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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quite dinner in the library

"dinner in the library" sounds so ritzy...I LOVE saying it...:>)
One of our favorite spots in our Sweet Nothings
is the library...which is aka the other end of the living room...:))
Mr. Sweet made the checked table to sit in front of our wall of THRIFTED book shelves and
we have full view of our big screen tv...SOOO, you can see WHY this is our favorite place
to have a nice dinner...
For THIS dinner, I just added a few candles...
some ceramic PUMPKINS...
and THRIFTED dinnerware
The thrifted wall of shelves is still one of my FAVORITE thrifted things for our home.

I love that the sunflower plates are such FALL colors.
 ...little iron birds...holding tea lights
...little ceramic pumpkins EVERYwhere...




Still loving the flatware from HORCHOW..

all mismatched and add so much personality to my table.
This larger pumpkin came from WALGREEN a couple or three years ago.
 ...books in AUTUMN colors
...table covering...burlap and....I LUV IT.
....seems I am partial to the white/off-white burlap
 .....isn't candlelight just magical...
it can transform even paper plates or McDonald's burgers
into a beautiful affair.

...love that the sunflower plates look good with the fallish chargers.
Mr. Sweet grills a mean steak and veggies on that grill of his...

42 comments:

Vee said...

BJ, your husband must enjoy his meals with you so much. I can't imagine having such beautiful tablescapes, candles, and TV, too. Very, very pleasant. I can feel my blood pressure dropping.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

BJ, you really know how to make life fun! Lucky Mr. Sweet :-)

Sandi (Meme) said...

BJ, what a wonderful cozy place you have!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Just lovely, my Dear!!!

And I love how you have such fun, with your surroundings. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."


- Elizabeth Coatsworth

Salmagundi said...

I love seeing your library again. I remember that one of the first blog posts I saw of yours had your Reader's Digest condensed books in it. I thought, well, at least someone else loves all of those pretty book papers in them besides me. Sally

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What a warm, covy and divinely decorated library you have created.
Thats a room I could spend lots of time in...
I know Mr. Sweet loves it and loves you too..

xoxo
Sonny

Patti said...

What a nice and cozy place to dine - and those steaks look delish!!

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful table setting and delicious looking food. Have a blessed evening.

Kathleen Grace said...

What a petty little dining spot, steak by candle light on such a pretty table would be a romantic treat:>)

NanaDiana said...

Bj- What a great, romantic spot to dine (you notice I said DINE rather than EAT?-I thought it was a grander term!

I do love those plates and how fun that you are getting some use out of them for the Fall season.

Dinner looks mighty good to me! MyHero can't grill...is that sad, or what? Well, unless you count burning your BBQ tools inside the grill up when you turn it on- NO JOKE! That's okay- He's good at lots of other things! xo Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Blessings abound @ Sweet Nothings! A man who grills dinner...you are one lucky lady!
Fondly,
Pat

The French Hutch said...

How lovely bj. Great library, and look great by candlelight. You are such a romantic, and Mr. Sweet is so sweet to grill those delicious looking steaks. You've just inspired me bj............

~Emily
The French Hutch

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You are such a romantic! Looks lovely.

xinex said...

So beautiful, BJ! I love the setting. Your books are so neatly stacked or held up. My bookshelves are never that neat. I think it's cause I have more knick knacks than books, lol. It has becaome a storage..Christine

Kelly said...

That looks like a romantic dinner! Candles and steaks oh my! Very pretty.

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

Dinner in the library looks so romantic!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks so pretty, BJ. I think I would have to want to have dinner in the library every night {and dinner does look good!} Your plate are perfect for fall. love the bird tea lights and the sweet pumpkin! You are right about candle light...everything {including us} looks better!

XO,
Jane

Theresa said...

Gorgeous evening meal, perfect table setting, soft candlelight, yummy steak and veggies... PERFECT! Have a blessed evening dear BJ, HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very fallish and pretty, Beeej! I LOVE those bookshelves. Books make a rooms so homey!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gosh that looks good. I had cereal tonight because I have painted all day. Nice cozy room to enjoy dinner.

Cindy said...

Hello BJ, everything looks great! I SO love your bookshelves! Looks warm and cozy.
Cindy

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I love your dinner in the library table setting. Looks so cozy and a perfect autumn tablescape. Dinner looked yummy, too!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Dining in the library. It does sound quite sophisticated, doesn't it? lol And how wonderful that you were able to put your pretty thrifted plates to use right away. Everything looks so inviting, BJ.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

LV said...

I would enjoy anything either of you prepared in any fashion.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love this space in your home! The bookshelves look great! Mr. Sweet is so good - love your table he made! Your table setting is just perfect with your sunflower dishes. Your post reminded me of something. When we lived in New Mexico the olden library had become a restaurant. The bookshelves were there with olden books and the menu was in a book! The menu part was in the middle of the book and was a little longer than the book pages so you could go right to it! I'll never forget it! I'll bet the food wasn't as good as yours always is! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Nani said...

I love your library! Cozy and elegant and just fantastic! I'd want to spend a lot of time there too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj!! You are such a party animal! LOL
You are trying to cut back and I am trying speed 'em up. I love your posts...if mine were all that interesting maybe I would speed 'em up more..but...I struggle. Yes. You heard it right. I struggle...think..think..and come up empty.
I love it here..and now I am loving the idea of "dinner in ...the library."
You're right! It does sound rather ritzy!
soooo..bj..are you "puttin' on the ritz??" :):)
Can you tell I'm tired?
Hugs.
Mona

Neabear said...

Such a lovely setting...you and mr sweet at the table in the library with the pretty dishes. Oh dear...that is beginning to sound like an answer in Clue. Remember that game? But this time it is meant in a nice and lovely way!

~Linnea

Zondra Art said...

Amazing table decoration, I like it!

Have a nice day, kisse:)

The White Farmhouse said...

Beautiful job on the table BJ! I want to see more of the table your sweet hubby made. How crafty is he?! Love your library!

Beth in NC said...

You always make everything look so cozy and inviting! I love the pics BJ!

mississippi artist said...

I want one of those white pumkin tureens, it is so pretty. What a wonderful place to share a meal. Just being around all those books would relax me.

Kris said...

Looks like the perfect place to dine!!

Carla said...

Such a gorgeous table setting.
The steaks looked really good too!
LOL
Have a Happy Day!

lulumusing said...

Good for you for taking your meal to a different venue, and a library is a great choice. Of course, if I were there I'd probably have my nose in a book as it would be impossible to resist all those titles.

Designs By Pinky said...

Aw, you are a lucky woman to have Mr. Sweet grilling and he is lucky to have you make the DINING experience so lovely! I want to dine in the library too!!!:):) Lately though, I have been eating cereal for dinner trying to lose weight. The table is not beautiful:):) Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What an inviting table, bj. I love the colors and the beautiful touches of "Fall." Your library looks so warm and cozy. I can see why you enjoy it so much. And your dinner looks yummy! Time for me to start thinking about my dinner tonight ...

Kathleen said...

That does looks cozy and inviting. Just perfect for you two love birds! Love your checked table too!
Dinner looks delicious!
Went to your favorite PB today, the Outlet, I ca't afford th regular store. Heck even the outlet is expensive unless it is a good sale.! Nothing! But I did well in the clearance in Home Goods!

Anonymous said...

You make me smile...Even if I do not know you...I consider you a wonderful friend. Thank you.

Marigene said...

Well now, if that isn't a romantic setting...hope your hubby enjoyed this cozy little dinner!

Coloradolady said...

BJ - what a beautiful setting. I always feel like I don't do very well when setting tables when I see what beauty you always turn out! Mine never looks very pretty....you are so talented. Happy VTT

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
I sure enjoyed my evening in your cozy Library. What a great spot to have an intimate dinner for two. I pinned your post! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen