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Sunday, November 16

Here it is " BLUE MONDAY " again .....................



Today I am showing you my blue dresden dolls . I had another one or two blues I think but I didn't have time to put it in this group. These were my mom's and she gave them to me several years ago. They are one of my favorite things my mom had .
She bought these about 45 years ago in Cologne , Germany. The little one on the left in the front has a chip out of the lace. That happened when my mom put them in the dishwasher , not only did she wash them in the dishwasher she added bleach also. It is a wonder she didn't ruin them ! My mother is a clean freak . After that I brought them home to live with me . I just give them a bubble bath in my sink now LOL .

Every Monday is Blue Monday around here . If you want to participate just click on the Blue Bird in my side bar to your right and it will take you to Smiling Sally's blog and you can sign up. Or if you just want to look at all of the other blues submitted for today just click on the names in Mr. Linky on the same site .

44 comments:

ellen b said...

Theresa! Your dolls are fabulous. How great that you get to enjoy them in your home. Good idea about the bubble bath :0)

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh My! a bleach bath, thank goodness they survived, it was meant to be. They are beautiful.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Theresa, What beautiful ladies! So clean too!
Happy Blue Monday
~Ann

Lana G! said...

Oh My gosh! I am so glad you saved these beauties! They really are wonderful!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Those are beautiful! I am amazed that the colors didn't fade with the bleach!... Donna

deslilas said...

Very sentimental blue post !
Thanks.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, these little ladies are just adorable. love their blue in the dresses. Have a great week.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such delicate blue figurines! They are so exquisite! Wonderful treasures!

tardevil said...

Wow Theresa, it's a miracle they survived the dishwasher & bleach, but they look perfect! And what a treasure to have something from your mom! LOL!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh Theresa, these are just beautiful!
Valerie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

The dishwasher? With bleach?! Omgosh! Well, the chip sure doesn't take anything away from their beauty :0).
Have a happy Blue Monday.

krystyna said...

Your blue dresden dolls are very unique and beautiful.
Have a wonderful, full of blessings day!

Smilingsal said...

You have the most beautiful things! The ruffle looks like Beverly's on her Pink Saturday doll! Your mother (and you) have good taste. Happy Blue Monday!

Knitty said...

Surviving the dishwasher and bleach is proof that beauty isn't always delicate. They certainly are lovely.

Sweetie said...

The Dresden dolls are lovely. My mother bleached everything. She passed it on to me! Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Shelia said...

Morning, Theresa! These little figurenes are just so beautiful. I think my grandmother had a couple but don't know what ever happened to them. I know you cherish these.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Theresa!
Your dolls are so beautiful!! I just love them! I have always loved the porcelain lace. So delicate.
Thanks for teaching us how to fry apples. I've never done it before but sure will be tryin it!!
Hugs, Sherry

Elizabeth said...

The DISHWASHER!? These gals sure are survivors! They still look young and fresh.

Charli and me said...

Hi Teresa,
Your figurines are just lovely! I love all the blues. I can't believe your mom put them in a dishwasher LOL They are such beautiful treasures.

Cindy said...

What beautiful figurines you are sharing! The story about your mother is so funny; glad you rescued them! Great Blog!

Envoy-ette said...

Putting something delicate like that in the dishwasher is something my super cleaning Grandma would do too! LOL!

kbbryant said...

Such pretty keepsakes from your mom. They look very clean!!!

Kathy b

char72 said...

The figurines are absolutely gorgeous. I can't imagine putting them in a dishwasher. I just discovered Sally's Blue Mondays a few weeks ago. How fun.
Have a great day.
Charlotte

PlantBuddy said...

Just gorgeous those little precious figurines. Here's a washing tip...always use a plastic bowl instead of the sink when washing them to avoid chips. Dish liquid is the gentlest...just a drop.

DayPhoto said...

I learn SO much from you blog! Thank you for sharing. I have finally gotten around to photograph some of my blue stuff, now lets see if I can get it posted!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jeanne said...

Good morning my dear Theresa. My heart stopped when you said your mom put those Dresden figurines in the dishwasher. I am so glad you have them now.. They are a treasure to cherish because they were your mothers.

I have to clean and get ready for therapy too. sigh.

Love, Jeanne

krystyna said...

