Monday, April 26, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday - Built Ins

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm joining Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday today! Pop over to see her and visit all the 'Tops' Ones for such inspiration. Thank you Marty for being the Most Gracious Hostess!

I'm going to bring you into our den today. This is where Mr. Precious and I spend so much of our time. I feel so fortunate to have these great built ins on either side of the fireplace. I'll be showing you the right side today.

My chair is beside this set of built ins. I did clean the top off for you. I put my little handy things there! But you're company and I always pick up and straighten for company! Don't you? :)
As you look at the center of my bookshelves on the very top you'll see an old organ grinder with his little monkey. I've had this for about 30 years or so. He plays music too! The next shelf down holds a lovely tray I bought at a garage sale long ago and two little tiny lamps that have had more shades than Jackie O! As you can see, more little birds have gathered here. Then the colorful picture hanging above the tray was bought in France a few years ago. It shows the different seasons. Love this most tinyness of a painting. Can you love a most tinyness of a painting? You bet your Ooo La Las you can! :)


I'll just show you a few of my favorite things. I love this little pair of darlings. I think they're candlesticks since their little baskets have small openings in them but I don't put candles in their baskets ~ I just love to look at their sweet little faces. Aren't they precious being so busy with their fruit?


Here's a tray and tea pot my Dear Daughter gave me a few years ago. I seem to always have a few birdies somewhere!

As you can see I have quite a few books in these shelves. Mostly decorating books for moi! :) Bookshelves can be a little difficult at times to arrange. I've learned if you do have a lot of books you can place them in a zig zag pattern and it's much more pleasing to your tiny most gorgeous eyes! But then, if you're using all books ~ no problem ~ you can just poke them all up on your shelves.

I found these darling bookends so many many years ago at a garage sale. They're quite olden as you can tell. Aren't they sweet! Look at those little angel faces! And the tiny rabbit eyes! Oh, I love these little olden bookends. Can you love little olden bookends? Well, you bet your dog eared pages you can! Can you tell I like my things? I really do! :)



This lovely framed cross was made and given to me by a very sweet friend. I love this too! I also adore my little doggy sitting here guarding a few mags for me.


Isn't he adorable? Don't ask me how I know he's a he...I just do. Look at his little loving eyes! He's very special and loves to wear this wreath around his tiny neck. Guess what?


Here is his tiny twin who was turned into a lamp that sits on the other set of built ins. I love my doggies too! Can you tell?



Now don't forget to pop on over to Marty's ~ you'll have a ball.


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Dear Ones, I want to remind you I'm having a party on Friday, May 7th! Oh, it's going to be a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snappy Diva Party and it will be so much fun. Would you please come? I'm trying to give you plenty of time to snap for me. If you're not familiar with "Bathroom Snapping" just click here and I will explain it to you.

Now I would be so very sad if you didn't come. So I hope to see you all here on May 7th. I'll have Mr. Linky up and we'll go to town!! :)


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I Am Woman

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong

I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman
~ sung by Helen Reddy