Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Still Cleaning and Rearranging

With my grandson's Wedding and three Birthdays, my house cleaning had just been hit or miss.  You know how you vacuum through the middle and dust the tops or around the edges just so it doesn't look gross.  Finally things slowed down for a minute and I really needed to CLEAN.  Of course if you have everything off all the tables and you are polishing it all up really well, you might as well rearrange a few things.  Same old accessories, just moved to a different spot.

The coffee table got a little rearranging.  I replaced the gold topper with an orange table runner.  I like to use fabric for the summer, it gives the room a lighter look against all the dark wood., then  I switched out the dark tray for the yellow frenchy one.  The paper roses moved onto the table along with the little bust and the candlesticks stayed. 

I really like this bouquet and the little boy is so sweet.

The little GW gold base stayed, but I chose to replace the candle with a cloche and use some of my marble and fabrege eggs. 

My two favorite pictures moved to the end table in front of the window.  I love this pictue easel, and a few more eggs finished things off.

A small bouquet of lime hydrangeas and my "frenchy" clock moved to this table.  My favorite spot to read my bible and spend a few minutes with the Lord.

No big changes, just a good cleaning and boy was it time.  I love it when the house sparkles.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I am linking to the following parties:
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday
The Charm Of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
                                          Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
                                                  At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday


  1. Everything is so beautiful as always! You sure have had a ton going on!!!! I love the eggs under the cloche!!!! So European looking!!!

    Lana In Italy

  2. I just love the colors in your living room. The rug and the pillows are to die for!!

  3. So beautiful Marty, just love those roses, everything is so pretty.

  4. You have been a busy lady! Your house looks beautiful...love the fabric on your coffee table & round table.

    have a good day,

  5. Lookin' good. That's what I need to be doing instead of blog hoppin! lol!

  6. Your house always looks so neat and clean to me, Marty! : ) I know what you mean by hit or miss. If I don't do a little bit every evening after work {and if I haven't been sleeping well like this week, forget about it even then!}, it gets pushed further and further down the list. Especially when most Saturdays are spent with the granddaughter. She is at the top of the list and the house cleaning can wait as far as I'm concerned!

    Love those roses and I still love your Frenchy yellow tray! I need to get a good cleaning day in. I just saw a good tip for cleaning windows over at Beth's blog {A to Z} and they desperately need to be done.

  7. Marty, I need to dust badly, too. I have a lot I need to do acutually. You and I like to change things up, but that is o.k. it makes it feel new. Thanks for joining the party tonight.

  8. Marty your house looks beautiful and it's sparkling!I love all your new vignettes!! Martina

  9. Everything looks SO Pretty Marty! I LOVE that rose centerpiece. It is SO DIFFERENT! I totally understand the logic of the cleaning...UGH!There is SO Much pollen flying around here that everything has a constant powdered look. HOW DOES it get into the house???
    Big Hugs to you,

  10. You have me now feeling like I really have to get going on the cleaning.

    We, too, have had some goings-on, twin granddaughters born a few days ago, another granddaughter's college graduation meant a 1500 round trip drive. Arrived home yesterday.

    Several overnight guests, and on and on. But I can now clearly see that I am out of excuses! Where is that vacuum? :)

  11. It's all so beautiful Marty!
    I sure need to get to cleaning my house - if I could just get off my puter! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. You home looks beautiful as usual. I am in love with those paper roses. They look especially amazing. Hope you drop by and link up this post to my Swing into Spring party. Thanks.

  13. Beautiful, as always, Marty. I've loved that rose bouquet since the first time I saw it, so the vignette on your coffee table has to be my favorite. Everything else looks beautiful too. (I bet your house is ALWAYS cleaner than mine - even when you've only dusted the tops of things). Thank you for hosting. laurie

  14. I love seeing pictures of your pretty living room...it always looks clean and refreshing to me. Your new arrangements and colors are perfect for the warmer weather. Can you believe we hit 90 degrees in Chicago today? Very unusual...I hope it doesn't last!! ;-D


  15. Loverly, Loverly...as always!

  16. That is so sweet the little boy, and the roses. Always pretty vignettes here Marty. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Beautiful, Marty! You always create the most lovely vignettes. The sweet egg looks especially elegant under the cloche and raised up on that golden stand.

  18. Hey I thought I was the only one who vacuumed in the middle and just dusted the edges! lol It looks absolutley gorgeous Marty...love the colors and love that lime hydrangea corner...Have a great week sweetie...love ya girl....Picket

  19. Your large mirror is just speaking to me. I always need to mop or dust or both but try not to dwell on it. Your home is lovely and I know y'all enjoy it. hugs♥O

  20. I really need to have a cleaning day. I don't even have a good excuse for my mess. I adore those paper roses!

  21. Your vignettes are delightful. I am totally with you when it comes to enjoying a sparkling clean house. On those rare occasions when mine is just so, I go from room to room and sit, feeling what each space has to offer.

  22. Such a beautiful home. You really always know how to put the right touch on decorating

  23. Oi querida!
    gosto muito de visitar o seu cantinho sigo seu blog a algum tempo e fico maravilhada. O vaso de rosas e o pequeno busto do menino estão perfeitos. Parabéns!
    Te desejo uma noite abençoada.

  24. Marty, you have such a beautiful touch to add charm and elegance in your home. Love seeing what you do with your space.

    Jocelyn @

  25. Very inviting! I love cloches and the fun task of fiding that perfect something to go under them. You are so sweet to always visit our blogs whenever we link up with TTT. That's a chore all by itself. I love sharing with you. Thanks!

  26. Oh my goodness Marty,
    all your lovelies are sparkling !
    I can see the light dancing,
    especially on the glass curio cabinet.
    Happy Spring !

  27. Marty, your home always looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing today's shots. I'm in love with the rose filled urn.

  28. I always enjoy touring your home! Traditional beauty at its best. Love your giant mirror over the sofa!

  29. Hi, Marthy
    As always, I enjoy your pics, your home is lovely, thanks for sharing it.
    Thanks too, for the visit and your nice compliments!
    Have nice day.

  30. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Your home is beautiful. Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

  31. Everything is so gorgeous, Marty!!! I've been getting over Bronchitis and my house has really suffered!!!

  32. People think I love to clean...I always tell them that I don't love cleaning at all, I just love the result! Your paper roses are lovely and as always everything is displayed perfectly.

  33. Marty, your home always looks so nice and inviting! Your "re-arrangements" look wonderful. I love that bowl of gorgeous paper flowers. So pretty! Have a wonderful day.

  34. Marty you have a lovely home. Big Hugs!!

  35. Your home is gorgeous and you really know how to accessorize. I love EVERYTHING. I will have to study these pictures...great inspiration, thanks! ((Hugs)) ~Liz

  36. Your home is so pretty and elegant, Marty. I love the paper roses.

  37. I'm having such fun catching up on posts I've missed (I have read many, but from an iphone where I couldn't comment or see the pictures as well as I'd like). Just thought I'd say hi! Everything looks stunning. This room is my favourite. xo

  38. Are you kidding me? This is your home? It looks like a page from a magazine. Gorgeous. I love it!