Sunday Favorites...No. 98

Welcome to the 98th "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 98th run of "Sunday Favorites"

I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! Wow...we are experiencing beautiful weather this weekend. On Saturday it got all the way up to 80 degrees. That's almost too warm! Am I ever happy? Hehe!

This coming week will be a very busy one for me. My youngest daughter and her five children will coming for a visit! They will arrive next weekend. I am sooo excited! Sooo...I will be cleaning and preparing beds...and doing the Grandma thing...baking bunches of cookies! Hehe! Such joy! For those of you who have your children and grandchildren living nearby...count your blessings! I love Colorado but I really do miss being close to my three daughters and grandchildren!!!

Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post from about this same time...last year called "A Springtime Tea". I hope you enjoy!

Have a super Sunday, my friends!


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!

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Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: April 19, 2010

Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a great day!

We have been having beautiful weather here in Colorful Colorado. Ahhh...there is nothing like a warm, spring day to inspire a little decorating! So I have been busy changing out my home's warm winter frocks for a fresh...lighter...springtime look! I always enjoy redecorating for the new season!!!

Last week I created a "Springtime" tablescape for Tablescape Thursday. Before I put away the centerpiece that I used for that table, I decided to do a little "Springtime Tea"! I hope that you enjoy! *

*A Springtime Tea

Here we are in my french country dining room! *

This springtime tea is done is soft sagey greens and blues...paired with white!

A "Springtime Tea" Centerpiece...

The focal point in this "Springtime Tea" centerpiece is a white, decorative iron bird cage filled with trailing greenery...and if you look real close, you will see a white bird inside of the bird cage. I added two white masonary candleholders with white pillar candles to each side of the bird cage. A pretty ornate, masonary orb on a pedestal and a green vintage pitcher sits to the left of the cage. On the right hand side, you will find a decorative plate on a stand and a wooden block with a pretty picture of a bird on it. *

I am using my white ironstone tea/coffee pot that was manufactured by JG Meakins.


A close-up photo of the wooden block with the pretty bird and the decorative plate on the stand.

One of the things that I love best about spring...are the sweet birds!!!

This sweet little white porcelain bird has a pretty cutwork design on his wings! *

I just love this wooden block...it measures about 5"x 5"...and has a picture of the prettiest little bird on it! Love the soft aqua blue background! A little white, cast iron bird sits atop the wooden block!

A "Springtime Tea" Place Setting...

* I am using a teacup and saucer from my old white ironstone set of dishes, A dessert plate called Nature's Garden by Certified International, and a white lacy charger plate.

The pretty sage green and blue striped napkin is from Pottery Barn. *

Nature's Garden dessert plate by Certified International.

I won this pretty set of plates in a gift giveaway from Diann over at The Thrifty Groove. Aren't they gorgeous? Thank you, Diann!!! There is a different design on each of the four plates...2 different birds...a butterfly...and a dragonfly. These pretty plates were the inspiration for last week's Tablescape Thursday. If you would like to see that tablescape...just click HERE.

I just love the bird on this plate...and look at the beautiful sagey greens and blues!!!

A close-up of the Pottery Barn napkin.

The wooden napkin ring has carved leaves on it...from Walmart.

The second place setting with a different bird.

I just love my lacy charger plates. They were a gift from my best friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog. I have gotten "miles" of use out of these pretty metal charger plates!!!

Many of you know Gloria...she is just one of the dearest and sweetest ladies! I just talked to her yesterday, she is very sick with pneumonia and may be going into the hospital today. Would you please say a prayer for my dear friend? I really am worried about her!!!

A Springtime Tea

I am joining these fabulous parties today...

Tuesday Tea for Two...hosted by Wanda over at the Plumed Pen.*

Tea Time Tuesday...hosted by Lady Katherine over at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.

Tea Time Tuesday...hosted by Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.

Thank you, Wanda, Lady Katherine, Sandi, and Marty for graciously hosting these fabulous Tuesday parties for us!!! We appreciate you, dear friends!!!

Please go by and see what these sweet ladies have prepared for us today...you won't want to miss it! You will find a list of all the other party participants while you are over there!

