Saturday, January 2, 2010

New look for the New Year

I really like the headers that Suzanne and Sally have made for their blogs, and since it's a bit too early for my usual flower background, I've used their examples and made a still-life picture of some of my favorite things. I am a collector of salt glaze stoneware, teddy bears, and hearts, so I made a grouping on one of my little quilts and added some of my favorite stamps and a card that ties everything together.

The only "old" thing here is to the far left: the footed blue glass with cinnamon sticks in it. It always sat on my husband's grandmother's table, filled with spoons.

The stoneware represents several potteries, both of them now out of business: the old Beaumont pottery in York, Maine (large pitcher) and a local pottery in Hartville, Ohio, Stebner Pottery (apple butter crock). There is just something about this type of pottery that has always appealed to me, probably because it's usually decorated in blue. Rowe Pottery in Cambridge, Wisconsin is a large company that continues making it. Back when I was making my little doll quilts in the 1980s, I even traded some of them for pottery from Wisconsin Pottery in Columbus, Wisconsin.

I'll go back to the flowered background once the snow stops flying!

On a side note, who KNEW how much I would enjoy this blogging stuff? I just love tweaking everything! One of the reasons I held off on blogging was that I was afraid I wouldn't have anything to say ..... but it's just the opposite; you can hardly shut me up!

14 comments:

  1. I love your new header Lin, I think its good to add something of your own personality to the header to reflect your interests and passions. As you can see I love Blue and white china and have collected and inherited a few pieces over the years. I thought they made a nice back drop to my stamping and papercraft bits and pieces!

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  2. Great looking header Lin! It looks so professional!

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  3. Tweak away my dear Lin! What a delightful slice of life. I see your art and your heart. Hugs, Linda aka Oz

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  4. I love your blog, Lin! I'm so glad you enjoy blogging! The header is gorgeous- love seeing all of those favorite things of yours. I bet your house is so cute and cozy!!

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  5. I love your new header Lin. I am enjoying the blog experience as well. It is fun and another place to be creative!

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  6. Love your new header...it's you! I'm so glad you have lots to say and I love to visit here and see what's up.
    Do I dare mention that it is 76 degrees, clear and sunny here and that I just got done trimming my roses? I better not.
    God bless you, Lin

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  7. Aggghhhhh catching up on blogging, i HAVE MISSED SO MUCH........ love your still life shot header, Happy New Year Sista!

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  8. Happy New Year Lin :). I love your blog header & the story that goes with it. I'm like you & didn't think I'd have that much to say ;D. Wishing you all the very best for 2010 xoxoxo

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  9. love your adorable new header, Lin! thanks for sharing some of your favorite collections and the little stories behind them! I am so glad to find your blog and the fact that you are blogging!! =) Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  10. Aww...love your new header Lin! And you are so right, the blogging stuff is so addicting isn't it? I always have to cut back on writing just in case people fall asleep after the first few words...lol! j/k...no really, lots of fun and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  11. Love your new header!! Love blogging, too - it is addicting!!!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  12. Hi Lin, just a bit of fun, I have a blog award waiting on my blog for you!!!

    Hugs Sally

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  13. I LOVE your new blog header. The new look is absolutely so Lin!! Love your blog and yes, you are pretty darn good at blogging!!! Who knew!? heehee!

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  14. LOL! the comment about talking too much. I am always afraid to talk to much and stick to the card details only. Love that you share more. The header is so perfect because it shares so much about you.

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