Sunday Favorites...No. 79

Welcome to the 79th "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 79th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! I think that winter has just arrived at my place! IT'S SNOWING!!! Big...beautiful...fluffy...white...snowflakes! I just love how everything looks under a fresh blanket of snow...it's so magical! The snow is beautiful but it sure is cold...brrrr! Honey and I will be "hunkered down" by a warm fire this weekend. Sound fun? Mmmm...a cozy, warm fire and a cup of hot tea...sounds like a great plan to me!

Speaking of tea...I thought I would share a post about a tea that I put together in my Tea Rose bedroom for Sunday Favorites this week! I hope you enjoy!

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I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST!

Thank you!!!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!


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My favorite post from: March 1, 2010

Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you could come by for a visit today!
I will be serving tea today in my Tea Rose bedroom...won't you join me?
Tea in the Tea Rose Bedroom...

Ohhh my...it's snowing at my place today! I am so ready for Spring! I thought it would be nice to spend a little time in my Tea Rose Bedroom...it's such a sunny, cheerful room! It's the perfect room for chasing away the winter doldrums!!!
I have prepared a tea tray...would you care for a hot cup of rose tea?
Let me show you around the Tea Rose Bedroom while you're sipping your tea!
The Tea Rose Bedroom

This is the Tea Rose bedroom. It is my step-daughter's bedroom while she is here with us and it also serves as our guestroom! I took these photos very early in the morning...just as the sun was beginning to shine into the room!

This is a fairly small room...but very cozy and comfortable! The morning sunlight always shines so sweetly into the room...spilling upon the bed! It's like getting a "good morning kiss" from the sun!!!
We have tried to provide everything that our guests may have need of...a warm, comfortable bed...a writing desk for correspondence...and a cozy rocking chair to catch up on a little reading or maybe to just enjoy a warm cup of tea!!!

The bed linens are called "Tea Rose"...and thus the name for this room! I purchased this beautiful Tea Rose bedding a few years ago from JC Penneys and have been very pleased with it! I love the colors...the soft pinks and buttery yellows, and the sagey greens...all on a background of creamy white! I also really like the mix of fabric patterns in this bedding...love the florals mixed with the stripes! It's very indicitive of the English Country decor style....which I love!

A close-up of the linens...

I just love how I was able to catch the sun shining in upon the bed...so pretty!
I love, love, LOVE pillows! Again, a mix of floral fabric patterns can be seen on the decorative pillows!

A small writing desk...just the place to sit and catch up on your correspondence!
A Tea Rose Bedroom Vignette...
I placed a frosted Victorian hanging vase filled with pink roses, yellow and white flowers on the left hand side of the desk...along with my late mother-in-law's set of three pink glass vanity jars! I think they look so pretty here! On the right hand side of the desk is my little teacup lamp that my dearest friend, Gloria from Happy To Be...made for me! It's sooo perfect for my Tea Rose room!!! Sweet little bunnies have made their way into this vignette as well!


I just love these beautiful pink vanity jars! I have searched high and low for information concerning these...to no avail! I think that the glass is so unique with the diamond tucking design! Ohhh...and look at the handles...sparkling glass cubes! They almost look like ice cubes!

A close-up of my beautiful teacup lamp and little bunnies!

I thought I would show you a few details of this writing desk. I refinished it...it was a medium wood tone before I painted it a creamy off-white color. I also added these pretty garlands of "roses and bows" to the drawer fronts....and clear glass knobs. I was very pleased with how it turned out!!!

I found this pretty chair at the antique flea market. I love the shabby chic "chippiness" of it! Love the style of the chair and the ornate carvings at the top of the back. Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE the green and white toile fabric on the seat...sooo pretty!

A close-up of the detailing on the chair.

This sweet rocker was just $5 at a yard sale! Of course, I refinished it...painted it off-white and recovered it with a beautiful beige and olive green toile fabric that I found on sale.

Ohhh boy...a few more decorative pillows! I did mention that I love pillows...didn't I? Hehe! I found this beautiful throw at Hobby Lobby on sale for just $14...the pretty pink and green matches perfectly with the bed linens!
How about another cup of tea?

A Tea Rose...Tea Tray
This pretty white teapot is one of my newest treasure finds. I found it a TJ Maxx for just $9.99! I love the delicate porcelain roses that stand up off of the teapot! The white teacup and saucer is from one of my oldest sets of ironstone dishes. A lace edged napkin with a little silver teapot napkin ring sits along side the teacup. Ohhh yes...and we must have a pretty bouquet of flowers...don't you think? I used my lace charger plate to sit the teapot on...all sitting atop a silver tea tray!



Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a little chat and cup of tea today! I hope that you enjoyed the Tea Rose bedroom...I enjoyed your company!!!
I am joining these fabulous parties today...

Tuesday Tea for Two...hosted by my dear, sweet friend, Wanda over at The Plumed Pen.

Table Top Tuesday...hosted by our very own Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.


Bedscapes and Beyond is a brand new Tuesday event hosted by Karen over at Nittany Inspirations! I was really excited to hear that Karen was doing this fabulous party...giving us the opportunity to showcase our bedrooms! Please go by and pay Karen a visit...I just know that she'll have something fabulous for all of us today! It's time to get your beds all "fluffed" up...and your dressers dusted off...so that you can join in with this fun filled party!!!

Please go by and see these dear ladies and all the pretties that they have prepared for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other Tuesday party participants!

Thank you, Wanda, Marty, and Karen for hosting these fabulous parties for us today!!!


The Wool Acorn said...

Your blog is so elegant... I'm so happy to have found you!!!

Alicia said...

I remember this post! I'm so in love with the Tea Rose Room. I love the desk and the colors but especially those pink vanity jars. Did you ever find any more info on those? They are gorgeous! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sonia said...

