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Monday, July 13, 2009

MY COLLECTIVE NATURE.....

THE ONLY thing better than playing in the weekly MEMES we have ...
....... we can play in THREE at the same time...
My thanks to all three hosting .....
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MARY at WORKS OF THE POET
DIANE at A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
TAM at THE GYPSY'S CORNER...
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It's been established that I love to collect...
If I were going to be put to death and asked what my last words were, it would be,
"i LOVE MACKENZIE-CHILDS !"
(OR..."GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME CHOCOLATE!)
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....and.....I love ANYTHING
ROOSTER !!
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I admitted a long time ago that

I AM A DISHAHOLIC

and I collect DISHES..especially Black and White and RED...

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I have a very nice collection of books in my bookshelves....
(and WILL get around to reading them...if ever my computer won't work anymore!)
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I collect signs....
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......and little vintage white pitchers.....
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I love and collect vintage white sugar bowls ...
with little tiny lids and little tiny handles on each side....*sigh
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THANK goodness that I don't collect......
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SALT AND PEPPERS !!!!
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:O)


55 comments:

Jensmere said...

Hi bj...just stopped in for a visit and so enjoyed it! I'm a confessed dishaholic too!

Loved all your pretty pics and the black and white dishes!!

Be blessed,
Susan

Ralph said...

Your Patrick Henry quote could have said:

"Give me liberty or give me...dishes?"

Your collections are beautiful and a treat for the eyes (like your books and dishes). Nice!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hello BJ...I just keep looking and looking at all your pictures while listening to one of my favorite songs, "I'll Fly Away". I just feel so happy here! :)

LOVE your collections ~~ why yes! I am another dishaholic!! sigh.....

Carletta said...

Oh my, I would love to walk through your house and peek at all the wonderful things you must have!
Loved that first shot. I might need to look into Mackenzie-Childs. :)
Reader's Digest Condensed Books - oh, but that brings back memories.
Lovely post!

xinex said...

OMG, BJ! You make me happy! I feel like I am not the only one who is collection crazy, lol! You are just as bad as me and I LOVE all your collections...Christine

Tootsie said...

I am a canister a holic! Your dishes are adorable!!! have a wonderful week friend!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am lusting over those polka dots, BJ. L-U-S-T-I-N-G! You are bad to tease me that way...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Nancy said...

Good Evening BJ, I love your confessions...and your obsessions...lol ;) Oh, and that Mackenzie Childs...OH BABY, I love that stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nancy

Sandra said...

Hi there! I love all your collections. I especially love the white pieces. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love the way you arrange things! Those bookshelves look so pretty, and I even love the way the s/p shakers are arranged on the tray. laurie

Lori E said...

My 3 or more post is Roosters. They are certainly one of the more popular collections out there. I have the same black dotted plate as you with a few others too.
But I am not a collector, no, no. I am not because once I admit it then I might have to do something to stop it. Can't have that.

Cathy said...

You know you are a girl after my own heart!!! I love all of the same things you do...especially MC!!! I also have a passion for collecting...or is it a sickness;)!!!

What a fun post!!! I love all of your goodies!!! I always enjoy my visits here...sooo fun!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

CIELO said...

Oh BJ... then come and play another meme at the house in the roses... ;) ps: love all your white dishes....

Hugs

cielo

claudie said...

OH BJ
You are just too funny.
Loved it all and you.
Love Claudie
xo

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! I only do one collection at a time. I love all of yours...especially the MacKenzie Childs!!
Rhonda

Annie said...

Just loved this post bj. Especially like those little birdie salt and pepper shakes.

Rita said...

Wonderful captures all. I especially love the checker board jars.

I have been collecting shots of checker board items hopping for a chance to use them.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi bj, your collections are fabulous! Love the S&P shakers, especially those little birdies with the pretty roses around the base! My sister loves Mackenzie-Childs too. Your dishes are so cherry and fun! Your roosters are pretty and I too love white pitchers and sugar bowls. Darling post!

Tina

hip chick said...

I love dishes also. I love your little white pitchers. I thought I would collect salt and pepper's but I got it under control. I love the way your bookshelf looks so nice and neat.

sue said...

Mornin BJ, we collect the same things!! Well except for Mackenzie Childs, your collection is growing I see!! Hope you are having a great summer! xo Sue

Barbara said...

Hey Dear, I am trying to put together some black and white for a tablescape, so would you mind sending me those black and white ones you have. Thanks...waiting by the mail box.

Love you post.
Hope you have a great Tuesday.

Purple Hugs,
Barbara

SmilingSally said...

Every time I see a piece with red or black polka dots, I think of you. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day.

Beverly said...

Gosh, BJ. You should have told me you needed salt and pepper shakers. I would have rushed right out to get some to you. ;-)

All of your collections make me smile. And, you bring joy to my heart.

Theresa said...

What?... no food? Lovely collection. I have a kitchen full of chickens and roosters! Thinking about redecorating but have not done it yet! Have a great day!

Kathleen Grace said...

You know I love all your collections BJ:>) I am especially partial to your MacKenzie Childs goodies. I have always loved their wares,Oh and af course the roosters, dishes, little white pitchers....ok, I love it all! Are your SURE you aren't collecting salt and pepper shakers?:>)

Robin said...

My goodness, you certainly do collect. I really like the cannisters in the first photo.

Gee said...

