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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

LOVE at the table...

Thank you, SUSAN, for another fabulous
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY..
be sure to stop by and say hello to Susan
and visit some of the most beautiful
tables in town...
and
thank you for coming by to see mine....
*

ALICE and I have known each other since high school...
We have been through some of the most fun times you can imagine..
laughing and crying and just having so much fun...
We've also been through some bad and very very rough and tough times together...
We have always been there for each other and
I LOVE HER DEARLY....
*

Today, I received a package in the mail......
from ALICE...
A beautiful FRIEND card and
something all dressed in RED...
oh, honey...
*
PLACEMATS....and COASTERS to match !
and IN MY VERY COLORS !!
Oh, AL....I JUST LOVE THEM....
THANK YOU !!
*
You KNOW it took me about 3 minutes to start PLAYING with my new mats....
You are gonna see several settings and I just love them all...
So playful and pretty....
*
*
These pretty things are REVERSIBLE....
and don't ya know I LOVE
Black and White POLKA DOTS !!
yes, i do *
HAHA AHAH...do you see SPOTS before your eyes...
AWESOME!
*
The minute I saw those little yellow-centered flowers,
I knew my yellow flatware would be another fun thing to add...
Talk about cherry...uh, I mean CHEERY ! ;o)
*
AND....did I mention that ALICE....... my friend, ALICE,
MADE these beautiful placemats and coasters ??
she did !!
She can sew absolutely ANYTHING and is an
EXCELLENT QUILT MAKER..
*
Isn't a morning table, dressed so cheerful,
such a WONDERFUL way to start the day !!
*
I usually leave you with something GOOD TO EAT
or a GOOD LOOKING MAN and today, I could find neither..
SOOOO, here's a PICTURE out of a magazine for you to look at !!
;O)
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ALICE, I know you are reading this...I want the whole world
to know how blessed I am to have you for a very best friend
for all these years.
You SO rock, sister friend !!
XO bj

64 comments:

Amelia said...

I saw some plates at Dollar Tree the other day that would go perfect with these place mats. The plates were white with a black design on them...they would set such a pretty table.

Have a wonderful day...

Allidink said...

Aw wow! That is so nice! It all looks so great :)

All the best,
Allison

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

Your friend Alice has excellent taste! And she really knows what you like! They go so wonderfully with all of your dishes!
xo
P

ellen b said...

Oh what fun these red/black and white dishes, accessories are. I love it all. It just pops!!
Happy TT...

Twice as Nice said...

Talk about cashing in by having a talented friend!! I gotta get me one of those. She is so sweet and unbelievably talented. I wish I could sew. What a sweet gift.

tardevil said...

What a sweet & talented friend! They go perfectly w/ the Dishaolic's dishes! :O) Just kidding.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, there is an Alice in my life too. Her name is Nedra. We are so fortunate that we have friends like them. She was with me when Patrick passed..and she flew out immediately when Frank died and stayed with me for a full month. I adore her. I just bought a gorgeous friendship pillow through a friend of Becky's on ebay and just sent it to her. It should be there on Friday. Then a beautiful card from her arrived ..so ~smile~ we are on the same wave lenth. Life without them ..is unthinkable, isn't it? :)
Loved your tablescape..and ..NO...I adored it!! :) Ok..that was a bit dramatic...but you get the idea.
Hugs..
Mona

Nancy said...

Beautiful mats! and what a treasured friend you have in Alice! And she made those placemats...how sweet!!!! Love the REDS too! Blessings, Nancy

Kathleen said...

Those are beautiful! How special that your friend made them for you..
They have to make you smile..
Adorable table!

Deb said...

Hi BJ! I love them all but the black and white is just so pretty! Deb

xinex said...

What a beautiful tablescape. Love all the mixture of colors and pattern. How nice of your friend to send you the lovely placemats and coasters!...Christine

ceekay said...

What a wonderful friend and what a wonderful color scheme. I love this!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I like those BJ. Friends ,what would we do without them !

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, this is OH so cute! Love those mats, but I really love all of your polka dots! Be still my beating magpie heart! I think your colors are so fun and festive, and I want to come to your house and play! Love it all!

