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Sunday, May 31, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL PORCH PARTY TODAY......June 1, '09

COME WITH ME to see all the BEAUTIFUL PORCHES and PATIOS..
RHONDI has the list....
My thanks to Rhondi for hosting this fun day....
Many thanks to all for stopping by SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE.....
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WELCOME TO SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE...
We will start our tour on my PATIO....

I've set out a little snack....
JUST FOR YOU !
let's see....fruit topped with a tad of sweet whipped creme
and ICED OATMEAL COOKIES...
Hope you like the Cherry drink..it's SUGAR FREE CRYSTAL LIGHT !!
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P.S. ...see those little green thingies hanging back there?
Topsy Turvey planters for tomatoes, peppers and such..
growing UPSIDE DOWN...think they will work?
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This cute GIANT CUP planter is from WalMart... so cute!
I just popped in a pot of RED to decorate YOUR snack table...
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I just yesterday planted this STAR OF JASMINE...
O, I hope it lives...it's a climber and I would LOVE
it to climb the old picket fence behind it....
I think they smell really sweet, too.....
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Let's go around front so I can show off my
hard work so far this summer....
not a lot that others would notice so much but....
it sure makes MR. SWEET and I feel good about our humble, little cottage...
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New slats and a fresh coat of COTTAGE WHITE
makes our little vintage bench look all dressed up for the season...
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My brand new porch swing that Mr. Sweet so sweetly bought for me...
Thanks, sweetie...I just love it !
"sweet, sweet, sweet"...gettin' pretty sticky here..;>)
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i want to plant these in the ground so bad but i'm scared...
so hot, dry, windy here in West Texas...would they survive, i wonder?
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Kathy girl brought these to me the other day...
i am in love with that little RED vase !
Love the yellows in it, too...
one of my favorite color combos..
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Since you only had a SNACK on the patio...
I've fixed you the BEST brunch to have while you swing in THE SWING...
That's orange cinnies from PILLSBURY (thank you very much) and
a yummy Hash Brown Patty..(I love these with a tiny bit of molasses)
a fruit compote sprinkled lightly with coconut and chopped pecans...
juice and HOT, SWEET coffee..
A true SOUTHERN BRUNCH.. .....
come by sometime for lunch and we'll have PIMENTO CHEESE sandwiches ! Yum!!
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That beautiful ROBIN'S EGG BLUE TOLE TRAY
I am serving you on is my new pride and joy..
Won it on Ebay and squealed like a piggy ...
I LOVE IT and will show you a better picture of it another time...
just wanted you to know how SPECIAL you are, to be served on my BEAUTY....
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o shoot...i'm makin' myself hungry !!
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THANK YA'LL SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY...
HAVE FUN ON THE REST OF
THE PORCH PARTY tour....
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67 comments:

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi BJ - Thanks for your sweet comments! I can't believe I'm first to comment! I love your home, and I've been wanting one of those porch swings. I may have to put one out in the yard however. You have such a lovely family and some very purty grandkids there.
I was reading back about the trip to Paris and it was all so clever, and I loved the pictures! Lots of beautiful things to gaze at on your blog! You take care and have a wonderful week! Vickie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Okay, BJ... CUTE! Loved it. I particuarly love that cute cup planter and the wonderful new swing! I wish I could find one for our front porch. That would be so nice to have! And I love the cute placemat, napkin, flatware and china, and the goodies! The robins egg tray... all of it. YOu did a great job, my friend! The only thing missing wiht my fanny planted on that porch swing, gobbling the goodies!

XO,

Sheila :-)

the wild raspberry said...

thanks for the lovely tour! your flowers are beautiful and the treats were delicious :)
have a wonderful day.
chasity

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

I love it all! Your home is cozy inside and out and your porch swing? I'm pea green with envy! I want one so bad!! The food looked delicious too... yum! I hope all your beautiful flowers do well and let me know if the topsy turvy tomatoes work :)

love,
ruzzer

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Bj.
I love your porch and that swing with the black and white fabric is wonderful. All your details are so special. I lived in West Texas for 7 years and it was hot and dry. Not sure how the hydrangeas would do.
The treats and food look so yummy.
I have so enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Thank you for a special porch party. I invite you to visit mine when you have a moment.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

dana said...

Hi BJ!! Your place looks so cozy and relaxing!! I love all of your pops of red, too! What I wouldn't give to have a great swing like the one Mr. Sweet gave you---and I love the spruced up bench, too.

NOW, that food you prepared is a feast!! I think I will have to rest a bit before I continue my porch visits--I'm stuffed!

Hope you have fun at the Porch Parties---I certainly did at YOURS!! L, Dana

xinex said...

Beautiful porch and garden, BJ. I love that teapot vase and your porch swing...Christine,

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
I love your porch! You always have everything so artfullly arranged!

That little teacup planter is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jean, I see you found your fern for your front porch without my help after all. Looks mighty spiffy hanging there too. Just love those gorgeous "teacup" flowerpots. Some really brainy person thought that up I'll bet. Your patio, porch and yards all just look so pretty. You and Mr. Sweet Nothings have really been working. When you get through there you can come on over to my humble little cottage and fix up the yard so it looks pretty like that. I'd even fix you a whole pitcher of good cold iced tea! Might even make it a bit sweet just for you. Enjoyed your blog today as always.

Love you!
Martha

Allidink said...

I love your porch! Your swing is so cute! Great goodies! They look so nice on your new tray how exciting! :) Everything is so pretty!

All the best,
Allison

taylorsoutback said...

Hi BJ - love all your touches of red - so happy looking! And your porch swing reminds me of my Grammy's front porch swing...how my cousin & I would play on that for hours. Your treats are yummy - can I come for another visit!!? (:-)

Dixie said...

BJ... I was so surprized to all that red!... okay... not really... LOL... just love the bright and cheeryness of your porch... love the porch swing... I don't have one but I keep mentioning it... one of these days... I know my Ricky will provide!

Please let me know if those upsidedown thingys work... I keep wanting to buy one... but am skeptical!

wonderful party... now I'm off to a few more before I get too sleepy to read!

blessings & hugs... Dixie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful photos, BJ. I love your porch swing. We had one at the farm. Would love to have one here at the lake.

Hope your week is wonderful!!

abeachcottage said...

oooh that cup planter is gorgeous, I've never seen one like that

that swing, love it, really don't need to put more than that, I wish I had one though lol!

happy sitting on the porch with a pina colada

Sarah

Kathleen Grace said...

I love it all BJ:>) You got a swing! I know you will enjoy it. The blue tray is gorgeous and everything looks neat as a pin. I'll be right over for brunch:>)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love that shot of red from the geraniums...and I was wondering about those topsy turvy bags for growing tomatos. You will have to post again and let us know how it goes with them. Your porch is like a haven and don't get me started on all the goodies.
♥, Susan

Terri and Bob said...

Oooh, I want to come over and sit on the porch swing!!

Willow said...

Your porch looks so lovely and that swing, just perfect.

Willow

A Romantic Porch said...

Your porch is SO lovely! rachel

Karen MEG said...

Thanks for your blog visit and your lovely comments!

What a beautiful post, all those colours, those gorgeous flowers!

Smilingsal said...

I took your advice and linked in with Rhonda. She could link back in with me with her blue porch! You are the hostess with the mostest, serving up all of that yummy food. No wonder you're so tiny; you give it all away!

Candy said...

I enjoyed my visit. What a cute BIG cup of flowers.
And you are makin' me hungry, too!
All the flowers are so pretty. I can see why you like the red and yellow together, it does look great.
Did you see your name tag over at Dixie's country porch?
See ya there.
Candy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I love your giant teacup planter. It's so huge! :-)

You really prepared lots of yummy food. I would love take apiece of the oatmeal cookie and the cheese bread. I'll probably enjoy them in your porch swing so I can take sniff of the sweet scent the jasmine gives.. Would that be ok? :-)

Mizpah
Li

Angie said...

With every porch party I visit there is always some reason or other for me to say "Now why didn't I think of that.....". At your house, bj, it's your lovely giant red teacup. I love it! Thanks for asking me round.

Angie, xx

Chiki Cottage said...

ummm...so many goodies to try. I think Im going to gain some weight here... LOL. Everything is so beautiful. The colors and flowers are so relaxing and calming. It is a very nice space. Thank you for sharing your special patio.

