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Monday, August 15, 2011

77th Table Top Tuesday

Welcome to the 77th TTT.  This is always so much fun, and I always look forward to see all of your gorgeous vignettes and displays. 


The other day I showed you how I added a runner to the coffee table to add some color and light to a dark wood piece.

 
 I also showed you this side of the table that you see as you walk into and through the room.  However - - -


 how about the other side of the table.  I think it is hard to make a vignette interesting from all sides, but so important.


 By adding the unexpected such as a picture, when someone is sitting on the sofa, they have several things to be of interest to the eye, and it's also a conversation starter.  My great-grandson of course is so special to me, and I chose a frame that is the same color as the runner and in a style keeping the same formality of the fabric.


 A pretty plate and a set of coasters finish off this side, just enough detail to make it pleasing to the eye.


So, next time you do a vignette on your coffee table, add a little of the unexpected to the backside.

Thanks so much for joining in, I can't wait to see everything you've been up to.

I am linking to the following parties:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Centerpiece Wednesday @ Style Sisters








66 comments:

  1. Marty,
    how in the world do you always keep your home looking so beautiful, clean and perfect.. I dont have that gene in my body so I sure enjoy looking at yours:)

    thanks for hosting this party for us.
    ~Sonny~

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  2. I love the sofa side of your coffee table! Your frame is perfect with your runner and as far as your great-grandson, what a cute little guy he is!

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  3. Hi Marty,
    Your coffee table display is gorgeous! And you're right - we need to think about making our displays 360 degrees so they can be viewed from all side! Love It! Fondly, Susie

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  4. Marty love the colors in your living room... looks like your ready for fall

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  5. Marty - - your home looks gorgeous as always! Happy to be back to Table Top Tuesday after a long hiatus.
    xo

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  6. Your coffee table is beautiful from every angle! Thanks for hosting Marty.

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  7. Beautiful coffee table vignette Marty.

    Thanks so much for hosting Table Top Tuesday!

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  8. Very pretty Marty! I also love that next post where you featured some pages out of that book. Nice ideas. Thanks for having us!
    Sherry

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  9. You staged both sides well. Your frame gives your little great grandson center stage. He is so cute. Wish you could come to my house and fluff my stuff.

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  10. Good tips for the coffee table. I love your new header.
    Very pretty!
    Cheers!

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  11. Marty, your table is fabulous! I love the floral centerpiece and of course, I agree with you, a table should look good from all sides. Thanks for sharing yours.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Marty, it looks great and your great grandson is too too cute. Thanks for hosting.

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  13. Aack! NOT ready for fall. Your arrangement is beautiful, Marty. :)

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  14. Hi Marty, you've got some great pointers there. Your colors are so warm and welcoming. Also, what a little cutie--pie! I know you are proud of him!Linda

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  15. Marty, I never thought of using a runner on a sofa table or even a coffee table. Great idea! Your little one is a cutie!!! ~ sarah

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  16. Hi Marty! It would be lovely sitting next to that pretty arrangement in your living room! Thanks for TTT!

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  17. Thank you for hosting Marty. Wow, TT has really grown. It has been a long while since I joined you.

    By the way Happy Birthday to you! I also had a recent birthday. I remember ours are almost the same.

    Thanks for your kind visit earlier. It'slways nice to hear from you. ~Melissa

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  18. Marty,
    Your great~grandson's framed photo adds the dimension that so many decorators are eliminating...personal touches! What an adorable little man. I'm sure he has stolen your heart! Your coffee table is gorgeous! Not having a coffee table when I was growing up or until the last few years, this is one area in home decor I struggle with. You, dear friend, always provide the inspiration I need! Thank you for hosting this treasured weekly meme!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  19. Beautiful setting, Marty.
    For the life of me, I can't figure out how you and others have so many
    vignettes around their home. I guess we just live all over our place. Our coffee table is mostly kept open for drinks, snacks, ....just plain living.:) It seems we use all our table tops for...well...magazines and the ever present, coffee cups.
    I never have been much good at displays...but you sure do them well.

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  20. Awww, how blessed...a great grandson! Beautiful home, beautiful accessories. Yes, it is difficult to get it a vignette look nice from all sides :)
    Thanks for hosting this~
    Shawn

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  21. Marty, Your coffee table is beautiful on both sides. The photo of your great grandson is darling and I know you're so proud of him.
    Your assortment of pretty things is perfect and I love the frame.
    Thanks for hosting,
    Babs

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  22. I love the picture frame, just perfect for this vignette, but, the cutest addition to your coffee table, is got to be the little great-grandson, you're so blessed to have one! I hope I see a great-grand some day...thank you for hosting and have a nice week. Love, FABBY

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  23. What a beautiful vignette! Everything is just beautiful! Love the magnolias too. Everything actually!
    Sandra

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  24. Beautiful table Marty and your little great-grandson is just as precious as he can be!! Thanks for hosting.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. Beautiful tablescape Marty as always!
    Love those magnolias and the picture frame is gorgeous!
    Thanks for all your support on the home contest, finally the result is out...and my home have been selected as the winner, thanks to you all:)

    Hugs,
    Sanghamitra.

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  26. Wow Marty!I love this vignette and all the colors. You are so right about thinking from different angles when creating a table vignette. I never realized that before. Thanks for this awesome tip. And I loved the picture of your grandson... he looks so cute! The picture frame is so pretty and is so perfect for this vignette...loved this post! Thanks for being our gracious hostess each week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  27. Another lovely vignette, Marty! Of course, the star is your little great-grandson...such a cutie! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  28. I always worry about this very thing. It is hard to make both sides look good-you did a perfect job.

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  29. Hi Marty! Your coffee table looks beautiful! I love that you've dressed her on both sides! I don't always think of this. I'm joining your party today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Great advice Marty! Your little great grandson is a cutie pie!

