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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

~ Kathleen's got her DISH on ~

KATHLEEN'S new weekly party is somewhat different from most of the
TABLESCAPES    or    RECIPE    parties in that she requires
not JUST food....not JUST a tablescape 
but some downright, every day, 
sit down at the table and.......let's EAT...
Pretty much anything if it GOES ON THE TABLE.

My breakfast room is fairly tiny.
It is at the end of my kitchen, separated by a long eating bar.
Our DINING ROOM is at the other end of the kitchen.

I have a bistro table, FRENCH black, and two backed stools.
I found some darling chair pads on EBAY last year that are 
POLKA still my heart....

We don't eat here often...
(remember, we have a table in the TV viewing range in one end of the living room. )
(When I was a kid, every one called the living room, the FRONT room....)
I read a new magazine and eat breakfast at this little tiny table for two.

Breakfast this morning was grilled ham steak,
with a fresh pineapple slice, also grilled,
strawberries and STORE BOUGHT rolls.
Frozen, then you bake and they are delicious...much better than any
homemade roll I could make.


This is BREAKFAST for ONE this morning.
Mr. Sweet goes to workout three mornings a week and doesn't eat until AFTER he gets back home.
If I make myself something more than cereal, I make his, too.   

I don't read music but I am betting this cup is singing

Well, on second thought, BEETHOVEN didn't write that song....hmmmm

I love the newest 
COUNTRY LIVING magazine....

I am really wanting a cubby hole shelf like the one on the front cover.
Have NO idea where I would hang it as there's not much more than a square inch unadorned on any of the walls in my entire house.

The magazine makes
EVERYthing look so good
it makes you WANT IT ALL.

 Wine corks and silk tulips for a breakfast centerpiece.....?
I seldom have a "centerpiece" for our breakfast table....
the above items stay on this table pretty much all the time.
Thanks for coming by today.
I hope your week is going GREAT
 P.S.  I didn't get up early and fire up the sir.

We had daughter and grands over for dinner the night before.
Grilled ham steaks with fresh, grilled pineapple slices
FULLY LOADED baked potatoes
Tossed green salad with fresh spinach and strawberries
♥Hot rolls
Texas Sweet Tea
Chocolate Ice Cream with Pecan Sandies Cookies
MR. SWEET just made enuf for us to have for breakfast, too.
He worked on my shelf today and I am excited...:))
Joining in also with:
                                                                          THANKS TO ALL THE HOSTS...XOXOXO


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'd sit there all the time.. thats so dang purdy. LOVE the black n white.
That ham looks good too:)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Yum, Yum, Yummy"!!! You make everything look so GOOOOD! Now I'm going to have to go out in the morning for some HAM STEAKS!!! I'm thinking some of your HOMEMADE BISCUITS would be WONDERFUL with all those goodies!!! Have you ever seen the BRITISH EDITION of COUNTRY LIVING!!! It's hard to find BUT WORTH the effort. It's INCREDIBLE!!!
Big Hugs to you,

kitty said...

BJ, I love all your black & white and especially reading your fun post that always makes me smile!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love the black and white polka dots and the checks! Yummy looking food!


Connie said...

I will never, EVER let my hubby see your blog, sugar!!! He might insist I cook or even BAKE more. Perish that thought!!!!

Marlis said...

half the shelf.. woohoo is right. That is a wonderful spot to sit. I'm coming to your house for breakfast, seriously I could walk over in my pj's.. LOL.. xo marlis

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your little bistro table. The polka dot seat cushions are soooo perfect for you! Yummy looking ham! Glad you joined Kathleen's's fun! Hugs, Linda

Kathe said...

Oh what a perfect table (and polka dot cushioned chairs) to enjoy a yummy breakfast and "you" time at!

Barbara F. said...

Oh my I am craving some ham steak right now.......great post BJ! xo

Shelia said...

HI BJness! Oh, I'd love to sit at your lovely little table and eat some of your wonderful looking breakfast. Love everything you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

I love you little breakfast table, so nice and cozy! Breakfast looks good too! All your pretty black and white touches, just lovely!
Wohoo on the shelf!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love little tables for two and have a few around my house! Can't wait to see your shelf! Linda

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, it all looks so good, BJ...Makes me hungry just looking at that breakfast! I love the black and white theme!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a great breakfast BJ! I don't think I've had ham since Christmas... gotta correct that:@)

NanaDiana said...

