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Monday, April 9, 2012

111th Table Top Tuesday - Spring Living Room


How exciting.  We are at # 111.  Wow, that is a bunch of weeks we have been sharing our tabletops.  I am having a ball, I hope you all are too.  I thought with spring here, it was time to add a little spring to the living room, so here is a look at where we are now.

These are the pillows and accessories  I've had in the living room since the last of January.  I loved how calm the beige and white was for the winter.





However now I think it is time for some bright cheery colors.  Spring is here.  Nothing new, just shopping the house through my pillow stash.  I am sure you remember all of these.









Tulips and plaids.  Love the mix of fabrics.


I changed the table cover back to an orange print also.


An orange runner on the coffee table too.


The ottoman is covered in a brown that seemed too dark for my spring look, so I draped a white throw over it.


More plaid on the dining table.


Yes you did see a lot of guitar cases behind the table.  My son and grandson use our tools to build guitars, so they have quite a few here that they work on and play.  I love that they like to be here, so no way am I going to say no to all the mess.  I just enjoy it and love the music.


My favorite tureen with all it's beautiful colored fruit is on the buffet.


So back to a bright and cheery look for Spring.  I love these colors, they always make me happy.

So, are you changing things around for Spring?









59 comments:

  1. Hello Marty, your spring colors are refreshing. Yes let those grandchildren play that music. Thanks for hosting. hugs, olive

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  2. I love how you change out your colors and accessories for the seasons, Marty. It always makes the biggest difference! As always, thank you for hosting.

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  3. I love your spring changes. Your home has the best stash of stuff to shop. Great job. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Love your touches for spring! Orange really seems to be a big color this season. Love it!

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  5. I absolutely adore your pillows. They are so fresh looking for spring. Thanks for hosting! ~Alana~

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  6. Love the way you put it all together. Looks great. I like the table runner like that too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the mix of springy fabrics, Marty...so pretty! I hope my little vignette on the patio is OK for the party! It's a chair top, not a table! lol Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  8. Love your spring changes, Marty! What gorgeous pillows. All those guitar cases are just wonderful! ;) Thank you so much for hosting.

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  9. Marty,
    Your iris pillows are glorious in the hues of greens, oranges and yellows. "Mr. Ed's" favorite Spring flower are irises! I love the ivory throw over the ottoman...easy for a cool evening cover! Thank you for hosting this weekly meme!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  10. Hello Marty and Happy Easter! I love the punch of colour from the use of the pillows and plaids! Love the swan too. It's a lovely room! Thank you for sharing it all with us and have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Marty, always nice to see your beautiful living room. That is so sweet that you let them keep their mess there like that. What we do for family. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. Marty! What great Spring changes you've made. I love the pop of orange all around. Just perfect!
    XO Cindy

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  13. Thanks for hosting Marty. Your transition to spring looks beautiful. So cheery!

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  14. Love the orange you have sprinkled throughout your rooms! How nice that your family plays music and shares time with you! Hope you stop by..I'm featuring orange monarchs this week..right in your color wheel for spring!
    Happy Spring..thanks for hosting each week!
    Miss Bloomers

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  15. Looks like Spring at your beautiful house Marty! I would be happy if I could just get my house cleaned!!! We have a lot of out of town guests coming next month so I really need to get in gear. I have the creative space almost done so can hopefully concentrate on sprucing up now!

    I do love that darling little pillowcase dress you made for your grand daughter too! Would love to see a picture of her wearing it-

    bee blessed
    mary

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  16. Marty, I just love your living room, dressed for winter or spring. It always looks beautiful. Great punch of color, and your silver looks beautiful on the dining room table.
    Sandy

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  17. It looks beautiful all dressed for Spring, Marty. See, the nice thing about showing things that are old hat to you mean that some of us newer followers get to see them, and appreciate them, for the first time. it looks lovely! I love all your pillows and your tureen and that silver set is gorgeous- xo Diana

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  18. Good for you for letting your grandchildren's guitars to find a resting spot in your dining room. My son has a vintage guitar that he would like to work on, but we don't have the tools he needs (a hole reamer) and I don't even know where to get one.

    Love the hits of orange and green to your living room for spring.

