Welcome to the 55th "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 55th run of "Sunday Favorites"!

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! This is a busy weekend for us...it's graduation time for our little local high school and we have a couple of parties to attend! This just seems to be a busy time of the year...with school finishing up, summer vacations being planned, etc. Summer is nearly here!!! Yeeehawww!!!

Next weekend (May 21-23), honey and I will be leaving for our annual trip to Atwood, Kansas for the "Atwood Early Rod Run" car show. Even though I will be gone, I am still planning for Sunday Favorites...thanks to being able to pre-schedule a post...the party will go on! Hehe!*

Have a super Sunday, sweet friends!


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My favorite post from: February 8, 2010


Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories

Hello my friends! I hope that you're having a terrific Tuesday!
It's time for Tuesday's "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories"...hosted by our very own Barb over at Grits and Glamour! What a fun filled Tuesday event! Please go over and see what lovelies that Barb has for us today and while you're over there you can visit all of the other participants!

Thank you, Barb...for hosting this fun filled party for us and giving us the chance to play house!

A Living Room Vignette...

The vignette that I would like to share with you today for "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories" can be found in my living room.
My living room is all wrapped up in it's warm wintery frocks! I really do enjoy the rich, regal colors of olive green, burgandy, and the gold accents of this room! They are perfect to warm our hearts and souls during the cold, Colorado winters!

A Vignette..."Fairer Than Pearls"
The vignette that I would like to show you today sits nestled upon one of my favorite pieces of furniture...a rich, cherry wood, sofa table! This pretty table sits in front of my favorite window! I just love this big, beautiful arched window!!! It let's so much sunlight into the living room...sooo very welcomed during the cold, Colorado winters!
There is only one little problem! Although I just adore all the sunlight...this window is very difficult to photograph! Here are a few of my best photos.

I love the olive green and gold tapestry table runner! It "grounds" the vignette nicely!

A tall sofa lamp sits on the left hand side of the table. I love the soft light that it provides in the evening hours! You can see that I have added a beautiful olive green and burgandy tassel to the lamp shade...just a little extra "pretty"!

A little cherub sits under the lamp. I just love my little cherub...he is holding a leaf in his hands...and a sweet little bird has come to rest upon the leaf! I found the cherub in the garden section of Hobby Lobby at the end of the gardening season for just $3...90% off the original price!
Another sweet bird can be found at the feet of the cherub.

I added a pretty gold filigree brooch and a strand of pearls to the leaf. I love how this looks...it takes me back to a time long ago...to a finer day...a fairer day!!! Sooo pretty!!!

A Sea Hath Its Pearls...
The sea hath its pearls,
The heaven hath its stars;
But my heart, my heart
My heart hath its love.
Great are the sea and the heaven,
Yet greater is my heart;
And fairer than pearls and stars
Flashes and beams my love.
Thou little, youthful maiden,
Come unto my heart great;
My heart, and the sea, and the heaven
Are melting away with love.

(a poem written by Heinrich Heine)


A little french girl bust sits atop a couple of old books...on the right hand side of the table.
A mini cloche full of gold buttons can be found atop a small glass pedestal plate next to the french girl bust!

In the center of the table...I have evergreen boughs, red and green sugared berries, and sprigs of creamy white pearls. It's still very much winter here in Colorado...I like decorating with pine throughout the season!

I love the frenchy, white filigree, finial that is so sweetly nestled into the pine boughs!!!

A close up shot of the mini cloche full of pretty gold buttons!
Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by today for a visit! I hope that you enjoyed seeing my "Fairer Than Pearls" vignette! I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know that you were here so that I can come to your place for a visit!!!



Natasha in Oz said...

This is so pretty! I am so glad you reposted this as I just loving looking at your beautiful vignettes.

Thanks for having me today.

Best wishes,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always do the greatest vignettes and every time I see them I find all kinds of inspiration. You have some gorgeous accessories and you know just how to put them all together. I love your beautiful room. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is indeed a favorite post! I love the treasures in the leaf...and the poem is the perfect touch! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ♥

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

I hope all is well with you and Russ! I remember this post. so, pretty. I just love all the pretties in this vignette.

I hope you two have a blast next weekend! I think we are going to our trailer next weekend as well. Need a little getaway!

Have a good day!

Diann :)

Heidi said...

Hi Sweet Chari!
I hope you're having a wonderful time on your weekend away from home. You'll have some fun posts to read when you get back!
I remember your lovely vignette and just love the cherub and the lovely french maiden, I am trying to find one for my home, but I'm not sure I'll be able to put together a vignette as good as the one you created!
Thanks for hosting again.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Allie and Pattie said...

SO pretty! I missed this the first time around so I'm so glad to see it now!
xoxo Pattie

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Hi Chari - I remember this post so well. I loved it then, and I love it now!!! I'd let you decorate my home any time!!!!!!


Flory said...

your vignette is one of a kind!!!
i gave you an award Chari...pls visit my blog for details!
have a nice day....hope I could share a post next Sunday:)

Sweet European Dreams said...

Hi Chari! I'm happy that I could link up with you all this week. I accidently put the wrong info on my link title...sorry - both of my kids were yapping as I was typing! Hope you are having a great weekend! -diane
p.s. and I love the little French girl - she's adorable!


Hi Chari, What a beautiful post, I'm so happy you shared it with us. I love the "Cherub" holding such sweet little treasures in the leaf...and I really love your poem, it makes your post complete. Love it all! Thank you for hosting such a fun party. I'm really enjoying seeing what you and your participants come up with each week.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous vignette!

That window with the view of the beautiful tree is amazing!

I love the angel/cherub...Such a sweet face.

So glad I stopped in tonight. I linked up my new dress form desing.

All the best to you Chari,

Starview Sonnet

The Tablescaper said...

I'm new to Sunday favorites and happy to be here. Your vignette is beautiful and full of inspriation.

- The Tablescaper

Lori E said...

Lots of eye candy in this picture but the button cloche is my favorite bite.
It reminds me of the tin full of buttons my mother had and how I would run my hands through them looking for my favorites ones.
I wonder what ever happened to that tin.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a nice way to start my Sunday! Loved your vignette, Chari!


Sheila :-)

Dixie said...

Happy Sunday Chari... I love this room! hugs. Dixie

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi sweet lady,
Love, love to see what you share on Sundays. Each one is so beautiful!

I have something to mail to you ~ so sorry I've been so tardy about it. Hope everything in your world is as wonderful as you are.


Creations By Cindy said...

Chari, I just love looking at all your beauty! You have such a gift and I am so thankful you have chosen to share it with so many. Be blessed. Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

HI Chari,
Your pictures are always so gorgeous that you could sell them my dear! I love your vignettes, they are just outstanding! Now, here I am awake at 2:00 a.m. blog hopping. It sounds like you had a busy weekend. Our graduation isn't until June, in fact Dan's last day of teaching is June 8th. He gets so stressed this time of year with finishing up the house they are building etc. I feel so bad, because he pushes himself so hard. I hope your feeling better and enjoying the nice spring weather.
Hugs to you,

Creations By Cindy said...

Chari, be sure to check my blog out. You have an award. Be blessed. Cindy