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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Black and White Buffet

HI, YA'LL...
Our very favorite settings at the table are always BUFFET STYLE... ...love to use stacks of plates...flatware in cute basket holder, glasses gathered in one spot....and I, for one, LOVE to do a BLACK and WHITE BUFFET.        IMAGINE THAT!!  
I have enjoyed my VINTAGE CANISTER SET so much since my good friend, PATTI  painted my wooden lids to resemble MACKENZIE*CHILDS and I added the MC knobs.
 .....and NO BODY on this planet loves their 
MACKENZIE*CHILDS large TEA KETTLE any more than I.
I saw one sitting on a stove top in a kitchen on a blog several years ago
and fell knee-deep in love.
Saved my $'s and finally ordered it about 3 years ago.....
Little, white BOOS again...sitting right there on those
MACKENZIE*CHILDS COASTERS
(I don't have very many pieces of MC...very, VERY expensive and
I tend to BRAG on every single piece I have.....forgive me ??

I used my solid white PIER 1 plates..
black and white polka dot chargers...

And...we had a bottle of son's BESO del Sol wine made from grapes from his beautiful vineyard....which he just sold and that is a very exciting upcoming post......

I barely can keep my big fat mouth closed on something that I am not supposed to mention for awhile longer...so PLEASE don't twist my arm...NO....get away....I won't tell.
Not even a large box of TEXAS MILLIONAIRES can make me talk.
This evening we didn't have a dessert so I put the little PEPPERMINT filled jars
as part of the CENTERPIECE...:))


Sweet daughter, STACY, gave me the little sugar bowl that I am using as a candle holder this day.
 Daughter in Love. Kathy, gave me this adorable basket caddy for my RED flatware which
came from TARGET. I don't wash them in the dishwasher as the shiny silver part tends to tarnish to a not-so-pretty finish. They are sooo  cheap inexpensive but I don't use them all that often and I LOVE THE COLOR.:)




Isn't it fun when we have something that we just love...that gives us so much pleasure...?

Well, this is how I feel about my black and white checks....I just love 'em.







Do you know what's
BLACK and WHITE
and RED all over?

The newspaper....:))







 I used the solid black napkins with the clear octogon shaped napkin rings....
found 6 at GOODWILL for mere pennies. :))


I saw some of the most beautiful pumpkins at the market the other day and I really wanted to bring a few home with me.....but....
at $9 and 10 dollars each, I decided
WHOA....I think NOT.

They surely were pretty, tho.
For the money, the old fashioned orange ones can't be beat.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope the rest of the week is goood for you. :)
Love to all.......bj

Joining in and supporting:

WELL...his LIPS are PINK....:))


42 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl friend I almost fell off my chair seeing Johnny Depp holding a roach clip and smoking a joint..brings back the 60's in San Francisco to me..wished we had Johnny Depp with us ha ha!!
Love all your post girl friend and miss you..Great news about David and the vino..I'll never tell that you told ha ha!! Love ya..Hugs and love Gloria

Donnie said...

What a beautiful buffet. I just love to see all your black and white check and the pops of red. Take care and enjoy the wine.

Michelle said...

I love that black and white! Elegant for Halloween!

kitty said...

What a wonderful buffet table you've put together, BJ! As always, I sooo enjoy reading your every word. I would brag about the MC pieces, too. It all just looks so YOU!! ❤

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Bj! I love black and white!

Linda Chapman said...

What a beautiful post! And such FUN!! I went over to your friend's blog and started 'following' her!
I do not have ANY MC! I guess I live in a hole because I don't think I've even heard of it before. But then - I don't get out much!!

PS - I LOVE kitty's comment! I love reading your every word, too!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

well seeing all my favorite colors surely made me love this post - and thanks for the "shout out", too. I just scored 3 different MC retired dinner dishes with fluted edges on eBay - they just arrived and I caught myself drooling over their beauty! I also just got the creamer that goes with the "high tea" checked set - I had the high tea pot and sugar bowl, but not the creamer, so it is nice to have the whole set. And I love my tea pot on my stove as much as you do :-)....I just posted some MC knock-off Xmas stocking I made - stop over

Beth said...

The black and white is really classy! I love it all!

Barbara F. said...

Love all your things, BJ, very dishalicious. Back and white is really growing on me, I think you might be a teeny bit responsible. I didn't know you had a vineyard in the family! xo

It's All Connected said...

The only thing that makes black and white better is a splash of red! Love this buffet set up. ~ Maureen
ps - Love Johnny in any pose!

Audrey said...

