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Monday, November 15, 2010

A WARM BLUE....

The color BLUE is considered a COOL color..
HOWEVER..
it can be made to look
very warm indeed...
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As I am totally busy
cleaning
cooking
washing
crafting
before all the holidays hit,
I pulled these
WARM BLUES
from the past..
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If a person can actually LOVE an object,
THIS is one I love.....
Our FRANKLIN FIREPLACE...
a wood burning, free standing stove.
Buying the logs to burn in my treasured stove
is one of our few luxuries.
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From the very first COLD front that hits our town,
my fireplace stays hard at work...
not necessarily to heat our cottage...
we do have central heat.
But simply for the beauty.
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On this cold day, I decided this was a perfect spot for a hot drink and yummy treat..
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A sweet treat, a cup (or 3) of delicious coffee
I made buttery scones to go with our sweet coffee  this day..
The vintage BLUE WINDMILL coffee canister
is just one item out of my extensive
BLUE WINDMILL CANISTER COLLECTION.
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I absolutely LOVE my 3 tined forks...a gift from my mom years and years and years ago.

Mr. Sweet just hates to eat with them....wonder why ??

I have a pair of these silver plated candlestick...
a fabulous garage sale find.

A beautiful fire...
silver spoons..
vintage dishes...
a little beloved bell that Mr. Sweet found at a flea market,
bought because he knew it would match my blue and white dishes so well...
and would make me happy.
He is such a sweetheart...
all the above
make my heart sing...

I must be a fire bug because I do love FIRE....
Candles, fireplace fire, bonfires...
I love 'em all...
I can sit and stare at a fire for hours...
....which reminds me that my mama used to say
"staring at fire will make you wet the bed!"
Haha...
how crazy some of those olden sayings were.
"Step on a crack, you'll break your daddy's back"...
"Step on a hole, you'll break your mama's sugar bowl"............
"Crossing your eyes will make them freeze that way"...
There a hundred I've heard all my life...

These warm from the stove scones are delicious just served plain, with butter..
or honey, jellies and jams take them over the top.
OR....
.....my very favorite is snowy, fluffy, delicious
powdered sugah.....

Yes, ma'am....
I do love me a big, roaring  fire
in my beloved Franklin fireplace.
This fireplace has such a beautiful story connected with it and
I promise to tell you all about it......someday.
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I am linking with:
TEA TIME WITH LADY KATHERINE
TABLE SCAPE TUESDAY
TEA FOR TWO
THREE OR MORE TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY


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My thanks to all these beautiful hosts.

37 comments:

Marydon said...

G'eve BJ ~
Love all those old sayings ... & they sure had a ton of them back back when.

Your setting is so warm & inviting, BJ. The blues are beautiful. Nothing more comforting, warming & romantic than a roaring fire, a spot of tea & something sweet.

Don't forget our giveaway
Have a lovely week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

salmagundi said...

Those sayings are funny! It's amazing what made us laugh when we were young -- need to bring that joy back, don't you think? Have a great week. Sally

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I envy you sitting there with warm toes and goodies..like a queen for sure! Love the blues..the dishes and the food. I love a fire too and can stare into it forever..I love the places it takes me in my mind. :D

Zondra Art said...

I love it BJ!!!
Kisses dear.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very warm and inviting BJ, great shots of everything! I have a wood stove and treasure it too! "Hearth and home" love it:@)

Dena said...

Hi Sweet BJ,

It looks so cozy at your place! I have been so busy with school and work that I've gotten behind in my visits, but it is so nice to stop in and see you my friend. I've always wanted one of those Ben Franklin stoves. Do they have to punch a whole in the roof? I've always wondered how those get installed.

Hugs,
Dena

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

you tempt me! I agree with the 3 cups of coffee!

Sailing Simply said...

I love a cozy fire just for the ambiance too. I thought your blue was going to be in the flame. LOL! Love your blue dishes, silver and your treat looks devine! Very enticing setting!

Miss Char said...

Well first of all I must compliment you on your choice of music. I'm sitting here in front of my fireplace tapping my toes to Seger sitting Old Time Rock n Roll.
Your tablescape just makes me want to get up and bake! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Oh how I wish I had a fire to cozy up to -- this looks so inviting! I love your silver and your blue and white china, too. Some gorgeous pieces!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love your warm blues by the fire..
what a lovely post..

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Love it, Love it!!!
Where ever did you get that coffee canister?? it is beautiful! And a whole set?? Lucky girl...
I am 100% Dutch... Live in Holland Mi. :) That's the kind of thing that sells around here & I never even look at it. I am going to go looking...
You always set everything up to look so pretty... & I am always hungry when I leave here :)

Ruth said...

what a beautiful Post BJ!!

