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Wednesday, June 23, 2010


One of his favorite breakfasts/brunch is ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS, HAM, FRUIT and JUICE...
He's so EASY !!

Keeping the table SIMPLE, just a small pot of SUNFLOWERS and Mr. Sweet's picture with our kids...
I SHOULD have added a CANDLE....what WAS I thinking ?

It's time for another family photo..
this one is about 8 yrs. old....

He actually prefers a THICK slice of Country ham but we
had thinner ones on this morning..
I love this BLOOM effect I sometimes use for my photos....
These are my much loved VINTAGE flat ware.
My mother gave me her set many years ago and
just a couple of years ago, I bought more of the vintage flatware on Ebay...
I actually would LOVE to have a little more.
When we love something, it seems we never really have ENOUGH of it...
As you can see, I used my new OLDEN cheery CHERRY dishes..

I have searched high and low for some more of these pretty dishes and...NO LUCK...I am thinking they have been discontinued from the COVENTRY dish line...BUMMER !!

and also using the brightly colored place mats that were on clearance at WALMART...
Most of the time, I don't care much for Walmart...but sometimes,
they have some cute things on sale that I really these place mats..

I really love these little bright and cheerful dishes...ESPECIALLY at breakfast time.
Just a great way to start our day.

He had a great FATHER'S DAY..
our kids and grands came over the day before to watch all the ALASKAN photos..
then we all went out to eat at ROSA'S MEXICAN FOOD...
So good...
Mr. Sweet and I realize how blessed we are to have such a large and loving family.
They are all living close to us...we are able to go to all the grands games and be a big part of their lives.
Believe me when I say that we NEVER forget to thank our sweet GOD for the blessings
HE has showered on us.
Sometimes, my heart is so full of thanksgiving, I just burst out crying...
and it's a cry of thankfulness and love.
I am also so thankful for all of YOU...It never once dawned on me, when I started blogging,
that I would fall so in love with all my fellow bloggers....but I HAVE !!
Have a wonderful day....
My thanks to all these fabulous hosts....


Blondie's Journal said...

You and Mr. Sweet have the best sure beats cereal {actually I have been making Mr. Journal breakfast on the grill lately}. I do love those dishes, too. Have you checked

I know we will never retire to the lake because I would miss my children and future grands way too much. I want to be a part of their lives always and never have to drive more than 5 minutes to see I really hear you BJ when you speak of your love for yours. My heart bursts, too!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a great Father's Day! Lovin' the fancy fruit and the flatware really is special, hoping you find more!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh BJ ~ the table looked gorgeous along with your brunch treats. Mr. Sweets is a very lucky man! ~ Laura

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ! What a wonderful table setting for Mr. Sweet's Fathers Day's so cheery! You're so lucky to have your family living close to you and you're such a part of the Grandkids lives. No wonder you're so've got LOTS to be thankful for! I hope you're having a wonderful day...take care. Maura :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This must have been on Sunday! You are such a good wife, bj! You should give really should!
It is so obvious how much you love your dear husband! Treasure all the wonderful years and moments ahead of you...and you will have many!!
Love and hugs..

arkie said...

Cheerful table setting! Love the picture! How blessed you are to be near your kids and grand kids! I have one nearby and two that are hours and hours away! I am looking forward to your Alaska pictures!

Mimi said...

I like your red and yellow breakfast table...did you save me one of those rolls, they are orange flavored, right?

tea time and roses said...

Hello BJ! Looks like a lovely Father's Day for sure.:o) You two are certainly a sweet pair.



Robin said...

Tell Mr Sweet to scoot over, I'm comin' over for one of those rolls!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oooh what a yummy way to start the day! Looks like your hubby got treated right this Father's Day! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!

Shirley said...

Now, that looks like a great breakfast!! Love the setting and vintage flatware.

Vonlipi said...

Lovely tablescape! It's so cheery!

I would gibe my left arm for one of those cinnamon buns...YUM!

Kathleen said...

Whew, I am out of breath! I had to get up and dance to the Summertime Blues!
I wish I could pull up a chair and join you cause it all looks wonderful!
I did a Brunch for Dad's Day too. But with 4 little ones carrying on, I didn't get a chance to take one bloomin' pic. It was like a tornado blew through!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

This breakfast for Mr. Sweet looks fabulous! You two are the sweetest couple! You are very blessed to have such a sweetie!


Coloradolady said...

I had boring oatmeal this morning, but yours looks amazing. I love your flatware, I seem to remember that back when I was a kid. Your table is so pretty and inviting! Have a great VTT!

Dawn said...

Yum! That breakfast looked delicious!

Sarah said...

BJ, cute dishes, cute flatware, great food, and a wonderful family photo. ~ Sarah

Anna said...

Ok, its almost midnight but now I'm ready for breakfast! Lovely tablescape, I love your dishes and flatware, so very cheery.

Julie Harward said...

What a sweet way to start the day...I would love that! You are such a sweet lady, full of gratitude..the sign of a noble soul! :D

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great looking brunch for a great looking man and woman! I love the special touches you add to make everything seem just a bit more festive. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I have to agree with Blondies, you do make the best breakfasts they are always so inviting and simple and delicious, I could have your breakfasts every morning...What a sweetie you and Mr. Sweet are such a great couple, you take care and I am happy you had a great trip...

Grannys Attic said...

How sweet and how yummy that breakfast looks. Can I come over next time. LOL Have a blessed VTT, Vicky

Sherry said...

What a wonderful family photo! I love that. It is wonderful you can be a part of your families lives. My parents have never come to one single event. They live three hours away. It is sorta sad they really have missed a lot. How wonderful you have not missed it and enjoyed every minute. I am sure your kids appreciate it.

Johanna said...

BJ, it looks for me like you all had a great Father's Day with lots of fun and yummy food. The photo shows a really sympatic family. Are you that young pretty lady in the middle? Thank you for sharing this nice event.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful breakfast! Mr. Sweet is one lucky guy, (and you are one lucky girl!) You are so very fortunate to have all your family live so close, I always hope and pray that when my girls marry some day, that they will still be in the same area that we live in.

Bonnie said...

This is so sweet, BJ. I love the summer music and am so happy that you still fit into your earrings from High School. Me too! They are looking ever so vintage at this point though! Talk about olden!

I envy your close proximity to your kids and grandies. All three of our kids have lived out of the country for extended period and it is hard. And the nerve..they took their babies! By the same token though every time we get together it is super special and we have done lots of traveling thanks to them because we will follow them no matter where their lives and careers take them. There is no getting rid of us!

Thank you for your comments on my design blog. My main blog that I write on nearly every days is found at

The design blog is one I don't write on that much but the other one is a real potpourri of daily living.

Have a great day, BJ!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I love that family photo!

Do have another taken, just like it, please.


Nellie's Cozy place said...


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi pretty. Each picture is more beautiful than the last.

It was so good to see you again. Hope you will join us for the Rooster Party again this year. I will be putting out more information very soon.

Barb ♥

CC said...

What a wonderful table..and thick slices of fried country ham..*sighs,
That's as good as it get's. Yummmmmm.
Happy VTT sweet BJ,have most wonderful weekend.

Barbara said...

Your table is so bright and cherry. The food looks good. I just love that you have that great photo on the table too.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a fabulous Father's Day breakfast! The table looked wonderful, too -- love those cherry plates, and those placemats are just perfect for them!

Barbara said...

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Anonymous said...

What an idealist wonderful attitude about life. I love that. Your breakfasts and all the pretties make it so fun to visit. Can't wait to see some of the photos from your trip or have I missed them? I have been so tied up I have got to get back to my visiting. blessings

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a delicious table! It made me hungry for breakfast. Thank you for sharing your Father's Day breakfast with us. Do take another family picture...they are nice memories!

Bill said...

Mr. Sweet's a very lucky guy! And you say you feel like a lucky lady. And WE all feel that we're fortunate indeed that you're sharing your life with us in Blogland.

When I got to the part where you wrote:"Believe me when I say that we NEVER forget to thank our sweet GOD for the blessings HE has showered on us," my eyes filled up with big ol' tears, and then you immediately added that you burst out crying and REALLY got me going! ;)

What a special post!
Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend.


Susan said...

I love your table. Your breakfast sounds yummy and I would love to have your recipe for those fabulous looking cinnamon rolls! Don't change your picture, it's perfect!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a happy cheery post! Pretty colors! We love those orange rolls too and always have them on Christmas morning! Yum!


Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh this is adorable! You two are still so cute on your 50th!
I am now following you and I'd like to extend the invitation to come follow along with me if you'd like!