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Saturday, December 18, 2010


Sometimes, I see photos that just blow my sox off.
Some of the following  pictures came from the internet,
others, probably from someones blog.

PLEEEEEZE don't sue me for my $1.00
if you see YOUR photo here somewhere.
Just consider it a HUMONGOUS compliment. :))
I couldn 't decide if it was the beautiful  JAR that I love so much
about this photo..
those amazingingly cute black and white checked curtains!

Did I love the BLUE AND WHITE checks in this adorable photo....
or all the beautiful BLUE DISHES...
or that amazing island...
or the pots hanging from the ceiling rack..
or that EXTRA LARGE  kitchen Christmas tree...?

Did you guess ALL OF THE ABOVE ?
From the darling  floor
to the awesome island..metal ?? Amazing !
to the plate rack on the wall
to the awesome pendant lights
to the full-of-personality arrangement on the olden looking walls
to the american flag.....
What can I say about these
I KNOW where THIS photo came from...
I took it !!

A friend bought these AWESOME 
BLACK AND WHITE CHECKED boots in Las Vegas..
I said, "Sit that one up on the table, in front of that pretty flower
so I can show my BLOGGER friends that I'm not the only one 
sign !!
OOO....and a farm house sink...
...and how cool is THIS sink.
O, yes...and I can remember when the  STOPPER was at the
other end of a chain like this.
(the bar soap made me smile...we haven't had bar soap in our house in a long...long...time.)

Candlesticks of glass are so elegant and especially when they are all holding a PINK candle..
may I just say...
oh..honey !

I am thinking that if you could pick up this entire kitchen
and look on the bottom,
it would surely say,
I've had this photo like...forever.
I aim to have a sign like that...
still, after 2 yrs, trying to think of the
perfect name to go on it.

I am thinking
coffee  tea  and  fine books
closed on SUNDAY
I love love love this hutch..from the little cross bar that holds the doors shut
to the tin and enamalware it holds on it's top shelf...

I just know, tho, that I can't live with this finish.
I LOVE it ....on someone elses piece.
I tried shabbying one up once...
sanded, distressed, all I could think to do to it.
It lasted about a week and I REPAINTED it.

I DO love it in your cottage but the MAIN thing is that  YOU love it.
So many different styles are offered up to us. We all pick and choose a style
that we love and ....go for it.

I think that's GRAND.
 I love seeing all the different styles and IN things.

This is only ONE of the reasons I love blogging so much.
I am just sitting back, all ready for.....


Sarah said...

Fun photos, BJ. Gotta love the CC boots!
Have a fabulous holiday! ~ sarah

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this evening.

I loved the kitchen made of red. Now I know you said when you picked it up it would say, "Oh no, Sherry @ Country Wings in Phoenix." This can't be. Yep I love it too. Oh sweetie, isn't that one so amazing. I love red, anything red, and boy does that one scream at me.

I love those boots. Those are so cute. Somebody is a lucky gal. I know they look precious on too.

Oh and before I forget, I loved that big jar with the cup inside. Now that is me. Yep I love country.

Thank you for the beautiful share sweet friend. And if you see Santa out your way, could you ask him to send me one of those big country tables, like the one holding that Christmas tree in the one photo. I love it.

Many hugs sweetie and SO much love, Sherry

Julie Harward said...

I am ready mostly..baking to do this week. I love the kitchen with the milk sign and those boots! ;D

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I love all your pictures you picked probable for the same reasons...I do like to see everyone else's shabby chic like you....but I prefer my painted finished slick and shining without any distressing. Trish

xinex said...

Love, love love all these pictures, BJ. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family!....Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I love the blue/white kitchen the best and pick it up and I bet you it says Gloria on the bottom ha ha!! Hey girl don't you love me any more you took my name off your side bar...I have one of those jars in my kitchen...but girl I had to take the flour out of it I got those bugs in it so now I keep my flour in the frig...tried putting sugar in mine ants had a feild day with it...Oh living in the mountains is so much fun girl ha ha!! I pray all is well in your world my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbie said...

I love all of the creative captures. My favorite of all was the red island with that black and white checked tile on top.

And those boots? LOVE them!

Theresa said...

SIGH... Love it all! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday morning dear BJ! BIG GANKY HUGS!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All great pics to share BJ! Glad to hear that you're all ready for Christmas and enjoying the weekend! I have one small thing to pick up, then candy and cookies to make. But that won't take long-Happy Sunday:@)

sissie said...

Hi BJ!

Isn't it wonderful when we can just sit back, relax and dream!!!

I love all of these wonderful kitchens and rooms. Thanks for sharing.
Your blog looks beautiful.


Deanna said...

I love it all, especially that cowboy boot!

Texas hugs,
Deanna :D

Susan said...

Those photos are exceptionally beautiful!! I love the jar and the gingham curtains!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Beautiful pictures BJ! Mostly as ready as I'm going to get here. Those boots are over-the-top fun!!

Merry CHRISTmas!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,
Oh m goodness - I love the photos you shared - especially the blue and white check tiles - love - love them.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Vee said...

"Don't sue me for a dollar" Ha! That was the best chuckle I've had all morning. Yes, I see that you've got a thing for black and white check and you've got it bad. I think that makes it real good! Oh yes, a farmhouse sink or a fake farmhouse sink even...

Donnie said...

I hope nobody got offended because I love the house tour you took us on. Such lovely places who would not want it redone here. I have a mad passion for the Blue Willow. Have a fabulous day.

Connie said...

BJ, I agree with you on the red with checks. I love that one the best, but I doubt I've yet to find my perfect kitchen, sugar. I love this post of yours though.

Sall's Country Life said...

BJ, Thanks for sharing the fun collection of photos. That was better than buying a $5 magazine (and didn't have to put up with the ads)HaHa! Hard to choose any favorite pic, loved them all things country and farm-fresh! Enjoy your weekend...all ready for Christmas...Good For You!!! Wish I could say the same.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, all of your pictures are just fabulous. I am with you, I love the shabby look, however find it hard for me to live with. I hope you and all your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Annie Louise said...

Great photos--thanks for sharing.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, they are all right up my alley...I love them all..but I think the first one with the blue and white, wait..I think that stove in that last think...
I loved every one of them! Finding "blogging" and seeing what women, including you my dear, have done to make their homes so extra special..glorious, homey, stunning..and all the other words that discribe HOME, was a great day for me.
(Wow! That was one looong sentence!)
Bj, thank you for...just everything. Your kind words..and most of all your precious friendship. You are dear to me.
Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

We are birds of a feather! You know my kitchen is black and white!
beautiful pictures, BJ!