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  31. Very pretty, Msrty. Your home is so warm, lobe the colors....Christisne

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  32. Marty you think of everything, and your great grandson is ADORABLE!! Martina

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  33. I really love it that you showed us both sides of the table vignette! Thanks so much.

    Your sweet little great grandson is such a cutie. He looks very handsome next to the Christmas tree!

    Thanks for having me and happy TTT!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  34. I really love it that you showed us both sides of the table vignette! Thanks so much.

    Your sweet little great grandson is such a cutie. He looks very handsome next to the Christmas tree!

    Thanks for having me and happy TTT!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  35. I strongly dislike the coffee table in my living room. I think I need to scrunchie up a runner. It would help!

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  36. Hi Marty! thanks for hosting, but also for that tip for decorating both sides of the coffee table! Clever, I never thought of that.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  37. What a handsome guy he is! I love how the frame matches the runner. I know how easy it is to forget about the backside. You need a little something. Nice job!

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  38. Very pretty Marty, few people think of decorating both sides... love the picture of your great grandson.. Thanks for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne~

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  39. Hi Marty,
    Your table is stunning! What a great idea to make it different at all angles.

    Love your things....so classy! Beautifully done.

    Blessings,
    LaDonna

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  40. Hi Marty, thanks for hosting. I always enjoy all your changes. Your centerpiece is so gorgeous...I love magnolias!

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  41. lovely table, Marty!! thanks for the perspective of looking at design from different angles..I tend to look at one perspective ("head on" - or what someone would see as they walk in the room) but this is some good advice!

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  42. Such a lovely table. Cute grandson too!

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  43. That little guy is adorable and the floral plate is really beautiful!

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  44. Hi Marty, as usual your living room looks wonderful - your cushions are some of my favourite even though I'm not an 'orange person'! I must tell you something- I have been placing my table runner as you do - a little bit scrunched up and every person who comes into my diningroom straightens it!!! Do you ever have this happen?
    Suzyq

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  45. I loooovvvee this!! I've struggled (and still do) with making my vignettes interesting from all sides! Super cute! Also I am sorry, I linked up my post wrong...and can't delete it! I hope 'Jessica' is okay as a title!! Also please feel free to delete it if it doesn't qualify as your theme. I'm sorry!!

    I always enjoy reading your posts! You have such a beautiful home!

    God Bless you,
    Jessica

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  46. What a cutie you have there in the picture. Your home is always so lovely and I enjoy seeing all the new changes that you make each week...
    Bless you Marty..

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  47. It looks lovely, Marty! Picture perfect!

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  48. Marty, I love the floral! It just looks as if it is bursting with joy -- what a pretty piece.
    Lovely table.

    Someday I will attempt to 'scape a coffee table; ours always has cold coffee and books on it. Not pretty!
    Cass

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  49. Such a warm and inviting space, Marty. You have a real knack. Your great grandson is adorable too. Can't wait until I become a grandma! Thanks for hosting.
    ~Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  50. Hi Marty...

    My friend, your coffee table vignette is beautiful! Ohhh...I just love your floral arrangement with those gorgeous magnolias. Did you make the floral arrangement? You are always soooo talented with doing that! Anyway, you are absolutely right about how challenging it can be...to make an open vignette interesting all the way around! I think you pulled it off beautifully, dear friend! I love, love, LOVE that picture frame! It looks like it was made just for your beautiful vignette...color coordinate and design style both! And...of course your little grandson is just precious! Love your table runner...it's gorgeous, Marty! Thank you so much for the vignette tips today...sure do appreciate it! I think that adding an interesting picture to the backside of the floral arrangement is such a good idea! I will be keeping that in mind! Also...thank you so much for hosting another TTT party for us! You're the best, my friend!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  51. Beautiful coffee table display, Marty! Love it when people add those wonderful little "warm/fuzzy" photos -- he's adorable! First time in awhile I've actually had a table top to submit -- although it's a bathroom counter top which I hope is okay! Can't wait to grab a few minutes & go snooping around!
    :) CAS

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  52. I'm just checking in to say hello! I haven't been changing my table tops around much this summer. I put out my shells and have just left them out all summer. I'm starting to think about fall...it is a bit soon, but it will get here before we know it. Then, the shells will be packed away and the pumpkins will come out!

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  53. I love your table display. The colors are so warm and inviting. Thanks for hosting today - I haven't joined one of your parties in awhile!
    -Shelley

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  54. Love the magnolias! I admire how you can change things up in your lovely home each week! Always so lovely! Wish I had your energy!!!!

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  55. I am delighted to be joining your linky party for the first time. Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. You have a lovely blog.

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  56. Thanks for hosting, Marty! I linked a shelf vignette in our kitchen.

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  57. I always enjoy linking upto this party. Your vignettes are so adorable and adding the pic of your great grand son is a wondeful idea. Loved it

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  58. I'm a little late, any my Vignette is kind of a silly little shelf over my stove, but I thought I'd share it anyhow. :) Thank you. :)

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  59. Marty, I love the colors and your table looks wonderful. Your grandson is so cute!

    Are those coffee beans in the hurricane with the candle?

    I am your newest follower, thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    Hugs,
    Sandra

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  60. Hi Marty, I am so glad I found your blog and I'm now a follower. I love your coffee table, especially with the personal touch of adding family photos, and I REALLY love the pillows on your sofa!

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  61. This is a lovely link party, thanks for hosting it. I came across so many lovely blogs and talented bloggers. I've linked up too with two table-tops with my paintings on it, slightly older post, but I thought I must join the fun here! :))

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  62. Love your coffee table idea! Of course, you had to include that little pic...what a cutie pie!

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