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Monday, January 3, 2011

A few more favorites...

I'm just like most everyone else...
I am always seeing rooms and things
that make me fall deeply and completely 
These were taken off blogs,
out of magazines...a few off the web.
Not SURE where each picture came from..
I'm just  SURE that I love them all...
subtle colors...
This just beckons you to come lie down with a great book
and eat one of those pears....*sigh
I love the touch of whimsy that the red checked pillow brings to the table.
Now, I can see that this room and several of the others shown probably had
I've seen a LOT of rooms on budgets that were magnificent...
 Is that CHICKEN WIRE in the doors of the cabinet ?
See....I never would have thought to add chicken wire to these elegant surroundings.
I love her use of personal photos on her TABLETOP...
French Provincial....I LOVE IT.
I had a few pieces of it years ago and when
COUNTRY came upon the decorating scene, I ditched all the
french provincial stuff and started gathering up
HARD ROCK MAPLE furniture.
(if only I could get my hindsight and foresight working together!)
All of these rooms feel
HOW do you get that LOOK ?
that FEELING ? 
Does it come from "building" your room over years ?
I just ADORE this bedroom and yet...
I want to PAINT all my furniture.
Do I need to leave some of it in a natural state.?
I have a few...very few....pieces not painted that I love but....
KIM'S guest bedroom has that
a room of  substance.
Not only is it beautiful...
but very welcoming.
Sometimes, that is hard to pull off  ...
she has just the right amount of color for me...and balanced.
THIS bedroom is simple in design but, oh, so lovely.
Very clean...crisp.
Some people just KNOW what looks great together...
I start breathing so fast at this one that I just fainted and had
to "come to" before I could finish this post. !!
Well.....NEARLY !!
Another great bedroom over at CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT.

I KNOW this isn't a room but
isn't that the most awesome little table top.
DONNA is so talented and she knows how to put together
some of the cutest things.
 JENNIFER, that lives at
just finished decorating her master bedroom and it will
flat blow your sox right off your feet.
The above photo was taken during the Christmas season.
She has a lot more photos of it and 
I have to say that I am NOW on the hunt for
I CAN NOT, for the life of me, figure out who THIS beauty belongs to.
HELP...I want to give credit where it's due.
I have a frameless mirror just almost like THIS one and I
don't have a clue how to make that fantastic back for it.
Deb has left a new comment on your post "A few more favorites...":
Hi BJ - the pic is Candy's at The Little Round Table - love them all, as well! 
Thanks so much, Deb.
I have vintage white ironstone pitchers...
but, never in a million years, would I have thought to
put them together for a HUGE amount of awesomeness !
May I just say....
I am on the hunt for VINTAGE CLOCKS now.

these belong over at Cabin and Cottage...
fabulous photo. 
The above 4 photos are from sweet JACQUELINE.
If YOU have some favorite rooms and things,
would you show them to us?
I LOVE looking at other's dreams....
We can get so many inspirations, just looking at beautiful photos.

I am linking with 
 TABLETOP TUESDAY (there's some lovely tabletops in these photos)
There is a question that I would like to get your opinions on...
"If you have a weekly meme, does it make you unhappy if a blogger links to YOUR meme and 4 or 5 (or more) other ones at the same time?"
I added a POLL at the top of my blog.
If you would, I would LOVE to know your thoughts on this.

LOVE, bj


Kim, USA said...

I know for sure you can recreate many of these photos, you are very creative. Happy New Year!

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful, I lake it!

Marydon said...

G'day BJ ~ Love that rose couch & chairs, but everything is gorgeous.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Vee said...

Foresight and hindsight together would be an awesome gift! I enjoyed many of these rooms, but have no clue how to pull a thing together. That's why I visit you.

Terri said...

I was blown away! I love the fireplace headboard!

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

you are right bj...i love them all. i have chicken wire in one of my comfots did it for me!

Deb said...

Hi BJ - the pic is Candy's at The Little Round Table - love them all, as well!

Kathleen Grace said...

Guess which is my favorite? Yup, that red bed! Want. I always love peeking into your favorite photos, we love the same things!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I love all of these images. I love to create the little vignesttes that I am inspired by. And I know soon you will have some with clock faces!!


On Crooked Creek said...

Seems like you're at it again, dear. Decorating that is! HA! Looking at these photos can really get the creative juices going. Thanks for the inspiration and your sweet humor. Fainting and coming to. .. you're a hoot!
By the way. . .What's a meme?

Theresa said...

Dear BJ, too many beautiful rooms for one post! I am about to pass out too:) I don't know how these ladies create such beauty! Enjoy your evening! HUGS!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, how sweet of you to include my guest room among those beautiful rooms. You have great taste. I love everything you showed. I have to go check out that bedroom at the old painted cottage.

Tracy said...

I think I want that blue bedroom please...the sage green one is also pretty; I must be tired since my eyes gravitated toward the bedrooms :)

Char said...

I could get lost in all of those pretty rooms. I have to say I don't see anything there that we couldn't also do.......given the time and of course, the dollars. HA!! Char

Donnie said...

I loved all those but that blue bedroom was decorated just for me. I love all the things you love too. Have a wonderful day.

Designs By Pinky said...

I saw your comment over at Shelia's and had to ask you if changing your header is that easy!!???? I have NO IDEA how to do it and need to get the Christmas pictures changed out now. Can you give me any pointers???? Thanks!!! XO, Pinky

On Crooked Creek said...

I set a goal to learn something NEW everyday. Today it was "meme"! Thanks for letting me know! I'm still working at blog language and abbreviations!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Hi BJ -

Just because you were so sweet to include my "Earrings On A Pig" image, I've posted the detail on that striped mirror over on The Little Round Table just for YOU!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, these are all fabulous rooms and such beautiful accessories, furnishings and colors. I know what you mean, I could just start all over and be thrilled with any of them. So pretty. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

Those first pix came from me and I'm honored that you'd think they were worthy enough to show on your blog also, sugar! Aren't they beautiful. Ethan Allen. Best stuff in the world. Looks good, sweetpea.
I never fret when others use my pictures. It's silly. But I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would want to use the photos of ME on their blog. ;-) LOL

xinex said...

Thank you for showing us these awesomely decorated rooms, BJ! They are all so charming...Christine

PEA said...

I was oohing and aahing over every picture...sigh, some people just know how to decorate, ya know? I get so bored during the winter months, that's when I want to start changing my house around! lol I'd better leave the living room alone, though, since that room has just been redone! hehe xoxo

Sheree said...

Now BJ, I bet your (one and only)Mr. Sweets could think of a way to make your mirror work and look just like that one!!
Be sure and show us his finished product!!

CHERI said...

I'd like one of each, please:)

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Liz said...

They are all beautiful.

Happy RT!

My entries:
Moms... Check Nyo

Maria @ LSS said...

Love the splashes of red. Happy Ruby.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love these images! Beautiful!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi have been busy...browsing and capturing so many beautiful photos and Wow! what a lot of great ideas and inspirations! I'll be interested in seeing the outcome of your poll.

Brenda Kula said...

BJ, it continually amazes me, the talent in little old Blog Land!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my, BJ! You are such a sweetie! I was just scrolling down to catch up...knee deep in grandchildren...and there were your sweet comments on my post! I am so honored to have been included with such beautiful rooms! You are not only a are very creative yourself! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Hi BJ!
You're the birthday girl at Gloria's! A light just went off in my little brain *winks*
I love all your inspiration images! Specially Debbie's (Confessions of a plate addict) And Jennifer's (The old painted cottage) How perfect is that fireplace surround headboard?! And like you I'll be looking for old clocks and clock faces. Sheesh I got rid of a bunch of them a while ago....What was I thinkin'? It's that hindsight 20/20 thang again! Vanna

LV said...

You have good taste. No doubt you will create something similar for yourself.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great pictures BJ Have a blessed week

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great inspiration! I'm pretty sure you provide some of that same inspiration too!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

All so beautiful!! Loved bits and pieces of every single picture!!
Thanks for your visit!!