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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A teeny tiny change...

CAFE'
French for COFFEE
a little french sidewalk cafe ALWAYS comes to mind when I see the word CAFE'
Brazilian coffee is probably one of the best.
See the burlap bag behind these packages of coffee ?
Well...
I've been wanting one forever but every time I see them for sale...
like on EBAY,
they are way too much money.
*sigh
am I the ONLY one that lives on a Social Security Budget ?
Sooo,
when Mr. Sweet came home the other day with
THREE of the above burlap CAF'E BRASIL sacks,
I just about fainted, dead away !
"O My Gosh...where in this world did you find THESE?"
"At an import/export warehouse downtown...."
"How much were they?"
"$2.00 each...."
"WHAT..??...2 BUCKS EACH?"
"Yep...but they're used."
"Can we get some more?? and do they have different logos on some?"
"and, where am I going to hang one ?"
THEN,  I remembered seeing this cuteness at
KIM'S (this belongs to her sister) so
I've got a rooster cabinet, too. 
I'm knowin' I can never get it as cute as this, tho..
gonna try. 
This wall above my Rooster cabinet is just about right...
sooo,
down came the curly Q iron Frenchy shelf....
(it's been there for a solid year so I am ready for a change...) 
..and up went this fun burlap bag...
and...
I AM LOVIN' IT, YA'LL.....
So cute and lots of fun...
I may not keep it up there for long...
but for now...
it's such a fun piece.
 "Save the Amazon...Use jute"...
don't you love it ?
THEN, I got some MORE inspiration 
this time from MISS MUSTARD SEED...
I love every single thing she does and she has no idea 
I STALK her blog...all the time.
Run over there sometime and get your sox knocked right off your feet..
she has AMAZING ideas and is so talented.
and has more energy than ANYone I've ever known.
When I saw her basket and fruit, I had to put MY basket of fruit there...
 I love it...thanks to:
(i am such a KOPY KAT..and can't seem to help it..)
Oh, yes...
I saved you a HOT BISCUIT...
so let me pour you a cup of
Brazilian coffee...
 and get out the butter and 
STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM.
I only have ONE more jar
so it's time to buy fresh, juicy bright RED strawberries
and 
MAKE SOME MORE...
(oops...I should have posted THIS one before my last week making of MORE jam) 
OOO, I am SOOO not with it.
I am linking with
Thanks so much, ladies. 
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xoxo bj

31 comments:

middle child said...

Save the Amazon, use Jute is the coolest thing ever! That's a special one.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bj, that looks great and only $2! You can copy me or my sister any time.

Vee said...

Three? He got you three?! What a guy!! It looks perfect right there and I'm going to tell you something. We're all copycats. It's true and I don't care who we're talking about. That's what people do...they spark each other and build from someone else's clever idea and make it their own. It just keeps going round. No, there's nothing new under the sun, but there are plenty of interpretations. Amen!

Sarah said...

Love that Mr. Sweet! Your bags are great, BJ. Love the one that says: Save the Amazon. ~ Sarah

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You are so sweet, BJ! That coffee sack is to die for and I love your apples in the wire basket. :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I would have loved to seen the look on your face when he brought those home. And $2.00!!! That certainly scores husband points!!! ;)

I love what you did with it. It is perfect where it is. I had to chuckle a little when you mentioned Miss Mustard Seed because I was just over their before visiting you. I don't know what is more amazing, her beautiful work or her energy. I love her stuff too. She is so inspiring.
Hugs, Sue
P.S. I made the Sunshine Cake. All I can say is that I am making it for Easter! It was delish!!

Marigene said...

What a sweet husband, no wonder you have kept him for 50+ years! He sure found you the buy of the week, BJ.

arkie said...

Love your little change! You have such a cute blog!

Brenda Eason said...

It is beautiful even if you copied lol....so wish I lived close I would love some coffee =)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Don't we just find the best stuff bloggin? Yay for kopy cats!!! Love your bag and it looks great!!
big hugs,
Debra

Sincerely Mama said...

That Mr. Sweet is a keeper! Now, if you want to get more, I'll make you a few throw pillows. Let me know.

