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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ROMANCING THE TABLE

THIS is a repost from last summer...
it's a ROMANTIC table..... and I wanted to share it again...
and I've been so busy lately trying to sort through all
our Alaskan photos and getting posts ready, I'm just running in circles...
my nose is flat from running into my butt !
:O)
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Most everyone that knows me,
knows I love BLACK & WHITE...
and, it's my theme for this day..
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I am linking with: SUZANNE at COLORADO LADY

SUSAN at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH

MICHAEL LEE is hosting this FOODIE FRIDAY



CUTE little cups, black and white....
stripes and polka dots ALL in
black & white.....
Big Lots...a buck each...



A COUNTRY BREAKFAST
at SWEET NOTHINGS...
in
blacks and whites and candle lights.....






I can remember, years and years ago, that people didn't mix DOTS and STRIPES AND CHECKS together....AT ALL !!....Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES !!

omgosh...what they were missing !!










i love candle light, ESPECIALLY in the mornings...
starts my day off with a glowing feeling...
THIS is a perk of retirement...leisure breakfasts...

after all those years of "hurry, hurry...gotta get to work"...
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three little vintage creamers...
lined up like little soldiers,
carrying sweet smelling roses from my garden...
luv that one in the middle....:))
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cute little cups help dress up plain white plates and add a little smile while they are doing it !
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another vintage sugar bowl from my tiny collection...
wonder why i love sugar bowls...with little tiny handles on the sides...
and a nice little lid on top ?
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I love them...I surely do..
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our country breakfast this morning...
hot, sweet dunkin donut coffee...ummm...
hot and spicy OWENS country sausage...
hot buns, toasted, and covered in homemade strawberry preserves...
eggs, scrambled with peppers and extra sharp cheddar cheese...
and did i say COFFEE..?...my favorite part of any meal !
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Thanks so much for stopping by...
Now, I've made my silly self hungry AGAIN so
I am off to the kitchen to see if there is a piece of SAUSAGE left..!
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DON'T FORGET....
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THIS IS THE LAST DAY (THURSDAY, 8TH) TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE
for my $70.00 GIFT CARD TO
CSN ONLINE STORES...
winner will be announced Friday (7/9/10) morning....early !!
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CLICK here and remember...
1. you don't HAVE to have a blog...just be sure to leave an email address.
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3. CSN is an ONLINE store with tons of just about anything you might need/want.
4. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK !



THIS beautiful TOWEL RACK is what my last winner,
KIM
purchased with HER
CSN GIFT CARD...
Run over to her cottage and see how adorable it is..
You will love Kim....just like I do...
LOVE YOU ALL...bj

29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how I love black and white and the touch of pink is just wonderful. Your breakfast sounds sooooooooo good. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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

You had me at romantic and black and white! It is lovely...
Hugs,
Penny

p.s. I gaffawed out loud to the nose flattened from running into the butt comment ;-)

GrannySue said...

How pretty. I agree, who knew you could mix all those things together. I know how you feel about running in circles! It seems this summer has been busy, busy, busy.

Blondie's Journal said...

The roses really pop with the black and white, BJ. As always, your pictures leave me hungry!! ;-D

xoxo
Janie

Marydon said...

I agree with Jane ... the roses make everything just POP with romance & elegance ... what time are you serving? It all looks dee-lish, BJ.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Justine said...

Ooh, that looks SO pretty. I love the pops of pink from your beautiful roses, BJ!

And breakfast didn't look half bad either. Yum!

Justine :o )

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I just love the black and white (of course) and that little pink rose is just too cute. Looking at that yummy breakfast made me hungry.

Shelia said...

I love your dots and everything else! You always set a perfect table and your food! Lordy mercy, as my Mother says, that food looks so good! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

arkie said...

I really shouldn't have looked at your blog before bed! I can almost taste how good your food is the way you describe it! Lovely setting with the roses! Also enjoyed your Alaska pictures so very much! Beautiful!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I loved the sounds of the breakfast and you know how I love to come by here to eat...Hope you having a GREAT week my dear friend...I'm running to Candace's every day cooking and cleaning and then come home and cooking and cleaning...weel have to do this for at least 2 months until she has the baby...But boy this ole boday sure is getting tired ha ha!! I feel like if I stop I'll just rust away right now ha ha!! Love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh BJ, I love the black and white pictures! I was laughing out loud with your comment about you running in circles. You crack me up lady!! And your breakfast pics always make me hungry! Yummy!!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very cute. I love a table set with black and white too. It's so chic looking.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sage said...

Love coming to your place; makes me feel so good.
Rita

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white dishes! You are making me hungry again and I LOVE that towel rack:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Black white and a touch of pink goes perfect with a cup of coffee!
What an adorable breakfast table! I just am wild over polka dots! And your mugs are just darling.

I'm inviting myself over for breakfast! Yummy!
Yvonne

Picket said...

Morning girl...ohhhh I love it when you do a post on FOOD!!!! lol You describe every little detail...makes you start drooling and heading toward the kitchen for something...anything...that even looks like it would be half as good as what you are having! lol

The table setting is so pretty and I LOVE that sweet little vintage sugar bowl...I never would have fitted in with all those rules of no mixing patterns...I have always been a 'mixer'...I think it adds a love and warmth that you just can't get from following 'rules'...loved my visit here this morning Bj...take care sweet friend and have a glorious week~ ~Picket~

marlis said...

love the table setting. You are right they missed so much by not combining the patterns before!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

A gorgeous breakfast setting! The black and white is so inviting, and the pops of pink from your roses add to the delight!

Olive Cooper said...

I surely did enjoy this post and this is about as close to that breakfast as I need to get!

~olive

Mimi said...

BJ, I remember that, too...I had a hard time mixing them at first, but no longer! The bright pink roses sure make your black and white table stand out.

craftyles said...

I love the dramatic black and white. The pink flowers are just the right touch! Really pretty.

Barbara said...

Black and white always appeals to me. The pink flowers are the perfect touch!

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of the black and white. Of course I love the touch of pink. Your tablescapes are always so creative and beautiful.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Hooray for the polka dots!!! I love 'em!!! The stripes are great also...beautiful dishes!!!

LV said...

In this day and time you can wear and mix anything together and it will not matter. The fashion trends today do not work well for us seniors. Loved your post.

Coloradolady said...

my favorite is mismatched! I love all your little creamers...so sweet! Have a great VTT!

Joyce said...

I like the dots and stripes but I like the food the best:-) YUM. A good way to start off the day or for dinner at my house on some nights too.

Teresa said...

All your black and white is so pretty! I am glad I stopped by to see it. It's nice that you start your days with candle light. I just love eating by candle light in the evening but I had never though of trying in the AM. Great idea!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love red with my black and white ;) but it does go with everything! So pretty with the pink.

Great breakfast!