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Thursday, June 9, 2011


Each month I am going to feature things I've found in Blogland and other EXOTIC  places
that I really REALLY want YOU to see, too.
Some will be things you HAVE seen but worth another look..
Others will be things you might NEVER get around to seeing.
I am excited to do this as I find things on blogs and online stores that really do
I'm even going to make a cute as can be button for you to take if your photos appear here.
Not that MY blog is special, by NO means..
I just think it's fun to have *I WAS FEATURED HERE* buttons to brag about..I love them.
bought this darling coffee table..
She loved the industrial look of the metal legs and the
top was worn and tattered and scarred for life and she
Me, too, Korrie..when I saw this photo, I loved the table, too.
 BUT....when I saw what she did with it,
I just about 
I have a PERFECT table to do this on...
I can not draw A LICK...
No artistic talent..
I nearly had to check into a hospital, just trying to STENCIL...
I mean....COME ON...
But, I sure do love this one!
WELL...before I could even get this posted,
Go HERE to see....
 The following AMAZING photos are of a garden plot
that I just fell in love with.
Plantings in
beautiful, wooden wine boxes...
*be still my heart...... 
 Soooooo pretty...
where can I find a tub like this...?...WHERE ?
 Don't you just love it?
I find it TOTALLY amazing that she incorporated
CHARM into her garden.
WHEN my ship comes in
WHEN I win the lottery,
whichever comes first,
This is where I want to buy every single thing in his line...
sure knows how to do my kind of
"who do we appreciate?"
Aren't these plates so so cute...
 He is a little pricy...
but so many pieces are of LIMITED quanity...
and they are all so cute....
plus, his line is high quality and worth every penny.
I LOVE this cutting board..
how cute it would be, with a loaf of homemade bread served on it,
along side some of his NUMBER plates.
THIS item IS limited...only 250 made...
also made with reclaimed wood.
When I first saw it, I thought
"Love this...I am going to get all the ladies in my family one for an extra Christmas gift..."
but when I saw the price, I thought
"I can't do THAT"
but I sure would LIKE to.
If you like his line, swing over and check it out..
so many cute things.
 A beautiful bath TO. DIE. FOR.
 I don't think I've ever seen such a PERFECT painting for a bath.
I  LUV that shapely butt...:))
Go over and see her beautiful house.
A LOT OF WHITES and they ALL look GOOD.
I am so in love with this beauty.

Parmesan Puffed Pastry Breadsticks
oh honey
  That's all for this month..
I'll be searching out things that appeal to MY sense of style and taste...
hopefully, some of them you will like, too.

THIS will be just a fun playtime certain time of the month..
just when I find those knock your sox off  kind of things.
I will try my very best to let YOU know when your SHOUT OUT will be.

I'll just stick this little button on the sidebar and you can pick it up after you are featured.
THIS TIME, I am linking with
xoxo bj


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wowzer! I love all of the things that have knocked your socks off! What a great idea BJ!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great post. I love that coffee table. Fantastic. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

That coffee table is a winner!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, those are all wonderful. Each and every picture. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, too, for your sweet comments. It's been a rough month, and I'm still battling an old injury that has popped up and is interfering with my bloging. I am considering taking a summer sabbatical.

Warm hugs...



Sweet European Dreams said...

That table is amazing and I would NEVER leave that bathroom. Fabulously talented folks, for sure!

Angie's Recipes said...

That table! wow I just love it. And the dream garden.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a nice feature! You knocked my socks off too! Especially love that table!

Rita said...

I have to tell you that you are very talented! Everything you post is always so interesting and full of beauty. That is why I love to visit you. Bj. it will be fun to read about your finds.

Kathleen Grace said...

I LOVE IT ALL! You can get a galvanized tub like that at a farm feed store, possibly even Home Depot. This post is a great idea because now I just have to check all these beauties out:>) Love your eye sweet BJ!

Debbie said...

It's a great idea, and my socks got knocked off too. I love that whimsical garden.

Pat said...

Great idea! I love getting a sampling of blogs that I may not have found yet. I may have to try that table project! Thanks! (I think....)


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You are too too funny - cute button...Now I am sure you can make that coffee table - you did a great job on the round stenciled table last week - go for it!!

Vee said...

Oh this is a very cool idea! All of the things that knocked your sox off knocked mine off, too. Congrats to all those who were featured for the first run!

Anonymous said...

Knocked my socks off and made my skirt fly up!..I agree with you BJ,there all fantastic, I would love to have a container garden, I've been dreaming of one since forever.

LindyLouMac said...

Well you certainly found some fabulous things to share with us here today.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Thanks so much for highlighting my coffee table! Hope you find your sox ;-)

Lynn said...

Fun new feature BJ! I love that first table too, so pretty! If there was ever a person that could put a biscuit cookbook to good use, it would be you-good luck:@)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

Oh my goodness I love love this table!!! Fabulous! I love your idea of the Knock Your Socks Off posts! Looking forward to them. Take care!


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love when you show us things that have knocked your socks off! It makes me happy that it made you smile. You are a VERY FUN girl BJ!!

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

Thank you so so much for featuring my little garden!

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning,
Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Yes, I love your Blog. I just had a cup of coffee and was looking at it, and would be glad to follow it. I'm glad you enjoyed our post about "Home Treasures." I think it's great when we are passed down things from our loved ones and we keep them in the family. I have three kids, now grown, and I think we will have a lot in common. We'd love it if you would stop by again, and follow us. Have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

The French Hutch said...

hi bj, You have a great idea, always love to see the "knock your socks off" goodies shared by everyone. My followers come and go too, and my feeds are not going out. I'll keep visiting you so I won't miss anything. Please come by for a visit.

The French Hutch

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Well, you knocked my socks off with all the neat things you found to favorite? It has to be that table! That is to die for!!

Love the little gardens in the boxes...sweet! Sweet! Sweet!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! So....I am wondering...could you just spend ALL your time researching things you think I might like for me? What? Why Not??? Okay..that first table? I want to adopt that Korrie chick!!! So cute... And I LOVE the garden & the old washtub & the boxes and cutting board. But-you're right -the cutting board and dishes..just a tad pricey for gifts for family!..okay..and for me too!

Hope your weekend is wonderful! xo Diana

Shug said...

Ok are "Knocking my sock's off" with all your great ideas..
How on earth do you find enough time for all your photography, your researching blogs, cooking, decorating, and all the other things you do..
You Amaze me lady...
Have a great weekend..

lillie mae acres said...

LUV that mix around here too. I think I'll fix us up some this a.m. You'll have to search around for a sq wash tub, I have one that is really old filled w/ beautiful flowers. All I see anywhere are the round ones but they are just as pretty.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ, What a great monthly post! Thank you so much for featuring me this month. What distinguished company! And I count it an honor to be mentioned on your lovely blog! Now I'm off to get my socks knocked off by the other blogs you featured!
Thanks again, friend!
xo Yvonne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun post! I am always wanting to mention blogs that thrill and inspire me! You've found some great inspiration to share with all of us! Thanks! ♥

Ricki Treleaven said...

Awesome features. That bathroom you featured is *gorgeous* said...

This will be so much fun, and a chance to see something we might have missed!AND AT MY AGE I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Great post and your feature idea is so much fun!! I love it- thanks for sharing this at my party this week :)