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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Met. Monday - A Little Holiday Decorating



We have to thank the sensational Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this wonderful event every Monday. Be sure to check out her blog to see what all she's created and a list of all the wonderful and creative participants.



I am also linking to Debra's Bungalow for her Sharing Thanksgiving party. Be sure to visit her to see all of the wonderful things everyone is sharing.

There is nothing going on around here in the way of remodeling or refinishing, just a little re-shuffling of accessories. I've started to change things a little for the Holiday season. This small change will probably get me kicked out of MM. I am determened this year to use what I have and all the Christmas boxes are still in the attic, so I'm just rearranging. Remember this is the way the dining table and buffet looked a while back.


Well, I thought since I have my lovely lady figurines on the shelves on the Dining Room wall that I would add one to the table under one of my cloches. This cloche just fits these ladies perfectly. (Ok, so I am still promoting the "Holiday Cloche Party). I have no shame.


I sat this lovely lady on a berry candle ring and tied a little ribbon on top of the cloche.


I've also added a little bit of berry garland and a few gold ribbon loops to the base of the floral arrangement. I left the Bible open to Psalms 100. One of my favorite Psalms.


I thought this just dressed up the table arrangement a little.


Now on to the buffet. This is the arrangement I showed you when I was trying to figure out what to do with the buffet for fall.


I removed the tureen and added another floral arrangement that echoes the look and feel of the one on the table. I also added a few more brass candlesticks and placed them all on a tablerunner I made out of some of the leftover fabric from the top of the drapes.


I added a few gold ribbon loops to this arrangement to tie it into the Dining Table.


My Thanksgiving table will feature a lot of candles and gold. I thought this would also continue the theme from that tablescape. Be sure to check back for TT so see my Thanksgiving table.


The same gold charger and candlesticks that I had before.


This looks a little bit dressier for the Holiday and all I have to do is move the floral arrangement and use the buffet for the coffee service.


Just a little sneak peek at my Thanksgiving tablescape. See you on Thursday for TT.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to get all of your cloches ready for the "Holiday Cloche Party" on Dec. 4th. I can't wait to see what all you create.

78 comments:

  1. Marty, everything looks so pretty. I love how you mix and matched it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh Marty...I love it all!!! It is beautiful!!! It feels so peaceful and serene...kind of like a warm welcoming hug!!!

    Wonderful!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  3. Marty, very pretty. Love the hydrangeas in your arrangement and the bible on the stand.

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  4. Marty this is so warm and inviting. I can just imagine drinking a rich cup of cocoa and looking at these beautiful colors. I love the way you change just a few things and it completely changes the look, you have such a great eye. Hugs, Kat

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  5. Great decorating.You make it seem so easy.That's true talent.You are going to have a beautiful Thanksgiving.....Anniepoo

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  6. Marty,
    You impress me everytime with your outstanding decorating skills! You table looks outstanding, loving the cloche and oh my that table is going to be a fun one to see! I love your side table too, your just so good at this! Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Marty, You are just becoming a decorating machine, I love that you are changing and rearranging. I can tell you are having such fun and making it all so special with your touch, Remember Enjoy the Process, Hugs Kathysue

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  8. Your decorations are beautiful. Please come to my home and shuffle mine around a bit! :)
    Glenda

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  9. Marty,
    Love the changes. Everything just looks perfect. Looks like you have everything under control for the big dinner. I just haven't gotten
    into Thanksgiving too much this year, we will be having dinner at my daughters this year in Va. Most of my focus will be on fixing food to take. Thanks so much for sharing. It's beautiful.
    Sandy

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  10. Hi Marty! Your little touches add so much elegance! I can't wait to see your Thanksgiving tablescape! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  11. Your table looks so lovely, Marty! Very elegant, warm, and welcoming! Love the preview of your TT, you tease! I'll be back on Thursday to see it!

    xoxo
    Tina

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  12. Marty, I always love what you do. You haven't failed me yet. I hope to get ready for your Cloche Party. I really enjoyed participating in the last one. Thanks for all you share.

    Charla

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  13. Marty, it all looks so inviting. I like the textile on the buffet and all your gold and candles. Your Thanksgiving table is going to be beautiful. I've been reworking the dining room here as well. It's fun to have something different every few weeks.

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  14. Beautiful as always Marty! I don't think Susan will be kicking you out of MM, I see the changes!
    ~Michelle

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  15. It is going to be a beautiful Thanksgiving at your house!

    Sue

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  16. Oh, Marty, your dining room is so beautiful! I love everything you've done. Your florals are so pretty! What a treat your guests are going to have at your gorgeous table.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Your table looks so pretty! I really like that you have a Bible on display :)

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  18. I am getting inspired, Marty. Everything is so pretty. I bought little stuff to put in my cloches cause I am not ready to take down my Xmas ornaments fromt he attic yet. Well maybe I will let the gardener bring down a few boxes tomorrow since he is coming....Christine

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  19. Looking very lovely over at your casa.....love all the layering...very nice. :)

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  20. Hi Marty! I love the pheasant feather in your arrangement, I went to Michaels to buy some yesterday and they were $5 for one feather! The Man said he'd just kill one for me for free! NICE!

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  21. Wow , I really like the changes and this would classify as a transformation. Love the little lady under the thingy (I am not risking an incorrect spelling on a strange word ;-) )

    Your glimpse of the tablescape is beautiful too!

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  22. Hi Marty, Looks like you've been having fun. It's all so pretty and inviting. I could sit and look at it all day.

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  23. Gold and candles, can't go wrong with that theme. I look forward to seeing it.
    Your tables look really earthy and elegant at the same time. Can you do that? Earthy....elegant...oh sure you can. Looks great.

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  24. Oh my, everything is just gorgeous! You are really talented at arranging items. And you have beautiful things to work with.

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  25. oh marty,your pictures are so pretty,love what you have done here.
    need you to show me how to do the loops, i love them, i;m thinking my christmas tree would look great with them on,lol...have a great week my dear friend..

    Silvia.xx

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  26. Love all your florals Marty just beautiful as every thing you do my friend...Thanks for another great Marty magic touch...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  27. Now, really, I am not trying to over flatter but I think this is one of the prettiest tables ever. I love that gorgeous arrangement you made and the open Bible and pretty berry garland- the table runner in that pretty position- it is just beautiful!

    blessings
    mary

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  28. It all looks so pretty, Marty...
    I am anxious to start on Christmas, but I don't want to skip Tgiving..and if I start too early I will be sick of looking at Christmas!

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  29. Hi Marty...
    Sweetie, everything looks so festive. It really does. I love it all. The table is just absolutely devine. I especially love your Bible setting on the stand. It looks so serene. Thank you for sharing today.

    Please stop by and say hi. I love it when you do.

    By the way, could you email me the instructions on those tassels? I have bought everything that I need, but I would love to have the measurements and counts for them.
    Many thanks sweetie.

    Country hugs...Sherry

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  30. Hi Marty! As always, your home is lovely. My favorite is the way you used the book holder with your bible open to Psalm 100. This is so pretty, and I LOVE seeing the Bible open to scripture. Of late I've had my nose in it much...amazing how the valleys of life make you want it to stick to you like glue...can't get enough right now...hiding it in my heart and writing on pink note cards and putting them in all the rooms...as my dad would have said many years ago, "It's just the way it should have been....all of us together again". In my case the "us" is me and the Lord... Life sometimes has a way of taking us "offline" when it's too fast...and we do all the "right" things maybe...there just is a "space" between us...those valleys sure have a way of pulling this little blogger back to the bosom of God. Thanks again for the sweet inspiration your blog always gives me Marty! :) Hugs...~CC Catherine

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  31. love your centerpieces, If you are going to remove the tureen you will need to move to my home and it will be very happy there, I just adore it and you must just also love it...

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  32. Your cloche figurine is beautiful. Simple. Elegant.

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  33. Your table is gorgeous - with or without the lady/cloche!

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  34. Lovely vignettes Marty! I love fall colors - it feels so warm & welcoming!

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  35. Marty
    I love it all--so warm and inviting,

    cheri

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  36. Marty, all your arrangements are so beautiful. You really have a knack for putting together silk flowers, etc. Love it! Linda

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  37. How happy I am to see such a lovely touch of fall. We are just now begining ours and I want to savor every moment before moving onto Christmas. Well done!

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  38. Oh Marty, I love the way you've changed things around. Fall is such a beautiful time of the year to decorate. I especially love the candle dripping shot.. so magazine worthy...thank you for swinging by the hint of the open house event and all your well wishes. The w/k was a "huge" success. Stayed tuned pics coming soon.. hugs ~lynne~

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  39. b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!! You definitely have a decorator's touch. I love your pretties. Thanks for sharing your house and your talents.

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  40. Marty - you just take the cake. Everything looks so lovely - makes me want to stop changing my studio around and change my Fall decor around instead. Maybe even set a nice big Thanksgiving table - at which no one will dine as we are going to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Sigh. But I am having my side of the family here for Christmas, so I'll get to set my big beautiful table then! YAY!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Big hugs! Karen

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  41. Marty,YOur sense of style is just perfection in your table and sideboard! Love all the attention to detail, and your bible puts this over the top! Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday, that doesn't get its due, being smashed in between Halloween ( not such a fan, acutally) and Christmas. I'm so happy that you honor and thank God with your table!
    -Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise.
    Give thanks to Him and bless His name.
    Ps 100:4
    I hope you don't mind, but I think I will post this on Thanksgiving day.
    You are an inspiration!
    Yvonne

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  42. You have such a unique knack for groupings an vignettes, Marty!
    Brenda

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  43. It's all so lovely. That table arrangement of yours with the open Bible is one of my very favorites of anything you've ever done. I'm so glad you showed us that photo again. And the addition of the cloche does look wonderful!

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  44. Beautiful. All the warm colors make this space so inviting. And I am so in for the cloche party on the 4th!

    Chelsea

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  45. Your pictures are GORGEOUS! Wow

    I'm having a Sharing Thanksgiving link up, come on over and join in, Please.

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  46. Oh Marty, that is just lovely. All the colors together make you know it is fall. I love it.

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  47. Hi Mary, Yes I will link to your cloche party, I loved your pic of the salt shakers under the cloche.

    Please will you link your post back to the sharing Thanksgiving party. Thank You!

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  48. Marty, I am so sorry I got your name wrong. I apologise.

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  49. Marty, your Thanksgiving deocr is very pretty! I'm going to get a cloche before your party, so I can link up too!

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  50. Hi Marty....great centerpiece....I love the feathers...

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  51. My jaw is on the floor! Soooo beautiful Marty...you have such an eye for putting things together. Absolutely lovely vignettes everywhere :)

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  52. Very pretty, Marty! I love the runners you used on your table and the buffet. I also want to thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my posts. I enjoy seeing your picture and name pop up when I'm reading the comments!

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  53. Everything looks great...what a beautiful table vignette. Hope your Thanksgiving is blessed.

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  54. thanks Marty, you truly are a sweetheart..
    have a wonderful week my dearest friend..
    xxxx..Silvia.

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  55. Marty, it is all just beautiful! That vignette on the table is stunning. Can't wait to see your tablescape on Thursday. laurie

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  56. Hi Marty, your dining room is so beautiful... I love everything you have done..I love the salt shakers under the cloche...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  57. Love it all! Very fallish! :)

    ~Liz

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  58. Hi Marty,
    Looks like you have been busy! Everything is so warm with the autumn colors ready for Thanksgiving! Your floral arrangements are beautiful! I hope to do some creative things today! Have a great Tues.! Luanne

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  59. Nothing is any prettier to me than Fall decor and colors. I love the way you mix and arrange. You have suh a gift for this and an eye for what looks just perfect!
    I LOVE Thanksgiving so and love to decorate for it!
    Love,
    Sue

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  60. The pretty lady in the cloche does add a touch of elegance. I love what you did with the buffet also. The new table runner is so pretty.

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  61. Hi Martha....opps I mean Marty!!! Everything looks lovely,as only you could do! Stop by sometime,miss your visits!! Chrissy

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  62. Marty! So pretty! I love it all! I am getting my cloches ready!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  63. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...I love all of your beautiful changes!!! No..no..NO...this is perfect for Met Monday!!! I really enjoyed it! Of course, I think your dining room table is simply stunning! It's one of the prettiest that I've seen for the Autumn/Thanksgiving season!!! Ohh my...our ladies are twins, my friend! I didn't realize that you had the same pretty porcelain ladies! The one that you put under the cloche is my personal favorite! I like the way her hair is done and her beautiful dress! Anyway...you're absolutely right...she really does dress up your table! As if it needed any help! Hehe! I also love the changes you made to your buffet! Girl, that olive, fleur de lis scarf is gorgeous!!!

    Darlin'...you're such a tease!!! Teasing us with just a little snippet of your Thanksgiving table! Ohhh...I can't wait to see it in its full glory!!!

    Also...just wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my finished faux fireplace...I loved your sweet note! Thank you, Sweetie...you always make my day with your visits!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  64. Everything looks so beautiful! Magazine worthy!

    Katherine

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  65. BEAUTIFUL.. I absolutely adore the floral centerpiece...

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  66. Just beautiful. I like before and after. Your home looks so warm and inviting.

    - The Tablescaper

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  67. Everything is so beautifully decorated for Thanksgiving. You have a wonderful talent for making it beautiful yet warming and inviting.

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  68. Hi Marty :) Your Fall decor looks so warm... which we seem to be needing as the day's here get just a bit colder... I let the dog out this morning as little earlier than usual this morning and WOW was it cold! It would be nice having coffee at your table.

    ~Rainey

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  69. Everything is lovely. Your centerpiece arrangement is a winner for sure!

    Barb ♥

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  70. Marty,

    Talented people like you intimidate me. I hope you have a great day.

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  72. Absolutely stunning! I love the china, so delicate, as is the crystal. I'm a candleaholic too. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  73. I love the little girl in the cloche with the berries at her feet!Bravo!!:)

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  74. You have a beautiful home! I haven't been for a visit in awhile I'm sooo glad I came today! Love the centerpieces and all the candles, very lovely!

    Dena'
    sweetpicklesandchocolate

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  75. Your table decor is sooo lovely!!

    Wish i could, or would, put together a nice table like that.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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