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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Come have a glass of wine with me....

A tiny wine sipping, cheese and cracker eating evening,
in the library end of my living room....
Such cute little plates with cute little sayings on them...
and they each have their matching coaster for your wine glass...
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I have two wines for us tonight...
my all-time favorite, WILD VINES BLACKBERRY wine..
It is much milder than most wines...not nearly as much alcohol content...
but we still ALWAYS only have one glass...
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I have one bottle, chilling in ice contained in a vintage crystal bowl...
I've not found a pretty wine bucket yet...but, it is on my MOST WANTED LIST....
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CHOCOLATE goes so well with my BLACKBERRY wine...
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This wine, they tell me, is very very good....I've not opened it as yet...
Waiting for YOU to come over and we'll break it open !!
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Such fun little dishes to have around....
These are really good little Spicy crackers...Mr. Sweet and I just love them
with a good cheese and a glass of wine....
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You might try them 'cause I think you will like them....
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WHITE ZINFANDEL...
a sweet wine....and I LIKE sweet wines.
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...and I like crackers and cheese and CHOCOLATE
with my glass of wine....
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*an important note...
blackberry wine is made from FRUIT....
chocolate has been proven to BE GOOD FOR YOU...
when you make your crackers SPICYand eat them with cheese,
all the BAD stuff just floats right out of them...
So, by my calculations,
THIS IS A MIGHTY HEALTY SNACK !!
:o)
I am linking with the fabulous SUSAN for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
and
the food diva, GOLLUM for FOODIE FRIDAY...

56 comments:

Stacey said...

Sounds delicious. I've never seen crackers spiced up like that. You couldn't go wrong.

You really should be a magazine stylist!

© Jennifer Raley said...

Very nice. Do you sprinkle grated cheese on the crackers? Looks like more than pepper blends. If so, before and/or after the oven? Neat recipe. Nice settings. :) Jenn

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

You had me with wine....but those crackers sound delicious! Love your plates and coaster...I will be right over!
xo
Penny

Jeanette said...

I poured a glass for us with dinner tonight. I like a sweet wine as well.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I accept the invitation! Everything looks just lovely, Thank you!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm on my way over right now my friend:>) It all look divine!

ellen b said...

Lovely...could you pour me a little zinfadel please :0)

Bev said...

I'll wait here until I get my invitation. Looks like fun.

Love your new haircut! (Or at least I think it's new...) Love your hair either way.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the darling little plates and coasters, such cute sayings and so different. Your wine and cheese and chocolate sounds just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Dixie said...

BJ... you say "wine"... and I say "what time?"... I there girl...
I'll take some of that chocolate and a few crackers too! yummy!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Oh, how much I want to be there!!!! I kind of like my wine dry so I may have to bring a bottle along :) Wonderful and very hospitable post on this cold winter evening!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Lana G! said...

Yummy, I will take a glass of red please!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This looks so pretty! I don't drink, but I'd sure love to chow down on those spicy crackers, cheese, and chocolate! Looks VERY tasty. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Mevely317 said...

Color me ... enchanted! How lucky is Mr. Sweet?!
Love this music, BJ!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ, Thanks for the wine time! Such cute dishes and what could be better than wine and chocolate with a friend. Great ambiance!
Yvonne

Maria said...

Cozy, friendly, fun and relaxing...
perfect after a long work week!
Blessings~
Maria

Helen said...

Why, Ms. BJ ...... I do declare! You have gone and created the nicest treat for us. Cheers!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those crackers look amazing -- yes...I do believe I'll stay for a glass of wine - blackberry sounds most delicious! Cutest dishes too.

The Tablescaper said...

Such fun! Wish I could stop over for a nice glass of wine.

- The Tablescaper

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Chocolate and wine? Heaven. What a way to start the new year~ your tablescape looks fantastic.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I don't drink any alcohol,but I could OD on cheese, crackers, and chocolate...and your library is to die for!

Kathy said...

NOW ...THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT BJ!!!!
Wine and crackers and cheese, and wine....did I say wine?
Crackers look grand...I'll take seconds please on the wine...I'll have to try both, that's still only one of each....
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Susan S. said...

Thanks for inviting me to your wine and cheese party. Everything was lovely.

Happy New Year from Houston, Texas.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The crackers look great...so does the wine. Everything looks fun and cozy!

Sue

Kathleen said...

I was wondering where you have been, but I see you have been hitting the bottle again..:)

Y'all will have to have a glass of soda, or pop as you call it..Sierra Mist Free is my beverage of choice..and the chocolates of course..
Those dishes are so cute..
Now straighten up..tomorrow is a new day..you can do it..LOL

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Seriously this is adorable!

Becca said...

