Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 34, plus a Tablescape

Hi! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.
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This week, I have a few thrifty treasures to share....
At Treasures Consignment Store (Pelham, Alabama), I purchased these Ugg boots for $7.00.

















No, not overwhelmingly cute, but COMFY! Incredibly comfy! This UGG® Australia’s original heritage style is  the Classic Short a calf height boot and features genuine twin-face sheepskin, a soft foam insole covered with genuine sheepskin. Retail cost would be $120.00 so while comfy under foot it makes my wallet comfy too! Did I mention how comfy? Now I understand the rage.
My friend, Diva, gave me these early reader books from her mother's estate-free. I love old books, and these have earned a place on my desk! I have them tied together with twine. Think Little House in the Prarie.















Today is also Tablescape Thursday hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..
My tablescape today is one with an Japanese meets Indian theme. The plates, definantly an Japanese style but the colors remind me so much of something you would find in Arizona, the colors, the texture, the artist feel such as pottery. So whether I am serving up some vegatable soup with cornbread or some Mizo soup with fried rice, this tablescape would be fitting.


















These little dipping sauce bowls, however, are certainly Aperfect for Japanese sauces!
The place mat is bamboo.














All of my dishes can be found and purchased AT Home.
I invite you to stop by my food blog tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
I sincerely thank each of you for the well wishes this week. I am still a bit "horse" in my speech, but getting better everyday!
Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!Thanks Y'all!LOVE!

The following blogs are participating in this Thrifty Thursday:

29 comments:

Jane said...

I can't believe you found Ugg boots for $7.00....that is a great buy. I keep looking at them but can't bring myself to pay retail for them!!
I'm linking up to the party...thanks.
Jane

Susie Q said...

WHY can't I find Uggs that way? I'm still looking though...but $7! That's amazing. I MIGHT be able to find them for around $50 at a consignment shop here...maybe

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

:0 Wow, Ugg boots for $7.00? Fantastic!

I love those dishes against the bamboo placemats!

Jane

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Not cute? You are talking to an Ugg addict here! We love having our feet toasty and warm, especially in the winter...that was the bargain of the century. I love those dishes...so much that we actually have a set. I always think that I should take them out for an Asian meal...sushi or Chinese food, but I always forget. They look very pretty in your setting.
♥, Susan

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a great deal on those boots. But I am really lovin' those plates and your tablescape. It looks wonderful. Love the color of the dishes! HOpe your day is wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Mari said...

Those books are great! What a wonderful friend. And I love your dishes!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

GREAT blog!! Glad I found you! Blessings, Janna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Leigh,
Can you remove the first link. The second one is correct. Love those early readers and your table is set beautifully with the stoneware. I love the colors! Hugs, cindy

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Great price on the boots. And I just love the colors of your setting.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Martha said...

What a find with the boots! Love your table as well.

jennifer said...

I love the old books! I know they look cute tied up with the twine. Great find!

Have a great weekend - ROLL TIDE!

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

Awesome books! Too cool!!

Those dishes are GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

love the dishes....have an issue with boots like that...to hot! EW! "Love"! :)

Sarah said...

As always, you found such great treasures. Thanks for hosting, I've been looking forward to it since last week! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Gwen said...

I live in my UGG boots and that is a fabulous deal!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Leigh,
What a great bargain on the Ugg boots!

And, I love your tablescape!

♥georgie♥ said...

Uggs for $7 that is awesome Leigh and I am very jealous!

Dining Delight said...

Love the colours in your dishes! You are right, they do remind me of Southwestern colours even though they are Asian. Nice that you can get more use out of them if you think outside the box!

DD

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Leigh! LOVE your dishes today! They look very much like the set my daughter mentioned she would like! I may have to hint around to Santa to put a set under the Christmas tree this year! (0; LOVE the old books you've found too! ~tina

Nikki said...

I love old childrens books also. Thanks for the idea of tying them up with twine,too cute.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Leigh -- yes those UGGS are UGly, but OH MAN I would love a pair of those. Heck, I can take the teasing from my girls.

Love the old books, too.

Now -- about that table setting. Those dishes are stunning. No, I mean I am stunned! They are fabulous -- completely gorgeous. Color, texture, everything -- I'd eat grass clippings off those plates.
Thanks!
Cass

Anita said...

Great finds. Love the dishes and the boots are too cute

Dawn said...

Great price on the boots!

Those books are precious. The drawing on the front of the blue one reminds me of "Little Bear" by Maurice Sendek. My favorite kids series!

Finally clicked on the rest of your profile. Wonderful story!
Have a great weekend
Dawn

Kirby3131 said...

Think "Little House" - How sweet! :) Those are just wonderful looking books and I bet the display is lovely :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Uggs for seven bucks?! You are GOOD. :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

Leigh, I LOVE those pottery dishes, and you're right - - - they look southwest to me too.

Love them.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hello you!!

Other than the bamboo place mat, I would have thought the dishes were of a Southwestern theme. Very nice!!

$7.00 Ugg boots. You put me to shame!

xoxo
Jane

Sarah said...

What a delightful table. Love the blue of the dishes and together with the bamboo placemats you have a terrific look. Thanks for sharing. I'm late getting to TT post this week and didn't get around to sharing one of my own. I'm beginning to pull out some fall decorations and hope to post a table this week. ~ Sarah

Jane said...

Those dishes are a real find! I'd love to shop with your eyes...

Jane (artfully graced)

ps...love the photo of Sister Sledge at St Augustine...my favorite place.