Monday, June 1, 2009

Mosaic of Miles! & Blue Monday & Etc.

Today is
 Mosaic Monday 
Blue Monday!

As you know, Jacob is a collector
and this is a 
blue porcelain insulator
from his collection.
It is from the Locke company
and it was most likely
used in the 1930's
for low voltage lines.
This particular one is probably 
worth anywhere from $6.00 to  $15.00.

Here is my first Mosaic.


Visit Sally & Mary 
for more cool posts today!  

Jacob took me for a drive this weekend,  and we went to our usual  
White Bear Lake Antique store,
and our favorite Garden Store.
I'll show  you more photos from that excursion
later this week.  
Jacob took the photos on his G1 phone, 
(and I need to get them from him).
We popped into Culver's 
for a quick bite, and lo and behold
who should we bump into - 

Grampa was all smiles
to see his Grandson driving!



fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

miles.. super cute! :-)

have a great week!

Smilingsal said...

How nice to have a bonus visit with a grandchild. Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Great job on your first mosaic, Robyn! Very cute dog. And the blue on Jacobs collection is so intense!...Christine

grey like snuffie said...

WOW...I love that cobalt blue insulator and Miles looks so loveable. Happy Monday

Mary said...

The color of that insulator is absolutely amazing. I'd love a scarf in that shade. Have a wonderful day.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Miles is adorable! I love seeing dogs on blogs -- instant smiles. :-)

When I was a child, I thought all families used insulators as paperweights; my Dad had LOTS.

But no blue ones! Great color, thanks.

Mary said...

Awww, what a cute mosaic -- LOVE that little nose! And I love the color on the insulator -- so beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at Mosaic Monday :)

Knitty said...

Miles stole the show, even though the insulator is a gorgeous shade of blue. :)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

gorgeous shade of blue! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Mama said...

Perfect Smiley Miles Mosaic Robyn, love it, congrats to Jacob on his driving and his new find for his collection, glad you had a womderful weekend, hugs, Kathy.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, I don't think I have ever seen a transformer that color! It's really neat and such a great shade of blue!

And look aat MILES! Oh, what a cutie pie! Give him a hug for me.

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, I'm hoping I spelled your name correctly in this post. I ran into a Robin earlier on my travels, and I want you to know that I KNOW how to spell your name! LOL!


Sheila :-)

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday
that insulator is a beautiful colour of blue! I have had a couple of dropped on my big toe years ago and I had to go to the doctors 24 hours later in pain and he had to heat up a paperclip and get through my nail to release the was sore!

Your mosaic is so good. Your puppies are so precious. I will have to try that too.
have a lovely day

Deb said...

Miles is adorable! Sweet Miles mosaic :-)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Robyn, sooooo sweet. Happy Blue Monday.


Daryl said...


Deb said...

cute mosiac of Miles...

Tootsie said...

that is one beautiful big black nose!! looks like a big black jube jube! kissable!
have a great week

Stacey said...

How cute! I love the picture of his nose. Sounds like you and Jacob have a great time together. That's wonderful.

salmagundi said...

Jacob is driving??? Hope it is going well, as nothing makes a parent more apprehensive than turning loose! I remember those days well! Enjoy your week. Sally

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a cutie...

ellen b. said...

Hi Robyn! What a fun collage! The blue thingie is such a great deep blue. Happy Blue and Mosaic to you!

Anonymous said...

I just love Miles. How wonderful it must feel to have your Grandson do the driving! ..and pretty darn convenient too.

skoots1mom said...

miles is a the pics!

Shelia said...

I love that little Miles. Just precious and you've made a great mosaic!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Muse said...

What an interesting collection...the color draws you in right away and then the shape. of course the history behind the pieces is also an allure! Different and unique. I have always loved cobalt blue :)

Hello to Miles...! He looks very comfortable in front of the camera...i wonder why? (wink) lol

Gollum said...

Love the mosaic, Robyn!

Chandy said...

My goodness, Robyn, Miles is adorable and that insulator is the perfect shade of blue! That's coming from a person not so fond of blue. I love cobalt blue the best!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Those insulators are so neat. I have seen them painted as dolls and snowmen. So cute :)
LOVE the mosaic!!! Miles is so darn cute!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Miles is a cutie!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My Goodness! I am in love with Miles!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Miles is the perfect subject for a mosaic! So cute! laurie

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn,

I couldn't believe it when I saw your comment on my blog just now, I got on here to send a hello to you, you've been on my mind. LOL

I've been very busy myself, giving the bird houses in our yard new paint jobs, some took 4 coats of paint. Then there is my sewing projects, my machine broke last year so I was using my daughter's, which turned out to be worse than mine. I had to buy a new one, so now I've been sewing everything that was 'on hold'. These past few days have been spent making new flower arrangement for church and trying to clean up the church garage where the flowers are kept. I'm afraid I've barely read my emails every night before colapsing for the night.

We've been getting a lot of rain, which has put a lot of our outside projects behind, I haven't even bought our annuals for the yard yet, but hope to do that this Saturday, which is suppose to be a nice day.

I have to agree with the others, Miles is a cutie and I love the color of the insulator. Give Jacob a hug from me and tell him I hope he enjoys his Summer.


MoziEsmé said...

That's a rather interesting blue thing!

And a very cool mosaic...

nikkicrumpet said...

The Miles mosaic...PURE ART! I love me some Miles!!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations to Jacob on learning how to drive! I can't believe he's already old enough to do that! My son was a great new driver but my daughter's driving gave me some new grey

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Jacob's blue insulator rocks! My kitchen is blue and white! I've never seen one, thanks for sharing! :)