10/22/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 122

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Welcome to the 122nd "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 122nd run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend!  We are having a beautiful autumn weekend here in Colorful Colorado.  In fact, honey and I are planning to grill later today.  Mmmm! 
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  Today, I am sharing a "favorite" post from the recent past, August 2011, called "My French Studio Office".  I hope that you enjoy!  
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 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:
August 12, 2011
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~My French Studio Office~
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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous Friday!
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Ohhh my goodness...it has been a crazy...busy...summer!  I have hardly had time to catch my breath but I had a couple of hours today so thought I would share a few photos with you of my frenchy studio office...especially since I have the desk cleared off now!  Hehe!  I hope that you enjoy!!!
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My Frenchy Studio/Office...
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Here we are in my frenchy studio office.
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Thought I would give you a little tour around my desk...especially since it's cleaned off at the present.  I have to tell you...my little desk area is seldom sooo clean!  Hehe!  My frenchy studio seems to be "catch all"....for all kinds of goodies.
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The photos are pretty self-explanatory...so I will try and keep my notes at a minimum.
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Come on in...and have a little look around!
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My desk "hosts" a few of my favorite things!
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Old Iron Garden Gate/ Memo Board
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An old, rusty iron gate hangs on the wall behind the desk.  It works perfectly for a "memo board" so to speak.  I have a few of my "favorite things" hanging on this old ornate garden gate!  All of the old gate latches are still intact on this gate...I just love it!!!
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....like a few of my favorite interior design books
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my little french girl bust!
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A pretty french vignette for the left-hand side of my desk.
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This beautiful french chandelier lamp was created "just for moi" by a dear, sweet friend! 
It's just perfect for the desk in my frenchy studio!
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Yes...that is our wedding photo.  Honey and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary in June!
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To the right of our wedding photo...you will see one of my favorite little cherubs!  I truly love all sweet cherubs!  This little guy is holding a leaf in his hands...and a sweet little bird is taking rest on the edge of the leaf.
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Oooh...just look at all of the treasures on the leaf!
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A few pieces of vintage jewelry...pearls and rhinestone pendants.
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This gorgeous perfume bottle was a gift from the dear lady who made my chandelier lamp.  It's tiny and soooo very delicate!
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The beautiful butterfly is a gift from Laurie...our dear hostess for "A Few of My Favorite Things" party!  The butterfly opens up...it's a little container.  I just love all the different colored rhinestones on the butterfly's wings...sooo very pretty and precious!  Thank you, dear Laurie...this little butterfly is truly one of my "favorite" things!!!
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A tarnished, old silver tray holds one of my favorite photo books...another gift from a sweet friend!
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Another vintage piece of jewelry is sitting soooo perfectly atop the book.  I love vintage pendants...this particular piece belonged to my dear, late mother-in-law!
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"Amazing Grace"
How Sweet the Sound
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This tiny framed picture..."Amazing Grace"...sat on my grandmother's dresser.  I treasure it with all of my heart!!!  Amazing Grace was one of my Grandma's favorite hymns.  I have always aspired to be like my grandma...who was the sweetest and kindest person that I have ever known!  She loved the Lord with all of her heart.  I don't think I ever heard one bad thing ever come from my Grandma's mouth...she was truly a saint!  I miss her terribly but I know that I will see her again...because of God's amazing grace!!!
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Well dear friends...I hope you enjoyed the little tour around the desk in my french studio!  Hopefully I will be able to share more of my french studio next week...so stay tuned!
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*Warmest autumn wishes!
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16 comments:

podso said...

Chari, I love your little desk and the chair with its toille seat cover. All looks so lovely. I hope you are having a great weekend!

dotsie

Cindy said...

Beautiful frenchy studio! Love your anniversary picture and your gate as a memo board...perfect!
(my link posted twice...sorry, don't know how I managed to do that!)
Thanks so much for hosting!
Blessings,
Cindy

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful! I love the iron gate ~ such a neat way to use it. Hope things settle down a bit for you ~ I feel like I've been running a race for some reason ~ and not going anywhere! :-)

xo
Pat

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, I have always loved these photos of your studio! What a gorgeous space to create, surrounded by all of your beautiful treasures! From the creative use of the iron gate, to the pretty jewelry, so lovingly displayed, everything is just beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting again!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, I love your Frenchy studio and especially the gate. Everything is beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

Cathy said...

The gate is my favorite. I can remember swinging on one at my great-grandmother's when I was young.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Chari,
Your studio is beautiful. I love the perfume bottle and butterfly! So pretty!
Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week!
-Lynn

Phyllis said...

I love and adore your desk with the antique garden gate hanging on the wall.....it is the perfect background for your collectibles and treasures to be shown in high fashion!! What not to love about it! I linked one of my favorite posts for your Sunday Favorites. OPPS....linked it twice. I hope you can delete the first one with my name on it. ......sorry , but a beginner at this linking. Thanks for allowing me to join.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautiful my friend Chari with the lovely desk and toille cover, everything s wonderful like all you do with such creativity and good French taste. I love your anniversary picture and the idea of the gate as frame, very gorgeous! Thank you for hosting my dear lovely lady. Have a nice Sunday Favorite. Love, FABBY

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful studio,Thanks for sharing,Joann

Maggie said...

Such a pretty desk, your studio is gorgeous.
So very chic, so very Chari!
Maggie

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I LOVE the old gate behind your desk! That is so great!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari -- I have a desk/dressing table almost exactly like yours (I am sure the pulls are the same) and I am thinking I need to be on the hunt for a gate to go behind :)

Such great photos of your lovely space :)

Blessings to you!
Gail

Southerncook said...

Chari,

What a lovely post and I particularly loved seeing the photo of you and your DH on your wedding day.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Daphne said...

Oh la la! The iron gate is just perfect for your treasures. I'm going to put that in my idea file!

Sherry said...

Hi Chari,
I love that iron gate. You have created such a pretty spot here. I would want to work all of the time! Thanks for having us!
Sherry