Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blue Monday!

Welcome to Blue Monday!
for the list of  all the blue participants.

This weekend we attended an antique sale
at our local
HarMar Mall.

This pair of salt & pepper shakers were JUST $75.00.

Jacob brought along his geiger counter to check
for all the vaseline glass and the orange and red fiesta ware.  It turns out they are
loaded with radiation.

I LOVE these glasses, but at $38.00 each they were a little 
rich for my blood today.   (Remember, I have a boy that will 
be driving soon! )  Also, they had one plate that matched,
wouldn't it be a cute set for the sunporch?  I may have to look for
more of these in the future. 

Here is a puzzle update! 
Jacob snapped in the last piece yesterday!
Now we have the crossword puzzle left to do.
We are are waiting for Gramma 
to help us with that
because she loves 
to do her Crossword Puzzles!

I wanted to share these little penguins with you.
Visit Brokenyolks for their recipe.
Rubybean assures us that they
are easier than they look and 
oh, so tasty!


Elizabeth said...

Happy Blue Monday, Robyn! Those piggies are very cute, as are the penguin treats. My niece LOVES penguins, so I already went and got the recipe!
I love your new blog colors/design, too! It's so textural!

Susie Q said...

Thos penguins are too cute!! What a sweet idea!

The puzzle is done eh? I am so impressed!!

(Love the Furby! I have one but his *voice* is a bit garbled now...phooey. I remember when McD's had those little ones!)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love those S&P shakers! I happen to adore pigs, lol!
The penguins are cute but that wouldn't stop me from munching out big time!
Radiation? Wow! Kind of makes a person stop and think before making a purchase. We have an old Coca Cola ice cooler and it has "lead" in the paint but it tested pretty low so we're okay to have it.

Smilingsal said...

My mom had a set of salt & pepper shakers like that when I was a little girl. I've seen those penguins before. Cute idea.

White Iris Designs said...

Isn't it fun to go to antique shows & auctions? Even if it is too rich for our blood me it is like going to a museum of sorts.

Susan said...

cute little piggies! Looks like you found some great things!

I can't believe the puzzle is done already! great job

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute piggies, Robyn, and those penguins are precious! I attempted one of those recipes for cupcakes, and my silly attempt is going to be posted tomorrow. LOL! I might be brave enough now to try the penguins... but then again! lol!

Happy Blue Monday,

Sheila :-)

Robyn said...

Hi Robyn!
Had to visit your blue Monday - cute piggies.
Love that glass, but at $38 a piece, I'm with you! TOO rich for my blood!
Penguins are adorable, will have to follow your link for the "how to"
Have a great day!

ellen b said...

Good morning Robyn! Boy those are high priced goodies at the antique mall. I guess I'll have to stick to thrifting for my treasures! What adorable appetizers those penquin are!! I might just have to click over and get the recipe and try them :0)

nikkicrumpet said...

Those little penguins are soooo cute. Can you imagine the looks on your guests faces when they got a gander at that plate of penguins. They are too cute to eat!

Barbara H. said...

Those little penguins are just darling!

That's scary that the glass has radiation!

Anonymous said...

Love your post, especially the S&P shakers!

Melissa Wertz said...

Cute S&P shakers. Why so much radiation in the Feista ware and Vasaline Glass?

Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

The salt and pepper shakers are a real find. The penguins are so cute. I'm going to check out the recipe. My grandchildren would love them.

jeanne said...

Wow, those little pigs are expensive and very collectible. People love them. I don't understand the reason for the geiger counter. Does the radiation mean they are not repros?
I love the penguins and they don't look hard to make. The crossword puzzle looks so difficult. Good job.


Tootsie said...

those are toooooo cute to eat!

ann said...

Those penquins are precious.What are they made out of?I really want to know.Cream cheese,black olives?What else?...Ann

salmagundi said...

Those glasses are beautiful, but pricey! Enjoy your week. Sally

salmagundi said...

Guess my comment didn't publish. I'm a bit ditsy today. Anyway love the glasses, but they are a bit pricey, aren't they? Enjoy your week. Sally

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I cannot believe you have finished that puzzle! I would still be pulling my hair out! Those penguines are SO cute. I'll have to check that out. laurie

Anonymous said...

Those penguins look really good. Happy Blue Days.

Mamapippa said...

The little penguins are great. I must try it myself !
Byebye !

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

The penguins are precious, and possibly too darned cute to eat. Sure wish I had a few here for a late night snack while bloggin' away ...

Victoria :o)

Dawn said...

Wow, those are some pricey salt and pepper shakers!! They are cute though! The puzzle looks like it was a lot of work! Oh, and the penguins are adorable!!!

take care,

Mojo said...

You... actually take a Geiger counter with you when you go shopping? now that's what I call being prepared.

The penguins are clever though... I'll have to remember those. I'm guessing that's cream cheese or a derivative of it in the "stuffing"?

Lorrie said...

Thanks for visiting, wow the salt and pepper shakers are expensive! I love the little penguins! Who thinks of these things, I am so uncreative in that way!

Bridget said...

I was so jealous when I saw the piggy shakers, I thought they were cookie jars. I have a reproduction of the boy pig. The originals are crazy expensive.
Thanks for your prayers for my daughter. She is feeling so much better now.
Happy New Year, Bridget

Susan S. said...

those penguins are too cute....I'm popping over to Brokenyolks to check out her blog. Happy New Year from Houston!

Kim said...

Those piggies are adorable, but 75.00 is a bit rich for me. I am afraid my frugal husband would not see the humor if I bought those! :)
Thanks for sharing with us-oh, and what in the world is vaseline glass??

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love those cute little salt and pepper shakers. The glasses are beautiful. I don't understand about the radiation. I would love to know more about antiques. I have become more interested since I've started blogging. Have a great night!! Hugs, Terrie

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn,

I do love our new floor, maybe too much, because now I'm wishing that the others will get done soon. But I'm not looking forward to the work that goes along with it. :(


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

These are adorable!

Rue said...

Hi Robyn :)

Easy? I say she lies, like a rug LOL There is no way those penguins are easy to make! Cute though :)

Great job on the puzzle! I bought a box of them and Annie did the little ones, but we have yet to bring out the big ones. Maybe when we're waiting for furniture??

Cute shakers!!


Miss Janice said...

Good morning to you! Love the little penguins and those pigs are the cutest! Hope you are enjoying the New Year.

vintage chic mom said...

Don't you just love to go treasure hunting? My 14-year old daughter and her friend love to go with me to antique malls....they like finding old care bears, the ones that talk. They get tickled by the things that are said, and they think it sounds creepy....sort of like being afraid of clowns. I think you found some terrific (if not expensive) items. Keep hunting! Sometimes people don't know the value of things they have and that's when you hit pay dirt! Enjoy.

Bo said...

Hi Robyn...I'm just now getting around to catch up on my fav, a geiger counter, huh?
Who knew there was so much lead in things... ;-) Bo

rubybean77 said...

WOW!! Thanks for the link. I haven't been online in is amazing how pregnancy zaps ones motivation for everything! Sounds like folks dig 'em! THANKS!!

PlantBuddy said...

Hello Robyn,
Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year. I'm currently working on something new for my blog and making changes, so stay tuned.

tardevil said...

OM gosh! Those penguins are too cute! I didn't know Fiestaware and Vaseline glass had radiation in them. YIKES! You're right, that stuff was too expensive for my taste! Thanks for following. I always love it when my blogging buddies drop by!

tardevil said...

I laughed when I read your comment because you don't NEED any help! LOL! You get more comments than I do, not that I'm jealous b/c jealousy isn't good! ;O) I would only suggest what Bo said to me, if you move your followers up to the top of the blog, it will make it much easier for viewers to find. You had so many awards down there, I barely noticed it! :O) Have a great weekend!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Sweetie, I just saw your note over at Susan's ("...naps...")and RAAAAN over here to tell you I LOVED your comment about the antique dealer not even BUDGING, so YOU didn't EITHER, and how BRAVE yer getting in yer older years... ME TOO!!! (Annnnd, I just COMMENTED on that about two days ago to a gf!!!)... You cracked me up, and I wanted you to know, "I'M SOOOOO "WITH YA" on that, MY FRIEND!!!"~~~ "Later"... (wanna run around n' enjoy your site for a few minutes, ok?)... Thanks n' warmest hugs, Linda

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

I just A-D-O-R-E those penguins, Robyn!~~~ can't wait to go check the recipe too, as I MAY actually ATTEMPT to actually MAKE these for company! (OMG! Buuut, are they a desert or an appetizer? Guess I'll see when I check the recipe!)~~~ Am I "wierd" or just "out of date"???~~~ I cannot PHATHOM $75 for those S&P shakers (altho "sweet"!)~~~ I mean, REALLLLLLY!!! Isn't that just a BIT MUUUUUCH for those???? (Think I'd rather pay THAT for someone to MAKE THOSE PRECIOUS, altho EDIBLE, PENGUINS!)~~~ As Ahhhhnold sez, "I willlll be baccccck!"~~~ Thanks mucho, kiddo! Best, Linda

Chari said...

Hello Robyn...

I just checked my blog and found your sweet note! Thank you so much...everyone's love and support has meant so much to me!!! I sure do appreciate it!

Hmmm...just reading through your new post...I didn't know that vaseline glass emits radiation! I have to admit that I don't know much about it and find that a bit puzzling...what's in it anyway? Hehe!!! And I loved those little penguins...I'd love to try them!

Thank you again, my friend!
Love ya,

Allgrins said...

I just love those penguins!