Great looking breakfast, Bj! I can just picture you sitting at your little table eating and enjoying your magazine. Your blog is wonderful and you always do a beautiful job-xo Diana

Vee said...

You always make me want to prepare whatever you enjoyed. Now I'm feeling just like having ham with pineapple slices. Guess I'll have to wait for Easter. So many lovely things to see and enjoy right here that I'm quite sure I don't need to look at CL to see what I missed. (I thought at the time I was reading it that I needn't ever purchase again, though perhaps I was hasty.)

Theresa said...

I LOVE all of your black and whites! So pretty and your display of WELL... just about anything you display is gorgeous!

Enjoy your day, can't wait to see that shelf... Mr. Sweet ROCKS! HUGS!

The French Hutch said...

That is one fine breakfast you have there. I love all your pretty cups, I do love black and white! I hope Mr. Sweet knows how lucky he is, but he is a thoughtful guy too. thinking ahead and made your breakfast too!. Your photos are fabulous……….

The French Hutch

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

I love your breakfast nook BJ....Love the black and white and polka dots.....a wonderful corner to start the day.

Anonymous said...

Your breakfast room is lovely with the black and white theme and bistro table. Great photos, too! Dinner sounded yummy! I need to check out the shelf to see what you have in mind...

Visiting from Let's Dish.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Pretty post.

but you know what I like best, about this post?

The fact that we learned that Mr. Sweet goes for a workout, 3 mornings a week! WONDERFUL!!!

I love to hear that gentlemen are working on their health, by some specific exercise, too.

Please tell him, that he got "a shout out" in your comments, today! :-)

"I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time..."

~Mark Twain

Linda Young said...

Your little breakfast table nook is so cute! What fun! That breakfast looks delicious, and last night's dinner was wonderful, especially because you had the kids over to dine with you.
Happy Spring!

Melody said...

I am loving the cover of Country Living magazine this month too. I want to find a cubby like in the photo.

My grandmother calls her living room the front room too. I have a habit of doing that too which totally confuses most people :)

I would love to have breakfast with favorite meal.

Blessings, Melody

Madeline's Album said...

Everything looked good as usual. When the shelf your hubby is making be sure and post a picture. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Curtains in My Tree said...

it all looks good to me. You always have the pretties pictures on your blog.

you also always have the best looking food, my enemy, trying not to eat as much LOL

Emily Littlefield said...

Your tiny table looks like a mini getaway! Gret style!

Emily Littlefield said...

BJ thank you so much for stoping by my blog! I really appriciate the heads up on the font color to! I will jump on it today! :) have a great one!

Diann said...

Hi BJ! Your black and white table is so cute! Love those cushions! And yum, your grilled ham and pineapple looks delish!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Of course I love the black and white...beautiful table. I really liked how your pictures were displayed today...
I always tell my husband I just need some more walls built...not rooms, just walls!! Never enough hanging space for my liking!

Debi at Life Currents said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful breakfast at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I'm really excited to be co-hosting this week! It's like a slice of heaven to have a wonderful breakfast with a magazine!

EmptyNester said...

What a great post! I love polka dots! And your photos are great- I felt like I was having breakfast with you...well, a late lunch, just look at the time! LOL And, Beethoven or not, I bet the mug is singing O What a Beautiful Morning too! :)

Love Of Quilts said...

That's a swell looking breakfast! I love the black and white!

Anonymous said...

I love your tablescape! The black and white is gorgeous! My in-laws loved everything black and white. They even painted one wall black in their first apartment! :)

thistlewoodfarm said...


I love Country Living, too! There's always so much inspiration. That breakfast looks amazing!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!


Phyllis@Around the House said...

wow does that breakfast look good....I will be right over...that ham looks so darned good...yummy

Marigene said...

What a cute little table...breakfast looks delicious, BJ!

Debbie said...

That's exactly what I've been inspired to create around my place; Little nooks and tables here and there so that we can enjoy a "sit down" in a variety of places. I'm crazy about your black and white polka dots. I'm all about polka dots these days.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how your posts are filled with good conversation and good food! Oh yum! I love your little breakfast table and the sweet chair cushions. I'd love to have a little tour of your home!

Your family dinner sounded lovely! Double baked decadent!

Hope you had a great week, BJ! :)


Justine said...

Stopping by from the Open House Linky Party!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Cute! Cute! Cute...I totally agree with Jane (Blondies' Journal)and I couldn't have said it better... :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe and beautiful home with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
Miz Helen