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Thursday, September 3, 2009

BAKERS RACK gets a NESTING makeover...and CHERRY PIE for dessert

I am linking to THE INSPIRED ROOM and FOODIE FRIDAY..




NESTING continues at SWEET NOTHINGS cottage....
I've been working on my dining room...getting things changed around...
adding a little freshness here and a little spice there....
getting all ready for a new season...
I must say that I am having to force myself to do this..it is still in the mid 90's here and summertime things are STILL on my mind.

My son and his family still visit the lake each weekend...some of my summertime flowers are still blooming...

MR. SWEET and I are still eating ICE CREAM !! :)
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This is what my BAKERS RACK aka DISPLAY RACK has looked like for the last couple of years. It was ok...it fact, I've enjoyed it very much.....it was painted in a nice cottage green but now...it sports a beautiful, smooth, FRENCH BLACK...

It holds lots of "stuff" and, believe me, I have LOTS OF STUFF.....

One of these days, when SOCIAL SECURITY is feeling extra generous, I may just find that perfect, pine, olden, hand-rubbed finish, HUTCH that I pine for...(pun intended...:O)

......but, in the meantime, I just wanted to give this little fragile looking rack a new dress...
and, of COURSE, that meant moving it from one side of the room to the other.....*shrugging shoulders.."beats me..."

I AM JUST BESIDE MYSELF with this PRECIOUS sign that SUSIE HARRIS made for me. She is so talented and her work is absolutely A-1 PLUS.

YES, MA'AM...she is very good at what she does. ...and once you order, she has it out to you so fast I can't believe it. MY THANKS TO YOU, SUSIE...

I laughed at her little note to me that said, "I am about to learn your address by heart!" ....I have bought several CHRISTMAS gifts from her...I haven't been able to blog about them as they are for people that read my blog every day or so....Be sure to stop by Susie's blog and take a look in her ETSY shop. She has some of the cutest things...always coming up with the BESTEST ideas. So many of her things are ONE OF A KIND which is what I love to give as gifts.

BUT....THIS SIGN IS MINE !! I am sure it will find it's way all over the cottage, at one time or another, but for now, it's new home is in the NESTED DINING ROOM......

My two brass french ladles are looking mighty fine in their new home...just hanging out with the bottom of this rack...I guess I don't have a collection of these ladles...I am thinking someone famous said THREE OR MORE constitutes a collection....OR...is it TWO OR MORE ?

(Is it just me or is the one on your right almost like one of those pictures you have to really look at and concentrate on to see if it is backwards or forwards...?...When I first look at it, it looks like the INSIDE of the ladle...stare at it a little bit and it becomes the BACK side....which is correct...I have been looking at it all evening...I don't know...maybe it's time to tweak my meds and....go on to bed...!!

GOOD GRIEF !!


Only a little change to this rack...not much at all but just enough that it feels fresh to me....
I like that feeling. Plus every single thing on it got a good washing and that ALWAYS makes me feel good.

I made another Cherry pie the other evening and realized I didn't have enough dough made up for a top crust. Sooo, I just made a CHERRY PIE CRISP out of it and may I just say......O HONEY...
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Just your regular crisp recipe....oats, butter, pecans, sugar, more pecans, cinnamon...sprinkle over the top of the cherries and you are on to something GOOOOD...




It was all MR.SWEET could do to keep from slicing it before it cooled in the window.

He was afraid it would be like in the olden days when people put their pies in the window to cool and some little naughty boy would come along and snitch it and run like crazy...

I said " noooo...first of all, there's no hungry little boys around here and second...
there's a storm window on there...remember!!?!!"
.....we cut it anyway, while it was still warm and put a couple scoops of
Vanilla Bean ice cream on it...
I mean, you only pass this way once...right !!
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Yep, I'm gettin' silly here so ...
see ya later..
HAVE FUN NESTING....
bj

32 comments:

Karen said...

Love your bakers rack and cherry pie! I like how you made a crumb topping for the pie - it looks yummy. Thanks for sharing these pretty photos.
Pine Cone Retreat

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

BJ, everything looks sweet and homey ~ love that!!

Such great shots of everything; your pie, rack and your French ladies/ladles, and all of your special goodies, especially your special sign!

Fun visit ~ have a Happy FF, and a great weekend.

Kelee said...

Hi BJ!!!

GREAT job on styling your baker's rack! Love the red tray and the flowers with the French black accent sign.

WELL done!!!!

love, kelee

DEB said...

Yum Cherry Pie mmmmmmm.
I love your bakers rack. Thanks for sharing! Deb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, BJ... love the rack's new dress, and that crisp looks divine.

XO,

Sheila (just checking in from my break)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH bj! That looked so delicious...and I am gaining weight like a little pig since I was sick. Going so long without eating...I now gobble like a hog!
(was...that from Gone With The Wind?) :)
Your bakers rack looks darling! I especially liked your dishes under glass. :)
I need to start baking again. I miss my own cooking.
I just bought the most beautiful ladle last Saturday at a garage sale. I am posting it tomorrow. I love it and...nearly didn't buy it..Thank heavens I did because if I hadn't...and seen you with those...I would have cried.
I am such a fan of yours and love everything you do!!
Hugs.. :)
Mona

squawmama said...

My dear BJ, Love your rack LOL I mean Bakers Rack of course... And the pie... YUMO! Put on the coffee I'll be right over. You are so right about the ladel... Is it the inside looking out or the outside looking in? Hard to tell but I am going with outside. Have a wonderful Friday!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! cherry pie. One of my favorites. Geri

Sue said...

