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Friday, November 26, 2010

A small collection....

I don't ever remember a  conscious thought of
"GOSH...I really want a collection of TINY...WHITE...PITCHERS."

First of all, I generally don't care for anything TINY...
well, I DO like tiny babies...
but you know what I mean..
The sad thing here....
THIS ISN'T ALL .....
*sigh
The taller pitcher in the back is one that was given to me from my mother....
long, long ago...
All of the pitchers I have came from
flea markets
garage sales
mostly thrift shops....
The first few I bought were for my sweet sister in love...
...she collected them.
but...
when she died, they were all given back to me.
I keep rubbing this tiny little gravy boat...
it looks like a genie
could come out, in a cloud of smoke...
legs apart...
arms crossed
 and
grant me 3 wishes....

I just LOVE playing around with my photos in PhotoScape...
I love this focus point on my NOVEMBER rose..
...just a focus on the clock...
THIS is fun, ya'll.
You can do some awesome things over there...
Mr. Sweet brought this rose into the house just a few days ago..
and, we've had several FREEZES..


I can use some of the tiny pitchers beneath my tiny cloche
for a little festive decoration....

....add a little holly and a red and white ribbon and ANYthing is festive. !!!
This November rose is especially for you, BEVERLY.

RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE CAKE
in a CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST...
OH HONEY
MAYBE we'd like this beneath the cloche  instead.?
FOOD has always been my favorite cloche theme....
*
so so easy to make...
just use the recipe on the super market CHOCOLATE cookie crust...
:))
(her theme is COLLECTIONS this week..and she has the coolest things
themed each Saturday)

(she always has a VAST amount of PINK for you to delight in.)

(some AWESOME favorite things to see)

(a delightful meme that can cover a lot of things)

58 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

That 'focus point' thing.... When it happens, simply by our taking the photo, it's called some photography term... Like "Bokah" or something. I can never remember the correct word! -sigh-

And once in a while, it happens for me. Not by doing any Photoscape thing. Just because of how I took a picture. And that really makes me "puff up"! -grin-

New blog look here again. :-)

Somehow, I just can't 'get into' the new Blogger Templates. -pout- I prefer my original simple minima stretch, or whatever I still have on my main blog. I've tried new Blogger Templates on my 'testing' blog and it's a mess. -pout-

Sooooooo, for now, I'll just change my blog look, by diff header pics, and Red/Green stuff on all white background. Boring, I know. -giggles-

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Tee, hee, heeee... I was first to comment on this entry. We must be on line, at the same time. :-))))))))

Here, it's my checking in on Blog Land time, before my 'Gilmore Girls' repeat starts, and I do my exercise of walking in place.

:-)

nannykim said...

I love white pitchers too--they speak to my heart! I don't know why?

Yaya Yarns said...

It is beautiful, but the thought of keeping all that white, white and clean...makes me shiver!!!LOL

kristina said...

YUMMY! CHEESCAKEEEEEEE!!!!!!
You always have scrummy pies and cakes yummy,
I love your pictures and all the whites displayed,your photgraphy is fabulous,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones,
Love Kristina x

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your little pitchers BJ, sounds like you have some very special ones! I haven't tried any of the fun photo shop type programs yet, but they sure look like a lot of fun:@)

Shelia said...

Just a beautiful post, BJness! Love your whiteness! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Be a sweetei,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I have a collection of little white pitchers also. It came about by accident. Now I have some ideas of how to display them thanks to you.

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
I started a collection of little white pitchers so I know how they multiply like bunny rabbits!

I love all of yours and your very clever photo techniques. Your photos look wonderful.

hugs
Sissie

Mimi said...

Great collection of pitchers! I have a small collection sitting on the armoire in the laundry room.

KATHY said...

I love your pitchers!! There one of my favorite things.They look gorgeous.

Kathy

Susan said...

