wonders.

We had a great Easter weekend that included a three day visit from our son, Mike. We had not seen him since he returned from a 2-week trip with some of his students to Italy and Greece over spring break. On this trip he took over 1000 pictures, so a lot of time was spent checking those out and hearing his tales of travel!! Plus, he always brings back great presents for everyone
. And look what he brought back for me: a beautiful piece of blue Murano glass.

It is full of encased gold etching and little bubbles that catch the light.

I couldn't be any more thrilled. It is beautiful!!

Thanks for stopping by to see my new treasure.


Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I hope your Easter was wonderful! What a beautiful egg! I'm so glad you had a nice visit with your son and that he has returned home safe and sound!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

You have the best stuff...Love this piece.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh that is absolutely stunning! And even more wonderful because your son picked it for you. You raised that boy right! laurie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Sally,

This piece is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful present he picked out for you!


Smilingsal said...

Oh! Murano glass! Now THAT's a gift worth having! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Valerie said...

Oh, your piece is truly stunning! Thank you for sharing this Blue/Easter Monday! It is so appropriate!

Blessings to you from Kansas,

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
What a stunning and thoughtful gift! Happy Blue Monday!


amanda said...

I would be thrilled as well it is lovely, great submission for BM.

Joyce said...

Love your gift. Treasure it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The glass is gorgeous, Sally!

I had to chuckle when you wrote about hiding the eggs inside. We've done that before too. We were very happy we used candy eggs one year, when we found a well hidden egg in July!!!

Southern Lady said...

What a beautiful blue treasure, Sally ... and a sweet and thoughtful son, too.

Chari said...

Hello Sally...

Just read the sweet note that you left...I always enjoy our visits!!!

My friend, I'm so happy to hear that you and your family had a nice glad that you got to visit with your son!!! Oooh, I would just love to see all of his photos too...Italy and Greece are both such beautiful countries! Does Mike teach high school or college level students? I bet that was quite an experience taking students overseas! Ohhh myyyy goodness, your blue Murrano glass is fabulous!!! They make the most beautiful glass on that little island! What a wonderful gift and surprise! Your son has exquisite taste! I can see how the bubbles and shape pick up the's gorgeous!!! What a magnificent Blue Monday post...hmmm, do you think he planned that? wink! Hehe!!!

We had cool, drizzly weather all day yesterday...and yes, I'm thankful for that moisture! It was a really nice slow-soaking rain! Today, the sun is out and it's about 63 degrees...just beautiful! In fact, I have my back door open and I'm enjoying the fresh air!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful gift with's lovely!!!


Raggedy Girl said...

That is really unique and so beautiful, what a lovely gift, I bet you just so treasure it.

Have A Marvelous Monday
from Roberta Anne
"The Raggedy Girl"

santamaker said...

Just catching up with your last couple of posts... your murano glass is exquisite, your food looks fantastic and your granddaughter looks like she loves being with you and sharing a special memory, making a fancy Easter cake together!

Picket said...

Ohhhh weee that is pretty!!!! Sounds like you had a glorious Easter visiting with you son! Thanks so much for coming by...yes little Isabella is growing like a weed and lordy you should hear her jibber & jabber!!!! lol lol It still moves me to tears to stand back and see Jay & Tammy walk into the room with her...they literally glow when they look at her! Take care sweetie and have a great week!

Chatelaine said...

What a beautiful piece! The shade of blue is gorgeous. Your son is a keeper!

Chandy said...

Sally, it is gorgeous! Did the stand coem with it also? Wow!

Carrie said...

What a beautiful gift! The blue is so rich and the gold adds a shimmering quality.

xinex said...

Your Murano glass is precious. How sweet of your son to bring you such beauty!..Christine

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful gift! A treasure...especially since it came from your son! The color is amazing...I long to visit that part of Italy someday. *sigh*