3/19/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 96

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Welcome to the 96th "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 96th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! It is warming up a bit here in Colorful Colorado but the wind is blowing like crazy this weekend...yuk! The wind makes it uncomfortable to get out and do much. On a happier note...Darrin and Danielle (my step-kiddos) are coming for a visit this weekend. It will be so nice to see them and get caught up! I have also heard from my youngest daughter who lives in Texas. I think that she and my five grandkids will be here next weekend! I'm really excited to see them...it has been a year since our last visit! Sooo...I will be busy this next week preparing for their visit. You know...doing the "Grandma thing"...baking cookies, etc. Hehe!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post from about this same time...last year. 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! If you have found that your post has been removed...then please read the instructions!

Thank you!!!


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Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites
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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: March 14, 2010

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped in for a visit today!
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Hmm...just when I think we are in for warmer weather here in Colorful Colorado...BANG! More cold weather and more snow strikes! Sheeshh! I know that so many of you are already experiencing Spring like weather. Ohhh, how I long for Spring! I'm ready for things to green up...I'm ready for some of that "Spring Green"!!!
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I thought that maybe if I start to "green up" inside the house...our weather might follow suit! Hey...let a girl have her dreams! Hehe! Anyway, I have started a little Spring decor at my place. I always seem to start the new decor in my dining room...maybe because it's in the center of our living area...I'm really not sure...but I always start there.
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I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday today...here is a "before" shot of my dining room buffet!
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My dining room buffet in January and February. I called it "Silver Elegance"! I really did enjoy decorating with all my silver this year!
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A silver soup tureen takes front and center position on the buffet. I also used several old silver candleholders, and alot of mercury glass; mercury glass candleholder goblets, tall finials, and several mercury glass ornaments. As you can see...they are all nestled ever so sweetly in pine boughs and pine cones!
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The "Silver Elegance" of January and February gave way to....the "Spring Green" of March!
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**After**
"Spring Green"...A Spring Time Vignette!

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I really do have fun decorating my dining room buffet! This buffet is six feet long...nice sized...there's lots of room for pretties!!!
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How about that for a metamorphosis? Hehe!
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White & "Spring Green"
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When I began to think about changing the decor for Spring...my first consideration was to lighten this space up! Not a real easy feat considering the dining room walls are red! I decided to bring in as much white as I possibly could. Then I wanted a second color to use as an "accent" color...I chose "Spring Green"! You know, that pretty yellow-green...it just feels like Spring to me!
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"Spring Green"...A Spring Time Vignette
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I used a new olive green table runner for the foundation. I found this pretty runner at Walmart on their clearance shelf for just $4. Using the olive green runner ties in with the color on the doors of the buffet.
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Creamy White Florals in a White Ironstone Pitcher...
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Well my friends, wished that I could tell you that this big bouquet of white flowers was real...but it's not! Nevertheless, it's still very pretty and practical! I love my faux flowers! Hehe! I used long stems of white lilacs mixed with white hydrangeas that have just a touch of that "Spring Green" color. I used a large white ironstone pitcher for the arrangement. It's a good sized pitcher standing about 12" tall. I love the frenchy detailing on it!
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Candles...Candles...and More Candles!
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I do love my candles! You even might say that I'm a candle fanatic! Hehe! But hey...if we ever had a storm and lost our electricity...we would be good to go! I decided to leave the four silver candleholders with the white candles for this vignette. However, I added a few "Spring Green" candles into the mix...using a few of my cut glass candleholders!
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Bunnies...Bunnies...Lots of Bunnies!
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Does anything say Spring like a sweet little bunny? I am using six little bunnies in this Spring Time vignette. Here are two of them!
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My Happy Little Bunny on a Pedestal Plate...
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I just adore this little bunny on the glass pedestal plate! He is sitting down with his little feet up in the air...how cute is that? Hehe! Do you see all that pretty "Spring Green" colored moss that the bunny is sitting on? I have to tell you that this pretty green colored moss came all the way from the mountains of California! My dearest friend, Gloria from Happy To Be...set me this moss! She grew it herself! Well...she had a little help from good ol' Mother Earth! But, isn't it pretty?
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Thank you, Gloria!!!
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Here is the second little bunny! I found him at the thrift shop for just $1.50!
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See the beautiful "Spring Green" cloth napkins? My dear, sweet Grandma made those for me when I was just newly married! I also have a matching tablecloth! She embroidered each napkin with a pretty lavender flower! My Grandma was always embroidering, in fact..she was working on embroidered tea towels when she went to be with Jesus at the age of 93! This beautiful set of napkins and tablecloth is one of my most prized possessions!!!
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A close-up of the second bunny, my "Spring Green" embroidered napkins, and one of the pretty cut glass candleholders that I recently found at a thrift shop for just $1/pair!
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More Little Bunnies...
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The taller bunny was another thrift store find. The smaller bunny beside him and the bunny under the cloche were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $1.50/ea.
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And...I am finally getting to use my pretty bunny casserole dish that I found at my favorite Antique Flea Market for just $8. I just squealed and did my little "happy dance" when I seen this pretty covered dish! It's a nice sized covered casserole...measuring about 14" long!
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I love my bunny under the cloche! I used more of that pretty "Spring Green" colored moss that Gloria sent to me!
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A Bunny Mosaic

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"Spring Green" on the Dining Room Table...

