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Monday, June 27, 2011

71st. Table Top Tuesday


Welcome to the 71st. Table Top Tuesday.  With summer here, you guys are all so busy fluffing your homes and the inspiration never ends.  I love seeing it all.


 When I am tired of looking at something and think I need a change, I usually get out some of my decorating books and browse.  My favorite by far has to be all of the books I have by Charles Faudree.  Now I certainly don't have a grand home or space like he decorates, nor do I have all of his fabulous accssories, but there is so much we can copy from him.

I wanted to change the bookcases on the entertainment center and he has tons of inspiration for bookshelves.
I went through some of my goody stash and pulled out a few things that remind me of his style.  He uses pictures, architectural elements and figurines, especially farm animals.  While my accessories might be simple instead of grand, the same feeling can be achieved.


 After rearranging the books, I added a few of these same elements to my bookcases.





 A sweet little figurine of a boy enjoying the summer.


 Three finials for some architectural interest.


 A cute cow for one of the farm animals,


 and a small DT sheep.


A brass apple and inkwell sit on top of a stack of decorating books for a little sparkle.


 Of course my Bunny picture stayed


 As well as my favorite little boy with his horse.


My version of a little Charles Faudree design.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits and I can't wait to see what you've been up to.







62 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, Marty! I like to change things up every so often, too. My "go to" books right now are the Mary Carol Garity Nell Hill books. I have three that I can look through for ideas {not to mention the magazines I've got floating around}!

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  2. Yea! I made it in the first row! I was just going to drag myself to the grocery store when I saw your post go up. Thank you so much for hosting. I really appreciate it...I guess I had better get going! I'll be back to visit some of the links.

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  3. Love your Charles Faudree inspired shelves! It's always fun to have inspiration at your fingertips or bookshelf! Your sheep & boy figurines are so dear!

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  4. Hi Marty! I too LOVE Charles' books and they are in my library too with LOTS of bookmarks,hehe! I always love decorating with books. BUT, here my VERY,VERY,VERY FAVORITE thing(s) is your Pony picture & Bunnies picture!!! LOVE THEM!!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  5. I love those paintings and of course the little animals. You put it all together so well!

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  6. I love to use books in my decor! Your rearrangeing and all of the element you added look so pretty.

    Thanks so much for being a gracious hostess!

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  7. Hi Marty! Your cabinet looks so lovely! I especially love the bunny picture and the little lamb! Thank you for hosting! I am so happy to be linking up with your fun party today!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  8. Marty, you have some lovely things, you've put them all together that make quite the statement. I love all the pictures. Where is it you said you uploaded them from? You know I "adore" the bunny picture. Thanks for hosting each week.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  9. Hi Marty, You did a fabulous job and this may be my favorite of your tabletops so far! I think the balance of books and mix of shiny and textured items is wonderful. Thank you for hosting this party. Linda

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  10. Wonderful as always, Marty! I love the swan and the finials. The prints of the bunnies and the little boy with the horse are adorable! I like using books in displays too. Thanks for hosting and have a delightful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Marty, your Entertainment Center and bookshelves looks fabulous. I love how it is balanced and how you use a variety of accessories with textures and finishes with neutral colors for a polished look. The white backdrop makes everything pop. Love the bunny print, its so charming. The top shelf is what gives me problems but you sure pulled it together. I love the black swan........Great job
    Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Marty you always have your bookcases arranged so beautifully!! I want that bunny picture of yours so if it goes missing don't look here (LOL)!! Martina

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  13. Hi Marty, the thing I especially like about your bookcases is the way the books are grouped by color - very attractive! The bunny pic is one of my favs, too. Linda

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  14. Love that shelving unit. The beadboard and lighting! All of it looks wonderful. That bunny painting is gorgeous, of course it stayed. :)


    -heather

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  15. Marty, I absolutely love your black swan! So pretty. You have such a great decorating eye! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  16. Your bookshelves-entertainment center is looking gorgeous.. all your vignettes look as if it came off the pages of interior decorating magazines... love it! Loved the architectural finials... I love finials and yours are looking beautiful.. also I love all your gorgeously framed pictures. Thanks for sharing and for being a gracious hostess for us each week. Have a wonderful evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  17. Just adore all your little accesories! ANd you know how I LOVE that bunny print...everytime u show it!

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  18. Hi Marty! Your shelves look wonderful. Shoot! Charles move over, I'll just get inspiration from you, Marty. I've been wanting to change my bookshelves all day and just keep sitting here thinking about it. Now I'm going to do something about it!
    Thanks for hosting this fun party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Marty, Your entertainment center always looks sooo good. I struggle with mine, but I'm looking at yours for inspiration. You always do such nice vignettes. I think that will be my next project to work on. Wish me luck.;)
    Babs

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  20. It's always fun to stop by and see someone else who loves rearranging as much as I do. You have such a knack for styling your accessories.

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  21. I do love this beautiful bookcase! I know you have so much fun with it. :)
    It always looks great!

    Thanks for hosting!

    ~Liz

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  22. Your home is beautiful and I love your taste in decorating. It is grand!!

    Thank you for hosting this party. It's my honor to be part of it.

    Hugs,
    LaDonna

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  23. Very nice arranging. It looks great.
    AT

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  24. I think it looks great. I especially love the bird cage.

    Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow to enter my giveaway.

    Have a great week! La

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  25. Looks beautiful, Marty! I love the picture of the little boy with his horse!

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  26. You always foof, I think nothing stays the same for a week! Beautiful as always!!!

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  27. Marty,
    I like all of your "fluffing." I love the bunny pic and the boy with the horse. I copied a few sailing ships off of the internet like this also and I need to thrift some frames for them. Thanks for having us!
    Sherry

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  28. I love Charles Faudree too. I have a couple of his books and I could look through them everyday and never get tired of it.
    You did a good copy of his look.
    Rhonda

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  29. Marty, you always do a grand job of rearranging. I had a post ready for tonight and then Anita put up my guest post so I will be over in the morning. You know I would not miss your party!

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  30. Hi Marty, your bookcases look wonderful. I too love Charles and use his books as inspiration when I decorate. I especially love the birdcage and black swan.
    Marianne :)

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  31. Thank You for hosting this evening..........Julian

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  32. Marty,
    My inspiration usually comes from books. . .Nell Hill's or various magazines; however this past year many times I've received inspiration for ladies in the Land of Blog! You are one of the most inspiring ladies I know in Blog Land. Your home is such a lovely reflection of your love of family and using what you have combined with thrifty treasures! Thank you for hosting this weekly meme!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  33. Great ideas, Marty! Isn't it amazing how a few "simple" changes can result in an entirely new look? Love it!

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  34. Marty, the newly organized shelves look wonderful. Like you, I love to reach for Faudree's books for inspiration. If I could find some time, I'd do just that and reorganize our living room shelves. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this inspiration today and for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

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  35. Hi Marty! Everything looks so pretty! You know I am a huge fan of Charles Faudree! I pull out his books when I make a change, too! I especially love your cow! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  36. Hi Marty....love the look...you really did a great job...Everything seems to fit in perfectly...
    I'll try to join in next week...
    Hugs to you.
    shug

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  37. Things look great. I am too hot to want to move ANYthing around my house.
    Thanks for hosting..
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  38. Thanks for hosting.

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. well your hutch is fantastico!! I love the little cow and sheep myself but all together...just perfect! Thanks for hosting..wow are the links getting better and better! YES!

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  40. Your bookcases look so pretty and perfectly decorated. I love all the lovely details you have and the books look just perfect! I love the collection of pottery on the top. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

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  41. I am a Charles Faudree fan too! I think he would be proud of you and how you did your bookcase with so many interesting objects. It's great!

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  42. Marty your house is filled with such beautiful treasures! I love to see the new ways you come up with to display them!

    I dont have anything to link up with the blogiversary going on but I'll be back and ready to party with you in July.


