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Monday, April 4, 2011

59th Table Top Tuesday & Heart Of The Home



Welcome to the 59th Table Top Tuesday.  I am so glad you've joined us.  Today I am also joining a sweet friend for a Heart Of The Home Party.
Another Heart of the Home Party


Shelia of Note Songs is having another wonderful Heart of the Home party.  This time we are to showcase our favorite cupboard.  Well, I don't have any glass cupboards or a hutch, but I still wanted to play. 


As you all know, I have a very builder basic home, however I was thrilled that the builder staggered the cabinets to give the kitchen just a wee bit more custom look.  No pretty glass doors or open shelving, but I do like the look.


So, my pretty is a china cabinet full to the brim with crystal and silver.  I love this piece and it has always had a prominent space in my home for almost 50 years.


I do love shelves and places to display pretty things though, so I took this little sliver of wall between the kitchen and familyroom and went wild.  A place to display some of my brown transferware and some of my pictures also.


 The shelf is small, but I seem to be able to put a ton of things on it.


I've had this shelf for years.  It's huge, about 5 ft. long and 18 in. high.  It was a consignment store find for $75, I thought it was a steal, solid oak and weighs a ton.  I definitely have to find studs for this one or it might pull the wall down. lol  It has so much character with all the scallops and it also has hooks so I can display my little pitcher collection.


 It will hold a ton of things and I always seem to have it full.  I think it finishes off the wall grouping perfectly.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.  Now I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous kitchens and hutches.





74 comments:

  1. Everything is gorgeous, as always, Marty! Beautiful post!

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  2. You've used your shelves, cabinets and cupboards to great effect! Thanks for hosting Tabletop Tuesday!

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  3. Wow!! Marty your cabinet is stunning and indeed overflowing with beautiful things! Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a "tabletop," I really enjoy your blog! ~ Janet

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  4. Oh your china cabinet is lovely, so is that little shelf in your kitchen! I have always loved your cabinets too. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  5. I love the pitchers hanging from the hooks. That is a lovely idea. Thanks bunches for hosting ♥O

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  6. Your blog should really be called " Cosy little house" but I know that Brenda Kula her blog is already called that !! it all looks super cosy, I love your place, Marty.What a shame you are so far away, I could just see myself having a lovely cup of tea with you and looking at and admiring all your treasures!
    Big hug,
    Bea

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  7. Marty, I just am in love with your shelves,cabinets,displays.Your home is so lovely and inviting.
    Visiting your blog gives me inspiration and a desire to make a more "home(y)" home!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  8. As always your home looks gorgeous. I love your shelves. They are just perfect and look so nice. The pictures really show the beauty of your home. Thanks for sharing so much. Hugs, Karie

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  9. Hi Marty...thanks for hosting and a special thank you for visiting my blog. I try to join your party whenever I can...I'll be back to visit some of the links. Hope your week is off to a great start! ~Ann

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  10. Marty, your kitchen is lovely without glass doors. You have to keep everything in its place when you have glass. Thank goodness I only have one. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Marty,
    Everything always looks so nice around your home. I just love seeing how you mix things up.

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  12. Marty,
    Your glass cabinet is gorgeous! I adore the curvy legs. Everything is sparkling and brightens the area. (By the way, the fruit print is exquisite!)Your "builder home" is certainly not "cookie cutter"...you have such a graceful knack for displaying. Thank you for sharing your lovely kitchen...the Heart of the Home... with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Thank you for hosting sweet friend!

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  14. Marty, I would love to sit at your table and see everything in real life!SO PRETTY!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  15. wow Marty, your silver cabinet is amazing, and I just love that little round sheep painting. Thanks so much for always hosting a wonderful party!!
    xo,
    Debra

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  16. What a wonderful china cabinet, Marty! I would love to have staggered cabinets in the kitchen. They have so much more character that way; yours are lovely! Like your shelf display too. Thanks for hosting and have a marvellous week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. I Love your kitchen Marty! AND Everything else too. That antique cabinet is "Incredible" and LOOK at all that sparkly treasures it holds!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. I've always loved that china cabinet of yours, Marty and you have so many pretties in it....Christine

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  19. Hello my friend! I love your favorite "cupboard". I think I could would have quite a time exploring each little piece in there....
    Back from my trip. Whew! It was a long one but man did we have a ball. I'll post as son as I get all the pictures organized!
    Big hugs!1 Karen

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  20. That little shelf is just so pretty, Marty! I love the way you decorated that whole area!

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  21. I think your kitchen is just beautiful..more beautiful than a lot of *designer* ones. :)
    Love your shelves...I have a *thing* about shelves..just love 'em..
    Thanks, dear one, for hosting this fun party.
    xoxo bj

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  22. Marty, help!!I did a second post because I got that stupid frog (the second post really isn't much of a table top, but I had to see. My last 5 links have showed the stupid frog. Any suggestions?

