4/30/2009

A "2 for 1" Special!

It's Friday and a "2 for 1" Special!!!

I just love Fridays! Today you're getting a "2 for 1" Special!!!

It's Time for a "Flaunt Your Red" Party!!!
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It's "Show & Tell" Friday!!!

Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit and that you're getting in on my "2 for 1" Special! Hehe!

It's time for a "Flaunt Your Red" party...hosted by Nancy over at Southern Lady! I'm just so excited, this is my very first time to party with all these "lovers of red" folk! Thank you Nancy for hosting this fun "red" filled party!!! Okay people...you've just got to go on over to Nancy's place and see all of her fabulous red and while you're there...you can check out all of the other "Flaunt Your Red" participants!!!

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We all know that it's time for "Show & Tell" Friday too!!!
"Show & Tell" Friday is hosted by Kelli over at There Is No Place Like Home! Thank you Kelli for hosting this fun filled Friday event! Now if you haven't ever been over to Kelli's place...you're missing out! Kelli is such a sweetheart and she has a delightful blog! While you're over visiting with Kelli, don't forget to check out all of the other "Show & Tell" participants! There are always so many great things to see!!!



My Apothecary Jar & A New Vignette...
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Do you remember how it was when you were a kid...catching fireflies or butterflies and putting them in a jar? Well my friends, this week I've been catching angels...yep...angels!!! I caught the cutest little angel to put in my apothecary jar! Hehe!!!
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For those of you who follow my blog on a daily basis...you know that I've been having lots of fun with the apothecary jar that I purchased a couple of months ago! I decided to play today...and this is a new vignette that I made for my dining room table!
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I found this 19 in. tall apothecary jar on sale at Walmart...$21! Oh yes, I did the "Happy Dance" on that one! Hehe! I think that this is the 3rd or 4th time that I've redecorated this jar...I've been having so much fun!!!
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For this vignette, I decided that I wanted to use white and silver...something light and cheery for Spring! The little angel or cherub came from Hobby Lobby and was marked down to only $1.50...I couldn't believe my good fortune! It is cast iron and quite heavy but ohhh sooo pretty! I folded a white crocheted doily to put in the bottom of the jar...I needed something for the angel to sit on.
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A Heavenly Vignette...
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First the apothecary jar...then some greenery for the background...next I added the mercury glass goblets and silver candleholders to each side....and of course we had to have a couple of little birds!
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I tied a white ribbon to the lid...I just love this ribbon, it has feathery like edges! I also added an old silver key to the ribbon!
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My "artsy" photo...Hehe!



So what do you think? Do you like? I just love the "all white" and silver vignette on the white dining room table...and I think these colors look pretty with the red walls!



This next photo was taken when I did a tablescape. I wanted to show you a full view of my red French Country dining room! I have lots of "red to flaunt"! Hehe!!!




Well my friends....I'm just so happy to have you stop in for a visit today! I just love it when you come by!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I just love visiting with you as well!!! I hope that you enjoyed my little "angel in a jar" and all of the red, red, RED!!!


Do you have something that you would like to "Show & Tell" about? Or do you have some fabulous red that you would like to share with us? I'd love to see it!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari



PS...Don't forget about "Sunday Favorites"! This brand new Sunday meme had it's debut just last Sunday! I really had a wonderful time hosting this Sunday event!!! I just want to thank each and every one of you for making it such a success!!! We had 37 participants, I was just tickled pink! Hehe!
For more information on "Sunday Favorites" just click HERE. Hope to see all of you this Sunday...I can't wait!!!


49 comments:

salmagundi said...

I was only gone a week and missed so much on your blog. I'm back now trying to catch up. I need to come back to reread the post on design inspiration and check out the link. Of course, I love the new do for the jar with the cupid, silver, etc. plus your red dining room is superb. I hope to have time before Sunday to figure out the instructions for reposting, so I can participate in your Sunday party. Have a great weekend. Sally

janet said...

Chari, i just love visiting you and i absolutely still love your dining room, i like the contrast of the red walls and white table. You dress your jars so beautifully, i really need to get myself one of these jars, you have inspired me now.
hugs
janet

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, how precious is that angel in the jar! All of that white looks so pretty in your gorgeous red dining room. Nobody can flaunt their red like you with that fab d.r.! laurie

Sandra said...

