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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

OH, I DO LOVE THE COLOR RED....

A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL...
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OOOO, HERE WE ARE at our last TABLESCAPE TUESDAY before the much anticipated
CHRISTMAS....
Oh so many thanks to SUSAN for hosting this fabulous time...I just wish I had MORE dishes to play with on TUESDAYS....
you will love seeing her tablescape this day as well as all the others that are bound to be showing....
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I wondered if I could make a festive looking table setting with my
EVERY DAY DISHES...from TARGET....with my favored RED tableware...from TARGET...
with my pretty little RED BOWLS.....from TARGET.... and my loved Christmas goblets....from
McDONALDS (they sold them several years ago and I fell in love with their etched Christmas scenes....
NOTE ADDED:
Our GOLLUM just gave my Christmas goblets a name...
McGLASSWARE....
don't ya just love it....
MERRY CHRISTMAS...

MERRY CHRISTMAS


THAT little bowl held some HOMEMADE POTATO SOUP
last night and it was so COLD outside AND so warm inside and the hot
soup tasted just like necture....

ummm, and my favorite thing in the whole, wide world...
HOT WATER CORNBREAD...
WHEW ! it is so good, made just like my momma made it...
a cup of cornmeal
a cup of flour
a teaspoon of salt
enfu HOT, HOT water to make a mixture thick enuf to pat in your hands , making little patties fairly thin, when using a tablespoon...you will need to keep your hands wet so as not to be so sticky....
fry in olive oil until golden...
have the butter close by and prepare to groan and moan .....
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OH....
and we also roasted fresh PEANUTS last night....



it made the whole house smell so so good...
just like our house did when i was a little girl....
oh, the CHRISTMAS memories just are washing all over me tonight!!



don't they look delicious, in my mother's vintage, green
MOON and STARS bowl.....
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Happy day, Merry Christmas and STAY WARM....
Christmas love, bj

41 comments:

Deb said...

So pretty, BJ! Merry Christmas! Deb

Marcela said...

Very nice BJ
Merry Chirstmas to you and yours
Hugs
Marcela

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE it all.
I am a Pink lover myself but with Christmas red is fine too, lol.
I love the bowl and the glasses etc.
Going to try to make those buns, sounds easy and yum.

have a great Christmas

Sue said...

Beautiful and festive BJ! I love Target too, especially at Christmas time. Of course the vintage green bowl is just fabulous, I understand completely if you don't want to pass it on to me! LOL! I make potato soup alot, we love it, my bowl must have lots of saltines in it, YUM!! Merry Christmas sweetie! xo

Chris said...

GM Girlfriend, I love red too even though after Christmas I don't think I have any red in the house. Loved your red tablescape, but even more I love cornbread so I'm going to copy this into my Blog recipe folder.When you mentioned your memories about the peanuts, one popped into my mind as well. When I was a kid we had a coal stove in the living room and Mom would throw orange peels on the top of it and the aroma would drift through out our house. AH!the good old days.

Love Ya,
Chris

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, it all looks wonderful girl..and those roasted peanuts I bet they did make the house smell wonderful..thanks for the cornbread recipe this now sound YUMMY!! hope you have a safe and blessed Christmas...hugs and smiles Gloria

Ma'dame French said...

This all looks wonderfully festive! Thanks for the tour! French;)

Bo said...

Another fun stop at BJ's cottage! What a deal...etched goblets from McDonald's...you concocted a very Christmasy table, missy...
Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

squawmama said...

Wow Good Morning BJ... I loved your Tablescape today and oh boy did that cornbread & peanuts look so yummy... I will try the cornbread... We have never roasted peanuts... boiled them LOL LOL but when I was a kid my family roasted chestnuts and they also made the home smell warm and cozy... You always do such a wonderful post... I know it is not the wishing day BUT I wish I was as good as you at posting... Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday...Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Smilingsal said...

Mmm, I haven't had potato soup in forever. I never have roasted peanuts either!

Beverly said...

Merry Christmas, BJ. Your table looks so festive and pretty.

We make cornbread like that, too. I like to slice mine and put in some sharp cheddar cheese. Yummo!

I love your mother's bowl. What a treasure.

Anita said...

Mmm.. I'm going to try that recipe - it sounds great!

