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Monday, April 26, 2010

A BLACK and WHITE ICE CREAM AFFAIR....

HELLO, LADIES..
come right in, sit right down and
let's talk
ICE CREAM..
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NO....YOU DON'T HAVE TO DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE...
and
NOPE...THE ICE CREAM ISN'T BLACK AND WHITE, EITHER...
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This is my weekly time to do a TEA post...


But since I am out of TEA, you are invited to
a BLACK and WHITE ICE CREAM AFFAIR...

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This adorable BLACK and WHITE polka dot pitcher came all the way to WEST TEXAS
from THE LITTLE RED HOUSE...that's the one that's run by our friend, MARY....
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I have used my BLACK and WHITE many times thru the years of blogging.
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I am REALLY challenged to come up with something different looking
week after week...
I really don't have all that many dishes..
so...I find myself mixing and matching...
mostly MIXING !
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You will see LOTS of BLACK AND WHITE POLKA DOTS, STRIPES AND CHECKS...
just all mixed in together and probably looking pretty RANDOM at times....
but, it's what I got....and it's what I like....
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This is an AWESOME
CHERRY and APPLE LOAF
that a local bakery called THE APPLE TREE
makes.
We really love it so it's always a treat for us..
I try to keep one in my freezer at all times !!.
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It's so much fun to play in the TEA memes so I just keep coming
back, week after week.
While visiting with one of the TEA LADIES, she said it would
be fantastic to use other things rather than JUST tea....
SO...TODAY...we are having COFFEE..coffee, ice cream and cake !!
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Altho I keep saying ICE CREAM... my favorite frozen treat is SHERBET...
and I love anything CHERRY...
or LEMON
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Imagine my delight when I found
CHERRY and LEMON SWIRL SHERBET
at our market last week.
OH HONEY !!
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Add IT to a piece of CHERRY APPLE LOAF
and I am pretty sure it's what
THE ANGELS EAT...
LINKING WITH:
TEA TIME with LADY KATHERINE
TABLESCAPE TUESDAY with MARTY
TEA FOR TWO at the PLUMED PEN
TEA TIME TUESDAY with SANDI
SECOND TIME AROUND with DIANE since I am using vintage centerpieces
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THANKS, LADIES, for your continued weekly memes full of FUN...
and thanks to everyone for coming by MY place.

41 comments:

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Your table setting is beautiful! It looks like something that should be an a cute bed and breakfast. I'll be over soon :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable table setting for and ice cream party BJ. I never get tired of your creative tables:>)

Marydon Ford said...

BJ Your black & white presentation is fabulous. Save some of the ice cream for me, I'm on my way over ... chuckle!

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~Hugs in love, Marydon

Julie Harward said...

OH wow..the pitcher with the tulips is so sticking! Live it all from the sherbet to the cherry loaf...another yummy presentation bj...thanks...come say hi :D

Kiki said...

Gorgeous..lovely tea set..i love that rooster..magical!! Charming tea!!And the sweets look super lovely!
Kiki~

Susan said...

Well I gotta say, I love the rooster!!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love it, love it, love it. I can hardly keep up with you gal. Never saw so much going on. I tried posing like you in your sidebar picture but too much tummy in the way. LOL
QMM

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

BJ, your post is a delight, as always! I love coming here for a visit. Your polka dots and stripes are wonderful and girl, does that cherry and apple loaf ever look good! And coffee? I sip as much coffee as I do tea, so I'm lovin your post! I have already added your link. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday and have yourself a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
Don't worry, I'm not a tea snob. I love coffee too! Your table setting is adorable and how I wish I could take a bite of that bread!

Mimi said...

I love all your black and white...and white and black! Your table is always so pretty, BJ.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the way you mix and match! You've always got such cheerful posts that look like fun -- and always the most yummy looking treats!

Sonia said...

Oh your black and white tea party is lovely! Love all the settings and polka dots are my favorite!

Miss Bloomers

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, I absolutely totally adore the checks and polka dots. They are just my favorite combination and you have it put together so beautifully. Love the sherbert and cake too. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Jen said...

Love the Black and White dishes!! I love ice Cream!!

I too live in West Texas! I guess we're neighbors!!

Thanks for stopping by this morning and helping me celebrate my SITS day!!

Jen

Beth said...

BJ, The way you put your dishes together and photograph them artistically - why, you ARE an artist! Things always look so pretty at your place! Thanks for inviting us for coffee, bread and ice cream.
Hugs, Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

A great post this week. I certainly don't mind cake and coffee on your lovely black and white dishes.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful black and white presentation! Very clever tea party with ice cream, everything looks delicious!

