Sunday Favorites...No. 91

Welcome to the 91st "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!!!
Welcome to the 91st run of "Sunday Favorites"
I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm so glad that you dropped by for a visit today! Well my friends...I am not here today...but please do come on in and make yourself at home! Hehe! My honey surprised me with a weekend getaway for Valentine's Day! We traveled to the big city...about a two hour drive from where we live. We are enjoying the "high life" that the big city offers...you know...the little country kids gone to town! Hehe! A nice hotel...meals at some of the finest restaurants and lots of shopping! And...getting to spend some "special time" with my honey!!! He's the best...he spoils me rotten! I love him dearly!!!
Okay...I'm sure you have realized by now...that I wrote the previous paragraph on Friday...the day before our big weekend getaway! Our Valentine weekend hasn't happened yet...but I just know that we are going to have a fabulous time! Being able to pre-schedule a blog post sure does come in handy! Just a little note...I may be a little late getting by to see your Sunday Favorite's post...but I promise to come and see you just as soon as I can!
Well my friends...since it is Valentine's weekend, I thought I would share a post called "The Classic Beauty of Pearls" first published on February 16th, 2010. Pearls always go "hand in hand" with romance...don't you think? I hope that you enjoy!

Wishing you a very sweet and happy Valentine's Day!!!


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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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: February 16, 2010


Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
I'm getting a late start of it...but today I would like to share with you a vignette in my livingroom. I'm joining in with Tam's "Three or More Tuesday" party and Barb's "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories". You will find credits for these fabulous Tuesday parties at the end of the post!
Beauté Classique de Perles…

This vignette sits atop a small table in my livingroom. Simplistic...yet elegant!

I have recently rearranged this area of the livingroom...due to the addition of a faux fireplace. I am on the lookout for a round, upholstered ottoman for this spot...but until I find "THE" piece, I have placed a small end table in this area.
The Vignette...

Beauté Classique de Perles!
(The Classic Beauty of Pearls)
Three candleholders of varying heights sit upon a stack of French decorating books...a small creamy white (cast iron) bird joins the mix. A beautiful, fringed, tapestry scarf...grounds the vignette. Ahhh...simplistic elegance!!!

Dancing Lights...

Actually the reason that I took photos of this vignette was due to the pretty lighting effect! Just look at the dancing lights being reflected upon the sofa and floor...they are coming from the sunlight shining upon the pearls on the candleholders. The reflecting light sends "dancing spots" around the room...it's soooo pretty...the effect is absolutely magical!!!

I love how beautiful the pearl candleholders look as the sunlight shines upon and through them!!!
I found the pearl candleholders at Hobby Lobby. A few months ago, I found two of these pretty candleholders and then I found a taller (twin) during the "after Christmas" sale...for just $3. Of course, I had to get it! Hehe!

They are quite unique! The glass candleholders have a mosaic inlay of a beautiful pearlized glass...and there are rows and rows of creamy white pearls that wrap around the bowl!!! I just love these pretty candleholders!!! They make a very elegant looking "trio" ...don't you think?
Three of my favorite French decorating books:

Secrets of French Design by Betty Lou Phillips
Provencal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips
French Country Signature by Charles Faudree

My "artsy" photos...
I have become very interested in photography as of late. I'm only an amateur...at best! I love the light and shadows in the photo above!
Below...is my favorite photo of the vignette! I love how the arched window, with the subtle light of the blue sky, can be seen in the background! Ohhh...and you can see my little french girl peeking out in the background as well! The pearl candleholders look so pretty with the sunlight shining upon them...don't you think?

And...there you have it...Beauté Classique de Perles!!! The classic beauty of pearls!!!

I am joining in with Tam over at The Gypsy's Corner for "Three or More Tuesday"!

I am joining in with Barb over at Grits and Glamour for the Tuesday "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories" party!
Thank you, Tam and Barb...for hosting these fabulous Tuesdays events!!!
Well my friends...I'm so glad that you came by today for a visit! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hello Chari! I love seeing your old posts from before my introduction to the world of blogging! These candleholders were a wonderful find and gorgeous for Valentine's Day or a wedding or anniversary! I see the shadows and light and dark in your photography, which helps emphasize the design of the pearls! Charles Faudree is wonderful, isn't he? Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have loved these pearly candleholders since the first time you posted them! I went to HL to find some for me, but sad to say they didn't have them :-( Waaaaaaa!
Beautiful vignette!

Thanks for hosting!


Lana said...

I'm so happy to share here again since this is an old post from this past week that nobody seemed to visit since I posted a Foodie Friday right after it, but it's where I shared my heart!
I pray/hope that you are doing great!~!!!!!

Slice of Pie said...

I love pearls ... around my neck or anyplace else! Great post ... thanks for playing hostess ... I like being able to repost my favorites!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Thanks for hosting. I picked one of my favorites to share.

Natasha in Oz said...

Thank you so much for having me today Chari. It was lovely seeing this repost. I have actually just bought some little birdies and will create a vignette just like yours I think! Thanks for the idea.

Best wishes and Happy Valentine's day,


this is extraordinary nice..i always love pearls & its awesome.loveeeeeee it..shooper shweeet

podso said...

Your photography always shows skill and creativity! These are loving in the sunlight. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for hosting.


Sue said...

Chari, I absolutely love those candle holders! They are so unique and pretty. At first glance, I thought they were hobnail instead of pearls! You've used such good composition in your photos. Love the shot of the arched window in the background. Hope you receive a nice Valentine from your sweetie tomorrow! <3

Keetha Broyles said...

Wow - - -91 Sunday Favorites!

Hope you are having a wonderful time on your Valentine's Get-Away.

Tonya said...

Thanks for the link party. My first time here. You have such beautiful things! I LOVE those goblets: GORGEOUS!!! Have a great Sunday!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these candle holders are so pretty!This is such a great post. I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas said...

So very pretty! I'm wondering if you ever found an ottoman? If not, the table looks great. I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day being spoiled rotten by your honey!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Chari, I'm glad I got to join this Sunday, I tried before and didn't read the directions you gave and pasted it in Live Writer...what a mess I had to delete that blog so I tried this one and worked out great!
Thanks for hosting and I hope I do better next time!


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