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

Good Morning BJ!
I am loving that porch swing!! And that huge cup and sauccer planter is sooo cute. Thank you for inviting me to your porch party and having brunch for me too!
Hugs,
Penny

The Raggedy Girl said...

Wow, that made me really hungry and your porch is just lovely. I am so behind this year. My porch things are still under the winter tarps but one more week and hubby is home for the summer...yipee! Have a wonderful day on your porch.

The Raggedy Girl

Barbara said...

BJ, If I knew for sure where you are, I would hop in my car and come to sit on your porch and partake of all those goodies. Thanks for sharing. I love the big cup planter and of course the swing,

Happy Porch Party.

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! I knew your porch would be beautiful. I was dying to see your new swing and it's amazing! I would love to sit on your porch with you. :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

HI BJ! Loving your porch and that swing...be still my heart!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Thanks for joining my party. Everything looks wonderful! I love the porch swing. I love all the red you have. I love the way you set the table and the food. I guess I just love it all! Maybe I'll just stay here all day and visit with whoever comes along. My rabbits have got it covered at home :)
Rhondi xo

Brenda Eason said...

Bj,I came here first with nothing but coffee.Good thing I did.Every thing is so lovely and welcoming.

"Blossom" said...

The coffee cup is so amazing. Your porch is so beautiful.

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ< Girl this is all yummy looking and just beautiful...love the swing..there is is something about a swing on a porch that makes me happy...may you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Betty said...

Everything looks so pretty! I have been eying one of those cup and saucers, yours looks so nice. I love your new tray and the swing. And all the food looks so yummy too.
Thanks for showing us around.

Betty

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm yummy!! Delicious!! What a wonderful party! I love that cute planter, I think I need one of those!!

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon BJ. Thank you for the lovely tour. Everything is just beautiful ♥

Beverly said...

BJ, it is always a favorite day for me when I am lucky enough to visit you. You filled me with delicious goodies, and now I think I going to stay for pimiento cheese. I love it! Do you ever put it on hamburgers?

Your porches look so pretty. I love your swing, and it looks like the perfect place to relax and chat. And, that cup and saucer planter is the cutest thing ever.

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh what fun we had on our tour. Your place is beautiful...with its swing and your delicous goodies on the lovely red placements and the dishes...and the geranium looks beautiful in the big mug.
So nice..
thank you so much...I've had fun.
Judi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....perfect and beautiful. So relaxing....may I come over? Heheh

Just too pretty!!!

Hugs, Barb

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Every porch should have a swing. My DH wants our out on the lawn. That's OK, too since we still have one. Your porch and brunch are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Our Back Porch said...

Absolutely lovely!! Love that porch swing. That's the next thing I want to add to my porch. Thanks for coming by, and thanks for sharing your wonderful porch.

Blessings,
Rebecca

salmagundi said...

Nothing like a porch swing, where you can swing away and create your own breeze. Bet you appreciate that in West Texas!!! Your whole front and back yards are charming. Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi BJ ... thanks for visiting That Old House, and your kind words on our old peeling porch! We pretty much DID give everything we have to get this house, lol. :-)

I love your porch and how it's decorated ... so fresh and CLEAN and the colors -- reds and yellows, fantastic. I am really in love with that big coffee cup -- that about sums me up: "loves coffee and flowers!"

Let us know if those upside down tomato things work. They fascinate me. I keep thinking that 'long about the end of July the whole mess will come plopping right down out of the holder, but I hope you have great success with it!

Great post, thanks!
Cass

Becky said...

Howdy Bj;

I love your post today. Your porch looks sooooo inviting. I would luv to come visit you, sit on your front porch swing, drink sweet tea and talk the afternoon away.

Brenda said...

I just love your bench and porch swing. We seem to like the same colors! You have a very sweet place there. Thank you so much for the tour. I was hoping to be part of this, but the deck is not nearly finished. So I shall enjoy everyone elses contributions to this party.
Brenda

Florida Sue said...

It looks scrumptious BJ. All of it. The new white paint, the new porch swing, that big red cup planter and the lovely tole tray. It just all comes together to say "Come and sit awhile." How friendly and inviting it all looks!

ellie said...

BJ..this is my first time at your blog...you have a lovely porch....and man those yummies..looks scrumptios. Thanks for giving us a peek at your patio..I think you should plant the hydrengea...just keep it watered...the like that.

Picket said...

Hey girl....loved the porch party tour! Your new swing is glorious BJ and I was drooling over that tole tray before I even got to the part of where you got it! lol let me know how those upside down planters work...Bill has been wanting to try some of those.

Everything looks so inviting dear friend...you'd make anyone feel special! have a great week girl!

glimpse of my world said...

My dear friend.. When I heard the John Anderson song "JUST A SWINGIN"- I had to lol! You are one step ahead of me darlin'! I love the new look.. cute as pie!

Ashley ~ said...

I loved everything, but I am heading to Wal-Mart for one of those giant cup planters*! That's the cutest thing I've seen in a long time*! _Ashley ~

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your porch BJ. Everything looks so pretty! And you are serving some of my favorite refreshments. :) I know you are going to really enjoy that new swing. My hubby and I have certainly spent many, many pleasant hours swinging on ours.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is just such a happy porch party! That giant mug planter is wonderful! I'm going to have to check our Wal Mart. I love a porch swing. It just says "sit down and stay awhile"! Your whole garden says that. laurie

Deb said...

Hi, I loved sitting here on your swing and drinking tea, so lovely.
Thank you very much but I must get back now, see you soon:) God Bless.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi BJ~ Love the back patio & all the sweet touches of red everywhere, especially that TX size cup/saucer!! But my fav place has to be that wonderful front porch swing! Love it!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I always feel at home at your place...... such sweet southern love...... Love the pillows and cushion on the swing...
Loaded up a Yard Conservatory going to Lubbock this week end..... Gail Hand..... thought of you...
Hugs
Linda

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Gracious - your porch is adorable - love your new swing that Mr. Sweet hung for you and the big cup planter is so fun - and just the right size to pop a plant into.
Thank you for the yummy snacks that you made just for us.
I would love to participate in the porch party, but have not figured out how to yet.
Have a wonderful week. Your little present will be in the mail this week.
Blessings,
Erin

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi BJ, I simply adore your swing and the beautiful cushions! And the teacup planter is too cute! I've seen them at Wal-mart, but didn't realize quite how cute they would be with a pretty flower! Yours looks great!

...and the goodies, think I'll have a seat and enjoy a few before I more on to the next blog! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Deb said...

wow BJ what fun....such a great porch party...I love swings...

Daisy Cottage said...

BJ your porch and everything on it is absolutely adorable and I love everything about it! Wish I could visit you there and now I am positively starving! Everything is delicious on your beautiful porch!

xo,
Kim

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Thanks for the info on my ironstone pitcher, BJ!!! I had no idea it was that valuable! I knew when I saw it, it was special! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Mimi Sue said...

Your porch swing is adorable. I love it. Thanks for coming by and saying hi. I love hydrangeas too but we live in hot dry Utah and they don't do very well here either. Love all your red and your food looks delish. Mimi

Poppedijne said...

BJ, Thanks for sharing your porch and the lunch you made just sounds yammy!
Come and visit my (porch)garden party.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ooo, BJ! Love that porch swing! I'd squeal too if I had won that tray!
Mmm, the food was delicious; lovely atmosphere. I enjoyed my visit as always!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Dear BJ, I stopped in a little late for your porch party...but enjoyed it all the same! I love the porch swing and you table vignette is just beautiful! Yummy fruit compote too! Looks like you too have been quite busy! What a wonderful spot to sit with your gran-babes!With all this beauty going on in blog-land I so need to get my camera going!
Oh...and if the topsy turvey veggies work out...let me know! Hugs!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love what you've done for the porch party! Oh, the new swing sure looks pretty, and I love the white bench too. You made it even more beautiful with the pads and pillows! Your snacks looks so yummy, and I really do love that teal colored tray!

Also just love your table with that big cup planter. I've seen those at Walmart too!

You did a great job!

Kady

paintinpatti said...

Ya know... I have seen that cute planter at Walmart and never picked it up - thinkin' I might just need to go get one today! LOVE your porches and patios - so inviting and colorful!