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Monday, 24 August 2009

Blue Monday

Good day everyone~ I am thankful the hurricane is gone and all is well; as far as I know. We didn't lose our power and we had no flooding in our basement. Of course we will have to check out the property in the morning but I think everything is intact. Thank you to those of you who prayed for our safety.
It made all the difference, I know!
Today for Blue Monday I have my bell collection to share with you.
As you can see, I have nine bells in all. Each one was a gift. This bell from Hawaii was given to me by my Uncle Doug who visited that beautiful place many years ago. He also gave me the Currier and Ives light blue bell. Isn't that a pretty shade of blue?It is the only bell that has pictures all around it. I love it!The next bell is this cobalt blue bell, a Christmas bell given to me by my hubby. It is from Avon and has a snowflake handle.
Next to the Hawaii bell, is another Christmas bell with a wreath handle; also a gift from my hubby. There is some blue in it, it's just hard to see. The little poinsettia bell with the heart handle was also a gift from Hubby.This cobalt blue bell was a gift from my oldest son Jeff who got it for me when he went on a youth exchange with our church to Vancouver, BC. He was 15 at the time; hard to believe that was almost twenty years ago! Then there is the crystal bell which was a gift from my SIL to my hubby and me on our twenty-fifth Anniversary.
The white bell with the flowers and blue lake on it, was a gift from the young man who came from Vancouver, BC to stay at our home with his youth group. Then the last little bell "For My Love" was also a gift from my hubby. Each of my bells holds sentimental value and I love each one!I hope you enjoyed seeing my little collection and thank you for visiting me on this Blue Monday. Please visit Sally and the other blue participants at or click on the Blue Monday button on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Boo-Bah said...

I love all of your bells. You have a nice collection of them and they are all really pretty. I like the one with the butterfly best.


Barb said...

Hi Sandi,
Beautiful bell collection.

I tired to pick a favorite but couldn't.

Barbara Jean

Becky K. said...

Hello Sandi!

Glad you are safe!

I love the Currier and Ives bell. That design is just so pretty.

Becky K.

Barbara said...

Sandi, Your Bells are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

I am so glad you had no damage and are safe after "Bill". He was a bad boy.

Happy Blue Monday.

jeanne said...

Good morning Sandi, your bell collection is so pretty. the most special thing is who gave them to you and that makes them so much more of a treasure. I have a bell from my son when he was a little guy and it means everything to me. Love your sweet post today.


SmilingSally said...

This is a lovely collection. All are beautiful and all have special memories attached. Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning and Happy Monday. I'm glad that all is well with you and that your basement didn't flood. I experienced that before and it was very expensive clean up.

Thanks for the very blue Monday!
Love, peace and blessings!

PS - Praying that your family is well!

Knitty said...

You have a great collection. Glad to hear that you are safe.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely Blue Monday post! Hope to see you at
my place for a Blue Rooster Monday. ~ Hyacinth

Mary said...

Sandi, what a beautiful collection you've assembled. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite. I'm glad to hear you are safe and hope that you have a wonderful day.

kbbryant said...

What a fun collection. Yours is the first bell collection I have seen, I wonder how you first got started with these?

Kathy b

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

The bells are precious, and the memories associated with each one even more so.

ButterYum said...

Such a nice collection. Thanks for sharing them!

Candy said...

Ding-Dong or is it tinkle-tinkle...nice collection. Glad all is well after the storm. And just read about your visitor on your other blog, I think she also visited Job during his low moment. Smile and go forth a conqueror! ;-)

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
So glad we missed the storm! Nice to have a collection with such sentimental value.

Take care,


darnold23 said...

Your bells are beautiful Thanks for letting us see them. I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

Mary said...

Sandi, what lovely bells! I've started a collection for my youngest grandgirl...she just loves them! The only problem is that they all seem to be missing the ringer! I think those little fingers were just too curious, and had to have an up close look! Have a wonderful week! Mary

ellen b. said...

Hi Sandi,
What a fun bell collection you have filled with lots of memories. I'm glad the hurricane left you unscathed!!

Sharlotte said...

What a wonderful collection of bells! I know you are very proud of them especially because they were very thoughtful gifts!

Thanks for sharing!

storyteller said...

What a LOVELY bell collection! Thanks for sharing and for visiting Sacred Ruminations earlier. I'm glad the hurricane caused you no damage.
Hugs and blessings,

Lisa said...

I love your bells! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Hugs, Lisa

Jensmere said...

Hi Sandi....I really enjoyed visiting with you today! Thanks for sharing your bell collection with us. It is wonderful to collect things, but especially wonderful when they are given to you by those you love! Special memories...

Be blessed,

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sandi;; what a beautiful collection of bells you have.. I really like the snow flake one,, just so pretty... thanks for sharing them... and the stories that go with each one is such a treasure..


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, I'm glad the hurricane is gone for you too. How frightening.. I love your bell collection. Mr.P's dil started collecting bells a few years ago and I try to find her a unique one now and then. The pretty ones are pretty difficult to locate. Hope all is well your way today..
hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

Hope you have a wonderful time!


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