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Friday, January 11, 2008


The other night , I was fixing myself some cookies and milk.....and started looking around at all the BLACK and WHITE I have around my house.

I LOVE Black and White....

Black and white toile is one of my favorites.........

This is a vintage, metal chandelier in my breakfast room. I found a lady on Ebay last year that covered the little shades in black and white toile with black gimp trim. I just love them....

More black and white...These are the frames I use the calendar pictures in each changing season. They have been a lot of fun.

I found this little plate at a thrift store a few months fits right in with my black and white.

I bought this little game board at the same thrift store at the same time as the little plate listed above. I doubt if I would have even looked at it if it hadn't been black and white! :)

This is a vintage metal kitchen stool I found in a thrift store several years ago. I saw a picture of one, painted black, with white numbers on it in a magazine. It was just something that made her kitchen a little different from everyone else's.... I think she put her hubby's motorcycle number on hers. I put my hubby's high school football numbers on mine.

I SHOULD keep "this and that" in these cute, cardboard, stacking boxes but ...they are empty. They are so cute and I've never found any more just like them and I hate to use them much for fear of tearing them up.....right now, they look pretty neat but with the corners torn and etc, they might not look as good.

I adore different patterns in the same colors. It always blows my mind what just a tiny piece of ribbon or anything else minor can do for your room.....I guess it's silly, but, to me, it can add just a touch of personality and that's what makes our rooms OURS

I KNOW...I are probably getting sick of looking at my beloved Mackenzie-Childs pieces but I have to show you the latest....the tall canister is from my sweet hubby. Once I get all 3 canisters, I will move them to my kitchen and use them. Right now, they are sitting on a sofa table in my living room and lookin' good !! THANK YOU, SWEET HUBBY.

I love boxes....especially round boxes. And, even better when they are and white.

The cap looks like a dark gray in this picture but it's BLACK. favorite wine? BLACKberry, of course!


I am going in for a little surgery on Monday and altho I don't like talking about these things, I DO covet your prayers. Beautiful Daughter reminded me of this tonight and I thank you, Stacy.

I will be posting and playing on here until Monday and then, again, I will be gone for a few days.


Amelia said...

You will be remembered in my prayers.

Enjoyed the tour of your "black and white" items!

Anita said...

I love black and white, too... My kitchen floor is black and white squares, but sincethe tornado damage means we have to redo it, I'm really thinking about putting black and white right back in... lol OR a square pattern with black, white, and jadite green... :) Love to have black toile curtains... we'll just have to see!

Love all your things... so pretty! You have wonderful taste!

Suzy said...

All your things are great; your house is so sweet and wonderful.

Enjoy your weekend! Suzy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You have such a wonderful eye for decorating. You are so clever with your calendar page pictures.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You, BJ............((hugs)) Rosie

Marcela said...

Hello my dear BJ
I love all your black and white things you have in your home.
I wish you the best my dear...I will pray for you all day!!!!!!!!

God bless you.

cathymac said...

Love the black and white! I have black and white toile window treatments in my kitchen, and accent with black and white check and ticking stripes! I use red, yellow, green and blue as accent colors also, but I do love the black and white!!

I'll be praying for you. Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

Mary said...

Love your black and white -- so crisp and clean and wonderful!

bj, I do hope everything is alright. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy B. said...

Black and white looks so "clean".
YOur pictures look so pretty.

I will be praying for you !!

Adrienne said...

Thank you for sharing your black and white with us. It's wonderful! And I love your idea of using calendar pictures to change artwork throughout the year. I think I'll steal your idea!

I will be praying for you and look forward to hearing from you after you have had a chance to mend. In the meantime, rest and enjoy your weekend.


Michelle said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers..take care of yourself, enjoy your weekend and I hope all goes well on Monday.


Tammy said...

I like it that you are different. I for one get tired of the same stuff on each blog...Hey, now you need a black and white!

Best wishes and prayers during your upcoming surgery! said...

I loved seeing your black and white items! How neat is that!
I will sure be praying everything goes well with the surgery on Monday! I will miss you!! Love and Hugs, Grams

Jackie said...

BJ you will definitely be in my prayers.

Love all the black and white. I too try and mix and match patterns. Usually in what I wear, not in my house though. I will have to give it a try.

happytiff said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted once you're feeling up to it!
P.S. You're black and white stuff are really's funny how we're drawn to Certain Colors. My favorite is Burgundy...people are probably sick of it in my house too, but that's okay...we like what we like!

happytiff said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted once you're feeling up to it!
P.S. You're black and white stuff are really's funny how we're drawn to Certain Colors. My favorite is Burgundy...people are probably sick of it in my house too, but that's okay...we like what we like!

the feathered nest said...

You're a woman after my own heart as the saying goes! I love black & white too especially toile (which goes with everything). Loved seeing all your pictures - I covet your thrift store find of the fleur!!

FarmHouse Style said...

Love your black and white decor, BJ.

I will be thinking of you and praying that all goes well on Monday.

Love ya,

BittersweetPunkin said...

My prayers are with you...thanks for sharing....

Betty said...

Hi BJ, I enjoyed your Show and Tell for today. I don't ever get tired of seeing your black and white treasures. Besides, black and white are so elegant.

I pray your surgery will go well for you Monday. I hope there nothing seriously wrong.

Love and Prayers,

Teresa said...

BJ, I love your affair with black and white. Everything is beautiful. I think it is so sweet that you put your husband's number on that chair. I have the best time when I visit. I get the best decorating ideas!! :)
I am thinking nothing but good thoughts for you!!

Take care

Darly Dolittle said...

Prayers going up to heaven for your safe and speedy recovery.
Your "black & white" home is gorgeous!
Smiles 'n prayers,

cargol said...

Will be thinking about you, hope all goes well!

Melanie said...

I've added you to the Blogaholics Anonymous blogroll. Welcome to the club! Livin' With Me

I couldn't find the button on your blog, but I've added you anyways ;)

Meggie said...

Your black and white things are lovely and so creative. Good luck with your surgery, hope it's nothing too serious. We'll be sending lots of prayers your way.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Bj I will keep you in my prayers.
I love black and white also, it is just so clean to me. I hope when I am 70 I keep a good home like you and have a good since of decorating.

Cottage Contessa said...

BJ sweetie, I will most certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers. There are not enough words to tell you just how much I love the way you've decorated your home. You have amazing style and awesome taste! Fabulous photo's!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jo and JD said...

Ok... this is just a wild guess, so tell me if I am right or not!!

I bet you like black and white!


My prayers are with you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, really enjoyed your Black and White post. Sending love and prayers your way and hoping you'll be fit and well again soon.
Lucy x

Nan said...

I think black and white is great. I have always loved black. I think it adds sophistication to a room. That you, a classy lady.

Stephanie said...

I love all the black & white you have. I love those two colors as well. I really like your baseball cap ! Thats my fav :)

Karen H. said...

Good Evening BJ,
I love all of your Black & White things you have all over your home. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I really love the MC Canisters. I bet they do look right purty in your living room. How sweet of your DH to get you those 2. I'm like Tammy now, you need to do your blog in black and white. Hmmmm, any ideas, cause I sure don't. LOL. I still am unaware of the surgery you will be having tomorrow, but you can bet we all will be praying for you. We will miss you, but you take the time and take care of yourself. You come first. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love ya & sending bunches of (((()))) your way.
Karen H.