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Sunday, August 1, 2010

I FOUND MY THRILL...

....on BLUEBERRY HILL..
FATS DOMINO....
do any of you remember him??
I saw him once, in person, and I'll NEVER forget how great he was ...
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I wonder if he still sings ??...He's now 82 years old.
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I saw him on television right after Katrina hit New Orleans.
Because of his wife's poor health, they DID NOT evacuate....Their home was flooded.
He was born and
has lived his whole life in New Orleans.
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He was one of my very favorite ROCK AND ROLL singers in the 50's and 60's, with
BLUEBERRY HILL being my favorite song..
OOO, how he could WORK THAT PIANO....!!
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I have a few of his songs on my PLAYLIST if you'd like to hear them...
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Speaking of BLUEBERRIES...
ummm...they are EXTRA good this year.
So juicy and sweet..
They are extra good for us, too...don't cha love it when something
that TASTE so good is actually GOOD for you!!
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I know a lot of you work outside the home and don't always have time
to make fresh BLUEBERRY Muffins for breakfast...(or any OTHER kind of muffins)
That's why I LOVE having MIXES in the house.
I DON'T work but I do remember the days when I was always in such a hurry in the
mornings that I settled for a bowl of cereal...
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So....what I'm sayin'...
.... there's not a thing wrong with using MIXES...just ask SANDRA LEE
of SEMI HOMEMADE :))
I like to ADD things to mine to make them....uh...well...........MINE !
A tiny little bit of extra sweetness...
a cap full of PURE VANILLA
and.....in THIS case...
FRESH BLUEBERRIES...
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...and speaking of BLUE...
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For as long as I can remember, I have loved the color BLUE..
BLUE dishes...
BLUE clothing....
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS....:))
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We get a lot of the ideas of things we LOVE from our mothers or someone close to us, I think.
My mom loved BLUE..
I love BLUE...
and my daughter loves BLUE !
Neither of us use the color very much in our decorating but we both have
the BLUE and white transferware...
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These dishes I am using are the LIBERTY BLUE edition that
was sold in GROCERY STORES in the 70's.
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They are such collector items now...
it just amazes me that if I had only been able to get my
FORE SIGHT and my HIND SIGHT together,
I could have STOCKED UP ON THIS STUFF !!
amazing !!
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I read, on a blog somewhere, that the THRILL of the HUNT
was lessened somewhat by EBAY and such sites.
I agree...it's MUCH more fun to find your collection pieces in thrift stores,
garage sales, flea markets..
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HOWEVER...had it not been for Ebay, I wouldn't have all the extra
plates, cups, bowls, saucers, serving pieces
to my beautiful set of LIBERTY BLUES...
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Sooo...we just take them where we find them...
and be happy......
I'M HAPPY !!
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"I found my thrill......on BLUEBERRY HILL...
...it lingered until......my dreams came true.."

Thanks, Mr. FATS DOMINO, for this amazing song that
had so much meaning in my young life...!
...and, as songs sometimes do, it congers up memories of an old BOYFRIEND !! :))
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I LOVE GOOD MEMORIES...!!

I'm linking with:
BLUE MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY

SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY
THRIFTY TREASURES MONDAY
TABLE SCAPE TUESDAY
TEA TIME WITH THE LADY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
My thanks to all the hosts.

65 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I want one of those muffins! lol. I agree, the berries are especially good this year and they have been so cheap that I ahvent bothered to make the long trek to the blueberry farm to pick themin the hot sun. Your blueberries go so well withyour pretty blue dishes:>)

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your post looks so yummy! I didn't realize he was 82. WOW! That was Richie Cunningham's theme song if you used to watch Happy Days. I LOVE oldies! Thanks for sharing such a fun post.
Denise

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Mornin, BJ now this song brought back memories of Joe Poole the guy I was crazy about in high school...WOW!! haven't thought about him in years ha ha!! Oh well bet he's fat and ugly now ha ha!!
I have that song on my juke box and listen to it when Len don't have the TV on blast ha ha!! Oh I love him being retired and taking up my nap time...Hope you have a GREAT Sunday my friend...A big ole cyber hug to you to girl...Gl♥ria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love Blue and White and those muffins are making me hungry! Loved that song also. Have a wonderful day!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love those blueberries...I'd like a muffin right now! Really pretty the way you paired the muffins and blue dishes. I remember Fats Domino and that song well! Linda

Theresa said...

Hi there BJ, I DO remember that song. My Sister will be 68 this year and she played it all the time. They used to do the stroll to it I think:) Is that the dance I am thinking of? Anyway, I saw him interviewed after Katrina also.

I keep mixes in my pantry all the time. Blueberry, strawberry, banana nut and honey bran. MY FAV is the honey bran. Love the dishes too. They are just beautiful!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Marydon said...

I can't afford to come over here & visit too often ... I'm gaining weight just looking at all your goodies you share with us.

Now of COURSE I remember Fats Domino, creme de creme of music world in our time ... ahhh, sweet memories.

You are such a kick BJ, I love ya!

Have a lovely summer's day & don't forget our giveaway ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
I am so hungry for blueberries after reading your lovely post. Your settings are so pretty.
I better head to the store for some fresh blueberries and whip up some muffins.

hugs
Sissie

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh B.J. if I was rich and famous I would design an award for the most colorful blog out there. The colors and photos are perfect. I am going to town to get blueberries just cause of you.LOL. And of course I remember Fats, and love that song. You are one creative lady.
QMM

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

BTW, I can't remember if I told you about my new blog, I just had to start over. Please come over and refollow, if you choose. I don't want to loose track of you. blessings
QMM

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh BJ, I love this post. I just love how you say what is on your mind. I totally agree that there is nothing wrong with mixes. I love something quick and simple and everytime I read your posts it makes me want to hop up and go make something :) I love your blue dishes, yet another fantastic table setting!! Hugs! ~ Laura

xinex said...

Oh yes, I remember him, BJ. I am a big fan of Ricky Nelson and I have a video of him singing "I'm Walkin" with Fats Domino. Your blueberries are making my mouth water....Christine

xinex said...

Oh yes, I remember him, BJ. I am a big fan of Ricky Nelson and I have a video of him singing "I'm Walkin" with Fats Domino. Your blueberries are making my mouth water....Christine

Julie Harward said...

I love the blue dishes...and I so agree about using mixes and adding more of the good stuff! I ate a box of blueberries all by myself and enjoyed every one. And i do remember Fats..one of the greats! :D

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, great minds run in the same way, or whatever that saying is!!! 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino! I was just thinking of that song, the other day. :-)

I'm on a blog with lots of [young] fans of 'Band of Horses,' and we seem to co-habitate quite nicely. ,-) Even though I am soooooo much older than they are. [No, I don't "tell allllll," when in such Net situations. I wait 'till people accept me, for/from my writing.]

Anyway, I was thinking that if I "came clean," I could say that I'm old enough to remember being introduced to Elvis, on tv, by my first "bad boy" boyfriend. -giggles- Nooooooooo, David was NOT a "bad boy," but he looked like he was. Very 'Grease,' before it was wide spread. -gigggles-

Anyway, of course I remember Fats Domino, if I was around in those days!!!!!!! Love 'Blueberry Hill.' :-)

Btw, I've not told the 'Band of Horses' fans, my real age. And I've got some guy in Australia, wanting to meet me at Coachella in 2011. [That's a bigggggg gathering of 'today's music' makers, held in CA.] I only know about Coachella, because I follow Kristen Stewart and she attended. ,-)

He went to Coachella '09 and 'Band of Horses' appeared. Not in '10 though. So maybe they'll be there, in '11, and he says; "Why not meet them there?" -giggggggggles- Not bad for an old gal hu?

Yeah, I told 'Uncle A.' that a guy from Oz wants to meet me. Believe me, he has no worries that I'd be able to do so!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, the poor guy would probably have a heart attack. -giggles-

See how you set me off, with speaking about Fats?!?!? It's all your fault! >,-)

Gentle hugs....

