Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrating Tabletop Tuesday!

I thought I would take you on a little tour of the top of my barrister bookcase in celebration of the 150th Tabletop Tuesday over at Marty's wonderful blog, A Stroll Thru Life. I've recently been working on a re-do in this little third bedroom, affectionately known as the Mom-cave, so hopefully soon I'll be able to share the whole thing. 

The bookcase is literally a treasure-trove for me... it's among the pieces I inherited from my grandmother, and I've filled it with all manner of pretty thrifty finds and vintage family pieces. I really like the layered, "collected" look when displaying these kinds of pieces - it makes me happy to know that wherever my eye lands in the display, I'll be looking at something that's been handed down, or acquired through a happy thrifting expedition. 

At this end of the top shelf are a beautiful blue glass vase found while thrifting...

...a blown-glass pumpkin won in a Facebook comment contest...

...and a pretty peacock figure that was a gift from my husband. 

Moving along you can catch a glimpse of my framed Blue Jay (it's the To/From tag off of a larger gift bag!)...

... ivory scrolly heart... 

... a little salt-clay salamander made by my daughter when she was little... 

...and of course a framed photo of my beautiful girl - she's 19 now and a freshman in college! 

I have a lot of blue pieces for some reason and tried to weave them throughout the display rather than grouping them together in a clump. In the next section I've layered a blue bird bud vase that was painted by my mother-in-law (along with a couple strands of blue, pearl, and silver beads)...  

...and a blue glass vase on which I painted a little Bible verse and some soft blue and white roses. 

I've also recently become smitten with what I call "courting couples," shown here on a fabulous green lamp base (it's obviously no longer a lamp - I just love the shape and design of it!)... 

...a sweet figurine...

...and a miniature teacup. 

At the end of the row we are back to blue with a beautiful Depression Glass banana bowl in the Moon & Stars pattern, a gift from my mother-in-law. 

Finally, on the wall above all of these pieces is a lovely landscape painting I found while thrifting. It's in a thrifted wooden frame that I painted in the ivory accent color I've used throughout my re-done room.  

So that's my tabletop tour - congratulations, Marty, on 150 weeks of one of my favorite blog link parties! Here's to many more Tabletop Tuesdays

More soon,

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  1. Hi Janet....I enjoyed the tour! You have some lovely things...:) I gave you a shout out over at my blog since I found out about the Tabletop Tuesday link-up here! Be Blessed!

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. Oh how pretty, you really do have some lovely things and your displays and vignettes are fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  3. Thank you for the kind comments, everyone - sure glad you all stopped by!


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