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Monday, January 10, 2011

47th Table Top Tuesday

Welcome to the 47th Table Top Tuesday.  By now I know you all have your Christmas decor down and have been busy rearranging your vignettes.  I can't wait to see them all.

With the Christmas put away, this is what was left of the kitchen corner display.

Then I got on a mission to use some of the silver I have.  I was so fortunate to get a lot of my Mom's and most of my MIL's to add to all that I already had, so I NEED to use it. I see you guys sprinkle it all over the house, so I am on a mission. lol

A silver and crystal coaster holds the lime ball and a silver water pitcher holds some ivy for starters.

Then a pretty silver bowl to hold the faux fruit.

A small silver plate for the cheese and grapes. 

Ok, this is looking good.  I like the sparkle.

But I just couldn't stop there.

When I found this wonderful huge tray I thought it should replace the basket tray.

Looks pretty sparkly to me. 

After a couple of days I decided that was just a little too much sparkle and went back to this, however---

 some silver in this corner is great.

 My rooster cloche with apples and lemons and the lime rooster are fun.

 Add a plate, wheat, another rooster and some cork fruit and this works for me.

 Now I have a little sparkle all over the kitchen.

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

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Redoing the Door Wreath

This is the little door pocket that I had up for Christmas, with it down, time to replace it with something.

This poor wreath has had a million lives, but maybe I can take some left over fruit and flowers and make it work.

Faux fruit, some wooden skewers and burlap ribbon.  Just poke a hole in the bottom of the fruit, insert the skewer and poke it in.  Couldn't be easier.  I just break off the skewer to the length I need.

Good for now.  Our entry is recessed, so I like the bright yellow of the lemons to help draw attention to the door and wreath.

Much better than a plain door don't you think and it was totally free.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Spending My Christmas Gift Certificates

Don't you love those gift certificates that find their way into your Christmas stocking.  I got a couple and so today was the day to go shopping.

I wanted a new black purse and found this great Gucci bag in a very deep Steel Gray.  Lots of pockets inside to keep me organized.

 A wonderful sweater with leather front in Black.  This is so cute on.

 This top is gray and black and it fit like a dream and so comfortable.

 I loved the first one so much I bought the same top in the black stripe.

 I have to show you this also because it is so special.  My daughter thought this bag was too big for her so she gave it to me.  I don't think she's ever carried it.  A HERMES, can you believe it!!!  Talk about snooty, I am definitely going to carry this puppy.

Did you get gift certificates for Christmas, if so, show us what you bought.

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

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Soft Scaping with Fabric

I love to mix fabrics for texture and interest and I love to take a table runner and scrunch it to add extra interest to a table.

I also like to take a table topper and scrunch it for a little drama.

That started me thinking about other places to add a little softness.  This is an ottoman that I made. It's great to prop your feet up on or as an extra seat when needed.

I love this fabric and it coordinates with the colors of my drapes and the area rug, but maybe I can change it up a bit.

So I started playing with the new shawl I found and a scarf I already had.  They add a little interest to the ottoman, and give it a sense of being a little more casual.

All of the colors work well together and the mix of prints are fun.

I pulled out two more scarves and played some more.  Two different polka dots.

A houndstooth and a paisley.

Polka dots and checks.

Pull out some of those scarves you don't wear anymore and use them in your decorating.  How fun would this be to use on a table, buffet or any number of places.

Do you have a ton of scarves just laying in a drawer?  What can you think of to do with them?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I've Been Thrifting Again

I saw huge lines at the GW after Christmas, so I thought maybe they had a ton of good stuff.  I found some great treasures, plus it was senior day so everything was 25% off. 

I love books and this one is probably the nicest one I have ever found at GW.  It is leather and in perfect brand new condition.  Huckleberry Finn, how fabulous is that.

I think the front of the book is gorgeous with the beautiful gold picture and border.

And the back is just as beautiful.  I love it. A STEAL for $7.99 less the 25% so only $5.99.

I also found a couple of other volumns that are classics too.  They were $2.25. each.

I like brass and this little planter with the cute little feet will be so fun to use anywhere, and for $1.49 it had to come home with me.

I love the colors of this shawl.  It is huge and so soft.  Paisley is one of my favorite patterns. It was $1.49.

I have tons of silver and I actually have 6 trays.  Some that are mine from years ago, then my Mom's and my Mother-in-laws, but none as large as this one, it's Turkey size.  So I had to have it for $7.49.

Beautiful carving and it's a trophy tray from a Horse Show in February 1963.  So sad that someone gave it away.

Have you been out thrifting yet?  Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I linking to:

Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous