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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blue Mon. - Tabletop Tues. - Still Tweaking



Today I am joining Sally @ Smiling Sally for her wonderful Blue Monday meme. Be sure to visit her to see all the lovely blue that everyone is showing.



I am also joining Barb @ Grits and Glamour for Table Top Tuesday. You will also want to visit her and see all the wonderful vignettes everyone is creating.

This is a picture that I showed you in my last Met. Monday post of our Master Bedroom. Well, since then I made a trip out shopping and found a couple of things that are just perfect for this room. So I have changes that I just wanted to show you. This is the end table on my side of the bed. Ok, but could be better.


I went into Pier 1 a couple of days ago and they were having an 80% off sale on a lot of things. I found 4 wonderful plates marked down from $9.99 to $l.49 ea. that I'll show you in a Valentine's tablescape. But the thing I love the most is this wonderful blue and white ginger jar. It's really large and marked down to $9.99.


It's just perfect for the nightstand. It's quite large, but I think the scale is so much better than the small picture. I've been trying to add to my blue and white collection, so this is a real find for me.


Had to have to artsy shot. lol I really like the pattern on the jar. Not too oriental, and a little more frenchy or cottagy. Perfect.


On the way home I had to stop by the GW of course and I found a treasure there too. This is the DH's nightstand before.


I found this wonderful large blue and white orb for $1.99 and it was senior day with 10% off. Gotta love that.


I think it looks perfect with the candlesticks. I love both my new treasures.


After I got home and finished playing in the bedroom, I took a look at the end table by my chair in the familyroom. Pretty sad. So I tried a few things out to change it up a little.


I just needed some color. Not too many changes, but it will still function and it is a little bit more colorful. I have to have room for a favorite magazine and a cup of tea or glass of juice, so I really need to keep it simple.


Starting with the basics, I kept the same lamp. I just love the detail on it and can you believe that I found it at GW for $12. I have looked and looked for more lamps, but this is the only decent thing I've found so far.


The clock is one of my most precious things. It was a gift from the DH for our 25th Anniversary. I just love it and enjoy looking at it everyday. He's a real keeper.


I've used a small white bowl and a few fall foliage pics and one flower to create a really small floral arrangement. I've added a cute little bird figurine for fun.


I found this really cute little crystal egg at the DT and just thought it would be great anywhere. I like it here.


Really simple changes, but it looks so much brighter and cheerier. I like it for a change.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I really do appreciate your visits. Hope to see you again soon.


76 comments:

  1. Marty, This room is exceptionally lovely! Everything is just perfect!

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  2. Hi Marty
    I love the ginger jar you found. Al your blue and white look so lovely against the neutral colors you have in your home!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  3. I love each and every change and addition to your home. Beautiful. My favorite is that jar. Love it!!

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  4. Hi Marty! You know I LOVE the blue and white jar and all of the blue and white that you are adding to your master bedroom! And it's amazing what a difference a few changes can make in the look of your end table! Did you get the bad weather that was headed in your direction? Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

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  5. What a lovely room. The blue and white just calls my name.

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  6. Marty~~~

    I love all the small things that you have done that make a big impact. And at great prices, too! The blue and white in your master looks lovely...I adore that jar! And I am really admiring the clock that your husband gave you. Just beautiful!

    Happy Sunday!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  7. LOVE the ginger jar and the orb-you got some amazing buys and did a great job with them. Lovely!

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  8. Marty, you really are the best at making things look brand new with a few changes. I love that ginger jar, it's beautiful.And I really like what you did with your family room side table. Just that little addition of color made a hug difference. Great job as always! Hugs, Kat

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  9. Hi Sweetie...
    Love your posts today. Oh Marty the Ginger Jar is just the right touch for that corner. The scale is perfect and adds such a pop of color to that wall behind. It is perfect.

    The orb you found looks like it was bought with those candlesticks you would never know is wasn't. Just the right touch. I love it.

    Your beasutiful little vignette on your end stand with the flower arrangement sure set it off didn't it? It turned out beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing the sweet idea.

    You always have such a beautiful post. I am always so touched by the carefulness and lovliness that you add to each and every corner in your house. It makes it so welcoming. Every corner says welcome Marty.

    Have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  10. Isn't it funny how small changes make a big difference and its so much fun! Your new ginger jar and orb are perfect with the other blue & white accessories and I love what you did with your end table. (that clock is beautiful and must be so special). I see you like to put things on books, including lamps - I do too!

    DD

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  11. Good Morning my friend...Now girl you know I love the blue/white combo you have going on in your bedroom and the yellow toile just makes it even better...You have that magic touch my friend...I hope you have a great Sunday...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  12. Your two blue and white finds go perfect in the room. Did you make the pillows on the bed? The flowers on the living room table are just the right pop of color. Good job!

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  13. What a deal on the ginger jar! I love how it looks there. The orb is wonderful. They have blue and white ones at Cracker Barrel right now and I love them. Of course I don't have blue and white in my house...so, I passed on them.

