2/19/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 92

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Welcome to the 92nd "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 92nd run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Ohhh my...I am finding myself with a strong case of "spring fever"! It seems like about this time...every year...that I begin to long for spring. We have been experiencing some gorgeous weather here in Colorado lately. Although the temps have dropped this weekend, earlier in the week we were actually in the 60's! I flung open my doors and windows and did a my little "happy dance"! Hehe! So how are you fairing, my friends? Are you longing for spring?
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post entitled, "A Heart's Longing...Tea & Poetry"...originally posted February 22, 2010. Yes...it was about this same time last year...that I was longing for spring! I hope you enjoy!!!

Have a super Sunday, my friends!

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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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Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites
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If you are participating in Sunday Favorites, please be sure to add your permalink and not your general blog address.
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Please copy and paste the Sunday Favorites logo button to your Sunday Favorites post or your sidebar so your visitors will know that you are participating. Also...please link back to the host blog, Happy To Design. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful blogs that are participating.
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Please do not add your link below, until your Sunday Favorites post is actually published to your blog.
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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 22, 2010

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Hello my friends! I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today!!!
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When I woke up on Sunday...looked out the window...this was what I saw! Ohhh yes...snow and more snow!!! I took this photo from my dining room window....brrr...it was too cold to go out for the picture! Hehe! I really do love winter, the beautiful snow, and the peaceful solice that it brings...
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but...
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enough is ENOUGH!!!
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By the end of February, I begin to long for Spring!!!
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I long for warmer days...
I long for the trees to be clothed in their luscious greens...
I long for the sight and scent of flowers...
Ahhhh....Spring!
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I know that it must be near, but until that day...what is a girl to do?
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Well...I threw another log on the fire and made a cup of hot tea!
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Tea & Poetry....

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A special treat...tea in a pretty china tea cup!
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This pretty tea cup is from my late mother-in-law's set of china. The pattern is called Roselet and it's manufactured by Harmony House. I just love the delicate pink roses and pretty silver bands!
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Ahhhh...roses! Pretty pink, spring time, roses!!!
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I went in search of a good book to read while enjoying my cup of hot tea and found this lovely book, "The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady" written by Fanny Robinson.
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It is one of the most lovely books that I've ever seen...page after page of Victorian flowers and prose. Ohhh yes...this is exactly what I needed to dispell the cold and dreariness of the day!!!
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Oooh...just look at these beautiful pink roses!!!
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I found this sweet book while blog hopping one day. I do apologize for not remembering the sweet lady who shared this lovely book. As soon as I saw the fabulous artwork...I began my search. I found several copies at Amazon.com. This was a "delicately used" copy and cost only .27 cents! What a treasure find!!!
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The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady

A bit of information about this book from Amazon.com:

With its wealth of charming watercolors, poems, and notes on the language of flowers, The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady is destined to be a coffee-table fixture in the home of any lover of old-fashioned flowers. Kept as a private family keepsake for several generations, this gorgeous book was originally created by Fanny Robinson, who lived a quiet English country life in the last half of the 19th century. The rich, creamy paper provides a perfect backdrop for Robinson's drawings, and for those who have difficulty reading ornate penmanship, her fanciful poetry is copied onto each painting's facing page in an easily readable typeface.
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Fanny's exceptional book combines elegant watercolors with evocative poetry that is finely illuminated in the manner of a medieval Book of Hours. Using the symbolic Language of Flowers, she invests each flower grouping with subtle and often highly romantic meanings -- indeed, it is thought that the volume was intended as a lasting tribute to a lost lover.
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Ohhhh...how romantic!!!
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This book is a fabulous read! Fanny Robinson's watercolor florals and calligraphy is exceptionally beautiful and the poetry...exquisite!!! It was just what the day called for!
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I enjoyed sipping my hot tea from this lovely china tea cup and while reading this exquisite book of poetry and flowers...

I crossed through that "day dream door" into Spring!!!
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I am joining a dear friend for tea today! Wanda from The Plumed Pen hosts a lovely tea every Tuesday and Wednesday! If you haven't ever met Wanda or visited her delightful blog...my friend, you are missing out on a real treat! Wanda is also an artist who has had many of her art pieces published. Like Fanny Robinson, Wanda's masterpieces also have that exquisite Victorian flair!Please go by and meet this lovely lady and see what delightful delicacies that she has for us today! Thank you, Wanda...for hosting this fabulous tea and for being such a gracious hostess!!!

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I am also joining in with "2nd Time Around Tuesday". Diane over at A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words...hosts a fabulous Tuesday blog party where we can share our "2nd time around" treasures! It's been a little while since I've participated so I'm really excited! Please go by and see what fabulous finds that Diane has for us and while you're there you can check out all of the other participants! Thank you, Diane for hosting this fun filled Tuesday event!!!
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I am also joining in with the Tuesday Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories party today. Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life has so graciously taken on this fun filled Tuesday meme! Thank you, Marty! Please go by and see what Marty has for us today and you can also check out all of the other party participants!

I am also joining in with a new Tuesday meme (or at least it is new to me) called, "Tuesday Trivia". This fun Tuesday event is hosted by one of my newest blogging friends...Troy of I Refuse to Recede! Troy has a very interesting tie that he is showcasing, along with some awesome golf trivia...you won't want to miss it! Thank you, Troy...for the gracious invitation to come and participate in Tuesday Trivia!!!

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


17 comments:

Martha said...

I love tea any time -- love your tea cup! Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites -- it's fun to look back at old posts and revisit old "friends"!

Cindy said...

Lovely table as usual! Nothing better than tea time!

podso said...

You are a true poet in your art and the way you live your life! Such a beautiful post. Sweet teacup. Not time to join today but hope to next time! Hope you're having a good weekend, We are having spring weather here.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How beautiful! Snow in February is always such a mystery, when we are so looking forward to spring. Your tea cup along with its memory is beautiful. And that book is just so amazing what a wonderful find! Glad to be joining your party today, thanks for hosting.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Chari, this is SO BEAUTIFUL and oh yes we all have Spring Fever. I LOVE your book, it was a steal AND Oh so soothing to look at and read when the temps and view out our windows is still winter... Thank you for sharing all your treasures with us...Hugs to you, Donna

Sarah said...

Chari, thanks for sharing this again. The book is gorgeous and I'm ready for tea anytime. As a matter of fact, I'm headed downstairs to fix a cup right now.
Happy Sunday! ~ Sarah

Natasha said...

I echo your sentiments to a certain extent...I wish summer was over here and it would start cooling down a little! Please send me some of your cooler weather and I will send you some sunshine!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Maggie said...

Hi Chari,
I missed this beautiful post the first time around, so I for one am very happy that you shared it with us again.
The whole setting is perfect and appeals to the Victorian lady in me.
(To answer you recent question re my kitchen walls, yes I did paint the stencil frieze, of herbs in terracotta pots, above the tiles.
I also stenciled an Amish saying all around the room, just below the ceiling, which reads:
"Seek home for rest, for home is best".)
Hope your Dimanche is special, my dear.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I remember this. Such a beautiful book and I love your teaset. Your fabulous cakesaver is always so great to see. I could just sip some tea, look at all your lovelies and enjoy this wonderful book. Hope your weekend has been super. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful book and great price.
Thanks for hosting again this week - you are appreciated.

Diane said...

Have always loved your site, now I am joining it! Thanks for hosting.

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I think you tea set is so lovely Chari...and your pictures make me want to hop on over and have a cup with ya!

Natasha said...

Hi again Chari. Thanks so much for your visit today. I am glad you came because it made me realize that I had linked up the wrong post! I have added the correct link (with your link in it) just now under the name "Natasha". Sorry about that!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Faye said...

Hello Chari,
It's been awhile but I'm finally back! Thank you for hosting! This is a great idea.
Faye

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Chari!

Whew.... aching..........really ACHING for SPRING! I'm so COLD! And, we're supposed to have snow tomorrow.....and then again over the weekend. I really love it's beauty, but I don't like it messing with my schedule!....I don't even step outside when there's snow on the ground.... Falling just wouldn't be good.

It's so funny here in Bloggyville.... It seems ALL of the Blogger chickies have had it with winter and are ready for some pretty plants and sunshine.... Must be an epidemic of Spring Fever!

I've never seen that book before, but it looks lovely....how wonderful that you took a smidge of time just for yourself to kick back and enjoy....and, for me, there is just nothing like a nice, hot cup of tea. :-)


Huggies!

Spencer

paperbutterfly said...

I was't aware of the history behind the book. Its a treasure. Lovely way to dream of spring. Don't give up...Spring will come.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Blessings, Pam

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