Monday, 22 December 2008

Blue Monday

For three years 1998-2001, My husband and I lived and worked in Ghana. I use to love, whilst out driving, seeing along the roadside displays of pottery that had been put out to attract customers. It was at the roadside that I purchased my blue pottery lamp and wicker lampshade, which a few later survived the trip back to the UK.
just arrived this morning a Christmas card from my friend Karen and her family of my favourite Cathedral - Canterbury. A clear, crisp, blue sky on a winter's day.
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Riet said...

That is a real nice lamp. I like its colour blue

bj said...

What a pretty shade of blue...and how nice that it holds sweet memories for you of living in another country....thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How amazing that your lamp made it all the way from Ghana without being broken! It's so pretty, and I love the card of the Cathedral, too. Thank you for sharing with us!

Happy Blue Monday!



Elizabeth said...

How great that your lamp survived the trip and you still have it as a memory of your time in Ghana.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning
What an unusually beautiful lamp you have. That must bring special memories to you. I'm glad you were able to bring it back in one piece.
The card is beautiful too.
have a lovely day

White Iris Designs said...

What a unique lamp! I love the Christmas card...they don't build churches or cathedrals like that anymore!
Merry Christmas!

ellen b. said...

What fun to have that lamp survive and remind you of your roadside shopping :0)
I love the Christmas card of Canterbury Cathedral. I think I'm long overdue for a trip back to Jolly ole England!!
Merry Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Judith, I forgot to tell you. My husband served for many years on the board of the Salvation Army. You do amazing work!


Sheila :-)

Neabear said...

I love the lamp. I am glad it survived the trip back home. That would be sad if it didn't. This is my first visit to your blog. I noticed you are hoping for ideas to celebrate 30 years. We celebrate 30 years next September. I want to take a trip to the New England area to see the beautiful fall colors. Don't know if we can afford that or not, but that is what I want to do. Thank you for visiting me! Happy Blue Monday to you!

Anonymous said...

So pretty. I also love the blue in the Christmas card. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing, Carol

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures once again. Wow, I love you blog and I love you to my friend! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

The Muse said...

glad to find you at blue monday! wow..the card is simply breathtaking!! imagine just showing up in the knick of time :)
happy to see a piece of blue with such meaning...your neat lamp :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your lamp.