9/01/2011

One Last "Hoorah" for the Summer Whites and Apple Green!

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...September is here!  Can you believe it?  I find that time just seems to fly by these days. 
 I'm looking forward to the Labor Day weekend.  Do you have special plans?
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Speaking of Labor Day...I'm sure that you have heard the popular saying..." No white after Labor Day"!  I say..."what's up with that?"  Hehe!  I have sooo enjoyed my bright whites this summer.  In fact, I decorated my french country dining room in white and apple green.  Love, love, LOVE IT!!!  I have a small collection of white pitchers that I just adore.  I used a few of them in the vignette for my buffet's summer decor. 
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But...as much as I adore white and apple green...I am getting ready to put it away.  With autumn just around the corner...I will be dressing my home in warmer colors.  Rich, warm reds, golds, browns, and olive green.  I'm excited and hope to get started this next week...
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but first...
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I'm celebrating one last "hoorah" for the summer whites and apple green! 
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The buffet in my french country dining room...summer 2011. 
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A trio of white pitchers...
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and...
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...green apples!
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A new white pitcher to add to my collection...
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*A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated my 55th birthday.  Shopping at TJ Maxx is always a treat!
I found this sweet white pitcher for a mere $9.99!  It's about 10" tall...a nice sized pitcher!
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Well my friends...this was a short...but hopefully sweet post.  I hope you enjoyed the summer whites and apple greens! 
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 Next time you come to visit...autumn will have made her appearance!  While I'm busy with cleaning and redecorating...I may revisit a few autumn posts from last year!  So please stop back by and say hello!
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I'm joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these sweet parties for us!  Best wishes to Honey over at 2805 blog on her brand new blog "Potpourri Party"!  If you haven't ever visited Honey's blog...you are really missing out on a treat!  She is just the sweetest gals ever and very talented!  Oooh...and she has a gorgeous home to boot!  Congrats on your new blog party, Honey!
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Well dear friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes!

26 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Happy happy birthday, Chari! You have great taste in pitchers, I bought the same one!
I have loved your bright and fresh white and green. I as still hanging on to most of my summer decor until next week. For heaven sakes, it is only the 1st of Setpember! Next week... or the week after wll me soon enough.

Thanks for sharing your lovely summer whites... and green!
xo Yvonne

A Hint of Home said...

Your vignettes are stunning! I love the white and green combos. So elegant!

Karen said...

Love the white & green. But, I too am longing to warm things up for the fall. Getting my "fall stuff" out this weekend. And yes, TJ Maxx is a favorite of mine too.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy Birthday my dearest blog lady and happy belated birthday to you my darling friend! You did such pretty white vignettes this summer and with the green it's gorgeous! Can't wait to see what your planning for the fall vignettes, you're so talented my darling Chari! Lots of hugs and kisses and see you soon. FABBY

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Happy belated birthday!
I love green and white together, that is what I have in my living room. Adore those green apples on the white...I have green pears.

lvroftiques said...

Happy Birthday Chari!!
Sorry I'm late with it.
I'm loving the crisp whites and apple greens, and I don't want to see them go quite yet....We haven't even started to have a summer here in Washington! I keep wondering when it's going to happen and it's already September!
Love love your vignettes girlfriend! You have a real "eye" for them. I also love the new white pitcher. You know I have a "thing" for them *winks*
Well my friend I hope you have a wonderful labor day weekend! I'll be out trolling for craigslist treasure with my sweety *winks* Vanna

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Happy Brithday Chari.
I love coming over to your Beautiful Blog. You all ways know just how to put it all toghter sweet. I hope you have a great weekend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

Pamela said...

Loving the new pitcher!! I have several and have to stop myself from buying more. They can be addictive. The one I really wanted was a white rooster one but with a $30 tag it sadly staid behind. Thanx for coming to the party!! Hope to see ya again next week!

podso said...

I always enjoy seeing your apple greens with white. and I also collect white pitchers. they go with so much. This is all so lovely and I know you will have mixed emotions when you start taking it all down --for a new season is always a bit exciting!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! And thanks for always sharing the beauty you surround yourself with! We all need to learn to bring more beauty into our homes! Happy September! ♥

Designs By Pinky said...

Belated Happy Birthday sweet Chari!!!! I am hanging onto my summer decor till after next weekend cause we are having a FIRST ANNIVERSARY dinner for my daughter and SIL!!!! THEN, I will do my Fall things, I actually can't wait!!! I LOVE FALL!!!!! Have a great holiday weekend!!!! XO, Pinky

Sandra said...

HI Ms Chari!! Happy Birthday to you dear one! I love the combination of white and green! I love all of your decor! Looking forward to seeing your autumn posts too. I think i'll start my fall decorating next week sometime. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! God Bless!
Sandra

Theresa said...

Love visiting with you dear Chari! You whites are bright and beautiful! I am trying to get away from the "no whites" after Labor Day, we'll see:)

Have a blessed September day my friend, HUGS!

Diann said...

It looks beautiful Chari! Love the clean fresh look of the white and apple green!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a beautiful post. I love, love your beautiful pitchers and your beautiful vignettes!

Happy Birthday sweetie!

I would love, love you to link up to my first Potpourri Friday Party now in progress. You would help to make it a wonderful success!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Happy Birthday, dear sweet friend! Do you know you just posted two of my favorite color combinations??? I'm using some white in Fall decorating from an inspirational magazine I read recently. I'm swooning over the green leaf tray on your table!I'm anxious to see your Fall decor! I'll be back soo!
Fondly,
Pat

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such a lovely post Chari!! Goodness your vignettes are just beautiful~ I love the colors!! It's always so inspiring to come by here! Thanks for linking up at my party! :)

Love Of Quilts said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I to just adore white pitchers...but I guess we must go with the flow as they say. I do like your new pitcher and what a good deal. Trish

Honey at 2805 said...

I have been sitting here admiring you beautiful buffet and dining table and all the pretties you have displayed. It's always a pleasure to feel so welcomed into your space. I just realized I own your little bargain pitcher's big brother. Got him at Marshalls during back in June. I snapped up his other brother, in red, too!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week!

Beth said...

Chari, Happy Birthday! I love your red French country dining room. The white, green and red colors really pop! I look forward to seeing what you do with the golds, browns, oranges, yellows and reds of autumn too. Your design talents are an inspiration. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I, too, love being home. I am fortunate that I am in a position to decide whether to stay home or work. Many would love to have the choice. I decided I will look, but if nothing appropriate comes up, I'll be happy at home!
Thanks again, my dear friend!
Beth

Debbie said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your whites and greens. Of course, I'm pretty much fond of your taste, period.

Babs said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Chari. I hope it was the best every.
I'm enjoying your last look at white and apple green. I've taken most of my white things down and started digging out the Fall-ish things. I still have my green apples out. Maybe I'll mix them with some red ones. :)
Hugs and Happy Labor Day.
Babs

The Tablescaper said...

So crisp and white! It would be great to have you post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

Happy belated birthday Chari! I love your vignette! I think green apples are the perfect accessory to take into fall. Perfect with the white ironstone!
Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday to you. And what a sweet post. I just love your white and apple green, so pretty. And yes, you can now wear white after labor day. It's the new rule.
Hugs,
Ellen

Lamp Bargains said...

Better late than never, happy birthday Chari. Hope you had a wonderful day with your family. I really noticed the beautiful flower. It's such a lovely one.