Wednesday, June 30, 2010

the color yellow, from my birthday

Around my birthday I asked my mother if I could have this yellow enamelware vase that was my grandmother's. She kindly gave it to me! I love this--it is so sunny and cheery for summer flowers and it is special having a few of my grandmother's things around the house that I use and enjoy. This will perk-up my mantel the entire season.
Not only did I get the vase but also this sweet butter warmer. My mom says she stopped using it when microwaves came on the scene. I use my micro too, but prefer the old-school ways for certain things. I can see myself heating milk in here for cocoa or the boys' warm milk with honey. In the last year or so I have started to love yellow. I guess it's a color whose time has come. Thank you mom for these lovelies! I will use them happily and with a full heart.

14 comments:

Betsie said...

oooooooooooooooh! I love that butter warmer!! What brand is it? I just did a search on ebay and there is nothing like that one. So lovely!

Andrea said...

Oh so cheery and cheerful! I love the vibrant color!

Mary Beth said...

Thank you, ladies!

Betsie--it is vintage "Dansk." (From the 1970's I suspect--definitely a fixture from my childhood).

Debs said...

I think I could get into yellow.

Sarah said...

Remember? "Marybeth LUUVes yellow!"

liz said...

I love that vase! R has one almost like it that was _her_ grandma's. It gets a lot of use. Lilacs in it right now, in fact. :)

Mary Beth said...

Sarah--ha! I wondered if you would read this post! It was "Mary Beth HATES yellow" remember? I've had a change of heart!

Redbeet Mama said...

Such pretty and thoughtful gifts Marybeth!

Many wishes, Nicole

Anonymous said...

My little girl loves yellow! It has always been her very favorite color. I love antiques and these are awesome. I would be thrilled to find them out and about in an antique store or the flea market---my daughter and I both could enjoy.

Cindy

Joy said...

I love yellow too, and both of those pieces are fabulous! I hope you enjoy them and the sunshine they bring. :)

nicole said...

what wonderful gifts... practical, useful, retro, pretty, heirloom-ish and sunshiney.
oh, and nice garland!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

HAPPY belated birthday!
The Vase is beautiful and bright.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!
Char.x.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I love the color! The enamelware pot will be perfect for hot chocolate!
Nicola

Anonymous said...

I love the butter warmer. I am searching for a pan with a lip for hot chocolate and soups.
And a Happy Belated Birthday from NC! I so enjoy reading your blog. I hope to start one myself...one day!
Allysa