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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Christmasy brunch for my sweetie and me....

I HOPE THIS IS YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS....EVER !
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Often times, since Mr. Sweet is OLDEN and retired (shhhh) ...not a really strict schedule anymore, at all...
we have a nice, leisure BRUNCH...sometimes as late as 11 a.m....
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Both of us love a late breakfast...and, boy, are we hungry when we wait this late..
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...and we LOVE eating in the library end of the living room
because.....we love eating and watching tv..or reading...
Now, that may seem rude....but we don't mind....
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Many thanks to SUSAN at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
and
MICHAEL at DESIGNS BY GOLLUM for FOODIE FRIDAY...
also linking with HOOTIN ANNI'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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I hope everyone is having a busy but fun time during this wonderful time of the year....


43 comments:

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

You do have an eye and a hand in the kitchen. Can we come over sometime and would you share? We like pancakes too?

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love your beautiful table and I love seeing your food. I know you're a wonderful cook. Pancakes are my favortie meal - breakfast or dinner.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Love the table and the food, BJ. The table is so cheerful and festive...Christine

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Your breakfast table looks so festive. I love the black and white!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I do love those polka dots of yours! Everything looks wonderful...and yours has real food. I will admit that we rarely use my tablescapes, unless the girls show up for coffee. We have become "sit in front of the tv" people too since the nest emptied.

Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi dear BJ....I love it all....the pretty table and the food. Your pictures always have such texture! Everything just makes me smile.

Sending you a big hug!
Barb ♥

Beverly said...

BJ, I think this is wonderful. Enjoy life!

Your table looks so pretty, and your brunch looks delicious.

I'm sure your sweetie loved it, too.

Theresa said...

I love your table as always and the food... yummy! Gorgeous centerpiece, giftbox with a ribbon tied-simply beautiful. Love the candles too:) Enjoy your evening!

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

Hi BJ!
Your brunch tablescape is wonderful. I love that black and white table to pieces! And I really love pancakes and bacon!
xo
Penny

Sarah said...

BJ, the pancakes look delicious! Love your black and white dishes. We, too, often eat brunch and often in the study with the TV or a book in hand. Oh, the life of retirement! ~ Sarah

Alicia said...

What a pleasant way to start the day. Love the flowers and those pancakes made me sooooooo hungry!

Bearly Sane said...

Oh BJ ... pancakes, maple syrup and bacon ... YUM ... my very favourite breaky!! Couple of eggs, a ring of cooked pineapple and a banana to boot and I would be in heaven! Thanks for stirring up my appetite ... I am starving.
WaSandi @ Bearly Sanermest hugs,

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh I love this. Love the red, white and black combo. Love the playfulness of the pokadots!! Nice nice!!

Jensmere said...

Hi BJ...
Amazing...hubby and I had brunch this morning! Pancakes!

I took some pictures to post next week on Blue Monday (featuring my blue dishes!).

Such fun to be retired!

Bless you,
Susan

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hi BJ, girl I guess Len and I also do brunch every day...he don't get up until 10am and doesn't eat until 11...so hey we can join you guys for brunch ha ha!! its retirment the best...Love your table but the food onace again always lots to eat at BJ house...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Yummy! That's all that needs to be said ~

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

You make the best breakfasts, I'll be right over....could you just do me one big favor, could you feature those two big beautiful rooster pictures on your wall, all my friends keep asking me to ask you to see those two great pictures, so there you go, love ya bj....phyllis

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ, it's late, but I wanted to see what creative tablescape you did this week, and I wanted to visit.
I love this cozy and warm table. I am looking for a small round, drop-leaf table to put in my family room, so my Bobby and I can eat in front of the fireplace.
I love the black and white. Very beautiful! Cheery and warm and just so you! I'm glad I visit!
Yvonne

Teri said...

I love your table! Would you please pass the pancakes? Yummy!!

B said...

That table looks fabulous! Mmmmm, I want pancakes :O) B x

Barbara said...

BJ, Repeating myself, I wish I lived closer to you to be able to enjoy your home, you and the great food you fix. I would not be able to get through the door very long.
Pretty table as always and I love to read also when I eat.

Barbara

Julie said...

Hi BJ, I love your beautiful table...From the gift box to the polka dots....Everything is perfection... Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

SmilingSally said...

I think that most of us eat in front of the TV, BJ; I know we do. I don't feel it's rude. Now, at Thanksgiving, the TV is off, of course, but on a day-to-day ...

Carol at Serendipity said...

bj,

Wonderful table. We like late breakfast as well. This retirement stuff is good. We also like romantic dinners for 2. I love to cook and we plan the dinner all week. China, silver, crystal - the whole works.

Carol

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

BJ, I love visiting your blog! You have the most welcoming pictures. I wish I could come and share a cuppa something with you. You are a lovely lady!

niartist said...

BJ! This is just tooo beautiful - and let me tell you - PANCAKES ARE MY FAVORITE! YUMMMMMMMM!

© Jennifer Raley said...

I just love coming here. Jenn

salmagundi said...

Your brunch looks so good; but I'm sure we couldn't get by waiting that long to eat. It looks wonderful for supper at our house. You just can't beat bacon anytime!! Enjoy getting ready for Christmas. Sally

jeanne said...

Hello Bj, I love when you use your red and black. So fun and festive. I would be hungry by then too. In fact, I am hungry right now. It is past 12:00 and I haven't eaten a thing. I guess I'll have a leftover cheeseburger. I made them last night.

I know your food eaten on the prettiest tablescape in Texas was delicious. BIG smile.

Love you, Jeanne

Sandi McBride said...

BJ, this has been done so beautifully, these photos should be framed and hung...lovely...and I'd love some of those pancakes and bacon! Yummy!
Sandi

Justine said...

Awww... Does Mr. Sweet appreciate it when you set the table so pretty??

Justine :o )

Mimi said...

What a nice table to begin the day, it makes me smile!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Sister and I always watch TV while we're eating, but never in such style as you!

Nice to be back blogging and visiting again, boy I've missed everyone. All the holiday cheer I see is definitely cheering me up!

Stacey said...

BJ, everything looks so pretty. I like the candles tied together with the pretty ribbon. Guess what I just had for supper? Pancakes and bacon. Woohoo. It was delicious.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a perky breakfast table! This would really get me going in the morning -- love your red, black and white! So fun.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, BJ...I want to be retired, too...so I can eat a nice late morning brunch in the library...you lucky girl, you! Now I have to run to the store to buy bacon...boy, that looked yummy! Love your breakfast tablescape...so cheerful and just right for a nice casual meal for two. :-) Susan

Shirley said...

What a nice warm post. I love breakfast best too and brunch, even better! Love the idea of setting a table near the library. Sounds like you all have a very peaceful life.

Michael Lee West said...

What a joy to visit you for brunch, BJ. I love the black, white, and red. Your Mr. Sweet is one lucky guy.

Pat said...

Beautiful table...and I love the black/white & reds. The food looks delish too!

Patti said...

Beautiful....I spy a Mackenzie-Childs pot...I'll be seeing Victoria and Richard on Sunday! I just adore the Courtly Check pattern

Mary said...

What a warm and wonderful holiday post. Everything looks delightful and delicious. Have a great Foodie Friday.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Such a cheery table and I love the red box with the flowers. Your rooster prints on the wall are very nice.

Jeanette said...

You certainly have an incredible talent. How lavish you make a lowly pancake look! My favorite of your incredible ideas is the candles ties with a ribbon! Thank you for the great ideas!