Welcome to the 8th "Sunday Favorites"

....a brand new Sunday meme!

"Sunday Favorites" is a new Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!!

Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 8th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you're having a super Sunday! Ohhh my...where is the time going? With summer here, it seems that my days get busier and busier! Colorado's cold winters are so very long...along with the warmer weather of summer...comes so many activities! It's so nice to be out and about again!!! I know that ya'll are getting busy as well...so I hope that you're enjoying joining in with the fun of "Sunday Favorites"...I sure have enjoyed reading your favorite posts revisited!!!

Vacation in Texas...

I just wanted to let you know that I will be making a trip to Texas to see my three daughters and all ten of my grandchildren! I'm just so excited that I'm nearly a "basket case"! Hehe! It has been over a year since I have seen them all...so you can well imagine my excitement!!! We will be leaving June 20th and will be gone for two weeks. So I will be away for the next couple of "Sunday Favorites"...however I have already prepared posts...I just didn't want any of you to miss out on the fun!!! I'm crossing my fingers that my posts will publish successfully...and that I will not have any problems with Mr. Linky! Hopefully, I can check in to be sure that all has gone well...but just in case I'm not able to...I just wanted you to be aware! I sure do appreciate your patience and understanding!!!

Ohhh...I'm just sooooo excited! Hehe!!!

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So, without further ado...let's do it!!! Let's join in with "Sunday Favorites" and have some fun!!!

Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,

Sunday Favorites

My favorite post: March 18, 2009

It's Tablescape Thursday &
"Green in the Spring"

Hello my friends and welcome to "Tablescape Thursday" hosted by our very own
Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch! Tablescape Thursdays have certainly become a very popular and fun-filled Thursday event! If you haven't ever visited Susan, you're missing out! You just have to see Susan's Thursday tablescape and while you're there, take a peek at all of the participant's beautiful tablescapes!!!

It's been awhile since I've done a tablescape but last month I found a set of dishes on ebay and wanted to do a tablescape with them! For those of you follow my blog, you'll remember the great deal I got on a beautiful set of Kensington Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 dishes. When I seen these pretty English ironstone dishes come up for auction on ebay with a starting bid of just $10...I couldn't believe it! I watched the auction and believe or not...no one ever placed a bid, I got the entire set for just $10!!! What a blessing...I was so excited!!! To read more about this post...just click HERE.

"Green in the Spring" Tablescape...

Spring time is almost here in Colorful Colorado and I wanted to do a pretty Spring themed tablescape! My new olive green and white ironstone dishes would be perfect to lighten things up a bit in our red French Country dining room.

Full view of our French Country dining room and "Green in the Spring" tablescape. As you can see...my dining room is red and olive green. Another reason why I was elated to find a set of dishes that were olive green...they go perfectly in our dining room!

A simple, fresh Spring tablescape...an intimate dinner for two!

Table Centerpiece...

Keeping it simple and fresh...I used a white ironstone pitcher filled with creamy white hydrangeas, two masonary garden urn candleholders with white pillar candles, and a couple of sweet little birds...all atop a lacy, crocheted doily!

These beautiful light green dinner napkins belonged to my husband's mother...they go perfectly with the new olive green & white dishes! I found the silver teapot napkin rings at Hobby Lobby on sale...$4.99 for a set of four! The antique beverage glasses were given to me many years ago by a friend. The goblets came from my husband's parents.

The Place Setting...

I just love these white chargers with fleur de lis on them! I purchased them on sale from JC Penneys for $29 for a set of four...not to bad!!! The dinner plate and dessert bowl is Kensingtone Staffordshire ironstone...love the frenchy, olive green pattern! I used a green salad/dessert plate from another set of dishes that I have.

The Flatware...

I just adore this beautiful set of silverware...it has the fleur de lis pattern on it as well! You may be able to see it better in some of the other photos.


Salad/Dessert Plate...

A close-up of the salad/dessert plate. As I mentioned earlier, this little plate belongs to another set of dishes that I have. The shade of green goes fairly well with the shade of olive on the ironstone. I used this set for daily dishware for a couple of years...it came from Walmart and has been quite durable!

The Dinner Plate...

A close-up view of the Kensington Staffordshire Balmoral 1801 ironstone. I still just do the "happy dance" every time I see these pretty "treasure finds"!!!

What "Green in the Spring" tablescape would be complete without a little white birdie? hehe!!! I found these sweet little birds at Michaels...half price for $1.50. I sure have seen many of these sweet little creatures all over blogland lately! Don't you just love the little cut-out pattern on the sides?

Just another view...

Well my friends...thank you so much for dropping by and taking a peek at my "Green in the Spring" tablescape. I just love when you visit...please leave a comment and let me know you were here!


Happy tablescaping...don't forget to stop over at Susan's and see her beautiful Thursday tablescape and all of the other participants tablescapes too...such beauty!!!


Love ya'll,


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh I do understand how excited you must be to see your daughters and your grandchildren. Have a fabulous time. I love this old Tablescape Thursday post. I must have missed it. It's just lovely!

Cass @ That Old House said...


Now... the Tablescape is GORGEOUS. And do you know what? I have those identical old green napkins! Only I got mine on Ebay, lol.

Lovely table -- and I can't believe the bargain you got on those Staffordshire plates. I am -- get this! -- GREEN with envy. :-)

Best wishes, Cass

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh how fun!!! I just know you are going to have the best time!!!

I so...so...so love the green plates!!! I can see why you would build a whole tablescape around them...they are GORGEOUS!!!

