1/29/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 89

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Welcome to the 89th "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 HERE.

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Hello my friends!!!
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Welcome to the 89th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Honey and I are just hanging out at home..."playing lazy" this weekend. It sure is nice to be able to do that once in awhile! I have a big ol' pot of homemade vegetable soup cooking...so I hope to just sit back with a bowl of hot steaming soup and find a good movie to watch. I hope that ya'll are having a nice, restful weekend as well!
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a post called "A Tea Luncheon" from February 24th, 2010. This Tea Luncheon would be a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I hope that you enjoy!

Have a super Sunday!!!

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Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria

When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!

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

Thank you!!!


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Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari



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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: February 24, 2010

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today!
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You are cordially invited to a special tea luncheon...I hope that you are able to accept my invitation! I would just love to spend some time chatting with you over a cup of tea and lunch!
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A Tea Luncheon

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Ohhh good! I'm so happy to see that you could make it!!!
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Our little Tea Luncheon is taking place in my French Country dining room. I have prepared a table just for you and me!
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Ohhh yes...please do have a seat!
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Today our tea/luncheon table has been set in "creamy white and sparkling crystal".
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The crystal pieces that you see here...the candleholders, pedestal cake plate and cover, and spoon dish are all recent thrifty treasure finds. I found this pair of pretty crystal candleholders at a new thrift store for just $1...can't beat that price! I also found the crystal spoon dish for just $1!
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The crystal pedestal cake plate is one of my most awesome treasure finds of late! It is Godinger Shannon Crystal made in Poland and measures 18 in. tall...it really is gorgeous (the photos don't do it justice). I found this at an "after Christmas" sale at Dillards for just $19...it was originally $139.00! Ohhh boy, I was really doin' the happy dance with this thrifty treasure find!!!
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The Place Setting....
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A creamy white ironstone dinner plate.
A white ironstone salad/dessert plate with a fruit motif.
A small crystal berry bowl.
A metal lacy charger plate.
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The flatware is "Brahms" by Oneida.
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White lace trimmed dinner napkins.
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I just love these pretty ironstone salad/dessert plates with the fruit motif...they're just perfect for our tea luncheon!!!
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Salad/Dessert Plates...
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"Strawberries"
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These pretty ironstone plates are called "Snowhite Regency" and are manufactured by Johnson Bros. made in England. I found a set of six on ebay for $12. I just fell in love with them and had to have them! Hehe! I love the beautiful fruit pattern in the center of the plates. The rim of the plate has a swirled pattern...trimmed with a silver band.
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There are five different fruit patterns....

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Strawberries (pictured above), Peaches, Oranges, Pears, and Grapes.
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I love that each plate has a different fruit displayed! Oooh...so pretty!!!
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The Beverages...
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A white ironstone tea cup and saucer from the same set of dishes as the dinner plate.
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Would you care for a cup of raspberry tea?

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A crystal champagne glass.
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This pretty etched champagne glass is from a set that I inherited from my late mother-in-law!
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Mmmm...I was thinking that just a little glass of bubbly with our lunch sounds good!!!
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The Teapot...
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I just love my new little teapot!!! It's another thrifty treasure find...just $9.99 from TJ Maxx. Don't you just adore those delicate little roses that stand up off of the teapot? Sooo pretty!!! The teapot is sitting upon an ironstone platter that has an embossed border of fruit. They make for a pretty combo...the white ironstone tray and teapot!
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A close-up of the teapot.
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Would you like a tea cookie to go with your tea?
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Mmmm...little heart shaped tea cookies with raspberry jam filling!
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The pedestal cookie plate is another thrifty treasure find from TJ Maxx...just $5.99! This is my first time to use it. It came with the prettiest red & white polka dotted ribbon but I changed it out for a white organdy ribbon for today's tea/luncheon table. I love the cut work pattern around the edge...I can change the ribbon out to go with whatever I would like!
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Ohhh yes...please do have a tea cookie! Mmm...I love raspberry!!!
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Well my friend, I do hope that you enjoyed our visit today!!! I enjoyed your company immensely!!!
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I am joining in with these three lovely parties...
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Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville.
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Show & Tell Friday hosted by Cindy from My Romantic Home.
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Thank you, ladies...for hosting these fablulous parties!!! Please go by and pay these lovely ladies a visit and see all the pretties that they have for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other party participants!

Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

15 comments:

Mama Zen said...

That teapot is just gorgeous!

Cherry Chick said...

Just lovely...all of it. Especially those adorable little heart shaped cookies. Yum! Thanks so much Chari for hosting Sunday Favorites for us to enjoy.
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Becolorful said...

That white just sparkles against your red walls.
Love it.
Thanks for hosting
Pam @ BeColorful

Dreamgoddess said...

Chari, I'm so glad I found your blog! So much beautiful eye candy...I'm having a great time reading through all your posts. This is my first time joining in for Sunday Favorites...what a great idea.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness! Of Course you distracted me with those delicious little heart cookies, Mmmmm! NOW where was I! Oh I Loved everything and how you put it all together. It's amazing how MANY wonderful patterns Johnson Bros has!!! LOVE THOSE. My very favorite thing IS the lacy chargers!!! LOVED THEM!
Hugs to you,Donna

Dining Delight said...

So pretty! I like the white/cream/crystal look of your Valentine tea! It is something different than the usual red or pink that you think of. I can't believe the deal you got on that cake plate! It is just gorgeous! I wish I could find some of those metal lacy chargers, very nice! Those champagne flutes are such a lovely shape and look great on your table!

DD

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Thank you so much for hosting I can't wait to visit all of the other participants.
Your table is just gorgeous and I also love the tea pot. However the cookies are making me really hungry!

:) Michelle

Terri said...

I am in love with the teapot! the whole setting is so romantic!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!
I hope all is well with you and Russ! All is well here. I am so ready for Spring! I know you are too girlfriend!
Anyway, this is one of my favorite teascapes. I remember when you bought that beautiful teapot. And everytime I see the cut glass cake stand and dome Troy knows what I am looking at because he has heard a million times.."I want that cake stand!" LOL I swear the poor man is on a mission to find me one!

You two keep warm and have a great week!
Hugs, Diann :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, Chari! Everything sparkles, and I sure do want some of those heart cookies about right now.
Happy Sunday! ~ Sarah

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Million tnx, dear Lady C for the invitation. I flew over Atlantic just to come and enjoy your luncheonette.

Lovely crystal cake pedestal and your teapot is to die for §:-) I might let you sleep and I grab & fly back to Sweden...ha ha ha.

I love your designs and I tell you I been drooling of all your treasures since I saw you at BNOP.

TY for sharing and you are my No.1 inspiration in TS world.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Wanda Lee said...

IT'S VERY LATE!..,

I shall have to come back tomorrow dear Chari; meanwhile I must say I have always adored this post!

Beyond pretty!..,

I have joined Subnday Favotrites at long last, 'with bells on'!

Hugs WL

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I adore this post! Honestly, it is the most beautiful setting! And the crystal cake pedestal is the most amazing deal. I am always looking on Dillards now just to see if I can find a deal like that!
Anyhoo, this table is magazine perfect! I love the teapot, the soft whites, the beautiful fruit plates, I love it all!
We're having a family get together this weekend and I am posting in the middle of the night because I
I just haven't had anytime. This babysitting has worn me out!
Hugs girlfriend,
Wish I could just drop in for a visit!
Cindy

Theresa said...

I LOVE that teapot and those prettiest ever plates! I shop a t TJMaxx quite frequently:) Great bargains!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday morning! HUGS!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Hi Chari, Love your beautiful post and that soup sound just great! Yummo, I have a question I need to get a few cloches for Display and since you are the expert I thought I would get your opinion on what size is the most versatile as some are quite large, I I need a few?? Input sweet girl, Hugs Marilou