9/18/2010

Welcome to the 71st "Sunday Favorites"


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Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 71st run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! Here we are...mid-stride into the month of September and autumn has arrived in Colorful Colorado! Although we are still experiencing warm days...the nights have grown quite a bit cooler. The leaves are just beginning to turn...ahhh, one of the things that I like best about autumn!

You know, I was thinking about how I always go on and on...about how I love autumn. Let me explain. I moved to Colorado about ten years ago, before moving here...I lived in south Texas. Yes, I'm a transplanted Texan! Hehe! I lived in south Texas for 30 years. Now let me tell ya...this is how the seasons worked down there. It was hot...and then it was cold! It seemed that most of the year was spent trying to keep cool...and then BANG!...the first cold front would move in and from then on out...it was cold! We would move from summer...right into winter. Autumn and Spring just never really happened in south Texas! I never experienced the leaves turning color! I know...I know...I'm not looking for sympathy...well, maybe just a little! Wink...hehe! This is why I love autumn sooo much!!! Autumn is simply glorious here in Colorado!!! Anyway, I just thought I would explain my "obsession" with autumn!

Soooo...in light of my "autumn obsession", I thought I would revisit a post from November, 2009 for Sunday Favorites this week. It was Thanksgiving and time for a special autumn tablescape. I hope that you enjoy!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!

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Chari




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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: November 25, 2009
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Hello my friends...Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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There are many things that I am thankful to the Lord for this Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my friends and family...my health...having a shelter over my head and food on my table...just to name a few!!! I am also so very thankful for YOU!!! My prayer for this Thanksgiving season is that the Lord richly bless you and your families!!! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
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It's a busy season for all of us! I have been busy preparing for our Thanksgiving get together. Our Thanksgiving will be fairly informal this year...with just Russell and I and our two children, however I am fixing the traditional Thanksgiving meal...with turkey and all the fixin's!
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Whew...the turkey is thawing...the house is clean...and I have our Thanksgiving table set!!!
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I wanted to share our Thanksgving table with you today. I know that you are very busy and I promise that I won't be so "wordy" today! Hehe! I have lots of photos...but few words! I hope you enjoy!!!
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Thanksgiving 2009 at The Lamberts

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An informal Thanksgiving table set for four.
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The Centerpiece

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I found this pretty ornate metal pumpkin at Hobby Lobby a few months back. I placed a few autumn florals, acorns, pinecones, and berries inside the pumpkin. I used one of my glass pedistal plates to elevate the pumpkin and then decorated beneath the pedistal plate with a few more autumn florals, berries, and pinecones. Roseville "Clematis...in autumn brown" candleholders grace each side of the pumpkin centerpiece.
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Ohhh my...we can't have a tablescape without a few sweet autumn birds! I just love the two brown ceramic birds that I found at Michaels. They're little wings are embossed with acorns, autumn leaves, and pretty scrolled designs!
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Why...even a pretty red cardinal has landed atop an acorn that is sitting on top of the pumpkin!!!
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The Place Setting

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I am using my new dishes that I found at TJ Maxx a couple of months ago! I just love, love, LOVE these dishes! Love the vibrant autumn colors and those sweet birds!!! They are manufactured by Royal Stafford of Burslem, England.
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The Salad/Dessert Plate

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The Dinner Plate

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Acorn Plate

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These sweet little acorn plates came from the Dollar General...only $1 ea. They'll be just perfect for the olives, pickles, and other fresh veggies from the relish plate!
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Table Linens

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I found this pretty brown tablecloth at TJ Maxx. Love the red, yellow, and orange threads that form the subtle plaid in the fabric!
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The autumn plaid dinner napkins coordinate with the tablecloth. The coppery, maple leaf napkin rings come from Walmart.
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The Flatware

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This is my late mother-in-law's silverplate flatware. It's so ornate...I just love it!!! It's manufactured by Oneida...pattern: Brahms.
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Autumn Birds...


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A couple of close-ups of the sweet little autumn birds.
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An Autumn Pitcher

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I have had this pretty pitcher for a number of years. I have always loved the vibrant colors and pretty clusters of grapes and leaves on this piece! It's one of my favorite pitchers and usually sits atop the frig in my kitchen! I thought it would go perfectly with our Thanksgiving tablescape!
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I'm using my amber colored goblets...the gold looks pretty with this place setting don't you think?
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Our Thanksgiving Menu

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Well my friends...I'm so happy that took the time out of your busy Thanksgiving schedule to stop by today!
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Happy Thanksgiving!
From our home to yours...
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Love ya'll,
Chari
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I am joining in with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday! Please go by and tell Susan Happy Thanksgiving and see what she has for us today! While you are over there...you will find a list of all the other happy participants! Thank you, Susan...for hosting Tablescape Thursday!!!
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14 comments:

Dining Delight said...

