Monday, March 22, 2010

5th Table Top Tuesday - More Spring

I am so glad you are here for our 5th Table Top Tuesday. I am really enjoying all of your gorgeous vignetts and decorations.

I thought I would show you the rest of the tables in the Living Room. I am enjoying all the spring decor and the white that has been added to this room.

This skirted end table is always fun to decorate. I've added a few of my blue and white items to it. I found this gorgeous lamp last year at GW for $12. I just love it.

I placed the lamp on a couple of books for additional height, then added a lacy cakestand with a large orb on top. My cute little bunny and blue vase all came from GW. Some Dollar Tree flowers complete the vignette.

The cloth that I had covering the table was a dark brown print, so I thought layering this white lace tablecloth over it gave the room more white and dressed up the table.

The coffee table got a new look also. Candles, flowers and a cute blue and yellow plate are next to a tray holding some Design Books and topped with a Blue and White Kitty.

Because of space limitations, I am using a small plant stand as a table on this side of the sofa. A small lamp, and a blue and yellow plate is all that's needed.

This is the table between the two leather chairs and it received a few changes too. Love this cloche and my lovely lady. The lamp is my latest GW find and with a white tassel that I found at Ross for $1.99, it has a little more elegant look.

I found a couple of new treasures, so I changed the buffet a little.

I love the detail on this large vase. I found it on the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby for $6.80. Quite the bargain I think.

These cut glass candle hurricanes are my latest find from GW. The smaller one was $5.99 and the larger one was $6.99. I just love them.

The dining table you have already seen, but I am enjoying the grouping of blue and white instead of a floral arrangement.

It is so nice to be able to change things with the seasons and the blue and yellow looks like spring and brings the sunshine indoors.

I am also joining Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm. Be sure to visit and see all the fabulous thrifty finds.

Don't forget the "Spring Cloche Party" on April 2nd. Be sure to spread the word.

Thank you so much for joining us this week. I can't wait to see all your wonderful posts.

Be sure to link up to Mr. Linky below so we can all find you and enjoy all your decorations.


  1. Love the white you added,Marty! It works so well with your blue and white! I love your bird topped cloche, by the way.

  2. Thank you for hosting another TT Marty! Your home and vignettes are so Spring-y and beautiful. Gorgeous job on everything!

    ~Happy Spring! ~Melissa :)

  3. Marty, your house is so fresh and serene- just wonderful. I really like the white you've added and I'm drooling over that lace cloth (you know me and my linens!) Very, very pretty
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Hi marty, everything looks so beautiful. I just love all the blue and white.....Kathy

  5. It is all so beautiful Marty! I love that white cloth over the darker, just gorgeous!!

  6. Marty, I really like the way you change out the winter colors for the crisp blue and white theme. It works well and gives you such a fresh change. Very pretty! Linda

  7. Just so pretty, Marty. I can tell you and I share a love of blue and white ceramics!!

    Barb ♥

  8. Hi Marty,

    It's so lovely! That lace tablecloth is GORGEOUS, and your blue & white collection is enviable. I have a few of the same pieces, and you better believe I'm headed to HL in the morning to look for more! I'll join in next week for sure, I'm unpacking my Easter decorations right now. Have a wonderful week!

  9. Gorgeous Marty, this must be the day for blue and white. Such a great staple color to use. Your home is so Springy...hugs ~lynne~

  10. Wow you have a lot of tabletop designs!! I love the blue and white ; it always speaks to me. It looks nice with the tan colors. AND I love the new lamp from GW--it is so pretty!

  11. Marty, more great vignettes. I love the blue and white cat resting on the stack of books.

  12. Hi Marty,
    Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments. I decided it would be fun to link up to your Tabletop Tuesday. Thanks for reminding me! Love all your gorgeous blue and white! So, pretty and you have some really different pieces. Thanks again for sharing and have a great Tuesday! Linda

  13. Oh Marty, you have a fabulous home and your spring touches are just fantastic! Thanks for stopping my my place today and commenting on our 25th! Your the best!


