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Monday, June 7, 2010

16th Table Top Tuesday - Playing With Thrifty Finds


Welcome to the 16th Table Top Tuesday. This is where we show off all of our vignettes no matter what surface they are on. You guys always give me such wonderful inspiration.

When my friend came over and redid my kitchen counters in an Old World style, this is what I had at the time for her to work with. I love the corner on the left and really don't want to change it. However, I thought the right side of the counter could use a little improving.


Nothing wrong with it, but I thought it could look a little better.


So, when I found this wonderful basket at GW, I started playing, trying to keep an Old World theme in mind. The basket had great texture and was $1.99, so I had to have it.


I used the same cookbook as a backdrop. It's full of wonderful Italian and French recipes. A hand painted wine glass and a bottle of wine.


Some faux grapes and a bundle of wheat that I had on hand and it looks so much better.


Now I think it compliments the Old World look in the corner and enhances the whole counter. It's so fun to play with a new find.


Next find was a lamp shade. This is the drum shade I've had on the Ginger Jar GW lamp I found a while back. Ok, but it was a little crooked and I was forever trying to straighten it.


This one is a little more traditional and also found at GW, brand new with the wrapping still on it for $2.99. I added a tassel to the lamp for fun.


A few simple white accessories on the table keep the corner light and airy for summer.


This is the buffet in the Dining Room that I showed you before.


I am really enjoying the glass vase that I spray painted yellow, then on a trip the other day to the Dollar Tree I found an apple green plate. I thought it gave the vase and this corner of the buffet a little more balance.


The picture doesn't show it as green as it really is. Not a big deal, but I do like it. I'm just having fun playing.


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



Be sure to link up below and then link back to this post. Thanks.

57 comments:

  1. Beautiful Marty!!

    I was having such a time with trying to leave comments this morning, I dropped everything and went to a Chevy dealership where I spent the better part of the day!!

    I think all is well with blogger now. And J and I have our birthday present. LOL

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  2. Marty, I love the way you changed that side of your counter. That basket looks great and I love what you added to it to keep your old world theme. Love the lamp and what a deal. A brand new one at Good Will, I am never lucky like that. You do such a good job at layering your vignettes. Love the new green plate behind the yellow vase. Just perfect as always.

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  3. Marty it all looks so beautiful! I adore the wine basket and grapes. Simply stunning. Gorgeous job on every detail of your pretty and welcoming kitchen. Thank you for hosting another edition of TT.

    Blessings sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

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  4. Marty, I love the addition of the basket. You know me and white so that is perfection in my book, Happy Monday, it is good to be back home!! Kathysue

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  5. Hi MARTY~

    i ADORE the wine basket and all the goodies in it, it looks great in your kitchen. Love how you have displayed things on your counters. I adore that beautiful yellow vase too. Great job. Jennie. p.s. I linked up, thanks for the party.

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  6. I like the change you did on the counter, Marty. It's very nice...Christine

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  7. So many gorgeous arrangements! And goodness Marty, that tureen! It's all just beautiful.

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  8. Marty, you did it again! I love what you did in the kitchen, that basket is adorable. I love the look, may have to try it too! Your vignettes, are always are so charming and all of you photographs speak to me! Your home is so warm and inviting!

    Nancy

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  9. Love your fun new basket, and the vertical plate behind the vase is very pretty! I like that idea to add extra interest to a vase!

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  10. I LOVE what you did with the other side of your counter and that basket, Marty! That ties in beautifully with the left side!

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  11. I love how you used the grass and wheat for texture. Sometimes, I have trouble with vignettes - guess I need to think more about texture. Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

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  12. Hey Marty, The basket looks great on your countertop. I so love the tureen in the dining room and the vase you painted yellow.
    xo, Sherry

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  13. Marty, you have a wonderful eye- it all looks just lovely!
    xoxo Pattie

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  14. Hi Marty- Love the look of your countertops,that basket is perfect and I love all the goodies inside it! Great Job as always!!