Well my friends...I hope that you enjoyed my "Springtime Tea" table today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

Have a fabulous day!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your tablescape is beautiful Chari! Love, love all your sweet birds and your plates...what a lovely win!!! I hope your friend gets better soon!!! Thank you for the party!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love those bird plates Chari!
And the napkins and white ironstone and the centerpiece!
Such a dreamy, gorgeous table! You really do have that decorator touch my dear!
I am so excited for you having the grandkiddies and daughter coming to visit! I am sure you are all going to have such a grand time!
We've been pretty low key around here, just hanging out and wishing for spring!
Little Addison is 6 months old tomorrow! Time flies doesn't it.


Chari honey, your tablescape is gorgeous...you're so talented! I love all the white. Love the sweet birds and plates, what a great win!!! Thank you for the party, I want to join with my Mil's china, but I don't know why the buttom in my compu. to mark the numeral sign doesn't want to do this, it does dots! Anyone knows another way...PLEASE!!!

podso said...

I remember those beautiful bird plates. All so beautiful! I hope Spring is coming your way soon if not already. You are nearly at 100 Sunday Favorites! Have a good week my friend!

Cherry Chick said...

Just Beautiful Chari! I'm loving that black and white tile in your kitchen I assume. Awesome!


Keetha Broyles said...

Here we are again for another Sunday Favorite!!!

When you started this party I was:

1) Still using a desk top PC, didn't even have my lappy yet.

2) Still lived in Marion

3) Was still a teacher.

Wow - - - time flies when we're having fun!!

Jessa said...

Love all of those adorable birds! What a wonderful spring tea the white is so lovely.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your bird themed items, Chari! I love that there are so many different things available - plates, blocks, cages, bird figurines, that really allow a nice vignette to be put together.

I hope you enjoy the visit with your daughter and grandchildren! I'm pretty lucky that my kids still live nearby, but as soon as my granddaughter leaves, I miss her! I can totally understand your excitement for this upcoming visit.

Daphne said...

A love Spring cup of tea, Chari! I'm glad this post got a second look!

Theresa said...

Love the white BUT... that pale green makes me swoon:) Love your pretties dear Chari! Have a MOST blessed Sunday, BIG HUGS!

Maggie said...

Hi Chari,
Lovely springtime tea time tablescape, the bird plates from Diann are adorable.
I don't know what's up with blogger but my original rerun offering from Gay just wouldn't work so I've had to link again.
Fingers crossed I've got it right this time!

A Perfect Setting said...

You always have just the right touch to set up such a lovely vignette! I bet you are excited to be seeing your grandchildren soon, have fun! I hope one day I am blessed with grandchildren. I'm going through the college thing with my kids now. Anyway, I do love your bird plates, napkins, rings, birds, etc, etc. The centerpiece is beautiful! Thanks for hosting--such a great idea--since I didn't start blogging until September, I have no Spring photos from last year, but I'm just using a generic one lol! Have a great Sunday, I'll say a prayer for your friend.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Chari~
Absolutely beautiful as always! I love your bird plates and gorgeous table setting!! All linked up~ thanks for hosting! :)

Diane said...

Just love your table setting and especially the bird plates...very different, very sweet! I have linked up to your Sunday post...it is not a post from the past, but I thought you might get a chuckle from it! Diane

craftydiva said...

Such pretty stuff, thank you so much for giving us this oppertunity to mingle and meet new bloggy friends!

Chaya said...

I haven't been around for a while because I thought I had nothing to share.

I just opened a new blog and I am going to close my original one so I am transferring some recipes.

I found some memories though and I thought I would share them with you.

My Sweet and Savory is still open but I am closing Chaya's COmfy Cook and opened Comfy Cook.

Karie said...

Oh, how beautiful. And Thank you for hosting Sunday Favorites. So fun to see the different favorites. Karie

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful...as always! The plates are something my daughter would love. She likes birds and has them around her home in different styles ~ paintings, ceramics, etc.

Hope you have a wonderful week my friend and your friend gets better!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Chari

Looks like spring here - even though it's a past post:)

Love you style my friend!


Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Well your frenchy dining room is all decked out for spring! I love bird themes..so sweet and springy. I have been watching birds all week in my garden...cardinals are singing their hearts out! I love those plates you won and the colors in those Pottery Barn napkins are pefect with them! I really love that ironstone teapot..you know I have a weakness for teapots! Thanks for your sweet comments and visit..it's always a treat to visit you to see your wonderful creations!

Miss Bloomers

Picket said...

Everything looks fantastic girl and I adore that little green pitcher! I didn't know Gloria was sick...I gotta go over there...you know I love her so and I pray she feels better soon...Love you too sweetie....Have a great day....Picket