Monday, March 9, 2015

Cobalt Blue




Took a trip up to the attic this past weekend to retrieve some cobalt blue pieces for the kitchen.


One of my sisters gave me her entire cobalt blue  glass collection. 

She just wanted to simplify.




Blue was never a favorite color of mine. Ever.

These days, however, I do love the pleasant shade of cobalt.



It's rich and satisfying.

So down came the red glass for Valentine's Day and up went the blue.



First, however, I washed the glass in hot water to which dish detergent and white vinegar had been added. 


Then the pieces air dried.


(Poor old St. Patty. Green was completely forgotten.)




DO YOU KNOW WHY THIS GLASS IS CALLED COBALT BLUE?

17 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I think the cobalt Blue pieces look so pretty on your window sill. Lovely!

Terra said...

Your sister is so kind to give you this marvelous collection and the blue is vibrant and pretty.

Kamyria said...

Beautiful pieces and they look gorgeous in your window!

I think this glass is called cobalt blue because it contains cobalt blue pigment which is why the glass is so intensely blue. It's the same pigment used in ceramics and artist paints.

Bookie said...

These are beauties in that window! You KNOW how I love cobalt blue!

carolann said...

How could you not of said blue was your not fav color. Really???

You sure got spoiled by just not one but
the whole collection.

Love them all. What a dear sister you have. How many sisters would do that.

I am sure hoping today your wearing your Grateful button .

Chatty Crone said...

I love the blue - forget the green! You sure got those clean - Dawn?

diane.stetson said...

Well blue is my favorite color so enjoy this collection on my behalf!

Nellie said...

I do like blue, but have some green around - for St. Patty!:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the blue glass and the cobalt blue is my favorite also. Nice collection from your sister! I'm looking at the greens this month and then the blues will come out!
hugs,
Linda

Karen Lange said...

These are so pretty! I'm like you, not a giant fan of blue either. But these are different somehow, their color intensity just makes them more appealing. Love the way they look in the window. :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: your sister gives a fabulous collection. I like the blue color of the glass. Fabulous the cobalt Blue pieces on your window.Keep in touch

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Oooooooo...love these beautiful pieces. Cobalt blue is a most favourite colour!! A feast for the eyes.

Sending you hugs, Susan!
Brenda
xox

Cheryl said...

Such stunning blue! That might make a beautiful table scape for Easter... dark blue with chocolate eggs lol... would be adorable!!!
big hugs,
Cheryl

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: Love the new blue! Great gift and so nice to have a new collection. I can't believe Noah is 7. They grow so fast. You have watch my grandchildren grow up every year. I treasure our friendship. Sending hugs, Martha

Red Rose Alley said...

Your cobalt blue glassware is beautiful. You have so many collected pieces, how special. I really like this color to wear also. :~)

~Sheri

Babs said...

How pretty! I enjoyed these very pieces for many years!:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Susan,
Beautiful pieces of Cobalt Blue!!
Love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I figured that you would love the miniature church video! It blew me away!!
Hugs,
Deb

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