HI BJ! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note about my fireplace transformation !! And, sure, feel free to upload the pic to your page - I'd be honored !! I LOVE your home ... love your bookshelves(!) and wonderful vignettes. Your "snack" looks so enticing and if it weren't 6:30 in the morning, I'd be pouring myself a glass of wine, too, and finding something spicy to eat along with it. I look forward to following your projects in 2010. Thanks again, Becca

Liz said...

Thanks for the last little tidbit of info! :) Now I know it will somehow work into my New Years Resolution! :)

Cute!!
~Liz

Beverly said...

I'm heading right over to your house. Blackberry wine sounds delicious. And, I'll have the cheese, chocolate and crackers, too.

You're the hostess with the mostest.

Theresa said...

Looks good to me, a little sweet and a little salty:) Love the view of the table thru the back of that chair! Girl... you are GOOD! Have a blessed day!

dee dee said...

Chocolates and yummy crackers and a beautiful setting! I'm in!... Dee Dee

Justine said...

Ooh that blackberry actually looks like a wine I would enjoy. And those crackers? YUMMY!

Those plates are so damn adorable. Just like you!

Justine :o )

Anonymous said...

Your "calculations" always give me a chuckle! Gorgeous pictures today!

The crackers and cheese look so good and the chocolate----------! You've got the right idea, Girl.

I wrote a comment on day before yesterday's blog, but for some reason it wouldn't post so guess it wasn't too important anyway. Was probably the day before you took off the restriction.

Love you!
Martha

cityfarmer said...

uh oh ... sometimes i have two!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi BJ,

Mmmmm. Some wine and cheese would really hit the spot right about now. Wish I could serve some in the shop to my lovely customers but I live in Utah!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

The Muse said...

The Muse
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~Butterfly Kisses~

I really like the poetic design rhythm you have on your shelves...
They pull you in...not over power...
that is how I envision a room that is welcoming :)
not too much wine, i am writing... lol

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; OH how pretty your Wine table is.. those sweet plates and matching coaster's are so cute.. love them.... my HD would love those crackers.. I too like a mild sweet Wine... Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy New Year!.
I would love to share a glass of wine with you!.
I have been catching up with my favorite blogs today and have enjoyed my visit with you.
May all your dreams come true this year.
Big hugs,
Elizabeth

Sarah said...

BJ, cute dishes and a very cute post! I'll try the cracker idea. Looks great! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Deb said...

oh my gosh BJ...blackberry wine is one of my favorites...and your right only one glass...

Midlife Mom said...

Your tablescape looks just lovely as well as all the goodies and the wine. Also love the dishes with matching coasters and how you have everything set up. Very, very nice! Pass the crackers please!

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
Isn't it amazing how good chocolate tastes with wine....yummy!
Thanks for having me over for the wine tasting. I really enjoyed it.

Dena said...

Wine AND chocolate AND yummy cracker snacks? Do you hear those screetching tires? I'm on my way!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

your library/ bookshelf is perfect! I love the birds with the hooks, and your large bird is cute too!!

susan said...

BJ-You bad girl you!!!..sneaking out to see Elvis! I wish I could find something to play some old
45's on. My turntable doesn't have an attachment :( Your photos are lovely and the crackers look so good. Someone gave us homemade blackberry wine for Christmas. We haven't had the nerve to open it. If you ever get back to Graceland, let me know!!

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

Love this, BJ...what could be better than wine and chocolate...in the library! What a wonderfully creative tablescape...cute plates! :-)
Susan

Michael Lee West said...

The crackers are so original and delicious-looking--and those "diva" plates are adorable and fun. BJ, I love your bookcases!

Barbara said...

BJ, I can't read all the recipe, please email to me or reprint it on your blog, if you don't mind.

Barbara

Gina said...

I just found your blog and love it! I would also like to see the recipe for the crackers; can't make all of it out in the book.

Gina

Southern Lady said...

I love your pictures, BJ ... and especially love the bookshelves. We are overrun with books and I'd love some shelves like yours.

bj said...

GINA...
Hope you see this...leave your email address and i'll sure send you a better copy for the crackers...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, BJ! I also love crackers, cheese and chocolate with my wine!

Mary said...

I love the line of reasoning that you used for your snack :-). Those crackers sound delicious and your photos are, as always, beautiful. Have a fabulous Foodie Friday.

Mary said...

You really know how to party! Love it all!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love this post.. wine and crackers sound delicious. I love the library end of your room, so cozy and welcoming...hugs ~lynne~

ButterYum said...

We're in the process of planning library shelving. Still many months away from completion, but I'm really looking forward to it. Your first photo is a great inspiration!!

:)
ButterYum
PS - what isn't fabulous without a nibble of chocolate!!