8/07/2010

Welcome to the 65th "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.

~~~~~~

Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 65th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! I am sooo excited...my daughter Jenni and her five children are here from Texas. They arrived early this morning and will stay until next weekend! It has been several months since I seen them last. We are planning a camping trip to the mountains sometime this week. It's going to be sooo much fun...going camping with my grandchildren! Anyway...I didn't really want to miss the Sunday Favorites party this week, however I will be very busy with my family so I may not get around to visiting your posts until next week sometime. Please be patient with me...I will get around for a visit! Have fun, my friends...enjoy the Sunday Favorites party!!!

Today for Sunday Favorites...I thought I would revisit a post from March of this year. I hope that you enjoy!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!

~~~~~~~~

Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites
*
If you are participating in Sunday Favorites, please be sure to add your permalink to Mr.Linky and not your general blog address.
*
Please copy and paste the Sunday Favorites logo button to your Sunday Favorites post or your sidebar so your visitors will know that you are participating. Also...please link back to the host blog, Happy To Design. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful blogs that are participating.
*
Please do not add your link below, until your Sunday Favorites post is actually published to your blog.
*
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 22, 2010

*

*
Hello my friends...I'm so happy to see you today!
*
Today I am joining in with Metamorphosis Monday, Table Top Tuesday, and Tuesday Trivia. You will find the credits for these fun filled events at the end of the post.
*
I wanted to share with you a mini-metamorphosis that has taken place in my living room. It's a small change but a change nevertheless!
*
A Vignette of Pearls...

*
This is the "before" photo!
*
This small table is in my living room. A very simple vignette...but the pearls "class" it up a bit! Hehe! I found these beautiful pearl and glass mosaic candleholders at Hobby Lobby on sale several months ago. I have really enjoyed them...using them in several different vignettes at my place! They sit simply upon three decorating books...and are joined by a little white bird!
*
I loved how these photos came out...I caught the light shining in upon the pearl candleholders at just the right time! Sooo pretty!
*
Now for the mini-metamorphosis....

*
A full view of the "new and improved" table top vignette.
*
This is the formal sitting area of my living room! It also has recently undergone a huge metamorphosis...I added a faux fireplace! This is a nice area to sit and visit in when guests are here.
*
Now I told you that this was a mini-metamorphosis! Hehe! What changed you ask? Well...I added my tall apothercary jar into the mix of pearl candleholders!
*
Cherub in an Apothecary Jar...

*
As you can see, the pearl candleholders, books, and little white bird are still here, however I added my 21in. tall apothecary jar to the vignette!
*
I placed a creamy white, cast iron cherub into the apothecary jar atop an ecru lace doily! And...I added a pretty red and olive green tassel to the top of the jar!
*

*
An "artsy" photo!
*

*
Did you know???
*
In the realm of decorating, we often use the term "vignette" to describe a special placing of various items to create a beautiful decoration on a table, bookshelves, etc.
*
However, according to Dictionary.com, a "vignette" has several other meanings;
*
1. A decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
*
2. An engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
*
3. A decorative design representing branches, leaves, grapes, or the like, as in a manuscript.
*
4. Any small, pleasing picture or view.
*
5. A small, graceful literary sketch.
*
WOW!!! I didn't realize that the word "vignette" had so many different meanings. I thought it would be fun to share them with you!
*

*
Ahhh...just look at this sweet cherub! He has a violin and is playing a very sweet song!!! Hmmm...maybe a love song. What do you think? Hehe!
*

*
Well my friends...there you have it! A mini-metamorphosis of a living room vignette! I hope you enjoyed!!!
*
~~~~~~~~~~
*
I am joining in these fabulous parties today!
*

Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
*

Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
*

Tuesday Trivia...hosted by Troy over at I Refuse To Recede.
*
Thank you so much...Susan, Marty, and Troy...for hosting these fabulous, fun filled parties! Please go over and visit these parties...you'll be glad that you did!!!
*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
*
Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed my new and improved living room vignette! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

16 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very pretty, Chari. I love the pearl stemmed glassware.

Braley Mama said...

Love love love this sitting room!!!!!!! Hope you are well!!!!!!HUGS!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, you always have some of the best ideas. You definitely know how to create such a wonderful vignette. I love the cherub in the apothecary jar. It is just gorgeous. You stemmed candle holders are fantastic. Your home is just gorgeous. Love it all. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Alicia said...

Hi Chari! The room is beautiful. I remember this post because of the "artsy" photo...lol. I thought it was a cute term. Love the apothecary jar. I've been on the lookout for one at Goodwill for almost two years now. I think people that have them don't let them go easily...hahaha.

But the hunt is so much fun! I love the pearls though, those are beautiful! Happy Sunday to you my friend!

Cherry Chick said...

Chari,
I do love that pearl stemware. Did you make those?
Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites once again.
Happpy Sunday

House and Garden Boutique said...

Love the cherub in the apothacary jar......just stunning! I just became a new follower of your blog and have also joined your blog party for the fist time. Hope you can stop by too!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Hi Chari!

Where or where are all "our" (don't you just LOVE how I snuck right in there?) Sunday Favorite "players" today?

Have a great week!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Chari,
what a wonderfully creative idea to put that cherub in the vase.. that with the candle holders is so pretty and unique.
you made a great transformation~!

hugs
Sonny

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I am missing you girlfriend! What a beautiful post and I just loved seeing this in real life! You always have that magic touch, it must just flow from your fingertips!
I am so happy you have your grandchildren and daughter Jenny visiting! What fun and I so hope you have a ball camping too.
I'm still busy planning the baby shower. I think I have carpal tunnel from all the baby booties I have made! LOL.

Have a wonderful time my dear!!!
Say hi to Russ for me!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Wanda Lee said...

My dearest Chari!

This will have to be super short and sweet my dear friend as I have been out straight and running and it's now nearly 2am my time..,

..,See you tommorrow my dear when I'll pop back for a more leisurely visit; love this post!

Hugs , Wanda Lee

P.S. ~ So sorry it took long to get back to you!.., Come by for tea, (or shall I say, for 'coffee' Chari)!..,Hehe

Wanda Lee said...

I put this link in for Pam; the first, 'Breath Of Fresh Air' link and the link is incorrect..,( The 2nd link is correct)..,

Unfortunately it has a wrong link; I wonder if I could kindly ask you to please remove it Chari?..,

Thanks!

P.S. Scone Queen;s pictures, ('though uploaded by me on her behalf a few days ago) they are an actual 'repost', as are all of the pictures..,


( Also,my dear friend at The Tea Trolley has just started blogging again Chari, after along difficult time away)..,


HAVE FUN WITH THAT PRECIOUS FAMILY OF YOURS!

Sarah said...

I love the way the light shines on that middle candleholder in the first picture. Your home is beautiful...thank you for sharing it with us!

Sarah

Flory said...

Hi chari, How are you? lovely post as usual... I haven't received any info's from you my dear... would you mind include that when you have time to visit my blog and make a comment...please:)
fondly,
flory

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Gorgeous vignette, interesting definitions of the word too!

I'm wondering how you placed the pretty little cast iron cherub inside the apothecary jar! I would have been scared I would drop it and break the jar!! LOL!

I love, love, love those goblets with pearls!!! Please put them in your will with my name on them!!!

Katherine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis..
Girl I pray all is well in your world this weekend..Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles to you, Gl♥ria

podso said...

Love the way you're always changing things, though I realize this is a repost, you always are, and so beautifully!