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Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Pat's Day...2nd Time Around and PILLOW PARADE....woo hoo !

Celtic Woman
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Celtic Woman
Years active

Celtic Woman is a musical ensemble comprising FIVE IRISH FEMALES;
vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler, Máiréad Nesbitt.
The group's repertoire ranges from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs. To date, the group has released four albums, Celtic Woman, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration, Celtic Woman: A New Journey and Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey and have undertaken a number of world tours
there's 3 of their songs on my playlist...


It comes in many different forms....
LOVE name a few.
MY prayer is that YOU find YOUR

My thanks to DIANE for hosting this fun day...
When you stop by and leave her sweet words,
she will have a list of MORE fun places to go...
and THANK YOU for coming by my place today...
THIS little metal, vintage kitchen stool was in
such bad shape when I found it in a thrift shop about 10 years ago...
I sanded, primed and painted it BLACK....
then, while looking through a decorating magazine one day,
I saw one in an adorable kitchen, just like MY stool except that it had
her husband's race car NUMBER painted on cute...
OK...MR. SWEET NOTHINGS had a high school football NUMBER... he kindly (and PROUDLY, I might add) painted
HIS number on my stool...making it much more personal...
and I do love it. It sets close to my pantry and comes in handy
for reaching that highest shelf....!!
YAY...GO, NUMBER 57 !!!!
Our sweet sisters, KARI & KIJSA
are hosts for this fun fun
Oh, my...some beautiful and unique pillows
are on parade for your viewing enjoyment.
I am afraid my offerings aren't FANCY but
then again, not too much fanciful stuff
ahh, I want a FANCY pillow....
but, here's some that I like....
Bed pillows...


I love love RED and YELLOW together...
A plain and simple POLKA DOT....
MY most favorite pillow of all time !!
Our hosts for this fabulous
made this adorable, one of a kind pillow (aren't they so talented!!)
and my friend KRISTINA
bought it and had it sent to me.
bwaaaaaaaa! how sweet....
and thanks to you, KARI & KIJSA,
for making such lovely things and for hosting
this fun day for us!
If you haven't seen this 1959 movie, rent it sometime...
XO bj
p.s. CAN anyone tell me why my blog background dress takes so long to come up?
AND, how can I fix it ? Too many photos ? Do I need to create another blog
and put all my archives on it? Would that help the slowness of downloading
my main page of my original blog?
*confused state of mind, here!!
and many, MANY more!!


Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love that little stool and Mr. SweetNothing's football # even makes it cuter!!
I love all of your beautiful pillows. I've been coveting for some time that adorable rabbit pillow.
I don't know what would make your blog dress load so slowly! :(
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

BJ, I was just coming to find you!! Seems like you've been quiet lately. Now you have some gorgeous pillows!! Nothing average there like you said last week!! You always do the cutest posts with the movies and the hunks.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That little stool is so cute. I disagree about you not having any fancy pillows. You have some beautiful pillows, and I have loved that bunny pillow since I first saw it on their blog. I often listen to Celtic Woman. Love that music. laurie

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Blue Monday! Thank you so much for stopping by! How pretty!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Allidink said...

I looove Celtic woman too! I had the opportunity to see them live but the tickets were SO expensive that I couldn't afford it! :( Oh well lol Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

All the best,

Happy To Be said...

What a fun post girl...loved all your pillows and how cool is that stool ...oh I noticed my blog doing the same thing..I am going to do another blog just for my blogs that I follow to see this that helps any...I think my blog is getting just like my house too much stuff in it ha ha!! hope you have a great week BJ..hugs and smiles Gloria

Tootsie said...

great post today! talk about a loaded bill! lol happy st.pats!

Chris said...

GM BJ, You have a great post today. And I love your blog dress, I want to chang mine, but then my stuff won't fit right on it, so I give up. I love your pillows too, they look pretty fancy to me. And how cute is that stool, I love how you find so many things and make them so pretty.

Today Norm is getting some surgery done on his hand, so i'll be gone most of the day. I just can't seem to get caught up with my visits. :)

You have a wondeful day.

Love Ya,

Southern Lady said...

How pretty your blog looks, BJ! And I love the little stool, and Mr. SN's number on it makes it even more special.

Your pillows are so pretty and perfect for your beautiful cottage.

Oh, I almost forgot! I love the movie Pillow Talk, too! They don't make them like that anymore, do they!

Beverly said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear BJ. I love your #57 stool, and how perfect.

Your pillows are so pretty and fun. Red and yellow does make such a great combination.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I think your home has some beautiful things! I love your black stool and your pillows are gorgeous! Haven't seen you around much lately though, hope things are well with you and your family!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Well hello to the rockin-est grandmother that I have ever seen! What a delight you are, BJ! I hope to be a grandma someday too, and honey you have set the bar pretty high. I can't wait to have the time to read it all. Thank you for sharing your happiness with us! Cheers, Andrea

Bo said...

