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Thursday, March 12, 2009


THIS painting is titled BREAKFAST IN BED by Mary Stevenson Cassatt
(May 22, 1844 � June 14, 1926) Despite her family's objections to her becoming a professional artist, she began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1861-1865). She decided to study the old masters on her own and in 1866 she moved to Paris.


lets get started....


SWEET GOLLUM is once again hosting this
Our thanks to her for doing this fun event. Be sure to
go over and tell her so, and leave sweet words for her.
There will be so many goodies out in Blogland today.....
visit them all, if you can and I can PROMISE that
you will go away HUNGRY !!
Thank you very much for stopping by my place today !
It is so much fun getting all ready for it !
As all of you know, I am NO gourmet cook....I surely wish I could be........just like GOLLUM *sigh...
But, alas, my cooking was learned from my mother and my Aunt Lillian and while both
were fabulous cooks, nothing fancy ever came out of their kitchen.
Hence, being the off-spring, I produce nothing very fancy, either...*heavy sigh.....
Just plain, down-home cooking that Mr. Sweet Nothings and our children have
always seemed to appreciate and love....'course, it was either that or STARVE !! ;>)
I plan to learn to prepare some PRETTY foods someday, though...
and then, I will SHOW IT ON
but, please, because I love you dearly,
I"m afraid RED BEANS and CORNBREAD ;
just plain, ole country cookin',
is just in my blood !!

NOW...are you ready to start your "in the bed' breakfast ??

Let's start the morning with a DELICIOUS, FULL-BODIED cup of the best coffee in the world...
If you've not tried this brand before, PLEASE give it a go...
It is just delicious !!
I like plenty of flavor from my coffee but I don't care for a STRONG coffee...
this one......just right !
I have the simple but very tasty breakfast all ready for you....
while I get it on the plate,
just cuddle down in that warm, soft bed, drift back off to sleep,
finish that wonderful you smell the LAVENDER I sprinkled
on your comfy pillow ?
I'll be serving your
on my vintage, wicker bed tray....
KNOCK KNOCK.......Pssssst.....are you awake yet ?
The sun is beginning to stream through the windows
and it looks like it is going to be a GLORIOUS day out here
in WEST TEXAS.....
I made fresh BISCUITS this morning...
and crispy fried BACON.
Oh, and there's
Julienne SWEET POTATO FRIES...ummm, oh, so delicious.
They aren't fried but cooked in the oven for a healthier fare.
And, jelly.....with biscuits there should ALWAYS be JELLY..
this morning it is PEACH ...I hope you like peaches!
In case you are wondering, "Where are the eggs?".....
Unless I am FORCED, and that means if a knife is held at my throat or a
bad boy gun aimed at between my brown eyes...
I DON'T DO EGGS...!!!!
no siree....
If Mr. Sweet Nothings wants an egg in the mornings, he poaches
one in the microwave....they are just not my thing...NOPE...don't do windows
and don't do EGGS...
ok...i do windows !
HOWEVER, if you REALLY, REALLY want an egg...I'd be happy to
see if MR. SWEET NOTHINGS will cook one for you !! ;O)
I have your little tiny vintage glass full of fresh ORANGE JUICE...
a bowl of fresh, red STRAWBERRIES, drizzled with CHOCOLATE and
your morning paper...!
Are you ready for another cup of that
great coffee.....?
Allow fact, I'll just sit down here
on the side of the bed and have a cup with you !!
Oh, and by the way, have you ever had the pure pleasure
of a dollop of VANILLA BEAN ICE CREME in your
hot cup of coffee ??
Do you see that I covered you with my beautiful
from FRANCE ?
OOOO, REALLY is from
J.C. PENNEY'S but it is just as beautiful as if it
WERE from France...
and Mr. SWEET calls it
jc pen'nay....*giggle

You must be
VERY special for me to let you use my
favorite quilt in the whole wide world...
and.....YOU ARE !!
I do hope you enjoyed your
I know I sure enjoyed you being here...
PLEASE come again....
The coffee is ALWAYS on, my blue and white dishes are always ready
and I can put fresh sheets on the bed in an instants notice....
XO bj
so maybe.....just MAYBE....
you had better just
hmmmm.....what would you like for LUNCH ??


Martha said...

Nothing like breakfast in bed . . . of course, I am a blue dish lover as well.

Susan said...

I am ready for some breakfast in bed....and everything looks delicious!Happy Foodie Friday!~ Susan

once in a blue moon... said...

what a beautiful post! i love the opening art to set the mood too~

Raggedy Girl said...

