Welcome to the 61st "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends...

Welcome to the 61st run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! It's been a busy, busy week here at my place! Honey took a vacation week this past week and has been home...so we've been trying to catch up on a few projects around the house. Wow...at times it seemed never ending! Hehe! But it's been a great week...we had beautiful weather and got quite a bit accomplished! Yeeeehawww!!!

The temperatures are starting to really warm up here in Colorado...in fact, there has been a couple of days that I just stuck close to the a/c! Hehe! These hot summer days bring to mind, a post I did in July, 2009. What is it about the heat that makes me think of...and long for..."WHITE"? White just looks and feels refreshing...don't you think? Well my friends, I hope that you enjoy revisiting this post!

Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend!!!


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My favorite post from: July 26, 2009

It's Mosaic Monday
Fantasies in White!!!

Hello my friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start!
I have recently found the fun of making photo "mosaics"! If you haven't ever tried your hand at it...you really should! It really is sooo much fun and the possibilities for photo mosaics are endless!!! I have been using Flickr and Big Huge Labs to do mine but I'm sure that there are several software programs out there that you can use!
Mary over at Little Red House is hosting Mosaic Monday! I was just elated to find this fun filled Monday event...it gives us an outlet to show off some of the pretty photo mosaics that we've been experimenting with! Thank you, Mary!!! Please go on over to Mary's place when you're finished here...she always has the most beautiful mosaics...and while you're there you can visit the other participants!!!
What is it about white???
Lately, my mind has been wandering from the comfortable color palette of COLOR that I am so accustomed to! Yes...I love color! For those of you who know me...you know that I have surrounded myself in deep, rich color! The color palette of our home's living area consists of deep olives, reds, and golds. Our master bedroom is done in brown and seaside blue and our Tea Rose bedroom (guest room) dresses in hues of garden green, pinks, and soft buttery yellow! Did I mention that I LOVE COLOR? Hehe!
Lately I have found myself dreaming of white! Yes...cool, clean, crisp white!!! White rooms...white furniture...white dishes...and yes, even white linens!!!
Maybe it's the summer heat...maybe it's my longing for that soft, sheer elegance that white so easily affords!!! Whatever the reason...I am in love with white!!! I wanted to share a few photos that I have found...that just makes me go "ahhhhhhh"!!!

Ahhhhh....white!!! Cool, clean, crisp white!!! My latest fantasy in white!!!
A White Mosaic Monday

Well my friends...thank you for letting me share my latest fantasy...fantasies in white!!!
Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here! I would love to visit with you!!!
Have a wonderful cool, clean, and crisp Monday!!!


podso said...

THAT is one of the prettiest/most elegant mosaics I've seen made...you did a wonderful job with all that beautiful white. Hope you are doing fine and having a nice weekend.


Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to have all those white linens! So pretty and delicate!!

Hope you and Russ have had some fun while he has been on vacation!

Have a wonderful Sunday Chari!

Diann :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, Oh, my what a BEAUTIFUL post!!!!! You are so right about white! And you raised it to another level. I would love to have these pictures on my wall, desk etc. They look like they are right out of a magazine.
How do you do that wonderful effect?
Happy weekend, dear friend.

Beth said...

Chari, Very crisp, clean, serene...so beautiful! I love this post and I'm glad your honey had a week off. It's good to be together, even if you are busy! Thanks for sponsoring Sunday Favorites and have a great week!

Love Of Quilts said...

Chari white has that effect on me to....I simple love it. Trish

A 2 Z said...

Hi Chari,

That is so beautiful! White is so inspiring and calming. Thanks for hostessing this beautiful blog hop. Hope you are enjoying the summer.

Anne-Marie :D

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oooo... love the whites! Especially love that table in the mosaic, with the see-thru cloth -- so beautiful!
Thanks for hosting, my dear!
Best wishes, Cass

Maggy, Red Ted Art said...

I am liking all that white freshness! Lovely!!!

Thank you for hosting link up and have a lovely Sunday!


Flory said...

so cool and clean Chari, love this post! xx

Keetha Broyles said...

That white flower with the pale yellow center is just simply stunning.

This comment comes to you from a hotel room in Hayward, WI!!!

Happy Sunday Favorites

Christi @ A Southern Life said...


Those photos do you make you go "Ahhh!" So beautiful and soothing during a hot, hot summer. Thanks for a cool moment :)

Christi @ A Southern Life

Lori E said...

White is so elegant. I had beautiful white bedding with lace edges but the body and hair oils ruin them very quickly no matter how much you shower and how much you bleach the fabrics.
I do love to wear a crisp white blouse though.
Thanks for hosting us again. It is always such a treat to look back over the posts.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my goodness. Such beautiful pictures of whites. Your mosaic is just stunning. You really do take the best pictures. Hugs, Marty

Cherry Chick said...

What beautiful whites you have to share. How simple and elegant.
Don't recall how I got here but I'm enjoying your Sunday Favorites and I thought I would join in.
Thank you for sharing with us this Sunday.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Chari! This post is certainly worth a re-play!! What lovely crisp whites!! Have a great Sunday!!

Susan and Bentley

Niki said...

Just found you!! Thanks for hosting! I have some posts I am looking forward to re-posting next time. :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I just adore white!!! Love, love, love everything you shared. Sorry that I haven't talked you to lately. I've been so busy at work and at home. I've hardly had time to blog. I hate when life gets in the way of blogging. lol. You will be happy to know that I am participating this week in Sunday Favorites. I just realized that I've had my blog for 1 year now. I guess I should have a giveaway. So I better come up with something. Take care girlfriend and I'll talk to you later.

Theresa said...

White is pure and gorgeous! Love this post, it is inspiring! Have a blessed day my friend! Enjoy whatever you do today!


Michella Marie said...

Soooo beautiful!!! I love white!!! Crisp, clean, white cotton is HEAVENLY to me :)) Your pictures are AMAZING!! I am pretty new to all this. Any tips for a newcomer?? Any and all would be helpful and most appreciated!!
Thank you so much for sharing and hosting the party!! It is my first time to link up :)) Feel free to come and visit me!! http://michellamarie.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful day!!
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

L Simonson said...

Thanks so much for hosting. I love your beautiful blog. I have added your party to my Linky Love Library page. Have a fabulous Sunday.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
Oh, I love the white! And your mosaic is just so lovely. Very pretty indeed! Sounds like you two have been very busy. I am starting to get anxious to go. Can't wait to see all your projects, I know they'll be wonderful!
How's the weather out there?
We've been pretty good. Sunny and low 80's but we've also had plenty of rain.
You have a wonderful day my friend,

Miss Welcome said...

These are so peaceful, so elegant. I love white.

Anitra Cameron said...

Hi, Chari! I think I got it right this time--Button on Sidebar, Link to you, Permalink to the blog entry. Unfortunately, I did a "regular" link the first time, so now I'm on Mr Linky twice. =oP

#21 is the one you might want to remove from the list. #34 is the perma. That is, if I'm actually accepted as a participant, which I hope I am!

Anitra Cameron said...

Oh, funny! You were posting your comment exactly when I was posting mine!

Thank you so much for accepting me. Your response and comment were so sweet and gracious, I was all smiles as I read. I'm looking forward to getting to know you, too, and thank you for the Follow!

Ah, those whites...lovely, and so cooling and restful.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, I don't remember seeing this post the first time, so I'm really glad you posted it again. Loving all of that white. That sheer white cloth on that table looks so romantic and reminds me of your tables. laurie

Wanda Lee said...

Well hello there my dear friend Cheri!

What a refreshing oasis of white you have created for Mosaic Monday!!.., I love the linens and lace and every subtle and nuanced detail within your artistically composed vignette, especially that loveliest bed!.., Ooh my!.., Simply beautiful!

No wonder you are dreaming of white, with all the heat and long languid days of summer stretching ahead of us!~ I say; Why not?!

It is always a delight to hear from you my dear lady, I hope you and yours are having an excellant summer!..,

I am taking a wee, brief rest here and there Chari, yet summers are always at the peek season and therefore at the heighth of busyness for us!..,

It's been very busy and the season has been thankfully great though, thus far!.., Thank God!

Dearest mama, who is away visitng my sister,and attending her grandaughter's high school graduation, has finished writing her historicl fiction novel and has even found a Christian publisher!..,

We're so very thankful and elated; she even has found an excellant professional editor to edit her book!

Also Chari,I was so blessed have a dear friend visit for a week from the west coast.~ We served an afternoon tea in her honour, and now just today, one of the dear lady's who was also invited to attend that tea party, in turn invited me to attend a ladies lunchion..,

We are also planning a garden party, two brunches and also an evening soiree for when my friend returns in two weeks for 30 men and women, so I'll have to pace myself amidst our regular flow of B. and B. house guests, as well as find time to blog which I adore!

..,All of that to say this my dear; you so kindly asked me how I was and what an answer to prayer! As last year Chari, there was absolutely no way I could have kept up this pace!..,( Yet I assure you I am still having to very much be careful and accept as much help at these events as I can)!

Speaking of blogging Chari, your last post is just so refreshing as I mentioned; really, I can hardly wait to see what you'll post next!

..,I added some pictures of a darling chocolate pot that I recently found at a thrift shop.~

I posted those several extra pictures just after you visited; you'll never guess what I paid for it Chari.., Just $12.00! ~ My antique dealer friend says it's Victorian and worth quite a bit more than that to be sure!..,Fun!

Perhaps you'll take a wee peek!

I'll join you also this week hopefully for 'Sunday Favorites' once again..,

Take care sweetest friend and stay well!!~ I trust you are well and that your ear is still behaving!Thanks for your kind words of encouragement; your lovely visits always delight me,lift my spirts and make my day my friend!

Have a marvelous 4th my dear!

God bless you!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

@ The Plumed Pen and also @ Silken Purse

Salmagundi said...

Hi Chari!! I enjoyed this post the first time around. I can't get into white, but your beautiful pictures make me want to try. Hope this finds you well. When is your visit from Cindy? I know you will have a great time together. Take care and have a glorious 4th. Sally

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello my dear Chari, I hope this finds you doing well out your way. It seems like forever since I've been over to see your beautiful blog.. I adore you blog header. Now if I could figure out how to change mine into something like I would do it in a heartbeat.. lol
I've often wanted an all white and cream bedroom.. I adore them when I see them, but know in our home it isn't practical..so like you it's a fantasy..one I can endulge myself in many times over and not cost a dime.. lol..
I always love when you stop by and leave your uplifting comments. You always put a smile on my face... I know it takes me forever to get back to, I hope you understand, sometimes my time isn't all mine... many many hugs sent your way dear friend... ~lynne~

Rettabug said...

So soothing...almost ethereal in its feeling! LOVE all this pure white, Chari!!

Regretfully, I never remember in time to do a Sunday Favorites posting. Actually I haven't been blogging long enough to HAVE many favorites. LOL I always enjoy yours, though.

You guys are going to need a vacation from your vacation, with all the work you've been doing.

I hope you get to relax & have a Happy 4th of July!
The Gazebo House