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Friday, August 26, 2011

AUGUST....KNOCK MY SOX OFF

Every month or so, I do a little ditty called
KNOCK MY SOX OFF.
Just photos taken from blogs and magazines that are so AWESOME
that they just about really do
KNOCK MY SOX OFF...

AUGUST, '11
KNOCK MY SOX OFF
and I've found some adorable things for your pleasure.
Tina had this cute cute sign painted on the driveway side of her cottage.
I LOVE IT....
 PENNY stenciled her table, taking inspiration from a beautiful quilt.
You did a magnificent job, Penny.
You will love this pretty table forever and ever.....amen.







I fell in love with these beautiful iron shelf brackets that
used.....seems to have made the shelves and beautiful ironstone  
just jump off the page.
A wall of just white boards, held up with pretty iron brackets can serve sooo many wonderful purposes...
dishes, books, knick-knacks.
And the wall takes on such dimension when using the darker, iron brackets.
I'm looking for just ONE tiny wall that doesn't already have something on it so I can do this very thing.

Gol-lee,
I sure would like to have that much classic WHITE IRONSTONE.
I wonder what it is about
SOLID WHITE
dishes that we all seem to love so much?
Is it like DIAMONDS..
they have NO COLOR..
but, mercy, we all sure do love 'em.
Same with colorless ironstone, I think.
 She loves pastels...
and sure knows what to do with them.
See that amazing COUNTRYSIDE sign...
just PERFECT for this country sun room.
 Wicker and beautiful, soft pillows just make ya want to stay here forever.
 Cute idea...
she hung this wooden magazine holder beneath  her kitchen counter
and added a couple of cookbooks.
How does she make her books stand up straight in the holder?
Mine always fall forward...??
KATHY at SWEET UP NORTH MORNINGS
♥♥♥
POTTERY BARN BEAUTIES
but FULL OF $$$$$'s..


 SHE printed off these KNOCK-OFF 
Pottery Barn labels and..
SHE MADE PRINTABLES  for US.
All we need to do is find some awesome jars and bottles...
and WALLA...great addition to our mantels,
tables, shelves....
just cuteness all over the place.
Thanks, ANGIE....
COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE
♥♥♥ 
 THIS adorable chest belongs to our sweet friend, KIM,
at SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE.
She is one of the Queens of PAINT ...everything she touches turns out beautifully.






MARTHA loves the RED WHITE and BLUE
and leaves her adorable 
4TH OF JULY
decorations out the whole month of JULY.
  *clap clap clap....for
MID ATLANTIC MARTHA   ♥
I think this is from COUNTRY LIVING.. 
If I had a wooden porch (and didn't live in West Texas, where the sand blows)
I would have me some PORCH LOVE, just like this !
THIS photo shows us that you can have a great front porch if it's long and narrow
instead of large and wraparound.
SWEET NOTHINGS has the long, narrow porch but, alas...ole ugly CONCRETE
instead of the wonderful wooden porch flooring as in the photo.
What was the contractor THINKING !!
 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS..
I wake up in the mornings, walk to my DINING ROOM
with my eyes closed and HOPE that when I open them,
my dining room is going to look
JUST LIKE THIS !!!
* big HUGE SIGH....
...and, to me, there's not much prettier in this world than white painted wood floors.

 LEMON BARS
from 
LARKS COUNTRY HEART ..
They look sooo good...
If you LUV lemon, go  HERE  for this wonderful treat. 
I'm makin' mine first thing in the morning....
Paired with a cup of DUNKIN DONUTS coffee...
♥♥♥ 
I am linking with
PINK SATURDAY
SEASONAL SUNDAY
SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY
(it's fun to LOOK for the shadows in pictures)
XOXO bj 
Please...
feel free to take this
"I WAS FEATURED"
button for your sidebar if you have been showcased.
xoxo bj 




Be sure to click HERE for a chance to win a delicious giveaway. 
Winner announced 8/31 

44 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They are all wonderful. I love all these ideas. Hugs, Marty

The White Farmhouse said...

Those lemon bars look wonderful. I am drooling over here.

I need you to send me your info so I can pass it on for your prize!

Barbara F. said...

You picked some wonderful things to share, but those lemon bars, mmm mmmm, that Larky knows what's good! I am bracing for Hurricane Irene, as best as I can, been praying hard and lighting candles since yesterday! Hoping power and cable hold up but I don't think so...... xo

Red Couch Recipes said...

Such wonderful finds. I love the "Good Day Sunshine especially and all the white ironstone. Joni

Kathleen said...

Great selections, BJ! You sure get around, girl!
Wish I could send you some of the bath water Irene is going to spill on us. We don't need it, and TX does. Always the way!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

THANK YOU!! For featuring my table BJ!!! You are soo sweet. Love all of the other features too.

Ok....now this is serious....repeat after me....I CAN paint and/or stain concrete and cement....

Seriously! I am going to find a picture where I painted a cement porch and do a blog about it just for you!
xoxo
Penny

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, I am honored to be among all these wonderful features.

Donnie said...

What fun. This was like a specialty catalog of wonderful places. I know where I'll be visiting this weekend. Have a safe one sweetie.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh BJ! Thank you for posting me with all those talented bloggers. I had to giggle about wishing you could open your eyes to find your dining room like the picture....I could do that every day myself. Have a great weekend dear one....you knock our sox off every week!

Sweet Tea said...

That was so much fun!
Thanks for posting all these lovely photos and sharing their beauty with us. I feel like I've been to a Home Show.
Your Blog is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything is beautiful BJ! Lovin' the last dining room and of course the lemon bars:@)

Jann Olson said...

Love all of your features. But oh my love that last pic with the watering cans. Wish mine looked like that too. Only in my dreams.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow so many great photos! I love the porch!

janis said...

Oh My! I love them ALL! Every single picture had me ohhhh & ahhhhh'ing♥
EXCELLENT Post Dear!

Pondside said...

I just love Penny's table!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, bj!! Those were wonderful! Wish I had a wall too...I mean that isn't already crowded...such wonderful ideas! That porch and Penny's table were fantastic!
Why can't I ever think of things like that!! :) Thanks for sharing those.

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
Thanks for bringing some beauty into my world this morning as Irene rock and rolls all over the place outside.
I've been up since 4:00 am just listening to the howling and things that go bump in the night!
We are safe and I'm thankful for that. But Irene isn't done yet!

Love all your beautiful inspiration photos.

hugs
Sissie

Rita said...

Really enjoyed all your photos; so much fun to come here with my cup of tea; never know what surprise is waiting for me; thankyou.
Rita

black eyed susans kitchen said...

BJ, You could produce your own magazine with pictures like these! I liked them all and especially found the question of why we like white dishes so much intriguing. The lemon bars looked pretty delicious too!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Well, my socks are OFF!! All lovely photos BJ. I am loving the painted porch and that vintage wicker furniture (although I am sure I would be painting it black) and how I agree -- just what is it about white ironstone dishes that makes us all swoon!!

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. Be sure to scoot over and get entered in for my giveaway :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely summer time joy in these August Knock My Sox Off post photos.

Pat said...

Your photos knocked my socks off too - I especially like the Pottery Barn photos!

Always Nesting said...

Yep, my socks came off and are now in the laundry hamper.:)Love all the pics, but my favorite is the table. Oh la la could I live with that!

Amish Stories said...

Thanks very much for the comments left on my blog Amish Stories. Richard

Lynda Dishner said...

Love all the pics and makes me want do that sunroom in mine. Lady your killing me with all that good food you cook. How do you stay so slim and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

loved the porch and your comment about sand-blown w. texas living... :)

Joy said...

Great looking at those pictures isn't it? Pretty post..have a great weekend.

kitty said...

So-o-o-o many gorgeous things to look at, but gotta LOVE those lemon bars!!! YUM!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I found you and am following. Loving it over here.

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jeanne said...

Ok, you knocked my socks off. BIG smile. This is a very cute idea. sometimes I see a post that is so awesome it does knock my socks off. Leave it to you my clever friend to make a post out of all theses awesome photos.
Happy weekend to you and yours,
Love, Jeanne

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Thanks for the shout out dear!! :) Great round up!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

A bunch of beautiful ideas! I love the porch, it's so inviting. Thanks for sharing and for the lemon bars. Have a safe weekend. Hugs. FABBY

Emily said...

hi bj, Great features for KMSO. I love the sign painted on the house, just to cute.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

~Emily
The French Hutch

forgetmenot said...

Wow, a little of everything when one visits your blog!!! Love all the pretty decor and great ideas. Lemon Bars are "to die for"--so delicious. Have a great Sunday. Mickie ;)

Sarah said...

Bj, these are wonderful, each one. But just have to say, you knock my socks off all the time!

Snap said...

BJ, you sure knocked my socks off with this post! Don't think I can pick a favorite, but I haven't had breakfast yet, so the lemon bars look really, really good! :D :D

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

first the pinning a while ago with the lemon cookies, now you torture me with lemon bars?!! Oh be still my heart.

Love all your photo shares. That porch looks so inviting. A mint julep and the sounds of the cicadas in the distance with good company to chat with on a long hot summer day....yes indeed!!


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Maggie said...

Hi BJ
Another great selection to knock everyone's sox off.
Thanks for putting them all together in one place for us to enjoy.

mississippi artist said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing them. I love the shadows the shelf brackets made, that wonderful sun pouring in that beautiful kitchen-so pretty.

The Tablescaper said...

Great ideas. Love those shelves filled with ironstone.

- The Tablescaper

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think the tiles, iron brackets, shelves, and ironstone in the Cote de Texas kitchen is spectacular! These are some great features, BJ. Love them all!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, my dear friend.

Ooh, you are sharing so many pretties with us today. I love it all.

And, I would love one of those lemon bars to have with my cup of coffee.♥

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

The lemon Bars looks delicious, very inviting. I'm also amused with those pink pillows, very cute.