8/20/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 113

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Welcome to the 113th "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 113th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend, my friends!  Wow...can you believe that we are nearing the end of August?  Autumn is just around the corner.  I can hardly wait...it is my favorite season of the year!  It won't be long and I will be dragging all of my autumn decor boxes out of storage.  I just love decorating for fall!
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With the thought of Autumn approaching...today for Sunday Favorites...I thought I would share one of my "favorite" posts called "Cindrella Sweater Pumpkins"...originally posted on October 11, 2010.  I hope that you enjoy!

  Well my friends...I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you!  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:
October 11, 2010
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~Cinderlla Sweater Pumpkins~
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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I love fairy tales...and the story of Cinderella is one of my favorites! Ohhh...and I love autumn too! Soooo...when I received these sweet little Cinderella sweater pumpkins as a gift from my sweet friend Mary...I just swooned!!! I mean...could it get any sweeter? Pretty little pumpkins that belonged to Cinderella!!!
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Mary explains the story of the Cinderella sweater pumpkins over at her place...Mary's Meanderings blog. If you haven't ever met Mary or visited her delightful blog...you are really missing out on a treat! Mary is one of the dearest and sweetest ladies that you could ever hope to meet and she is such a creative and talented lady as well! Mary makes these adorable little Cinderella sweater pumpkins...you can check them out over at her blog...and she has them for sale!
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Cinderella Sweater Pumpkins...
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You remember the story of Cinderella...don't you?
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Cinderella wanted to go to the Ball...where she would meet her Prince Charming...and dance the night away. But first, she would need the proper attire and a way to get to the Ball. Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, who was certainly a "God-send" if you ask me, arrived on the scene and with one quick wave of her magic wand...outfitted Cinderella in the most gorgeous Ball gown and she also created a very fine coach out of a little pumpkin to take Cinderella to the Ball. There was only "one catch" to the magic! The magic would turn back to reality...at midnight! Ohhh my!
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Cinderella stepped into the lovely pumpkin coach...dressed in that gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Ball gown! It was a chilly evening so Fairy Godmother waved her wand and whoooosssh...Cinderella now had the most beautiful knitted shawl to drape over her shoulders for warmth. Upon arrival at the castle...Cinderella took the knitted shawl off of her shoulders and placed it on the seat of the coach...after all, she wanted everyone to see that gorgeous Ball gown!
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Well...you know how the rest of the story goes. The clock struck midnight and whoooosssh... Cinderella's beautiful coach turned back into a pumpkin...
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and...lo and behold...there they were...SWEATER PUMPKINS!
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Somehow the magic was confounded...and the coach that was magically created from a pumpkin...and Cinderella's beautiful sweater shawl that was laying upon the seat of the coach...were all magically meshed together...into one!
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Ohhh my...and the most beautiful sweater pumpkins that you have ever seen...were just sitting there on the ground...why there was an entire pumpkin patch full of sweater pumpkins! They really are the most beautiful, magical, little pumpkins that you have ever seen!!!
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My three, magical, Cinderella sweater pumpkins have been added to a vignette in my bedroom!
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This summer, my master bedroom received a redo!
 If you would like to see more of my bedroom...just click HERE.
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Nostalgic old bottles filled with candles and shells, and a couple of old, well-worn books...decorate the top of this book case that sits beside the bed. I didn't change a thing...just added my beautiful Cinderella sweater pumpkins to the mix! They really are so perfect...and look like they were made...just for this little vignette!
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Sweater pumpkin No.1...up close and personal!
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Ohhh...I just adore it!
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The soft cream color...
the beautiful cable knit pattern...
and those adorable little strings with buttons!!!
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Sweater pumpkin No.2...up close and personal!*
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I love the color and texture of this pretty pumpkin!
 Ohhh...and the knit ribbing that makes up the stem of the pumpkin is gorgeous!
 More pretty string and buttons!!!
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Sweater pumpkin No.3...upclose and personal!
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*I love this little chubby pumpkin!!! He is perfect!!!
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A magical autumn vignette for my bedroom!
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Mary, thank you soooo much for gifting me with these precious Cinderella sweater pumpkins! They are just as sweet and magical as you, my dear friend!
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Well my friends, I hope that you enjoyed my sweet little Cinderella sweater pumpkins! You'll just have to meander over to Mary's place and take a peek at all of the pretty Cinderella sweater pumpkins that she has been creating! Hmmm...does that make Mary the Fairy Godmother??? Ohhh my!
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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!!!*
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

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20 comments:

Jean said...

