Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blue Monday -Haint Blue


Growing up and living in the south I have been exposed to many local traditions and superstitions.

I wouldn't trade it for the world. I think it just adds to the southern charm. 

One of my favorite superstitions centers around the color "haint blue."

According to tradition the color haint blue has magical powers and if painted on the exterior of the

house it will keep ghosts and evil spirits from entering. To this day the color appears on ceilings, shutters,

porches and doors from Charleston, S.C. to Louisiana.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit and y'all come back!

Please join me at Blue Monday for more beautiful blues.


  1. A great post! I remember my grandparents talking about "haints." I had always wondered why most porch ceilings were painted blue, too!

  2. Always loved that color but never knew there was a reason for it. Thanks for sharing that. That porch is wonderful!

  3. Happy Blue Monday. I like those blues - my favorite is the blue ceiling. I have to repaint the house! So beautiful. sandie

  4. Love the shade Blue!

    Visiting for BM- hope you can stop by:)

  5. Oh, that color of blue looks gorgeous on that porch! Happy Blue Monday!

  6. I never heard of haint blue, but I've seen many porches with blue ceilings. I always thought it was because the sky is blue. Thanks for the blue information. I love to learn!

    Happy Blue Monday!

  7. Beautiful settings..

    Visiting for BM-hope you can stop by:)

  8. Perfect Blue Monday post! I have never heard of this Southern superstition. It is a lovely color. I have always admired a blue roof. They are always more costly than any other color. xo (P.S. it is so good to have you back blogging)

  9. Great blue. Good post!
    Have a nice evening!

  10. Whether it is hainted or not, it is a very pretty shade of blue.

  11. Hi! I didn't know that about that color. I do like it on shutters. Never have seen it on the ceilings before.

  12. It's my first time to know the reason. It's a beautiful color anyway :)

    Thanks for visiting.

  13. Gorgeous! Happy blue Monday and a great week ahead!

    My BLUE, your comment will be much appreciated. Thank you!

  14. That is a gorgeous blue and I love tradions like that. :))Have a nice week.

  15. I would love to see the Sea of Galilee with my own eyes!!! Wow.

    WINGS TO FLY is my Thursday Post Link. Stop by if you can. I'd love your company!!

  16. wow! what a beautiful views and pictures :-) the water looks so refreshing :-) Returning from BM


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