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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SOUP and.....

My beautiful flower continues to delight me each morning with a new bloom/
Two flowers opened this morning
and another is just teetering on full bloom.
...maybe tomorrow....
A cool evening just calls for a great big pot of
Just like this one.
Adorable cast iron, vintage pan for
I added too much batter,
they overflowed over the sides of the pan.
bummer !
Just add your favorite veggies,
diced tomatoes,
pasta or rice
beef broth..
favorite spices
anything that you love
... and let it simmer in a crock pot most of the day.
Sooo good..
for the body...
so good for the soul...
I bought this vintage, metal cracker box at an estate sale
and, at first, I put FLOWERS in it......goofy..
Why not use it for the orginial purpose..
to keep crackers fresh.
SO, that is just what I do now.
I just love it.
I can even remember when they were in all the stores, full of crackers.
So, I sat Mr. Sweet and myself a place
and used the ADORABLE paper napkins I found in my Christmas stocking Christmas Eve..
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."......KATHRINE HEPBURN
ooo, I love that !!
and the adorable and full of cuteness
paper coasters
also in my stocking.
Don't you just love these.?
love it...

ALWAYS we give thanks.

A very little bit of my
birthday cake left...
and NO fresh Strawberries...
they were the first to go.
My very very very favorite birthday card in the whole, entire world...
 TRUER WORDS were never spoken.
I believe it with all my heart !

I am linking with


Salmagundi said...

Soup looks good! It's cold here in Colorado, and I should have fixed soup; but, alas, it was just plain chicken and potatoes. I have one of those cracker tins - bought it new with crackers in it, probably in the 1950s. It still holds crackers. Your card and napkins crack me up! BTW, Happy Birthday. Sally

On Crooked Creek said...

The soup looks so delicious. If it were minus the pasta. .. it would look exactly like my dear Mother~in~laws delicious homemade soup. Oh, how I miss her, so! Adored all your cute napkins.. .made me smile (again)! We had some left over red velvet cake from the deep freeze. . .yum!
Keep those darling, inspiring and inviting post coming!

Anonymous said...

Oh, BJness! Your soup looks so good. I love vegetable soup but have never put pasta in it before. Great idea! :) Love those cute little napkins and the sayings. Now I know why you're the youngest ever - you love life and you do have fun. I just love me some fun, don't you? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Annie Joy said...

Oh, what fun -- your soup looks delicious and your "plump" cornbread wonderful. I love the cards and napkins -- and wish you a late happy birthday -- May you stay young-at-heart and an inspiration to us all! Annie

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yummy looking soup! I have a treasured autograph from Katherine Hepburn. I will have to scan it, and do a post about it sometime.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

At what time is dinner served????????????

Char said...

I want to come over and eat with you, it all looks so good, Char

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my sweet Sister friend..Girl you are way too fun for words..Now I also did a pst about crock pot stew and I elted just like you taking a pic of it ha ha!!
Your soup looks YUM!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Unknown said...

Dear BJ, Oh how my taste buds are craving that die for...It's my favorite kind of soup..and I love many...The cracker tin, please dont ever let it go..we need to save them for future generations...
Love,love,love your favorite card and words could not be so true.

Carole Burant said...

I'll be right over for some of that soup! Mmmmmm, it looks so delicious. That's the kind of soup I like, nice and thick. Soup with mostly broth can go take a hike! lol Love your cracker tin and isn't it funny how we tend to use these tins for other things instead of what they were orinally made for? The napkins and coasters are absolutely delightful!! hehe Your flower is gorgeous and I love the colour. xoxo

Marigene said...

That soup looks delicious! We had vegetable with hamburg last night. I remember buying that Saltine tin when it came out...wonder what happened to it!

Unknown said...

BJ...this is a perfectly delightful post!! Loving your soup and the comfort the card and napkins even more, lol :)


Donnie said...

Everything from soup to love all the cute vintage things. So funny. Beautiful post my friend.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

It is always such a delight to visit you, BJ. And I always leave hungry... That soup looks delicious!!! Think I will make some tomorrow. It is certainly soup weather here... cold & snowy.
And from now on, I will remember the Titanic a new way : )
Those coasters are a hoot.

Abramyan Avenue said...

Oh your soup looks so delicious!! And I remember when you posted that corn pan earlier in the year..well, last year! I think it's so cute! I would like to ask you how you care for your plant. It's so pretty! I got one bloom out of mine and now nothing. The leaves are still green but I don't know if I should trim them down or if that's it for the year. Do they only bloom once a year?
Anyway, lovely post! I always enjoy your beautiful blog!

Lynn said...

Lovin' your fun Christmas and B-Day goodies, all great words to live by! Enjoy the soup:@)

Debbie said...

Ha ha! I love the "hot dish" one. That's so funny.

I think we had one of those cracker tins growing up. If we didn't, my grandmother did because it is very familiar. I'm so glad you used it for it's cracker purpose.

And now, I want some soup.
And I want it with shell pasta too.

Theresa said...

YUMMY, Hot soup on a cold day! I bet the cornbread was delicious, especially the part that overflowed:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh BJ, that soup looks wonderful and I love seashell pasta! I put it in my tomato soup, too. Making tortilla soup for supper tonight, it's so cold outside that it'll hit the spot and turn on the thermostatz!! Thanks for sharing the menu.

nancygrayce said...

I'd love to be invited to eat at your house! That all looks so delicious!

I used to have a metal cracker thing just like that. I lost it in the divorce. :) true.

Rita said...

That is the exact soup I made on Monday that we have been enjoying this week; looks identical.
Every Monday morning I make a pot and it serves for our lunch during the week.
Great that you shared your special birthday cards with us.

Anonymous said...

Soup looks very nice and delicious!
Thanks for the nice compliment:)
Happy Birthday dear BJ!

Kisses, Zondra Art

Julie Harward said...

Your posts are so delightful...and I love that soup, I wish I was at your home tonight! :D

Salmagundi said...

Hi again BJ-- I tried to email you, but it kept coming back. Yes, I see the meme poll on my screen. It says that there are 15 votes so far with 4 days left to vote. These computers give us fits sometimes, don't they? Sally

Karie said...

The flower is gorgeous. The soup looks delicious. Oh, the napkins are darling I love the sayings. Just keep posting. I just love to visit.

Kathleen Grace said...

Bj, I'm so glad that beautiful flower opened just for your birthday! It's like a happy birthday bouquet from God! Love those napkins, how cute! I remember having a cracker box just like yours when I was a kid, the crackers all came like that didn't they? Isn't it funny someone saved it for years?

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Santa knew exactly whose stocking to fill with those cute napkins and coasters! Your soup looks like the perfect warming meal for a cold winter night!

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ,
Love the soup and your sense of humor. I too celebrated my birthday on the 31st. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year

A Perfect Setting said...

I remember those saltine tins. My mother had one! Your soup looks delicious, I fixed chicken vegetable soup this week, too. So good on a cold night. My mother also had those corn muffin stick pans, I think I have them around here somewhere, I should pull them out! Thanks for the laughs, and for helping me remember (I need all the help I can get, lol)! Great post!

Sonny G said...

your table looks lovely and that soup, YUMMMMMMMM.. My DH made soup during the holidays and now its packed in 11 freezer bags.. He always has to overdo it lol..


Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Who ever put those adorable napkins and coasters into your Christmas stocking, really pays attention to YOU. They are so very, very, you!

And your favorite Birthday card... Same olden gal as is in a pic, on my 2011 calendar. Sure hope she made lots of $$$ modeling!

Gentle January hugs...

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I am screaming with laughter with this post. The photos are a hoot.

I love the soup, something I will make this weekend, we are getting another artic blast. That will warm the soul.

The cast iron corn bread pan, takes me back to my past. I will have to dig mine out, I wonder what condition its in? I remember it really put a crunchy crust on the cornbread.

Scribbler said...

The soup and cornbread looks sooooo good!

Kathleen said...

I have one of those cast iron pans, in the shape of shamrocks! What else??

Soup looks good, and those napkins and cards are so true.
Glad you had a good bday, BJ!
And thanks for the phishy warning!

Coloradolady said...

I love your cracker tin, that is so cute. Soup looks yummy and of course all your wonderful dishes are divine. Happy VTT!

Barbara said...

Love those napkins! They really made me laugh. I just started soup a little while ago so I have the real smells as I look at yours. I can't wait. Everything looks wonderful!

Life on the Edge said...

I know I'm awfully late in wishing you a happy birthday, but it sounds like it was a wonderful day! I finally got back here to make another post. Yes, this was my best Christmas in a very long time, and you're is the reason!Pastor Mike and I are still going strong. I'm going to his church now, and the secret is out that he has a girlfriend. That is a whole new experience...being in a fishbowl, lol.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Thanksgiving too. I will try to get back and read your older posts!

Life on the Edge

Tess said...

Great table!...and your soup looks delicious...I made soup today and I've gotten some ideas from your wonderful pot of soup. The cake looks wonderful...nothing better thank cake and especially one that's PINK!!

Marlis said...

table, soup and everything looks fabulous. The cracker tin is in great shape. I can remember those and who would have thought they would be collectors items these days. Your napkins are adorable.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful post, from the soup, to the strawberry cake, to the darling photos. Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday wishes & what a scrumptious looking cake, BJ. You know how to keep us all in the 'pink' with these delicious foods ... the soup is on our agenda tonight for this snowy cold day.

Love that wonderful old cornbread form ... yum! slathered in butter, I can taste it now.

You table setting is very inviting. So love the humorous pictures.

~ Pop over for our GIVEAWAY if you haven't ~
Have a beautiful PINK weekend, sweetie.
Hugs, Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday BJ Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today, as always you take my breath away. Oh how wonderful your soup looks, and those corn muffins, well heck, the more the merrier. It looks SO delish in the toureen.

I love those old Premium cracker tins, and I keep watching for one myself. Yes, I too remember when Momma bought them right at the store, full of crackers. Now we get cardboard, but the still GREAT crackers. Love Premium.

Now that cake, oh my, gotta love a little strawberry cake.

Love the card, and yes we get old because we stop having fun. Love it.

Many hugs and much love sweetie, Sherry

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

That soup looks so good.I do not feel good ,so it would be good/ I too have that tin. Never see nice tins any more. Laura

Entertaining Women said...

Your soup looks delicious.I'm inspired to pull out the stockpot. Thank you for your post. Cherry Kay

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

BJ, I love those coasters! Such fun wisdom on your coasters and napkins! Your flowers are gorgeous! I must have missed your b'day. Hope it was wonderful! Your soup looks soooo delicious. Thank you for linking to Favorite Thigs. laurie

Gail said...

Very cute post, lots of fun. Beautiful family.
Happy PS

Unknown said...

What a great post! Something I use to make everything I bake pop right out of the pan is Wilton's Cake Release. It can be found in the wedding decorations aisle near the cake supplies. I use it on everything and a little goes a long way!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Holly Lefevre said...

I was all happy thinking about soup and cornbread and then you should us all those other goodies and those fun quotes. Your post made me happy!

The Maven said...

This person has stolen your soup picture! She's done this to many bloggers and I wanted you to know, :(