3/27/2010

Welcome to the 49th "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.

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 49th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are all having a fabulous weekend! Wow...it's been a busy, busy week here at my place! As many of you know, honey and I will be leaving for Las Vegas for the "Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend" this coming Wednesday. I'm sooo excited...not only will it be my very first time to visit Las Vegas but it will also be a "hoot of a time" getting to experience the "Rockabilly Weekend" extravaganza! However...as exciting as these events may be...I am most excited about getting to meet my best friend Gloria from Happy To Be!!!
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Yes...yes...Gloria and her honey are meeting us in Las Vegas for the "Rockabilly Weekend"!!! How awesome is that? Gloria and I have already made plans on "painting that town red"!!! Hehe! We will leave next Wednesday (March 31) and return home the following Tuesday (April 6)...five whole days of Vegas and visiting with Gloria!!! Yeeeehawww!!!
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As I said...it's been a busy week...getting the household organized and ready to go! And...I suspect that the next couple of days will busy as well! I will do my very best, my friends...to visit all of your fabulous Sunday Favorites posts today! I decided to rerun a post from April 2009...an Easter Brunch tablescape.
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*A Special Announcement*
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I would like to announce that I am cancelling Sunday Favorites on April 4th. Not only will I be gone but it will also be Easter Sunday! I just decided that it might be a "good thing" to cancel Sunday Favorites that weekend, however we will resume our regular Sunday Favorites schedule for April 11th!
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Well my friends...have a super Sunday! Thank you so much for coming by today!

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Love ya'll,
Chari






Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: April 8, 2009


It's Tablescape Thursday!!!

Hello my friends and welcome to "Tablescape Thursday"! Our Thursday tablescaping lalapalooza is hosted by dear, sweet Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch! This week, in light of the Easter holiday, my dining room table is decked out in all of it's Easter finery!!! I just can't wait to see what Susan does with her Easter holiday table...as well as all of the other "Tablescape Thursday" participants! I just know that we're all in for a real treat!!!

So let's get our Easter bonnets on and go pay Susan a visit...just click HERE and we'll head up the Easter Parade...follow me!!!




"Happy Resurrection Day"

Easter has always held such special meaning to me! I have often referred to Easter as Resurrection Day...so Happy Resurrection Day, my friends!!! While I love my bunnies, Easter eggs, and all of the pretty Spring finery that this time of the year brings...it's very important to me to recognize the real reason that we celebrate Easter...Jesus has risen from the grave, over death triumphant!!! He is alive...and I thank Him for paying the price, the ultimate sacrafice of giving His life...so that I might live!

We will be spending Easter Sunday with our children in church! We have much to celebrate this Sunday because our son Darrin (age 15) and our daughter Danielle (age 14) are going to be baptized!!! We are so thankful to God for our children and we're so very proud of them for making this decision to serve Jesus and follow His example through baptism!!!

On that note, it's going to be a very busy weekend for our family! I probably won't have a chance to post again till after the holiday! So I'm sending my very best Easter wishes to you and your families!!! May you each find the "abundant life" that our Lord has promised to us!!!

"Good Friday Brunch"

Because we will be out of town this weekend, I have made plans for a little "Good Friday Brunch! The dining room table has been set, my friends...would you like to join us? I'd be so happy to set another place at our table and add an egg or two to the omelets!
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"Good Friday Brunch" in our red French Country dining room...
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Dressing the Table...
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I decided to layer two tablecloths. A green & white plaid (barkcloth) tablecloth goes on first...next, I added a smaller floral tablecloth that is in pretty pinks, buttery yellows, and yummy sagey greens! I placed them "corner to corner" on the table...a bit more informal with a cottage feel to it! I made these tablecloths several years ago and have always enjoyed using them during the Spring and Summer months!
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The Centerpiece...
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Some of you may recognize the centerpiece I am using for our "Good Friday Brunch"...I posted about it a few days ago! My large apothecary jar with bunny and eggs is the main attraction! If you would like to see more photos and read about how I put this little Spring vignette together...just click HERE! I have added a couple of different items to this centerpiece...a little green pitcher for juice and a small covered glass pedistal cake plate with a bird's nest so sweetly nestled inside!
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Placemats...
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When I was making the tablecloths...the green & white plaid and the floral pattern...I also made placemats to coordinate with the tablecloths. Wow...I really spent some time making these placemats...one side has the same floral print fabric as the smaller floral tablecloth, the other side (which you see pictured here) is another coordinating small plaid fabric! I made all of my own bindings that go around the placemats! I don't know if I've sewn that much since this little project...hehe!!! I just love mixing all of the different patterned fabric...plaids, florals, etc. It just feels so French Country to me!!!
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The Place Setting...
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The sagey green dinner plate comes from a set of dishes that I use for everyday use. I decided to use the salad/dessert plate from my Hallmark china called Rose Mist. As you can see, it has a pretty sagey green and pink plaid pattern around the edge...just perfect with the table linens! The pretty little green petal dish is actually a candleholder, however it's just the right size for a dish of berries for brunch!
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I added a small glass for juice. These little glasses are very old and a gift from a friend! I also added a pink goblet for milk...my honey loves milk with all of his meals! hehe! These pretty pink goblets are also old and a gift from a friend...I wished I knew more about them!
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The flatware belonged to my husband's family! They are so beautiful and have become one of my favorite to use! They're so frenchy!!!
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A close-up of the salad/dessert plate from my Hallmark china "Rose Mist"...just look at that pretty pink rose in the center of the plate!
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All the Details...
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Well, they say that it's all in the details...all of the small "insignificant items" that by themselves may not be able to stand on their own...but when added into the "mix"...help to make a grand statement! I found these pretty little glittery eggs at Hobby Lobby...I only bought two but wished that I had purchased more now! Aren't they pretty with their cute little vintage Easter prints? This egg has a little girl holding a bunny!!!
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This little vintage egg has two girls watching over a baby chick! Just look at their sweet little dresses! Each egg has a pretty off-white satin bow tied to the top!
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The Cup....
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How about a cup of freshly brewed coffee? Ohhh my, I must admit...I can't do without my coffee!!! This cup and saucer belong to the same sagey green set of dishes as the dinner plate that is used in this "Good Friday Brunch" tablescape! I bought this set at Walmart several years ago...they were very inexpensive but have been a good durable set!
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The Napkin...
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I have layered two napkins to get this pretty effect! The bottom napkin is a pretty light green damask...the top napkin matches the green & white plaid tablecloth! Ohhhh yes, I even made napkins to match this linen ensemble!
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Napkin Rings...

* I found these cute little silver napkin rings on sale at Hobby Lobby! A set of four...each sports a different style of teapot...I just love them!!!
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Just another peek at the tablescape centerpiece!
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Just a peek at the little bunny plate that I've used in this centerpiece/vignette! It's all in the details...remember? Hehe!!! I have had this darling little bunny plate for so long that I can't remember where or when I got it! Old age...
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A close-up of the small sagey green pitcher! I know that this type of glassware has a name but I don't know what! Maybe someone can enlighten me!
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Centerpiece/Vignette...
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* I used my large 20" apothecary jar filled with malted milk egg candy...little bunny with his pretty pink roses sits atop the eggs. I placed an ivy behind the apothecary jar for a little greenery. Added two mercury glass goblets, two silver candleholders with white candles, two (cast iron) birds, the bunny plate, and a covered pedistal cake dish with a sweet little bird's nest!
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A close-up of the little bird's nest so sweetly nestled inside of the covered cake pedistal! I just love how this looks...tied a pretty blue gingham ribbon on the top...and VOILA!!!
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Well my friends...there you have it...a table set for "Good Friday Brunch"! I'm just so happy that you decided to join us for a little food and fellowship while we celebrate that our Savour has risen...He's alive forever more!!!
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Best wishes and many blessings during this Easter holiday!!! I will see you again next week! Thank you so much for coming by...please leave a comment and let me know you were here! I just love hearing from you!!!

PS...Don't forget: There will be no Sunday Favorites next week due to the fact that I won't be home (I'll be in Las Vegas) and it is Easter Sunday!

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13 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Chari I think this might have been a post I missed- imagine that! You are one of the blogs that I always try to catch even if I don't always leave a note. I don't know about you but it is hard keeping up with all the comments at times so I have been reading the blogs using google reader-

Love your table- you always come up with such neat ideas!! So- come clean now girl- do you set a pretty table every night? It has been so cold we do alot of our eating in the livingroom close to the fireplace these days!

Did you get some snow today? It has been snowing off and on all day but not much accumulation which is nice.

Are you visiting children for Easter? Well be here as we just went down for the funeral a few weeks ago.

Girl you are so blessed to have gotten to meet Gloria- she is so fun and would love to meet her sometime!

bee blessed
mary

oh- no nothing done to walls in dining room yet- inspiration hasn't hit-

Flory said...

I love how you arrange things Chari... Happy Sunday to you:)
Fondly,
Flory

Alicia said...

Wow! I don't know which to covet the most! The cute little silver napkin holders? Those sweet glittery eggs? Or maybe the french silverware? Oh...I can't choose. I love it all. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. Have a Blessed Sunday!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I so love this table and I am so glad I got to see it again! What inspiration! From the bunny in the cloche to the charming tablecloths you made ( you talented gal you). Those eggs you bought at Hobby Lobby are just perfect! And the egg holders and juice glasses are just gorgeous. Well, I always say it, but I do mean it, one of my favorite tables ever! I think I may have told you that like 100 times. hehe. I bet your getting so excited about seeing Gloria. What a wonderful time you two will have! Oh, and thanks for the card, that was very sweet of you. Hugs, Cindy

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Chari,

What a beautiful post and even more beautiful message! Every lovely detail is just so sweet, pretty and is very quintesentially you Cheri!..,Thanks for once again hosting 'Sunday Favorites'!

God bless you and your family this Easter weekend and Easter dear Cheri!..,

(My dear Tiffany, who is like a daughter to me is ill with a bad cold and cough and my dearest mama is ill with the shingles; the doctor thinks it best that with my low immune system to keep apart until they are better)..,

So my sweetie and I will be celebrating the true meaning of Easter without the 'frills' or guests! This more than O.K., because I cannot fathom and am so deeply moved by Jesus ultimate sacrifice for me and all who will come to Him!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Theresa said...

I want everything on that table:) That vintage egg with those two sweet kids on it is just PRECIOUS! All of it, every little detail... how do you do it? Have a blessed day and when you pack all of these goodies up after Easter, I will give you my address so you can mail it to me:) hehe

Mrs. P. said...

Chari....what a beautiful table. Thank you for sharing it again! I love those little eggs in your gorgeous jar. Thanks for sharing that they are malted ball eggs. I've searched everywhere for just the right eggs this year with no luck.....now I'm headed to the candy aisle.

Blessings!
Gail

RainGardener said...

Chari what a beautiful table setting. I'm envious of your talent for decorating.
I will be gone on the 4th too so won't have to feel left out.

Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

I wasn't blogging at this time last year, so this is all new to me. That's what I like about Sunday Favorites! Thanks again for hosting.

I love all the colors and details in your beautiful tablescape. You are so right, that it is all in the details.

Have fun in Las Vegas and enjoy your Easter!

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Leann said...

Hey Chari

Love the bedlinens in your header - so "dreamy!"

And of course I adore your tablescape. You have such a knack when it come to design, I fell like I'm right at home.

Enjoy your week!
Leann

9405018--Pat said...

what a great post today...have a wonderful trip.....Pat H

Beth said...

Chari, Your table is marvelous! I love your tablecloths and placemats and napkins - you did a fine job creating them. Love the napkin rings too. And your Rose mist china. Everything is put together in a very beautiful and creative way. Great job! Have fun in Las Vegas!
Hugs, Beth

Debbie said...

SO what time is dinner? Everything looks so lovely! Always does because you do it so well Chari:) I linked up with your day...however I tried adding it to my post after the fact....and not sure why I can't bring up the post to edit or add anything....I apoligize for that....I will keep trying, as I want to add you to my mention of link ups......have a great night:) Debbie