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, great minds run in the same way, or whatever that saying is!!! 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino! I was just thinking of that song, the other day. :-)

I'm on a blog with lots of [young] fans of 'Band of Horses,' and we seem to co-habitate quite nicely. ,-) Even though I am soooooo much older than they are. [No, I don't "tell allllll," when in such Net situations. I wait 'till people accept me, for/from my writing.]

Anyway, I was thinking that if I "came clean," I could say that I'm old enough to remember being introduced to Elvis, on tv, by my first "bad boy" boyfriend. -giggles- Nooooooooo, David was NOT a "bad boy," but he looked like he was. Very 'Grease,' before it was wide spread. -gigggles-

Anyway, of course I remember Fats Domino, if I was around in those days!!!!!!! Love 'Blueberry Hill.' :-)

Btw, I've not told the 'Band of Horses' fans, my real age. And I've got some guy in Australia, wanting to meet me at Coachella in 2011. [That's a bigggggg gathering of 'today's music' makers, held in CA.] I only know about Coachella, because I follow Kristen Stewart and she attended. ,-)

He went to Coachella '09 and 'Band of Horses' appeared. Not in '10 though. So maybe they'll be there, in '11, and he says; "Why not meet them there?" -giggggggggles- Not bad for an old gal hu?

Yeah, I told 'Uncle A.' that a guy from Oz wants to meet me. Believe me, he has no worries that I'd be able to do so!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, the poor guy would probably have a heart attack. -giggles-

See how you set me off, with speaking about Fats?!?!? It's all your fault! >,-)

Gentle hugs....

Deb said...

Blueberries are my favorite and I eat them everyday. Dr. Oz does too :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We love blueberries at our house! Your blog is so pretty today, it made me happy just to look at it!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I always gravitate toward blue! I love it! Blue eyes, blue balloons, and of course, blue dishes! What a pretty post!

Annie Joy said...

Oh, yes, I do remember (and love) Fats Domino and Blueberry Hill. Perfect accompaniment for your lovely dishes and blueberry muffins! Annie

Rajesh said...

Wow! I love this.

Natasha said...

That was a great blue post BJ! I do know that song...from "Happy Days"!! That was one of my favourite shows!

I love your transferware too. Anything blue and white is gorgeous to me!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Natasha.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! Now I'm craving blueberry muffins! YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

maria said...

I love the tea set and those muffins look so yum!

My Blue Monday.

kat said...

while i was reading Blueberry Hills, and when i learned that it was a song title, i was humming the strawberry fields song lol. Well, blueberry hills, strawberry fields? not bad. lol

oh yummy blueberry muffins.

Happy BM

mine is up @ Mom's Place

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun picture with the water drops! Enjoy the muffins!

Boom Nisanart said...

OOOO....Look yummm !
I wish I have some of them : )

Everyday Melbourne

Jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, love your Liberty dishes to pieces. I love that song sung by Fats as well. Who doesn't? Well, maybe anyone under the age of 40. smile. You are a girl of many colors and I too love them all. Especially blue and green.

Pass the blueberry muffins please. Yum yum!!!
Love, Jeanne

Becky K. said...

Your photos are lovely. Mmmm.....blueberries are so good!

Becky K.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

The muffins are making me hungry. I just realized I have not had breakfast yet. I almost jumped in the screen to get at them. I love blue too and use to have an almost complete set of the liberty blue, but sold that because I had accumulated so much of the blue Currier and Ives by Royal. You can't keep it all you know, so the currier and Ives won out. Thanks for sharing!!!

SmilingSally said...

Fats Domino also sang, Blue Monday ... sound familiar?

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Mizzus G said...

Oh what a wonderfully delightful post,BJ. I just had a great time reading. I loved Blueberry Hill as well, because Richie Cunningham use to sing it all the time and when I was a little girl, we loved to watch Happy Days. Thank you for bringing back some good memories of my family huddled up one night a week around the silly tube watching that show.

And I adore your transferware. Liberty Blue! Oh, delightful. I have yet to find any around here. I don't look online for the pieces, either. I have searched through Ebay here and there to see what prices are for things, though. I love finding them at garage sales, or tag sales.

