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Sunday, December 20, 2009

CHRISTMAS BLUES.......

BLUE MONDAY with SMILING SALLY has been a highlight of mine all year...
We have all had so much fun, getting our BLUES together to share with each other.
My thanks to you, SALLY, for always being there, especially on BLUE MONDAYS, for all of us.
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I wanted to use some of my blue transferware for a tablesetting during this beautiful
CHRISTMAS....
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I decided the blue and white looked pretty snazzy with the RED plates...
HMMM...now, let me see....
I am thinking, "HELLO..... RED, WHITE and BLUE is NOT a new idea ! :O)"
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Using the white plate beneath with just touches of red is nice, too..
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RED plate beneath, NO plate beneath and the white one....
all atop a SILVER LINING charger....
I do love me some silver lining...don't you ? of COURSE !!
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"...it's CHRISTMAS time in the city....."
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This photo and the bottom one is from last year...
I was using the khaki and creme mats and napkins I won
from that fabulous place we'd ALL like to visit...
A BEACH COTTAGE
...with SARAH running things...DOWN UNDER!!
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Ya know....I am thinking that ANY pretty dishes can be dressed up for
CHRISTMAS LOVE....
Linking with:
MOSAIC MONDAY because.....well.....I have mosaics...:)
THOUGHTS FROM OVER THE RAINBOW...she even let me link on THURSDAY ! my mistake :)
MET MONDAY..because I transformed a plain, boring table with some CHRISTMAS LUV..:)
HOME 4 THE HOLIDAYS...just because she said I could..:)

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GOSH...I'm having such a good time this year !!

It's so fun to share things with all you fantastic bloggers !
I love you all !!
OOO....




I just made PIONEER WOMAN'S pie crust ...her recipe makes 2...without a doubt, the most flaky, delicious crust I have ever made....and it has an egg in it..AWESOME...so if you are still going to make pies for the holidays and need a good crust recipe, you may want to check this one out!!One of my crusts will be a DOUBLE COCONUT PIE.. the other, a BUTTERMILK PIE..

O! HONEY!!


I keep adding photos....
I just this minute took the BUTTERMILK pie out of the oven....
Those cute little paper CHRISTMAS napkins with peppermints...
"HOLIDAYS ARE MINT FOR FUN AND FRIENDS"....
and, I believe it !!

CHRISTMAS BUTTERMILK PIES freeze like a dream...

I THINK I WILL HAVE PEPPERMINT CANDY AND BUTTERMILK PIE DREAMS TONIGHT...

63 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

BJ you were really into the season there. I have those same Christmas glasses that are in your header. Beautiful tablescapes and those pies, to die for. Blessings to all your family.
QMM

Jeanette said...

You got my stomach growling. Buttermilk pie, I have to try Pioneer Woman's crust. I love her apple dumplings. Your tablescape is so beautiful. I want to work some blue into a tablescape during the holidays but I better hurry and do it. Merry Christmas.

Natasha said...

Oh BJ I am just about to make myself some breakfast but toast and jam sounds awful now that I have seen your gorgeous pie! What a fun post today with red, white and blue!

I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a very Happy New Year. Thank you for making my first few months of blogging so fun and special.

Christmas cheers, Natasha.

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
Your blues and reds look so beautiful together,i love the greenery laid next to them with bauble berries,pretty idea.
Wishing you and yours a christmas wrapped in love and happiness.
Lots of love Kristina XxX

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I have never ever had buttermilk pie. Can you believe that? Well, the dishes look so pretty. You know I like the colors. Sounds like you've got a head start on that baking!
Brenda

chubskulit said...

That butter milk pie looks delicious! I like your collections.

My Blue Monday, Merry Christmas!

Theresa said...

My, My BJ, I think you could put dirt in a pie plate, use paper plates and plastic forks and spoons and it would still look beautiful and appetizing:) Love all the pictures.... Ho Ho Ho!

Blondie's Journal said...

All of your china is so pretty and I think it was neat how you mixed and matched it all. So many great ideas and all of them were so pretty!! Love the mosaic too.

Buttermilk pie...gee, I have to get more cookbooks from the South. It sounds delish but totally foreign to me!!

How clever of you to get in all of these events...but you have always been such a fun blogger! Great post, BJ and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is so pretty, BJ. The pie looks yummilicious.

Merry Christmas!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The picture makes your pie look a little green! I had to do a double-take, "what kind of pie is that?!" I've heard buttermilk pie is delicious and yours looks like perfection. And I absolutely love your blue & white dishes.

sissie said...

Hello BJ,
You are just a little tease with all your lovely place settings.
I would love to be sitting down at your pretty table this Holiday Season.
And those pies, oh those pies, I want a big slice right now! I just made a Chocolate Pound Cake that weighs about 10 pounds, but it's so good.
Hugs~~Sissie

Beth in NC said...

