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Monday, April 18, 2011


Every so often, I am DRIVEN
to post photos from my 
Miss Mustard Seed covered this chair in 
vintage feed sacks
and it is so AWESOME !!
You might want to go over and see many MANY more beautiful pieces she has done.
JULIE got a brand, spankin' new haircut and it is so darling on her.
I just love it, Julie.
If I'm not mistaken (and I was ONCE..:))
THIS cute idea came from DOT at PICKET'S PLACE.
I love using a curtain beneath a long legged table. Really cute idea.
I don't think there's a blogger in the whole of Blogland
that won't recognize THIS INFAMOUS PORCH...:)))
I well remember the first time I ever saw it and just couldn't BELIEVE
ANYone could have a porch that beautiful....
Great job, SUSAN..
NObody does porches like YOU.
 Don't know who this belongs to...
do you ?
All I is gorgeous...
take a look at that flooring..
the cabinets around the sink...
that magnificent wall cabinet beyond the amazing TABLE..
Mercy me
Now, I'm telling ya..I would LOVE to find an awesome vintage (or even reproduction)
That is the coolest thing...ever!
I am searching hi and lo....
I just LOVE 
BRENDA'S row of vintage, green glass canning jars.
I wouldn't mind having a print of this amazing photo to frame.
She says seeing rows of jars like this takes her back to her childhood.
Me, too,'s just that MY childhood goes waaaay back farther than YOURS. :)
I am pretty sure this belongs to DELORES
I love EVERYthing about this porch..
that white floor is making my heart sing
at it's finest...
I would dearly LOVE to sleep here sometime.
All that luscious whiteness is so pretty.
I am really....REALLY wanting to repaint all my black furniture WHITE..
I like every thing in this photo EXCEPT that green chair.!..just don't like the style of it.(oops...
if YOU own it, I am sorry....:(
Can you even IMAGINE having a meal in this most delightful setting.? I can't.
Those red and white plaid cushions..
All the windows....all the white....
no fussy curtains on any of them...
What a beautiful job of decorating, DELORES.
I just don't think my olden heart could take all this beauty, DELORES..
You do, indeed, have a most beautiful home.
LAVENDER COTTAGE is where this adorable TEA hutch lives...
what a cute idea to have all the teas and tea *stuff* in such a cute hutch.
and...she says she nearly always has a sweet treat under the glass dome.
 THIS beauty belongs to Lilla at
Hemma Palandet...
THIS also belongs to Lilla and just the photo
is throwing me into cardiac arrest.
You should be sure to go over, look over her beautiful blog and AWESOME decorating,
sign up to follow and....ENJOY all the eye candy.
 Now THIS, my friends, 
would be an absolute DREAM to live with.
Don't you just LOVE it ?
I am thinking that when I get to Heaven, I just MIGHT get a room like this !! :0)
This image must have been on the Internet and I happened across it.
If it belongs to YOU, please just let me know.
I wouldn't even mind cleaning those beautiful windows.....
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few things that make me swoon.
I get such a rush, seeing such beauty....this is one reason
I love blogging so much.
XOXO bj  
linking with:


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I don't think I can look at any other blogs eyes and heart are full with just this ONE. Thanks for the show and tell...I'm out of mind with envy. :)
Blessings and Hugs,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh BJ, how can you be so *cruel* so early in the week???? -sigh- -moan- -pout- Sharing some new links to new-to-me gorgeous blogs!

Oh sigh! Oh my! Oh mercy! I can't, can't, can't find more new beeeeeeutiful blogs to read! I can't. Eeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! >,-)

You are too, too *cruel.* >,-)

-chuckle- What a treat, is this post. Even if you are being *cruel.* -giggles-

Gentle hugs,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear One, are you in West TX, where the fires are? Oh sigh... I worry about all of TX fires, and especially, when they are near loved bloggers.

Gentle hugs,

Sarah said...

BJ, this post is full of white goodness. The inspiration in your file makes my heart flutter. I could definitely be happy in those rooms.
Happy Week! ~ Sarah

Vee said...

You've gathered some true lovelies and they are so darling that I can't decide upon my favorite. I would have to agree with the green chair. First of all, it's such a comfortable looking room and that chair looks decidely uncomfortable.

Vee said...

Some days I can spell decidedly...others not so well. Oh and when you find your source for the glass mailbox, do let us know.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Thanks for showing us all the beautiful rooms and vignettes! Have a wonderful week!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, they all make me swoon too. Gorgeous. I have to go check out some of them that I'm not famaliar with. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

Sending prayers your way with all the destruction going on!
Your whole post is what heaven must be like. I cannot tell you which I prefer because they ll speak of cozy comfort witha touch of grace. Love it Bj.

Picket said...

OHHHHHH Loved this girl (and not because you showed my humble little skirted sweet thing) but I am sitting here and with each pic I am talking outloud to myself saying.. .'OH MY WORD!!!!' Such gorgeous eyecandy all in one place...right here on your blog....BJ you need to have a weekly post like this so we can come here and drool...girl you can find the most beautiful pics to showcase and I love what a sweetie you are to share with us who these beauties belong ya girl...Picket

Donnie said...

