Wednesday, June 3, 2009

#20 of Thrifty Thursday

Hi there, my friends!! It's #20 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!
And guess what? It's also Tablescape Thursday!
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!
This week I made a trip to my local thrift store and could've done a back flip when I came across three outdoor cement pieces priced at a steal!
I picked up this cement angel for $3.88. The large cement planter for $5.88
The picture does not do it justice. The planter is about a foot long at least.
I am planning to plant lavender, Texas sage and red and purple trailing verbena in it.
I also purchased this large cement urn for $5.88. I planted salvia in it.
There was a group of ladies in the outdoor area where I found these items, they walked away with two more of the urns. My poor buggy was wobbling down the isle as I made my way to the checkout. And granted, I did have to take some prescription strength naproxen that evening after lifting these pieces, but I wasn't about to leave them behind!
After my porch post earlier this week and my thrift store finds, I have been busy working in my yard this week. I have some things to share tomorrow. One, a teaser....is a project that I did after being inspired by Rue 's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life.
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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 have to be honest, my computer is giving me fits. I had a tablescape that I wanted to share, using another thrift find...I purchased a hassle of fiestaware recently at a garage sale for all of $5.00. I so wanted to share those with you, and plan to in an upcoming post.
In the meantime, I have an inspiration tablescape. It's a sunny breakfast table. Simple and bright using yellow tablecloths and linen napkins. Cereal and fruit is served in white ironstone bowls along with a cup of sunshine in the form of OJ. A pretty yellow orchid is a perfect centerpiece.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to link up-but today by leaving your direct link in the comments. I will also be putting the direct links within the post, since Mr. Linky is no longer being friendly. Please be sure to visit other Thrifty Thursday participants to see what treasures they found.
Thrifty Thursday Participants:


I look forward to seeing your Thrifty Thursday!!

42 comments:

ellen b said...

Hello Leigh! Here's my link.
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/tablescape-thursday-aqua-red/

I really like your cement urns and planters and your breakfast tablescape is so fresh! Pretty!
I'm so sorry that Mr. Linky is not working and your have to enter these all on your own ...

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Wow, Leigh, what sweet deals! I really gotta look harder for flower pots/urns.

Here's my scrap pile project:

http://theshabbychiccottage.blogspot.com/2009/06/junking-it.html

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Wow, Leigh, what sweet deals! I really gotta look harder for flower pots/urns.

Here's my scrap pile project:

http://theshabbychiccottage.blogspot.com/2009/06/junking-it.html

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Wow, Leigh, what sweet deals! I really gotta look harder for flower pots/urns.

Here's my scrap pile project:

http://theshabbychiccottage.blogspot.com/2009/06/junking-it.html

Cindy said...

Hi Leigh,
I would have done a backflip too! What an awesome deal for the wonderful pieces,love them! My computer is driving me nuts too, but mostly blogger, Please add me on too.
http://applestonecottage.blogspot.com/

Carrie said...

http://ofbeingdomestic.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday-flower-dish.html

(above is my link for thrifty thursday)

Love your new planter and urns. Your tablescape is very pretty-- Yummy food!!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hi Leigh,
Looks like you found great planters there! Can't beat that price! I would of grabbed them too.....I mean lugged them too! LOL! My blog address is lulodesigns.blogspot.com
Thank you for hosting a fun event,this is my first time because I always forget to come the night before! LOL! This time I'm in. Thanks! Luanne

Songbirdtiff said...

Goodness, Mr. Linky just doesn't want to play nice these days, does he?

Here's my link... http://songbirdtiff.blogspot.com/2009/06/good-stuff.html

Please take notice of my new blog design! It was fun to do, but now my brain is numb. :)

Maryrose said...

Hi Leigh,
Here's my link
www.myworld-maryrose.blogspot.com

I love those urns. You are a very good shopper. I love your sunshine yellow table too. It is so happy. Aside from the tablescape I love the table. I would love to find something like that at a Thrifty price. I'm not that lucky. Have a great day, and sorry you have to deal with Stinky Mr. Linky.
~Maryrose

beachgirl77 said...

Hi Leigh,

I enjoy reading you blog...and viewing your pics....my thrifty thursday contribution is my 33 inch rattan trunk....it is a Jennifer Farrell collection....originally $240 that I obtained for $27 from Big Lots....what a steal....use it as my coffee table/storage trunk...

Keetha Broyles said...

Gotta HATE it when Mr. Linky is being uncooperative!!!

Here's my link:

http://keethastuff.blogspot.com/2009/06/ive-got-bone-to-pick-with-you.html

Mari said...

More great finds! I think they were worth a sore back. :)

A Touch of Country said...

I love your sunny breakfast table. I will need to do this for my children this week...they would love it. Especially the oj and strawberries!

Christina said...

Oh my, what a delicious looking breakfast and wonderful tablescape. Sunny for sure!

What a great deal for the concrete planters. I can't believe those fabulous prices. So pretty!

Kirby3131 said...

Hello Leigh! You got a FAB deal on those planters. Goodness, some of those can go for $50 or more. I was fortunate at our last home, that the previous owners left the planters :)

I think the walls are yellow in this sunny tablescape - all of the yellow makes the whole place incredibly cheery. Love the touch of red in the strawberries in the cereal!

My TT link.
http://ttelroc.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-useful-things.html

xinex said...

Hi Leigh! Those cement planters look so heavy and you got such great deals on them. I know how expensive they usually are cause I have been shopping around for big pots...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Leigh, you table is wonderful. Love the color. And I can't believe you found that planter for $5! Get out! That's amazing. Good find!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kat said...

Wow Leigh, I can't believe how many of your posts I've missed during all of my hooplah! I've had fun tonight checking everything out. Where do you get your energy girl?!

Chandy said...

Leigh, my post is almost ready! Those are pieces I would have risked an Excedrin or two for! Where did you go? I want that planter! So pretty and that urn, wow!

Please tell me where, at least I know where to go or find something similar.

Bama Belle said...

http://thoughts-of-a-bama-belle.blogspot.com/2009/06/tablescape-and-thrifty-thursday.html


LOVE THRIFTY THUSDAY!

Chandy said...

Here's mine:

http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/2009/06/something-new-borrowed-and-with-hooves.html

Mary said...

Wow, love your planters! and such a pretty inspiration table, too. :)

abeachcottage said...

oooh Leigh I have urns on my most wanted, not having much thrifters luck at the moment...it will come! what a great bargain, love that...

can you scoot me in on your linkie please, I have a thrifted tablescape

http://www.abeachcottage.com/my_weblog/2009/06/beach-house-theme-table-decorating-ideas.html

Sarah

Keetha Broyles said...

I wish Mr. Linky
Wouldn't be so stinky!

Martha said...

I love cement and what a price on your treasures. Aged cement is even better! Husband is not as fond of cement as I -- he has to tote == I just point!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

http://thebunnysbungalow.blogspot.com/2009/05/lets-go-to-jubilee-shop.html

HI Leigh,
Thanks for the invite to Thrifty Thurs! It's fun seeing all kinds of good things. Bargains!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there, Leigh.
Here's my link:
http://boutellefamilyzoo.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

You got some fantastic deals on those planters. Somebody else's junk, right? Too bad you didn't beat those other ladies to the punch, huh? ;)
Thanks for hosting again. Happy 20 week Anniversary!
*Tricia

anythinggoeshere said...

I may be too late but here is my link

http://thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/2009/06/french-caged-glory-my-way.html/

Oh gosh, I hope that works. I have never done this before being a pretty new blogger. Thanks for doing this for all us thrift nuts. xo Joan

LauraBeth said...

Which thrift store did you go to, Leigh? I've been looking for some planters for our deck, but you know me, and I won't pay top $$ for them! If they've got any left, I just may have to scoop some up!

Brenda said...

I love the scroll work on those lovely white chairs!
Brenda

jennifer said...

Sign me up - here's my link... http://www.dustbunnyhostage.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

LOVE the planters. I don't have to tell you what a bargain you got. AND those things will last practically forever! Aswesome finds Leigh!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WOW! You got some wonderful deals! Those concrete planters and urns are pricey when new. I would love to finds some bargains like that. I am running behind today & have not joined in yet - but may before the day is over.
Glenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I finally got a post done. :)
Glenda

http://dabofthisandthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

DeAnna ( Furnishing my Scraproom) said...

Hi Leigh,

Here's my link - http://coffeeonthetable.blogspot.com/ - hope ya'all stop by - I love visiting all of your blogs - so much to share!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wonder why when you click on mine it won't link? What do I need to do? :(
Wow! Glad the tick did not get on one of your family. My daughter got one on her the other day and she was not happy. Thanks for visiting.
Glenda

linda said...

Hey Leigh, count me in, I've got my post up and running!

http://lindanjake.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

I think you get the award this week for the best thrifting find! I would have been doing the happy dance all the way to the checkout counter! Way to go girl!

Chari said...

Hi Leigh...

It's always such fun to visit your place! Girl, I just couldn't believe my eyes as I looked at all of your photos of those great masonary garden planters and the prices that you paid for these beauties!!! I agree...you got a "steal of a deal" Girl!!! Love your little angel too...so sweet! I'm so happy for you!!!

Love the pretty yellow breakfast tablescape...it's so sunny and cheerful...what a nice way to start the day!!! Beautiful!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing those fiestaware dishes...

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Susie Q said...

Here's mine!

http://susieqaworkinprogress.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Pretty planters and urns! What a great find.

Kammy said...

You are too funny ! I love your story about the urns....I would have bought them too - very cool !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Christina said...

I know that 8:00pm isn't exactly the afternoon, but I finally got my post up. : )

http://christinaandvictoria.blogspot.com/2009/06/more-thrifty-finds.html

Swampgirl said...

Can't wait to see your Fiesta! I bought some for the first time last year after loving it for years! I missed doing a post this week, but I did have some fun Thrifting in Valley, AL today. And I did get you some coffee bags-just need to box them up to send!