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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tablescape Thurs. & It's Fall Y'all



Today I am joining two wonderful events. The first is Tablescape Thursday where we get to play with our dishes. Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for again hosting this fun event. Be sure to visit her and see her gorgeous tablescape that she always does and a list of all the other participants.


Tonight is one of those rare nights when I will be home alone and I thought I would really pamper myself. I have a new book that I want to really enjoy, so I set the table special just for me. I'm going to have Chicken Salad and a huge buttery Croissant from the Paradise Bakery and just indulge.


I've draped an Afghan across the table and added a few of the Dollar Tree pumpkins that I have around the table.


The floral arrangement is faux, but I love the colors and it looks like fall.


The candle has a yummy apple scent, so that will go good with the Chicken Salad. It also seems to make the table a little special.


My new book. I can hardly wait to just bury myself in it and see what wonderful inspiration I can find.


I love Brown Transferware and would love to have a collection. They seem really hard to find at a reasonable price. I only have two of these salad plates. There is no pattern name on the back, just a shield with crown and made in China. The white dinner plate is Gibson Claremont and I'm using one of my gold chargers.


I found these really cute leaf plates at Marshalls. They just say Leaf Plate-Made in China. I love the veins you can see in them and their pretty shape.


I'm using one of the pretty monogrammed "M" napkins that I found at the GW. I also found matching placemats. I think they are so pretty.


A view of the entire placesetting. This will be a great place to just sit, relax and enjoy dinner and my new book.






Today I am also joining Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for her It's Fall Y'all party. This is where we show off our fall decorations. Mine are very small. I've mostly been working on the outside getting flowers and things ready for fall, however, I did do a small vignette on the Dining Room Table.


I'm using the same fall floral arrangement I used in the tablescape and have added a small cloche with a gourd and pumpkin, a book stand easle with the Bible on it and an assortment of ceramic pumpkins and gourds that I have.


I've opened the Bible to Psalm 100 - The Psalm of Thanksgiving. This is the season to be thankful for all of our blessing this year and to thank the Lord for the blessings to come.





Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits. I also wanted to remind you to stop by and see Sandi @ Bearly Sane to enter her fabulous GIVEAWAY!! She has some beautiful gifts and if you havn't met her you will want to even without a giveaway.

88 comments:

  1. Marty, this is gorgeous! I love the tablescape, it is absolutely elegant!

    Happy Fall!

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  2. what a lovely tablescsape Marty!the napkins are just to perfect, love the pumkins around the table as well,and the book sure looks great. i would love to have a nice dinner right there..beautiful job once again..have a great evening..

    xxSilvia..

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  3. Just awesome Marty...I love it when I get to have a quiet evening with just a great book..I have so many I have gotten from Amazon this past month and have yet to just sit down and read...Love your brown and white...Hows your yard coming my friend...May you have a great day girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. Marty, Your tablescape is simply lovely~ the afghan is so classy w/its long fringe, and your brown transferware plate is just so pretty. I would like to start a collection, too, but I either can't find any, or the few I spot at estate sales are waaaay too expensive... I also like your white leaf plate.
    :-) Sue

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  5. Wow Marty ... I never have a table laid like that when I'm eating alone ... I usually just have scrambled eggs or baked beans on toast in front of the tele!!
    Your tablescape is wonderful as always ... you really have a great eye for beauty.
    Thank you so much for the "plug" about my GIVEAWAY, I really appreciate your help.
    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi

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  6. Marty, I love both your vignettes, and your chicken salad and croissant dinner sounds lovely. It's fun just to treat yourself that way. I'll bet the new book will be great.

    It's neat that you turned the Bible to The Psalm of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite season because it's about being thankful for what we have, and sharing good times and food with family.

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  7. Very Pretty!! Love the colors you use together. Dinner sounds good - I had Cracker Barrel takeout - ate less than half of it and still to much. That is ok - have lunch for tomorrow. :-)
    Have a great evening.

