Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thrifty Thursday-Plus a Tablescape

Hey! It's Thrifty Thursday! Thanks for dropping by!

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, dumpster diving, even antique stores. 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! Be sure to grab a button and link back with your direct hyperlink. Link back to this post in your Thrifty Thursday post.

Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. I encourage you to visit the great tablescapes though! I have met the most wonderful bloggers through that carnival. Thanks to Susan for hosting!! She is such a doll.
I have a bit of a sentimental post today for my Thrifty Thursday....it's also my tablescape.
Join me for a tea party!
This sweet little tea set belonged to my mother when she was a child. I can just imagine the tea parties she threw.
This set actually looks like it is two sets. Both have a gold background, but one has a pink floral motif and the other a blue bird.
I only have a few pieces. The sugar and creamer from both sets. And just a couple cups and saucers that are mixed and matched pieces.
So this week, a plea...I would love to find other pieces for this set. If any of you come across these pieces in your thrifty travels, won't you please pick them up for me and I will gladly pay you? I would love to build the set to hand down to my daughter one day.
Come back tomorrow to Plates and Places and see what I served at the tea party!
For those who love a great sale, Consider yourself told...the Highway 11 Antique Alley Sale is going on this weekend. Next week we can all meet back up for a Thrifty Thursday show and tell!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to link up. I will also be putting the direct links within the post. I look forward to seeing your Thrifty Thursday!

MR LINKY:
2. Sandi
11. Chandy

31 comments:

jennifer said...

I've got mine scheduled for 12:00 AM!! Hugs Leigh!

Meme said...

I goofed up already and it's my first time. Can you delete Sandi on #2, and leave Sandi on #3? Sorry!!!

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Leigh, I just looked thru some of your photos....OMG, really nice work! I loved the one of the snack shacks on the sand w/all the colorful roofs. Mmmmm.

susan said...

I was late getting here--had to see AI! Your tea set is precious. Surely someone out there will be able to find them for you--good luck!

Christina said...

What a beautiful tea set---and love the memories that go along with it. Such pretty colors. I will certainly keep my eyes open when I'm out and about. That is a great idea to build the set further for your daughter.

Cindy said...

Leigh,
Those are so darling, what a great keepsake you have there! thanks for hostessing, Cindy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

wonderful tea set! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Swampgirl said...

Is your tea set child sized or adult sized? I saw some that may be similar yesterday (that was adult sized) in a thrift store in Auburn. By the way -that little town near where you live-Opelika- is where I live! That's why I bought that yard sale pottery thing last week!

Michelle said...

I had a similar set when I was a child. I have no idea what happened to it but it was complete with no broken pieces.

I will keep my eye out for you for more pieces.

Carrie said...

That's a lovely tea set...it's so nice that it belonged to your mother.

I just tried to link my post, but the Linky did not register:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/tablescape-thursday-casual-lunch.html

Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Chandy said...

That is a lovely set Leigh! I will try my hardest to find pieces for you! It is a great looking set, no wonder your mom held on to it...

Thanks again for being a great friend Leigh, I truly appreciate you! ;-)

Sheryl said...

What a beautiful tea set!

Sheryl

Mrs. Petrie said...

I love your mom's dishes. And they are SO in-style right now. Beautiful.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those dishes!

Denise said...

I will certainly keep my eyes open for pieces to your tea set!

XXDenise

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yes! These are so pretty - and I'll be looking too - your daughter may end up with quite a collection!

lucky to be me said...

I love tea sets too. But I never know how to display them. I also have individual mismatched cups that I find for cheap to play tea party with my daughter. I am posting for the second time and love having a place to share my thrifty finds. Thanks for your great ideas.

marty39 said...

Oh what a sweet and lovely tea set. I havn't seen this pattern before, but I will keep my eyes open and if I find any pieces, I will pick them up for you. What a precious keepsake. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

shopannies said...

I love the great look of the tablescape I also posted my tip this week on my blog here is the link to the post http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/05/tightwad-tip-for-may-12-2009.html#comments

shopannies@Yahoo.com

Janie's World said...

Your little tea set is so pretty. Maybe it is marked on the bottom and you can find it on ebay or replacements. Good luck, good things happen when people work together.

Mary said...

oh what a darling set! best of luck in finding more. I'll keep my eyes peeled... :)

Janis@An Inspired Life said...

I love your Thrifty Thursday post, always nice to see all the great things people have gotten.

Brenda said...

I just found you through Big Black Dog. I love your pieces. I will be on the lookout for you! Oh, too many things going. I wish this was Thrifty Tuesday or something! I shall be back!
Brenda

Ali said...

Oh, what a cute tea set! Very unique, I have never seen one like it! I will definitely keep my eyes out for any more =)

sunnymama said...

What a delightful tea-set, it's lovely! I've posted my first Thrifty Thursday link this week. I found your site from What Now Tablescapes and am hoping to join in regularly as I love all things thrifty :)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love this tea set. What pretty little birds on it.

Robin said...

What a sweet tea set....
I will keep you and your tea set in mind when I am out thrift shopping.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Lovely tea set, Leigh!!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love tablesettings with a history! Love the tea set. Beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Pretty set...I hope you are able to find the missing pieces!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I will totally keep my eyes open! I feel like I see pieces similar to this in my neck of the woods, so I'm happy to have a thrifting challenge! :-)