Monday, September 15, 2008

Bluebird of happiness

When I retired from teaching in June of 2007, I received lots of nice gifts from family members and colleagues.

Since this is Blue Monday on Smiling Sally's blog, I thought I would feature my little Bluebird of Happiness. He was given to me by Georgia, a very sweet lady who happens to be in my teacher sorority.

He is so cute and has a home in the secretary in my bedroom. I just love him....looking at him reminds me of the story and of my friend!

To read the Bluebird of Happiness Story, click here.

To read other Blue Monday posts, click Smiling Sally.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.
Diane

28 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Happy Blue Monday!

Quick! Come over and link in!

Dawn said...

Diane it is very pretty! I went to a glass blower (is that the technical word?) shop once and saw how they blew glass into different shapes. Very interesting.

I'm glad you enjoy your treasure.

take care,
Dawn

Grandma Faith said...

Your bluebird of happiness is very pretty. I think real treasures are the ones that hold precious memories. See you around!

bj said...

What a pretty color of blue this little bird wears.
Have a great Blue Monday.

Alex said...

Diane, it IS a very beautiful bird. I've not ever seen anything like it. wow!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

It has been awhile since I saw these blue birds! My MIL used to have a collection of them, and I always thought they were so pretty! :) ~Rhonda

Rambling Girl said...

Have a great blue Monday! I love those glass bluebirds!

Susan Hickam said...

lovely birdie! How nice to have such a good friend to give you such a lovely gift.

Charli and me said...

Your little bird is adorable! I love him too!

Charli and me said...

Your little bird is adorable! I love him too!

ellen b said...

The blue glass bird is very pretty!
How nice that it was a gift with a story...enjoy.

The Berry's Patch said...

Happy Monday Diane. Hope your doing well. Cute little blue bird. :-)

Kacey Randolph said...

Love your little Blue Bird. My little Blue Bird is going to turn 1 this week. Lincoln's eyes are the craziest blue I've ever seen - hence the nick name. Happy Monday!

judicreations said...

What a lovely story about the lovely bluebird. How special that you can remember your special friend on your retirement. I'm glad you have a special place for it...on your secretary and in your heart.
Have a lovely day.
Thank you for sharing.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

How sweet! Happy blue Monday!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,

Happy blue Monday to you. Your little bluebird of happiness is darling.

Thank you for your very kind comment, it was certainly appreciated.

Have a great week.

hugs,
Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sweet Blue Monday Post!

Have a great week!

jeanne said...

Diane, I am sorry it has taken me so long to visit my friends today. I went grocery shopping with my dh and it just did me in. I have been in bed most of the day. I guess I am not as strong as I thought. sigh.

I adore your glass bluebird. The color is awesome. I have given those bluebirds to my two sisters that have an antique business. They are called 'Bluebird Antiques." They have been in business for over twenty years. I was in business too, for six years and then retired. I loved it so much.

Hugs, Jeanne

Barbara H. said...

How cute and how special!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I have one of those! I just love it. A dear friend gave it to me. Thanks for including the story!

Kady

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

love it! coloured glass is my fave, I'm on the lookout for it thrifting at the moment

Sarah

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I didn't know about that little bit of history on the bluebirds.I learned something new today.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! The bluebird is so adorable and such a pretty color blue! This time of year must be hard for you since you've not been retired too long? or maybe not since teaching is very stressful these days! I hope you don't mind I tagged you and forgive me if I already told you (my memory isn't too good this week??) Have a great day - Jeannette

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Love your BLUEbird!!!

Thanks for the comments about our Make-over.

Hope everything is going well with you!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
I just love your little bluebird . I have one just like it on my kitchen windowsill and it cheers me whenever I notice it.You are so good at leaving comments. I read your blog often, so even if I don't leave a comment know that I am reading it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

Oh, I LOVE that little bluebird of happiness!! What precious memories you must have each time you look at it!! BEAUTIFUL!

Picket said...

Hey girl...beautiful glass bird...mama use to have one years ago..it is wonderful that you have such a great memory to go with it....hope you are having a great day!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a radiant blue! And it almost looks as if water has been shaped into a magical bird! Just lovely!