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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Met. Monday - Still Decorating for Fall



Again we need to thank the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this really fun event. Be sure to check out what she's done and a list of all the other participants.

Since I don't have a china hutch, I use the two bookcases on the side of our entertainment center to display some of my dishes. It's right next to the kitchen, so it works out pretty good. This is what the cabinets have looked like for a while for a summer look. A lot of blue and white.


Most everything in here came from the GW. I have had a lot of fun collecting some blue accent pieces.


More of my thrifty treasure finds.


The weather is finally under 100 so I am in the mood to decorate a little for fall. Today I got to work on these two bookcases. This is my new fall look


Again, most everything you see came from the GW. I am using a few pieces of my Pfaltzgraph Village pieces as accents. Their brown color works well with the other things I have.




More thrifty treasures and one of my favorite cloches.




I really enjoy changing things around and this ties in so well with the kitchen decorations for fall that I showed you here.


Now to get busy and change the living room out of all the blue and yellow and into some fall colors. Maybe next week I'll have that done.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

68 comments:

  1. Hi Marty! Your home looks so beautiful! I love your Fall decorations! Everything looks so warm and cozy. I will be heading over in the morning with my coffee to enjoy it all like the old Micasa days! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Hi Marty, Looks like your getting into the season. How the weather? Has it cooled down any there? Here in TN, it's like December instead of October!

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  3. Hi Marty, It looks beautiful as always. I love all your white ware. I am slowly building a collection just as you did- yardsales, thrift stores and such. Yours is so pretty that way that I figured why pay retail.
    Tammy

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  4. Marty, I love your blue and white AND your fall look. That's a great idea to do that and enjoy all of your pretty pieces.

    I'm participating in Met Monday for the first time. I thought it sounded like a fun time, and I love Susan. :-)

    We finally got some cooler weather here today. It was downright chilly this morning! YEA! It beats the eighties and nineties that we've had.

    Happy Met Monday on Sunday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Hello there, Ms. Marty!
    I LOVE what you have done for Fall. Keep up the good work and show us when you have it all completed! Enjoy your week too ..........

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  6. Marty, everything looks so charming! Love the way you redid the shelves for the fall look. I've gotta tell you, that bird cage is really a beauty! Linda

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  7. I love the new fall look! You have some beautiful pieces. Amazing what you can find at Goodwill and thrift stores, huh?

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  8. Marty...your changes are beautiful. You sure have some beautiful soup tureens. Hubby wants one for me so bad...but I have NO WHERE to keep it!

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  9. You must have the best GW store ever! It really is amazing how changing a few things can totally change the look of a room. It looks great!

    Sue

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  10. Marty, this really looks beautiful. Very warm and autumnal. I love the way you change things out for the seasons. And I love that artichoke, it's great! Where do you store all of the things that are "out of season"? Oh, and I won Lynette's beautiful giveaway so I'll have a cloche to decorate for your next cloche party YIPPEE! Hugs, Kat

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  11. Hi Marty,
    I just love your beautiful changes! You are so good at arranging everything so gorgeously! I had to laugh when you said it was finally down to a 100! Nervous laugh that is. I hope it will be 80 and perfect when I come to visit! Hugs, Cindy

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  12. I love your fall re-do - it's beautiful! ☺ diane

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  13. Oh how pretty -- I love your look of Autumn even if it feels like Summer!

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  14. What a great idea to use bookcases as a hutch and it looks great too! I am amazed!! I love both looks --the before look and the fall look, nice!

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  15. Everything looks great! Like someone else said - you must have the best GW stores. Around here - not so much.
    Glenda

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  16. Hey Marty !
    Love the changes to your shelfs - so pretty - I spy my dishes !!
    Hugs ~
    Kammy

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  17. What a beautiful job you've done with your shelves! I always struggle with shelving, but you nailed it.

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  18. Hi Marty ...I love it all ...It is just wonderful what you can find at GW....
    xoxo
    Julie

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  19. Hi Marty. I L-O-V-E it! You have some pretty things, my friend! I always enjoy your blog. Have a great evening.
    Sandra

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  20. What a great job you have done. I really love the apples..

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  21. Soooo pretty for Fall Marty! I just love the pops of orange and the lovely pear plate. ~Gorgeous! :)

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  22. You do quite well at GW, I need to come shop with you. Looks lovely and ready for fall. I love reading your blog.

