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Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hi, everyone... 
Well, here we are....
all ready to start another week.
A new week and a new 
over at DEBBIEDOO'S.

Not only that but there's lots more PARTIES
I am linking with for this fine Monday.

 A couple years ago, COUNTRY LIVING magazine was showing this
adorable way to show off your FERN fronds.
They put them into cute bottles and what an impact !!
I had these 3 little cutie bottles that I bought at the local  FLEA MARKET...
I just happened to have a FERN.
It was a BOSTON FERN and Country Living was also showing a Boston Fern...
but theirs was a different variety, I think.

Shiny silver tray.....bottles of FERN
AND candles make for a delicious look.

I also love the look of all my tea  lights in this large jar....COOL

That little vintage cruet belonged to my mama..

I love holding something that I know HER hands held at one time....makes my eyes tear up, my heart beat a little faster and a severe feeling of HOMESICKNESS floods over me. It only lasts a few minutes....then....
It's only natural for us to miss the ones we love so much...and how good it makes us feel when we KNOW where they are.
(Maddy, I say a prayer for you often) 
♥ ♥ ♥
That pretty silver tray (probably silver PLATED) was a Goodwill find several years ago and I use it sooo much.
...catch the RED, WHITE and BLUE here ?
 Don't you like the look of just about ANYthing in JARS ..? these POKER CHIPS (red, white, blue and green)
 and the TEA LIGHTS...?
meee, too.
 As you can see, MY copy isn't JUST like the original.
The Country Living photo just gave me the IDEA.

This COPY CAT THING is so much fun, ya'll...
Please give it a try and see for yourself.
You'll just love it, I know.
It also gives you new ideas for your home.
MR. SWEET says that, of all the things I am having a hissy fit about in this post,
HE likes the looks of those BISCUITS and GRAVY 
MEN !!
.....they ALWAYS seem to like FOOD better than anything...
well, ALMOST anything..*wink
(course.....there's not much better than a big ole biscuit just smothered
in CREAM GRAVY...... )
I am also joining in the fun at:
Mix It Up Monday
Blue Monday...(not much but just enuf to let me slide thru, Sally :)
Mosaic Monday
Martha's Monday
Motivated Monday
Masterpiece Monday
A Return to Loveliness


Michelle said...

I always love the look of your arrangements! You need to come and arrange some things for me!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It looks so great! I am a sucker for things in jars :) I've seen the ferns in bottles a lot lately and really like it. I'll have to do a copycat of my own one of these days.

NanaDiana said...

I love your copy cat, bj...actually better than the original. Love the biscuits, too. He's a man all right!!! lol Have a good night- xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj you are such a good copy cat! Love the little bottles with the ferns and then I'm like you...everything looks great in a jar!!

hugs, Linda

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

You did a great copy cat. You know, I have NEVER tried this....maybe Next time!!

Geneva said...

Very nice copy cat indeed ... I love your inspiration, but yours turned out even better. The biscuits and gravy look soooo yummmy!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

BJ I like your version even better. Love it! I like the tea lights in glass container, too. Biscuits have been stalking me today in blogland! ;P

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I like your version better than the magazine's!
Of course the food...your food is always wonderful.

Sue said...

Beautiful! copy cat, BJ , like Mister Sweets those biscuits smothered in gravy are hard to beat. ~smile~.

Rita May said...

I'm going to copy your copy cat ;)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! I love your copy cat better and anyway, you always feed me! :) I love your biscuits and I use your recipe now!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love it BJ. You can make even a jar of tealights look so decorative. Yours is better than the original.

Jackie said...

Nice job BJ. Your copy cat was perfect and you made it just your own.

God Bless.

Debbiedoo's said...

You always make me smile Bj! Love the simplicity of these cutie bottles and the greenery. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

Another winner where I like what you've done better than the original. I am just wondering one thing...does Mr. Sweet ever eat hot food? ;D

Carol Nance said...

BJ, I just love your idea of Magazine Copy Cat. The tea lights in the jar look lovely - what a creative idea! Your blog is so lovely. Would love for you to come over to see me at

-A fellow Texan,

Blondie's Journal said...