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  43. Oh, Marty, I love your new decorations...but my very fav are those pictures!! The rabbit is gorgeous and the boy with the horse, just great and so elegant too! I love books and art work for decor too...hum.., maybe I'll start to re-dec my bookshelves with these ideas! Thank you for hosting, dear Marty. Hugs, FABBY

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  44. Marty Charles Faudree is my favorite decorator!! And I think you did capture his style! I LOVE the way you've accessorized your bookshelf!! So many wonderful treasures! I have that same little apple that unscrews!
    I once had someone tell me on RMS that my style reminded them of Charles Faudree and it's a comment that I hold dear to my heart to this day. *winks* Vanna

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  45. I wondered what you were going to do with those darling finials. What a perfect spot for them. It all looks just beautiful.

    Blessings!

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  46. I wondered what you were going to do with those darling finials. What a perfect spot for them. It all looks just beautiful.

    Blessings!

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  47. I wondered what you were going to do with those darling finials. What a perfect spot for them. It all looks just beautiful.

    Blessings!

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  48. Marty,
    I love the bead board as a background for your shelves!! And I think the white makes everything pop!!
    Love the finials!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  49. Hi Marty,

    I just love how you rearranged your hutch and added all the wonderful decorating elements. Your bunny and horse pictures are my favorites. Thanks for hosting.

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  50. Your bookcase is just lovely! I love the mix of decorative elements. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup party.

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  51. Love the animals--especially that little cow!

    Such a pretty shelf unit you have there--and so UN-dusty!
    :)
    Happy Tuesday!

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  52. Marty,
    I must say I see the Charles Faudree influence in your new design. Very rich and impressive... and so beautifully put together. The little pictures give it such a polished look!
    Charles F. is one of my most favorite designers! There is always abundance and detail. Just what I love.
    Great job. And very inspiring. I think my bookshelves need a few little pictures.
    Thanks for hosting TT!
    xo Yvonne

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  53. Hi Marty, I'm back for a second comment to ask if you are planning another cloche party? I finally have one--but of course they may be out now that I am ready--that would be typical of me!! Hope you are still interested! :) Linda

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  54. Very nice! I love all of your vignettes. You always do such a great job. Especially love your finial grouping.

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  55. Hi Marty...

    Oh yes...Charles Faudree is one of my favorite designers as well! Marty, I love what you've done with your beautiful shelves! They look so neat and organized and yet so warm and interesting! That's not always an easy combo to achieve! I love how you have the top of your shelves done...love, love, LOVE that pretty birdcage and swan, my friend!

    Ohhhh...and did I spy weather vanes in the corner...to the right of your shelves? I would love to see a photo of those...sooo pretty! Well dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talents with us today! I love everything you do, my friend! And...thank you for hosting another TTT for us to enjoy!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  56. Looks wonderful, Marty. Charles Faudree was my first designer "crush"!! Just linked up, thanks for the great party! xoxo Debra

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  57. Love it! I'm sure his couldn't look any better!

    Be Blessed!

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  58. Oh Marty, my book shelves are always a hot mess, as my daughters would say.

    Come to NJ and fix them for me!

    :-) I love love LOVE that bunny picture! You have such a good eye for balance and for what "goes together." Lovely! And thanks for hosting.
    Cass

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  59. Oh Marty....I sooooo need help in this area. My bookshelves are a hodge-podge!
    I think I may check out his book from the library. Thanks for sharing your information & thank you for doing the Tuesday Tabletop each week.
    I had a little table item that I thought would work this time.

    Hugs,
    Rett

    Stay cool...talked to baby sis & she said her pool water it 98º! Yikes!

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  60. Awweee geeze! I'm so tardy to the party!!! But thanks for hosting Marty!! Love today's post about inexpensive & quick ideas to update your home xo

    :D Lynda

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  61. Looks great Marty!! I just love that picture of the little boy and his horse, so precious. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!! (hugs)
    Aledia~

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  62. Love it all...I always do! The bunny print is my very fave!

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