3/26/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 97

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Welcome to the 97th "Sunday Favorites"
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"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 97th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! It's a busy, busy weekend at our place. My two step-kiddos are here for the weekend. Darrin is 17 and Danielle will be turning 16 in just a couple of weeks. There is never a dull moment with two teenagers in the house! Hehe!
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We have been having some beautiful spring like weather here in Colorado...that is...until this last week. All week long, the wind blew like crazy and we are supposed to get snow this weekend! Yuk! So I have a big ol' pot of homemade chili cooking and a fire going in the wood stove! So it has turned out to be a warm and cozy little weekend with family...sooo sweet!!!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post from about this same time...last year called "A Spring Green Tablescape". I hope you enjoy!
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Have a super Sunday, my friends!
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Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria
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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!
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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!
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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:
March 17, 2010
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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by today!
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It has been a busy week at my place...besides the normal daily schedule,
 I have been trying to get a some spring cleaning done so that I could do a
 little spring decorating!
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I started the spring fluffing in my dining room. As many of you know,
 I have a red French Country style dining room. I love my red walls, however
 it is sometimes a challenge to "lighten" things up for the spring and summer season.
 This year I decided to use as much white as possible and add a little "Spring Green"
 into the mix...you know, that pretty yellow-green color! It's so light and fresh...
just what I want!
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I wanted to do a spring tablescape to go with the new spring decor...my very
 first spring tablescape of the season!
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A Spring Green Tablescape...
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 I have incorporated the same white and green color scheme from the dining
 room decor into my tablescape. Ahhh...a light and fresh table!
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No table coverings today...going for that light and fresh ambiance...all I
 am using is a white lacy table runner...that's it! Fresh and simple!
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As you can see, I am using several white pieces along with a few
 items of that spring green color.
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The Place Setting...
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White and spring green dishes! I am using a dinner plate, fruit
 bowl, bread and butter plate, and a cup and saucer from my set of green
 transferware ironstone. This pretty pattern is called Kensington Staffordshire
 Balmoral 1801. I just love this set of dishes...I found a 32 piece set on Ebay
 for just $10 (plus shipping)! Quite a bargain!!! I am also using a salad
 plate from my set of white ironstone dishes along with a lacy
 metal charger plate.
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The white cotton dinner napkin is trimmed with the prettiest crocheted
 lace. Just perfect for the light and fresh look that I was going for!
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I love, love, LOVE this floral pattern! Ohhh...and
 those beautiful scalloped edges!
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I large glass goblet for water or iced tea.
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I love how the green apples look through the glass!


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I recently found this pretty white pedestal plate at TJ Maxx for just
 $5.99. I love the reticulated edge...I wove two pretty ribbons around the
 plate...one white ribbon and one spring green ribbon!
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I added four green apples to the plate...love that pretty "splash"
 of yellow-green!!!
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The tea/coffee pot is white ironstone by JG Meakins...another thrifty
 buy for just $10!
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Ohhh look...two little spring birds have decided to join us!
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 It just wouldn't be a spring table without a couple of sweet songbirds!
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I love, love, LOVE white pitchers! This is one of my collection...I
 think the embossed grapes and leaves are sooo pretty! I believe that this is
 the first time that I've used this pitcher in a tablescape.
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I wanted to show you a couple of photos of my newly decorated for
 spring...buffet. All white with a few splashes of that pretty yellow-green!
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Long stems of white lilacs along with a few hydrangea blooms in a large
 white pitcher sit center stage on the 6 ft. long buffet. Four silver candleholders
 with white candles...and four cut glass candleholders sporting their pretty
 yellow-green color candles...join in with the mix.
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and...as you may have noticed...there are bunnies...lots of bunnies!
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On the left there is a happy little bunny sitting with his chubby little legs
 up in the air...on a yellow-green bed of moss. A larger bunny is resting under
 the shade of the lilacs. Hehe!
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On the right side...more bunnies! One of the little guys is sleeping on a bed
 of the same moss under the glass cloche. Ahhhh! On the very end is one of my
 prized thrift store finds...a bunny covered casserole dish or tureen. I only paid $8
 for this fabulous piece! If you would like to see more of the spring Green
 decor in my dining room...you can click HERE.
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I really like the look of the red walls behind the white flowers
 and bunnies and the glass!
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And...there you have it! A "Spring Green" tablescape! I hope you enjoyed!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment so that I know you were here. I'd love to come for a visit!!!
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29 comments:

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love it all, Chari. Red is one of my favorites and the green and white compliment to so beautifully!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oooo, this looks soooo beautiful! LOVE the white and bright light green! My mom has dished like that and I want to steal them! :) The apples really ad, as do the white bunnies. LOVE it all!
Thanks for the link up party above. I always want to comment when I link up, but don't know where to do it up there: I can't seem to find it, but that could be me. I'm not always the brightest with these blogs.
Anyhow, thank you, and you have a beautiful home!! :)

lvroftiques said...

I certainly did enjoy it! That combination of white with the bright green is always sooo pretty! And I love your cavorting bunnies Chari! The one with his little legs up is a hoot! But girl that set of dishes for $10?? You STOLE em!! *winks* Vanna

iSavor the Weekend said...

Beautiful, wish I knew how to decorate like you!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
I adore bunnies! Your tablescape is a vision of loveliness...but those bunnies add such whimsy to the Spring season. We all need a smile after the long, dreary days of Winter. Those bunnies certainly made me smile. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us. Now, what will you design for us this Spring, my dear friend?
Fondly,
Pat

bj said...

I love your greens...
I have just linked with you ...a repost.:)
xo bj

sweet european dreams said...

Just beautiful! I love the crisp whites and your red walls really make it all pop. Absolutely worth a re-post! Enjoy your time with family and stay warm...the clouds came in today here as well! -diane

Martina said...

Oh Chari I just LOVE those dishes!! You always put together such pretty tablescapes. Now onto the buffet, GORGEOUS! Love all the white with touches of green and those bunnies are just to cute! Martina

Divine Theatre said...

I love that green toile!
I am your newest follower! I just linked to your blog, I think! LOL! I am a little new at this!

Andie

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm lovin' the bunny tureen that I can spy back there on the buffet!

BonjourRomance said...

The perfect Springtime table Chari. Fantastic deal on your dishes. What sweet bunnies!
Hope you are doing well, and haveing a wonderful weekend,
Mimi

Carol said...

Chari,
What a fresh, sweet, elegant and refreshing table!
Yes, the red looks so well behind it!
It amazes me how the green of the apples makes everything pop!

Mary said...

This is so fresh & inviting! I love your green transferware~ what a find! Your linens & lacy chargers and ironstone are the perfect compliment to your table~ and beautiful with your red walls as a backdrop!

Daphne said...

Hi Chari.

I love your Spring tablescape. The little hints of green really capture the budding out of the trees and shrubs. The varying shapes and textures of the white pieces add a great depth of detail, especially in the little bunny family. Happy Sunday!

Anitra Cameron said...

Oh, what gorgeous dishes! And I love the bouquet, such a lovely thing with all that white touched with green....

Sometimes, girl, I just have to smile. My poor DH is lucky if the table gets completely cleared of mail and magazines when we eat, and yours is always just so darned Beautiful! Someday, I swear it, you are going to inspire me to turn over a new leaf!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Everything is beautiful dear Chari! I love your china, love all the white, I do too. The bunnies in your buffet are adorable, the one in the clutch is darling! I need to have one bunny at least. Just so fresh, crisp and gorgeous! Thank you for hosting Sundays Favorites, and for letting me participate.
LOVE
FABBY

Create With Joy said...

Happy Spring to you Chari! I marked this post to link up to you early - then got so busy yesterday I forgot to come back and add myself to the list! So, I'm here for a Monday morning visit!

Your tablescapes are gorgeous as always and I LOVE those bunnies!

Have a fabulous week!

Ramona

http://create-with-joy.com

Picket said...

Morning girl...loved this post...the green with the white is so soothing and fresh to look at! Absolutley gorgeous sweetie...hope you have a fantastic week! Picket

Debbie said...

Hey girlfriend... it has been FOREVER since I have been out "blogging". How I've missed it (and you too of course!). Love, Love, LOVE the nice clean spring look with all the white and green. You've provided some inspiration for me. Where in the heck to you get your chargers? I've never seen ones like you use - I would love to get some!! Take care dear friend - talk to you soon!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my, I just love your white pitcher! It's unique!
Thank you so very much for those lovely and generous comments about my home dear Chari, you are such expresive and enthusiastic lady. The marble floors were done here locally, the little black triangles are onix...they're both mines from this area where we live, it's probably not as expensive like it would be in the USA, I don't know.
Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites, love to go there!
XOXO
FABBY

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening Sis..Just a quick stop before I go to bed..I hope your kids and Jen made it in this weekend I know how much you want to see those 5 grand babies..Girl we finaly had sun today first time since Nov..Told Len we have had snow for over 5 months now..I havebeen busy taking care of Landen so not posting much right now..not that anyone misses me ha ha!! Love ya Sis and hope to see you in 2 months..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sweetened by Kagi said...

I love the white and bright green- everything that you put together always looks so lovely!!!


P.S: I would like to award you with the stylish blog award because I think you have a pretty awesome blog :)- Please visit my blog http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/ to find out more information about the award.

Thanks,
Kagi

Marlis said...

Chari, your table is wonderful. I love the white and green. Green transferware, truly lovely dishes. The pedestal with the apples really sets the tone for the table. Your sideboard is so perfectly adorned. A great bunny collection, all in white. So perfect. Once again, a winning table. Thanks for dropping in!

Sheila said...

Hello Cheri, I wanted to stop by and say a great BIG thank you for your sweet comments on my first ever tablescape and on my Red Rooster Kitchen. I just love your blog. I think I've read just about every post. I haven't been around the blogging world very long and actually your blog was the first one I ever started reading. Probably my inspiration for starting my own blog. You are so funny and your home GORGEOUS and so full of beautiful inspiration. Thanks again friend for your sweet comments. Sheila @ beyond the portico.

Sheila said...

PS...forgot to comment on this spring green and white post. I love it. The words FRESH and SUNNY come to mind. Love every bit of it.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, what a nice surprise to see you had stopped by. I'm head over something for all white right now, your table stole my heart right away. The pop of green you had screams spring, sunny and happy. Like you the weather keeps teasing us, today we do have semi sunny skies with rain back in the forecast. I'm so longing to be outside playing in the dirt. I hope this finds all your way doing well. hugs ~lynne~

Nezzy said...

Sounds like you've been one busy lady!!!

I love your green settin' the white is just so classy!!! I'm covetin' those precious little bunnies!

God bless ya and I hope your havin' a terrific week sweetie!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I've been a little bit missing in bloggyland too so I know how you feel!
I absolutely adore this table! The greens, the whites, the beautiful china and napkins!
Oh and I can't forget the bunnies and green apples! You have everything done to perfection!
I loved before and I love it again now!
This has been a long and hectic week for me. Lot's of drama with my daughter's ex-boyfriend etc. Wouldn't be so bad, but there is a baby involved now.
I sure hope your fibro is starting to feel better, damp and cold weather doesnt help i am sure.
we are finally getting into the fifties...take care dear.
big hugs,
cindy

*Simply Colette* said...

Beautiful place settings! Just found your blog via your very sweet comment on Mimi's blog. Thank you very much! :)

xo,
nicolette

http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com
http://www.photographygetaways.com