BJ, you are the SWEETEST bloggy friend...thanks for the shout out on our 40th...I love seeing pictures of your home...your pillows are wonderful & look pretty darn fancy to me! I didn't notice your blog taking too long to download...but, anyhow...even if it's worth waiting for! Luv ya, ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Thank you for the music.

I love the story of Mr. SN's chair and #57.

Your pillows are much nicer than mine. Mine are so plain that they won't let me snap a picture!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, BJ! I love all of your pillows (I think you knew I would!), and I love that cute metal stool with your husband's football letter. Very clever and fun! I can remember a stool similar to that one in my aunt's kitchen. :-)

I forgot to put up my favorite Irishman for you, but I did on my sidebar. He's my favorite soap star man of all time! Don't know if you've ever watched soaps, but he was on three of them! Come take a look!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Sheila :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Bj- You are the greatest!! So many fabulous pillows- love all the fabrics and trims...and our little bunny pillow making an appearance too!! You always have the best posts!
kari & kijsa

Shirley said...

What a great idea for your kitchen stool. I love it.

I love all of your beautiful pillows.

xinex said...

Oooh I love that movie, BJ! It's been eons since I have seen it...LOL! The stool came out really pretty and so handy. Love all your pillows especially the bunny one. How cute is that!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

You are making me want to eat some cherry pie!

~Beautiful pillows.
I adore the toile. :)

Terri and Bob said...

Totally in love with the rabbit pillow!!!


Smile...with the love of Mr. Sweet Nothings ol' football number on your stool...the love we feel you share of him is not a wonder there is all that "Pillow talk" wink ,wink...going on! Join me today if you have time from fluffing all those lovely pillows to have a cup of irish coffee!

Chari said...

Mornin' BJ...

Was so happy to find your note at my place this morning...thank you, my friend! Ohhhh...I see that you have one of the sister's bunny pillows, how very sweet of your friend to get that for you!!!

I just love all of your pillows, but must admit that the black & white toile pillows mixed in with that pretty red pillow were my favorites!!!

You did a fabulous job refurbishing that vintage metal stool and the fact that your honey painted his football number on it...just precious!!!

Well my friend, I'm not exactly sure why your page loads slowly but I this might be one reason...the more you limit the number of daily posts per page...the faster it loads! Simply because it doesn't have to load as many photos, etc. You can change this by going first to "customize"...then to the Settings tab...and next to the top of this page it asks how many posts you want to show! If you limit your posts to 3,4,or 5...your page will download faster. Just a suggestion, it's the only thing I can think of....hope that helps!!!

Have a terrific Tuesday, my friend!

Nancy said...

Morning BJ, There's alot going on in this post and I'm sure to forget something...but first, the stool with the Mister's football number on it is toooooo darn adorable! That is the neatest idea!
Next, Those pillows are too FANCY! Fancy Nancy said so! LOL ;) I love them all! But that bunny pillow is my favorite!
Thanks for sharing all the movie info too!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Fancy Nancy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love all your pillows, BJ! I love red and yellow together, too. They are all marvelous and just make you want to lean ack and saty awhile. Of course, I'd rest the bunny one on my lap so as to not crumple it :-)

Nancy said...

Oh, I did forget something! Love your new blog will be perfect for the next Flaunt party! HeeHee! :)

philben5 said...

Wow!! I did not see one thing that I didn't say "wow" to. Love your taste/style in decor and I'm on a mission to paint my honeys # on something.:-)

Raggedy Girl said...

I love your pillows especially the polka dotty one and the toile. I went out and added a Celtic Woman song to my blog, thank you they have a lovely sound.

Happy St. Patrick's Day
from Raggedy Girl/Roberta Anne

KayEllen said...

Happy pillow day and saint patty's day too!!!
Fun pillows you shared with us all;-)

have a blessed day,

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** Hello, old (OOPS! Make that "...longtime..."! Smiles!) RMS pal!!! Just enjoyed all of your MOST DELIGHTFUL BLOG sooo much!!! What a HAPPY PLACE to visit! The stool idea is sooooo cute (& I L-O-V-E the sentimentality!), and you have got some DARLING DISHES!!! But, that BUNNY PILLOW??? Well, DUH! Is that to-die-for or WHAT??? Me thinketh you are blessed with niceness & kindness from OTHERS, because you give so much of YOURSELF, BJ!!! Thank you for a lovely time! Warmly, Linda

salmagundi said...

I don't have any trouble loading up your blog - thought I would let you know. Love your bed pillows. Thanks for the inspiration - I'm trying to dress up my bed a bit! Sally

diXymiss said...

Gorgeous pillows! The Celtic music is divine and so festive for St. Patrick's Day. ThanX for commenting on my tiny entry in the parade.

Lorrie said...

Your yellow and red pillows are so pretty. And the rabbit pillow - perfect for spring and Easter!


Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, hope you're having a wonderful day, just popped in for a long-overdue visit. I gave Mr. Bloom that extra hug - he nearly did swoon!
Hugs, Lucy x

~♥~ Monica S said...

LOVE your kitchen stool and your pillows!! :-) HAve a great St.PAtricks day!!!


Kimm at Reinvented said...

Such a cute chair, I LOVE that. AND, I think your pillows are gorgeous! We must have the same favorite colors!

Tootsie said...

hi! just got your comment....what if you got one of those window box things that is on legs? it is a stand type thing...that way you won't have to drill into the bricks on your house...if I think of anything else...I will absolutely be back!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said... all your pillows but your fav, is mine, too! The little bunny pillow is absolutely adorable! :-)

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

Hi BJ, forgot to say...your blog came up quickly for me. Sometimes if my computer starts to drag, I try rebooting and if that doesn't solve it, I go to "Tools" and choose "internet options" and then delete temporary files. That clears out a lot of stuff (the cache) and sometimes helps. Best of luck...hope it speeds up for ya.

Chrissy said...

Hey you!!! Happy St. Pats day...hope you are well, we talked to johns family on the weekend(in Ireland) and they said there is a sign up at the pier in Belfast where the Titanic was reads"IT WAS FINE WHEN IT LEFT HERE"....leave it to the Irish!!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; I just love all of your pillows, they are just so pretty. But my favorite is the bunny one, oh to sweet....... And putting your hubby's football # on your stool is just so sweet... love it...


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

We had tickets to see the Celtic Woman on Mar hour from our home. The day we had 8 inches of snow. We couldn't go :-(. The concert was not cancelled....they would not refund our money.....but if Celtic Woman comes back to the same arena they will consider giving us replacement tickets. I hope they come back...We would love to see them.

JudyBug said...

Oh my! After every section, I would say "oh I love that"...oh Look at this! I love it all!

Do you have the html for your blog at the top? I have the same problem and made sure it was my first "widget".

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I am so jealous you have a Kari & Kijsa original..... such pretty thing you have .....
Lovely post ... just full of beauty...

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Oh, they are all so pretty! My favs are the matelesse shams...and they are red! The ultimate color...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

Thanks for your sweet comments! I'm still trying to get used to making my new hairdo look like my hairgirl did it!

LOVE the Celtic Women! They're awesome. Oh and Pillow Talk, I love those old Doris Day movies. I just watched a biography on her and she didn't have a bed of roses in life! What a woman to rise above all of it and survive!!

Loved your post darlin'!

Hugs, Sherry

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ, Thanks for coming did you make your Corn beef last night ?? Oh girl my turned out so good..of course I ate like a pig and then complained all night that my tummy hurt ha ha!!May you have a great day.hugs and smiles Gloria

Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning BJ! Happy St. Patricks day after:>) I love your pillow parade! Youngest daughter is standing behind me and as I scrolled down looking at them she commented, "all of these pillows look like something you would choose!" And she is right! Have a great day dear. It was sunny ans 68 degrees here yesterday (54 today, but I'm not complaining!) spring is here!

Diane Duda said...

Hope you had a lucky St. Patrick's Day.
I love Pillow Talk too and I think your pillows are just lovely. :)

FarmHouse Style said...

Good morning, BJ! I am a big fan of Celtic Woman. I have a couple of their selections in my play list. All of your pillows are so lovely, especially the hadmade bunny by Kari & Kijsa, what a wonderful gift:-)


BTW I'm going to e-mail you about the question you asked.

Betty said...

I love the story behind the number on the stool. And I love that rabbit pillow.
Have a good day.


Julie said...

Love the bunny pillow!! ...and I wish I could listen to the Celtic songs, but there is no volume on my work computer.. :0(

BJ - I could never thank you enough for all of your kind comments and concern about my husband. I am almost caught up-to-date with his story. Then I will only post about his situation once or twice a week with updates..

RobinfromCA said...

I just love all of your pillows. Beautiful fabric makes the pillow! Your stool in the kitchen is wonderful as well! Thanks for introducing Celtic Women. Really lovely music and I'd never heard of them before.

As to your blog problems, I think blogger is having a hard time. I had the worst problem Monday. I couldn't navigate anywhere and couldn't upload without trying over and over again. Even then I couldn't get everything to work.

Have a great day!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

The blog of MBW said...

Hello! I posted a comment yesterday here and it didn't get through. Let me try again. :-)

I love your pillows, I like the ones with toile fabric. Real pretty-love the kitchen stool too.

Meggie said...

LOVE the music of Celtic Woman, BJ! What a great time for a reminder. I remember your friend sending you the rabbit pillow from K&K...such a cool gift!

Judi said...

Awwwwww isn't that sweet that you painted your hubby's football number on that stool. What a great idea. So sweet.
Your pillows are so nice too. I like yellow and red togther too. I get such a beautiful picture when i even think of the 2 of them.
hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day too!

Judi said...

I forgot to say I love the Celtic Women to. I have a Christmas CD as well as one I can listen to at any time and I always try to catch them on TV during Christmas.
thank you for reminding me..

Miss Janice said...

Celtic Women...awesome. And, you have some pretty pillows there missy!