Sunday Favorites and a Winner!


Welcome to the 53rd "Sunday Favorites"

"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click on the "Sunday Favorites" info. photo in the sidebar.


Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 53rd run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! Well my friends, it has been such an exciting week for me...celebrating Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday!!!

*Wowzer!!! All I can say is...you guys and gals are the best...THE VERY BEST!!! I am just overwhelmed by your kindness!!! Your warm and generous well wishes for my little Sunday meme's one year birthday have sooo touched my heart! Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU, my sweet friends!!!
Sunday Favorites "One Year" Birthday Celebration
Gift Card Giveaway

In honor of the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday, I wanted to have a giveaway...just a little token of my appreciation for your love and support of Sunday Favorites!
The winner may choose one $50 gift card from a choice of five different cards:
1) A $50 gift card to Chilis Restaurant
2) A $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby
3) A $50 gift card to Home Depot
4) A $50 gift card to Amazon.com
5) A $50 gift card to Target Dept. Stores
Now...I decided to use the "Random Generator" thingy....because there were a total of 288 entries!!! Can you believe that? Ohhh my goodness! Hehe!

Soooo...without further ado...the winner of the $50 gift card is....
#220...Beth from Food As Art blog!
Congratulations Beth!!! If you will email me with your gift card preference, I will get that right out to you, my friend!!!

Well my friends...I have had the time of my life this week! Really...I was just overwhelmed by all of your warm and generous well wishes!!! I really appreciate the love and support of all my faithful friends and followers...ya'll are the BEST...you know I love ya!!! And...I'm just tickled pink about all the new friends that I have made this week! I'm really looking forward to getting to know each of you and to do a bunch of visiting at your blogs! I wished that I were a rich woman, I would love to sent each and every one of you a gift card! I appreciate you all soooo very much!!! Thank you for making Sunday Favorites one of your favorite little Sunday memes!!!
PS...Just a little note for all of this week's Sunday Favorites participants. I am having to go out of town for the day so I may be a little late getting around to visit all of your posts...but I will be there!
Have a super Sunday!


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Love ya'll,

Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: February 24, 2010*

Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today!
You are cordially invited to a special tea luncheon...I hope that you are able to accept my invitation! I would just love to spend some time chatting with you over a cup of tea and lunch!
A Tea Luncheon

* Ohhh good! I'm so happy to see that you could make it!!!
Our little Tea Luncheon is taking place in my French Country dining room. I have prepared a table just for you and me!

* Ohhh yes...please do have a seat!

Today our tea/luncheon table has been set in "creamy white and sparkling crystal".
The crystal pieces that you see here...the candleholders, pedestal cake plate and cover, and spoon dish are all recent thrifty treasure finds. I found this pair of pretty crystal candleholders at a new thrift store for just $1...can't beat that price! I also found the crystal spoon dish for just $1!
The crystal pedestal cake plate is one of my most awesome treasure finds of late! It is Godinger Shannon Crystal made in Poland and measures 18 in. tall...it really is gorgeous (the photos don't do it justice). I found this at an "after Christmas" sale at Dillards for just $19...it was originally $139.00! Ohhh boy, I was really doin' the happy dance with this thrifty treasure find!!!

The Place Setting....
A creamy white ironstone dinner plate.
A white ironstone salad/dessert plate with a fruit motif.
A small crystal berry bowl.
A metal lacy charger plate.
The flatware is "Brahms" by Oneida.
White lace trimmed dinner napkins.


I just love these pretty ironstone salad/dessert plates with the fruit motif...they're just perfect for our tea luncheon!!!

Salad/Dessert Plates...


*These pretty ironstone plates are called "Snowhite Regency" and are manufactured by Johnson Bros. made in England. I found a set of six on ebay for $12. I just fell in love with them and had to have them! Hehe! I love the beautiful fruit pattern in the center of the plates. The rim of the plate has a swirled pattern...trimmed with a silver band.
There are five different fruit patterns....

* Strawberries (pictured above), Peaches, Oranges, Pears, and Grapes.
I love that each plate has a different fruit displayed! Oooh...so pretty!!!

*The Beverages...

*A white ironstone tea cup and saucer from the same set of dishes as the dinner plate.
Would you care for a cup of raspberry tea?

* A crystal champagne glass.

*This pretty etched champagne glass is from a set that I inherited from my late mother-in-law!
Mmmm...I was thinking that just a little glass of bubbly with our lunch sounds good!!!

*The Teapot...

*I just love my new little teapot!!! It's another thrifty treasure find...just $9.99 from TJ Maxx. Don't you just adore those delicate little roses that stand up off of the teapot? Sooo pretty!!! The teapot is sitting upon an ironstone platter that has an embossed border of fruit. They make for a pretty combo...the white ironstone tray and teapot!

*A close-up of the teapot.

* Would you like a tea cookie to go with your tea?

*Mmmm...little heart shaped tea cookies with raspberry jam filling!
The pedestal cookie plate is another thrifty treasure find from TJ Maxx...just $5.99! This is my first time to use it. It came with the prettiest red & white polka dotted ribbon but I changed it out for a white organdy ribbon for today's tea/luncheon table. I love the cut work pattern around the edge...I can change the ribbon out to go with whatever I would like!

* Ohhh yes...please do have a tea cookie! Mmm...I love raspberry!!!

*Well my friend, I do hope that you enjoyed our visit today!!! I enjoyed your company immensely!!!
I am joining in with these three lovely parties...

* Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.

* Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville.

* Show & Tell Friday hosted by Cindy from My Romantic Home.
Thank you, ladies...for hosting these fablulous parties!!! Please go by and pay these lovely ladies a visit and see all the pretties that they have for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other party participants!

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!!!



The Charm of Home said...

I remember that post. It is beautiful! I love the chargers, the cake plates, the crystal. It is all lovely. You have such a good eye for putting it all together. The cookies look delicious. I have always wanted to make them.
Congrats again on your anniversary!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good afternoon my Dear Sis...Girl I pray you are doing better with your ear and all...did I ever tell you I love ya well I do my Dear friend...pray you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps can't believe its been a month today since I went to Vegas to see you...what fun we had girl...

Cass @ That Old House said...

How did I miss this post the first time around? It's gorgeous -- everything!
but I really LOVE those square fruit plates ... fantastic.

It's all lovely -- and those cookies look like YUM. :-)
And Happy Blogaversary!!!!!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

What a pretty table! Everything looks great.
thanks for hosting our tea party and our wonderful blog party each week.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

This was one of my favorite posts. so pretty!

Congrats to Beth!!!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Such a lovely tea. Oh how I wish you and I could share a spot.


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Chari...Thank you so much for hosting Sunday favorites...I am sooo looking forward to seeing everyone's fav's!

Your tablescape is gorgeous...the white pitcher is simply stunning...I adore the little white flowers on it's side! The whole table is sooooo you!

I posted a tablescape too...great minds think alike;)!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, I love this tablescape and the dishes are gorgeous, but that cakestand and teapot just make me drool every time I see them. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Congrats to the lucky winner! I love that beautiful table Chari! That teapot, the cake plates and china. It's just so pretty and dreamy looking! I hope all is well my friend and I hope to hear from you soon.
Big Hugs,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this post! I joined the fun and posted an old post about an Art Bag I put together to travel with! Thanks and Happy Sunday! ♥

Natasha in Oz said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

Lovely post too-I love that teapot!

Thanks so much for having me again.

Best wishes and happy Sunday,

Cottage Sunshine said...

Hi Chari!

First time to your blog and I love it! I adore your tablescape! Very pretty! I love all of it...chargers, teapot (I love teapots!), and cake plate! All of it ...simply beautiful! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Sonia said...

Oh how I love those square ironstone fruit plates!! What a steal 6 for $12.00! I would have bid on those in a instant! I remember seeing this post and enjoyed it so much! Congrats again on your birthday celebration and congrats to Beth for being the big winner!!

Miss Bloomers

Flory said...

Wow, another exciting Sunday Favorites... As always, you've shown a delightful post again and of course congratulations to the winner.
Happy Sunday Chari!

A 2 Z said...


I'm new to your blog so everything you post is new to me. How wonderful! Your table is fabulous! I'm grateful you posted it!


Unknown said...

So, so pretty. I love the cake stand and cookie compote.

Allie and Pattie said...

Congrats to the winner! I do remember that post. I love those dishes and have the same teapot!
xoxo Pattie

The Shiny Pebble said...

Your tablescape looks stunning against those cramberry walls. Thanks for hosting your blog meme.

Maggie said...

Hi Chari,
I so enjoyed taking tea with you this afternoon, the biscuits/cookies are delicious!
Congratulations to Beth on winning the giveaway gift card, lucky girl.


Hi Chari, Your table is so beautiful, all the white is so romantic! I especially love your teapot, pretty cake plates and the beautiful china. Love the strawberries with blueberry on the plates! I'm sure your lucky winner is thrilled, congratulations to her! I posted a project that I just completed, a beach filled cylinder, with starfish, shells and a favorite photo from my trip to the beach with family. Lot's of pretty glitter shells... Thank you for hosting and I hope you are able to stop by for a visit. Have a wonderful day!

Keetha Broyles said...

My favorite tea pot - - - AGAIN!!!!

I made my post for Faves YESTERDAY and set it to post automatically a little after midnight. But by then I was sound asleep, and just now had time to link it - - - so it looks like I was late to the party.

Oh well, better late than never!

Beth said...

Chari, What a beautiful table/teascape! I just love white! The salad plates are adorable, too. And the teapot - Wow! Really pretty and unique.
THANK YOU so much for doing the Sunday Favorites One Year Birthday giveaway! I am so delighted to have won! I will enjoy my Amazon.com giftcard! Thanks!!!
Hugs, Beth

Shirley said...

I'm so late joining in today but it's been one of those days. I just love your tablescape and dishes...gorgeous.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Chari,
What a beautiful tea you have set! I love your tea pot and those cookies sure look good. Everything is simply lovely; thanks for sharing.


Lynn said...

Congtratulations to Beth on her win! She's one very lucky lady!
Thank you so much for having this great giveaway!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me on my blog too!


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Chari,
Congratulations to the lucky winner. Glad you chose this table to repost - it features my favorite teapot, so pretty.
Sorry I have gotten behind in my comments and blogging, too busy.
I hope you are doing well.
Hope your grandsons are doing well?! Both are still in my prayers my friend.
Wishing you a fabulous week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations Beth on your Win.
Chari, I love your table. Everything you have on it is devine. Be blessed. Cindy

Tammy said...

These are just beautiful photos...I love all the lovely finds. Those cookies by the way are my fave.... Have a wonderful week. Happy Blog versary!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, Chari...what a beautiful table setting. The chargers really caught my eye. Just lovely!!
Listen, Chari...you have cured me of wanting to go to Las Vegas! Between you and Gloria...nah...I'm old, I need to stay at least somewhat healthy. Think I'll stay home... :) (I'm teasing you!)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I remember the post as well. I love the tea pot. And all the white dishes.

And congrats to Beth for winning your giveaway. I am so jealous. I wanted to win!!!! Boo hoo. Oh well, I am happy for her (at least that is what I am telling myself. lol).

I hope that you are having a lovely week. I've been a little down, not sure why. I haven't been motivated to do much. I need some motivation. Maybe I just need a pill. lol.

I'll talk to you soon. Take care.


xinex said...

