1/16/2010

Welcome to the 39th "Sunday Favorites"


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click on the "Sunday Favorites" info photo in the sidebar of my blog.

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 39th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

** I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Today for Sunday Favorites I'm running a post from this past week...I know...I know...it's not a post from the far past, so to speak! Hehe! However, I really wanted to join in with "Silver Sunday"...a brand new Sunday meme hosted by Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal. As many of you know, I have been having so much fun lately...playing with a few pieces from my collection of silver! For those of you who have already viewed this post...I apologize...I am hoping to share this with a few out there in Blogland that haven't seen it!
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Please go by and visit Beth's "Silver Sunday" party...you won't want to miss what she has for us today and you will find a list of all the other Silver Sunday participants over there! Thank you, Beth...for hosting such a fabulous party! I DO LOVE MY SILVER!!!

Well my friends...have a super Sunday! I am having to go out of town Sunday...so please be patient with me, I will be by to visit all of your fabulous Sunday Favorites posts just as soon as I can...I don't want to miss a one!!! Thank you so much for coming by today!

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Love ya'll,
Chari






Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: January 11, 2010
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Hip...Hip Hooray...It's Tuesday!
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Hello my friends! I hope that you are having a fabulous week!
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Well my friends, we have a brand new meme in Blogland! Barb over at Grits and Glamour is hosting a Tuesday party called "Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories"! It sounds like loads of fun and I'm just tickled pink to be participating for the party's very first showing!
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Please go over and pay Barb a visit for more information about this brand new Tuesday party...and while you're there you will find a list of all the other "Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories" party-goers! Thank you Barb...for hosting this fun filled Tuesday party! I just can't wait to see what everyone is doing!!!
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I am also joining in with Tam over at The Gypsy's Corner for her "Three or More Tuesday" event! You won't want to miss what Tam has prepared for us today...please go by and pay her a visit! You will find a list of all the other party participants while you're over there.
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Thank you Tam...for being such a gracious hostess for this fabulous Tuesday event!!!




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A Winter's Decor at Happy To Design

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Wow...I don't know about you but I've been a busy little bee lately! I think I finally have all the Christmas put away...and I have been busy cleaning, reorganizing, and redecortaing at my place! For me...it's always a bit sad when it comes time to take down all of the beautiful Christmas decor...I love Christmas!!! I just adore all the beautiful colors and textures of Christmas...and when they are gone...well, the house just feels sooo naked! So I have started to redecorate...filling my home with all the warm and cozy things that will "winterize" my home! Here in colorful Colorado...we are in for the "long haul" of things...as far as winter goes!!! I know that many people don't like winter but I really enjoy it! I love the snow...the warm, cozy days and nights by the fire...and I love the rich, deep colors that winter allows us to snuggle down into!!!
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So on that note...I'd like to share with you what I've been doing in our dining room...to winterize it!
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A Winter's Decor in our French Country Dining Room

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January...A Time of Transition
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I did say that I just hated to put away the Christmas decor...didn't I? Well, I find that January is kind of a time of transition and that I can leave out a little bit of the decor from Christmas. It's still winter and I think that all the beautiful pine boughs, pinecones, etc. is still very much appropriate for January!
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The vignette that you see above can be found on my dining room buffet. I used this pretty "Silver Elegance" vignette for the dining room table centerpiece during the Christmas season!
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Ohhh...I just love how the dark red looks with the silver! So rich and elegant...don't you think?
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A remnant of a Christmas place setting.
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As much as I love the deep red color with the silver, I decided to do something a little different...something that looked a little less Christmasy! So...away with the red...and in with the white!!! Oh yes...I changed the buffet vignette again! Hehe!
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Silver & White Elegance...

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My frenchy buffet...all decked out in silver and white...and ready for winter!
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So what do you think? The silver and white really does remind me of a January's winter wonderland! Snow, ice crystals, and cold temperatures! I hope the deep red wall color and pretty rich colors of the buffet table runner warms it up just a bit! Hehe!
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I have really been enjoying a few pieces of my silver!
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I have had the silver candlesticks for a very long time. The silver soup tureen is a recent treasure find though...I found this pretty tureen at the Goodwill for just $19! Ohhh...you should have seen me doin' the "Happy Dance"! Hehe! It is in excellent condition...with the lid and even the ladle still intact! I just love the fabulous ornate design on the handles and feet...and around the rim of the tureen!!! What a great find for just $19!!! I love it!!!
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I decided to change out the red berries from the first photos for these pretty winter white, pearl looking berries. I found these at Hobby Lobby over Christmas! I love how they look...nestled into the pine boughs! You can also see the tapestry table runner that I am using on the buffet in this photo.
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New Treasure Finds...
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I don't know about you but I always wait and do my shopping for Christmas decor after Christmas. I found these gorgeous mercury glass balls at Dillards in their "after Christmas" sale. They are really nice sized...measuring about 4 in. across and I love the beautiful rhinestone and pearl design!!! I only paid $1.50 each for these! Great price!!!
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The beautiful rhinestones and pearl design on the mercury glass balls look so pretty with the winter white pearl berries...don't you think?
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More treasure finds during the "after Christmas" sales...mercury glass finials! I found two of these beauties at Hobby Lobby after Christmas. They were marked down 80%...I gave only $3 each for them. They are nice and tall...one measures 12 in. and the other measures 14 in.
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I love how they look mixed in with the silver candlesticks!!!
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A Winter Wonderland on the Dining Room Table

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More Winter White...
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Ohhh...I am sooo enjoying my gift from Sara at Sara's Sweet Surprise blog! I just love my really big apothecary beverage jar!!! I decided to move it into the dining room and use it for my winter's table centerpiece. I filled it with a few mercury glass ornaments in different sizes and shapes. These were also "after Christmas" sale finds from Hobby Lobby! I got great prices on all of these pretties...I only gave about .75 ea. for them! I love how they look in the apothecary jar...so silvery...so sparkly!!!
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The apothecary jar sits atop a silver tray...and I added my silver coffee pot to the mix. I actually polished up my coffee pot a bit...I really do like the patina of silver after it starts to tarnish a bit...but boy, of boy...it was nearly black with tarnish! Hehe!
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A Winter's White Place Setting...
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I also changed out the place setting...took away the red dinner plate...leaving just the silver and white! Just having a little fun! Hehe!
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New White Dishes...
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These pretty white porcelain dishes with the silver ring edgings are one of my Christmas gifts to myself. Hehe! I found them on ebay...9 - 10" plates for just .99 cents! Yep...you heard it right...just .99 cents for all nine plates! I had hoped to do an all white and silver tablescape for Christmas and ran out of time. Maybe I will do one for January...A Winter's White Table! Stay tuned...wink!
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Silver Compote with Glass...
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I love the silver compote dish with the glass domed cover! I used a pretty silver beaded rope tassel and a silver filigree ornament under the glass...so pretty!!!
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And there you have it...A Winter's Decor in a French Country dining room!
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Well my friends, I'm so glad that you came by for a visit today! Thank you for taking a peek at some of my new winter's decor. I hope to be posting more of my home's winter decor in the days to come! Hope you enjoyed some of my silver collection and my dining room!!! I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know that you were here! I'd love to visit with you as well!!!
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Have a fabulous Tuesday!

PS..."Friday Mantel Party"

I just met the most delightful blogger...Beth from The Stories of A to Z. Beth is such a creative and talented lady and I am so happy to have found her lovely blog! Beth is hosting a brand new meme..."Friday Mantel Party"!

I was so excited to learn of this new party, especially since I recently added a faux fireplace to my living room...ohhh, I am having fun decorating my new mantel! Hehe! However, I just learned about the mantel party today and just didn't have the time to get a post together for it. Beth invited me to share this post for the party. Thank you, Beth...that is so sweet!!!

Please go by and meet Beth, if you haven't already done so. She is sharing her latest mantel creation...it's simply gorgeous...you won't want to miss it! You will find a list of all the other mantel party participants...check them out!!! There are some really beautiful mantels showing up for the party!!!

Thank you, Beth...for hosting this fabulous Friday party!!!
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18 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I so loved this post. I am just drooling over all of those wonderful pieces. You always do the most beautiful vignettes too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Theresa said...

I DID see it last week but it is good enough for an encore:) Love all your pretties! Have a blessed weekend!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Glad you decided to join the silver party! And what better post than this one! All you silver is so beautiful! I can't even pick out one piece I like over the others!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Hugs,
Diann :)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Your collection of silver is wonderful and extensive!
Happy Silver Sunday!
Carole

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I am so glad you re-posted this, because I must have missed it the first time around (or else my memory is worse than I thought). This is stunning, and with such amazing bargains. That tureen and those plates - you are THE best bargain hunter ever! Those plates are so unique and really look gorgeous on the table. Hope you are having a great weekend. laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Chari,
I just got done e-mailing you! You are the sweetest, I had a visit from the UPS guy tonight! This posting is gorgeous, you could probably post it once a week and people wouldn't tire of it! The silver pieces are just exceptional and then you go and get them at such good prices! I loved your notes, yes I know I shouldn't take pics and drive, I guess it's the blogger in me. hehe! Oh my, I think I have the disease, blogging disease that is! It sounds like you've had a busy week-end, and you know all we have is Wal-Mart in this town too. I always need to head to Eau Claire or LaCrosse for any real shopping! Have fun shopping and don't forget to check your e-mail you sneaky gal you! Oh, and I need to get a post up here soon, mine never seem as good as yours for a second run. Love Ya, Cindy

Jane said...

Chari,
Your winter buffet is beautiful. I love the combination of silver and white. The tureen you got at Goodwill was incredible...what a great buy!
Jane

Heidi said...

Hi Chari,
I'm so glad you reposted the silver post, oh my how lovely. The silver against the red is divine, I think! I just love it!! I really love those white plates with the silver loopy edge - terrific!- and what a steal - and the apothocary jar with the silver balls in it - oh so pretty and elegant. I'll bet you had such a fun time putting this together.And you did so beautifully. I'm so glad I got to see it all this time around!
Have a great week, stop by when you have time.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Chari! I love seeing your frenchy dining room all decked out for winter...pretty sparkles and wonderful white! I hope you are having a great weekend and staying WARM, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

Lyneen said...

Love your SILVER... it is beautiful, your vignettes are amazing. TFS Have a lovely Silver Sunday and thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comments on my not so glamorous silver.

The Muse said...

Breathless sighs of adoration!
Christmas is a time to just be most delightedly graceful and sparkly, isn't is?

Loved the first time and happy to see it once more :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, those are gorgeous silver pieces! I especially love the soup tureen and those beautiful lamps! Your home looks very elegant!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,
Julia

Sonia said...

I love your post Chari, I saw it last week and just loved all your pieces and the way you artfully arrange everything is so beautiful! Your silver collection is fabulous girl! Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Dixie said...

Hi Chari... been missing being a part of Sunday Favorites... so today I combined Sunday Favorites with Silver Sunday and came up with Silver Sunday Favorties...

sending you hugs, happy New Year and warm blessings... Dixie

ps.. this is just as beautiful as the first time I viewed it.. oh..wait... that was just last week! double the pleasure!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
I never get tired at looking at all your lovely silver pieces. How do you take such great photos, all my indoor photos never seem to turn out like these!
Enjoy your evening!

Cass @ That Old House said...

YOU FOUND A SILVER TUREEN AT G.W. FOR 19 DOLLARS??????? I am IN AWE. And very jealous. I love old silver, and LOVE tureens. AAACCKK!!!

I am really glad to see you incorporating elements of "holiday" design into your winter decor... you are right; pinecones, etc., are not reserved for Christmas. They symbolize Winter!

Now I am inspired to do a mantel-scape (is that a word?). Off to find white candles....

Cass

EnchantedBella said...

The tureen is absolutely wonderful. It's nice to know I am not the only one that shops Goodwill. "Wow $19"

RainGardener said...

What a great post. I'm in love with your French Country Dining room and all the gorgeous treasures you have so beautifully placed in it.