  14. Your home is just lovely. How inviting and springy. I especially like the white artichoke. You put it all together perfectly.

  15. Hello sweet lady...

    Ohhh, Marty...your living area is just gorgeous! It's really stunning with all the beautiful blue and white that you've used for your Spring accents...I love, love, LOVE IT!!! Darlin', you are really getting a fabulous collection of the blue and white glass! My...oh have gotten some great bargains on some of those pieces too! I love your new tall vase and I can't believe that you got it for just $6...gotta love Hobby Lobby! Hehe! The crystal candleholders...gorgeous!!! Well, sweet friend, I just love all of your new Spring vignettes! That floral arrangement on your coffee table is "to die for"!!! I bet you arranged that one...didn't you? Girl, you are soooo good at that! Love your new blue and yellow plates too! Girlfriend, where did you find those beautiful toile pillows that you have on the sofa? I just adore those!!! Ohh...and they look so pretty with the beige plaid pillows! You know how I love that look of mixing fabric patterns! And...I fell in love with that beautiful white crochet lace table really does look pretty layered over the brown floral cloth! Girl, you are such a talented have such a great "eye" for decor and your fabulous home is the proof!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with always inspire me, Marty!!! Thank you so much for hosting Table Top Tuesday...I sure have been having fun participating! It makes me get my hiney in gear and change things out at my place once in awhile! Hehe!

    Also, thank you for your sweet note on my angel apothecary...I appreciate you, my friend!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  16. Very pretty vignettes, Marty. I love the blue kitty on the coffee table.


  17. Beautiful, all of it! Love all the blue and white you have and the pillows too. Way to go! JGG

  18. Hi Marty!

    Your living room looks absolutely beautiful! that tall blue and white vase from HL was such a great find! And the blue and white orb is such a great piece.

    The white lace table cloth just stole my heart. It is so pretty and looks perfect on the table over the darker brown table cloth!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for hosting such a fun weekly get together!

  19. Marty first let me say a BIG Thank you for this fun day you give us gals...I have not missed a one so far ha ha!! Hey thats a record for this ole lady...
    I love all the blue/white you have added to your LR girl you do have that magic touch with all that you do my friend...that vase is to die 4 girl and only $6.00 WOW!! I wished we had a Hobby Lobby here maybe one day we will...Thanks again my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. You have a lovely home and I enjoy how you change your accessories for the seasons. The blue and yellow does look spring-y and adds a nice punch of colour to your neutral furnishings. Thanks for hosting Tabletop Tuesday - fun to see all the vignettes!


  21. Your home is so beautiful Marty. I love the blue and white, it really DOES make a spring like statement. Your dining table centre makes such a wonderful display. Thank you so much for sharing it with us :o)

  22. Oh Marty,
    I am in blue and white heaven! What beautiful arrangements and what flair you have for getting it just right! Your room is gorgeous and really does say Spring!
    Thanks for hostessing too,

  23. I always love the photos of your home. It's beautiful and an inspiration for all.

  24. Your home is so lovely..thanks for sharing....Pat H

  25. I love all your Spring changes! Now I love the white chair! The little table with the blue and yellow dish, and lamp! Now I have to say I adore your Vignette on the dining table! The rooster candle stick, and pitcher! Just all is so refreshing Marty!

  26. Everything looks so fresh and pretty! Love the blue and white touches! You find the most wonderful things at GW! I've never found a decent lamp there! All the things you get there are very elegant!

    Thanks for hosting!


  27. you got a bunch of pretty blue and white pieces. Did I spy an owl in the mix. Cuteness. I am showing 2 table tops today with my garden.