Your pitchers are gorgeous!! I especially love the one your mother gave you!! What a treasured heirloom!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Holey Cow that's a lot of white pitchers and I love every one of them. I also have white pitchers but not near as many as you have. I think I own 4 or 5. Love your collection and the sentiment that comes with many of them.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of your pitchers. They are wonderful. Such pretty shapes and the sizes are great. Love them under the cloche. Can't wait to see what you do with your cloches for the party on the 10th. Hugs, Marty

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Lovely BJ!!! I LOVE your little pitchers! AND I have a theory!!! Such things are NOT collected, "They follow us home" AND THEN!!! When we are NOT looking "They Multiply"... That's my theory and I'm sticking with it! I believe you have created the most beautiful home for your little white pitchers and they will be "Very Fruitful for you"! Just look at the smiles on their little faces under the pretty little cloche!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Theresa said...

Love all of your tiny pitchers! I knew you would fit something in to make me hungry:) Thanks a bunch! Have a blessed evening dear BJ, HUGS!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have a great collection of white pitchers. I didn't start noticing white pitchers until you folks in blog land shared all your white love and now I have several.

Annesphamily said...

Oh, I so love your cloche and food complementing each other. I lost a friend this year at age 47 to heart disease. She could take a candle and make any household item a candle holder. I will miss her silly habit of saying, "This would make a lovely....candleholder! Hee Hee!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ! I love all your white pitchers! The cheesecake is especially appealing to me right now! Groan; oh the waistline! Such a wonderful post filled with pink, just right for a Pink weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Blondie's Journal said...

The pitchers are a lovely thing to collect...and they are TINY, so they don't take up a lot of space! Nice, because I don't have much of that! lol!

I have to try some of these photo altering sites...I'm not that great with figuring those things out though. Was it easy?

The cheesecake looks SO good, even though I am still stuffed!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

XO,
Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Give me that cheesecake! Oh excuse me and my manners. I went a little crazy. :)

Your white pitchers are gorgeous!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ..I have a few accidental collections....white pitchers being one...I don't have as many as you do...YET, lol!

Blessings!
Gail

Amelia said...

Love all the white pitchers...I have collected several myself...they are one of the first things I look for at a yard sale or thrift store.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Funny thing ~~ I all of a sudden realize I also have a collection of tiny white pitchers! I'm drawn to them in thrift stores and have a few that look likes yours! Your display is awesome.

Hey, I'm jealous...I still don't know how to really use photoscape even though I downloaded it. Are you self taught or did someone show you? Beautiful pictures! :)
Donna

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely collection of pitchers. I love the focus point on the rose. I love playing in photo scape too. I haven't found this one yet though. It is a fun program. Have a wonderful PS.

Gracie Jewellery said...

What a fabulous collection! Happy Pink Saturday. Hey, I'm having a giveaway!

SavannahGranny said...

BJ, this is such a beautiful collection. I just love white and you have done white to the utmost elegance. I especially love the story behind some of the little pitchers. thank you for sharing this with us during this busy time.
Hey the photos are great. I am going to try photoscape. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Ginger

Sarah said...

BJ, this is a great collection. I love a group of white pieces and your display on the mantel is terrific. Beautifully done! Glad these found their way to your home. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sonia said...

Wow,

Your collection of white ironstone is just so pretty! I love when everything is white, it's so pretty crisp and clean looking. Just gorgeous..hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Miss Bloomers

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. I love your collection of white pitchers. Isn't it amazing what we can do with them? Dress them up, or leave them alone and let them shine on...shine on.
The rose looks so beautiful popping in and out, and how sweet of Mr. Sweet to rescue it for you before the freezes came in.

I love your cloche idea. Especially the one with the sweets under neath of it. I love sweets and boy does this one look good. Cheesecake, can you be bribed?

Have a gorgeous weekend sweetie and thank you so much for sharing. I so love it when you do.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lindy said...

Sorry, you had me at Raspberry Cream Cheese Cake...
Love your blog - following you back!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, you have some really interesting and pretty little white pitchers, and you have photographed them beautifully. Yep! That pie under the cloche looks sooo good. I'll have to try that recipe. Thanks for telling us about it, and thank you for sharing this collection for Favorite Things. laurie

Brenda said...

I love your Christmas Challenge!
I need to do that!

I love your 5oth Wedding anniversary picture-so cute!

I found you from Circlecliff views, from my dear friend Julie!

Your blog is delightful and so are you!
Have a wonderful weekend! I love your pitchers! You remind me of my Mother's love for dishes and all things vintage and pretty!

Love, Brenda

Nancy said...

We have a couple of the smaller pitchers. When we were downsizing for the move, we just couldn't part with them. They are actually used quite often, usually for maple syrup. Love your collection. Happy Pink Saturday! from California at last.

Anne Fannie said...

Beautiful pictures!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Ann

Adrienne said...

I love your tiny white pitcher collection - even though you didn't plan to have it! I have a number of small, white pitchers so I think I must have a 'collection', too!
~Adrienne~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great collection!
Love them all! I have a few but nothing like yours!
And the cheesecake, oh my!!!

Susy said...

I love pitchers and creamers too. How blessed we are to collect them and not have to milk the cow to fill them. I'm looking forward to seeing those 50-year old ornaments and how you decorate ~ and of course what you're baking!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi BJ!

I really need to play around more with photos! yours are just beautiful. And I can relate to the collection ofwhite pitchers. You have more of the small ones that I do but, I think I might catch up soon. LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Joan said...

You are one very popular Lady with a beautiful blog. Love your awesome photos. I too play with mine. Picassa is my means of playing. You are an inspiration.
Cheers

salmagundi said...

I'm slow getting around to check out your pitchers -- I can see how they could accumulate -- they are endearing! Sally

LV said...

I do not know anything about fooling around with my camera the way you do. It does not matter what you do it turns out great. It is a sin for one person to have so many wonderful things. You must have a big home.

Rita said...

I just love all your little white things. Hard to believe you still have a rose; can you belive we are in deep snow up here. So your pictures make me feel real cozy!
Rita

Sherry said...

Cute little pitcher collection. I collect a lot of the same things and I don't realize it sometimes. Love the cake, that looks scrumptious! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Donnie said...

It's funny how one or two things can grow into a collection almost overnight. It sounds like so many of them have sweet memories and they are beautiful A perfect way to display your pink today.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all the different shapes of the white pitcers BJ. SO pretty in a group like that! That raspberry cream cheesecake looks divine!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Your collection is beautiful. I always have a hard time resisting white pitchers, weather they are small or large. I adore the way they look in a group and love the fact that they are useable. I have a white collection and a blue and white collection, but always have to check myself so I don't get out of hand. Your look wonderful.

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, I haven't had a moment to visit today. My company left late this evening and I watched the Macy's parade (recorded) and fell asleep. No surprise, we have had a crowd since Weds. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I love your wonderful collection of pitchers. Especially the one from your mom. I know how much it means to you. My mom left me one little pumpkin paperweight and now I have a hundred fruit paperweights. sigh. They just grew. HA!
Love that rose and the cheesecake.
Love you too.
Jeanne

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh how I LOOOOOVE little itty bitty pitchers too! I don't collect them but I always pick them up and wonder if I should start. :) Your collection is wonderful!

I have one super old vintage one from my grandmother that is like no other. I need to go find it!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Marlis said...

great photos.. I love your pitchers. One can never have enough of them.

Gail said...

Great collection of little white pitchers and your pictures are so inviting. Maybe you could post that pie for next weeks recipe theme on Pink Saturday, it looks yummy.
Hugs
Gail

Name: female, I shit you not! said...

Rasberry cheesecake with a chocolate crust....now you have my FULL ATTENTION!
Share plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :0)

Kathleen said...

That is a lovely collection! And you have them displayed so prettily! Have Mr Sweet build you a shelf over your window, above your curtain rod. I have some up there, and I am sure there is a lot of dust up there waiting for their Christmas cleaning!

Stephanie said...

Lovely collection. I enjoyed the photography very much! Thanks for sharing. Stephanie

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, my special friend.

BJ, you have a wonderful gift of making everything special. I loved seeing your collection, and learning that most came to you with love.

Thank you so much for the pink rose. Now, I feel special, too.

Oh, I would like a slice of that cheesecake, too.

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you so much for participating in Seasonal Sundays! I'm glad to be part of your celebration of the season.

- The Tablescaper

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Hello sweetie...Remember me? I am so trying to get back into blogging...and pitcher this (yes I am still asilly girl) I knew I would find sweet inspirations here! Miss you!

Sue said...

I love your pitcher collection...I have one that I have been working on for years but mine are green...big and little and tiny and huge...finally running out of space as it's only one of many collections...Happy Holidays!