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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MORE WHITES..

I found some of my olden jars in the top of a closet and
decided to use them in an outdoor setting..
I washed them so they would
sparkle in the sun....:)
Then I moved my little gateleg table outside
and started layering...
Oh, I am loving using all these beautiful fall leaves..
reds, golds and ambers...such lovely colors.
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I did several photo shots this day because it was sooo beautiful...
and, trying to catch the leaves in their glory before they all start to fade and die away...
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As you can see, THIS is when I did my HEADER photo..:)
Isn't the bluegreen of these olden jars
such a beautiful color..
look at it just sparkling in the fall sun...

OLD, WHITE PLATES...
they are divided plates so that your food doesn't all run together...
I LOVE THAT!
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Actually, I don't want ANY of my foods touching..
I am sooo spoiled !

All these I've shown time and time again...
just in a different setting today. :)
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Beautiful, worn, from another time, and gorgeous flatware...

I love this photo..
I just got a lucky shot....
these little vintage jars have
GOOD LUCK
on them. :)

the textures of the burlap, the smooth glass, the essence of the candle burning..the colorful leaves
and the weight of the coffee beans...

When we capture these elements in our rooms, we have a very beautiful setting.
THE leaves...aren't they breathtaking...


Mr. Sweet and I try to eat a handful of almonds every day..
I love 'em so it's really hard to "eat just one" handful...


My olden, rusted, chippy paint metal tea cart....
Gosh...I bought this cart at a garage sale years ago.
I have had it in my garden ever since and I just love it.
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I keep thinking I should sand and paint it but then I see
all the cuteness over at THE OLD PAINTED COTTAGE
and the awesomeness they all come up with
CHIPPY
RUSTED
INDUSTRIAL
and I want to be just like THEM when I grow up so I HAVE to keep
SOMEthing chippy and rusty around...
so I'll be COOL....
This is my BACKYARD ART...
The little man that made this cart sold it to me for $3.00 and smiled while he was doing it...
THREE DOLLARS...
I KNOW he had a lot more hours in it than $3.00.
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Doesn't it just make your day, you heart sing and your spirit fly
when someone does something
JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SO NICE !
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I am linking with:
Thanks so much for hosting these fun memes, ladies.

The following isn't WHITE...
nor OUTSIDE...
More RANDOM than anything...:))
and COLORFUL...

I love grapefruit and little tiny clementines....

32 comments:

La said...

So many beautiful pictures, BJ. I love the picture featuring the jar with the candle and coffee beans.

Happy Thanksgiving! La

Julie Harward said...

I love these old glass jars! Have you seen how you can drill a hole in the lid and make them into soap or lotion dispensers? :D

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Nice pictures--I had to laugh because at first I thought the picture with the washing of the jars was snow since I had just read a previous blogger's snow post!

Natasha said...

Your little tablecsape is so rustic and gorgeous. I love the chippy look too! Don't change a thing.

Best wishes and blessings to you all for Thanksgiving too.

Natasha.
xo

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so lucky to be able to go outside and do a photo shoot today. I would freeze my you know what off! Your pictures are SO pretty though and you are becoming quite a photographer and stylist! Love the picture you used in your header!

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, BJ!

XO,
Jane

Jean Tuthill said...

Your pictures are beautiful, so professional looking. I love the candles in the olden jars and the coffee beans are so creative. I bet they smell nice, too. I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, I hope it's your best yet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the photos you take outside! You always get such sharp, crisp photos! And everything looks so great! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! ♥

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your table vignettes are very pretty. I love your quote at the top of your blog. Guess what?? I still fit into my earrings I wore in high school too! LOL. Happy to visit here.

-Danielle

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful colors and vignettes. Love you header also. Old glass is amazing.

Olive Cooper said...

Your olden jar inspired a fabulous header. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. ♥O

Mimi said...

I love those old canning jars...the aqua ones are my favorites for storing pasta in.
Those grill plates are really cool!

Mimi said...

BJ, your pictures are just beautiful. I love all the old jars. When we moved into our 1st house 40 years ago, there was a big box of all sorts of old jars in the attic that previous owners just left ~ I felt like I had found a gold mine! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love that header photo...I like seeing what inspired it! This table is really perfect...it looks like the cover of Country Living magazine.

Light and Voices said...

I love those old blue glass jars. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyce M

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun setting BJ! Wishing you a very Happy Turkey Day-enjoy:@)

Pat said...

Just dropping by to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, BJ!

Beverly said...

BJ, these photos are gorgeous. Just like you.♥

Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Gorgeous. You have an incredible eye for great shots with your camera. Love the outdoor vignette! We have rain, snow, and ice here in Oregon so outside - not so good this week.

LV said...

Glad you had a nice, pretty day. Enjoy it as I understand it will all change this weekend. You take nothing and make some of the prettiest decorations. Your head is just full of bright ideas.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

BJ,
What beautiful pics...love those old jars and love your header pic! That iron cart for only $3 was a real super duper deal...how lucky you were to come across it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Blessings,
Linda

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ...what a gorgeous setting! I just love your olden jars. I have many myself. I also love all the tarnishy old silverplate. I love it just that way too!

Blessings &
Thanksgiving Wishes!
Gail

foodies at home said...

Your table is breathtaking! I would love to host an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner, unfortunately we are hitting some cold temps this week!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful decorations!!!
Kisses and hugs.

Karena said...

BJ You images and tablescape outdoors is just so beautiful!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

tea time and roses said...

Beautiful photos BJ! I love glass jars and can never get enough of them.:o) I will be making lanterns this Christmas for sure!:o)

Wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving day. Blessings to you dear BJ.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Kathleen Grace said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I love the white divided plates and you still have beautiful autumn leaves! Everything here is leafless and lifeless now, lol. Ah well, we will soon brighten things up with Christmas decorations won't we? Happy Thanksgiving friend:>)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, you really out did yourself. What lovely photos and your jars are wonderful!
I want to swih you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donnie said...

That was so pretty. You have such beautiful style. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Miss Sandy said...

Very beautiful vignette, love the old plates and cutlery!

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful! I just love those old plates and your sweet old cart is fabulous!

Happy Thanksgiving!

maryt/theteach said...

You have an incredible eye for designing still lifes. ! :)

Annesphamily said...

Oh what amazing pictures. Anne