Hello my friends!
I hope that you're having a fabulous Friday! I know that everyone must be excited about the three day holiday weekend in observance of Memorial Day! I would like to wish everyone a blessed and safe Memorial Day!!!
Things are a bit busy right now...
As you have probably noticed, it's been a few days since I've posted anything here at Happy To Design. It's been a busy week...it's funny how life gets in the way of our blogging at times. As we stand on the threshold of summer, it doesn't look like life's events are going to be slowing down any time soon. On the weekend of June 6th, we will be dealing with the family estate/yard sale. Ohhh my...this sale has already overwhelmed me...there is so much! We're hoping for good weather and a great turnout...please say a prayer for us!!!
In the meantime, my step-son Darrin (age 15) and step-daughter Danielle (age 14) are in Italy for a couple of weeks. They have gone with their mother...having our kids abroad is a bit nerve wracking but we know that this is an excellent opportunity for them. We sure would appreciate a prayer for their safety!!!
Then on June 20th, we will be leaving for a two week vacation to South Texas! I'm so excited because all of my family is there....my three daughters and all of my grandchildren...and my folks, sister and brother! It has been over a year since I've been able to see them...I'm simply beside myself with excitement!!! I can hardly wait! So in light of my absence, I will be taking a two week blogger break at that time (June 20 - July 6). Just wanted to let ya'll know!
Okay...Let's Get On With The Show!!!
It's "Show & Tell" Friday!

This fabulously fun filled Friday event is hosted by Kelli over at There Is No Place Like Home! If you haven't ever been over to Kelli's place...you really must go!!! While you're over there, you'll find a list of the Friday "Show & Tell" participants!

and it's "Pink Saturday" too....

Since my "Show & Tell" post today deals with some pretty-n-pink treasures...I am joining in with "Pink Saturday"! Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly over at How Sweet The Sound! You won't want to miss Beverly's "Pink Saturday" pretties...and while you're over there...don't forget to check out all of the pretty-n-pink treasures of Saturday's participants!!!

* My Mother's Day Bouquet!

Okay...I told you that life has been a bit hectic for me...I'm just now getting around to posting a photo of one of my Mother's Day gifts!
This beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers was sent to me by my daughter Aimee! Ohhh...how I love fresh flowers!!!
Soft pink colored roses, white daisies, miniture lavender daisies, and baby's breath make up this beautiful Mother's Day bouquet! I put the bouquet in one of my creamy white French pitchers and set it on my dining room table! Thank you Aimee...you know your mama pretty good...selecting this fresh floral arrangement for my Mother's Day gift...Ooooh, I just adore it!!!

My Newest Treasure Find...
Pink Damask Dinner Napkins!

I found these beautiful soft pink damask dinner napkins on ebay.
I paid only $10.25 for a set of ten...
They have never been used! I think I got a great bargain!!!
I was so excited when I came across these pretty pink napkins on ebay! They go perfectly with my china! The china is called "Roselet" by Harmony House. These photos are from my Mother's Day tablescape!
To see more of this Mother's Day tablescape...just click HERE.


Oooh...I wished that I would have had those soft pink damask napkins when I did this tablescape! Oh well...next time! Hehe!
Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by for a visit today! I sure do enjoy your visits and hope that you'll leave me a comment...I love getting back with you!!!
Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend!!!
Love ya'll,


PS...Don't forget "Sunday Favorites"!
I will have Mr. Linky up and going this Saturday at 6pm.
I have really been enjoying all of the "Sunday Favorites" posts! And just as I suspected...most of them are brand spankin' new to me! I'm so glad that the participants have decided to share these fabulous posts once again...for all to see!!!
For more information about "Sunday Favorites" just click HERE.

Sunday Favorites
A brand new Sunday meme!


Kim said...

