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Monday, May 3, 2010

11th Table Top Tuesday - Redoing China Cabinet


Welcome to the 11th Table Top Tuesday. I am so glad you stopped by and hope you joined in the fun.

Aren't you just amazed when you take a picture everything that is wrong just screams at you and you really didn't notice before. That's what I saw when I showed you the China cabinet last week. Not only is the inside disorganized, but I just kept putting everything I wasn't using on top. It's a wonder the poor thing didn't fall over it was so top heavy.


Since I hadn't taken everything out and really rearranged in a while, this was the time to give the whole cabinet a redo.


I took the Mantel clock down and now it looks so much better.


All the glass and mirrors got a good cleaning and everything was rearranged.




Since there is always such a glare from the mirrors in the back, I tried standing silver trays up against the mirrors. Now all the cabinet holds is silver, crystal and my family heirlooms. I opened the door hoping to cut down on glare.


This piece is so hard to photograph, but in person it really does look a lot better.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't wait to check out all of your wonderful vignettes this week.



Be sure to link up below.

72 comments:

  1. Marty, isn't it nice to take it all out and give the cabinet a good cleaning and then rearranging. It looks very nice. You have such a great collection of silver and crystal.

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  2. Oh yes, I can see that it looks much better. I also enjoy looking at all its shiny-ness!! Really quite sparkly!

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  3. Marty, I love your cabinet and all silver is fabulous!!

    Thank you for inviting me to participate....I appeciate your kindness.

    Barb ♥

    Also wanted to mention....I have a little red x by my link...I have no idea what that is about??

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  4. Hi Marty! Oh, I thought it looked great last week, but look at your beautiful cabinet now! It just sparkles!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Very nice, shining and sparkling! You are inspiring me to empty my china cabinet, clean it and rearrange it!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  6. Great job, Marty! It really sparkles now! I have 2 china cabinets that need this same treatment...guess I'd better get to it!
    Have a beautiful week!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  7. You must have spent ages doing this! It looks fabulous.

    Your post about staging your kitchen last week inspired me to do a bit of a re-do of my nightstand, Marty! Maybe I need to have another look at my china cabinet for next week!

    Thanks for having me again and best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha.

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  8. Marty,

    Your glass cabinet is just absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful wood piece and the carvings on it are exceptional.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make such sweet comments on everyone's posts. They are highly valued!

    Thanks for hosting and for stopping by!

    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

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  9. Marty, thanks for the red x explanation. You are a doll!!!!

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  10. You have a beautiful cabinet with lovely pieces. Now you've made think that mine needs a good cleaning too! thanks for your advice and help with my table top, I really appreciate your words of wisdom!

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  11. Sparkling and beautiful! I know it was a lot of work for you but it is so pretty.

    xoxo
    Pat

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  12. Marty, it just looks "shinier" somehow, sweetpea. Beautiful!!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  13. Your cabinet is so sparkly! Beautiful! Marla

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  14. Hi Marty, You really do have a lot of silver...I think you may have me beat! You have some beautiful pieces and the new display is wonderful. Thanks for hosting this party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. Marty you are the original Miss clean jeans11 You china and crystal always look so sparkly!! Your cabinet looks like it belongs in a fine china shop. So pretty. Love the black egg on top!! Kathysue

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  16. Marty,
    Your cabinet just looks beautiful. Everything is so organized and clean. Thanks so much for stopping by and your encouraging comments.
    Sandy

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  17. What a beautiful cabinet, Marty! I need to clean out my china cabinet. . . you've inspired me!

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  18. It looks really good, Marty! I like everything in it. You sure have a lot of treasures...Christine

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  19. I love this new party you are throwing. I'll have to join in next week..
    tammy

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  20. Hi Marty not only do you have a BEAUTIFUL china cabinet you have beautiful pieces that fill it!! Great job on the rearranging! Martina

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  21. Marty, that cabinet is such a treasure- truly beautiful. I love pairing silver and crystal. They just go so well together. Stunning!
    xoxo Pattie

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  22. It looks great Marty! Rearranging it and sticking to just the silver and crystal looks so good! You really do have a beautiful cabinet AND serving pieces too!

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  23. Your china cabinet is gorgeous, Marty, and it looks fabulous with its new redo! Of course, I loved it before! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  24. Hi Marty, Your china cabinet looks wonderful and so organized. It just sparkles and looks squeaky clean. I have a tall curio cabinet that needs to be rearranged as well. You may have given me the necessary push to get it done. Thank you for hosting Table Top Tuesday, I'm really enjoying being part of it! Thank you for visiting and I really appreciate your sweet comments.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  25. Marty, that is a lovely cabinet to store your beautiful treasures in. I didn't even notice any disarray in your previous photograph. It is a good feeling to straighten things around. I did that to my linen closet today--not nearly as rewarding as working with pieces of silver!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  26. Okay you've convinced me...I cannot live another day without looking for a beautiful cabinet nto display treasures in!
    Thanks for hosting today Marti!
    Dena

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  27. what a wonderful piece of furntiture, able to accomodate so many of your wonderful things. You did a wonderful job of giving it that Spring cleaning!

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. Marty,

    Your cabinet is wonderful..all the treasures inside and the sparkling silver. I love the vignette you created on the top of the cabinet. It's always fun to rearrange things and give them a new look! Fantastic!

    Miss Bloomers

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  29. Oh Marty, that is just beautiful!!! All of your pieces are truly just gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving me some inspiration to get mine done too!

    Nancy

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  30. Your pictures are wonderful! I know silver and crystal are hard to photo! So pretty in your cabinet! Yes, it looks wonderful with the clock gone. I just love all your silver, the silver service is so beautiful! What a wonderful make over of your China Cabinet with all the your lovely pieces.

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  31. Marty, it just sparkles! I almost think that china cabinet would look great no matter what was in it or on top of it, but it does look so pretty with your new arrangement. laurie

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  32. It is an exquisite piece, Marty & you've shined it up beautifully! I like it better without the heavy clock on top...good thinking!

    You have a wonderful collection of treasures. No wonder you enjoy playing with your dishes so often. :)
    I completely understand! LOL

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  33. Oh, my...you always have something beautiful for us. This is amazing..and I love the silver.
    Thanks for hosting...
    xoo bj

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  34. Marty - I think it looks lovely. Sometimes, it just takes a good "thinking about" to get it done. You did GOOD!
    Thank you for my birthday wishes. It realy was a great day.
    Now if I could just get caught up after being gone . . . I'd be a happy camper!
    Have a great day! I miss you! Hope to see you soon!
    A certain little birdie is talking July??
    :) Hugz! Karen

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  35. Hi Marty... Your cabinet looks so lovely! Great collection of silver... I love covered butter dishes!
    Bella

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  36. I just adore your china cabinet!! I'm especially fond of all that shiny silver. I think you did a wonderful job of photographing it, too. Stunning!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  37. Marty,

    Your heading picture makes me head for the sea...for a beach lost in time...Simply lovely!

    Kisses!

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  38. Marty, you've done it again.. Made beautiful more beautiful..

    Sonny

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  39. Really beautiful Marty! Now your treasures just gleam!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  40. Marty, if you will allow me to make one small correction to your post....you are not cutting down on the glare by opening the door, you are reducing the 'glow' by opening the door. Just as Southern Ladies do not sweat, we glisten, your beautiful china cabinet and all of your glorious contents do not glare. I'm sorry to have to call this to your attention, but I would be doing your gorgeous redo a big disservice if I did not mention it. LOL. Looks great!!

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  41. What a beautiful cabinet and what beautiful things inside!!! I joined in this week!

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  42. Marty! Thanks for hosting this! I finally have an update on my dining room I can share ... so I'm all linked up and of course will link back to you! Love your display! The cabinet is GORGEOUS!

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  43. I need to do the same with mine! I love your china cabinet; it's very beautiful!!!

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  44. What a gorgeous cabinet. Lovely job!

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  45. What a lovely cabinet, and a beautiful display - it's georgous. But oh! ALL that silver to polish..you've made a great job of it though :o)

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  46. It looks so beautiful!

    I love the way everything just shines. You did a lovely job.

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  47. Oh Marty I need to do that myself! What a beautiful cabinet though. I have the same clock on my mantel, it is an old sessions clock...very cool indeed! Thanks for always being such a nice host Marty!

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  48. What a beautiful piece of furniture. So many lovlies inside of it too. It always feels good to clean and rearrange. I need to do that with my cobalt. It really shows the dust..yuck.
    Loved looking at all the links today. So many creative ideas.

