Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blue Pitcher

It sits on our kitchen windowsill catching the morning rays of sun. The rays are needed too, because it's 1º F right now outside that window. Big time brrrrrr out there today. I mentioned in September that we stopped by the Mustard House, an old cape converted into a gift shop, and this blue pitcher caught my eye. It stands just 5 inches high, but I liked and grabbed it. During my many visits in the winter to my grandparents' house, I'd sit in the big, overstuffed chair by the window and watch the people slide down the big hill across the street on their sleds. It was fascinating; it captured my attention for hours, as kids and grownups maneuvered their way to the bottom. I was too small to try it myself, so I sat and watched mesmerized. I had company too. On her front windowsill, Nana had a small, glass swan with a swooping neck. It contained some sort of liquid in its base that would ride up the neck and change colors to tell the weather outside. When cold and storming weather was forecast, the neck would turn a subtle blue. It was intriguing to me that a lil' blue swan could beat the weatherman at his game.

17 comments:

  1. Precious gifts these memories, each one leads to another and from one to one another.

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  2. Awesome subject to photography! :)
    Léia

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  3. love the story of the very young birdboy. also the blue glass. sunlight through colored glass has entranced people for a very long time, yes?

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  4. Cool memories on a cold morning. Thanks!

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  5. I would've selected that blue pitcher, too.

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  6. i like your tiny blue pitcher. :)

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  7. It looks like its cracked yikes

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  8. There is just something about blue glass that is so peaceful and calming.

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  9. Very pretty! It looks like it may be "crackle glass."

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  10. Good catch on the vase. Wonderful color.

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  11. My Gran has one just like this.

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  12. That's beautiful. I like the cracks in it.

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  13. This is the color of blue that appeals to men. Cobalt blue. Check it out.

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  14. What a memory you have! Captivating photo.

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  15. It is West Virginia glass, probably Blenko or Rainbow and I LOVE it. It evokes the same memories in me! Our household loves the stuff.

    Happy New Year!

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  16. Oh how I want a small glass swan with a swooping neck to sit on my window sill and tell me the temp. although right now I don't need anything to tell me it's HOT!

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