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Monday, February 22, 2010

Table Top Tuesday - Adding Some White

Welcome to Table Top Tuesday!!! I can hardly wait to see everyone's beautiful vignettes and decorations.

As I have said before, I have a very small home and therefore I don't have that many tables to decorate, so you will probably see all kinds of surfaces from me. I just have to play somewhere. lol

This is the vignette I have had on this table for a while, and I am really ready for a change.

This table sits between two chairs in my living room.

I am really drooling over all the beautiful white rooms that I see in blogland and in all the magazines, so I want to try and bring more white into my home, so I gathered a few white things and changed out this table.

I decided to use one of my lovely white china ladies, so I gave her a little importance by placing her on a bowl that I turned upside down as a pedestal. Makes her look a bit more grand.

Of course a cute white frame with a pic of my granddaughter is always fun for me to look at.

A white cache pot that I found at Goodwill filled with some pretty white flowers from the Dollar Tree adds a big tough of white.

I have been looking for white lamps for a while and couldn't find anything that I liked at a price I wanted to pay, and then yip-skip, as many times as I look in GW there is never anything, and then today I found this. I was so thrilled. Just the right size. I got the barrel shade at Target, so the total cost was $22.00. Not bad!!!!

I replaced the beige throw with a white one I found at Fry's Grocery and added a yellow toned pillow instead of the dark one. I like the look much better. Now to do the rest of the room

Just to keep life real I thought I would show you the mess I have on the dining table. I am shuffling things around and doing some craft projects and so I have everything out of my way and on the dining table. I guess that should be next weeks Table Top Tuesday. lol

Thank you all so much for dropping by and thank you for joining in on the party fun. I can't wait to see what all you do.

Be sure to sign in below to Mr. Linky. I really don't want to miss anything.


  1. I really like your displays. Thanks for taking over Tabletop Tuesday. I always love to see new ideas.

  2. Oh Marty I tell you I just had to laugh about your dining room table as it looks like mine right now too you know every time I get ready to take pictures I put my camera card in and then I see things like Len's tennis shoe or yesterday mail always something there...hey thats real life at my house we live here ha ha!!
    Now I want to wish you nothing but the best of luck Marty with your new meme and girl this is one I can do each week...I love all the whites you have going on here...I think white is a very clean color in a house and I also see so much in blogland and love it...I'm all hooked up girl and ready to go visit some GREAT Vignettes...Hugs and smiles to you My Dear friend...Gl♥ria

  3. Ohhhh I so love this new meme girl!!!! I can do this!!!! lol Absolutely love love love that white!!!! Changed the whole feel of the room and girl...ain't our dining tables suppost to look like that when we are least until we throw everything on the counter to get a pretty pic of the table!!!! lol Love this girl...can't wait to see all the eye candy!!!! ~Picket~

  4. Good deal on that lamp! Isn't Goodwill a wonderful place. I like your all white display. The pot with the white tulips is so pretty!

    I love all those dreamy white rooms in those Swedish blogs. White is such a fresh color!

    Thanks for hosting another fun party!


  5. did a very lovely job at changing out that tablescape! the white looks so calm. thanks for sharing! warm regards,

  6. Marty Girl - I've said it before and I'll say it again - you do the very best table vignettes ever!!

    Love them - and even your DR table that is supposed to be messy is neatly organized!

    Glad you took this over for everyone!

  7. Wow, you've got a lot of nice things on the dining table to play with, Marty! Love your new white vignette. Great find on the lamp and great idea on using an upside down bowl for a pedestal...Christine

  8. I loved the before display but the white looks fabulous!! Martina

  9. I think a lot of people would be shocked if they could see beyond the camera angle. Love your white element tabletop. Thanks for taking on the hosting of this fun party each week.

  10. Love the table with the white lamp and white accent pieces, as well as the soft yummy looking white throw! very pretty! Thanks for the link party, I did link up! ;)

  11. Mary, you know how I love white so this is right up my ally. It really looks great, I love how you shop your own home and come up with something new. Like I have said before, You have come a long way baby!! Hugs Kathysue

  12. Marty you are working it for sure! I've had my tables look like that many tomes as well.

    I will be sure and join you next week! I did mention you taking over the duties in my recent post.
    Thank you for hosting it for everyone.

    ~Blessings my friend. ~Melissa :)

  13. Marty, great vignettes as usual. I love that white lamp and the shade is perfect. Good find! Wow, you showed us your mess, too. I am sure all of our homes usually look like that. I didn't know you made tassels.

  14. I love your white vignette, Marty. I am also very happy that you decided to take over the Tabletop Tuesday. It is an interesting and fun blog party.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  15. Hi Marty! I'm here and posted my first Table Top... and wow how do you do it every week and make it look new and fun?

    Really Rainey

  16. I'm so happy you have taken over Tabletop Tuesdays so we can play with our vignettes weekly! I love doing this and sharing!

    Your new white vignette is beautiful! You may have a "small" house, (most of us do!) but you have so many pretties to play with! I love seeing what you do, you are very creative!


  17. I had to work today but I quick came home and did a few changes to my dining table so I could participate in your party, Marty.. You have been so very kind and encouraging to me since my very first blog post and I couldnt let you have a party without me.. Thank you for taking this over ..

  18. Hello Marty ~I wanted to stop by to reconnect. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends.

    Since winter landed on our provided us the motivation for a few indoor remodeling two homes! Which can be a bit daunting. So, I relish the breaks I get for blog visits.
    I too am loving the white in tablescapes... especially dishware.
    For my B-day my hubs gave me a white porcelain square dinner set.
    He even commented how nice they make the food look.
    It's wonderful how sharing blog friends as yourself can be with these beautiful vignettes, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas.
    I hope you can stop by so we can reacquaint ourselves.

    Sweet wishes,

  19. I love the look with the white...that throw really adds something to the look of the room. Isn't it fun to change things around?

  20. Hi Marty!! Thank you so much for being our hostess for Tabletop Tuesday! Now your displays are just so lovely! You can't imagine how thrilled I am to see all the things on your dining table! :) My tables are like this quite a lot.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. So beautiful as always!!

    Thank you for being such a gracious hostess~!

    You are wonderful!
    Many Blessings

  22. Hi Marty! I love the way you displayed everything! You are the queen of displays my friend! So pretty! Thank you for hosting Tabletop Tuesday! Have a wonderful evening.

  23. I love all of your white. Your vignettes are always so pretty. You have a special touch.

  24. If it makes you feel any better, I have 2 tables that look like that right now! Love your 'white' vignette, as wellas that wingback chair is gorgeous! Love the pillow & throw you added also!

  25. Marty, first of all, I'm so glad to see your dining room table! Everytime I visit you, I'm always in awe at how perfect everything looks in your house. It's nice to know that you're able to make a mess too! :)

    Thanks so much for taking on this Tabletop Tuesday! I always love seeing all the beautiful vignettes you've created. Your white pieces are gorgeous, especially the pot that holds your tulips.

  26. Thank you for hosting such a fun party...I am glad I was able to join it...thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Sandra

  27. I adding a table setting for it is a table top. lol Love all your white's! So lovely! Wouldn't last in my home in the country. lol Just lovely Marty!

  28. Marty, Congrats on taking over Tabletops Tuesday, I offered, but you beat me to it. I am not at home today so I can't post an entry, but I will be here next week. I hope you enjoy hosting this day, you are the perfect lady to do so.

    Have a great day.

  29. Your white table setting is just gorgeous Marty!! I love how you change things out and use everything so creatively. Your whites have such a creamy, soft glow! Well, I am up early, can't sleep, excited about my trip! Hope I can sleep on the plane. Can't wait to get there, see you soon! Hugs, Cindy

  30. Love the addition of the white, Marty. It looks so fresh. And I really like using the bowl as a pedestal, if you hadn't told us what it was I never would have guessed - genius! I'm so happy that you've gotten to take over this event, you are the perfect hostess! Hugs, Kat

  31. So glad you let me know you were taking over, Marty! I will have something for next week. I did have something but I reshuffled some posts around. Your whites look wonderful and fresh! I love the cachepot your flowers are in. Good find on the lamp!

  32. Great makeover, your change to white. You're dining room table gave me a laugh, so many times I've cropped my mess out :-)

    Glad you're hosting - thank you for volunteering!

  33. I love all of the whites too. You have found the perfect way to bring some into your home. What a great buy on that lamp!

  34. I like all the whites in your displays, very pretty. Makes me want to incorporate more white in my house....hmmmm I feel some decorating coming on.


  35. Marty,

    Great to see your Table Tops!!

    I just adored the white version!! So timeless and fresh!!

    I had no idea you were doing this party, but now I do, maybe you'll alink from me next week ;)

  36. More fun !!! Your table tops are just fabulous ! I added some also !
    Have a wonderful Tuesday !
    The Little Things

  37. Hi Marty,

    Love your beautiful tabletops, but I really can identify with the dining room table. My table is my craft table so must of the time it is covered with projects in the making. Have fun with your new blog party. I know you will do great.

    Carey from Chicory Nits

  38. Thank you Marty for the walk through different homes to get new ideas for that special table that you have been trying to change the look of. It is so much fun to see how others decorate. Blessing and good wishes for a wonderful day

  39. Love your white, you always do such a beautiful job, but I have to tell you I took some photos of my dining table last week so I could show my process and it's nice to see someone else do the same, lol!! I will have to participate in this one next week. Glad you are hosting!!

  40. Marty, that white lamp and the shade you picked out are exactly the right touch for that spot!

  41. One of my fav's,white,anything white,chocolate,or black. Love this side-table vignette.
    Keeping it real,we are going to get-along just great,I too like keeping it real.It's gonna be fun!Thanks for taking Tabletop Tuesday, I was getting concerned,you are amazing!

  42. I love the addition of white, Marty. Absolutely beautiful!

    Didn't get around to getting a post together this week.

  43. Oh Marty, I burst out laughing when I got to your dining room table -- mine often looks like that when I am "table scaping." Sometimes I just take pictures of ONE END of the table, because the OTHER end looks like yours! Ah, reality!

    LOVE what you did with the vignette. Your little china gal looks so happy, raised up on her pedestal. Don't we all want to be up on pedestals after all? :-)

    Thanks for hosting! I already did a post for today, but I'm doing a second because I can't miss your first week as hostess of this meme. You are the best.


  44. Love the changes you made! The throw looks so soft and inviting. I love how you elevated your little china lady.

    I too love white and drool over some of the pictures I have seen lately. I used to have a lot of white in my home but when the boys got to a certain age and with all the critters I typically have running around, I discovered it was way too hard to keep clean. I tucked it all way in my chests and, hopefully, some day I can take them out again. In the meantime, I live vicariously through the white rooms of others in blog land.

    ~ Tracy

  45. Marty...I love you whites..don;t they just make you feel happy? Warning though once you start its hard to stop!!! Hope you are well my dear friend,x0x0x

  46. Marty,
    I love your new white table top display. It's a nice change from your old one which was also beautiful. But you really made me laugh with the dining table "vignette!" My table looks just like that now as I "create" my next tablescape!

  47. Marty. You are brilliant.

    I don't know how many times I have searched and struggled to find some kind of pedestal to elevate an item. A bowl turned upside down. Really--that is genius!

    I like your new white tablescape! I can't believe you got those flowers at Dollar Tree. Just goes to show that you really can put together a pretty vignette without breaking the bank. :)

  48. The white looks marvelous! Well done. Jackie

  49. Hi Marty,

    I'm just letting all my followers know about my giveaway... nothing to do to win.

    You are already entered!

    Just my way to say thanks!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  50. Hello sweet lady...

    You know, I thought I commented on your vignette...sheessh...having a senior moment here, my friend! Hehe! Well better late than never! Ohhh yes, I am feeling the same way about using those soft, creamy whites! I think part of wishful thinking for spring and warmer weather! Using white does that for me! Well dear, I love your new white's gorgeous! Of course, you know that I love your pretty lady (her twin resides at my place...hehe!) I love the tulips and think they just make the vignette! Girl, you got a great deal on your pretty white lamp! I bet you were doin' that happy dance when you spotted it at GW! Love, love, LOVE your soft and cozy looking throw...that's so pretty and your new gold plaid pillow looks just perfect sitting in that beautiful leather chair! Marty, you are so creative and talented, my friend! Ohh will be the perfect hostess for this fabulous vignette're so good at it!!!

    I giggled at your dining room table! Well my theory usually gets worst before getting better! hehe! Thank you again, dear lady for sharing your beautiful vignette with us and for hosting this fun party!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  51. Marty, you are just tooo funny. I'm so glad you took over the meme so it could go on.. you know how I love doing vignettes.. yours are wonderful... thank you for hosting a great fun filled day...
    hugs ~lynne~

  52. Thanks for hosting, Marty. I always enjoy looking at your displays!

  53. Marty, I don't know if I told you how precious your grandaughter is! I also wanted to tell you how much I think of you and all the wonderful notes you post to all! True blogging friend. thank you.
    smiles, alice

  54. Very interesting
    I enjoyed visiting your blog
    God Bless;

  55. This is awesome! I'm looking forward to participating each Tuesday! I love your white decor! It's beautiful!

  56. Hi Marty! What a fun party. Will you be doing this every Tuesday? I think I could handle this! :) Pretty Vignette! :)


  57. Hi Marty,
    I was so pleased to see that you're hosting Tabletop Tuesdays. It's a perfect fit for you (as the best li'l vignette artist in Blogland)! I know it's going to be one of the most celebrated of the weekly parties.

    You did a beautiful job with your white display. It's such a fresh, clean, calming look. Nicely done!

    Warm regards,