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Monday, February 6, 2012

102nd Table Top Tuesday-Mother Nature-Cozy Home


Welcome to the 102nd Table Top Tuesday.  Wow, we are really sailing along.  Today we are also going to be linking to Barb @ Grits and Glamour for her Wild About Nature Blog Party.  I hope you will link your vignettes including nature to her party too, and if you don't know her, be sure to click to follow her blog, you will be amazed at her talent.


I am also linking to Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes for Your Cozy Home Party.  This is a new party she has started, so be sure to check it out.




I have been starring at a ton of topiaries that I keep seeing in blogland and loving the look.  So I thought I would find some ivy at the DT and a container of some kind and make one.  Then when I was in Ross the other day, this just jumped out and grabbed me.  The container had a chip in the wood so it was marked down to $4.99.  I used a little stain to cover the chip and you can't even tell.  I couldn't buy all the stuff to make one for that price.



 For now it is sitting on my desk area. ( I use the buffet in the breakfast area as my desk.  Keeps me in the center of things. )






I think it works great in my vignette and perfect for the desk area.





I like how the stem even has a few tiny twigs on it and some ivy in the bottom of the container.


I also found this really cute little Dalmation at GW for $5.  Isn't he just adorable.


Look at those puppy eyes.


Some shoe lasts, a globe and my little desk top organizer and I am all set.





Don't you love it when you find a bargain?  What have you found lately?

Thanks tons for stopping by.  I always look forward to your visits and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful displays and vignettes.

Also, since we are all trying to figure out what is going to happen with our followers when GFC closes, I hope you will click on one of the options on my sidebar and continue TO FOLLOW ME. Please see my post  Following Nightmares.   It explains some of the different options.








63 comments:

  1. Yikes! I typed my title wrong! Pretty as always, Marty! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Your topiary is so pretty & the dog so cute, both great bargains! I always enjoy being here for Table Top Tuesday!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  3. Hi Marty

    I just wanted to thank you for being one of the first to follow me on linky tools. I very much appreciate your support and your fabulous party each week. I wouldn't miss it. Following you on linky too.
    Carolyn xx

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  4. Marty, I'll say that you couldn't buy the stuff to make one for that price. I found some wonderful wool pillows regularly $79.99 for $15.99. I also felt that I couldn't begin to buy the wool to make them for that price. Your puppy looks sweet. He'll keep you comapny when you are busy at your desk. Hoefully, he won't bark too much. lol!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  5. I love topiaries, Marty! I'm sure I have way too many throughout my home! You couldn't pass up that deal ~ even with a chip it was a great buy.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  6. I love topiaries!It looks beautiful in your vignette with the cute Dalmation and the globe. Wonderful bargains! Perfect accents for a workspace and everything so organized! I love the fern on your pedestal at the corner. Thanks for the party,Marty! Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love that large checked tablecloth and what a cute doggie. Thanks for hosting.

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  8. Your vignettes are always wonderful! I'm amazed that you never run out of ideas.

    Thanks for hosting, Marty.

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  9. A Stroll Thru Life - home of the always beautiful table tops! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. I always love your vignettes, Marty! Thanks for hosting your party.

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  11. You have such a good eye, Marty! I love seeing how you put things together.

    I'm so sorry but the linky tool is going a bit crazy with me. It won't let me link up....but now I'm worried all my efforts will show up at once and drive you crazy. I hope it's all okay...but if not...please forgive me!

    Sarahx

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  12. Everything looks great, Marty. 102! WOW! I love your new little topiary. That was certainly the find of the week! I use a sofa table in our great room for my "desk" so I am in the midst of things, too! xo Diana

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  13. Oh, just lost all my comments, so have to start again!! lol
    Hi Marty,
    Really enjoyed seeing your desk top vignette. I too, love topiaries, there is just something so neat about them. It looks lovely on your desk along with that cute lil dalmation. I found a white pitcher at the Hospice
    shop this week, and really liked it. It is in a not so exciting vignette on my dining room table, needing some red tulips I feel, so hoping to find some soon..............lol
    Thanks for coming by earlier and your sweet comments as always,
    Thanks for being a blessing by hosting.
    Blessings for a good week,
    Nellie

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  14. Hi Marty,
    I love topiaries and I have a few too. Right now I'm sprucing one up with dried roses. I love your doggy!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. Marty, everything looks wonderful! Your vignettes are lovely! You always find the best treasures; I love your topiary! Thanks for hosting and your sweet comment earlier!

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  16. Hi Sandi,
    Lovely vignettes, and that looks like a really neat book. I really have enjoyed some of Emilie Barnes books in the past. So I am sure it is a delightful book.
    Your teacups are so pretty, and I agree about simple lil pleasures and so nice to have pretty things around us, we ladies just love that!!
    blesses our lil hearts so much.
    Your have a delightful day,
    Blessings Abundant, Nellie

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Marty. Your breakfast area looks so bright and sunny. I still just love those wooden shoe thingies!

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  18. What a great deal Marty! Your breakfast area looks so pretty! Thanks for hosting.

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  19. Your topiary is so pretty and I love your cute little doggie! Great finds :o)
    ~Des

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  20. Lovely post today. Great buy! I love when I find something marked down that I can give a quick-fix and it is as good as new!

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  21. Love your desk top vignette, Marty. the topiary looks so real! just linked up for the party! xoxo

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  22. Great finds, and what a pretty workspace you have created for yourself. I think we all love the quick-fix deals! Thanks for hosting.
    Sandy

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  23. I like the look of topiaries too! What a great deal you got. Thanks once again for hosting, Marty!

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  24. Thanks for the party Marty. I hope my cake is suitable for tabletops--it was photographed on my table--hope that counts, if not delete it, I'll understand.

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  25. Hi Marty, First, your beautiful blog has a great following because it is great. Everyone will find you. I joined your blog network just now. I feel as if we all need to join in as many places as possible for each blog, then it won't matter whether hosts would want to drop options. PS your post was lovely, great find...so jelous! Your dogs eyes, so precious. Sunny

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  26. Love the topiaries and that little dog...so cute! Thanks for hosting Marty!

    Heather

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  27. Marty,
    Hi! Thank you for hosting! Pat

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  28. I'm loving the doggie and only $5...what a bargain, you know I collect and love them! The topiary is great too. Thanks for hosting sweet lady. Happy week.
    FABBY

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  29. Love your new topiary & Dalmatian ! Both are super great bargains !

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  30. Marty, your topiary looks great! I have a fondness for topiaries!! Thanks so much for hosting this party each week. Glad to link up!!

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  31. As usual your vignettes are pretty, Marty. The greenery is a lovely touch and I see now that our home could use a pop of greenery. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Marty , your little Dalmatian is adorable.!

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  33. Your topiary looks great on your desk. Thanks for hosting Marty!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  34. Marty your desk area is amazing ...love all the little details.. those puppy dog eyes had me. Wonderful find! Thank you for hosting this fabulous party and for introducing us to more fun hostesses. I also just signed up for Linky Followers and will follow you there too. xo HHL

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  35. How pretty your new topiary is. Love the sweet puppy....what great bargains you've found. Thanks for hosting us.

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  36. Hi Marty, I'm wild for ivy topiaries. I find them on the cheap at Lowe's. I've also learned to make my own so I have them to enjoy year round. I love your vignette using your ivy and the Dalmatian, both such deals. I'll go over and meet Barb, thanks for introducing Wild About Nature.
    Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  37. Marty, Your topiary is really neat. You have the perfect spot for it. BTW, love the fabric and rug you've chosen for your bathroom too.

    Kathy

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  38. That little spotted darling is so cute! You always find such treasures at GW. I think I might try the one 30 mi. away again this week although I've never had any luck there!

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  39. I love that little dog, and we are a pet free home . It is adorable.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  40. Thank you my sweet friends for showcasing my Wild About Mother Nature party. Luv U! I also love your new topiary and especially the wooden box.
    That topiary is the perfect addition to your vignette and adds the perfect amount of height. I also love to see where you sit and blog. I will now imagine you here, blogging away. Blessings my friend, Barb

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  41. I love love love your new pup. He's adorable. Thanks for another great linky party. Your the hostest with the mostest.