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  23. Oh sooooo pretty! Love that soup tureen and bunny!!! And the fall decorations are so warm and cozy!

    And you know that I LOVE the cloches!!!

    Love this!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  24. You've been invited! Come celebrate your home with us in "Show off your cottage Monday"!

    cielo

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  25. Hi Marty, your fall decor looks wonderful!!! i spied with my eye a lovely cloche on your cabinet, im still trying to find one..lol I always love looking at your beautiful home, thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing your fall decor in the living.
    hugs
    janet

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  26. Hi Marty,
    Everything looks so beautiful, perfect as usual.
    Sandy

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  27. I loved your summer look but this is just as beautiful! You do such a nice job with the display cases. They don't look too cluttered but yet they give so much pretty to look at!
    ~Michelle

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  28. You have some lovely pieces! I love the transformation you've made from summer to fall in your decor.

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  29. Hi Marty! I love your post today! I love that you found so many neat things at GW and they look so amazing on your shelves. Just beautiful. I love to look for white pieces and I was surprise to see you and I both have the same soup tureen (yours is on the second shelf on the right), I found mine awhile ago and I just love it! You seem to put things together so well!
    I just love it! I always love looking at your posts. They never disappoint and I feel like I have been over visiting with you. It is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  30. Oh Marty your fall look is wonderful!! You have the best GW stores out there! Everytime we go to visit DH's folks I make my rounds to them and find the BEST stuff!!
    Do you find one is particularly better than the others (in case I only have time for 1 or 2 when we go back for Thanksgiving)

    blessings
    mary

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  31. Marty, your shelves are beautiful in the summer and in the fall. You do such a great job of arranging all of your treasures. laurie

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  32. Marty it looks wonderful... Great job.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  33. Marty, you really don't have to do anything more, just keep showing me pictures of your beautiful dishes in your cabinets and I will be a happy gal..love the soup tureen and everything else, thanks for the great tour, more please...

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  34. Hi Marty! Everything is so pretty and warm. You house is beautiful and I like how you made use of your bookshelves.....Christine

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  35. Oh Marty - they look wonderful!
    I think I need to visit your GoodWil store . . .
    :) Hugs. Karen

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  36. Love all your blue and white, Marty, its all coming along beautifully......your bookcases look great!!!
    best to you
    kate

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  37. Hi Marty, Another great transforamtion. It all looks so warm and cozy and inviting a true reflection of your personality. Love ya, kathysue

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  38. You're all set for Fall, but how sad to see the disappearance of the blue and white.

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  39. While I think the before looks lovely, the addition of the golds and browns do give an autumn feel. Great transformation.

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  40. Your house is so lovely! You have many beautiful treasures. What a fun area to decorate too!

    Happy Met Monday!
    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

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  41. It is all so pretty Marty,,,,if don't have room for the dish with lemons on the side keep me in mind/ha

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  42. Everything in your wall hutch looks great. All nice and fall! Those little maple leafs are so cute. I love them! Hugs!

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  43. Wow. I am so impressed with all of you gals who change things out for each season. I am lucky to get the Christmas tree up each year!

    I have a linky party and a plea for help at my place, care to stop by:http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-bedroom-conundrum.html

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  44. Hi Marty! I finally got al the spring and summer birds and nests put away and the fall decor out today! Whew!

    Happy Autumn!
    Dana

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  45. It is definitely looking like fall at your place. Glad to hear the weather is obliging as well.

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  46. Wow, I never find anything good like that at GW. I love all your white collectibles, fall decorations and that bird cage is so cute too.

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  47. Nice touches of fall. I love the fruit plates. I'm glad it was under 100 before you started! Thanks for visiting me.

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  48. Your hutch looks fantastic, Marty! I love all your thrifty finds, too. Such gorgeous dishes, and everything is so beautifully arranged.

    Jane

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  49. Marty,
    What a fantastic eye you have for GW finds! The shelves look so fall and festive. Great job!
    Dee Dee

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  50. This looks so lovely. Isn't it amazing what a bit of a swap-out can do to transform and area. best wishes, NM.

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  51. Hi Marty....this just facinates me all the good stuff that everybody but me finds at the GW....between you and Debbie the Plate Addict I am in awe of the fabulous bargains you guys find.....I went yesterday and found nothing but overpriced crap....excuse that expression but that's the best description i can come up with.....can you tell I'm jealous.