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  23. Love it girl..the cabinets are so pretty staggered and I love all your vignettes...so warm and welcoming...I am joining in your's and Pickles parties today...squeal!! lol Thanks so much for hosting such a fun time...love ya girl...Picket

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  24. Marty your kitchen always looks wonderful!! I absolutely LOVE that little wall with the black shelf,the transferware plates and all the other little pretties! I'm so glad to be joining your party this week! Martina

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  25. I have that SAME oak wall shelf that you do. It does weigh a ton and it holds a lot of goodies. Unfortunately when we moved into our current house 16 years ago I had no room for it and gave it to my mother. I still miss it, but at least I get to visit it. I love what you've done with yours including the wall display.

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  26. Marty, Your kitchen and wall arrangements always amaze me. So much eye candy and displayed so well. I keep looking again and again to see how you've done them so beautifully. Thanks for all your sweet comments and thank you for hosting Table Top Tuesday. It's so much fun to participate.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  27. You home is beautiful, Marty. You say that your kitchen is builder basic, but the way you have it decorated it certainly doesn't look that way. Simply gorgeous.

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  28. Hi Marty,
    I love all your pretty wall arrangements, especially the one on the narrow wall is my favorite.
    Your china hutch is very pretty, I have a friend who had 2 cabinets like that, and they looked so pretty in our dining room. You do such a nice job of arranging things atop your cabinets, it looks very nice.
    Great job on everything as always hon, and thanks for hosting too!
    Blessings, Nellie

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  29. Hi Marty! You always have THE BEST ideas..I love ALL your shelf arrangements..just beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Myrna

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  30. Everything is so beautiful Marty!! Thank you for another fun and inspirational party!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  31. Your cabinets are lovely filled with silver. I adore your shelves. My kind of decor. lol Love the Rooster, and the sheep. Come see my new lamb born this week. I still not up to visiting all. Lot complications, but laying in bed planning for our Old General Store and Cafe. Then when better I shall plan the Tea Room. It really looking good there.

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  32. Hi Marty,
    I adore your kitchen, your pretty cabinet filled to the brim with lovelies and those wonderful shelves!
    Beautiful my dear!
    Has it been really hot out there?
    Can you send us about 25 degrees? hehe.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  33. So many pretty vignettes! That silver cabinet is to die for!

    Thank you for hosting TTT... :)

    ~Liz

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  34. Wow Marty! Just look at all your silver...fabulous! I love the shelves and the way you have decorated them. Your home is always so pretty. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  35. Your cabinets are very pretty and I do like the way the builder staggered them. Your china cabinet is beautiful and I love the grouping with the shelf on the wall.

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  36. Love your kitchen cabinets! I also love that glass display piece! Beautiful. Thanks for hosting this party. hugs, Linda

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  37. Marty,
    Oh my...I love all your silver...it's sooooo pretty how you have displayed it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. Marty, just look at all of that silver sparkling in your china cabinet. It looks beautiful! Love both of your shelves. They display your pretties beautifully. I need one with cup hooks on it. Thank you for hosting. laurie

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  39. Your cabinet is so pretty and your shelves have so many lovely things displayed! Beautiful vignettes...Love your style!

    Miss Bloomers

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  40. Everything is beautiful! I think my favorite is the lovely glass cabinet with all the beautiful silver!

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  41. Beautiful as always Miss Marty!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

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  42. You have so many lovely treasures - but you so cleverly and creatively display them! They look beautiful as is your home! xo

    Thanks for hosting Marty!
    :D Lynda

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  43. your displays are all so refined and elegantly beautiful. i love them all, but the last one is my very favorite. my own sweet grandmother had that same picture of the man praying the blessing. it hung over her kitchen table.
    sweet memories.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  44. Everything always looks so pretty!

    My kitchen cabinets are like yours, except they are white. I also like them staggered!

    Thanks for hosting.

    Katherine

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  45. Love your vignettes on the shelves. Your silver collection is lovely in that curio cabinet.

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  46. Marty you know I'm loving all those antiques you have..Just too pretty as everything you do my friend..Hope you have a GREAT week..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  47. Marty, it's fun to see all the gorgeous vignettes that you've created throughout your home. You have many lovely items. Thanks for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

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  48. hey girl...your photos are very inspriational...as usual!!! I am now in the mood to move some things around again...I really need to start coming here earlier in the day!
    lol
    I am all linked in...but if mine doesn't work with the theme...just delete me (let me know!) I just want to play too you know! lol
    hugs...have a great week sweetie!