Hello! My name is Sandra and I just love your reds! Very pretty! I love your apothecary too. I have one in my dining room with a couple of birds in it. :)
Have a lovely Friday.
Sandra

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Chari! I love the red and that cherub is so adorable! Your dining room is stunning! VERY NICE! ;) ~CC Catherine

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari, :)
How are you my friend?
Happy Flaunt Your Red Day!

Your new angel in the apothecary jar is stunning gorgeous! What a beautiful picture for your new header.
~WOW~ I'm blown away by the beauty you create with vignettes.
You are so good with them!
I just adore your Red dining room as well.

Come by and check out my
Red giveaway.
Have a great day.
Love ya! ~Melissa :)

Nancy said...

Chari, I never would have thought about decorating the inside of an apothecary jar! Looooove that idea! Love the RED dining room too!
Thank you for Flaunting your REDS! It's been a pleasure to visit, as always! nancy

Stacey said...

That is one heavenly vignette. :) It's really pretty and goes perfectly with the rest of your dining room. I love that room!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Chari, one word for you my friend...
BRAVO!

Crystal said...

Chari, your apothecary jar with the angel is precious! Your red dining room is HOT, especially with the white dining set...very eye catching. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sonia said...

Chari dear friend,
You do know how to "flaunt your red"..the red walls in your dining room make the perfect backdrop to your beautiful vignettes! Just love your blog and your angel in the apothecary jar is adorable. Great job! Sonia/Miss Bloomers

Beth in NC said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! I love the way you decorated your jar!

And your table-scape ... so lovely!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful vignette! The red tablescape is gorgeous too! I posted S&T twice because I made a mistake on the first one and posted the tablescape url.

Katherine

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chari- inspiration friend- will the ideas never cease- I hope not!!
love this apothecary jar and the angel inside is just so sweet- I wonder if it feels like I dream of Jeannie did in her little nest!! At least he can see out!

blessings
mary

Keetha said...

Not only did you make a new vignette for your dining room table, but you also made it for a new header picture!! I noticed RIGHT AWAY.

Cynthia said...

Chari,
this is absolutely stunning, you are so creative my dear. Your dining room is one of my all time faves, I do so love that dining table and chairs. I love your jar creation and it's so inspirational! I need to find one of those babies. Lol, Happy May Day my dear, Cindy

Hootin' Anni said...

All is so very beautiful!!!! I collect apothecary jars too, from antique stores....if I can find any.

My Show n Tell is about some Sailors I've brought home with me. Happy weekend wishes to you.

ceekay said...

I am always so amazed at what people think of for their apothecary jars and cloches! They are fun! Great job with yours.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Girlfriend, you really have got this vignette thing down to a beautiful science! I love your angel in a jar! and your red dining room! And you redressed your blog again! You really are a pro! You have a blessed day my friend! Lauralu :)

Debby said...

Oh my, your blog is such a delight to visit. Everything is so gorgeous. Happy to have found you through the blog party.
Debby

A Touch of Country said...

wouldn't have thought to nestle doilies in the bottom! what a GREAT idea! Thanks!

Carla said...

WOW! All that white just POPS with those beautiful red walls! What a neat idea to put your little angel on the crochet! Bea-u-ti-ful!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Love that red dining room!

Bri Schaaf said...

I love your Angel in a Jar! What wonderful creativity!
Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Everything just looks amazing. You are very talented!

Laura

Cheryl said...

Darling! Your home is very cute!!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl I am so sorry I am late...maybe if I stopped emailing you I could check your blog ha ha!!
now girl you know I would love the Angel in the jar...and I so remember as a Kid in Iowa catching fire flies and putting them in jars ha ha!!
Your DR is just beautiful my friend...I have always loved it from RMS but more so now because I can enlarge pics and really see it so much better ha ha!! Of course you know I will do Sunday redo...and then I will be taking a mini break...need to get this house done its looks like a crime scene with the yellow tape ha ha!! I kid you not...girl I would die if company shown up right now...May you have a great day my friend and I'll see you Sunday...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria Yes I changed my mug shot...too many dart holes in the other one...

Joy said...

Love the apothecary jar and you got a real deal on it and the beautiful angel too.

salmagundi said...

Chari-- To answer your questions----The auction was in Scott City, KS. Auctions like that don't come around very often, but Bob is always searching the internet for auctions. He loves to find bargain furniture to then fix up and resell. Now, about Nell Hill's ---- If you aren't familiar with Mary Carol Garrity, you have to check her out. She has written at least 6 books (type her name in at Amazon). I love her books and style. She has 2 stores in Atchison, KS. and the one in Kansas City. I've been to all of her stores now, and could get lost in there for days. I think you would really like her ideas and stuff. Take care, Sally

salmagundi said...

