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Monday, July 2, 2012

123rd Table Top Tuesday





Welcome to the 123rd Table Top Tuesday.  I am thrilled you've joined us and can't wait to see what all you've linked up today.

It seems that a lot of people are getting rid of their crystal pieces, especially beautiful lead crystal.  I have found several gorgeous serving bowls, 2 clocks and four stunning 24 c lead crystal decanters.  I think they are all so versatile and can be used for so many different things.

I filled them with pasta, rice and beans and used them in the kitchen.  I love this look and I really like having food on display in pretty containers.


Then when I found the 4th one, I just had to do a simple silver tray vignette showcasing all of their fabulous cutwork and sparkle.


I found another decanter today, and even though this one isn't lead crystal, it has beautiful lines.  



 I love how it fans out at the bottom in such graceful swirls.  Very pretty.


 Plus since it was 25% off day at GW, for $2.99 it was a great price.


 I decided to use it in the bathroom to hold my bath salts.  I added a cute little Paris Letter tag and some ribbons, then filled it with my favorite bath bubbles and sat it on a cut glass plate on the corner of the tub.


 Nothing super flashy, just something that makes me feel a little more pampered when I pour my salts from such a pretty decanter.


 I think they would be fabulous to hold mouth wash on the counter also with a beautiful glass on a tray.  Maybe I need to look for more.


Just like everyone started to give away their silver, I think they are now giving away their crystal too.  So, what do you think, will you be collecting some crystal pieces too?

I can't wait to see what you have this week.  Remember anything goes, any place you can decorate is fair game.






60 comments:

  1. Marty,
    You have a nice collection of crystal.I love the idea of using these to store things.Bath salts is a great idea too.LOVE that French tag.Great GW price too!I may have to start looking for some.Thanks for the inspiration.
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  2. I am enjoying seeing how you use decanters, Marty.

    Thanks so much for hosting TTT.

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  3. Marty,
    I adore lead crystal!!!I have a intense collection from our years in Europe. Perhaps it's time to bring it up from under the buffet for display!I've seen those exquisite decanters used for mouthwash as well as bath salts! Yours are gorgeously displayed! I'm smitten with the decanters on the silver tray!!!Thank you for hosting this weekly meme. I draw continual inspiration from Table Top Tuesday!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  4. What a lovely crystal collection! Thanks, Marty, for being a gracious hostess!

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  5. Marty, the decanters are splendid and add just the right sparkle any place they are. I about to pop out the door to GW right now. xoxo, olive

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  6. Marty, your crystal collection is gorgeous! I love using different containers for holding things like bath salts. Thank you for sharing yours and have a fabulous 4th of July holiday!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. How elegant, putting rice in crystal! I love it! Thank you for hosting, and for such a pretty idea. xo, Andrea

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  8. Hi Marty, the decanters are lovely and I especially like how you've displayed them. Even though I think yours are great I am going to try and resist. I collect som many things I don't think I need to add another item to the list. lol! Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  9. What a wonderful crystal collection you have and the way you display them is so beautiful! Thank you for hosting this fun party and have a great holiday!
    Nancy

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  10. Hi dear Lady,
    You really have eyes on great things. Love your new found crystals. I absolutely have exactly decanter as the 3rd photo, but it's bigger and I use that for a wine decanter.

    Absolutely fabulous, vignettes as ever.

    Happy TTT...

    Hugs,
    /Chie

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  11. Hi Marty,

    I love all the lead crystal. Thanks for hosting the party.

    Dee

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  12. Hi Marty,
    Lovely crystal collection! I love everything crystal :)
    Thanks for hosting! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  13. I've started seeing crystal around here too. Thanks for hosting the party. I hope I can get around to visit if my internet holds out.

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  14. You have a beautiful collection of decanters! I also am very drawn to cut crystal dicanters when I see them in stores. You got great bargains too, wow! Thank you for having me join your great party, TTT.
    FABBY

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  15. Marty,
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    I have had a decanter in each of my bathrooms filled with mouthwash for many years after seeing it on a decorating TV Show!

    Have a great Holiday!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  16. Marty, I was so excited to tell you that I went to our Goodwill....and it is so much better than the one in Avondale. I didn't get anything...but it is definately so much better...I was happy!!

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  17. Honestly Marty, you always find the loveliest things at thrift shops! Thanks for hosting and have a happy and safe 4th of July!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  18. Love all your pretties! I have several decanters somewhere that I should look for and use. Thanks for hosting TTT. Have a good week!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  19. You have some really pretty bottles. I have one that looks very much like one of yours. Thanks for hosting.

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  20. Thank you for hosting! Happy 4th :)
    Susan

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  21. I love these blingy bottles. I'm always trying to think of ways to use them. I think they're pretty enough to stand alone. I like the way you've grouped them.

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  22. Love your crystal finds! They add such elegance to ordinary situations in our homes! Thanks for hosting this great party!

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  23. Those are all so pretty, but I keep telling myself "I don't need another collection".
    Hope you are having a great week and staying cool.

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  24. Marty you have a beautiful collection decanters and I love how you have them displayed. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, Gail

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  25. Hi Marty! Your decanters are beautiful and I love that you filled your latest conquest with bath salts and placed it by your bathtub. I passed up a beautiful decanter at a local boutique for $7. I'm kicking myself now for not grabbing it while I had the chance. Someone else bought it by the time I went back. Yours was a real bargain. Thanks for hosting!

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  26. Very pretty Marty! you always find the best things at Goodwill.Thanks for hosting!

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  27. Hi Marty, your decanters are so pretty, I love the idea of using them for a luxurious bath!! just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!

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  28. Your crystal pieces are beautiful. I love the one with bath salts. Now you're going to have me looking for some. :)

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  29. I have trying to buy up all the old silver trays and pitchers , Now I can start on crystal decanters, I have a few but they aren't lead crystal
    Glad you found all the pretty ones

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  30. You find some of the most beautiful things when you are out thrifting. I don't have many crystal pieces, but I'm definitely not planning to get rid of any of them. I now know I need to look for more! Thanks so much for hosting!
    CAS

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  31. Happy 4th, Marty, and thank you for hosting your party. I'm loving all your pretty decanters and the bargains you're finding.

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  32. You always find the most amazing items thrifting! I love your collection of crystal! I also like your idea of using them to hold things! Thank you for hosting another great link party! It's always fun!

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  33. Hello Marty, It amazes me what people sell and donate - good thing for us - I love how you use your decanters to display things. I hope you have a blessed week and I appreciate you hosting,
    Kathy

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  34. Marty - love your collection! I have a few crystal decanters and am going to steal your idea to use one for bath salts (that I make myself)!
    Kelly

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  35. what beautiful cut glass containers you have Marty. They look so pretty in your home.
    I hoped to get a post done but couldnt work it in. maybe I'll see ya next week.

    stay as cool as you can.

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  36. I'm with you Marty, silver and crystal never go out of style and both can be used so many different ways. Thank you for hosting and I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  37. Love your collection....and love the idea of the bath salts...you certainly have a great GW...
    Have a great 4th!!

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  38. Vos idées sont ingénieuses pour utiliser ces magnifiques carafes...
    merci pour cette belle publication.

    Gros bisous.

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  39. Hi Marty, thanks for being such a great hostess every week.

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  40. I just love crystal, and every once in a while I come across some bargains too. It never goes out of style! Thank you for hosting!!! Happy 4th, Marcia

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  41. Marty, you have found some beautiful crystal. Wonderful idea to use these for dried foods.
    They look so elegant. ~ Sarah

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  42. Thank you so much for hosting, Marty! You know what they say - one man's junk is another woman's crystal!

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  43. Fabulous ideas on the decanters, Marty. Beautiful too!....Christine

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  44. Since my crystal and silver are from my wedding, I don't think I will ever get rid of them. They do only get used once or twice a year though! You have some beautiful pieces! Thanks for hosting and have a fantastic 4th!
    -Shelley

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  45. What gorgeous crystals!! Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful party!! Have a lovely day:)

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  46. wow..Beautiful finds!! love how you have reused them!!

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  47. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm glad I found your blog...now to stalk it for some great ideas!!

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  48. I love all the crystal you are decorating with...you have inspired me to pull some of mine out!!! Thanks for hosting a great party!! I am headed to prowl around for a bit...looks like you have some great people linked up this week!!!
    Happy 4th!
    ~~~rhonda~~~

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  49. Oh Marty, you scored some real treasures there, ma'am!!

    I love how you have grouped them and displayed them!

    Thank you for hosting a wonderful linky party.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  50. I would snatch up the crystal just like I would the silver!

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  51. What a good idea....mine are in a cupboard or I have given them to my daughter in law. I think I'll look them out! Think I'll be looking out for them. Joan

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  52. Hi Marty,
    Love all your crystal finds........crystal is just so elegant and beautiful I think. I always have liked the look of pastas and beans and things in glass jars in the kitchen too, great way to display them and they add a lot of beauty.
    Like them all grouped on the silver tray too, really pretty.

    Thanks as always for hosting hon..........
    Blessings, Nellie

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  53. Hi Marty,
    I have been coming to your Blog for sometime now. I love Table Top Tuesday, Love the crystle decanters that you have on your kitchen counter. Just a warning about lead crystle glass it has about 33% lead in it and can be harmful to your health. I would be careful about putting food in it that I was going to eat or drink.

    Pam

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  54. Hi, I linked my 4th of July tablescape, created using some little gifts my secret pal at church gave me. Thanks so much for hostessing the party! Hugs ~ Mary

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  55. Marty,
    Hi! I'm late today. Like to wish you a Happy 4th of July to you and your family. Happy 123rd. Table Top Tuesday.&
    Thank you for hosting.
    Pat

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  56. I love cut glass. Especially in the winter when the sun reflects off of it. I don't really understand why people give it away. It doesn't require daily polishing. We luck out! Your details are lovely.

    Happy Fourth!
    Kathy

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  57. Beautiful entries for the week. If I can ever get my act together I will start working on a table top so I can party along with you!

    Come over and register for a gift certificate to the online brocante opening next week.

    Greetings from the brocantes of France and Happy 4th of July!

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  58. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party to day.. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th.of July sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane

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  59. Happy 4th of July Marty! Love your features and wonderful blog. I hope you have a fun holiday with your family and thanks for hosting on this special occasion!

    Jody

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