Have a great night!

Blessings,
Ruth

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty dishes and love the canister. The scones look yummy especially with the powdered sugar.

Stella said...

Nothing says home like a roaring fire and a hot cup of coffee. We have a Ben Franklin in our lake cabin and I love to burn it. The scones look yummy.

Debbie said...

The whole scene is just plain INVITING. I think your scones look marvelous, and all the blue and white is beautiful.

I feel the same about fires.
Now, we broke our *mother's back* stepping on a crack. Wonder why the difference? Either way, I still have a hard time stepping on a crack. LOL

Great, warm post BJ!

Lady Katherine said...

I do love it so! The coffee cannister! How I would love to have one! Oh, the dishes, love, love! Ah, the scones I can just taste! Love the silver and yes a roaring fire! Ah!
Thanks for joining me for Tea Time! Love the blue and whites!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love those blues!!! Your fire is so inviting, and the scones.....oh my! Yummy!

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I could just pop over and join you for coffee and a scone in front of that lovely fire. It looks so cozy and comforting! Your blue and white dishes and canisters, and the bell or so pretty. Blue and white is something I really don't have much of but for some Blue Willow dishes. You may make a convert out of me!!

XO,
Jane

Linda Chapman said...

I love all your pretty pictures! Wish I was sitting with you sharing a cup of tea and eating one of those yummy looking pastries!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, sweetie, this is exactly the place to be when you can't sleep..and here I am! WHY can't my posts be this nice. Oh..wait..I don't have one of those fireplaces..but I do have a fireplace..just not lit right now. And...a goodie to munch on. Would tea keep me awake? No matter. I am feeling all warm and cozy and glad to be alive even if I did spend too much on scrapbooking!
I need to be grateful! It's that time of year. Thanks for reminding me..
Big hugs!
Mona

From the Kitchen said...

My mother used to issue the same warning about staring into the fire. I still think about it when I sit in front of our fireplace--so far, so good!!

I enjoyed your blueness today. Very cozy!

Best,
Bonnie

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

I love this whole post BJ. Can I come over and sit by the fire with you and have a cup of coffee?
Hugs,
Penny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh BJ, this is so pretty. Love your gorgeous blue and white. The canister is fabulous and using the silver is so pretty with your setting. Stunning. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

BJ, every inch of this post is yummy! We sat by the fire yesterday to enjoy a cup of coffee and a visit with a friend. Like you, I could sit and stare at the dancing flames for hours. I laughed at your sayings. Funny how those little things stick in ones mind.
Thanks for the spot of tea in that beautiful cup and the yummy scone. I had mine with powdered sugar! ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You'd better set another setting. .. that looks like a yummy scone with jam and I could use your sense of humor today! HA! You always lift my spirits! Thank you, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Vicki said...

Oh my! That buttery scone looks delicious! And...so do your blues. How inviting! Wish I could join you. I'd get my toes as close as I could to that fire. I hope you enjoyed it.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Your fire place looks so warm and inviting. Trish

xinex said...

Great photos, BJ! You sure made your blues look very warm...Christine

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
*hugs*deb

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
Your Blue Windmill Canister is just the prettiest blue..I also adore the fire going..we have had a fire every night after work..and I always fall asleep on the couch watching the fire..(OH my, I sure hope I don't wet the couch)LOL....
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Kathleen said...

Oh pretty!! What a warm and cozy spot you have there. So inviting. Just love the blue and white! Pretty!

Justine said...

BJ!!!!! I so miss you. I just found out some horrible news about another blogger (Wendy, from No Botox Allowed) and it made me wistful because I've stopped reading blogs of the people I really love and adore. You of course were at the top of the list.

I'm glad to see you've got the Franklin all fired up again. Like you, I love (contained) fires. There's something so soothing about them.

And OMG, you made those fluffy bits of goodness? Ooh, they look SO good.

Love you,
Justine :o )

Carol said...

Nothing's cozy like a fire! Romantic too.
Your blues are absolutely lovely today!

Betty said...

BJ you always make everything look so warm and inviting and yummy! I love scones but always buy them since any I have tried to make just haven't turned out so good. Would you share your recipe? Please.....

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything looks so welcoming. What a wonderful fireside setting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Your little fireside is so warm and inviting! The dishes are just wonderful. I'd come over for a snack anytime!

Kelly

(P.S. Found you through 2nd Time Around. I'm your newest follower!)