Me again!! Nell Hill's website is nellhills.com. Sally

bj said...

oh, I love your red dining room so much...just beautiful. Love the little angel in your pretty jar, too.

Cathy said...

Chari,
Love you REDS!!! You are the queen of the apothecary jar...this one is gorgeous!!! I want to go fiddle with mine now and see if I can compete;)!!!

Your RED dining room is so amazing...sooo bold and inviting...love it!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful FYR Friday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Chari,
I love your angel in the jar & all your red. $1.50!!!! You scored girl on that angel. I need me a Hobby Lobby. I cry every time I see one of your fabulous finds from that store & know that I can't get me one. And I love your new blog dressing. I haven't changed mine for a couple of months. Probably sometime this month I will. I will try & remember to post something for Sunday Favorites. I didn't post anything today. Too lazy. I've got to take my step son to the Nixon Library this weekend so he can get some extra credit for his Government class at school so he doesn't fail it. I need him to graduate in 4 weeks. So I probably won't get any projects done around my house this weekend. Oh well, I'll at least have something to blog about next week (the Nixon library). Take care & have a good weekend.
Kim

Carrie said...

Beautiful vignette!
My show and tell is finally up:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/friday-show-and-tell-crystal-baskets.html
Have a great weeekend!
Carrie

Crystal said...

Chari, I just love coming back and visiting your blog, there is always new inspiration.
I bought an apothecary jar today and am sitting here looking at it. Now that I have it I am not quite sure what I want to do with it. Love those red walls.

Thanks for sharing!

xinex said...

You are so good in displaying things, Chari, I love the angel in the apothecary jar. And I have always loved your dining room, you already know that but that table cloth is so pretty!...Christine

shopannies said...

very pretty items I love the heavenly arrangement

Chandy said...

Hello Chari! Sorry for the late visit.

I love your vignette and that apothecary jar is just lovely! Of course red is a such a great color. I think I'll join in on the "red" meme next Friday.

Lovely post as usual and I'll be there Sunday!

Lisa Ann said...

I love Apothecary Jars and yours is beautiful! They are so much fun to decorate with.

Gattina said...

It looks really cute and sooooo romantic ! It just fits so well in your cosy dining room !

JanMary said...

I love those jars - I am still looking for one here.

Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

dragonflydreamer said...

Hi Chari, it's so nice to have found your blog through the blogging party even though I'm quite late. I love your red diningroom and agree that it is the perfect backdrop for your creative vignettes. It makes me miss my Opera House Red open kitchen and diningroom in our last home. You are very talented and creative and I look forward to stopping back by to look around more and get to know you as I recover from surgery after Monday. Please do stop by my blogs and visit any time. Have a great weekend!

Kelli said...

I'm so glad you joined in for show and tell! What a beautiful table setting and room! So many lovely touches...I have those same white birds. :0) Have a great weekend!
~Kelli

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. My sewing machine story is just one small example of the wonderful things my mama did for me. My mama is actually my grandma, she raised me from the day I was born, and she turned her whole life upside down to make me the center of it. She is the best mama ever. I love your blog. You're pictures are gorgeous. I can't wait until my little ones are napping so I can take some time to take a peek at some of your older posts. Your blog is just beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Oh, anbd please don't be a stranger to my little old blog, I hope to hear more from you soon! Love, Ashley

Boo-Bah said...

Hi Chari,
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my pinch bottle.
The rag doll in my header I found in a little antique store a few years back.

I love the way you decorated your apocathary jar. I must tell you, I adore your red wall with the white dining room set.It is just beautiful.

This is my first visit to your blog. I am sure I will be back many times to see more of your beautiful ideas.

Iris

Chrissy said...

Well....you have outdone yourself this time young lady!!! It looks so pretty, like something from a long time ago,your whole room is warm and inviting(can I come for dinner?)Enjoy your weekend!!0x0x0

Bellamere Cottage said...

I am LOVING that dining room.....so pretty and crisp!

Blessings and hugs,
Spencer

Charity said...

Dear Chari,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I loved your comment! So funny to see "my" name over here! :)

What a lovely vignette you have put together! Such a neat idea!

Blessings!
(the other) Chari

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