Happy Tablescape Thursday (I said Tuesday to the first half of the people.. I think!) LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Alice said...

bj, thank you for the great compliments! We are both blessed to be friends all these years. I know if I ever needed you, you'd come running. We were in Plainview on Saturday and rode around looking at the different places we lived, and it did absolutely nothing for me. It's been a long, long, long time ago but I treasure those times when we were teens. now that we're 'old', I treasure these times more. I love my best bud~~ Al

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Can Alice be my friend too? Love the placemats.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love those placemats! They are just beautiful and isn't Alice sweet to make them for you! Goodness me, she's almost as talented as you are. I never knew she could sew like that. You two just beat anything; you know that? You can just do so many things so beautifully! Enjoy playing with those beautiful things. I know you will.

Love you!
Martha

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Well, who better knows you best (aside from your parents) than you very best friend :-)

Cute place mats she created for you and you create a lovely table setting to showcase them :-)

And yes, if a setting like this will greet you every morning then it's perfect :-)

Beth in NC said...

Those are precious - especially with the red accent dishes! Love the photos.

What a sweet friend!

Denise said...

Wow, Alice is a talented lady! They are beautiful.

Have a great day, Denise

Andrea said...

Thank you for stopping at my blog yesterday! I see that you are expecting your first great-grandbaby! Congratulations! My kids are blessed enough to even have a great-great grandma (she is in her late nineties and still going strong!)

Smilingsal said...

Alice is the greatest! You have so many things to go with these. You are a fortunate lady!

prof en retraite said...

Your new placemats are just gorgeous! They are the perfect addition to your tablescape! I can't believe your friend Alice made them...what a talented lady!! I love it...Debbie

Linda said...

I agree with you about polka dots...love 'em....Especially the black and white....so cute! Linda

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh how ADORABLE~~~ What a sweet friend - they are so cute... and YOU are so cute!!
I'm so happy you and Alice share such a wonderful friendship!!
xo,
Kim

FarmHouse Style said...

I thought the placemats were super cute when I first saw them, but when you told us that Alice MADE them.... well, I was blown away!!!

What a treausre to have a friend who is so close and knows you so well:-)

Rhonda

Stacey said...

Alice knew exactly what you would love. She knew you could make a beautiful tablescape! What a precious friend to make them especially for you.

Knitty said...

Great job Alice! What a happy looking table setting!

Dixie said...

I love that tablescape... Looks like a picnic... one of my favorite things to do!

I also love your "addict" award... aren't we all!

hugs and blessings. Dixie

Miss Janice said...

Oh how cute they are...Alice is sooo sweet! Love how you changed it all up!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how pretty, BJ ... Alice certainly knows what you like, doesn't she! It's wonderful that you've stayed close all those years.

Sincerely,

Janie

Candy said...

It is, it is a great way
to start the day!
She is, she is
such a sewing whiz!
Absolutely pok-a-dot perfect!
Cheers, Candy

Barb said...

Absolutely L O V E !!!!
Those place mats!!!
Love black and red; and yellow is so cute with it, and you are right, perfect with your dishes and silverware!!

Beautiful, bright, and cheery.

Thank you, thank you for sharing it, and how wonderful that you have a friend who knows you so well!

Thanks for coming by for my 'tax time' table scape. Believe me, that is all i have time for right now.

Blessings on your day,
Barbara Jean

Betty said...

This one is just so fun, and I love the placemats.

Mary said...

Oh bj, how wonderful! I LOVE those polka dots! Your friend is so sweet and talented, too. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

BJ,this is wonderful. What a beautiful gift!

I love the black white and red. Makes me think of Mary E. (I can never spell her name,you know who I'm talking about!).

Shelia said...

Morning, BJness! Oh, I love your table! I can't believe your friend made those adorable place mats! Man, she's good. I love your dishes and the little polka dot ones! So cute. Your flatware looks so nice with it all!
Love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) aww...you ran outta good looking men? What are we to do?

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, How cute are those mats girl!! and to have your BF made them for you and to have a BF is also great...Yes she knows your colors...love your table today it is so CHERRY looking...hope you have a great day...Please Pray for Kyra she is having another surgery again today...thank you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bj, I replied a bit earlier on the wonderful tablescape, but I wanted to check back in and let you know I haven't heard anything on that pillow! I have now put it right next to my email address so that someone can find it more readily. I hope it works. I'm leaving it up there. I want to take a better pic of the pillow so it doesn't look so yellowed, and I will do that when I get back. Am traveling to the pillow's home tomorrow. ;-) I'm in a nutzoid state right now... insomnia plus lots of stuff coming up with a wedding. I will keep you posted if I hear anything, and if you want to post it, I can send a copy to you to put on your blog or just copy it from mine.