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  8. Marty, as usual, you've created a beautiful table. Enjoy your quiet evening at home. Your fall vignette on your table looks so pretty. I especially love the opened Bible. After all, that's what it's all about anyway, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your tablescape and your fall decorating are very pretty. You make me want to settle down with a book and I am supposed to be gearing myself up to lead worship at Bible Study tonight. It is a chilly evening here, though, the kind the makes me want to grab a soft throw and just read. Okay, I will do the right thing. I do enjoy your blog, though. Hugs, Cindy S,

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  10. Such a pretty tablescape for you to enjoy with your meal and book -- and a lovely vignette as well -- You have a beautiful fall look about your home.

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  11. What a lovely setting for one! I really like the afghan effect and that white leaf side plate is terrific. Don't you just LOVE "me" time?! How wonderful that you are treating yourself special for it. That books looks like it will really add to the enjoyment of your meal! Your little fall vignette is made all the more special by your open Bible. I often open mine to the Christmas story at Christmas but never thought of doing so at Thanksgiving. Thanks for the inspiration! God's blessings to you!

    DD

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  12. Sounds divine! Both the meal and the book and the time to yourself to indulge in it. You will be "mentally decorating" far into the night.
    Brenda

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  13. Marty, Your table setting and your fall arrangement look so pretty, warm and inviting, so perfect for your home. Love ya,Kathysue

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  14. Marty,
    What a beautiful table for your "me time". The fall arrangememt is so pretty all the details were devine. Loved the afghan and the book. I bet you really had a good time. Your fall arrangement on your table is jsut wonderful. Everything was perfect as usual.
    Sandy

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  15. Marty,
    Everything looks wonderful and I'm with you on the thought of Thanksgiving! No better than the Psalms to express this! God's word is more than a book..a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path Ps. 119:105. It truly is our life....just not all know it yet. Blessings to you and many meals to you and your family this fall on this table!! Luanne

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  16. This is so pretty, Marty! We should pamper ourselves with a beautiful tablescape for one! I love Betty Lou Phillip[s...almost as much as CF...but not quite! lol Your vignette is gorgeous! Happy Fall to you, my friend!...hugs...Debbie

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  17. Such a pretty table for one. Looks very relaxing with that book. You fall decor is beautiful, Marty!!....Christine

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  18. Marty, elegant is the word for this. The whole setting is so calm and lush....I truly love it.

    Hugs, Barb

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  19. Marty, this is gorgeous! I love the throw on the table and that fabulous floral arrangement! The dishes are so pretty, too. However, my favorite is the Bible in the stand in your table vignette.

    Jane

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  20. Beautiful tablesetting Marty. Sometimes pampering oneself is a really "Good Thing". BTW, I love those adorable leaf bread plates.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  21. Dear Marty,
    Stopping by to say hello and comment how lovely your Tablescape Thursday Post is today. It's so very lovely.

    I will read Psalms 100 for tomorrow's devotion.

    You have such a nice decorating touch that I admire as I have viewed your sidebar pics.

    God Bless,
    d from HomeHaven

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  22. Marty, this is so gorgeous! It looks old world, casual, and elegant, all at the same time! Love the use of the throw on the table, and I also love that pretty table square in your vignette. Of course, I love the brown transferware (since I love ANY transferware). Everything looks like magazine pictures. laurie

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  23. Marty, this is so gorgeous! It looks old world, casual, and elegant, all at the same time! Love the use of the throw on the table, and I also love that pretty table square in your vignette. Of course, I love the brown transferware (since I love ANY transferware). Everything looks like magazine pictures. laurie

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  24. This tablescape is so beautiful!! And thank you so much for your prayers!!!

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  25. I love the earth tones and the elegance. And the Bible is a nice touch. I'm sure you enjoyed your chicken salad and your reading in this lovely setting!

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  26. Beautiful Marty. This really is gorgeous. The colors are so warm and inviting. And I love the brown transferware with the white and the gold charger. Just perfect. And that centerpiece is wonderful. What a perfect, relaxing evening! Kathy

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  27. It's just beautiful - so warm and welcoming. And I love the fact that you set it up so beautifully for yourself. I think it's important to enjoy solitude when we can get it. The book looks great, too. I hope your evening was wonderfully satisfying.

    Lorrie

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  28. Marty, I love your brown transfer ware, wow. Beautiful table!
    Dee Dee

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  29. Hi Marty, Your tablescape is lovely....I love your brown transfer ware.....I love the cute cute cute leaf bread plates...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  30. Marty, everything is beautiful...calm, inviting, warm, truly elegant. I love transferware, and the brown is so lovely. Have a wonderful evening indulging yourself...sounds relaxing!

    God bless,
    Mary

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  31. Marty,
    You decorate so pretty. I love that floral arrangement. Great decorations.
    D

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  32. Good evening Marty. What a lovely tablesetting, I loved all of it. Very elegant and peaceful looking...and I love chicken salad. That sounds good. Hope your quiet evening was just how you wanted it to be!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    PS....loved the Bible open to Psalm 100. What a wonderful idea.

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  33. Marty-You shame me! I was home alone and just ate the left over icing from the cupcakes I was making--no tablescape required :)It's beautiful. I love the Bible open to Psalm 100. I do this at Christmas time but have never thought of Thanksgiving. What a perfect idea for a day of gratitude!

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  34. Oh Marty,

    Your table is just lovely,,,so very fall and elegant..I love the shawl and the way you have it draped on the table. Your plates and accessories complement your setting so well! Have a great day! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  35. Marty, it is so pretty. It makes me think we really should "treat ourselves" once in a while. I tend to pop leftovers in the microwave and curl up in front of the televison when I'm eating alone. Your tablescape says, "I'm special" and you are!

    Sue

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  36. Marty, your table is stunning. I love the soft cream and browns, they are so soothing. The flowers are beautiful and I love your little vignette too. Wonderful, soft and soothing. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying a fall day!

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  37. Hello Dearheart...

    My friend...I know that I'm probably beginning to sound like an old broken record...but I just can't help myself! I love coming to your place!!! It's always so beautiful and just overflowing with sweet inspiration! Girl, you're so creative...you always come up with the best ideas...your beautiful tablescapes and vignettes never seize to amaze me!!!

    Well Darlin'...I'm so happy to hear that you're treating yourself to a special dinner and a good book! By the way, I have that book and it's fabulous! Of course, you know I like anything with french design...you're going to really enjoy it!!! I love how you used your beautiful afghans for table coverings...soooo pretty! All that pretty fringe is displayed so beautifully up on top of the table! Now you know that I just adore your brown transferware...and the brown is so perfect for this autumn season! Love your new little leaf plate too!!! It's all gorgeous!!!

    What a special way to be reminded of God's continuing blessings to us...love how you put the Bible in your table vignette!!!

    Well Darlin'...thank you so much for sharing all your pretties with us today...I love it all!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  38. Marty, lovin' that French feel of a Fall table... So cool!

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  39. Stunning Marty, I love it!
    So warm and inviting.
    Linda Q

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  40. Oooh! Two treats to tablescaping!
    Beautiful! I can't get enough of that gorgeous flower arrangement.
    Great job!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  41. What a lovely way to pamper yourself & make for an enjoyable evening alone.
    Your table looks very inviting & the croissant sounds delish!

    LOVE those monogrammed napkins! I've decided to give monogrammed linen hand towels as your Pay-It-Forward giveaway on my blog.
    I could use some help getting my button to work, though. :(

    I am heading to the library tomorrow to check out that book! Thanks for the tip.

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  42. Marty your tablescape for one is just wonderful. It looks very regal and elegant. Also, your table vignette is inspiring. The colors for both are rich and warm feeling. Great job on both!

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  43. Hi Marty,
    This is a beautiful table that you have created, a special place just for yourself. I love the warm earthy brown tones that you have used.
    Wonderful
    a bientot
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

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  44. Very pretty, Marty..Lots of fall colors and textures...I love that fringed cloth on your other table!

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  45. Love the dainty little napkins! and the afghan idea. Everything is gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your table for one and the book!

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  46. Marty1 Just beautiful! I love all the textures and fabrics! It is so warm and inviting and cozy! I can't think of enough really good adjectives!!!

    Beautiful!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  47. What an elegant setting...I love how you put the various elements together to make a gorgeous table.

    I used some brown and white transferware in my setting too.

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  48. Very pretty soft fall tones. Love the tablescape. Hope you'll stop by to visit with me.

