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Wednesday, September 3, 2008


BRENDA so put into words the way I feel.
GOD FORBID THAT I BE THE ONE TO CAST STONES and to judge someone else.
We ALL know there has been only ONE PERFECT PERSON to ever walk the face of the earth !!
OK....NOW on to the RATE MY SPACE kitchens......



I nearly fainted and fell over DEAD when I saw this MAGNIFICENT sink.
I've NEVER, in my entire life, seen one so fancy and pretty.


This amazing and beautiful kitchen belongs to
All the details make this one of the most beautiful kitchens these old eyes have ever seen!
GREAT JOB on the remodel, friend.

This next kitchen is to die for, too...
Totally different style and colors and it just goes to show you that
beauty can come in all designs.

What a lovely spot for a meal, wouldn't you say ?
It makes me want to take a SLEDGE HAMMER and go visit MY little breakfast room !!!

I fell in LOVE with her green and white wallpaper and the green cabinets.
It is all so fresh and clean looking.

I just love how her cabinets here look just like a pretty hutch with all her pretty dishes on display.

Another delightful eating area....
what a cute cloth!
(hey, wait a this the SAME dining area but dressed differently ??)

I am searching the world over for a crystal chandy to hang in MY kitchen....
and 3 little glass lidded jars to put pretty things in...just like THESE.
This perfect little charmer belongs to
You know you can go over to RMS, type in their names, and read all about how they
accomplished such fantastic kitchens and see a lot more of their photos.
Would you be so kind as to tell them both HELLO from bj ?
love, bj


Beverly said...

They are both wonderful, and they will be an inspiration to so many. I think it is wonderful that people have somewhere to get ideas.

I've really never looked at RMS, but I do watch the show on HGTV.

Have a wonderful day.

Kathleen Grace said...

These are both just wondeful BJ. I need to start checking out RMS more often. You always find the most beautiful rooms there:>)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words. You do whatever you feel in your heart.
We are so much alike. I look at photos and books and just like you it makes me want to go nuts and redo hehe. I think I need to stop visiting HGTV hehe.

Cathy said...

Hello....BJ! Sorry I haven't been over lately....I had to take some time off (the computer) and get some stuff done!


Shelia said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful kitchens, BJ! That first one is awesome but it's overwhelming! Good thing there's a ladder in there! I'm rather short and I have to have my little stools ~ I'd just get lost in that one. But the second green kitchen is precious.That's my favorite.

Now, am I remembering right? Didn't you repaint your cabinets and post it on RMS? Seems I remember that, but I'm getting old and sometimes I get mixed up! lol :/ Thanks for popping in to see Edra!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely kitchens! I love the coziness of the second kitchn the best. The tablecloth looks like it has ribbons streaming across it!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ, you always find the best rooms :) I love those green cupboards!!! I'm off to visit Brenda...


Twice as Nice said...

I LOVE both kitchens. You can't appreciate them as much until you check out the befores. Unbelievable transformations! Some people are so talented that way. I wish I was.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Morning BJ, Just wanted to let you know I was safely back in town. I have no idea when I will ever post again. I so need to catch up with all my blogging friends! HUgs to you, Rosie

Cori G. said...

Hi BJ.,
I've never looked at rate my kitchen, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun and maybe a bit depressing at the same time. I'll have to go check it out.
I hope you're having a wonderful week.
:) Cori

Chari said...

Hello BJ!

This is my first time to visit your blog. By the way, "Sweet Nothings"...I love that name!

I just love the 2 kitchens that you showcased favorite is the beautiful green kitchen by Kathysue. Of course, I must admit that Kathysue is a dear friend and I have to tell you that she is just as sweet as that pretty green kitchen of hers!!! One of things that I love best about Kathysue's kitchen is that it's not just your "run of the mill" or "cookie cutter" kitchen! It's fresh, creative, and it has that wonderful ambience of "days gone by"! I love all of the special attention she's given to even the smallest of details! It's one of my favorite kitchens on RMS!!!

Well darlin', I'm just so pleased that I stopped's been a pleasure to read your blog and savor all of the pretty photos! Thank you! Warmest wishes...Chari (RMS Happytodesign)

SweetAnnee said...

Absolutely lovely kitchens..
so darn pretty
love that sink..
smiles, deena

bj said...

Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment. I do appreciate it very much. I hope you will stop by anytime for a visit....
love bj

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi BJ..both kitchens are so pretty, but not really one iota prettier than YOURS so put that sledgehammer up! haha ;-) Bo

Anita said...

love the second one.. the fist one is huge! I've worked in professional kitchens smaller than that.. lol

Hope your week is going great! We've had some cool, rainy weather this week and it's a wonderful change...

Barb said...

Wow, love them both. It would be difficult for me to choose.
I am on my way over to read Brenda's post.


Adrienne said...

Oh BJ - I'm right behind you in line for a sledge hammer! I'm ready to take out a wall in my kitchen and make it much bigger. I don't think today is the day to mention it to my sweetheart, though. He's rebuilding the backyard fence and I think he doesn't need to know about my little idea for the kitchen. We'll keep it between us girls for now, OK?

Anonymous said...

I came over from Brenda's blog. What a wonderful blog you have.

Kathysue said...

Hi BJ thankyou so much for posting my kitchen on your blog. It has been quite an adventure on rms. I am new to the blogging so it looks as if I am going to have another wonderful journey, thanks to you. Thankyou to all of you and your generous comments. I am having so much fun. fondly kathysue

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! Just beautiful!! Thank-you for sharing these with us.My heart belongs to white kitchens. I wish I would of looked around more before I went with wood.
Have a great day,

nikkicrumpet said...

I love both of those kitchens!!! And for different reasons. Thanks for bringing RMS to blogland...I never even go there anymore. Have a great day!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

WOW and double WOW.... the white one.... be still my heart.... you know I never go to RMS..... I think you have given me reason to change my ways.

the plesures of homemaking said...

Both are really wonderful! I like the striped wallpaper in the dinning room. Makes me want to wallpaper!

I don't really look at RMS too often. People seem to be so mean there.


Judy said...

I know we are kindred spirits cause I just loved these two kitchens as much as you do when I saw them on RMS! I'm still in the middle of my re-do (waiting on the carpenter, bah=humbug!)...always waiting for someone! Maybe some day I'll get 'er done!!!


Jeanne said...

BJ, I'm back and feeling MUCH better. Knee replacement is tough, but I'm tougher. smile. Thanks for your comments and support, my friend.

Now, for those awesome kitchens. Beautiful doesn't describe them enough. The sink is a dream, who knew. Women love kitchens, fun post today. Especially the change up idea. We can do that. Right?

I love your birthday post as well. Oh how we love our families. Thank the good Lord for our closeness with our loved ones.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

Thanks so much for posting these fabulous kitchens, BJ!

Anonymous said...

Love them, cant decide Hmmm....
Your package arrived, come by and visit I posted about it, LOVE IT!!
Thank you sooooooo much!!!! LOVE IT!!!Did I tell you I LOVE IT????!!!!

Anne said...

I love kitchen-remodel photos! Those are great. I re-did my kitchen (using my elbow grease!) My kitchen's posted at RMS, too, at

BTW, I made your chocolate fudge icing--it is so very good! My family loved it, and it is just like my mama used to make. Thanks for sharing it.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Thanks for the link to that blog! She had a great story to tell.

Those are AMAZING kitchens! The first one just blows me away with that sink and the stone above the stove, and that faucet so you can put water in your pans. Wow, I am with you on wishing for a kitchen like that! Really love the second one too because it has that cottage charm that I so love. I also love the display of glass in her cabinets and that pretty green paint. Fun post!


Picket said...

Hey BJ...great kitchen pics girl...I love that second one! One thing about had some fantastic inspiration!!! lol Hope all is well on your side of the mountain girl and that you are having a great week! Take care my friend!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Thanks for sharing these great kitchens always know how to find the best RMS rooms! I've loved KathySues for a long time...stalk it on a regular basis. :-) So original and such a breath of fresh air! Love it! Susan

Nancy said...

Hi BJ, Love the kitchens...both are charming in different ways. I would never have thought to put blue and white dishes with green, but I love the look! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, nancy

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks for your sweet coment on my Family slide show .
This is such a pretty room , I love things like that . I haven't felt to good lately but don't want to say to much on here . Have more tests today . My e-mail address is on my profile . I hope your doing good . Take care friend . Mary

Susie Q said...

Hey BJ! You can find glass jars like that at Victorian Trading Comapny. Theirs have etchings that say apples and oranges if you like that! I thought they were glorious!