Katherine

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh BJ...you're making my mouth water....and it's nearly time for bed!!!! The cake and icecream look delish and so does your tablescape...I love all your dishes and 'pretties'. One of these days I'll take part on one of those Meme's(?)...they look like fun. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday...take care. Maura:)

Martha said...

That is stunning and the apple loaf looks delicious. Please pass me a plate and fork! Thank you!

Sarah said...

BJ, you know I'm enjoying this one . . . black and white polka-dots. Beautiful setting and that cake looks so delicious. I think mixing is great fun! You do it beautifully!
Hugs ~ Sarah

Carolyn said...

I love the polka dots! It all looks fun and happy! The cake looks so yummy!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love black and white too... and ice cream... and anything cherry.
YOur table is so smartly set. The polka dots make it fun. I would love to have an ice cream party with you!
Yvonne

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a sweet setting! Lovely
*hugs*deb

Lady Katherine said...

I am always amazed at all of your settings! They are always unique! I would think you have a basement full of dishes!
Yes, Yes, Coffee is welcome, for many do not drink Tea, How I love your polka dots! Save the wonderful pitcher for an iced tea post too! The linens! I adore black! They say your should decorate your home with what colors you have in your closet. Well I never have, for I have always loved blue and reds. Well this past few years, I thought about it a lot, I have tons of black clothes, for when I was traveling/working. I had to make things work on the road. lol So now, I shocked my husband when I first painted a mantel black,then more and more I have added. Now if I could add black polka dot dishes! I adore the sherbet, the apple cherry cake, and the coffee! My husband would just love this Setting! For you have all of his favorites! This summer, I would love to have a sorbet Tea! You have such wonderful ideas! You need to post the swing one! I saved it to do the feature on one week. I loved it too! Thank you for your sweet comment! I know everyone has been asking, I just didn't want to tell, lol I love just having fun. Makes it all too real for me for everyone to really know what going on. But I felt, I needed to do this as so many of you have been there for me with prayers. Now back to your Tea/Coffee, it's wonderful! Join me anytime with coffee, and I love that rooster!

sewingseeds4U said...

I love the black and white color scheme and the polka dots. Very pretty...who can refuse ice cream!

Natasha said...

Another lovely lovely tea party, BJ, with your black and whites! As usual I have loved coming to visit and I am helping myself to some of that yummy cake on my way out...Thanks!

Best wishes,
Natasha.
xo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Black and white anything is a favorite of mine. The addition of polka dots was PERFECT~!
~Sonny~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

BJ,
Love the black and white tablescape and ice cream and cake sound really good to me!
Debbie

Tricia said...

Oh, all your black and white is so appealing to me! LOVE polka dots, especially! The cherry and apple bread sounds divine, and I am definitely going to check our store for the cherry sherbet. Cherry is my favorite flavor, too.

AshTreeCottage said...

Is is tough to come up with something different every week, but you have done a terrific job!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kissed by an Angel said...

Fantastic table setting!!!
xxxx

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, You always come up with the best mix and matched things ever. Ice cream and cake sounds good to me. Love the polka dots. What is it about polka dots? I had a purple and white polka dot dress when I was a teen and it was my most favorite dress ever. Maybe it was because it got lots of attention from the boys. HA! I admit to being boy crazy back then. We were so innocent back then. The things girls know now is shocking. Maybe it is better. smile.

Your posts are always a delight.
Love you, Jeanne

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

O.K. now I'm hungry! did you say cherry /apple cake loaf. My goodness that sound delish! I love your black and white polka dots, very cute and fun.
I really enjoyed your post BJ.
Take care and big hugs,
Elizabeth

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just love black and white...and polka dots. I finally got some polka dot dishes myself...you'll have to wait a little while to see them! This is such a fun table and of course you always have something to make me hungry!

Betty said...

If it is all in the mixing you have it to an art BJ because everything always looks so awesome.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love the mixture of all of the black and white on your table. It looks so inviting. And boy, does that sherbet and apple loaf look delicious! This is the kind of affair I want to have! laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of the polka dots!

- The Tablescaper

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! My goodness, cherry lemon sherbet sounds good to me, and so does that apple cherry cake! Love the polka dots.. So CUTE!! ~tina

GardenofDaisies said...

Your tea bread with the apples and nuts looks so good!!

Kathleen said...

That looks so pretty!
But girl, remember what you said about cutting back! Take time for yourself..

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