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Monday, May 24, 2010

14th Table Top Tuesday - Dreaming of the Beach

Welcome to the 14th Table Top Tuesday. I can hardly wait to see what everyone has created. You are all so clever and I always get a ton of ideas from you. Thanks so much for joining the fun.

Don't you absolutely love it when a package comes in the mail. I am just like a kid at christmas I get so excited. This is a box from Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage. She had this fabulous giveaway and I WON!!!!!

Just look at all the wonderful goodies in this box. It's a perfect trip to the beach.

Of course I immediately had to arrange a vignette with all of it. It's perfect in the bedroom with my pretty aqua colors.

Look at that beautifu Beach sign with the ceramic starfish as the top of the A. Isn't that the most clever idea. Then see the beautiful card with the birds. Mary made that. That's the card she put in the box, but I just had to put it on display, it is so 3 dimensional and just fabulous. The wire shell if full of the most gorgeous shells and potpourri and it smells heavenly. Love the wonderful starfish she included too. I put one of her candles in a shell tealight holder I had. As you can tell, I've been burning it. Smells yummy.

I really didn't need to add anything, but I thought a little grass and some seaglass and shells made it look a little like the beach.

We're having our first 100 degree weather, so this is such a delight to look at and dream of the cool beach breezes.

Thanks so much Mary, I love all of it.

Thank you all so very much for the heartfelt comments and blessings you left on my previous post about God's Miracle. I am so thankful and I hope you were reminded that God is always in control and He knows the beginning and the end. Faith and Praise can help carry you through. We have been blessed beyond anything that we could ever dream or imagine. He is so Faithful to His Word. God Bless.

Be sure to link up below and please link back to this post so everyone can find you. I can't wait to see your beautiful vignettes and be inspired.


  1. Marty! This is just too cool! My first Tabletop Tuesday with you - and I have a beach tabletop!
    I love it,
    love yours! So much,

  2. Marty, I love all the loot you won and you have displayed it so well as you always do. Now you can sit back and dream that you are at the beach.

  3. OMGoodness...your goodies could not have matched your pretty bedroom any better. Just perfect !! How fun!
    Thanks so much for hosting...
    xo bj

  4. Marty! Lucky you- great giveaway win! And look how well it goes in your bedroom! Lovely!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Oh how fun to have a bit of the beach out in the desert!! This is really a fun vignette, Marty. Everything she sent you is so cute, and you've arranged it so well. Can you hear the sounds of the waves at all? LOL
    hugs, Sue

  6. Love your vignette! It looks fantastic on your aqua colored tablecloth.

  7. Girl this is one give away that was indeed made for it Marty as everything you do...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  8. Marty you did a great job with your special gift. It really does go well with the aqua in your room. That is a new fun look for you, Hugs kathysue

  9. Just lovely, Marty. I love seashells and beach soothing to the spirit. Wonderful! Your table is so pretty.

    Barb ♥

  10. Marty~~~

    It looks like everything in your gift package was tailor made for your room!! I love the vignette...perfect for summer and all of the cool colors you have!!


  11. This is just adorable! The colors match perfectly!


    Robin :o)

  12. Marty, this is a fabulous gift! Such nice things! I love how you added the grass too! Beautiful vignette! I bet you really do think of the beach looking at it! I sure do! Love it!

  13. Oh I think there's been a mistake! Those beach things must have been meant for me! LOL
    Love how you arranged them!

  14. Hi Marty! Congrats on your win! I love your beachy themed vignette! And the colors look so pretty on your lovely tablecloth! Thanks for being our hostess! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  15. Lucky gal on that win! You used it wisely, looks great Marty!

  16. How fun that you won, everything looks like it belongs right there-beautiful!

  17. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the vignette.The aqua is so pretty...Kathy

  18. Hi Marty- What a great thing to win and I just love how it looks on that table with that pretty aqua skirt which I love!!

  19. I love your "beach front" property! How pretty this is in your bedroom.

  20. Hi Marty!

    that was such a fun giveaway! I am glad you won. Your table looks so wonderful!!

  21. Marty,
    It all looks beautiful. I am so happy you won the give a way. Thanks for sharing and for hosting

  22. Wow! Marty I love all of your precious new items. How cute this looks! You really displayed them all nicely too. Great job! :)

  23. Wow, Marty, first of all congratulations on the lovely win! I can't think of a nicer person to receive these summery goodies.

