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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A LIGHTHEARTED AFFAIR....

My thanks, once again, to our sweet SUSAN, that goes to so much trouble to make sure we can all play with our dishes at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH..
Of course, I know you will want to go over to THE PORCH and see the eye candy that she offers up today.
There's always people standing in line to show us their tables, too....
Many thanks for coming by
SWEET NOTHINGS...
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TODAY I decided on a lighthearted tablescape....
celebrating the last stages of SUMMER......
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I love the watery blues and greens that so many are using right now. I actually would love to have a pretty shade of the palest aqua on my walls with snow white trim....ummm, sounds so good. But, I know ME well enough to know that I would REALLY just like to add more of the pretty color in accessories..and keep my creamy white walls.
I KNOW...I can start picking up things on sale in this delightful color...then, next Spring, add it to my living room. GOOD IDEA !!
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Yep...this is a cute, little gift bag that's holding the felt-like flowers.
I really like the little colored pompoms around the edge of the bag.
The Dollar Store....for both.
Of course, I just realized that maybe flowers and sea shells don't really go together...?
....here at Sweet Nothings, pretty much everything goes together..!
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Cutest little wooden fishy box..
for trinkets, I suppose....
DEEDS, the grand girl, might like this...
you know how many treasures a little seven year old darling can have.....let me see what I have around that I might tuck inside for a surprise...hmmmm??


Shells are all the rage. To tell the truth, I am not a shell person....nor a fish person,(unless, of course, I am catching them).... but sometimes, I find cute things that just seem to go with THE SEA theme..
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That fish there ?......a little bit scary....especially that mouth !! Is he saying, "grrrrrr"?
Cool watery aqua plates...THE DOLLAR TREE
The bowl that matched just right...THE DOLLAR TREE
In fact...MOST of it came from THE DOLLAR TREE...
and it was all a dollar each..
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The ceramic shell candle holder...THE DOLLAR TREE
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Egg shaped salt and pepper set came from Target..another item that doesn't really GO ...ahhh, but the colors are so pretty with it all...
and the vintage golden flatware, some from MOM and some from Ebay.
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I am loving those little bowls...I may go back for more. Just thought how cute they would be on WHITE plates, too...
GOOD GRIEF...I am totally running out of spots to stash all the cute dishes I've found...just since blogging. I am in DIRE need of a beautiful but simple PINE, olden, hand-rubbed finish, hutch. I've only been looking for IT for about 5 years...surely it is TIME.....















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After all that shopping and putting together a cute, summery, lighthearted table..
I was thirsty !
...and I LOVE ROOT BEER...especially in a float...no ice creme right now, tho, so let's settle for crushed ice and next time, I'll do a frosted MUG!!
I PROMISE !
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I so love all of you brave, strong, talented, kind-hearted and loving women and men.
You have all made my life so much fun...playing with dishes again...trying new recipes instead of all the OLD STANDBYS... trying new things in my decorating..believe me, my cottage has never looked so good.
Most of all, I know when I ask for prayers for my family and myself, you stand strong and send up the most POWERFUL tool you have...YOUR PRAYERS.
Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart...
bj

36 comments:

Julie said...

Oh - I love the combination of light blue and sea shells! It is so calming.

You are so sweet to ask after Don and I. Don is kind of hanging in there.. We bask in the good news that his viral load is -0-, but those dag blasted side effects from the meds are horrible. But - he is such a trooper..he just keeps on going.

Sweet boy bought me a watch - just because...and it was the ugliest watch I have ever seen! ha ha.. but I just loved that he was thinking about me ...in all of his own misery. Now don't you go and tell him how ugly I think that watch is!

ellen b said...

Hi bj!!
Hope life is overflowing for you right now! :0)
I love the colors in your tablescape. Makes me smile...
Blessings on the rest of your week!!

jen said...

Oh so happy and chearfull!! Love it!!

Jen

Lady Katherine said...

I love the fish napkins, the shell candle! Now I love all your Flower Power, wouldn't my grandchildren love this! Fish for the boys and flowers for the girls.

Kathy said...

Bj...You are a sweetheart! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging words...I adore your happy scape tonight, it made me smile...hope you had the best fun putting it together, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings,,,

marty39 said...

The sea-scape is just gorgeous. I love all the colors and the pretty accessories. Such a beautiful table. The sand pail filled with colored flowers is so cute. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

Now Miss BJ, were you channeling me? I had those very aqua dishes in my hand at $ Tree. I put them back as I wasn't sure the color would go with my place mats!.
You found the perfect bowl to go with them too!
Love all the colors and shells..very, very pretty table!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear BJness, what a wonderful whimsical table! I just love this! Thank you also for your kind words - I feel the same way about Blogland. Isn't it amazing how we can love our friends we've never met so very much!
Love you, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those felt flowers in that felt bucket are just the cutest things! You shop at a lot better $ store than the one here. Those plates are so pretty. Love, love the gold flatware! This tablescape is delightful! (At my house everything goes with everything too!) laurie

Betty said...

Hi BJ,

I just wanted to stop by to let you know I have posted an update on my blog and to thank you for your love and support during this difficult time. Most of all, thank you for your prayers.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, how cute is this! Love the colors too!

Katherine

{Kiki} said...

I love the colors and combinations of patterns and fish box. You have eclectic taste. I might have to copy some of your table ideas. I don't have a creative gene, so I am always looking for inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing and take care.
-Kiki
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lori E said...

Dollar Tree...I just was whining on another blog about a store that we don't have in Canada. Waaaaaa.
You get all the good stuff. I especially like the shell candle holders.

Sarah said...

I need a Dollar Tree like yours! Love the fish napkins and the little plates. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

Theresa said...

Happy setting! I always wonder... Where does BJ keep ALL those dishes? Have a blessed day!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ, this is the cutest freshest looking table ! Love the fish napkins too ! Have a blessed day sweetie !

Beverly said...

BJ, we all love you right back. You are a bright light in all of our days.

Your table looks so pretty. I love blues and greens together, too. And, your splashes of yellow make the day.

Justine said...

Girl, the greatest compliment I can give you on this table is that it made me SMILE. I just love the colors and the whimsy! Fun fun fun!!!!

Justine :o )

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
You table looks so cool and summery! The little bag with the felt posies is precious. I love it all!
Hugs, Rhondi

Stacey said...

That's just adorable!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Now that is sooo cute! I haven't had a root beer float in ages and it sounds really good right now (it's soooo hot and humid I can't stand it)!

Manuela

Nancy said...

Oh BJ, This tablescape just makes me happy...it's so fun...loaded with fabulous, fun colors and decor!!! Great tablescape!!! Nancy

Michelle said...

What a cute theme and I love the colors you used.

Miss Janice said...

This is soooo cute. I love your great finds and the colors your used together!

nannykim said...

Unique and colorful...plus that rootbear looks sooooo inviting ;-)

(I posted my tablescape on my spindle cottage blog--but I do have other blogs...that blog is going to be mostly for house type pics)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Such a lovely, summery table setting. It is charming and whimsical and so very inviting.

Brenda said...

You know me well enough by now to know that nothing much I have "goes" with anything else. That's what's so much fun! Just putting it together and seeing what happens. And your tablescapes are always, always so charming and colorful and have me begging for more pics!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,

I am so sorrry that I have missed you lately!! I've been blogging here and there and must be missing you on my blogroll. But I am here now and that is all that matters!!

This tablesetting is so bright and cheery. Isn't it the truth that blogging does take us past the everyday dishes to jazz things up a bit. Thank goodness we can mix and match or I'd be broke!! I love those bright colors (The bag with felt flowers is great, they could be party favors!!). And I do love that blue/green shade that is so popular. You are right to only add it as an accent. I don't like to fall into the "trendy trap". If everyone is doing it, I don't want to. I like to keep my walls neutral, then change things when I want with colors. I saw those plates at Dollar Tree today and I think they look fab with those napkins (and yes, the fish look like they are grimacing a bit!!)

When I was at the Dollar Tree today, I also picked up some of the sea shell tea light holders! A little late in the summer but I plan to be around next year!!

Now you are probably sorry I came, long winded me!! lol!! Take care, my sweet friend!

xoxo
Jane

PEA said...

Leave it to you to make another delightful tablescape:-) I just love it, everything goes so well together and I also love the way you pay attention to even the littlest detail. You make it all come together and it's a true delight to the eyes!! Just goes to show as well how we don't need to spend a fortune to make a table look lovely...I love our dollar store too! hehe I want to come over to eat at your house!!!! Love root beer as well:-) xoxo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

BJ, this is just so cute. I love all the whimsy of your table, and the beauty of your candle holders sets off a romantic mood as well.. just darling. hugs ~lynne~

LillyB said...

How sweet! I love your table!!

squawmama said...

Hi BJ, I am a little late but finally made it here... LOVED your whimsical tablescape today... It made me smile ear to ear! I always love fun tables and this one was so much fun!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Chris said...

That sure was a pretty and whimsical table for you to keep telling us nothing matched. You did a wonderful job of putting all the unmatched things together. :)

Love Ya,
Chris

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

For someone who's not a shell or fish person -- you've pulled together a wonderful sea-scape!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wonderful end-of-summer table. I wish I could reach through my screen and get some of that rootbeer!

Christi

Dining Delight said...

What a fun tablescape! I love the colour blue of your plates and the fish napkins. You DO deserve a rootbeer after your efforts! Enjoy!

DD