Thursday, December 17, 2009


Blue Thursday & Birthday!


Well, I promised teapots, so here they are....my little collection of Burleighware blue & white teapots (with a few little jugs and a sugar bowl thrown in!).



I found it rather hard to photograph these to show them off to their best, so this will have to do. One of my favourites amongst the bunch is this pair called 'Secret Garden', I just adore the peacock strutting under the garden arch.



Even their backstamp is beautifully done.


I will spend more time taking better photo's one day and show the rest of the collection, there is a few of them!!! What else do you need if you have many teapots? Teapot warmers of course!!! I made these earlier this year and might have to do a little tutorial on them, they are so easy. Love that blue and white fabric!

On the blue and white theme I also have two lovely little plates I picked up cheaply from an op shop (fuzzy pic, sorry!).



I love the backstamp on one of these plates too, it's stained and cracked and beautiful and I wish it could talk and tell me it's story.


Another blue here today is my little bag I made a couple of years ago. It's a lovely little pattern from Monica Poole of Moon Shine called Lou Lou. It's had a lot of use and been a great little bag to carry around just a few bits and pieces.


My last blue is another ceramic jug, made in Japan this time. I found this one in a secondhand shop down the road and bought it with money Mum sent me for my birthday a few years ago. 


And yes, you guessed it, it's my birthday today, yay!!! I'm off to work for the rest of the day, so will celebrate quietly tomorrow night. I hope your day is a wonderful one...and as my youngest son tells me...only 8 days til Christmas! xo

35 comments:

Stephanie said...

Something about the crispness of blue and white together that I just love! Always have. Happiest Birthday to you.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Cathy,
Happy Birthday to you!! And many more!!

I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your celebration tomorrow. I love all your blue teapots, just lovely!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday to you and thanks for another great post on color. I love the doorknobs your purse is hanging on!

sewpam63 said...

Merry, HaPpY, JOLLY birthday to YOU, Cathy!!! ; ) And many more!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Dear Cathy,
I hope you have a lovely birthday. I love your blue teapots - what a great collection!

paulette said...

Hi Cathy!
Happy Birthday!! Hope you had the best birthday ever!! Your teapots are incredible!! Makes me want to start collecting....Yikes! Another collection! Take care!
Paulette

Andi said...

Happy Happy Birthday Cathy!!!!
Hope you have a great one.
Andi :-)

Nedra said...

Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope today was a wonderful one for you, and that your family spoiled you.
I have heard of beautiful English pottery and now to see your up close photographs makes it even more stunning. Your collection is impressive.

Giddy for Paisley said...

Happy Birthday! I love all the blue and white, it is a beautiful collection.

Monika said...

Oh, how lovely!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Hope your day went well!

Yes, your collection totally outweighs mine by a mile! It is absolutely stunning. I love the teapot covers - the fabric is adorable.

Happy Blue Birthday!

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!!

Love all the blue teapots and stuff!

Catherine said...

Well Happy Birthday Cathy!! Some beautiful blue eye candy today! Can't decide which I like best. The peacocks are pretty and that is the perfect fabric for teapot covers. I have a friend who used to collect Burleigh ware but now she has gone on to collecting antique demitasse cups.

Marit said...

Happy birthday Cathy!
You have a very nice collection of blue teapots, and your teapot covers are just lovely! Hope you'll have a nice celebration today!

broderie said...

happy, happy birthday! i hope your day was not blue! loved all the blue and white china, it is always so pretty.

Miriam said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!!!

I hope you have had a wonderful day! Enjoy your evening of celebration tomorrow.

I love all your blue and white china.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Happy birthday!!! :-)
And you have a wonderful collection of blue and white china, I love it!

LeKaQuilt said...

Happy birthday!!! Thank you for posting these lovely blue and white porcelain. Have an greate day !!!

alobsiger said...

What a lovely collection! Thanks for sharing -- seeing the stamps is such fun too! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great celebration! I talked to another quilting friend who shares your birthday and it's my parents' anniversary. Happy day!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love your blue and white collection! I took a couple of photos of my blue and whites to post today too so had a real chuckle when I saw yours!

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely collection. Nicely displayed.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!!

Joanna said...

Wow what a gorgeous collection you have there!! Just lovely.

Have a wonderful birthday and I hope you get lots of quilty goodies:)

imquilternity said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have an absolutely WONDERFUL day...doing whatever your heart desires!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh Happy Birthday Cathy! A lovely day for a lovely blue and white collection. It's been a lot of fun seeing your teapots...

Have fun today! :)

Cardygirl said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!Hope you celebrate in style! love the blue & white.

whatktmadenext said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabby day!

Love the pics of the backstamps. I'd never thought to look at the bottom of things, but will start now!

kendall.micayla said...

oh happy birthday, miss cathy! i love your blue collection, its all so beautiful! xo

Christine said...

Hm I did send you a Happy Birthday wish yesterday and just looked and it isn't in your comments, well here I go again...

I wish you a very Happy Birthday for yesterday and hope you had a wonderful day.

hugs
Christine

Bronwyn said...

Oh I hope work was gentle and kind to you on your birthday! Have a wonderful day getting spoiled by family and friends!

izzy inspired said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating tomorrow!

Robyn said...

Oooh I'm glad I popped by.
Happy happy birthday dear Cathy!!
Love all the blue and white especially the Burleigh ware... Oh yum!!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, you and yours and thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration this year!

hugs
Robyn xx

ranette said...

Oh sorry I'm late....but I hope you had a very Happy Birthday and that this will be a wonderful year for you Cathy!!!!

Mama Spark said...

If I lived closer I would sing happy birthday to you (probably you should be thankful I can't, LOL) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Christina said...

I just love the blue teapot in the very back of the first photo! Reminds me of some fabric I have in red. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Kelly said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday Cathy!!!!!
I love your collection!