    Secondly, you have arranged them beautifully! Your blues work so well with the new beach accessories.

    Finally, thanks for having me again for tabletop Tuesday.

    Best wishes,

  24. Hi Marty, Wow, what a lovely giveaway, I'm so happy that you won! You did a wonderful job displaying everthing on your table, it goes perfectly with the aqua in your room. Thank you for hosting another great Table Top Tuesday!

  25. Oh this is such a darling vignette!

    I had actually hit the publish button on the bookcase how to two days early. It has since been corrected for my intended Wednesday post. I will link it to your party next week. Thank you SO very much for letting me know. I have been a bit out of the loop of the goings on in blogland. Day by day I feel myself coming back.
    You are a dear friend.

  26. What a wonderful giveaway! Congratulations on winning!

    Thanks for hosting! I hope mine qualifies!

    We are now home after a whirlwind of birthday celebrations!


  27. Isn't it fun how one little box can bring such joy! Congratulations. Summer is almost here!

    - The Tablescaper

  28. Marty,

    Can I vacation at your 'beachfront
    property'?? LOL

    You made that winning box of beachy goodies look gorgeous the way you displayed it all! How pretty! Love the colors too!

    Thanks again for hosting!

  29. Hi Marty!!!!
    Congrats on winning first of all!!!!Yeah for that, and I am like a child when a box comes, even if it's something I ordered, I just get so excited!!!!
    I love that beach stuff, yes, makes you think of cool ocean breezes!!!!So lovely in your room with the aqua pillows and I love that wicker chair!!!!
    Great new look
    Can you believe our weather!!!!
    It is fabulous!!!!!
    Had a very busy weekend, my daughters in laws stayed here as she has no guest rooms and we have 3!!!!!!
    SO it was quite busy!!!FUN but busy!!!!
    I will get caught up by weeks end!!!!
    Have a great week

  30. does look like the beach and the color is perfect in your room....another great tabletop!

  31. Congrats on winning all those beach items, Marty! They are so cool and you are one lucky lady! You always win. Beautiful vignette you created using all those beauties....Christine

  32. Hello sweet friend...

    Ohhh...I'm just so excited for you, dear lady...what sweet gifts that you won in Mary's giveaway! You created such a beautiful vignette with them too...and you're right about them looking so pretty with all that beautiful aqua in your bedroom! I love that you added the's the perfect touch for this "beachy" vignette! Isn't that "BEACH" sign just too cute? I love the little ceramic starfish perched on the "A"! Ohhh...and I love the shell shaped basket full of shells...sooo pretty! Mary must be a very talented lady...the handcrafted card with the seagulls is gorgeous!!! Well dear lady, yet another beautiful vignette...thank you for sharing it with us!!! And...thank you so much for hosting Table Top Tuesday, Marty...this is one of my most favorite parties! You are such a sweet hostess!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  33. What a happy and fun give away! I'm glad that you won!!

    Susan and Bentley

  34. Boogieboard CottageMay 24, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    I'm so happy that you enjoyed winning my giveaway! It all goes so well with everything shown in your room and the grassy plant tops it off. You really did a great job arranging everything.I can't wait to have another giveaway, that was fun! I read your post below about your grandson, wow, that was a miracle. The lord is truely in control and sometimes He uses these situations for His greater glory. It will be very interesting indeed to see how God is going to use him. God bless, Mary :O)

  35. I wish I could add a photo to this comment, so you could see just how much I love the goodies you won.

    I was off blogging for several months while I made the move to Georgia and before I left Florida I found that same wire shell and knew it had to come with me. The vignette I did in my bathroom almost matches yours! I have the word Beach in block-style, I used an orange starfish and I have a tealight candle. The grass you added looks lovely, I'll be looking for some to add to mine.

    Obviously, I love your tabletop!

  36. Marty, my sister once told me that AZ has more waterfront acreage than any other state in America. You guys have LOTS of lakes! This beachy theme fits right in & will be very soothing once your temps get into the 100ºs. It is a "dry heat" though. LOL I like it much better than the humidity of FL!!!!!

    Congrats on winning such a nice collection of gifts. You deserve them & they go with your pillows in that room beautifully.

    Thanks for hosting Tabletop Tuesday each week.

