Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bits and Bob # 44 1/2

 Before I came down with this cold from h***,
I went thrifting with my good friend.

We love to get off every now and then and eat lunch at a cool place...
and then hit all the thrifting shops we have time for.

I was already about to come down with this cold and got tired after
lunch and only two shops......BUMMER...

The first  shop had two large ironstone platters and I came home with both.

I'm trying to get enuf to hang on each side of the living room fireplace.

Both are in excellent condition...

I wouldn't mind a bit of discoloration 
and crazed a little bit.

Produce a network of fine cracks on (a surface):  

I haven't hung them yet..will as soon as I feel better, tho.

I have to change out decor on the mantel from winter to summer. 

the price for these beauties is just plain CRAZY

While nothing much tastes good when you are sick with a cold,
(even my coffee tastes HORRIBLE)
CORNBREAD always tastes good to me.

My dad always wanted cornbread and buttermilk when he was sick..

It's not only good for the body...
it's good for the spirit and the soul.

just add BUTTERMILK instead of regular milk in your favorite CORNBREAD recipe
and you'll have a whole new TASTE TREAT.... 

 Last week....the week BEFORE I caught the cold,
friends and I went shopping.....again....

I have a thang for lamps...
I just love them..

especially when they are the most gorgeous aqua/robin egg blue color...
I swooned all the way up to the check-out counter at KIRKLAND'S.

One of my friends said, "UH OH...
look, it's been scratched...the paint is coming off..."

"Where HAVE you been, my sweet friend..?"

After explaining distressed....and....
she said...".uhhhh.......OOO...."
and I saw her eyes roll as she turned her head...
hahhaaa....gotta love it.

On my way home, it dawned on me that us olden ladies....especially those without blogs, really have no way to keep up with changing trends....magazines, I guess.

if it weren't for my girl and grandgirls, I might still be wearing bell bottom pants and polyester tops.  
We'd get those poly bell bottoms so tight, we had trouble just sitting down
I remember one time, buying a pair and having the alteration lady pin them up on me and she got them so tight, she pinned the pants to my skin in one place.
Now, that's a hair TOO TIGHT...

I really love my new lamp....even if it's "scratched and paint coming off in places..."

My friend, Martha, bought this sweet little platter for me as
a "just because" gift...
she knew I'd love it in all it's black and white beauty.

She also gifted me with this beautiful cross...
she found it and the little platter at CRACKER BARREL, on the clearance table.
Thanks for thinking of me, Martha.

Those are my mama's scissors in that blue wooden box...

Stacy & Jent went to MARTHA'S VINEYARD last summer
and when she came home, she had some of her outstanding photos
made into the prettiest mouse pads.

The above is one she gave me for Christmas..
(I just realized I'd not shared it with you before...
.that's why I LUV BITS & BOBS  so much...)

I nearly forgot this cute little canvas basket with bikes all over it from Ross....
nothing says SPRING AND SUMMER like bicycles...

You might remember this little bike pillow I bought last summer.

That's it...that's all I've got....

Love to all of you, bj

Swinging at these great parties:


  1. Didn't realize you were still under the weather, bj! Hoping and praying this warmer weather and EASTER has you up and energetic and feeling yourself again (well and content) very soon. Hugs.

    Happy Easter!

  2. i agree - even coffee tastes yucky with a cold or sinus infection. :) your cornbread looks good, though. :)

  3. Love all your pictures BJ. Sorry you are not well. Hope the cornbread helped. I hate when I am too sick for coffee or when it taste bad because I am. Hoping you are well by want to enjoy that wonderful day. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  4. Love your bits and bobs, bj. Sorry you have such a rotten cold. Hope that you could at least TASTE the cornbread. If I can't drink coffee I am REALLY REALLY sick! Happy Easter week to you- xo Diana
    ps-Such pretty little things your friend sent you! xo Diana

  5. I do love your bits and bobs BJ. I hope you feel better very, very soon!

  6. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Happy to see it hasn't hindered your posting of delicious looking food. Hope you are ALL better real soon!

  7. BJ sending well wishes to you and hope you feel better very quickly. Cornbread I love with ice cold 2% milk, but Buttermilk I only use in recipes. Your platters look pretty, always love it when you're out and come home with a new found treasure. My nose is running and my ears are clogged but I'm thinking its Spring allergies because trees are budding in Philadelphia.
    sending hugs and kisses ��

  8. Yes, you are a pretty hip gal! Your friend must not notice your home when she visits, but now she will. Those platters are the perfect price. Now I am trying to imagine how you'll use them on your mantel.

