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Saturday, February 20, 2010

THANK YOU & An Announcement

Wow!!!!! How can I thank you all enough for joining the "Cloche Party". There were so many wonderfully decorated cloches. I just drooled my way through all of the marvelous creations and have been inspired beyond belief. Everyone had such beautiful decorations and I can't thank you all enough for making this such a huge success. If you missed any of the participants, then you really missed a lot. You really need to try and visit them all, everything was so outstanding. I had so much fun visiting every one of you and I sincerely THANK YOU.

Now for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!

Our wonderful Barb @ Grits And Glamour has graciously allowed me to take over the hosting of TABLE TOP TUESDAY. Her business is running at full speed right now so she is a VERY busy lady. In this economy I think that is such encouragement to all of us. So I am so excited to be taking over for her. We will continue with the party every Tuesday.

For those of you that don't know about this party, let me give you a few ideas. This is where we get to play with all of our table tops, vignettes and accessories and show how we display items on our china cabinets, wall shelves, fireplace mantels, coffee tables, bookcases, bathrooms, buffets, kitchen counters and on top of the cabinets. Any place that you can put a display is fair game and so much fun to inspire us all.

This is Barb's kitchen. I love all of her counter displays and look at the wonderful open area between her cabinets. Gorgeous.

This is the gorgeous vignette she has used in the Table Top button and I just love it.

A bookcase that displays dishes and other fun things.

Night stands can always use a little vignett.

We want to see your bathrooms too. They need something pretty on the counter too.

End tables are always fun to arrange a vignette on.

Kitchen counters and all the things we love to display on top of the cabinets too.

So, show us all your wonderful vignetts and all the pretty displays that you have in your home. I know it will inspire us all.

I am so excited to host this wonderful meme. The gracious Barb has agreed to make me a button to use for this fun meme, and I will display that as soon as it is done. I will have Mr. Linky up this Monday evening by 7PM Pacific time. I really look forward to you joining me.


  1. Marty, there couldn't be a better person to take this over. Your posts are always favorites of mine as you have a wonderful eye! Looking forward to drooling at your place every week. By the way, the cloche party was wonderful!!
    xoxo Pattie

  2. I enjoyed the cloches, too, Marty. Still trying to see them!

    I'll try to get something together for Tuesday. Barb's business news is encouraging. Great news!

  3. Yea Marty! You are an excellent choice to take over Barb's TT! You are an terrific hostess!

  4. Oh Miss Marty! You are the hostess with the mostest!! You are the perfect person to step up to the plate! I will try for showin' + tellin'.
    smiles, alice
    ps I loved being a part of the cloche party. It was wonderful.

  5. Marty,
    You will do such a great job at this! Fun, Fun!!!
    I can't wait to visit and check all the beautiful vignettes out. There is sure to be tons of inspiration.

  6. The cloche party was wonderful! I didn't get a chance to participate, but I enjoyed seeing them throughout blogland!

  7. Mornin' sweet lady...

    Marty, thank you again for hosting the Winter Cloche truly are one of the most gracious hostesses in all of blogland! I had so much fun participating and also visiting with all the other cloche party participants (I'm still trying to make my way around to everyone)! These parties are so many great ideas...I love it!!! Anyway...thank you again, Darlin'! I appreciate all of your hard work, etc. that you put into these fabulous Cloche Parties!!!

    Well, I was wondering who might pick up the Tuesday Vignette "torch"! Although I will miss Barb, I certainly understand! And yes, you are right...the fact that her work is so busy, especially during this difficult economic such a blessing! My dear sweet lady, you will be the perfect hostess for this fun filled Tuesday event! You are so creative and talented with vignettes!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!! You'll be great, Marty!!! Thank you so much for taking on the Tuesday Vignettes party...I'm looking forward to participating!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweet lady!

    Love ya,

  8. Marty! That is so awesome that you are taking over the party - you are the PERFECT person to take over - everbody LOVES you!!!!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to participate. Thanks so much for taking this on!

  9. Marty - that is wonderful news!! My stomach did a little flip flop there for a minute!! You are really the Queen of Vignettes - what better person to take over the job!

    I look forward to seeing all the displays and maybe even playing!

  10. How wonderfully sweet of you to host this event Marty! I will join you soon. The cloche party was beautiful!

    Blessings to you this weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

  11. I had so much fun visiting all of your party guests! I am so excited that you are the new hostess! I just love to see what all the talented women and men create!
    Many Blessings

  12. So glad you are taking over the Tabletop Tuesday party...I always enjoy your posts and your vignettes are some of the prettiest I've seen!


    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  13. Marty, you are a dear to take this on. I can't think of a more appropriate blogger. I'll try to join in sometime, but my plate is pretty full these days. I do enjoy seeing what others have to share.

  14. G'morn, Marty ~ What fun to have you with this project. It will continue to be awesome, I will be here to visit ... love the creations you all come up with!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  15. Wow Marty!! You will be so good as the new host for TTT. And how wonderful to know that Barb's business is booming!

  16. How wonderful! You will be excellent and it's a blessing that Barb's business is busy now.

  17. Yay! Oh, Marty I'm so glad you'll be taking over this wonderful meme. No one could be better! How exciting.
    Thank you so much for hosting the wonderful cloche parties! This is so much fun and I get so much inspiration from others!
    You are the sweetest,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Marty, how exciting! Barb could not have chosen a better person to take over this meme. Your vignettes are always so lovely. I'm doing the happy dance for you! Hugs, Kat

  19. Marty-I'm really glad you are taking this over. I haven't had a chance to participate yet...but, I hope to.


  20. Great Pictures! Both Kitchens are just great, and I love the blue and white ceramics on the nightstand.

  21. Hi Marty, I am glad you will be taking over the party from Barb. I was going to offer, but since I am new to blogland I figured she would pick someone who has an established blog. I would have to learn the linky thing anyway. If it ever gets to be too much for you just let me know...Kim

  22. So pleased to meet another Arizona blogger. Count me in on Tuesday get-togethers!!


  23. Hey i always thought it was just table settings. Ok i will join.. mishelle

  24. Marty, you are the perfect person for this - you are so good at tabletops, etc. Glad you will host! Linda

  25. I know you will do a wonderful job hosting the party.

  26. Hi Marty, I was just over at Terri's blog and saw you comment and I rushed right over!! This is wonderful and you are the hosetess with the mostest. I am sure everyone is so excited to continue to have another place to display their vignettes. Good for you , you are the sweetest lady ever. Love you, Kathysue

  27. Oh Good! I had something planned for my Monday post along these lines so I'll link to you on Tuesday!

    That's great that her business is picking up. I do think economy is getting better. My husband's business has been better and people in my neighborhood are doing major house renovations again. So I guess people are feeling more secure.


  28. I'm tickled pink you are the one to take this over ,Marty.. I just got my new Chris Madden dishes- s0 I'll get my table ready and be ready to mclinky up with you:-) wooohooo
    hugs and happy thoughts

  29. ps: I am "clocheless in NC" and I pkan to change that before you have your next party. So if anyone comes up missing a cloche, it was ME, I swiped it , giggle..

  30. Wow Marty, that is such wonderful news! I was actually going to participate for the 1st time in the tabletop meme last week and then I saw the news. How exciting for both you and Barb! I will see you on Tuesday!

    Best wishes,

  31. I'll post the button on my sidebar for Tuesday blog parties once you post it. I've never participated, but will now.

  32. Thanks for hosting the cloche party - what fun that was. Now, I'm looking forward to the Tabletop parties. Take care, Sally

  33. Marty have you seen this cloche, it's so cute:

    Congrats on Tablescape Tuesdays...she couldn't have picked a better host.

    Have a super weekend

  34. Well done, Marty. You are one busy lady - I hope to join you sometimes.

  35. Hi Marty,
    Oh, you are perfect for this!! I learn so much by looking at all your lovely vignettes! Can't wait to get to AZ and see you and all the other gals! Your cloche party was so much fun!! See ya soon! Hugs, Cindy

  36. Oh man, no time for making vignettes at my place. Spring is near and we've got a lot of plants to plant.

    Have fun anyway!

