11/17/2010

An Autumn Evening by Candlelight

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I am sooo very excited! As many of you know, we have a brand new, online E-Magazine called...Belle Inspiration! This fabulous French publication is the brain-child of our very own Mimi Bleu of Bonjour Romance blog. Mimi and her team of talented editors has successfully created one of the most beautiful magazines ever!!! Belle Inspiration covers a multitude of topics...including articles on interior design, fashion, art, travel, cooking, etc. The very first...premier edition...of Belle Inspiration came out on September 15th. Ohhh my...what "eye candy"! I spent several days just devouring each and every article! A few of our favorite bloggers have feature articles in the premier issue...Rhonda of Blue Creek Home blog and Yvonne of StoneGable blog...to name just a few. Ohhhh...and these ladies are sooo talented!!!
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Belle Inspiration's "Holiday Issue" has arrived!
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My BIG news...I have an article in the Holiday issue! Okay...can you hear me squealing and doing my "happy dance"? Hehe! Seriously, I feel so very honored that I was asked to be a part of Belle Inspiration! It's really a "dream come true" for me! Thank you, Belle Inspiration!!!
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~An Autumn Evening...Candlelight Dinner for Two~
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* My article is titled, "An Autumn Evening...Candlelight Dinner for Two". I share the "how to's" of creating a special tablescape. So today, I thought I would share a couple of photo snippets from the article as well as a few extra photos of my autumn fireplace mantel. I hope that you enjoy!!!
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My fireplace mantel in the living room...all dressed up for autumn.
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Ahhh...abundant and bountiful autumn!
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Autumn foliage...fruit of the vine...and pheasants.
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An Autumn Evening by Candlelight...
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A romantic candlelight dinner for two.
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Well my friends...I hope that I whet your appetite for more!
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You'll have to check out Belle Inspiration for the full show! Wink!
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You can get your subscription to Belle Inspiration HERE.
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The Holiday Issue really is fabulous...it is 265 pages of pure delight!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
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Thank you Susan, Cindy, and Laurie...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!!!
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Well my friends, I hope that you enjoyed my Autumn Evening by Candlelight! Thank you sooo much for letting me share my excitement with you!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

50 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

stunned almost speechless- almost:)

thats just so pretty I could sit and look at it for hours..
thanks for always sharing such beauty with us.. I'll be bringing the girls in my card club by here to see this.. they are gonna LOVE it and so do I...

Sonny

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I am as proud as a Mother Hen with her new little chickies!
That first pic literally took my breath away it is so FABULOUS!!!
Every pic is glorious my dear!
No wonder your not feeling creative right now, you used a ton of creative juices right here and you need to re-boot! hehe.
I don't know how you came up with all your ideas but they really do belong in a magazine!
And now they are! Yah!
Big Time Congrats to you!
And I hope you and Russ got to have a romantic dinner on that glorious table!
Hugs and I hope your feeling better,
I know the cold affects me too and we have a lot more cold to come.
Love Ya,
Cindy

Sharing with Sherri said...

Congratulations on your magazine debut my sweet friend! How exciting! I'm doing the happy dance for you too!
Your fireside tablesetting is ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING, and the mantel is DOUBLE STUNNING! You have outdone yourself once again!

Love and hugs, Sherri:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely beautiful Chari, your mantle and table are amazing! Congrats on being featured, that's so exciting-have fun:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, I saw this. It is absolutely stunning. Every single picture is exquisite. Congratulations. I am so proud for you. This is such a well deserved honor. Hugs, Marty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I devoured every single word! I loved your wonderful article. YOur table is sooooo gorgeous! I love its oppulence and bounty!
Beautiful!
Yvonne

Heidi said...

Hi Chari,
Well, I've been laying low for awhile, and I'm so glad I finally got around to making a stop here! What a gorgeous mantel, fabulous tablescape, a lovely, lovely setting for a romantic evening. The colors are especially beautiful to me. You really outdid yourself, and congrats for being "published". You deserve the recognition.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
xo
Heidi - Heart and Hoe

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
Congratulations on your magazine article. I get that magazine and recognized your beautiful setting right away.
I love all the pics but especially the first one it is amazing!
Take care,
Carolyn

Debbie said...

This is one of those posts where I just sit and stare. I would love to be able to create something that stunning. You have the BEST knack for that abundant design, IMO. Your stuff always seems to just spill out on the screen. I love it!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hurray, Chari! I'm so proud of you, and this is a lovely post! Just so gorgeous. I enjoyed looking at everything in it. Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sharlotte said...

Ditto to all the other comments! Congrats and WOW! What an amazing setting! Thanks so much for sharing.

Debbie said...

Seriously girlfriend, I am in total awe of you!!! Where in the heck do you store all these things? And where did you learn to do what you do??? I'm SO HAPPY for you and the fact that your talents are being showcased in a magazine. YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats on your article, Chari! I'm not surprised you were asked though, this is a beautiful table you've set. That mantle is just gorgeous, even on its own, but you've really enhanced it with your decorations.

podso said...

Congratulations on your article! You are a true artist. Love all the colors and the way you staged the table. Very romantic! Good for you!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray, Chari!! How cool is it that you are featured in the new magazine {Question...are you supposed to download the pages or articles you want?}

Lovely tablescape! Very elegant & romantic, I must say!! ;-D Love everything!!

