Monday, February 22, 2010

Table Top Tuesday

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Hi everyone! I did a little re-arrangement in my kitchen that I’m linking to Table Top Tuesday. Marty is the new hostess of this fun Linky Party.

Actually, my “table top” is the window valance that I found in my neighbors garbage last year. Some of you might remember that I hung it in one of the doorways of my kitchen. I hadn’t changed my display on it since I originally hung it.
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But I found this little metal "butter" cup for 99 cents at Goodwill a few weeks ago and thought I’d like to do something with it. I was hoping to find other’s but haven’t so far.

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Then I found a small wood tray and these two plates at Hobby Lobby. All of them were on clearance!

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I put them all together with the two little roosters I found at a thriftstore last summer that I use alot so you've seen them alot LOL!

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I bought this cute little egg bucket at Hobby Lobby (it 50% off so it was $3).  I’ll be able to use it lots of places.

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I think that whole display cost me about $11 and everything that's there can be used in my living room or dining room as well. Stretching those decorating dollars!

Please stop by  Marty’s blog  A Stroll Thru Life to see all the other participants, she’s always such a wonderful hostess! The party is all vignettes anywhere in your house – it should be loads of fun and very inspiring!

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Thanks for dropping by today and have a great week!



68 comments:

Patricia said...

beautiful and very springy!
i love the gingham ribbon!!!
red is my favorite accent!
many blessings
patricia

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Everything is so cute :)

Laurie Anne said...

Wow! Manuela,everything you decorate is warm and homey...Love it! You always find such sweet things! Wish I could come thrifting with you one day :) xx

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I alway love coming by here and seeing all your pretties you have...Really love those Roo's plates and you girl and your Hobby Lobby...boy I will be so glad when Calif. gets with the program and we have one...I have HL envy my friend...Love it girl as everything you do...and I too am so glad Marty took this over as I love her to death...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

First of all, I just love your valance over the doorway. What a wonderful idea and such a great space to decorate. Your vignette is just gorgeous. Love the tray, plates and the cute egg bucket, and you know I would drool over your roosters, so cute. I like the ribbon on their necks. I may have to copy that sometime. Your butter cup is the most unusual and precious think I have ever seen. I love it. Thanks so much for joining the fun. Great eye candy and inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Megan said...

It all looks so nice -- I love to visit you and see your wonderful decorating ideas -- but I am so jealous of you and Hobby Lobby--wish we could get one near me. Looks like there are some wonderful buys.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful arrangement, manuela. I love that valance, too!

Darlene said...

I always love seeing what you have decorated each time I stop by. As always it is ADORABLE. LOVE the spot and the cute items you have.♥

Linda said...

Very cute. I like you use of ribbon, it totally makes the chickens. Linda

xinex said...

What a lovely display, Manuela and you did it so reasonably. I especially love the egg bucket, so cute!...Christine

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Manuela -

It looks lovely :) I love the wooden tray and the ribbons you added to the white roosters. I just love your house and will be using it for inspiration in the new 100 year old farmhouse we are moving into.....hopefully this week :)
Toni

Donna said...

I love your valance and rooster display! I saw the egg baskets and trays at HL the other day and intended to go back and look at them again and forgot! I am going tomorrow to buy the egg basket! Too cute! Love Hobby Lobby!
As always everything you touch is beautiful!
Blessings,
Donna

Debbie said...

That is so darn cute! And what a deal!!~ Thanks for stopping by my blog I appreciate your lovely comment!!~

Julie Harward said...

You find the cutest things lady...it all looks SO cute! I am having a GIVE A WAY..:D

Jenglamgirl said...

Manuela~ it all looks darling. I really love how that shelf almost looks like a valance, its so adorable. Your display is so cute, and I almost bought that same tin bucket.. the other day. Hugs, Jenn

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela I'm clapping my hands here! That is just too precious! Love it all and what great prices.

Have a great evening. ~Melissa :)

Susan said...

I love your arrangement , it looks so country.........and I love Roosters. the ribbon around the roosters necks makes a great accent.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Sooo pretty..love that shelf above your doorway!

Lee Laurie said...

You have inspired me once again! I would love to have a shelf like that! I love all of your things that you have on there. They all go together so perfectly. You got some great bargains too!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Brenda Eason said...

Love it all..Hobby Lobby is my second home lol.

Carolyn said...

You do such a good job at putting it all together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Ellen said...

You always have such wonderful ideas! I love your shelf and the green paint color is so bright and cheery!!

Cute Cute!!

Still taking down wallpaper- 1 more day and I hope to be finished with that part of the project!

blessings
mary

Debbie said...

Very nice "table top". I really like the egg bucket.
Debbie

Ally's Corner said...

Love the bucket, great find!

kim said...

Just too cute. I love all your rooster items. I have quite a few roosters and other rooster items myself.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

The wood valance is adorable! It wouldn't be too hard to make, would it? It's exactly like the fabric valances we used to have. I'll have to search big trash pickup next week for some extra wood, because I must have one. Thank you for another great, inspiring idea, Manuela!!

Cozy Little House said...

I haven't been into Hobby Lobby in at least a month. And look what I'm missing on clearance. What a wonderful idea for a tabletop display! I knew Marty was taking over. I gotta get her button and get ready so I'll have something next week and get to play.
Brenda

Milah said...

Very nice! And I love the green wall!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like the vignette above the door. The ribbon around the chicks necks is such a cute touch. Again - Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love that tray! It's adorable! The whole arrangement is great.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Loving those roosters! The white ones are my favorite! Nicely done and such beautiful photos!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Nice valance and love all the roosters perched on top. Very cute.

Gloria said...

Hi Manuela, very nice display and for pennies. have a great week.

luvtodecorate said...

I saw those very same plates today at hobby lobby! I didnt get them now seeing this I wised I had! lol..I luv what you have done there..I also have chickens and roosters in my kitchen..I really luv that little red pail! very pretty manuela!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How cute is that! Great vignette and great prices! I haven't seen the valance over your door, I really like it!

Looking forward to more of your vignettes in the future!

Katherine

Linda said...

Love the white roosters- I've never seen any like them- very versatile for decorating!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, I love your display and what sweet things you've used. I'm coveting those little white roosters! I do love me some yard birds!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love your display and especially love the shelf over the door. I really like those!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Love that shelf! It's way too pretty to be thrown into the trash...you know what they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure!" The little roosters are so cute.

Really Rainey said...

You have gotta love Hobby Lobby clearance section! ITs insane sometimes! I LOVE your idea for using that valence over your door! Now I am looking around to see if I have place to do that!
Really Rainey

Cindy said...

Manuela,
Your vignette is so pretty! I love all of your little treasures, they are wonderful!
I made your Root Beer cake today and it came out perfectly wonderful. I put a cream cheese icing on it with a bit of root beer in it, too. Oh, and I also put some pecans in the cake, mmmm...it was lovely! My hubby loved it. Thanks again for the recipe.
Hugs, Cindy S

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela! I love your rooster display! Of course red is my favorite color too. You always do a great job. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

T's Daily Treasures said...

Why would anyone throw away a perfectly good door valance like that? It is perfect where you've placed it and your arrangement of thrifty goods is so beautiful! Such wonderful things at such a low price. It can be done if people will just keep their eyes open and be ready for the hunt. You do it so beautifully. Blessings, Tammy

Sandra said...

Pretty display...thanks for the party link...I joined up too. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How perfect is the tray for you? Roosters and harlequin and red ~ oh my! The whole display came together so nicely. That valance really worked out as a shelf for you!

Gracie said...

Beautiful and charming way to decorate a door...

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

I love the tray and the buttercup it looks fab xx

Julie said...

I love how you made the shelf about your doorway! You are such a lucky shopper.

Very cute!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love it Manuela! You have a knack for finding wonderful things and putting them together so perfectly!

Donna said...

Everything looks so nice!

Donna

Shilo said...

Ooo...love that new bucket! So cute!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I love the combination of things you put together. My favorites are the white roosters with the red bows. They are so cute!
Hugs, Rhondi

alice said...

Manuela,
So darling! I love all the swell great finds! HB is one of my favorite haunts. Lucky you on the butter cup.
smiles, alice

Happy@Home said...

What a lovely way to decorate the top of a doorway. It all looks so nice together.

Christina said...

Oh my! I love the little butter container. What a wonderful find.

Love the red always. You always create such charming vignettes.

vignette design said...

Wish we had a Hobby Lobby. We have Michaels which doesn't compare. Your vignette is so darling.

matty said...

Is that too cute or what?? Lovely!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the new roosters, and the tassel one too! Your guest room is looking wonderful! I know you with your stash of paint will be outdoors painting soon as you can. Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a great vignette! I love your green wall too!

Betty said...

I absolutely adore your wooden valance over the door! As well as everything else...

Blessings...Betty @ Country Charm

The Decorating Diaries said...

Red and white and roosters - beautiful.

Janet

Kim said...

So cute!! I love that you found another display place. I have some much stuff, not enough places to put it :)

Kathleen said...

Sorry I am late getting here.
That is lovely! You always manage to put such pretty things together!
Very talented!

Susie Q said...

This is just wonderful! I love the sweet little butter cup! Every piece is so special...I love the way you display your treasures!

bj said...

O, this is really pretty. Isn't it fun to find things to make a pretty table top!!
Come by and have tea with me today.
xo bj

Bridgit said...

LOVE the wooden tray!!!

Tardevil said...

Love that shelf! Just saw that bucket in Hob Lob on Friday. We have the same paint color in our kitchen.

Amy (akt122@yahoo.com) said...

I have just found yoru blog lately and have noticed the picture you have above your table. It's shown in this post and I wanted to know where you got it? I think it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful looking.

Thanks, Amy