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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Met Monday - Breakfast Room Reveal


Thanks to the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this fun party. Be sure to visit her to see a list of all the participants. There will be tons of inspiration and eye candy.

Remember this basket that I found at GW for $1.99, well I had big plans to revamp it for the breakfast room wall.


I stained it, lined the inside with burlap ribbon and then wove a checked ribbon through the top and filled it with flowers. I was going to fill it with wheat, but opted for some hydrangeas for more color. With that project done it was time to get really radical and change things up.


This is what the breakfast room wall has looked like for a while.


And this is what it looks like now. I really like the change.


This shelf has been in the guest bedroom in my last two houses. It needed to come out and play. I love the size and detail of it. Great shelf space for display and the hooks allow me to hang my tiny pitcher collection.


An Italian pot with a moss ball, duck tureen, yellow plate, some ivy and a ceramic gourd all look great together.


Next I placed my rooster on a pedestal, another Italian pot filled with moss rocks and wicker balls and the white artichoke.


Then a Tuscan inspired plate and orange rooster both found at Goodwill.


Underneath the shelf I hung the basket filled with Hydrangeas, wheat and feathers and three plates. Love the rooster and the pig.


"Grace" I've had this picture for about 35 years and it is definitely one of my most favorite things. Having it back in the breakfast room just makes it seem like home.


To the left of the Grace picture I hung three plates to balance the right side. Love the cow and the bunny too.


The view from the familyroom.


I am so happy with the transformation. I can see all kinds of vignettes to be created on the shelf. I think I'm going to really like it.


The mirror has a new home in the Familyroom. I will show you that when everything gets done.

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

64 comments:

  1. Marty this looks so fantastic!!!!
    I love the warm colors, new wood shelf and the pretty woven basket. GREAT job on your redo! :)

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  2. Marty I just love the new look girl..WOW!! that shelf and all the plates just make this wall pop now..love your basket what did you use to stain it with...Love it loved it girl..and the picture of Grace is the best thing on the wall...Hope you have a GREAT Sunday my Dear friend..I just finished up my ttt post ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  3. Marty....fantastic change!! I just love what you did with the basket and that shelf is perfect in that space :)

    Blessings!
    Gaikl

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  4. Marty, Bravo for a wondeful fall look for your dining room. It looks great. You are going to have so much fun with that shelf this winter, I can see it now. You hubbys head will be spinning with all the changes you will make. Great job sweet friend,Kathysue

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  5. Your eating area is so lovely! I really love that you brought more warm colors and earthy element to your room. Perfect for fall. And I see you have that beautiful print of the man saying grace. I love his rough time worn hands and face and the humble and sweet way her is bowing to honor God.
    Marty, you did an absoluetly fabulous job on the basket! The stain is warm and just perfect with all the prettiness you put inside it!
    Do you like your round table? I am thinking about replacing my rectangle one with a round because it is just Bob and me so often now.
    Loved my stop... as usual, my friend!
    Yvonne

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  6. Marty...before I begin gushing about how beautiful everything is...I have to tell you that my grandmother had that grace print hanging above her kitchen table all of my life! I almost started crying when I saw yours! It reminds me so much of happy times spent with her...I wonder if I could find another one!

    Now on to your simply gorgeous new vignette! I LOVE IT! It is just perfect! So warm and yummy! I love the basket you revamped and the shelf is gorgeous! All of the accessories are wonderful! I adore the warmth and richness the darker colors added to your space! I sad it before and I'll say it again GORGEOUS!

    Really wonderful Marty!
    Cathy

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  7. OH MARTY, you have "Outdone" yourself... This is FANTASTIC... I LOVE the rich colors on the white background, they POP! That is an incredible shelf and SHOULD be out front and center... It is ALL PERFECT and you MUST be proud of it!!! That basket is SO MUCH FUN. I know you are going to change it with the seasons ???
    Hugs, Donna

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  8. Marty, what a sophisticated transformation! You really have an enviable eye for details, the wall has awesome personality and indeed, so much charm! I love the personal touch you gave your basket, looks incredible!

    Always a treat when I drop by to see you sweet lady!

    Nancy
    Nancy's Notes

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  9. Oh my, Marty! You have made some big changes! I love it! And I smiled when I saw the shelf because I was thinking exactly what you said...you can make all kinds of seasonal changes there! You will enjoy that so much! The basket looks great! I found a similar one at GW and it's still in my closet. You, however, my friend, do not putz around! (lol) You just got it and it's already on the wall! I still say you are the energizer bunny of blogland! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  10. Hi Marty
    I love your new arrangement. It is fun to play house.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  11. This looks great! The shelf is beautiful and I love what you did with your new basket! All of the colors are so warm and pretty-enjoy!

