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Monday, August 23, 2010

27th Table Top Tuesday - Bookcases Are Done


Welcome to the 27th Table Top Tuesday. I am thrilled that you've joined in today. I really look forward each week to all of your creations.

I showed you the beadboard that I added to the back of my Entertainment bookcases last week. It really made a huge difference.


This is what the unit looked like before. Kind of dark.


Love the beadboard and how much brighter the unit looks now.


I had fun filling it back up with a mix of books, plants, pictures and pottery. See my new little bunny picture and my orange vase I found at GW for $1. Love it.


The old world cache pot that I found is filled with faux fruit for some added color and texture. Love the elephant box too. It is metal and soooooo heavy. I have had it forever, still love it.


So from this -


To this!!!! Such a huge difference in the overall look of the unit. I really like the change.


Also wanted to let you know about a new party that is coming up. It's a BARNYARD BASH being hosted by Happier Than A Pig In Mud on Sept. 10th. Click on the button on my sidebar for details and let's all join in the fun.

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

Be sure to link up below. I really enjoy looking at all of your vignettes.




75 comments:

  1. Beautiful and elegant home!
    Kisses, Zondra Art

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  2. It looks great Marty! Amazing how those seemingly small changes can make such a huge difference. Love it!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  3. Lovely transformation Marty!

    And lots of work moving and positioning everything just so .... great job.

    Candy

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  4. yippee! So lovely, Marty! Excited to learn more about this Barnyard Bash..... : )

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  5. Hi Marty, your bookcases are lovely. I love your decorating. It is garcious and so serene.

    Thanks for letting us know about the Barnyard Party. You are always so thoughtful.

    Are you having a Fall Cloche Party? I have a new one!!!!!! Hint....hint.....heheheh

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  6. I like the way the light glows off the white beadboard. It does make your treasures stand out more. Very pretty!

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  7. This is such a big difference, I really like the light background. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh, my friend...you did GOOD!!! You are sooo right about the beadboard backing making such a difference! I love the new look and it really does lighten the whole thing up! In fact, all of your pretties show up much better against the lighter color! Love, love, LOVE IT!!! I'm going to have to do this to my entertainment center! It's the darker cherry wood and the whole thing really looks dark. Thank you sooo much for the great idea! My friend, I also love your new vignettes...sooo pretty!!! Love your new urn and bunny picture!!! Girlfriend, I still "deem" you the "Queen of Vignettes"...such a gifted and talented lady you are!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your new entertainment vignettes with us today...and thank you for hosting Tabletop Tuesday once again! I really enjoyed being able to participate this week!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  9. Marty, that bead board did make a huge difference. I love how you have it displayed and I noticed you grouped the books by color. Very nice.

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  10. I'm curious about the Fabric Liquidator you featured several months ago. If it is in Arizona it would be well worth a trip for me.

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  11. Very pretty and fresh Marty! It really did brighten up the area. Everything looks amazing and gorgeous the way you have arranged it too. Lovely!

    I'm coming back to link up! Thank you for hosting this party and taking the time each week. :)

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  12. Hi Marty, it looks really good, not too overdone. My favorite goodie is the bunny print, it is stock full of whimsy. hugs♥olive

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  13. The beadboard looks great and you are so good at displaying things.

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  14. Hi Marty!

    Your bookcase looks so pretty with the way you've arranged everything! The light colored beadboard really does brighten up the piece and makes everything pop against it!

    Manuela

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  15. Hi, I expected it to be beautiful your bookshelf.Was great!You did a great job,really.Hugs.Fatima-Scrapart.

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  16. MollyMe, you asked about the discount fabric store that I love. Yes, it is in Phoenix. It is call Home Fabrics and it is at the intersection of Cactus and 36th St. just 1 blk off of the 51 freeway. There are several in other states too. I know Calif. has some. Hope this helps. Hugs, Marty

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  17. That looks wonderful Marty. I love that that cabinet has a light to show things off.
    Sherry

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  18. Everything does show up more. I'm seriously loving the bunny picture and vase.

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  19. Your bookcases look so much better. I love to paint the back of a bookcase. I have almost the identical entertainment center. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.
    Sheila

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  20. ove how the light bounces off the white and highlights all your treasures. Great job!

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  21. Marty your bookcase turned out so nice, and your new finds look right at home! Hope you don't mind my silly post tonight, I thought some folks might be able to relate:@)
    Thanks for the shout out about the Barnyard Bash-you're the best!

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  22. I love it, Marty! The beadboard wallpaper looks so nice and you really do know how to dress thing! Fabulous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  23. The beadboard was such a good idea Marty! It really does brighten things up and of course all of your vignettes are gorgeous!
    Thanks for being our hostess my dear!
    Hugs to you,
    Cindy

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  24. I like the texture and the brightness that the beadboard adds to the cabinet. Good thinking!!

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  25. Marty that is such a pretty entertainment unit...and you have such pretties all displayed. Cute bunny picture from GW! Thanks for hosting. Debbie

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  26. I love the bead board. It really made a big difference, Marty. I shows your display much better. Great vignettes....Christine

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  27. That looks wonderful Marty!! Thanks for your sweet comment about my precious daughter. I think it's so nice that you always stop by to leave a friendly comment. :)

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  28. Just what I thought it would be....absolutely beautiful!

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  29. Marty, this looks so pretty, and I love all of your new finds. You definitely create wonderful vignettes. You are the perfect hostess for TTT. laurie

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  30. "Oh that is Wonderful"... I LOVE that entertainment center, it is ageless and you will ALWAYS have fun with that... I am "In LOVE with your little bunny picture"!!!
    Everything is perfect, Hugs, Donna

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  31. Marty, what a great new look, the beadboard is such a creative touch! Your shelves are truly graced with wonderful treasures! You pulled it all together so well, just love it all. Oh, I have to say, that rabbit photograph, is just way too adorable! Great buy!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  32. It looks so much prettier now and all of your things show up so much better. Great job!

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  33. Marty, The bead board really lightened up the piece. Your vignettes are always so wonderful. Thanks for hosting every week. xo, Sherry

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  34. Big differance with all your pretties inside...I was afraid at first that the white might be too bold against the wood, but no fears now. Looks great!

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  35. Marty, the beadboard makes all the differnce doesn't it??? Love the light it brings into the room. You did a great job merchandising it!!! Miss Vignette Queen, Hugs Kathysue

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  36. Wow Marty-- that beadboard made a HUGE difference -- it looks wonderful!
    Love the look of the whole piece... and is that a Dollar Tree birdie I spy? If you ever get tired of that elephant box ... you know who would give it a good home!
    Cass

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  37. Hi Marty,
    I would have never thought to do something like that. But, adding that beadboard really brought your cabinet to life. Looks so pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  38. Beautiful transformation Marty! Everything works and flows so well together. Thanks for hosting and for sharing.
    Sandy

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  39. What a great look...I love how much it has lightened up your bookshelves! Looks fabulous..such a great idea. Your accessories are so pretty and they show up so much better against the cream backs! Thanks for sharing ..I'm still planning on using some beadboard on my backsplashes in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

    Miss Bloomers

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  40. Totally lovely transformation! Girlfriend YOU RULE! SWOON!

    You amaze me.

    xoRebecca

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  41. That looks wonderful! I wish I had the talent to do that!

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  42. I love how the beadboard brightens the shelves up! It looks so good and your styling is the best! I do love your swan. They are just romantic to me! Thanks for all your kind words and inspiration!

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  43. Wow, Marty! What a difference that beadboard makes! It really does brighten things up! And fabulous vignettes as always! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  44. Love the change that the beadboard made Marty! You really brightened things up sister.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara
    Moore Whimsies

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  45. Marty it looks so pretty!!! I'm just in love with your bunny picture! I'm hoping the lighting will be good in my living room tomorrow so I can show my entertainment center!!!
    Have a good day!
    Jennifer

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  46. Well you've been busy again Marty! Looks wonderful! I love your bunnies! Thanks for the gathering! Best to you, Jacqueline

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  47. Miss Marty - it looks FABULOUS! as always. But I really do agree, like the like much better!
    So . . . when are you going to show us where you keep all your STUFF?
    (hehehe)
    {{HUGZ!!}}
    Love you, Karen

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  48. The new bookshelf look is great! The beadboard really made a big difference! Great merchandizing!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  49. Love that swan, the entire piece is eye candy!

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  50. Wow, it looks great!! That is such a great idea too, one I will try! What kind of lighting do you have?

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  51. Your bookcases look wonderful Marty! It is so amazing how something as simple as adding a different background to bookcases can make such a big impact!

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  52. Hello Marty!
    I am finally able to post something! Have been so busy and have missed joining in. I love how just adding the bead board made a big difference. Your groupings look so good. Sometimes I get a decorator brain freeze when I try to arrange things. Yours flow so effortlessly! Bravo! Have a great week!! Hugs!

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  53. love the new look! What a fantastic idea...I just may steal it from you..;p

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  54. How beautiful your bookcase/entertainment center is. I wish I had the nack and the space for something like this. SO many decorative things that bloggers make and do. My house is really boring looking. It needs a pick me up. I wonder where I start and how to go about making it look nice inexpensively. I will keep on looking at blogs and will have to come back and visit again, as it has been a long time.

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  55. What a difference. That is really lovely, but then again you do everything with a touch of elegance.

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  56. I really like what a big difference the bead board made! Mary :O)

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  57. The beadboard really brightens up your shelves. You have a knack for arranging accessories. Your shelves look perfect!

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  58. Wonderful filled. Amazing and a big change. I love being able to hide the TV. Isn't it great to dust everything off when you re-arrange.

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  59. Looks fantastic! I love your vignettes and the beadboard just looks great! Wonderful job!

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  60. wow Marty.. It looks even better than I imagined..
    so pretty~!!

    hugs
    Sonny

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  61. Marty,
    Your shelf unit turned out really nice. I love how it is lit. The beadboard really added alot of charm!

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  62. Marty my dear you inspire me every week! One day I'll have a pretty house again, and the vignettes will be thanks to you.

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  63. The change is so stunning.. I can see all the artifacts so clearly in the after picture.. highlighted them perfectly with the spotlight!!!!

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  64. This was a brilliant idea, Marty and done so professional like. It looks especially nice under the lights. Love everything you have jazzed the shelves up with. Nicely done!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  65. Oh I have to go back and visit last weeks post. Our entertainment center is SO dark and I have been looking for wrapping/wallpaper to line the back. This is another great idea.

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  66. Hello sweet Marty! I have decided to join your party today! Thank you for always being such a great hostess!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  67. Hello there lovely lady!

    This is just so delightful, light and full of marvelous vignettes Marti!..,

    Thanks so much for sharing this fabuolus inspiration with us as well as for hosting another wonderful,'Tabletop Tuesday'!

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also
    @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

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  68. Love the bookshelf, Marty!! I just redid mine a little while ago, too!
    I've missed you! Thanks for visiting me last week and for hosting this lovely party..I'm happy to be able to be a part of it this week!!
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Myrna

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  69. The white beadboard does brighten up things up and showcases all of your lovely vignettes. Happy TTT!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  70. Hi Marty, that looks fantastic....Kathy

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  71. Hi sweet friend...

    Just wanted to stop back by to say thank you for your very sweet birthday well wishes!!! I had a fabulous birthday (last Friday)! I think...the best birthday ever!!! All of my sweet family and friends...like you...just made it the most special day ever!!!

    Thank you, Marty!!!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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  72. This is lovely, it really did lighten it up.

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  73. Marty,

    I have to admit I wasn't completely sold on the beadboard but now that I see it, I LOVE it! It makes a wonderful and light backdrop for your beautiful displays. I love it!

    Nancy

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  74. Never did leave a comment on this one. I wanted to come back and look at it closer when I had more time this week. I love it! I especially love how much more everything stands out on the shelves with the white background. Great job! It's extra fabulous!

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