Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, antique store. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it. Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell!
My Thrifty Thursday find is a simple one. Simple albeit useful. And something that you might find surprising. My local thrift store gets in large shipments of brand new reading glasses. I began looking over them and found this pair that I liked. The price tag said $9.95 but it was then marked down to $4.95. For new glasses! The prescription in them was obviously wrong for me. I don't only need reading glasses I need full on glasses. But the reason I purchased them is so I can take them to my eye care provider and get my prescription lenses placed inside. If you have bought glasses you know that most of the cost comes in the frame. Not so in my case. Cool frames. Affordable frames. Frames that I can swap out because there is little cost in them. Do I look smart and artsy? Ok, perhaps I do look dorky. But I am pretty smart, considering the price I paid! Now that is a good thrifty Thursday find! I am praying that the Mr. Linky I attempted to install will work. If not, It is quite possible I will go off the deep end trying to get it on the post. If it isn't on here, please leave your blog link in the comments so that visitors can swing by and check out your thrifty find.
My friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch host a Thursday Meme called Tablescapes. I find Susan very inspirational. And my goodness, her porch! I'd love to nap there myself. Anyway, I am playing along today in Susan's Tablescape Thursday. We are simple folks at my house. Many times a paper plate is what supper is served on. Sure we have our everyday dishes to, but nothing special. I actually have four sets of dishes, all of whihc we inheirited, but I have them stored to conserve space. On my recent trip to the store, At Home in Homewood, Alabama, I found a tablescape that I loved. It took me right away to the beach. So, here is my contribution for today.... I love the natural/neautral colors of white, brown, soft blues and greens in the dishes and glasses. Even the rattan braided napkin ring is a nod to natural elements. Very Leigh. Very Me. I love that!
Thanks to all for participating in Thrifty Thursday! And thank you to those who have popped by from Susan's Blog, Between Naps on the Porch. I love new friends! Join me for next week's Thrifty Thursday! Coming tomorrow.....The Letter R, by way of Dust Bunny Hostage.
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Leigh discusses home decor, thriftiness (its an art) road trips and life as a stay at home mom. Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer, writer and wanna-be roller derby queen/rock star. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the south with her three children and husband "Big Daddy".
"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*&t."
Words of Wisdom
"Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."-Jimmy Buffett
Sea Joy When I go down by the sandy shore,I can think of nothing I want moreThan to live by the booming blue seaAs the seagulls flutter round about me. I can run around when the tide is outWith the wind and the sand and the sea all about,And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.Oh, to live by the sea is my only wish. - Jacqueline Bouvier
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." --- Mark Twain
The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:12,13 NIV
Live a good life and in the end it's not the years in the life, it's the life in the years.~ Abe Lincoln
Let your boat of life be light Packed with only what you need --A homely home and simple pleasures,One or two friends, worth the name,Someone to love and someone to love you,A cat, a dog, and a pipe or two,Enough to eat and enough to wear,And a little more than enough to drink...For thirst is a dangerous thing. -- Jerome K Jeromefrom "Three Men in a Boat"
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"We can make our plans,But the LORD determinesour steps" Proverbs 16:9
"Let us not forget what is best remembered or may we not remember what is best forgotten."
"Fish and overnight guest stink after three days." ~plaque at Fish Camp Restaurant, Orange Beach, Alabama
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human being experience."
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are." Proverbs 27:17
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Worry is a robber of time and energy. Take comfort within that God's power is what we truly need. Heknows our needs before we can even ask for them.
If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. Faith is the ability to not panic.
Don't "find" a religion. "Find" your relationship with God. ~Bill Burgess
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."-Mark Twain