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  49. Beautiful table, so warm and inviting! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  50. Oh this is just beautiful! Definitely a fantastic way to ring in fall! Oh, and if you're going to be doing any spooky Halloween decor, stop by my blog for a how-to and a giveaway! I hope you can!

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  51. This is just BEAUTIFUL!! Can I come over and see it in person? All those elements are beautiful, and they're put together just perfectly. Good, good, good for you!!

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  52. Thank you so much for the sweet comment!! We are all very excited for Austin's arrival! My mom also cannot wait to be a Granny again as I am sure you already know :)Your table scape is beautiful!!

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  53. Oh Marty that stand on your table scape with the Bible is wonderful and so elegant. I love it.

    Thank you for visiting me the other day and your thoughts, and prayers they mean a lot. I have told mom you are on top of things with the Arizona blogger luncheon, she said the thank you and she really appreciates it. Take care sweety.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  54. This is the 3rd time here...I keep getting interupted and have to leave...I just love your centerpiece on the table with the Bible. Fantastic idea for Thanksgiving...the forgotten holiday! Good talking to you yesterday. Have a great weekend.

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  55. Oh Marty! This is stunning. I love how you set up your vignettes and tablescapes. You do have such a flair!
    The brown transferware is beautiful. I have a weak spot where it is concerned. I have received some as gifts and used gift cards for others. I also found some on ebay and at a yard sale believe it or not. And for good prices. Some of mine don't exactly match but I like that.

    Your display with the bible is so beautiful...I love Christmas of course, and all it means, but I still think Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. It is such a family holiday and one in which we have quiet time to relax and thank God for all He has given us!
    Thank ou for sharing your home with us Marty
    Love,
    Sue

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  56. Hi Marty,
    I just wanted to drop by and say thank you for your sweet words yesterday. If you have a moment please come and see what I did.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs,
    ♥Ana

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  57. Wow Marty, you have done a wonderful job..Love the flowers with the candle holder and I love the brown transferware, it all looks so warm and wonderful, thanks for sharing...Phyllis

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  58. Marty,

    I love how you combined TT with the fall party (I did too). Your table looks so pretty and fall~ festive. I love that centerpiece and who would know (besides we bloggers) that the little pumpkins around it are from Dollar Tree??

    The brown transferware is pretty and is hard to find. I have one little plate and figured I would just pick up more when I came upon it and well...I haven't!!

    The book looks good. I usually eat lunch alone and always read while I eat. An old habit from growing up. My father encouraged us kids to bring our books to the table...it stopped all the chatter and he could eat in peace!! lol!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Marty and Happy Fall Y'All!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  59. Very pretty! I really like the TT, and the vignette! You always do a great job!

    I also used acorns, and the DT brown pumpkins!

    Katherine

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  60. Marty,
    I love, love, love your tablescape for one. And that book looks so inviting. And the menu sounds yummy as well. And I love the vignette you set up on the table when you aren't eating. Looks like it was professionally staged. I love it!! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.
    Kim

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  61. Love it!!! I wish I could make my table look like that.

    I wanted to let you know I changed my bog name to Life As Lori

    http://lifeaslori.blogspot.com

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  62. Now thats what I love about fall...the colors,the textures...everything,your table could grace the pages of any magazine!! Hope you are well,Chrissy

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  63. Gorgeous!! I love the brown transferwear (spelling???) ! The entire table setting is so nice and ties in nicely with the book you are reading. I love evenings alone and I rarely get them....they are special treats ;-)

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  64. Hi Marty!

    You did a fabulous job on your fall decorations. I love the Bible, of course. And the giant acorns are something I have to have!!

    You have a beautiful home!

    Kim

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  65. Hi Marty, Wow! your tablescape is just gorgeous and all of that just for you! Way to make yourself feel special. Just love the richness of the colors, so elegant. Looks like a good book too! Blessings, Linda

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  66. Thanks for coming by and touring our home, Marty,. You are such a sweetie. Oh no! Now, I sound like Shelia. LOL!..Christine

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  67. Awesome Marty! I love your dinner for one and the bible open...lovely! Wonderful post!
    Michelle

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  68. Oh, Marty, your table is just beautiful, I love it all. What a gorgeous Fall display & I really love that you added the Bible in there. Yes, it's a great season for thankfulness. You're always so sweet to come by & visit & I think you for that too! Happy Fall.

