Monday, July 26, 2010

23rd Table Top Tuesday - Goodwill Finds

Welcome to the 23rd Table Top Tuesday. You guys constantly inspire me with all of your beautiful vignettes. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week.

For the past 5 weeks I have either been on vacation or had company, so needless to say I was beginning to have thrifting withdrawals. lol A trip to Goodwill was totally the cure.

I found a couple of treasures and immediately had to start playing. There were two of these gorgeous hurricanes. They are huge, about 16 inches tall. $3.99 each with 25% off for senior day. Yippee, they were immediately in my basket.

A couple of candles and trying them out on the table. Not with this large arrangement and I need chunkier candles.

Found some chunkier candles at Michael's on their 40% off sale. Yea!!!

OK, I like them better on the buffet.

When I posted this one of my first comments was from Anita that suggested that I use coffee beans or something to help ground the candles. I didn't have coffee beans but I had some pebbles.

She is so right. Don't they look better with the pebbles, and coffee beans would have been wonderful. Don't you just love it when a fellow blogger helps you out with suggestions. Thanks Anita. Much better.

This cute little plate was my other find. 99c and 25% off, so this little cutie also came home with me.

Kind of fun in my kitchen corner vignette.

Moving one thing means a new home has to be found for other things. The ivy needed a new home, so over to this revolving corner it went.

Just a few birds and a candle.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits and I can't wait to see all of your vignettes.


  1. I love those hurricanes, Marty!

    Great looking tabletop vignettes.

  2. I'm so jealous of your excellent GW store! Our local ones are just stuff that should go to the dump! LOL

    Congrats, love the hurricanes.


  3. Gorgeous hurricanes...I love beautiful glass..don't you? Try adding something in the bottom and anchor the candle in the center, when you are ready for a differant look, like coffee beans. It adds some weight to your candle and looks and smells great too.

  4. I love the hurricanes. I told my sister about your find when I read the post the other day. You just went in on the right day!

    And where did you get that beautiful flower(canna/iris?) pillow Marty? Gorgeous!

  5. Your hurricanes are beautiful. Love all the changes. Thank you for hosting.

  6. Girlfriend, you did GREAT at the Goodwill! I would have snatched those candle holders up in a flash so fast they'd think I was Superman in drag, chick!

  7. Marty, I wish I could find a good buy on hurricanes like those. They can be used in so many ways.

  8. Love the hurricanes and it is nice to have being a senior pay off :) Did you see the taxi under the cloche on Design Star last night??? I thought of you :)

  9. Great deals! I love those hurricanes. You're going to have fun with those. Your plate is too cute. It looks just perfect on your kitchen counter.

  10. Nice, those are great candle holders and candles too! love the color of them.

  11. Marty, I so want to visit your GW store and Debbie's GW store! Y'all find the greatest treasures. Those hurricanes are gorgeous, and those rocks do look so pretty with the candles. I am really loving the way you elevated the ivy on the pedestal. I'm going to be using that idea soon! Thanks for all of the inspiration, and thank you for hosting Tabletop Tues. laurie

  12. The pebbles in the candles was a good idea and the bigger candles did the trick.

  13. Everything looks sooo pretty!!!! Love your finds!!!

  14. Hi sweet lady...

    Girl, you got a "steal-of-a-deal" on those big, beautiful hurricanes!!! I'm so happy for you! I love how they look on your buffet with that gorgeous fruit/vegatable tureen! I think that adding the colored stones just look stunning and really complete the look of the candle! It's so true, I just love all the great ideas and suggestions of our fellow bloggers! Sooo many talented people here!

    Love your new plate too, Marty! You know, I see several new things in that gorgeous corner vignette in the kitchen! Maybe you've posted about them and I just missed them? But, I that woven looking large platter that is behind your new plate! I think that all of your woven items look absolutely gorgeous with the wheat too! I don't think I've ever seen your little pear and apple that you have in that same vignette either! So pretty and textural! My friend, you still reign as the "Queen of all Vignettes"!!!

    Thank you so much for hosting this lovely Tuesday party for us! I always have so much fun participating! I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet note and generous compliments that you left in my Tea Rose bedroom! You always make my heart smile, sweet lady! Thank you!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. What a fantastic find! You have such great thrifting karma! It all looks just gorgeous.

  16. ummmm, I'd love to go thrifting with you, girl...these are wonderful..
    Thanks so much for hosting...
    xo bj

  17. Marty I love the remember when Picket put beans around her's which I thought was an awesome idea also..All your photos are wonderful my dear you still have company...I have a house full coming next week for Candace's baby shower and still have not cleaned my house yet ha ha!! Oh well my family knows I'm a slob so who cares ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. Marty, Your vignettes are always so wonderful. Love the hurricanes and the gorgeous tureen.
    Hugs, Sherry

  19. We've been travelling so much I don't remember the last time I got to a thrift shop! I'm living vicariously through your gorgeous vignettes Marty! :)
    xoxo Pattie

  20. That was a fabulous buy! And you have put them to work beautifully!

  21. Marty, these are so beautiful! I haven't been to Goodwill in ages..looks like I've been missing something! The candles are a lovely color, and the whole vignette was awesome! Great decor.
    Have a great evening and week!

    Smiles and Blessings,

  22. Love your new plate especially! I checked with our goodwill and they don't do senior discount days! Darn! Guess I'll just have to stay young (lie about my age)...she winks.

  23. Hi Marty! I love those hurricanes and you've made them look marvelous!! What a cute plate too! Oh, I would love to see your kitchen in person - it's always so pretty and I love your corner vignettes!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Love those hurricanes, and I really love the candles with the pebbles. I would enjoy seeing them with the coffee beans. How wonderful would THAT smell? I also love your kithen counter corner. Since I'm new here, I had not seen the wonderful lemons and lime cloche. It's perfect, and now I want one on my counter.

    You have a great eye!

  25. Hi Marty! Beautiful vignettes, as always! I love the idea of the pebbles around the pretty! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  26. What was the person thinking who tossed those hurricanes? Marty, you scored at GW. They look about eight kinds of awesome. bigsqueeze♥olive

  27. Wow Marty! what great finds! Love the color of the candles and pebbles, they look great together!

    Who would have thought that anyone would give such nice hurricanes away??? Lucky you!

    Thanks for stopping by recently!

    Have a great week!

  28. You always find the neatest things at the thrift stores there! They look wonderful, the pebbles around the candles is a perfect touch!

    Thanks for hosting!


  29. Marty, I also added a lantern review. Showing a little peak at fall decorating. Hope this is okay.:)

  30. Marty those are great hurricanes and those candles go so well in your home great choice and the addition of the pebbles was a great idea, Hugs Kathysue

  31. What a lovely Blue Monday post to visit. Such lovely colors! :)

  32. HI Marty,
    Everything is so pretty! I love the new hurricanes, they look great with those chunky candles. I like the pebbles, a very nice touch! coffee beans would be interesting as well, I agree.
    Our goodwill is very expensive. I rarely find anything less than if you bought it new, not a deal if you ask me!
    Thanks for hosting us this week.
    Have a good one!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  33. Hi Marty,
    Your new GW hurricanes are fab, especially with the fat candles and pebbles. I like your white themed vignette also next to your sofa. Thanks for hosting TTT!

  34. Love those hurricanes. Coffee beans, what a great idea! I'm getting some ideas for my kitchen counter with that one :) You crack me up Marty, with your "revolving corner" How fun to play with all your accessories and come up with such beautiful little vignettes. You have such a talent! Hugs, Kat

  35. Okay, Lady, I have officially added "Create a tablescape for Marti's party" to my weekend chore list, so come next week, save me a spot!

  36. HI Marty, I think your table is beautiful and especially that gorgeous tureen! I kept going back to look at it! And the pebbles add a nice shiny contrast to the waxy, chunky candle. I am hoping to participate next week. This blogging business is hard work! But I think I am addicted! Linda

  37. Hi Marty,
    I always love your beautiful vignettes! And what amazes me is how you come up with so many new ways to display things. Your GW finds are super and that little plate is just charming. I learn new tricks everytime I come by.
    Hugs and have fun in CA.
    I wish I was going,

  38. Your colors are so soothing, Marty. They remind me of Fall...which is my favorite season. Just gorgeous.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  39. I am SO in love with those hurricanes Marty. That was a REAL treasure find. and I think they are PERFECT on the buffet table. It gives THEM the show. LOVE what your have inside, that makes a great statement and is in perfect proportion with the lamps... I can't get enough of that "Iris Pillow" of your. I saw you create it, LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that. I like different and that's NOT something you see all the time and it's color is wonderful. You always have such a beautiful home...

  40. What terrific finds! Love the hurricane glasses! And yes!!! Bloggers are so sweet and helpful. I have used coffee beans to ground candles - the pebbles look great! I am sure during the holidays even pearls or small Christmas balls would be great! How about Halloween candies? The possibilities are endless!
    Thanks for hosting a fun party!

  41. Love those hurricanes!! Beautiful and so practical too, especially for outdoor dining. Great thrifting Marty! Thanks for another fun TTT!!

    Susan and Bentley

  42. I adore your kitchen vignettes! Never tire of them--in fact, I got an idea (AGAIN) from you just now.
    The candles in the sconces are beautiful--I can almost smell them :)
    I love your party!
    Thank you for inviting me ;)
    P.S. Many blessings to you as you make your home today!

  43. Hi Marty,
    Loved your GoodWill finds, they were wonderful, especially those large hurricane lanterns. those would have been $20-30 anywhere else.
    Great find. Loved your corner vignette for your kitchen too, so pretty. Also loved the one with all the white doves by your sofa. Such a refreshing and beautiful vignette.
    You are a very creative lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting table top Tuesday, it is so much fun!!
    Blessings, Nellie

  44. Those hurricanes look amazing!! Now I wish I had pictures to share with you. I had a wonderful "date" with the Good Will last Saturday!! I bought my very first cloche, a bag full of beads, a toy chest, a musical desk, a bunch of frames, books, and a big wooden Texas (I'm a born n raised Texan!!)

    I posted a recipe that I think looks great on anyone's tabletop!! I hope that is OK. :)

    Thank you for hosting.

  45. The hurricanes were a great find !I love what your vignettes !

  46. Very pretty, Marty! You're making me jealous again of your GW finds....Christine

  47. I'm having Goodwill withdrawal too! I'm going on Thursday. Hopefully they'll have lots of wonderful things but ya never know!

    I love the hurricane you found! Those are such versatile things!



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