XO,
Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Chari I am so proud! This looks truly magnificent in every stunning and beautiful way that it could. Sigh...Love it all!

Happy week to you!
~Melissa :)

Carol said...

Chari,
Congratulations! Your abundant talent would enhance any magazine.
I do love the mantel. It is spectacular in and of itself, and being decked out for autumn is a fabulous look for it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on being published!!!! Well deserved - Beautiful Fall decor. Your mantel is so, so pretty!

Pat said...

Simply absolutely gorgeous! I love it, Chari!

Custom Comforts said...

Everything is magnificent! Lovely colors and textures that blend together in perfect harmony. Very impressive.
Cindy

Lori E said...

That is one of the most beautiful mantles I have ever seen. I love every single bit of it.

our daily dishes said...

oppulent, rich, magnificent!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Oh, I adore all the colors of the harvest on your mantle. Elegant, exquisite, and inviting! I'm thrilled that you, also, are a contributor to the on-line magazine. I have been a follower of yours for quite some time. Congratulations! Keep filling us with inspiration, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations!! You certainly deserve it! You are so talented, gifted, and should be recognized!

Very romantic dinner for two! Love the banner!

Katherine

Sarah said...

Chari, congratulations on the article. Your gorgeous table and mantel are brimming with rich details. Those pheasants are amazing. Beautifully done!
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Chari, this just takes my breath away! It is stunningly beautiful! What a talent you have!!! CONGRATS on the article, I have the suscription and BRIEFLY saw the new e-zine but have to go back to REALLY see your article! How wonderful for you!!!! I also want to tell you I took the plunge: I ahve a BLOG!!!!!!!!!!! Please stop over and maybe follow me!!!! XO, Pinky

Tammy said...

How beautiful! Warm & inviting....thanks for sharing!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

That mantle is just stunning! I love game birds and would be thrilled to have something like that gracing my mantle. You've given me many ideas here.

Alycia Nichols said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful!!! I am so happy for you, and I feel your glee! :-) Your post, as always, is beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bella said...

Hi Chari, Well congratulations to you!! That is fabulous!!
Your mantle is amazing, lush and decadent!! What a fabulous romantic table fireside :-))
Thanks for visiting me I am now off to check out the magazine!!
Bella

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Simply Stunning!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Theresa said...

G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S! Can't wait to drool over that magazine! HUGS!

Barbara said...

Congratulations! Your setting is just lovely. There is such a rich, opulent feeling to this setting and this table. Lovely!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari,
Absolutely gorgeous and soooo elegant. Congratulations on your article - I am not surprised. You are a very talented lady.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations. It is absolutely beautiful and what a great addition to the e-magazine. I love all the detail. There is so much to take in and all of the colors are so rich and fabulous. I need to check out the magazine.

Just lovely.

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

Wow! Your fireplace is gorgeous and your tablescape makes me want to sit down to a fancy dinner right now. I laughed about your happy dance because I think you and Mom could get together and choreograph a happy dance together! Congratulations!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I sat here and looked at your pictures in awe! Your table and mantle are beautiful, stunning, magnificent! I am speechless! Thank you for sharing your fabulous dinner for two. Happy Thanksgiving.

Marlis said...

What a beautiful fireplace and mantel!! I love those pheasants. they are really works of art. Your table is wonderful. I love your pictures. wow. thanks so much for sharing.

Scribbler said...

Congratulations on getting your beautiful work published! Maybe you need to consider being a free-lance stylist! You are certainly talented enough. I am going to check out the magazine -- I've been busy, and I guess this one got past me somehow.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Mimi said...

Everything is beautiful...the mantle is stunning!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
Your mantle and cadlelight dinner for two was stunning. What a pleasure it was to work with you! You are a natural!
Bon weekend,
Mimi

Beth said...

Chari, Your fireplace mantle is simply stunning! WOW!!! Your attention to detail shows. Congrats on your article! You are a fabulous designer and I think you could be featured in any of the design/home and garden magazines! What talent you have, Chari.
God bless, Beth

Entertaining Women said...

The mantle is opulent perfection. I love your use of jewel tones to create your magical Autumn vignette. Cherry Kay

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, Chari...this is gorgeous! Feels so perfect for fall...absolutely stunning! I hope you and your sweetie had a wonderful dinner there...so beautiful. I love the phesants!

xinex said...

Congratulations, Chari! You have really outdone yourself here.These are picture perfect and no wonder you were asked to be published. Just stunning, my friend! How did you manage to keep all that on the mantel without them falling?...Christien

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, you absolutely took my breath away! That mantel is absolutely incredible! OOOO how I love all of the lushness and the feathers. The luxurious cloths on that table are perfection! The entire setting is stunning and so deserving of publication. Congratulations! And how honored I am that you also shared this for Favorite Things Sat. By the way, I also loved the "painting" of this gorgeous setting - looks like it should hang in a gold frame on the wall. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your article! I know you are so excited. Your autumn decore is absolutely stunning! I want to cozy up to a fire right now!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congratulations!! What an honor. Then I'm not surprised you are one talented gal. Your mantle and table are so romantic as well as gorgeous! I love all the textures. Absolutely stunning.
We wish you and yours the Happiest of Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Wow, how stunning! Your mantel is just filled with gorgeous Autumn splendor! And congrats on being featured in the magazine! What fun and so exciting!!

Hugs,
Diann :)