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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'M SEEING DOTS BEFORE MY EYES....

MR. SWEET says that he is DREAMING in dots.....
Red and white ones....and black and white ones...
But he never has come right out and said,
"DON'T BUY ANYMORE D.O.T.S.
soooo...
..when I found these adorable black and white POLKA DOT
chair cushions...well.....
I JUST COULDN'T RESIST THEM any more than I can fly !
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...waaay too cute !
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and, OF COURSE, they inspired me to do yet another black and white tablescape....
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Huge black and white bandanas from THE DOLLAR TREE
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...just simply BLACK AND WHITE....
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...and POLKA DOTS....
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See this BROWNIE..?.
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OOO, YES...it LOOKS pretty...
....LOOKS delicious...
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....sitting there...beneath that tiny glass dome...
all decked out in CHOCOLATE FUDGE GLAZE
and wearing fresh, home-grown PECANS right on top...
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She may LOOK good but may I just say....
"Ewwwwww!!'
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all sugar free...used whole wheat flour...
BOOOOOOO !!
...threw them in the trash !!
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HEALTHY OR NO....
THESE WERE GREAT !!
;>)
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LINKING with SUSAN for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
MICHAEL for FOODIE FRIDAY


58 comments:

Michael Lee West said...

I LOVE the black and white checks and dots! The food looks mouth watering!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the black and white and those chair cushions are great! Glad the second brownies were a hit!!

Joyce said...

I like the idea of using the bandannas for the napkins.
Joyce

The Muse said...

oooo Color...! I love it... mmm
mckenzie childs would be proud! LOL


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

I just did a post yesterday on the harlequin pattern I have all over my house! I love your dots.... and checks...
xox
Penny

Style Sisters said...

I am loving the black and white! The cushions are so dang cute! I need that brownie right now!! Great idea to put it under the dome! I must try that idea.

Stop by and enter my napkin ring giveaway.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I love your polka dots, bj! But then..as usual, I love everything you do! How cute it all is.
Then came the brownies under glass...and I fell off my chair!
Yep...looks good but...YUK!
I know! I feel the same way! I'll eat it less often and eat the good tasting stuff! (As she sat stuffing the last of her Klondike bar into her mouth!)

Love and hugs,
Mona

Stacey said...

Oh yes, you had to have those dots! They are perfect in your sweet cottage. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Now BJ, this just SCREAMED your name girl..I love it and look how pretty your table looks...Love the black/white tile did you do that?? Love it girl I'm so sick of my kitchen table it's so big for the space...but it was Len's before we got married 4 years ago and had to let him bring some of his stuff in my house ha ha!! And YUM on the Brownies...Hope your having a great day my friend..Is it snowing there?? Josh said it was snowing in Amarillo Tx and Kyra hated it ha ha!! Love ya sis...Gl♥ria

Mimi said...

I love all your dots and checks...especially the tabletop!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I just want to steal those polka dot chair cushions and the tile tabletop...they are so fun!

Dining Delight said...

Great chair cushions! So fun! Your 'scape looks wonderful and the brownies delish!

DD

Paloma said...

I truly love those dots!!! :) And your pictures are so cute! Thanks for sharing all of it with us! I will be using your coffee pictures (as you kindly offered) do not worry I will not use the first one ;) ... You will see them on Coffee Friday!

Thanks a lot ;)

Hugs!

Paloma. (from the Coffee Shop)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I just love that black and white table, I love what ever you put on it, it is just so pretty, the polka dot cushions are so so cute, I would have picked them up too, love them...take care my friend...Phyllis

Brenda Eason said...

I love your new cushions and it looks great with all your other black and white.
The brownie goes to show the eye can fool you right? Maybe that is why when we see photos and commercials it makes us want it.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Julie Harward said...

You are a hoot! First..love the header with your parents letters. Love the table and the chair pads look so cute with it! The brownies in the pan...oh my! I love how you are just real, no showing recipes, just do this and be simple! Home grown pecans huh..very cool! :D

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

When I saw the polka dots I had to come right over to see! I love polka dots, especially black and white! The chair cushions are wonderful! The tablescape is beautiful! What fun!

Katherine

Gucci Mama said...

Love it. Love it all. ;)

Lori Lucas said...

I love your dots and checks! Very cute. And the brownies.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm with you BJ, I am such a sucker for polka dots, and black and white checkerboard too! The dotted chair cushions with your beautiful shiny checked table is so adorable! Love the tablescape:>)

Justine said...

Ooh ooh ooh!!!!! BJ those cushions are just so perfect for your table and chair set-up! And man, no matter how many times I've said it, gotta say it again. I love that tabletop!!!!!

Justine :o )

Theresa said...

Every time I see polka dots, I think of you:) Love the chair cushions and bandanas for napkins...thanks for the idea. Hugs to you, have a blessed day!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Polka Dots. Black & White. So cute to have a theme, to catch our eye. I love it!

And more peeks around Sweet Nothings Cottage. :-)

Am I the only one who just loves to figure out layouts? Oh dear I hope not. It sounds sort of as if I'm way too nosy and that sounds way awful. But I'm really not *casing your joint*!!! Really!!!

^_^

Diane Duda said...

I have yards and yards of a similar black and white polka dot fabric up in the attic. I can't even remember what I was going to do with it now. :(
Anyway, love the cushions!
...and never too many dots!!!
xo
Di

Lori Lucas said...

I love your dots and I love your checks too! Your table was charming. The (real) brownies I am sure are MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
P.S. Your header is very cute too!

