Wednesday, June 24, 2009

UPDATED!!! Thrifty Thursday #23

Hi there, my friends!! It's #23 of our Thrifty Thursday! Thanks for dropping by! I really appreciate all of you playing along in Thrifty Thursday. It is enjoyable to see what treasures all of you find. Not to mention the biggest treasure-meeting you and discovering some fabulous blogs! That's the best part!

A quick recap of Thrifty Thursday, for those who may be new to the idea....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!


Now...onto to the Thrifty Thursday! I am pleased to share with you my good buy of the week. Be sure to grab a button and link back with your direct hyperlink.
Link back to this post in your Thrifty Thursday post.

I have often been asked where my favorite places to shop for thrifting is or where the locations are for my favorite thrifting places. I have my personal tops that I shop when I am in my area of town. These are places I often drop by weekly to see what has come in. And I think that is part of the secret, to be at the right place at the right time.
In no certain order my favorite places that I often go to: The Alabama Thrift Store in Alabaster, Alabama, Consigning Interiors Pelham, Alabama, and Treasures Thrift Store Pelham, Alabama. Locally my other hunts are estate sales and yard sales. I also love to shop out other areas of town when I have time. But those places listed always reveal a good treasure at a bargain price. This was such the occasion today when I dropped by Treasures Thrift Store and happened upon this precious little chippy mirror.

It immediately reminded me of my cousin Beckie, who has an impeccable sense of style. I could just see this in her breakfast room, that is decorated with french cottage influences. And so, I just wanted to be like Becky so I snapped it up for a steal of $12.95.





It has so much character! I just adore it. And it is really old. REALLY old. I should've taken a picture of the back so you could see but I didn't.
Oh! Did you spot my puppy Jeffery Windham in the mirror? Jeffery was another bargain. A rescue that I literally saved from a "mean man" (long story) at a country flea market. He is a shitzu, I paid a hundred bucks that I literally scraped together. Jeffery is named after Jeffery Windham after Jeffery the ghost, the very one that my favorite author, Katherine Tucker Windham wrote about in her book the 13th Ghost of Alabama. Jeffery, her resident ghost resides in her home. My Jeffery adores me more than my own family, I am quite sure. He follows me everywhere I go. When I was taking pictures, there he sat at my side and it was so cute how the mirror framed his image.
Also in the image, another thrifty bargain. For $20.00 I purchased the wooden computer chair. I found it at a garage sale.
So there you go, three thrifty bargains. One post.


I also have another carnival that I like to participate in on Thursday's.

My tablescape this week is an inspiration photo. My friend BBJ's daughter is getting married in October at a plantation home. The wedding will be outdoors. BBJ was telling me about the tablescape they are planning, outdoor buffet with paper lanterns in the trees and also small lights, using baby food jars, remove the label adding a tealight and hanging with twine onto tree branches. Something like this buffet tablescape....


I cannot wait to photograph the real thing.
I want to encourage you to visit my friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I am so very appreciative! I will be stopping by your place soon!

Finally, be sure to stop by Alabama Bloggers today. You have a chance to win brownies by my favorite bakery, Ashley Mac's. Leave a comment on Alabama Blogger to enter that giveaway.

Don't forget to link up for tomorrow's Crazy about Chalkboard party!

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

Mari said...

Your puppy is adorable! I just love the mirror too and it was a deal!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, that vintage mirror is beautiful! I see someone else is crazy about it or maybe crazy about her own reflection! LOL
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

marty39 said...

YOur mirror is such a gorgeous find. Love it. YOur puppy is too cute. Great finds on both. Hugs, Marty

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a great buy. And doesn't your dog look cute reflected in it?

Lisa Shatzer said...

Your mirror is gorgeous!!

jennifer said...

Guess what? I got my act together and I'm participating in Thrifty Thursday!! *curtsy* Thank you thank you very much.

I LOVE mirrors and this one is a beauty!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

The mirror is just awesome and the fur baby is too cute...may you have a great day Leigh...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kammy said...

Leigh ~
I love your new header...
That table is so sweet.....
Love that mirror but, think that your puppy really loves it !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kat said...

What a creative way to show your deals! To show off your sweet puppy and your chair reflected in the beautiful photo was a really cool idea!

And, I love the wedding ideas. You know we're planning our daughter's wedding so I'm all into anything having to do with a wedding. Can't wait to see photos.

Hugs!
Kat

Chandy said...

Lovin' all your finds. You have such an eye for bargains and that inspiration table is just adorable! I think I'll do something like that for Halloween on my trees. I can't wait! Have fun taking pictures of such a great looking table!

Traci said...

I am collecting mirrors to do a mirror collage....and the ones I keep ending up with are all so heavy I am afraid to hang them...lol. So, the set around my house all propped against the wall...on tables, buffets, dressers, etc...lol.

Carrie said...

The design and finish on your thrifty mirror is very elegant.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Leigh, fabulous mirror and an even more fabulous price! Score! Your little Jeffery is so adorable!

Your prices are so much more reasonable than here in the SF bay area. Every mirror I see that I want is always $100 and up. I did finally find one for $35.00. I just couldn't resist..I'll post a photo for next week ;)

Thanks for hosting!

Tina

Bama Belle said...

Honey I have so got to go thrifting with you. I NEVER have any luck like that! That is exsquisite! (OK it is late I may have mispelled that) anyway GOOD JOB! Can't wait to see it

Really Rainey said...

great mirror! WoW... I wold love to find something like that! Great inspiration photo too!
Have a good rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Tracy said...

That's a gorgeous mirror (especially with the sweet reflection of your puppy!) Your friend's daughter's wedding sounds beautiful and elegant...what a great idea for tablescape! = )

Melissa Wertz said...

Great idea for a Tablescape! Happy TT!

Dawn said...

That mirror is wonderful, love the coloring and detail of the frame. So glad you saved pup from the mean man!
Dawn

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi Leigh! I love that mirror! Love the dog too...I couldn't have left him with a mean man either! Great finds and I love that tablescape too!

~Misti

Keetha Broyles said...

You've got Mr. Linky!!!

Sorry I'm so slow joining in - - - internet problems at home, had to come to the library to get internet!!!

LauraBeth said...

Love it! My TT post this week didn't turn out the way I wanted, but I may post anyway and let you all laugh at me :-)

Great find!!!

Paige said...

What a pretty mirror!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great find!! Your dog looks really cute sitting in front of the mirror! Mine is posted. Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

DeAnna said...

You find the purtiest stuff. Puppie is super cute. I wish I culd stick around and look at everyon's posts but I have to get ready for our trip - we leave tomorrow! But I'll be checking in!

lucky to be me said...

Thanks for letting me play along. Love to hear about your dog rescue! We have a dog that looks just like yours and the kids named him "Oreo".

Janie's World said...

I love that outdoor table. I think I love all the little jars hanging from the tree the most. Great inspiration photo.

Kirby3131 said...

What fun seeing the pup in the mirror. I think that mirror was a real good buy! I love the details and the hints of color. It's going to be a treasured piece, that's for sure.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That wedding tables is fabulous! I can't wait to see your photos of the real thing, Leigh!!

Katie said...

Hello! Thank you very much for following me in the hospital through Shannon's blog and praying for me as I recovered!

Blogging friends are wonderful blessings!!

honeysuckle said...

Your mirror was a real find. I'm so happy for you. Love the inspiration table too. thanks.

Kathleen said...

Great mirror...Oct wedding should be nice..weather good there is Oct?

Jen r. said...

Love that mirror! What a great find! Jen

Kathy said...

Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? That mirror wins hands down!!! Love the tablescape photo too... xoxo~Kath@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...Stop over and meet "Mary Poppins"...