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Monday, December 19, 2011

95th Table Top Tuesday


Welcome to the 95th Table Top Tuesday.  This is such a special week, the Tuesday before Christmas.  I am sure you are all running around getting things ready for all of your family and friends.  Wrapping presents, baking and planning parties and meals.  This is the time of year when family seems more special and spending time together is such a Blessing. 


I don't have any new vignettes this week, just the addition of some family pictures that add special meaning to our family this time of year.  There are so many antique or beautiful frames available at great prices at flea markets, thrift stores  or even Home Goods and Hobby Lobby, you can always find something that goes with your decor.


My great-grandson is such a blessing, and adding a photo of my parents just makes it feel like they are here enjoying this special time with us.  They are spending another Christmas in Heaven, we all miss them so much.


A picture of Jim and I in Maui in Oct.  I am giving a copy to each of the family's and a huge thank you for this special gift they all chipped in and gave us, 8 days in Maui all expenses paid. A fabulous gift of love that we enjoyed so much. 


Of course having all these special people here is the most precious gift of all. 


If you need another decoration somewhere, just add a family picture in a pretty frame and you won't believe how much it will warm your heart to see it.

I wish you and all your family the Blessings of time spent together as we celebrate the Birth of Jesus.

God Bless and Merry Christmas

Next week since it will be 2 days after Christmas, we are going to have an open post.  Anything you want to post about.
Now, let's see all of your beautiful decorations and vignettes.





76 comments:

  1. That is definitely the best decoration of all, Marty! I'll bet you're real excited that you will have everyone there in just a few more days! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. I love all of your family photos. Having family around means the world.. I love the photo of you all in Hawaii... Thank you for hosting each week. Happy Holidays..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  3. Merry Christmas, Marty.

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  4. Thank you for hosting the party every week!
    I love to have pictures of family around. Your frames are all lovely and the pictures they hold will be cherished for years I am sure :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Donna

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  5. Wonderful idea. You have some beautiful frames. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Nice pictures! I hope everything is good over there. I'm joining again and thank you for hosting.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  7. Dear Marty, I have so enjoyed being a part of your wonderful event this year! Thank you for all the great inspiration you have given us. I hope you and your family have a truly wonderful holiday!
    xo, Andrea

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  8. What a great way to bring all of the family together for the holidays - even those who are no longer with us. You have such a handsome family, and that picture of the two of you in Hawaii is wonderful. Marty, thank you for being such a wonderful and special blogging friend - continuing to visit my blog even though I don't post very often. I want to wish you and all of your family a wonderful Christmas and the best in 2012! laurie

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  9. Wishing you a wonderful week too, Marty! Thanks once again, and Merry Christmas!

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  10. Hi, Marty, thanks for hostessing the party! I love your Santa, and I always love family pictures, they add such warmth to a home. I've linked my holiday table runner tutorial today and have linked back to you.

    Mary

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  11. Hi Marty, love seeing your grouping of family portraits. The older we get the more precious those memories become. You look so much like your mom, a very lovely lady!! Have a wonderful Christmas week, Marty! xoxo

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  12. Your pictures are all so precious, and the lovely framing just shows them off as the special people they are!
    I hope you have a joyous celebration of the Christ!
    ~april

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  13. This is beautiful Marty. I love all the different frames and the photos are wonderful!

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  14. You can't beat family photos, Marty! Love to see those smiling faces looking back at us! Linda

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  15. Lovely framed photos of your family, Marty. My gallery walls keep growing because our family is huge, but they are more precious than expensive art to me. Thanks for hosting and wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

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  16. Love seeing your beautiful family in photos.. Thank you for being such a wonderful host and for being such a sweet bloggie pal..
    Merry Christmas
    Sonny

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  17. Your pictures are lovely, Marty, as are your frames. I love the picture of the two of you in Hawaii.
    Thanks for hosting the party each week and all your inspiration.
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
    Barb

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  18. Another enjoyable time with you is so exciting. I been thinking what will be the next amazing TT you share this week.

    Hope you're not stressing out off the world preparing all your goodies. However, I see you're enjoying it, so it matters.

    Happy Monday & a blessed week ahead. Will visit you again on week-end to greet you a Blessed & Merry Christmas.

