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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I love Christmas REDS

HELLO, everyone...
aren't you just loving this time of year ?
Meee, too !!

I love the color RED year 'round but sure do love it a lot at CHRISTMAS TIME, too.

A tiny little candle that bears my name......sent to me a couple years ago from a sweet blogger.
She was at a garage sale and saw it...had not been burned so she bought it....JUST FOR ME.

I was so totally impressed.

I continue to be in awe of the sweetness that goes on between bloggers. It just blows my mind...and....I LOVE IT.
This love, respect and caring is JUST what our LORD IN HEAVEN wants us to do. I am so proud to be a part of it. And, I am so glad YOU are a part of it, too.
 A beautiful wintery morning here at Sweet Nothings...(12/19/11)
Rain last night and early morning...perhaps an inch....
SNOW predicted......I gotta see it to believe it, tho. I can not WAIT to make a fire in the fireplace, bring out the hot chocolate.......O, and I just today bought a large tub of......
MARSHMALLOW CREME.....YUM.....MEE !
 Hot rolls and butter and jelly....
a bowl of favorite fruits...
A perfect wintry morning breakfast.
Oh, and there's hot, fresh DUNKIN DONUTS coffee, just waiting to be poured.


 I've never been to NEW YORK...
but I have several bloggy friends that live there. Oh, yes...
YOU know who you are. !! ♥♥♥

Daughter went there last summer...fell in love with it....and brought this amazing cup to me. It's BIG and holds a LOT of Dunkin Donuts coffee...:)
A grandson, DREW, also went, fell in love with the city  and wants to move there. ♥♥

 Isn't that CARDINAL just beautiful on the Christmas box?
I have seen them, IN PERSON, and they are even MORE beautiful.
We don't see them often out here in West Texas...too hot and dry, I guess. I think they are sooo MAJESTIC and REGAL looking....and they probably KNOW how handsome they are.


 A sweet blogging friend that lives at the
RUN AROUND RANCH
captured this
CARDINAL SPA DAY
and I think they are some of the prettiest photos ever of a bird.
Just LOOK at that pretty thing. !
So striking......
 Isn't this photo AWESOME....!! I am in awe of people that can get a shot such as this.
Skip over there and see the other photos of this beautiful bird.......
If she ever has a giveaway of a drawing of this, I sure am going to throw my hat in.
She has the most awesome photos almost every day. ...such a delightful blog.
When you go over, would you kindly tell her bj said HEY....?.....THANKS!!
...remember ..... BROWN SUGAR and SOUR CREAM
O HONEY
CHRISTMAS REDS are hard to beat...
Love you all....
Joining in the fun
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35 comments:

Simone said...

What a gorgeous red collection! That little Cardinal is simply stunning. Having only just discovered your blog, looking forward to sharing your journey!
Simone

Julie Harward said...

Ohbj, you do the nicest posts! I also LOVE red, it just gets a hold of my heart. I have never seen a red cardinal in real life but I love them. I love the love in blog land too..these sisters are the best! Merry Christmas. :D

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I am loving red more and more these days...your post is smashing Bj!

NanaDiana said...

What a REDilly beautiful post! I went to school in NYC. You either love it or not. Me? Not so much- I prefer a quieter life style...but the kids all seem to love it.

We have cardinals here all year and they are beautiful. They come right up to the feeders on our back porch sometimes...but not always. They tend to be a bit fickle here for some reason.

I did a lot of red and green for Christmas this year, too. I love the warmth and rich feeling it creates. xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

you are so precious, bj! :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You even make RED looks better and more appealing.

it all looks so inviting. I feel so blessed to have 2 cardinal families who stay here most of the year.

I too love an appreciate my bloggie family.. Except for my daughter the females in my family are gone. So I cherish each one of you and often hope to grow up to be as good in so many ways.

Olive Cooper said...

That cardinal is taking a fine bath and the photos are wonderful.

Designs By Pinky said...

BJ, I am LOVING all your reds too! We have cardinals here all year and in the winter against the SNOW they are spectacular!!!!! I will try to get a shot whenever we do get some snow, JUST for you!!!! XO, Pinky

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I am so happy that you love red and share it year round. I am blessed to live where we have cardinals. I love to watch them at the bird feeder and in the bird bath. I guess I need to try to get some photos. They really are amazing creatures. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! hugs, Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hey BJ! Gotta tell you that sweet hunk-o-happiness on your side bar gave me the biggest laugh and grin! Thanks for sharing:@)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

The cardinal pictures are pretty!! I love all my blogging friends...you are one dear one!! Hope you are having a wonderful pre-Christmas week!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love red at Christmas and all year round too BJ! Great post and I am so glad your daughter and grandson loved their trip NY;) Merry Christmas! Martina

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
I love red too. You should come and visit me because we have lots of cardinals in our yard all day long. I have a little birdbath about 1 foot from the window so I can sit in our sunroom and watch them up close. I love to watch them!
Hugs, Rhondi

Vee said...

Those cardinal captures are amazing. Having just visited a blog where the blogger is struggling with the season, reading your blog is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you for being so cheerful. You know, like most of the time!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi bj,
I love cardinals too. Mom made the sour cream and brown sugar today !She cut up fruit and we had a dipping good time.Have a blessed and very Merry Christmas !!Love ya .

Neabear said...

Your Christmas Reds are so pretty! I love Christmas Reds too! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas!

~Linnea

forgetmenot said...

Lots of beautiful "Christmas reds"! We have cardinals all year round--such bright and beautiful birds fliting through the trees. Love to watch them. Have a lovely Christmas with your family and a New Year filled with peace, joy, and blessings. Mickie :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your reds are always fantastic, bj!
Love em'.
Merry Christmas...and you are right..it's a serious count down now.
The photo of the cardinal..is fantastic. How I wish we had birds of such color in Southern California!
Merry Christmas, bj!! :)
Mona

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Very very happy Merry Christmas u and your lovely family .

Theresa said...

Howdy BJ, I love red too! I have it everywhere in my home! Love that cardinal taking a little splash:) Too sweet!

We do have a lot of sweet blogger friends! I am sooooo thankful for ALL of you! Even when I am trying to take a break from blogging, I still check in on everyone:)

Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love Cardinal's and so did my mom, we see them all the time here in Pa. I used red this year too in my Christmas decorating it's always so cheerful looking! I love the candle with your name on it too!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Who doesn't like RED hu? -giggles-

Oh and remember our back-channel talks? I touch on that topic, in my Wed. post. :-)

"Did you ever wonder about the Victorian version of sugarplums dancing around every one's head in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? Sugarplums were exotic sweetmeats, a combination of fruit and nuts, traditionally available only during the holidays."
~~"Mrs. Sharp's Traditions"

Balisha said...

I've never seen a Cardinal in my birdbath. Love your red post....it's my favorite color..Balisha

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh "Honey-Bun" of course you can't make me mad at you, by saying what you believe!!!! I'm for religious freedom for all. (Well, not for those weird-o-s who want to kill us, if we don't believe in their religion but......)

It's so wonderful, that ladies can join together in Pretty Blog Land, and have-a-ball here... And still be content to allow each, to have their own individual beliefs. -happy sigh-

"Did you ever wonder about the Victorian version of sugarplums dancing around every one's head in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? Sugarplums were exotic sweetmeats, a combination of fruit and nuts, traditionally available only during the holidays."
~~"Mrs. Sharp's Traditions"

Madeline's Album said...

We have lots of red cardinals here. I love watching them come eat at my bird feeders. Red is my favorite color. I use lots of red and greens in my Christmas decorations. Have a blessed day. Madeline

thistlewoodfarm said...

That picture of the cardinal in the bird bath is AMAZING! We serve an awesome God and I want to thank you for the inspiration you are to so many! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I like red too. I own red silicone potholders, red dish towels...a red clock. Red looks good on those male cardinals.

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

I LOVE me some red too! We are fortunate to have Cardinals here in NC that feed at our feeder everyday. They are beautiful birds.

Merry Christmas BJ!!
xo
Penny

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I know, I know! I just reread your post this morning..and you are so right. What a joy blogging has been and to see such kindness and giving nature from so many.
Your posts are always such a joy and give such a wonderful feeling of home and hearth..is very best way.
Much love, many hugs and Merry Christmas cheer!
Mona

Lyndi said...

Just started reading recently and I love your blog!! :)

shopannies said...

love all your holiday decor so precious come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what my christmas present was

Kelly said...

I agree. Touches of red make the house cozy at Christmas time. Those pictures of the cardinal are very impressive. Wish I could take pictures that good!

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness I'm a bit jealous surely do wish we had red cardinals splashing around in our bird bath. Loved all of the lovely Christmas red in this sweet post. Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Terri Sue said...

i live in the ft. worth area and we do have cardinals. yes the males are a beautiful color of red, but actually i've always thought that the females were much prettier.

Kathleen Grace said...

Christmas reds are my favorites:>) We have cardinals all the time here in Michigan, I never stopped to think they might be a rare sight elsewhere. They stand out so beautifully against snow!