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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HAPPY 100TH POST to TABLESCAPE THURSDAY....

LET'S HAVE A PARTY....
A TEXAS SIZED BAR-B-QUE...
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100 posts for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY...
A day that has become very important to a lot of bloggers..

This is where we come for ideas...take peeks at the NEWEST dishes...inspiration galore....

With the abundant rains sent to us by GOD and the tropical storm..
our whole city is
GREEN...
woo hooness !
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Rains...how WONDERFUL they are for our lawns
....flowers....our souls..
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I have worked in my yard a lot this past week...fertilizer, grass seeds, pulling weeds, spraying weeds and grass on the brick patio but...I haven't got that all done yet! BUMMER !
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I wanted things to look good for a
REAL TEXAS PARTY
in honor of SUSAN and her TABLESCAPE THURSDAY'S 100TH POST...
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We just sit up a table...
added a few chairs....
a vintage wicker loveseat....
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...a bottle or TWO of BLACKBERRY WINE...
and a few bottles of icy cold BEER.
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Out here on the plains, if you're going to be OUTSIDE for very long...
you pretty much NEED to wear a hat, cap...something to shade the face...
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I've put out a few hats for you to choose from..but....the "GOT WINE" cap is ALL MINE !!
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Paper plate..
Paper napkins..
makes for an easy party....

You will notice that I changed the table settings throughout the party...gotta keep things fresh and fun, ya know..

JULY 22nd....marks the 100th post...
I LOVE THIS CAP of mine...
and I love this photo...:))

These little SALT & PEPPERS look just like REAL eggs, don't they...

This is the vintage love seat MR. SWEET bought for me 49 years ago...

It was in excellent shape when he bought it and.....it still is.

My Rose of Sharons have just OUTDONE themselves this year....the flowers are BIG...
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MR. SWEET decided to grill for us...beef ribs of some sort...


so....I brought out the REAL plates...paper isn't too good with this kind of food....we'll be having grilled meat, potato salad, baked beans with bacon...



An array of goodies for this most important PARTY...no time for a cake so I hope cookies will do..
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I seldom buy beer...we don't drink it simply for the reason that we aren't crazy about the taste...
but I was at the market the other day, and while buying our BLACKBERRY WINE,
I noticed these tiny, cutest BOTTLES of BEER and I just had to buy them...

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.... just think how cute the empty bottles will be with wild flowers in them...
Can't wait... let's see...I can use beer in making bread...anything else ??
Is it BEER that's a good rinse for your hair ??

I've cleared the table somewhat...time to put the plates out...
The meat is almost done on the grill...
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Did I mention that I am VERY proud of my pretty yard this summer ?? Well, I AM !
tee-nincy little flowers on my CROWN OF THORNS plant...
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Did I ever tell you that MR. SWEET makes hot brands for horses and cattle ?
Every time he makes one, he "brands" an area of the backyard fence..
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It looks pretty cool to us TEXANS....maybe kinda RED NECK to other parts of the country...:))
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We don't care...we love our TEXAN traditions..
He makes SPURS, too....WHAT A MAN !
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Looks like the beef is just about done, Mr. Sweet....
I'll bring out the barbque sauce...ummmmm
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SINCE I noticed many of you are wearing BOOTS...
Just wanted ya to know that I've set up a
BOOT PARKIN' SPOT...It's waaay too hot to wear sox and BOOTS !
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We are going to head back INSIDE to eat our meal, under the comfort and wonderous
AIR CONDITIONING...
so TAKE OFF YOUR BOOTS, get comfy .... and stay a spell..
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and, yep...MR. SWEET made that boot jack, too...he never
leaves home without it...
boots next to impossible to take off without one !
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AND, of COURSE I have a place to HANG YOUR HAT !!

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ONLY 45 CALORIES PER SLICE of this most delicious bread...
What a deal !!
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TEXAS FARE....

yum
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ITALIAN ICE....sooo good...

A HAPPY 100TH POST
DESERVES A CANDLE...
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My thanks to you, SUSAN, and all the TABLESCAPERS here in Blogland for all the inspiration you give to us each and every week.
I have enjoyed every single TT post...not only learning about some of the finer
pieces to use but for the sheer enjoyment of seeing yours and everyone elses beautiful
TABLESCAPES.
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I am hoping for 100 more !! :>)

45 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it all! The brands on the fence are really neat, you don't see that in Philly (unless spray paint counts!). Your B-B-Que looks good too, looks like you all had a great time!

Debby said...

What a great post. Your pictures are always beautiful.
When I saw your vintage wicker love seat my mouth dropped open. I have one almost identical to yours except it is a rocker. Mine has a little damage in the front.
Thank you for your comment on my post. I agree with what you said. I have so enjoyed watching my granddaughters. I always have someone else thast I watch with them. I wish all my grandkids were close so I could do the same for them. I am hoping that things work out that I can stay at home.
((((HUGS))) Your yard looks so nice. Rain is GOOD.,

Kathleen said...

Love those brands on the fence! Yeehaw, what a party.
Great post, Miss BJ, and I see you have Luigi's Italian Ice in TX but no canolli! :)
We are having terrible thunder and lightning, it rained out my garden party for Susan! But the plants are loving it! So it's a party for them!

Julie Harward said...

Oh my...it all looks so nice...love the boot parkin place and the branded fence! Love that wicker bench, so pretty! You do such a great job of all this! ;D

Rettabug said...

Oh BJ...you always do it up so cute!! I am wild about your MC tiered plate/tray & all your red & whites with it are just so...so....YOU!!!

The food looks scrumptious, too & again, very Texan. ;-) Except for the Italian ice, of course. I could go for some of that right now!

Darling TT post!

Hugs,
Rett

Kathy@ Gone North said...

So I am commenting twice today :)
Just absolutley Lovely!! All of it.. & the wicker setee... to DIE FOR. I love how you love polka dots... seen them before here in other things. The steak, I am hungry just looking at it.
So Please tell me what those delicious colorful cookies are??
Someting you made? You have to share how...
As always a pleasure visiting you!!

PAT said...

I love every single bit of this, BJ!

Beth said...

BJ, Your yard is simply beautiful! And the table pretty and the food looks FANTASTIC, as always! Nicely done - great tribute to Susan.
Hugs, Beth

Sherry said...

That is one cool BBQ! How nice a job you did on that shin dig. Love the fence branding. That is very cool also!
Sherry

Sharlotte said...

What a great tablesetting! I love all the "extras" that make it all so interesting! The wicker love seat, boots, fence...so cute!!!Your meal looks de~licious too! Can't beat BBQ! Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration!
Sharlotte

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

BJ, you are such a cutey - patootey! I just adore anything you do. This bbq tablescape was the best ever! We might have to fight over the "got wine" cap. It is too cute!
Hugs,
Penny

shannon i olson said...

Ok seriously...can I come to dinner? I could be there in like.....23-24 hours.
Fantastic post!!
those black and white photos are great fun..love the rooster too. You should see the sweet little pair of kids cowboy boots I picked up at a sale this weekend!

Debbie said...

Oh goodness, everything is so cute!! From the brands on the fence to the boots on the ladder to the festive table... I love it all. I would very much love to come to a Texas Party at your house.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful post and I love the hat, the boots and especially the fence. I'm a born Texan and never lost my love of my birth state.

xinex said...

Well done, BJ! Everything is so pretty. Your garden is awesome! And I do miss Bush too!...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That, my dear, was an absolutely perfect party, BJ! Loved every detail and the commentary. Just precious! You get an A+, girl!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Entertaining Women said...

I want to come to your barbecue! I'd love to see a set of white plates with a different brand in the center of each one. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

sewingseeds4U said...

Your table not only looks beautiful but the sight of a real good time, y'all! Such a fun tablescape! Blessings, Patty

Theresa said...

This is one of my favorites:) I love all of the table settings, the brands on the fence, boots, and the deliciously gorgeous food! YUMM!

Enjoy your day dear BJ! HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ,
Your yard looks great! Your little tablescape in the yard is wonderful Tell Mr. Sweet to save me a place on that vintage settee!
xo
Robin

Johanna said...

BJ,
what a pretty Texas party. Everything is so nice. I enjoyed every picture very much, especially the horse brands in your fence. Thank you for sharing your party with us.
Greetings, Johanna

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ, EVERYTHING looks wonderful!! Gosh, it seems like I had SOME crock pot recipe that called for beer, but I'd be glad to come over and just empty those bottles FOR YOU!! (0; No recipe needed! Love the gingham napkins! I have GOT to buy or make me some of those SOME day! The cookies look delicious (big surprise!).. Love the step ladder to hold your boots! I may have to try to make THAT someday too, if I can; but the "boot jack" is new to me! Never heard of one before!.. Guess you might expect that of a girl from up north?? Oh well, LOVED your post today!! ((hugs)) ~tina

Barbara said...

The brands on the fence are so cool! How great that is what he does Love your outdoor area. I bet you love spending time back there. Love the polka dots with the gingham. Food looks wonderful!

Sheree said...

