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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A CoffeeTable Scape

The coffee table in question....
Nice and large when the two sides are out.
for a breakfast/brunch
We are so casual around SWEET NOTHINGS...
we LIVE all over the cottage.
 ...just having fun over at PHOTOSCAPE
This is the colored pencil effect, I think....

Often times, I have my breakfast of brunch, whatever the case may be, on this
vintage, GOODWILL coffee table.

Now, Mr. Sweet doesn't like getting down in the floor 'cause he says it's waaay too hard
to get back up again.
When I decide to do the
he lets me do my photos and then he moves his plate to the table.....I am married to
such an olden man ......;>)
and FLOWERS.....
ya can't beat it with a stick.
This morning, I am having BROWN SUGAR GLAZED  HAM slices
along with my 
sweet, buttered bread, loaded with apples and cinnamon
and fruit to die for..
 Altho I have a BURLAP runner on this table,
I like to use a small cloth over it when we are

I don't like to wash my burlap runner....if I DO get a spot of something on it, I try to spot clean......

seems burlap is never as nice and pretty once washed.

 I've posted about this amazing

It is NOT homemade...
not even
I buy it at WALMART and it is really

If you decide to try it, be sure to look thru the loaves for the one with the most topping....
some have more than others. 
today it's
LOTS OF LOVE to you ♥♥
♥ ♥ ♥

If you are ever in the neighborhood, come by and I'll set another plate at

Joining in the fun at:


~ Tami said...

Your home is very pretty and the tablescape makes me want to come right over! Have a great day! ~Tami

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

It looks like the most perfect place for brunch!

TexWisGirl said...

LOL=laugh out loud! :) love your coffee table eating. :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Pretty scape and yummy food.
it looks like a perfect brunch to me.

Loretta said...

Wow, what a nice spread! This food looks like food out of a book! Such a nice table...Everything is lovely! Great Job! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs

LV said...

I would be there in a heart beat if I could. Would not matter where I ate or set.

nannykim said...

Oh men are men, aren't they? ha! The lol made me laugh. I didn't know it meant laughing out loud and when my boys were using it ALL of the time with me I thought it meant lots of love. They really laughed at me and I said, well, how was I to know...I just thought ya'll loved me a lot!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'll be over tomorrow for brunch BJ:)
Such a pretty room!

Connie said...

Ya forgot to say "We'll leave th' light on for ya", sugar!!! ;-)

Sharing Shadymont said...


Love your idea for having brunch at the coffee table. Your food looks delish! I can taste the apple fritter bread. Gotta try it!

Debby said...

Very pretty.
What look a like project were you referring to?

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet brunch! I will have to look for the apple cake at Walmart...I LOVE anything with apples. The ham looks mouthwatering, too. This is such a nice place to sit and eat and even watch cartoons, which is what I used to do when I ate at the coffee table! :)


Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

I can't remember seeing this much of your front room before... maybe I just missed it. It is nice and comfortable-cozy!

I do appreciate the invitation... after all I've been hinting about it for just about foreeeeveer!

Now I would like you to drop on over to my place and see what I have for YOU!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Linda Chapman said...

Someday I hope to be in YOUR neighborhood! In the meantime.....I need to go to Walmart!

reFresh reStyle said...

BJ, I can't quit looking at the delicious food! The table looks great! Too bad you're married to an olden guy ;) Just Kidding! I love your post, everything looks great and you are so much fun!
Thanks for linking to the tablescape Springtacular Party!

NanaDiana said...

You can bet that if I ever do get in your neck of the woods I am stopping by...even if you are clotchless!;>) xo Diana

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

The whole room is so inviting! Everything in it just says, "Come on over and make yourself at home." ;)

Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday again this week.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I seriously cannot buy that bread. It is just too good. I just bought some burlap for pillows? I think....
Oh, I must be olden too....cuz I hate getting back up!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It's 11:18 PM and you just made me hungry! lol I love the look on your coffee table but what really caught my eye was your leather sofa, we have been talking of getting one sure hope I can find one as lovely as your!


Kris said...

Hi BJ. We usually sit at the coffee table to eat now that we are empty nesters. I will have to look for that bread. But my waistline is going to curse you!!

Ann said...

Oh BJ, I adore your compfy room for having a meal. I would eat at the coffee table--really a great find from the Goodwill. The burlap cover is so pretty. Your food looks scrumptious as always.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm still lovin' that great runner BJ! Happy Thursdy:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

Your living room is soooo pretty and inviting! I love it every time I see it:>) That coffee table is awesome, who would give that up? Lucky they did so you could have it. Your tablescape looks scrumptious:>)

Rettabug said...

