"Feeling Blue" is what we might say when we are in low spirits, sad or feeling melancholic: the blue devils, as George Coleman called them in his farce of 1798.
The colour blue, on the other hand, is cool and calm and often associated with inspiration and purity. It is my favourite colour to have around the house.
So, when I found this sweet little sauce tureen at a market last week, I had to have it.
It is complete with saucer and cover and has no chips or cracks, although, I suspect that it may have started life with a small matching ladle.
It has the look of Victorian transfer-printed wares but I think it is less than 50 years old.
It will give the gravy a little more distinction on the dinner table.