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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Met. Mon. & Table Top Tues & Cloche Party Reminder

Today I am joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and I am also joining Barb @ Grits and Glamour for Table Top Tuesday. Be sure to check out both of these fabulous ladies to see what everyone is up to.

I also want to remind you that it's only 2 weeks until our next "Cloche Party". I can hardly wait to see what all you guys create.

Last week I was playing with my new blue and white finds and it was so much fun, but I really needed to put the color scheme back to the browns and rusts that go with the rest of the room. I put all the blue and white back in the bedroom, now it doesn't look so naked. lol

I thought a lot of glass and a little color would be perfect for this spot.

On this end I've used various sizes of candlesticks and candles, all in some browns and creams. I think they make quite a statement when they are all grouped together.

For a recent Tablescape Thurs. I had a white magnolia flower in this cloche, so all I did was change it out with a pretty dark camel colored magnolia flower and added a brown and white polka dot ribbon.

My same three smaller cloches with my Dollar Tree bells inside, and a couple of cute little white birds finishes off this end of the buffet.

My living and dining room combination is not a very large space, so this works great to tie the colors in without creating a cluttered look.

But, as usual I couldn't leave well enough alone. I found three really cute finials at the Dollar Tree so I just had to play some more.

Now, I like this even better. It really does tie in the brown color scheme better.

It also goes so well with the finials that I have on the sofa end table. I think I'll just stop now and keep this for a while. lol

Thanks again for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits and your comments.


  1. This is so pretty Marty. Great inspiration as well as a wonderful reminder for the Cloche Party.

  2. I love the two different buffetscapes you made, Marty!! The first one with the glass is SO pretty and I bet it looked spectacular when the sun shined through the window.

    You love playing around in your house as much as I do!! And I am SO looking forward to the cloche party!!


  3. I love the finials in the cloches. It made a difference to unite things from one room to another.

  4. I love both looks Marty! You arrange things so beautifully.

  5. G'day Marty ~ You never EVER cease to amaze me with the elegant creations/settings you come up with ... GOSH! You have such a special decorative touch!

    I love everything EVERYTHING you do!
    Hugs, Marydon

  6. I have spent some time this Sunday relishing your beautiful vignettes...Just gorgeous...the way the light hits the glass adds so much.

    PS...I have the same fabric (letter) on my parlor settee! It is a conversation piece, to be sure.

  7. Marty,you are always changing and making everything feel brand new. I love it. I especially like all the clear glass candle sticks, it just sparkles, another lovely table top vignette, Hugs Kathysue

  8. Your vignettes look great! I love your warm colors too.

  9. Hi Marty, Your vignette is beautiful! Love the finials underneath the pretty cloches. And the brown and white colors are so pretty and inviting!

    Hope you are having a great day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

  10. I love the finials...actually, I want them...they would be perfect in my house. Dollar I come! I also love crystal candlesticks. I have several and I agree, yours make a beautiful grouping.

    I really love your chair with the lettered fabric!


  11. MARTY GIRL! I know we have a cloche party coming up and I thought to my self..." have to put some thought into this one!" Big smile. Actually I get more enjoyment seeing everyone elses creativity when it comes to these glass castles then figuring out what I can do...
    I have learned a few tricks though...
    One is to remove the lid sometimes so people can actually see what is inside...instead of being left in confusion...which is what happened for me at the last party....Big sigh...
    I knew what was in there....but nobody else did
    Get my drift?
    So this time I will be ready my dear! with unveiled excitement....and clarity of vision!

  12. What fun, Marty ! You find the neatest things to display !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  13. I love the browns and creams! The variety of candles/holders looks terrific and I especially like the brown magnolia under glass. Its fun to change things up!


  14. Hi Marty; I love the way you dressed up your table.. The colors are so pretty,, and I can't believe that you found those finials at Dollar tree,, I really need to make a trip there.... have a great week.


  15. Ok, now I'm all inspired, Marty! I just have find them! What a mess, but I'm making some headway.
    Beautiful idea's! Thank you!
    How I wish my home was all together and looked JUST LIKE YOURS! :)

  16. Hi Marty,
    You are so darn good at this~ I love the little cloches and the way you've grouped everything so beautifully! The candlesticks really make a stunning statement! I read your silver sunday post too, and like OMG, you have some awesome stuff! My fave is the silver tea set and the one from your Mom. You polished everything up so beautifully too! Hugs, Cindy

  17. Hi Marty! It's all so lovely! Love your cloches and anything you put under them looks so beautiful. Love your pretty candlesticks too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. I love the finials ~ look great in the cloches alongside the flowers.
    You are so creative!

    Off to watch the game ~

  19. Looks beautiful Marty! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

  20. Hi Marty,
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Also,
    thanks for inviting me to join your cloche party. I think I'll do it. Sounds like fun and I do love them.

    I must say that your diningroom looks so lovely. I really like the creams and browns. Very pretty.


  21. Marty, everything is just beautiful as always. I love those finials from the dollar store, wow! I am going to try and join the cloche party since I do have a few.

  22. Marty, I love those finials under the cloches! I love the white under them too, but the finials add such texture. You must have the best $ store anywhere! (I suspect you're just better at seeing what could be a treasure than I am). I always love seeing your chair with the fabric with the letters on it. Looking forward to the cloche party! laurie

  23. Oh my the cloche party!! I better get thinking about that!! Thanks for the reminder!! Maybe I will stick some of my wallpaper bits in one and call it a day at the rate I am going!!

    Actually Marty the few pictures I have saved of dining rooms that I like have a beige! I have been buying oops paint as we have so many rooms to do and have a pretty beige-gold and then a sage green- I think it might be one of these unless I come across another great color of oops!


  24. Marty it all looks beautiful! Your cloches are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. LOVE your gorgeous finials. ~WOW!

    I'm again on the lookout for cloches around here. Just not much at any of our local decor' stores. I'll still try to join in though.

  25. I just wanted to let you know I talked about your cloche party on my blog today! :)

  26. Oh I love what you did Marty..the collection of cloches and crystal glass candlesticks give such a light and bright look and adding the brown warms it all up! Beautiful side table vignette!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  27. Marty... your great ideas just solved a problem for me... I have a little thing that I think is a vase... but I turned it upsidedown and made it a cloche... but then what... thanks to you... I have it!

    love the cloches in the window... just beautiful... now if I can just figure out which window to use... hummmmm... ;) wonderful post. Dixie

  28. Marty, You are a in the world do you keep posting such beautiful things and then you visit everyone. I can't imagine how much time you must spend on the computer. Beautiful post.


  29. I am amazed, as usual lol. I keep thinking that each new display of yours is my FAV, then I come back a few days later and by golly you've done an even prettier one.. Your creativity knows no bounds and I admit, I am learning all I can from you.. Thanks for being such a great visual teacher..
    Brighest Blessings

  30. Everything looks so pretty Marty and I am so very excited about the cloche party!!

    I've been snapping away in anticipation!

  31. Very pretty, Marty! You have such a great area with that sideboard to play around with vignettes.

  32. Marty-Somehow I don't believe you when you say you are going to leave it this way for a while :) I loved the blue and white, but this does suit the rest of the room. I love all the shapes of the candle holders. Can't wait for the party. I am having a blogaversary giveaway!

  33. There is something very comforting and lovely in the cream and brown scheme of the room. Your reminder with the cloches was actually good timing.
    ♥, Susan

  34. Dear Marty, I've been following your blog for a little while now and love your ever-changing tabletops. I am so in love w/ your cloches and this subtle color scheme.

    P.S. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on sonny days' blog on my bedroom. :) Isn't she great?

  35. Marty, love the colors you have calming and pretty!

    Can't wait for the Cloche Party.


  36. It is so pretty. I just love your cloches.

  37. What an elegant tablescape! The colors are soothing and I love the whites mixed with the crystal and glass.

  38. You have such a beautiful room.

  39. I love your table scapes and vignettes. I always leave with ideas.

    Sami G

  40. I love those finials from Dollar Tree, I hope our DT gets those soon! You are getting a nice collection of finials!


  41. Just beautiful Marty and lots of great inspiration for the cloch party.

  42. I like both vignettes very much, Marty. I also spy a lettered chair that I like. Very pretty!....Christine

  43. Hi Marty! Your home looks so beautiful! I love your cloche collection {I'm getting ready for your party}!

  44. Marty, I love the collection of glass in front of the window, I imagine it looks beautiful with the light streaming in. Love the finials! Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Kat

  45. Marty you always do such a nice job displaying all of your lovely accessories! Just beautiful!

    Kat :)

  46. Marty,
    Such lovely accents with all the candles and cloches. I usually don't care for brown but you make it such a stunning look. Very impressive.

  47. I love your cloches you always use them in the most creative ways, I lovel both ways you have them, I especially love that cut glass one wow it is so pretty, thanks for sharing the vignettes, love your ideas...Phyllis

  48. Very pretty. Great idea for the cloches, too. Rosie

  49. I really like this scape a LOT. Elegant and simple-lovely!
    xoxo Pattie

  50. Oh Marty you have such a lovely home... have you considere sharing it with us at our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday".... we'd be honored... May the sound of happy music and the lilt of laughter fill your heart with gladness...


  51. Lovely...all of them simply lovely and the magnolia blossoms, YES!
    Thanks for the reminder for the cloche party coming...think, think, think said Winnie the Pooh!
    Tuesday Blessings ;-)

  52. Hi Marty,
    Guess what? Two weeks from today, I'm heading back to AZ. Can't wait, I need some sun. Karen maybe coming over too. I will keep you posted, maybe we could all meet for lunch. Hugs, Cindy

  53. Fabulous as always!!! I like it both ways. I'm looking forward to your cloche party. I'm still having fits with my Valentine cloches. I loved my winter ones, but not sure about my Valentine's ones. But I still have a few days to play with them.

  54. Oh Marty, everything you do is beautiful. I enjoy all your blog post. Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment. I'm looking forward to your cloche party!

  55. Hi got those white bells at the Dollar Tree?....they are wonderful.....that place amazes me and when you have an eye for what is nice...well you just can't beat it....Great job as usual...

  56. Marty, that brown magnolia under that large cloche is beautiful. Love the color of the magnolia. All of your things look so sweet. Thanks for stopping by, I love to hear from you. Hope you have a great night.
    Hugs, Pat

  57. Love the magnolia under the cloche! Your buffet looks beautiful in those colors!


  58. THis is so beautiful. I love candles.

    Welcome to the Friday Follow. I'm your newest follower. So glad to have you with us. I'm way behind but here I am.


  59. Oh Marty Sweetie...
    As always everything looks so absolutely beautiful. You have the golden touch with decorating. I love to see what you do each time you rearrange and change. You should be an Interior Decorator.

    Please let me know when you all figure out what day and time you are going to meet with Cindy when she comes out. I would so love to meet and spend some time with you all too. Here is my e-mail.

    Country hugs and so much love. Please be my Valentine. Love, Sherry

  60. Everything is so gorgeous. I love your unique cloche witht he finial top. So glad the bedroom is no longer naked--how embarring to have a naked bedroom when company comes for a visit.


  61. Love your finials and your fluffing! It all looks so pretty -- thanks for coming to my table today! You are always a most welcome guest.