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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Every year about this time,
my friend and yours, KATHLEEN,
has a
and she lets us pretty much run amuck....(amuck-to test your limits).
She says
white dishes
a little can be used.
If you want,
you can serve WHITE foods...
How fun is that !
Be sure to go over and see her beautiful WHITES
as well as a lot more..
and THANKS for coming by my place.
I started out with this
plain table and transformed it into a
dining area.
I used ALL WHITE...
SILVER in the chargers and flatware, which is by Oneida and very olden.
This table is set in the library end of my living room.
The strange green plant was in the clearance basket at the market..
I love the dark green leaves, altho it looks a little like a big green spider with many MANY legs...
I just filled in with white and silver Christmas balls
and a sprinkling of pearls...

These are my mom's pearls...
I couldn't tell you if they are real or not but it makes  NO difference.
I couldn't love them a bit more if they WERE the real thing...
which I do have my doubts.

I can't imagine where she would have aquired a
but, aren't they pretty !

I used some of the beautiful linens...
some vintage..
some WALMART...:))

Table for Two

VANILLA ICE CREAM (it's white)


Anonymous said... beautiful and elegant table!!! I lake it!
Kisses and regards.

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Carol said...

It is a Winter Wonderland at your table! Just beautiful!

And I love the Sundae :) That says wonderland to me!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Gorgeous! You make white beautiful!

Dena said...

Oooooh! I love it BJ and the pearls are so elegant!!!


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...


But that point, about you "can use all white food," reminds me of a book... Probably the only Ann Rice book on vampires, I read. And some ate only white food. -Bleahhhh-


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a very pretty white table. Love that silver star on the plate.

Tricia said...

Just lovely, BJ! I love the beautiful linens, and the silver star-shaped basket is a wonderful addition. You and I were on the same wavelength for a centerpiece this week!

Unknown said...

So VERRY pretty BJ! I love the white/silver combo....just looks like winter :)


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

bj, i have never seen such a beautiful!

Annie Louise said...

Wow, so beautiful, all the elements look perfect together!

Anonymous said...

I love a white on white table and yours is gorgeous BJ!

I set a table in the foyer...just a little tea table and white.

Kathleen said...

Your strange plant is perfect in that centerpiece! Your table looks so pretty, such beautiful linens!
It looks like a pristine winterscape, just lovely!
Thanks for being such a good friend, and joining in the White Party! Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your white table is just perfection. I love seeing all the twinkling lights in the background, too. Just gorgeous, BJ!


From the Kitchen said...

B.J., that is a beautiful table. I would love to sit down with you for an all white meal! I'm with you on the pearls as I have my mother's and no idea if they are real or not. To me, they are worth a fortune!


Julie Harward said...

It;s so elegant bj..I just love every bit of it..perfect for Christmas! :D

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all the lace and pearls with your beautiful white dishes BJ! Just gorgeous!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Wow! Beautiful table and I LOVE those glasses!!

Donnie said...

Such a lovely table and quite a few wonderful memories sprinkled in too.

Helen said...

Lovely, Ms. BJ!

Sue said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the pearls spilling out of the centerpiece and your mother's special! There is something so elegant about white with a little sparkle, beautiful job!

Marigene said...

Stunning, BJ! I love the beautiful linens and all the sparkling crystal.

Carole Burant said...

Oh BJ, your Winter White table setting is absolutely perfect! I love all the little details and special touches with your mom's pearls and vintage linen. Beautiful!! xoxo

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your table is simply stunning! I so enjoy visiting your blog.It always make me smile!

Scribbler said...

Beautiful -- and I love that you used your mother's pearls.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the girly-pearly touches and those gorgeous linens! What a lovely setting for your table near the library area and the tea light in the glass shining through that wintery scene is beautiful.

Vee said...

You certainly know how to set the most exquisite tables and the food isn't bad either...yum!

xinex said...

Beautiful everything! Love all the glitter and brightness!...Christine

Marsha said...

A beautiful tablesetting. I love all the doilies, linens and pearls - such a romantic setting. It definitely is a winter white wonderland.

Love the sundae - haven't had one of them for a long time.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Everything is so beautiful! You did a great job bringing out the white. I think the name of the plant is called Firecracker. A friend had given me a small cutting once and it grew so well. I am not sure why I got rid of it but now I am sorry I did.

Always a joy stopping by to visit with you!

Susie Q said...

Just so elegant but so pretty and fresh at the same time! Truly a Winter Wonderland!!

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, thanks for the heads up on my link. I linked again. We were gone this entire day and this is the first time today I have been able to check my computer. That explains so few visits. HA! Now, how did I do that?

Your winter white is so beautiful. the pearls are a great addition to the lovely table setting. You have the best ideas and photos. I call this blog art! I mean it.

Love and warm hugs, Jeanne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful transformation! Love the white with silver! My new one is white with gold!


Lynn said...

Your table is just beautiful BJ! Lovin' the pearls, they are fab-enjoy:@)

Sarah said...

BJ, you do a beautiful winter wonderland. This is an elegant table. ~ Sarah

Carey said...

Lovely table. I like the addition of the pearls, nice touch and thos beautiful lace. Very elegant. Happy Holidays,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello BJ,
this looks really like a winter wonderland. The lace and pearls suggest snow and ice for me. The linnens are all gorgeous. Very elegant table.
Wish you a nice and merry Christmas.
Greetings, Johanna

Beth said...

BJ, I just love your table. It is so elegant. White is the essence of purity and elegance and drama. Your stemware is gorgeous too. Great table!
Christmas blessings, Beth

Entertaining Women said...

I feel quite sure that the pearl of real value was your mama. The necklace is a wonderful memory of that priceless jewel in your life. Your tablescape is lovely...just the right blend of white and bling...and I love thought of a table for two by the fireplace. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay