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Hello my friends!

Welcome to the 56th run of "Sunday Favorites"!

I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! This is a busy weekend for us...in fact...I'm not even home! We left Friday for the anual "Atwood Early Rod Run" car show in Atwood, Kansas. This is an event that we try to make every year...my honey just loves cars and car shows and we always really enjoy this show! So we are away...having a blast...and won't be back home till late Sunday evening. I'm so glad that I am able to pre-schedule a post (it's really just Thursday when I'm writing this)...I didn't want to miss out on our Sunday Favorites party! Anyway my friends, I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! I am anxious to see what all of you have posted for Sunday Favorites this week...I'll be by on Monday for a little visit!!!

Have a super Sunday, sweet friends!


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My favorite post from: July 29, 2009

It's Tablescape Thursday!!!

Hello my friends...it's Thursday and we all know what that means...it's time for some tablescaping!!!

This fun filled Thursday event is hosted by our sweet friend Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch! So many of us in Blogland look forward to Tablescape Thursdays...it gives us an opportunity to play with our dishes! Hehe! Thank you so much Susan for all the time and effort you put into hosting this fun event...I sure do appreciate you, my friend!!!

~~~Rose Faeries~~~
Shhhhh...if you're real quiet and look close...you'll see the little rose faeries!!!

"Faeries Garden"



This Rose Faerie tablescape is set in my French country dining room.

The Centerpiece...
For the table's centerpiece I used my apothecary jar with a little cherub inside. I placed a beaded floral wreath at the base of the apothecary jar. I just love this pretty wreath...I borrowed it from my Tea Rose bedroom where it was hanging on the wall! It goes perfectly with the colors of my tablescape...white babies breath, pink flowers, and little lavender glass beads! To each side of the wreath and apothecary jar...I used three silver candleholders with white taper candles.

Shhh...what is that sound? Ahhhh...I think it's the sound of little faerie wings...

If you look real close...you may just see one....

Ohhh myyy...the faeries are sprinkling their faerie dust...this will be a magical evening indeed!!!

The Place Setting...
Today...for the first time...I am using my Norway Rose china. This beautiful china is manufactured by Cunningham & Pickett. I love the single pink rose in the center of the plate and the beautiful wide pink banding!!! I found this china on ebay...4 dinner plates and 6 salad/dessert plates for $11.98! It coordinates beautifully with my late mother-in-law's china, Roselet by Harmony House. I plan on using the two sets together once in awhile...just for a change!


I am using a white salad/dessert plate from a set of dishes that I bought with green stamps when I was just 13 yrs. old. It is ironstone and called "Providence".
Ohhh yes...I have lived with my dish fetish for a long, long time! Hehe!
The embossed white charger plate is called "Lace" from JC Penneys. I just love the pattern on this charger...it resembles a fleur de lis!

A close-up of the Norway Rose dinner plate.

The Table Linens...
This white lace tablecloth was a wedding gift from my Mother and Father. I just love it!!! It's reversible...on the side that I am using today there are pink roses. The other side is just plain white lace!
The pink damask dinner napkins are new as well...my first time to use them! They are another treasure find from ebay...if I remember correctly I gave $9 for a set of 10. They really do go perfectly with this set of pink china! The porcelain napkin rings were a gift from my late father-in-law...he was always so sweet to me!!! I just love the delicate flowers, leaves and ribbon that is on top of the napkin ring!!!

I used the Norway Rose salad/dessert plate as an underplate for the pink depression glass tumbler! I have a set of five of these pretty tumblers....a cherished gift from my dear sweet Grandma!!! Isn't it beautiful? The pattern of pink depression glass on this tumbler is called "Open Rose"...I just adore these!!!

Ohhhh my...LOOK! There is one of those little rose faeries now!!! I wonder what she is thinking about?


Ohhh...and there is another one! She's lying in the rose wreath...soooo sweet!!!
Well my friends....I hope that you enjoyed my "Rose Faerie" tablescape! I must confess that I was a little displeased with my photos for this tablescape...it was a dreary day...no sunlight to light up the room so the lighting was just terrible! I worked and worked to get better photos and finally gave up! They're not my best by any means! We are experiencing really weird weather right now in colorful Colorado! Cool and rainy days...yesterday the temp only got up to 68 and today we are to have a high of 72 degrees! Now...how do you like those kind of temps for the end of July! Hehe! Really strange!!!
Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!!!


Beth said...

Oh, Chari! How beautiful! I love your Norway Rose china - what a buy you got!!! Love the depression glass tumblers - I have a weakness for depression glass. Love the fairie theme too. I had not seen this one before, as I only discovered your blog this year when I began blogging myself.
It is a privilege for me to participate in Sunday Favorites for the first time today (with both my blogs). You are so right; lots of good posts get forgotten back in the archives. They deserve another showing! Hope you had a great trip!
Blessings and hugs, Beth

No name said...

Hi Chari,