Always lovely seeing your Tea Rose bedroom! What a sweet and cozy room you created! One of my favorites!

Miss Bloomers

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Chari....

LOVED this post....and remembered it seeing it when you first posted it.... I gasped then, and I gasped AGAIN...and drooled, but don't let on, ok? I am crazzzy about the different patterns and prints. It's soooo sweet.

Huggies and lovies,

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Everything is so pretty Chari! i am still in love with those pink vanity jars! So gorgeous!!

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

I sooo remember this lovely bedroom!
So girly girly and serene!


Lindy said...

Wow, I love this room. It's beautiful -- every little inch of it. I love the both of the chairs and the pink vanity set!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, If I stayed in your guest room you may never get me to leave. Everything is so pretty. I love the tea pot, bedding and the pink vanity jars. Beautiful!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I still LOVE your pink room. I believe the very first post of yours I ever saw was one you made specifically about those pink vanity canisters.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just so you all know, I got to sleep in that gorgeous bedroom!!!
Oh Chari, that room is beyond gorgeous! I never, ever tire of seeing the pics even after seeing it in person!
I need to get a post together for Sunday Favorites soon. I have had so much trouble getting my stuff to cut and paste.
Blogger has been giving me fits lately.
And speaking of snow. The Twin Cities got slammed with 12 inches this weekend. We are about 120 miles south- east of them and we only got rain.
Stay warm and cozy,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari!
Oh I remember this post, and I remember that I thought .. "What a GORGEOUS bedroom!"

You are so gifted at pulling all the details together -- right down to what you put on dresser or table tops --- so pretty, and just SO right.
When am I invited to come and stay?
I'll need the rest after Thanksgiving!

Rebecca said...

What an elegant and beautiful little room-cheery and full of all the comforts! Happy PS!

Judee@glutenfreeA-Z said...

This is my first time on your blog, and I am blown away with the beauty of the Tea Rose Room.. Its so beautiful and relaxing looking. Great blog and great pictures.

Debbie said...

Oh Chari!!!! That is just gorgeous! It's one of the prettiest bedrooms I've seen in blogland, and that's not mere flattery. I love everything about it and am saving it to my "inspiration file".

Sue said...

It was so nice to re-visit the guest bedroom, Chari. I love the combination of pink and green and I'd sure like to climb up into that comfy bedding ans savor a cup of tea! Just lovely, my friend. Do I see one of Gloria's teacup lights? I should learn how to make one- it is adorable. hugs, Sue

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, I am so happy that you have this blog party, because there are so many wonderful posts that I have missed--like this one about your beautiful bedroom! It would be so nice to be a guest in there and feel pampered. The vanity jars are so unique!! I hope you can find out more about them. And the colors, the chairs the mix of fabrics...all work together to give a relaxing feeling and a welcoming retreat for your guests!
I can't believe there is so much snow around already! Isn't it funny that in the fall we are excited about the big fluffy flakes, and in the spring we are saying "enough already" !!! Have a wonderful Sunday! Linda

Carol said...

What a beautiful, restful and inviting room.
Love the details on the desk and the chair. Love the pillows, the cozy bed, the wall color. Love the tea. The bed linens. The vanity jars - to die for!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful post! Thanks you so much for hosting this great party. It's a wonderful chance to see great posts we might have missed!

Anitra Cameron said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I want to BE in that room! I'm going to have to show it to my mama, too, who also has a rose room. She'll love yours!

Kelly said...

Just "found" your blog for the first time....so lovely! I'm a new follower and have added my link to the list! Thanks!


Faye said...

Hi Chari! I love the bedroom...just lovely! I just discovered your blog and your blog party. What a perfect idea! I've felt the same way, what a shame to post these beautiful things and then they get buried. Thank you so much and I will be back. I'm your newest follower!
Wild Rose Vintage

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Sis...Did you hear me squeal like a sissy girl...I just seen your beautiful spread in the magazine and girl it's just awesome..Oh I'm so excited for you Sis...the pictures are just beautiful and your story you put together is wonderful Love it and Love ya...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I just found your Blog and all I can say is BRILLIANT! Reposting!!!
SO SMART!!! I always just let the weekends go by, no post...but now! YIPPIE SKIPPIE! I have an Interior Design Blog(im kinda a newbie) but im doing 14 days of Christmas Trees...What was I thinking?! WHEW! would LOOOVE for you to stop by! I LOVE your site!
I also am doing a GIVEAWAY! Thank you for the Sunday Idea! How can I join in on these partys?



Kelly said...

Thank you so much for sharing your "dish stories" on my post....I'm glad to know my dish love is shared by others! :)

Pamela said...

This room turned out so beautiful!!!

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

I think I will have to join your party this Sunday. I'm new to Blogland so I might borrow a post from my Momma's blog. Thanks for you sweet comment!

Ok... Can I move into this bedroom?!! I love everything about it. All the pillows. The desk. Those gorgeous pink jars from your Mother in Law!! It's all perfect!

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful room. I would love to stop by and have tea there. All the details are just wonderful. Any guest would love to stay (you might never get them to leave!)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Chari~
This is one of the most beautiful, warm, inviting, cheery bedrooms I've ever seen! How wonderful that the sun comes streaming in like that!
I'd love to be a guest in this room!
Have a beautiful day~
;-D Kathleen

xinex said...

This room really belongs to a Bed and Breakfast, Chari. It is so elegant, warm and inviting and the tea tray addition is just so perfect. Southern hospitality at its best, even if you are not in the south...Christine

Anonymous said...

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Var said...

So adorable! Can you come to Toronto and do my room?!?!? Love it! I just had a tea party for my birthday and I think a tea room themed bedroom is a perfect progression. I will keep this in mind when I redecorate.