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ ... fellow New Years Eve baby. Love the stunning table in black and white. You can never have enough dots, I always say.
Those brownies looked delish, funny they didn't taste good. Glad the second ones were better. :)

Kathleen said...

The cushions are too cute!
And I love your table too...I haven't seen the bandanas as Dollar Tree, but I haven't been in awhile.
The napkins in my new header are bandanas too..black with green shamrocks!
As for the Brownies, I agree. Better to have the real thing..Moderation in everything!
What a waste of your home grown pecans!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

What a great idea with the bandanas!! I never thought of that but I will be looking for some! Beautiful table...so pretty!! Love the centerpiece.

Midlife Mom said...

Love all of your poka dots! Those cushions are just adorable!! I must say I was drooling over the brownies until you said they were sugar free and awful! ha! I have to make four desserts for a function this weekend so I will be on a sugar high for weeks! :o) You can bet your boots that I will be taking pictures for the 'ole blawg!

Take care and keep on keeping on!

Scribbler said...

I am with you on those "healthy" brownies! Most of that stuff tastes like crap.

I really like the black and white tile table -- it really lends the perfect backdrop to your great tablescape. There is such a nice clean graphic quality to your composition.

Scribbler

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
I'm glad you gave in to your DOT addiction once again ... they're just so doggone fun, aren't they? Your table looks great. Love the bandana napkins ... they're perfect for this 'scape!

Those brownies ... wow, I think I gained a pound or two just staring at the screen. I'm with you on most sugar-free stuff (have you tried sugar-free, fat-free ice "cream?"). I think I'll go for the real deal ... in moderation. Well, not too moderate ... I'll come up for air once in a while! ;)

Bye for now,
Bill

Barbara said...

I love the chair cuhions.

Frenchy chick said...

HAHAHAHA. Dots. Yes. I never get tired of it!!!
Very beautiful. I love the dollar store:P
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Love, Love, Love it.....Never get tired of black & white. Always stylish & chic.

Candy said...

Now we're all seeing D*O*T*S! and they are soooo cute. Just the perfect accent for your tablescape today. And just gotta love the Dollar Store finds.
Cheers!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love polka dots and checks and this is just perfect. Such a great tablescape and those brownies look absolutely mouth watering. I would like one please. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How cute those cushions are, and they look great with your black and white table. Your tablescape is perfect, and I love the bandanas for napkins. I still adhere to the philosphy that if it's healthy, it can't taste good! But oooooo Hershey brownies-got to try some of those. laurie

Kana Rauton Clark said...

found your blog through a friend's (the coffee shop) and I just have to say that table is gorgeous. (or as we say in the south, Gawgeous). I'm totally loving the idea of the bandanas for napkins. Kinda adds a hint of masculinity to the feminine polka dots.

Jeannette said...

Hi BJ! Just love dots any color any thing!!! Really cute. Now I say don't mess with brownies you just have to have the fattening ones!!!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerley, Jeannette

Lynda said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog all the way over in Africa - it's lovely to 'meet' you and visit your blog, too. The table settings look lovely - the dots, black & white so striking and the brownie .... ahhhhh ..... delicious !
Bye for now
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

santamaker said...

Just have to tell you that I just love your new header and all of your fun black and white! Have to ask you, how do you stay so skinny with all of those goodies you're always making?!

Shelia said...

HI Dear BJness! Oh, I love your dots and checks! You've made everything look so spectacular! You're good like that! ;) Now those brownies - yummyness is written all over them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

glenna said...

Dots! What is not to love about Dots?

Your pictures are sinfully good!!

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi, Your blog is pure sunshine and happiness!! I love dots too, there isn't another shape as cheery as dots.
Your table setting is adorable.
xoxo
thanks for stopping over at my blog

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh boo that those healthy ones didn't taste that good and you had to throw them out!!..but hoorray the others look delish. Yum!

I love the polka dots..and the black and white are soooo pretty and striking. You have to have polka dots when you come across them.

have a lovely day and weekend.
Judi

Cottage Sisters said...

I love the black and white theme. You can't go wrong with brownies! Have a great day! Denise@cottagesisters

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I forgot to tellyou I think I will steal the candle in a jar idea as well, just have to find the right jar, a mason jar or a cut crystal or plain, hummmm thanks for the post...Phyllis

The Fajdich Times said...

The dots are great!! I really like black and white. Your brownies are mouth watering good:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the polka dots, but you knew that! The black and white is stunning and I was all excited about that interesting looking brownie...blah, hate it when a recipe is a bust!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

I think your dots are looking awesome. Also still so love that table too.
Alas healthy just doesn't taste as good does it?!
Have a good weekend.

xinex said...

I love the black and whites and the polka dots and the brownies. Yum!...Christine

Ginny Marie said...

I saw your wonderful coffee pictures at the coffee shop, and so am paying you a visit! I love the black and white motif!

Tara said...

Hi BJ

You had better keep those brownies under glass--I just may take a bite--lovely tablescape!

Lynn said...

The black and white checkered tile table top is perfect for your black and white pieces! I love it.

niartist said...

Oooo, BJ, I love the polka dots! :) Gorgeous table setting! Your pitcher matches my china pattern (I think) Pfaltzgraff Heritage! Whenever you're tired of it send it this way! LOL! Great job - so glad I stopped by! Thanks for your encouraging words the other day! :) Bathroom is ALMOST finished!

Entertain Exchange said...

Wow, I love your table...the polka dots are perfet with it!
Susan

Tammy said...

I just love black and white and am partial to checks and polka dots so you know I LOVE your table!

I had to chuckle when I read your healthy brownie that looked so scrumptious went in the trash. At least it looked nice.