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Monday, July 5, 2010

COME VISIT SKAGWAY, ALASKA...then we'll have some tea....

SKAGWAY is another beautiful little town just full of CHARM...
and tourist...... :-)

I said, "MR. SWEET...get your silly self OUT of that place !!"

Actually....aren't they just adorable !!

All of the photos from our cruise were taken by me with a tiny CANON POWERSHOT SD750.

I was very pleased with how well it captured ALASKA ...including the zoom used to capture the beautiful mountains as we passed by on the ship.

I am working on moving up to a better camera but still in the "I want" stage...I had NO earthly idea that I would ever be interested in photography...just another wonderful interest I have developed by being in the company of other photographers...and BLOGGING.

If you go here will just love this pretty town.
We really enjoyed our time there and would dearly LOVE
for our entire family to see it someday.
Well, my gosh...
if PILLSBURY ever stops making these ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS
I guess we will just curl up and die !!
As you might guess from the many times I serve them...
BLUEBERRY CRISPS...very tasty...
especially with a spot of TEA..!
I do, indeed, need new and pretty teacups but alas...
I am running out of room to STORE all my treasures..

Am I ever going to find another pretty tea set.??

This 2 tiered stand came from DOLLAR GENERAL several years ago..I have watched for them again but I've not seen another...
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salmagundi said...

You take great pictures with your current camera!! The iris picture in Alaska was extra special. Sally

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

Your pictures of Alaska are wonderful BJ! I love seeing them. Keep them coming...

I love the orange Danish from Pillsbury....yum!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

BJ, your posts are always so much fun! I love the shot with the cruise ship in the background. Those orange cinnamon rolls look WONDERFUL! And I am swooning over your darling red tea set! Always a pleasure to visit you, my dear.


sissie said...

Hi BJ,
You know I looked up cute in the dictionary and there you were!!! LOL
You are so dang cute and I love your posts. You do pretty well with your camera and I love how you captured the flowers in the foreground of the ship photo.

I cannot believe that you found the tiered stand at the dollar store! Wow, I am going to have to go more often.


Adrienne said...

Loved seeing Skagway. Can't wait until we have a chance to go see it for ourselves! And thank you for the 'goodies' - I helped myself. I assumed they didn't have any calories!

Mary said...

bj, I love seeing your Alaska pictures and your teas. Those rolls look wonderful. I hope you've had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Debby said...

Pictures are great. I'd love to go to Alaska some day. And I'd love to come to your house for tea as your food always looks so yummy.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Loving the pictures! And the food??? YUM!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your tea party, BJ! And I love your goodies you're serving AND your photos of your cruise. All WONDERFUL!

You asked about the dishes I had in my post. I haven't used them in a post yet. That was their debut on my blog. I held that post, and then I finally decided to wait to do it on Lisa's birthday this year. I went ahead and did LK's tea party, but I threw in a pitcher for 'pretend' ice tea. ;-)

Hugs to you, sweet lady...

Sheila :-)

dana said...

Hi BJ!! I love those crescent rolls, too! I think your dishes are perfect....aren't they the ones you picked up not too long ago at an estate sales?

LOVE your Alaska photos...I think Alaska provides the perfect kind of beauty for any photographer. You just demonstrated that a huge, expensive camera is not necessary when you have such amazing scenery to, your camera is not heavy and bulky to carry around!

Hope you had a great 4th! L, Dana

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Wonderful photos of your trip! We'll be going in a couple of weeks! Love that pretty tea set!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Olga said...

Great pictures of Alaska! And boy do those orange cinnamon rolls look delicious.

Lady Katherine said...

BJ, your photos are wonderful! I shall never be great at taking them! lol I loved the Iris so close up! I adore how you ordered Mr. Sweet Out! lol Yes, the ladies were so pretty! Loved seeing Alaska through your eyes! Not Tea Time! I've never had blueberry crisps, are the homemade? Love cinnamon rolls! I can eat the whole pan! lol You Teapot set is so, so pretty! Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! Now, I am going to Dollar General! I adore the the two tier stand! Oh, they are not open! lol I love to come here for Tea!

The Muse said...

Tea in Alaska!
I should have dressed warmer, I just knew I should have!

Most unexpected for Tea Tuesday, but...oh ever so delightful!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a sweet little town!! I loved the pictures you put on this post. And the danish... yummy!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful pictures of Alaska!

The tea party food looks so delicious! We love those orange rolls too! Love the two-tiered server!


Lori E said...

Oh my gosh I have tried twice to leave my comment and the computer has messed up.
Okay I am screaming about the note about the high school earrings. I have had this on my sidebar for a month and not one single comment. I think it is hysterical.
Secondly (or fourthly since I keep trying to post this comment) I think an Alaskan cruise is the only one I would ever go on again having done the who Mexican thing.It looks so appealing.

shannon i olson said...

I so want a new camera too... oh well, and that stand is fantastic..Dollar General??? wow

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your Alaska photos.I think you did a great job with your current camera.
Alaska is on our list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing

Kathleen Grace said...

The scenery in ALaska is so breathtaking! Thank you for sharing it with us. If you find another camera I would love to know what you get. I have a whoopdy-do SLR but it can be a little bulky to carry everywhere. I need an inexpensive point & shoot to throw in my purse.
Seeing the pictures of your tea makes me want one of those yummy orange rolls:>}

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-clapping hands- I'm so happy that you have been *bitten* by the photography *bug*! It's wonderful, as you have already seen. [Just look at these amazing pics, you took, on your vacation!]

Me'thinks it's fine to have fun and learn, with a small camera. At least, that's what I did. And later, I moved up to my present one. [Not too far 'up', 'cause I can't afford the really fancy ones!]

But guess what? You get a new camera and you have to go-back-to-school and learn the instruction book. -sigh- Which I'm not gooooood at. -sigh- So sometimes I wonder? Should I have just stayed with my original little one? ,-))))

All of which, is just rambling on my part. Forgive! It is soooooooo damn hot up here in Yankee Land. -bleahhhhhhh-

-Fanning self- Have much photography fun!!! :-)

Theresa said...

Gotta go there! Love your pictures and that little camera really did a big camera job:) Have a blessed day, you always make me hungry. You should open a restaurant!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pictures of Alaska are wonderful. I love your pretty teascape. The tiered stand is a fabulous piece and I love your pretty teapot and cups. Everything looks so inviting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Linda Chapman said...

Loved this post....I am an arm chair traveler and enjoined the trip! The tea was delicate and the pastries mouth watering! I love 'travel' in this manner!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your photography is wonderful. I have a friend who was in Alaska, as was my father many years ago..and both praise it highly, talk often and fondly of it, and now my friend has even started a blog about his time there.

I love your pictures of Alaska!

Also, bj, NOW I KNOW you are just trying to make me crazy! Yes, I suppose I could go buy some of those Danish from Pillsbury, but for some reason, I doubt they would taste the same if not baked and served with a "spot" of tea, by you! You do know what I mean? :)
I knew that you would! I think it is the way things are folks are made to feel in your home, and you have a way of making us all feel so welcome! :)
A perfect way to start my morning! Excuse me while I warmeth my coffee in the micro.. :)
Hugs and love,

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful pics!! I have never tried the orange Danish, but I will now!!

Susan and Bentley

Julie Harward said...

I love the pictures of the trip, I so want to go there, I have a sister and her kids there that I haven't seen in a long time! Loved the tea time treats too..YUM! :D

Marydon said...

Fabulous pictures, BJ ... glad you had such a wonderful time.

My brother went up there 30 years & never came back, :(.

Oh, those orange danish having me working up an appetite ... love the stand!

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Annesphamily said...

Your tea and treats look so yummy! I want to visit Alaska. I know a gal up there and my BIL lived there for a few years. He and his wife rent an RV and go fishing for 2 weeks each summer! It is gorgeous!
Thanks for the button tutorial, you explained it fine! Tell Mr. Sweet you give good directions!I love the brothel! HA HA Anne

Kathleen said...

Looks great, BJ! I love your stand too!

Natasha said...

Your camera is a good one for sure, BJ, but those pictures didn't take themselves...YOU are an excellent photographer!

Great tea post too!

Hope you have a great week and thanks for having me over for such yummy treats.

Best wishes,

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paperbutterfly said...

Wonderful post! Great pictures!
Yummy treats and wonderful company!
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, Pam

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Wow! I love this! What a fabulous teatable and oh so pretty!..,

Yum!..,Great pictures of Alaska also!

Thanks so much for joining in with the teatime fun once again BJ!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ The Plumed Pen and also @ Silken Purse