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Monday, May 10, 2010

12th Table Top Tuesday - Reworking Vignettes


Welcome to our 12th Table Top Tuesday. I can hardly wait to see all of your vignettes this week.

Seems like when you redo one thing, then something else looks bad, so you have to redo that too. When I took the Mantel clock off the top of the China cabinet, I needed to find a new home for it and the buffet was looking pretty sad, so I decided a new vignette was in order.


This looks so much better. Time for the white runner to go and enjoy the pretty wood of the table. I put the clock in the middle to be the focal point.


On the left I placed a blue and white vase of ivy on a pedestal I made by glueing a candlestick and salad plate together. On the right I added the big ginger jar and the new vase that I found on clearance a while back at HL. Inside the vase I added some grass for textural interest. A little bunny and it looks so much better and much more interesting.


Since I borrowed a couple of things from the Dining Table vignette in the below pic, it was time to create something new. I had already borrowed the Artichoke, Pineapple and little bird on a pedestal for the shelf and corbel in the breakfast room. Now with the ginger jar gone, it was definitely a little sad. Do you shop the house and just borrow a little of this and that for whatever you're working on too? lol


I took the lace runner away and scrunched the table square that I made to match the throw pillows in the living room. Since the Dining and Living room is all one space, I really like to keep them coordinated. I added some tulips to the vase and a couple more candlesticks and this is much better.


Now the two vignettes compliment each other.


And it all ties into the Living room. Love that.


This lamp on the round table has turned out to be one of my most favorite ones. It's the one I found at a garage sale for .50c and the shade at GW for $2.95. I see them all the time. A little spray paint worked wonders and if you see one, buy it, you will love it. I think it has such a classic look for any decor.






Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.



Be sure to link up below so we can see your gorgeous vignettes.

59 comments:

  1. Marty, those are last weeks links.

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  2. Now we got it. Isn't it fun just moving things around to create a new look. Looks marvelous!

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  3. OOH...looks like it's all fixed now! Thanks Marty!

    Thanks also for having me and for sharing your new table designs. The blue and white scheme looks fabulous and everything ties in so well.

    Best wishes and happy week,
    Natasha.

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  4. I love the mantel clock where you have it now. It looks great amongst all the greenery and your blue and white. I know what you mean about changing one thing out and that leading to another...sort of a domino effect! lol!! Your living room and dining room look lovely!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Love how you change things up Marty, it looks different all the time, yet so fabulous. I see a closer look of that clock now, it is so pretty, very similar to mine. Thanks for hosting Marty.

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  6. Marty, The touches of blue and white are simply gorgeous. I love how it ties in with your pillows, which are beautiful. I'm always shopping the house when I re-do something and that usually ends up in me re-doing a whole lot more than what I origianlly planned. It's a trickle down effect...I can totally relate. Your dining room and sitting room look fabulous!

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  7. Just beautiful! Hope your doing well
    Maggie

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  8. Hi Marty, You know how much I love blue and white pottery and yours is beautiful! I see toile pillows on your sofa that are fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. No tabletop from me today, but I sure enjoyed yours. I'm off to check out the other participants. Sally

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  10. Everything's looking very pretty, Marty. I love your vignettes and I am drooling over that gorgeous clock. It looks very nice on the buffet. Good job and you don't need your stager friend....Christine

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  11. I really love the clock where you have it now and it's soooo true...once you move one thing you wind up moving other stuff! Next thing you know you've got new displays everywhere! Looks gorgeous!

    Manuela

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  12. Marty I love when you add the blue to your living room I think it is my favorite, plus I remember how fun it was talking with you about all the pillows!! Love you Kathysue

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  13. Marty,
    Just when I think you can't do anymore to improve your house, you prove me wrong! The changes are beautiful! Love all the blue and white. You would never know that was a thrift store lamp and shade.
    Great job as usual. Thanks for hosting tonights event.
    Sandy

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  14. Your living room is very pretty! I like shopping my own home too! I love how different everything looks with just a few rearranges. Love the clock on this table w/out the runner and all the greenery! It's so nice!

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  15. Hi sweet lady...

    My friend, I always love coming to your home...you always have it looking fabulous!!! I just love your new buffet vignette...your mantel clock is gorgeous! I really do think that this may be my favorite vignette for your buffet! I am just loving all of your beautiful blue and white accessories...so fresh and simply stunning! I also love your new table vignette...so very pretty! Of course, I just loved how you did the first one...but change is inevitable...especially when you're shopping the house for new ideas and new vignettes! Hehe! That's exactly what I did for my spring mantel vignette...went house shopping!

    Well my friend, I don't know if I have ever told you but I am just in love with your living room drapes! They really are gorgeous, Marty! I admire them every time I see them!

    Thank you soooo much for hosting this fabulous Tuesday party...it's one of my favorites!!! You are such a sweet and gracious hostess...thank you, Darlin'!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  16. Your rooms look beautiful! I'm constantly moving things from here to there...it's a curse :)

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  17. It's so beautiful Marty!
    Everytime you re-arrange things, you manage to create a whole new look! You have the talent girl and your home really is just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  18. Hi Marty! You know I love the blue and white! And the little pops of yellow are perfect! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  19. Your blue and white is so pretty and you know just which pieces to put with which to make a whole new look each time..
    hugs
    Sonny

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  20. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun and easy to do, meme. I enjoy so much every week, looking at everyone's goodies. Also, thanks for always stopping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy it so much. Sandi

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  21. ooooh, Marty, I am coveting that clock! Just beautiful!
    xoxo Pattie

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  22. Hi Marty!