Sincerely Mama said...

oh, by the way! Check out the real deal (coffee, not bags) here: www.justlovecoffee.com/Cagle

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi BJ...

Ohh my gosh...your honey is the best!!! Can you believe that he come carrying home...not one...but three of those darling burlap coffee bags! And...that they were only $2 each??? I'm just tickled pink for you, Girlfriend! I love how it looks hanging up above your rooster cabinet...which by the way...is just the cutest and coolest piece ever!!! Love your pretty basket of fruit and I spied that cute little bunny lamp too! Such a pretty vignette, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us today!!!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

Lori said...

I get so many ideas from Kim too! Got one from you, my post today is about my freezer jam.

Lori said...

I gave you a shout out too!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

BJ, I love it. Looks fabulous and for $2 ~ WOW. Burlap is so much fun to do projects with. ~Blessings

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
So glad you were able to get your coffee sacks...if you're needing any more inspiration you might stop by and visit my friend, Pam at her blog site, for the cutest chair make over at http://pammiejoandfriends.blogspot.com/2011/03/coffee-sacks.html.
Be sure to tell her I sent you. She is one creative lady!
I adore your cabinet makeover! Keep those inspiring ideas coming!
Fondly,
Pat

Theresa said...

Look at Mr. Sweet finding a bargain that made you pass out:) Love it and love what you did with it, gorgeous! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Angela said...

What an absolutely 'yummy' post...loved what you did, the vignette turned out amazing. REALLY loved those crosses on the wall too..and thanks for the jam and scones. Quite delicious!

mississippi artist said...

I love it! Hey we are all copycats or none of us would have ever walked or talked.LOL!

Tiff said...

I love your blog. This is my first time here, but I'm now following. Please fllow my little blog. I'm a newbie to blogging and only have a few.

would love to be featured on your stie as well if you like any of my projects.

Thanks!
Tiffany
www.breafast-with-tiffany.com

Rita said...

Well Bj,aging you really showed off your imaginative talent. I don't anyone else who can take ordinary and somehow transform to extra ordinary. Your biscuits and jam would go so well with my cup of tea.
Hugs,
Rita

LV said...

I never would have thought of using that type bag for anything. You certainly came up with a super idea that works. It looks nice the way you have it displayed. I am sure you gave the better half a big smooch.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You're not being a 'copy cat.' It's not like you live right next door, to the gal, whose decor you love. :-)

You keep yourself young, with the joy you find, in little things. We could all "take a page from your book," as the saying goes.

Good for you, Dear One!

Marie said...

Oh I've been wanting one of those jute coffee sacks! They're so in right now. Love your little vignette there Ms. BJ. Such eye candy!

When you get a chance, come stop by my blog. My home has been featured in Romantic Country this issue. I'm sooooo thrilled to pieces!
-marie

Debbie said...

Fantastic, BJ! I love the whole new look of your rooster cabinet and surrounding area.

And I may not be on a SS budget, but I'm on a single income two kids in college budget so I REALLY appreciated the steal you got on the burlap.

Martha said...

Love this and only $2! Perfect! Found you over at Sage Cusine. Thank you for being word verification free. That makes me very, very happy. I'm a new follower :-)

Madeline's Album said...

I enjoyed this post very much. The photos are great and I good almost smell the coffee, biscuits and jam. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Shug said...

Love those coffee sacks! Good thing I'm not going to be able to make it out your way, because I might would have picked me up a coffee sack as a souvenir! .

Good Post, Beautiful Pictures and some yummy looking food..
Hugs,
shug

pammiejo said...

Thanks for dropping by and seeing my chair with the coffee burlap bags. I've heard that you need to wash the sacks before making them into pillows - I'm trying to get brave enough to do that. I'm afraid they'll fall apart when I do that. Will let you know how it works. Your blog is so cute and I'm just like you - a big copycat - but, hey, that's why I love blogging!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great find and only $2! Mr. Sweet sure knows what you like:>) I bet he could even make you a wooden frame to stretch it over, it would look like canvas art!