That was like looking through a gorgeous magazine. Thanks so much for featuring these lovely blogs.

Kathleen Grace said...

Peeking at your favorites is always a treat Bj. Now I have some new blogs to visit and, oh I love these photos!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Thanks for the show and tell. I think I am coveting all of these lovelies. I had better repent! And I will certainly pray for rain for your sweet land of West Texas. We have too much, maybe the Lord will send some over to you sweet folks in Texas. In fact there are flood warnings for many of the rivers in Utah. It is either feast or famine here. Love ya, BJ. Enjoy visiting you all the time. Do have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Karie

sharonavinger said...

Thank you, thank you for sharing these awesome blogs - most new to me! I have bookmarked them all and plan to peruse them at leisure.

Susan said...

OMG! What a beautiful room!

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I'm swooning right along with you!!
I'm going to visit some of the ones that I haven't, this should keep me busy for awhile!


Shug said...

I did not see one single picture that I did not like! Our daughter just bought a new home and I can't wait to get in there and do some decorating for her...Wouldn't she love it if I were able to duplicate just one of these lovelies!!!
I just might somehow surprise her...She'll think her mom is tops in the decorating dept... lol

Debby said...

Such sweet pictures from some great people. Wish I had the knack to have my home look like those pictures.
Prayers for rain for your neck of the woods.

Lavender Cottage said...

Well BJ, you are one sweet lady for showing my tea cabinet. I'd love to have you and all your friends in for tea - there's so many varieties to choose from and I've got a number of teapots. I'd bake something yummy to have too.
I envy Susan's porch (recognized it right away)and could live in any of those elegant homes.
We're just in a small house, perfect for a retired couple.
Have a Happy Easter.

Val said...

What beautiful images in this post!

Hemma på Landet said...

Hello my friend!
Thank you for showing my kitchen.:-)
You are so nice and thank you for your kind comment.
Hugs Stina.;-)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, so much loveliness!! Thank you for sharing.

I'm with you on the green chair. It doesn't really do it for my either - but the rest of the room? Yes, please!!


A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for sharing some of your inspiration photos! I have an inspiration binder but I need a folder on my computer!

What a way to start my day!!

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous post with us. Enjoyed it very very much. Hope you get the rain you need and that the fires do not get to close to you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Susy said...

Well...I don't know who that green porch belongs to but I sure do love it. Maybe we'll be neighbors in heaven BJ and you can teach me how to cook (: Will be praying for rain. Easter Blessings.

Debby said...

Hi BJ. Just read your comment. Great minds think alike, hah.
I thought of your post about Deeds and your trip to
American Girl in Chicago. This store isn't as nice as the one in Chicago. Would love to go there someday with the girls.
Hey, we could meet there someday in the future. (((((HUGS)))))

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You just got me wanting to visit a whole lot of other blogs and I have to run out the door...well, now I have something fun to do when I get home instead of laundry :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well that was fun. I just go crazy for Susan's porch every time I see it. Now that is my idea of a happy place to be!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love this post. You and I have very similar tastes! :D I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

LV said...

I am too country. I would not know how to act in some of those settings. Nothing like dreaming what might have been.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Well that was a delight! I randomly clicked on your link at Wow Us Wednesday. You just never know what you're going to find behind one of those little squares! Your blog is a breath of fresh air. I am, of course, following you now. You've got a lovely family. My kids are coming home in a few days and I can hardly wait. Nice to meet you and come visit my blog if you have time. Happy Easter! ~Ann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lots of fabulous inspiration here! Love that skirted table, and that big wall of shelves! Beautiful, beautiful rooms.

Julie Harward said...

I feel highly honored to be among all these beautiful ideas bj..I am blushing..and I thank you for thinking if little old me! You are a sweet heart! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm pickin' my jaw off the PC keys,WOW! those photo's are the very reason we blog,inspiration,creativity,and sometimes green around the gills.
Love this post!
BJ,yall are in our thoughts, praying for rain,too.I've been seeing the fires ragin'.Rain is on the way,friend.

Olive Cooper said...

That last room...a potting room for flowers...imagine having one of those. Will pray for rain♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're like love what you see on all of these fun blogs! I think I may need a new hair do! I love the short style! ♥

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I will have to famaliar myself with some of these blogs.... I have to say I'm one that has not enjoyed this pretty porch as of yet. I have to go and see have good taste my dear. Trish

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I just found you and i just love your happy blog. I am going to be one of your newest followers.


Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

You have a great blog. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

S said...

Major eye candy going on here today!

Jenny @ Faith and Pearl said...

Gorgeous rooms! Thanks so much for sharing. Glad I found you through WUW and I'm now following.

Praying for you all out in West Texas. It is very dry here in East Texas but nothing like yall have out there.


victoriantailor said...

Oh, My, Gosh!! Love, Love your pictures, blog, and your beautiful family, oh yea, and your great attitude!!

abeachcottage said...

Love all the whites in this post! Thanks for adding your link and joining the party at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

Sarah said...

I found your blog through Beach Cottage's Linky party! It is so lovely. Thank you. I'm officially a follower!

~Sarah from Ugly House Lovely Home

Jackie @ Crest Cottage said...

Hi! I love your choices... I think our styles are quite similar!