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Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Coffee Blues



THE following photo has been a favorite of mine for about 4 years.
I have had it in my TO DIE FOR file and the best I remember,
it came out of
COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE.
IF I am suffering from BRAIN FREEZE here and this photo belongs to YOU...
pardon me for stealing....
What is it that I love so much about this photo....?
Well.....let's see.....
I LUV blue and white
I love ANY kind of writing
I especially love foreign writing.....and especially when it's faded.....
I love the texture of the burlap sack......  and the rough flooring it is all sitting on...
and I love the angle the photographer used to capture these two beauties.
YES, INDEEDY....it was love at first sight and I KNEW I wanted to do a
BLUE COFFEE photo of my very own.
 I have a  COFFEE canister...
a very VINTAGE one from Germany.
AND....it's BLUE AND WHITE...
I also have a WONDERFUL small burlap COFFEE SACK from JAMAICA.
Sooo, I am thinking
COPY CATTER once again...
OOO, how I love to COPY CAT.



I just wonder if everyone else loves COPY CATTING
as much as I do.....?

and that background .....
*swoon
is from a blog somewhere...I will try to look that up....
altho, I have NO idea where to even look.

 Trying for the texture that the inspiration photo has on the flooring,
I used the brick of my hearth.



Not having the good camera with the awesome lens, I never could get the right  angle to match the inspiration photo....
THIS photo is too.......
hmmmm.........FLAT.




THIS one has a better angle, tho....

This beautiful Coffee canister is just a part of a LARGE collection of GERMAN CANISTERS that I have collected over the years.

I have them all lined up and lookin' pretty for a good post coming sometime in the near future. I've done several but if I put them all in a different setting, it makes for another good post.
SOOO much fun, ladies and gents....
If you don't "DO" copy catting....try it. It's fun.
A wintertime picture, using some of my blues and whites....
....... have a homemade scone and a cup of the 
BEST DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE.........so glad you stopped by. ♥♥♥ hugs
XOXOXO

40 comments:

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Love this post, BJ! Love your copy catting....What is the name of your blue and white dishes? I am collecting a "Historical Ports of England" dishes, love them. Enjoy your blog. :)

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Michelle said...

This is a lovely Mosaic Monday post!

Anything with coffee in it is sure to be a winner with me:)

Jim said...

They look great. Thanks for sharing these. :)

Luna Miranda said...

i love your blue and whites, and i enjoy coffee, too, even in the middle of summer.:p

doodles n daydreams said...

The blue and white is so pretty and fresh.

Pondside said...

You're a great copy-cat, BJ - your copies are always so good, with that little twist that makes them your own. I love blue and white too!

pembrokeshire lass said...

I'm coming...I'm coming...get the coffee ready!! I love blues and whites too...somehow it's just so clean looking! I also love the different textures you've shown and the different angles of photos. think I'll have to be a follower so I can find out more! Joan

eileeninmd said...

I love your blue and white and I love COFFEE. Lovely images and mosaics. Have a Happy week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pics look great BJ! Lovin' the last one with the fire-very cozy:@)

Debbie said...

You're a great copy cat, BJ. I happen to love all the elements in this one, too.

And I just saw your romantic bath ideas and really loved that.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your copy cat is GREAT~!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Debbie has me hooked on copycatting.... I love yours, and I ADORE Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee!!! YUM!!!

This seriously is a great copycat.

Have a great week, BJ!

Theresa said...

You are the QUEEN of making something look BETTER than what you are copying:) Love your pictures! Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

mississippi artist said...

I love it! This is a great copy cat.Makes me want a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

Rita said...

Lots and lots of blue and white in my house. Hope you are having a great week.
Rita

Vee said...

(Does seeing beautiful pictures of food send you over the edge? It would trouble me, IF I were dieting, which I am currently not, though I certainly should be.)

I know that we all say it, but your photo is every bit as good as the one you've been saving. Oh, yes, it is! This copycat business...I've not tried it; perhaps I should.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

No never tried it but your photo turned out very pretty!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeej! You do such a great job with your copy catting! BTW, I did a post you will like today. Come over and check it out!!!
xoxo
Me

Stephanie said...

Lovely photos. I am going to copycat you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Copycat photos are fun! I think finding inspiration is always great! Love the blue and white! hugs, Linda

Irene said...

Your photos are fantastic. The scones are making me hungry. Love the blue and white. ( ) Hugs back to you.

TexWisGirl said...

you are too dang funny! :) i don't think i've ever tried copy catting. :)

SmilingSally said...

I love blue and white, and I love seeing how you copycat. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Lorrie said...

Blue and white are my favourite colour combination, too. I don't drink coffee, but I'd certainly join you for a treat! The last picture is so pretty - great copy catting!

Olive Cooper said...

You did it BJ. Yours is lovely. I love all things coffee, particularly the coffee!

shutterbuggbitten said...

What delightful photos! I do think it's called gathering inspiration rather than being a copycat. :-)

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful arrangement :)

Becolorful said...

Anyone should be flattered to by copied by the divine Sweet Nothings. :D Thanks for sharing your inspiration this week on BeColorful
pam

Madeline's Album said...

Love your blue and white. Another great post. Hope your daughter Stacy and her family are doing better and getting the work done on their house. Have a blessed day. Madeline

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Nope! Haven't tried the 'copy cat' journey! I do enjoy seeing what you've been doing though, dear friend! Your Southern hospitality always makes me feel warm and welcome! Thanks!
Fondly,
Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhhh...I love it! I'm stealing that picture..I am!! You don't mind do you?? I'm teasing you of course! GREAT job of copying, bj!
I'm thinking of bottling YOU and selling you! Bet I would become a millionaire in nothing flat!
LOL oh LOL!! :)
Love and HUGE hugs!
Mona

John McElveen said...

What a GREAT Composition! Good job!!!!

John

Joops said...

Captured beautifully!

Come and see my Rosary beads, your comment would mean a lot~!

Kathleen Grace said...

I like your photos better than the originals!

Poppy said...

Your gorgeous pictures make me drool! I'm a big fan of blue and white and faded foreign writing on burlap as well. Loved your blue and white coffee canister, so precious. Thanks for this lovely inspiration and your sweet note:) I think I will "copy cat" you on a blue and white post soon... beautiful post!Have a wonderful evening!Hugs,Poppy

Kathleen said...

Your pic is wonderful! It isn't the pot that makes the soup great, it is the cook! :)
Sugar withdrawal kicking in?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How fun was that?! You did very well and you made me smile all the way to the end and then not fair...you made me very hungry;')

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Love your Delft blue and white. Look for cannisters similar to yours in the movie Meet Me In St.
Louis with Judy Garland.

Carla said...

I actually like your blue and white copy cat picture more than the one you're copy catting. Nice!

Carmel Cole said...

made me want to drink more coffee :) beautiful shots indeed. visiting from blue monday. http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2012/05/blue-pansy-some-blue-wild-flowers.html