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Sunday, May 1, 2011

COUNTRY REDS

I am still really enjoying this GREAT book ...
There's so many great photos...
I hope YOU can get this book, if you like the 
ROMANTIC PRAIRIE STYLE.
I always want to *copy* things from blogs and books and....
well....POTTERY BARN.
I saw that photo on the left and just had to put
MY faux flowers on my vintage, handmade little chair.
I know...I am waaay too old to PLAY but......
Now, I would just love to find an olden farm table such as this...
One reason THIS one is so cute is...
it's paired with cute, mismatched chairs
AND
it's all about......OUTSIDE.
This book is filled with the BEST ideas..
OMYGOSH...
...and when I saw THEIR narrow entry, I had to pair it with MY entry on the right.
...I love that we both used long benches....that's what you do in such a narrow space, I think.
A couple months ago, I made these amazing POP OVERS..
and I froze quite a few...
They are just as good after thawing and warming as they
were when I made them.
Popovers are mostly EGG and so light, they almost float off the plate.
THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA'S  recipe HERE
I PROMISE they are simple simple simple to make...
and I am pretty sure you will love them...
especially if you have a cute RED and WHITE checked tablecloth to serve them on! :))
THANKS, JEANNE...
We eat almost ALL our meals in this delightful place..
just in front of the wall of bookshelves...
and sit just right to watch a favorite program on tv while we eat.
...sometimes, we just eat and talk...
sometimes we just EAT. :))
SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE sure isn't new...
nor fancy in ANY way...
but it is so comfortable and I love our home.
It just.........fits


See the little tiny yellowish green colander that's so adorable?
Salvation Army..75 cents and I just love the little thing.
Thanks for joining me in my Country Reds today.
I am so delighted to join in with
My thanks, ladies, for hosting each and every week.
and..
Thank YOU for coming by today.
I sure love it when you visit.
xoxo bj

On bended knees for the tornado victims.

48 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I have got to get that book! And I love your ways bj and the way you look at everything, you are such a nice lady! ;D

weissbunt said...

Made your easy peanut butter cookies today for dessert - everyone loved them!!! Thanks for the recipe - you made me shine ;-). Have a wonderful day - maks :-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for the prayers! We need them here in Alabama! I love getting ideas from books and magazines, and you are never too old to play! Did you like the French Inspired Home, too? I really like that one. i have not seen Fifi's book yet, but it is on my to be read list for sure.

(((hugs))),
Ricki Jill

Kathleen Grace said...

Love your country reds BJ! I just splurged and got myself that book and I love it! My daughter, Lauren, picked it up here and flipped through it and she loves it too:>) Like mother like daughter I guess. We are looking forward to making her apartment romantic Prarie Style cute!

laurie said...

your photos are lovely, I'm following your blog and this is why,, eye candy!!I never knew you can freeze pop overs,, thats so good to know.Your little green colander ,, i saw one just like it in Winner's,,and it was 15.99 onsale and 29.99 regular price,, I'd say you did well.

Cozy Little House said...

I adore where you eat. Not to mention WHAT you eat! Care to send a care package someday?
Brenda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your home is very cozy and inviting BJ! And nope, we're never too old to play, that's what keeps everyone young:@)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I need to get that book! You copy cat very well and don't you ever get to old to play! I know I'm gonna play as long as God allows me to! :) I love seeing your home and your always have everything just perfectly cozy and you always feed me! I just love that part! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

We've got a narrow hall and, you're right, the bench is such a great look. We have a radiator cover in ours, which I also really like. I guess narrow hallways need something to break up the space a bit.

Sarahx

Sarah said...

BJ, first off, congratulations on winning the $100 gift card at Cuisine Kathleen. Have a great shopping trip!
I've never made popovers, but these sure do look good. Easy, you say? I'll have to try them.
Sweet post as always! ~ Sarah

Madeline's Album said...

Enjoyed this post very much. Love the little colander. Your home is so pretty and your popovers look so good. Have a blessed evening and thank you for your prayers for Our State of Alabama. Madeline

Debby said...

And I love your home as well. Your home should be in a magazine.
I am going to have to find that book as well. Love that style.
I'd ride a bike if I could. I could just see me rounding the curves and the hills. I do have a Huffy grandma bike, like the ones that are popular now. Just no safe place to ride it. I think Mr. Sweet would look styling on a bike. I would love to live somewhere where all you had to do is walk. Sounds like fun.
Have a great week.

Vee said...

I like your pictures better than theirs. You copy real good.

Donnie said...

I love your home too and appreciate that you are such a gracious hostess.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

they can keep all the towers and cathedrals in France and anywhere else.. I'd rather see your country setting anytime.. You just have SOUL and that cant be bought in a store or out of a catalog...

xoxoxoxo
Sonny

Debbie said...

I always love the photos from your home,especially your reds. I want my home to be as inviting as yours.

And I make popovers, but I never knew you could freez them.

(Probably because none ever last long enough to freeze!)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yuumy, BJ. Love your country reds!

Lolita said...

Simplemente bello todo lo que colocas, tu colador es precioso,gracias por compartir.
DE hecho tu entrada quedo más linda que la de la revista, eres una super decoradora, de igual manera me necanta decorar y mi epsoso y yo somos solo nosotros entonces pasamos dando vueltas para decorar la casa como las revistas jajjaj !!!
Besos,
Lolita

Cindy said...

Same here, I love to get ideas from books and magazines! I'm keep trying to win a copy, but haven't yet! I'm going to have to get a copy!

Ginny said...

I want to come and sit at the table with you and eat the popovers. I love your black and white checked teapot!! And how very cool the way you have shown pages of the book next to your very similar things!! You are right, the popover recipe is easy and I have just printed it, thanks!

Mary said...

Love the country reds and I love popovers! I wrote down the recipe, and I will make them! Thank you for sharing this on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Chicken Wrangler said...

Lovely photos - red is one of my most fav colors! my kitchen is BATHED in it!

Gina said...

I have to get that book too. I love your red and white table. I have a tablecloth just like that but how do you keep it from getting stained. When my kids were home I used to put a piece of clear plastic on top to protect it or I'd be washing it every day. I really do love to have a tablecloth on the table. Is the table in the living room? Love everything!!!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I would love to visit your lovely, cozy home BJ. Wow those pop-overs look out of this world. HH would never eat one, he is too stubborn to try anything different and I tempted to eat beyond my 1500 cal meal plan. But you said they freeze well, so I might have at it. Thanks for stopping by lovely lady.
QMM

Sandi McBride said...

Your Country Reds enthrall and amaze, but the little green colander, now that is a treasure! I make popovers every other Sunday and Yorkshire Pudding on the off Sunday. They are very similar but for the beef fat in the Yorkshire...love all your pretty doodads!
hugs
Sandi

glimpse of my world said...

You won my give a way darlin'!!
email me your home address!! Hugs!!

Rita said...

You do have a lovely home. As always you show us your talent in decor and photography. Have never made Pop Overs, nowI am tempted. to try and I have to get that book. Thank you again for sharing your little corner of Paradise.
Rita

SmilingSally said...

I THINK I see the tiniest bit of blue in that book. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Love red and white checked too. Haven't gotten the book yet, but looking forward to picking it up. Would love to make something from Barefoot Contessa but I will have to put it off until I slender down a bit. Thanks for sharing! x0x0

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very charming post. And in my opinion no one is too old the play. Love the red and white check Have a great day!

LV said...

Enjoy the book for your own pleasure. You have plenty of great ideas of your own without using someone else's. I really like the Pottery Barn tho.

Pat said...

Hi BJ
Love this post and country reds.

Your comment at the back porch made me smile. I read it to J. Not long after we started dating we discovered just how much we have in common when we sat on the banks of the Cuivre River, fishing and sharing a cigar. Anyhoo...we've sort of grown through the years...and they said it wouldn't last.:-)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh BJ, I love coming by your blog, it's so happy and positive, you're a wonderful lady! I love your book, need to get it! I love your recipe for peanut butter cookies. I just like the French inspired house!
Hugs to you sweet lady.
FABBY

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

I have been wanting that book since it hit the news stands!
BJ I love peeks into your beautiful home! I too love reds!

Hugs, Dolly

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fabulous book and I love all of the pictures. Great inspiration and drool power. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Ralph said...

The old kitchen has its charms, although such old traditions as wood stoves that leave uneven baking are probably better off gone - gas or electric and even heat bake a better popover...

Speaking of which, I'd like this beauty filled with a honey-butter. The layers of eggy taste is perfect at any meal, my favorite breakfast paired with a strong cup of coffee. Yum!

Jeannie said...

What a lovely blog filled with your beautiful photos of your home! Makes me want to redecorate my home too! So sweet!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photos and a wonderful blog - so glad to have found you!

chubskulit said...

Just beautiful!

Blue Hyacinth, hope you can come and see. Thanks!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Once again reading your blog feels like a warm hug...I love that!

jeanne said...

Hi bj, I only have one thing to say. I WANT A POPOVER! Smile. Your post is over the top in style and good food. I like your entry way the best.
Who makes the black and white tea pot and canister. My friend in LA that just got married, collects it. I love it too. It looks great with the red and white.

You are the best,
Love you bunches, Jeanne

Liz said...

I love all your reds and I'm hungry! ;)

Happy RT.

Mine's here.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I always love seeing photos of your home BJ. It feels so cozy and so inviting. I love the table with the backdrop of books....like dining surrounded by good friends.
XO
Susan

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I haven't had breakfast yet, so that very last photo with the apricots and butter on the muffin...well, I'll just say I'm droolin'!!!!

Love the country look this time BJ!!

Here is my Tuesday Link:
Face in the Barroom Floor

I'd really like to have you stop by if you can. Have a wonderful day ahead.

Mel Cole said...

Fantastic captures. Look so homey. :) Would love you to visit my Ruby Tuesday page here.

Mel Cole said...

Dropping by here again and want to share my Blue Monday page too.

Kathleen said...

Love your country reds! I don't get too many decor mags, no time to read them all. I only buy when I can get those 4.99 a yr deals. I have a friend who alerts me when she sees them on the net.

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

Your photos are delicious! LOL

Love that checked tablecloth too!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!