What fun your breakfast was and who need eggs...the french fries are way better.

From a Raggedy Roberta Ann

Happy To Be said...

Oh BJ, move over girl and stop hogging all the covers..Yes pour me another cup of coffee and WHAT!! do you mean you don't do don't eat them or make them?? thanks for the great breakfast...happy Friday the 13th to you...make the luck of the Irish be with you hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Wertz said...

Yum! I love those dishes....

Susie Q said...

I hope I don't spill anything on your beautiful bedding! I am such a klutz ya know! but it all looks SO good.
And to start us off with sich a lovely are just the most wonderful hostess!
Thank you so much dear BJ!!


Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what a wonderful surprise! Breakfast in bed! I love it. Oh, those sweet potato fries sound delicious! Love the tray, love the dishes, the strawberries, the biscuits, jelly, I'll skip the coffee - but I'll have a Dr. Dr. Pepper! This was just perfect!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

nikkicrumpet said...

YUMMMM I've never had a sweet potatoe fry...sounds like something fun to try. Now if we can just swap that cup of coffee for an icy cold coke I'll be the happiest camper in the whole park!

Allidink said...

Oh yum! It all looks great. Everything is presented so nicely and that makes all the difference.

All the best,

Denise said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal and breakfast in bed, no words!!

Have a great day, Denise

Anonymous said...

oh it looks beautiful and I loved it all. I am ready for a day in bed.Brian is taking dad home tomorrow. Im not ready for him to go,but I think I will use the time to stay home and catch up.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am coming right over! I love breakfast in bed. Love the sweet potato fries!

Lilly's Home said...

What a sweetie you are! I have a smile on my face...Bfast in bed is wonderful!

Glad I found your blog!

Blessings, Lilly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I want to get in bed and have that on a tray! Oh, girl! It looks SOOOOOOOOOOOO good! Breakfast is my favorite meal.

Happy FF and St. Paddy's Day...


Sheila :-)

Nancy Jane said...

This was my first breakfast in bed, and I could so get used to this. Happy Foodie Friday, and thanks for the new experience!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% about Dunkin Donut coffee. It is the best and it's all we have in the house. I also love the idea of breakfast in bed...just hand me strawberries and I'm in heaven.

Tootsie said...

I love those dishes!

Cottage Contessa said...

I've got my plane ticket and I'm on my way! Breakfast at your place BJ looks too good to pass up sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

mbkatc230 said...

What a fun post, everything looks delicious and I wish I hadn't seen this post first thing this morning! Now I'm starving, so I'll be over in a bit lol. Kathy

Twice as Nice said...

You made a wonderful breakfast. What a great way to start my day. You don't care for eggs?

Oh and I was just wondering, Mr.Sweetnothings wasn't laying on the other side of the bed while I was eating my breakfast was he?ha!

Deanna said...

Good morning sweetheart! I will take a cup of coffee and two strips of your delicious bacon! YUUUMMM!!

I love to start my days visiting you. It's like a big hug from mom.

Well, I'd best be off to work now. You have a wonderful Friday!

Deanna :D

.... and that is a sweet painting. I'm so glad to see it. What is your favorite painting?

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, your post today is nothing short of delicious. Your text makes me chuckle and I want that breakfast. Friday the 13th doesn't scare me...very much. Smile.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

BTW...Bill eats eggs every day of his life. Not me. I like cereal. Unless someone fixes me breakfast in bed. LOL.


Bo said...

Morning BJ...You don't like aigs???
Like Picket says, "Girl, you just ain't right!" LOL...just because they come out of a chicken's butt, isn't a reason not to eat 'em...
Your breakfast in bed tray looked mighty tempting even witout aigs!
Luv ya, ;-) Bo

Country Romantic said...

Breakfast in bed sounds wonderful and your breakfast was fancy to me. I don't really like to cook eggs either. Scrambled or boiled is all I do. LOL
Love your blue dishes too...they are so perty!! :)

Hugs & Blessings,


"Blossom" said...

And I am like Mikey, I ate it all.
What an amazing breakfast and carried it to my bedroom. Girl, you are amazing and this was so delicious. Thanks for stopping over yesterday.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a great way to wake up! Thank you for thinking of! I would love to share a cup of coffee with you and that breakfast looks just divine! Thank you BJ!

Amy said...

Yummy BJ! There is nothing like a wonderful breakfast in bed to feel pampered. Yours look especially delicious. I especially love the strawberries with chocolate. You know that I am a chocolate gal! Amy

Smilingsal said...

