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Monday, April 5, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday

Well, you probably are SO sick of me talking about my trip to Atchison, Kansas to Mary Carol Garrity's home last fall, but I had to show a few of the things she had in her "courtyard" area. Now here in my part of Kansas, we don't have Courtyards. We have back yards, and sometimes, PASTURES! Ha!
All kidding aside, she was preparing for her Mother's birthday party and had things spruced up quite a bit. I have a feeling, after seeing her home, that it looks good all the time - birthday party or not. Anyway! below is some of the vignettes I photographed. ENJOY!
A very simple basket full of gourds - with vines still attached.

Pumpkins elevated to new heights to show off their beauty!

She explained that these vases would be removed and the table would be used for a dessert buffet during the evening.

This is the front side of the beverage table. I know, it's Spring and we are all anxious to see GREEN, but I thought this 3' tall jug was SO awesome, with the dried leaves and vines in it.

These are the fluted glasses set out for the event.

Thanks for joining me as I join the Tabletop Tuesday event going on at at:


  1. That would be so much fun to visit her place. I am sure you had a great time.

  2. Sandi, I could never tire of seeing photos of what Mary Carrol Garrity has in her home and garden. I'd love to make a trip there for myself and hope to someday. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandi, Thanks for inviting me over...I'm so glad I came by...this is a stunning display of pumpkins/squashes. Very beautiful. That stemware is lovely as well. Thanks for entering my giveaway...Good luck!

  4. p/s I meant to tell you that you may like the poem in my Easter post.

  5. Sandi those are wonderful photos...I love the table top chalkboard, very cool!~ Hope all is well:)

  6. Oh, I'm loving everything I see! Wonderfulness.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I so want to go to one of her stores. This is so pretty!


  8. Beautiful tabletops! The champagne flutes are exquisite...Christine

  9. I love the elevated pumpkins idea, everything is so pretty!!

  10. Such beautiful garden displays. Such a good idea to elevate and display the gourds and pumpkins so beautifully. I love all the vases too. Just so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is such fun. I have a new button for the event. I hope you will stop by and copy it. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  11. Lovely photos! I am determined to visit her place -- maybe when I retire!

  12. Love the vignettes. Especially the vignette on the table she was going to use for the dessert buffet.

    ~ Tracy

  13. I love seeing Mary Carol's home. I am loving all of her vignettes. Every piece is interesting. Thanks so much for sharing, Sandi!


  14. I hadn't seen any of Mary Carol's home before and never been to Kansas either so I'm looking forward to seeing even more! Just beautiful photos. Hope you'll stop by and get in on our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

  15. Hi!
    I really like the fluted glasses on the silver tray.
    Really pretty!


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