Sunday Favorites...No. 81

Welcome to the 81st "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 HERE.


Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 81st run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

I hope that you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Our kiddos...Darrin and Danielle are here to spend the holiday with us. We had a fabulous Thanksgiving and now we are all just "kickin' back" and enjoying a quiet weekend at home! I hope that you all are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday as well!!!

Well...now that Thanksgiving is behind us...many are beginning to think about the upcoming Christmas holidays. In fact, while the kids are here I am going to utilize their youth (and strong backs) and have them carry down all the Christmas boxes from upstairs. Starting Monday...Christmas decorating will begin at our place! Soooo...this week for Sunday Favorites...I thought I would share a few snippets from Christmas 2009. I hope you enjoy!

I am also joining in with The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday party today! Please go over and see what this talented lady has for us today...I know that you'll be glad you did!


Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria

When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!

I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST!

Thank you!!!

Wishing you all a super Sunday!!!


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Love ya'll,


Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: November 19, 2009

Seasonal Snippets...*

Ohhh...do you know that we only have 35 days until Christmas? I'm so excited...Christmas is my favorite holiday!!!
I'm trying to be patient...I mean, we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet! Hehe! So I will leave the dining room, which is presently decorated in all of its Fall finery, alone...until after Thanksgiving! However...I have started a little bit of my Christmas decorating in the living room.
As many of you know...I just finished putting in a faux fireplace in my living room and I've just been "bitin' at the bit" to decorate that new mantel! Hehe!
I'm not ready for the "reveal" but I wanted to share just a few "Seasonal Snippets" with you....
so without further ado...
Christmas 2009 at Happy To Design!

Santa Claus is coming to town...

I started collecting Santa Claus' about three years ago. I haven't gotten very far...I only have three! Hehe! This Santa is one of my favorites! He looks very elegant in his cream colored velvet robes...trimmed with gold...don't you think?
Ahhh...just look at that sweet face! I love his kind and gentle eyes!!!

And...where would Santa be without his reindeer? Hehe!

I recently found this set of reindeer at Hobby Lobby. They were on sale for 50% off...yeehawww! I love the burnished gold and that fabulous filigree cut-work!

Just a pretty French finial amongst some Christmas berries!

Shhhh...I'll tell you a little secret! I have even started playing Christmas music already! I especially love listening to all the Christmas songs about the birth of Christ...my favorite!!!

"NOEL"...french for Christmas! This beautiful "Noel" sign is another Hobby Lobby find. I bought it last year...during their "after Christmas" sale. I could hardly wait to get it out this year and use it! It really is beautiful...I love the french scrolled border! It's a nice sized piece...standing about 12 in. tall...and it's very heavy! If I remember correctly, I only paid $4 for it...it was marked 90% off!!! I love after Christmas sales...that's when I buy all my decorations!!!

AND...I'm giving you a "sneak peak" at my brand new...decorated for Christmas...mantel!!! Stay tuned for the full reveal! Remember...this is about "Seasonal Snippets" today! wink!

Joyeux Noel...
Merry Christmas!!!
I know...I know...it's a bit early! Hehe! But...it won't be long now...Christmas is drawing near! Have you started your Christmas decorating?
Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! I hope that you enjoyed a few of my "Seasonal Snippets"! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
Love ya'll,


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This post is GORGEOUS Chari!!! I LOVE Santas and the colors are ALSO my very favorites... I haven't taken my Christmas goodies out YET!!! SOON!!!
Hugs, Donna

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Everything is just stunning. I LOVE your Santa. He is fabulous. All of your decor is so pretty. Can't wait to see it all this year. Hugs, Marty

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Eveything is just beautiful Chari! I have been collecting the big santas for years now as well. One day, I will have to display the all.
Have a wonderful evening!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Everything is beautiful and I can't wait to see your decorations this year. Santa and the reindeer are adorable and I love the Noel sign.

I hope you will be joining my linky party starting on 12/15.

Create With Joy said...

Hi Sherry

Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Everything you shared in your post is just gorgeous!

Although my post is new, I included it in today's link up because the artwork (ATC) I shared is from a post from this time last year - one of my first! :-)

Have a wonderful week!


Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
I love all of your decor from last year and I'm really looking forward to seeing it this year. You have such a beautiful style. You make everything look so pretty.
I joined you one time for this party, but I can't seem to get it to work again. I'm not sure why.
Hugs, Cindy

Debbie said...

Ok girlfriend... you know how we keep finding things we have in common??? Wellllll, I too collect Santas!!!!!! Ho ho ho!!!! Tee Hee. I have been collecting them for several years, so I have more than three. I'll have to count them up and take some pictures. I think we must have been sisters in a previous life! LOL!!!!! I'll be checking your decorations to give me inspiration!! Lova ya girl!

susan said...