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  49. What a beautiful difference. I thought it was amazing before, it's so elegant and looks so nice. Every piece on display -- so pretty.

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  50. Just beautiful, Marty. Thanks for hosting all of your parties.

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  51. Hi Marty! I really like the way the silver and crystal play off each other in your lovely curio cabinet. The whole effect is very impressive! Thanks again for a very fun Table Top Tuesday. Would not miss it!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  52. It looks better in real life? It looks gorgeous in the pictures! I also have a family piece, a china closet, that I use for odds and ends, and my "don't know what to do with" stuff also ends up on top. You have inspired me to give the old gal a makeover!
    Cass

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  53. I do the same thing...sometimes you just want a little change and some sprucing up. Your china cabinet full of crystal and silver is exquisite!

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  54. Marty-I think the pictures are great so I know it is even more beautiful in person! This is a treasure trove. Sometimes it's fun just to get it all out and "play" with it!

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  55. Looks wonderful Marty! Had to laugh about you seeing all the negatives in a picture after adding it to a blog - I can totally relate.

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  56. I'm always seeing things in pictures that I don't notice when I'm just "looking"! You remind me that I should do the same with my china cabinet...maybe next week:)

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  57. Swoon, swoon, swoon, flutter, flutter, sigh, oh,oh,ohhhh! That was some of the sound effects from visiting your post today. I just LOVE your cabinet and the treasures within. Oh you have lovely and precious things! Marty, I really like how you arranged it all, but it is so stunningly beautiful that it really didn't matter. There are not enough adjectives to discribe how much I love this!
    flutter, sigh, swoon...
    Yvonne

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  58. What a stunning cabinet, Marty! It's just lovely!

    I hope you're having a wonderful week!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  59. Thank you for stopping by for tea.

    Don't you love playing with the precious pieces in your cabinet. I find it so invigorating to create new ways of displaying things and when everything is clean they sparkle. Job (play) well done.
    Have a great week. Pam

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  60. Hi Marty! Oh, I'm so glad you'll be coming to my Snapping Party! Your parties are always so elegant and mine will be just a little silly! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  61. Love your site, a fellow blogger, Natasha recommened me to check this out, I'm so glad she did! I just linked up to your Table Top Tuesday link! I hope you'll be a regular to my blog, as well!

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  62. That looks beautiful! Standing the silver in the back did the trick! I can see everything and it looks just sparkly good!

    Manuela

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  63. Hi Marty, just seems I cannot give the blogging thing up entirely....miss reading everyone's blogs too much I guess! LOL! Wow you have really amazing pieces and the cabinet itself is fabulous! They just don't make them like that anymore do they? My mom gave me a silver serving set and I have to polish it! I don't have time to get it shaped up right now and it looks horrible. I started in the that paste and it's a dirty job....not my favorite thing to do I can see that but it's beautiful when it's all cleaned up! How often do you have to polish your pieces? I like all the links you have on your page before the comments section.

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  64. Hi Marty,
    I started reading this the other day and then I got side tracked. I just wanted to tell you how gorgeous everything looks! You amaze me with your energy girl! It's so lovely it just sparkles!
    Have a good week,
    Cindy

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  65. Marty,
    I haven't joined your party yet, but hopefully soon. It looks fun! I agree the camera allows you to see flaws you might miss otherwise. Love your cabinet and every pretty thing inside it!
    Cathy

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  66. It looks great! Isn't it just amazing how you can take a picture and really "see" your space? I sometimes take pics so I can look at them from that perspective. I thought I was crazy but I guess not. :)
    ~Michelle

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  67. Look at all your beautiful things!! It looks great! Mine is stuffed full and in a hallway because I have no where to store all the dishes my mom keeps bringing over. But that's a good problem to have, right?? Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  68. Gorgeous! Nothing feels better than a good re-fluffing.

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  69. Hi Marty, Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Garden Tray centerpiece for "Mother's Day". I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and leave a comment.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  70. So much lovely sparkle in your cabinet Marty!! Beautiful!! Speaking of sparkle, we're having a Mother's Day giveaway over at DesignTies... come check it out when you can!!
    Victoria

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  71. Marty,
    OOOOH Sparkly! We slugs love silvery, sparkly things! Your cabinet looks great! I noticed you stopped by Slug's Rest for a visit, Thanks - I think we should have a cuppa tea with one of the "special" bone china cups. I promise to be careful!
    Love,
    Mrs. Slug

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