Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thrifty Thursday #26 and a Tablescape

Hi there, my friends!! It's #26 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. show and tell!
I have a few items to share this week, each from different places that I mentioned last week..
From the Alabaster Thrift Store for $3.88, this is one of my favorites. I LOVE this weathered chair. It is solid and very heavy.
Also at the thrift, for $1.98, this shelf, which matches my kitchen walls perfect.
I put it above the china cabinet that I bought from Diva for $50.00
It was meant to be!
On the shelf it holds a silver platter that I inherited from Peg, some years ago. A starfish that was on clearance at TJ Maxx for $3.00 and my little Target Birds from our fun tablescape a few months ago.
From Consigning Interiors I purchased this sweet black mirror for $12.00
Some close up views of the details:
I don't know what I will put in the lower half cubbie. A candle? A plant? Suggestions?

Finally, another freebie that I inherited just this week. My aunt and uncle brought this sweet chair to Nashville. Grandpa did the needlework on the back and seat cushions. The man can do anything!
It's been quite a week. (Maternal) Great Grandma Peg is still on hospice and last night (Wed) was finally moved into a nursing facility. Paternal Great Grandpa and Grandma were relocated a couple weeks ago to a nursing facility as well. They downsized, of course, and thus the chair.
Thanks for dropping by on Thrifty Thursday!
Now onto the Tablescape Thrusday segment of the post.
A couple of days ago, I took the time and created four different tablescapes to share, but today I was inspired by my recent copy of Victoria magazine. Inside were these amazing "beach" themed tablescapes:
The plates and glasses can be found at Home Goods.
I love the romantic thought of a picnic on the beach. Some wine and artisan bread. I'm yours...
This is a lovely veranda picnic at the beach.
Good Morning World! Life is so good at the beach.
I love this fruit and juice in the morning with a view of the shoreline.
From the beach to a breakfast country side tablescape...I love the vintage tablecloth and chairs.
And what about this lovely Italian inspired tablescape. Again, with the wine and bread....
I sware that's why Big Daddy married me. I am a cheap date. Smile.

I encourage you to visit my friend Susan of Between Naps on the Porch for some great Tablescape Thursday participants.

I invite you to visit PLATES AND PLACES for Southern Staples and my Friday Foodie Friday
Next week (week of July 20th) I will be celebrating my 2 year blogging anniversary with a week worth of giveaways. My thanks to you, for your support and friendships!
Be sure to pay a visit to all the Thrifty Thursday contributors and see all the great found treasures.
Thrifty Thursday Contributors:


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I sure want to be at the beach today with some of those tablescapes! Don't you?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love you thrifty things, Leigh! Great finds! Those beach themed dishes are wonderful!!

Cindy said...

Hi Leigh,
What a deal on that chair that I love and great looking tablescapes too! Please add me, and I have a give-away I hope you come by! Cindy

Susie Q said...

So pretty, and yes, the man can needlepoint!
I'm with you....I am such a cheap date too. I have to be careful with wine or the tannins give me a migraine, so it's usually white, although I am finding the Australian shiraz don't do that to me..but I can't find Firefly wine anymore (sob). Anyway, I can be bought with good beer (microbrew) and chips and salsa.

Charlene said...

Here's my link

A Virtuous Woman

FYI--send a message to the help desk at Mr Linky, telling him you want to migrate to the new server, that you can't see your Mr Linky. They will then fix it and send you a small change to make in your HTML to fix this linky.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

My link is

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there Leigh.
I'm sorry I haven't been around. I've been having a hard time getting onto your blog. It keeps giving me the same message mine gives me. Arrrgh! :(
Anyway, I'm here now.
I am seriously torn between which of your finds is my favorite. I love the mirror. What great lines and patina. I would use the little opening on the bottom for notes. Maybe little love letters. How cute would that be?! You could even put a dry erase marker in there to write notes on the mirror. That works too. As long as you don't leave the message there too too long it will wipe right off.
I really think the chair is the deal of the week, though. What an amazing price. Are you going to paint it? Stain it? Leave it as is? I can't wait to see.
I only have one little thing this week, but here's my link:


Christina said...

Oh my, oh me--love the black mirror. That is gorgeous. I also love the heavy chair. Very cool finds.

Wine and bread--you can't go wrong there. : )

I am getting my contribution up early this week. Sorry Mr. Linky is giving you trouble.

Kat said...

Love, love love beach tablescapes.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Leigh I am joining you this week...I have been wanting to do this for I see Mr.linky is being a stinky thing...Love all your great finds...but girl the chair stole my ole heart right away...I'll be back in a while my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That chair just sings to my heart! I bought an antique sofa today -- oh my I'm in love!

The Shabby Chic Cottage - Craigslist Steal

Shelia said...

