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Monday, May 16, 2011

Around The World

 Thrifting the other day turned up this ONE curtain panel
that I looked for 2 hours to find another...
but....ONLY ONE..
 I named it my AroundTheWorld panel..
nope...don't usually NAME my curtains..
 This one is so cute, tho...
It has wonderful, magical names of places  that I would love to visit.
My first thought was to make pillows out of it...
and still might do that.
 ....but decided I MUST do a tablescape of sorts with it first.
 Now, you are probably like me.
I would NEVER have thought, in a million years, to use a
on my table.
 but THAT was before BLOGGING came into my life...
O, and yes, SURE that's me surfing...
don't you just LOVE my pink bikini ? and my long, dark flowing hair ?
 ....found this cute little wicker hamper/suitcase at the same time...
pretty cool.
 My dad was stationed in India in WW2....
He brought back the brass goblet (?) so many years ago.
 He also brought this little stuffed INDIAN WOMAN doll back.
He had no children at the time.
Years later, after he and my mom married, I asked him who that doll was for.
He said,
"I just knew that someday, I would have a little 
black haired, brown-eyed girl to give it to...and that's you."
I was 8 at the time...and he was my step-dad...
I've posted a little about him before...he's the one I loved with all my mite !
I sure do miss him. He was the best daddy a little girl could have and one of my very best friends.
 Not sure just why but every time I think of Hollywood, 
I see dark sun glasses and red convertibles.....:))
Mr. Sweet found this older Atlas while out thrifting with moi...
Yep...he likes to go with me every now and then but he REALLY
likes going to garage sales the best.
We haven't had too many yet this spring. Weather not very good for one...
too windy and too cool.
 My dried roses aren't as pretty as some I've been seeing on blogs.
 They are garden roses...maybe I should use floral roses to dry ??
Wonder what to carry in this little case....
Maybe store a few dishes....or flatware, in it...
 Tired of seeing me post BISCUITS??
 ...can't help it...
 ..we just luv biscuits..
love 'em for breakfast or even to make a little sandwich with....
and besides...I think biscuits are pretty.
ONE OF THESE DAYS.... of these days, I sure would love to go to PARIS.
The first thing I would do... a beautiful painting like the one above,
off a talented artist on the streets of  PARIS..
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Thank you to all my hosts...
and sure do thank YOU for stopping by.


Debby said...

Love your panel. It would make a great tablecloth and of course pillows. Love that sweet doll from your father. Your pictures make me so hungry. (((((HUGS))))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your roses are perfection and I absolutely LOVE the fabric! And I would rather eat biscuits than dessert...but I'm a southern girl, too! ♥

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

BJ your new look is beautiful so soft and cozy looking. I love your curtain. You are so right about the blogging thingie. I do things now I had no idea of before blogging. It has even influenced my art. Nothing has to look perfect, as I once, thought. There are so many unique ways to look at things. At least that is how I see it now. Don't feel so hot tonight probably won't do a post for Tuesday.

middle child said...

Love the curtain panel. I am soooo glad I am not the only one who looks for hours for the 2nd on that you just KNOW is there somewhere. Your tablescape is wonderful but Honey,....I gotta call you out on those animal crackers. I mean....really?
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Hi BJ,
I really like your blog! You have such a great sense of style and a beautiful home and family. I just wanted to pop in and leave you a sweet comment. Thanks for bringing sunshine into my rainy world (it's raining cats and dogs here for the next week!).

Olive Cooper said...

The curtain is wonderful and you can do a lot with it. I love seeing your biscuits. What could be better?

Gypsy Heart said...

I love the panel! I think it would make gorgeous pillows. You're lucky to have a step-dad like that...I did too. He was such a good person and good to me, however, he passed away far too young of an aneurysm. Very sad!
My mother made biscuits for breakfast every morning without fail. I love them so much! :-) I don't make them often as I would eat all of them.

Have a wonderful week!

xinex said...

I love Paris, BJ, and I love "Around the World" fabric. You created a fabulous vignette and took lovely photos!...Christine

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; I always enjoy stopping by for a visit,,, your photos are so pretty,,,, the story about your Daddy was just so sweet and tender,,you could just feel the love..... thank you for sharing,,,, the doll is so cute,, what a treasure..


Anonymous said...

so sweet that your dad bought that doll before even meeting you,, I love that,,

NanaDiana said...

Well, first off- GREAT shot of you surfing (uh-huh-I can lie right along with the best of them)..and I love your curtain panel (No lie). I hate that though-when I find one of something and desperately want another -which has probably never been produced because the one in hand was a prototype! At least that's the excuse I give myself.

Love your little piece of luggage too. You are lucky that your hubby likes to go garage saling with you. I think MyHero would just as soon go in for minor surgery.

Hope your Monday was wonderful! Diana

Rettabug said...

Honey, I NEVER tire of seeing your biscuits...or your buns in that bikini, either! LOL Really a cute idea to use all those exotic places to accent your treasures.

I think that panel would make great pillows or chair covers or placemats or a tablerunner...the possibilities are endless! Great find, along with all your other items, too.


Karen said...

I love that curtain panel. It would make great pillows. Those biscuits always make my mouth water... yumm!

Julie Harward said...

Love that painting..and I think biscuits are beautiful too, especially right out of the oven with melting butter on them and sweet jam! YUM. I love the panel and it would make gorgeous pillow covers! I also love your beautiful. :D

Barbara F. said...

Never tire of biscuits! That painting is lovely and the fabric is great, too. Yes, blogging tends to bring out the best in us. Or is it that only the best of us love to blog! :) xo,

Trisha said...

My shower curtain is made out of that same fabric and I love it! You have given me some great ideas for it if I ever decide to change things around! Your biscuits look delicious by the way!!


Alicia said...

Awwww, I love the memory you shared of your father and that doll, so precious!

mississippi artist said...

I love that curtain panel too!It would be great for so many things. How about a cute throw, backed with another fabric and maybe fringe, or a tassel in each corner? I love a good biscuit, but try not to have them too often.

Vee said...

Now that was a sweet find your "Around the World" curtain panel. How about a runner for the table, unless it's large enough for a table cloth? You always have some sweet stories, some wonderful, I don't tire of looking at those scrumptious biscuits, and some wonderful eye candy.

classic • casual • home said...

Biscuits and tablescapes??? Can I be your friend, please?

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the curtain panel. It makes a lovely accent for the table and would make awesome pillows.
I never tire of seeing biscuits.Being from the south it is one of the major food groups... good anytime and with everything.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love that pretty panel and loved even more hearing about your step dad and the little doll!
Now, you know I will never tire of seeing your biscuits. Your recipe has become a regular at my house! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Painting is lovely and the fabric is great!
Kisses and I wish you a pleasant Tuesday.

Jeannie said...

You do have lots of pretty stuff...lovely photos too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new fabric BJ, it's great! And such a fun idea to pull items together from all of the different locations:@)

Anonymous said...

Why not use a curtain panel on a table.... I never thought I would use a vintage quilt on a table!! LOL!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Pat said...

Cute, cute post. Funny how one curtain panel made such a creative idea for you. It was like a little trip! Napkins and placemats? Runner? Overlay on tablecloth? Lots to choose from.


Anonymous said...

BJ that was very creative. I love how you used even (especially) animal crackers. It's neat to hear about your step dad - I hadn't read posts on him before. Very nice post ... as always ... but this one just seemed to surprise me. Who knew, not that the curtain would pose as a tablecloth but that you would pose it with odds and ends and make a blessing out of it! Who knew? Love, Jenn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love that curtain panel, it is fabulous and you created so many super vignettes with all the different destination on the panel. I felt like I went on a wonderful tour. I love your biscuits and would love your recipe. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Paris. It's wonderful. Been there, 12 years ago, for our 40th Wedding Ann. 8 lovely days. :-) Thanks for the memories.


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous and so many things you could do with it!
My link is up now, it didn't post like I told it to do while I was sleeping :) Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for linking up!

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

What a great curtain panel!! I think it works wonderful as a tablecloth. Or pillows....

Now, I am hungry for biscuits -lol.

forgetmenot said...

My, my, you did take us "around the world"!!! Post all the biscuits you want--they look absolutely delicious. Mickie :)

Anonymous said...

BJ...this has to be my favorite post ever!...I enjoyed every word and takin' a mental trip "Around the World"!..your treasures are priceless.
Wouldn't that be the most fun,EVER,visiting ALL these places!
Wish we were planning a trip to Paris right NOW!,if some of the bloggers plan on it,don't leave me!!I want to go!

La said...

What an unusual panel. Have fun with it.

What is the secret to making biscuits? Yours always look so flaky, light, and airy. Mine are always dense and I don't like them.

Rita said...

What beautiful post; full of lovely photos and memories. where would our life be without them? Like you blogging has changed my life' meeting ans sharing with people from around the globe; how lucky we are.

KleinsteMotte said...

WOW you must be tired after that busy blog!! Great stuff! I dropped by to look for Gerry but I guess she's dropped from the blogging world.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This was very clever. I do all sorts of things on tables now that I didn't do before blogging. I always thought I set a "pretty" table, but looking back I see that sometimes my tables were a bit boring compared to some of the tricks I pull now!

I just love how you themed the items to the curtain. Pillows would be great from that fabric...or a table runner. We had a wicker case like that and ours was lined with fabric and held a picnic set.

Kathleen Grace said...

Very cool curtain panel BJ, I know you'll make something so cute out of it:>) The story about your stepdad is so sweet, you were very lucky, not everyone gets a step father who loves them like that. I never get tired of your biscuits, I just get tired of not getting to eat any of them! lol

KK said...

What a fun post! I think that curtain pael is great! I like the idea for a tablecloth. I'm your newest follower. Oh yeah...the biscuits. Mmmmm. I want one NOW! with butter and strawberry preserves please.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Beautiful photos bj. I enjoyed reading the story about your son and his eagle brand milk too :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
This is a great piece of fabric! I bet you'll get the perfect inspiration for using it in the future.

For now it is perfect as a tablecloth!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around and being such a super blogging friend!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovin' that Around the World panel! NOPE...I hadn't thought of using a panel on my dining room table;however, I did try a flat sheet ONCE. Didn't much care for that look @ ALL!!! HA! I wish my biscuits looked as yummy as yours and didn't add inner tubes to my already buldging mid~drift bluge!!!
Cute post!
P. S. I DID have a pink bikni once..."Mr. Ed" thought I looked delicious in it!