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Saturday, March 20, 2010

My first SUNDAY FAVORITES

I have decided to play with CHARI at HAPPY TO DESIGN in her fabulous
This is where we can repost one of our favorite posts from the past...
This particular post was back in the fall when
a treasured friend came for lunch...
THANKS SO MUCH, CHARI, for hosting this wonderful meme...
*** It was a rainy, cloudy, dark, most delightful day....see how wet the pumpkins in my yard are?
I ADORE RAIN....CLOUDS....LIGHTENING....THUNDER....
The phone rang and it was a good friend from out of town...
"I'M IN TOWN....MET ME FOR LUNCH SOMEWHERE"....
I said, "Get over here, girl. I want to fix lunch for YOU!!"
"Oh, goody...I'll be right over!"
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Now, I LOVE a pretty table...and I LOVE something different for a centerpiece...
I have these beautiful, olden goblets, just covered in the most beautiful etching...and golden rimmed.
I used these as my candle holders...and LOVED the effect....

With the candles , they were magical....
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A beautiful golden tassel was added...
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I quickly set places for my friend, Mr. Sweet and myself...
all the while, my microwave and oven were hard at work...
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I used my new fall dishes and the vintage golden flatware...
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Adding my little bunny gave the whimsy I love....


Then I quickly lit the little candles in the fireplace...
Vintage mantel that is my pride and joy...
NOW...these candles add NO heat....No, no, Nanette (sorry, SHEILA...I used your favorite saying!)
O, but the atmosphere they add is priceless....
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Mom's vintage green goblets gave me the needed color for my table.
Just as I got the dining room all ready, the doorbell rang...
"Come on in!!"
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We started our lunch with a hot bowl of Tomato Soup, with
freshly grated Parmesan Cheese and shredded celery and my favorite crackers.
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Since I didn't have a single, solitary tomato in the house,
our salad consisted of little baby carrots and celery on a bed of crisp lettuce...
Ranch dressing....OF COURSE !!
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Stuffed Anaheim peppers, fluffy baked and buttered potatoes, black-eyed peas
and a hot buttered biscuit...
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We girls decided to just turn our chairs around, gaze at the candle light, have dessert and just talk and talk and talk....
*****nSome of you might remember that last week, I made Orange/Cranberry muffins...
I froze a few and sure was glad to get them out of the freezer and into the microwave while the
DUNKIN DONUT coffee was making.....
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It turned out to be a great meal and the BESTest part ??
Having it with a very good friend..!!
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My thankfulness:
Having the food, comfortable home and the time to spend with good, good friends.

15 comments:

Stacey said...

Looks just wonderful. Sigh...

Julie Harward said...

Aww, I just loved that, i felt like I was the invited friend! That would be fun...thats what it's all about. I am so glad I have met you! Come say hi:D

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I adore this post. The table you set was exquisite. I love the etching, it is so magical. Beautiful. I love the way you laid the tassel on the table also. That looked so beautiful.

Dinner looked delish. I love salad and ofcourse always ranch dressing. Is there anything else out there? Love it.

The fire place was gorgeous. What a beautiful place to sit and girl talk. A lovely dinner and lovely post. Thank you sweetie for sharing. I love it when you do.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Shanda said...

Hello Ms BJ, That lunch looks divine. I have some juice glasses with that very same etching on them. Love them. Your blog music made me need to P**. Just trying to be silly. I enjoyed the water sounds very much. I once had spring peepers on my blog for a time. Such lovely sounds. The best things in life really are free.

Tennis Girl said...

BJ, How wonderful! Thanks for sharing. So inviting.
Robin

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

The logs with the votives in the fireplace - - - what a GREAT idea.

Joanne said...

This looks so lovely. Especially that meal! The buttered biscuit has me drooling!

Sage said...

Wow! Hard to beat you lovely posts and words. It's here!
Happy Spring to you and you loved ones!
Rita

nancy said...

Look like you had a good time. love the tablescape, lots of pretty things. Have a good week. Nancy

RainGardener said...

What a wonderful post and such a good time you must have had with your friend. The dishes, setting, candles all exquisite. Such fun!

Candi said...

Oh my you set an absolutely gorgeous table. I loved the fireplace, that's awesome.
hugz:)

scrappydee said...

You are so full of graciousness and hospitality, I wish I could just be the bunny on the table!! BTW - I have to go pee everytime I read your blog - LOL - it's the babbling brook!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Girl, I was just tickled pink when I seen your name on my Sunday Favorites list! Welcome, dear lady...so very happy to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites!!!

BJ, this is such a beautiful post! It certainly is deserving of a second showing! Ohhh...what a fabulous table you set! I love, love, LOVE those gorgeous etched goblets...and you are absolutely right, they look sooo magical with the candles! Oooh...and that tassel is gorgeous! I've never seen one done with the mosaics before...how pretty and very unique! And...of course, you know how I love my bunnies! Hehe! Your new autumn dishes are so pretty! Girl, I'm so glad that you decided to share this post again...I missed it the first time around! I'm sure that you and your friend had the best lunch ever...it looked delicious! What a lovely day! Thank you for sharing it with us! By the way, your photos are sooo good! They belong in a magazine!!! Loved the photos in front of that fabulous fireplace!!!

Have a super Sunday, BJ! Hope you'll join us again for Sunday Favorites!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there,

Well I was just so enjoying every word and sweet picture of that cozy lunch by the fire with 'candle light' and in the company of your hubby and your dear,out of town girlfriend!

M oh my, that delightfully delishious comfort food menu!!~ The table is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing !

This is my second week participating with dear Cheri's,"Sunday Favorites'; I'm so glad you could join us!~ Do also please pop by for a visit to my blog as well my dear!

Also, you are most warmly invited to partake with my little, 23rd.'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog party meme!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ Pen

SmilingSally said...

You put a pile of pepper on that salad, BJ.