Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thrifty Thursday-Plus a Tablescape

Welcome one, welcome all to Thrifty Thursday here in Bloggeritaville.



It's also Tablescape Thursday so it has to be a party! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

If you are participating in Thrifty Thursday, be sure to grab yourself a Thrifty Thursday button and let's get started! For those that don't know, 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!

Today I am combining my Thrifty Thursday and Tablescape Thursday. It's a Thrifty Tablescape! Last Friday I went with my dear friend, "Diva" to Mississippi to do some more cleanup on her mother's home. If you missed the info on the home, it's worth the read. Diva's childhood home is a 200 year old historical home filled with all sorts of history and antiques. It is right up my alley. Diva has been very gracious in giving me a few things from the estate. Special things. And some of these things I am using in my tablescape today. And it's thrfty because it was free, a gift from my friend Diva, dishes from my mom, and a bowl from my cousin.
The tablecloth is a blue and white tablecloth that was hand embroidered by Diva's grandmother. Just look at the time she put into it. It's a piece of art. I should've ironed it, but I ran out of time.




The napkins are actually dish towels. But I used them as a substantial napkin. Covers laps nicely. They were also from Diva's home. They are a blue and white check pattern. They perfectly coordinate with the tablecloth.

The plates are my mothers, as are the glasses.
The centerpiece is a bowl of lemons. Simple. Colorful. The bowl was a gift from my cousin Beckie.

The menu for my simple lunch is
Crazy Chicken Salad served on croissant rolls
Fruit salad
Chips
Mint Sweet Tea
and Key Lime Pie (a preview of my Foodie Friday that will run tomorrow on my recipe blog, Plates and Places)
And this, my friends, is my Thrifty Tablescape. Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have throughly enjoyed you visit. Be certain to leave a comment, and link up to the Thrifty Thursday party!
UPDATE!
Mr. Linky is now working, but it is not the one I usually have. If you click to add, you will see all the links. You do not have to add your name to the link when you click it.
I am also going to try and update to this post internally so you can see them all here.
Thanks! Sorry about the system malfunction! Continue to leave your direct links in comments too. THX again.
Mr Linky:

48 comments:

Keetha said...

Help us all - - - there's NO MR LINKY!!!

ceekay said...

Many a time, lemons have been my centerpiece. I think they are beautiful in your blue bowl. Lovely tablescape!

Linda said...

My aunt made a tablecloth in green and white, sort of like your blue & white, and you are right - what a labor of love! I did blue & yellow today, too...so you know I like your color scheme! Linda

ellen b said...

Oh that embroidered tablecloth is lovely and the blues you added to the tablesetting really compliment it well. Happy TT!

Dream Mom said...

I love the embroidered tablecloth. How pretty! The menu sounds great. I am really hungry about now.

Janie's World said...

Your tablescape is wonderful!!! I love the tablecloth and love it more that it was made by someone you know and care for, it makes it so SPECIAL! The dishes are so pretty, they remind me of a set my mother had when I was young!

xinex said...

Gorgeous tablecloth! Love the colors of your tablescape...Christine

Janie's World said...

I love your tablescape it is beautiful. I especially love that you have a tablecloth that was handmade by someone you know! That makes it so special! I think my mom had dishes like these when I was young. So Pretty.

Deb said...

Hi Leigh! Wow! That table cloth left me speechless! Your grandmother did a beautiful job and it just makes your table look wonderful! Deb

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! What a nice friend you have to so freely give you gifts! Your table is lovely. Oh, the embroidered tablecloth is beautiful! The touch of yellow just makes it all perfect.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jenny G said...

That tablecloth is gorgeous! Makes me remember being at my grandmother's dinner table!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I can appreciate all the work that went into the tablecloth. I'm afraid I would be a nut case and wouldn't want anyone to get food stains on it. lol Thanks for sharing.

Candy said...

Pretty blue and cheery yellow lemons. That was a lot of work put into the cloth. And love the blue speckled dish.
Happy Day, Candy

Lulu said...

I just LOVE the blue and yellow colors together! So chic!

So, I did my first post, but Mr. Linky is not up!! Anyhow, come on over and see my crazy obsession with thrift-store/hand-me-down chairs!

Bama Belle said...

Love this post, beautiful table!
Here is my link
http://thoughts-of-a-bama-belle.blogspot.com/

No Mr. Linky

Keetha said...

Oh - - - am I the only one who can't see Mr. Linky??? All those other lovely people seem to be able to see and use him. Poor me. :-(

I do have a Thrifty Thursday here:

http://keethastuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/thrifty-thursday-treasure-hunt.html

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful tablecloth! I love that! Your table is so fresh and beautiful. It looks wonderful. Great post.
Blessings,
debbie

jennifer said...

I love the splas of yellow with the blue and white! Very pretty.

Lisa Shatzer said...

Your tablescape looks so pretty!

I am paticipating in Thrifty Thursday (my first time!) at
www.lisaferncreek.blogspot.com

Keetha said...

