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Friday, February 5, 2010


the theme is
I AM afraid I don't have very much in the way of CRAFT LOVE at all to show because....
This little XOX hangs in my guest bedroom.

A granddaughter and I bought the unfinished letters at Hobby Lobby. We picked out scrapbook paper we liked...I made the XOX and she chose to make P E A C E for her bedroom.
I can not, for the life of me, find photos of those but I know I have them somewhere. HERS turned out MUCH cuter than mine.

It was a lot of fun making them together....
So, I am afraid this is all of MY CRAFTY LOVE I can muster for this day......

but I do have some more crafts to show you...crafts that some of my very good friends have done and so generously given to me.


BUT, first....
I promised to show another treasure I happened across while thrifting with my friend, MARTHA...and, happily, it is in the RIGHT colors of the DAY !!
...t'is a pretty little teapot...
I was delighted that the creamer and sugar bowl was with it..
No cups....:>(
....but I love the deep pink transfer ware and now I have something
else to hunt for....
pretty cups and saucers to keep this little set company...
This is another GOODWILL find..
3 cheers for GOODWILL !!
I will invite you to tea very soon !
Maybe a tea in front of a nice, roaring fire ?
Once again, I wanted to share these adorable place mats that my long-time friend, ALICE, made for me last year. NOW...this lady is talented. She is a quilt maker like no other....she made both her daughters wedding gowns...there's not a thing that she can't make BEAUTIFUL at her sewing machine.
I LOVE my place mats..!
Black and white POLKA DOTS and red hearts...
some of my very favorite things!
See that little blue heart ??

Just a few romantic but faux tulips in a beautiful
box with HEARTS around the lid...Is there enough BLUE here to count, Sally?

For your snacking pleasure at this most delightful time of year,
I am bringing you...
I am also linking today with:




O..and today I received the following CUTENESS in the mail....

A beautiful little tassel to hang in my all my perfect colors...and, look...POLKA DOTS...PLAIDS...TEAPOT...
looks just like MARY ENGELBRIET !!

Doesn't it look just perfect for my red kitchen!!

My good good friend, GLORIA over at HAPPY TO BE made this just for me! I am so thrilled to have a piece of her beautiful work.

Thank you, GLORIA...I am just beside myself ! I LOVE IT SO MUCH...



Dixie said...

Bj... wow girl.. are you going on vacation or somethin? You've covered half the meme's in blogland for a week! Oh welll... truly a feast for the eyes.. love the XOX... and the tassel is beautiful... and I love the little fairy I spied in the background...

have a beautiful weekend... hugs. Dixie..

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi BJ!

Love the red tea set! And your cute tassel too!

Have a Happy Pink Saturday!


xinex said...

Hello BJ! Your teaset is adorable and the XO letters turned out very nice. What a great touch to the guest room...Christine

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday BJ...
Sweetie, I love that little teapot and the sugar and creamer bowls. How very precious it is. Really it would go with a lot of tea cups in color. Wouldn't have to match perfectly. I love it though.

Now girl that Gloria made you the most beautiful tassel I have seen. My goodness it does look like Mary Engelbreight. It would go perfect in my very cherry kitchen. I love it. I am going to have to look at it really hard and see if I can recreate one somewhat similar for my kitchen. I love it. It looks bright and cheery like you BJ.

I sure did love those polka dotted place mats also. So beautiful.

Have a beautiful Saturday, please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Julie Harward said...

your craft was just cute..good job! Loved the tea cute and that tassel..oh my, you are a lucky gal! All my colors too..can we share?! LOL Come say hi :D

KayEllen said...

I love you ribbon tassels!!
So cute:)

Happy Pink Saturday:)


Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ofcourse BJ,everything is fantastically beautifull

Sage said...

Wow; everthing is so beautifulé I am always excited when I see a teapot and your is so pretty; thank you for sharing.

Kathleen Grace said...

I always LOVE the letters done over with scrapbook paper. I keep wanting to do it myself but I just can't decide what to spell out. XOX is adorable, and the tassel, wow! You know I love it. That tea set would sure look good with my dishes...:>) Always fun coming for a visit BJ.

Theresa said...

ALL of your cuties, yum! LOVE the teapot, why can't I find anything that good at Goodwill? arrrrggghhh! Love the tassel, how sweet. Have a good one dear BJ!

Stacey said...

Hi friend. I love your Xs and Os. They are perfect for your house. That teapot set is sweet too. Now, that tassel is to die for! Love it.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

'Morning BJ,
What a feast for the eyes your post is today! Those berries look scrumptious and I love your little tea set! Love that tassel with the tea pot too. Wonderful post! Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


Kelly Ballard said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for the warning on that snow wigdet. I hope people stop using it because I just find it kind of annoying.

Very cute XOX letters, by the way.
Have a great weekend!

Second Hand Chicks

Kim said...

Hi BJ! So glad you mentioned that snow effect thing at the top. I've had alot of people come over from your blog - let's get the word out!! Thanks friend!
Now - love all that Valentine goodness you're spreading around Sweet Nothings cottage!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have a lot going on here. I'm not very crafty either...I love your letters. Did you Mod Podge them? That seems to be the thing around Blogland...not that I've ever done it.

Your teapot was quite a find. So pretty.

I have a snowman Gloria tassel...doesnt' she do a wonderful job making these darling things? Yours is so perfect for your house!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my friend,
Girl you done covered a whole week of meme's here ha ha!! Love your letters...but the best part is the time with the grand kids don't you just love that..I seen my youngest one yesterday and he will be 21 in 2 weeks WOW!! now that makes me feel old ha ha!!
Glad you liked your tassel my friend and it is all your colors..May you have a GREAT weekend BJ. Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh everything is beautiful, as usual. :-)

And oh I'm so glad to see you say that you are not crafty. I'm not, and it can feel lonesome sometimes. Because, so many in "Pretty Blog Land" are. But wheeeeeeeeeeeeee... I know someone else who isn't, too. :-))))


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

Love your x's and o'! Soooo cutee Did you use Modge Podge?

What a great find on the pretty teapot set. And I love your tassel!

Anonymous said...

Where do I start?! Let's see...the teapot tassle your friend made is just like a Mary Englebreit; the place mats are darling! They would go perfectly in my sister's kitchen as would the tassel. Her kitchen is black and red and she love Mary E.
I like your Goodwill finds-the tea set is so very pretty.
Your XOX wall letters are darling. Oh, and I love the Marjolein Bastin box your tulips are in. I've admired her work (and collected it when i could) for years.
I just knew that snow widget was bad cuz it slowed everybodys' webpage down. But, I didn't know it was evil. That's awful it took Kim's computer out.
Happy Pink Saturday, Blue Monday, etc.etc.etc ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sugar Pie! Loved seeing this and seeing all of your pretties. Love that XOX, the tea set, the tassle, all...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ!


Sheila :-)

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi BJ,

I think the XOX looks just perfect. You have done a beautiful job on it. I think my favorite of your pink offerings today has to be the faux tulips. Yes, I think the tassel is perfect for your red kitche. :)

Oh, and thanks for the words of advice about the snow. I never did install it because it made the screen move in ways I didn't like.

Sending magical fairy wishes once again for a .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Adrienne said...

Hi, BJ -
Love your finds and sweet treasures! Especially like the teapot set - it's wonderful. And the tassel is perfect. Just right for you. Thanks for sharing them with us today.

Helen said...

Too late Ms. BJ! It's snowing here in Bend ~~ and it's your fault.

Great post today .......

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ! Your song made me chuckle. (haunted house) Love the pink transfer ware, and the pot with the pretty birdhouses is adorable. That tassel hanger is perfect for your kitchen. have a great weekend!

Debbie xo

glimpse of my world said...

Love the tassel... they are really fun to hang in the kitchen... I got mine from Cindy @Romantic Home.. also love the letters you did .. nice job girlie!

JJ said...

Lovely PS blog today - I really enjoyed it

Dawn said...

Hi BJ, the xox is a great idea! It's so sweet. Gloria's tassle is pretty cute too! She's such a great lady and so funny!

CC said...

Hi BJ..
Love the sweet tea set and the tassel is just beautiful. I love that little teapot on's just perfect. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely weekend..

The Muse said...

Love the tassel! LOL It is soooooo...YOU !

Delightfully bright and cheery...and most welcoming:)

Have to say I loved reading about you and grandaughter ... just wonderful!

Kathleen said...

Another fun jam packed post! Love your new tassel..perfect for you..
Did you get everything back? I see that hunk SB made it back..yeah!
New teapot is wonderful!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

My, oh're just always tempting us with your delicious looking treats. I dare not show the Yankee this post. He's walking around right now saying, "Why isn't there anything sweet to eat in this house?" LOL


Rhondi said...

That must have been very scry when you lost your blog. I'm glad it was only temporary!
Your new tea set and ME like tassel are beautiful. I know coveting is wrong but I can't help it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Picket said...

Hey BJ...Everything is looking good over here your treasures and that tassel from Gloria is gorgeous!!!!Hope you are having a great weekend girl~~Picket~~~

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful post
love it all, especially your tea set find, and the pot with the bit of blue in it. =0))

fun project with your granddaughter. turned out cute.


barbara jean

Marilyn said...

Very sweet tea pot, and to get the other two pieces, too! Some people don't realize what cute things they have. I couldn't imagine giving that away, unless it was for a gift! Your tassel is also darling. Thanks for sharing.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW! Love your photos...especially the mosaic! Lovely!

Dishesdone said...

All beautiful things but I love your transfer ware! and fun place mats! Enjoyed your post!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

love all your pretty things you are showing today1 Especially that teapost set!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and photos. Your teaset is lovely. What a great find! I wish I was a crafty person, I love the creative ideas I see on everyone's blog.

Luna said...

All above is wonderful!
Happy Blue Monday...Luna

Debbie said...

That was so cute!~ The tassel is my favorite!!~

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ. Your post is all so SWEET (smile) I think your XOX is darling. It tells your guests you love them loud and clear. Good job.
Your blue is perfect. Love the strawberries and goodies. You know me, I love sweets.
A beautiful cold day and I am mailing your surprise.

Have a wonderful day BJ.
Love and hugs, Jeanne

32˙North said...

It's refreshing to see the obvious delight you take in your home. And I agree, Goodwill rocks!

Ralph said...

GHugs and kisses and hearts - it must be Feb 14, I'd say. But red is a wonderful color, on your beautiful dishes, and strawberries for dessert. The roses are wonderful rubies, a nice gift to receive, and admire too! Even tho I am big, I always enjoy the Necco candy hearts with the nice messages. Not at al tacky, but always fun!

Barbara said...

Its so beautiful! I love it!

chubskulit said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful collection of rubies.

Valentine's Boxes

Jama said...

I love that little teapot and the tassel, so pretty!

Joops said...

The teapot set are the winners.

Valentine's Cupid

CIELO said...

Lovely, as usual dear BJ! May the sound of happy music and the lilt of laughter fill your heart with gladness...


momgen said...

wow what a great pictures red stuff like it. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Mine is here

Marice said...

Hi BJ! those are nice tea set :) indeed perfect for RT! who told you that you are not crafty? you did a great job! that was cute!

u may view mine here