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Monday, August 9, 2010

Table Top Tuesday; A First

This is my first Table Top Tuesday. It is Marty’s link party at a A Stroll Through Life If you have seen the photos of our living room at the yellow house some of these items may be a repeat for you. I do change objects around quite a lot as Joe and I thrift over two states.

The pineapple lamp is from a second hand store close to our old house. The ginger jar is a garage sale find. The small cloche is from a thrift store and the large one is from an estate sale. The tiny creamers inside the cloches are all from garage sales. The white pitcher was made in Italy for Williams Sonoma. I got it on clearance for sixty percent off the regular price. Williams Sonoma is a beautiful store but the prices are scary.

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The duck mandible is really Joe’s brother’s. We are holding it hostage because I like it very much. Joe found the drift wood at the beach. The little elephant is from a garage sale.

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The small oval mirror is from a thrift store. The print was purchased in Florence, Italy and is of the Ponte Vecchio  bridge where we purchased our wedding bands.

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My little three drawer chest holds my vintage linens. I have had it for many years. I did purchase it from an antiques store. I love the drawer pulls.

Thanks bunches sweet Marty for being my hostess today. Ya’ll please visit Marty and the others for more tables tops.

grace surrounds us



  1. Olive... Your BiRthDaY picture of you and Hubby on the side bar is just precious!!! YOU are one special lady!!! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  2. Olive, welcome to tabletop Tuesday. Love your vignette. Love the different items and different textures that are mixed. Those drawer pulls look a lot like the ones on my antique chest.

  3. What a great display Olive...I love the dresser too...lots of history there...your vases are very pretty too....Marty has a nice party to join in on:)

  4. Beautiful first contribution to Tabletop Tues, olive. I love everything but my favorite is the pineapple lamp....Christine

  5. Welcome Olive, Im farely new myself, this is a great party to join. Im sooooo lovin your lamp. And I love all the little treasures. Well done, hope to see you next week. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog too.

  6. Very nice, I'm lovin' the shape of your small cloche!

  7. I'm already a follower. Especially loved the furniture piece you have for linens. i need something like that. Rose

  8. I love all the white clustered! And I love the duck mandible... that is not something you see displayed in to many living rooms these days! Eclectic and unique... I likey!

  9. Hi Olive and it's nice to meet you. Welcome to Tabletop Tuesday! Oh, what a lovey vignette you've put together. I love the pineapple lamp!! It's a symbol of hospitality! Hope you'll come back to see me sometimes. Now I'm going to scroll down through your blog.

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. LOVE all of your
    dear treasures....
    and that chest
    is really sweet,
    too! You've really
    got the eye for
    putting things together
    and making them
    seem sing, Olive.
    Hope you are staying
    cool! We are off to
    the beach, today....
    xx Suzanne

  11. "Just Beautiful" and how I DREAM of your front porch and rocking in those chairs...I will take turns sitting in them all!!! LOVE THAT PORCH!!!

  12. I just discoved your blog and love it. Would love for you to visit My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a jewelry giveaway so do drop by!

  13. Oh I love it all. The lamp is to die for and the ginger jar is too. How in the world do you find cloches at thrift and garage sales. Those tiny pitchers are just fabulous. Your vignette is lovely and the chest is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. I hope you will again. Hugs, Marty

  14. Isn't it great fun to thrift...especially as you travel? Hubby and I love doing that. It's the little treasures we find that make our houses our homes and add such personality and style.

    Have a terrific week!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  15. Hi Olive, the lamp is my favorite lovely as well as your pretty antique chest. Thanks for sharing.

  16. just love your table scape!! wonderful mix of colors and textures! wow-
    just noticed I am on your blog list -thanks -will do the same.

  17. Olive, I love that three drawer chest, and you've done a beautiful job of accessorizing it. laurie

  18. Love this tabletop! I really like how you pull items together. Interesting and eclectic! Don't know how I've missed your blog but I'm a follower now!!

  19. Olive, You used such a varied assortment of accessories to pretty up your chest! Love the ginger jar and that lamp. Reminds me of a pineapple. :-)
    Oh- and I absolutely love the scale with the wicker basket in your newer post. Now that was a bargain and a very fun find!!
    ~ Sue


I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive