8/15/2010

Welcome to the 66th "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 66th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! I am so sorry that I'm late for the weekly Sunday Favorites party. As many of you know, my daughter and five grandchildren are here visiting from Texas. We just arrived home from a camping trip to the mountains. I really did expect to get home in time to prepare for Sunday Favorites but I'm late! I do apologize and hope that I haven't inconvenienced anyone to terribly much! Ohhh my...I have been having the time of my life...visiting with my daughter and being able to go camping with my grandchildren! We all had sooo much fun!!! Anyway, I'm finally home!

Just a little note...I tried to add Mr.Linky to this Sunday Favorites post to no avail...so I decided to try "inlinkz" instead. I hope that you don't have any problems using this new link tool...if you do, just leave me a note and I'll do my best to help!

Today for Sunday Favorites...I thought I would revisit a post from May of this year. 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: May 23, 2010
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Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a marvelous Monday!
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Whew...it's been a busy week at my place. We're just getting home from a 3-day weekend trip to Atwood Kansas...a car show! I really wanted to participate in a few of my favorite memes this week...Metamorphosis Monday, Table Top Tuesday, Tuesday Tea For Tea, and the two Tea Time Tuesday parties! Whew...I feel like a "party animal" this week! Hehe! Anyway, you will find the information on all of these fabulous parties at the end of my post!

Now...Let the Party Begin!
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"Spring Green" at Happy To Design

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A Springtime Vignette on the Dining Room Buffet
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Along with the new Spring season came that new Springtime decor! This year I decided to lighten my home up using lots of white and "spring green" as an accent color. You know...that pretty yellow-green! I just love this color...it really is so fresh and vibrant...perfect for springtime decor!
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"Spring Green" can be found all around my home!
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This is the breakfast bar in my kitchen. A very large apothecary (beverage) jar filled with "spring green" colored apples and yellow pears stands very stately...accessorizing the bar!
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A "Spring Green" Table Centerpiece

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A simple table centerpiece of four "spring green" colored apples sit atop a white pedestal cake plate. A few other white pieces are added into the mix!
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Now for another springtime mini-metamorphosis on the dining room table...
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Tea Time Tulips


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I have been keeping my dining room table centerpiece very simple this season. Light and fresh is the look and feel that I'm after!
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A large 14 in. cloche sits atop a glass pedestal cake plate...and a small little bouquet of freshly picked tulips in a white ironstone cream pitcher...is added to the table centerpiece!
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My Special Gift...Tulips

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Aren't these tulips simply divine? Ohhh...they mean so much to me...they were a gift from my honey! He came home the other night after doing some work on one of our properties...with these beauties in hand! Ohhh yes...he hand picked them just for me! Talk about melting my heart! He told me that everytime he sees flowers...he thinks of me! Ahhh...my heart be still!!!
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So I put my tulips in this little white ironstone cream pitcher! It's very old and I just love how it looks so frenchy! It was a gift from my mother!
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A Cup of Tea?

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Okay ladies...I have to be honest...I really just threw together this little tea because I wanted to show off my tulips! Hehe!
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I plan to sit down with a cup of tea and just enjoy my pretty bouquet and thank the Lord for blessing me with such a loving and thoughtful husband!!!
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I am using a new teapot today. I found this creamy white beauty at TJ Maxx several months ago for just $7.99! If you look closely, you will see that the teapot has the prettiest little scalloped top...I love it!!!
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I have brought out two teacups and saucers from my Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 ironstone collection. I just adore this pretty olive green transferware!!!
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I found the pretty lacy table runner at the antique flea market last year. The two "spring green" tea napkins that are beside the teapot were a gift from my dear sweet Grandmother. She embroidered the prettiest cross-stitched lavender flowers on the corner of each napkin...she also made a matching tablecloth for me. This set is one of my most prized possessions!!! I loved my Grandma dearly!!!
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Now for a little peek under the cloche! Hehe!
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So very simple...a set of new luncheon plates and one green apple!
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Just beside the cloche...a large white ceramic tray filled with...yes, you guessed it...more "spring green"! A few spring green colored, rattan placemats are rolled up and tied with pretty white ribbon! I also placed a bundle of pretty spring green flowers from the Dollar Tree in with the placemats.
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New Luncheon Plates...

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I just wanted to give you a peek at my new luncheon plates. There are only four...I grabbed the last ones off of the shelf...from TJ Maxx. I fell in love with them the moment I saw them and at just $1.99 a piece...I could hardly say no! Hehe!
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There are four plates in all.
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Two of the plates are a soft green with a yellow flower.
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The other two plates are a soft buttery yellow with the green leaves.
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I was having a difficult time getting good photos of the plates...lighting, etc. But...they really are sooo very pretty! The colors are very soft and the pattern is embossed or raised off of the plate...I love that! These plates really remind me of Hull pottery....they have the same look and feel...of course they are not Hull. I would love to find more of this pretty pattern. I'm hoping to use them in an upcoming tablescape!
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While I was showing you my new luncheon plates...I put the ironstone creamer of tulips under the cloche! Ahhhh....sooo pretty!!!
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I also wanted to share with you another little treasure find. I found four of the sweetest little books about tea and tea parties at the Dollar Tree for just $1 each. I stacked the four together and tied a pretty white ribbon around them for "Tea Time Tulips" today.
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A photo mosaic of the four books. They are such pretty books...don't you think? There were several different books...more than just these four. They have some really nifty information about tea and tea parties in them, including a few recipes, poetry, etc. I think they would make a nice gift for the tea guests!
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* Ahhh...tea time with my tulips!!!
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I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Metamorphosis Monday hosted by...Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Table Top Tuesday hosted by...Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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Tuesday Tea For Two hosted by...Wanda over at The Plumed Pen.
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Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Lady Katherine over at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.
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Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspiration.
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Centerpiece Wednesday hosted by Karin over at The Style Sisters.
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Whew...told you I was a "party animal" today! Hehe! I'd like to just shout out a big thank you to each and every one of these sweet ladies for hosting these fabulous and fun filled parties! Please go by and pay them a visit and while you're there you can check out all of the other party participants!
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Well my friends...I'm sooo glad that you came by for a visit today! Thank you for taking a peek at my Tea Time Tulips! I'd love for you to leave a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit back with you!!!
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Have a wonderful week!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi,

These are so pretty! I love the plates and the spring flowers. Almost makes me wish for spring if it didn't mean I'd have to do summer all over again!

Came here to link up but don't see the spot to put my url so I'll try again next week!

Sarah

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your springtime post was so pretty and well worth another look. Love those bunnies~!
Happy Sunday
Sonny

podso said...

Lovely to see some signs of spring during this hot, hot spell we're having herer (well actually it's ending up to be just a whole very hot summer.) Glad you had such a good time with your kids--sounds wonderful!

Leann said...

Good Sunday Morning Chari

Love all these snaps - so good to look back sometimes.

Love the green!!!

Leann

Theresa said...

Ahhhh teatime tulips, just looks like springtime to me! As hot as it has been here, springtime is looking very inviting!

Thanks dear Chari for sharing this favorite with me!

Have a blessed Sunday! HUGS!

Flory said...

lovely Chari, i love seeing your red walls against those pretty decors... have a happy Sunday dear!
Flory

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Oh, I remember this post. I love your new lunch plates! So sweet. I also remember this post because of those tea books. I ran right out to our local Dollar Tree store and bought them! LOL

I hope you are enjoying your visiting family! have a wonderful week my friend!

Hugs,
Diann :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I remember this and I always drool over your ability to create such gorgeous center pieces and such beautiful vignettes. The story of the tulips just melted my heart too. What a sweet and lovely gift. I am always inspired by you. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

The white ironstone cream pitcher is my FAVORITE, and with the tulips in it - - - soooo wonderful.

I like the luncheon plates too - - - they remind me A LOT of my dandelion plate. The style I think it is.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Happy Sunday Chari! How sweet the tulips and and oh, how I love those plates. Hope you have a fabulous week!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Anitra Cameron said...

wow. So much beauty! I adore the luncheon plates!

PS Great party! It's great fun to go back and look....

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Girlfriend,
I am so happy to hear your having a wonderful time with you daughter and your grandkids! I can't wait to see the pics too!
This post was so gorgeous! I love the tulips, and all of your beautiful china! You create such lovely pics and tablescapes! I wish I had your talent!
I just posted pics of Katie's Baby Shower. Come by when you can.
Miss you too!
Hugs,
Cindy

xinex said...

I love this post, Chair. It makes me dream spring again, so fresh looking....Christine

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Good Morning Chari..
My goodness- how did I NOT KNOW you had a sunday party? Seriously, how have I missed this.. I come here often to see your pretties and yet didnt know there was a party I could participate in. anyway....
Thanks so much for coming to visit me.. I always love to see your smiling face and encouraging words.
I think its wonderful you had your family there visiting and I have no doubt ya'll made many happy memories together..
I'll try to be ready for next weeks party...
hugs
Sonny

bj said...

I do love this beautiful post. Tulips are so pretty. Just a beautiful post..

I am so dern ready for winter (my very favorite season of all), I can hardly stand it. It's been so hot and dry and just awful outside. I am ready for cold...fires...hot coffee...blankies, cuddle time...throws...snow...firewood stacked in our wood holder...OOO...
*sigh........