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Tuesday, June 10, 2008


SPARKLES at my window
LINDA at LINDA'S BLUE GATE makes the most wonderful little
Be sure to stop by and see all the other things she so lovingly makes...
She is a very talented lady !
She is listed on my sidebar...




ta ***** daaaa

Oh, I know that some folks will like it....
and some won't
that is sooo ok with me
That's a pass-thru into our dining room
over the stove






OH.....I hope not



Guess what he is doing with this TABLE

hugs, bj


Sue said...

BJ it looks absolutely perfect! Not too much color at all, I wish I could make a final decision about my paint colors! I thought the red and cream wasn't prim enough for me but looking at yours again is making me rethink it! It looks great, the tile was the perfect choice, and that table,will it be on the sewing machine base?? Whimsy, yes!!! Sue

Brown-Eyes said...

Hello...this is my first time to comment even though I ENJOY your blog almost everyday. Your kitchen is the warmest, most welcoming and just down right inviting space I have seen yet...It just oozes love and happiness and that's no wonder as that seems to be the essence of you! Thanks for sharing and continued blessings to you, Brown-Eyes

Amelia said...

Love the color combination of black and white with a toouch of red...strong yet not overpowering.

So dear husband is building anew table with the sewing machine base..can't wait to see it finish


janie said...

BJ, It's perfect!!!!! I just love it, just when I thought it couldn't get any better. Enjoy!!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

OMGosh, BJ! It's just perfect. I am saving your pictures in my dream library. You have EXACTLY the kind of kitchen I want! BRAVO!

((hugs)) Rosie

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love it!! It's bright and friendly..the perfect place to have a glass of ice tea and some of that wonderful food you make! :)


Beverly said...

Are you kidding?!!!! It is gorgeous, and I just love it, too.

Everything is perfect. So charming, colorful and perfect, perfect, perfect.

You did great, girl.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Bj, Your kitchen is AMAZING! I am sure before to long it will be in a magazine. I can't wait to see the singer table project done.
Take care,

PAT said...

I love your kitchen, BJ! I like whimsy and have whimsical things here and there in our home here and in just about every room at the lake. It makes me happy.

The black and white backsplash is great and I love the pass thru. I can't wait to see what is happening with the table!


Teresa said...

Out of all the kitchens you have shown, yours is my favorite. DON'T CHANGE A THING!!

Shelia said...

BJ! I love your kitchen. Love the black and white/MacKenzie Childs looking backsplash! You can never had enough stuff and you certainly have to have some whimsy! You're a gal after my own heart. I know I don't comment on your blog, but I do read it every day and just love it. I'll have to change my ways and start talking to you. I don't have a blog but sure do love yours!! Shelia aka RMS Picklepoo ;)pp

Anonymous said...

Love it! You will certainly enjoy such a gorgeous kitchen! And how lucky are you to have such a handy hubby? Your kitchen gets 5 stars from me!

daisy cottage said...

Five Stars!
Two Thumbs Up!

It looks wonderful sweet BJ!
I'm soooooooo happy that YOU are happy! Love it!


cookie said...

BJ, your kitchen is going to be amazing! You'll always be in the best mood when you walk in that room. It's just wonderful!

Marie said...

It looks great! I don't think you can EVER have too much stuff! Horsefeathers! *Ü* I wish I could drag a few of you bloggers to my house to tell me what to do sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it! Perfection! I am so happy for you. Christy:-)<><

Alice said...

love it, love it, love it! think you got it just right. i wouldn't change a thing.
love, al

Susan said...

Your kitchen is fabulous! I wish mine were so pretty! You really have a flair for decorating and creating lovely rooms.

Can't wait to see what you do with the new table.

Jo said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! Not too much of anything--it's perfect. Those black and white tiles look great with your cabinets and everything else. And I love the lace above your window.

Brenda Kula said...

No! Not too much color, stuff, or whimsy! Never enough! I love that Eat Cake. Did you make it? It's all so beautiful.

CIELO said...

Hi BJ... your kitchen is lovely, and the sign, above: "EAT CAKE" just perfect! :) I have a sweet tooth and if I don't have something sweet after I eat my regular meals, I always feel as if I'm missing something.... so that sign is perfect! And congratulations on your award on your previous post... oh, and by the way, please tell us what is your husband making on that table; just can't wait to hear! :)

Have a lovely day


Anonymous said...

No it's not too much color; not too much stuff and not too much whimsy! I love it! Just can't wait to see it in person! Looks like you and hubby did another superb job. Is he making the table bigger? Refinishing it? It looks like he's putting a new bigger top on it. Aaah, to have a handyman like that! Martha

Donna Kay said...

BJ - I LOVE it!! No, I wouldn't change a thing - I love the colorful EAT CAKE sign!! It's perfect - I know you are so proud!! I'd be in the kitchen ALL the time!!!

Anita said...

Not too much of anything - it's perfectly YOU! I love it! Such a great job!
Best kitchen you've posted out of all of them! :)

Anonymous said...

I think the kitchen is wonderful. I love the colors. The tile work is great. I hope you get many many years of enjoyment from working in that kitchen.
I have been working on my own kitchen now for 10 years. Never seem to get it "just right" and the way I want it. That is part of the joy. I keep trying. Roxie

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi BJ,

Wow, what a great job!!! Looks fantasitc! Too much stuff? Too much whimsey? I think not. Just perfect, and I love how the backspash came out. Love your eat cake letters too! Isn't it wonderful we have husbands that are so handy? OOh I can't wait to see what he is doing with that table.

At Home in the Country said...

BJ I love it, it is so cheery! I really like the Eat Cake letters, did you do that with scrapbook paper? I think I need to do me up some words! Anyhoo kitchen turned out beautiful, love it!

Ruthie said...

Beautiful kitchen!
Do the words "Eat Cake" make you hungry??? LOL


Sandi McBride said...

Oh WOW and I just love it too! Too much color? much whimsey? No such thing, it's like saying there can be too much fun! Beautiful kitchen, well done!

Meggie said...

It's beautiful, BJ! I think the overall look is quite tasteful. I have a flying goose in my dining area just like yours. You should be so please with your kitchen results.

BabyRuth's said...

Hi....I am not a blogger, but I check your blog weekly...I certainly enjoy your thoughts...I love your kitchen...It is not tooo much...My Grandmother always taught me that it is not done until it is over done....I have yet to be done decorating....My husband and I are both born and raised in Louisiana....He is a Louisiana attorney, and will be taking depositions in Austin, TX next week...We will be in Austin, San Antonio (my favorite), and Fredericksburg...I have grown to love Texas...My older son, daughter-in-law, and my 2 precious grandsons live in the Bdeford, Keller, Glade, Colleyville, area....Their home is actully in Colleyville...Congratulations on a job well done...I am hoping to get the courage to begin my own blog....JR

happy@home said...

I love it!! What a happy place to prepare meals and eat in.
Too much stuff? - No such thing.
Ditto for too much whimsy.
I especially like the cabinet with the rooster painted on it. Too cute.
Enjoy it,

Michelle said...

Your kitchen looks perfect! I can't wait to see what's to come with that sewing machine table..


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love your kitchen! All the beautiful colors and the whimsy make it a happy place!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

The only thing that is too much is that it is TOO WONDERFUL... I love it everything about it is perfect and I'm so honored that the fork chandy has a place in your perfect new kitchen...

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it. It's fun and whimsical and happy, that's what makes a kitchen in my opinion.


Jackie said...

I adore your kitchen BJ. It is just perfect.

God bless.

Primgal55 said...

I think it is wonderful! Love the red and black and bead board too. It looks lovingly created and thought out! I hope you get that sink some day. I love my black granite sink from Lowe's - didn't break the bank but sure beats the old stainless one I had!

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ, girl the "net" is buzzing about your new kitchen, so I had to come over to see for myself. WOW. It is sooo pretty, so full of your personality! You've got to share how you did those letters. The black and white check tile is just timeless, and perfect with the red accents. LOVE IT,ksarra

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

LOVIN' it here in Tennessee!

Love your blog...I check it daily.

(And congrats to getting it done so quickly...we always tend to draaaaaaaaaaaag out projects around!)

Picket said...

Hey BJ!!! I love your kitchen girl..that tile backsplash turned out gorgeous..Ohhh I wish I was brave enough to tile and that antique sewing machine..ohhhhh is it gonna be an island?!!!! Girl your kitchen has so much love and warmth it just makes you smile looking at it! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain sis..mama & daddy are settled back in their home and everybody is happy (especially me! lol) Have a great week dear friend!

Wendy said...

Bj I LOVE it!! And I'm so glad you love it!!! You and hubby did a fantastic job!!! Now that table...hmmmmm will he tile it too?!!! Can't wait to see!!! Have a fabulously Blessed week my friend!!~Wendy

BittersweetPunkin said...

BJ~ I love your EAT CAKE! That is great!...such a lovely kitchen, I adore it!

Suzy said...

BJ this kitchen is so you!!!! All the thing you like so much. No I don't think that it is to much color. I love the EAT CAKE letters, so cheerful.
Ohhhh, I am so happy for you. Great job!

I can guess where will you spend your whole day, I know I would!


Robyn said...

Too cute that EAT CAKE!

Kathleen Grace said...

BJ your kitchen is fabulous! I love the back splash and the little chandy over the sink. Everything about it is beautiful. Too much color? Come on! Not for me, I love it all! Just getting cught up after our power went out. Glad to be back:>)

Adrienne said...

I love your kitchen. It's just right. That little fork chandy is perfect there. So cute. Can't wait to see what he's building. ~Adrienne~

anajz said...

Now this is the kind of kitchen in which I would love to cook! Absolutely beautiful!
The table? What a clever idea...I can hardly wait to see the finished product.

Southern Lady said...

BJ ... I love your kitchen. Everything about it is just like you ... warm and gracious and welcoming. And your new tile is the perfect finishing touch, especially with your Mackenzie-Childs accessories. I know you're loving cooking even more these days.

Speaking of cooking, I'm going to go take a look at the recipe for those delicious looking "Crash Potatoes." They made my mouth water.

Happy cooking in your pretty new kitchen!


Southern Lady said...

Oh! ... I forgot to ask about the sewing machine table. I hope you'll give us a hint about what it's going to be. I can't wait to see!


The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

BJ I LOVE it! Not too much of anything, it's perfect!
Are you going to put the checkered tiles on the table as well? Perhaps for an island, or kitchen table? I can't wait to see!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your kitchen redo. It came out perfect!

The colors are wonderful. The back splash is perfect!

I bet it's so fun cooking in there now. I know it would be for me.


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your kitchen is awesome. So much fun and life, so YOU!

Happy day,

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow, that turned out fantastic! You have a great kitchen! I love the words on your wall too! Can't wait to see what your husband is working on!


Anonymous said...

BJ. Im lovin your kitchen!!! it look so cheerful and fun.... it is so YOU!!!!!! italianblonde

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh....thanks for sending me to look at your kitchen. I love it!! I love the EAT CAKE sign especially!! And the glass front cupboards!! God Bless...and have a wonderful day. Kristin

Rue said...

Not too much, not to busy, not too colorful... just right! I love it, really and truly love it :)

Anonymous said...