You have a beautiful music here. Love it.
Btw, I wrote to you my address/post about Apple/

Happy Blue Monday!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi and I LOVE your Dresden dolls. I have one, a little lady in pink and she hasn't had a bath, ever. I'm too afraid that her lacy dress would break. She was given to me from my best friend and I so treasure her.
Warmly,
Deb

The W.O.W. factor said...

They are beautiful Ladies! What a treasure!
When my folks lived in Europe (after I left home :( ) Mom already collected Hummels and got to pick up some more authentic ones in Germany. Not sure which of us 3 sisters will be blessed with them someday...probly not me! I'll get all her sewing machines etc as no one else in the family sews...but that's ok.
Hope your Ladies appreciate their bubble baths!
~Hugs~
Barb

Nancy said...

Hi Theresa, I love them!!! How wonderful that you have them! You always have the best Blue Mondays! Nancy

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

They are so stunning!!1 Happy week..m..

Picket said...

Morning girl...those are beautiful....I never heard of put what-nots in the dishwasher..I may have to try that! lol lol...

Ok...ready for your lesson on adding recipes to side bar?? Well if you insist on coming to class in your gown at least comb your hair! I'll try my best to explain this...

1. on your blog...go into edit post and find the post that has the recipe...click view
2. when that post comes up look up at the top of your computer screen...you will see the 'address' of that post..
3. put your mouse between the last / & the first letter (ex http:// Picket)see that space between / & p..you click your mouse there and highlight all the address to your right..
4. then hold your mouse over the highlighted address and RIGHT click
5.a box will come up ..left click COPY
6. now just go to your layout page and click add a gadget
7. scroll down to LINK LIST and click it
8. in the little box that pops up put your mouse in the http://line and left click and then right click and hit paste
9. it should put that 'address' right there for you
10. then you put the name and save!

Let me know if this works for you..any info I learn on this computer I will gladly share! lol

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh WOW, when I clicked on your Mr. Linky, it took my breath away! They are beautiful. What a treasure.

bj said...

So sorry to be so late getting here to see these BEAUTIFUL blues...They are all just lovely..
love, bj

CIELO said...

Good morning Theresa, love all your beautiful blue ladies...

Have a blessed day

cielo

Jeanne said...

Hi Theresa, boy is it cold here today. How about your mountain? The sun is shining but it doesn't mean a thing. Brrr I want to get in bed under my electric blanket. I was supposed to go to therapy and my garage door wouldn't open. My dh is not here so I am stuck in the house. Not that I mind, I have a long meme post to do for tomorrow. Hope your day is a good one.

Hugs...Jeanne

The Vintage Housewife... said...

oooh my word...so nice to meet ya lil' lady...i am so gonna try your smack your granny apples...mmmmmmmm tonight!!!!!!! thanks for the sweet comment...blessings cat

Happy To Be said...

Hey girl thanks for coming by for tea and I am getting my 101 lesson from Picket at the same time and looking at your beautiful home and listening to Cher..ain't life grand...Oh and I love your dolls girl..but the dishwasher I need to try that one...thanks again for sharing these...just great..Hugs and smiles Gloria

MaryAnn said...

Hi Teresa!
Saw your comment on Vintage Housewife and I took a look at your blog, fabulous!

I'm very new to this world of blogging but I think it is wonderful. Love your Dresden china girls, always a favorite!

God bless you and stay strong!
MaryAnn

DayPhoto said...

I have tagged you for a MEME over on my blog.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

krystyna said...

Thank you so much Theresa, your instruction was very clear and helpful. I did it.

But I don't know how to put pic on POST yet, in this same way... with site's address. Do you know that?

Have a good day!

Dawn said...

Oh Theresa they are so lovely!!! I've never seen these kind of dolls before. They are certainly a treasure. I had to chuckle about your clean freak mother. They don't look like that have been "over cleaned ". I'm sure the bubble baths are a nice treat LOL!

take care,
Dawn

krystyna said...

Hi Theresa again, sorry for bothering you.
I'd like to know howe to put a pic in my post, but a pic with link. /without link I know/
If I click on pic I'll go to the site. Similar situation as with pics on right section. But in a post section there are not gadgets.
How it is possible to do that in post?
Have a nice evening!

Lynne said...

These are beautiful.. they've traveled far to find a good home..lol.. I'm glad you like the "little" dog...hugs ~lynne~