5/02/2009

The 2nd "Sunday Favorites"

Welcome to the 2nd "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! Welcome to the 2nd run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

Last Sunday we celebrated the first ever...brand spankin' new...Sunday meme called "Sunday Favorites"!!! I was just tickled pink with the interest and participation of so many bloggers! We had 37 participants! What a GRAND OPENING!!! Thank you so very much for making this brand new Sunday meme such a success!!! I really enjoyed visiting with each and every participant and I just loved all of the past posts that you bloggers chose to share, once again, with all of us!!!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

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!!!


***Sunday Favorites Information***
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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!
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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!!!
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"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"


My Favorite Post: February 12, 2009


"A Love Affair" & Tablescape Thursday....

Hello my friends...welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by my friend Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch...it's great fun and the list of tablescape participants grows each week! Go over and check out Susan's fabulous Valentine tablescape and visit the participant's tablescapes...you'll be glad that you did!!!


"A Love Affair"


My honey and I are still having a love affair...ahhhh...LOVE!!! In celebration of love...this Valentine's Day I have set the table for a special dinner! It's a "classic" Valentine's tablescape...all decked out in red and white! With fruit...candles for ambiance...and a cupid to boot (just to watch over the whole affair)!


I didn't go out and purchase anything special...just gathered a few things that I already had on hand!


Hope you enjoy...


An intimate dinner for two...just for my honey and me!!!

Valentines Day is an easy decorate in my red & white dining room!





Here you can see the "Cupid Watchman" centerpiece. This little angel is made out of masonary and is quite heavy...I added two masonary urn candleholders topped off with little birds to each side of the cupid.



With a closer view...you might be asking what that is in the hand of the cupid? It is a dried rose that was my honey's bootiner when we were married!



I just adore this pretty little white fruit platter...can you see the embossed fruit around the edges? I placed two little birds on the handle...a recent find from Michaels for only .75 ea.



Dark red placemats...embossed white charger plates...dark red dinner plates...and red transferware dessert plates make up the tablesetting. I used a dark red satin napkin with a glass crystal ball on a gold tassel for the napkin ring.


Simple but classic!



Ahhhh...I do believe that "love is in the air....for a love affair to remember"! I'm looking forward to an intimate Valentines Day dinner with my honey!


Hope that each and everyone of you have a fabulous Valentines Day too!!! Thank you so much for stopping by...I just love our visits!!!


Love ya'll,
Chari

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Update: On my Frenchy Studio/Office

Oooops...I almost forgot! Wanted to let you know that I finally got the drapery rod and brackets that I ordered....here's a little preview!

















See the old looking doorknob...that is the finial for the drapery rod...I just love it! Well...now maybe I can get those toile draperies hung!


Love ya'll,

Chari

34 comments:

Vivienne said...

Love the tablescape! It's beautiful. Was Hubby surprised by his V-Day dinner.
:)

Happy To Be said...

Good evening my friend...Sorry I am late as always...Loved seeing your beautiful DR again...you have so much talent my friend..when I grew up I want to be you!! May you have a Great turn out again my friend...Love ya, sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty39 said...

What a wonderful Valentine's tablescape. I love everything. YOur Dining Room is so pretty and the white table set with the beautiful red is stunning. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

KBeau said...

Beautiful tablescape. I love your red dining room. I once had a red kitchen with white cabinets. It was so cheerful.

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

Chari...this is such a romantic, sweet tablescape! I just love the darling cupid in the center holding your DH's boutonniere. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape again for Sunday Favorites...great choice! :-) Susan

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Hello Friend! I'm so thrilled to join in on this week's Sunday Favorites. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful and caring hostess.
What an absolutely stunning Dining Room you have. I heart the red! I love your buffet, as well. What a lovely post filled with such sentiment. The tablescape is lovely, and filled with so many great ideas. It was pure eye candy.

See ya' next Sunday! Hugs My Friend, Barb

xinex said...

So lovely and so romantic! I love your table, Chari, and glad you reposted it...Christine

Our really empty nest said...

Thanks to your excellant instructions Iwas actually able to participate in Sunday Favorites part 2. Thanks for a really fun idea, I was just thinking that it is sad that so few people have read our first posts and here you come along and solve that problem! Hope you will stop by! Sue

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Chari, I remember that tablescape and I'm glad you reposted it - it's still pretty! It's so cool that you still have the boutiner from the wedding! ~ Robyn

marty39 said...

Chari, thank for stopping by and leaving such a warm and loving comment on my Kit. Redo. I always appreciate your visits and your comments. This is a fun event, and it really is fun to see posts that you've missed or ones that are great to see again. Hugs, Marty

Lori E said...

You know that the color red stimulates the appetite. Now with your Valentine romance layout we know what appetites will be awakened don't we?
I had just started blogging February 9, 2009 and this post of yours was one of the first ones I ever saw. Loved it then I love it now.
Thanks for having us over to your place.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful table for Valentine's Day! I LOVE all the red -- love the red dining room, too!

I think this Sunday Favorites meme is great fun; I just think I'll run our of old blog posts!

Thanks for hosting! I think your blog party is going to be very popular.
Cass

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh you know I love your table settings and that dining room of yours! It was fun thinking back to when you kept us in stitches anticipating the great reveal of your gorgeous frenchy room!!!

Oh Chari It was so easy to do the post this Sunday!!! I didn't think I would have time to join as we again have company but just sat down for maybe 10 minutes and had it done!!! THank you for your tip!

Blessings
mary

Mrs. Petrie said...

You really do have the perfect dining room for Vday! Your husband must have really appreciated your extra effort on that romantic day. Thanks for hosting this brilliant party!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, your dining room is always so pretty, but it is absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day! I remember those birds on the candlesticks, because I thought that was such a smart idea. I always love the way you talk about your husband - so romantic and sweet. I loved seeing this post again, and I loved being able to repeat one of my posts! I still think this is just the most brilliant idea! Thank you for your brillance and for being such a good hostess for Sunday Favs! laurie

Chandy said...

What a lovely Valentine tablescape, Chari! So romantic! I love your chargers! The cupid is gorgeous and the love birds, too!

I love visiting your blog, I always find something romantic to enjoy!

Enjoy your Sunday, my lovely Chari... ;-)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your Valentine tablescape. But then I don't think you have ever posted anything that I didn't love.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oops..I don't think I got this right. Also I wasn't sure how to do it so I posted favorite photos...not the entire post. Ah well, there is always next week..right? What a great idea though. I'll figure it out. I loved your favorite post. Valentines Day and yours was beautiful. I LOVED the table an chairs! SO cute! Everything looked beautiful!

~smiles and love~
Mona

Cynthia said...

Hi Chari,
Thanks so much for the nice note you left me, it just makes my day! I am sitting here at 5:45 a.m. thinking of what to post and hoping I can do it right this time. Anyway, I love that red dining room so much and your valentine's day table is just the most romantic and pretty. I love all the birds and the pretty pretty china. Is that your cute wedding pic in the office photos? It sure is a pretty one! Well, I'm off to try this baby again. LOL, Happy Sunday Favorites! Cindy

Cynthia said...

Good grief girl,
I did it on my first try!!! Thanks for hosting this Chari, I'm off to look at new for me, used cars today. Have a wonderful day my friend, Cindy

Sue said...

Thank you Chari for the opportunity to let other see what I am doing as a new blogger. Your post is lovely and I am going to spend some time going back through your archives. It will be a pleasant distraction from the chaos that is reigning in my household of remodeling! :- ) Sue

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good mornin' girlfriend! I always love your tablescapes!! i remember your valentine table! So romantic! I haven't participated in your Sunday meme yet because I haven't been blogging long enough to really have something to re post! But I will! You have a wonderful and blessed day Chari! Lauralu :)

Denise said...

Hi...I just found your blog and love it! Your decorating style is lovely!

XXDenise

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari -- It's raining here (again) this Sunday morning, so I'm taking a few more minutes at the computer. Thanks for visiting That Old House and checking out my Breakfront Bargains, haha.

You asked why these pieces are called "breakfronts" -- it's because they look as if they are in 3 sections, like 3 separate hutch units, and the middle one sticks out a bit past the side units -- making the front line of the piece "broken." (You can see it in the pictures, they also enlarge if you click.) A regular china closet or hutch has just the one smooth front line, without any "breaks" in front.

Hope that clears up the terminology! Breakfronts really hold a lot of stuff. Not enough (nothing ever holds enough!), but a lot! I love mine, and my husband lives in fear of my finding another big heavy one.
:-P

Hope you are having a sunny Sunday!
Cass

Marie Reed said...

Hi: I just joined your delightful meme! This is going to be a blast:)

The Stylish House said...

Chari,
Love your idea to do this weekly event. Being fairly new I have not seen any of these before. I love this sweet romantic tablescape, very striking indeed!
~Cathy~

Florida Sue said...

Anything red and I am in. Your Valentine table was exquisite. I am glad that I had the chance to enjoy it today. Your blog is just great and it is so enjoyable to browse all of your posts. Thank you for hosting this great idea of a day!

Keetha said...

Chari - - - just look how POPULAR your "Sunday Favorites" (or reruns as I call them) are getting!!!!! 33 participants right now and counting!!! You GO girl!!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

once again, I forgot !!!! I will try to remember next week. I did do a garden post and I know that you like them so come by and visit.

Cindy J. said...

So beautiful and lovely, so much like you dear friend. May you always have a wonderful love affair with your dear sweet hubby. Love, Cindy

kari and kijsa said...

Love the tablescape!! Your dining room is just beautiful!
blessings,
kai & kijsa

kari and kijsa said...

love your tablescape!! Beautiful!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

puddin07 said...

Chari, I loved seeing your beautiful DR again! Thank you so much for the sweet words on my sunroom at Laurie's. You always leave the sweetest comments, and you always know exactly what to say! I remember that from our old RMS days! I miss them and you! Love Ya! Connie

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