Peanuts in the shell always remind me of Christmas... as a kid, at the bottom of our stocking, there were always peanuts, an orange, and a big peppermint stick... :)

DEB said...

Will have to try that cornbread recipe, it sounds easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

There is an elegant simplicity to your table ... love everything you found at Target, etc. ....

Neas Nuttiness said...

Love your tablescapes! What type of tablecloth did you use in that first picture? Almost looks like terry...like snow!
Keep 'em coming!.
PS - my husband just can't figure out why we need more that one set of dishes - silly man!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, this is SO cute! I love those Target bowls!!! It's just precious.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, and I love the vintage pieces, too!

Sheila :-)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!
I'm so glad you're enjoying your teacup! I've been trying to catch up a little and ooohhh your cornbread sounds sooo good!
Love that white Santa, he's beautiful and your bedroom makeover is looking fabulous! Pretty soon we won't be able to tell whose room is whose!!
Merry Christmas sweet BJ!!
Big hugs, Sherry

judicreations said...

Good Morning BJ
Yum on the cornbread! I LOVE cornbread but I've never tried that particular kind I will have to do that!
Your dishes look very festive. You have the right colours. It looks lovely.
Thank you for sharing and enjoy this holiday season...and this day.
Judi

niartist said...

BJ! This is beautiful! I love love love the idea of that homemade potato soup and the hot water cornbread! Mmmmm! Makes me so hungry! Beautiful tablescape, too! Love the bow inside of the bowl! So artful! Great job bj! I love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it, BJ! Wonderful tablescape!
I'm going to try the cornbread. It sounds yummy. Granny made hoe cakes, but they were made with a thin batter, like pancakes. I always liked those cold or hot.

Merry Christmas!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your eclectic table! I've neevr heard of hot water cornbread...I'll have to try your recipe.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas, and Blessings in the New Year!
:)
~Becca~

Shelia said...

Morning BJness! Oh, what lovely dishes you have and they do set a very Christmasy table! I've just copied this recipe for the hot water cornbread. I'm gonna make 'em.
Merry Christmas, Bj!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gollum said...

Child, you always make me want to get in the kitchen and cook. I love your dishes and the McGlassware. I've got those, too, and ones from Hardee's. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas,
Hugs,
G

Susan said...

Wonderful! and yummmm

Have a Merry Christmas!

Tara said...

BJ

Wishing you a wonderful southern Christmas with your loved ones!

White Iris Designs said...

What great serving bowls & plates...they are so fun!
Merry Christmas!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love all your vintage items.Your buns sound delicious.
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

nikkicrumpet said...

Who doesn't love red...it just makes you smile. I swear I lean more towards that color every year. Merry Christmas my friend..I hope you have a wonderful day!

ann said...

I LOVE THE BOWL AND GLASSES.I WAS RAISED ON HO-CAKES.BUT I HAVEN'T TRIED THESE,BUT I WILL NOW.THANK YOU...ANN

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy happy Christmas my sweet friend! Your table setting is so cheerful and bright and your mothers pretty green bowl is lovely:>) I wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas with all you love close to you:>)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your red is festive and pretty, BJ! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Andi said...

Everything looks fabulous dear friend! I love red too!

Now pass the peanuts please!!!

Merry Christmas BJ!

Tootsie said...

it is all perfect! Merry Christmas friend!

Lana G! said...

What a fun table!

Merry Christmas!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello BJ!

I stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas! While here I looked at some fun posts! I had to LOL when I saw what you did to your bedroom!!! I to LOVED what Tina has done and waiting for Christmas Eve (tomorrow) to fix up my bed and surprise hubby! I got the red & white quilt from JC Penney's AND a white chenelle bedspread! All to look like hers! Even printed out a picture of hers!! Aren't we funny! What a hoot! I will have to take a pic to! Your bedroom is darling! Sweet dreams amd Merry Christmas!

Love ya!
Maryjane

Back Through Time said...

Stopping over to wish a very Merry Christmas!!!
hugs
Michelle

tardevil said...

I love some moon & stars...and that table! Made me want to come over ;O)! Have a wonderful Christmas, BJ!

Linda said...

Merry Christmas BJ.....the roasted peanuts sound so yummy and I love your mom's green bowls..hugs, Linda

Envoy-ette said...

What interesting colors! They work so well together! Merry Christmas!