    Looking good around your house.

    Sue

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of the blue and white!! Officially drooling all over my screen!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  15. Marty , you know how much I love blue and white porcelin so in my book you can never go wrong. I think it is the perfect touch on your nightstands. What a difference it makes, love it!! Kathysue

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  16. Everything looks so pretty. Now that you have finished yours, can you come work miracles around my home? :) After the Christmas was put away, I want to change things up a little but have come to a stand still.

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  17. I also love both your blue and white treasures in your bed room.
    I do have to say I liked the two white birds they went good with the lamp on your table in the familyroom.

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  18. I love your bedroom Marty, and I am not a blue and white person at all. The blue really adds a french country look and it is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Marty, beautiful blues for your lovely tabletop vignettes. You always have something fun to share. Thanks! ~ Sarah

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  20. Hi Marty... Wow what great bargain's you found... I really need to make a trip to my GW to see what I can find.... love love the Ginger Jar... gorgeous.... love it all..... have a great day.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  21. Lovely changes. Love how you keep tweaking things.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. Every single detail and change is perfect! I love your quoute, "I just had to stop by..." because I do that a lot...I just had to get or I had to have it...TFS!

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  23. Ooooh Marty! I love all of your new blue & white pieces. I'm trying to get a blue & white collection going for my breakfast room so I might just need to make a trip to Pier 1 to check out those ginger jars. Little changes = big style! :)

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  24. Marty,
    Thank you so very much for your lovely comments today. I am one of the most technically challenged people you will meet...but I will figure out the "follower's" thing, I promise. I LOVE the gold and purple toile pillows on your bed!
    ~Rebecca

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  25. Your collection of blue and white is growing beautifully! Our end tables in the Family room...so sad, my hubs wants them clear...so he can "eat" while watching TV....so nothing pretty there! Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  26. Everything looks so pretty, love the blue and white orb and jar.
    Have a great week! Sorry about the problems you are having with gmail. How weird and what a hassle!

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  27. You found fantastic bargains Marty! Very pretty. The bedside clock is just stunning. Have a beautiful day!
    Is your Gmail problem cleared up 100% now?
    Lynn

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  28. Love all your changes. Of course, I'm a fan of blue and white as well. Love both of your new pieces. Like the idea of a plate to "round up" all the pocket clutter.

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  29. You made some great changes! The blue and white ginger jar is perfect there! Love the clock, as well!

    I'm having a give-away for my Blogaversary!

    Katherine

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  30. Okay, Mrs. Bargain Queen, that ginger jar is stunning, and I also love that it almost looks like a French Provencial pattern. Most of them do look more oriental. I think I would have put the orb on my side of the bed though. My husband might pick it up and throw it at me if he got upset about something (just kidding). Your husband obviously wouldn't do that, because anybody who gives their wife such a beautiful clock wouldn't do something like that! laurie

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  31. Hi Marty! Your bedroom is so lovely and I loved seeing it last week. I love your changes and your finds! Your ginger jar is beautiful as well as the orb and those pretty candle sticks! Your pillows are so pretty on your bed and I'm betting you made these! ;) Love the way you decorate Marty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. I love all the changes you made and all the new items you acquired, Marty. Everytime I see what you bring home from GW, I always wish we had one here. You always get the best deals on the prettiest things....Christine

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  33. Everythings looks really pretty Marty! Your new ginger jar is gorgeous. Perfect additions. :)

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  34. It all looks so good, Marty. I know you must be proud.

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  35. I love your blue bedroom and yes, that is a steal for that vase! Wow! My master bedroom is also about to undergo a decor change so, I can't wait to join in for Barb's Tuesday meme then.

    Great job, Marty!

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  36. Lady, no doubt about it, you have the touch. The bedroom is lovely. It is always so eye pleasing to come to your blog.

    Barbara

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  37. What a wonderful job you have done. Beautiful.
    cindy

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  38. I followed your link from Smiling Sally's Blue Monday and I'm glad I did. I must say I treasure your antiques and especially your beautiful old photos in your bedroom. And I loved how you took me step by step in your thinking process in arranging your table scapes - something I've never done well. So, I learned a lot and will be back again.
    By the way what store is "GW" - is it like HomeGoods? Just wondering... :+)

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  39. I adore your room. A couple of Pier 1 blue and white pieces have found their way into my house too. I didn't see that lovely ginger jar at our Pier 1. Might have to go and take another look. Yours is so pretty.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  40. Marty... beautiful tweeks... but seeing that you allow hubby control of the bedroom TV.. made me smile... hugs. Dixie

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  41. Very nice bedroom setting.

    Melting Icicles is my entry for Blue Monday!

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  42. The blue and white looks so fresh. I really want a ginger jar, but can't find one in good colors-lucky you.

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  43. Marty ~
    Thanks so much for your visit and your reply to my GW question! Boy, I'm definitely going to get some thrifting in soon too!Your finds are gorgeous!

    :+)

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  44. Sounds like you've got some great deals at Pier 1, Marty. Love the jar on your end table!

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  45. I see I've already commented, but since I'm here from the Tabletops I'll leave another comment! I really like the blue and white you are incorporating. Do you sew your own pillows?

    You have a lovely home!

    My tabletops is posted!

    Katherine

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  46. Your bedroom is gorgeous! I am running to my Pier 1 tomorrow to see if I can find that ginger jar!

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  47. Oh Marty!

    I have a weakness for blue and white anything! That ginger jar is stunning..I noticed it right away. The candlesticks are wonderful too! Such a beautiful and inviting room with soft colors that make the blue and white pop out! So perfectly done!

    Miss Bloomers

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  48. Your bedroom looks great...love the blue and white jar...gorgeous and a great buy and I like the way you balanced the other side of the bed with the blue and white candlesticks. The little glass egg is great.

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  49. I love your new buys...your bedroom looks so pretty.
    xo bj

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  50. Hi Marty,
    As always, your post is just gorgeous. Your home is lovely, so warm and cozy, very welcoming. I like the changes you made, the blue is so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  51. What great finds for you, Marty. I just all the blue and white you found. You just can't go wrong with blue and white. I think all your "tweaking" was very good. Love the touch of color you added on the table, too.
    D

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  52. Thanks for sharing your tabletop displays...they are awesome. You found some true bargains at Pier 1 that look just lovely in your room.

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  53. I love the special touches you've added to your bedroom. The ginger jar is exquisite, as are the candle holders! I love all of your pillows...they are perfect!

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  54. I notice that you like blue and white in your bedroom, too! And I have a jar in my store that would be perfect to add. Hmmm. But what I really noticed is that you have all the old photos on your wall of family, I presume. I have some similar and didn't quite know what to do with them so I have a corner in the room downstairs that I call "the family wall of fame." Recently, I added a marriage certificate with pictures on it from the 1870's. I hope to see more of yours!

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  55. You have a beautiful bedroom. Love all the blue pieces.

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  56. Hi Marty, I just wanted to come by and thank you for your ever faithful support of my new blog. You are such a dear friend. I already commented on your transformations but I must say again how much I love the addition of blue in your room. I had to laugh at your admission of the sink design quirk you and I share. Notice I said it is my strangest design quirk? Two peas in a pod,as by Dad use to say. Love you,Kathysue

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  57. Your bedroom does look like it should be in a magazine! The blue is just a wonderful accent color in there!!

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  58. Gosh I was hoping that bedroom was a guestroom...I was on my way out the door! LOL Beautiful tablescapes, Marty. :) Nancy

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  59. Gosh I was hoping that bedroom was a guestroom...I was on my way out the door! LOL Beautiful tablescapes, Marty. :) Nancy

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  60. Well i have fallen in love with the colors blue and yellow, long ago...so I am delighted to see them in your post. You have several nice displays too, I might add...very rhythmic.

    What color are your bedroom walls?? :)

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  61. Hi Marty!
    I must say....it takes quite a while to scroll down to the bottom to make a comment....you would be voted Miss Congeniality for sure! Hey we should have blog awards just like in school! Unfortunately, I was not voted for anything! LOL! Your blue and white is so pretty. That was my mom's favorite. Sorry I have not been by lately....I'm in a blogger's slump right now. Stiff as a board with all this COLD weather but I'll stop whining! Have a nice week!

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  62. Amazingly beautiful.. Each time I visit here I admire your style more.
    Love every little thing.
    Brightest Blessings
    Sonny

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  63. do you ever miss a beat? this is all just wonderful! I love the blue and white theme...and you have such a great eye for details girl...PERFECT!!!

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  64. ming blue and white is such a classic! lovely!

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  65. Gorgeously decorated room Marty. I *HEART* blue and white so I am definitely in love with that ginger jar.

    Enjoy your day, Bonnie

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  66. Beautiful blue and white.....love it! You have such a special touch for arranging everyting...can you come to my house? Please

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  67. Hi Marty, You always have the nicest way of putting things together. I just LOVE your blue and yellow. What a great ginger jar you found on sale!

    Donna

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  68. Marty, thank you so much for your sweet comment about my baby shower. It was a wonderful day! Not too much longer now and Austin will be here! I LOVE the black and white throw pillows on your bed...they are gorgeous! Sounds like you found lots of good bargains....you remind me of my mom :) Have a wonderful day!

    ~Page

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  69. Marty,
    This is all sooo beautiful.
    wonderful job putting it all together!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  70. Hi Marty...

    Just playing catch up at your place! Ohhh...I love all of your new treasures! Could that beautiful blue and white urn and orb be any more perfect with your master bedroom decor? I love it! You got such great deals on them too!!! I am really enjoying your newly decorated bedroom, Darlin'! It's gorgeous!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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