Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thrifty Thursday # 37, plus a Tablescape

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! 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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My Thrifty Thursday today is a double post, for it is also a tablescape.

These images are from Country Living Magazine, but they offer great inspiration for a terrific Halloween display:

Remember last week I shared some of these crows too. I purchased mine at The Dollar Tree.

My local thrift store has a special section devoted to seasonal items. It is chocked full of miscellaneous items. I purchased two "decor" skulls there last week that I used also in my Halloween display on my buffet. All of these items are vintage items.  Shop your thrift store, ebay, and anyplace you can find inexpensive decor. I also saw some great items at Old Time Pottery. Use what you have and mix it with what you can find for a great eclectic display.


Tablescape is hosted by the lovely, Susan of Between Naps on the Porch
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, 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!
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The following blogs are participating in this Thrifty Thursday:


Gwen said...

Our Dollar Store had NOTHING exciting for Halloween. I want a new store! Micheal's does already have somethings at 80% off though:)

Are you practicing your dance steps??

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Hiya chickadee! Thought I'd join ya today. Such wonderful finds -- thrift stores hold so many wonderful treasures.

Heidi said...

Hi Leigh,
Thank you for hosting Thrifty Thursday, I'm joining for the first time this week, and I'm also a new follower of your site!
The Halloween tablescape is fun, but I love the collection of vintage Halloween items on your chair. Those things are great! It must be so much fun to decorate with them each year.
Hope you can stop by for a visit sometime.
Have a great day.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Allison Shops said...

What a fun table! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Sarah said...

Love all the vintage Halloween things. I'll forever wonder what happened to my jack-o-lantern paper mache treat bucket that I carried each Halloween as a child. Each time I see one of these vintage or reproductions, I think of the one I had. Happy Day to you! ~ Sarah

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a fun halloween tablescape inspiration this is -- I'm looking around from some "friendly" halloween items to tablescape a fun dinner with our 1 year old twin grandgirls -- hoping this will become an annual event!

Kirby3131 said...

That's quite a lot of good ideas! It's always better to mix in the old stuff with the new - stretches the wallet as well as the space to store everything :)

Kristin - The Goat

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Just found your blog and decided to join up with the party...and I'm following too :o)
STop by sometime and wave hello!

Dixie said...

What a great, creative and spooky tablescape! I love the woodsy setting...

Mimi said...

What a cool table!

Dining Delight said...

Great inspiration! Halloween will be here before I know it, better get busy!


xinex said...

Great ideas and inspirations..Christine

Chandy said...

Great inspiration pics, Leigh! I wish I have an outdoor I can play around with. This summer and Fall is proving to be very wet this year for us here.

Enjoy your Thursday! And of course, love your Thrifty find!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, I just love all of that vintage Halloween decor. It makes for one lovely table! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

oooh. Very Octobery table scape.

Love it!!

blessings and thanks for hosting

barbara jean

She Was Old Fashioned said...

What a wonderful outdoor table this is the first one I've seen tonight so far. It's fantastic. Looks really fun. thanks for sharing and a lovely evening.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Fun tablescape! I'm snatching ideas and it's helping create new ones! Thanks for sharing it.

Barbara said...

Now that is what I call a fun table. Thanks for sharing it is darling, I need to go back and take another look.

Happy Thursday.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I think Thursday is my favorite day :)

Dawn said...

Great inspiration Leigh! That vintage halloween stuff is scary cute!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Hi Leigh,
Just found your blog, became a member. I tried to grab your button...what am I missing? How do I get your code?
Thanks for hosting the party!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow, this is the coolest tablescape I have seen today! Great job!


bj said...

While I don't decorate "scary" for Halloween, your table looks so so cute. I have a funny witch I put on the front door Halloween morniing..other than that, we just use pumpkins, mostly.
I also have a Halloween tablescape for next week...
xo bj

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Is your party growing every week? It takes awhile to do the rounds. LOL! I love becoming inspired by you and the gang. Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Wow0--love that second photo!!