    GB,
    /chie

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  19. Your photos (and frames) are beautiful! Enjoy this last week before Christmas. Thanks for hosting today!
    -Shelley

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  20. Merry Christmas to you and your family Marty! May your New Year be filled to overflowing with blessings from above...Sandi

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  21. Always great to have family photos around. Thanks for hosting.

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  22. Happy Holidays from Bend! You are the living image of your lovely mother .....

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  23. I love your family photos, and you frames are beautiful. Family is what the holiday's are all about. Thanks for hosting such a great party. I hope you join in on my Sunday's Best sometime. Wishing you a very happy Christmas, it's got to be so exciting to know very soon everyone will be there.

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  24. Hi Marty...

    Decorating with family photos just make a home feel warm...I think! Loved getting to see a few of your favorite and most special family photos, dear friend! Of course, I LOVE the photo of you and Jim taken in Maui! You two make a wonderful couple!

    Thank you so much for hosting another TTT party, dear friend! I wasn't sure if I would have time to post or not...but I did...yay! It won't be long and we'll be "Texas-bound"! I'm just beside myself with anticipation of getting to spend Christmas with my folks, daughters and grands!

    Again...many blessings to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas, dear friend!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  25. The pictures add such a sweet touch to your vignettes! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the picture of you and hubby in Maui!!

    Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. You are so spot on Marty. Photos of your family are the best way to warm the heart and make me smile. We just had silly photos made at church that I may or may not share...can't decide. Have a happy happy Christmas. Olive

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  27. Great photos Marty! Thanks for hosting!

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  28. Your parents are at the biggest birthday celebration of all! My Dad is there today! Thank you for hosting, Marty! Christmas blessings to you!

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  29. Your frames are gorgeous and you have a lovely family, Marty. Merry Christmas to y'all!...Christine

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  30. Family photos really make a room feel warm and inviting, don't they? Yours are wonderful, Marty! Have a Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!...hugs...Debbie

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  31. Marty .. one can never have too many family photos!! It all looks great! xo HHL

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  32. Marty,
    Your pictures are wonderful! You and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

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  33. Pictures are the best decoration for sure. I need to put more of mine out! I have a place that I want to do a family photo wall but haven't gotten the wall patched and book shelf down and.....

    Oh it would be so fun to see you if we can figure out when- I'll email soon=

    bee blessed
    mary

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  34. Such beautiful family photos, Marty! Love the frames. Thanks for hosting! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year! xo ~Liz

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  35. Marty it is all about family. How I miss my Mom and Dad this time of year. Nothing can ever capture my excitment of going home for Christmas....

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  36. All your family photos look so pretty grouped together. I'm sure your family will enjoy looking at them when they come to visit for the holidays too.

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  37. Marty, I think giving your family photos of you and your hubby in Maui is a wonderful idea! What a fabulous gift for them to have given you--and how blessed they are to have you! May you all have a wonderful Christmas together!

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  38. The gift of the pictures is perfect. They are going to treasure it. And about family photos I agree wholeheartedly.

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  39. Merry Christmas Marty, I loved your sweet pictures...that is one of my favorite ways to decorate...frames with my favorite people in them! Hope your week and Christmas are wonderful! Give yourself a big hug from me!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  40. What a wonderful gift Marty and I'm sure your family will treasure it forever!

    Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas.
    Gail

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  41. Marty, thank you for hosting during this busy, busy time. Great photo frames, and you look like your mother, don' you?

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  42. Family photos are a wonderful way to decorate and a great way to keep our loved ones especially close to us. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Babs

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  44. You right Marty, there's not a better present for me than a picture frame, so I can run and place a pretty family photo! You look so much like your pretty mother and yes, I miss my dad a lot Christmas time, he was so full of life, happiness and warmth. Your great grand is adorable. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for you and your lovely family. FABBY

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  45. This is a great idea, I need to frame some family photos too since I can't be with them for the holidays.

    Hope your Christmas is a happy one!

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  46. Marty,
    I LOVE the family photos in your vignettes! I agree it warms one's heart to see their faces. I have a special photo of my Dad in his Santa suit...priceless!!! Another with my beloved mother~in~law in matching SNOWman sweatshirts. "Mr. Ed" lovingly titled this photo..."My SNOW Bunnies"! Thank you for hosting this weekly meme!
    Merry Christmas, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  47. What a lovely family you have Marty! I could not agree more about family photos being the best decor addition you can add to a home. No piece of furniture or vignette or accessory can ever compare to the framed photos of those we hold dear. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas. See you next week and thanks for hosting today!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  48. Marty, I love your Santas....!! And I love all your family pics...hugs,Mandy

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  49. Thanks for hosting as always. Lovely family and lovely sentiments.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    ETS

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  50. Just beautiful...and yes, we all do miss our parents so much...especially when family gathers.
    Merry Christmas, Marty.

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  51. Marty, your family photos are the perfect touch any time of year. You definitely have found some gorgeous frames. Happy Holidays to you and your family. ~ Sarah

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  52. Lovely family and photos! Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas :) Laurel

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  53. Hi Marty! Oh, what a lovely family and I agree, it's so wonderful so have snaps of our loved ones around us. I want to wish you the most blessed Christmas ever!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  54. I like the addition of the family pictures!

    Thanks for hosting, I'm posting my Nativity collection this time!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  55. Family pictures that are in beautiful frames certainly do add wonderful memories as well as to the decor. Thank you for sharing all your great photos of your lovely family! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  56. Hi Marty,

    Love all your family photos and frames. Makes a home so cozy. Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

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  57. Tthe frames are beautiful and your family looks so lovely! these are the best blessing to share at this holiday time! Thank you for hosting and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  58. You are right adding family pictures does warm it up! You have some of the same frames as I do!
    Thank-you again for hosting the TT party and for sharing your world with us!
    Have a Very Merry Christmas!
    Liz

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  59. Thanks so much for hosting this week! Hoping you have a wonderful holiday, Laura

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  60. I agree also. I have a family tree with my parents and granparents pictures on it also my grandchildren & children

    I always have them in a room close to me

    Merry Christmas Marty

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  61. Beautiful Family Photos ! Merry Christmas !

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  62. Marty,
    Your Santas are sweet and your family pictures are precious!! I pray you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!

    (hugs)
    Aledia~

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  63. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your family photos Marty!!
    Thanks so much for hosting ever week.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

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  64. Hi Marty,
    Your home always looks so warm and inviting, and really thought it was neat that you added your Mom and Dad's pictures to your celebration.
    Great idea............
    Nothing like having pics of your family around, such good reminders of all our blessings, the most important ones........of all!

    Hope you have a lovely and beautiful Christmas because you are such a warm and beautiful lady.
    Merry christmas,
    Nellie

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  65. Merry CHRISTmas Marty! I'm a picture buff myself and collect picture frames like they're chocolates. I love the idea of bringing out the photos of your parents that are in heaven. That really does make one feel they're spending the holiday with you. Praying your family gathering will be especially blessed this year. You're a blessing to everyone that has come to know you here in blog land! Happy New Year as well...

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  66. Merry, Merry Christmas dearest sweet lady Marti,

    You have certainly brightened our lives and inspired us richly with all of your marvelous posts and your most wonderful, 'Tabletop Tuesday'!

    I love your lovely picture frames and pictures of loved ones.., Such a heartwarming reminder of what is truly important as God blesses us with those we love and care for!

    May God richly bless you and yours during this coming Christmas and also in the New Year in 2012 dear lady.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

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  67. We love the family photos here too. It makes the perfect finishing touch, doesn't it? xo Diana

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  68. I have enjoyed seeing the sweet family photos in their beautiful frames. Happy, loving family shots are always perfect to display!

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  69. SO true! I love haveing my photos around. Your family will love your picture. That is so thoughtful! :)

    Merry Christmas!

    ~Liz

    P.S. We all need together in the new year.

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  70. wonderful indeed. Thank you for hosting and having me over. may you and your have a blessed Christmas. Mica

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  71. Your family photos are just precious. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party. Hope you can link this inspiring post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Photos of family are the best decorations.

    Paula

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  72. What a beautiful family you have, Marty. They frame your parents picture is in is just gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and all your wonderful family!

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  73. You are so right about family and friend photos.
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
    Mary Ann

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  74. WOW - how amazing is your family to send you to Hawaii! Enjoy Christmas with your family!
    Kelly

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