How fun, cute, pretty and whimsical all rolled into one! You have me completely oogling and dribbling over those beautiful pink goblets. I'd love to have just one piece of pink depression glass.

Such an inspiring post!

Blessings to you and yours.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Chari, this is just gorgeous. I love your fairy centerpiece. You always do the best centerpieces ever. Your beautiful pink dishes and the depression glass are just stunning. I love everything about it. More great eye candy and inspiration. Hugs Marty

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Magical Chari!

I am especially coveting your tablecloth! It is so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing and for hosting Sunday Favorites, which is one of my "favorite" parties. :-)


Unknown said...

Hi Chari - Thanks for hosting another Sunday Favorites!

I tell you, no matter how many times I see your lovely tablescapes, I never get tired of them. I love all your special touches!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites!
YOur table is lovely. It doesn't get better than pink and white! And your Norway Rose china is faulous. I've been looking for a china pattern that has a pink band. So delicate and feminine. The fairies must love it!
Wonderful to stop by and see this beautiful Favorite!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Chari,

Its exquisite! The ambiance, the color, the china....This must have taken you hours to arrange. I'm happy that you are sharing such a beautiful table and thank you for being such a perfect hostess on Sunday Favorites!


Sonia said...


I love your pink rose Norway China! So beautiful and that lace tablecloth is perfect with them! Your rose fairies are just precious and are such sweet little guests on your table! The layering of your dishes is gorgeous!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!

Miss Bloomers

Gypsy Heart said...

Can I come & live with you? :-) You create the most beautiful tablescapes and the dishes, glassware ~ all of it ~ is stunning.

I hope you are well and that you have a wonderful week ahead!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

The table is so lovely! Everything is just so soft and sweet. the china and glasses are so pretty. I love fairy centerpiece is so adorable!

I hope you are having fun at the car show!

Diann :)

podso said...

Sorry to not join in today; but what a sweet table scape. those pink salad plates are lovely. Like the whol table and glad you showed it a second time.

No name said...

Oh no no no! Something terrible has happened Chari...I somehow deleted my post that I had linked to Sunday Favorites.....and the worst part is I'm number two...I've no idea what I've done but I'm going to try to fix it ASAP...

I'm so very sorry to everyone who is clicking on my broken link. So very sorry!!

No name said...

Whewwwww...lucky for me I have a copy of it! But I'm number 2 on the list...I do apologize for my confusion.

Anonymous said...

Chari- It seems like forever since I have had a visit with you- so sorry friend, it's not that I'm not thinking of you!

Love this tablescape. Those pink rimmed dishes are just up my alley!! I think I may have missed this post which I cannot believe as I love your tablescapes!! Those pretty rose napkin holders are precious too!! You find the prettiest things and then put them all together to make stunning!!

Helped a friend clean her house today as she will be having major surgery soon. You should see the dishes she gave me!! Probably from the 50's and there are 24 plates!!!! They would make a perfect winter tablescape!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

I love the muted pink color of the plates, glasses and napkins. It has an old fashioned romantic feel to it.

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, I love this table- pink has always been a favorite of mine. And the fact that so many of it's components are full of memories for you just makes it more beautiful
xoxo Pattie

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
Love the pink and white theme. Love the silver candlesticks. Your fairies must be very happy!
Hope all is going well for you and your family!
Wishing you a Happy Sunday,

KBeau said...

Love your French country dining room. A perfect setting for a beautiful tablescape. Thanks again for hosting Sunday Favorites.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness, Chari....You've been collecting plates since you were THIRTEEN? Holy Frijoles!

Loved seeing this tablescape....as always....and your YUMMY dining room. You know how much I love that room.

Hope you're having a great time at your rod run....I used to do that toooooo......a million years ago.......(with a different spouse.... )

Huggies and lovies,

PS.....I think Rebecca at a Gathering of Thoughts has those same rose plate! :-)


Awww Chari, This is just so sweet. I love your fairy centerpiece, so precious. I love our pretty pink dishes depression glass and of course your table lines and pretty napkin ring. Reservations for two please!
Have a wonderful day, you and your husband deserve it!

Kathy said...

This is absolutely a beautiful table setting. I adore the pink Norway Rose China!
Your theme is absolutely charming.
I appreciate this opportunity to share with others on Sunday Favorites!
God Bless,

Theresa said...

OMG I love the pink and white! The rose dishes are my FAVORITES! Sweet fairies:) Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing this beautiful tablescape with us! HUGS!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, I love the pinks in this. They are so lovely, and I think I would like to have a fairy garden, too.


Sheila :-)

StressTheSeams said...

Wow. You have the most amazing selection of china. I can't imagine storing it all!

Thanks for hosting this amazing party each week. I love getting to dig through my older stuff!