April 12, 2009

A Teary Tale Of Teal...

Well, once upon a time I had an large set of
dishes like this...
I bought them on Ebay...a "beautiful blue"...
since they were Grindley, I just assumed
that they were the usual cobalt blue and
obviously the picture didn't tell the whole

Since they weren't the "right" blue, and this
tealy blue instead, I gave them to my friend's
sister...what a dope, huh?
I should be flogged with a wet noodle!

This piece got left out somehow and I
had using it as a food dish for my cats...

I guess you guys are getting to me
I have decided to give it a more
dignified job displaying some of my
Flogged, flogged, I tell you!

Be sure to visit out hostess, SALLY
for more tales that are sure to make


  1. Don't beat yourself up too much. I am sure your friend has enjoyed them and I will bet the cat enjoyed the lovely dish too. Happy Blue Monday.

  2. I'm flogging myself for giving away not one, but two crystal chandeliers!! I could just cry....

  3. I think we've all given away things in the past that we regret; either that or we turned things down.

    When my mom passed on, she offered me any of her jewelery that I wanted and I turned down all her wonderful costume jewels from the the 40s-60s. :< I thought it was so "gaudy" and knew I'd never wear it... I still wouldn't wear it but well, you know...

  4. Can I give you my address in case you decide to get rid of anything else? ;)

  5. You know, that happens to all of us. I'll bet your friend has a blogsite where she has posted "Look at what a dear friends gave me - I can't believe she would be so nice!" What goes around comes around...someone will give you something special! Linda

  6. I've given away lots of things; so don't feel too badly. I'm sure your kitty has enjoyed it! Very pretty, BTW! Happy Blue Monday!


  7. Oh, I'm sorry you gave away the gorgeous dishes! I know the feeling of doing something you regret later. But look on the happy side, your hunt for gorgeous dishes is on! Man, your kitties were lucky to get to lick and spit all over this pretty bowl! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. A dish for cat food? Oh, I'm glad you've see the error of you ways! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  9. that dish is lovely.too bad the friend you gave them to wasn't me...ann

  10. Oh No! Just reading this makes me blue. But, I'm sure your friend has been delighted with your gift, and at least you have this one beautiful piece left. It looks beautiful holding the buttons. ♥

  11. It is a very cute button holder, but I bet it made a sweet cat food dish too!

  12. You'd be shocked at what I have given away, or sold, and now wish with all my heart that I hadn't done what I did...sigh. It happens. Maybe one day you and I will be on the other end and someone will give us something that they wish they hadn't.

  13. M, I love buttons especially older ones. Great!

    Happy Blue Monday


  14. That dish is beautiful...and yes, I too have been "shamed" into re-purposing items for my home! I love the way all of these beautifully talented/crafty/ingenius ladies have provided me with my own spark of creativity!

    Blessings to you from Kansas,

  15. Oh dear, we have all done this, and still do!! Everytime I give some something, the next week I'll see an idea that I could have it for!!! It never fails. At least your kitties have good taste!!
    Margaret B

  16. Love i! I'm cyber-flogging you right now!!! Shame! JK! Have a great week.

    p.s. I have given away far too many treasures over the years, so we can be flogged together ;)

  17. That is a lovely dish. I think we've all given things away that we could all cringe over now. I think it's that double edge sword of "de-junking"...sometimes down-sizing involves more than just getting rid of what we consider "Junk" at the time.

  18. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had done things like this...great post...it made me smile...

  19. I guess that we all flog ourselves. At least you kept one dish for your kitty! Happy Blue Monday!

  20. Hi M, Hope your Easter was wonderful. Ours was just lovely. I like your buttons, and I love that teal! Love that color. Have a blessed day!

  21. I also use pretty dishes to feed my cats. I buy them at the thrift store for a song. I love yours and I'm sure the food taste better in china!!!
    Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie

  22. Thank you for your wonderful lovely comments...
    Your Blog is Lovely too

  23. Love buttons and they look so pretty in this dish. Love your blog. Enjoyed visiting with you!
    Blessings, Marsha

  24. It happens to the best of us *cringes*
    Sheesh, I hate when I do that, but at the moment it feels so right! :)

  25. The dish is a really pretty color. It looks beautiful with the buttons. I love buttons on display!


  26. And what a great color, too!

  27. awww just think that you have given someone else so much pleasure.

    On a different note, I hope you don't mind but I've tagged you in a game..pop over and see :)

    Have a happy day :)

  28. Yes, I agree...it needs more respect than a cat dish! So dainty.

    Kathy b

  29. what a pretty dish, love it with the buttons, brilliant idea! Perhaps one day if your friend tires of the dishes she will return them back to you...lol

  30. Beautiful blue!

    I'm using one of my most adorable Limoges nut dish for my dog's water bowl. Hmmm, I should get a shot of that! Again, thanks for the inspiration!

    Sometimes, I wish I could kick myself for some of the things I passed up or gave away. Hold on, let me kick myself before I say


  31. The dish is really pretty and at least you got to look at it every time you filled it up for the kitty. It looks fabulous filled with buttons, too.


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