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  52. You need to be officially dubbed the best GW hunter ever....you have the cutest pieces. I can never find anything even remotely this cute. I love your idea with the bookcases and how you have changed them out for fall. Beautiful, my dear.

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  53. WOW! Looks pretty darn good to me, my friend. Love all the white dishes.

    Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~Marydon

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  54. Everything looks so pretty Marty! I am hoping for cooler weather for you ;)

    Sharon

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  55. A wonderful china collection Marty, xv.

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  56. Can't put the blue and white away here. I love to look at it too much! Your house is looking great. And I'm glad the temps have cooled some for you!
    Brenda

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  57. My, my, my ~~ you have a great eye for displaying your treasures. I always enjoy my visits here to see what you have most recently redone. Isn't it amazing what we can find at GW? You really have been diligent and it shows!

    Under 100? I'm not even sure we reached 100 in the dead of summer this year!

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  58. Marty, so nice, I like your blue and white things in it, you have it all accessorized so well . But is fun to change it up for a season, nice job!!
    Hugs, Linda Q

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  59. Marty I would so love to get together with you over the holiday if our schedule allows. My MIL is going threw cancer treatments so I thought it would be nice to make the meal for them. Not sure when we are getting there or leaving (my hubby procrastinates terribly about plans!)

    Mom and Dad live in Sun City so the GW you mentioned is well know to me!!
    I will stay in touch and as soon as I know what we are doing will let you know!

    blessings
    mary

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  60. Hey Marty, have you noticed we both have the same white grape themed soup tureen? I was looking at yours in your bookcase, thinking how much I liked it when it hit me that it was just like mine!!! so funny. Hope you're enjoying your cooler weather! Thanks for coming by to visit. I enjoy hearing from you!

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  61. Oh Marty I love all your white treasures,the little teapot and the birds,so pretty!!! All the best,Chrissy

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  62. I love that you change out your decor to fit the season. Your book shelves are SO pretty.

    I am getting so excited about next Friday. I will arrive on time but may need to leave about an hour later due to Sweet Boy's 2nd grade Halloween party in the afternoon. I will be making bats out of clothespins with the kids. :)

    I will contact you early in the week to see what the head count is as I am making up some goodie bags for everyone.

    Be blessed!

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  63. Marty,
    I love your fall look! Fall is my favorite time of year. It's just so cozy. I can't believe you are just getting under 100 degrees! We were in the 30's this past weekend! Today is sunny and 70...just perfect.
    Just wanted to say hi to my sweet friend...
    Traci

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  64. Fall is landing so beautifully at your place! Thanks for your sweet visit today!

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  65. Hi Girlfriend...

    I'm on a mission!!! Hehe! I'm trying to catch up with all of your lovely posts that I've missed! Just coming from your new Autumn decor in the kitchen...it's fabulous!!!

    Ohhh my...what a beautiful entertainment center...this is a gorgeous piece of furniture! I love the lines and beautiful mouldings on it!!! I certainly had fun going through all of the beautiful whites and blue accent pieces that you had displayed...simply gorgeous!!! I really do love how you've changed this piece for Autumn, my friend! Your Phaltzgraf Village pieces are perfect for Autumn...aren't they! I love that beautiful set!!! And...I love, love, LOVE those pretty little Autumn fruit plates with the checkerboard borders!!! They are the first thing that took my eye when I seen your changes!!! I think they really say "Autumn is here"!!! You've done such a fabulous job accessorizing your entertainment center...it's like looking at a piece of art!!! Marty, I do believe that you are the BEST at changing out your accessories for a different look...in your home! You definitely win the prize, Darlin'!!! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful Autumn home with us, my friend! You always inspire me...you are such a talented lady!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  66. Hi Marty!!!
    Love the new seasonal change, yes we here in warm AZ always look forward to fall and cooler weather!!!! I have got to get a picture of my fall/halloween stuff or it will be time to take the halloween stuff down!!!!!
    Love your new look and it is so festive and fun for fall. You inspire me to re-arrange things a bit!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  67. Marty, I could have sworn I posted comments on this early today but I'm not seeing it. Perhaps its waiting for your approval.
    Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you for winning over at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/

    ♥ Rettabug

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