I love your collection - its variety. Thanks for sharing it with us.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

BJ...LOL...I love this post! A gal can never "collect" to many treasures.....in fact I am so guilty of collecting...we could fill 2 houses! My post today for today should BE titles "TOO MANY TREASURES TUESDAY" Hmmmm...perhaps if google would co-operate it very may well be! If you noticed I took my page off facebook...when I get a moment I'll e-mail and let you know whats all up here! Hugs .....

Carrie said...

Love your canisters and dishes. Your roosters are my favorite!!!

blushing rose said...

WOW! BJ I don't know what I like best ... it is all so beautiful & your presentations are fantastic. TTFN ~Marydon

Deb said...

Sorry, I know it has been awhile, so I am catching up. . .Well all the collectibles are wonderful, and the ice cream is yummy, but I believe that little 3 month granddaughter is the winner!! She is precious!!
Love ya, have a great week:)
Deb

~Just me again~ said...

Beautiful shots. I too am guilty of too many MEMEs, I think I should do it this way too.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

wonderful posts for 3 wonderful and fun memes. I love it and I enjoy reading your words and viewing your pictures.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day

Lots of luv,
Ita

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ.....love your collections....especially the roosters. Can a girl ever have enough roosters???????

Hugs, Barb

Lady Katherine said...

I love it! The white dishes, the polka dots, oh I want some. lol I love the roosters too! Oh, I just love it all! Can I come shop in your house? lol Love the quote!
I went to Doc, begged for more time, I going to have the summer off! yeah! I am going to surgery mid September, for a major major one, two surgeons working on me I will be out 9-11 hours! More going to be done than I thought, unless a miracle happens! Love your dishes, salt pepper shakers! I got lots I have not shown I need to get pic and have them ready in posts for winter months! So I can be around here in blogland!

Shelia said...

Morning, BJness! Oh, I love your collections! Love those pretty black and white MacKenzie Childs things! Now you know how I love your Roosters!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thanks again sweetie for the prayers.

I love to collect too! I love the poka dots !!

bluecottonmemory said...

I love Mary E-I'm a tea-pot-and-cup-aholic and a book-aholic! I'm a 19th century lit fan where the goodness always prevails! I love your pictures--and that fairy dust. I want some fairy dust, too:)

Chris said...

Oh my gosh BJ, you are a kindred spirit. You have such wonderful collections!

I am a collector too! Let's see, ROOSTERs/Hens(!), finials, teapots, pumpkins, Santas, depression glass, red transferware...I'm sure I'm forgetting something!

Thanks for sharing, Chris

Kim said...

I love seeing everyone's collections. I too collect roosters, dishes, white pitchers (big & small)and my S+P collection is strictly crystal & silver. But I do have the Target birdies for a little whimsy. Thanks for sharing your collections & maybe someday you'll get to read your books.

Amy said...

Your post brought a smile to my face. I love all your wonderful collections. They really do make a house a home! Mackenzie-Childs is one of my favorites too. My daughter used to live near Aurora, NY, where their headquarters are. I have been there a few times, and it really is heaven on earth. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous finds! Amy :)

Chris said...

Hello again, BJ!

Thanks for your comments! I THINK just added the follow me gadget to my blog! Now I'm off to follow all my favorites, including yours...
Chris

squawmama said...

I just love all your collections BJ... It is fun to have things especially chocolate that you adore and treasure... Loved yoour post today my friend...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Brenda said...

Hey BJ, we collect many of the same things. Some I haven't gotten around to yet. But I'm sure I will over time, as now I'm an official dishaholic!
Brenda

Kathie Truitt said...

You DON'T collect salt and pepper shakers? My goodness! I'm glad you don't either - lol!

Julie said...

Your blog makes me so happy. Every time I come here, I leave with a smile on my face. Thank you!

Sares said...

Everything looks beautiful. I'm always drawn to old books too. I eventually weed them out if I haven't read them after 5 or 10 years,LOL!

MyJourneyBack said...

I almost thought you snuck (sp) into my house but I didn't recognize any specific dishes or books etc. I think we're kindred spirits. I love your collections. Thanks for sharing. I don't have any roosters though but I want to make a chicken quilt would go perfect with your black and white!
Have a great evening.
Sherry

Childhood said...

What a happy blog! Thanks so much for stopping my mine today. That was really sweet of you :)

Jackie said...

Hi BJ, loved seeing your collections.

God bless.

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

Bj,I 'm always amazed at how you have everything arranged..you have an 'eye' for detail!

Love the black and white dishes!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Justine said...

OMG, I laughed out loud with your salt and pepper comment/picture. I'd imagine Dot is going to love this!
Ooh, that black and white canister is GORGEOUS.

Justine :o )

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of your collections. especially the white, since that is what I am into rught now anyway!! I have heard you mention or post MC but was not familiar with the line until recently. I love what you have, so colorful and of course, it has that black and white you love so well!!

I hope you have a wonderful week, sweet friend!

xoxo
Jane

Deanna said...

bj, I was so delighted to see that you had visited my blog the fat lady's singing!

Today I was singiiiinnnggg. It is my 54th birthday and I decided to celebrate. Real cake for me.

Hope that you are well.
I have a piece of virtual birthday cake saved for you on my Home Haven Blog. Perhaps you can drop by sometime.

God Bless,
~D~

Melissa Miller said...

~How gorgeous are all your neat collections BJ! I flipped when I saw your MC collection. Love them!