I'd be thrilled with that breakfast in bed or at the table. BTW: I ❤ peach.

Helen said...

It's quite obvious that the good folk in West Texas know how to serve a mighty breakfast ... pretty too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I am back to say that Kari and Kijsa are having another pillow day next week. SO I'm going to take down the pic of my pillow and post it in the post. I need a better picture because that was is so YELLOW! LOL! I cringe every time I see it. ;-) I'm going to where the pillow is, so I can get a new picture. :-) It's at our other place.

Love to you... and I'm still lusting over that food!


Sheila :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Breakfast looks wonderful BJ.

I learned cooking from my mother and granny. Granny had a small red metal step stool beside the stove. I can remember sitting there watching her cook, when I was still too small to cook. I learned a lot sitting on that little step stool. I've seen them in resale shops and always think of Granny when I do.

Great post!

Anonymous said...

The dishes, the looks great. Have a great weekend!

RMS "caniquit..."

Anita said...

What a fun post! :)

Anonymous said...

BJ - you know how I love my breakfast in bed every weekend when MY Mr. Sweet Nothings brings it to me when he is home. Alas, he's gone now, so guess I need to come over to your cottage this weekend!

Love you! Barb

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, that was the BEST breakfast in bed I've ever had! THANKS SO MUCH :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

That painting is so amazing!

Yummmm, this looks so good & sweet potato fries are one of my very favorite things! ♥ Diane

Chandy said...

Such a yummy post! Very yummy! Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is all so beutiful BJ! I feel terribly decadent haveing this but.. could I please have another biscuit and cup of coffee? :>)

Hattie said...

BJ, You do spoil and pamper us.
And how I do love to be spoiled and pampered!!! Everything looked sooo delicious I could almost taste it! And that warm, special quilt.....well, it made me feel spoiled and pampered!
You have just the neatest blog in the whole wide world! (See, you have me talking just like you!)LOL
Thanks ever so much,
Hattie from TN

Nancy said...

Oh I need some breakfast in bed! Thanks BJ! It looks so good! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

Anonymous said...

Oooh, that was a delicious breakfast in bed and that pretty quilt was sooo warm! It was all just beautiful. Now, just so all you other ladies will know---this wonderful lady named Jean is most certainly a gourmet cook! Her food is beautiful and way past being delicious! She's just too modest to let you know, but I will. I love this girl! She's a one of a kind friend!

Gollum said...

Sweet potato fries!!!! I love your blue dishes and the whole notion of breakfast in bed. But the food....oh, be still my heart. So delicious.

Betty said...

Wow everything looks so special and lovely and the yummy!


Blondie's Journal said...


Breakfast in bed was just as fun & fresh as all of your posts, so much fun to come and read!

This breakfast looked just perfect to me and I really can't eat until at least noon (I know~I'm weird!). Actually I could just skip all of it and go straight for the strawberries with chocolate sauce. Any whipped cream?


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Breakfast in bed? Well I'll just pack my overnight bag and be right over!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Your breakfast looks like a great lunch to me.. for breakfast I'd like something light.. like yogurt and musli... :-) (easy to eat.. I'm not a morning person)

Have a great weekend!


kari and kijsa said...

Yummm...mmm who can we convince to bring us breakfast in bed! this all looks delicious!
kari & kijsa

ellen b. said...

Hi Bj! What a wonderful Foodie Friday you treated us to. Maybe I should show Dear this cuz tomorrow is my birthday and breakfast in bed would be lovely :0)

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! Hope you got to linger over coffee@

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh those blue dishes and that lovely quilt. I'll be right there to spend a pampered night in your guest room. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Well, I do feel completely spoiled now! I'm with ya on those eggs...
My brother and SIL used to tell me that when I was around 5 yrs. old, I would stuff them down the sides of the little "booth" seats they had at their house. Well, that's what happens when you tell a kid they can't get up until they clean their plate. LOL I have no rememberance of this! :-) Those sweet potato fries looked sooo yummy! And I love your darling china and vintage orange juice glass! Wonderful, fun post! Susan

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

BJ, I passed up a wicker bed tray like the on in your photos last week. I saw it at the thrift store for $4.00. It needed cleaning and repainting. But I wish I had got it now. I think I'll go back and see if they still have it. Your photos are lovely. And the breakfast looks scrumptious.

Rhondi said...

Thanks for the breakfast in bed. It's been a long time since I enjoyed that treat. You're the best!
Hugs, Rhondi