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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trees Down - Treasures- Rearranging

The tree is down and all the decorations are packed away.  Now the process of putting the house back together.  Time to have fun with some new treasures.

Don't you love FREE!!!  My daughter has been redoing her living room and she no longer had a place for this gorgeous little chest, so she gave it to me.  Love it.

Such beautiful burl wood, and the legs are so gracefully turned.  I think the grey accent color on the leg detail is so pretty.  Super storage also.

Last week I found this pretty cache pot at GW for $2.99.

I really enjoy rearranging things after all the Christmas is put away, so of course I had to play with my new little chest and cache pot.

I think this little chest is perfect beside the chair and some ivy in the cache pot works great for now.  Add in a candle and an antique dish and I'm done.  Nice and simple.

Every time I go to the grocery store, of course I have to stop by GW just in case. lol  I found these 4 salad plates.  Green border with red checks, and the farm animals are so cute.  They were 99c each.


White dinnerware always catches my eye, and this platter is so pretty.  It was $2.99.

The detail around the edge is just gorgeous.  Love the flowers.

Books are always on my list of things to find, and these decorating books were $1 each.





So, have you been thrifting since Christmas.  I think I hit the jackpot.  Now I am having fun reading my new books and redoing all the table vignettes.  Love to play. lol

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

I am linking to the following parties:
Thrifty Thursday - Tales From Bloggeritaville
Transformation Thursday - Shabby Chic Cottage
Vignette Friday - Color Outside The Lines
Junkin' Finds - A LA Carte
Flaunt It Friday - Chic On A Shoestring
Inspiration Friday - Southern In My Heart
Fabulous Friday Finds - Frou Frou Decor
Favorite Things Saturday - Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie


55 comments:

  1. Marty you certainly have the touch, your decorating is beautiful. I love your new end table that your daughter gave you and it looks like it was made to fit next to that little chair. Just beautiful!

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  2. Absolutely love the chest, and anything with Roosters on it fits in my house as well. But that chest is so great, and fits so well in your home! Have a great day! jo in MN

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  3. I'm envious of the fact that you have all your Christmas decorations down and put away. I will begin that process today and am anxious to get my house back in normal working order. Happy New Year to you Marty. You are always an inspiration.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  4. I love that little chest, Marty!

    Happy New Year!

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  5. You just have the BEST luck at your GW! We have to go there for sure when I get there! Good thing I'm bringing the SUV this year instead of my cute little red sports car! Hey - save me a coupon to Hobby Lobby! I know I'll have to go there too!
    I LOVE that chest you got from your daughter. OH MY STARS! If you come home and it isn't there don't come looking in my house ....
    We are headed out to Palm Desert in the coach for New Years. I can't wait to ride my new bike!
    I hope you have a wonderful and Safe New Year and I know you'll have some wonderful times ahead in 2011.
    I can't wait to see you! Just love you tons!
    Hugs! Karen

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  6. Wow, that little burl wood chest is gorgeous. It looks great next to the chair. Love the fur throw too.
    The little white dish is wonderful - you found some great things.
    Happy New Year,
    Rhonda

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  7. oh I love those farm plates! So cute!
    I have gone to goodwill 3 times since christmas. I just posted about my last two trips, I have to post about my most recent one though, I found some pretty good things, and also came home with 5 new books which is always exciting to me, especially since my last couple trips there I found no good books to bring home!

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  8. I adore free stuff! Your little chest is wonderful! It was thoughtful of your daughter to share.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  9. The chest is just beautiful, Marty and looks perfect in that spot. You really made out well at GW this week...the decorating books are fabulous. Considering how much they cost new, you hit the jackpot!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Great finds, Marty! I love that cachepot; it looks perfect with some greenery and sitting on that lovely chest. I have not hit Goodwill yet since the holidays, but I am thinking probably next weekend, after New Year's weekend. I'll bet there will be lots of Christmas stuff by then!

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  11. Happy New Year Marty Sweetie...
    I love the new look in your house. That little chest is just darling. Isn't it fun to pass our treasures around amongst the family? I love doing that.

    Your Good Will finds are just awesome as always.

    Hope to see you soon. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  12. Marty, your chest is perfectly placed and looks wonderful. The white platter is gorgeous. You make me want to visit my thrift stores but I must not!

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  13. Hi Marty, I love your new chest and your elegant living room but honestly I wish we had a GW that carried classy stuff like you always find. I need a new end table(cheap)for our family room so I may just have to check it out.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  14. Wow you certainly did hit the jackpot! I really have to go to my GW soon, tho I don't think ours has as nice of items as yours. I love that chest. So perfect in it's new place. Kit

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  15. That chest is gorgeous. My tree comes down on New Year's Day. Doesn't your home feel 10X bigger after you take down the tree? I know mine always does.

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  16. What wonderful new items you have. All your GW finds look brand new, I love those animal plates, as well as that rooster cache pot. That little chest is beautiful, and it fits so well by that chair. Congratulations!

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  17. Marty, You did hit the jackpot! I love all your new finds and especially the white platter. The chest your daughter gave you is perfect next to your chair. Marty, I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year

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  18. Lovely chest, I like how you've used it. And terrific finds!

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  19. FREE is my favorite 4-letter word! That chest is gorgeous. I love that white platter. The detail is so pretty.

    I went to GW today. I bought a set of Christmas China (4-5pc. place settings) for $6.50! Yahoo! I can't wait for next Christmas!

    Happy New Year, Sweet Marty! La

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  20. Hi Marty,
    The chest looks perfect next to the chair, not that I noticed the gorgeous fur throw or anything! LOL.

    Your home is so pretty girl and you are really lucky when it comes to finding pretties at such great places.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. Nice treasures - really like the chest. Yes - free is definitely good! :D. I am ready to put my place back in order, but will have to wait til next week.
    Happy New Year !!

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  22. If a piece of furniture also has storage, that's double the fun for me!
    Brenda

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  23. With or without Christmas decorations, your house is beautiful... will you come over and help me with mine? So glad you have already had such a rewarding outing to treasure hunt and what treasures you found!

    Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful New Year!
    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  24. I have family here until Sunday and then the Christmas decorations come down. I envy you having already accomplished that.

    That chest is beautiful and that platter is to die for! Those four little plates are so cute, if they were mine I think I'd mount them in shadow boxes. Those are just too cute. Happy New Year Marty!

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  25. Beautiful chest and I love the vignette! Super deal on the books,I would feel the need for a large cup of tea or coffee and an afternoon of looking at those babies. Blessings for the new year!
    Sandy

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  26. The chest is gorgeous and it looks like it was made to fitin that spot.

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  27. Wow Marty! You sure did hit the jackpot! Love the new platter and rooster cache pot. The plates are cute. The chest is gorgeous! It looks great by the chair. I cannot wait to take down all the Christmas stuff this weekend and rearrange my house.

    Happy New Year!

    ~ Tracy

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  28. You find the best stuff! Love the little chest, too. Happy New Year!
    CAS

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  29. I love that table Marty!
    And I can't wait to hit your GW's again!
    You amaze me with your energy!
    I can't believe you have all of your Christmas stuff down and put away already.
    Can you send me some of that energy of yours?
    Can't wait to see you too!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. Love the new chest..
    I Love Christmas but it sure feels good when its all put away and house is clean .. Great finds from GW~!!
    I know you'll be using them lots of places and in vignettes.

    Happy New Year
    Sonny

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  31. Marty,
    Your new chest certainly is a treasure. . .how lovely. Those curvy legs make it chic! A very busy lady with your house all in order. I still have two trees to put away. . .tomorrow is a work day On Crooked Creek! Thank you for sharing your newest treasures. I might get a stop in at Good will the first of the year. . .but mine is usually with the donations! HA!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  32. Ahh. the fun of redecorating after Christmas!

    Been missing you!

    I'll be back full time soon.

    Nancy

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  33. You don't wait for the Epiphany to take down the decos?
    Love your new chest, perfect for your room!
    Happy 2011!

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  34. That chest is beautiful. I love the vignette! You find such great things at GW!! Thanks for joining JFF! I don't take down my Christmas decorations until after the 1st, so I'm still into the Red and Green! hugs, Linda

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  35. You have a beautiful home! I love your Goodwill finds!

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  36. I can't believe you have it all put away!!!!!! I'm still enjoying it all and don't even want to think about putting it all away.

    Love the new chest!

    Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. Hi Marty!
    What a treasure! I love your chest beside the chair!
    Happy New Year,
    Cindy

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  38. Marty you have a gift! Seriously you find the most amazing things on your treasure hunts and I absolutely love that wooden chest your daughter passed along to you. It looks perfect there and the vignette on top is beautiful! I'm not sure if I said it in a previous comment but I hope you know that you were one of the very first ladies to warmly welcome me to the blogging community and I knew that if there were people like you here that I would absolutely love it! Thank you so much for showing true grace and hospitality and God's love in all you do!
    Blessings to you in the New Year,
    Vanessa
    P.S. Thanks for linking up to the party! :-)

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  39. I love plates and you found some great bargains. Love the chest it works great as a little end table. Have a Happy New Years!

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  40. I see a lot of nice ideas and beautiful things.
    Best wishes for the coming year !!

    Roberta - La Sportina

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  41. Hi Marty! What? A free table? and those gorgeous decorating books? Wow! You hit the jackpot! Thanks for hosting your party so faithfully, and I hope you have a Happy New Year! Linda

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  42. Marty, I always love dropping in to see you! I love your decor and your style, it's awesome!

    Happy New Year sweet friend!

    Nancy

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  43. Love that little chest!!!!! That is gorgeous! I have not been thrifting yet... Good thing... Cause you got all the good stuff! :) However, I did buy a new outfit at Stein Mart for tonight! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years!

    ~Liz

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  44. We were definately on the same page for after Christmas redoing! I completely rearranged the living room. Like you, I had some fun using old things in a new way! And, YES, I have been Thriftin' since Christmas, and scored bigtime at GW...you can see it all at Linda's Junkin Finds Friday! I've so enjoyed finding your blog and participating a few times in Tablescape Thursday. I hope to do more next year. Happy New Year, Marty!

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  45. Marty, I am a little behind reading blogs since I am painting again. When the bug bites I have to go with it. Love your new chest that is some beautiful wood. Great vignette of course from you. That mink throw needs to come to my house. I know you don't need it in Arizona now do you? lol. That white platter is gorgeous. Wonder why someone would get rid of that. Those wonderful books for $1 each. Good find!!
    I am so glad I met you too this year and I look forward to more TTT in 2011. Happy New Year!!

    Kim :)

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  46. Hey Girl, I’m having a Birthday Party for Bj at Sweet Nothings today…Come by and wish her a Happy, Happy…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  47. Marty, your new chest is a great piece beside your chair. Small pieces of furniture that one can tuck in here and there are great to have around. Added storage is a plus!
    Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

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  48. Marty, I've lurked long enough. I wanted you to know how very much I enjoy your blog. It is one of the first I visit on my daily "blog rounds"! I do not have a blog personally, but I love seeing your home, how you tweak things in it and what you find on your thrifty shopping trips. Please keep on doing what you do so well in 2011! Happy New Year!
    Sharon
    mavinger@sc.rr.com

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  49. Great finds!!! Isn't Goodwill just the best place to shop! So much more fun than going to the mall. I think my sister and I hit just about every Goodwill in Columbus this week and came home with loads of dishes, most of which I want to sell when I set up my Etsy shop. I was hoping to sell mini tablescape sets of dishes (2-4 place settings)with homemade napkins. Do you think that is something people would be willing to buy? Not real sure about this since I am new to blogging. Could you give me your honest opinion before I end up with more dishes than any one person needs :)
    Cindy

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  50. Oh girlfriend you really did SCORE!! I love all your new treasures! I think you found the perfect spot for that chest. And the animal plates are too cute! Never in a million years would you find books like that at our Goodwill...All we ever seem to have are awful ones from the 70's *winks*
    Happy New Years Marty! Vanna

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  51. Those are great finds Marty! I never get so lucky at GW. Your new pretties are just perfect. Now off to work on putting away my holiday decor. Ugh...

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  52. Hi Marty~ What beautiful finds! That white dish you found is fantastic and the books- wow! Would love to find great decorating books like that at my thrift stores! The treasure your daughter gave you is perfect where you placed it and looks wonderful in your room. Also wanted to say thank you for being so sweet when I started blogging this year- I appreciate your kindness! :) Stopping by from Vanessa's party today- Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  53. Oh Marty, that chest table is beautiful, and you have put it in a wonderful spot by that chair. (It looks so pretty, I'm afraid your daughter may want it back when she sees it at your house!) I SO want to come to AZ and shop at your GW store. The bargains you find there are always absolutely amazing. You have a great eye for spotting the perfect treasures, and you sure found some this time! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. I've so enjoyed visiting your home in 2010, and I look forward to seeing what you're going to show us this year. Wishing you a wonderful 2011! laurie

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  54. You certainly did hit the jack pot! Oh, that platter...so pretty and the little chest, wonderful.

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  55. Ohhh...books! My favorite finds. Love the new chest. I can think of all sorts of things to fill it with!

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