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Friday, August 6, 2010

A LOVE AFFAIR with PICKET FENCES....*SIGH

I have loved PICKET FENCES since .....
well.....
all my life !
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This one is so pretty with all the bright colored flowers...
...and this one gives me the
{{{{hebbie}}}} {{{{jebbies}}}}

Now, this one is gorgeous but...
that little front squared off section reminds me of the
olden cemeteries....



May I just say that THIS beauty belongs to my friend,
ROBIN
She is in the middle of decorating her amazing
CAPE COD cottage and is doing an OUTSTANDING job of it...
Go by and say HI....and see her adorable cottage...
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NOT A PICKET....but a
"HOLD STRONG" BARBED WIRE FENCE for the fight against BREAST CANCER !!
Had your mammogram this year ??

This one is so sweet, I don't know what to do...
Isn't this the very one that ALL girls dream about having....someday...
when their PRINCE CHARMING comes along !!
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I know a lot of you recognize THIS pretty photo...
It belongs to
THE LADY KATHERINE.
Now....this may not be a PICKET fence...
but it's PICKET ENOUGH for me...
Drop by to visit and she will put the TEA KETTLE on !!
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Now...I WANT THIS LITTLE COTTAGE...
somewhere on a magnificent LAKE...
O HONEY !
YEP....I think MR. SWEET and myself need to find our place
ON GOLDEN POND !!
...dreaming of a DREAMY PICKET FENCE....


Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend..
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I am linking with

45 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wouldn't a picket fence be just a dream come true. You have pics of some gorgeous places. I want one too. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Ruth said...

Hi BJ, what a beautiful post... it makes me smile...:)) Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!!

Have a good weekend!
Ruth
http://underneathhiswrapping.blogspot.com/

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi BJ, I love pickett fences too when flowers peep through! They are what dreams are made of.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Great fences all! I LOVE fences in the jig saw puzzles I do.

Carol said...

A white picket fence is dreamy....at our last house, for my birthday one year, Mister gave me a picket fence around my garden where I grew veggies, herbs and raspberries. It had a sweet garden gate.
Your pictures are wonderful, BJ!
And that cottage - the fairytale one - right on!

xinex said...

I love all the cottages, reminds me of fairy tales. Pretty picket fences too!....Christine

Annesphamily said...

Your photos are stunning. I love a picket fence too. They remind me of happiness and families and good times. Thanks for sharing. My roster post is not as amazing as most I have seen but I hope you stop by! Hugs Anne

susan said...

BJ-I love picket fences too. I have a short one by my arbor and I wish the whole fence looked like that! You have picked the best of the best to show us! Love the art picture

Christie said...

These are so pretty! Just something about being housed in by a white picket fence! In June, I did a post on 'Cottages by the Sea' while visiting a little town in NC. The houses and fences just get ya'! In my dreams, I live in one of these! check it out at http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2010/06/cottages-by-sea.html

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh girl you are so right. I absolutely LOVE picket fences and that is on my "must have" bucket list during my life :) I loved all your pictures!! Hope on over and enter my giveaway too! I hit my 50 follower mark and then some! Hugs and have a GREAT weekend! ~ Laura

eileeninmd said...

Hello BJ, what a great post. Love the cottages and the picket fences. Happy Pink Saturday!

Rebecca said...

Love the picket fences-especially since we have a rather big on with 1924 old fashioned pickets all painted 3 times by hand!

Southern Lady said...

Nothing says, "Home Sweet Home," to me, more than a picket fence. I loved seeing your pictures, BJ, and hope you and Mr. Sweet get your cottage and picket fence on your own "Golden Pond" someday.

Wendy said...

I am right there with you...love picket fences! We've added one to every house we've owned...and asked Tony if we can please add on to the "new" house, too!!
Wonderful photo's! Going to hop over and say to them!! Have a fun weekend :)
Wendy

Theresa said...

Oh BJ, I LOVE picket fences too! When we built our current house 8 years ago, I wanted and all-white house with a white picket fence! I have the bestest ever husband and that is exactly what I got:) I enjoyed all of your pictures and I just had my mammogram, thanks for the reminder for those who have not!

Blessings to you and yours! HUGS!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

hhmm dreaming of a picket fence . . . . I did that when I was younger and seeing movies. But a fence as short as these once is not very common here in my place. But I do love them with it's porches too.

Now that cottage (where you mention about Princh Charming). Oh I don't mind if it's not P.C. as long as the cottage is that LOL I wonder if the people who live there are as sweet as their home.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mizpah,
Li

(you had me laughing while waiting for your site to load and I get to read the message just below the header)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a fantastic post!! I just love your picket fences!!
All so pretty!!

HPS!!

Debbie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ,
You are just the sweetest friend to feature my picket fence. All your pictures are so beautiful. I feel so blessed I am able to have mine and get joy from it everyday! Thanks again for your kind words.
Love ya,
Robin

Sheree said...

B J tht delicious drink looked as good as those fences. Or is this Texas heat gettin to me??? Enjoyed the picket fence pics!

Stacey said...

Me too! They just make any old shack look perfectly homey, don't they? I also love olden wrought iron fences. Swoon!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Isn't that what we all wanted when we got married??? A white picket fence, with a house full of love... got it all but the fence, someday .. : )
And you always finish with something delicious looking.. what is that cookie??

salmagundi said...

I, too, am in love with picket fences. I have a short section in my front yard with climbing roses on it that makes me smile every time! Have a great weekend. Sally

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning BJ Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and what fun we are having today. Oh you've got me bopping in my chair and just swinging along to the tunes. Love it. You are just so much fun.

Love the picket fences. It always says, "Welcome" and I will have to pop and see yours friends cottage.

Did you paint the photo of the picket fence? It is so pretty.

Hope you don't mind sweetie, but I had to taste that fun concogtion in the glass. My oh my is it ever tasty. I think it is just what the dr. ordered.

Thank you BJ for allowing me to stroll with you today. I always have such a great time.

I too would love that cottage, and I loved On Golden Pond. Katherine was at her finest wasn't she?

Hope you are having a wonderful day sweet friend.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Fun With This and That said...

I would love to have a little cottage with a picket fence. We may build one next summer. Laura Q

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

Love all of your picket fences and cottages BJ....Remember my old farmhouse I should a few posts back? It also had a picket fence....it was sooo hard to leave that home.
xo
Penny

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BJ,
OH BE STILL MY HEART...HEAVEN MUST HAVE LOTS OF WHITE PICKET FENCES BECAUSE I LOVE THEM SO MUCH....THAT SOUNDS LIKE THAT COULD BE A SONG
BEAUTIFUL POST FROM A BEAUTIFUL LADY.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Dena said...

I love picket fences and these are some beauties! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday :)

Hugs,
Dena

Gee said...

is that an ice cream, looks so yummy

Marydon said...

Hold on, BJ, I'll be right back!

Ok I am ready! Had to get a drink & 2 tea cookies to join you with ... here's your peanut butter tea cookie, BJ.

Love your picket fences, every one of them. When we moved in we put in a picket fence & our neighbor informed us he didn't like it ... I told him 'tough, I do'. Yup, I sure did tell him that.

Yes, I could sit at her table forever ... she's a delightful hostess.

Have a lovely PINK weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Sage said...

Wonderful photos and great post! Picket fences and flowers; that is what I love about summertime.
Rita

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh BJ that was marvelous. I love my cape cod house and so wanted a picket fence, but can't get HH to agree. I have a white gate in my garden so that will have to do. Oh well, it is just perfect the way it is. I did enjoy that painting. That is the kind of things I like to do. Nothing worth showing yet though.
Great post.
QMM

Jean said...

I'm dreaming of your last photo. Oh, what amazing treat was that? I, too, have a love affair with picket fences.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your photos are fabulous! I love picket fences too... part of the American dream.

NancyC said...

I want that little cottage too! How charming! I share your love for white picket fences--every cottage needs one!:)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh that first cottage! Be still my heart! I have a little picket fence out by the chicken house:>) Have a great weekend sweets!

Maggie said...

Okay the pink barbed wire rocks!

Happy PS!
Maggie @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, BJ This was the greatest post on picket fences! I do have my Prince, and my home is now covered up with plants, reminds me of a cottage. I Loved the Barbed wire, the strong hold, I needed that so much this week! So sweet of you to include me in your picket fence. If I could I would have a real picket fence, I bought over $2000.00 worth of fence at Home Depot, not picket for it was on sale and similar to my fence except it's white with lattice on top. I thought it was 4 feet tall as mine is, but it is 6 feet tall so it sits, not up. This week my daughter had her first mammogram, for she had found a lump several months ago. She has 3 cysts and some fatty tissue. I think she will be OK, she was scared because of me, and I was too. Thank for featuring me in such a wonderful post and reminding all to have their mammogram!

Lady Katherine said...

I forgot to say, I love this drink! What is it??? Did I miss?? Great for a Tea! I have watermelon and cantaloupe ready to make a drink!

Thanks for Cheering my up! You will never know How much !!!! I needed to be reminded today!

Kathleen said...

They tell their own stories don't they! But I don't want to paint them!
Great post as usual, BJ!

luluslovlies said...

Love that cottage and the pink roses, Happy Pink saturday! Have a pinky good weekend!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Gorgeous new Header and blog Look!!! So soft.

Interesting, since I've been trying for a softer look to my blog too. Interesting how we have themes, which call to us, at times.

I suppose I'll be back to in-your-face-clear-color Header photos again, some time. But right now... It's all softness, which calls me. :-)

Oh yes, picket fences. And cottages. Doesn't get much better than that. :-)

Will go visit your friend's cottage blog. How could I resist?!?

Gentle hugs...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh BJ, these are wonderful. I love that English looking cottage with the picket fence. Oh, and I'd have to fight you for that other cute picketed cottage if it was on Golden Pond. (Maybe I could just come visit you if you got it.) I enjoyed all of these photos, and that wondrful strawberry drink looks delicious. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, I'd love to have that little cottage on a lake. That really is my dream, a cottage in MI and a condo in Florida. For now, a house in Illinois:)

Beverly said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you, my dear BJ. Life has me so crazy busy that I am really missing everyone.

Girl, I admit that I do love picket fences. There is just something so charming and inviting about them.

Beth said...

Hi BJ, I really enjoyed this post. I love white picket fences too. My favorite is the very first one, with the gorgeous flowers! Love your ice cream drink and cookies, too. You always know how to make a person feel welcome! Have a great day!
Beth