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  15. Marty,
    I really like that basket on your counter that looks wonderful! Love that wine glass. I also think that lamp looks wonderful with it's new accessory. It all looks great. Have a great week.
    Sherry

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  16. Your new basket vignette looks great! Love the tassel on the lamp, does the tassel have a latch or tie in the back? Just wondering how you got it around the top of the lamp?

    I always enjoy seeing the designs you come up with!

    Katherine

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  17. Hi Marty,
    I am always so amazed at how many ways you can come up with in arranging your counters and tables!
    I love the basket and the table with the yellow vase and grass is so pretty!
    Your my inspiration!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  18. It all looks so pretty! The basket really pulled your look together on the counter tops - a great find.

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  19. Oh Marty, I love all that you have done. I really think the new basket and the way you have filled it really is in keeping with the other side of the counter and looks so much nicer! Love the additions to your other tabletops too!! FUn!

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  20. I love that basket you got at GW, and I really love the vignette you did in the basket! It looks fantastic with the rest of your kitchen. I also like seeing your soup tureen on the dining hutch! So pretty with the yellow vase beside it! I always love looking at your rooms they are so wonderful!

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  21. Hi Marty, I love your old world look in your kitchen. Your basket looks so nice and I love your summer look on your tables with your new lamp and cute bird collections! Everything always looks to beautiful at your house, Marty!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  22. Hi Marty...

    Girlfriend, I love all of your new found treasures! The little wicker basket that you did the "Old World" vignette in...is perfect! I love the bundle of wheat and grapes...it's all really pretty and I think it really ties in nicely with the vignette to the left! Great job, Darlin'!!! Love your new lamp shade too...the tassel adds just the right "pop"! Simple elegance...love that white vignette! Wow...I have some of those little green bowl/candleholders...I have about 50 of them! Hehe! I used them for our wedding reception! Thank you for the great idea...I never thought about turning it over and using it for something like that! Girlfriend, that's why I love this party sooo much! I always come away with more ideas than I know what to do with! Hehe! Thank you so much for hosting Table Top Tuesday for us...I sooo enjoy it!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for your sweet note that you left on my lilac tea...you are such a sweetheart!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  23. Hi Marty! Oh, I love your kitchen and love how your set up vignettes! I love that beautiful basket!! Your lamps are pretty and always love to see what you place on your tables.
    I don't have a tabletop to share this week, but that's not going to stop me from visiting all the others. I love this! Thank you for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Marty beautiful and perfect as usual. I love the old world look you are using, I may just have to copy a little of it. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  25. I love your little redo. It looks great!

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  26. Hi Marty! Your vignettes are wonderful and unusual as always...so you! Love your new look in the kitchen! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  27. Just lovely, Marty. I love the basket with the wine bottle....charming!

    Thanks so much hosting.

    Barb ♥

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  28. Everything looks so great! I can't believe how different that lamp looks with the new shade! Wonderful!

    {{HUGS}}

    Robin :o)

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  29. It all looks lovely. I especially like the basket with the wine/cookbook/grapes!!

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  30. Marty-The basket looks as if it is already for a romantic picnic (in old Europe :) Sigh...I see the tureen I love!

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  31. Boogieboard CottageJune 7, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    The basket is an adorable idea, and your summer vignettes are very summery, great job Marty! Mary :O)

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  32. I love the basket with the glass...perfect!

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  33. hi Marty,
    That new basket is the perfect touch for that side of your counter..
    Love the new pillows in your living room and the tutorial for making them.
    Isnt spray paint wuuuuunderful:) I'm not sure I could have stuff without it...
    I've had no time to do a scape and it looks like it might be a couple weeks before I can make another but I sure love coming here and seeing what you've done and going by to visit those who are participating in your party..
    You are all an inspiration to me..

    Happy Thoughts
    ~Sonny~

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  34. Hi Marty! I'm so excited to be ablt to join you today. I had to take your cute TTT button off my party roll so I wouldn't get depressed that I never got to join in because of clutter and mayhem around here. I bought some new sconces and straightened up the front console and am glad to join in. We hardly have a surface clear and clean around here with 2 pre-teen boys. :0)

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  35. You kitchen now has the feel of an old European kitchen. Such warmth!
    Love the beefy tassel on the lamp and the simple white accents on the table.

    Great pictures!
    Hope you will have time to stop by for tea later.
    Thank you for hosting. I am always inspired.
    Pam

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  36. Marty,thanks for hosting the party today, I've decided to join in on the fun! (took me forever to finish blog posting, spacing issues again!)

    Like I mentioned in my post to you yesterday, you did it again! I love what you did in your wonderful kitchen,it's awesome! Marty,your home is just delightful, I always love dropping in to see all of your creations.

    Hope you are having a great day!

    Nancy

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  37. Hi Marty and hugs too you too!! I love what you did with that basket from GW. Such a charming vignette. I love to shop at thrift shops. It's always such a fun treasure hunt. Thank you for being our lovely Tuesday hostess once again!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  38. Been having problem with blogger, I tried to comment yesterday...Marty your vignettes are always so pretty. I love how you change it up, always looks fresh and new.....your color schemes are my favorite choices. Thanks for hosting the party.

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  39. Golly, Marty ... someday I am coming to visit to personally see this absolutely gorgeous home you share weekly. Your designs, vignettes, decor are fabulous.

    Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  40. I love what you did in that right corner Marty. It all looks so different with just the change of using the basket. What a great find from the GW. And speaking of GW, I love the new lamp shade. Crooked lamp shades drive me nuts!!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  41. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party and giving others an opportunity to "toot their horns". I know it is a lot of work and we all appreciate your efforts.....all the while creating your own beautiful home!

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  42. I love your kitchen pictures....so fresh, clean and every thing coordinates!

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  43. I like your items corralled in your new basket. Your other changes are beautiful, too. I still like the drum shade ;). Isn't amazing how changing to white accessories can brighten up a spot?

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  44. I had so much fun playing with your wonderful things! I love the tassel on the lamp! The basket is wonderful! I love to have a small glass of wine! Your so creative! I wish you were here! We changed our Family Room and I have a Decorators nightmare going on! Nothing fits since we got a new TV! Come help me! lol

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  45. Marty it all looks so pretty! Love the basket from Goodwill. You know that's my favorite place to shop!

    Manuela

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  46. Marty, I love the GW basket. I think it looks better now and it was beautiful to begin with. I love the grapes draped over it. LOVELY!

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  47. Hi: Everything looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this fun event. Blessings, Martha

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  48. I really like how the wheat in the new basket compliments the larger wheat on the other side. Just that simple thing really pulls it all together. I also love the tassel on the lamp, I know that you changed the shade...and I like that, but it really is the tassel that changed the entire look of the lamp. That was a great idea.

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  49. Marty, I like how the new GW basket compliments the woven tray on the left side. You certainaly captured the old world look!

    The traditional lampshade also works well with the curves of the ginger jar lamp base.

    I don't have anything to shar this week but will try to look at the other participant's posts. Maybe I can get back in the blogging spirit soon.

    Thanks for visiting... and your prayers.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  50. Very pretty tablescapes and counters in your kitchen. I love the soup tureen in the dining room...so unusual and big! Thanks for hosting your party...I always get lots of visitors from your site and lots of lovely comments. Have a warm AZ day tomorrow too.

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  51. Marty this looks so pretty! The basket is such a wonderful addition! It collects all of your goodies and draws your eye to their beauty! Love it!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  52. Mart, you have so much energy! Thanks so much for replying to my questions about your pillows. The tutorial was great and took a lot of time to do. Thanks for your visits to Applejack Lane.

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  53. wow girlie,
    you did an awesome job!!! i am going to have to join this par-tay soon!!! great idea!
    bonnie

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  54. My first visit, love the blog and the thrifty finds!
    Machelle

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  55. Beautiful arrangements. I love your basket!

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  56. Everything looks as pretty as it always does at your house. That basket is a perfect fit for the old world look, and your bargain lampshade worked out great. (Also love the tassel on the lamp). Your accessories on the buffet look great for the summer months. laurie

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  57. Isn't it amazing what a basket will do?! Everything looks great. I'm a new follower.

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