BJ, your table looks so lovely!

Oh, I bet the pie was delicious!!!!

Merry Christmas dear!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I just love those blue dishes, you are so right, great china can be made festive any time! Your table is gorgeous, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs, Cindy

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Everything in your post today looks beautiful or yummy.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Rhondi

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love your pretty table with those gorgeous blue transware dishes! You're making me hungry with the looks of that gorgeous pie! Merry Christmas, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

© Jennifer Raley said...

Beautiful.Wonderful. Inspiring. Talented. Eye for this and that. And you say you're not crafty.
:) Jenn

dee dee said...

Love you blue transferware! Your table setting is so beautiful, perfect for this time of year! thanks for sharing. Dee Dee

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Oh Jean, your table scape is BEAUTIFUL - I just love it. And girl, that buttermilk pie - unbelievably beautiful.

Wishing you and yours a glorious holiday season.

Love - Kim

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful blues and I think I'll have a small piece of that buttermilk pie. Looks delish!

Christi @ A Southern Life

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, your blue and white plates look so pretty on the Christmas table. Your pie looks wonderful! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! laurie

Lenore said...

Your blue transfer ware with the red plates are very festive and I love them, BJ.
Your buttermilk pie sounds yummy and I'm drooling!
Merry Christmas

Melissa Miller said...

BJ this tablescape is gorgeous! What a festive color combo for the Holidays. Love it all!

Okay can you make me any hungrier?
Yummo! Your buttermilk pie is just perfect looking. I miss eating them with this diet. Sigh....:)

Merry Christmas to you and yours! ~Melissa :)

Jeanne said...

Oh my all those choices. How about one place setting of each. I have Fiesta dinnerware and set each place with different colors. Isn't Pioneer Woman great! Love all her wonderful recipes. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful images...and I've never tried buttermilk Pie!!!

Dishesdone said...

Your pies look fabulous, your table is stunning! I'm partial to blues :) Very pretty!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the blue and white transferware it is beautiful, I love the pies, they are my favorites...everything looks so ready for Christmas...

Tamara Jansen said...

I haven't got my Pioneer Woman Cookbook yet but it looks delicious!

Sue said...

BJ, It is wonderful how you made simple blue transferware look elegantly festive adding varying combinations of red, silver, and white. Wowie! I think my fav was the silver charger, cuz I like me some bling! LOL
As a non-pie baker, I have never made my own pie crust, but maybe I need to check this recipe out. I've never had a buttermilk pie, but it sounds pretty good.... Maybe you would share a recipe?
I gotta learn how to make cool mosaics. I think I am mosaic impaired... You and others are so good at it.
I hope you have a very blessed Christmas with your family and friends, BJ.
xo
Sue

Kathleen said...

Very snazzy indeed..and festive..
A silver lining yes..have to believe!
I'll try that pie crust..
My mom made the best..but never wrote it down..:(
I have tried the one with vodka..have you?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

BJ, your table is gorgeous. I love your blues transware. What a nice change from all the traditional reds and golds. So fresh and inviting.
You asked about my draperies in the sunporch. They are Duponi Silk, lined and washable. Girl I looked along time to find just the "right" thing to hang out there. I got them last year at Linens n Things. They hang beautifully. I'm not sure if they still have them now.. I hope this helps darling. Thank you for swinging in to say hello. Be sure to pop in any 'ole time.. From our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas.. hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh my...I am loving all of your beautiful Christmas blues!!! I kept trying to decide which one of the place settings that I liked best but to no avail...they're all beautiful! Although, I am rather fond of the splash of red with those gorgeous blue and white transferware dishes!!! Beautiful table, my friend!!!

Ohhh my...and your buttermilk pie looks divine! Do you know, I have not had one since I've left Texas...boohoo! I must admit that I have never made one but sure enjoy eating them! Hehe!

Well Darlin'...thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my mosaics and for your sweet note!

Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, my friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful tablescape! Lovley mosaics. The Buttermilk pie sounds delicious.

My name is PJ. said...

BJ, you are all about details and it's those details that add the extra special something to everything you create!

You know what I can't get over? That you ladies all set your tables just to photograph them! That's a lot of work! You'll note that I never play along on these things. I'd rather watch!

Joops said...

That pie is making mouth watering! Beautiful dishes you have.

Blue Monday with our new eye candy, happy holidays!

gengen said...

You always have beautiful finds to share. Thank you very much for showing us your stuffs. Happy blue Monday.

SmilingSally said...

BJ, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I want to come to your home! What a pretty table; I like the red plates best because the scallop shows up so well on top of them. That pie looks yummy. Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!

Kathy said...

Girlfriend...you got it goin on over there!!!! I have NEVER had buttermilk pie! You must save me a piece! Looks scrumpdillyicious!
Your tablescape is most charming with your blues and Christmas accents...Your family must love coming over to your house...Merry Christmas my friend, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tara said...

Hi Dear BJ

Love the blue and white--is there a name for that pattern? I would love to try it out in my kitchen--same colors! Hoping you have a wonderful holiday with your West Texas crew!
:0)
Tara
xo

Melissa B. said...

Pie? Did someone say pie? Might try the PW's crust. As most of my peeps know, I'm generally a Pillsbury gal. love, Love, LOVE your table. So festive!

That's a Wrap

Justine said...

I've never had a buttermilk pie. What all is in it aside from buttermilk?

Geez, I wish you could come set my Christmas eve table. We just throw out some platic dishes and utensils! LOL

Justine :o )

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a gorgeous table you have set! Just WHO can resist red, white & blue!! ;}

m ^..^

Dena said...

Moning BJ,

Your pie looks so so so good! I've never had buttermilk pie. What does it taste like? I think I need one. I feel like I have my nose in your kitchen window :) LOL!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your pretty blues, and those pies look delicious. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Marcia

jeanne said...

Dear BJ, I LOVE your blue post today. The table looks fabulous. I also checked your PS post. The stockings are wonderful and so is the C.A.T.E. Christmas card. It is all so beautiful. We leave for FL for Christmas and I will take a bit of a break.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Christmas love to you and your family...Jeanne

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi BJ, your buttermilk pie looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I have my grandmothers recipe and we always thought nobody else made them...but since blogging, I'm finding out different! Your Christmas table looks beautiful! I have to make pies for Christmas and I think I will try that crust recipe! Thanks,
And have a blessed merry Christmas!
xoxo
Marilyn

Manang Kim said...

Very lovely table setting...love the combination of colors too!

Nativity scene

Sarah said...

BJ, how do you find the time for all you do? The table setting is wonderful. I like to use my blue Spode at Christmas too. The buttermilk pie looks yummy. Fresh out of the oven! Wow! I'm going to make one for us!
Happy Holidays to you sweet friend! ~ Sarah

Beverly said...

BJ, your table looks so festive. I love all of the different variations.

And, I love Buttermilk Pie. I haven't had that in years. It sounds as if I need to bake.

Happy Holidays.

Fifi Flowers said...

Love you table decorations... Merry Christmas... ENJOY!
Fifi

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Christmas sweet BJ! Your table is a dream in blue, white and silver. Such a lovely combination! I have never had buttermilk pie, can you believe it?

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ....this is so beautiful. I absolutely love it.

Merry Christmas, friend,
Barb ♥

silk purse said...

My what a wonderful Blue Monday treat!..,Absolutely stunning my dear lady!.., (I think I would also like to join next week)!~ I also adore your Mosaic Monday pictures!..,

A double treat of loveliness! Your blog is nothing short of fabulous my dear!..,

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a fabulous and blessed New Year!

You are warmly welcomed to pop over to visit us tomorrow for our little weekly, Tuesday Tea For Two blogging Christmas tea party.~Also if you would care to enjoy a wee respite you are also warmly welcome to take a wee peek at my, "The French Dressing Room", blog where I have just posted new dressing room/ walk-in-closet pictures..,

Cheers and blessings from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

Be merry and bright!

Charlotte said...

I haven't eaten buttermilk pie in years. You made me want a piece right now.
Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas.
Charlotte

LV said...

A wonderful and beautiful post. What lovely things you shared today.

Miss Rhea said...

Your table scape is gorgeous !! It is so festive :) Merry Christmas and a Happy Belated Pink Saturday !!! :)

Darlene said...

Love your red, white, and blue....tablescape!! It is gorgeous and looks quite Christmas-y! Oh, and I am trying not to drool on my keyboard over that pie. I think I can smell it!!!!!

Flowersnfelines said...

I was just visiting Color Outside the Lines blog and he is having the same problem with spam as you are. Love your blog - your house is always so pretty and festive. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

kbbryant said...

Oh BJ I just love your table setting. I think blue looks so sweet with Christmas red. I use the combination too. I love the setting on your header too.

Merry Christmas Kathy b

Joy said...

Beautiful blue transferware. The pie looks really good too. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Love those dishes! Everything looks beautiful! Happy Holidays!

Susan S. said...

Hey there and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your post was beautiful...and that pie....OMG....LOOKS DELICIOUS!. I've got to go check out this Pioneer Woman...I keep hearing great things about her. ;)

Mary said...

Wow love those dishes! Hope your holiday was a happy one, my dear!
xoxo