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Monday, October 22, 2012

A neutral, natural CENTERPIECE

Hello to all....
What a busy week we had around here last week.....just lots going on at Sweet Nothings.

I'm packing away a lot of dishes and such that I never use except for an occasional tablescape. But, during all this packing, nesting, clearing out and cleaning, I wanted to
play around  with another fallish centerpiece for our table.
*WARNING...
PHOTO OVERLOAD
sorry.......:( 
Since neutral centerpieces and such are so popular now, I decided to give it a try......
AND TO BE HONEST, 
this set of the cutest little wire baskets I've ever seen.....

is the very reason I wanted to
 "do something" cute for a tabletop
or my dining room table...

These little cuties were at HOBBY LOBBY'S 50% off sale ....
little wooden handles....
3 different sizes wire baskets....
"...there was a Papa Bear, a Mama Bear and a little tiny Baby Bear"

YEP......
right there for all to see, standing in the middle of one of the largest stores in my town....HOBBY LOBBY,
I FELL KNEE-DEEP in LOVE !




I thought these little cuties would be a great start on a neutral, natural centerpiece....
and at this point, I thought that just about ANYthing (or even maybe NOTHING) would look great in these baskets.
 I have been thrilled hundreds of times that I had the sense to 
order this beautiful BURLAP table runner from my sweet friend,
She does some of the finest work I've seen and if you should have time,
you might want to check out her amazing ETSY shop and .....her fabulous prices.
With CHRISTMAS  about to knock our door down, she has some great
gift ideas...and there still MIGHT be time to get in a CUSTOM order or two.
The burlap lends a HUGE hand in my designing a NEUTRAL, NATURAL centerpiece...
 I walked right out in a COTTON FIELD beside my daughter's house
and helped myself to a tiny bit of fluffy, soft, white
COTTON in their BOLLS.
Ya can't get much more NATURAL than that...!!
I added a big beautiful BURLAP bow to the top of the two larger baskets....




WELL....

HELLO, GOOD LOOKIN'
I put a few faux pumpkins inside the two baskets...
I will add the REAL thing a little later....
....right now, they are doing their duty in another grouping...:)
 ...and candle light......ALWAYS candle light.
 UMMMM...what have we here...... ???
  An awesome ROOSTER plate, encrusted with the cutest little
BLACK with White POLKA DOTS...
with A SIDE OF
 COUNTRY ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS....
O HONEY
I am liking this table more and more and more.......:))
Mr. Sweet, while looking over my shoulder, says THIS is when the tabletop
starts lookin' MIGHTY FINE...
(oh dear...we are soooo INTO food)


ahhhh.....the REAL little BOO.....with all it's CURLY Q  sassiness...
much better, thank you very much.

 HOLY COW >>>>
I think this is a great photo....not due to MY camera talent by a LOOONG shot...., but
THE SUBJECTS.
Textures all over the place...

Several bloggers friends, one in particular that I love to the moon and back, accuses me
(in a loving and fun way)
of "taking pictures of everything that goes in your mouth"

I wonder.....
am I the only person on the planet that thinks certain FOODS
are PRETTY...???
 .....how fun to add a cute little 
HAPPY JACK-O-LANTERN paper napkin.
 I had a lot of fun putting my natural pieces together to make
a pretty table top.
To be perfectly HONEST, tho...
I had much more fun eating these ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS.....:>)

I hope you have an ORANGE CINNAMON ROLL kind of week.
XOXO bj

Sharing and supporting these parties...I hope YOU will go over and visit a bit.
 Be Inspired
Tuesday Treasures 


Winner of the MY MEMORIES Digital Scrapingbook Software is
               DONNIE.
She doesn't have a blog but I do have her email address....
Congratulations, DONNIE..

36 comments:

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Those are the cutest little baskets, so many possibilities. Great pics. Those cotton bolls are pretty. You may need to raid that field (just a little) for some more. Mmmm, and orange cinnamon rolls on a rooster plate. Everything in your pics is my idea of perfection.

faythepennywisecottage.blogspot.com said...

Very very cute..and you do have a way with making food look good..now I am hungry for Orange cinnamon rolls .Yummy..
And congrats to the lucky winner.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Lucky You!! Love your wire baskets...
How yummy those orange cinnamon rolls look. Congrats to the winner..

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
Love, love the little wire baskets and they are so easy to change up for the season. Love how you've made them look so pretty. I'm now hungry for one of those orange cinnamon rolls.

hugs
Sissie

Vee said...

Congrats to Donnie! Food pictures are pretty. That's why I get into trouble the minute I read a cookbook or look at a magazine or visit here. Hmmm...

Sweet centerpiece, always great photography, and fun banter. That's why I love it here.

Donnie said...

Wow bj. I was just scrolling down and enjoying the pretty arrangement you made and then stopped to put orange cinnamon rolls on my Publix list and then I saw the surprise..I had won that great software. Girl, you made my evening. Thank you so much. I'll be watching for my email. Hugs.

Love Of Quilts said...

Thoses CINNAMON ROLLS are looking so tasty on that pretty rooster plate with the black and white. My mama said I was scared of cotton when I was a baby so to keep me from changing the radio the put cotton on it.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks so nice. Those are great baskets; I can see why you had to have them!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, wanted to reach right through the computer screen and get me one of those rolls. Quite yummy looking!

Kathleen Grace said...

I think the cinnamon rolls add the perfect neutral touch to your tabletop;>)
Those baskets are so adorable, I have fallen in love with wire baskets lately. And I'm sure you'll find a lot of uses for them, always a bonus!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Bj those orange cinnamon rolls look sooooo good!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Those baskets are cute! I love the cotton boll and the burlap. Great fall look!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well..sweetness is my thing..why else do you think I hike my behind over to Sweet Nothing's nearly every single day! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

NUTS! That comment was for the fantastic meatloaf..and it's sweet sauce..
But..I like EVERY single thing here today too...the cinnimon rolls..the baskets, just..everything!
Huggers!

Michelle said...

I love those baskets you found! Congrats to Donnie!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Great centerpiece. I can smell the orange cinnamon rolls all the way over here!

Debbie said...

Last week was kind of a bust, but THIS week is starting out to be an orange cinnamon roll kind of week. Hope it lasts.

And I really love the centerpiece. That is exactly the way I like fall to look around here. I'm a big fan of using cotton, too. I generally beg a bit off my farm sister.

Beth said...

Those orange cinnamon rolls look good enough to eat!

Designs By Pinky said...

Your wire baskets are wonderful! Love the roo plate to but you ALWAYS make me hungry with every post:):) I WANT one of those sweet rols now. XO, Pinky

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute baskets! So many possibilities. Love that rooster plate. What is there about roosters, anyway! They are just so Americana. Now I'm going to be on the lookout for a rooster. :-) Fun post and beautiful photos.

Pondside said...

I love your table - it suits my taste and I wish I'd done it!
Those rolls look very tempting........

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I love your baskets and the use of the cotton. We used to have so many cotton fields but most are gone now. It is so sad.

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Lovely creation of yours! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment. Hope to see you more often!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What fun you have! Fun. Fun. Fun. I can almost hear you clapping your hands and giggling, when your projects take shape. :-)))))

Again thank you! You keep having fun with changing Headers. (So cute one today, btw.) But you keep the cute flying witches, flying. Maybe 'cause I have so much fun, seeing them...

Loves-ya'-to-pieces,
"Auntie"

Debbiedoo's said...

How darling Bj! I have been seeing this cotton pop up all over the place!~

Beverly said...

Your neutral centerpiece is great. And girl, you know how to make everything fun.

Orange cinnamon rolls? Yum!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your centerpiece and the cotton. How fun is that. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Madeline's Album said...

The orange cinnamon rolls look so yummy. Like the way you decorated your baskets and the table. Have a blessed day. Madeline

debbie@meandmydiy said...

Hi bj, thank you so much for stopping by my place today, and for leaving your sweet comment. I am in love with those baskets, and your table looks so pretty! You realize you left out the recipe for the Orange Cinnamon Rolls though, right? Are you just teasing us? Or did I miss something? And now I'm following you back! Have a great day!
Debbie
(P.S. I hope you'll come back and try to subscribe again, I think I've got the issue straightened out...fingers crossed!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

You do take good pictures of food....which doesn't help the bottom part which gets a lot of squishing due to blogging...anyhoo, love the baskets...so pretty, as always and I like those orange rolls....but cinnemon ones still have the heart strings!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are the food stylist, my friend! I need to take lessons from you, BJ!

LOVE the centerpiece! :D SO pretty...the cotton bolls looks great in the wire basket (so do the pumpkins).

Thanks so much for linking up! You have made *me* happy!

xo,
RJ

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those baskets and your sweet centerpiece...always love the food you add! Hugs, Linda

PEA said...

Hello dear BJ,

Oh my goodness, I have been a terrible blogger lately with little to no visiting...I must remedy that!! I'm loving your neutral and natural centerpiece display, it's gorgeous! I'm envious that you can just walk up to a nearby field to get some cotton:-)

As for the cinnamon rolls, well, all I can say is....I ALMOST LICKED MY MONITOR! lol

Yes, of course I will be having my annual blog Halloween party and have already started working on your new costumes!! hehe xoxo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello BJ!!

Love these baskets!! I will have to look in our new HOBBY LOBBY that came to NJ in Sept!! I am thrilled!! Wow, real cotton?? I'm loving that. What a great idea putting it into the basket. Love the natural elements. Oh, and those rolls??? I would love one with coffee please!!

Hugs,
Debbie xo

Jo May said...

I get so excited when I visit around your "sweet nothings".Congrats to our ole friend Donnie.

Now I've got to go out side and get my cotton before the farmer picks,and he is getting ready,we saw the picker!
I'm also craving orange cinny rolls,so much that I can almost smell the joy.

Annesphamily said...

Aw....so sweet! I love those orange iced sweet rolls! Yum! Oh that Donnie is a real sweetheart! I sure miss her blogging days but all in all she is a fine and fun lady! Congrats to her!
You set a terrific table BJ!
Blessings, Anne