WOW -BJ, your Mr. Sweets is a sweetie!! What a great post! You are the most energetic, creative,cutest dang blogger in blog world : )

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, Done with your usual style and grace. You make it all so beautiful, and seem so effortless. I think that's because this all comes naturally to you! LOVE the brands on the fence, and all your beautiful settings.

once in a blue moon... said...

looks like loads of fun!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a delightful setting for your wonderful table! Your guests would be tickled pink to see such fun awaiting them! Your photos are stunning, as always. I'm still smiling from all the wonderful eye candy!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think I would really enjoy a Texas BBQ! I love all that red, white and black. You even have polka dots on your chair cushions...too cute! We never have to worry about getting enough to eat at your house. Love it all...what time is dinner?

A Southern Sanctuary said...

I love your table setting! Love the rooster, the step-ladder with the boots, all of it. Oh yes, your flowers, too! As a fellow Texan, I understand eating inside. It's been near 100 in our neck of the woods (Waxahachie, Tx.) and I don't even go outside unless I have to! I so enjoy reading your posts!

Betty said...

I think the brands are awesome. My Dad always branded his name on his bee hives so his all grown up daughter asked him if she could have one of his branded hives. He gave me a brand new one, I wasn't expected that but that was cool.
Of course I have been looking at your pictures from your cruise too! I will have to post some of mine, can you still go to our chat room? I haven't see you there in a while.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Well, bj, your branded fence may certainly be Texan but it is not redneck--it is just so neat!! Your whole setting looks so welcoming and fun! Wish I could sit and have one of your mini beers--just right for me. Linda

Sarah said...

BJ, this is an adorable post. Love the branded fence posts, your wicker love seat, and all your black and white details. That rusty rooster is pretty cute, too! LOL
I'd love a plate of delicious BBQ tonight. ~ Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous post. I love everything about it. So pretty. The food looks fabulous too. I love all the hats and the boots and the fence is fabulous. Such fun. Hugs, Marty

marlis said...

ooh I would have loved to come to your party!! And you are right about those rains we've gotten. it's so good for body and soul! Love the layout!

Dining Delight said...

Now that's a celebration! A Texas-size one to boot! Love all your fun touches for the buffet in your gorgeous yard and the food looks delicious! Thanks for sharing so many interesting facts about Mr. Sweet (he does sound SWEET!).
Happy 100th week of TT to you!

DD

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

You have such a lush lawn, every right to be proud. It's beautiful scenery for the tablescape. I like everything you gathered around the table, too. I really like those first few pics; it gave them a vintage look.

All the Best,

Requi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

BJ -- thanks for your wonderful Texas hospitality today! Love your backyard b-b-que! Your lawn looks wonderful -- the food sounds grand and after all this, I would prop up my boots, lean back, cover my face with my hat and take a nice siesta! Enjoyed your post. (as always)

niartist said...

oh bj!!!! this makes me miss Texas so much! It's gorgeous! And the food ..... yum yum yum!

Mimi said...

BJ, the little shady corner of your yard is darling, but think I would prefer to be inside where it is a little cooler. The food looks wonderful, what time will you be serving? I am intrigued by the "branding" fence...hope you do a post on what each one means, one of these days.

The Tablescaper said...

Great fun!!!! I'm delayed in visiting all of the TT participants as my good friends from Texas are here visittng in NY to try to escape the heat! I think the love seat steals the show.

I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays" amd would love to have you come and join in the fun. It's all about what summer means to YOU! Hope you'll join in!

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen Grace said...

Your yard looks so lush and green and your rose of sharon bushes are just beautiful.I have some of those too and they are just blooming like crazy this year! Your yard makes such a beautiful place for this pretty picnic. I hope you are enjoying all the green. I mowed our yard two days ago, it rained for two days and now it needs mowing again!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi BJ, Well, I parked my boots in the boot parking lot and I've been strolling all over your gorgeous yard admiring your beautiful Rose of Sharon and sipping some of that delicious blackberry wine. I just had to try out your beautiful vintage settee that Mr. Sweet bought you...it's wonderful. I was real careful, though, despite having had some of your wine. No settee jumping for this girl. ;) Dinner was yummy by the way...tell Mr. Sweets he did a great job! I loved looking at the brands and I really like the one that has sort of a leaf design...although I would not want to be on the receiving end of any of them! ;)
Thanks for such a special TT post, BJ! Will you come along for another 100? I surely hope so!
XOXO
Susan

The Wired Angel said...

Congratulations BJ!! Another lovely post. And the beer? Yes, it's great for a hair rinse. I also put some in marinades and chili. Love all of your wicker too~ Hugs, Peggy x

The Wired Angel said...

Oh... and if you were planning to send me an invite for this weekend.. I can't make it. I'll be at Chelsea's wedding.. (yeah, right!)

Enjoy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! What gorgeous photos! I lived in Texas most of my adult life...so I feel right at home! Love your blog! ♥