Beautiful bj ... I love all your black and white with the touch of happy red. Table setting is just so pretty. Blessings, my friend.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Shannon@A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Your black and white buffet is gorgeous. That little bit of red gives the perfect accent color. I am not surprised that you love your tea pot, it is beautiful. You have a wonderful style of writing that is so entertaining to read. Your outgoing personality shows in each post. Thanks for the fun.----------- Shannon

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

BJ, all of your black and white is so pretty! You've got such great MC pieces, too! You should be proud of them!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love your buffet, especially all the courtly check with the pops of red!!! SO pretty!!!!

My friend Fran sent me photos of her black and white dining rom for Halloween, so both of y'all are inspiring me in my dining room decor!!!

xo,
RJ

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Great buffet, just love your Mc Childs style candy jars. Come visit if you have time, and see the Mac Childs floor design my artist friend just did!

Marlis said...

Great pieces of MC.. That teapot was worth the saving! Love your painted canisters. sold the vineyard??? really. I'm sure it's all good. Your buffet is so pretty.. xo marlis

Sweet Tea said...

I always enjoy your blog. Your eye candy is a joy to see. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

Every time I see your MC I drool and want some. I haven't indulged yet, but I sure love it. I love the handpainted jar lids that go with them too. What a beautiful table BJ. I agree, some of these pumpkins are out of control! They are beautiful though!

Love Of Quilts said...

I love black and white! I don't have any pretty pieces of it like yours but I still love it.

Teresa said...

What a lovely and happy setting. So sweet to see all those pieces brought by lovely and generous souls who love you.
I already knew that B&W is elegant. Just now realised it could give a fun twist to a table... I expected to see Mad Hatter popping for the party... the Johnny Depp version, to keep up with the theme ahahahaha
Thank you,
Teresa

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooooh, black and white and checks? You're speaking my language BJ! Love this!

Debbiedoo's said...

Ha, you are funny. I love the buffet Bj, looks so cute.

Vee said...

Love your style with dishes, your home, your buffet, and most especially your words!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

THANK YOU so much!!! For being brave enough, to have Fun With Halloween!!!

I love you to pieces! I do!

I have fun with Halloween, but I don't have anyone, who would admonish me, not to do so. I know, you must have some, who just might, might, might not appreciate it, that you are so open-minded. As to enjoy Halloween.

Well, "Auntie" thinks you rock, "BJ"!

Hugs, hugs, hugs,
"Auntie"

Madeline's Album said...

Just love your black and white checked objects and the red just sets everything off. As usual you have really out did yourself with this post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Beverly said...

It all looks wonderful, BJ. No one does it as well as you.♥

Marla and Steve said...

Beautiful and cozy. Everything about your table is so welcoming and so interesting.

LV said...

You are the best when it comes to usuing black and white together. Everything looks great.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj your collection of black and white is amazing and stunning all together like this. You have such a nack for putting it all together. Hugs, Linda

Paloma said...

Even when trying to be scary you're sweet ;) Hugs!

Irene said...

I love all your pics and what a way to end your blog. Oooh what beautiful pinks lips.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Very cute! I love the black & white checkerboard and the red is perfect with it. The tea kettle is wonderful! Happy VTT!
Ruth

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Black and white is perfect any place and any time. Yours is no exception. I adore your tea kettle. :o)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
What's black, white and red all over is this gorgeous buffet!!! I'm loving all the MC accessories!!! Adore the tea kettle with those Sunflowers...makes me smile! Have a great week ahead, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Hey, BJ! I love your Mackenzie Childs black and white table. I swoon every time I see that gorgeous tea kettle.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty! Love your Mackenzie Childs checkers. THis is all so pretty and I can't think of anyone who would enjoy the black and white more than you! You always do it so well.

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

I love the black/white/red. It is one of my favorites and I love MacKenzie-Childs. Following via Katharine's blog hop. Donna

http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, who doesn't love McKenzie Childs. And, I love black, white and red just about any way you can arrange it. Your table is so attractive!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just "ohhhh" and "awwww" all the way through your posts! Everything is so strikingly beautiful!

Kathleen said...

I love your black and white! I have one tiny little piece of MC that Debbie sent me. It is sooo expensive. I nearly had a heart attack when I walked into our little MC store that opened here in Southampton. And the sales people were so... aloof, I am being kind! I asked if I could take a few pics for my bloggy friends, and they said, I could stand on the sidewalk and take them. As I am a taxpayer here, I told them I didn't need their permission to do that! So I won't be going back!
Anyway, I love your display, of black and white, and thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Looks fantastic BJ, love the black, white and red - very striking - we like buffet style too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Babs said...

BJ, Love your MC teapot and all the black and white checks. It works just perfectly with the red in your cute buffet.
Babs