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Monday, December 13, 2010

43rd Table Top Tuesday

Thank you so much for joining our 43rd Table Top Tuesday.  I am always so impressed with your creativity and I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.

I think the best vignette of all is a table surrounded by fellow blogging friends.  Saturday I was so thrilled to join ( from left to right ), Marydon from Blushing Rose (she came in all the way from Maryland), Sherry from Country Wings in Phoenix, Laura from Decor to Adore and Ceekay from Thinkin' of Home and me.  We had so much fun laughing, chatting and catching up with each other, and of course there was good food and precious gifts.  Thank you so much ladies for the best day.  Such a special Blessing to spend time with friends.

I thought I was all done, then of course a trip to GW and I found a couple of things that I had to have.  So another small Christmas vignette.

A Dollar Tree candle, tealight holder and pic tied with a little DT ribbon and I had a start.

This fabulous Santa is what I found at GW.  Isn't he wonderful holding a beautiful cardinal.  Love his pretty coat and hat. His face just looks so jolly.  For $5.99 I just couldn't resist.

Just a simple display, but it adds to my Christmas cheer.

My next find at the GW is this wonderful Santa Chef.  I loved his red check trim and the holly on his hat, and he's holding the cutest basket full of goodies.  $2.99 and so fun.  For the time being he's taken center stage in the kitchen vignette instead of the French Chef.

Finally, just reworking a fall wreath.  I am out of ideas and out of Christmas decorations, so I thought a few picks and some apples would transform this wreath for the holiday season.  A few pointsettia flowers and I said done.

I use the buffet in the breakfast room as my computer station.  That way I can be in the center of all the action.  A little Christmas cheer hanging in the window, and it still flows with the rooms color scheme.

Just redo some of the things you already have, and it just might work.  At least it does for me.

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

One of my fellow blog friends needs your votes, it is Dana @ Saturday Mornings.  She is in the running for the Top Blog of 2010.  If you could go here and vote for her, she would be so grateful.  You don't have to register or anything, just vote.  Thanks a bunch.

I am also joining these lovely blogs for some fantastic parties.  Be sure to visit and see all the fabulous participants.

Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Share the Decor













69 comments:

  1. All very festive...love the Santa chef...I'm running very late with my decorations this year!

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  2. Marty,
    What a lovely time to meet and share with fellow bloggers! You have the greatest luck at Goodwill, not so here! Love both your new Santas. . .but that little Santa in the kitchen is winking at me! Thank you for hosting again. . .I do enjoy participating and visiting.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  3. You all look so beautiful, Marty!

    Love your new Santa! He's a beauty!

    Thanks for hosting TTT.

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  4. How much fun is this post girl...not only a great looking bunch for lunch for shopping and getting once again great stuff...they at GW must know you on a first name base's ha ha!! Love the wreath you re did I did the same thing for my LR just added some picks from $$ store and called it done...Hope your having a GREAT day my dear friend..Candace is coming over with Landen for a play day for me YIPPEE!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. Marty,
    That table full of blogging friends looks like it was a true treat! How fun.
    Your wreath is just beautiful. Thanks! Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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  6. Oh what a fun day Marty! I dream of someday meeting some of my lovely blogging friends, like you! :-) Thank you so much for hosting the party and I hope my link qualifies as it only really has one tabletop. :-)
    Vanessa

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  7. "Oh My Look at all you BEAUTIFUL Ladies having SO much Fun"!!! I am SO jealous!!! I want to be there too!!! HUGS to you all!!! Donna

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  8. Marty, How fun! I also spent sometime this weekend with a fellow blogger Rebecca of Ella Mae's Barn Gathering.

    Love your Dollar Tree items that look so rich in your home!

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  9. Marty,

    I love the wreath you have hanging in the window. It's gorgeous!

    Nancy

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  10. Decorations are great as usual Marty, but I am so impressed that you bloggers got together. That had to be a blast!!!

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  11. Hi Marty, thanks for hosting again. You posted lovely photos and I'm happy for you that you got to enjoy a get together with friends. Hugs, simone

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  12. Hi Marty,
    What a lovely looking group of ladies you are! I'm so happy that you were all able to get together and enjoy some time this time of year. Your vignettes are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. Hi Marty...

    Ahhh...what an awesome photo of you and the other blogging ladies! What fun!!! I bet you girls had a blast...loved getting to see the photo of all of you!

    Well Girlfriend, I do believe that you find the very best stuff at GW. I'm thinking that we need to add Queen of GW to your resume...along with the Queen of Vignettes!!! wink! Your Santa's are awesome and you got really great deals on them! I certainly wouldn't have been able to pass them up either. They're perfect for your Christmas vignettes...sooo very pretty! Ohhh...and I love your wreath too! Thank you for sharing more of your pretties with us...your home looks gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas, Marty! Also, thank you so much for hosing another TTT! I really do appreciate all of your time and effort that you put into hosting this lovely party for us to enjoy!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  14. Your home looks so festive.. I love your Santa,, I collect them and quit a few.... have a great week,

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  15. Your home looks so festive.. I love your Santa,, I collect them and quit a few.... have a great week,

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  16. Marty, I love that precious picture! You all are so lovely, and what fun. Your vignettes are so pretty, too. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season! Thank you for hosting us every week, it's a really enjoyable time.

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  17. Hi Marty, thanks for hosting, I was able to hop in this week. What a great afternoon you had. All you gals looks so happy!!~ Love that wreath you have hanging, and boy oh boy you hit GW on a good day. I am way past due.

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  18. Oh how fun to meet up with blogging friends again, Marty. Your santas are fabulous! Love your vignetttes and the wreath....Christine

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  19. Hi Marty! Oh, you're always getting to meet other bloggers. Y'all look so pretty!
    Love seeing all of these pretty vignettes!!
    Thanks for always hosting TT! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  20. Marty, what fun to get together with fellow bloggers. Great Santa and I love the wreath you reworked. It looks awesome.

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  21. Such a fun new Santa from the GW to make another pretty vignette in your home! Glad you all had such fun for your meet-up. Thanks for hosting the party again. Hope the holiday season is blessed for you! ~ Sue

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  22. What great finds at Goodwill! And I love everything you've done to make your home so festive for Christmas.

    You must be one of THE VERY BEST hostesses in all of blogdom, You are so gracious and kind!

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  23. Hi Marty, This is my first time visiting yor blog. It's lovely! And lots of great inspiration too. I'm going to follow along. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  24. I finally had a "tabletop" vignette to be able to join you, Marty!! :D

    I just love your new Santa along with all the other neat stuff you found at GW. You do have your black belt in thrift store shopping! LOL

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  25. So lovely to spend time with friends. And that Marydon is sure getting around :-) I'm sure you all had a wonderful time together.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  26. Beautiful Marty! I think it's so wonderful that you had a wonderful get together with your blogger friends!

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  27. Looks like a lot of fun and I'm lovin' that SANTA!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. Your decorations are beautiful as always. That is so cool that you got together with other bloggers. What a fun time.

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  29. Fun Marty! Sadly, I have yet to join your party. Maybe if I get myself in gear and put together a post tomorrow, I join make it to this one. For now, I will visit your guests.

    -Rene

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  30. I finally got to meet you Marty! THANK YOU for this beautiful write ... I had a marvelous time & was thrilled to meet you. Looking forward to the next visit. It was a fabulous luncheon.

    Love your decor ... you just amaze me with the beauty in your home ... you have the magic touch of beauty & elegance.

    Have a lovely winter's eve ~
    TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

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  31. Love your Santas, Marty! And your bloggers get-together looks like so much fun! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  32. Such beautiful "scapes" Marty...I wish I had the gift of "scaping" but it has completely "scaped" me!!!

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  33. What a unique and beautiful wreath. It's different but still festive. Thanks for the opportunity to join the party.

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  34. ahhh, how awesome is THIS. Every one of you ladies are so pretty and look so happy. I know you had such a great time.
    Love your new GW finds..
    Thanks for hosting.

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  35. Marty, your GW Santas are wonderful, and I love the way you've displayed them in your pretty vignettes. What a great looking bunch of bloggers! I know you all had a great time. Your wreath turned out so pretty. Thanks for hosting. laurie

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  36. Very pretty Marty! Lovin' both of your new Santas! I have no doubt that you all had a great time at your bloggers lunch:@)

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  37. Hi Marty ...

    I love it all, especially the cute little kitchen Santa.

    I am so happy for you that you got to spend time with your blogging friends. I hope to get together with some of mine someday.

    Thank you for letting me show and tell this evening!

    Kathy

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  38. Hi Marty!

    How great to see your tabletop gathering of friends! Your new decorations look super, too.

    Thanks for hosting TTT!

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  39. That is the most beautiful wreath ever! I love it!

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  40. Marty, Thanks for hosting. Love the GW Santas, our GW is the pits. Nothing good there.
    So great that you could get together with your blogging friends. Merry Christmas, Ginger

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  41. Hello Marty,
    How exciting to meet up with your blogging friends! Love your Santa, and I'm into Santas this year! The little Santa Chef is adorable:)

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  42. I am not sure which Santa I love most...Both are just perfect in the locations you chose for them.

    Your simple vignette is just to perfect for the season, not to much and not to little.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  43. Hi Marty Sweetie...
    What a wonderful time we all had. Yes, much laughter, a few happy tears and so many stories. We have all had quite a challenging year, and it is always so good for the soul to share with our sisters. I will cherish that day forever, it is already in my memory box. Thank you sweet friend.

    I love that Santa chef. He is so darn cute, and definitely festive. He's a keeper. I simply can't get over the Santa holding the cardinal. He is SO elegant. The cardinal does it for me.

    I love the little tweeks of the Fall wreath, a few picks and you have one for the holidays. Such talents sweet friend. Such talents.

    You are so great with table tops sweetie. Thank you for sharing with me.

    Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

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  44. what lovely vignettes and that new santa-a total steal!

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  45. Marty,
    Thanks for hosting! Love your GW Santa and the chef! You find the best deals. I love to have what I have in my stash to decorate too.
    I know you had a wonderful time with your friends.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  46. It is always so pretty over here! And so much fun to meet with friends! I have 'met' some of the nicest people in blogland!! What a nice thing for all of you to get together!! Lovely picture! Merry Christmas!! Christie

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  47. Such great thrift store finds! Thanks for stopping by today! You always leave such sweet comments!

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  48. You ladies are so lucky to be able to meet for lunch, I know it was a wonderful time together!

    That Santa is just beautiful! What a bargain!

    Loved seeing your computer room!

    Can you believe I posted three times today! Couldn't miss yours! I hope you have time to see all three!

    Katherine

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  49. Everything looks just beautiful! I adore the Santa! This is my first time to link up with you! You are always so kind and you inspire me! Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

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  50. Hi Marty, Start planning a big get together for all of us blogging gals! If anyone can do it, you can Marty! It would be so much fun!! Love your Santa. I'm having a giveaway to celebrate all the new blogging friends I have found in the last few months. Hope you come over for a chance! Linda

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  51. How fun! I'm a new follower to your blog. I LOVE GW stuff!! :)

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  52. This is one of the prettiest wreaths I have seen, so fresh and pretty but not over-the-top Christmas. You new Santa is adorable...what a find.(-:

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  53. Hi Marty, Love the wreath so colourful and the colours are very cheerful, a sense of happy and bright mood... a feeling of liveliness... really adorable Marty...
    Hope you would like to peek into my world of craft...
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  54. I love your new Santa! I need to take a trip to the GW. I haven't been a few weeks. Send some PHX bloggers my way. I get so lonely out here. I still don't know to many people.

    Thanks for hosting again, Marty. Maybe someday I'll link up with something that actually sits on a table! :)

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  55. Hi Marty, don't you just love GW - you have some great Santas there! Also, very cute candle with the trimmings. You are always coming up with wonderful vignettes! Linda

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  56. Hi Marty,
    Oh Yah!
    I just love the pics! I can't wait to join you all next month!
    You all look so beautiful!
    And what great finds at GW! Santa's that look brand new!!!
    And of course, you have created such prety vignettes!
    I love your GW!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  57. Marty!

    I love this!!! I love the picture of all of you together... You're so sweet, I can see that.

    I just want to thank you very much for your comment on my blog yesterday. I will see how I can add the "follow" board. I have the place for people to subscribe to mu blog, so whenever I add a new post, my subscribers receive an email telling them there's a new post. I hope this is a start. :-)


    Anyways, I just want to thank you so much. You and your blog is very special to me.

    God bless,

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  58. Marty. I am so very jealous that you got to spend some time with a group of fellow bloggers!! I would love to meet you all some day in person!
    I adore your GW finds!! Both Santas have captured my heart!!
    Lucky you!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  59. So many fun decorations---very festive!

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  60. Praying for you and your family, Marty. Take care.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  61. Just love the Santa, and how lovely you made a candle be! Oh, cloche of goodies! yes!

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  62. Very Pretty! Really like the wreath.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  63. Meant to add - really like Santa also and a great price. Typing faster than my brain is working this morning. :D

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  64. Hi Marty,
    So very sorry to hear about your precious Mother-in-law's passing.
    So glad to hear she is with the Lord and she had a very long life!! Wow,
    92 yrs. Hope you and your family are doing fine. Will certainly be praying for you. Especially hard time of the year to lose a loved one.

    Your new Santa is very pretty, I have a white one that a friend gave me that looks similar. I just love him!!
    Also love how you reworked your wreath, it looks great and very festive for Christmas!!
    Thanks for hosting as always.
    and May you have a Christmas Season filled with love, joy and peace!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  65. Everything is so beautiful !
    Merry Christmas !
    ~Myrna

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  66. I love the old world Santas. Your table scape is beautiful. Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it is a hard time for the family.

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  67. Such a warm and cheerful home you have created.
    The table top party is fun!
    Mary Ann

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  68. Hi Marty! I love that teensy tiny Santa chef!! :) How precious is that!
    And the big one is a great find. You did very well!

    I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it Saturday. It looks like it was a ton of fun! :)

    ~Liz

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  69. Marty, It looks like you had a fun day with your blogger friends. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas Santas at my party. Happy Holidays.
    Sherry

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