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Sunday, November 18, 2012

I Love Banners.....

 Hello, everybody,
Our weather is still nice but not quite as nice as the last couple months have been.
We've been having blowing sand and wind....a staple out here in West Texas...but generally mostly in the Spring.
I'm packing and nesting, all at the same time....
and my nose is flat from running into my own behind.
AND...
planning for our annual THANKSGIVING LUNCH with our family....
sooo excited about it, too.
THEN...
CHRISTMASTIME is right around the corner....
whew....BUSY time of the year and don't we all LVE IT !!!
I know I LOVE IT.
After our AWESOME Bunco party, I had to take down the
adorable BUNCO banner.
I love that banner...
I'd like to have several banners made just the very same way.
The four seasons....?.....maybe
Happy Birthday
Merry Christmas
LOVE
any number of things, really.
 THIS
WINTER
banner is cute, too...
a fabulous replacement for the BUNCO banner.
I'm almost embarrassed  to say that I lost this banner for 2 solid years....
I really did...
I used it one winter, put it away for the year and FORGOT where I put it
I am sure NO one else has EVER done such a thing....:>)
 
 It's made of PAPER.....and STAMPS
Tina at CHERRY HILL COTTAGE has a sweet and talented daughter, MIKA,
and she makes these banners.
If you are interested in ordering one, go to TINA'S and she will put you in touch with MIKA.
TINA is also very talented in the Art of Decorating and if you've not been to her blog...
you are in for such a treat.


This adorable vintage sofa is one of her latest projects....and I am
pea green with envy.

Just take a look at that RED BEAUTY.


Tina has a simply ADORABLE house and you've just gotta go see it.

Now, let me see.......
shall I order a SPRING banner in bright, pretty colors for.......well.....SPRING...??
Yes, indeedy.....that is JUST what I am going to do.
 
...and, I like my banners hanging straight across instead of swooping a little...
but that's just me. :)
xoxo  bj
Joining in with:
MOSAIC MONDAY (if she has electricity back, bless her heart)

28 comments:

Debby said...

I love banners as well. I bought one at the CL Fair in COlumbus. It is oil cloth, reds, blues green and chalkboard on the flip side.
I love what she did to that sofa.
No rues on swapping. You just send a gift to another person.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
LOVE your W I N T E R Banner, dear friend!!! Told "Mr. Ed" I'd like to do that type of thing in the garden On Crooked Creek...we just need to design something a bit more weather resistant. In time, dear one, in time!!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving in your home with your loved ones around. Now, lets see...where did I put that ribbon for the front porch??? I'm off on a house hunt!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Fabulous sofa makeover. I love your banners, BJ. That's one thing I need to make, I guess. I have put things away too well too that I can't find them.

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

I love your winter banner BJ. That couch is fabulous!

eileeninmd said...

The banner is a great idea and I love it. It is a busy week getting ready for Thanksgiving. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

Linda Chapman said...

That IS a beautiful banner!!! I have 'lost' things in my time, too!! How wonderful when we FIND them!! Once when Amber was a little girl she couldn't find a ring we had given her. She wasn't the least bit upset - she said, "I didn't LOSE it!!! I just don't know where it IS!" Sure enough - she 'FOUND' it!!

Stacey said...

Your banners are perfect and so welcoming. Have you noticed that Tina hasn't been posting much? Between her and Kim at Daisy Cottage, I'm having withdrawals. Thank goodness you are so reliable. :)

NanaDiana said...

I love banners, too. We had fun making some Fall ones with my granddaughter and we will probably make some Christmas ones now that we know how much fun it is to do it.
I LOVE that sofa. That would be MOST perfect in YOUR house!!! xo Diana

Kit said...

Love your banner! And it looks great just the way you hang it. :) Kit

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love banners as well! It's a great way to update a room with the changing seasons. And a fun project to make a new one!

Beth said...

I love banners. Yours look great!

Jackie said...

Love your banners. I hope to have some time to make one or two of my own sometime very soon.

God bless.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I love banners too. Your are so cute. Your home always looks so cute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful decorating ideas. Hugs, Karie

Pull up Stands said...

Nice post! I love the information that you put on your blog, it is definitely something that you can learn from and come out as a better person. Thank you so much for making this happen. I appreciate all of your hard work.

Rita said...

Every time I come to visit you I learn something new. Love your winter banner. As I hang my head down I have to admit I have never heard of a Bunco Party but it sounds like fun. If truth be told, I lost too many things to even try and find them anymore. Have a good week.
Rita

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Love that Winter banner!!!

And yes, I prefer the banner, straight across too. The swooped-down-in-middle kind of make me have to twist my head, to read 'em. -pout-

Happy Thanksgiving, ahead of time...

Beverly said...

I love banners, too, BJ. And, you have the perfect place to display yours. The Winter banner is so pretty.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.♥

The French Hutch said...

Love your pretty banner bj. Awesome sofa, love the red!
I know you are looking forward to your family Thanksgiving lunch. Enjoy your family and wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving..........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Madeline's Album said...

Love the banners. The sofa is really nice. I too put things away and them can not remember where I put them:). Have a blessed day and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Madeline

janis said...

oh BJ they are splendid! I so miss my Bunco group. Hard to believe I was once in two and now I dont have one. Dang if no one will ever leave! lol. Maybe I can pop over to WEst Texas once in a while to sub... Wouldnt that be cool to just pop in across the country to my Blogging Buddy's Bunco nights. sign. I think its time I start a new group!

Vee said...

Yes, I've lost nearly everything I own. =)

Mika does make wonderful banners...

Sorry to learn that you're having sandstorms...after watching the new Ken Burns' documentary on The Dust Bowl last night (and we'll watch again tonight), I can slightly imagine what one of those things is like.

Angel said...

These banners are great! Very creative too. Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way!

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Betty Stapleton said...

Found you, have to work at it but well worth it, love that winter banner and like it straight across too, thank you for sharing...

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Well BJ I know you are busy as a bear with no pockets in her apron. Now where did that come from. Love your banners. I am so forgetful I forgot what I wanted to comment about. Oh the sofa is amazing. I think we are two of a king sista.
QMM

Teresa said...

It brought tears to my eyes seeing you participating in a friend's party that still might not have electricity. What a wonderful Soul you are, My Dear.
I love Banners but somehow never get around to put on some... need to be inspired by you and have some - maybe for Spring.
Green of envy with that red sofá wonderfully done.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

BJ, your banners look great! Can't tell you the number of times I've hidden things from myself. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well my dear, I already have those banners. I have the Springtime one and several others. Very simply made and so cute. Tina's couch is lovely and her home is a doll house. I remember getting a red and white checkered quilt I saw on Tina's blog from jcPenny's. I love it and I used it to cover the OLD couch that was here when I married PH. It has been such a handy quilt..and love the colors.
Mika is talented like her Mom. Both sweet ladies. Mika's baby girl must be HUGE by now. I must stop by and take a peek soon..
Enjoy your banners. Tooo cute!
Hugs,
Mona