Wednesday, April 1, 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, dumster diving, or an antique store. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements.
I am not picky (Keetha! Smile), 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!

Call me a slacker, but I am making this post brief. I don't mean to complain, but I am just explaining the why. And that is I am still fighting a bad cold. So, thus the slacker I am.
This is my tablescape. The one I have been familiar with for the last couple days.

I purchased the bowls at the thrift store. I just love these bowls. The mugs are part of a Mikasa set I found at another thrift. The napkins I embroidered. My wooden serving tray, a $3.88 thrifty find.
I have been dining on soup, hot tea and ice water. Oh, and Tylenol cold and Tylenol sore throat. I LOVE this time of year, the blooms, the Resurrection! But the pollen, it is getting to me.
My reading material, also thrift. It's my favorite magazine, Coastal Living, which I am now getting as a subscription and cannot figure out how. I am happy about it though.

My book was a recommendation by my friend Charnita. Savannah Blues. I finished it. Great book. Has much of what I love in a book: takes place in the south (in Savannah, obviously. I love Savannah), mystery, antiques....It was a good one!
A couple other thrifty find I found a couple weeks ago..


Arent these shoes beautiful? Steve Madden and Paris Blues heels. I cannot wear them, I am a klutz in heels. I am going to put them on Ebay. But they are gorgeous. Artwork, huh?
And that, is my Thrifty Thursday post.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will play along. If so be sure to register with Mr. Linky and go and visit the other Thrifty Thursday contestants.
Have a great day, y'all!
MR LINKY:


34 comments:

KBeau said...

I've read that whole series by Mary Kay Andrews. It's great.

Cynthia said...

Hi Leigh,
I love those shoes, but I'm not good in heels either. I added my link but nothing comes up showing on your blog anyway. let me know if I did it right. Hope you feel better. Cindy

Keetha said...

Well, I had to settle for #2 spot in Mr. Linky this time. Spent too long working on my post I guess!!!

Hey - - - I LOVE, I mean I really L-O-V-E that last pair of shoes. E-bay Schme-Bay - - - I'd KEEP them and use them in a little vignette somewhere in my house - - - like with a vintage dress, an old pair of spectacles, and your grandma's gloves!!!!!

ellen b said...

Oh girl! I hope you feel better soon. Looks like a perfect scape to fight that cold!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Poor baby! I hope you're feeling better soon -- I know how you feel about the pollen -- cough cough wheeze wheeze!

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Ugh, I had a cold last weekend and I don't blame you. Cute tray. The best advise I got was to rest. Worked better than anything.

Joyce said...

Feel better. Guess you were not up to singing tonight with the Idols. Heels? Down to one pair in black and only at weddings until the dancing starts. Those Paris Blues are cute and should fly on ebay.
Joyce

susan said...

Hope you didn't have to fix your own tray! Get well!

Chandy said...

Beautiful setup though it's mainly for soup and tylenol, :-)

Great shoes, hope you find some true lovers to fight over those!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Neat post,Leigh. I love the tablescape and the book looks/sounds interesting. Do you read Anne Rivers Siddons?

The shoes are so cute! I envied you just a bit, until I read you
can't wear them. I can't wear heels either. I used to, but I was never able to wear them well!

Martha said...

Hope you're feeling better -- colds and allergies are NO FUN!

Shelia said...

Morning, Leigh! Oh, poor one! I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well and hope this morning is a better one for you! I love your little thriftiness and your poor little tablescape for you, the little sick one ;( Cute shoes too!
Yes, that guy did look like ole Jerry! Feel better, Leigh!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Cindy said...

I hope you feel better soon! You table scape is perfect for a cold. Love those first pair of shoes- those are great.

Kirby3131 said...

Great stuff Leigh! Too bad you aren't feeling well - darn that pollen.

This is the hardest carnival for me, I can never think of anything in the house that is thrifty and yet, I want to participate! LOL Maybe I need to shop with the camera and find thrifty things outside the house haha

Feel better

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Love those shoes, but alas they would end up on eBay for me too! too much extreme gardening has wrecked my feet from frouffy shoes.
Hope you're getting over your cold. I just went through that last month. Caught up on some reading though.
Kate

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Leigh...I hope you are already feeling better! Perfect tablescape for a cold...except...there are no flowers...a little bud in a vase would make you feel sooo much better, don't you think? It always does make me feel better...a hypo-allergenic one for sure!
Happy April!
;-D

Janie's World said...

Aw, I'm sorry you are not feeling well. As long as your sick, I'm glad to see you made the most of it. Great dishes and tray and a really good book! Great finds on the shoes.

LauraBeth said...

Dibs on the heels if I can wear 'em! I can pick 'em up this weekend AND bring you some veggie soup or a hot cup of tea :-)

Feel better soon, my friend!

Deb said...

Cute tablescape, and cute shoes. I didn't do one, I had a very busy week. I'm now about to go outside and see if I can get a few things done out there before the rain comes. I hope you feel better soon. I hope storm isn't too bad. Deb

ann said...

Awesome finds dear.I will be back soon.I had the flu again,but i'm getting ovr it and will be strong again soon.love ya..Ann

xinex said...

Hi Leigh, I love those wooden slides, very pretty! Thanks for your compliment in my crawfish party I just wanted to tell you, that was me in the picture , not my daughter.I hope you feel better. You have beautiful outdoor photography!..Christine

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Like any good thrifty girl, I "recycled" -- my post from earlier this week. ;-) I added to Mr. Linky but I'm not sure he "accepted" me into his open arms. He sure is a fickle fellow. :-)

It's a special day over at the shorehouse...I started my blog one year ago today. Whoo hoo!

I hope you're feeling much, much better...and OMG -- what size are those Steve Madden shoes?!

xo, Laura

Marie Anne said...

Love the shoes! I don't do well in heels anymore either, but they're still pretty to look at.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick. I love how you made a tablescape showing everything you are living off of right now. Too funny. I love the last pair of shoes. But I don't wear heels much either, not because I am klutz. Just because I am tall.

Ali said...

Aww thanks so much! And I didn't realize you did a "thrifty" post too, I entered on one at a different blog through my frugal country mom blog, hmm...can I link to both? Or maybe I can alternate weeks? Eeek!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Love the shoes...especially the black heels...but alas...I too am a major klutz. I recognized your tablescape...it was mine last week....finally bit the bullet and went to the doctor for a shot and some real drugs. I think I will survive. Hope you are feeling better soon.

nancygrayce said...

Sorry you're not feeling well! If your weather is like our weather, it is "get sick" time!

Chari said...

Hello Leigh...

So sorry that you're down with a cold! Sending you my very best get well wishes!!!

Shoot, I didn't realize that you were doing "Thrifty Thursday" until I seen Cynthia's post. I sure could have participated in this fun event today...along with Tablescape Thursday. I did a Dollar Store tablescape and spent under $14 for the entire tablescape! I certainly will keep Thrifty Thursday in mind for the future!

Feel better!!!
Chari

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I love Mary Kay Andrews and have read all her books!!! Hate to leave this on your comments.. but did you read my cougar post??? Take a guess!

sarah @ a beachcottage said...

hope you feel better leigh

love your thrifties, especially those shoes!!

Sarah

Chandy said...

Leigh, thanks for liking my table! If you're ever in my neck of the woods, let me know and we'll do tablescapes together! :-)

You and your husband's welcome anytime!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love that fancy schmancy tablescape! You crack me up even when you are down. Hope you are feeling better soon!
~Misti

Tracy said...

Even a pretty tablescape when you're sick! Hope you're feeling better by now. Love your finds...especially those shoes...adorable! = ) Take care!

tardevil said...

Like all your thrifty finds! Sorry you've been sick. The pollen has been killing me too! P.S. Admire Sister Sledge's pranks for April Fools Day! :O)