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  69. Love everything! I, too, am in love with brown transferware. The antique brown is really getting expensive, and the new stuff is elusive. Keep looking. I also have that book and enjoyed it. Hope you enjoyed your dinner alone - it's nice to be alone once in awhile! Sally

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  70. Marty this is all so gorgeous! You are truly an amazing and talented designer. I LOVE the way you draped the fringe runner. ~Spectacular!

    Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
    ~Melissa :)

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  71. Hi Marty, thank you for stopping at the Bhive yesterday! Yes, I totally agree with you Debbie is wonderful! I was so happy to feature her in my blog.

    Love your tablescape by the way. Perhaps you're having a dinner party soon? Any way I can snag an invitation!

    Have a fabulous day,

    Bonnie

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  72. Oh how beautiful, Marty! Both the tablescape and the fall decor are gorgeous. I LOVE your brown transferware salad plate!!!

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  73. It's all so beautiful, Marty. Really puts me in the Fall mood.
    Charlotte

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  74. Hi Marty;;; Your table setting is just gorgeous.. and your fall decorating is so pretty,, they maybe small but they make a great impact..Have a great weekend,

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  75. Oh Marty your tablescape and fall decor is stunning. I love that you have a copy of Betty Lou's book in your tablescape. The brown transferware plates are gorgeous and a beautiful focal point in you setting.
    Happy tablescaping.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  76. I love your tablescape for one! That is a great idea. A wonderful to make yourself feel special. I also love the idea of using the Bible in a Fall viginette. I am going to use that idea somehow. Hmmm...first I have to get a book easel. I don't have one of those. Thanks for stopping by my Get R Done post. I realized I still have a bag of books to get rid of. Well, that will be another day I guess. LOL!

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  77. Marty, my sweet friend...you certainly do know how to do it up in style! your table is just so pretty and warm...perfect. I do hope you had a good evening in alone!

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  78. forgot to add....in response to your comment on my flowers that I shared...that is ALL that is left of my gardens...the rest are all blackened and mushy from the frosts...and tonight we are waiting for snow/rain mix! ugh...that will make yanking them all out a messy project for tomorrow...if it's warm enough!

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  79. Marty:
    These fall colors are just beautiful. I hope your evening is enjoyable.

    Please forgive me for not responding sooner. I'm packing and leaving for San Diego in the morning, so I'll miss all of you at the blogger lunch! I know you will have a wonderful time.

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  80. Marty, Not sure you will ever get way down here on comments, but I just had to say how lovely and inviting your table for one and the fall table are.

    I never do that for myself and I think now I will try it sometimes.

    Have a great Saturday.
    Barbara

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  81. I love your tablescape. Very elegant and beautiful subdued colours. Have a nice weekend.

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  82. Loved the tablescape Marty! Isn't it nice to pamper oneself? I love the little pumpkins. Soooooo pretty who would have thought Dollar Tree? It is fun to set a pretty table & enjoy it (instead of in front of the TV which has been our scene of late). I need to do that. Going to get the fall stuff out this weekend so maybe..... Your fall decor is lovely & thanks for sharing.

    Glad you liked "Dapper Dan" from my post today.

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  83. Loved your fall tablescape. I really loved the brown transferware! I would love to have a collection of it too. The only pieces I ever find are kinda pricey. Ah that's the thrill of the hunt huh? Have a great weekend. Hope you enjoyed the book. Traci

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  84. Marty, I was out of town much of the week so am just now getting around to visiting TT posts. Your table is sheer delight. I always enjoy what you do. The fall table is also wonderful. You have the perfect touches that fall has arrived. ~ Sarah

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  85. Everything looks just beautiful. I love your idea of the throw on your table. It looks so elegant and pretty.
    My daughter has her grandmother's complete set, including tea pot and tea cups, of English brown transferware. It is so lovely and she has it displayed on long shelves in her breakfast room. I must get a photo of it soon.
    xo bj

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