    Hugs,

    Nann

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  42. I guess this new Linky followers is like starting all over new ? I don't know why Google friends are going away . Well I am joining you on linky followers anyway

    thanks for the update

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  43. Great buy on the topiary! It will be pretty with some red and/or pink roses tucked in for Valentine's Day!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  44. Thanks for hosting! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  45. Love your sweet puppy find!

    Great party, Marty.
    So many wonderful posts!
    xox
    A

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  46. Hi Marty! Oh, yes, you did good! I love your topiary and the little dog is adorable! Thanks again for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  47. I'm so behind and turned around that I hadn't read your Following Nightmare post. I'll have to read it. I'm so ferhoodled about this stupid following thing. I think they created one big hot mess by getting rid of google friend connect. ONE BIG HOT MESS.

    Anyway, I love your vignette as always. I grinned because you keep a makeup brush on your desk. (Or is it to dust the computer keyboard?) I love those shoe stays, and the topiary is da bomb.

    I actually found a store in town that has good deals. I hate our GW, but the Habitat Restore is looking pretty promising. I got a plate rack for 2 bucks, and a bunch of other stuff all for eight. Finally. True thrift.

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  48. Oh, I love it all, but especially the centerpiece chicken on the green plaid tablecloth!

    Thanks for explaining about the followng. As a newer blogger, I'm still trying to figure it all out.

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  49. Thanks for hosting! Such a cute dalmatian!

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  50. I wonder how long it would take for me to kill a topiary? I might just stick to a fake one! But I love yours and as always your home looks lovely! Thanks for hosting Marty, I love your parties. XO Cindy

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  51. Such a sunny cheerfull place to blog. Love the puppy and you can never have too many topiaries!

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  52. Love the topiary and the dog is just too cute! Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  53. I love your pictures! I have finally figured out why I am drawn to your style... we both love browns, blacks and warm colors all together. I just feel that they provide a warm coziness. I'm not sure, Marty, that will all that you do how you find the time to read all of your fan mail... comments! Busy, busy lady.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  54. I love your desk top vignette, so very attractive! I think this may be my first time at your party, I'm glad to join you today. I linked my "Craft Corner Table Top" post. Thanks for hostessing. Hugs ~ Mary

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  55. How lucky can you be to walk in the store and find just what you needed! I love topiaries and the desk viginette is perfect. The cute puppy face is another great find. I am enjoying all the great links on your Tuesday Table Top! Happy Valentine's Day! Pam

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  56. Marty, Your topiary turned out great. I love your desk area. The dalmation is adorable. Marty, Please take a look at my post. I am really trying to get a message out here. You are welcome to repost if you wish.
    Blessings

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  57. The topiary is fantastic! I've never had one, but oh so pretty. I think I'm partial to the dalmation, but then I am truly a "dog" person. I tend to spot them first be it in real life or in a display. Your whole table is lovely.

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  58. Love it, Marty! The puppy is so cute & looks good sitting at the base of your topiary. I have a post to link up but for some reason, I'm not having any luck with Mr. Linky. I've never had an issue before, so don't know what the deal is. At least I tried....lol!
    CAS

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  59. Great price on it Marty, I found one at TJMaxx for 7.99 only it's white on the bottom, you can see it in one of my pictures:) Thanks for hosting!

    Rondell

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  60. Thanks for hosting! Very cute topiary -- they always seem to add a little special something to a table or mantel, don't they?

    ETS

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  61. Hi Marty, I got the Linky thingy and am following you, may you follow me too? Thank you Sunny109 (Dianna)

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  62. Hey Marty,

    Thanks for hosting. I love your dogs - I'm all about anything dogs so you had me at the lamp :)

    Although I already follow you through GFC, I switched over to Linky last week just in case. I'm hoping people will do the same for me - at least follow me in a different format than GFC since I may be phasing it out. I just don't trust them.

    Have a great day.

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  63. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your party.
    I love all Dog's I have a 160 lb Great Dane she is a hand full.
    XXOO Diane

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