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  49. Your china cabinet is AMAZING, Marty! WOW!!!! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

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  50. I've always loved your shelf, Marty! Perfect for changing up your lovely vignettes and showcasing your beautiful collections (not to mention your fabulous wall grouping)! Thanks for hosting! *Becca*

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  51. Seeing your beautiful old china cabinet reminds me to dust mine

    I am never prepared for Table Top Tuesday . soon as I dust I am taking a picture of my china cabinet for next week

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  52. Hi Marty! Thank you so much for joining my party! You know how I love your kitchen and love all of your cabinets and shelves!
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  53. Your china cabinet is to die for! What a fabulous piece! If it's ever missing, I'm your prime suspect...

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  54. I love your china cabinet! My stepmom has a very similar one and I have always been jealous of it! I also love that shelf with your adorable little pitchers hanging from it!

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  55. Hi Marty,

    Everything is so pretty. I like the beautiful things on top of your kitchen cupboard, all your shelves, and your beautiful hutch!

    I'm not playing today, but wanted to stop by and say hi. Happy TTT!

    Kathy M.

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  56. Marty look at all your silver!!!
    I just love your house, it's so warm and cozy!

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  57. Hi Marty, some day I will get this Linky thing right. I put my name in instead of my project name. I guess will laugh at myself again today! And as usual, all of your pictures are just gorgeous! And that silver is to die for!
    Marianne :)

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  58. Everything is BEAUTIFUL Marty! You always have the prettiest posts!

    WELL! I FINEALLY have a post that fits into your "Tabletop" Party! YAY! Im always wanting to link up but alot of my projects or posts arent Tabletop...BUT I have one today...Thank you for hostessing:)

    Ive linked up my Fake Cake #92...

    Blessings...xoxokara

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  59. Marty, You have so much wonderful eye candy in your home, but I think this is the first time I've seen that GORGEOUS china cabinet! Wow... I love it!!

    Have a nice week!
    Sherri:)

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  60. Marty:

    I can't believe how much you got on that wall between your kitchen and family room. It looks terrific!

    - The Tablescaper

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  61. Hi Marty, You have some of the prettiest accessories I have ever seen! I love your little "sliver of wall" that you turned in to a prominent place to display. Do I ever LOVE that domed silver footed piece!! what is it's intent! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Donna

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  62. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh...your home just looks sooo beautiful, my friend! I really do like everything that you have done and wouldn't change a thing...if it were mine! You know, I love how the builder staggered your kitchen cabinets as well...that really is a nice architectural advantage and...you can decorate on top of all those pretty cabinets...which you do sooo beautifully! Marty, your glass china cabinet is gorgeous! Ohhh boy...I sure did "drool" looking through all that fabulous crystal and silver!!! You have a beautiful collection, dear friend! I still just adore that pretty silver butter dish that you have displayed on your shelf between the kitchen and dining room! I do love that pretty little shelf and love the way you have decorated it with all the beautiful brown transferware and pretties!!! You know, your large shelf that you have in your dining area is fabulous! And...it's sooo perfect for hanging all of your pretty pitchers! Love that idea!

    Well my dear friend, you always...always have sooo many pretties for us to see! You inspire me!!! Thank you so much for sharing your design talents with us...and your beautiful home! It's always a treat!!! Also, thank you for hosting TTT! I know it's alot of work and you are very much appreciated, sweet lady! Thank you!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    PS...I'm kind of getting to the party late today. I didn't think I would be able to get a post out this week but squeezed one in!

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  63. Love your china cabinet display, lovely. Thanks for hosting such a fun party.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  64. Marty, I would love to spend the whole day, just me and your china cupboard. I would have so much fun discovering all your beautiful treasures... but you would have to check my purse and pockets before I left. All of the contents looks gorgeous, and would be welcomed in my home too!
    xo Yvonne

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  65. Hi Marty! Thank you for dropping by...but you my dear have a gorgeous piece of elegant cupboard and all the beautiful crystal, silver and other lovelies! Your kitchen is very nice too! Love it all!
    PS: I also have, like you, my silver Camusso tea set and serving plates in my cupboard.
    Sleep tight!
    FABBY

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  66. I do like the staggered cabinets and I am a big fan of white pitchers....what a neat way of displaying your....another thing that caught my eye was the picture of the old man...I would like to have one like it....so peaceful looking. Trish

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  67. Gosh, Marty, it just doesn't get any better than your gorgeous china cupboard!! Sigh....double sigh.....

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  68. Loving all your pretties Marty!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  69. Hi Marty~
    I am loving your new vignette- it is beautiful!! Happy to be joining in with my cupboards this week- hope that works for the party! Thanks so much for hosting! :)

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  70. Lovely shelf! It would be a steal at twice the price! (My husband always says that - I don't know why!) I love how you have the little pitchers hanging from it. Just charming.

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  71. I love your beautiful vignette, Marty. You have a such a wonderful collection.I just added my link. Thanks for hosting!!

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