7/30/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 110

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Welcome to the 110th "Sunday Favorites" Party 


"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!
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Hello my friends!
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Welcome to the 110th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend!  It has been another busy, busy week at my place!  Whew...summer is working me hard...but it is all good!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I thought I would share one of my "favorite" posts called "Feathering Your Spring Nest"...originally posted on March 2, 2011.  I hope that you enjoy!  I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you, my friends!  You can sign up for the party at the end of this post!
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Have a super Sunday!
Chari
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Sunday Favorites My favorite post from:
March 2, 2011
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"Feathering My Spring Nest"
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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ohhh my...here we are already in the month of March and Spring is nearly upon us! I have to admit...here in Colorado...Spring is still "wishful thinking" for us. We are still experiencing some pretty cold temperatures but hopefully the warmer, spring-like weather will be here soon!
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Today I would like to share a spring tea and tablescape with you. I named it "Feathering My Spring Nest"!
I hope that you enjoy!
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"Feathering My Spring Nest"
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Here we are in my french country dining room. The white and silver color scheme still resides but a touch of Spring has come to my table!*Awhile back, my dear friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog...gifted me with a special set of dishes! I thought today would be the perfect time to bring them out...and create a spring tea table.
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The Table Centerpiece...
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A white lace table runner makes a nice foundation for this spring-like tea table. An oval silver tea tray holds a few of my favorite things...
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a white ironstone pitcher filled with creamy white tulips,
a white porcelain cherub,
a few ornate silver candlesticks with chunky white tapers,
a white ironstone cream pitcher filled with extra teaspoons,
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two hand blown mercury glass heart ornaments tied up with ribbon.
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Mercury glass finials, orbs, and goblets are placed to each side of the silver tray...along with a couple of iron fleur de lis finials.
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*I found a trio of "serenading cherubs" at the antique flea market recently.
This sweet cherub is serenading us with his heavenly lyre!
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A close-up of one of the mercury glass heart ornaments.
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The Place Setting...
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This is the set of dessert dishes that Gloria gave to me. I sooo love this sweet set of dishes...thank you, dearest Sis! Yes, I call Gloria...Sis! I know that several of you have asked if Gloria and I are real sisters. Even though we are not bound by blood...we are bound by soul! Gloria and I first met on HGTV's Rate My Space site...nearly four years ago! We actually got to meet..."face to face" last April in Las Vegas! We had the best time ever!!! And...Gloria and her dear husband Len will be coming to Colorado to visit with us this June! Yeeeehawww!!!
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"Family Circle"
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This set of four dessert plates is called "Family Circle". It is a series created by Hector Giacomelli...1875. Famous for his images of birds with human emotions, Hector Giacomelli's "Family Circle" was produced in porcelain...in limited edition exclusively for THT Designs.
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Each of the four plates has a special theme...signifying the four stages of the family circle. They are sooo very sweet and the artwork is just gorgeous!
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This sweet little bluebird family is depicted through plate...
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#1..."Home Sweet Home"
#2..."Tender Moments"
#3..."Little Joys"
#4..."Letting Go"
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They make for the perfect spring table...don't you think? When I think of bluebirds...I always thing of Spring!
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*This beautiful bluebird dessert plate is setting atop a white ironstone dinner plate
and a lacy metal charger plate.
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"Home Sweet Home"
*Plate #1 in the "Family Circle" series.
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"Tender Moments"
*Plate #2 in the "Family Circle" series.
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"Little Joys"
Plate #3 in the "Family Circle" series.
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"Letting Go"
*Plate #4 in the "Family Circle" series.
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I find this one a little sad! I guess this is where I am at...in the "empty nest" stage of life! I think that Mr. Giacomelli should have made a 5th plate...showing the little bluebird's nest filled with sweet grandbabies! What do you think? Hehe!
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I love the beautiful blues and soft lavenders that were used to color this set of plates!
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Stemware for the beverages...
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A white ironstone teacup and saucer that matches the dinner plate.
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Today I am using one of my favorite white ironstone teapots.
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Manufactured by J&G Meakins..."Classic White" pattern.
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The beautiful lace linen napkins were a gift from Shanna...a very dear blogger friend! Shanna is the author of Revamped French Maison blog. If you haven't ever visited Shanna you are really missing out! She is such a dearheart and she has a delightful blog! Thank you, dear Shanna for the beautiful lace tea napkins...I just adore them and they are sooo perfect for my spring tea!!!
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And there we have it..."Feathering My Spring Nest" tea table! I hope that you enjoyed, sweet 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!
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Thank you!!!
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18 comments:

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Chari,
Thank you for hosting "Sunday Favorites". Have a great weekend.
-Lynn

Martha said...

I love this post -- especially those bird plates!

Karena said...

Hi Chari,

Your plates are beautiful!! I love the mercury glass and Fleur de Lis as well!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is a gorgeous "nesting" way you did this wonderful tablescape dear Chari!! Those birds and nest plates are so sweet and pretty, just lovely! You're so talented my dear, I don't know where you get this soft, fresh and romantic settings, time after time! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Kate said...

Thanks for hosting I love seeing your posts

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting.
Have a blessed Sunday.
xo bj

Nayana Donga said...

Beautiful setting...I always love white china.linking up and following you.

Pattie said...

Love the Blue birds! And all the white. Thanks for sharing and hosting! 8^)

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Chari

I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the beautiful things that you post!

I wanted to let you know that I am celebrating a very special blogging milestone with a wonderful giveaway for my loyal followers. Since that includes you, I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Keetha Broyles said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great Sunday Event!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love this whole post -- everything is gorgeous, and I especially am drawn to the mercury glass silvered ornaments --- oooo love them!

But what REALLY stands out are the bird plates; you picked the right sister in Gloria! They are amazing.
Thanks for hosting!
Cass

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today. I saw you on Poppilinn. Your photos are lovely. I'm Sheri too. I see that you love to travel. My daughter traveled all through Europe a couple years ago, and went to many of the places you mentioned. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you, and seeing all your beautiful ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Those plates are so pretty and your table is simply gorgeous!
The white linens, the centerpiece, the pretty everything!
I think I have to give up tablescaping for awhile. I can't hardly get a table set with little Addison around! lol.
We are still waiting to hear about baby...dil is overdue by a week.
She will be induced soon.
Summer is sure flying by isn't it?
We are hot and muggy again. I don't mind the hot so much but the humidity has been tropical!
Miss you friend, hoping all is well!
Love ya,
Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I didn't join in Chari, but your table setting is just stunning! You have such a talent for this sort of thing! I get so many idea's from you!!
Mona

Babs said...

Chari, Beautiful table and love the darling bird plates and the sentiments on each. They're perfect with the Battenburg lace napkins.
Have a great week,
Babs

xinex said...

Hi Chari! I am so glad you showed this again. It is so elegant with all the whites and silvers. I love everything about it....Christine

brown jersey glove said...

Among all my favorite is white ironstone teapots. Those birds and nest plates are so sweet and pretty, You are very talented and sharing a unique ideas with us.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I can't pick just one favorite thing in your post because everything is so pretty. I love your angels and the dishes with the beautiful birds and.....................