Sunday Favorites...No. 88

Welcome to the 88th "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 88th run of "Sunday Favorites"
I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! It's another cold and wintery weekend in colorful Colorado. We tend to stick pretty close to the "home fires" on these kind of days! Hehe! My step-children are here visiting with us this weekend...so I'll be a busy little bee. I think the cold day calls for a big pot of homemade chicken vegetable soup and biscuits...Mmmm! There is nothing like a bowl of hot chicken soup to warm your body and soul on a cold winter's day! I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend, my friends...stay warm!
This week for the Sunday Favorites repost party, I am sharing a post from January, 2010. I hope that you enjoy!

Have a super Sunday!!!


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!!!


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Love ya'll,


Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: January 17, 2010


Hello my friends...I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!
Today I'm joining in with two Blogland events..."Mosaic Monday" and "Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories"!
Mosaic Monday

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary over at Little Red House. Please go by and see what Mary has for us today...she always has the prettiest photo mosaics! You will find a list of all the other Mosaic Monday participants over at Mary's! Thank you Mary, for being such a gracious hostess! I always have so much fun participating in this fun filled Monday event!


Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories

I am also joining in with Barb over at Grits and Glamour for her brand new Tuesday party..."Tabletops, Vignettes and Favorite Accessories". Please go by and see Barb...I just know that she is going to have some "eye candy" for all of us! While you are over there, you can check out the pretties of all of the other party-goers! Thank you, Barb...for hosting this fabulous Tuesday party!!!

Crystal & Silver...Ahhhh!

Well my friends, we are back in my french country dining room once again! I wanted to show you my newest treasure find...a crystal pedestal cake plate and cover.
I placed my newest treasure find on my dining room table to take photos. I thought it looked pretty along with the table centerpiece.
A Crystal & Silver Table Centerpiece...

Since I have decided to use a few pieces of my silver on the dining room buffet...I thought it appropriate to carry the silver theme over to my dining room table.
A large apothecary beverage jar filled with mercury glass ornaments sits atop an ornate silver tray. I also added my silver coffee pot to the mix and a couple of large mercury glass orbs that I found at Hobby Lobby for half-price ($3 ea.). I am using another one of my new treasure finds...a white and silver table runner. I found this pretty runner at Dillards in their "after Christmas" sale...$12.00. You can get a better look at the table runner in a couple of photos below.
Behind the crystal pedestal cake plate you can see the remnants of a silver & white place setting.
My Newest Treasure Find...A Crystal Pedestal Cake Plate and Dome

Ohhh...just look at this crystal beauty!!!
This lead crystal pedestal cake plate and cover is Godinger Shannon Crystal made in Poland. I'm telling you...it really makes a grand statement at 18 in. tall and it is soooo heavy!
Let me tell you a little story....
One night, a week after Christmas, I was unable to sleep...and what do we do when we are unable to sleep in the middle of the night? We shop online, of course!!! Hehe! Anyway, I decided to look at Dillard's online site to see what kind of deals they had going after Christmas and ohhh my goodness...this is what I found! It was originally $139.00...and was now marked down to just $19.00! Yeeehawww...I was doin' the happy dance! I just couldn't believe my good fortune...I had been wanting one for sooo long and had priced many...all to my chagrin! They were always a little "pricey" for my pocketbook! Well...I ordered this little beauty faster than you could say, "crystal pedistal cake plate"! And...there was free shipping! I don't know if I could have afforded the shipping on this beautiful...but heavy...cake plate! I also found the pretty white and silver table runner at the same time. WOW...I made-off BIG TIME!!!
Just look at the beautiful details...ohhh, and it really sparkles!!!

I love the beautiful cut work on the base...sooo pretty!
New White and Silver Table Runner...

Just a couple photos of the table runner. I love the pretty silver bead work around the edge of the runner...and the beaded snowflake pattern that can be found on both ends! This pretty table runner was originally marked $69 at Dillards...marked down to just $12.


One last photo...my new crystal pedestal cake plate under a dimly lit chandelier. I love how it looked in the soft light...still sparkling!!! Ahhhh...crystal and silver!!! Sooo very elegant!!!
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Well my friends, I'm so happy that you came by today! Thank you for endulging me...and taking a peek at my new treasure finds!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!


Diann @ he thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!
That cake stand is just so gorgeous! I really love it. the whole table looks so pretty and icy.
I hope you guys are having a great weekend!
Hugs, Diann :)

podso said...

Love your crystal and silver ... so gorgeous! You certainly know how to arrange things beautifully. I really like the new font you are using on your blog. Have a great week,


Honey at 2805 said...

The cake stand is beautiful and really love the crystal and silver.

I dug way back in my achives (haha) and am happy to be a part of your party. Thanks for being a gracious hostess! I deleted some things from the end of the post and see that the "thank you for hosting" was deleted too.

I see you've changed your font! I like it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Chari, I remember this post and I was drooling all over the place over this gorgeous cakestand. It is just stunning and the rest of your tablescape is stunning also. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Daphne said...

I love how your crystal and silver evoke the shimmer of snowflakes! Thanks for hosting Sunday Favorites!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the crystal and silver. The snowflake is beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Chari~ I love your crystal and silver together!! That cake stand is sooo beautiful and the silver just sets all it's sparkle off perfectly! Thanks for hosting! :)

Sarah said...

Chari, the crystal cake stand is gorgeous. Glad you found it! The silver and crystal are perfect for the icy days of winter.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Chari,
I discovered your blog today and enjoyed my visit! I was inspired to look back in my archives and find a post to link to your Sunday Favorites. What a great idea.

I just love your cake plate...beautiful! Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I love that crystal cake stand!
And I love the cake you made for little ole me and you put inside that gorgeous cake stand!
AAHHH it's just sooo pretty! And I know for real how heavy that baby is! What a super,duper deal you got! Make me want to go shopping online right this minute!
Love your new font, it's just so romantic looking!
Hey dear, I have spent the last few days just trying to stay warm and watching Miss Addison. It was 31 below the other morning. Air temp, not wind chill.
Katie started a new job and I am going to be watching Addison when she works. It's going to be a juggling act between her job and mine but I don't want Addison going to a sitter's when she is so little.
Hugs and enjoy your weekend with the kids!
Hi to hubby too,

Jessa said...

Lovin' the snowflakes and silver in January. Very pretty. Your font is amazing, love the 'handwritten' feel, makes this site so 'friendly' :).

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just SO gorgeous, Chari! And I always love to see crystal against your deep red walls. It just sets it off so well.


Sheila :-)

Theresa said...

SOOOOO pretty! Love the snowflake runner! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Keetha Broyles said...

Your rerun today is all silver and crystal and elegant and MINE is not.

Yours is sublime, mine is ridiculous!!!!

But then - - - I'm kinda ridiculous anyway!

Tara said...

Wonderful crystal! It looks very very nice on the table :)
I've got a link to share with you by the way, take a look at www.ramsign.com and all the beautiful signs there. I've just ordered my very own door sign :)

oursearskithome.blogspot.com said...

What a SCORE on that cakestand. I'm going to have to check out Dillards....like now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear Chari..
Wow! There is an old Disney movie called the Secret of Nimh. Did you see it? The crow? He loved sparklies?! Well, I am like that crow! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, sparklies! My eyes do those little circles, you know? :) That's what they did when I saw the Sunday Favorites...yes indeed they did!
I need to do this "meme" one of these days. I'm not sure how..but...I can figure it out. I'll bet there are instuctions! Hugs,