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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Frenchy Bottle Carrier


 We had dinner with friends and exchanged our Christmas gifts. I think she knows me really well, and couldn't believe the wonderful French bottle carrier she gave me, along with a fabulous bottle of wine for DH.  I could hardly wait to start playing.

Isn't it just the neatest thing.  I placed three bottles of wine and some wheat inside.  It looks fabulous beside my demijohn.

I think I am ready to play with some new vignettes as soon as the Christmas decor is taken down.  How about you?

I am linking to:
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday

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




64 comments:

  1. Oh that has my name written all over it, too! I love that. What a thoughtful friend.

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  2. That is so gorgeous! So nice to have friends that really get us!

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  3. That is perfection beside the demijohn. What a great gift!

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  4. Courtney thinks her name is written on it...but I clearly see a Ceekay on it!! Darling!!

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  5. I'm getting that impression from this post, Marty, that you are itching to do a few tabletops! : ) What a great gift and I definitely think your friend knows you well.

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  6. What a beautiful, unique gift. Your friend knows you so well.

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  7. Marty,
    What a thoughtful friend and a nice gift, indeed!I purchased a milk bottle carrier this past Spring and have faux plants in terra cotta pots in it now. I'll be watching for all the unique ideas you come up for it's use in future post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. Very sweet gift! I love when a friend surprises me with an original gift. I know you are going to have loads of fun using this in vignettes!

    Happy Holidays, Marty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. What a lovely gift.

    I am new to your beautiful blog and just became a follower.

    Merry Christmas.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  10. ooohhh Marty...LOVE this! Very Vintage, Girl!!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  11. I love that Marty. Smart friend with great taste.

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  12. What a great present! I'm looking forward to seeing future vignettes - I know you will think of something inspiring!! Sally

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  13. The wine carrier is wonderful...so many ideas already flowing! Yes, I'm thinking of post-holiday tablescapes, too. I'm yearning for a dose of blue and white. Thank you for sharing your charming vignette and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  14. Nice gift!! The carrier can be used for so many different things.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  15. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

    {{{HUGS}}}

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  16. I had to smile when I read this, Marty! I am already thinking of Valentines and Easter...not to mention just plain Springtime...AND the rest of Winter..with the afghans...and fireplaces and..just all of it.
    I so enjoy your blog!!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Mona

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  17. G'eve Marty ~ What a lovely gift & beautiful presentation for your home.
    I will enjoy every licking day of winter before I even think of another season ... your display is so rich & welcoming for winter.

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

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  18. What a fantastic gift! I love those bottle holders!

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  19. oh, yes, I love that bottle carrier, too. Looks great.

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  20. Such a nice gift, Marty! Your friend knows just what to get for you, doesn't she? You've set up a great spot too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Ohhh! Something like that would be great sitting out on my counter top in the kitchen;) Good deal Marty. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

    Cheryl

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  22. eeek!! How did I miss the Christmas cloche party?? Must have been while I was sick.

    Well, I was coming over to tell you about my cute cloche i showed a few days ago. A rather unique idea i think.

    If you get around to it, come visit.

    and sorry I missed the party. =(

    Christmas Blessings

    barbara jean

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  23. What an awesome gift....she's got your number for sure....now give her mine!!! That is the best!!! No, I'm not done with Christmas playing yet.....hugs...cleo

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  24. What a great friend. That is a wonderful piece. I, too, am already starting to think about new vignettes & making some changes after Christmas. Have a Merry!
    CAS

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  25. What a great gift! That bottle carrier is Great! I LOVE it....

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  26. Good taste is essential! Not everyone would see it as a fabulous accessory.

    Good job, Marty!

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  27. What a really fun and thoughtful gift! Looks good with the wrapped wine bottle. Merry, Merry! Sue

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  28. Wait........I have to take it all DOWN???

    That bottle carrier is so you.

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  29. Hi Marty.
    Thanks for coming to look at my cloche!!! =)

    I had that idea a long time ago, cause I had another broken clock, and another glass dome (cloche).
    And I thought how cute they looked together. So idea, born, but never finished (broke the other clock face) =( Now I found another one to do and so got it done!!

    Will have to watch for another cloche party, and look for a new idea. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  30. Oh, that was a fantastic gift! I can see you playing around with vignettes with that! I won a carrier similar to that. Think mine is for milk though.
    Brenda

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  31. Isn't it great when you get a gift that just fits you? Your friend knows you well! I also love the treasures you found at the thrift store recently. I want to come shop with you!

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  32. I love it!!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  33. What a nice friend you have, she certainly does know you well. I really like your new wine caddy :).

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  34. Merry Christmas Marty,

    I'm so drooling over your wine carrier! Your friend does seem to know you well 'cause that is a so-you kind of gift!
    Thanks for sharing. I had to stop in and say hello and wish you Merry Christmas!
    xoxo,,
    Ellen

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  35. Very pretty and I love your header picture. The quality of your blog photos is excellent. Lovely.

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  36. Oh Marty, I LOVE this look!!! Oh You LUCKY Girl! That is such a wonderful present and it fit right in so beautifully! LOVE IT!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  37. What a nice gift! Also a fun item for accessorizing!

    Katherine

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  38. I love the carrier and your entire arrangement....it would all be perfect on my counter.....

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  39. It really is unique and different. I think it looks wonderful. Very nice.

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  40. Marty, that IS the perfect gift for you. It looks so pretty on your countertop. Isn't it wonderful to receive a gift from someone who knows exactly what we'll love? Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

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  41. How beautiful and you are going to have so much fun with that. You already made it look so great. I love the wheat. I have already found in my short blogging life that people have more fun giving gifts - love it! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. Great gift my friend...and I know you will be playing big time with this holder ha ha!! Really girl I can't wait to take Christmas down ha ha!! Hope all is well in your world today Marty...Many Blessings to you and your family...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
    ps we have snow here..want to come build a snowman?

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  43. What a lovely and fun piece for you to play with...I can't wait to see what you come up with...I am going to be needing inspiration once Christmas comes down...My house is going to be very bare with the holiday's over.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  44. What a great gift Susan. I'm with you ready to start on some new projects right after the holiday. Merry Christmas.

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  45. That is really neat, Marty! What a fun gift. I love how you have filled it up. I wonder how they wove around the your DH special gift?

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Kathy

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  46. Wonderful present, Marty! And it does look good next to your demijohn. Merry Christmas to you and your family!....Christine

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  47. I need to send this post to my friends, what a great gift.
    Merry Christmas!
    Betsy

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  48. Howdy Marty
    What a wonderful friend you have and if your gift should stroll away it is simply out here in blogland visiting all of us who want to play with your new toy :)
    Seriously just wanted to pop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas .
    Looking forward to all the great things you wil have to post about in the coming new year .
    Sending hugs your way.
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  49. I love that! It is just wonderful and I love the way you added the wheat with the wine bottles. You are so good at vignettes. I am not really ready to work on new vignettes yet, as I am still in holiday mode. I am leaning more and more towards streamlining again though! LOL!

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  50. Hi Marty!
    It's so great to hear from you!!
    I've been out of commission due to family heath probllems but all is well for now (And I have my hands clasped together that it'll stay that way)
    It's so nice to see a picture of you...You look beautiful!
    Now....could you please send that dear friend to my house for dinner? *winks* Because that was one wonderful gift!
    You'll have your eyes peeled for a french brides dome and I'm going to be on the lookout for a bottle carrier like yours! Which does indeed look perfect next to your demijohn! Ok my friend I'm off to play catchup with your blog!...Oh and I'm STILL trying to get my kitchen cabinets to look like yours! Love Vanna

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  51. Marty..what a wonderful gift. I love it's rustic beauty :)

    Merry CHRISTmas!
    Gail

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  52. that is definietly you! I too can't wait to get Christmas down and put back into the garage...kinda missing that Christmas spirit I usually have this year as my little ones will not be with me on Christmas Day...but...next year...it's ON!
    Merry Christmas dear heart...I look forward to settling into a routine in the new year and being able to have more time to zip around blog land...and catch up with all my favorite people!

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  53. Oh my I do like that....alot!!! I just wanted to come by and wish you a very Merry Christmas...and to tell you how glad I am were blogging friends!!! x0x0

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  54. What a sweet friend you have. It looks like you have already put your new bottle holder to good use. I love it!

    -Rene

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  55. Don't you just absolutely love it when a friend just gets you! What a perfect gift for you!
    The wheat was a perfect choice!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  56. That is super Marty! What a nice gift. I am thinking you can do some great vignettes with that, not only bottles have to go in there:)

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  57. What a dear friend to have thought so carefully about your gift!

    I love it.


    Be merry and bright!

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  58. Truly lovely! Happy holidays to you and your family!

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  59. What a lovely gift and a lovely vignette!!

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  60. HI MARTY!!!
    I love that wine rack and it looks so vintage all in the greatest way!!!
    I love it!!!
    Ok, I wish for you, a Very Merry Christmas and we must plan a Lunch date for Jan. as Cindy is coming to town!!!!
    Have a Great week
    many hugs 2 u,
    jamie

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  61. Marty,

    I'm just dropping by to ask you to take a look at my post today. It's a "Thank you" note to all my blogging friends and readers. Make sure to take a look, please. :-)

    Have a beautiful week!


    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  62. I'd say she knows you very well! That is perfect with your pretty things. I'm always as excited to get the holiday things down as I am to get them up!

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