Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

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. 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.

I had such fun at the Antique Alley Sale last weekend with my mother and aunt and uncle. We some of which I am going to share with you in this Thrifty Thursday post:
An old linen/cotton seed sack ($3)
And an antique RC Cola drink crate ($4), right now I just set my cactus plant in it temporarily.
My dear aunt Wanda surprised me by purchasing this pedestal dish made of blue Indiana glass ($5) and gave it to me. Isn't is beautiful? It's my favorite color!
I wanted to share with you the antique mirror that I got, but I left it over at my mother's house. I plan to get a picture of it this weekend so I can share it with you. I fell in love.
That's my Thrifty Thursday for today! Now onto another blog carnival.....
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.
With summer nipping at my heels, I have to say that a simple summer tablescape is one that I love. One that is so full of simplicity, it's beautiful. Lazy days, promote lazy tablescapes. I am looking forward to the lazy days of summer! Today my children get out of school for the summer....and then there is BAMA who will graduate from highschool tonight (more on that in tomorrow's post) .
So with little time for more traditional tablescapes I am quick to throw one together like this easy one with wild flowers set atop a weathered picnic table, just waiting to be set with such goodies like a bucket of fried chicken, potato salad, a big jug of sweet tea and ice cold chocolate pie!

For this tablescape-Make a large bouquet of summer flowers for the table centerpiece. Skip the traditional glass vase and instead use a pitcher or glass milk jar or even a recycled tin can for a vase, to add some summer fun to the tablescape. I used a Mason jar. Simple. Sweet. Romantic.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to link up.
I will also be putting the direct links within the post.

Please be sure to visit other Thrifty Thursday participants to see what treasures they found.

I will add participants within the post, but you can also find them by clicking on Mr. Linky, even if you do not link up. I look forward to seeing your Thrifty Thursday!

Mr. Linky:

1. The Shabby Chic Cottage
2. Indiana Keetha
3. Kim at My Domestic Bliss
4. Vintage Swampgirl
5. Sandi
8. Hollys haven
9. Kristin -The Goat (Thrifty Souvenirs)
10. Mrs. Petrie
11. Chandy
12. Lorna~ Lace and Ivy Cottage~
13. Linda
14. A Beach Cottage thrift story
15. songbirdtiff (tons of clothes!)


Mr. Linky: (click within the box to link) (The Mr. Linky site is currently down, so the feed is not supported on my blog. Continue listing your direct links in the comments and I will add you within the post. Thanks for your patience and thank you for your participation.


Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I *covet* that blue dish! It's stunning!

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

Wow, Leigh...the Indiana blue glass pedestal is stunning! What a wonderful Aunt you have! :-) Love your wildflower arrangement and the meal sounds totally up my alley...count me in! Susan

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

imjacobsmom said...

Cute seed bag - whatcha goning to do with it? I love your wildflower centerpiece that's just my style, too. Jacob has school until the 11th of June. Do your kids start their school year before Labor Day? ~ Robyn

Joyce said...

Your Aunt is so nice to give this blue glass to you. Very pretty.

Mari said...

I like your deals and your table!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Love that pedestal dish ! Pretty !

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! I had a blue glass pedestal like yours and one of my children broke the lid and I don't know where the bottom is!
It is very lovely.
Now I love the jar with the wildflowers in it! If you'll put the fried chicken on the table - I'll be over! LOL
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great finds & love the flowers & mason jar, it's so sweet. ☺ Diane

Kathleen said...

Happy Graduation! Enjoy the weekend..lovely blue glass!

Kirby3131 said...

Oooh, a graduation. :) How exciting. I love that feed sack - I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Mrs. Petrie said...

I have never seen Indiana Blue Glass and I'm smitten! It is the most amazing color. Congrats on your great finds.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Love the blue glass pedestal & the mason jar flower arrangement.

Chandy said...

Yay! Kris won! Kris won! Woohoo!

Hi Leigh! I didn't know blue's your favorite color! I did a blue tablescape. You should check it out and let me know how you like it, ok?

Enjoy your Thursday dear friend!

Chandy said...

Whooops! I forgot to comment on your wonderful finds at that Antique Alley! Gorgeous pedestal glass and I can't to see what you'll do with your seed sack. The cacti look great in that wooden crate! I love your flowers on that table...

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What a unique glass dish. I've been antiquing for years and I don't recall ever seeing a blue dish like that. How lovely! How sweet of your aunt to give that to you. I have a thoughtful and generous aunt like that too. Aren't we so blessed! Happy Thrifty Thursday!

abeachcottage said...

Hi Leigh

love that mason jar filled with flowers, I always think it is *much harder to get a casual look that works than a more formal, I am constantly trying to dump flowers in jars like that without the same results as yours! lol

I added my link to the thrift but my post is from yesterday, hope that is ok, please delete if isn't

happy thursday


xinex said...

Hi Leigh! The wildflower arrangement is really nice, very nice and simple and countryish so it looks very warm and inviting. Love all your thrifty finds and the blue pedestal dish is stunning...Christine

Kammy said...

Hi !
Love your mason jar ( I like to do that too !) You have some really stunning items , Wow !
Thanks for sharing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Tracy said...

Oh, I love your finds! Especially love the RC wooden crate.

Flowers in mason jars always look just beautiful to me. = )

Happy Thursday! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to link up!


Kirby3131 said...

The link to A Beach Cottage is not working. Not sure why.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I just wrote a post on using mason jars too! Great minds think alike!! Stop by and see my table setting, if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to my blog by clicking on "Follow" in the right hand column. This way we can inspire one another frequently! Be sure to stay a while when you're there and enjoy the experience!

Denise said...

The blue glass dish is such a gorgeous color! Can't wait to see the mirror.

Have a great day, Denise

shopannies said...

Posted mine for this week here

Joanne said...

Can you add me to your post? Thanks so much!


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'd LOVE to cover my new gossip bench with that flour sack! :-) Wowza you made out well.

Great suggestion to link up my "global extravaganza" from the other day. Mr. Linky appears to not be in agreement with you right now. :-) I'll try to pop over later to see if he's back in action.

Carrie said...

The blue pedestal dish is really special. The bouquet on the picnic table makes for a very attractive place to have a tasty lunch.

Tracy said...

I just realized Mr. Linky didn't pick up my link earlier today when I left my comment. I'm leaving it here...hope you can stop by! = )

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

I love that blue pedestal dish..... it's beautiful!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Sounds good to me...fried chicken and chocolate pie...hormone heaven!!!
happy holiday weekend!

Christina said...

Hi Leigh,

What a good surprise last night on AI. We were very happy that Kris won.

I finally got my post up today--it took awhile. Here is my link

The blue glass dish is beautiful. That is a very pretty color. What a wonderful aunt.

Graduation day! Have fun.

Susie Q said...

You mean that mason jars weren't actually intended to be vases? How about drinking glasses...oops.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What great finds - that was a great trip.

sunnymama said...

Wonderful finds! I love the old linen sack.

My thrifty find is here:

Jane said...

My thrifty "find" is freezer paper to rescue a pair of pants I would have tossed!