Friday, June 5, 2015


This is a post from last summer that published while we were on vacation.
I had comments OFF....
so I decided to run it again as we are busy painting furniture for our girl..
 we're thrifting...
painting with AS Chalk paint..
(can't wait to show you some of the pieces..SO AWESOME)
drinking sweet tea (well, MINE is sweet)
and having mother/daughter/granddaughters time.

I am LOVIN' the summer sales going on at places like PIER 1.

Lots of color...bright color....stripes...polka dots...solid colors....


Isn't this little colorful OWL the cutest thing.
He actually is a wooden spoon set holder
but I love him with his little hat of FLOWERS.
...on the clearance table


Cutest cup I've ever had...

I ate ice cream out of it and I swear, the ice cream tasted 4 times better than in a plain ole bowl.

I mean, REALLY...
just look at that cute little cupcake up there on that lime green handle.....
LOVE. IT. !!
...speaking of BOWLS...

  I fell in luv with these adorable and brightly colored ice cream
bowls that work equally as well for cereal...
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying all the bright, summer colors this year...
♥ ♥ ♥
I THINK the scenery out the dining room door has SOMEthing to do with my new
falling-in-love-with bright colors.....
 Anyone in their right mind would LOVE bright colors with a scene like this right outside their dining room door..
don't you think...??

Pink Sat
Shadow Shot Sunday


  1. What a fun post- I am glad you re-ran it because I missed it the first time. Love how much you love your family.....and your colors!!!! xo Diana

  2. I was sure your pool was right outside your sunroom door; wait maybe it was the greenhouse--wink, wink
    Love the bright colors and the bright young ladies!

  3. Beautiful dishes BJ. I would use that owl jar for many things . Oh yes, I love mermaids too. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

  4. What bright, colorful and cheerful photos! Who couldn't be happy after those? Especially with all of the grandkids! Looks like you're going to have a delightful summer.


  5. Happy Pink Saturday, BJ! I loved reading this post. . .you have such an eye for fun and happy items! That cup is darling...I am a cup cake lover!! Oh and that pool full of friends and grands just looks wonderful.

    Hope all is well in your world. We are soggy in KC with tons and tons of rain. . .I know parts of TX have been hammered by them, too. Hope your area is ok!

    L, Dana

  6. This post screams summer! So much fun in the pool, all the bright colors, just love it! Those blue, yellow, red, and green bowls remind me of some very old Pyrex nesting bowls I got from my grandpa years ago - but yours are brighter. I might have to track those down! Have a wonderful weekend, BJ.

  7. Yes! That scene is the quintessential scene for summer. What a great way to relax and cool off. The water is gorgeous and may be influencing your happy summer color choices. Delightful!

  8. It is terribly hot here now. At least, your post added a cooling spot for the day.

  9. Oh I can't wait! We have more rain and cold here. Love the bowls.

  10. Looking forward to checking all of your thrifting/painting work!

  11. Bet you love having those kids out in the pool!!

    I need those ice cream bowls...wonder if they have them this year. :)

  12. Now that is one nice view of your grands in the pool!

  13. As the cup says, "You are awesome!" ;-)
    Happy Pink Saturday, BJ.

  14. I love all the colors and I love Pier 1

  15. What a great post with all of the brilliant colors and all the happiness in the background! Happy day!

  16. You gals certainly are staying busy and surrounded by the colors of Summertime!
    Love that ice cream in a mug idea - guess you can get more scoops, ha ha!
    Have a fun weekend.
    Hugs - Mary

  17. I'm looking for yellows and blues for my new kitchen. On a hunt!

  18. Sweet and colorful post . . .
    Color certainly brings some cheer,, doesn't it!

  19. BJ,
    I love how you blissfully embrace color into your home and life, it fills you with vibrancy and energy. I always enjoy my visits to your cheery place.

  20. Love this color, BJ -- it's FABULOUS!

  21. Bright and cheerful colors of summer . I know the pool is being enjoyed by the granddaughters and their friends. Have fun painting. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  22. I'm loving the bright summer colours too BJ. It must be wonderful to have a pool and the temperatures to enjoy it! It's been quite cool here this week (40's to upper 60's) and a risk of frost at night. I'm hoping summer weather will be here soon. Have fun painting furniture. I hope you share it with us. Pam

  23. Oh, your summer colors are gorgeous! So bright and cheerful! Can't wait to see your chalkboard painted items!!


  24. I love bright colors - put me in a happy mood! && That cupcake mug is ADORABLE! I think I'd be in the middle of that pool with them! SO fun... and so NEEDED in this Texas heat! I want a pool so badly. Maaaayyyyybbbeeee I'll convince the hubby, one day!

  25. Oh, my! You are all set for summer! I've been up-cycling my furniture with chalk paint too and love it!!

    1. Dear Paula...hope you come back by and see this reply. You are a NO REPLY emailer....and I get a "Profile not Available" when I click on your name...NO WAY FOR ME TO get in touch with you other than right here. Sorry.
      Thanks so much for coming by and commenting. I do appreciate it.

  26. You eat cereal in your ice cream bowls? I have BRIGHT yellow ice cream bowls that make me very happy. One day I came home to my man eating chips and dip out of my ice cream bowl!!!! Well, I got very upset. Moral of the story: ice cream bowls are not meant for dip!

  27. Your very into bright cheerful colours. Very Summery to me. I rather like the coffee mug too

  28. Funny you should mention chalk paint. I am painting furniture at The Stone House on the Hill and had hoped to find such a thing in the village hardware store. My choice was latex or gloss so I went with white latex. Sometimes the practical wins out over the decorative here in the Greek countryside! Loved the photos.

  29. All the little kitchen shadows are so intriguing, aren't they?

  30. I love it, the subject matter, the thrifting aspect, the colors and shadows. So happy I stopped in! Yes, Ice cream would taste four times better in that cup!

  31. In always can count on finding something bright, colorful and cheery at this address!

  32. lol, I would certainly love that pool :)

  33. Love the fun bright colors for summer...Pier 1 never disappoints!
    Mary Alice

  34. The pool party looks like fun .... And so do all the summer colors. Have fun painting!


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