Isn't it funny how doing something so simple can bring so much pleasure? Your simple little overhaul brought a change to your room AND made you feel good! I love your red tray and the painted tin flower holder. So a la Francais... And gee, did you pie look good. I agree... I'd come over for coffee and a piece of the pie too.
:-) Sue

Lillie Mae Acres said...

I just love your blog site. You did a great job on that bakers rack, it looks beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me, I have an old bakers rack under an outside shelter that I may be able to spruce up a bit. The cherry pie crumble sure looked good too girl! I bet it didn't last long around the house.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Bj, that pie looks so good! The bakers rack looks fabulous. One of the reasons I like to tear a room apart and rearrange things is because I get a chance to really clean off all the little areas that don't get touched (and there are a whole lot of those!) It always makes everything seem new and fresh. We are going to be so ready to cozy up in our homes for fall:>)

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
You did a great job with your bakers rack.

Everything looks perfect...also the pie...yummy....

Kisses to you

Marcela

Stacey said...

Hi BJ! Your bakers rack looks great and so does that pie! The sign that Susie made for you is perfect. You are so good to be getting Christmas gifts. It's on my mind but I haven't made a move yet.

We are off to Texas this weekend to visit family. Woo Hoo. We always sing The Yellow Rose of Texas when we cross the border. :)

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

Your bakers rack looks faulous BJ! And yes, the ladle on the right does look like it is backwards when you look at it. Funny the way you eyes can play tricks on you.

Love your Conklin sign...
Hugs,
Penny

The Raggedy Girl said...

Love the Baker's Rack and I have just bought paint to spiff mine up and move it into another room. I love the whole look of your decorating.

The Raggedy Girl

Brenda Eason said...

Girl you have just about got me up lol. I do have the baking bug,but need to clean. Im getting there.
Love the look of your rack. OHHH I did mean bakers rack.

glimpse of my world said...

love the CONKLIN sign!!

Helen said...

Mornin' .... when I think of you, the obvious pops into my mind. Cherry Pie, of course. You personify the wholeness of it, the goodness of it. Have a great weekend.

niartist said...

Hi BJ!!! Congratulations! You won the birds from Inglenook Decor that I posted about at TT. I'm posting right now. Please send me your address. I'll be leaving town on Sunday, and I'll be back on Thursday, so if you can get the address to me soon, I'll make sure that I send them out to you tomorrow! Congrats again! :) I know you're going to make them look good!

Mary said...

I love what you've done with your bakers rack and your photos have perfectly captured everything you display. The pie looks good enough to ear :-). I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

I think your bakers rack looks great in its new colors and with all its "stuff" it is perfect. Now about that pie, does it ever look good and cherry and pecan are my very favorites. Good thing I am not your next door neighbor, I might have been sorely tempted to stitch it, nah but manners be gone I would invite myself over for sure! Have a great weekend.

Cyndy said...

Love the baker's rack! And that picture ... if you had been trying to make an optical illusion, you probably wouldn't have been able to! I kept looking at that, then I would blink, and see it differently! All your pictures are lovely.

And by the way, cherry pie is my favorite! I don't make it very often because DH doesn't care that much for them and I would end up eating the whole pie!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

The Desperate Cook said...

Hi BJ,
Love the bakers rack...I have a crock with a spout just like yours, Mine has a lid.

Your cherry pie looks delish.

sweetpralinemadness said...

I love your new picture for your heading. The Sunflowers are beautiful! And that bakers rack is awesome. But the real question...what time do should you expect me for cherry pie? LOL!!! Hope you have yourself a fantastic weekend!!!

TwirlandTaste said...

Oh I'm with Mr. Sweet, let's taste it warm from the oven! Your baker's rach looks great.
Happy Twirls

Gretchen said...

I love your new arrangement and the sign from Susie. I'll have to check those out.

That pie looks yummy and I too am feeling the need to nest for some reason. I want Fall to happen now and cool things down.

Gretchen

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi sweet BJ,

Oh your bakers rack looks mighty purdy!! oh, and that pie looks delish. I prefer to make a crumb topping for my pie too.

Love your wreath on the matel. Very nice! I love to chsange things out for the season too. Even though I love pink and white, I also love fall and all the pretty colors. I'm not that fond of orange though.

Debbie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh my, I love pies and cherry is my favorite. You went straight to my heart. Enjoy the weekend.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi BJ, came by to see how you are doin' and saw your yummy cherry pie, OH MY! It's a good thing we are so many miles apart - or I'd be that little kid snatching the pie from your window! I love your bakers rack makeover, sometimes its the little things we do that make a big change! Have a great week,
xxxooo
Marilyn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love your Bakers rack...it looks great black...but will tell you I love those cooper ladles...and that Cheeries pie YUM...I always know when I come here you'll have food to tempt me with...Love your new header pic or as I call it my Hat....Girl I got your box out on Wednesday so you should be getting it...May you have a wonderful Labor day weekend my Dear friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, love your post and your terrific sense of humor. Your post always make me smile and laugh. The bakers rack looks very spiffy in black. I love the red accent your towels, goblets and it all looks good.

Cherry pie is my fave and the crisp on the top is delish. I wouldn't wait either. Vanilla bean ice cream is a must. Mmmmm.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Love...Jeanne

Barbara said...

BJ, your baker's rack and the sign you got are darling. I would love to have the pie, but I am determined this time to lose weight, and help Mr. Roy stay on his diet...he has lost about 20 pounds. I am really proud of him. We will come visit next spring and you can serve us cherry pie then.

Hard to get ready for fall in this weather, but it has dropped to high 90's instead of 100 plus.

Happy Labor Day weekend.

Barbara