  37. Your win sure made a great table scape.. I can only imagine how much you need a beachy feel with it being 100 degrees..
    thanks so much for hosting this party, Marty


  38. Great job, Marty! It was so nice of you to honor your benefactor with one of your marvelous tablescapes. I have been knee deep in updating a bathroom and just couldn't put a table together this week, but I certainly do enjoy seeing what others do for inspiration. Thanks for hosting.

  39. Good Morning Marty,
    I love your vignette! You did just an amazing job with it! The table skirt goes perfectly, it just really captures the beach. Oh, and congrats on that win! You always have such a good eye for creating vignettes! I am always learning from you!
    Big Hugs,

  40. I'm feeling the sand between my toes just looking at your table! So pretty ... you have a wonderful eye.

  41. Marty, love your beach look, it's fabulous!!

    I am excited about joining your party today, Tablescape Tueday!!


  42. How pretty and summery! I still love that fabric of yours...and that spindle lamp. Wish I had a pretty vignette to post this week.. Guess I'll have to plan one for next :)

  43. Thanks for visiting today and for being the gracious hostess that you are.....very nice party. This was my first time participating but I will be back. I love your wonderful and inspiring blog.

  44. Your beach table is so serene! I love all the accents you've chosen and the way you've grouped it all together! So pretty!

  45. Love this beachy vignette you've created. It's so calming and serene!

  46. A 100 degrees already! Oh my! I'm sure looking at your beachy vignette makes you feel refreshed! That is the cutest beach sign! Love the table skirt you used - it's just perfect - it all looks really great together!


  47. Marty, congrats on winning the giveaway! And thanks, as always, for hosting. Jane F

  48. Congratulations Marty! You created such a soothing and beachy looking vignette on that table with your winnings. I've always loved that fabric you have on your table and your pillows, and this beachy decor is perfect with it. It was so late last night when I got my post finished, I had to wait until today to come back and see your post. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  49. Hi Marty, I'm joining in today for the first time. Love your Beachy table, the table topper is just gorgeous!

  50. Hello there once again dear lady,

    What a lovely package you received!..,Congratuations Marty!

    You have made a fabulous 'Table Top Tuesday' vignette with your delightful beachy decor!..,I especially love how your fabrics so perfectly complement your winnings!..,

    Do pop by for 'a splosh of tea and some tea treats' as well my dear!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  51. Everything looks so lovely! Perfect for your room.


  52. I love the beach! I felt cooler and more relaxed just looking at your vignette!

    Thank you for hosting. Such creativity!
    Have a Blessed Week

  53. Oh so lovely Marty...a gorgeous beachy tabletop!


  54. congrats on your win...your beach table looks the arrangement

  55. Hi Marty, I do love that beach tabletop - who wouldn't! It makes me want to go to the beach now....but I'll settle for trying to do a beachscape like you! Linda

  56. You are a lucky gal to win all those beautiful beach items.
    You have displayed them so well.

    That was an amazing story about your grandson and a great miracle from God.

  57. Hi Marty; Hey congratulations on winning a great give away,,,,, I just love how you displayed it all.. it looks so beachy,,,, your table cloth matches it all so well,, have a great week... we have been having some very warm days as well.....


  58. Hi Marty; Hey congratulations on winning a great give away,,,,, I just love how you displayed it all.. it looks so beachy,,,, your table cloth matches it all so well,, have a great week... we have been having some very warm days as well.....


  59. What a great gift to win. Especially as you said it is time for dreaming of the beach (I do often) I love it displayed with the beautiful fabric in your bedroom. I can almost smell the sea. Is that a recent fabric? I really love it and would be interested where you got it.
    I missed your last post and just went back to read it. What a blessing your grandson is. How thankful you must be. It was an uplifting story, but I know it must have been hard for all of you to go through. He is indeed a miracle.

  60. I am such a big fan of the seashore and love this! The colors go nice in the room, too.


  61. Marty, you winnings look fantastic in your tablescape. The seashells and grass were definitely the finishing touch.

    Please stop by my cottage and take a peek at the details for the three new linky parties I'm starting up the first week of June. They're going to be loads of fun!

    Have a blessed Memorial weekend!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  62. Marty they look ideal with your fabric! What a perfect look for the summer months.

    Have a fantastic holiday weekend.

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