I can totally see why this post is one of your favourites!! Everything is so well coordinated and looks very autumnal! That centerpiece is to die for! Love the wire pumpkin and how you filled it with berries, etc. The birdie plates are lovely and the pumpkin bowls are gorgeous. Will you be able to top that tablescape this year? It will be hard! I can not imagine going straight from summer to winter as you experienced in Texas! Here in BC, Canada we get to enjoy all the seasons which I truly do!

Alicia said...

Hi Chari! First let me say I love this favorite's post. I love the little red bird and the pitcher with all the grapes would look great in my kitchen :-)

Second let me say that it's 90 degrees outside and I just ran out for a bit to go to the drug store and in the car it feels like 110! We're still aways away from Autumn so I doubled enjoyed your post.

Thanks for hosting!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a pretty setting Chari! Love the colors and textures, just great!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, I remember this post and I think it was the first time I found your blog! Your table is so beautiful all dressed for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see what you do this year!
xo, Sherry

Sarah said...

Gorgeous table, Chari. I can see why it is a favorite. Your table is full of texture and beautiful details.

As someone who grew up in south Texas, I can totally relate. Here in central Texas we are beginning to have some cooler temps. The mornings are really pleasant and the evenings are dipping down to the low 70s. Hopefully cooler temps in general will arrive soon.

Hope you'll stop in to see me over at the QCI blog where I'm sharing a tea party for Sunday Favorites.
~ Sarah

Sonia said...

Chari,

I so love this tablescape -everything about it is so fallish and just beautiful. Those acron plates for $1 ..what a bargain! Love those so much...the centerpiece is just gorgeous! One of my favorite tables you have ever done! All you need is a warm fire and family all around for shear perfection! Happy Sunday Chari!

Miss Bloomers

Christie said...

So beautiful!! And I love getting some fresh ideas for the holidays! Thank you for hosting this party. I know many folks work hard on their posts and this is a nice way to show it once again! Love it!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Bring on the Thanksgiving feast. Your table setting is too beautiful to cover up with food...ok I know I would probably get over it. I love all the Autumn details...it is such a lovely post. This is my first time participating in "Sunday Favorites" and I am already enjoying it. Thanks for gathering all of us together.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so pretty. Everything looks so beautiful. I love all of the detail. Your new (new last year) plates are beautiful and the touches of acorns everywhere lend the perfect feeling of fall. And elevating the pumpkin on the simple glass cake plate was just the right touch. Great table! Definately worthy or a rerun!

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

OOh your sweet comment on my blog just delighted me!!! I am so glad we "found" each other.. your blog is delightful too. I love this tablescape, the centerpiece is wonderful. You have certainly given me some great ideas here! Off to read some more and follow!! cya again soon. Oh yeah.. your comment about 90 degrees one days and frozen the next is so true. Lubbock is just like that!

Anitra Cameron said...

Chari, I'm starting to wonder where you keep all those BEAUTIFUL dishes!

What a gorgeous Thanksgiving table you set. Absolutely lovely.

PS I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the pickle fork. I thought, "Is that Brahms? Maybe Chari will show the silverware..." Sure enough, you did, and it was Brahms, which is my own Mama's pattern. It was burgled a year ago, but thank goodness, the insurance paid to replace it--Yay! (Cuz Mama loves that set, I do believe, even more than she loves her sterling!)

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my, dearsest Cheri!

I love your selection of Autumnal posts for this week's, 'Sunday Favorites', my dear friend!..,

Every little exquiste detail is just picture perfect!..,I especially love the bird motif and the darling Cardinal, as well as the rich Autumn colors,the Pumpkin bowls and delightful berrries in the wire Pumpkin..,Wow!

Fabulous and oh so warmly inviting Chari!

..,(I'm off to make up a bed just now, for some new guests from Autralia no less, who are due to arrive this afternoon)..,

~Yesterday some new immigrants from Holland came for afternoon tea and introduced us to thier two adorable little Dutch, four and six year old, precious little blonde daughters.

..,(They had previously stayed with us for a week and a half in May and have returned for a visit that they are now re- settled in thier new home and new country of Canada to say a warm 'hello'; it was wonderful to see them again)!..,

Yet, I did not want to miss another moment, (despite being busy), of taking the opportunity of visitng the delights of your delightful blog dear lady!

Have a marvelous week my friend!

P.S.~ Do pop by for tea again some time!..,

..,And coffee and hot chocolate and scones!.., Does the blogging primarily about food and beverage ever stop at my blog these days? ~ Why you'd think I ran a bed and breakfast and served afternoon tea for a living or something kind of like that, now wouldn't you Chari?!? Hehe

Love 'ya a bunch sweetest lady!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

xinex said...

I know I have seen this but I am still in awe everytime I see it. I love that pitcher too. If you ever come visit,Chari,I hope you will go down 1 post from today because I had posted some photographs of Natchez from the 1800's and I would love for you to see them...Christine

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