Those turned out really cute!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my Chari - It is getting to be that time of year again for more sweater pumpkins!! So glad you are enjoying those cuties!

bee blessed
mary

Cass @ That Old House said...

While am not crazy about the summer ending soon ... I LOVE those pumpkins!
So cute -- so pretty!
I'll be visiting Mary for sure.
Cass

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a nice gift Chari, you have a great friend, you're wonderful too, it's no wonder she was inspired to give you such sweet gift. I love your new vignette. Thank you for hosting your lovely party. Lots of hugs sweet lady.
FABBY

ButterYum said...

Hi Chari - I remember when you posted those sweater pumpkins. They are really adorable! Love your decor!!

:)
ButterYum

podso said...

You are flying into Autumn, Chari These are so cool! I wish it was cool here! But this make me feel so for the briefest of moments! Thank you for the nice comment on my fireplace...and hopefully I'll "rerun" with you next week! Have a good week, next!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Thanks for hosting! Seeing the sweater pumpkins reminds me that I want to make some this year! Enjoyed the post!

ElmwoodCats said...

Luv ur blog! Nice to beautiful colors, dark woods, toile drapes, and iron gate behind desk! So many inspiring ideas!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you had a fabulous day!
These are darling, I remember when lots of folks around blogland were making them, I never got to that project, we'll see if I do this year. lol.. right now I'm still painting, hoping to finish that project up soon..
Again.. sending you lots of Happy Birthday wishes,
hugs ~lynne~

Danielle said...

Hi Chari, these are charming. Such a cute idea and just in time for fall. Thanks for the inspiration. I love your blog : )

Daphne said...

Those are so charming, Chari! I'm always so sad to see summer go, but it helps to have a reminder of the joys of fall!

Cassy said...

I love those pumpkins and my fave is the Sweater pumpkin No.1.

Have a happy sunday.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh my - I just love, love, love these Cinderella Pumpkins. I bet Martha will be envious she doesn't have these. haha I have got to get myself some Goodwill sweaters and try this out. I think my fave is #2. I love the texture and the fun quality of it. Thanks for sharing your very sweet gift from Mary. Also, I enjoyed seeing your bedroom makeover. LOVE your new linens. I know you have probably shared this info with me before, but what part of CO are you in? I lived in Broomfield for 3 yrs and my son and DIL were stationed at Ft Carson for 8 yrs. I miss CO. We are supposed to go see some friends there hopefully before the year is out. Would love to meet you. Hugs and Happy Sunday. Barb

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Chari, I am so glad to be back to blogging, and I want to thank you for your Sunday Favorites!

Your little pumpkins are all so warm and cuddly looking ;)

Love seeing your Autumn vignettes have me getting in the mood for cooler weather.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop

Southerncook said...

Love, love, love those sweater pumpkins. I may have to buy me some of those. Thanks for sharing. This is my first time posting on your blog party and what fun.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ok, I HAVE to see if Mary has a blog and if she gives instructions or sells her delightful pumpkins. They are beyond cute!

Love Of Quilts said...

Your sweater pumpkins are just right for this time of year. We are enjoying some much cooler weather at night now so fall is on its way. Trish

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

So very very cute! LOVE them!

Sherry said...

Chari,
Your sweater pumpkins are so cute! I love them. You have them displayed really cute in your photos too. Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Cute post, Chari! I enjoyed the humorous way you wrote it. The little pumpkins are so whimsical. You did a very nice job putting together the vignette. Have a great week! Shannon