7/31/2010

Welcome to the 64th "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 64th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! It's been a fairly quiet week here at our place...very warm temps have kept me inside! Ohhh yes, I am definitely spoiled by A/C...Hehe! I do hope that you're keeping cool through all of this summer's heat, my friends!

Today for Sunday Favorites...I thought I would revisit a post from April of this year. Spring had finally come to visit us here in Colorful Colorado and I created a special "Springtime" tablescape in honor! I hope that you enjoy!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!

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Love ya'll,
Chari






Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: April 14, 2010

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Hello friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
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Ahhh...springtime!!! The rebirth of all that has laid dormant during the cold wintery season! There is nothing else quite like it...life in the springtime!!! I do believe that spring has finally come to Colorful Colorado...oh yes, it is still just April and we will probably have a few more cold days but the temps are growing warmer and the cold weather is fewer and farther between!!!
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I just feel refreshed...isn't spring glorious? Today I have set a spring table for two...simply called "Springtime"! I hope that you enjoy!!!
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"Springtime" Dining

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A springtime table set in my French Country dining room.
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I just adore all the soft pastel colors of springtime!
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Today my table is dressed in soft sagey greens and blues. The inspiration...my new salad/dessert plates that I won in a recent giveaway from Diann over at The Thrifty Groove! Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU, Diann!!! I just love my new spring plates!!!
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If you haven't ever met Diann...you're missing out on a real treat! Diann is just one of the sweetest ladies in Blogland and she has the most delightful blog...The Thrifty Groove! Diann never seizes to amaze me with all of her "thrifty" ideas and tips!!!
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A Springtime Centerpiece...
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Well...as I have mentioned before...it's a bit challenging to bring "Spring" and its soft colors into my red dining room! This year I decided to use that beautiful shade of spring green...you know...that pretty yellow-green color. You may catch a few glimpses of it on my buffet in the background of a few of these photos. You can see the "Spring" decor on my buffet HERE.
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For this "Springtime" tablescape, I opted to use a lot of white in the centerpiece! White always lightens things up! Then I added a few pieces to bring in that pretty soft sagey green and blue color! The greenery brings in just the right touch for a springtime tablescape!
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A sweet white bird inside of a white decorative iron birdcage filled with spring greenery is the focal point for this table centerpiece. I used two white masonary candleholders with off-white pillar candles to each side of the birdcage. On the left side of the birdcage you can see one of my newest treasure finds...a masonary orb on a pedestal! I love the pretty patterned design on the orb! This beauty was on sale for just $2.60 at Hobby Lobby. I also added an old vintage pitcher into the mix...it brings in the soft sagey green color of this tablescape nicely!
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On the right hand side of the centerpiece, I added a wooden block that has a picture of a bird on it. I love the soft shade of blue in the background! A white cast iron bird sits ever so sweetly atop the wooden block.
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Ohhh look...here is one of my new salad/dessert plates now! Hehe! I decided to showcase one of these pretty plates in the table centerpiece by putting it on a stand. It was the finishing touch to my "Springtime" table centerpiece!!! Love the dragonfly!
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The Place Setting...
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I always like to "layer" my place settings! I used a white charger plate called "Lace" from JC Penneys, a sage green dinner plate, and my new salad/dessert plate! As you can see, the new salad/dessert plates are a nice size. I thought the sage green dinner plate framed the salad/dessert plate nicely!
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The Dinner Napkin...
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I found these pretty striped napkins at Pottery Barn last year. The soft blue, sage green, and brown stripes are perfect for this "Springtime" tablescape! A brown wooden napkin ring with carved leaves holds the napkin.
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This set of four salad/dessert plates are called Nature's Garden by Certified International. Each plate has a different "postcard like" design. I just adore them!!!
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Love, love, LOVE the sweet bird on this plate!!!
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The second place setting.
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Another sweet bird! I just love the soft pastel blues and greens on these gorgeous plates!!!
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I set an extra plate in the center of the table for a fruit salad. This pretty plate has a butterfly on it!
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Ahhh...birds, butterflies, dragonflies...just perfect for a "Springtime" table...don't you think?
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The Beverages...

Tall glass goblets from the Dollar Tree will be perfect for iced tea! A sage green cup and saucer, that matches the dinner plate in the place setting, will be for a cup of "after dinner" coffee.
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Ahhh...another sweet little bird!
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And...there you have it...a "Springtime" table for two!
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I am joining in these two lovely parties today...

Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Show and Tell Friday...hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home.
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Thank you, Susan and Cindy...for graciously hosting these fabulous parties!!! Please go by and see what Susan and Cindy has for us today...you won't want to miss it!!! You will find a list of party participants while you are there!
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Well my friends...thank you sooo much for coming by today and taking a peek at my "Springtime" tablescape! I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know that you were here so that I can return the visit!!!
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Have a fabulous day!!!

14 comments:

Alicia said...

Chari,
Love this post. So glad you shared it with us again. I think you did a great job bringing spring into your french dining room. The sage color of the plates match the wall color adjacent! And I have a wrought iron birdcage just like yours and you gave me a great idea on how to use it.

I'm glad to be back to Sunday Favorites. I had missed almost two months of Sunday's due to a really bad case of Sciatica. But I'm feeling much better and hoping I can blog more and read more blogs. Happy Sunday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, this is such a beautiful tablescape, and it is such a thrill to see it again. Love the pretty soft greens and your bird plates are just stunning. You always do set the most beautiful tables. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Sunday favorites! And you always treat us with so much beauty! You know I love everything with birds! I love the pretty white bird cage and your bird plates! Lovely table! ♥

Cherry Chick said...

Chari,
Thank you so much for getting us all together for Sunday Favorites.
It's always so nice to see what everyone has to share as their favorites.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi my friend! It seems like I haven't 'seen" you in ages! Life has been hectic but, still! LOL

Of course I remember and adore this table! Guess what, awhile back I just HAD to order myself a set of those beautiful plates you won! LOL I just couldn't help myself! I loved them when I picked them out for the giveaway and once I saw this table of yours, they have been niggling in the back of my head until I was just forced (yeah, that's it, I was forced by some plate fairy to order them!! LOL)to get myself a set! Now I want the other pieces in the collection!

I hope you and Russ are doing good. We are getting ready to head out camping for a couple of weeks. I can't wait to get together with friends and family and sit and gab for hours!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Diann :)

Mary Ellen said...

Chari I never tire of your posts-even the reruns!! I so adore those bird and butterfly plates- gosh they are just wonderful!

You certainly know how to set a table friend!! One of these days I am going to sit at one of the lovely tablescapes of yours and chat with you for hours on end!!

Did you get lots of rain today? We did and it was wonderful!!!

bee blessed
mary

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week. What a gorgeous post!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I just love that you repostd this wonderful tab;e...The whites are just beautiful girl...Love the dishes and those soup tureen I see on your buffet...Just aesome my friend...Len's heart is fine Dr. said it's his diabetecs out of control causing problems..Sorry I have not gotten back sooner girl..Spend the day Thursday in Reno and Yesterday with Candace at dr's and hospital just what I wanted to do for my birthday ha ha!! Disn't even get a cake ha ha!! and the only candle I had was the one by by bath tub to blow out ha ha!! Only 4 1/2 weeks to we are in the afe zone with Candace YIPPEE!! I took today off to clean house can I hear another YIPPEE!! almost got my bedroom clean..Hope all is well with you my friend wished you were closer to let my cry on your shoulder...ha ha!!
Love ya Sis..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Flory said...

hi chari, lovely post as always...how are you keepin?

I intentionally put the giveaway title on the link, we almost forgot about it, I miss blogging. Just send me your info okay. Hope to hear from you
hugs, flory

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I'm BACK!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I'm BACK!

Theresa said...

Love this table setting! I just adore the pastels and those sweet little birdies! I also love the plates with the birds and butterflies... precious!

I pray you enjoy your Sunday my friend! Big hugs!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I love this table sooo much!
The bird plates, the sweet napkins, the centerpiece, and the soft colors you have used!
I am so glad you showed this again, I never tire of seeing your beautiful dining room and the outstanding tables you create!
I just wish I was sitting there with you and visiting. I have been at the fair every day and I am behind in blogging. It's been fun and I even got a blue on my flower arrangement in the tea pot.
Surprised me!
This afternoon we have to go up there and get the stuff as it's the last day.
Take Care my friend,
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Cherry Chick said...

Is it just me or does anyone feel annoyed when others link up to Sunday Favorites with no mention of Happy to Design? I for one feel like it's not really "fair" when you don't acutally post a Sunday Favorite from the past. They just link to whatever their current post is with no mention of linking back to the group here. No Sunday Favorites link anywhere on their blogs.
Okay...I'm done venting now...deep breathes...ummmmmm...happy thoughts.