Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 33, 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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One of my favorite finds ever was this Betsey Johnson travel bag (below) that I found at a garage sale this summer. It was marked $10, I paid $8 for it. I found it online ,new, for retail of $395.00. NOw I would NEVER, EVER pay that for a purse. I have a rule that I shouldn't pay more for a purse than I have to put in it. And if you looked in my purse, you wouldn't find much.
At a consigment shop today, my mother pointed out this matching purse in a glass case.
It was also a Betsey Johnson and in the same line as my travel bag. A sign? I thought so. Really, what are the odds? I dont even look for purses, especially designer ones because they are out of my price range. I was afraid to look at the tag, but I mustered up the courage....$32.00. I hated to even pay $32.00 for a purse. After being so thrifty, it becomes hard. But, after giving it some thought, I took it home.
I did my online research and found my exact purse on this website, retail cost $295.00. So I did get a deal!
And have already put it to use. I LOVE it. So me!
Today is also Tablescape Thursday hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch..
My tablescape today uses burlap placemates, neutral plates in white, grey and brown tones. The glasses are clear with turquoise bottoms.All of my dishes can be found and purchased AT Home.














I invite you to stop by my food blog tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
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:


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35 comments:

Allison said...

Well, first - Roll Tide! When I saw that sugar sand, I knew you were on the Gulf Coast! lol Great deal on your bag - congrats! I was in AT Home twice this week! lol Love their dishes.

Jane said...

Love the purses!! What a deal. Sorry I have to miss out on Thrifty Thursday this week....I'm sitting in a hotel at a business meeting and no time to post before I left :-( I'll be back next week.

Shirley said...

Wow, what a great buy on the purse!! I haven't had a good purse since my daughter bought me a Fendi about 12 years ago!! I couldn't have gotten myself to pay that much! So this is great. Maybe I should start looking at GW. Word is it that they get good ones every once in awhile.

Swampgirl said...

Wow! Lightning did strike twice with your bags! I can't believe anyone would give them up!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Leigh, What a GREAT find of the Betsy Johnson purse!! And it is such an awesome bag!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love that bag. Your table is just lovely. Very calming.

Christi

Cheryl said...

SCORE!!! I hear ya about having a tough time just paying the $32 bucks--- for a purse? lol I had bought a pair of sunglasses for $8 at a thrift store, I forgot mine at home...anywho, it turns out they were over $300 bucks new!

Sarah said...

Nice browns on your table. I like the border on the placemats. ~ Sarah

Sharlotte said...

Great finds and a very warm table. I really like the burlap place mats. The are the perfect addition to your warm, fall table. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Great purse, Leigh! Enjoy it!

Kate Bagley said...

Fabulous finds! What a deal you got on those bags! Frankly, I am green with envy! Way to go!

Kirby3131 said...

I went to Marshall's the other day, to spend that GC that I won from you!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You I saw the most adorable purse. I just assumed it was going to be cheap cheap cheap, so after inspecting every nook and cranny I decided to look at the price -- $159.

Needless to say, it's still at Marshalls. I seriously need to go shopping with you!! Fab purse! Good Eye!

Kristin - The Goat

honeysuckle said...

Cute purse, and what a find! Lucky you. Thanks for sharing, now how can I get one for that price?

Goodwill Haunting said...

Great buys on those purses! $32 sounds like a lot but not when you buy an item that's worth $295!!! That's 90% off! Wow. Not even including the tax! You really scored with that one!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Good rule on what to spend or not to spend on a purse. Nice find.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

too too kewl that you scored that purse baby, love it for that price, oh I am almost doing the thrifters dance for you here in Aus

xo

Kimberly Cherrine-Bell said...

Love Love Love Betsey...Great find.

Liz said...

Love the handbag! And your table is lovely!

~Liz

xinex said...

Great buy on the bags, they are just my style, so lovely! What a deal! Love your tablescape, Leigh, the color of the dishes go so well with the beautiful placemats....Christine

♥georgie♥ said...

love that purse Leigh just love it...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great deal on both purses! I love your tablescape and the shapes and colors of the dishes.

Caro @ Thrifty n Curbside Treasures said...

WOWZA! That's a steal compared to the real price!
A few months ago I got an Etienne Agnier handbad for 2$... retails for over 100 teehee!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Huge bargain!! Great bag for $32.00! Your table is so pretty with its natural color scheme.
♥. Susan

Lone Star Queen said...

Love those glasses with the turquoise bottoms! Also wanted to let you know I have added you to my blog roll on my new blog, www.howdyfromcowtown.com. Please come by.

Deb (formerly from Views From My Porch).

Kitty Valerie said...

Lovely tablescape.

Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
Val

Christina said...

Fun purse and great deal.

I am in love with the burlap placemats. Oh my, they are fantastic.

Huckleberry Friend said...

Oh I love this! I found a true Diane Von Furstenberg bag that was originally over $100 and found it for $25 at some sample sale! Yay!

Audra said...

Love Betsey Johnson, Love, Love, LOVE those bags. I would have snatched them up too as they are great with everything! Love the tablescape, those glasses are amazing.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love Love Love the purses-so totally awesome.

Thanks for posting to the party. It's been great getting to know you.

Cheri

Sarah said...

Let me just say it for you... SCORE!!! I love the purses and what fabulous deals! God's blessings on your weekend, Sarah :D

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow -- those are amazing bargains on those bags. You are a thrifting STAR!

I love that table setting --those dishes look handmade and I am very attracted to that look. Plus the burlap placemats -- my mom and sister and I made almost identical ones more than 40 years ago! How nice to see similar ones here.
thanks!
Cass

The McCrays said...

You scored on those Betsey Johnson purses! I had the smaller bag last year and posted it on ebay.. made a pretty penny.. just an Idea! Love your blog!!!!

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

Hi Leigh...what an awesome purse and that sounds like a great price, too! It will be great for fall and winter! Beautiful tablescape...I love all the muted colors and they all work beautifully together! Thanks for a fantastic TT. Wish I'd thought to join in for Thrifty Thursday...I had some thrifty items in my tablescapes this week. :-)
Susan

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh MY! You can pair it with your Ugg boots (yes; I'm working backwards here :-) and be one trendy chick!!

Mary@Boogieboard Cottage said...

Wow, what a bargain on the purse and cute tablescape! :O)