Blue Monday

Smiling Sally hosts a Blue Monday in which we can post about anything blue — pretty, ugly, serious or funny — and then link up to other Blue Monday participants.

Our upstairs bathroom is decorated in blue, tan, and beige. The “inspiration” came from the wallpaper that was there when we first moved in, which looked like sand dunes and sea grass. We’ve since taken that down and painted, but we kept the theme. I found these Thomas Kinkade prints on sale in a catalog.

Kincade Lighthouse prints and verses

They are a little hard to see at this angle — they are in the little entryway, so there wasn’t enough room to get directly across to take the picture. Both have lighthouses on them, and one has the verse “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12) and the other has “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” ( John 1:5).

The lighthouses there led to a lighthouse shower curtain and bath mat.

Lighthouse shower curtain

Lighthouse bath mat

This also shows a little bit of the flooring, also there when we first moved in, which helped lead to the color scheme with the blue squares.

The seaside/lighthouse theme spilled over into a general nautical theme. Though this isn’t the clearest photo, it shows one of my favorite pictures:

Bathroom decorations

This old sea captain reminds me of Captain Peggotty in Dickens’ David Copperfield, the brother of David’s nurse, Pegotty, with whom David stays when his mother remarries and with whose daughter he develops a childhood crush. The captain has been one of my favorite characters.

This doesn’t have a nautical theme — but the colors match and it fits here right above a towel rack. 🙂

Hope plaque

It has Romans 12:12 at the bottom: “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.”

And this has nothing nautical about it — but where else can you put it besides a bathroom? 🙂

Morning rush hour

My sister cross stitched it for me several years ago.

I do have some other little touches I want to add in at some point — but other things are ahead in priority right now.

You can visit Smiling Sally‘s for other Blue Mondays.

14 thoughts on “Blue Monday

  1. I’ve always admired Thomas Kinkade’s paintings. Funny, but my blue mats that I’m showing today look about the same color as yours. Happy Blue Monday!

  2. Well now you know, OF COURSE I love your bathroom! And I laughed when you told me yesterday that you don’t have as many lighthouses as I have because your bathroom is too small. MINE is just my POWDER ROOM! It’s only 5 X 5 feet square! LOL! I just crammed as many lighthouses in as I could! hehehe… I’m actually considering painting one on the door too! LOL! I’m a nut! It’ll probably never happen… probly.

  3. Thomas Kinkade is one of my favorites. His lighthouse series is so inspirational. I’ve always like the nautical theme and I too, like the print of the seaman with the children.
    I hope you have a fantastic day!

  4. Hi Barbara. What a fun bathroom that is! I enjoyed all your blue today. The Hope picture is great. I love that Roman’s verse. Have a good week…

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