Monday, April 26, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday - laundry bunnies

It's Tabletop Tuesday -- always fun to see all the inspiration across blogworld and being invited in such welcoming homes. This week what I'm sharing -- isn't exactly a tabletop -- it's a shelf (hope that counts). This shelf in in my laundry room (well not even a room - maybe a laundry hall! I don't know who's bright idea this was -- but you have to go through this in order to get to the only downstairs powder room. I dream of someday adding on a true laundry room and turning this spot into a butler's pantry. When I had a bridal shower a couple of weeks ago, I wanted this path to look inviting so I cleared off the shelf that contains all the laundry and cleaning items.


The space is so tight I had to take three pictures in order to get everything. The green sign is one I put up several years ago at Christmas and decorated with candles, greenery and ribbons -- I've just left it up. Today I covered the shelf with green "grass" and tried to make a little garden setting. Pink bows and the pink rosebud vine were from our daughter's wedding almost 5 years ago. The topiary was one I made for a baby shower when she was expecting twin girls (see the two little eggs in the nest?).


The bird house was purchased years ago at Garden Ridge -- I've used in several places in my house. The bunnies were purchased at Kroger a couple of years ago.


Just trying to pretty up the path to the ladies room! Now if I could just get those bunnies to do the laundry.

To see lots of tabletop decor and inspirations, be sure to visit Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" -- she's the sweetest of hostesses.

See ya!

22 comments:

  1. Your little self is just tooo cute!!! A wonderful time of the year to show this one, it really makes you think of spring. I think I might want to come to your house and do laundry, you have a much more pleasant place than my basement laundry room. I guess that could be my next project. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  2. I love Garden Ridge. We don't have one here...but I go there every time I visit Rose. You shelf is really cute and such a great idea to cover it with grass..

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  3. Martha-This is a great spring shelf and your sign is good year round. We could use a little of that all year! The topiary with the two eggs is a darling idea for a "twin" shower!

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  4. Now this is so clever and also so beautiful. I would never have thought of this, but what a beautiufl vignette. The little birdhouse and the birds are gorgeus. Such wonderful eye candy and inspiration. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  5. We are remodeling and are just at the drywall stage for our new laundry room. THANKS FOR THE INSPRIRATION! Your room is lovely.

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  6. What a pretty vignette! Love the bunnies and the birdhouse and how you put them together....Christine

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  7. Cute vignette. Every laundry room should have a bit of whimsy, don't you think?

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  8. Your vignette is so pretty and I love the little bunnies! So sweet to have in a laundry room!
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  9. I love your shelf Martha! How very pretty it is!!

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  10. I know your shower guests were charmed by your pretty display in the laundry area! I love the way you've combined elements you've collected over time -- and that have special meaning to you. Thank you for your comment on my post -- wish I'd thought of "Dining with the Dogs" for the title!

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  11. That is adorable!! Wish mine looked like yours!! My laundry is also the mud room and pass through to the back, and storage for dishes, coats, shoes, etc., and would you believe a visitor that we do not know tried to just walk in through that door last week without knocking. And we live out in the woods, so that's not cool, but I was more concerned that it was the impression he got of my house! So if people walk through yours, they see a beautiful space!!

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  12. I love not putting laundry things in the Laundry room. I'm inspired by your shelf!

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  13. I love it...I'm not sure I wouldn't leave it all cute like that and stuff the laundry things in a closet!

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  14. Martha, your shelf looks so pretty. Love the bunnies in the grass. What a great idea to freshen it up when you had the party. Oh, I am SO glad people do not have to walk through my laundry room - it's a disaster most of the time! laurie

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  15. How pretty! I love the birdhouse! I always enjoy stopping by Garden Ridge when I'm in either Austin or Houston, Tx. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  16. Martha..very Spring like and I am so happy I am not the only one that did something beside a "tabletop"...I was worried!
    Thank you for liking my big white rooster...:)
    Yep..he is BIG and he is very white!
    Love and hugs,
    Mona

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  17. You did a splendid job on that shelf!

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. p.s. You can NEVER go wrong with bunnies. At Christmas I doll them up with red ribbon and evergreen! :)

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  19. Love the shelf with everything. We all need bunnies!

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  20. I love the shelf...and those little Kroger bunnies are the most precious things. I love stuff like that....I just wish I could see it sometimes to do it. I make my brain tired trying to come up with a setting. You make it look so easy.

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  21. I'm still trying to catch up on the Tabletops Tuesday. This is really cute and I like the memories you have there to see daily!

    Katherine

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