Wednesday, March 25, 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!
Again, this week I am going to combine the two for a "Thrifty Tablescape".
The fringed zebra print tablerunner was purchased a couple weeks ago at Hobby Lobby for $8.00. It was regularly priced at $39.00

The black and white plates were a trifty find from Treasures Thrift Store in Pelham. I bought an entire eight piece place setting for also $8.00.

The candlesticks were a bargain find from one of my favorite stores in Homewood, Harmony Landing. Each candlestick was $12.00. Regularly priced at $40.00. I would never pay that much for them, but at $12.00, I thought is was a good deal. They are so pretty and different. I like different. I think it gives an eclectic feel to the tablescape.


My framed painting came from Bombay Company (sniff, sniff...how I miss you). I purchased it for 50% off.

My curtains, I thought they were whimsical. They were used in an antique booth. I asked the dealer if I could buy them (they weren't for sale). She obliged me. She made them using scrap materials (using three fabrics). The rods are actually railing used for steps. She cut it in two. On the end, she had some funky chickens and put them on the ends.




The thing was, after I purchased the curtains, in a rush, I realized that I had another small window that needed to be dressed. Then, I remembered a black and white polka dot bed sheet I had. I grabbed it and literally stretched it across two window knobs (to pull back curtains). That was it. No, they don't match.....but I am a pretty low key person anyway. I don't sweat the small stuff....and my small window was certainly not worth fretting over.
It's not perfect, but really? What is? Besides I get tired of things quickly and like to mix it up. So, it worked.

My Italian bowl full that sits on my table is full of shells . They are treasures of family beach walks. We always save our shells and I pile them in bowls and glass jars around my home. It is a constant reminder of my favorite place to be...by the sea with my family. The bowl was a thrift store find. One of my favorite finds.

That's it! My Thirfty Tablescape!
I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by Bloggeritaville! I always enjoy having friends stop by. Be sure to leave a comment, whether you are participating in the party or not. If you are playing Thrifty Thursday, be sure to link up. And also, be sure to follow the link above to Susan's Blog, Between Naps on the Porch, to see some really wonderful tablescapes.
Thanks again, friend
Be sure and visit my friends participating in Thrifty Thursday:
3. Chandy
6. Linda

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40 comments:

Keetha said...

I LOVE the colors in this room. And those star fish in the centerpiece - - - so cute.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Wowhoooo!
Did you see Adam on American Idol tonight?
Fabulous!

~~love the tablescape too :-)

ellen b said...

What a great tablesetting and room! I really like it.

kimmcl said...

Hey Leigh! Great Thrifty Tablescape you got goin' on girl! I LOVE animal prints! Also miss that Bombay Co. I got my post all ready to go! Can't wait to participate again this week! ~~Kim~~

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Deb said...

Hi Leigh! Love your setting and I love those curtains! You miss Bombay Co.? Girl, I use to look through the window but, never went in. So they actually had great sales? I guess I missed out. What a shame! Deb

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the shells with the zebra print -- a striking combination!

jennifer said...

That room is gorgeous! I love the whimsy of the curtains and the chicken on the curtain rods. How I miss curtains! We aren't hanging them in our rental and I miss the warmth that they add to a room.

Are the plates Mikasa? They look like a pattern Mikasa had in the eighties.

I am doing the tablescapes this week too. Nothing like yours, but sort of pretty all the same.

xinex said...

What a pretty and fun tablescape!..Christine

Kathy said...

Love your table! The little starfish make a great addition.
xo...Kathy

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I am eyeballin' that artwork! It wants to live in my house....it says send me to Misti's house...can you hear it? Sure you do! Misti will take good care of me... Just kidding! I have always loved that print. It looks fabulous in your dining room. Your drapes are really pretty, too. Good for you for asking!
~Misti

Mama said...

pretty table, love the colour of those dishes and your painting, I miss Bombay to. Kathy.

Chandy said...

Beautifully done, Leigh! Thrifty and Pretty! Very cool! Mine will be ready in an hour!

~CC Catherine said...

Leigh, you did fabulous with your thrifty finds and combining to do a fantastic b/white tablescape! Love it! ~CC Catherine (Love the drapes and the funky rods with the chicks on the end!) ;)

Bama Belle said...

Love this and the zebra is too fun! I am so excited about my thrifty Thursday post!!!! I can't wait to hear what you think!

Sheryl said...

Leigh, I love everything, but my eye was immediately drawn to those window treatments. Wow! I love them! Thank you so much for keeping me inspired.

Sheryl

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great table, Leigh!!

redsoxmom said...

What unique dishes and what a bargain! And they can be used for so many other settings, too. The zebra runner is fun. I just adore the curtains, though. SO whimsical (love the combo of fabrics, too). The chickens/roosters on the ends are great. Love that! Fun thrifty tablescape. Way to go!

Kristy said...

Hey Leigh.. I loved your curtains. I get so many ideas from you and so many others. I don't have a lick of design in my blood. My Mom and sister got it all, so I need all the help I can get.

OH! Meant to tell you, they are redoing my pics. Long story short, they sent them to a lab, I was the first one they had done that way, and in her words I was the last. She said that she had broke her finger that morning and her husband talked her into letting someone else do them. She said she apprecaited me letting her know. She had always done them herself. Talk to you later

Domestic Designer said...

Love the whole room!

Janie's World said...

Love your curtains - they were the first thing my eye was drawn too. What a great find on the zebra runner - every room needs a little animal print. Everything looks great!

Jenny G said...

Love the room! The seashells are my fav, I do the same thing, we collect them anytime we go to the coast and they are piled up in a glass jar in our bedroom, I like seeing it every morning and every night to remind me of the little things!

Maryrose said...

Leigh,
I always enjoy your posts and I love your Thrifty Thursday idea. Wonderful table, love the whimsy of the zebra runner (I could have used that a few weeks ago) and the Thrifty finds. You my dear are a good shopper. Curtins are darling, I love the idea of the three fabrics and your polka dot ties in so nicely. Oh I think I have rambled on. Happy Thursday.
Maryrose

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Of course I love black and white but if you add a little red, I'm smitten! Love the way you added the starfish. Also, great window treatments! Love it!
Happy spring!
Alisa

Tracy said...

Wow, I love your dining room, especially those charming curtains and rods! The painting is perfect and the table looks terrific. Everything works beautifully together!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I love this look! So dramatic and fresh looking. Thank you for inviting us in. :)

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Tres chic!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I miss Bombay & Co, too!!! It went belly-up while we were in attorney review for the shore house...and I was like..."Where will I buy things if we get this house?!?!"

I love your tablescape. You animal, you. ;-)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Chandy said...

Leigh, this recipe link from Cooks.com, I've used before. I just tweaked it with white vinegar and extra tofu and added shrimp, too! ;-)

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1748,135181-254194,00.html

Thanks for the wonderful comment!

Cynthia said...

Hi Leigh,
I love your tablescape and of course all of your thrifty finds! I can't wait to be part of thrifty Thursday, such a great idea! I really love your curtains and I like that they don't match, that gives them such charm. Cindy

Keetha said...

How did you get your side bar back???

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great table setting, in a terrific room! Love those curtains.
Cass

linda said...

So much eye candy going on at your house I don't know what to comment on first!

When you mentioned Bombay I got all sad. I.loved.that.store! I had a big picture from there that I just made a chalkboard out of yesterday. I'll post about it soon.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

LdyDy said...

Very nice tablescape and thrifty finds! I just love those kind of finds. Those curtain rods caught my eye...too cute! Loved the plates...

Lindsey said...

Oh Leigh! I am never disappointed with my visits over here in Bloggeritaville!

Mary said...

Black and white is such a classic. Love it!!!

Kirby3131 said...

What a great room. I love the curtains - you are good - buying the not-for-sale curtains :)

I had to Google the sniff sniff for Bombay Company -- I had no idea they closed their US stores. See how often I shop? I was clueless. But the painting is lovely.

Cindy said...

Love the room. The curtains are great!

tricki_nicki said...

You are so dang cute, Leigh. I need you to come up here and help me buy cute things for cheap. I'm HORRIBLE about decorating on a budget...so I just don't do it!