My Blue Monday post is about my blue transferware as well.

Thank you for the post! Now I'm off to make blueberry muffins and serve them on my blue transferware! ;-)
Thanks for the idea!

Blessings,
Susan

sewingseeds4U said...

What a beautiful tablescape. T think I have those same(or similar) dishes from a grocery store put away for my daughter when she settles into her own place. It's funny you mention mixes I just made the banana muffins from that same mix. I just added some fresh, smooshed bananas and chopped walnuts...didn't think about adding vanilla...they were fresh and yummy! Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Patty

Pam said...

Fat's is the best. He performed in a town nearby several years ago and was great. Blueberries are the best too! I really enjoy your blog!

Dena said...

Good Morning Sweet BJ,

Those blueberry muffins look so yummy and that song is now playing in my head. :)

Hugs,
Dena

Marie said...

Those blueberry muffins you made looks so uhummm good! They are my favorite too and yours are making me crave them this early monday morning. Your blue plate collection is gorgeous! Stopping by from Blue Monday. Happy Monday BJ!
-marie

CIELO said...

Yummy! And what lovely dishes! And new blog banner, I just love it! Thank you for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your home...

cielo

Sarah said...

And I was going to start dieting today...Ha! Your muffins look great! I agree the thrill of collecting is the hunting for them!

Have a wonderful day and HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!!!

Sarah

Cherrie said...

So love Fats Domino! I was always hoping to find my thrill on Blueberry Hill...but it never happened! Thanks for the memories!

Kathleen said...

Dh makes wonderful blueberry muffins, I am spoiled. Sometimes with peaches too!
Love your blue post, and of course the song. I remember doing the Stroll to that in grade school!
The #$$%$# birds got under the netting and ate every blueberry of mine!

Stacey said...

Yummy! I'll be honest and say that I make most things from scratch but blueberry muffins, pancakes, and brownies and just perfect from mixes. Can't be beat!

Vee said...

All these wonderful blues surrounding blueberry muffins...well, one just can't go wrong here today!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

What a great idea for the muffins! I'm going to try that!

I just love your dishes!

~Holly

Elizabeth & Gary said...

What a great Post!. You have made me so hungry! for blueberry's! I think its funny how blueberry's can make your fingers and mouth blue as kids we loved that... I know we were playing with our food!
Have a sweet day, Big hugs~Elizabeth

Julie said...

Oh my goodness.... my mouth is in overdrive... Those blueberries look wonderful!

Only 5 more days until we leave for our cruise BJ - thanks for the tips!!!

Gee said...

mouth watering, now I think I need to get busy in the oven and bake some goodies..hehe

nancy said...

I remember that song. Richie Cunningham sings that song all the time on "HAPPY DAYS." I love all your blues.HaHA! Great post, thanks for sharing. Nancy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ok, that just isn't fair. I love blueberry muffins and my DH doesn't, so I never make them. Yours look so fabulous. Such a pretty tea setting. I would definitely love to be sitting there with tea and a muffin. Yum. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Joy said...

Love your post and your banner. There is a great bar in University City Missouri called Blueberry Hill. Happy Blue Monday and Have a great week!

Rachel said...

YUMMY-LICIOUS! I want the blueberry muffin with the glop of butter on top! My mouth is watering! I would never pass up an invite to one of your lovely teas... it looks gorgeous!
Oh- since you love blue and white... you have to check out my entry earlier this afternoon (I made 2 today- the first one under the vignette)... I found blue and white goodies at an Estate Sale this weekend!!!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj! Those dishes are wonderful! The color of the blue is different than most transferware blue, and I always love patriotic scenes. And blueberries, well, I love them too! I hope you visit my blueberry table with my "blueberry" dishes and wild Maine berries! Linda

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your transferware and the the muffins look delicious.
Thanks for "taking me back" with the music.It reminds me of Happy Days...
tapping my foot and singing, my husband thinks I've lost my mind:)
Annette

Annesphamily said...

