Sunday Favorites...No. 99

Welcome to the 99th "Sunday Favorites"

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Hello my friends!!!

Welcome to the 99th run of "Sunday Favorites"

I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! As many of you know...I have been on a little blogging break that last couple of weeks. I do apologize for cancelling out the weekly Sunday Favorites repost party but I wanted to spend time with my daughter and grandchildren who were here visiting from Texas. We had a sweet visit and this mama/grandma was in her "7th heaven"! My kiddos left last Wednesday to head back to Texas. The house is terribly quiet and I sure am missing them! I have three daughters who are all married with families of their own...all of them live in Texas. I just don't get to see them as often as I would like to. If you have grown children and they live near you...you are very blessed! Anyway...I really did miss all of you while I was gone and I'm happy to be back for the Sunday Favorites party this week. I'm looking forward to visiting with you and catching up!

Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post from June, 2010. With summer just around the corner...I thought I would repost a little summer decorating that I did in my master bedroom. I hope you enjoy!

Have a super Sunday, my friends!


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Love ya'll,


Sunday Favorites

My favorite post from: June 1, 2010

Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous Thursday!

Wow...we have been having some really hot weather here in Colorful Colorado and I'm longing for a little refrain from the heat! Hmmm...maybe a trip to the seashore! Ahhh...the feel of a cool ocean breeze on my face...a little taste of salt on my lips...and the serenade of waves as they come rushing to shore! Ohhh yes...take me away!!!

Well...I'm a long way from the seashore but that doesn't mean that I can't dream about having a little "Summer's Dream...Down at the Seashore"! Sooo...my master bedroom has undergone a little summer transformation!!!

"A Summer's Dream...

Down by the Seashore"


My master bedroom in its "winter" frocks.
The winters are pretty cold here in Colorado. A color scheme of rich, deep browns and blues warm the room...along with the heavy bed linens!


Ahhh...a softer, lighter feel...just perfect for the warmer summer months!

New Bed Linens

"Painterly Paisley" by Pottery Barn

It was love at first sight! I found this pretty paisley patterned duvet on sale at Pottery Barn and just knew it would be perfect to dress my summer bed! I love the soft, demure colors of yellow/gold, sandy taupe, and gray...all on a background of white and the paisley pattern looks a bit like seashells! Hmmm...I hear a decor theme in the works! Hehe! The duvet is folded at the end of the bed...I also purchased matching euro shams.

Matelasse Coverlet & Bed Skirt

I found this gorgeous matelasse coverlet...called "Coventry"...at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It was a real bargain at just $29.99...marked down because it had been used for a display! Yay!!! It also had matching pillow shams. I added a matelasse bed skirt (JC Penneys) as well.

I am really loving all of this WHITE!!!

Ahhh...to lay my head down upon all of these pretty fluffy pillows...and dream of summer days down by the seashore!

I just found this bolster pillow at JC Penneys...on sale of course! It picks up the sandy taupe color in the duvet and euro shams.

New Accessories

A Vignette...Down by the Seashore

A large lidded canning jar filled with white candles, a smaller jar filled with seashells, an old bottle, and a couple of old books...sit atop the cabinet on the left side of the bed. Just keeping it light and simple!

I tied an old rusty key with a white ribbon around the neck of the bottle...love this look!

An old pottery pitcher, a couple of chippy, cast iron candleholders, and a ceramic shell filled with a piece of old lace and starfish...accessorize the cabinet on the ride side of the bed.

A Treasure...

This piece of lace was crocheted by my great-grandmother. I thought it looked pretty with the starfish and ceramic shell!

More To Come...

I have also redecorated the master bath...another post...another time. So stay tuned! Hehe!

I will leave you with a couple of photos that I took in the bath...four small glass candleholders with votive candles and shells...sitting on a ledge...and all lined up! They made for a pretty photo!

Well my friends...I hope you enjoyed the tour of our master bedroom transformation! It was such a pleasure having you stop by for a visit!!!

I am joining these three lovely parties...

Transformation Thursday...hosted by Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage. *

Show & Tell Friday...hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home.

My Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
Thank you...Gina, Cindy, and Laurie for graciously hosting these fabulous parties for us! Please go by and see what these lovely ladies have for us today!


Well my friends...I'm soooo happy that you came by today!!! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here....I'd love to visit with you!


podso said...

Hi Chari,

It sounds like you had a wonderful two weeks with your kids. Great photos of them all. Thanks for hosting again. Love those candles lined up on the ledge. I remember this post from last year and enjoyed seeing it again.

Alicia said...

Don't even worry about not hosting Sunday Favorites in order to spend time with your kiddos...if we don't spend time with our beloved family members then what are we going to blog about?...lol.

Love that you change out your bedroom to match the seasons. I'm loving all the white, beautiful!

Sevenbeads said...

I love the idea of a shore theme in Colorado. I really do live at the shore (East Coast) and you nailed it. I can smell the salt air from your post!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Chari,welcome back and thanks for hosting. I love your blog and this is such a beautiful post... and oh so romantic!!! the linens, the vignette, the candles.. loved all elements in it! This is the first time I linked up and I'm your fan and follower. Hope you will be mine. Happy Sunday!~ Poppy


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Miss Chari~
Glad you are back and sounds like you had a wonderful time! Love your pictures and your bedroom is just beautiful! I love how light and pretty it is! All linked up today~ thanks for hosting! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Oh I have missed you! And I am in the same boat, I haven't been posting much lately... just too busy.
I am so glad to hear you had a lovely visit with your daughter and grandkids.
Girl, I love the bedroom! I think it's the prettiest thing! I got to see it in person and it truly is fabulous! Aren't I lucky one!
Dan and I went to Milwaukee on Friday and stayed over one night. It was nice, but too short!
Tomorrow is KT's B-Day and I need to get busy planning a meal.
Big Hugs and glad your back!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I just read your last post too and I so enjoyed seeing your darling grandkids and your pretty daughter!
Loved the pics and your daughter is a spitting image of you!!!
Big Hugs,

lvroftiques said...

Oh Chari everything is just so pretty!! I LOVE the light airy summery feel of the new bed linens! And that bolster pilloow is the perfect touch!
You know it's funny, I live only one block fromn the beach and it's never even dawned on me to do a beach theme. But after seeing this post I'm wondering why I haven't I really love the vacation feeling you've created!

Oh and the other day I did a post about a little french girl bust I picked up totally inspired by your little french girl *winks* I've been looking for one like yours ever since you first posted it. So thanks for the inspiration girlfriend! And thanks for hosting this party.
Glad you got to spend good quality time with the kids and grandbabies. I know it has to be hard when they're so far away. Vanna

The French Hutch said...

What a transformation from the heavy winter dress to a lighter look. A great look for summer. Lovely
Thanks for hosting and I'm so happy I found your blog, visiting from SS.
Hope your Sunday is Great

The French Hutch

Pat said...

I have missed your posts, especially your Sunday Favorites. Loved seeing all your kiddos! That photo of the soft light coming through your bedroom window is so beautiful. Lovely change to your room.


Cherry Chick said...

Hello Chari,
So glad to see you back. You have been missed.
Hopefully, you have made the same wonderful transformation in your bedroom this year to the bright and light colors of summer.
Happy Sunday!


Sonia said...

So glad you took a break and spent time with your family. I am going to do the same..my son is graduating from college so I'll be travelling to Florida..also will get to spend Mother's Day with my Mom as she lives their as well! Family time is SO important!!
I love your bedroom's summer look..so light and airy with a touch of beach accessories. Your did get a great deal on the coverlet! I just love it all!

Miss Bloomers

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Hello my lovely....it's so great to have you back! It sounds like you had an AMAZING time with your family!!!!

I also LOVE your room change--I love both looks for winter and summer. I wish I had the time and money to do that to my bedroom, too.

It is SO HOT in summer when we're back home in Alabama, and I wish I had something summery and light. In winter the deep reds/golds are great and warming, but not so much when it's 103 degrees!!!

Well, we're still here in Italy for a few more months. I shared a favorite post about my eldest daughter's singing, etc. since it's one of my favorites but no one seemed to catch it!!!

Again, SOOOO glad to have you back@!!!!


The Tablescaper said...

Great transformation. You can almost feel the sea breeze! LOL.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy said...

gorgeous photos, I love the new lighter look, beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy

Keetha Broyles said...

oooooo Chari, I'm LOVING all those white light airy bed linens!!!!

Of course, I'd NEVER let Fisherhubby sleep there - - - he'd make a SHAMBLES of it.


Diann said...

Hi Chari!
I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with your daughter and grands! I know you must miss them so much on a regular basis. I am glad to see you back to blogging though. And I remember this post and your looking for just the right bedding. It looks wonderful. Have you changed your bedroom to it's summer frocks yet? I hope you have a wonderful day!
Diann :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Chari, thank you so much for following me and for your beautiful comments. I love your blog and your style of decorating. Have a nice day!~Poppy