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A "Spring Green" Table...
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I'm sure that I'll be adding to the dining room table centerpiece as time goes by...but for the meantime...
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A "Spring Green" Place Setting...
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This pretty set of olive green transferware is called Kensington Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 ironstone. I found an entire set of 32 pieces on ebay for just $10 plus shipping! This is one of my favorite sets of dishes...I just love transferware and I think that the olive green color is fairly rare!
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A white ironstone tea/coffee pot by JG Meakins sits atop a pretty white cake pedestal plate. I found this pretty plate at TJ Maxx for just $5.99! Would you care for a cup of tea?
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Ohhh...and look...a couple of sweet Spring birds have come for a little visit! Hehe!
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I just love this pretty pedestal cake plate with its reticulated edge! I added a pretty "Spring Green" ribbon to the white ribbon that was already there. Oooh...so pretty!
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This isn't a very good view of the white, ceramic lattace work tray but it really is a beautiful piece! I found it at the thrift shop for just $4.99! It measures about 12"x19"...a nice sized tray! I had a few "Spring Green" colored bamboo placemats that I rolled up and tied with a white organza ribbon. I just thought I would add them to the tray for just another "splash" of that pretty color!
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And Voila...there you have it...a Spring time vignette done in white and "Spring Green"! I hope that you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining in with these fabulous parties...
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Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary over at Little Red House.
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Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Table Top Tuesday hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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Tuesday Tea for Two hosted by Wanda over at Plumed Pen.
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Thank you so much...dear ladies, for hosting these fabulous parties for us!!! Please do go by and visit these sweet ladies and their delightful blogs! I just know that they will have something special for us today! You will find a list of all the other party participants at these respective blogs!

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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!!!


16 comments:

Cindy said...

Your Spring table is so pretty. Love your bunnies and your Spring Green dishes! Thanks for the party~

Designs on 47th Street said...

Chari, you always have such beautiful pictures to share of your home. I'm just in love with it all. The green and white truly are so springy and fresh and welcomed! I love those sweet little napkins and seeing your dishes and well.....I could just go on and on. You have a fabulous blog. thanks for hosting our party as well! :)
Donna

Alicia said...

I can see why you wanted to re-share this one. Beautiful photos. I can't wait to see what spring decor you do this Spring. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Sunday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your spring Green. All of your bunnies are just wonderful. Love your beautiful vignette on the buffet and your tablescape is perfect too. Hugs, Marty

Diane said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the soft green and white colour combo. Love, love the dishes, so elegant and what a great deal.

podso said...

There's those green dishes I love so much! Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a great weekend. I'm feeling like the air conditioning should come on, it's so so hot here--80s. It's supposed to cool down tomorrow. Have you seen the special moon this month? It's fabulous--be sure to look!

Cathy said...

Your spring table and hutch really puts me in the mood to welcome spring.
Thanks for hosting, I am a first time poster.

Kimberly said...

You are a very talented designer! Thanks so much for the Sunday Favorites...it's so much fun to participate!! Have a wonderful Supermoon night!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Thanks for hosting. That spring display on the buffet is gorgeous. All the white bunnies and bright green are stunning.

Martina said...

Hey Chari I love it!! Love all the touches of white and those little bunnies you have sitting on moss too cute I may have to copy that idea:) Everything looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting, Martina

lvroftiques said...

Your spring green dining room is soooo pretty Chari! I REALLY loved the silver and didn't think you could top it *winks* but I love the spring green just as much! Thanks for sharing it with us all again, and thank you for hosting this lovely party. Vanna

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P.S. Isn't it just like Gloria to send the perfect thing to make your day? (or vignette?)*winks* That girl is the BEST V

sweet european dreams said...

hi Chari! I do love residing in Europe for the moment, but I do have to say that I miss those sunny Colorado skies! So happy for you that you have FAMILY coming in. We LOVE it when family drops in for a while & I'm sure your grandbabies can't wait to squeeze you! Glad I could link up with you all again this week! -diane

Pat said...

Love the spring green and red walls. It really works. Your florals always looks so natural and beautiful. I covet those green dishes! And the bunnies. Thanks for hosting, and picking this blog to repost.

Pat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Chari~ your pictures are gorgeous and what a pretty table! I love the colors - the green is so lovely with the white!! Thanks for sharing and hosting! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family! I love the Spring buffet and especially the little bunny sitting in the moss...adorable.
Hugs,
Sherry