I love blueberries! I have blue eyes and I love the color blue! Those muffins look yummy.
I am a big fan of the Cake Doctor. I use lots of those recipes to jazz up mixes too!
One of my older siblings had the 45 rpm record of Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino. I love the oldies too!
Always a fun post over here! Thanks Hugs Anne

The Barnett Family said...

I found my thrill looking at your blog....I "heart" blue transferware!!! The muffins look mouth-watering yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda Lee said...

Wow Bj!~ Oooh my!~I am truly in 'teatime blueberry muffin,heaven'!~I must go make some! I can almost taste and smell them!

What a yummy, fabulously 'tea-licious' and pretty blue and white tea table!

Thanks so much for sharing!

I also want to most warmly thank you for partaking with last week's tea parties and also for visiting our little corner of 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'..,(I do apologize sincerely for not being able to visit in awhile amd any sooner whereas I am so exceedingly busy and tired these days, yet I always love to visit you when I'm able, I assure you)!

Please do feel most welcome to visit our little shared meme that I am delighted to share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffresh
air-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com

..,and also my little bit @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com for our 14th, 'Teapots And Tea Things Tuesday'!..,(This week is all about cherry desserts and tea!yum)!~Kinda complements your yummy blueberry theme!

~Thanks also for joining in with last week's 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; this week marks my 42nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party and the 33rd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee' to be held @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

Where does the time go B.J.?

We always simply love to have you join in the teatime fun!~Please pop on by to say Hi!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

P.S.~ Sorry I couldn't figure out how to remove that extra Mr. Linky widget, link last week;(I also got the thing snaggled with last week's last, weekly list and another week's also, oh well)!..,I'm learning!.., Hehe

Kathy said...

Those muffins look terrific! I love fresh blueberries - and your right - it's o.k. to use mixes - turns out terrific!
Love your blues and whites - they go perfectly together!
God Bless,
Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, those blueberry muffins would be so good this morning with my coffee. I love anything blue, too. Love your photos.

Melissa B. said...

Blueberries are the BEST, aren't they? SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

So, What Happens Then?

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello, such lovely blue and white china, and those blueberry muffins looks simply delicious! I too use mixes; so much easier, and like your idea of adding a couple of things to them to make them your own! Lovely post!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Yes, I sure do remember Fats Domino! I saw him in concert once too. Very exciting big concert with lots of big names like Paul Anka, Fats Domino, etc. It was at the Cow Palace in San Francisco and I was 14 years old.

Love you blue transfer ware. So pretty and a nice complement to your blueberries!

Sandy said...

Those muffins look wonderful. I found blueberries a couple of weeks ago and had them in my cereal for days, toooo good! A beautiful vignette with your blue dishes. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I love Fats' songs too! It's hard to believe he's that old!
Now your blueberry muffins look so delicious! I just bought a huge thingy of blueberries! I could just pop them in my mouth until they were all gone! :)
Now, your dishes are so pretty and I love the shot of the water trinkling on top of the blueberries.

Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Oh that is such a good idea to take a mix and make it your own. Nobody would know that they are a mix. Everything looks so hevenly with your blue transferware. The brown set that I have is simmilar. Thanks so much for sharing.

:) Michelle

niartist said...

Oh BJ!! I love these pictures! So beautiful! I was so hoping you'd stop by my blog tomorrow (or today) and participate in Vignette Friday's. I know you take great photos and have beautiful vignettes and it's all about tabletop vignettes, bookcase vignettes, garden vignettes - any vignette you set up, photograph, and want to share! If you're interested, please stop by! EVERYONE is welcome to participate, but I really hope you do! :) Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vignette!

Lady Katherine said...

I adored the Blue Berry Thrill! Yes, it so much fun on the hunt, but Ebay does help finish those wonderful collection of ours! lol I adore blue as you! I love your Liberty Tranferware! Oh the teapot and teacups are wonderful! Muffins, calling my name. These days a lot of things are semi-homemade. I found your chocolate cookies! Can't wait to try them. Love the white cloth! Oh, the water hitting the blueberries! So refreshing, and a great photo! Thanks for joining me, haven't been visiting much lately, hope to feel better soon.