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Monday, January 2, 2012

97th Table Top Tuesday

The tree and all the Christmas decor is down, packed away and up in the attic.  Now we are into a brand new year with tons of possibilities for new everything.   Every day the Lord gives us a new day to start afresh, and the New Year always reminds me of that Blessing.  I hope your New Year is full of wonderful new starts and everything is fresh.


It's so fun to see how different the house looks and feels when all the Christmas decor is gone, kind of empty, but oh so calm and peaceful.  I love trying to fix those first few tablescapes.  This is the first one this year.  Things that were already here, just moved around to different spots.




I am still enjoying my family photos so much, so of course a couple stayed.

 This urn is one of my favorites and I really enjoy the soft colors of the floral arrangement.  I also love the two marble orbs, the color and texture is so pretty when the light hits them.

 I have really been intrigued by all the feathers I see in all kinds of arrangements.  I love the big frilly one on the right.  I just got a bunch of feathers in the mail from a floral supply, so you will probably see feathers all over the place.




I am sure you are enjoying putting your house back together after the Holidays too.  I can't wait to see what all you've created.





75 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting Mrty!

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  2. Hi Marty
    Thanks so much for hosting.

    Since we didn't do much decorating for a change, the house didn't look as empty after Christmas was taken down. Still, it is taking a little time to put it back together.

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  3. What a beautiful lamp, Marty! I just put my Christmas things away too, and it does give the house a breath of fresh air...

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  4. I love the house all put back together!!...I joined in the party!! See you Thursday!

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  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks so much for hosting you party Marty.
    XXOO Diane

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  6. Everything looks really pretty Marty. I love the marble orbs. Hope you have a fantastic 2012! Thanks for hosting.
    Sherry

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  7. Marty- It looks lovely. You know it is funny-my hubby's grandmother used quite a few feathers back in the 60's. I think she was really ahead of her time.

    Your home looks fresh and "cleansed"-ready for a new year of adventure. xo Diana

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  8. Marty, everything looks lovely, I've so enjoyed your inspiring blog this past year and certainly look forward to much more in 2012, hugs, tami

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  9. Love the fresh start of January! just linked up! xoxo

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  10. Happy New Year Marty! Everything looks so pretty and neat. It will be a few more days until all is neat around here as I still have company. But that's okay as they have certainly not overstayed there welcome and I will be sad to see them go.

    Thanks so much for always being a gracious hostess.

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  11. Happy New year Marty. Your table top vignettes are looking fabulous. Feels good to have the house back to normal.

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  12. You are right, the house always does look empty once the decorations have been taken down, but the peacefulness of it, is what I love.
    Very pretty vignette, Marty. Love the urn.

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  13. Marty, I finally get to "play" at your tabletop party! Your tabletop looks very warm and elegant, and I can see why that darling photo of your grandson MUST stay! Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Happy New Year Marty! Your vignette is beautiful and it does feel good to have Christmas all put away. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your evening, Gail

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  15. Marty, You have such an eye for arrangements, especially those with soft, warm colors, and flower displays. The urn and lamp look beautiful together. Love the holidays, but also love when the stuff goes away, and life gets back to a more simple rhythm. Thanks for hosting. ~CJ

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  16. I'm envious that your beautiful home is back to normal. I'm still in the Christmas mode here, but ready to get it put away. One more family dinner tonight, and tomorrow the tree comes down and the decorations get packed away. ;-)
    Your new vignettes looks fresh and ready for the new year. Thanks for hosting. ~ sarah

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  17. I love having the Christmas stuff put away. Now for a fresh start and a new year. Thanks for hosting, Marty.

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  18. Gosh, I can't believe you have all your decorations down already! I haven't even started yet, but my hubs is ready. Thanks so much for hosting, and wishing you nothing but the best for 2012!

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  19. Happy New Year Marty! I still have much of my Christmas still up. I always wait till after New Year's because it's my birthday and it takes such a long time to decorate that I always take my time returning everyting to the boxes.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Your tabletop vignettes are beautiful, Marty. You have a good knack for putting things together artfully...Christine

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  21. Hi Marty! I have been enjoying my free time with my hubby so much that we still have our decorations up. Down they will come tomorrow and your post has inspired me to get busy and get everything packed up! Thanks for hosting Marty and just think ~ only a few weeks away until the 100th TTT!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  22. Doesn't it feel good to get the house back to normal after the excitement of Christmas? Thanks for hosting!

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  23. I love feathers too, I think they are perfect for winter touches. You always come up with the best tablescapes.

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  24. Happy New Year Marty & thank you for always hosting & sharing all the inspiration!

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  25. No one like you to put together such beautiful vignettes, I for one, don't know where to start fixing my house back to normal! Thank you for hosting TT and for having me. Happy New Yaer!
    FABBY

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  26. Looks pretty. Nice to have everything cleared away and cleaned up. Love that gorgeous lamp!

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  27. Great party, Marty! You are some kind of great hostess!

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  28. Happy New Year Marty!! I'm joining you this week with my peonies post!! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  29. Lovely, Marty! The family photos add such a warm tough! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

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  30. Hi Marty! Looks like you are getting your house back together and it is looking fabulous. I love the feathers in the floral arrangement and I adore the curly ones! XO Cindy

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  31. I worked on my house all day! Love your frilly feather, totally cool!

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  32. Happy New Year, Marty! Love the rooms you do!

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  33. Marty, what a way to kick off the new year with your great link party! I always enjoy this and appreciate the opportunity to link! Happy New Year!

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  34. Marty, your vignettes are always lovely! Your blog is full of inspiration!

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  35. Marty, I am loving that lamp with the bird on it!

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  36. Happy New Year, Marty! Your home is so beautiful and charming. I love the colors throughout your home. Thanks for hosting! xo ~Liz

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  37. Looks like your are all back in the groove...I'd join you this week, but as you probably could see, my place has NO decorating going on at the moment...Next week..

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  38. Marty,
    Thank you for being a new "friend" ! I am honored that you are following me. This blogging stuff is still new to me but I am loving it. Happy 2012. XO Cindy

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  39. Happy New Year!! Marty thank you for hosting this fabulous gathering the inspirations are always brilliant!

    We are just starting to put away the Christmas decor, and I can't wait for the simplicity to return... xo HHL

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  40. I love having the house all clean and uncluttered again! Happy New year my friend! You are a treasure in our blogging world! Warm hugs! ♥♥♥

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  41. Wow Marty, your way ahead of me, I am still working on getting things back. Here and there, I am almost done. Your place looks comfy and very cozy. I never realized you had a linky party. I will try to make it every week!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Eileen

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  42. Marty, I love the feathers too. The addition of feathers makes that arrangement so special. Your vignette looks so pretty. I've been trying to remember what I had on my mantel before Thanksgiving! Christmas is very slowly coming down at my house. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2012! laurie

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  43. Happiest New Year...thank you for being such a gracious host.
    xo

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  44. Happy New Year and thanks for hosting, Marty! It will be nice to be back to normal with decorating. I wait until January 6th to take our stuff down, but may get a head start with the little bits that are spread out throughout the rooms.

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  45. Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting. We just put all of our Christmas stuff away and our house feels huge.

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  46. Happy New Year Marty!

    Rainey @ The Project Table

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  47. Hi Marty!

    I just love feathers too!! I really like your table lamp as well :)

    Thank You for hosting TTT and I hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year!
    (hugs)

    Aledia~

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  48. I'm all for calm and peaceful. Nice vignette. Happy New Year. Thanks for hosting.

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  49. Happy New Year Lady M...

    Hope you had a blast with your lovelies at home spending a family bonding and welcoming the blessed 2012.

    Cheers and God Bless you all.
    /chie

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  50. Everything looks great. I just need a little of your energy.

    Cathy

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  51. Happy New Year Marty. Thanks bunches for hosting. Olive

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  52. Marty, your home always looks wonderful. Your photos look lovely on your table, too. Happy New Year, Helen

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  53. Thanks for hosting, Marty! Happy New Year to you!!!

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  54. Your home always looks wonderful, Marty! I don't have mine back together, but am enjoying checking out everyone at your party. One of these days, I am going to have something to show here!

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  55. Thanks Marty for hosting the party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  56. Hi Marty,
    Yes, it's nice to have everything all fresh and new for the New Year! Thanks for hosting and Happy 2012!
    -Shelley

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  57. Happy New Year Marty. Sorry that I have not been able to participate in your fun party each week due to my hectic workload. It's still hectic but I'm determined to post as often as possible. Love your room...very warm and cozy. It always feels naked when you remove the Christmas decor, but it really is not.

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  58. As always, Marty, your sense of beauty and style makes me smile. Happy New Year! - Marsha

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  59. Thanks for being a great hostess, Marty. I don't get to link up often but always enjoy visiting those who do.

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  60. Happy New Year, Marty!
    ...Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)

    There is a translation button on the right side - almost at the top: 'Not a perfect translation, but it'll give you an indication of what I'm writing about'. You can choose any preferred language there :) Welcome back at any time!

    Have a wonderful day.

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  61. Lovely pictures today! I always enjoy seeing your posts, they inspire me to decorate my home in new ways:)
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  62. Hi Marty...thanks again for hosting Tabletop Tuesday. It is always so fun to be a part of it and meet so many other wonderful people. You do such a great service for others.


    Nann

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  63. Thanks for having me here Marty! I'm not sure what happened to my photo~it was supposed to be a gorgeous white candelabra. I'm sorry the link didn't work! Love your blog! Happy new year~

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  64. I do love January!! I always have the urge to purge and reorder everything!! Thank you so much for hosting, Marty, and for visiting Take Six!

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  65. Happy New Year, Marty! Your home looks wonderful!! You always have the most beautiful vignettes. I'm just getting back into the blog world, so my post is a little late...but, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to join in fun!

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  66. Happy New Year, Marty! Your home looks wonderful!! You always have the most beautiful vignettes. I'm just getting back into the blog world, so my post is a little late...but, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to join in fun!

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  67. Happy New Year Marty! Your 2012 tablescapes are of course fabulous. I love what you did with the feathers. Thanks for hosting my dear!

    Paula

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