  9. Hope you feel better soon. I had that cold and it is from H**L! Love your bits n bob!

  10. Sorry you have come down with such a cold. I hope you will be feeling better before Easter.

    You always find the best things when you go shopping. So many items at the Goodwill where I sometimes go are chipped or damaged to the point where they are way beyond shabby/chic. Those ironstone dishes you found are great and were amazingly low priced.

    I love your pretty blue/green lamp, too. I would like some day to fix up a room using that color and other similar shades and display my blue/green vases and glassware in the windows. Right now, though it's the time of year to spend as much time as possible getting stuff done out in the yard and flower beds.

    Your corn bread looks so delicious. Anytime I see it here on your blog, I end up making it within a day or two. My husband loves corn bread. When you wrote about your dad, it reminded me of how my mom would eat either regular white bread or cornbread if we had any, broke up into a cup of cold milk, when her stomach was hurting her. I hadn't thought about that in years.

    I hope your cold goes away quickly. Take care.

  11. I can never not think of the Green Mile every time I hear cornbread.

  12. Like your "bits and bobs!"
    Nice lamp . . .
    I hope that cold vanishes very soon!

  13. Loved the post! I laughed out loud when u said, now that's a hair too tight!.. Lol...

    That Aqua lamp is beautiful. It really is. I'm emailing you a question...

  14. I have GOT to go to a Kirklands! That's where Amber saw the original Boots painting/print!
    Hope you feel better soon!!!

  15. First of all... FEEL BETTER! Ya hear me? OK... loved shopping with you, ok so I loved seeing all of your purchases:) Enjoy your day dear B.J. Sending HUGS and healing PRAYERS your way!

  16. Rest as much as you can and in time things will get better. Even when you are not well, cooking is on your mind. Take care.

  17. Praying you're feeling better soon! Loved your bits and bobs!

  18. You found some great things on your buying trip. Love the lamp heck I loved all the purchases. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  19. I love it all. The bicycle basket, the cute lamp, everything! I sure hope you feel better soon!

  20. I love visiting here and reading. ... hope you kick the old bad feeling right in the .... neck... lol.

  21. I hope that you feel better. If that corn bread tastes good even with a cold they must be AMAZING!!!! :)

    P.S. I always see the most gorgeous canvas of a bike with flowers in the basket in Target. You may have finally inspired to actually buy it. :)

  22. I hope you feel better soon and especially before Easter weekend! You found some neat things on your shopping trip. Fun!
    PS I quite agree with your sentiments about HR. He should have been gone a long time ago.

  23. Enjoyable post bj ... Love the lamp too, even if the paint is scratched. Really nice ironstone platters and in such fine condition. Good job of thrifting. Hope you are feeling better by now and will have a wonderful Easter.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  24. I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, but I'm glad the cornbread is cheering you up a little. I really like that lamp especially the color. I enjoyed your bits and bobs, too. Feel better... :)

  25. Colds are so not fun. I do hope you are over yours soon. Looks like some great finds. I like the lamp. Now if it was me I would take one of my Copic markers and try to match the shade of the lamp and color over the scratch if I could.

  26. Here's hoping you feel better FAST!!! You will need tons of rest. Sending good thoughts your way.

  27. My I love me some milk & cornbread. Great fines thrifting. Pretty lamp. Sending Blessing your way!

  28. Your cornbread looks so yum.
    You've got pretty treasures from your thrifting.
    I'm afraid to buy crazed items from flee markets
    because I'm afraid they would just cracked when I get home
    at least from t his post I learned they can still last and can be used.

  29. Dearest bj; I DO hope you are feeling better by now! It was my first to know 'cornbread and buttermilk' for the under the weather time. In Japan, we have rice porridge with sight salt :-) I LOVE the gift 'platter' you had from your friend♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

  30. Fab collection of bits and bobs, BJ. Hope you're feeling better now and are enjoying those amazingly beautiful Johnson ironstone platters, what a steal!
    Joyeux Paques.

  31. Lots of treasures! Wish I had some cornbread. :) Do you ever make Mexican cornbread? Love it with some red (pinto) beans.


  32. i am just a little bit jealous!!! you would make a GREAT shopping companion!!!!

  33. Hi B.J..
    Hope you and your family had a great Easter! Your Buttermilk Corn Bread looks wonderful, we would just love it. What fun post, I always enjoy a visit to Sweet Nothings! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  34. that cornbread looks great! Love you baby pic BJ!!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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xo bj