The whole tablescape is wonderful!!! The chargers are sooo pretty...and such a deal!!!

I am so glad you chose to re-post this...I love it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY your trip!!!

Dixie said...

I love that red dining room... honestly, you could probably put paper plates on your table and they'd look grand surrounded by all that beautiful RED!

my Sunday Favorite is set to post in the morning, so I'll wait till then to link in... have a wonderful Sunday...

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Gorgeous, as usual! Love the greens, but that red paint color is just the best!

Anonymous said...

I understand exactly how you must be feeling right now. I am always over the moon when I have not seen my kids and grandkids for a while. The build up of excitement just bubbles right over doesn't it?

I did not have the pleasure of seeing this post originally, but all I can say is wow oh wow. My love of the colors of red and green with splashes of yellow. It's the proverbial "to die for."

Four Paws and Co said...

Have a wonderful trip & visit with all the family!

Beautiful tablescape! I'm in love with the ironstone! ☺ Diane

Martha said...

I can see why you wanted to repeat -- a great post.

Have a great visit with your family -- families are always so special.

Love your green dishes!

Chandy said...

I love this post. I don't know if I seen it the first time so I'm glad you reposted. Beautiful green ironstone. Wow! And your table is exquisite in green and white!

Have fun in Texas; where abouts will you be?

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari! Waving at you! :)
I've missed you girl. What a mess our computer has been for days. Alex wiped it out and it still is acting up. He's still trying... In the meantime I had to come by and say Hello! I hope you are feeling good lately. I'll have to email you soon as well.

I know you are soooo excited!!!
What a thrill for all of you. Have a wonderful time and take lots amd lots of pretty photos.

This green tablescape is gorgeous and was really perfect for Spring. You have a true talent my friend.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa :)

Mrs. Petrie said...

Thank you for hosting! Your tablescape is beautiful! Have tons of fun with your kids and grandkids; I'm sure they've missed you a lot. Stop by my blog, I'm hosting a giveaway and the platters would look great in one of your tablescapes!

Keetha Broyles said...

I think I'm all Mr. Linkyed up even while I'm on a camping trip!!!

I am really ANGRY about the font(s) in my post. They do NOT look like that in the post creation box, but when I publish - - - there they are all different sizes. I've tried resetting my fonts and reposting THREE times - - - nothing helps.
It's downright embarrassing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari!
I struggled getting my post to work and I can only hope it went through this time. Ugh! I am so happy for you, getting to see your kids and grandkids soon. I am so excited about my son coming later today I can hardly sleep. It's hard when it's been so long,I'm sure you are just chomping at the bit to get going!(lol) I so love this beautiful green and white tablescape! I love the green pattern and the white chargers from Penneys are fab! I have a pitcher real similar to your green one, (yours is prettier though) and I love how the green plays off of your lovely red dining room. This table just says Spring and Lovely! I will miss you while your on vacation, although, we may be taking off about the same time. Happy Sunday Chari, hugs, Cindy

Joy Tilton said...

Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy your grandkids! I love all of the Tablescape posts and get inspired to use the many dishes I've collected. It's just a matter of motivation and great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Satur-unday. Lovely post from the past!

Got a minute? Pour a cuppa, pull up a comfy chair and please stop by - I love company.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, this is an absolutely gorgeous tablescape. I love all of it. I am so thrilled you're going to Texas to visit your girls and grandchildren. I just get so excited when I get to see mine. I know you are really excited too. Have a wonderful time and enjoy. Be sure to get lots of hugs and kisses from the G-children. Hugs, Marty

Nicole ~ said...

I am excited for you!! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your family.

Oh, I remember this post, and those beautiful green & white dishes!! This tablescape is just gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us again.

Have lots of fun, Nicole

Lori E said...

Chari, how did I miss commenting on here earlier?
I think your red walls are delicious. Stimulates the appetite not that I need that.
You asked about the Lime Cheesecake and yes the raspberry cocktail concentrarate is in the same amount. Any flavour of sweetened cocktail concentrate type juice will work but probably not a real juice. I think there would be an acidity problem with say a real orange juice.

xinex said...

Hi Chari, I have loved those plates ever since I saw them and I am still loving them now. Beautiful olive green color! And of course your whole dining table setting is lovely!...Christine

Kammy said...

Hey Chari !
You have a great time in Texas with the family ! I bet the weather won't be so rainy as here in Colorado ! Bring back some nice weather, k ?
Hugs ~ Kammy

xinex said...

You have a nice vacation, Chari. I am pretty busy myself cause we are leaving for FL on the 19th and then for a Caribbean cruise on the 20th. so we'll be having fun at the same time,. Yipee!...Christine

Salmagundi said...

Loved seeing your green transferware dishes again. That was quite the steal off of ebay as I remember. Since then, I have seen some of the same pattern around as I junk hunt around. It's warming up here - does that mean our cool spring is over? Take care, Sally

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

My Dear friend...girl I had forgotten just how beautiful this is...I love the dishes with your Dining room...just awesome my friend...Ooooh and the lace bird and the tea pot napkin rings...You do have that magic touch with your tablescapes Chari...
Well are you all packed and ready to go to Texas...I know just how excited you must me to see your mama, girls and all those Grand babies of yours...I hope you have a safe and fun trip my friend...I will miss you so much...but will be waiting to hear all about your fun trip when you get back...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

santamaker said...

have a wonderful trip, Chari!
Your tablescapes are always so pretty. You're really making me want to order some of those chargers. They looks stunning!