Friday, May 3, 2013

Silver-Cream and a Copy Cat

I have run out of ideas, but you guys never do, so I had to try and do a little copy cat decor.

I am always so inspired by how fabulous your different styles are.  MT-Tails shared her dining room and I love everything about it.  Stunning.

I especially love her table centerpiece.  I keep seeing all of your guys create a long rectangular design down the center of the table.  I love this and I love all the different elements you incorporate into these designs.

So I had to try and do a copy cat of sorts and create a centerpiece down the center of my  table.

The crackle finish on the swan is one of my favorite finishes, gives it some age.

Ivy in a silver julip cup standing on the pedestal adds a little softness and the mercury pumpkin adds more sparkle.  For some added interest, I've used my silver wine holder too.

She used a candelabra, so of course I incorporated mine too.

How about you, do you like to change and rearrange your table centerpiece too?  I think I like this rectangle design for a change. By adding different elements, it's more interesting than just flowers and candles.

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  1. I love it, Marty! I find it hard to believe that you run out of ideas. Your creations are always spot-on gorgeous. Thank you for inspiring us all! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love it too Marty. The swan is perfect!

  3. pretty close Marty! Love yours and MT-Tails'! Have a great weekend dear!

  4. I was just casually reading the post and holy bananas, you're copying me. You table looks pretty and that swan does have a great finish. Thank you for your wonderful comments and the sincerest form of flattery!

  5. How lovely Marty...I doubt it you need to copy anyone for your great vignette-creations and this one turned out wonderful! I love that great looking crackle swan, wow! Big hugs,

  6. I have been wanting to create a long arrangement on my table too so thank you so much for the inspiration. I don't blame you for loving the crackle finish on your swan, it is fabulous and I love it too.

  7. Pretty Marty!!! Feeling a little Swan envy over here....
    I always do the 'long' arrangements, you can incorporate so many elements.
    Hugs, Gee

  8. Love the layering Marty, great job!

  9. It's perfect . . . and the silver julep cup because it's Derby Day!!!!!

  10. Very pretty, Marty! I find I get lots of inspiration from other bloggers {and Pinterest now, too}. I think we all wind up with something original because we use what we've got and what works in our home, like you did here.

  11. Beautiful as always Marty.. you sure are a great copycatter~!


  12. That is so beautiful! I love the color scheme! You did a fantastic job copying... you have a great eye for things.

  13. Love the choices, the swan looks wonderful with the silver...but dosen't everything look great with silver? Love it!

  14. Your centerpiece looks beautiful, Marty. I think you have a high acumen for decorating. And so what if you "copy cat" - the beauty is meant to be shared, and I'm sure your fellow bloggers consider it a compliment when you like their look so much that you incorporate it into your own home!
    Blessings, Beth

  15. Very pretty Marty! I love to copy cat ideas in my own way too. Your elements are spot on! I love your cracked swan and your beautiful plant!

  16. Marty I have always been in love with your swan. I just love the crackle effect he has. He always looks great no matter what vignette you use him. I just love this vignette with all the silver additions.

  17. I used think it wasn't polite to copy...but of COURSE it is! We copy magazines, we copy everything all out lives, from infancy on...and to be copied is the sincerest form of flattery!
    Your tabletops are always stunning, Marty! That SWAN!! (I just have..those old roosters! :(

  18. I love this type of design for my table too. I have been doing this on the morning room table since we moved in and love it. Hope you have seen my latest post. I love your swan and the crackle finish too. Love your pedestal too, I have SEARCHED for one to no avail:) Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

  19. So serene, Marty! I love this vignette.



  20. I sometimes run out of ideas too! I think that's why I like blogs so much, you always find something to copy!

    xoxo. Michelle.

  21. The display on your table is really great! I love the mix of colour and the fact that they are all soft and natural.

  22. Marty - What a pretty table! You did an awesome job.


  23. It never fails to amaze me how you put things to use in such creative and lovely ways, Marty. Great job!

  24. You did a fantastic job! I am running out of ideas for tables, too...

  25. Great copycat Marty, it's just gorgeous!
    Oh I love your crackled swan, so unique.
    And I love how share so many great blogger creations with us, I am always inspired!
    I am still trying to find a time to get out to AZ.
    My Mom's health has held me back a bit.
    Yesterday we were in the 70's, finally!!!
    Hugs friend,

  26. Love that swan! I have a rabbit that has that finish on it and it is one of my favorites. I know what you mean about running out of ideas, especially after several holidays in a row. However, something someone usually inspires me - many times, it is you!!

  27. Your eclectic mix looks great! Lots of different interesting elements to keep the eyes moving around. Your swan is gorgeous and the cradled wine bottle is a fun touch!

  28. Marty,
    Amazing centerpiece arrangement, dear friend!!!
    However, many, m a n y times...I "copy~cat" your vignettes...
    or at least I attempt to here on the Prairie!!!
    I've been wanting to bring the rectangular dining table back upstairs.
    I find the rectangle less challenging than the small round dining table
    we use everyday. We'll see, as our space is so limited in the dining area.
    Thanks for sharing and have a marvelous week ahead!!!

  29. Marty, the wonderful thing about blogging is that we all feed off of each other! We never know what may inspired someone or how a simple comment may make someone feel. Your blog has inspired me many times, and your comments always such a positive encouragement to keep going!! I agree, your inspiration room from MT-Tails is beautiful and and your table came out gorgeous as well!! Thanks so much for everything you do!!

  30. It looks great Marty. I love it when I get inspiration from somewhere else.

  31. Great copycat look! I'm always looking for inspiration from you and others in Blogland. It's so much fun copying and making it your own. I have to tell you I saw a beautiful swan at GW the other day and thought of you. I would have bought it but it was really large, and I had no place to put it. I'll just admire yours. :)

  32. So very pretty Marty! Your swan makes it perfect!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY! :)

  33. So pretty Marty and I love your swan!

  34. Marty, this is so pretty. I love that crackled swan. You brought all of these different elements together beautifully. laurie

  35. That's quite the centerpiece! Great copy, really works. Especially the swan, love that crackle. Thanks for sharing, liz

  36. Thanks for sharing with us at the Give Me The Goods Monday!

  37. Great job!

    Thanks for being a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper