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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the black and white of it all....


Most everyone that knows me,
knows I love BLACK & WHITE...
and, it's my theme for this day...
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The other day at a grouping of 8 ladies...4 of us showed up in BLACK AND WHITE...
It's hot this year, ladies...
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SUZANNE at COLORADO LADY is our host ..
SUSAN at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH is hosting this event..

MICHAEL LEE hosting this FOODIE FRIDAY event...



CUTE little cups, black and white....
stripes and polka dots ALL in
black & white.....
Big Lots...a buck each...



A COUNTRY BREAKFAST
at SWEET NOTHINGS...
in
blacks and whites and candle lights.....

















i love candle light, ESPECIALLY in the mornings...
starts my day off with a glowing feeling...
this is a perk of retirement...leisure breakfasts...
after all those years of "hurry, hurry...gotta get to work"...
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three little vintage creamers...
lined up like little soldiers,
carrying sweet smelling roses from my garden...
oops...the right little creamer got cut off...
HOW do you enlarge these photos and keep that right side ? grrrrr
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cute little cups help dress up plain white plates
and add a little smile while they are doing it !
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another vintage sugar bowl from my tiny collection...
wonder why i love sugar bowls...with little tiny handles on the sides...
and a nice little lid on top ?
I love them...I surely do..
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our country breakfast this morning...
hot, sweet dunkin donut coffee...ummm...
hot and spicy OWENS country sausage...
hot buns, toasted, and covered in homemade strawberry perserves...
eggs, scrambled with peppers and extra sharp cheddar cheese...
and did i say COFFEE..?...my favorite part of any meal !
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have a great week, ladies...


65 comments:

Bea said...

Creamers and sugars hold such a facination for so many...including me.

Charlene said...

I have very plain dishes and was thinking that I'd never be able to participate in a tablescape meme, but you've inspired me to find some inexpensive pieces I can mix with what I have to make it more what I call "frou-frou"!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

That looks like a delicious breakfast! Y'all look so cute in your black and white, and you don't look a day over 50!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, how lovely! You gals look so charming in your black and white! You're the cutest, though! LOL
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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

You all look wonderful in your chic black and white! I love your polka dot and stiped dishes/cups. So cute!

I just did a black and white post on my Lavender Hill Studio blog...
xo
Penny

Coloradolady said...

What a cute post! I just love your little creamers, so cute...and I love sugar bowls too. I like your table setting, so pretty and inviting.

Have a great VTT! Thanks for posting today, and sharing your great tableware.

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty you all look!
The breakfast looks so yummy. ;)

Vicky said...

you and your friends look really cool in black and white outfit!
Have a great week, BJ.

Sandra said...

Y'all look soo pretty in black and white! I love your table setting.
Blessings,
Sandra

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love the little creamers with the flowers in them BJ...and you did great on your mugs...WOW!! that breakfast looks so YUMMY...and I just ate dinner and now I'm hungry again...girl I am going to be in Texas next month for a week...I just know I'll melt ha ha!! Loved seeing your friends...great post as always girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,

I've always loved all your black and white. I think our dishes and tablescapes say a lot about our style. All of you ladies look very pretty, I must say. I laughed about 4 of you dressing in black & white at the same time because my hubby has said that it doesn't matter what holiday it is, Jane and her sister's will be dressed for a funeral! We do love our black~very slimming... ;-)

That breakfast would be my favorite meal of the day. WITH coffee, please!

xoxo
Janie

Dixie said...

BJ... I love this tablescape! Black & white with that little dash of hot pink.. perfect!

have a great weekend!

Melissa Wertz said...

Very pretty! I like the white. Happy TT!

Kammy said...

Hi Bj !
Love that black and white - so you !!! I want some too !!!
Loved your pictures today !
Hugs ~ Kammy

printersdevil said...

Very lovely. The breakfast looks wonderful!!!!!

Brenda Eason said...

How cute and yummy.
Come help me with my challenge.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Y'all are looking goood! Thanks for the kind words about my words..hehe. Im not very deep when it comes to bloggin'...smiles~

Roslyn said...

The black & white china is lovely.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a fun post and now i'm hungry lol!!..love your creamers and sugar bowls..but most of all i love your polka dot & stripey dishes :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have so much black and white in my closet..I love wearing it..and just recently have gotten into decorating with black. My coffee table will soon be black as will my barstools... :)
Black and white...great colors!!
hugs..

Barbara said...

BJ, I love you black and white polka-dot dishes. I just bought some plates at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago.

The breakfast looks wonderful, it is just about my favorite meal.

Happy Hot TT in Texas.

Barbara

Theresa said...

Girl, I sure enjoyed my morning at your table! The table was gorgeous and the food was delicious:) I love black and white too and have to be really careful because I could wear only that! Gotta mix in some color. I too am retired and enjoy my coffee and not having to rush! Have blessed day!

fortheloveofthrift said...

What a sweet sugar bowl - great black and white combination

Beverly said...

You ladies looks so pretty. You look like a singing group lined up to perform.

I love your black and white. You always make everything looks charming and inviting.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love black & White too of course. I keep seeing all these great dishes that people get at Big Lots, I think I need to go check it out! Your table setting is beautiful, you have such a knack for putting things together, and that breakfast, oh my, that is my kind of breakfast!

Midlife Mom said...

I'm a black and white gal myself so love all your pretty things. I have so many pairs of black slacks and white tops it's crazy! lol! You gals look really nice!

Terri and Bob said...

I love black and white. It is my theme for all my clothes. I love the side picture of you on the porch swing!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Black and white....... are so classic..... love the picture with the ladies..... so cute.....
Hugs
Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I cannot look at a polka dot or stripe and not think of you, particularly red ones or black ones! I love them, too. SO cute, and I'll be right over for breakfast. AFTER I deal with the men in the yard! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Justine said...

Ooh! I love the polka dots! The one Big Lots we have over here is DISGUSTING and filthy and the employees are RUDE. I can never find anything cool in there.

Anyway, I love the splashes of pink with the black and white, and lemme just say, you're a very pretty woman!

I'm so glad I've put you on my blog roll! It's nice to have a few "normal" gals to visit! LOL

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

I think it's the curvy shapes that we admire on sugar bowls.

Your table looks delightful with the candle light. I want to sit and eat quickly before that fairy dust gets all over my food!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Always sugar and spice and EVERYTHING nice here....throw in some polka-dots and roses and out Sweet BJ has another wonderful post! I finally posted for VTT today...and yes....lol...it has to do with this GRAMMY business!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ, I love black and white too....especially black and white checks.....oooooooooo!

I love all your goodies....every single one.

You are so cute!!

Hugs, Barb

Mary / Mariah said...

Pretty dishes , I also love black and white . I think I'll have breakfast at your home , sounds and looks so good . Yum
Your flowers are so pretty , really add something special to a table setting . You have the touch to make things look really pretty .
Looks like you gals had a fun time .
LU Friend , Mary

salmagundi said...

I haven't gotten into the black & white, yet; but I sure liked your tablescape. Yummy looking breakfast! I rarely cook breakfast; maybe I need to start then skip lunch. Sally

Michelle said...

B&W is divine! Love your country breakfast!Happy TT!

CC said...

I love your beautiful dishes.. and little sugars and creamers are just wonderful. That breakfast...yummmmmm
Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is so pretty and breakfast sounds delish!!!

We arrived at the lake at 8:30, this morning. Settled in and relaxing. I'm catching up with tablescapers!:-)

Betty said...

Such sweet little touches, thanks for sharing.

Betty

Brenda said...

I'll come dine with you any day, BJ! I am a devoted polka dots lover, so this just made my heart sing! So sweet the way you have it all arranged. Food sounds divine.
Brenda

Sares said...

I love the black and white with the pink, very chic! That breakfast looks delicious too, especially since I'm hungry right now! Wish I could just pull it through the screen and dig in!

Chandy said...

Great table, BJ! Black and white is such a great combo!

Anonymous said...

That picture of four ladies in black and white turned out good, didn't it? That was a fun day among many already this summer. Love your black and white blog today! There's just something about black and white that looks so clean and sharp; just is sooo classy.

With a breakfast like that who needs IHOP or any place else. No wonder Mr. Sweet Nothings takes such good care of you! He wants to keep you around for a long time 'cause you're so good to him. I do too.
Love you!
Martha

Allidink said...

Very nice! I love the pink against the black and white! :) My only suggestion to get the right side to not be cut off is when you take the picture think about how the side will get cut off and then frame your photo in such a way that it won't cut off anything you want seen. That's what I am doing because the same thing happens to me! Bah. That food again looks yummy :)

All the best,
Allison

Cathy said...

Oh...you know I love black and white too!!! I love the addition of the pink...so pretty!!! The flowers in the creamers are just the perfect touch!!!

Ya'll are just to darn cute all dressed up in your black and white!!! I love it!!!

BJ...this is a darling post!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a charming and lovely table you have set for a delicious breakfast! Love the polka dots and you ladies look so lovely in your black and white! The pink roses are a beautiful touch!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Chris said...

I always love looking at your tables all set up fancy and beautiful. And I knew if I just kept scrolling down I would get a peak of some wonderful cooking you did. And your roses are just beautiful too.

Big Hugs,
Chris

Florida Sue said...

Glamorous breakfast BJ. I am always showing empty plates. You all look lovely in black and white and you are so slim and trim and just darn cute.

honeysuckle said...

I love the black and white, especially the polka dots with the pink. But it all looks wonderful with the falling fairy dust! Thanks for sharing

Mary said...

Very nice!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love your black and white dishes, BJ. And the pic of you four ladies is beautiful.

Elyse said...

hi bj!

i am loving your happy tablescape of white and black with a pop of pink. reminds me of good 'n plenty candy!

xo

Kathleen said...

What fun! Looks like a great breakfast...have a great weekend..eat some nuts for me! :)

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

That's right...rub that retirement in! LOL One day, one day...I'll get to join you. Oh, I wish that was today! :-) Love this table setting...love the black and white scheme! Candlelight at breakfast sounds divine!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow three events in one post.. superb! i believe food taste better when you serve on vintagey china ware! i collect creamers and sugar bowls too.. your collection is lovely! have a great weekend.. I am late for my VTT round

Lady Katherine said...

I love your black and white dishes! I very seldom wear anything but black and white. I decided this year since I love it so much, I should add some to my home. I want some black and white polka dots something! lol I love your Breakfast, Wow you made me want to sent down! I had 2 great great days. Keeping Grandchildren today. I had hoped to get more done, I taking advantage of my feeling better! I have a list a Mile long! lol I love feeling great! Try a Tomato sandwich, I grew up on these for lunch as a young girl! Nothing like it!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I'm with you on the coffee! Love the black and white theme.

Liz said...

Love the polka dots and the breakfast looks yummo! A sweet table!

~Liz

Mary said...

I really loved your black and white theme. Everything was inviting and, for what it's worth, you charmed me with your post. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love your black and white and the breakfast sounds so delicious.

Christi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

One of my favorite combos! You've gotta love black and white :)

Carrie said...

What a pleasing breakfast setting!

I love wearing black and white too -- dresses, tops, pants. Lately, I started a collection of black tablewares which will go with my white dishes.

Dreams and Decor said...

Beautiful tablescape (I love B & W, too!) & that breakfast sure does look good!!! Taking a lunch break & just found you via Tina's Cherry Hill Cottage! I'm going to try making the Blackberry Wine Cake that you both made! Look forward to reading more of your blog tonight---it's great!--so glad I found it! Patti

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Breakfast food is always good to me any time of the day...even if it's served on a paper plate...but this looks absolutely scrumptious with your pretty B&W tablescape and pink accents. Black and white is always so classic...for the table or the wardrobe. :)

Barbara Jacksier said...

Great post! It's funny, I wear almost nothing but black and white but I don't decorate that way. I'm a more seaside color person in my home palette. Does that make me schizophrenic?