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  19. Looks so pretty, Marty! Love how you change your look by popping on different pillows! Do you make pillow slips or do you have all pillows? I find it's hard to store lots of pillows. Always need more room.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  20. Marty, I remember your pillows and accessories, and still think they're so pretty. You chose great colors and patterns, which to me, are timeless.
    Isn't it fun having your son and grandson so close and loving to come to your house? Enjoy.
    Babs

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  21. I'm glad you're sharing the guitar stuff, Marty! Real life goes on! It tells me what a homey as well as beautiful place you have going. One hundred and eleven is a good number! I've done a LOT of those. Thanks so much for all the fun!

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  22. It's just amazing how your pillows tranform the space!

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  23. I love what a change with pillows can do. You sew beautifully and have made some lovely pillows. No changes around here so far. My house is always on the springy side because of its color scheme, I will add a white pillow or two. xo Kathysue

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  24. Yes I too love your spring things. I have to go and make me some new pillows for our living room soon after seeing yours.

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  25. Love your living room! The orange and green are yummy. That will see you all the way through to the Fall.:)
    Thanks for hosting! :)

    ~Liz

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  26. It's amazing how just a few little touches such as pillows can change the impact and feel of a room. You made it absolutely gorgeous for transitioning from winter to spring! xo HHL

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  27. I think the pile of cases are lovely. They represent a thriving family and their place in your home. Home should look lived in and real. That is what makes them inviting to me.

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  28. Marty, the cases are just a reminder that you enjoy life with your family. How special to have your son and grandson close by and that they enjoy spending time at your home. ;-) Your living room looks as lovely as ever. And yes, I've been adding some spring touches here and there, mostly Easter things of late. But guess those will be packed up soon. Thanks for hosting. ~ sarah

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  29. Everything looks lovely and welcoming at your home. I've done a bit of Spring and Easter fluffing -- Easter will stay all month -- Spring with stay until June. Love to change looks for the season.

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  30. I always love all your gorgeous pillows, Marty. the iris ones are so pretty, love those beautiful colors! Hope you had a wonderful Easter, just linked up! xo

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  31. Love your springy look too Marty. It's amazing what a difference beautiful fabrics can do to lighten a room for spring!! Love it!!

    Lou cinda

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  32. I love to change things up with pillows too. I love how you added pillows with color to change with the seasons. I love the pop of color, especially the plaid. Beautiful table top vignettes, and the fruit tureen is gorgeous. Looks great Marty.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  33. Marty, the tureen is a beauty, I would love it too! Your coffee table and dining table vignettes are lovely. Yes, my little g'grands make a mess of our den too and also love to be here, cause their parents are much more strict, so we love it too. Don't we adore the grands? Hope you had a wonderful EASTER. Thank you for hosting your fabulous party!
    FABBY

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  34. Oh, yes, Marty I have been brightening up my living and dining rooms for Spring too! Today I replaced pillows on the sofa and put away all the Easter decor and switched it all out. I will post the changes soon. I am GLAD you allow your grandsons to leave their cases. You are a GOOD Grandmother:):)I LOOOVE your tulip pillows and all the new fabrics. XO, Pinky

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  35. Marty, Elegant as always! It is really amazing what changing accent pillows will do for a room! I loved the darker colors too!

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  36. It looks lovely, Marty. I will carry you through Fall too.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  37. Love your springy soft greens & oranges. I've been "springing up" our home too. Great that the guys are actually building guitars, that's wonderful! My DH has made a violin and a mandolin. Joining in with a pizza party table this week.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  38. Love the new Spring colors...so bright and cheery...the tangerine is so "in" this year...beautiful Marty!

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  39. I love your living room! I like how the new colors give it a springy feel! Thanks for hosting.

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  40. Your room always looks so elegant! I haven't done much in the way of spring decor yet but I am going to check out all the posts and see if I can get inspired!
    -Shelley

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  41. I just love all your pillows and mixing the plaid with the tulips is just breath taking-love it.

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  42. Your home is beautiful Marty, love the bright colored pillows. You inspired me. I was going to make a couple of new ones for my living room, but I ran out of steam, to finish the job. Hopefully tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas and hosting this lovely party. Hugs, Karie

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  43. Good Morning Lady M...

    Wow! You're so ready for the Spring. Everything looks so fresh and ready to rock.

    Here in STockholm, it is still freezing. Hope it will be warmer this week.

    Happy TTT & hope you had a great Easter.

    Hugs,
    /C

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  44. Thanks for hosting Marty! Love your spring livingroom spruse up, very pretty!

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  45. Morning Marty, I love that huge mirror in the room. You could really primp in that one. :) The room is so calming and serene, it would be a delight to just sit and read there but your addition of the Spring colors is a breath of fresh air....but still subtle. I love the instruments. When my boys were young I loved all the music played loudly in the house. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for hosting. xo

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  46. Marty, thank you so much for hosting, it gives us all a great way to connect! Little Bit

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  47. I always love seeing your pretty couch pillows.

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  48. I remember those pretty Springy pillows, Marty & they look very fresh again this year! I love how you change things up so often. I have the same pillows on my sofa that came with it when we bought it over 12 years ago!!! I need to branch out!! LOL

    Thank you for hosting TTT again. Wow, 111 of them! That is amazing!
    Hugs,
    Rett

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  49. I am working on getting my patio cleaned up for spring and need to be in the house doing this

    those guitar boxes and speakers reminds me of my brother in law who played and repaired guitars, he died in kidney stone surgery age 43

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  50. Hi Marty,
    Your living room and dining room looks so pretty and springy. Absolutely love those plaid and floral pillows, they are so pretty, and look so springy. Isn't it simply amazing how much just a few pillows and some fabric can go in making a room look so put together and gorgeous.

    Thanks for hosting as always hon,
    and enjoy that pretty spring room.

    I will be removing some Easter stuff and finding replacements soon!

    Isn't it funny how much more white seems to be creeping into all our decorating these days!!
    I think it is has just slowly slowly grown on me, and I love it...........

    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  51. Hello Marty,
    Your home looks lovely this spring! I love the Iris pillows! You always do a marvelous job! I'd love to have my daughter meet your grandsons & sons - musically! She is very talented plays the piano, guitar and anything she can get her hand on - she would be fascinated in that they build guitars! I am with you - I am a joyous listener! Thanks for being a gracious hostess,
    Kathy

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  52. Beautiful Marty! Thank you for hosting! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
    Sherry

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  53. I love the pop of colors, Marty. Very warm and inviting!. I managed to link up though a little late...Christine

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  54. Hi Marty...

    Ohhhh my...spring is looking fabulous at your place, dear friend! Of course, I always love how your beautiful home is decorated but I must admit...that these pretty sherbet oranges and greens are my favorite!!! It's such a light and bright color combo...perfect for spring and summer! I love the plaids...and I love, love, LOVE all of your decorative pillows that you have sewn! Such pretty fabrics! The table runners and table covering is gorgeous as well! Love your new vignettes! Ohhh boy...your white swan just makes me swoon! I love that! Everything looks sooo very beautiful, Marty! Thank you for sharing your new spring look with us! And...thank you for hosting another TTT party! Whew...I barely made it in time...hehe!

    Love ya,
    Chari

    PS...I just giggled when I seen all the guitar cases piled up behind your table! REAL LIFE! I love it! My place has looked like that a few times as well. Russ and I both play guitar and my daughter does too. We have some great jam sessions once in awhile! Hehe!

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  55. Marty, I just love, love, love your living room! The colors you used are gorgeous and the pillows on your sofa, table cover and runner are so pretty!!! You make me want to change my whole living room! :)

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  56. Hi Marty, I love your pop of Spring in the living room! The tulip and plaid pillows are so cheery. Yes, I would not get rid of the guitars either. Clutter like that is welcome clutter. Your tureen is so pretty. Great job on bringing Spring indoors!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  57. Marty... Thank you for showing us your simple Springtime makeover ... so simple yet, so cheerful!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  58. I visit your post. You share such beautiful spring living room. Its too good post. Your living room looks too cool and pretty. You have done amazing work.

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  59. It's amazing how simple changes really change the look and freshen things up. Your living room looks very pretty. I have a few hidden guitar cases in my home too....but, like you, I love the music.
    Thanks for hosting the party.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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