4/17/2010

Welcome to the 51st "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 51st run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! Well my friends, can you believe that we are on the 51st run of Sunday Favorites? Ohhh my...how time flies when you're having fun! Hehe!
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Next Sunday, April 25th, will be the one year anniversary of Sunday Favorites!!!
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This is such a momentous milestone for me and for all of you who have been participating in Sunday Favorites this past year! I have had soooo much fun hosting this fun filled Sunday meme! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the Sunday Favorite participants...you guys and gals are the "cream of the crop"!!! Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU for your faithful support and participation in this weekly, Sunday event!!!
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In celebration of Sunday Favorite's one year anniversary...I will have a special surprise next week...so you won't want to miss it!!! I am going to ask you, the participants, to put your "thinking cap" on and find your most favorite blog post of "all time" to share for our first year anniversary...and I would love to hear exactly why it is your "all time favorite" post! So my friends, get ready for a special Sunday Favorites "one year anniversary" celebration next week!!! Oooh...I'm sooo excited!!!
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Have a super Sunday!

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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 from: March 1, 2010

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you could come by for a visit today!
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I will be serving tea today in my Tea Rose bedroom...won't you join me?
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Tea in the Tea Rose Bedroom...

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Ohhh my...it's snowing at my place today! I am so ready for Spring! I thought it would be nice to spend a little time in my Tea Rose Bedroom...it's such a sunny, cheerful room! It's the perfect room for chasing away the winter doldrums!!!
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I have prepared a tea tray...would you care for a hot cup of rose tea?
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Let me show you around the Tea Rose Bedroom while you're sipping your tea!
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The Tea Rose Bedroom

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This is the Tea Rose bedroom. It is my step-daughter's bedroom while she is here with us and it also serves as our guestroom! I took these photos very early in the morning...just as the sun was beginning to shine into the room!
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This is a fairly small room...but very cozy and comfortable! The morning sunlight always shines so sweetly into the room...spilling upon the bed! It's like getting a "good morning kiss" from the sun!!!
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We have tried to provide everything that our guests may have need of...a warm, comfortable bed...a writing desk for correspondence...and a cozy rocking chair to catch up on a little reading or maybe to just enjoy a warm cup of tea!!!
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The bed linens are called "Tea Rose"...and thus the name for this room! I purchased this beautiful Tea Rose bedding a few years ago from JC Penneys and have been very pleased with it! I love the colors...the soft pinks and buttery yellows, and the sagey greens...all on a background of creamy white! I also really like the mix of fabric patterns in this bedding...love the florals mixed with the stripes! It's very indicitive of the English Country decor style....which I love!
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A close-up of the linens...
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I just love how I was able to catch the sun shining in upon the bed...so pretty!
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I love, love, LOVE pillows! Again, a mix of floral fabric patterns can be seen on the decorative pillows!
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A small writing desk...just the place to sit and catch up on your correspondence!
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A Tea Rose Bedroom Vignette...
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I placed a frosted Victorian hanging vase filled with pink roses, yellow and white flowers on the left hand side of the desk...along with my late mother-in-law's set of three pink glass vanity jars! I think they look so pretty here! On the right hand side of the desk is my little teacup lamp that my dearest friend, Gloria from Happy To Be...made for me! It's sooo perfect for my Tea Rose room!!! Sweet little bunnies have made their way into this vignette as well!
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I just love these beautiful pink vanity jars! I have searched high and low for information concerning these...to no avail! I think that the glass is so unique with the diamond tucking design! Ohhh...and look at the handles...sparkling glass cubes! They almost look like ice cubes!
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A close-up of my beautiful teacup lamp and little bunnies!
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I thought I would show you a few details of this writing desk. I refinished it...it was a medium wood tone before I painted it a creamy off-white color. I also added these pretty garlands of "roses and bows" to the drawer fronts....and clear glass knobs. I was very pleased with how it turned out!!!
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I found this pretty chair at the antique flea market. I love the shabby chic "chippiness" of it! Love the style of the chair and the ornate carvings at the top of the back. Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE the green and white toile fabric on the seat...sooo pretty!
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A close-up of the detailing on the chair.
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This sweet rocker was just $5 at a yard sale! Of course, I refinished it...painted it off-white and recovered it with a beautiful beige and olive green toile fabric that I found on sale.
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Ohhh boy...a few more decorative pillows! I did mention that I love pillows...didn't I? Hehe! I found this beautiful throw at Hobby Lobby on sale for just $14...the pretty pink and green matches perfectly with the bed linens!
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How about another cup of tea?
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A Tea Rose...Tea Tray
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This pretty white teapot is one of my newest treasure finds. I found it a TJ Maxx for just $9.99! I love the delicate porcelain roses that stand up off of the teapot! The white teacup and saucer is from one of my oldest sets of ironstone dishes. A lace edged napkin with a little silver teapot napkin ring sits along side the teacup. Ohhh yes...and we must have a pretty bouquet of flowers...don't you think? I used my lace charger plate to sit the teapot on...all sitting atop a silver tea tray!
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Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a little chat and cup of tea today! I hope that you enjoyed the Tea Rose bedroom...I enjoyed your company!!!
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I am joining in with these fabulous parties today...
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Tuesday Tea for Two...hosted by my dear, sweet friend, Wanda over at The Plumed Pen.
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by our very own Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.