Hi Chari! Wow, it sounds like your calendar is filling up fast! I just looked at your pix on RMS - and I was like, "Hey, I remember this room!" You are in my faves! How funny! Enjoy your time in Texas!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Glad to see you are still alive & kickin'. I was starting to get worried about you. Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of blogging? How dare it!!! Anyways, your flowers are beautiful!!! I love fresh flowers too, but rarely get them. Usually only at Valentine's Day. Sounds like you have a lot going on currently & coming up. Don't worry too much about your kids. Going to Italy is a once in a lifetime experience. I'm sure they will be fine & are having the times of their lives. And how exciting that you get to see your family in a few short weeks. I would be so excited I wouldn't be able to contain myself. I lived far away from my family for 8 years when I was in my 20's (gosh that was a long time ago). I hated it. Right now I live about an hour & a half from my parents, two sisters & my stepson, DIL & my grandson. But we see them every month or so. I'm lucky that I do have one brother whose family lives about 15 minutes from me. So I am not entirely devoid of family. But I do have one brother who lives in Utah & I only get to see him every year or so. I hate it as I don't know my nieces & nephews very well because of it. Well I love your new pink napkins. I need to start selling on ebay again, I just can't seem to get back into the swing of it. Well take care & I'll say a little prayer for your kids that they stay safe. And I'll say a little prayer for your sale. How I wish I lived close & could come. I'm sure there are lots of fabulous things. Good luck! Talk to you later.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Those flowers are just perfect for Mother's Day! Your daughter sure did good. I love the china and especially those new napkins you got, what beauties! Your summer sure does sound busy my dear, I know about family being far away. My son Joshua lives in Tempe and I haven't seen him since October and he called and said they were coming June 14th. Yah! Today is his 30th B-day and beside feeling old, I am just amazed that he is that old! LOL, have a wonderful week-end hugs to you Cindy

janet said...

we have some busy days coming up too, birthdays, graduation and all that fun stuff. You will need this vacation by the time you are done all of life's busy things. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful and love your napkins and dishes. I just plunked a couple of pinky/coral pillows on the sofa for the summer, i love the softness they add.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

So true, life does get in the way of blogging, been debating giving it up...who knows! Anyway, this post is lovely, as always,just wanted to say hi and enjoy your long weekend,ours was last weekend and of course,I had to work!! You take care my friend,Chrissy

Anonymous said...

Chari- your schedule sounds like mine! Wish I could be there to help with that estate sale-
Have a wonderful time in Tx and we will expect lots of posts to get us caught up on everything!!
I am taking a blogging break too as next week is going to be a kicker!


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Wow, you are a busy lady. Not too busy to set a pretty table though. :) I have a cousin who's name is Aimee. I have never seen anyone else spell their name that way.

Simply Heart And Home said...


Such beautiful pink treasures. Your tablescape is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.


The Old Parsonage said...

Glad to know that everything is ok, and that it's just life getting in your way:D

I adore the napkins! Mmm old linens and they're pink too - you are lucky.


A Hint of Home said...

The pitcher and bouquet is beautiful. Love your napkins and dishes. So pretty!

Mommy said...

Very pretty pink things! I LOVE the napkins, and how wonderful they match your china...which is beautiful too!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Wow, those pink napkins are going to be perfect with your china. Your flowers are beautiful! Glad you had a good day and sounds like you are quite busy! Good luck with your sale.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Chari!

I'm so happy you had a great Mother's Day! Your tablescape was YUMMY!..and your pink napkins?........DELISH!

Beautiful post....

Warm blessings,

PS.......good to know you're ok!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My dear friend...Sounds like you have alot to keep you busy before going to TX...oh girl I wished I could go with you just to see my Kyra...Thats my one desirer left in life is to see that little girl..I wished I was closer to you I would help you and Russell do the yard sale thing...I use to be real good at them ha ha!! Yes I did sale could't keep everything...ha ha!! thanks for coming by and seeing me my friend...May you have a great memorial weekend..Love to Russell...Higs and smiles Gl♥ria

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I hvae an award for you. Please pick it up when you can.

Sue said...

You went to Kansas?? I was born in Kansas and most of my Moms family lives there!! I bet you are so excited to see your grands and kids and parents next month!! I'm happy for ya sweetie, I can't even imagine not seeing my daughter and Gbaby for a year! Bless your heart! I hope you have a fabulous time and also a nice Memorial weekend! Love ya! xo

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hi Chari, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment!

Very pretty things to see here at your place. I have enjoyed my visit!

Kindly, ldh

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, your mothers day bouquet is just gorgeous. What a thoughtful and loving gift. Your napkins are stunning and how perfect with your china.

Thank you so much for you well wishes for Keith, and thank you for telling me about Kandy. I will put her on my Bible Study prayer sheet and I WILL pray for her. I do know that the Lord does miracles. I so believe in prayer. I know He is always in control, and I know that He hears our prayers. My heart aches for your family, this is such a trying time. Just believe with all your heart and soul, and the Lord will do His will. Have a wonderful weekend, believe in Him. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari, Yeah! ;)
I am finally able to view your blog and comment! Blogger has been acting up something terrible lately. It kept kicking me off and showing pop-ups.
Did you know your blog is stretched out side to side? If you meant to do it then I'm sure it's fine.

Thanks for coming by and checking everything out.
You are always so kind!

Your new flowers and napkins are beautiful.
Love the soft pink with your dishes.
I'm glad you had a nice trip as well.

I think we will go to a few movies and dinners this weekend. Not too much planned. I do plan to spice up my little niche area this weekend. I think painting it a red color will be good. Maybe adding little sconce type shelves if I can find some I like. We'll see...:)
I did like the french wall paper idea too. I'm just not sure I could pull that one off. Maybe I can find frenchy type plates to display.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day my friend!
~Melissa :)

Sue said...

You are a busy girl. Everything looks fabulous. Love your flowers.

Bo said...

Hi Chari...I knew there was a reason you were a particular fave of mine...you're a Texas gal!! What a lovely Mother's Day arrangement your sweet Aimee sent you...& the tablescape is beautiful even without the pink Damask napkins...like you said...next year!! ;-) Bo

SmilingSally said...

Oh, you were spoiled for Mother's Day!

Jules said...

Hi Chari. Thanks for stopping by today and for leaving a sweet comment. I loved your flowers and dishes. And great find on your napkins too. :o) Thanks for sharing. Have a GREAT weekend.

xinex said...

Hi Chari, so nice to hear from you again! Those napkins are so lovely, so dainty and adorable.And what a great deal.Would youlike to sell them to me for double the price. LOL! Just kidding! Have a nice trip and good luck on your garage sale. How exciting to see your daughters! I will be gone partly while you're gone also, June 20-27...Christine

Lisa Cobler said...

The flowers are lovely. The dishes are gorgeous!

Kelli said...

What beautiful flowers and I'm drooling over your dishes and pretty pink napkins! Great find! Have a wonderful long weekend with your family.

Chandy said...

Hi Chari, what a busy woman you are! I'll be staying put this summer but I sure will miss you my dear friend. You enjoy your family time and South Texas for me, too, ok?

I am in love with those napkins. Gorgeous! And that pattern is just sweet on those plates!

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting my wee northern irish blog.

Beautiful fresh flowers and gorgeous new napkins are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Pink Saturday 052309

Good morning! I'm stopping by to say hello, and HPS!

The napkins are so sweet, and your table really is lovely.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Unknown said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and so are the damask napkins! happy Pink Saturday!

the voice of melody said...

Your napkins and your china are gorgeous! You had a very beautiful tablescape, just lovely. :)

It sounds like you have a lot on your plate these days, I know you'll be glad when your vacation rolls around! Have fun with your family, making wonderful memories to treasure always.

Many sweet blessings!

Claudia said...

Those napkins are beautiful! I love damask anything! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a l♥vely Pink Saturday blog entry. This is the one day of the week when I get to sit for a couple of hours and soak in my favorite color. Thanks for being a part of that day☺

Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

Unknown said...

I love the pitcher you put your flowers in!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

This is my first time here by way of your S&T Friday comment. Love your pretty things and saw your sweet Tea Rose bedroom! You sound as if you have some happy days ahead! I will come back and visit again soon! Thanks!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May you have a wonderful Memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C. the tablescape is wonderful ! I love the pale pink. Thanks for visiting and the sweet note that you left me.

jeanne said...

Hello Shari, thank you for your sweet comments on my posts. I love your visits and since I have a connection for the next couple of days I am trying to catch up a bit.

It sounds like you have some busy and fun times coming up. Have a wonderful vacation with family in Texas. I have three daughters too.

Your flowers are so pretty. I know you did a happy dance. Big smile.
The Pink napkins are gorgeous and a true bargain for sure. Lucky you and they match your lovely dishes perfectly.

We are off to visit my niece for a cookout. I love this time with family.


Tomarie said...

Chari girl! Thank you for coming by to check on me the other day!
The kids' last day was Friday!! I have never felt so relieved!! I love my job but I was ready for THIS year to end!! Yippeeeeeee!
I have that excited feeling that you probably remember...that feeling when you know you're about to get some FREEDOM!! LOL
I've got to work in the room Tues. and Thurs. and I have a short meeting on Wednesday...but it doesn't matter...already feel like IT'S OVER!! :-)
I am SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED for you that you get to go to our home state and see your FAMILY!! I know it must be hard being away from them for so long! I know they'll be thrilled to see YOU!!
Sounds like a busy June for you too...I'll be shooting some good thoughts your way friend!
Love ya! L~

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

How perfect those napkins are for that beautiful china! laurie

Char said...

Your china is absolutly gorgeous and the linens are too. Beautiful post today, happy pink saturday, Char

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