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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BUDGET CENTERPEICE..don't 'cha love 'em !!

I just delight in finding something really DIFFERENT...
for my dining table.
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 Flowers are ALWAYS nice..
even FAUX ones, if they are pretty..
It's just that I get tired of the same things...
MR. SWEET says I am very fickle...
He says that I just LUVVVVV one thing one day
and be through with it the next...
EXCEPT FOR HIM !!!
Seasonal things are always great...
I do love this simple basket full of our Earth's bounty...
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 ...but it surely doesn't TAKE MY BREATH AWAY...
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This is totally OFF the subject but a friend brought
this AMAZING cookbook over for me to drool over..
Can't wait to get started on it.
THANKS, TAMMY !!
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 BORING...
just plain BORING !

 and, THEN...
thunderbolt right out of the sky and
I remembered this little cutest round pot CONTAINER
that I won last year from THE BRAMBLE BERRY COTTAGE.
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Jars with CANDY CORN and CANDLES...
I saw this done last year on a blog...wonder whos...
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 don't you think this is a simple but very cute CENTERPIECE
that won't break the bank.
You don't have to have a container such as this..
Jars gathered on a pretty tray...
or just lined up down the center of your table....
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I would LOVE to have an olden metal MILK BOTTLE holder...
Now, that REALLY WOULD be cute used like this..
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 Oh, I found these white CORN ON THE COB holders
on clearance at DOLLAR GENERAL..
They only had 2 left but....
there's only 2 of us at SWEET NOTHINGS..
I know..I know...I'm off the subject again.!
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 Yes, ma'am....I do love this..
It's cute...
it's different..
and I just shopped MY COTTAGE..!
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And the good thing...
IF the wax doesn't drip down into the candy....
We can EAT the CANDY CORN when we finish with the centerpiece.
I just LUV eating the CENTERPIECE...
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I am linking with
My thanks to all the hosts of these fun memes....

Love to all..
bj

45 comments:

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I think that an edible centerpiece is just perfect!
I love your table setting and it looks lovely.

hugs
Sissie

Susan said...

Your center piece is wonderful!! I get bored with things fast as well! So I understand your plight!! I also love the basket you won!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new fall centerpiece BJ! I have those same corn holders, and I'm sure you'll love the Pioneer Woman, I visit her blog every day-have fun:@)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, Isn't that the most clever idea.... using candy corn. I am going to do that right now.. (if we haven't eaten it all:)
BUT LOVED & laughed over the fickle comment in your 1st paragraph..... Mr. Sweet sure is the lucky one, that you decided that he is a keeper :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

BJ, I don't think your black and white is boring--it's so cute, especially with the charger! And an edible centerpiece is a great idea--it could be dessert! Linda

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Adorable. I love the table and would be honored to eat at one of those beautiful settings.

Um, do you realize that if we combined our decor, it would all look good together. Looks like we have the same taste in a lot of our home stuff :)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love it all, BEEEEJ. Your little basket full of goodies is just the bees knees!
xoxo
Robin

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos!!!

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

I still hear the song, "Sweet Nothings" whenever I come to your blog.....

Love your centerpiece. I love candy corn, so I would prbably eat it all and the candles would be all wobbly without it,,,
Hugs,
Penny

Deanna said...

Miss BJ, you are always so inspiring. I went to Wal-Mart today and bought two yards of plaid material that was on clearance for two dollars because I couldn't afford a fancy autumnal themed tablecloth. It's really sweet so I'm going to take some of your ideas and run with it!

Love ya,
Deanna :D

Sandi (Meme) said...

Now you are talkin' right up my alley, girl! Great ideas, and the candy corn idea is a good one. Thanks for sharing! Sandi

Michele said...

Came across your blog..enjoy it but fell in love when I saw your also a republican, texas girl!!! Ya-hoo!!!!

Kathleen said...

There's nothing boring about you girl! I see you changed your blog again!
Love your candle holder. Let's hope the wax doesn't drip!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pumpkins and the gourds and the candles in the jars of candy corn is my favorite 'new' idea! Happy Halloween to you, sweet lady! ♥

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very cute BJ!! I love shopping my home. I too love to change it up all the time!

Debbie said...

Oh, I LOVE your centerpiece! I guess I have been out in left field because I've never seen or thought of putting candy corn around candles for the fall. It's just perfect.

I have (well, Mom has) an old milk bottle holder. I agree that the look would be fantastic in it.

Ruth said...

love the table setting... thats absolutely beautiful!! Have a good day bj!!

hugs,
Ruth

La said...

I love the chicken wire jar holder. It looks adorable the way you have it decorated.

Hope you are having a good week! La

Fun With This and That said...

You always have the best settings
Have been gone, But now will be back. Ilike a change I need to change often .Laura Q

Julie Harward said...

Oh bj that is so pretty! It is so great how we get so much inspiration from each other! Good thing for him that you don't get tired of him! :D

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It all looks great. Don't you just love when that thunderbolt just happens and then we think of the perfect thing.

nannykim said...

Super cute idea!!

CHERI said...

I just love all your ideas! We could all probably just shop our own cabinets & closets and come up with all sorts of things to do nice centerpieces with. After all the holidays I plan to do just that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Scribbler said...

You always come up with the neatest things! You have given me a great idea, so I bookmarked this post so I don't forget!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Really cute...I now remember the candy and candle from last year...but I will forget again!!

It's Just Dottie said...

I think the name of your blog is so cute and so are you. The centerpiece is so creative. I am going to copy your candle holders. I love candy corn. Dottie

Dayle said...

BJ, what a joy to have you link this up with Simple Pleasures. Your centerpiece is so cute, and would be simple to make, which makes it a perfect post for Simple Pleasures. I love the idea of putting candles in candy corn.

I do hope you'll join us often.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Boring...there is NOTHING at Sweet Nothings that is boring! I loved it all. I spied those lovely pale yellow set of flatware! Where oh where did you get them...so cute!

Everything looks great! Naturally!
I must drop in on your Pioneer Woman..and see who she is and what is happening there. She sounds most interesting!!
Smiles!
Mona

Sue said...

Your table centrepiece is lovely.

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Love your table setting for fall and Hallowe'en. The candles in the jars with the candy is a GREAT idea! Now...will the candle stay standing in there long?(or you gonna eat em up! yum).

I bet you'll have delishness with that Pioneer Cookbook. Be sure to share with us what you make.

I hope your weather is good...and not toooo fally. Enjoy the day.
Judi

Splurgie said...

I love the bounty centerpiece. The candle in the jam jar is a great idea and almost anything can go as the filler in the bottom. For any season. I've also used pop corn kernels ... didn't trust myself with the candy! Who thinks black and white is boring? I love it!

Jen said...

I'm all about being able to shop from my own house. I love your ideas -- especially the fact that they are inexpensive. Oh, and I've heard great things about the Pioneer Woman. Have you read her blog? I'd love it if you would come back and try my "Follow" button again. Sometimes Blogger gets moody! :)

Rita said...

You life and blog and picturea are anything but boring. You should start a centerpiece business; you'd make a fortune...and keep Mr Sweet; he is probably your inspiration for this.

Pat said...

Of course you know I love this table with the black and white checks! I just ordered a round table cloth, on sale at Pottery Barn. It is burlap with a black and white check border. It's for the hearth room table..can't wait to get it!

The reason you have to click sometimes and not others for comments is, when you click my regular site on your sidebar etc, it will go to the main page. That is where you have to click comments. When I list the blog on events, it is the permalink and it goes to the post only and the comment page is opened up as well.

I need your help too...Do you know Adrienne of With a Grateful Heart? She has left several comments lately and when I go to check her blog, I only get the page banner and no way to enter. If you visit her and can get in, can you let her know about my dilemma please? I don't know why I can get no further than her banner. I've followed her for a long time and she has followed me.

Get those antlers out, BJ...Christmas is coming and I think you can work them into your decor. Wish I had a few more. I am about to steal J's from the basement!LOL

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your centerpiece is the "sweetest," BJ! I'm so glad you're still finding use for the bounty you won from my giveaway.

But the big question I have is how useful has that cookbook been that you won? I figured that would be the favorite item out of the whole
lot, as far as Mr. Sweet was concerned. ;)

By the way, you can link this post to my Time Travel party.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Cindy aka Sunshine said...

I love your centerpiece. I have that same floral arrangement and it is one of my favorites, and with the candles with the candy corn is pretty clever. Looks great, and I always LOVE shopping my house.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Cindy

Beverly said...

I wish you would come play at my house. You always make things pretty.

Love ya, BJ.

Kay K said...

I love your simple pleasuare... Flowers and candles make everyting all better !!

Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

I love your blog name and your wonderful "budget centerpiece". I found you through Simple Pleasures and am now a follower. Looking forward to more sweet nothings! :)

Pat said...

I figured out what I was doing wrong, BJ.8-/

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I just adore that little green basket . .. neat how it holds your florals and candles! Try our favorite Halloween snack. .. Candy Corn and Cashews! Yum! Equal parts each. See you next time around!
Fondly,
Pat

Rettabug said...

BJ, I have a wooden crate sitting on my front porch right now...never thought to use it the way PB did. Thanks for showing us.

I am inspired by your candles in the jars in the little carrier. I remember my grandmother had a similar carrier for glasses YEARS ago! Cook idea for part of your centerpiece.

Totally great job on the entire table. Love your angled photos, too!

Barbara said...

Love your centerpiece ideas! Black and white checked anything always appeals to me. It looks wonderful on your table. My husband is very happy that I go to the Pioneer Woman's blog. Lots of yummy things for dinner!

Entertaining Women said...

Now if your would use those battery powered candles, you could for certain eat the candy corn in the jars. Precious tablescape! Love the graphic element of the black and white check. You'll love the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Check out her blog; it's pretty amazing! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lovely table. You found those corn holders at the Dollar Store? What a great find!