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Bedscapes and Beyond is a brand new Tuesday event hosted by Karen over at Nittany Inspirations! I was really excited to hear that Karen was doing this fabulous party...giving us the opportunity to showcase our bedrooms! Please go by and pay Karen a visit...I just know that she'll have something fabulous for all of us today! It's time to get your beds all "fluffed" up...and your dressers dusted off...so that you can join in with this fun filled party!!!

Please go by and see these dear ladies and all the pretties that they have prepared for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other Tuesday party participants!

Thank you, Wanda, Marty, and Karen for hosting these fabulous parties for us today!!!

23 comments:

Flory said...

I love everything in this post Chari! have a happy Sunday to you!
I'm on the first line yay! See you around!
Flory

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Oh how I love this guest room...I could just cozy up in that wonderful bed! The linen is so pretty and soft. The rocker is wonderful..I would love to sit there and read and sip some tea! Your guests must be thrilled to stay there and your step daughter too!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Miss Bloomers

Annesphamily said...

This is a gorgeous post! I love that teapot! I have a Princess House vase with cut roses similar but not quite as detailed! I love that little vase! It rained most of the day today. This room would be a perfect place to sip tea and write a letter! Hugs Anne

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I absolutely love this bedroom. All of the gorgeous fabrics and the way you have mixed them is just beautiful. The tea tray is the perfect touch. Beautiful vignettes. I am so thrilled you are linking to TTT. Thanks, Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

I remember this post. Your tea room is just so lovely! And I have loved thos vanity jars since you first showed them!! They are so unique and so pretty!

I hope you and Russ have a wonderful Sunday!

Hugs,

Diann :)

Alicia said...

Chari,
I read this one the first day you published it and right away all I wanted was to sit in that rocker with all the beautiful sunshine streaming in and sip tea while I read a good book.

And my feelings still haven't changed. That is the perfect book reading, tea sipping, sun loving room!

Flory said...

also Chari, I know you're fond of photography too so I'd like to invite you to join my new summer giveaway, here's the link:
http://www.florysphotography.com/2010/04/my-summer-giveaway-is-here.html
xx, flory

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I had to miss Sunday Favorites last week - - - I was in Costa Rica.

But I'm BACK!!!

I remember this post - - - the room - - - that lovely new tea pot - - - AND the pink canister set. Still love them all.

Lisa Kelly said...

What a Beautiful beautiful room! Thanks for the eye candy!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari -- WHOA BABY! LOVE that bedroom, it is simply beautiful. Charming, serene, just amazing. Lucky stepdaughter, lucky guests!

So pretty. yes, I think that's the best word for it -- it is just completely PRETTY.
Cass

bj said...

o, I do remember this beautiful room...So glad you decided to show it again.
Thanks for hosting this fun meme..
xo bj

Theresa said...

Oh how I love that Tea Rose Bedroom! I love the colors, all of the beautiful textures and could just "pile up" with a good magazine or book and STAY! Hugs to you my friend and have a blessed day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
You know I have loved this bedroom from waaaay back! I remember it on RMS, and I think it was one of the highest rated rooms at that time. You did a fabulous job with every single detail. You have such an eye for decorating and photography as well.
I am feeling much better this weekend. I am so thankful for all of your sweet notes my friend. Now, we just have to worry about poor Gloria. Oh, I hope she's doing better today! Yesterday, Dan and I took a ride down the Mississippi. It was so nice to get out and not be in a hospital bed or confined to home. I actually felt pretty good and only a few moments of discomfort and tiredness.
It's sunny and beautiful here this morning! I hope it's nice in your neck of the woods as well.
Talk to you soon,
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Atelier de Charo said...

She will feel like a princess in there.

Hugs
Charo

Pat said...

Just beautiful, Chari! The whole room looks 'happy' to me. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Pat

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

Chari, I just loved this the first time around and so enjoyed seeing it again! The soft greens and pinks are so restful for a guest room.

You have taken some beautiful pictures of all the wonderful details of this darling room.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

One question:
When I can I make a reservation?

Splurgie said...

Your beautiful pillows inspired me to write about my own. Lovely room and good photography!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, that is one beautiful bedroom. I love everything about it. The teapot is gorgeous, the linens are gorgeous. Everything if gorgeous!

Christi @ A Southern Life

tales from an oc cottage said...

OH MY! How dreamy can one you get!!!!


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Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Thanks for your sweet visit..it's rainy here for three days...wanting to see some sunlight this week!! Hope you have a wonderful week and yes I wish you good luck with the giveaway!!

Miss Bloomers

once in a blue moon... said...

beautiful room...

podso said...

Sure enjoyed visiting today. What a wonderful little room with great touches, so thoughtfully provided. I'd love to be a guest, or even stay awhile!