Love you...

XO,

Your neighbor :-)

Raggedy Girl said...

What a sweet and talented friend to make those lovely placemats. I think black and white may be a decorators very best friend. You table scapes were all beautiful. Great post.

Have a Terrific Thursday
from A Raggedy Roberta Anne

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a sweet friend! The black, white and red is perfect together.
DebraK

Janie's World said...

Oh! What a great friend-she knows you sooo well!

Gollum said...

What a heartwarming story about friendship. I LOVE the dishes and placemats, and watching you play with them. I felt like I was right there. This, to me, is the heart and soul of tablescaping. Playing. Mixing. Smiling.

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fabulous friendship and gift! Beautiful tablescape, too, BJ!
Have a fabulous day!
;-D

Julie said...

What a sweet gift!!! I love tablescape Tuesday...but right now - I am lucky to get my food on a paper plate before I eat it...so I will just have to enjoy others beautifully decorated finery!

Bo said...

Hi Bj...your friend Alice does know you oh so well...just look at those beauties she sent you...all of your tablescapes are so pretty!! My signal went down yesterday about noon & the tech just left...he said I'd have intermittent service until a crew came out to replace the outside lines...Boo! ;-) Bo

Beverly said...

I would say that you and Alice are quite blessed to have each other.

I love every single one of these table settings. And, the polka-dots just thrill my soul.

Charli and me said...

Wow! I love this ♥ Great post. Everything looks fabulous!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Golly Molly ....checks and polka a dots.... a match made in heaven.... stunning... and with your dishes.... perfection
HUgs
Linda

Amy said...

Love all the table settings BJ. You have quite the touch for making a table an inviting place to eat! Amy

Chrissy said...

How lucky are you to have a friend like that...and everything looks sooooo pretty BJ...all the best!!

Helen said...

Hi there BJ! Alice is quite the talented lady to be sure ... and she certainly is tuned in to your wonderful, warm taste in table design. I loved everything you did today!

Judi said...

BJ
You have a very special friendship and isn't that a beautiful thing...the placements are adorable and I really love the dots and the flowers....and matching coasters too! Wow.
How special.
thank you for sharing Tablescape today
have a lovely evening
Judi

Marcela said...

Hello dear BJ
Wow !!! what a wonderful gift you got today :)
You and your friend have a great friendship .

Kisses and hugs
Marcela

~♥~ Monica S said...

:-) Wowee!! Those are really beautiful!!!!!!! You are lucky to have such a greta friend!

Monica

Susan said...

pretty table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh BJ, the placemats are gorgeous! My favorite colors and your dishes...I love them. Love the little black & white checks round that one plate:>)

Florida Sue said...

This all looks so pretty and fun. I love polka dots. How special to have such a talented friend. But you know BJ, in the friend department I think Alice has shopped very wisely!

Fifi Flowers said...

You definitely have a FUN table... soooo upbeat...LOVE it!

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

BJ...you are sooooo lucky to have a friend like Alice! Wow! I LOVE the placemats...and she MADE them!!! I am sooo impressed! They remind me of Mary Englebreit...and I LOVE her whimsical style! I think I see several Tablescape Thursdays in your future with these delightful placemats and napkins. How wonderful to have such a special friendship! Alice obviously knows what a true treasure you are, BJ! :-)
Happy TT,
Susan

Melissa Wertz said...

BJ, I love that Red Black and White together. So nice!

nikkicrumpet said...

THose placemats are the cutest dang things EVER! What a glorious gift!

A Hint of Home said...

How adorable are those dishes. Your table scape is so cute. I love the color scheme.

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*****BJ, this is just SOOO darling~~~ SOO happy, crispy-clean, lighthearted & F-U-N!!! Wait a minute~~~ that sounds like... like... like Y-O-U!!! By golly it IS!!! So glad you shared this smile-maker w/ us! Warmly, Linda