4/25/2009

Welcome to "Sunday Favorites"
....a brand new Sunday meme!
"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!


Hello my friends! I'm just so happy that you have come by to help celebrate this new Sunday meme, "Sunday Favorites"!!! I really do count it an honor to host this Sunday event! I think we're going to have great fun!!! It's always fun to take a tour through a delightful blog post, to get some great ideas and be inspired, and to make some new friends along the way!!!

***Welcome to Sunday Favorites***
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I would like to give you a little background as to how this "Sunday Favorites" meme was born! Last Sunday I really wanted to post something but I was short on time, it was another busy weekend! So I decided to just dig back into some of my previously published posts...and simply repost one of my favorites!

It was at that moment I had an epiphany...a light bulb went off! Hehe!!! This, in a "nut shell", was how "Sunday Favorites" was born!!!

"Sunday Favorites" is a meme designed to give bloggers an opportunity to share, once again, one of their favorite posts! I just love this idea!!! So many fabulous posts have been published...and regrettably, forgotten about...they have been buried under a myriad of previous posts. I just believe these fabulous posts deserve a second showing!!!

We must remember...each new day in Blogland brings new viewers/bloggers. So many haven't seen your fabulous past posts. "Sunday Favorites" will make these posts available for viewing once again!!!

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Many of us would really like to post something on the weekends, however the weekend is such a busy time! There just isn't time to get a blog post together! "Sunday Favorites" offers an opportunity to get a post out during the weekend without having to spend the time to put one together! Am I talkin the truth now? Hehe!!!

It's so very simple...so easy and with so little time involved! If you're like me, the most time involved will be trying to decide which post to republish! Hehe!!!
For more information on "how to" republish a post...just click HERE

*If you have any questions or I can be of help in anyway...please let me know!


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So, without further ado...let's do it!!! Let's join in with "Sunday Favorites" and have some fun!!!


Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!


Love ya'll,
Chari



Sunday Favorites Participants
1. http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/04/first-eversunday-favorites.html
2.
http://viv-spot.blogspot.com/2009/04/long-beach-24-hour-fitness-adding-anger.html
3.
ButterYum
4.
Gloria
5.
Christine
6.
http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/2009/04/sunday-favorites.html
7.
Marty
8.
Ceekay
9.
Melissa Miller
10.
Stacey
11.
Anne Marie
12.
mary's meanderings
13.
Indiana Keetha
14.
Alisa - Carolina Panache
15.
CuisineKathleen
16.
TwirlandTaste
17.
http://manningfamilytree.blogspot.com/2009/04/welcome-to-sunday-favorites.html
18.
Cass at That Old House
19. laurie
20. Kristens Creations
21.
Sonia/Miss Bloomers
22.
Robyn
23.
Athella
24.
http://casapetrie.com/blog/?p=251
25.
Linnea
26.
Linnea-2
27.
http://gypsycorner.blogspot.com/2009/04/sunday-favorites.html
28.
Marjorie Molly's country memories homeplace
29.
Kathy's Red Door Welcome
30.
http://lagringajoya.blogspot.com/
31.
FamilyTreesMayContainNuts
32.
~Really Rainey~
33.
Laura
34.
http://applestonecottage.blogspot.com/
35.
Kathy (KBeau)
36.
Chandy
37.
Notes Of Sincerity

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"Sunday Favorites"


...My favorite post from September 26, 2008.


"Ahhhh...tis so sweet the scent of a tea rose"!

Welcome to my Tea Rose Bedroom! This room actually serves a dual purpose...it is my step-daughter Danielle's room when she is home and it also serves as our guest room. Danielle recently turned thirteen years old and it was time for the "Hello Kitty" theme to go. Yes, we just adored that pretty little kitty...the walls were bright orange and pink and I had even painted a "Hello Kitty" mural on one of the walls! Yes, I know...it was a bittersweet process...it's never easy when our children begin to grow up, however the time had come for a change and I was on a redecorating mission!

When I began thinking about this bedroom redo, my first step was to establish the room's purpose. I wanted to give Danielle a pretty, feminine bedroom and at the same time, I wanted our guests when they were visiting, to feel as though they were staying in a beautiful Bed & Breakfast! The perfect solution: A Tea Rose Bedroom!!!

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Okay, I need to back-up just a bit (hehe!). I must admit that doing a Tea Rose bedroom didn't just "pop" into my mind. To begin the redo...I needed a point of inspiration! Since this is a bedroom and the bed is the main focus...that is where I started! I began shopping for bedding...I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. Oh my, such tiring work...wink! I knew from previous experience that when I seen the perfect piece...I would know! I never "just settle"...when doing something of this nature, it has to really speak to my heart! That is when I found this beautiful bedding called "Tea Rose"! Ohhhh...you should have seen me do the happy dance! I just knew that this Tea Rose bedding would be perfect and I had found the inspiration and focus point for this decorating project!!! I also purchased the pretty scrolled iron bed...after all, that bedding needed the appropriate pretty frame! For those of you who share in the passion of interior decorating...you know that what I'm about to say is soooo true...first it was the bedding, then the bed frame...and then that led to the pretty "crown like" corona. This decorating process definitely has a "domino" effect...hehe!

I used a pretty "garden green" paint for the walls. This room was really beginning to take on a life of its own...tea roses, garden green, creamy whites, pinks & pale buttery yellows, it was soft and sweet, and romantic! Remember the movie, "The Horse Whisperer"? Well...if you listen real close...your room will begin to whisper to your heart...exactly what it needs!!! Decorating doesn't have to be a difficult or confusing process...just listen to your heart/room! Over time a certain style seemed to emerge in this Tea Rose bedroom...one I like to call "Garden Chic"!



A close-up view of the Tea Rose bedding. I recently added a pale yellow matelasse coverlet and a few more decorative pillows! I like the mix of fabrics and patterns...I'm not one for that "matchy...matchy" feel! Mixing fabrics and patterns is really easily done...just keep things in the same color hue and be careful to not let one pattern over-ride the other...they should "build upon one another"....compliment one another! I also brought in a breakfast tray...just for a little Bed & Breakfast ambiance!


See this little desk? It had it's beginnings as a plain and simple desk in a wood finish. I recently painted it a creamy white (eggshell)...added rose garland embellishments to the two bottom drawers and added vintage glass knobs. I was really pleased with the end result! The desk chair is one of my "treasure finds" ($25). I just couldn't pass this little antique beauty up...it has the prettiest little scroll designs on the top of the inside back of the chair...the cushion is an old faded, olive green toile. The rocking chair is another "treasure find"...bought at a yard sale for $5. I just recovered it with a beige and olive toile fabric that I got on sale for $1.50/yd...I have a total of $8 in this little rocker! And....if you look real close, you'll see that I added a little crystal candlelier above the desk (thank you, Laura for sharing this beauty with me)!



My Precious Little Tea Cup Lamp


Isn't this just the prettiest little tea cup lamp that you've ever saw? I like to call it my "friendship lamp"....because it was a gift given to me by a very dear, sweet friend! My friend Gloria makes these little tea cup lamps! She is such a talented lady and she's just as sweet and precious as the lamps that she makes! Thank you so very much, Gloria!!! Every time I see this pretty little lamp, I think of you my friend!!!




Here is a close-up of the bed corona....I draped a long swag curtain over and around it. Why just look at those precious little cherubs....they are hand-painted from Italy. When I seen them...they whispered to me...I had to have them!!! I found this pretty grapevine wreath...made with soft pink magnolias...little pale green berries and crystal beads! I really like how this adds interest above the bed!





My little Italian cherubs! Just look at the hand-painted details! They sweetly play music as they watch over your dreams!



We have an old piano in this bedroom. Oh my, it's a bit out of tune, however the little garden cherub doesn't seem to mind! I had been looking for one of these masonary cherubs...they were all a bit too expensive for my "redo" budget...and then on one of my "antiquing trips" I found him ($15). He was green but I used a white wash over the top to tone down the green. On the end of the piano is an old ironstone pitcher filled with...yes, you guessed it...tea roses!!!




Ahhhh...tis the sweet scent of a tea rose! Yes, the garden cherub has a tiny little tea rose in the palm of his hand...he's really enjoying the scent of it!





Well my friends, I do hope that you enjoyed my Tea Rose bedroom! I think that this room is finished...at least for the time being...wink! Thank you so much for visiting!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari

52 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Chari...I'm soooo glad you re-posted this gorgeous room! It's always been one of my favorite bedrooms...going all the way back to our RMS days. I make that sound like it was years and years ago. :-) I know Danielle must feel like a princess when she comes to visit...I know I would! The cherubs around the crown are soooo sweet...I could just look at them all day! You have such an eye for creating an amazing room! I love all fabrics you chose...like the toile for the rocker...works so beautifully in this room and with your luscious tea rose bedding! Thanks so much for creating Sunday Favorites! :-) Susan

Melissa Miller said...

Oops!
Chari I'm not quite ready!

I decided to take new photos and re-do my topper post from several months ago.

I'll be back in a few hours!
~Melissa :)

Cathy said...

Chari,
This room is beautiful!!! What a lucky girl to have such a wonderful space. I am soooo partial to toile...and yours is perfect!!!

This is my first time to your site and I became a follower today!!! YEAH!!! I love your blog!!!

I haven't been blogging long enough to have a re-post...soon!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Vivienne said...

What a beautiful room and what a great idea! I found you through BNOTP. Thanks!

ButterYum said...

I don't know why I'm having trouble adding my blog to the Mr. Linky thing. Hopefully it won't disappear this time... yikes.

Btw, great idea!

xinex said...

Hi Chari! So happy to see this bedroom again. It is so pretty. I loved it before and I love it now. Your step daughter must feel like a princess here. I am back in the hotel while John went to the meeting so maybe I'll have time to search for a favorite post and join you....Christine

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

This is the perfect example of why this new event is so wonderful. I have never seen your gorgiferous bedroom, and I would have truly missed out if I had not. What a lovely room. It should be featured in a Cottage magazine.

Thank you so much for being a gracious host and creating this event. I cannot think of anything better for "lazy" weekends.

Hugs, Barb

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sweet friend...First let me say how great it is to see this wonderful Tea Rose Bedroom again...its one of my all time favorite post you did..Now I want to Thank you so much for all the trouble you went through to do this Sunday Favorites for us gals...this is going to be so much fun...I hope to meet some new peeps and see things I have never seen before..Your the best girl...GOOD LUCK with your new journey...however you are so loved by all in blogland you won't need it my friend..Love ya sis..May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria...your instruction were so great and easy girl...I am up and running ha ha!! Now I need to go see some wonderful Sunday Favorites...

Chandy said...

What a beautiful room! I'm glad you reposted it! This is a great meme, Chari and as soon as I decide on which "fave" post I want to share, I'll be there!

That room is so inviting, I wish I can sleep in there... :-)

marty39 said...

Oh I just love this bedroom, everything about it. All the colors and the fabulous fabrics and the way you've designed the entire room is just gorgeous. What a great room to repost. It's stunning. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Chari, I came back just to answer your question. Yes, John and I are going out to dinner with my sister and brother in law. John's meeting ends at 5 and my sis and her dh are coming at 6. We might eat at the Navy Pier. It is raining so maybe we won't have problems with parking. Since I posted, I was able to run and do a little shopping and I just got back, love it when John leaves me in the hotel, I get to go shopping. LOL...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari, :)
Thank you so much for hosting this new event. What a fabulous idea you had! You're exactly right. So much we all haven't seen before.

Your tea rose bedroom is one of my all time favorites EVER!
The soft colors and all the pretty furniture just turned out beyond elegant.
The sweet little teacup lamp gloria made you is perfection in here.
The fabrics are gorgeous as well.
I absolutely love this room! Great re-post!

I did a srta re-post. LOL! It's a repost of my topper post idea but with new phots. I was just convinced I would delete my entire blog.
I hope it's okay I did it this way instead?

Have a blessed Sunday my friend!
~Melissa :)

Stacey said...

That truly is one amazing room! It does look just like a very special bed and breakfast. I'm sure it makes Danielle feel very special.

Thank you for organizing Sunday Favorites. This is fun!

Kathleen said...

That is very pretty! Love those color combos!

Tootsie said...

great idea girl! hope you have great fun with this new project! I am off to see the others out there....

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Chari,
Oh, this is going to be fun, fun, FUN! What a brillian idea you've had. This is my first time to participate but you can count me as a regular from now on. I love the room you have re-posted! The colors are so soft and romantic and the bedding looks so lush that I just want to sink down and take a long, long nap. :-) Beautiful!
Have a great Sunday. See ya soon.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Chari my heart just did a little flip when I saw all the names added on to your Mr Linky list!
I hope this meme is a huge success for you my friend!

We just finished up with a movie so now I can view all the others that have posted. Fun, fun!

I'm glad you didn't mind how I did my re-post. It was an old post I just took new photos tody and added the newer toppers to show.

Have a great Sunday.
~Melissa :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I have always loved this room. The colors are so pretty. I love the bedding. I adore the romance of the room. It is truly a room for a princess.
Hugs, Terrie

bj said...

I love this idea so much...I understand how to do everything but one....how do you keep the former comments off the new repost??

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Whoo, Hoo...look at all these folks signed up for SF! :-) I got so tickled at your comment about the 18 books and your sweetie's face each day when the mail came. :-) I know my postman probably got realllly tired of delivering a book or books every blooming day there for a while. I still have a LONG "wish list" at Amazon. Some of the books cost less than a good magazine, so who can resist! I bet you could do a book post of all your awesome books! :-)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari -- What a great idea, to have a Sunday Favorites! I only began blogging a few months ago, so I had to search for something from far enough back, and I did add two pictures.
Love this bedroom -- it's so sweet and pretty. And I have a teacup light from Gloria, too! I won it in her giveaway and I was going to post about it today but for some reason my picture card isn't working right! No pics.

I put the teacup lamp in our pink guest room-- and we had guests last night-- so perfect!

Love the pink and green in Danielle's room -- one of my favorite combinations.
Thanks again for this great idea!
Cass

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I could look at your Tea Rose room every Sunday. I've always loved it, and every time I look at it, it just makes me feel happy. I am so excited about this brilliant idea you had for Sunday Favorites! laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, Sunday Favorites is a great idea! thanks for letting me in on it! I appreciate the nice comments you left on my laundry room post, much appreciated!

I have always loved your tea rose bedroom...everything is so pretty and charming. Have a great Sunday! Kristen

Linda/"Mom" said...

* CHARI~~~ How absolutely beautiful this room is, annnd, what a GR888 idea you had here for Sundays! I'm truly looking forward to seeing all the lovelies that I might have missed "the first time around"~~~

This is SUUUUCH a TERRIFFIC idea & SUCH FUN! (I "started" at Lauries, and can't WAIT to continue now!!!)~~~

Many thanks for the SPECIAL SUNDAY TREATS, Sweets!!!
Warmly, Linda *
(P.S. LOVE your header here, too!)

Mrs. Petrie said...

What a warm and inviting space! What a wonderful idea for a blog party. Thank you for hosting!

Neabear said...

This is a great idea! I found out about it when I was at Susan's blog. So I thought, cool, I would join in. I have never been to your blog at all, so it was a blast seeing your beautiful repost. I love that Tea Room. It would be heavenly to stay there. I would even practice on the out of tune piano while I was there. Thank you for hosting this neat idea.

Keetha said...

Chari - - - I don't think you remembered to list YOUR OWN POST in Mr. Linky!!!!

Cynthia said...

Chari,
I have been trying for hours to post and now I think I finally got it girl and it will post Sunday morning. The time thingy wouldn't let me change it. Drats! I'll be a late hanger on. This bedroom is so wonderful and my story is that for a long time I thought this was your only blog and I kept waiting for a new post. hehe. Well, I finally figured it out and so here I am. Loving the bedroom and your blog. Hugs to you, Cindy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chari you know this is one of my favorite rooms of yours!- along with that lovely study, and your dining room is so awesome, than there is your kitchen.....

thanks for being hostess with the mostest! It has been fun seeing everyone elses posts and meeting some new friends!!

Question- when you posted your repost did you have to re enter the pictures and all or is there a way to take the older post and just somehow relist it with a new date and make some changes. I wasn't quite sure if there was maybe a shortcut- it is such a pain to reload those pictures as I always end up not getting them inthe right order and clicking small pic instead of large like this time!! O me if I just had a brain!!

blessings
mary

bj said...

Thanks so much for all the instructions. Like Mary Ellen, "If I only had a brain" it wouldn't be so hard for me to do 'new' things.
I didn't make it for THIS Sunday, but I'll be here for the next....
That is probably the prettiest bedroom I've ever seen.
Now off to read the others...
xo bj

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Chari, great idea for a party!

I didn't post anything today, but may at a later date.

Have a happy Sunday, Marsha

Carrie said...

Ahh, this bedroom is exquisite...all the details are do delicate and sweet. It's well worth the second posting!

Jewel said...

I just did my first ever "Sunday Favorite!"

Lori E said...

Thanks for having all of us over. I must admit it took me almost as long to re-post an item as it does to start from scratch but it is fun to look back.
Your room is so girlie. I am surrounded by men in my life so I like to look at the softer side sometimes.

Sonia said...

Chari, Thanks for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments-makes me feel very welcome to the blogworld. I absolutely love your Tea Rose Room!! It does remind me of the bed and breakfasts we've stayed at. The green and pink is precious and I love the layered effect with stripes and florals. Such a great room to spend time in! Thanks again for your sweet comments. Sonia/Miss Bloomers

Laura said...

What a beautiful room and what a great simple idea for a Sunday.
Thanks,
Laura

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the colors you chose and all the different elements that make this guestroom so charming, like the swag above the bed and the tea tray and all the lovely cherubs. Love the little teacup lamp! I'd love to be a guest at your house.

Cynthia said...

Chari,
Finally mine posted! Sorry so late I just couldn't get the time to change. Cindy

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi again Chari,
Just wanted to pop over again and thank you for visiting me. You are a dear. Your comments are so inspiring and uplifting. What a wonderful thing to be! We need many more people in this world as sweet as you. :-) Thanks for hosting this wonderful event. I'm so glad you liked my Beachy table. It makes me happy to know that someone receives joy from my tables. I love doing tablescapes. I've already started working on the one for this week! Hope to see you there.
All smiles,
Alisa

Kammy said...

Chari,
So pretty, glad you re-posted. I wish I had a post to repost, but
I am still a newbee with not very
many....Great idea and I think I
will still take a look at all the participants ! Way to go girl !
Hugs ~
Kammy

Cindy J. said...

Chari you are simply brilliant! What a great idea for Sunday posting, and what a truly beautiful, special room you have created for Danielle. Hope this finds you well dear friend.. Hugh has his surgery on Monday.. not sure how much time I will have, don't worry if I am not around much.. Ok? Love, Cindy

Chandy said...

I thought I signed up as early as 12:30 or so but I guess I'm wrong! LOL Anyway, I'm joining in and I'm glad you had this epiphany! Love that bedroom!

kimmcl said...

Oh yes!! I just realized I recognized you from RMS! Too funny how so many of us got our start there and are now faithful bloggers. When I saw your post of Danielle's room it all came back to me. I fell in love with that room the first time I saw it on RMS!!!
This meme is a great idea. I can't wait to join in!
Come by and visit me sometime! Kim

Susan said...

I loved this bedroom the first time you posted it and I still love it! It's beautiful!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Chari, I would love to be a guest in your beautiful Tea Rose B&B Room! It is so serene and pretty! Love the little lamp in the tea cup! Glad you reposted it, as I don't remember it before, or must have missed it! Great idea for posts, too...re-posting! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

santamaker said...

Hey Chari,
So sweet of you to drop by and check on me. I'm fine...just needed a little blogging break I guess. Hope to be "back" soon.
You know i just adore this little cottage bedroom.
take care, sweetie!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Hi Chari!
What a great idea! I'll look through my past posts and participate next weekend for sure!

God Bless
Darlene

Smilingsal said...

It looks like your reposting idea is a good one. Thanks for sharing.

Happy To Be said...

Hello!! my friend just stopping by to Congrats on your new adventure and to say how very pleased I am to see what a great send off you had my friend...told you peeps love you in blogland..any hoo I wish you nothing but continue sucess with your Do-OVER Sunday my friend...love ya sis Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Hi Chari! I love this bedroom! It has been a favorite of mine since RMS! The colors are just gorgeous and you have added all of the perfect touches! I love it!!! Thanks for letting us see it again!...hugs...Debbie

RainGardener said...

I LOVE your Tea Rose Bedroom. It is sooooooooo beautiful and you are so talented!

Tammy said...

I wanted to post you a quickie message as I love your blog....You were so sweet leaving me such a lovely comment as well...I posted a little gift for you on my page...Congrats on all your success on your blog...I can only hope to achieve that.
blessings and smiles....Tammy