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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

delight....

Meet me for an afternoon on the porch swing...
with some of my WHITES..
white dishes, that is....

For our afternoon delight, I have country peach passion tea...
caffeine free herbal tea..... ummmm.....
and a delicious, refreshing piece of homemade
Southern LEMON PIE.....
strawberries and pecans added to the side...
you may have noticed that SWEET NOTHINGS cottage is seldom
without strawberries and pecans...
*
this recipe is out of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE....
with Eagle Brand milk..
O HONEY
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a little story here....
when my son was a little boy..from about 4 to 45..
he loved Eagle Brand so much that he kept a can in the fridge
at all times, opened, with a spoon in it. He would take a spoonful,
then wash his spoon (if I was in the room at the time), stick it back in, and cover the whole thing with Cling wrap..
needless to say, I get all fuzzy every time I see a can of Eagle Brand Milk !!
this is my cherished VINTAGE Red Cliff Ironstone
covered sugar bowl...
I am totally in love with it and other pieces by Red Cliff..
I bought this piece, once again, on eBay...
the little pitcher has no markings at all on the bottom....
and it was found at the local flea market, years ago..and, the third white piece is the bowl from The Dollar Tree..

I am still in love with my precious little tea cup and saucer..
this was a win from the sweet SHERRY...I want to thank
her once again ...I surely have enjoyed using it.
little vintage, 2ND TIME AROUND silver sugar spoon...so in need of polishing... belonged to my mama...
The pretty lacy piece this is all sitting on came from Hobby Lobby several years ago...i have gone back to find another just like it but have yet to find one....

26 comments:

J Bar said...

Wonderful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I want to come visit. How beautiful and inviting. And yummy! The pictures are gorgeous. You really have that knack for beauty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Karie

Pondside said...

What a welcoming sight.
I love the image of your son as a boy, with his cling-wrapped tin.
I cherish the memory of my now-grown son with the fridge propped open with his foot while he drank the dregs of a carton of milk. I was horrified at the time, then laughed, and now enjoy the memory.

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful..and I'll follow you anywhere for a piece of that lemon pie..my favorite! ;D

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Everything looks beautiful. What a sweet story. I haven't thought about Eagle brand is a while. It reminds me of dad who loved Eagle brand right out of the can. Thank you for putting a sweet memory in my heart and a smile on my face.

Clarissa said...

How inviting!The place, the food, everything!^_^


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Zondra Art said...

Everything looks beautiful!
Have a nice day,kisses:)

Marilyn said...

I just love to sit on my porch & yours looks wonderfully inviting!! The pics are beautiful....
Marilyn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon BJ! The pie looks great and I love your footed tea cup-enjoy:@)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

PS-Gnee of Singing With Birds just posted a link to No Bake Cheesecake using that milk-looks mighty good:@)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Beeej,
I would LOVE to sit with you a spell on your porch. It is beautiful! I am on a diet, so I could only have the tea, tho.
xoxo
Me

Picket said...

BJ I love seing pics of anything on your porch! It always has that 'come on up and sit...I'll fix you something good' feeling..lol Love those beautiful white pieces and every porch should have Old Glory waving proud..I think Eagle Brand Condensed Milk is required by law to be in every pantry...right? lol Have a great day you sweet little toot...Love ya...Picket

Beth in NC said...

I always love coming by here. Your blog is a breath of fresh air and just oozes hospitality. I want to come visit your porch. :o)

Bless you today!
Beth

Gail said...

I like the sweet table top, the cute story about your son, and the crisp look of the white, red, & blue.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful outdoor setting, BJ and my oh my that pie looks good.

Marlis said...

What a beautiful setting. Love the tea cup, so dainty. your mama's spoon paired with the ironstone is lovely.

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

The pie looks yummy and the setting absolutely perfect!

Barbara F. said...

Love that pie. And your white dishes. xo,

LV said...

Save me one of those white plate setting and a big serving of strawberries with all the trimmings.

Jo said...

I'll have the peach tea and a big slice of that pie please,lovely setting outside,And your dishes are gorgeous.
I'll just take my sweets over to that delightful swing and hang out with old glory!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a lovely place to sit and enjoy time with friends and family...and I want some of that pie! It looks so yummy.

Designs on 47th Street said...

You always come up with the prettiest posts! Just love your pictures and recipes and friendship. ;)

Donna

The Tablescaper said...

BJ:

I so love your story of Eagle milk. Those are the memories that make a lifetime.

I'm lovin that pale aqua tray too!

- The Tablescaper

gengen said...

Wow pretty. Happy Rednesday. Mine is up.

Linda said...

What a wonderful place to sit and take a rest! I loved the story about your son!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

My goodness, I haven't had a piece of lemon pie for years! May I have a piece of yours? :-)

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Or was it red I heard?
Perhaps it was a varlet
Or a vermilion bird
That shouted out the color
That’s dearest to my heart.
(It makes me feel much duller
If red is not a part.)


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