Hi Leigh! Love all of your things, but the chair with the needlepoint your granddad did is wonderful!
I love the beachy themes!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat thrifty items, Leigh, and great tables!


Sheila :-)

Jen R. said...

Awesome thrifty things!

Dawn said...

Hi Leigh, can you link me up when you get a chance? Seems like I'm having problems with blogger/explorer again too, will check out all the posts tomorrow.

Dawn said...

Oh wait, I just read what you said about posting the link in the comments.Didn't get kicked off this time!

Swampgirl said...

That needlepoint chair is a real treasure! I'm not doing Thrifty Thursday this week- I've been busy getting ready for a yard sale! I'm looking forward to your celebration next week!

Bama Belle said...

Leigh I still "covet" LOL that chalk board you did on that plate! Oh it is adorable. Great post! Are we still on for Sat? Let me know XOXOXO

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

My link #6 doesn't work. It is again...

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

if you click on what you put it...everything i was right except it has www.blogger in front of it so that has to be deleted and then it will work. the permalink was right except for that.

JobandBrittany said...

i can't get it to post.

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow, you have some great things!! Have you been holding back, Leigh?? I love the chair in the first pic. Any idea what you will do with it?? And the shelf is very cute. The mirror with the little shelf would look great with a candle in a glass votive on it. I love the way candles reflect in mirrors.

I hope everything works out with your elders. It must be a very emotional time. You can always count on us for support if needed...

Oh, love the cute pictures from Victoria. If I ever get furniture on my balcony, I plan to have some sweet morning and romatic evening soirees up there!!


Chandy said...

I'm here Leigh! I managed to post. Yay! Anyway, I didn't spend any money so that counts, right? LOL

Hugs, Chandy

Embellished Bayou said...

Great finds & beautiful tablescapes. Please add my post:

Dawn said...

Made it back and didn't get kicked off (took 2 trys though...wish they would get it figured out!)
Anyway, love your finds, especially the black mirror and the chair that Grandpa did the needlepoint on! That's so cool!

xinex said...

You got some really good thrify finds, Leigh.If it is not too late to participate, please add me to your list.

Michelle said...

Love the mirror and such a good price too!

I love mirrors and have them everywhere. Any size mirror can just open up a room almost like adding a window.

Ally0005 said...

Here is my link


Morning T said...

I love your finds, especially the weathered chair. Great pics of tablescapes and I like your idea of snapping some pics in the store, very clever!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Leigh, love all the great find and adore those great dishes!!


Ali said...

Here is my Thrifty Link
. Love your finds and the tablescapes are beautiful! And have you heard of MckLinky? Its a new linking system, its great and free and you actually have support if something goes wrong! Go check it out at =)

Scrappy Girl said...

Great finds!

I love the idea of a romantic picnic on the beach!

Fifi Flowers said...

I think I wold like to go shopping and picnic at the beach after looking at your lovely post!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hi Leigh - I joined in, but can't get it to link. Please add me on. I will be back to check out your treasures. Thanks.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have some real treasures. Especially the chair with the needlepoint - what a "real treasure". The first chair was almost a freebie. :-) You did good.
Thanks for linking me up.

Brenda said...

Well, there you go. A man who can needlepoint! And well, may I say! Once I had a mirror with a cubby like that and I stored tapered candles in it. Like eight or ten to fill mine up. I also love that polka dotted tablecloth!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great finds! I love that first chair. Very nice.


kimmcl said...

Hey there Leigh! Hope you haven't forgotten me - I've been MIA for quite awhile. Love your finds - especially that mirror - gorgeous! I'll keep your family in my prayers. Take care! Kim

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

Hi all the tablescapes...the picnic basket on the beach is such a cute one. So sorry to hear about all the transitions going on in your family right now...I know it's not easy. Your grandfather certainly is a special guy...not too many guys do needlepoint...very impressive. Loved all your Thrifty Treasures. :-) Susan

Jane said...

I love the beach tablescapes...great for this time of year. Strike that...they are good year round!
There are some great thrifty finds pictured here. Great job!
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Enjoyed all this!


Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I wish your grandparent well. The needle work on the chair your Grandpa did is phenomenal. Take care!

Goodwill Haunting said...

Love all your great finds, but I really think the best is the chair with the needlepoint from your Grandpa and Grandma. That is a real treasure ... wishing you all the best!

jennifer said...

I really like your thrifty items this week but ESPECIALLY the needle point chair. That is a treasure!

I'm ready to slow down a bit around here so that I can participate again. We had company all week (it was wonderful) and have more company coming in this weekend. I'm not glad that school is about to start back, but it will be nice to have a little extra time :)

Have a good weekend Leigh. I hope it is relaxing for you!

Kammy said...

Girl - you are the shopping Queen, I bow before you......
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I LOVE that little mirror!! I always love your header pics too -- so cool. :)