Sunday Favorites...No. 103

Welcome to the 103rd "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 103rd run of "Sunday Favorites"
Happy Memorial Day!!! 
I hope that you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  I am so thankful for our great country!  I am also very thankful for all the brave service men and women who serve and fight for this great country and for our freedom..for those who are presently serving...and for all who have served in times past!  My oldest grandson Antonio Jr. is presently serving in the United States Air Force.  I'm so very proud of him!  Thank you, dear Grandson and God Bless America!!! 
Well my friends...I have been a busy little bee!  My step-son and daughter have been here visiting.  They are moving out of state very soon and this will probably be the last time that we will get to have them for this summer.  I haven't really spent much time at the computer...we have just been enjoying the kids!
Next week, my dearest friend Gloria (from Happy To Be blog) and her husband Len...will be flying out to see us!  I'm soooo excited!  Gloria and I first met at HGTV's Rate My Space...that was three years ago.  Last April...Gloria, Len, Russ and I met up in Las Vegas for the "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend".  We had a great time and I felt so very blessed to be able to meet my dear friend...in person!  Gloria and Len will be spending an entire week with us.  There are a few car shows (for the guys) on the agenda and a possible trip to up to the mountains.  Gloria and I are just looking forward to being able to visit!
Soooo...my dear friends, as you can see, I have been...and will be...very, very busy!  In fact, I haven't even had the chance to visit everyone from the last Sunday Favorites party.  I am sooo sorry!  I decided to go forth with the Sunday Favorites party this week but
I am going to cancel the Sunday Favorites party for June 5th. 
In the meantime, I hope that you will enjoy the post that I am revisiting for this week's Sunday Favorites party.  I'm not sure if I will be able to get around to all of the fabulous posts that you will be sharing for the party this week or not.  If not...please forgive me and know that it's because I am just crazy-busy!   
Take care, dear friends and I will see you soon!
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: April 27, 2009

It's "2nd Time Around Tuesday"...

Hello my friends...welcome to "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!
This fun filled Tuesday event is hosted by our very own Diane over at A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words. Why don't you go on over and see what Diane has for us today and while you're there...you can check out all of the other fabulous "2nd Time Around" treasures!!!

My "2nd Time Around" Treasure...

I may be stretching this post a bit today. The treasure that I would like to share with you wasn't found at a yard sale or bought at a thrift store, however this little treasure is certainly being enjoyed for the "2nd Time Around"!!! So I hope that counts!
The Calla Lily & The Stained Glass Window
Ahhh...my calla lily is blooming! In fact, I thought I better catch a photo before the bloom sees its better days. This little plant has three blooms on it right now, sorry...you can only see two in the photo!
As pretty as the calla lily is....this isn't my "2nd Time Around" treasure! Just look at the beautiful...colorful...background behind the calla lily! This is what I really wanted to share with you today!
The Stained Glass Window
This beautiful stained glass window was made by my husband's mother, Mary Alice, who has gone on to be with the Lord. Mary Alice was such a creative and talented lady! She enjoyed so many different arts & crafts. Mary decided to take a stained glass class...and during the last few years of her life she made many, many beautiful pieces of stained glass! She became so good at her craft that a few gift shops sold some of her pieces!
I just love the bright orange and green parrots!!! It's such a colorful piece!!! I decided to put this in the window of our office! It's simply magnificent to see the bright colors dance around the room as the sunlight shines through the window!!! I feel so blessed to have one of my mother-in-law's works of art! It is a "2nd Time Around" treasure that I absolutely cherish!!!

A close-up of the calla lily...


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

There is nothing prettier than stained glass windows. Add so much to a room...these are beautiful!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

It doesn't get much better than callas and stained glass. I can see why this is one of your favorite past posts!

podso said...

Such a beautiful window! I hope you are having a good long weekend! thanks for hosting!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Chari, love your stained glass window. I am so thrilled you are going to get to visit and play. Wish I was there too. Don't you gals get into too much trouble. lol. Hugs, Marty

Shirley said...

That's a wonderful bright stained glass window. I love the parrots!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh chari, have a wonderful time with the family, and then a wonderful time with Gloria.
What a busy busy lady you are!!!
I'm jealous of your trips and fun that you have planned.
Love, Cass

Cass @ That Old House said...

PS == forgot to say -- GORGEOUS STAINED GLASS. I adore parrots, all birds in fact, but especially parrots and parakeets.

Love Of Quilts said...

This is a beautiful stained glass window what a talented woman your husband's mother was. Trish

Kay Little said...

Beautiful stained glass....hope your weekend is filled with fun fun fun!

Jessica said...

Thanks for hosting! I love the stained glass on this post.


Beautiful stained glass! We love it, we had two gorgeous windows in our past house and now in this one we have it in the ceiling of our kitchen with light, as a lamp. Great post Chari. Have fun with your family and may God bless your grandson at the front. Thank you for sharing. Lots of hugs.

Andrea Tablescape said...

Thank you for hosting! Your pretty birds remind me of the peacocks at Graceland. My kids were so amazed by those!

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, you HAVE been a busy girl AND you have got some fun times ahead with Gloria!

I love your stained glass window, memories of a precious lady!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kay Little said...

Chari ~ thank you for stopping by CWK....just wanted to let you know that my husband has been doing so good and is nearly back to a complete recovery. We are looking at one more surgery to reconnect his colon and that should be in September or October. The doctors are a amazed at his recovery and tell everyone that he is truly a miracle...you blessed me with your sweet thoughts and comment. See you next week on Sunday Fvorites...this time Homemade Peach Cobbler!

lanakwaustin@att.net said...

It definitely sounds like you are crazy busy! I love your stained glass window!!! I hope that you have a wonderful visit with your friend!!!!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Chari~ I've got a favor to ask...I would like to invite you over for a visit to see a very special post I've written. I would love it if you could take a few moments to stop by.
Thank you,