I read on Mona's site that you have been sick. So sorry, Chari. I hope you feel better soon. Your table with all the whites in it is gorgeous, so pure and clean! Congrats to the giveaway winner!...Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Hey girl, I just wanted to pop over and say hi. I hope your earache is doing better. My cold is finally getting better and maybe now I can start to feel normal again. We have snow showers in our forecast! ARRRR! My lilacs are in bloom. That's Wisconsin for ya. I also want to wish you a Happy Mothers Day. Do you have any plans? We will visit Dan's Mom and then mine. My daughter wants to take me to a movie. hehe. I am happy she is thinking of me. Big Hugs and hope all is well.

kanishk said...

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Lady Katherine said...

Chari, This is one beautiful TEA! I love the dishes, cake plate, the crystal! Oh the the beautiful Teapot! Yes, please, I would just love to have a cookie from this lovely Tea!

Wanda Lee said...


I hope your feeling better my friend!..,

I loved that ladies tea lunchion post Cheri!~Every little detail was just so appealingly,'picture perfect'!

Also, my oh my, what a fabulous birthday bash and Anniversary you've had!!

Congrats once more Cheri!

It was so much fun!~ How did you ever reply to all of those lovely comments!!??

Mama is thank God, slowly but surely improving! Thanks so much for your CONTINUED prayers!.., I am still praying for you, as well as your precious grandsons and entire family, my sweet friend!!..,

I want to personally very warmly invite you to partake Cheri with my 51st TEA PARTY POST!~

You see it's my 30th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party this Tuesday coming, as well as my 21st,'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' blog tea party,this week coming as well!~

..,Alas Cheri, I missed 'the golden opportunity' to properly celebrate my 50th, due to considerable difficulties with dear mama.~(Among other concerns she was missing for a few frightening hours; we could not find her anywhere when my hubby and I were scheduled to pick her up for a doctors appointment she had apparently forgotten!~We found her when she called my cell phone appologizing profusely!.., She was apparently visiting a friend and said she had forgotten the time!..,

..,(You see Cheri, her mother died due to complications from Alzeimers many years ago and my own dearest daddy had severe vascular dimentia, so I was and am, most concerned, as these things mostly always seem to start slowly and can escalate quite quickly!..,(We pray this is not the case and that she just simply forgot)!

..,Whew!~ What a busy week!

I hosted what wasthanks to my dear friends such a lovely and fun tea party, a dinner party for my sweet Tiffany and her boyfrind and friend who finally made it 'over the pond',(after a long delay with that volcanic ash cmplication);her friend Sarah is just delightful and is visiting from England, and now I have my sisters 30th Wedding Anniversary party as well as another tea up and comming. There will 10 house guests visitng from out of town with beds to prepare and meals, also 4 bed and breakfast guests as well!..,

..,Yet, this is what we do for a living so; 'c'est la vie'!~ I still sooo want to still celebrate so I'm asking my dear bloggy friends to kindly support me and celebrate with prizes and giveaways' along with me!..,

I'll post the details soon!

Cheers and hugs my darlin!!

If you feel up to popping by Cheri, I love to have you visit my dear!

Blessings from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

P.S.~ Some of the 30th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' contest details are posted on the 'Tuesday tea post', the post before last Cheri..,

P.P.S. ~ Also, sadly when I temporarily could not find mama, it somewhat of 'threw my whole week off shedule'!~ I had 'sooo' wanted to invite folks to my tea parties to celebrate both my 50th tea party post over all, as well as my 20th 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' post.~ We'll see what thsi week holds for my 51st tea post celebration Cheri!

..,(Yet God is indeed gracious and I have much to be thankful for Cheri!!.., Sooo very,very much!
Other than my diffculties, this past week was exceptionally heartwarming and so lovely that I just know I'll always cherish the memories)!!

Take care my sweet friend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Chari girl,
I am having a giveaway for some beautiful dishes, I hope you can get over and sign up!
Hope you have a nice weekend. It's freezing cold here today and it makes me irritated with the local weather people who keep telling us we've been spoiled. It's Wisconsin, we don't get spoiled by nice weather. Well, that's my little rant. Happy Mothers Day,

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