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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A PEEK AT MY DAUGHTER'S TABLE....


How wonderful...it's TABLESCAPE THURSDAY with our charming host, SUSAN..

BE SURE to stop by and say hello and visit all the others waiting to show their pretty tablescapes...


I had the marvelous privilege to spend time with 4 of my grands while the parents were out of town.
I decided this would be a great time to show off some pretty dishes Beautiful Daughter has ...
I didn't really have a CENTERPPIECE and I didn't really set the table..
but it was a lot of fun, anyway...
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Wouldn't you just KNOW she loves BLACK and WHITE !! ?? :O)

......and anything french...

oui...:O)
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...and....RED !!!! :o)
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Her fabulous flatware....MICHELANGELO by ONIDEA
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Black and white transfer ware....it doesn't get much better than that, for me.....or for Beautiful Daughter!!
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I can't tell you what a great time I had with the grand kids.

They are so much fun to be with....and we play the whole time....then, just before
MAMA walks in the door, we all hurriedly put away dirty clothes and "stuff", tidy up the rooms, light a great smelling candle and are all seated on the sofa, watching movies!!! :O)
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and when i got home that night, MR. SWEET had made MORE of these delicious
chocolate chip cookies....
i just poured myself a glass of ice cold milk and had about 2 of these....
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Now it's night time and our house is quite....I am missing all my little grands ..
think I'll put these cookies in the freezer and the next time they are over...........
*sigh

43 comments:

Midlife Mom said...

I just love all the pictures of the black and white dishes! I too have the same flatwear and have had it for years and it still looks wonderful! :o)

Isn't it just a true blessing to be able to spend time with the grandchildren?! We need to enjoy every single second with them as they just grow up so fast! I only have two and thankfully they are just a 5 minute walk away so I see them lots! Well in the summer, in the winter there is way too much snow to walk through the woods on the path but they do come buzzing over on their snowmobiles. That will be here before we know it! Yikes!

It's always so nice to visit your blog, you certainly have a way with decorating and making things look so nice. I love how you did the little end table in RED!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Beautiful daughter has lovely dishes... and obviously 4 sweet little ones. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Someone's Mom said...

I just love the black and white dishes, and I'm amazed you could set a table and watch the grands at the same time. Ours are almost 1 and 2 1/2 and I can barely blink when they are here!

Mr. Sweet makes yummy looking cookies!

Sue

fiberdoodles said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks so much for the visit and joining the party! I can't wait to see what you do. It will be fun ;)

I love you those dishes!

Take care,
Sharon

Cathy said...

You are one lucky grandmother!!!

I love all of the beautiful dishes...and you know I have a soft spot in my heart for anything black and white!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Sandi (Meme) said...

I know what you mean.. parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow. We will be going to "babysit" 3 of our grands at the end of the month - can't WAIT! Have a great weekend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Grands are the most fun ever. I get to spend the afternoon with my Great-grandson tomorrow and I am so excited. Your daughters dishes are all so pretty. So glad you had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

I just had to laugh at your "replay" of what happens just before Mommy walks in . . . I could have written it ~ that's exactly what happens when I'm playing with my 5 little grandprincesses. But isn't it soooo much fun!!!!!! Your Beautiful Daughter obviously has her Mommy's wonderful taste in things.

Amelia said...

Beautiful dishes...she has excellent taste...gets it from her Mother, don't you think.

Kimberly said...

Jean - those dishes are sweet - if I were you I might have had to pack them up and take them home with me!

Glad you had fun with those grand kids. I'm learning just HOW FABULOUS being a Grandmother really is!

Kim

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

What wonderful dishes. I love the pattern. And they look great on the red tablecloth....
Hugs,
Penny

Bearly Sane said...

Very pretty BJ. The colour combination of black, white and red always looks stunning. Glad you had a great time with the grandies!
Hugs,
Sandi

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love your daughter's beautiful black and white dishes! She takes after her fabulous mother with her colors! :O
Glad you had a great time with your grands!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

BJ, how fun to get to spend the weekend playing with the grandchildren and all the dishes of the house. LOL I love all the black and white. Makes me want to start a collection of black and white transferware. Thanks for sharing these delightful photos.

Dining Delight said...

Your daughter has some beautiful dishes/accessories! How fun to be able to "play" with her pretties when probably years ago, she played "house" with yours! Yummy looking cookies!

DD

niartist said...

Oh bj, I love this, and how you styled the silverware ... you're so good! Oooo, and those cookies - send some my way, please!!!! :) I'm having a giveaway worth $175 you're GOING TO LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please stop by soon - it ends quick! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! :)

She Was Old Fashioned said...

I love the B&B so pretty, everything is splendrous and thanks for the cookies! yummy!

Allidink said...

Hey! I'm glad to see you've been well! What a great tablescape, she does have great dishes. I love the black and white too! :)

All the best,
Allison

Barbara said...

Dear BJ, Looks like you had a wonderful day in many ways. Grand Children and Dishes to play with, what could be more fun. Iloved the black and white dishes and the touch of red.

Happy Thursday
Barbara

Theresa said...

Well isn't she a chip off the old block! Beautiful tablescape away from home. We call the busy cleanup "the flight of the bumblebee":) Have a blessed day!

pk said...

The black and white dishes are so pretty. I'm glad you were able to spend time the grandkids! Hope you're having a good day. Thanks for stopping by to visit this morning.
pk @ room remix

Martha said...

A beautiful table -- black and white always makes for a pretty table.

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

How sweet, my Hubby makes cookies for me too! His are always better than mine.

You are so lucky to get to see your grandkids so often.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I know you had a "grand" time! Those dishes are delightful! Love the black, white and red. I always know that I'll be smiling when I visit you!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

So Beautiful! I have Michelangelo also for 30 years and love it.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Mimi said...

Love the black and white with the red!

Beverly said...

Ooh la la! I do love all of that black & white, and when you put it on the red, it only becomes more fantastic.

It must have been heavenly playing with those sweet grands.

once in a blue moon... said...

cute dishes!

enchanting cottage said...

Okay those black and white dishes are beautiful!Those are my dream dishes. Do you remember last year in Sep. we were all praying for the couple that was in a plane crash in Arizona? I lost the link to follow how they were doing. I found it yesterday, they are both doing well, and guess what, they are going to be on Oprah today. I just wanted to share this with you, I thought you would like to know.
Have a wonderful day,
Ginger

Terra said...

The pattern on the black and white dishes is very pretty.
I have mainly white plates, and white plates edged with gold for holiday dining.
But wow, those black and white designs are handsome.
You are sure having alot of fun with your grands.

ellen b said...

Love the patterns on those black and white dishes bj!! Oh and Mr. Sweet sure is and now my stomach is growling for one of those good looking cookies!!

Chandy said...

I love seeing your blog, BJ, there's always something delish in each post! Love your Fall pieces!

SmilingSally said...

The acorn didn't fall far from the tree!

I'd have had more than two of those yummy cookies!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Oh man , love those black and white dishes theya re so beautious!(my word for it). HEY!!! TELL me WHERE did you find the MIXED NUTS!! I have been looking for them and none of our stores is carrying them yet!!!!! WHERE does your daughter live!!!!! Those cookies looks so delicious (I can't eat them because of cholesterol issures--that is a major problem with being a granny!!---I love my grands!!! They are so much fun , aren't they?

Allison Shops said...

I love your dishes! Also the rooster linens....the cookies don't look bad either! lol

Kathleen Grace said...

All my favorite colors! I love the dishes, what kind are they? And I WANT some of those cookies! Now I'll have to go to the kitchen and make some:>)

Linda Q said...

I agree on the black and white transferware. I have at least two sets and I think working on more, lol. Glad you had a nice visit with the grands!
Happy Fall,
Linda Q

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, I have been missing my visits to you my friend. You know I have a completely crazy busy life. I'm back to catching up with my bestest blogging friends. That would be you. Darn, where does the time go?

I love the dishes, the soup, the dog with the collar, the lovely story about grands and having Mr. sweet's cookies. Life is grand at your house, and your daughter's house too. Talking about grand things, our grands are our reward for getting old. Did I say old? Not us BJ. For my 70th birthday this month I am going to FL. to spend a week with some of my grands. Yep, off and running again. And I wonder why I can't keep up with my blogging friends? I know my life is crazy, but I love every minute of it.

Love you too my Texas friend, Jeanne

Chrissy said...

Great pics. indeed,love that silverware....tell me B.J how do you have about 2 cookies??? HAHA,hope your keeping well,Chrissy

Kathleen said...

Sounds like a fun day! I will see my 4 little grands tomorrow..It's been 3 weeks, and I start to feel a little empty space in my heart that needs filling up!

I love those black toiley plates, so pretty.
You are so devoted you play even when you are not a home!!

I won't keep you waiting much longer for the b and w..hope I can take the pressure, LOL!!!

Cathy Miller said...

Just beautiful! Those dishes would look sooo fabulous in my kitchen! LOL! Great job and congrats on winning the tassel from Susan last week-you stinker!!

Lady Katherine said...

I do love the black and white dishes! The red too! Sound like your visit with the Grandchildren was wonderful! Love all the peanuts! Now box the cookies up and send them on to me, I need something sweet when I come home from the hospital! lol It sure is cold there I burning up! I am going to soak in a cold, well semi cold bath. lol

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I just love the mix of black and white, it is so hot right now. They can go just about with anything. Thanks for sharing them, can't leave without mentioning the wonderful cookies wowowowow