  37. Marty, so glad you will be doing the Tabletop Tuesdays. Now if I can just remember to do a post for them! Your cloche party was so much fun, and you were a wonderful hostess. laurie

  38. You will be just THE PERFECT hostess for this fun weekly event. Even when I don't get to participate, I always enjoy visiting others!! Such inspiration and your vignettes are always beautiful!

    Happy PS!

    Angelic Accents

  39. Marty,
    You are the perfect choice to take over TTuesday. I look forward to joining in once my show is over. Right now, I am painting up a storm. See you soon...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  40. Even though I am new to blogging, it does seem your generous nature and enthuiasm make you the perfect candidate for hosting duties! Might have to join in one of these days...

  41. Marty, I think its wonderful that you are going to help out with the Tabletop Tues meme! I will keep an eye out for your button & display it when its ready.
    I hope I can get something photographed to participate. I have really been inspired to decorate a great deal more since finding you & your friends in blogland. :D


    p.s. Thanks for your sweet comments on my bread. Wish I could send you some!

  42. Hi Marty,
    Thank you so very much for asking me to join in all the fun! What a fabulous idea this is!
    Thanks and I look forward to being a part of all the fabulousness to come!!
    ~xo always,


  43. This is such a perfect party for you to host. Your vignettes always look so effortlessly done, yet beautifully displayed. Now that's real talent. I'll be sure to be visiting every week, and join in when I get something worth posting. lol. Rosie

  44. Barb picked the perfect gracious hostess! I am looking forward to a great weekly party, Marty!...Christine

  45. I think you will do a wonderful job. I have only participated once at this party but I will sure join in more. You are a wonderful hostess.


  46. Oh I love seeing all the beautiful table scapes. If I did not work I would be sure to join in but at this time I can only visit and admire everyone else. She really could not have picked a more gracious and wonderful person to hand it over to. Good luck and I look forward to see all the new ideas. Have a great week, Missy

  47. Sounds like fun! I'll have to join you.


  48. Love all the vignettes! Wish I could have joined in the cloche party. I love your going to do Table Tops Tuesday, for I starting A Tea Party for Wednesday very soon. I love the red cabinets. Of course I love the roosters,eggs! Just love them.

  49. Aren't you the hostess with the mostest- parties that is!! I will certainly be joining in on this one now and then- after the wallpaper nightmare!! Actually I asked Bill if he would by me some scaffolding for an early Mother's day and a few tools which is making it much easier though still a ton of work! My back is not nearly as sore though which is such a blessing! WE go play gammy and grampy to some friends little children while they are at a conference for 6 days so the paper removal is on hold for another week or 2!! I sure wish I could do things in record time like so many in bloggy land seem to do!


    Don't know when the next trip out there will be- Bills folks will be going to NM for the summer to get away from the heat so probably fall or winter - but I will be sure to let you know!

  50. Oooh Marty! What fun. I am glad things are going well for Barb! Yay! Good new there! Also, so glad you are the one to continue this fun party! You will be a terrific hostess! I will look forward to joining in! Hugs!

  51. Morning Marty..Ohhhh this is exciting seeing as how I am always making and remaking like areas all over the house..You will carry on the 'torch' for Barb just perfect! So glad her business is doing so good..Can't wait to see the inspiration from all this...Have a great week girl! ~Picket~

  52. Hiya Marty - My sis Lori is hosting a "Spring Fling Gift Swap" and needs one more person to particpate to have an even number - would you consider playing along? Come over and read up on it and if you're not interested - totally understand!

    Happy Monday -

  53. Oh Marty, you are a PERFECT hostess for this blog party -- your own tabletop and counter vignettes are so lovely and inspiring.
    Congrats! that's a wonderful compliment from Barb, and I am delighted to hear that someone's business is flourishing!

    Thanks for the kind words about my "new" dining room table; I love it! And being able to seat a small crowd is a blessing indeed.

    Howard says now we need more friends. I say, we've got plenty of relatives!

  54. I can't think of a better blogger to take this over! Count me in!

  55. Oh Marty, how great you'll be at hosting this great party!

    Can't wait!


  56. Thanks Marty for suggesting that I join your Table Top Tuesday parties!
    I'm so excited to share my ideas AND to see everyone elses.