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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tablescape Thurs. - New Year's Brunch


Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for again hosting this fabulous event. Be sure to check out her blog and all the other participants for great inspiration and eye candy.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had some of the children and their families here and it was a wonderful time. We are truly blessed. I'm finally getting over a cold that showed up Saturday morning, so I will try to make the rounds and see what all of you have been up to.

My table today is set up for a New Year's Day brunch. I've used things that you have all seen before and just arranged them with different accessories. The centerpiece is an apple box filled with fall foliage, berries, apples and holds my little Italian Chef that was a gift from a friend.


























Chef Plate - HD Designs
Dinner Plate - Pfaltzgraph Village
Tortoise Charger - Pier One
Amber Stems - Pier One
Linens - Designer Fabric that I made into tablecloth and matching napkins.

What a blessing you all have been to me this last year. I have loved getting to know you and to call you friend. I sincerely hope you all have all your wildest dreams come true and a very Happy New Year.

78 comments:

  1. Marty, I love the way you always make everythng look so festive and special for your family. This is darling I love the plates and the little chef,what a perfect choice to use the apple box, it looks wonderful, another great job by our sweet Marty, Hugs Kathysue

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  2. Oh, Marty! I love it! Your centerpiece is so cute! You always have the best centerpeices in blogland! And your tablecloth is so pretty. I know your family will enjoy this! Happy New Year to you, my dear friend! You are a very special lady and I can't wait until we all finally get to meet in person!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. Marty I just adore the apples! Everything looks so beautiful and I am thankful to have met you this year! Many blessing to you and your family in the new year!

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  4. Oh that is so cute. I love it. It really makes me smile.
    Debbie

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  5. Wow Marty this is soooo beautiful! Good morning to you...hope your New Years will be wonderful!
    Blessings,

    Debbie

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  6. The whole table is so festive! Everything is always so lovely.

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  8. Marty, Your table is always gorgeous. I love the Italian Chef..he is adorable.
    Happy New Year!

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  9. I love this, Marty! The centerpiece is fabulous!!

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Everything looks so great and inviting!

    I hope you have a wonderful and fantastic New Year's Day!!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  11. I hate you aren't feeling well - get better soon!

    Your table looks so pretty and Debbie is right, you always have the best centerpieces! Love that apple crate and the little guy in the center!

    Happy New Year to you my dear friend! Can't wait for 2010 to get here!

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  12. Glad to see you back, Marty. Your table is lovely, as usual. I think you "wrote the book" on table setting! Linda

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  13. Thanks for stopping by today with your kind words. I always enjoy your blog, too; but I know that I'm sometimes negligent in commenting. Have a Happy New Year! Sally

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  14. How Fun! And beautiful! This one made me smile. Love the Chef, love the plates. Too Cute.

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  15. Marty, this is so much fun! I love the centerpiece, you really are so talented at this. The table is lovely, I adore that stemware. Glad to hear that your cold is clearing up. I'm so happy to have met you and am looking forward to another year of your beautiful posts! Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs, Kat

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  16. Marty~~

    Sorry to hear you were sick and hope you are feeling much better. Your table is so cute. Your centerpiece is a great theme starter and so pretty! Love those dishes, too! Your family will have a fabulous brunch!

    Have a wonderful, happy and healthy New Years, my friend!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  17. Marty, what a warm and inviting table for New Year's Day! I am remiss in not stopping by more often. Love all the photos - something for me to aspire to. Thanks for sharing and have a very Happy New Year!

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  18. Your centerpiece is so pretty. Glad you are on the mend. Great colors! Love those glasses!!

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  19. Marty, dear ~ How DARLING this table is. I love your little chef and the chef theme! It is so inviting, who wouldn't love to be called to your table?!

    I'm wishing you and your loved ones all the best in 2010! xo~m

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  20. Hi Marty! I hope have a wonderful holiday! And your chef tablescape is ADORABLE! Those plates are too cute to eat off of too! My Goodness!

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  21. Marty-I love your apple box and your chef! Brunch is my favorite way to entertain. I don't remember seeing the chargers before, but I love them. Hope you have a wonderful new year!!! I have loved getting to "know" you this year :)

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  22. Marty, what a delightful table to celebrate the new year. That little chef is too cute! And the plates are adorable. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creative tablescapes each week. I always look forward to my visits to A Stroll thru Life.
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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  23. This is such a cute table for the new year! Your little table chef's face is just glowing from the candles!....or is it because he gets to adorn your table? Have a wonderful new year -- I'll be seeing you in 2010!

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  24. Marty, it is wonderful & inviting ... what time are you serving? Chuckle!

    Have a beautiful & blessed New Year. I so appreciate your friendship.

    I will be in & out of communication for the next couple of weeks.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  25. I love your handsome chef, Marty! He goes so well with your pretty salad plates. I hope you are feeling better. Looks like we got sick at the same time. Happy New Year!...Christine

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  26. That centerpiece is wonderful. Love the chef. Happy New Year!

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  27. Beautiful brunch table, Marty!
    My best to you and yours for the new year..Good health and good cloches! :)

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  28. Oh how fun is your table! I love the chargers, the apple crate and the whole theme. Happy New Year! --Delores

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  29. Very beautiful! I still have family here (loads of grandkids!!!), so I will have to do a tablescape some other time. As a matter of fact, I had to dismantle the Christmas tablescape when they all arrived for Christmas and have just the bare table for over a week now. It is worth it, though, to have family here. Also, I can just look at yours and everyone else's beautiful tables until I can get mine set! Thanks for posting. Happy New Year!

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  30. Love your warm, welcoming table, Marty.
    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  31. Hi Marty,
    What a fun, darling table. I love Mr. Chef in the center and I would love to have a special beverage served just to me, from him. Love the colors ... it is a perfect brunch table.
    Happy New Year,
    Maryrose

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  32. Hello Marty; I love your table scape,, the French Chef is so cute..and he looks right at home there,, the square plates are really great too,,, a perfect spot to have a wonderful meal.....

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  33. This is just way to cute! I love your little fat french chef! :) I hope you had a blessed Christmas!

    Happy New Year!
    ~Liz

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  34. Such a precious table! It's all so lovely together, and festive. Happy New Year to you and your family!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  35. So full of warmth.

    Happy New year.

    - the Tablescaper

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  36. How creative you are to be able to pull together different pieces to surround that terrific little chef and make it look like a ready-store-bought centerpiece! Fabulous! And then, the coordinating plates,stemware and candle holders - so perfect! I'm going back to look it all over again! Great pics too!
    Happy 2010!
    DD

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  37. Another beautiful tablescape, Marty! The little chef in the centerpiece is so cute. Happy New Year, sweet lady!

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  38. YOU are a blessing. I am SO GLAD that you got to have some your children with you! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    I love the whole tablescape/motif with the chef centerpiece and on the dishes. Love the chargers and the apple tray/holder for the centerpiece. Just absolutely lovely!
    Hugs, Lana

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  39. your centerpiece is adorable, and the dishes so cute together, great table!

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  40. This is SUCH a fun table! So perfect to celebrate the New Year! Love it all!
    Toni

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  41. Marty what a darling tablescape!! Your little chef is just darling and I would have never thought to have used him as a center piece!!

    I do hope you are feeling better- where you and Ceekay ever able to get together?

    What a blessing it was to get to meet you this year Marty! I look forward to see how God will bless our friendship in the coming new year!!

    blessings
    mary

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  42. So charming Marty! I love the colors you've used in all of your decor.

    Hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010!
    Karen @ Table, Hearth & Home

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  43. Marty, as always -- it's just charming. Just so right! Love the chef, and am really IN love with those wineglasses!
    Happy new year!
    Cass

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  44. Hi Marty,
    Love, love, love that chef! What a surprise to scroll down and see how nicely he goes with the square plates.

    A wonderfully whimsical table.

    Happy New Year!

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  45. I love your tablescape. It would so fit in my home. I love the plates you used. Everything fits together to make a perfect setting. Can't wait to go through your archives.

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  46. Happy New Year Sweetie...
    It has been a wonderful year in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to each of us.

    Oh Marty what a wonderful post this is. I love the table setting. The chef is my all time favorite. He is precious. What time are you serving? I want to sit at this table. I just love it. Thank you for sharing my beautiful friend.

    Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

    Country hugs and so MUCH love sweetie...Sherry

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  47. Beautiful table! I wish I knew people that set tables like this when I come over. ;-)

    Happy New Year Marty!

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  48. Marty,
    I adore your centerpiece. He is just too cute!!! And I love the chef plates as well.

    Happy New Year!

    Kim

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  49. Marty,
    Your table is great!! You are very talented and have a good eye for decorating. Can't wait to see what your up to in 2010. Happy New Year! XoXo

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  50. Your table looks so warm and cozy in this cold winter. I just want to pull up a chair and enjoy a nice meal with you. Thanks for sharing. Rosie

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  51. Love your table and centerpiece. That little guy is so cute. Hey, I used to have those dishes, had 12 place settings and every piece that was made to match. When I see a tablescape like this, wish I hadn't gotten rid of them. Love the texture on the tablecloth and napkins. Wishing you a blessed New Year.

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  52. Love your Italian chef! He's a cutie. We have a New Year's brunch too. Love it. Thank you for all your wonderful posts throughout the year!

    Happy New Year!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  53. Your table is always sooooo beautiful! You've inspired me to decorate my breakfast table and stop grumbling about giving up my dining room so hubby could have an office! Thanks for sharing!

    Be Blessed and have a Wonderful New Year!

    ~Chondra

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  54. Gosh, Marty....I don't know how you manage to make every tablescape look new & different each week. You centerpiece is "magnifico"...I think that how you spell it in Italian! LOL

    Very cute plates, too. :-)

    I wish you a very happy & more importanlty, HEALTHY New Year!!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  55. Happy New Year dear friend!! Like you, I have treasured our friendship this past year and cannot wait to see where 2010 takes us!

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  56. Hi Marty!

    Another wonderful table! I love love the centerpiece and the entire theme. Thanks for an inspiring year of wonderful tablescapes and kind words of encouragement. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous new year.

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  57. Your table is so warm and cheerful. You tablecloth and napkins are beautiful, and I love all of the apples intermingled with your box of foliage and your fun French chef....or is he Italian? Happy New Year! Stan

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  58. What a cute plates and the centerpiece made me smile. I will be over shortly with some homemade pasta and a bottle of wine. Happy New Year!
    Joyce

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  59. I really like how the centerpiece ties into the plates! It's all so pretty!

    Happy New Year!

    Manuela

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  60. The little Chef and the little Bottle of Champagne are adorable! Love your table and the colors compliment each other so nicely.

    Happy New Year Marty!

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  61. This is cute as can be!! I love the chef and the chef plates!

    I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year and look forward to more of your wonderful posts in 2010!

    Happy New Year!

    Katherine

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  62. Your sweet little chef looks all set to celebrate.

    May you have a glorious day. Our brunch is homemade french toast, berries, bacon...
    What are you serving?

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  63. As always, you've created a beautiful tablescape! I love the little chef as your centerpiece. My mother gave me a cloche for Christmas, and as soon as I opened it, I exclaimed, "Now I can join Marty for a Cloche Party!" :) Have a blessed New Year.

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  64. oooos and ahhhhhs...
    Bravo!

    Great shots in the low light~mmm very very cozy!

    What a time you all must have had!!

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  65. Happy New Year, Dear Marty! Oh, your table is just wonderful! I just love your tablescaping! You're great at it. I just have a couple days home and we're off again! Wishing you many blessings in 2010!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  66. Hi Marty :)I'm having a New Year Give away... Stop by if you get a chance and enter. Have a wonderful new year!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  67. Marty, this is just too adorable for words.. You come up with the cutest things.. Happy New Year to you my friend.. you are such a blessing..hugs ~lynne~

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  68. Marty, love the sweet table! How did you make a round tablecloth? I've been wracking my brain. I read somewhere to use a cloth shower curtain...but I haven't tried that yet. Your little bakers/wine men are so cute.

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  69. I loved the contrast of this to all of the shiny silver and gold of Christmas tables. I really enjoyed this post, so thank you! I hope your New Year is wonderful as well! Happy New Year Marty!

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  70. Great intimate table! I love the way you put tons of pics in and let the table speak for itself, with just the list of goodies at the end. I tend to skip over a lot of extra words, even though I love to read. Thank you for sharing your great table.

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  71. HI MARTY! THE LITTLE CHEF DUDE IS ADORABLE. THOSE CHEF PLATES ARE GREAT. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVENESS WITH ALL OF US. HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  72. What a beautiful tablescape. I love this.

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  73. I just love this Marty! Now This is my kind of centerpiece! I adore the little plates. I not sure what HD is but I would love to have some kind of chef plate! Love it all, going on my feature!

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  74. Oh what a fun table. I love how you incorporated everything.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Sherry

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  75. I just saw this and I'm just oohing and aahhing. I love this! My mind is racing with possibilities of what I already own.

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  76. Hello thr, thanx a lot for this blog ........ This is exactly what I was olokung for.

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