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  12. Marty, I love that this shelf, the picture, and the basket gave the wall so much more depth and presence! And it was frugal, too! *grin*
    hugs, Sue

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  13. Marty, I love how you changed up that breakfast area. The Grace picture is wonderful. And I can't believe the bargains you find and make so beautiful with a little imagination and creativity. You rock!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  14. Marty, this really pretty! You are going to make mine look bad. I did the same thing. Will post this evening. I just used what I had around the house. $7 in whole redo. Love yours, it all looks great!~
    Sherry

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  15. Good Morning Marty Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I absolutely love your basket finished. I love the stain color especially and who can't fall in love with gingham. Oh how happy that basket looks filled with such gorgeous blooms. I love it next to "Grace". That is such a gorgeous photo to have hanging in the dining room. I LOVE it Marty.

    Your shelf is so beautiful, and I love the little pitchers hanging from the hooks. So very dainty like. Just the right touch.

    Love the orange rooster in his resting spot there on the shelf. He just boldly says a cockle-doddle-do.

    Thanks for sharing sweet friend. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  16. It looks great!! I really like what you did with the basket! Amazing what a little color will do for things!!

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  17. Dear Marty I just love the new look!
    Kisses from Croatia.
    Zondra Art

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  18. Marty! I loved the wall before but this is some transformation! I love the shelf with what you have displayed. AND THAT BASKET! The color, the flowers, the ribbon. And I like the plates, too... green is my favorite color!

    "Grace" is perfect.

    You have given me inspiration for a wall in my family room. Thanks for sharing! ...Karen

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  19. Dear Marty thank you for become my folloower.
    You have a beautiful blog, beautiful photos, all I really like it.
    Big hug and kisses:)
    Zondra Art

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  20. Hi Marty! Oh, I love your new look in the breakfast room! That shelf looks like it was meant to be there. Your basket looks great with the stain and I really like your arrangement in it! The plates are wonderful and I really like the green ones with the animals. I have some with rabbits but now I'm coveting your farm ones! ;) I've always thought this painting was so worshipful and humbling! Your home is so beautiful and I don't think you can make it look any lovelier and then you do!! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. What a gorgeous transformation Marty!
    I love the basket, what a great new look! And the shelf and plates look just perfect there.
    You have such a creative touch, and your vignettes always turn out wonderfully!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. Marty, I loved the white look, but this blows me away- I think it's going to be wonderful this Fall. Gorgeous!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  23. Marty....love it, love it!! It is so much richer looking....fantastic!

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  24. Miss Marty you are amazing! I don't know how you do it~ everything always looks so lovely. The Grace picture is one of my favorites.

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  25. Hi Marty,
    Your breakfast room looks so warm and inviting. I like the change.
    The basket of flowers really works well. You have such a great eye for styling and detail.

    You will have that shelf changed up in no time and I can just see you switching it around to go with the seasons.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  26. That is quite a change! It looks fantastic...it totally has Marty-style written all over it.

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  27. I really love the change. I think your new look is very well styled and just fits perfectly with the rest of the house. Nicely done!

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  28. Good for you for changing things around. I tend to get a look that I like and then not change it for a long time. I love that print. My aunt and uncle have it and seeing it on your wall made me think of them.

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  29. Marty, I loved the wall before, but I love the new look as well. The shelf and picture would be favorites of mine as well! Love all the items you used and the way you put it together.....just beautiful! Linda

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  30. Marty, I love how that whole wall looks. I liked it before and now it looks even warmer and cozier in that whole area. I love how you displayed the shelf with different textures and colors and sizes. Very good job.

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  31. I really like your redo! It adds a lot of warmth. Great job!
    Have a great week!

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  32. This looks great, Marty! So warm and welcoming. I like the flowers in the basket--they look like fall, which is something I'm really looking forward to!

    My mom had that same print; I always loved it. Some things just say "home," don't they?

    Great job!!

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  33. Oh I love it!! Looks great! That shelf is fantastic! Beautiful job!

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  34. Hi Marty, I love the shelf it is perfect. I really like that you did a little asymmetrical hanging of the plates and picture with the floral basket. Really nice. What about an orange wall somewhere Marty?

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  35. Marty I love all of the changes you've made in your breakfast room! I loved it before, and the after is equally as gorgeous!

    Kat :)

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  36. I really like the brown shelf, Marty. It added so much warmth to the wall. I love your displays too...Christine

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  37. HI Marty! I too love what you have done in the dining room. It looks wonderful I like how you changed things around and brought a little more brown in. The way you decorated the shelf is beautiful too. Great job.
    Love it.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  38. Marty-I love the wall before, but I love it even more now! That shelf definitely needed a bigger audience than the guest room! I love that painting too--your breakfast room is such a good place for it...and a good reminder too :)

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  39. Marty, Love the new look of your breakfast room. The shelf is wonderful and I know there will many fantastic vignettes created on it. Have a great week!
    xo, Sherry

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  40. It all looks beautiful! Can I ask where you bought your round mirror? It is the exact type of mirror that I've been searching for (for 4 years now, no less) for a tricky space above my fireplace. Thanks! Andrea @ Willow Wisp Cottage

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  41. It looks beautiful and I love your arrangement in your GW basket!!!

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  42. What a beautiful make over, very warm and welcoming...a cozy space to share a meal...cleo

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  43. Thank you so much for the info on your mirror. It's just gorgeous! Unfortunately we do not have any Hobby Lobby's in Canada, so my search continues elsewhere....Thank you anyhow!!

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  44. Marty!!! you are incredible...just blows me away how creative you are and how many different things you can do to your home!!!
    Love it!
    would you please stop over and see if my post that is up right now qualifies for Table top Tuesday...? I didn't set a table...but I did refinish one...? if not...I totally understand!!! luv ya lady...and thanks for the visit!

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  45. Hi Marty,
    Oh I like it both ways but I must admit this is pretty and fits in with Fall coming along. I like it, great job. And don't we love our great Goodwill finds!
    Hugs, Linda

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  46. Your redo is charming. It really warmed up your area. The picture is perfect and the shelf is a great place for displaying your treasures. The basket adds color. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Your basket looks great on the wall and the textural addition is really good there. Thanks so much for stopping by. Jane F.

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  48. I love what you did to your wall grouping. It looks great with your new basket. It looks wonderful!!

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  49. GASP~! oh my , now thats beautiful.. truly it is Marty..

    hugs
    Sonny

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  50. Hi Marty,

    I just love the new look! I liked the other arrangement too, but this one is warmer for fall. Great job, and you found some great treasures. You are so creative.

    Debbie

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  51. I love the new redo. It is a much warmer, cozier look. Have fun playing "redo".

    Debbi

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  52. It looks lovely. The painting is a favorite of mine, as well.

    I'd love to have you link up with my Simple Pleasures series some Thursday.

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  53. Oh Marty!

    I love your new look! All warm and inviting and just the right look for the fast approaching Fall! Absolutely wonderful!

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  54. I love the changing up that you did in your breakfast room, and I can't believe that's the same basket! Love it. Thank you for your visit and your sweet comments!

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  55. That looks so great...I really love the transformation! That picture is one of my favorites as well! Hope you have a wonderful BlUe MoNdAy! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    Sarah ***Visit my blog for a GIVEAWAY and new linking party!***
    http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-wednesday-party-link-up-giveway-too.html

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  56. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh, Marty...I love your new wall display!!! It's gorgeous and sooo pretty in that room! I loved your round mirror and pretty plates but it's always fun to change things up a bit! Hehe! Love, love, LOVE that beautiful wood shelf...and you're absolutely right...it will be fun to change the vignettes on the shelf! I love that the shelf has the little hooks so that you can display your little white pitcher collection! Ohhh...and I love how you redid the wall basket...it turned out beautifully!!! Such a pretty display, my friend! I also just love that beautiful "Grace" art! It's perfect for your dining room! Marty, your home is sooo beautiful...I always love coming to visit!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    I also wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday...sorry that it's a little late! It looks like you had a fabulous birthday and I'm just tickled pink that you're getting the Bergere chair that you have wanted! Happy Birthday, sweet lady!!! Sending you my very best birthday wishes and blessings!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

    PS...so glad that you stopped by for a visit! It's been a busy week with having my daughter and grandchildren here! I loved every minute of it! Today was the first day that I've been able to visit my blogs! I've got alot of catching up to do! Hehe!

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  57. Hi Marty, I love your changes! Your collection of little pitchers is very sweet. I have always been attracted to ironstone pitchers and have a small collection of them myself. Also, I'm a little late in commenting, but wanted you to know how much I like your new Bergere chair. But then, you knew I would. Take care friend, Jeanette

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  58. You have been busy! This looks so pretty. Your basket turned out so sweet, and I love the shelf! It's just wonderful to add another place to display treasures. This whole wall looks so pulled together. laurie

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  59. I loved the "before", and I love the metamorphosis! You inspire me to do some autumn switching around this place. It made the room feel so warm and inviting!

    And I really like the basket with the hydrangeas!

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  60. Oh Marty, this turned out so well. I love the depth this arrangement has given the room. Simply stunning.

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  61. I think that looks awesome. The view from the family room is so pretty.

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  62. Marty,

    I LOVE the shelf! Your display is absolutely wonderful! Can't tell you how much I like this!

    Nancy

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  63. Marty:

    I was looking back at this post to get a better idea of your kitchen so that I could respond to your inquires as to what bar stools to choose. You did such a fabulous job. What a change. It makes me think differently about my origninal bar stool pick!

    - The Tablescaper

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  64. You have such a good eye, Marty.
    Every room flows effortlessly into the next and the color palette
    is so cohesive~
    Love it all!
    xx
    Alison

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