Sunday, January 25, 2009


                        Welcome to Blue Monday!                                                         

An afternoon of antiquing with Jacob is never a dull moment.
Of course, he brought along his geiger counter.
He likes to test dishes and glassware for radiation.
Apparently, dishes that are glazed with oranges 
and reds prior to 1973 are contaminated.
Click above to read more about it.
Others in the store were fascinated with his
contraption.  They wanted him to 
test this and test that.

I fell in love with this Roseville pitcher.

They were having an Anniversary Sale 
White Bear Antiques
25% off everything in the store!
I got it for $16.75!!!

We entered the drawing above 
and chose our three favorites 
from this selection.
And Score!
We both won!
Jacob won his first choice
The Little Brown Jug!
And I won
Rabbit Cookie Jar!

For other Blue Monday fun


Anne Fannie said...

Have you found any contaminated with radiation? I do love that blue bowl!
PS you might want to check your link on Sally's blog, there is an error with it!

Smilingsal said...

You were quite fortunate that day! Alas, today no so much. You linked in crooked--sideways--upside down--? The link does not work. Check it and see. Then link again. How did I get here? Hey! I'm part sleuth! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

jlshall said...

Wow, I want one of those geiger counters - it would really come in handy. I knew about the radiation in Fiesta Ware, but didn't realize the oranges and reds were any worse than the other colors. Thanks for the lesson. And Happy Blue Monday!

Elizabeth said...

Love your blue bowl; sounds like a fun day.

Happy To Be said...

GM I loved going shopping with you and a winner Wow..what is Jacob going to do with that the bunny pitcher you gor..have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan said...

I didn't come via the link...this is one of my regular stops on my daily travels!

Looks like you had a good shopping day!

Bridget said...

What a couple of lucky duckies! I want your cookie jar. You can do a blog giveaway. LOL
Hugs, Bridget

jeanne said...

Hi Robyn, Love that blue crockery bowl and your cute bunny pitcher. A great price too. WOW, You two are lucky. I seldom win in a drawing.

I left a comment on your pink Sat. post.


Raggedy Girl said...

Glad my Fiesta ware is new stuff. How nice that you won and had such a nice day.
Good wishes for a really nice day,
Roberta Anne

Momovthree said...

How interesting! Where they contaminated?
Great finds!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love the big blue bowl! ok, I have blue & white in my kitchen :) That Jacob sure is a keeper, I'm glad you share him with us. The bunny bowl is awesome, congratulations on being winners!

Have a Happy Day,
Kathi :)

Chari said...

Hi Sally...

I love your new little roseville pitcher...the bunnies are darling! and your honey really hit the jackpot...I was checking out the cute little rabbit cookie jar that you'll have to take a close-up photo and share it with all of us! Congratulations!!!

Warmest wishes...

Carrie said...

Testing pottery with a geiger counter sounds like a great idea!

salmagundi said...

You two were lucky!! Plus, that little rabbit pitcher is adorable. Hope you bought that blue bowl for me!! LOL Have a great day. Sally

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What neat finds! Love that blue bowl, and the bunnies are ADORABLE! Congrats on your wins, too! You must be living right. :-)

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Yay! how great! It seems it was a great and lucky day

Blondie's Journal said...

I loved this post! What a great time you must have had! :-)

I remember finding out about the contaminated fiesta ware back when it was discovered. Wow.

I have a "new" set for everyday dishes.

Thanks for commenting on my last blog, but please go back to the comments, I left a note. Thanks


nikkicrumpet said...

You lucky ducks winning both!! And tell me...did he find any radiation in their stuff???

Mama said...

WOW Congrats to you Robyn and Jacob on your wins and alos that lovely bunny pitcher. I did not know about the contaminated dishes thing, the geiger counter is a handy thing to have, Jacob has some neat gadgets. Happy Monday, Kathy.

CC said...

You lucky girl..for the two of you to have won. your choices are great and I love the bunny pitcher.
Happy Blue Monday..have a lovely week. :)

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn,

I came by to say hello. I love finding out about the things you and Jacob do together.


Tootsie said...

I love shopping with my blogging friends...sounds like lots of fun!

Sweetie said...

What an intersting post. I have an orange Fiestware pitcher is identical to one that that is pictured. White Bear Antiques looks like a fun place to shop. Happy Blue Monday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Not just bargains, but freebies too! What a great day, and what wonderful treasures! laurie

Bo said...

Hi picked a good day to go shopping AND winning! ;-) bo

Bridget said...

I forgot to comment on Jacob's Geiger counter. Did he count me? lol

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I love the Roseville! Thanks for sharing!