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Monday, September 12, 2011

Chip off the old Block...

...the old BUTCHER BLOCK, that is..
Mr. Sweet and our two WONDERFUL children gave this 
butcher blog BLOCK to me for CHRISTMAS in 1976
and IT and I fell deeply in LOVE 

We've been in love every since.
I love the towel holder on the side...
the other side has a knife rack but I never used it for knives.....too afraid one of the grands would cut themselves..

I generally keep a BASKET beneath it to hold
rolls of PAPER TOWELS...
but, MAINLY,  just to look....well.....KOOL.

With the rollers on the legs, it makes it so easy to move around, just where I want it.
When we have our fellowship group over...
or all of our LARGE family here for dinner,
I move the butcher block over to the side..
it works FANTASTIC as a beverage station...
MOST OF THE TIME....
it is the middle of my kitchen for a GRAND island.
 May I just add right here...
I have never, in all the years I've had it, cut one single thing on it
without a small cutting board beneath.
I can't stand the thought of big loong knife marks all over it..
My son, DAVID, is always teasing me about it...
and we BOTH giggle.    I love that man!!


When I find something I really like,
I love sharing it with you.

This doesn't mean, for a minute, that I think YOU  will like everything that I do....
but, just in case you haven't tried something that I like,
I want to mention it.
These GARDEN TOMATO AND BASIL
chips are....
AWESOME..!!        Have you tried them yet?
Several of you have asked me "how can you think of something to post about almost every single day?"
THIS is how...
I love taking photos and composing....this one post is almost ALL about POTATO CHIPS, of all things. lol
GOOD GRIEF...



I've had this little door hanger for probably 14 years.

One of my grandsons asked me, about 10 years ago, "what's  it for, Memaw?"

I said, "O, Drew...it's just to look pretty."....and he came back with, "So really, it's good for nuthin'?"...

What's a grandmother to say? "Yep, darlin'.... I guess you're right...good for nuthin !!"

O, I do LOVE being a grandmother....
                          ♥♥♥

7 little grand girls...3 big grandboys...1 little great-grand..
...blessings will follow me all the days of my life.

....and ONE LAST REVIEW....
I usually buy my candles from BATH AND BODY WORKS at our local mall.
If I am wanting to try a new scent, I buy the small ones...3 for $5.00,
and then if I really like it, go back later and buy the large one.
They are too expensive to buy the large one and not like it.
SOMEtimes, just smelling them in the un-lit state doesn't smell quite the same as it does when burning.
THIS one is un-freakin'-believable  !!
SALTY CARAMEL 
O HONEY
X0X0X0
bj  ♥ 

I am joining RUBY TUESDAY
TASTY TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY
TABLETOP TUESDAY
My thanks to the hosts and thanks to YOU for stopping by.
xoxo
 GOD BLESS this country that I love.

53 comments:

Chris said...

I love that butcher block table, I'm really hoping to get a table like that for my kitchen in NC. I think it will be hard, as I don't think they are to common now adays. But, I'm looking.
Chris

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

The joy of your soul shows through every words you type, so of course you can post about anything and folks race to see what you're excited about.. wouldnt miss it for nuffin:):)

Rosie Goins said...

Love your butcher block. But if you would provide your address, I'll be right over to steal, I mean borrow the MC teapot.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Girl I know what you mean about loving that butcher block . It can't look any better in your homey sweet nothing kitchen

janice

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your pretty butcher block BJ! I don't blame you for wanting to keep it nice:@)

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Loving your butchers block and so cute having wheels,i might see if i can have some fitted to mine,
xxx

Donnie said...

Visiting your blog is my way of picking up a pretty magazine and taking a break. You are so special.

Charlotte said...

I have a butcher block table also, but right now it's at my brother's house. :-( Love your post about pinto beans, fried potatoes and cornbread! Yum!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok...but where do I find those yummy potato chips...cuz I love tomato bisque soup! I would love a butcher block...but no room. There are gorgeous!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your butcher block is gorgeous and too would not want to use a knife on it! I look forward to more fun times now that I have a grand!!

Barbara F. said...