  28. HI!!!
    It looks like an entirely different room now, adding that blue sure did make it look so spring like and fresh!!!!Love that!!!
    I was at JC Penney yesterday and sure thought of you as I wondered around in the dishes!!!!
    SO many cute things, I passed on all of it, as I cannot possible bring home one more set of dishes!!!!haha
    maybe just a few fun little pieces and new placemats or colorful napkins!!!!haha
    see you Sat.

  29. That tablecloth is stunning!
    All you blue and white pieces are so pretty!
    Thanks for hosting, Marty~

  30. marty you are so talented and making things looks JUST RIGHT.. thank you for hosting this party for us.

  31. Marty you room looks so pretty in it's Spring blue and white dress, my favorite. Great job as always, sweet friend,Kathysue

  32. Hi Marty! You know I love all of your blue and springy! You still have the best GW! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  33. Dear usual you have a stunning display. Blue and white is always so elegant and yours is no exception. The silky tassel hanging from your lamp really adds. I love it!

    You do "elegant" and "class" extremely well.
    Yes. It's a class act for sure!
    Hugs and love,

  34. Hi Marty! I love all your blue and white, and the lace-trimmed table cloth is really special.

  35. Marty, I'm loving all of your blue and white. It does give the room a lighter look for spring and summer. That round tablecloth is beautiful, and your new blue and white vase is stunning! I love the way the eye just travels around the room, picking up on the blue and white accents. Beautiful! Thanks for hosting! laurie

  36. Marty I love the beautiful blues...especially those gorgeous blue and yellow pillows on your sofa...ohhhhh they are just so pretty!!!! The whole room is just filled with it!!! ~Picket~

  37. I love your blue and white -- a very pretty living room!

  38. Love everything here... and what a fun meme.. I'm participating for the first time!



  39. hOW beautiful everything looks..just love it all. You are so good at this, Marty.
    Thanks much for hosting this fun day for us..
    xo bj

  40. I love the blue and white accents throughout the room, they really give it a spring feel.

    Nice find on the white lamps. Lamps make such a difference in the feel of a room. Your room is sooo... inviting!

  41. Hi Marty, first time to hook up with your party. Enjoyed your post!

  42. Beautiful!!! I love how the blue and white lightens up your living room. I love the little stand tht holds the blue pomander! Adorable!!!

  43. Hi Marty!

    I love all of your blue and white pieces-you have really displayed them beautifully.

    Thanks for having me today. I couldn't participate last week as I was really busy but I am so happy to be joining in today.

    Best wishes,

  44. Marty your home is just beautiful - I love all the touches of blue through out! And my, so clean! I just can't seem to keep up with this house and all the other things these days!!

    We had sunshine today and it melted most of the snow. Had time to go check on my bees and both hives are alive and buzzing about after the long winter!! I just kept praying for God to keep them warm as a bug in a rug in those little hives and He was good to do so!

    bee blessed

  45. Oh flowers! I am lovin' the flowers. As always everything is amazing, the blue patterns tie in to each other so well. Thanks for hosting the lovely party!

  46. Thanks for hosting this fun event for us Marty! Your home is so pretty and ready for spring. I love how you are always changing the colors for the seasons, and it all looks so beautiful!


  47. Marty, your living room is gorgeous! So elegant!
    Thanks for hosting Tabletop's SO FUN!!

  48. Marty, what a lovely room to sit in and relax, such lovely colours and ornaments. Have you ever shown the front of your house as I am nosey and like to see what type of building people live in?

    You got great value from your lovely dining table from England and you have done a great job on it.

    Jackie in UK

  49. Marty, your living is soooo pretty. I love all the blue & white pieces...and don't think I didn't notice those darling throw pillows on the sofa with the gingham pattern! Love that huge mirror above the sofa and the prissy chair to the left. It's all very elegant Marty:)

  50. The blue and white really made the rooms POP! The new vase with the interesting edge is very pretty. Good bargains on the hurricanes from GW, too. It all looks so coordinated and "just right."
    hugs, Sue

  51. I finally made it to one of your Tabletop Tuesday parties, Marty! Thank you so much for hosting these parties.

    Your springy tabletops look lovely. I love, love, love blue and white porcelain, so I really like these tabletops of yours. And the way you've added touches of white all over your house this spring is really nice. You have a great flair for creating vignettes.

    Thanks again for being such a gracious hostess! I know we all wish we could visit your house in person!

  52. Everything is elegant and stunning! A beautiful room! LOVE that huge mirror over the sofa.

  53. I just love all your blue and white touches in such an elegant room! Love your window panels also! So classy:-)

  54. Hello there! We are participating for the first time. Hope you and your readers enjoy the cream teas at our blog:

    January Asia & Steven Hui

  55. Everything looks so fresh and pretty. I really love that lace on the round table. Its gorgeous.

  56. Your tabletops are always so pretty and elegant! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such nice compliments! I put your name in the giveaway to hopefully win the napkin rings! Good luck.


  57. It is so very spring looking. Like a fresh daisy. I love the lace tablecloth.

  58. lovely as always really have a lovely home..
    thank you for stopping by,we r soo sick like never before,i'm hoping we get better soon..thanks again


  59. Blue and white china is a passion of mine. You have done a fine job incorporating your lovely pieces throughout your home. Thank you for hosting Table Top Tuesday! It's fun to see all of the participant's postings. Have a happy first Tuesday in Spring!

    Susan and Bentley

  60. Wow! You have a lot of tabletop space. I love all your little vignettes. The blue and white always catches my eye. You have some really beautiful pieces. The white tablecloth over the round table is the perfect spring touch. I hope to be organized enough to do the Cloche party again.
    Happy Spring

  61. I didn't get my cloches decorated yet. *sniffle* But I had to stop by and see your beautiful room! Everything looks so lovely! I'm a sucker for blue & white porcelain! Love that pedestal with the ball on top, striking! The vase is killer! And of course I so heart your birdie topped cloche!


  62. Hi Marty,
    I always love it when you show your home. It is so lovely and you add so many lovely details.
    I really love the white tablecloth over the brown. It's so pretty and really lightens up your room.

    It's all so beautiful.


  63. Well my goodness dear Marty,

    It has taken me quite awhile to sign up to particpate with your delightful 'TableTop Tuesday' This week!..,

    (In fact, I previously had posted a list of Tuesday memes that I was going to particpate with, as soon as the links went live on Tuesday)!~ (Mercy me, I was running so fast that apparently 'I must have dreamt' that I had gotten back to link up!..,Hopefully better late than never)!

    Wow!~ Marty, what a fabulous post you have created this week! The blue and white and the colors that all coordinate and tie in so exquisitely in your beautiful living room are just so elegant and utterly gorgeous!~ All the details and the flowers are the 'crowning glory' on your tabletop masterpiece my dear lady!

    Thanks ever so much for visitng my blog, for your kind and encouraging words;also as well, for hosting this wonderful, 'Table Top Tuesday' blog party meme each week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

    P.S.~ I did eventually add a few more pictures as promised, as well as the recipe and 'how to' for making one's own 'molded sugar' for Easter, if you'd care to take a wee peek my dear.

  64. What a beautiful home you have Marty!! I love what you've done with the blue and white. I just have to have a kitty like that. So precious.
    Thanks for hosting.

  65. Marty-I love all your blue and white--especially the dining room table! I am going to have to get myself together and "come" to this party. When this charity auction that I am co-chairing is over (soon :) I am going to "play"! This is a great event!

  66. hi marty,
    stopping by from the 1829 all of your tablescapes-you are so creative and have such an eye for this. love those blue & yellow plates- they remind me of warm sunny weather and a seersucker outfit i had when i was young.
    ~judi ;)

  67. Marty,
    It's all so pretty...I'm really lovin' that WHITE lace tablecloth and that beautiful WHITE cake stand. Thanks for coming to my party...I hope you had a good time:)