This whole scene is so welcoming, BJ! I love your comfy couches & that BIG coffee table. My olden guy is just like yours...its really hard for him to get up & down. Sad, when I think of how physically fit he used to be. He could beat me in tennis anyday!

Thanks for telling us about the bread. I bought one kind that you recommended but I don't think it was this one. I will look for it today.


The French Hutch said...

You better believe if I'm ever out your way I'll have a cup of your DD coffee and that delish bread. I love your big coffee table, great for serving from and it looks so pretty for brunch. I love your cloth, so frenchy!
LOL!, thats lots of love where I come from.

The French Hutch

Gina said...

Oh BJ, your coffeetable scape looks divine! The food also looks great! I would love to come join you. I am now following you.

Sue McPeak said...

Hey BJ...I'm having a good LOL over getting up from such a pretty table...sounds like HiHoney and me too, for that matter. I'll be right over for some of that Ham and Apple Fritter Bread.

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Nancy Claeys said...

You have a beautiful home and sense of style. And that fritter bread looks delicious! :)

Following you via Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Debbiedoo's said...

Beautiful coffee table scape Bj! I have that same pillow on your couch, the frenchy one. Love your fun photo effects too. Picmonkey is going to be fun too.

Madeline's Album said...

Another great post. Love your coffee table and the ingredients on it. :) Have a blessed day. Madeline

jeanne said...

Thank you a big smile this morning bj. I'm married to an olden man too. He usually is u for any adventure unless it gives him any discomfort what-so-ever. HA!

Your coffee table spread is wonderful.
apple fritters and a cup that says LOL is right up my alley. Love that sweet living room too.
Have a wonderful day.
Love, Jeanne

jeanne said...

Oops, a typo and left out a word. I hope you can figure me out. My hubs never has! HA!
Me again

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just let me get my hat, sweetie, and I'll be there in a shake! (never mind the coat. No time!)

*rushes out the door forgetting to close it..*

Lois' Laughlines said...

The breakfast looks yummy. I love the burlap table runner, so cute. The coffee table eating sounds familiar.
Blessings to you.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your home is so pretty! I love the idea of a coffee table tablescape! It all looks so pretty and yummy! I'm now following on Linky Follower and GFC. Thanks for following me too!

Beverly said...

BJ, your living room looks gorgeous, and your breakfast tablescape looks delicious and refreshing. You, my dear friend, have a special touch.♥

I wish I could come by for a visit.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a lovely spot for breakfast, BJ! Everything looks so lovely and yummy! :D Cute post, and i love the mugs!


Vee said...

It's fun to see your charming home. Your hubby is an olden man? That's so cute. Well, I think mine must be, too, because he prefers to eat at the table and then complains that he can't see the tv.

Elizabeth said...

Everything is beautiful! I am on my way to walmart!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Such a lovely blog!~ I'm a new follower ~ ♥♥

Chubby Chieque said...

OMG,Bj... I beat that no one can beat your bread. I am drooling and I so happy if you can give me the recipe of it? LoL...

I am a bread & sugaraddict *wink

Lovely home, too.

Happy TS,
Pls press this link below, as I messes my new foodie blog.

Saturday Sadie said...

Oh my gosh! I love your feed sack table cloth! What a wonderful use for it! Just lovely =)

Our Delightful Home said...

Everything looks amazing!

Mrs. Delightful

Katherines Corner said...

I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. You have a beautiful home. xo

Kim said...

What a cozy and inviting room BJ! It sure looks like there are lots of wonderful memories to share in there. That bread looks yummers!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie said...

I love this. I think even if we sit on the floor around a coffee table, it can still be pretty and welcoming. (Even though Mr. Sweet would rather welcome himself at the table!)

And I would like a LOL mug myself. I think laughing out loud is a form of loving out loud anyway.

kijsa said...

the burlap pillow looks so wonderful in your room! I am so honored to have another piece on display at your home!
Everything looks wonderful!

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
We have a big ole coffee table that was once an old kitchen table and our family has grown up around it. We eat on it, play games on it and have high tea. It is the everything table. Your table looks so warm and inviting with that wonderful breakfast. There is a LOL (Lot Of Love) in your home, a person can feel it! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miz Helen

PEA said...

BJ, if I ever went to your house, you'd have a hard time making me leave! lol I love it that you eat on your coffee table sometimes, I do that too:-) That's what a home is all about, isn't it, being able to use every room fully!! That bread sure does look delicious, will have to look if our Walmart carries it. Often times what you have in the States is not available here in Canada. Bah! xoxo

Adrienne said...

Oh, how I'd love to sit on the floor and have brunch with you at your coffee table! I'll be right over!

Margaret Landes said...

Your coffee table is perfect! Everything looks soooo tasty, I'm starving now!)) Thanks for sharing;)