Yours. is. better.



Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Tomorrow I am going out and cut some fern leaves off and put them in some vases on my table. Great idea and I may even have some biscuits and gravy. Great blog and ideas.

A Garden of Threads said...

I think it looks fabulous, great copy job.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your tray and the ferns looks wonderful. Great idea to fill the jars with the tea lights and poker chips, so pretty to see. Hugs, Marty

MyJourneyBack said...

Love this BJ great copy cat look. I always seem to like yours better though! Thanks for sharing. I posted some Blue today. Come by and see me. Oh I love your new header photo's. Very Valentiney!
Have a wonderful week,

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

It turned out beautiful BJ. Love the silver, clear glass, white candles and green ferns. Very pretty!

SmilingSally said...

I think most people like shiny silver and . . . just about anything else. I like silver and BLUE. Surprise!

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Madeline's Album said...

Everything in this post was beautiful. I agree with Mr. Sweet about the biscuit and gravy, yummy. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Becolorful said...

Such fun vignettes. I especially liked the idea of stuffing those jars with poker chips and the votive candles. Something unexpected is always a plus for me. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Beautiful copy cat:) I have ferns, bottles and a tray to put them on! I DON'T have a yummy biscuit like those, can I have one of yours? Enjoy your day dear BJ, HUGS!

Theresa said...

Beautiful copy cat:) I have ferns, bottles and a tray to put them on! I DON'T have a yummy biscuit like those, can I have one of yours? Enjoy your day dear BJ, HUGS!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The ferns isolated in the clear glass look so beautiful! Good to see them isolated in their own beauty rather than just backing the beauty of flowers!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I rarely even try to have living plants anymore (except outside in nice weather). I have never had a green thumb and this house doesn't have anyplace to put anything that it would get the right kind of lighting. I do love the look...simple and elegant!

I have been trapped home with a very sick husband all weekend. He even took today off work and went to the doctor-I don't even remember him ever taking a sick day from work that didn't involve surgery or recovery. Diagnosis-flu. He is miserable and I'm trying to stay as far from him as possible! I did make homemade chicken soup and we are on our second pan of jello jigglers. He will only eat that and Triscuits. I would happily have some biscuits and gravy right now!

eileeninmd said...

The copy cat challenge looks like fun. You did wonderful with your glass jars, fern and the pretty candle. I do love the jars filled with your tea candles and poker chips. I have one filled with glass marbles and seashells. Lovely post, thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

bj your copycatn' is the cats-meow! Love these little clear bottles with the pop of green.Your beautiful treasures especially your mama's,priceless!
Love the way you put together objects for photo-op.
And I agree with Mr sweet,who wouldn't want those beautiful biscuits smothered in ANYTHING!
I tried to step up to the copycat challenge also.It was so much fun.
~Jo @ LoblollyLane


Are you kidding me? Well, I'm not a man, but I must say those biscuits and gravy are making me drool here.

Love the tea lights in the jar...what an interesting conversation piece.

Lovely...all your photos BJ

TexWisGirl said...

i really like those sweet, skinny bottles. nice job.

On Crooked Creek said...

Great copy cat, dear friend!!!
I think "Mr. Sweet"loves those biscuits & gravy is because they were made by your hands!!! Isn't he just the sweetest thing???

Audrey said...

Hey bj ... you did it again!! Created a beautiful table with your copy-cat and made everyone in blogland hungry for gravy and biscuits.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

xinex said...

Beautiful copy cat, BJ. Love your jars and the fern. Also like the ones with chips and candles. What a great idea!...Christine

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Great copy cat -- but yours is better! Love that you've used that sweet cruet as a candle holder!

Sarah said...

Great CC, BJ. Gotta love those biscuits though!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I like your arrangement better than CL's! The tea lights in a jar is a great idea, too. My hubby would agree about the biscuits and gravy!

Pondside said...

Clever you! I love anything on a silver tray and anything in a jar. I'm going to have to put my tealights in a jar - love it!