I am looking for a table like that for my kitchen, and I would never actually cut on it either! You always find the tastiest treats. xo,

Olive Cooper said...

Kool BJ. That butcher block is very very Kool. I am still kicking myself because I passed one up at a garage sale twenty years ago because I thought it was pricey. I was wrong of course. I probably would not cut a thing on it either. I get that! hugs♥O

Mary said...

Beautiful butcher block...this is the first time I've got a glimpse of your kitchen...looks so inviting. I might have to be a copy-cat...))smiles))

xinex said...

Oh yes, BJ, I like everything you show us. I am catching up with you on grandkids. I'll have 10 by January. I love your butcher block. I wouldn't chop on it either if it were mine....Christine

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your friendship in the Land of Blog is priceless and I try to read everything you post!!! Your butcher block is grand...and the fact that you haven't cut directly on it is significant to me. Trying to preserve memories of the thoughtfulness of those who put that gift in your keeping and to keep it in pristene condition. I understand!
Adore the tip about the candle...I've purchased a few that I felt I had to burn that weren't worth the money!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Remember to save the lid!!!

Ralph said...

I'd love to have a butcher block table - I think that I'd chop on it, but maybe after having one, I might think twice...Potato chips - at first glance, I thought that ypu made them fresh. My mother did that a few times, but with seven kids, that was a lot of work for this tasty snack (store bought is much easier :)

Actually, today's RT post is from 2005, so it is digital in format. My shadow shot, from 1997, was a scan of a print. Younger or older, fine looking kids!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I will definitely have to try that candle scent...it sounds divine. I have always wanted a butcher block like yours. Awesome!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love t he butcher blog table...I would never chop on it either! I probably would have everything but the kitchen sink sitting on it, too!!

I have to try the chips and I agree with you about the candles. I recently bought a candle at Target that was on clearance and it smelled horrible once I lit it! No wonder it was on clearance!!

XO,
Jane

laurie said...

thats a beauty of butchers block, what a great gift! I find it hilarious you haven't cut on it,,
beeautiful post,

The White Farmhouse said...

I can see why you fell so in love with the table! It is gorgeous!

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

I love your butcher block table. Whenever I see one out antiquing, I wish I had a kitchen I could fit one in. Love the pot with the plant on top of the books...looks very old and Frenchy!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would love a butcher block like yours! Very nice!!!!

Dreamgoddess said...

I can relate about not cutting items directly on the butcher block and I can see why you love it! What I especially love the towel rack.

Vee said...

That butcher block table is wonderful and versatile. A great gift! Grands do say the darndest things, but that one needs a gentle lesson on how important creating beauty is because I'm certain that he enjoys spending time at your place. (The more one posts, the easier it is to find topics and vice versa. I'm having an awful time.)

Debbie said...

I love your butcher block table. It makes me laugh that you won't cut on it, but I'll bet it always looks perfect. Mine, if I had one, would be all chopped up.

I do have a butcher block kitchen table top, but it's not as wonderful as what you have.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ I also have a round butcher block I got in 1976 and I have used it each day since then..I wanted a round one as I had a square one before that I broke my pelvis bone on ha ha!! I know I know what a mess I am..Love ya Sister friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your butcher block and would love to get one some day. I love the old very used ones that are worn down in the middle.

LV said...

One thing is far sure, you use your butcher block for a lot of reason. Most people us it just for cooking purposes. I never saw one with rollers, but that makes it even better. As much as you cook, you probably could use another. I agree with you whole heartily, grand and great grand kids are the best.

Patti said...

I do love your kitchen, BJ...and that butcher block is really neat.
I can understand why you wouldn't want any knife marks on it!

Thanks for stopping over my place today. ;-)

forgetmenot said...

You are just a "wealth" of information--lots of good suggestions. I love your versatile butcher block. I am soooo like you. I have all kinds of things that I "protect" and keep nice instead of using them for what they were intended. What a wonderful gift the butcher block was. Mickie :)

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful shots!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, your butcher block table is fantastic! Wish I had one but I wouldn't have a place to put it. Your kitchen is wonderful. I always enjoy your posts and chips are a yummy thing to post about! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita said...

Always dreamed of having such a table, but don't have the space in my dwnsized kithen. Now I havot to taste those chips; love your photos. Great post.
Rita

debi said...

Great post bj! You take such beautiful photos. And hey! We LOVE those chips! They're the BEST!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

I had a butcher block at our home and I NEVER cut on it either!! You are not alone BJ! Your vignette on it looks great.

Hugs, Sherry

PS nothin' like some good beans and corn bread

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your butcher block ~ what a beauty! I love your kitchen too, especially the red cabinets. I am going out later today and pick up some of those tomato and basil chips. Wow ~ do those look good!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

PS: Don't be surprised if your kitchen cabinets show up on my Pinterest Board.

Kathleen Grace said...

The butcher block is awesome BJ, and being able to roll it around and use it just as you need it would be so handy! I haven't tried the chips but I have tried the salty carmel candle. You're right, it smells wonderful! It's just about time for me to find some new fall scents to start lighting up at night now that it gets dark so early.

Theresa said...

Love the butcher block, I think I could use one in my kitchen too:)

I just bought those chips but haven't tried them yet... can't wait now! One thing about coupons, it makes you try new stuff:)

Have a blessed day dear BJ, Hugs!

Elaine said...

I can't blame you for not wanting to mar that nice butcher blog..
Love the words of your grandson..
My first visit and i love your blog. It's delightful

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I have a butcher block that's very similiar to yours. I bought it about 20 yrs ago at an estate sale for $35.00. LOVE it! But, we use ours for chopping and rolling out dough...everything! When we first got it we sanded it down and re-oiled it. I will NEVER get rid of it! And oh by the way...I have that same delicious Salty Caramel candle...again, LOVE it!

Ellen said...

I just love your butcher block table, and I agree with you, I would use a cutting board also. Its a beautiful piece of "furniture". I had been eyeballing those chips at our local sams club for weeks now. I have been trying to watch the figure as of late and have managed to pass by them ...until....last weekend. My hubby wanted chip and you need to buy 2 at sams, so I caved in and bought those garden tomato basil chips....and yes they were delish.
Hugs,
Ellen

Kelly said...

I love your butcher block table. Wish I had room in my kitchen for one. I would use it though and cut right into it. I think it would just add character. I've heard that you can shine it up with a certain type of oil specifically made for cutting boards so it's food safe. It helps moisturize the wood after it's been wiped clean so much.

Sheree said...

Love your butcher block table :))
I always get a good recipe from you BJ!!
Hey, send us some rain to East Texas....

TexWisGirl said...

i love that you keep your butcher block protected. :)

Patti said...

P.S. Yes, BJ, I do work for the paper..I have been a daily newspaper person since the late '70s.

That explains why I'm so "low on cash"~ to put it nicely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I had a butcher block for years and loved having it in the center of the kitchen. It's now in my son's house. Love yours and I always love to see what you're cooking up. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The French Hutch said...

Your butcher block is a great gift from your family. I know you feel the love each and every time you look at it. Great post of grands, and they are so special! I'm with you about the candles, get the small ones and go back for the large ones if you like it. I love all the fall and autumn fragrances.
Have a great evening.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Balisha said...

I love that weathered pot...Is it old?
Balisha

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ ! Love the butcher block.I have always wanted one. I just love that pic of you and Mr. Sweet,it makes me smile every time I see it. I have missed all of you girls so much.It is good to be blogging again.Love ya girlfriend !

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Well, where do I find those yummy potato chips?, because tomato bisque soup is one of my favorite among all spice food.

Visiting your blog is my way of picking up a pretty magazine and taking a break.

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Yum - those chips sound delicious! And I love your butcher block island - so cool that you've had it for so long.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

So funny...I hadn't been in our Bath and Body for months and months, but I was there over the weekend and yup...bought a small salted caramel candle. I also bought the cinnamon sugar donut and have it burning now-yummy!

I had to laugh about not using the butcher block. I have a Boos large cutting board. I use mine (but never for meat or chicken). You know you can sand them down if they get a knife mark!

Michele Smith said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your butcher block. It is fantastic.