Well, I left a link, but so far I don't see the little list showing up. Bless your heart - - - all you wanted to do was sponsor a little ole fun and that fun has turned into a NIGHTMARE for you!!!!

And I'm losin' sleep over it too - - - in empathy for you.

Bama Belle said...

Oh my post will be at midnight! : ) BUT I am going to bed now. Big hugs!

Gollum said...

I can't wait for the recipes! Your tablesetting is beautiful. I love your lemons with the blue. Gorgeous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely blues in your tablescape. And like Gollum said, I'm impressed with the lemons used with the blue. It's the perfect pop of color! Great job!

Happy Tablescape Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful tablecloth. I do handwork myself - so I KNOW how precious that is. And your tablesetting has certainly done it justice!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful table and thrifty too! Love your blog, I added on and will be back. Cindy

Candy said...

Leigh,
Thanks for stopping by...where did I get the 'dishes'? Well, I keep reading about ladies getting some of their pretties at TJ MAXX (a store I don't think I have ever been in)and yesterday I had opportunity. Found some cute napkins for my gift closet, but several stores down is Ross. It is not a regular stop for me but went in to check it out. That is where the birdie things were. They probably aren't 'dishes' but I like to think outside the box. Also got a metal thingy to do a treatment over my bed...will be good for a Morph Monday post. Candy

KBeau said...

That hand embroidered tablecloth is so special. I know you're glad to have it.

prof en retraite said...

The tablecloth is gorgeous...and I love the blue and yellow!...Debbie

prof en retraite said...

The tablecloth is gorgeous...and I love the blue and yellow!...Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Leigh!
What a pretty tablescape...I love that tablecloth...so lovingly embellished years ago! The towels as napkins are perfect! How wonderful your friend has passed these things along to you!
Have a fabulous day!
;-D

ann said...

There was a Mr,Linky for me,but what about just going from one of us to the next?grrrrrrrrrr.We'll figure it out.Calm down sweetie.It will all come out alright...Ann

LauraBeth said...

Love the tablescape, Leigh! That tablecloth is to die for!

Country Lady said...

Beautiful Tablescape.

Left my think on the Mr. Linky, but figured I'd better check in here, too.

http://countryliving.typepad.com/bountiful_blessings/2009/03/thrifty-thursday-1.html

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tablescape, Leigh! I love the tablecloth. The centerpiece of lemons in the blue bowl, perfection!

Great post!

Zoey said...

That tablecloth is a real treasure. Beautiful!

Chandy said...

I love it, Leigh! Just lovely!Great share today, thanks! Happy TT!

Mary said...

LOVE blue and white -- such a classic! that tablecloth is to die for... :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Mr. Linky is still not showing me the love. :-) But I have a thrifty post up -- it's a thrifty trifecta, really, since my last three posts are an entire thrift-o-rama. Must be the economy guiding me. :-)

http://shorechic.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-dish.html

My grandma cross stitched and your be-YOO-ty-ful tablecloth reminds me of her. I wouldn't have that kind of patience if you paid me! And...save me a slice of key lime pie, would ya?

KBeau said...

Hi neighbor. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope the economy hasn't treated your developer dad too badly. I didn't build a single new house all of last year, but all in all it was a pretty good year. I really love the remodeling I've been doing. Come back to visit anytime.

Linda said...

Yummy tablecloth, it all looks so pretty together!
Linda Q

Carey said...

So pretty! I never do anything that could be considered a "tablescape". I'm lucky if I slap a runner and a centerpiece on my table. I'm impressed!

Kim Chalfant said...

Charming tablescape. I love the blue & white tablecloth. It reminds me of one my Grandma had. Thanks for sparking a nice memory for me.

Sheryl said...

I'm not sure if Mr. Linky worked for me or not. I have you linked on my blog so you can see my thrifty finds this week! I always look forward to seeing yours.

A Hint of Home said...

Lovely tablecloth. I love the blue and white dishes.

Kathleen said...

The tablecloth is a work of art..Lucky you!
Pretty table..

Kirby3131 said...

I was not able to get my act together this week to get a thrifty post up. I swear I'm thrifty, but sheesh, I have the hardest time trying to find something haha!

I love love love that you were able to receive some items from your friend - those table linens are GORGEOUS! They look so fab with the other items you have collected. Beautiful. Blue and yellow has always been a favorite color combination of mine.

You made a beautiful table with your Thrifty finds.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Blue and white...my favorite combination! I adore your embroderied tablecloth...a wonderful treasure! Thanks for a great Tablescape Thursday! Susan

Kim said...

Hopped over here from Joys of Home and you have a lovely blog! I especially like your thrifty tablescape today. I've been collecting vintage table linens and teacup/saucer sets for a number of years and like nothing better than an excuse to haul 'em out and use 'em :-) My hubby plans on building me a skinny shelf along one long wall of our kitchen for me to display my teacup collection.