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Monday, January 17, 2011

48th Table Top Tuesday


Welcome to the 48th Table Top Tuesday.  I am so excited that you've joined us and can't wait to see what all you've been up to.
Sometimes it's fun to create a little vignette that is just fun.  I am dreaming about travel and far away places, so this is part of my dreaming.


An old elephant box, great classic books, a whale's tooth with scrimshaw and a globe set the mood.


Throw in a good travel book with beautiful pictures.


A good bottle of wine and some time set aside for dreaming.


A great way to spend an afternoon.

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






67 comments:

  1. Beuatifully done Marty! The elephant box is really unique. :)

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  2. Marty, this is beautiful! I love the globe and the books!!

    So pretty!

    Lou Cinda

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  3. Marty, Just beautiful! I've been dreaming about travel lately too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  4. I love travel books too Marty. That looks great...makes me want to take a trip NOW to get out of the cold. Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Hi Marty! This is definitely the time of year when I begin dreaming of far-away places...preferably with lots of sunshine! :-) Thanks so much for hosting!
    Vanessa

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  6. Marty, enjoy dreaming of travel. Maybe one day! Thanks for hosting.

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  7. I am dreaming of travel too. Nothing exotic, just somewhere without 2 feet of snow!
    Your vignette portrays a travel dream, perfectly! Bon Voyage in our dreams at least! :)
    Thanks for hosting!

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  8. Marty, I'm dreaming of going to Vancouver to see my new granddaughter. It won't be until Springtime but I can still dream!
    Your vignette is wonderful and I love the globe and old books. The elephant box is unique too. Thanks for sharing and whetting our appetites for travel.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Very nicely done! It sure makes me want to travel or dream of traveling anyway.

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  10. Hi Marty...

    My friend, just seeing your beautiful vignette gives me the travel bug! Ohhh...I think you captured the essence perfectly! I really do love this look too...and it still has that "Old World" look..don't you think? I see that you got another piece of silver into the mix...I love it!!! A gorgeous vignette...interesting...and unique, dear friend! Bravo!!! Thanks for sharing it with us today for TTT! And...thank you so much for hosting another fun filled party!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  11. A perfectly lovely vignette to inspire dreaming! I would love to jump into the beautiful setting in your book! Thanks for hosting :-)

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  12. Such a clever vignette! I would move right into that little cottage in the photo :))
    Thank you for hosting us every week, Marty!

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  13. Dreaming about traveling is always fun to do,isn't it? I love the transferware plate. Your vignette looks so warm and cozy, love the use of books, Kathysue

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  14. I'm great at dreaming! I'd love to join you! Where shall we go? Your vignette is wonderful and I love the travel theme!

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  15. Marty, I love the Ralph Lauren look of this vignette you created. It would be nice to travel. Thanks for hosting.

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  16. Marty, I love all of your pieces! I feel like the world is small enough to conquer and visit all of those far-away places! Hugs!

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  17. Marty, gorgeous as always! You have such a knack for putting things together!

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  18. What a beautifully arranged and related vignette! Maugham's stories set in British Colonies in Southeast Asia are just the warm and steamy tales to curl up with on a cold winter's day. Sets me to daydreaming about sipping Singapore Slings in the Raffles Bar in Singapore! Where else?!!

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  19. That's a beautiful vignette, Marty! You have so many lovely things, and I really like the way you group them together to make wonderful scenes here and there throughout your house. :)

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  20. Beautiful Marty. You have me dreaming now of exotic locals! Valspar paint is giving away Color kits. See my blog for details.
    Sherry

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  21. I love your vignette Marty, Its beautiful. I love that elephant box!

    ~Allyson~

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  22. Love that paisley table cover - it is the perfect anchor! Have fun with Mary this week. I haven't seen her since Oct. - it's time for us to get together, too. Sally

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  23. I also Love the paisley! What a lovely table scape. I think I have that exact same globe. Does it play music by chance? I have linked to your site today! Thanks. Blessings <3 Paula

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  24. Marty your tabletops are always so creative and beautiful!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  25. Marty,
    Such a pretty place to sit and dream! I love your tablecloth and everyhing is just perfect! Hope the New Year is finding you and your family well! (hugs)
    Aledia~

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  26. Hello, I'm joining your party for the first time...Wintery Welcome. Yours tablescape is beautiful...can't wait to peek around at the other posts too.
    Have a great week, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  27. You have a lot of things I love in your vignette today, beautifully arranged! I'm in travel mode too! Thanks Marty!

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  28. Marty, looks like a great escape. I'm dreaming of travel today too. Thanks for taking me along on your journey.

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  29. Marty,
    What a lovley vignette! I've been to many a far away places, so if it's alright. . .I'll stay put for awhile longer! Thank you for hosting this meme every week. It is my favorite!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  30. So you're dreaming of traveling, huh? I would go someplace warm!
    Brenda

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  31. Hi Marty! Just so lovely! What a unique and pretty elephant box! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  32. Gorgeous Marty! I love it! I whish I was there so we could share a glass of wine;)!

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  33. What a lovely tablescape! I can just imagine twirling that globe and finding a spot to vaction at.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  34. Oh, this really is a wonderful vignette to represent dream traveling! It is wonderful Marty!

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  35. Marty,

    I love your vignette. It looks so luxurious!

    Have a great week!

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  36. Great display, Marty. I love that globe and the browns are so rich looking!

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  37. This is beautiful. I've always thought books and globes added to a room.
    Please let me know if my FOOD tabletops are bothering you. I seldom have anything to post other than food. :))
    Thank you for hosting.
    xo bj

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  38. This is lovely Marty! It reminds me of a still life. I think this is one of my favorites, and that's saying something because I love everything you do! Hugs, Kat

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  39. Beautiful table top Marty, and one of those wonderful scrunched up scarves too! This table top does look worldly. I'd love to browse that pretty book with a cup of wine, while enjoying this table top adventure. Thank you for hosting. laurie

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  40. Marty, you create the most amazing vignettes. I love this one. I adore that elephant, he really makes you want to go someplace exotic. I just started reading an exotic book that Jain at Food For Thought featured, The Egyptologist. Can't wait to get farther into it!

    Now I am off to learn about aging a picture frame!!!

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  41. You made us feel as if we're off on an adventure. Love that whale's tooth. What a fun vignette! Thanks for hosting the party, Marty. hugs, Sue

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  42. Such a stunning vignette Marty!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  43. still loving that scarf Marty!

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  44. Oh do beautiful. Perfectly suitable for dreaming!

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. so so beautiful and perfect... wow!!

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  46. That is just lovely. The globe and books really sets it off.

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  47. I am in!!!!! Dreaming of travel and adventure and a glass of wine with you...forget the tea today!
    Blessings, Pam

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  48. Hi Marty! What a beautiful travel table top! You know I am ready to start dreaming of a trip...soon! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  49. Gorgeous, Marty!! I love it. That elephant box reminds of pieces my dad would bring home with him when ever he went to Pakistan to visit his family.

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  50. I love the colours you've used in your vignette. The browns look so earthy and just right for your little travel theme. I often admire how you drape the table runners you use, it adds a beautiful decorative touch to your displays. The globe is lovely and really "makes" the scene!
    Thanks so much for hosting TTT each week!

    DD

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  51. Such a beautiful post with deep rich inviting colors. Makes you want to cozy right up and enjoy.
    Cindy

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  52. Marty,

    Beautiful vignette. Thanks for hosting this event. Your photography is spectacular.

    Carol

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  53. This one is particularly warm and cozy to me. I love how you included your new wine holder thingie.

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  54. Marty, your Tuesday button doesn't work for me. I love how you've made a world travels theme on your table...so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Mel's Cabin

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  55. Hi Marty!

    I am happy to be able to join in your Tabletop Tuesday meme. I don't always get my act together in time to play.

    Your little vignette has a welcome feel to it & I often think that the PLANNING of a vacation is 1/2 the fun! Thinking about where we'd like to travel makes the winter months fly by.

    Thank you for hosting this lovely gathering each week. I'll try to join you more often.

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  56. Marty, thank you for inviting me over. I have always stuggled to put together a beautiful table top display. I will definitely be visiting the many fabulous links to get some ideas. Thanks again.

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  57. Everything looks beautiful. I think you might have missed my comment last week letting you know that I had presented you with an award. Come pick up your award and read what I had to say about your awesome blog. Thanks.

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  58. This looks all so beautiful...can just see this in a study!
    Have a happy day.
    Shel

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  59. Lovely way to spend the day, dreaming of places faraway! Love the dish,globe, and the cottage!

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  60. Great vignette! Would look fantastic in a dark-paneled office or library. In my imagination I can see Sean Connery or Harrison Ford lingering nearby! (And that shows my age!) Bess

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  61. Hi Marty!

    There are so many things about this vignette that I love, I don't even know where to begin.

    I would love to be sitting in that garden (in the book) daydreaming and watching the butterflies and dragonflies flitter by. The transferware is gorgeous and the globe has a very rich and warm feel to it. LOVE IT!

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  62. Hello there lovely lady!

    I have been away too long, yet I can see that your creative juices are flowing and that your table scaping vignettes are as lovely as ever Marti!.., I love this!

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  63. Marty, please forgive me! I had forgotten to link to your party in my post! I don't do them very often and I just was not thinking! I have done it now!

    Thank you for being such a Wonderful Hostess!!

    Lou Cinda :(

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  64. Very pretty vignette, Marty. Creating spaces for daydreaming or simply reflecting, is so important. So, are you really planning a trip?
    CAS

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  65. Hi Marty,
    I am late to the party, but I did some rearranging today and thought I would join in.
    I always love your pretty vignettes.
    Rhonda

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  66. Hi! I just found your blog and decided to link up my little al fresco breakfast on the deck of our new old beach house this morning. It's not fancy, but it's happy. Thanks for hosting. I am a new follower!
    ~Amanda

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  67. Marty, what a lovely tabletop. You now have me dreaming of travelling. I particularly like the elephant box. Thank you for welcoming me to TTT.

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