    First, the sideboard is so beautiful! I love the pops of the greens! It make the entire vignette just so fresh!

    And the table square on the dining room table looks awesome! It totally changes the feel and look of the setting! I loved that you scrunched it up a bit to create a unique linen look. Just perfect!!

    Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful evening!

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  23. Marty, you just get better and better at vignettes, and I thought you were already perfect! That clock really looks fabulous where you have it now, and I love that runner you made to match your pillows. It all looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting. laurie

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  24. The blue and white really pops and makes everything look so pretty and fresh!

    I posted a neat shop I visited today!

    Katherine

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  25. I love all the blue and white; one of my favorite combinations! ;-)
    The small changes you made really make a big impact! I love it!

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  26. Hello Marty, I love all your beautiful sprinkling of blue and white, everything looks gorgeous. I'm love shopping the house when I need to re-do a vignette. I think that is why I have a problem giving things away when I buy something new. I never know when I'm going to want that "special" piece that I no longer own. It makes it hard to part with much of anything. Thank you for hosting, Marty!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  27. Hi Marty love how you switched things around, your sofa table near the window looks beautiful!Love the vignette you created there. Martina

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  28. Boogieboard CottageMay 10, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Hi Marty, yur house is so beautiful and i love your collections and great bargin hunting skills! Mary :O)

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  29. Very pretty designs. I especially like the mantel clock. I am helping my mother re-stage her living room and dining room. I hope it looks half as good as yours! Lisa

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  30. Hi Marty, this is gorgeous! Love seeing your pretty blues and whites and you've got the touch to make pretty! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. Hi Marty, Thank you for hosting. some lovely entries already I see!
    Rory

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  32. Marty, Thanks for hosting TTT (tabletop tuesday)! This was so fun.

    I am a huge fan of blue and white. And your arrangements are so well put together and ballanced. I just love your homemade pedestal! I'm going to have to try making one of my own.

    Yes, I am a fellow shopper of my home. You never know where things might end up in my house. It makes my decor seem fresh and new!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Yvonne

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  33. School is almost over so I am now once again able to join in on the fun. I adore your tablescape as always.

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  34. Marty, this is so pretty....so calming. I love the blue and white....just can't get enough of it. Lovely!

    Barb ♥

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  35. Hi Marty! I love all of your blue and white pieces and the way you display them is so very appealing. Thank you for being our hostess for another fun and inspiring Table Top Tuesday! I would not miss it!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  36. you just have a beautiful blue collections. nice vignettes.

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  37. Hello Again, Marty, Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my rose centerpieces, I love having you visit!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  38. Hi Marty, Your home always looks so welcoming. I love it!

    Have a great one. Warm wishes!!

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  39. I really like the clock on the buffet and for right now, I agree...the table is better without the runner. It all looks really great and I love the photo showing all the vignettes in the room and how they blend so well together.

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  40. Good morning my dear Marty...thanks for coming by and now I'm finally hooked up for the party ha ha!! Girl you know how I love the Blue/White combo color it's one of my favorite looks and only you can do it so beautiful...I pray all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles to you, Gl♥ria

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  41. You have done so much to show your blue pieces. Everything just flows from one table top to another. Thanks for hosting this party!

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  42. Beautiful tabletops, love the blues, but what is really making me sigh is that alphabet chair!!!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  43. Marty your home looks like it came out of House Beautiful Magazine. You are so talented at decorating. Thanks for hosting us again this week. Such fun to peek in everyone's windows for inspiration.

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  44. Everthing looks so pretty and elegant Marty...love it. Great job. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Ana

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  45. Blue and white always looks so fresh. I like the way you pinched your fabric square.

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  46. I love your new vignettes Marti!
    Blue and white just has the fresh new quality to it!
    Dena
    Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

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  47. Marty, I shop my house all the time like you did! It's fun sometimes just to move things around. I think it gives a fresh, 'new' look. I am in love with the clock on your table...that's gorgeous...as is the rest of your home you've shared with us!

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  48. I love the fact that you 'shop from the house' to make your interiors new and fresh; my daughter loves the fact that the Bible is your favorite book (we were looking at your profile).

    Have a wonderful week!

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  49. Always love blue & white, so classic!

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  50. Marty your home is beautiful and your tabletops are lovely. I enjoyed your post so much. Sorry my comment is so late. This weekend was so busy.

    Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  51. Hi Marty,
    Oh yes, I recognize that. Start at one thing and before you know it you have your whole house in total mayhem.
    But nothing beats puttering away and making your house feel like your home again. I love all the little vignettes with their own personal identity but still very much part of the same family!

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  52. Marty, love the blue and white. And the pops of greenery make it look so fresh. I just love your living and dining rooms. They are so warm and inviting, just like you! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Kat

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  53. Blues and Whites, the perfect accent to your neutral living room. What a fun place to play with different colors.
    Thanks for the visit and Wednesday Blessings to you.

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  54. Marty, your tabletop is a lovely vision of blue and white. I'd love to participate in this beautiful endeavor when I'm able to figure out just how to do so. In the meantime, I'm enjoying it all.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  55. I could just look at blue and white forever. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

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  56. Oh, Marty, you just NEVER cease to amaze me with each new tablescape! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Hugs, Marydon

    Sending you an email.

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  57. Hi Marty, Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my "REDNESDAY" post. I really appreciate your support!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  58. Marty...your new vignettes look beautiful! I love the blue and white and the addition of the clock on your side table is pure perfection!

    Just gorgeous!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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