Chari-NOW I am inspired to get moving!!! It all looks so elegant and beautiful! I think one Santa a year is a good start! Thanks for letting me join the party!

Jessa said...

Wonderful post. Thanks so much for letting me add my clip show and for hosting this wonderful party.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What gorgeous decorations! Can't wait to see what you do this year!

Your Santa is just beautiful! Several years ago I found a big Santa dressed in yellow velvet, had to have him!

The reindeer is very pretty too, and the sign! I love Hobby Lobby, they have such neat things at great prices!!


No name said...

Such a pretty post-as always:) I love your Santa. He's a pretty and jolly guy. Can't wait to see what you do this year.


Sarah said...

Beautiful seasonal snippets. Your photos are gorgeous. I look forward to see what you do this year. Thanks for sharing this one again. ~ Sarah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Chari~ Love Santas~they are so charming! Can't wait to see what you are planning on this year! :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

HEY Chari! Its been quite some time since i spoke with you! Im FINALLY participating in your Sunday Favs! I am still getting the Hang of how to do all this Blogging stuff! So im pretty proud I figured out how to do your Sunday Favs!! WoooHoooo! I LOOOOVE your favorite post..its BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Cant wait to participate more!

Blessings xoxokara

Aledia said...

Everything is so pretty but I LOVE that French Finial!! Have a blessed day! ~hugs~

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Uuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Chari! HELP! I OBVIOUSLY dont have the TOTAL hang of this! I DO NOT know what happened but somehow I am on there 3 times! LOL!!! Im laughing sooo hard right now my abs hurt! So MUCH for 'knowing what im doing'!!! I dont know how to get 2 of them OFF!!! Im SOOOOO SORRY!! Still laughing! I guess I REEEEALLY liked that post! Can you get the other 2 off? HELP!

Let me know if you got em off...Im so sorry! EEEKKK! xoxokara

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

OMGosh!!! Its me AGAIN! I just wanted you to know im your newest follower...I did manage to do that without messin up! :) Would LOOOOOOVE for you to come see my 14days of christmas trees and enter my giveaway *Blush*


Daphne said...

Your seasonal snippets are just the thing to kick off the holiday decorating. I love all of the creams and golds!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beutiful! I love the cream and gold. Gorgeous and that Noel sign is wow and a wonderful bargain. Thanks for hosting this great meme.

Marlis said...

Lovely Santa!!! I collect him to, in all forms. And now he's about to run me out of house and home!! Your decor from last year is just beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do this year. I really love that reindeer. I think i need to go shopping!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It does all go so very fast! I love seeing your very elegant Santa, and of course I am so drawn to white! You're always so sweet and cheery, Chari! Great to visit--Jacqueline

{oc cottage} said...

Is every single corner of your home "magazine ready"??!! You are ;}just a wonder!!!

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Anitra Cameron said...

Chari, you are a woman after my own heart! I swear, I would sing and listen to Christmas carols all year long if people wouldn't think I was nuts.

Love, love, love your decorations, as usual. Oh and would you believe? My DH and I collect Santas, too!

Cheri said...

Just gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting the parties, Chari! Do you pronounce your name "Sherry"? I do, but spell it Cheri. lol

Sonny G said...

Let me first say I am so sorry for causing you a problem this morning with Mr. Linky.. why I was back in april I have no idea... You are so kind to have fixed it for me and allowed me to be included.I also appreciate your visit and sweet comments. Thank you.

I love seeing all your seasonal decor. My daughters name is Noel so of course thats my favorite vignette..
Now I need to go take a peek at what everyone posted..

Holiday Hugs to you my friend..

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
This is just so absolutely Gorgeous!
I love that santa and I love the Noel sign and the reindeer!
You always create such a glittery, golden, gorgeous display!
So glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving with the kiddies!
We had a nice one too and little Addison was the icing on the cake!I am so behind on my blogging, tis the season I guess.
Say hi to Russ!
Do you have snow? We are snowless right now. I am kind of wishing for some. I love a white Christmas.
Take Care of yourself my friend,
Big Hugs,
Oh, if you get a chance come by and see Katie and Addison's pics.
I just took them to Penneys but I think they turned out pretty good.

Elaine said...

Chari....beautiful decorations! You're right, Santa's eyes are so gentle and even though everything about him is fascinating, it's still those eyes. Gotta say though, my very favorite thing in this post is your Noel! It's awesome....would love to run across something like that. :)

Chandy said...

Chari, I love all of this post! I will try to visit more and maybe participate soon enough... Glad to see you over at my bloggy-place, too! Hugs!

The Tablescaper said...

So glad to see you're in the spirit. Your gold Santa is a beauty! So very feative! Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper