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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I am playing today in a brand new meme...
so I am linking with KATHLEEN at FADED CHARM for WHITE WEDNESDAY...
I am thrilled to see this WHITE meme as I am finding that I love
I've always had creamy white walls in most of my rooms...
Our fellowship group get-together was at my cottage a few weeks back
and I wanted a very simple white table centerpiece WITHOUT buying anything new..
Since there's about 20 + people, we use paper plates, napkins and red solo cups ...
so a simple but pretty centerpiece for the middle of my large table is just what I needed.
I LOVE these faux flowers and even tho it's wintertime, I'm using them for a bright spot.
I'm just like MIZZ NOTE SONGS, I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me!
I wish I had some pretty dried hydrangeas.....*sigh.....
but, I think these are pretty, too.
hmmmm....not the look I'm after yet....
Aren't the little yard birds cute, tho! My good friend, BARB, gave those
to me for my birthday.
I'm liking my candles...
Candlesticks from Pier 1
Ironstone pitcher from GOODWILL...(imagine THAT)
Pretty flowers from Pier 1

hmmmm.....things beginning to shape up now.

My vintage WHITE ironstone ALWAYS comes through for can do so much with it..
Maybe just a little layering is all I needed here..

I added a few more whites for interest and texture...
* is what I was after....
You know what I just LOVE?
Dressing my table in ways that other people don't....
I love wimsey...unstructured table dressings, sometimes...MOSTLY !!
Other times, I try my best to do what everyone else is doing's just not me.. :(
I LOVE this table, tho....and it will stay this way until
something else takes my fancy..
I enjoy keeping my dining table 'dressed' at all times...
it just does my heart good when I walk in the dining room and everything looks pretty !
I was just having some WHITE fun with a glass of milk....

PHOTOSCAPE is a wonderful FREE software to do all kind of
wonderful things with your photos.
Pictures too can lighten them on this program.
You can enlarge...make black and white, seipa, filter, add brightness, add darkness,
crop, sharpen....and on and on.
I can't live without it !!


© Jennifer Raley said...

I'm very tired. We have a lot going on. I was commenting on your other post, talked to my mom, finished the comment, came back to your blog (looking for tablescape stuff to see about that) and I thought, how'd I get 'here'. It didn't look familiar. I read it. I looked. Oh, you posted while I was gabbing! Ha. I am tired. Awesome whites and setting. Love it! Jenn <><

Shelia said...

BJness! Oh, I love your table. You make pretty very well. Yes, I knew your fauxs loved you! You're so good to your fauxs! :) I'm sure your group loved your beautiful table with whites and a touch of springness in your flowers! Don't you just love Photoscape? I sure do!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love the candle sticks! Very pretty table just perfect in its surroundings too.

The Muse said...

BJ your images are calming soothing and fresh~your whites are incredibly impressive.
yes photoscape is a great tool~to be certain :)

Kathy said...

BJ girl...You know I love the whites!!! I never turned my nose up at pinks either but whites...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
Your GW pitcher...very cool.
Have the best week,
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

BJ< this looks so clean and pretty girl...I also love photscape and it's FREE the best part...Hope you have a GREAT Week my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve BJ ~ What a welcoming presentation tablescape. I LOVE the ironstone pitcher.

Have a great eve.
Hugs, Marydon

Gucci Mama said...

It's beautiful!

Julie Harward said...

It all looks very nice, I like how you built it brick by brick..that held my interest. I love my faux's too and I have a big centerpiece on my dinning room table of golds like this and big old it! Love all the white pieces too..very pretty! Come say hi :D

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

White ironstone goes with everything doesn't it? It's a great dinnerware to mix with all your lovelies and great solo!! Beautiful table!

Hugs from snowy Ohio, Sherry

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness BJ, I am white with envy:) You know I love whatever you do with your table. You always make it look so pretty. thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

Justine said...

So crisp and pretty with just that touch of yellow in the flowers. Love it!

Is Photoscape better than Photobucket?

Justine :o )

Kathleen Grace said...

I am starting to look for ways to use more white in my house. I won't be giving up my bright colors but I think they will show up just fine against more white! I love the way you set your tables BJ, never change, you have your own style and it is great!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi BJ- I am also crazy about white! And with the pop of yellow your table is so pretty. I also notice your hutch in the background with all the beautiful blue and white. WOW- please do a post on that beautifully filled piece!
Your group from church had such a treat!

Becky said...

I'm with you Bj.....I LUV white! It's so fresh and clean. The yellow flowers really make your tablescape POP!!!!

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi BJ,
Such a pretty white tablescape with a splash of color. I need to try that Photoscape one of these days!

Second Hand Chicks

Dixie said...

BJ.. you are such a fabulous hostess! love the beautiful whites and splashes of pretty golden yellow!

blessings. Dixie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ....your whites are so pretty. I did a white post on Monday. I didn't know a thing about this meme. Yikes....I can't keep up.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I just love a classic white table and yours is perfection. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful whites today. Love all your ironstone. Thanks for playing along today.


Tara said...


Love all the white--my fave table setting color!

Miss Gracie's House said...

very pretty...yes, ironstone is the best...and I have a *passion* for white dishes...been collecting them for many possibilities! Happy WW!

bellacasa said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a warm comment on my white vignettes today. I love my creams and white dishes and try to incorporate them as much as possible, but I do love my red, and brown and black...oh darn I like them all large and small.


Marianne@Songbird said...

Those three candles are so beautiful in their simplicity! Love your table vignette.

Kathleen said...

You are funny..due to the lack of color she canceled!!
I love your white table, with the color! Who'd know they're faux?? LOL!

Jackie said...

BJ, I love your tablescape, simple but elegant.

God bless.

PAT said...

Beautiful photos of your beautiful table, BJ!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your white ironstone is so striking-especially with the flowers!

Thanks for the tip on photoscape...I need to check that out!